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What The F*** Is Going On...? with Mark Steel

English, Comedy, 1 season, 134 episodes, 4 days, 8 hours, 28 minutes
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From the confusion surrounding lockdown rules to what really compels angry sports fans to call radio phone-ins; the continued f***-ups of the “hopeless” government to cancelled holiday plans; award winning comedian Mark Steel and his emphatic opinion will be taking a deep dive into the state of the UK and the rest of the world. Joined by comedian (and son), 25-year-old Elliot Steel for the 'youth's' perspective, and a special guest each week, Mark will be dissecting current affairs to try and answer that age old question: What The F*** Is Going On?? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 128

Mark is joined by comedian Lucy Porter, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Rishi Sunak's £2,000 lie, comedians being asked to go on Question Time – and how The Vixen managed to beat Mark (and Cheryl Baker) on The Chase.   Plus, Britain's most patriotic man Nigel Boulevard on why he's standing for election, more money saving tips from Martin Sunak – and a woman who Mark overheard in a cafe is fed up with the election already. Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:   https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Lucy Porter @lucyportercomic and her podcast @FingersBuzzers   Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/8/202458 minutes, 59 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 127

Mark is joined by comedian Mark Nelson, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Rishi Sunak's disastrous election campaign, National Service for 18 year olds – and why politicians should own up to watching llama porn!   Plus, the Liz Truss Guide To Winning Elections, a heartfelt pledge from Keir Starmer – and Mike Concrete talks to an Army man about Rishi Sunak’s plans to bring back National Service. Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:   https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Mark Nelson @marknelsoncomic   Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/1/202454 minutes, 51 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 126

Mark is joined by award-winning journalist Ramita Navai for a special extended interview about the Middle East. From Israel's war crimes in Gaza, to life under the Taliban, and the 'Women, Life, Freedom' movement in Iran.   Informed, entertaining and shocking, subjects range from the Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi, currently sentenced to death by the regime – to the hackers who filmed a pro-Iranian regime journalist masturbating to porn in his office.   As a British-Iranian journalist, Ramita has won an Emmy and other awards for documentaries such as Afghanistan Undercover, ISIS and the Battle for Iraq, Undercover Syria, and Breaking Into Israel.   If you want to understand What The F*** Is Going On in the Middle East, this is the episode for you.    Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:   https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Mark Steel @mrmarksteel   Follow Ramita Navai @ramitanavai   And visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/25/20241 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 125

Mark is joined by comedian Fred MacAulay, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of the SNP falling out with the Scottish Greens; Drake falling out with Kendrick Lamar – and why better technology makes things more complicated than ever before!    Plus, Nadine Boris joins us live from The Grapes, more money-saving tips from Martin Sunak – and our very own George Galloway gives his thoughts on Bear Grylls baptising Russell Brand.   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:   https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Fred MacAulay @fredmacaulay   Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/18/202457 minutes, 53 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 124

Mark is joined by Dr Phil Hammond for a special extended interview about Mark's 'cancer journey' – as they would no doubt call it on Britain's Got Talent!  As a comedian, author and retired doctor, no one is better placed than Phil to give some informed and highly entertaining expert opinion on Mark's experiences, advances in medical science, and the current state of the NHS.   The conversation covers everything from King Charles to East Grinstead – and whether arsenic is really used as a cancer treatment. It's a frank, no-holds barred discussion that contains graphic sexual references and other grown up stuff that needs to be talked about more!   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:   https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Mark Steel @mrmarksteel   Follow Dr Phil Hammond @drphilhammond   And visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/11/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 58 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 123

Mark is joined by comedian and writer Brenda Gilhooly, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of being given the all-clear from cancer, Labour's plans if they win the next election - and whether he should give Elliot a lift to the polling station!   Plus, our very own George Galloway gives his thoughts on Mark's cancer journey – and broadcasting legend Mike Concrete interviews a member of Pop Bang Whizz!   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Brenda Gilhooly @BrendaGilhooly1   Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/4/202455 minutes, 57 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 122

Mark is joined by Rachel Fairburn, comedian and co-host of the All Killa No Filla podcast, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of the Rwanda bill passing, the cost of renting in London - and upmarket graffiti in Hampstead!   Plus, a woman that Mark heard on a phone-in show shares her thoughts on Rishi Sunak's Rwanda scheme – and deceased Yorkshire cricketer Fred Trueman gives his views on the plans to scrap F.A. Cup replays.   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:   https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Rachel Fairburn @RachelFairburn and her podcast @killnofillpod Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/27/202458 minutes, 32 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 121

Mark is joined by actress, presenter and agony aunt Maria McErlane along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Iran v Israel; New York v Donald Trump; Rishi Sunak v Smoking – and Liz Truss v Reality!   Plus, Nigel Boulevard, Britain's most patriotic man, goes to Belgium for a conference – and there's an exclusive extract from Liz Truss's book “50 Days To Crash The Economy...”   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Maria McErlane @mariamcerlane Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/20/202454 minutes, 13 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 120

Mark is joined by actress and impressionist Jan Ravens, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Liz Truss, Gillian Anderson playing Emily Maitlis in Scoop – and whether the Israeli Defence Force should be forced to leave Gaza and deal with the Post Office management instead.   Plus, money saving expert Martin Sunak surprises some small business owners on a helpline – and a woman who Mark overheard in a cafe isn't happy about the recent solar eclipse!   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:   https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Jan Ravens @thatjanravens Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/13/202450 minutes, 51 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 119

Mark is joined by columnist and political commentator Matthew Norman, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of profiteering landlords, surreal conversations in a spa – and what happened when Elliot gave Mark a nicotine pouch to help him produce saliva!   Plus, our very own George Galloway MP shares his thoughts on Paddy McGuinness joining Radio 2 – and broadcasting legend Mike Concrete demands answers from a 99 year old woman about her scone recipe!   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:   https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Matthew Norman @MatthewJNorman Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/6/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 118

Mark is joined by Robin Ince - comedian, writer and broadcaster - for a special extended interview, as he tries to make sense of the rise of conspiracy theories and the challenges faced by rational thought.   It's a hilarious and wide-ranging conversation that covers everything from Naomi Klein and Donald Trump to Robin Askwith, star of Confessions of a Window Cleaner!   Mark and Robin discuss whether it's worth arguing with anti-vaxxers and flat-Earthers, and reveal some of the tricks that psychics use to con their audiences. But the most heated argument of all revolves around a Trotskyist interpretation of the 70s American detective series Columbo!   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Visit Robin Ince's website http://robinince.com/mainpage/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/30/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 38 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 117

Mark is joined by broadcaster Dan Norcross of Test Match Special fame, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of people who are obsessed with the Royals, overrated classic films – and the so-called war on motorists.   Plus, our very own George Galloway MP shares his thoughts on Beyonce's new country album – and there's deceased Yorkshire cricketer Fred Trueman on the rumours of another Tory Party leadership contest.   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Dan Norcross @norcrosscricket and his podcast @zeroduckspod   Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/23/202456 minutes, 2 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 116

Mark is joined by author and comedy writer John O'Farrell, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Diane Abbott and the Tory donor, Lee Anderson blaming everything on the Wokerati – and what Bob Geldof said about John's Live Aid musical.   Plus, our very own George Galloway MP shares his thoughts on the Oscars – and Lieutenant Colonel Sir Ambrose Chislehurst-Adobe gives his inside take on the Kate Middleton photoshopping scandal.   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:   https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow John O'Farrell @mrjohnofarrell and his podcast @wearehistorypod   Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/16/202452 minutes, 43 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 115

Mark is joined by comedian Justin Moorhouse, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Jeremy Hunt's budget; the waterfall that could bring peace to Gaza – and whether boxer Ryan Garcia was kidnapped by the illuminati and forced to watch a Satanic ritual!   Plus, our very own George Galloway MP shares an exclusive extract from his first day back in Parliament – and a woman who Mark overheard in a cafe gives her views on the Budget...   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:   https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Justin Moorhouse @justinmoorhouse   Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/9/202449 minutes, 5 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 114

Mark is joined by Journalist and Author Susie Boniface, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of the UK nuclear test veterans' campaign for justice and the disastrous "Willy Wonka Experience" in Glasgow George Galloway is in full flow at a debate in St George’s Church, Liz Truss teaches us how to boil an egg properly and again we’re delighted to have an extract from the post-Brexit diaries of Britain’s most patriotic man, Nigel Boulevard If you want to get extended interviews, ad free episodes, extra sketches and an opportunity to ask Mark what the f*** is going on?? then sign up to our patreon for as little as £2 a month  https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Susie on twitter/x @fleetstreetfox AND To get involved with the Susie's Jaffa Cake challenge all information can be found here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jaffa-cake-challenge   Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/2/202459 minutes, 18 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 113

Mark is joined by comedian, actor & presenter Nick Hancock  , along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of pissing during the cricket, Tucker Carlson's interview with Putin & audience chatter at gigs. There's the return of Mike concrete speaking to Astronaut Tim Hill and Mark hears a woman on a phone in complaining about immigration. If you want to get extended interviews, ad free episodes, extra sketches and an opportunity to ask Mark what the f*** is going on?? then sign up to our patreon for as little as £2 a month  https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Nick Hancock on twitter/x @Nickhancock AND make sure to check out Nick’s podcast “The Famous Sloping Pitch podcast” link here: https://podfollow.com/1581433476/view   Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/24/202453 minutes, 20 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Caroline Quentin

A special bonus extended conversation with last week's guest Caroline Quentin. It seemed a shame to not the share the entirety of this fantastic interview so please enjoy this special episode. Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/21/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 112

Mark is joined by author and actress Caroline Quentin , along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Horticulture, British Gas and memory loss. Plus there's the return of Martin Sunak with his money saving tips and Mark overhears a woman in a cafe talking about the closing of The Body Shop. Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Caroline @Quentyquestions Buy her book "Drawn to the garden" right here on amazon now!! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Drawn-Garden-Caroline-Quentin/dp/0711290555/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1708105439&refinements=p_27%3ACaroline+Quentin&s=books&sr=1-1   Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/17/202450 minutes, 7 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 111

Mark is joined by comedian Mick Ferry, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of King Charles's cancer, Rishi Sunak's bet with Piers Morgan – and why Coronation Street was full of radical lefties in the 1970s!   Plus, the return of broadcasting legend Mike Concrete – and (pass the PopCon...) it's The Liz Truss Guide To Valentine's Day!   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Mick Ferry @MickFerry   Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/10/202452 minutes, 59 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 110

Mark is back! He's joined by comedian Sooz Kempner, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of the Tories imploding, Keir Starmer equivocating – and Laurence Fox self-destructing!   Plus, our very own George Galloway stars as the guest presenter on Winterwatch – and there's a welcome return for Nadine Boris!   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:   https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Sooz Kempner @SoozUK   Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/3/202457 minutes, 23 seconds
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Classic: What The F*** Is Going On? with Angela Barnes & John O'Farrell

Mark gives an update on his recovery and introduces another chance to hear one of most popular WTFIGO episodes of all time.    Angela Barnes and John O'Farrell from the We Are History podcast join Mark Steel for a special extended interview, to answer the question “What The F*** Was Going On?” Mark talks to Angela and John about everything from tipping points in history, to whether 'good' and 'bad' people exist – and if so, whether we can safely put Hitler and Stalin in the latter category!    Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow We Are History Podcast @wearehistorypod   Follow Angela Barnes @AngelaBarnes   Follow John O'Farrell @mrjohnofarrell   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/27/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 16 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 109

Guest host Seann Walsh is joined by Rosie Holt and Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of the Rwanda scheme, the Post Office scandal – and how Mark's recovery is going after his cancer treatment.    Seann also learns how to pronounce Rwanda – although he has insisted that we point out to you that he does in fact know that it's hot there!   Plus, a caller on a phone-in show is sick of the Post Office scandal, Jeremy – and there's a woman that Mark overheard in a cafe complaining about Blue Monday.   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Seann Walsh @seannwalsh   Follow Rosie Holt @RosieisaHolt   Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/20/202450 minutes, 27 seconds
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Classic: What The F*** Is Going On? with James O'Brien

While Mark recovers from the side-effects of his recent cancer treatment, here's another chance to listen to our most downloaded episode of all time...   In this special extended interview, Mark talks to LBC presenter James O'Brien about everything from Brexit to Jeremy Corbyn – and from Katie Hopkins to our very own talk-show host Mike Concrete.    James and Mark discuss how to change people's minds, how to deal with trolls on social media, and (in a still-to-be-pitched TV game show called Challenge Suella) how to fit a billion people into Britain.   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:   https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow James O'Brien @mrjamesob   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/13/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 20 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 108

Mark is joined by comedian Scott Bennett for a special extended interview, as he tries to make sense of his ongoing cancer treatment.  Mark somehow manages to see the funny side of coughing fits, industrial scale mucus production – and an assortment of drugs and paraphernalia that would put Walter White to shame!   Honest, heartwarming and hilarious, we guarantee it's the funniest conversation you'll hear about cancer and chemotherapy this Christmas!   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:   https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Scott Bennett @scottbcomedyuk    and the 'Brew With The Bennetts' podcast @BWTBpod   https://scottbennettcomedy.co.uk/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/23/202353 minutes, 50 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 107

Mark is joined by music journalist Simon Price, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Shane MacGowan's genius, Rishi Sunak's amnesia – and Elliot's worst ever gig!   Plus, Mike Concrete interviews a campaigner for the Welsh language, and – Rejoice! – it's The Liz Truss Guide To Christmas.   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Simon Price @simon_price01   Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/16/202352 minutes, 1 second
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 106

Mark is joined by columnist and political commentator Matthew Norman, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Boris Johnson at the Covid inquiry, Rishi Sunak's latest immigration rules – and how Matthew's hypochondria could solve the NHS's problems!   Plus, sympathetic financial advice from money-saving expert Martin Sunak – and a live session at the Covid Inquiry is interrupted by Nadine Boris.   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:   https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Matthew Norman @MatthewJNorman   Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/9/202347 minutes, 10 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 105

Mark is joined by the wonderful Maria McErlane (actress, presenter, agony aunt)along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Joe Biden, the Covid inquiry – and Maria's life story, as told through a series of bicycles!   Plus, a woman who Mark overheard in a cafe is upset at the situation in Gaza – and the broadcasting legend that isn't Mike Concrete interviews a grief counsellor.   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Maria McErlane @mariamcerlane   Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/2/202349 minutes, 28 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 104

Mark is joined by comedian Sally-Anne Hayward, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of the Covid inquiry, middle class shoplifting – and having an MRI scan at the zoo.   Plus, a woman on a phone-in show who's sick of the situation in Gaza – and Britain's most patriotic man Nigel Boulevard on his new £1.5 million trade deal with Australia.   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:   https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Sally-Anne Hayward @SallyAnneComedy   Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/25/202351 minutes, 3 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 103

Mark is joined by Andy Zaltzman of News Quiz, The Bugle and Test Match Special fame, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of David Cameron's comeback, Nigel Farage in the outback, and Suella Braverman being sent back to the backbenches.   Plus, more financial advice from money-saving expert Martin Sunak – and the long awaited return of Nadine Boris!   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:   https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Andy Zaltzman @ZaltzCricket   Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/18/202347 minutes, 7 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 102

Mark is joined by comedian Nick Revell, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of events in Gaza, Suella Braverman – and the world's sweariest vicar. (Contains very strong language!)   Plus, Mike Concrete interviews a fireworks safety expert – and a woman who Mark overheard in a cafe isn't happy with Suella Braverman's crackdown on people sleeping in tents.   Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:   https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod   Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod   Follow Nick Revell @TheNickRevell   Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/202357 minutes, 44 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 101

Mark is joined by Rosie Holt for a special extended interview with the comedian whose Tory MP character has become an online phenomenon (and fooled plenty of people into the bargain!) Recorded before Mark's recent surgery, it's a funny and thought-provokingdiscussion that covers everything from Russell Brand to GB News – and asks what lockdown expert Chris Whitty is up to these days... Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Rosie Holt @RosieisaHolt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 43 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 100

Mark is joined by comedian Angela Barnes, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of his recent cancer diagnosis.  And what better way to celebrate the 100th episode of the podcast than a cancer special? Nigel Boulevard rages against the European Cancer Quota, our very own George Galloway shares his views on the subject – and a woman who Mark heard on a phone-in show is sick of all these people being treated for cancer on the NHS. Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Mark Steel @mrmarksteel Follow Angela Barnes @AngelaBarnes and her podcast @wearehistorypod Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/202349 minutes, 35 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 99

In this special episode, Mark talks about his recent cancer diagnosis and asks “What The F*** Is Going On?” From big needles to biopsies to the Rolls Royce of scanning machines, it's a funny, moving and informative account of the rollercoaster ride that Mark has been on over the past few weeks since he noticed a lump in his neck when he was shaving.  And – spoiler alert! – the good news is it looks like there will be a happy ending... Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Mark Steel on Twitter @mrmarksteel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/202340 minutes, 58 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 98

Mark is joined by comedian Scott Bennett, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Seven Bins Sunak, the latest HS2 fiasco – and how anyone can manage to be offensive enough to getsuspended by GB News! Plus, Mike Concrete interviews an origami expert – and there's the latest instalment in the domestic dramas of a woman who Mark overheard in a cafe. Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Scott Bennett @scottbcomedyuk and his podcast @BWTBpod Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/202350 minutes, 2 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 97

Mark is joined by Seann Walsh for a special extended interview, covering everything from getting PTSD after going on a dance show, to what it's like growing up with a father who's a heroin addict – and whether it's a suitable subject for comedy. Plus, why Mark would argue that (whether he thinks he is or not) Seann is actually a political comedian – and a disturbingly accurate impression of Stewart Lee doing a Michael McIntyre routine. It's a fascinating and very funny full-length interview – not to be missed! Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Seann Walsh @seannwalsh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/9/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 29 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 96

Mark is joined by comedian Rachel Fairburn, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of the Spanish football president refusing to resign, Elliot making his audience faint in Edinburgh – and the RSPB demanding the overthrow of the Government! Plus, Nadine Boris's long-awaited resignation speech – and a remarkable revelation about Prince Andrew from Lieutenant Colonel Sir Ambrose Chislehurst-Polyamorous. Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Rachel Fairburn @RachelFairburn and @killnofillpod Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/2/202350 minutes, 1 second
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 95

Mark is joined by Tom Walker (aka Jonathan Pie) for a special extended interview, covering everything from 'cancel culture' and causing offence, to the attitudes of the left (and the right) to humour and 'free speech'.  Plus, what happened when the BBC suggested it would be a good idea to have a swear word right at the start of "Call Jonathan Pie"... It's a fascinating and thought-provoking discussion. Contains very strong language! Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Jonathan Pie @JonathanPieNews Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/26/20231 hour, 13 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 94

Mark is joined by comedian Nick Revell, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Stopping The Boats, Stopping The Boats, Stopping The Boats – and why the Tories now only have one policy. Plus, a woman who Mark heard on a phone-in show complaining about time-travelling Legionnaires being housed on a barge – and Nadine Boris is a surprise caller in this week's Saving With Sunak. Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Nick Revell @TheNickRevell Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/19/202348 minutes, 29 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 93

Mark is joined by actor and comedian Hugh Dennis, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of dishonest politicians, early morning dog-walkers – and why Hugh is famous in Zimbabwe! Plus, multi-millionaire Martin Sunak hands out more financial advice in Saving With Sunak; and Britain's hardest working MP Nadine Boris shares another chapter of her novel: “The Plot – and How I Lost It.” Listen on Podurama https://podurama.com Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph And visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/202350 minutes, 14 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 92

Mark is joined by comedian Michael Odewale, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Donald Trump's latest indictment, whether Ben Stokes practices Stoicism – and what Elliot is getting up to at the Edinburgh Festival. Plus, broadcasting legend Mike Concrete interviews a BMX rider – and a woman who Mark overheard in a cafe is concerned about the heatwave in Europe. Listen on Podurama https://podurama.com Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Michael Odewale and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph And visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/5/202349 minutes, 40 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 91

Mark is joined by comedian Stuart Goldsmith, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of the climate crisis, southern Europe burning – and whether we should be worried that Rishi Sunak is rich enough to have access to a bunker. Plus, a woman who Mark heard on a phone-in show complaining about people escaping from Greek wildfires in small boats – and there's another extract from the diaries of Britain's most patriotic man, Nigel Boulevard. Listen on Podurama https://podurama.com Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Stuart Goldsmith @ComComPod  https://linktr.ee/stuartgoldsmith Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph And visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/29/202348 minutes, 16 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 90

Mark is joined by comedian Yacine Belhousse, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of the Paris riots, the French philosophical approach to the work life balance – and why you can't get lamb flavour Pot Noodle. Plus, top tips from money-saving expert Martin Sunak (who recently eased the country’s money worries by telling us to ‘hold our nerve’) and an exclusive extract from Nadine Boris's new novel “The Plot – and how I lost it.” Listen on Podurama https://www.podurama.com Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Yacine Belhousse @YacineBelhousse Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph And visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/22/202348 minutes, 39 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 89

Mark is joined by comedian Nabil Abdulrashid, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of the Sun's treatment of Huw Edwards; a Tory MP telling teachers they should strike in the school holidays – and the ornate crack pipes used by the crack connoisseurs of West Croydon! Plus, Mike Concrete interviews a British boxer who grew up in Nigeria – and a woman who Mark overheard in a cafe tries to sell her own tabloid scandal about Colin and Tara from the spin class... Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Nabil Abdulrashid @Nabilu Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph And visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/15/202347 minutes, 27 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 88

Mark is joined by Green Party MP Caroline Lucas for a special extended interview, covering everything from climate change to Jeremy Corbyn; from Progressive Alliances and PR to Labour Party tribalism – and how the f*** she managed to keep her temper when Boris Johnson was lying his head off in Parliament!  Impassioned, informative and funny – this is a must-hear interview! Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Caroline Lucas @CarolineLucas And visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/202352 minutes, 26 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 87

Mark is joined by comedy writer Pete Sinclair, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Rishi Sunak telling us to hold our nerve, what it was like writing for Spitting Image – and whether it's a coincidence that Mark and Pete both started out as milkmen! Plus, a woman who Mark heard on a phone-in show complaining about children identifying as cats – and deceased Yorkshire cricketer Fred Trueman on the rise of women's cricket! Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Pete Sinclair @pete_sinclair Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph And visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/202349 minutes, 58 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 86

Mark is joined by Angela Barnes and John O'Farrell from the We Are History podcast for a special extended interview, which asks the question “What The F*** Was Going On?” Mark talks to Angela and John about everything from tipping points in history, to whether 'good' and 'bad' people exist – and if so, whether we can safely put Hitler and Stalin in the latter category! Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow We Are History Podcast @wearehistorypod Follow Angela Barnes @AngelaBarnes Follow John O'Farrell @mrjohnofarrell And visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 85

Mark is joined by Jim Bob, lead singer of Carter USM, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Boris Johnson, Donald Trump – and why buses don't just change drivers at the end of the route. Plus, Nadine Boris has a meltdown – and Nigel Boulevard celebrates the return of the great British barbecue! Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Jim Bob @mrjimBob Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph And visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/202346 minutes, 52 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Ep 84

Mark is joined by comedian Mick Ferry, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of the Prince Harry phone-hacking trial, pub quizzes – and what a Mark Steel column would be like if it was written by an AI chatbot! Plus, Mike Concrete interviews a rambler – and there's a woman who Mark overheard in a cafe complaining about house prices falling. Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Mick Ferry @MickFerry Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph And visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202348 minutes, 38 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Episode 83

Mark is joined by Robin Ince, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of the Covid inquiry, Phillip Schofield – and people who insist that the Earth is flat! Plus, a woman who Mark heard on a phone-in show complaining about phone hacking – and a remarkable anecdote about King Charles from Lieutenant Colonel Sir Ambrose Chislehurst-Diplodocus. Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Robin Ince @robinince Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph And visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/202350 minutes, 49 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Episode 82

Mark is joined by comedian Paul McCaffrey, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of the latest Boris Johnson revelations, the scourge of parking apps – and there's a live report from Elliot on the 11.19 from Thornton Heath. Plus, broadcasting legend Mike Concrete gives survival tips to a man who was stuck in a lift – and there's the return of Nadine Boris! Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod  Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Paul McCaffrey @paulmccaffreys Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph And visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/202347 minutes, 44 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Episode 81

Mark is joined by comedian Sally-Anne Hayward, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of water companies charging us for not dumping sewage in the sea; maximum security Airbnbs – and the untimely death of much-loved comedian Andy Smart. Plus, there's another patriotic extract from the post-Brexit diaries of Nigel Boulevard – and a woman who Mark overheard in a cafe complaining about people who are off work with long-term illness. Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Sally-Anne Hayward @SallyAnneComedy Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph And visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/202345 minutes, 49 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 80

Mark is joined by comedian Mark Nelson, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of the Met arresting people at the Coronation, the SNP's financial woes – and what Charles was really saying to Camilla in the coach! Plus, the broadcasting legend Mike Concrete interviews a Scottish salmon enthusiast – and there's an extract from the post-Brexit diaries of Britain's most patriotic man, Nigel Boulevard. Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Mark Nelson @marknelsoncomic Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph And visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.
5/13/202347 minutes, 9 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Episode 79

Mark is joined by the comedian and actor Miles Jupp for a special Coronation edition of the podcast. In an extended interview, Mark and Miles discuss the big ideas of monarchy, religion – and whether David Attenborough secretly likes to go fly-tipping. Plus, there's Mark's take on what the Coronation ceremony itself will involve, including the Wolverhampton Dragoon Guards of the Prussian battalions of the Noble Emissaries of Mansfield. Oh – and masturbating hedgehogs.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/6/202358 minutes, 56 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 78

Mark is joined by poet Luke Wright along with Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of the Diane Abbott row, Barry Humphries being claimed by the anti-woke brigade – and what happened when Elliot, age three, took his toy ladybird to a football match!Plus, Mike Concrete interviews a performance poet – and a woman who Mark heard on a phone-in show objects to all these people being flown here from Sudan. (She's sick of it, Jeremy!)Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Luke Wright @lukewrightpoetFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/29/202344 minutes, 59 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Episode 77

Mark is joined by comedian Cally Beaton along with Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of dating apps, swiping right for Michael Gove – and whether the Coronation will feature splinters from the actual cross used to crucify Jesus.Plus, our very own George Galloway is unhappy that his horse let him down in the Grand National – and there's the return of Tory MP Nadine Boris!Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Cally Beaton @callybeatonFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/22/202346 minutes, 8 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Episode 76

Mark is joined by Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of junior doctors being paid £14 an hour, Carol Vorderman turning into the new Che Guevara – and wealthy comedians who don't have to worry how good they are!Plus there's a hard-hitting interview from broadcasting legend Mike Concrete, who talks to a father of two who's stuck in a queue at Dover.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/15/202336 minutes, 5 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 75

Mark is joined by Fred MacAulay and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of the arrests of Nicola Sturgeon's husband and Stormy Daniels' lover – and what Brian Cox would say about the science behind projectile vomiting.Plus there's Fred Trueman on good old-fashioned porn stars – and a woman that Mark overheard in a cafe complaining about the delays at Dover.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Fred MacAulay @fredmacaulay Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/8/202344 minutes, 20 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with James O'Brien

In this special extended interview, Mark talks to LBC presenter James O'Brien about everything from Brexit to Jeremy Corbyn – and from Katie Hopkins to our very own talk-show host Mike Concrete. James and Mark discuss how to change people's minds, how to deal with trolls on social media, and (in a soon-to-be-pitched TV game show called Challenge Suella) how to fit a billion people into Britain.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow James O'Brien @mrjamesobAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/1/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 29 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel – Episode 74 Live Special

Mark is joined by Seann Walsh, Angela Barnes and Elliot Steel in a LIVE recording of the podcast, as he tries to make sense of the current mess that we're in.Plus there's Mike Concrete being forced to make an apology to an Irish farmer – and a woman that Mark heard on a phone-in show complaining about all the boats that are coming here...Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Seann Walsh @seannwalshFollow Angela Barnes @AngelaBarnesFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/25/202353 minutes, 34 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 73

Mark is joined by Jason Manford, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of the Gary Lineker row, Tory MPs watching Match Of The Day – and how Jason embarrassed himself when someone asked “Is comedy art?” Plus, Mike Concrete accuses someone of being a paedophile – and a woman who Mark overheard in a cafe complains about childcare in the budget. Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod Follow Jason Manford @JasonManford Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosoph And visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/18/202351 minutes, 12 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 72

Mark is joined by comedian Jen Brister, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of the Gary Lineker row, the illegal Illegal Migration Bill – and why the wi-fi signal in Mark and Elliot's house is so rubbish!Plus Mike Concrete interviews a Spanish wine expert – and a woman who Mark heard on a phone-in show complains about boats in Regents Park.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Jen Brister @JenBristerFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/11/202345 minutes, 59 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 71

Mark is joined by Australian comedian Alice Fraser and Las Vegas based Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Rishi Sunak's Northern Ireland deal, 15-Minute Cities - and an escaped prisoner who ate his fellow convicts.Plus, Nadine Boris is back with a bang; and Lieutenant Colonel Sir Ambrose Chislehurst-Cartography shares another remarkable story about Her Late Majesty.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Alice Fraser @aliterativeFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/4/202347 minutes, 29 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 70

Mark is joined by comedian Shazia Mirza, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of fruit and vegetable shortages, the Shamima Begum ruling – and Elliot's explanation of what an edible is.Plus, our very own George Galloway shares his thoughts on the return of Fawlty Towers; and a woman that Mark overheard in a cafe complains about the lack of sun-blushed tomatoes in Waitrose.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Shazia Mirza @shaziamirza1Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/25/202346 minutes, 16 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 69

Mark is joined by actress and presenter Maria McErlane, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Centrica's £3.3 billion profits, Southern Water discharging sewage into the sea – and the release of the new Harry Potter video game.Plus, Mike Concrete interviews a grief counsellor – and a woman that Mark heard on a phone-in show is sick of all these UFOs flying about, Jeremy!Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Maria McErlane @mariamcerlane Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/18/202344 minutes, 33 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 68

Mark is joined by comedian and writer Brenda Gilhooly, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Zelensky asking our Government for help; a Tory MP who wants to bring back the death penalty; and some shocking revelations about Elliot's past!Nadine Boris interviews her hero – and Lieutenant Colonel Sir Ambrose Chislehurst-Palindrome shares another remarkable revelation about Her Late Majesty.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/11/202346 minutes, 49 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 67

Mark is joined by Justin Moorhouse and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of who's to blame for the current strikes, who's the bigger liar out of Johnson and Putin – and whether you should pay for items in supermarkets with faulty tills!Plus Mike Concrete interviews the head of a charity helping the unemployed to find work – and deceased cricketer Fred Trueman gives his views on Shell's record breaking profits.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Justin Moorhouse @justinmoorhouseFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/4/202344 minutes, 35 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel – Episode 66 Live Special

Mark is joined by comedians Sooz Kempner and Elliot Steel for the first ever LIVE recording of the podcast, as he tries to make sense of the current chaotic state of the country.Plus there's Nadine Boris on bringing back her hero – and our very own George Galloway on the latest Beyonce album.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Sooz Kempner @SoozUKFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/28/202347 minutes, 25 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 65

Mark is joined by journalist and author Brian Reade, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Nadhim Zahawi's tax arrangements, the gender recognition row – and whether or not the Tories are finished!Plus there's Fred Trueman on banning cakes from the workplace - and Lieutenant Colonel Sir Ambrose Chislehurst-Chandelier with another remarkable revelation about Her Late Majesty.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Brian Reade @BrianReadeFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/21/202347 minutes
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 64

Mark is joined by comedian Maisie Adam, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of the Government outlawing strikes, the Royal Family going Spare - and Elliot Steel's very expensive plate of liver and mash!Plus our very own George Galloway's verdict on Harry's book; and a woman that Mark overheard in a cafe struggling with her New Year's resolutions.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Maisie Adam @MaisieAdamFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/14/202343 minutes, 41 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 63

Mark is joined by political commentator and columnist Matthew Norman, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of kickboxer Andrew Tate; amateur kickboxers William and Harry – and an evening with Peter Capaldi involving a game called W***er or C***?! Plus Nadine Boris on the decision not to privatise Channel 4 – and Mike Concrete on New Year's Resolutions.CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE!Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Matthew Norman @MatthewJNormanFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/7/202347 minutes, 50 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On With The NHS?

In this special extended interview, Mark talks to Dr Phil Hammond about the current state of the NHS. As a comedian, journalist, whistle-blower and newly retired NHS doctor, no one is better equipped to try to answer the questions that people are asking about healthcare today. The conversation is fascinating, informed – and darkly funny!Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Dr Phil Hammond @drphilhammondAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/28/20221 hour, 7 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 62

Mark is joined by comedian Angela Barnes, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of underpaid nurses, overpaid Health Secretaries – and why so many Brits refuse to speak a foreign language.Plus, Mike Concrete interviews a striking nurse – and Nadine Boris is offended by Harry and Meghan's Netflix series.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Angela Barnes @AngelaBarnes and her podcast @wearehistorypodFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/17/202246 minutes, 53 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 61

Mark is joined by actress and impressionist Kate Robbins, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Tories awarding themselves PPE contracts, Matt Hancock stepping away from politics – and asks who will be next in the jungle.Plus, Mike Concrete interviews a TV chef; and a woman who Mark overheard in a cafe is worried about freezing temperatures.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Kate Robbins @KateRobbinsFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/202247 minutes, 22 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On In Iran?

In this special extended interview, Mark talks to comedian Omid Djalili about the situation in Iran.  Informative, passionate and funny, the conversation covers topics including what the possible outcomes are, what we can do to help – and whether Omid was supporting Iran in the World Cup.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Omid Djalili @omid9And visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/8/202251 minutes, 50 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 60

Mark is joined by comedian Omid Djalili, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of what's happening in Iran – and whether Iranians wanted their football team to win or lose in the World Cup.Plus, Lieutenant Colonel Sir Ambrose Chislehurst-Artichoke shares another remarkable story about Her Late Majesty; and a woman on a phone-in show who's upset about all these foreigners flooding into Qatar to play football.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Omid Djalili @omid9Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/3/202248 minutes, 11 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 59

Mark is joined by comedian Ronni Ancona, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to work out if nasty, evil strikers are ruining our Christmas; if Scotland should be independent – and if Ronni really keeps a pet duck in her living room!Plus a woman who Mark overheard in a cafe who thinks that her daughter should be on I'm A Celebrity – and our very own George Galloway with his preview of the latest World Cup games.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Ronni Ancona @RonniAnconaFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/26/202242 minutes, 10 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 58

Mark is joined by comedian and author Jenny Eclair, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of holding the World Cup in Qatar, Joe Lycett's challenge to David Beckham – and what it's like gigging when you're older!Plus deceased Yorkshire cricketer Fred Trueman, and a women on a phone-in show who thinks we should run food banks more like they do in Australia - witchetty grubs and all...Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Jenny Eclair @jennyeclairFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcom and his podcast @BtecPhilosophAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/19/202245 minutes, 1 second
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 57

Mark is joined by Andy Zaltzman of The Bugle, The News Quiz and Test Match Special fame, along with Elliot Steel, as he tries to make sense of Matt Hancock, the US elections – and the crossover between cricket and punk!Plus Nadine Boris (that's Dame Nadine Boris to you!) and talk show host Mike Concrete, who goes head to head with a cyclist.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Andy Zaltzman @ZaltzCricketFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/202247 minutes, 9 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 56

Mark is joined by Nick 'no relation' Hancock and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of I'm a Celebrity, LGBT rights at the Qatar World Cup – and what it was that an England footballer complained about at the 2002 tournament in Japan.Plus Nadine Boris on Matt Hancock's jungle adventures - and Lieutenant Colonel Sir Ambrose Chislehurst-Trigonometry with another astonishing revelation about Her Late Majesty...Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodListen to Nick Hancock on his podcast @slopingpitchFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/5/202243 minutes, 24 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 55

Mark is joined by comedian Fred MacAulay and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of Rishi Sunak, the Qatar World Cup – and why Kirkwall in Orkney was voted the happiest place to live in Scotland.Plus, Mike Concrete interviews a Scottish health expert – and a woman that Mark overheard in a cafe complaining about the new Prime Minister (her daughter Nectarine wanted to have a go at it).Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Fred MacAulay @fredmacaulayFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/29/202243 minutes, 57 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 54

Mark is joined by impressionist Jan Ravens and Elliot Steel to address the question the entire world is yelling at Britain... “What The F*** Is Going On?”Plus, our very own Huw Edwards gives a moving tribute to Liz Truss's career – and no prizes for guessing who Nadine Boris is backing in the race to replace her...Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Jan Ravens @thatjanravensFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/24/202248 minutes, 11 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 53

Mark is joined by comedy writer and author John O'Farrell and Elliot Steel as they try to keep up with who's the latest Chancellor, how long Liz Truss will be in a job - and whether the Tories' poll ratings can actually fall below zero!Plus, our very own 'George Galloway' shares his opinions of a previously unheard Queen song which has just been released; and a woman on a phone-in show who's finally had enough of the Tories (she's sick of them Jeremy!Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow John O'Farrell @mrjohnofarrellFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/17/202244 minutes, 27 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 52

Mark is joined by comedian Esther Manito and Elliot Steel in an anti-growth coalition as he tries to make sense of the last crazy days of this Tory Government - and analyses Suella Braverman's sweet dreams of putting people on a plane to Rwanda.Plus, our very own local radio host Mike Concrete interviews Liz Truss - and Lieutenant Colonel Sir Ambrose Chislehurst-HandGrenade shares some more of his remarkable stories about Her late Majesty.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Esther Manito @esther_manitoFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/202246 minutes, 44 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 51

Mark is joined by Willie Dowling (the musical genius responsible for the stings in the podcast) and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng's mini-budget, and asks the question that's on everyone's lips – What The F*** Is Going On?!Plus, Fred Trueman shares his thoughts on the collapse of the pound - and a woman that Mark overheard in a cafe is most distraught about the effect of the economic crisis on her daughter Nectarine. Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Willie Dowling @WillieDowlingJ4Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/3/202243 minutes, 58 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 50

Mark is joined by Dan Norcross and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of tax cuts for millionaires, scrapping the cap on bankers' bonuses - and the big question: "Was the Queen's coffin actually empty?" Plus our very own George Galloway on Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby jumping the queue - and a woman on a phone-in show who's very upset that the shops were closed for Her Majesty's funeral.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Dan Norcross @norcrosscricketFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/26/202243 minutes, 5 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 49

Mark is joined by comedians Boothby Graffoe and Elliot Steel for this historic, epoch-defining episode. Spoiler alert: If you're a member of the Royal Family, you might want to wait a few days until you listen to it...There's also a moving contribution from Lieutenant Colonel Sir Ambrose Featherstone-Hawkes who shares his own personal recollections of Her Majesty. Plus Fred Trueman with his memories of proper queues - and a woman that Mark overheard in a cafe who seems to have misunderstood what people are queueing for.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Follow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Boothby Graffoe @boobygraffoeFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/18/202248 minutes, 29 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 48

Mark is joined by Seann Walsh and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of Boris Johnson's final days. Who will be his successor? Will they be even worse? And will there be rioting in the street by Christmas? Plus Nadine Boris on the demise of her beloved leader - and a woman that Mark overheard in a cafe talking about the disastrous consequences of climate change.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Seann Walsh @seannwalshFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/5/202242 minutes, 3 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 47

Mark is joined by comedian and writer Nick Revell and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of soaring energy prices, boring Tory leadership contests - and a true story involving Nelson Mandela, Jeremy Clarkson and Neil Armstrong!  Plus Mike Concrete interviewing a Yorkshire farmer who makes vegan sausages - and a woman on a phone-in show complaining about workers going on strike.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Nick Revell @TheNickRevellFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/29/202246 minutes, 17 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 46

Mark is joined by author Jenny Colgan and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of water companies dumping raw sewage into the sea, the chances of Scottish independence - and Elliot's recovery from a very nasty wrestling injury. Plus Fred Trueman on his childhood holidays splashing about in discharged nuclear waste, and a woman that Mark overheard in a cafe talking about the cost of living crisis.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Jenny Colgan @jennycolganFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/23/202242 minutes, 27 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 45

Mark is joined by comedians Sooz Kempner and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of Boris Johnson's disappearing act, Keir Starmer's disappearing tribute act - and people who are glad we haven't copied the French and kept energy prices down. Plus Nadine Boris on the Partygate inquiry, and Mike Concrete with his very own solution to the heatwave.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Sooz Kempner @SoozUK Follow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/15/202243 minutes, 32 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 44

Mark is joined by comedian Laura Smyth and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of rail strikes being popular; pay cuts being unpopular - and what the f*** was going on in the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony! Plus George Galloway on the decision to axe Neighbours, and a woman who Mark heard on a phone-in show complaining about the queues at Dover.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Laura Smyth @thatlaurasmythFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/1/202241 minutes, 40 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 43

Mark is joined by comedian Robin Ince, with Elliot Steel (and an unexpected guest appearance from Tom Houghton!) as he tries to make sense of Liz Truss v Rishi Sunak; England v Sweden - and Elliot v whoever gave him a black eye! Plus Nadine Boris reveals who she's backing in the Tory leadership race - and the broadcasting legend Mike Concrete is very unimpressed with a film festival.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Robin Ince @robininceFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomFollow Tom Houghton @HonourableTomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/25/202237 minutes, 52 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 42

Mark is joined by comedian Mick Ferry and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of the Tory leadership contest, Andy Burnham singing karaoke - and Oldham being the birthplace of the tubigrip bandage. Plus deceased cricketer Fred Trueman on the heatwave, and a woman that Mark overheard in a cafe talking about a possible hosepipe ban.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Mick Ferry @MickFerryFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/18/202240 minutes, 26 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 41

We're back! Mark is joined by Andy Zaltzman and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of the long-overdue demise of Boris Johnson, rising food prices – and whether more Tory MPs resigned in a day than any bowler has taken wickets in a year. Plus George Galloway on Wimbledon and Nadine Boris on the love of her life.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Andy Zaltzman @ZaltzCricketFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/11/202242 minutes, 9 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 40

Mark is joined by Mark Nelson and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of the local election results, Scottish independence, and why we're now allowed to eat radioactive popcorn from the old nuclear plant in Fukushima. Plus George Galloway on Ed Sheeran and a woman that Mark overheard in a cafe on why inflation has to mean a pay cut for her nanny.Get ad-free episodes and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Mark Nelson @marknelsoncomicFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/9/202237 minutes, 9 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 39

Mark is joined by Marina Purkiss and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of misogyny in Parliament, the Tories' latest power grab - and an MP who can't tell the difference between tractors and porn. Plus deceased cricketer Fred Trueman's thoughts on Elon Musk buying Twitter.Get ad-free episodes and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Marina Purkiss @MarinaPurkissFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/202237 minutes, 6 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 38

Mark is joined by Seann Walsh and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of Boris Johnson in India and asylum seekers in Rwanda - plus what to buy the Queen for her birthday, and Elliot Steel on how Mark's generation failed to spot Jimmy Savile.Get ad-free episodes and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Seann Walsh @seannwalshFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/25/202244 minutes, 27 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 37

Mark is joined by Geoff Norcott and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of profiteering energy companies, the draw for the World Cup in Qatar - and what a policeman got up to on a park bench.Get ad-free episodes and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Geoff Norcott @GeoffNorcottFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/4/202236 minutes, 51 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 36

Mark is joined by Kai Humphries and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of Rishi Sunak's wife being richer than the Queen, the Government being careful with taxpayers’ money - and where to buy top quality rats in Blyth.Get ad-free episodes and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Kai Humphries @kaihumphriesFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/28/202237 minutes, 54 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 35

Mark is joined by Shaparak Khorsandi and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of Ukrainian Refugee Crisis, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s long overdue release and Mark becoming an unwitting accomplice to a drug deal.Get ad-free episodes and bonus content on Patreonhttps://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodShaparak Khorsandi @ShappiKhorsandiFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more informationSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/21/202244 minutes, 17 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 34

Mark is joined by Rory Bremner and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of Boris Johnson's six-point plan for Ukraine, Nadine Boris's love of BBC journalists - and Donald Trump asking his advisors "What the f*** is going on?"Get ad-free episodes and bonus content on Patreonhttps://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Rory Bremner @rorybremnerFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more informationSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/14/202244 minutes, 12 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 33

Mark is joined by Danny Wallace and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of Russian sanctions, Ukrainian refugees - and Matt Hancock's happy ending. Plus we're joined once again by the amazing Rosie Holt!Get ad-free episodes and bonus content on Patreonhttps://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Danny Wallace @dannywallaceFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomFollow Rosie Holt @RosieisaHoltAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more informationSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/7/202240 minutes, 26 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 32

It’s War! Mark is joined by Scroobius Pip and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of War in Ukraine, student loans, War in Ukraine, TikTok, War in Ukraine and War in Ukraine. Plus the amazing Rosie Holt joins us tooGet ad-free episodes and bonus content on Patreonhttps://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Scroobius Pip @ScroobiuspipyoFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomFollow Rosie Holt @RosieisaHoltAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more informationSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/28/202242 minutes, 6 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 31

Mark is joined by Brian Reade and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of Prince Andrew paying £12 million to someone he’s never met, Storm Eunice and privatising the Moon.Get ad-free episodes and bonus content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Brian Reade @BrianReadeAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more informationSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/21/202234 minutes, 14 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 30

Mark is joined by John O'Farrell and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of Cressida Dick finally resigning - and Boris Johnson still not resigning in spite of the police sending him a questionnaire. Plus George Galloway on Neighbours being cancelled by Channel 5, Mike Concrete on the Scots, and loyal Tory MP Nadine Boris on the vodka.Get ad-free episodes and bonus content on Patreon!https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow John O'Farrell @mrjohnofarrellAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more informationSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/15/202236 minutes, 43 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 29

Mark is joined by Maisie Adam and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of Boris Johnson somehow still being Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak's zero discount scheme and whether Joe Rogan or Neil Young is right about Spotify. And introducing loyal Tory MP Nadine Boris.Follow Maisie Adam @MaisieAdamFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more informationSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.Get ad-free episodes and bonus content on Patreonhttps://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpod Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/15/202235 minutes, 19 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 28

Mark is joined by Jon Ronson and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of (fingers crossed) the last days of Boris Johnson, conscription, the Culture Wars and ███████████Follow Jon Ronson @jonronsonFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpod███ ████████████ █████and visit our websitewww.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more informationSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/31/202241 minutes, 25 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 27

Mark is joined by Russell Kane and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of bullying in the Tory party, Meatloaf’s 1987 visit to Alton Towers and drugs.Follow Russell Kane @russell_kaneFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our websitewww.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more informationSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/24/202239 minutes, 26 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 26

Mark is unfortunately not joined by Sue Gray, who would be able to answer all of his questions, but instead by Henning Wehn and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of Boris Johnson’s inability to recognise a party, Novak Djokovic’s belief that you can purify water with your mind and the BBC’s license payer’s fee.Follow Henning Wehn @henningwehnFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more informationSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/17/202240 minutes, 59 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 25

In our first episode of 2022, Mark is joined by Rosie Holt and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of Prince Andrew, the Tories love of the National Anthem and Molly Mae.Follow Rosie Holt @RosieisaHoltFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more informationSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/10/202233 minutes, 18 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 24

In this festive episode, Mark is joined by Emma Kennedy and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of the North Shropshire by election, laughter being banned in North Korea and investigating parties in your own house.Follow Emma Kennedy @EmmaKennedyFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more informationSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/20/202135 minutes, 19 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 23

In this week’s episode, Mark is joined by Jamali Maddix and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of Downing Street Christmas parties, the Omicron variant - and why all cats are psychopaths.Follow Jamali on Twitter @jamalimaddixFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/6/202137 minutes, 13 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 22

In this week’s episode, Mark is joined by Louis Theroux and Elliot Steel as he tries er…forgive me… forgive me… forgive me…tries to make sense of Boris Johnson incompetence, Black Friday and the link between Dr Who and youth crime.Follow Louis Theroux on Twitter @louistherouxFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more informationSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/29/202138 minutes, 52 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 21

In this week’s episode, Mark is joined by Nick Hancock and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of Tory MPs 2nd jobs, Kyle Rittenhouse being found not guilty and The Queen entering a new phase.You can listen to Nick Hancock’s podcast The Famous Sloping Pitch here https://t.co/xlnzUkjv7RFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our websitewww.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more informationSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/22/202138 minutes, 9 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 20

In this week’s episode, Mark is joined by Esther Manito and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of world events, from Owen Paterson's brave work on behalf the Corrupt community, to racism in Yorkshire cricket, and Greta Thunberg swearing at COP26. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/8/202138 minutes, 55 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 19

In this week’s episode, Mark is joined by Miles Jupp and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of world events, from dumping raw sewage in rivers to Facebook and the Metaverse, all whilst not forgetting to ask the ever important question, 'Should we go to war with France, because, well.... why not?'You won't find Miles Jupp on Twitter so check out his website https://www.milesjupp.co.uk/Follow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @whatthefisgoinAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/1/202136 minutes, 14 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 18

In this week’s episode, Mark is joined by Kate Robbins and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of world events, from anti-vaxxers to arming MPs - not forgetting Pablo Escobar's cocaine hippos!Follow Kate Robbins on Twitter and Instagram @KateRobbinsFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @whatthefisgoinAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/25/202135 minutes, 22 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 17

In this week’s episode, Mark is joined by Jack Whitehall and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of 90 year old William Shatner going into space, Superman’s bisexual offspring and Prince Charles’ eco friendly car on wine and cheese.Follow Jack Whitehall @jackwhitehallFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more informationSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/18/202138 minutes, 23 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 16

In this week’s episode, Mark is joined by Shaun Keaveny and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of the Newcastle takeover, nepotism at the BBC and going viral on TikTok.Follow Shaun Keaveny @shaunwkeaveneyFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/202138 minutes, 5 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 15

In this week’s episode, Mark is joined by Jenny Eclair and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of the shortage of HGV drivers, Wetherspoon’s record losses and the police’s new safety advice to call the police if you are arrested by the police.Follow Jenny Eclair @jennyeclairFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more informationSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/4/202140 minutes, 3 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 14

In this week’s episode, Mark is joined by Jack Dee and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of panic buying, extinction rebellion and Jack Dee’s lockdown obsession with his lawn.Follow Jack Dee @TheRealJackDeeFollow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/27/202135 minutes, 17 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 13

In this week’s episode, Mark is joined by Mark Lamarr and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of the return of imperial weights and measures, The Liberal Democrats Party Conference and Jeremy Vine riding a penny-farthing.Follow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/20/202135 minutes, 59 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 12

This week Mark is joined by Victoria Coren Mitchell and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of Gavin Williamson thinking he'd met Marcus Rashford, the Queen's support for Black Lives Matter and the effect of Emma Raducanu's success on other 18 year olds. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/13/202135 minutes, 32 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 11

In this week’s episode, Mark is joined by Jen Brister and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of Boris Johnson’s hatred of handouts, horse deworming tablets for treating Covid and sea closures.Follow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/6/202132 minutes, 9 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 10

In this week’s episode, Mark is joined by Shappi Khorsandi and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of world events, from the Taliban taking over in Afghanistan, to Nando's running out of chicken.Follow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/23/202134 minutes, 46 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 9

In this week’s episode, Mark is joined by Seann Walsh and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of David Cameron’s pay packet at Greensill, exam results and Labour’s stance on Geronimo the alpaca.Follow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/16/202134 minutes, 30 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 8

In this week’s episode, Mark is joined by Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of environmentalist Margaret Thatcher, Jack Grealish costing £100 milllion and proper English.Follow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/9/202133 minutes, 58 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 7

In this week’s episode, Mark is joined by Mirror columnist, Susie Boniface and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of attacking the RNLI, the Olympics and how your poor broadband speed could be down to Margaret Thatcher.Follow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/2/202135 minutes, 12 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 6

This week Mark is joined by comedian Seann Walsh and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of sugar taxes and the return of festivals, whilst George Galloway has some words of advice for Seann's new dog.Follow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/26/202132 minutes, 24 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 5

IT’S FREEDOM DAY!! To celebrate this momentous occasion that we will honour as a nation for years to come, Mark is joined by Shappi Khorsandi and Elliot Steel (but not Boris Johnson, he’s having to self-isolate.) HAPPY FREEDOM DAY!!Follow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/19/202133 minutes, 50 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 4

In this week’s episode, Mark is joined by journalist Owen Jones and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of football supporting Jacob Rees Mogg, online abuse and computer games.Follow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/12/202133 minutes, 11 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 3

In this week’s episode, Mark is joined by Mock the Week regular and We Are History podcast host, Angela Barnes, and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of the NHS pay dispute, Bill Cosby and this new obsession with Union Jacks.Follow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/5/202135 minutes, 15 seconds
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 2

In this week’s episode, Mark is joined by Kerry Godliman and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of the reversal of the North/South divide, the One Britain One Nation anthem and what it takes for a Tory to resign from their post.Follow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/28/202130 minutes, 1 second
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What The F*** Is Going On...? With Mark Steel Episode 1

Mark Steel launches his sparkly new podcast with guests Elliot Steel and Isy Suttie as he tries to make sense of lockdown rules, Boris Johnson’s unwavering support of his “hopeless” staff and the troubled start of GB News.Follow What The F*** Is Going On? With Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/22/202130 minutes, 33 seconds