SDF 32: When Henry VIII met Dr Strangelove

If historical analogies provide the measure of a man, then Downing Street henchman-in-chief, lead iconoclast and perpetual ideas recyclist “Classic Dom” Cummings is doing a spectacularly good job, writes Thomas Stoeckele introducing the show notes for episode 32 of our Small Data Forum podcast.

In this episode that Thomas, Sam Knowles and I recorded just a week after Boris got Brexit done, we disagree with such a wild claim mostly in a reasonable way (although Thomas has a different view on that).

In a lively debate with much side-stepping into non-Brexit discussion, we discussed the latest on Classic Dom, as Thomas mentions, including his weird job ad (what I describe as a “thinking-out-loud blog post”).

We talked about the besiegement of the BBC, censoring and boycotting the press; we consider the Edelman Trust Barometer 2020 and what 20 years of data has produced; we also have some Davos including climate change; and much more.

Listen here, right now:

Also, head over to our podcast blog for Thomas’ excellent narrative show notes with his usual trenchant opinion on the political landscape.

It’s a terrific complement to the audio.

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.