Rebel City PodcastMay 13, 2022
The UK Covid Inquiry
We might come back to this again as it progresses, if you want to see/ hear that let us know in the comments or leave the episode a like or a rating where you can.
Israel/ Palestine Conflict
As always, all likes, shares and comments greatly appreciated.
Conspiracies in the mainstream
The Conspiracy Party Conference
Brand, Fox, Tate & Creeping Misogyny
We also discuss the recent controversy surrounding Laurence Fox and GB news with regards his clearly misogynistic comments made on mainstream TV.
Ep:138 - Scotland v England, Tories collapsing and Drug Consumption Rooms.
Drug Consumption Rooms Trial
We discuss our hopes for the trail, some of the objections it has to overcome and chat more generally about the ever changing attitudes towards addiction and addicts as well as what more work is still to be done here.
As always, all likes, shares and comments welcome and if you've not subscribed yet, now is as good a time as any.
Tories and 'The Final Days of Rome'
Topics on their own that are neither new or shocking, but we feel have taken a turn for the even worse in recent weeks as the Tories and Sunak grow increasingly desperate to hold on to the power they have left.
Probably telling that in the week since recording a slew of further gaffes and scandals engulf the party and it's government that we didn't even get to include this time.
As always, all likes, shares and comments welcome - please also consider subscribing to our content wherever you're engaging with this.
Anthems, Booing & The Auld Enemy: Scotland v England
We discuss the stick that Harry Maguire takes just for being Harry Maguire, Bellingham and the dig that the England team displayed and Scotland lacked.
We also discuss the notion of respect in regards the booing of the English national anthem and some of the weird takes that have come off the back of that, most notably from a certain high-profile Scot.
As always, all likes, comments and shares welcome - what did you think about the match?
All things Cinema
The support for the shorter-form stuff has been really pleasing over the last fortnight or so, so a massive thank you to everyone who liked, shared and commented on the content.
This is definitely the way we’ll be working going forward, but if you guys have any suggestions or feedback, we’re always open to it.
Writers and Actors Strike Against AI
Sound of Freedom
We’re hoping by making some of our content more easily digestible and algorithm-friendly that we can continue to push ourselves - we’ve never been shy about trying to mix things up every now and then and we appreciate the few hundred of you have came with us every step of that journey so far. We’re really wanting these changes to allow us to talk with you all more often than has been the case recently.
We also need to play the game a bit more readily than we have until now, so we’ll be a bit more “Youtuby” going forward too with more regular calls to action that can help the channels and show grow - as such, any likes, shares or comments left where you can are a massive help.
We appreciate everyone’s support over the 5+ years we’ve been going already and look forward to hopefully dialling in a format that allows us to keep chatting for years to come.
Are Billionaires Ok?
Between homemade submarines, cage fights, impulse social media purchases and talk of colonising other planets instead of creating the technology to save the one we have, the answer is probably no!
Voter suppression, Coronation hot takes and Joanna Cherry.
Biden dodges coronation in Ireland, Fox News gets rinsed and Content Club.
Elections, arrests and indictments: a ‘Matt rant’s’ special
Text messages, small boats and the fragility of a right-wing mindset.
Resignations, legacies and the aftermath.
Changes, catch-ups and the new guy
Ep 129 - Power To The People: getting through the energy crisis together.
Episode 128: Alan Main/ Cameron Blyth: True Sickness. Local, independent cinema.
This week we are back with guests writer/ director Alan Main and cinematographer Cameron Blyth to discuss their new movie addressing mens mental health - True Sickness. We chat about the process of film making from the conception of the idea through to conclusion, influences and the responsibility of helming a project like this and more.
Cringe condolences, elves, dragons and psychedelics.
The Race to the bottom (and the Prince who is rumoured to like that type of thing) Episode #126
Is The World On Fire? - Rebel City Podcast - Episode #125
Rebel City Podcast - Neil Cowan - Jags For Good - Episode #124
This week we’re talking about the good fans can do for their respective communities through football with Neil Cowan of Jags For Good.
Jags For Good are a Partick Thistle supporters group who are currently engaging with the club in a number of ways, from season book donation drives that include the local refugee population to help them settle in their new surroundings, to food bank drives and collecting a really impressive amount of donations in the form of money from fans, players and the club alike.
It was a real pleasure to have Neil in and we wish them well with the campaign. Please consider getting involved if/ where you can. The world is a tough place right now and we firmly believe belonging to a community is one of the things that will get us all through it.
Ep 123 - Are Cryptocurrencies and NFTs and good investment or a scam?
This week we’re talking about the rise of Cryptocurrency and NFTs with Daniel Thomas, Chancellors Fellow at Strathclyde University, who specialises in Security and Cybercrime.
We discuss everything from the mechanics of Crypto and it’s impact on both the environment and society, the volatility of the markets and if the claims made around the security of exchanges and the blockchain are everything we’re being told they are.
We also discuss the burgeoning NFT markets around the world and how, or if, it’s possible to imbue something with no intrinsic value as something with the characteristics of a sound investment.
This all comes in a week where the markets we’re discussing have tanked, wiping hundreds of billions of pounds off these markets values.
Are these products all just scams that are destined to fail? Find out here.
Ep 122 - Rwanda, Partygate, Ukraine and rage overwhelming apathy.
It‘s been a few weeks since we last got something out, a mixture of covid, holidays and laziness held us up.
This week we’re catching up on recent events before moving on to our upcoming guests.
With the absolute shit-show that the UK has become, this one gets a little heated, fair warning.
Ep 121 - Dave Cranna: Glass City, self-publishing and comics in wider culture
This week’s guest is David Cranna, author of Glass City, a self-published detective noir comic set 100 years in the future - where Glasgow (Glass City) finds itself amalgamated with Edinburgh to make one massive mega-city. We chat about the process of making comics, including building a team and funding your endeavour. We compare notes on some of our favourite comics as well as discuss Glasgow’s prominent standing in the industry as well as some of the all-time great writers and artists from the city.
Ep 120: New year, same us (unfortunately)
In our first episode of 2022, Paul and I caught up on what’s been happening over recent months, the stresses and strains of Christmas and New Year and the impact of Partygate amongst other things. Sorry our new year episode is out in February, Paul had this ready a week ago and I totally missed that we were ready to go. We’re a slick operation!
Spiking, sexual assault and worrying treads - Rebel City Podcast - Episode #119 - Anna Cowan
Hi guys, Sorry for the long break but we're back with another excellent guest in Anna Cowan! Anna is the Co-Founder of Girls Against, a campaign group standing up to sexual assault and misogyny in live music venues. We'd like to thank Anna for her time and her voice on a growing issue with the rise in spikings happening in Night Clubs across the UK.
Ep 118 - Paul Morris. Angry Young Men and independent Scottish cinema.
This week we’re getting into independent Scottish cinema with Paul Morris, writer, director and, from the sounds of it, pretty much everything in between at some point in the production of his new film Angry Young Men.
We chat about the challenges and hurdles faced when making a movie independently in this country, how technology has changed things and how Paul’s influences can be seen in his work.
Angry Young Men is a surreal/ dystopian look at growing up in a scheme/ gang environment and how many who seek to leave often find themselves trapped where they are.
As always all likes, shares and comments welcome!
Captain Kirk's Facial, Newcastle a Saudi outpost, COP26 & more - Rebel City Podcast - Episode #117
This week we got together to catch up on the news of the last month or so. We spoke about the hysteria around Saudi money being pumped into Newcastle United, how COP26 is a load of pish, our pal Jeff over at Amazon ruined a genuine human moment for William Shatner and Dave Chappelle's latest special and controversy around its content.Please like, subscribe, comment and share
Hypocrisy, Cancel Culture, Scotland and Afghanistan - Rebel City Podcast - Episode #116
Ep 115 - Jen Murray
Drug Deaths In Scotland and the Billionaire Space Race - Rebel City Podcast - Episode #114
This week we got into the studio on our own to talk about the recent drug death statistics in Scotland, how it has been communicated after last years report, how we see the history playing a part, the responsibility the SNP must take and where we go from here. We also chat about Billionaires going to space, how blind they and the media are to the view of this from the general public and how the systems are built to keep these guys from knowing whats actually going on round them. We hope you enjoy and as always like, comment, subscribe and share. RCP
Disinformation! What is it? How do we tackle it? - Rebel City Podcast - #113
We hear about it more and more, wether that be in the election of Trump in 2016 or throughout the Covid pandemic. Our guests are Nik Williams a Journalist Protection Advisor at CFWIJ and Director at The Ferret as well as Lawyer and Academic Stephen Macleod Blythe.
As always all likes, shares and subs welcomed, enjoy.
Gaming & Mental Health - Rebel City Podcast - Episode #112 - Joseph Donnelly
This week we got back in the studio with Joseph Donnelly author of 'Checkpoint: How video games power up minds, kick ass and save lives'. If that book title didn't give it away, we're following up on our short a few weeks back to talk about Gaming and how it can and does have a positive impact on mental health.
We hope as always you enjoy this episode and if anything hits home please share with us on socials.
If you're interested in Joseph's book check it out here: https://www.404ink.com/store/checkpoint-joe-donnelly
Robot Wars, Scotland at the Euros & whats coming up - Rebel City Podcast - Episode #111
Hey guys, It's been a couple of week but life got in the way!! We got back into the studio and caught up on a lot that we've been looking at over the past couple of weeks. We really enjoy these one to one podcasts and it give Matt and I the opportunity to really chat and it tends to have a real no pressure chat that has a cathartic effect! We hope you enjoy! We have some amazing guests coming up in the next few weeks so please keep a wee eye out for those episodes. RCP
Podcasting, Heritage & Mental Health - Rebel City Podcast Episode #110 - Halina Rifai
This weeks guest we had the privilege of sitting down with one of Scotland's top Podcasters and Producers Halina Rifai of the incredible 'A Sonic Hug' podcast, which if you haven't already you should 100% go check out before the new series gets published.
We spoke about a lot and Halina was a great guest but we spoke about podcasting as Halina is an absolute trail blazer coming onto the scene as one of the first Podcasts in Scotland over a decade ago! We also spoke about mental health which Halina has been so open and honest about her own experiences and seems to be a huge inspiration for her work. We also talked about Halina's heritage as a mixed race woman working within a white, male dominated industry traditionally and why its important she helps provide a platform for future creatives peolpe of colour to be able to break into the industry.
We would like to thank Halina for giving up some of her precious time to come in and speak to us and encourage you all to seek out her work as its incredible.
Music, Glasgow Rap Scene & Mental Health - Rebel City Podcast - Episode #109 - Bemz
Welcome to Episode 109 of Rebel City Podcast, this week we had the pleasure of sitting down with Jubemi AKA Glasgow up and coming Rapper Bemz. We had an incredible conversation with Jubemi about how he ended up in Glasgow and becoming the Rap focal point in Glasgow during Lockdown with his amazing EP, Saint of Lost Causes.
We spoke about the Glasgow Rap scene as he found it moving up from Ayr to focus on his music and what it's like trying to break Glasgow and play live in a scene dominated by Indie music.
We also spoke about his challenges with his mental health and how so many peolpe are using their music as an outlet for dealing with their mental but also how the current climate in the Arts scene can be a reason for people struggling.
I want to thank Jubemi for coming on and being so open about how he sees things and his struggles and wish him all the luck that he clearly deserves on his upcoming projects that could and should catapult him to another level.
Find Bemz here:
The Cathouse, life in music and surviving lockdowns - Episode #108 - Donald C MacLeod MBE
Welcome to this weeks episode of Rebel City Podcast. This week we have for you the larger than life Donald C MacLeod MBE, creator and owner of Glasgow's legendary Rock Club The Cathouse. It was an pleasure to sit down with the man responsible for the most inclusive club in Glasgow if not Scotland, a man who has brought so many incredible acts to our city and had so many punters cross the doors to his clubs and events.
We hope you enjoy this episode half as much as we enjoyed recording it with Donald. I'm sure you will agree the personality definitely fits the story.
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Rebel City Podcast - Episode #107 - Scott Charles
We caught up on his new single 'Central Station', talked about mental health and how music and the scene has changed over the years. We had a wee beer to celebrate getting back to face to face interviews and we couldn't have asked for a better guy to be the first one back!
Rebel City Podcast - Episode #106 - Bob Doris SNP
It was a pleasure to talk to Bob about his path into politics, how politics seems to be evolving, what he would like to see happen in an independent Scotland, the Scottish Government's handling of Covid-19 Pandemic and much much more.
You can connect with Bob on twitter here:
Back to the Studio....AGAIN! - Rebel City Podcast - Episode #105
Author Ely Percy shares about 'Duck Feet' - Episode #104 - Rebel City Podcast
Buy the book here:
Conquering Creative Blocks - Episode #103 Rebel City Podcast - Tom McGuire & The Brassholes
Rebel City Podcast - Episode #102 - Keiran O'Neill
Rebel City Podcast - Episode #101 - Sisco Recovery
The Importance of lived experience in our Politicians - Councillor Kim Long - Rebel City are 100!!
We spoke about what got Kim into politics, how the Iraq War protest was life changing, being involved in the community at University, how the climate emergency impacts us at a local level and much more.
It was amazing to hear more about the Scottish Greens and how Kim would plan to take action if elected at SP21.
Twitter - @CaptainKim
Facebook - Clir Kim Long Scottish Greens
Website - www.greens.scot