Episodes
With Brexit supposedly only a few days away, it's the final battle between the Remainer (Matt Kelly) and the Leaver (Mike Graham). What starts out as a critical analysis of the latest Queen's Speech (and develops into a debate about whether Brexit really means Brexit) ends with more uncertainty than ever before. Divisive, polarising and full of outrageous opinion. And that's just The Thought Police... Follow us on Twitter: @ThoughtPoliceTP / @IROMG / @TheNewEuropean Give us a review on iTunes...
Published 10/15/19
Mike and Matt pick apart the week's news including climate change protesters, Liverpool's outstanding form, Prince Harry's behaviour and Robert De Niro's waning powers on the latest Thought Police. Follow the show on Twitter: @ThoughtPoliceTP Mike Graham is: @IROMG and Matt Kelly can be found under his publication: @TheNewEuropean Email the boys at thoughtpolicepod@gmail.com with any questions or comments and don't forget to subscribe from your favourite podcast provider so you never miss an...
Published 10/10/19
Matt and Mike speculate about the future for the UK after Brexit on this episode of the Thought Police as they disagree fundamentally about whether the United Kingdom or the European Union is more important for the other. They also dispute the potentially unwelcome countries that may be welcomed in, the future for the Eurozone and the potential impact of eating American chicken. Follow the podcast on Twitter: @ThoughtPoliceTP / @IROMG / @TheNewEuropean  Subscribe from your favourite podcast...
Published 10/08/19
A timely email to thoughtpolicepod@gmail.com prompts a fascinating discussion into national, local and online journalism on this episode of the Thought Police.  What does the future hold? How have the early days of online affected the current state of play? Can subscription models really work? Mike and Matt discuss... Follow us on Twitter: @ThoughtPoliceTP / @IROMG / @TheNewEuropean Give us a review on iTunes to improve our rating (and don't forget to subscribe from your favourite podcast...
Published 10/03/19
It's a very feisty edition of the Thought Police as Matt Kelly and Mike Graham dispute whether the decisions in Westminster are being taken through righteousness and impartiality or personal politics and vendettas. They also discuss use of language, how news stories miss out the crucial details and the possibility of Boris Johnson being put behind bars. It's The Thought Police and it's all kicking off...  Follow the podcast on Twitter: @ThoughtPoliceTP / @IROMG / @TheNewEuropean Email the...
Published 10/01/19
Mike and Matt continue their pursuit to capture the pulse of the people as they discuss the perception of Prince Harry compared to his mother, Labour's views on the reform required for the education system, why you shouldn't drink too many sweet drinks and the perils of watching football abroad.  Follow the podcast on Twitter: @ThoughtPoliceTP / @IROMG / @TheNewEuropean Subscribe from your favourite podcast provider so you never miss an episode every Tuesday and Thursday and email your...
Published 09/26/19
Mike and Matt address the recent news including the Labour Party conference, the collapse of Thomas Cook and John Humphrys stepping down from Radio 4 as well as the major breaking story of the week, MG's horrific injury. Follow the podcast on Twitter: @ThoughtPoliceTP and @IROMG, email the show: thoughtpolicepod@gmail.com and subscribe from your favourite podcast provider so you never miss an episode. New ones drop every Tuesday and Thursday. 
Published 09/24/19
Matt and Mike dip back into the mail bag to answer your questions on subjects including war zones, Scottish independence and career choices. If you'd like a question answered on the next Thought Police Questions send it in to thoughtpolicepod@gmail.com. Meanwhile don't forget to subscribe at your favourite podcast provider and follow the show on Twitter: @ThoughtPoliceTP and Mike Graham: @IROMG. Enjoy the episode!
Published 09/19/19
David Cameron is back making the news and unsurprisingly the Thought Police have a thing or two to say about his return from exile. Mike and Matt also try to establish what's really going on with Brexit, what makes a regime, and why it's so easy to be a conspiracy theorist. Meanwhile the latest batch of candidates ripe for political derision are named and shamed. It's provocative, proactive but only 50% pro-European (though 100% pro-New European)...they're the Thought Police - accept no...
Published 09/17/19
Mike and Matt discuss their respective recent globetrotting experiences and the perils (and occasional rewards) of travelling abroad. There's also time to debate HS2, Lego and Harry and Meghan's marriage. They'll return to Brexit next week...unlike the current government.  Follow us on Twitter: @ThoughtPoliceTP @IROMG Subscribe at your favourite podcast provider: so you never miss an episode Email the show: thoughtpolicepod@gmail.com And don't forget new episodes drop every Tuesday and...
Published 09/12/19
The Thought Police are back from their summer recess and there is no proroguing here, there's a political minefield to discuss. Brexit is on the horizon, or is it? Matt and Mike pick apart the events of the last few weeks at Westminster and what exactly happens next...if anything.   Follow the podcast on Twitter: @ThoughtPoliceTP, Mike Graham is: IROMG and remember to subscribe from your favourite provider so you never miss an episode. Also don't forget you can send your questions in to...
Published 09/10/19
While the boys enjoy a well deserved break, why not take a look back on some of the best bits from the first twenty episodes...and don't panic, Piers Morgan makes an appearance!  In the mean time, check out the back catalogue from your favourite podcast provider (and subscribe so you never miss an episode!).  Remember to follow the podcast on social media to keep up with the latest news; the show is @ThoughtPoliceTP on Twitter, while Mike is @IROMG. And lastly, you can email questions and...
Published 09/05/19
Mike and Matt may be on holiday but it hasn't stopped them answering your questions. Hard-hitting topics this time include investigative journalism, North East voting, seeing through liars and the BBC. Follow the podcast: @ThoughtPoliceTP on Twitter and remember to subscribe so you never miss an episode. Also, if you've got a question you'd like answered or a topic you think should be discussed you can email: thoughtpolicepod@gmail.com.  They're coming for you... 
Published 08/27/19
Mike and Matt take a nostalgic wander down Fleet Street to discuss making newspapers and in particular some of the characters prised away from the pub for just about long enough to put them together (or indeed those who found a way to do it without having to leave the boozer)! Unsurprisingly this episode may include references to legendary news reporter Don Mackay... 
Published 08/20/19
Ahead of their respective summer holidays both Mike Graham and Matt Kelly are in philosophical moods. Pre-flight topics include: how modern life works (and doesn't work), whether less work means more money, trying to appease (or stand your ground with) tyrannical editors and covering the biggest news story the world has ever seen (once you'd finally heard about it)...  Follow @thoughtpoliceTP and @iromg on Twitter and don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode. Go on, it would be...
Published 08/15/19
It's time for Mike Graham and Matt Kelly's take on the week's news as they discuss the prospect of a general election before Brexit, popular conspiracy theories and common misconceptions, how to travel in style (as long as there are no hiccups along the way) and the dubious state of modern journalism. It's the Thought Police and it's the only lifestyle brand you need to be seen with this summer... Follow the podcast on Twitter: @ThoughtPoliceTP Mike Graham can be found at: @IROMG You can also...
Published 08/13/19
Matt and Mike are back for the latest round of verbal jousting. Today they discuss the demise of the Labour Party, dishonest interviewees, secretive party funding, fiddling your expenses and how to be an investigative journalist. It's another hard hitting episode of the Thought Police. Follow the Thought Police on Twitter: @thoughtpoliceTP or Mike Graham is @iromg. You can also send in your questions and suggestions via email: thoughtpolicepod@gmail.com.  Don't forget there are new episodes...
Published 08/08/19
Matt and Mike react to the weeks news as only they can, with topics including Liverpool's Community Shield defeat, interviewing Hilary Clinton, the American shootings, the warped mind of the serial killer and - on a totally unrelated note - leaving with no deal. This is the Thought Police. Follow the podcast on Twitter @thoughtpoliceTP or Mike Graham is @iromg. You can also email the boys at thoughtpolicepod@gmail.com. And don't forget to download new episodes every Tuesday and Thursday! 
Published 08/06/19
It's the inaugural Thought Police Questions as Mike and Matt open the mailbag to you for your queries, comments and suggestions including discussion points around Britain's EU membership, unintentionally offending people and the widely held view of Iran. Oh and there's also a bit of Merseyside football chat too...
Published 08/01/19
Mike and Matt ferociously debate an explosive week in politics in which Boris Johnson made an impression; but was it a positive one? Meanwhile, trading after Brexit, the car market, Alastair Campbell and Carrie Symonds (again!) are also subjected to the Thought Police treatment. It's the kind of probing the services would be proud of... 
Published 07/30/19
On today's episode Mike and Matt debate the validity of climate change, Mike remembers the time he overheated on a golf course, Matt laments the long-drawn-out decline of the page 3 girl and the pair discuss MG's prescience about Bachelor Boris. 
Published 07/25/19
Mike and Matt are back once again to dissect the political climate including a disagreement over BoJo's authenticity, the perils of kneejerk politics and how public 'do-gooding' fads don't help. It's Jean Baudrillard's favourite podcast - but what's that got to do with the price of fish? Find out here. It's the Thought Police...
Published 07/23/19
Matt and Mike discuss freedom of speech and expression in the media and within that how some factual stories are never told yet some fictional ones are. They also explore the depths to which some people or outlets will stoop in order to get a story and compare the differences between the UK and the US as the always controversial and never shy Thought Police go to press once again... 
Published 07/18/19
Mike and Matt celebrate England's cricket success, MG revels in his baseball knowledge, the pair discuss Manchester United's potential resurgence, and the extra curricular activities of a certain former England striker are put under the microscope on a bit of a curveball of an episode of the Thought Police...
Published 07/16/19
Matt and Mike share their experiences of covering the 7/7 terrorist attack on this edition of The Thought Police. In lighter news, the pair also discuss Gordon Brown, Elon Musk, and travelling in comfort...
Published 07/09/19