Political Takeout Podcast: Tax, blocking child pornography, and Rob Ford's out-of-office activities

Political Takeout is a funny but informed review of the week’s news and politics

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This week we discussed levels of taxation, Google’s attempts to block child pornography, and to what extent substance addiction in our public figures matters. We were joined in the studio by the Times political sketch writer Ann Treneman, the Associate Editor of Wired Olivia Solon, Campaign Director of the TaxPayers' Alliance Rob Oxley and the National Chairman of Conservative Future Oliver Cooper.


Political Takeout
is a funny but informed review of the week’s news and politics. Presented by Bobby Friedman and Rupert Myers, it takes a wry look at events in Westminster and beyond.

The show ran its first series in early 2013, when it quickly became the highest rated independent news and politics podcast on the iTunes store in the UK. In late 2013, Political Takeout transferred to its new home at Independent Voices.

Bobby & Rupert are both writers and broadcasters and they first hosted a radio show together in 2005.

Bobby has been a producer and presenter for the BBC and is the author of two political books. He is also a regular on TV and radio and has written for a number of national publications. Rupert’s writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Times, the Daily Mail, the Telegraph Blogs & the Spectator Coffee House, and has also been interviewed on TV and radio.