26 Jan 2015

Greek Revolution Against Corruption – Will We Follow? The Trews (E242)

Reaction to Syriza’s victory in the Greek election and a look at what their anti-austerity measures might mean for Europe.
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26 Jan 2015

Occupy at the 12 Bar Club / Save Tin Pan Alley – Drift Report

Following on from the closure of the 12 Bar Club last week the space has now been occupied by Bohemians for Soho and turned into a social space. The unique historic centre of the UK’s music industry in Denmark St/ Tin Pan Alley is under threat from developers.
John Rogers talks to Bianca from Save the Spirit of Soho ‪ about the occupation, musician Craig Temple and Henry Scott-Irvine from the Save Denmark St Campaign about the unique heritage and importance of Tin Pan Alley.
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23 Jan 2015

American Sniper: Is It Unpatriotic To Oppose Guns? The Trews (E241)‬


In today’s Fame Friday Trews I look at the reaction of celebrities such as Liam Neeson, Seth Rogan and Michael Moore to gun culture and the film American Sniper.

22 Jan 2015

Cameron/Miliband TV Debate – Political 8 Mile? The Trews (E240)

In this episode I discuss the role of political debates in our modern democracy.

21 Jan 2015

Page 3 Is No More – Victory For Feminism? The Trews (E239)‬

Reaction to news that The Sun newspaper have stopped featuring topless women on page 3. Is this a step towards the decline of the patriarchal society we live in?

20 Jan 2015

How Fox Lies Fuel The War On Drugs: The Trews (E238)

Author of “Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs” Johann Hari (@johannhari101) joins me to discuss the origins of the war on drugs and how evidence shows that drug laws don’t work. Find Johann’s book here www.chasingthescream.com

20 Jan 2015

Trew Musings at The Proud Archivist

Some photos from last night’s first Trew Musings gig at The Proud Archivist.

Russell read and discussed extracts from:
The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy by David Graeber‬
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
DMT – the spirit molecule by Rick Strassman M.D
Power Through Constructive Thinking by Emmet Fox

19 Jan 2015

Should NHS Nurses Suffer For Politicians’ Blood Money? The Trews (E237)‬

‪As NHS staff are stretched to breaking point as a result of more demanding and longer shifts due to a £2bn funding gap this year, we investigate if tax payer money could be diverted from other areas of the budget, as well as the possible reasons as to why that doesn’t happen.

18 Jan 2015

Save Soho performers campaign to protect creative heritage of London – Russell Brand Trews Reports (E15)

Soho resident and musician Tim Arnold of the Save Soho Committee takes John Rogers on a tour of the Soho that is disappearing and the precious venues to be protected. Features Stephen Fry, Sweety of the legendary St. Moritz Club, Paul Tunkin of Blow Up, the last day of the 12 Bar Club, and stories of the Sex Pistols and Rolling Stones in Denmark Street from Andrew Ellis.
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Music: Soho Heroes by The Soho Hobo
Trews theme by: The Rubber Bandits