A new podcast launched this week with the first episode focused on the upcoming council elections on 2nd May. There’s no shortage of politics podcasts out there, but this is a podcast with a difference – it’s hosted by brothers-in-law who have opposing political views, Simon Sansbury and Ian ‘Tiny’ Morris.
The podcast is a collaboration between Simon Sansbury, representing the yellow side of politics, and Ian ‘Tiny’ Morris who sits firmly in the blue camp. Ian has also written several articles for S&C, which you can find here.
‘It was Simon’s idea,’ said Ian, ‘we regularly lock horns on some of the local political Facebook groups and Simon suggested we should record a podcast and it sounded like it could be fun.”
Simon is standing in the local election as a Liberal Democrat in Cosham ward.
‘I joined the Lib Dems in 2014 and have become more involved with the party in the last year,’ he said.
‘I’m hoping for the chance to represent the good folks of Cosham, although I’m fairly certain I can’t count on Ian’s support this time around.’
The political podcasting pair also happen to be brothers-in-law: Ian is married to Simon’s sister, Nicky. However, this doesn’t stop them holding very opposing views.
‘Although we couldn’t be more different politically, hopefully people will enjoy the podcast as we intend to tackle the issues in a humorous and and non-confrontational way.’
Simon, who takes care of the production and editing of the podcast, said ‘This episode is all about the upcoming local elections and we will follow that up with a results episode. After that, we will take a look at national and local issues as well as inviting guests on.
‘If people have any requests for specific issues or policies they’d like to hear us tackle, we’d like to hear from them. We will see what people want.’
Listen to the Pompey Politics podcast episode below or over at Soundcloud, and you can get in touch with Ian and Simon by email firstname.lastname@example.org or over on their Facebook page at ‘Pompey Politics Podcast’.