The Current Thing

Comedian and commentator Nick Dixon talks to fascinating guests about politics, the culture war, and anything else that comes up.

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Episodes

15 hours ago

Fascinating conversation with the brilliant Dr Ashley Frawley. Topics discussed include:-Why Ashley is still a Marxist
-How our neoliberal/postliberal culture went wrong
-Why the family is essential in finding meaning
-Where woke comes from 
-Whether there’ll be a new ‘current thing’ after woke  
-Why people fall for fads like gender ideology 
-The reason people struggle to accept their own freedom 
-Why conspiracy theories are good in moderation And loads more! 
Get full episodes and keep the podcast going by subscribing to Nick's Substack here: www.nickdixon.netOr by buying Nick a digital coffee here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixon
Nick's X/Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickdixoncomicNick's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@nick_dixonAshley's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@AshleyAFrawleyAshley's X/Twitter: https://x.com/ashleyafrawleyGet Ashley's books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/stores/Ashley-Frawley/author/B00JHWKCZA
Produced by The Radical English Gentleman.

Monday May 13, 2024

Highly acclaimed author and commentator Lionel Shriver discusses her new novel, 'Mania'. Topics include:-Why she choose IQ as the topic of her new book 
-Why the left are ‘obsessed with sameness’
-Where ideological ‘manias’ come from and what the next hysteria will be 
-The flawed thinking behind ‘social justice’ 
-The literary influences on her writing 
-Why some people conform with social fads and others do not 
-The inherent contradictions of woke
-Losing friends due to the culture war
-Her views on euthanasia
-Who she will vote for in the US electionAnd loads more! Get full episodes and ask future guests questions by subscribing to Nick's Substack here: www.nickdixon.netKeep the podcast going by buying Nick a digital coffee here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixon
Nick's X/Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickdixoncomicNick's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@nick_dixonBuy Lionel's book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mania-latest-novel-award-winning-author/dp/0008658676/ref=sr_1_1_sspaRead her column: https://www.spectator.co.uk/writer/lionel-shriver/
Produced by The Radical English Gentleman.

Monday May 06, 2024

Deputy leader of Reform UK Ben Habib joins Nick to discuss: -Why Reform UK allowed leftist activists to cancel its candidates-How to tackle immigration -Why woke and DEI have got to stop-How to fix the UK's economy-His views on Net Zero -Why voting Reform is not just a vote for Labour -Whether Reform UK is actually a conservative party-How close Britain is to becoming a third world country -Why he got into politics -The 'seismic event' he believes can happen if Reform keep polling well And loads more!
Get the full episode and ask guests questions by subscribing to Nick's Substack here: www.nickdixon.netKeep the podcast going by buying Nick a digital coffee here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixon
Nick's X/Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickdixoncomicNick's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@nick_dixonBen's X/Twitter: https://twitter.com/benhabib6Ben's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BenHabibLondonReform UK website: https://www.reformparty.uk/
Produced by The Westminster Podcast Studio.

Monday Apr 29, 2024

Carl Benjamin AKA Sargon returns to the podcast for a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion on:-Whether it could become illegal to be a conservative-Why liberalism leads to communism-Whether woke will be 'put away' or not-The ironic flaws of diversity casting-Whether things like the Cass Review will change anything in the culture war-Why Labour might actually be better than the Tories-Why feminists hate women -Whether Trump can effect real change if he wins again -How the media destroys the democratic process-Why he is still an atheist And loads more!
Ask future guests questions and receive exclusive video responses by subscribing to Nick's Substack here: www.nickdixon.netDonate by buying Nick a digital coffee here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixon
Nick's X/Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickdixoncomicNick's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@nick_dixonCarl's X/Twitter: @Sargon_of_Akkad Lotus Eaters: https://www.lotuseaters.comhttps://www.youtube.com/@ThePodcastoftheLotusEaters
Produced by The Westminster Podcast Studio.

Monday Apr 22, 2024

GB News presenter and comedian Mark Dolan drops by our new studio to chat with Nick about:-The future of GB News -How Covid woke him up -How to fix the immigration problem-Whether he has changed his mind on Brexit-How to win the culture war -His thoughts on Liz Truss's time as PM-Why he is still optimistic about Britain-The state of comedy in a woke world-How he keeps a positive mindset-Why he always insures his white goods...And loads more!Mark's X/Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrmarkdolanMark's podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-mark-dolan-way/id1669065671
Keep the podcast going by subscribing or donating! You can ask future guests questions and receive exclusive video responses by subscribing to Nick's Substack here: Subscribe to Nick's Substack: www.nickdixon.netBuy Nick a digital coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixon
Nick's X: https://twitter.com/nickdixoncomicNick's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@nick_dixon
Produced by The Westminster Podcast Studio.

Monday Apr 15, 2024

The Rev Dr Jamie Franklin returns for his best episode yet! Nick and Jamie discuss:
-Richard Dawkins' comments on 'cultural Christianity'-Pascal's wager-What Toby Young and David Starkey get wrong about Christianity-Whether Christianity leads to wokeness-The failures of liberalism-The flaws in the atheist argument for the beginning of the universe-The questionable foundations of the 'New Atheism' movement-Whether Michael Jackson was innocent  And loads more! 
Follow Jamie on X: https://twitter.com/JamieFranklin40Listen to Jamie's Podcast: https://irreverend.buzzsprout.comJamie's Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.com/
Keep the podcast going by subscribing or donating!Subscribe to Nick's Substack: www.nickdixon.netBuy Nick a digital coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixon
Nick's X: https://twitter.com/nickdixoncomicNick's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@nickdixoncomedy
Produced by The Radical English Gentleman.

Monday Apr 08, 2024

This week Nick and The Radical English Gentleman (AKA Woke Zoomer Rory) discuss:-The William Wragg sext scandal-Angela Rayner's lies about her house-How the Tories keep conservative candidates out of the party-Rishi's Adidas Sambas-Reform UK dropping more candidates, and whether Farage will return-The death of British aid workers in Gaza, and whether Boris Johnson is a warmonger-Richard Dawkins' comments on regretting the decline of ChristianityAnd loads more!
Keep the podcast going by subscribing or donating!Subscribe to Nick's Substack: www.nickdixon.netBuy Nick a digital coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixon
Nick's X: https://twitter.com/nickdixoncomicNick's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@nickdixoncomedy
The Radical English Gentleman podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/13S52ZW6r5xd3aJSzIzFdNFollow Rory on X: https://twitter.com/RoryPodcaster
Produced by The Radical English Gentleman.

Tuesday Apr 02, 2024

Hope you had a great Easter. We had a very short Easter break, hence this coming out a day late. But it is a great discussion with based genius filmmaker and friend of the podcast, Alexander McCarron. We discuss:-Sunak's disastrous poll numbers, and what it all means-How authoritarian / effective a Labour government will be-Whether we are stuck in an 'inverse Greta' doomer bubble-Scotland's new hate crime law-What Reform UK get wrongAnd loads more!
Follow Alex on X: https://twitter.com/alexmaccaroon
Keep the podcast going by subscribing or donating!Subscribe to Nick's Substack: www.nickdixon.netBuy Nick a digital coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixon
Nick's X: https://twitter.com/nickdixoncomicNick's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@nickdixoncomedy
Produced by The Radical English Gentleman.

Simon Evans returns!

Monday Mar 25, 2024

Monday Mar 25, 2024

Simon Evans returns to talk about:-Scotland's insane new hate crime law-Whether woke is ending-The survival chances of Rishi Sunak-Whether Trump is a real threat to the deep state-The pros and cons of liberal democracy-Aristocracy vs meritocracyand loads more!
Follow Simon on X: https://twitter.com/TheSimonEvansGo to his website: https://thesimonevans.com
Keep the podcast going by subscribing or donating!Subscribe to Nick's Substack: www.nickdixon.netBuy Nick a digital coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixon
Nick's X: https://twitter.com/nickdixoncomicNick's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@nickdixoncomedy
Produced by The Radical English Gentleman.

Monday Mar 18, 2024

The Rev Dr Jamie Franklin returns for a fascinating episode that will be enjoyed by atheists, Christians, and probably even pagans. We exam a number of pressing social, spiritual, and ethical issues with the benefit of Jamie’s wider philosophical insights. Topics discussed include:
-Justin Welby’s pathetic endorsement of Ramadan at the expense of any Christian message-Keir Starmer’s terrifying intention to legalise euthanasia in Britain  -Rishi Sunak’s spiritually bereft woolly liberalism -Christianity vs paganism -The benefits of aristocracy over meritocracy -The OnlyFans girls who went viral after announcing her conversation to Christianity -The true meaning of Lent-Why only Christianity can save the WestAnd loads more! 
Follow Jamie on X: https://twitter.com/JamieFranklin40Listen to Jamie's Podcast: https://irreverend.buzzsprout.comJamie's Substack: https://jamiefranklin.substack.com/
Subscribe to Nick's Substack: nickdixon.netKeep the podcast going by buying Nick a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickdixonNick's X: https://twitter.com/nickdixoncomicNick's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@nickdixoncomedy
Produced by The Radical English Gentleman.

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