Neville Hobson

SDF 30: Of Giants and Donkeys

Donkeys

On the first day after Brexit Day, Thomas, Sam and I joined in conversation on the Big Day that didn’t happen.

#NoBrexitDay, in a hashtag.

In this latest installment of our Small Data Forum podcast, episode 30, we again discuss the political shenanigins in the ongoing Brexit saga as we now head towards a General Election in the UK on December 12.

We set the scene with a just-published book from the four men behind ‘Led By Donkeys,’ a political activism campaign that unfolded on advertising billboards up and down the UK (and in Brussels) that caught the imagination of people of every point of view about Brexit.

Their Twitter bio says “A Brexit accountability project.” A chronicle of (or for) our times, perhaps.

Our wide-ranging discussion embraced Twitter and its worthy effort to address manipulative political advertising on the social network by banning political advertising globally. Thomas and Sam assessed the role of Dominic “Machiavelli” Cummings, talked about Christopher Wiley and his book, Mindf*ck, and included pithy references to Asterix the Gaul and the Roman agent Tortuous Convolvulus.

To wrap up, each of us humbly offered our predictions for the outcome of the General Election.

Listen here, right now:

Or head over to our podcast blog for Thomas’ excellent narrative show notes with much satire and political insight (see if you can tell which is which ;).

Our next episode 31 will be recorded live in London on December 17 when we three get together for our annual podcasting Christmas lunch. It will be five days after the general election so undoubtedly there will be much merriment as we record after a bottle or two of delightful Italian wine.

Cheers, and until then!

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