Tiny Revolutions

The Bugle

Tiff Stevenson speaks to brilliant creators from comedy to film including Armando Iannucci, Al Madrigal, Roisin Conaty, Simon Neil, W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green and Maisie Richardson-Sellers. Hear them talk about the art, politics and movements that have been revolutionary in influencing their lives and their work.This is a Bugle Podcasts Production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Bugle Presents... Tiny Revolutions
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A really special guest this week as The Bugle podfather himself Andy Zaltzman joins Tiff Stevenson to talk through his tiny revolutions. Hear about Andy as a child growing up with a sculptor father, the school report that has stayed with him, his dreams of being a cricket journalist, studying Ancient Greek comedy and how that influenced his work, finding comedic inspiration in the brilliance and inventiveness of Monty Python and The Day Today, how seeing Rob Newman gave him courage to do political comedy, growing as a stand-up comedian via the Edinburgh Fringe, the conception and evolution of The Bugle and how it was his saviour, maintaining a sense of silliness and absurdity when addressing difficult subjects, how the lateral thinking of cryptic crosswords helps his writing process, and the gratitude he feels when living out his childhood dreams of working in cricket on Test Match Special.This is a Bugle Podcasts Production, produced by Ped Hunter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 16

58 min 7 sec

Tiff Stevenson welcomes the wonderful stand-up comedian and actress Maria Bamford to the podcast. Lady Dynamite on Netflix is based on her life story, she's starred in Arrested Development, and has lent her voice to characters on shows such as BoJack Horseman and American Dad! Hear Maria discuss the joy of being heard on stage, mimicking voices on the television as a child, her unique style as a comic, how Melbourne comedy festival was so welcoming and revolutionary for her, being creative with the comedy form, how she manages her mental health, and the improvement of accessibility within the industry.This is a Bugle Podcasts Production, produced by Ped Hunter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 9

57 min 35 sec

Great stories, insights and positive messages in the latest episode of Tiny Revolutions as Tiff Stevenson welcomes comedian Gina Yashere to the podcast. Hear Gina on starting out as a lift engineer, the racism and misogyny she faced in school and the workplace, how she inadvertently joined the Nation of Islam, how lack of career opportunities in Britain led to her life-changing decision to move to America, how a Google search led to her co-creating a CBS sitcom with Chuck Lorre, and how embracing positivity and gratitude has been revolutionary in her life.This is a Bugle Podcasts Production, produced by Ped Hunter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 2

59 min 1 sec

This week Tiff Stevenson welcomes comedian and writer Rich Hall a.k.a. Otis Lee Crenshaw (and his dog Sarge) on to Tiny Revolutions. Rich talks about his early days 'sticking it to the man' in the student newspaper to a first job writing obituaries, creating evangelistic characters through street preaching, working with a stellar Saturday Night Live cast, the seismic influence of the 1960s on politics, music and film, his love and study of Westerns, being an American comic in the UK, learning to play piano in his 40s, his Edinburgh festival experiences, and how daily exercise has been the staple part of his creative process.This is a Bugle Podcasts Production, produced by Ped Hunter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 26

51 min 39 sec

Tiff Stevenson is joined by comedian, writer, actor and producer Al Madrigal - formerly of The Daily Show, and co-founder of the All Things Comedy network.Al speaks of his Mexican-Sicilian family, the political assassination that was his first political memory, being offered 'comedian' at careers day, creating a fairer and more protective system for comedians through his All Things Comedy production network, and the importance of slowing down and prioritising happiness.This is a Bugle Podcasts Production, produced by Ped Hunter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 19

49 min 44 sec

Tiff Stevenson welcomes comedian and writer Roisin Conaty to the show. Hear Roisin on wanting to be a country and western singer and buying the National Enquirer as a child, how her Irish and London value sets affect her work and life, how she approached debt, addiction and depression in her sitcom GameFace, why Edinburgh is so special to her, how she found clarity and presence through sobriety, and how the Pomodoro technique helps her creative process.This is a Bugle Podcasts Production, produced by Ped Hunter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 12

56 min 16 sec

A special episode this week as Tiff Stevenson is joined by two guests - comedians and long-term friends W. Kamau Bell and Nato Green. Hear them talk about coming through the San Francisco comedy scene, about wealth inequality, race and class in America, how political activism has shaped their lives, representation in comedy, the importance of allowing people to grow and develop their viewpoints, and the influence of their families in their work and lives.This is a Bugle Podcasts Production, produced by Ped Hunter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Apr 28

56 min 30 sec

Biffy Clyro lead singer Simon Neil joins Tiff Stevenson for the latest episode of Tiny Revolutions. Simon speaks of identity, how his Scottishness and decision to live in his home town help to keep him grounded, the art that influenced him - from Axl Rose to Bill Hicks to Annie Lennox, how singing about his mother's death brought guilt but then joy, to how going through a nervous breakdown helped shape who he is today, with the aid of meditation.This is a Bugle Podcasts Production, produced by Ped Hunter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 20

56 min 41 sec

We have another great guest for you! She's studied archaeology and anthropology, moved from the UK to LA, been a superhero, directed a short film, created an inclusive production company, and is now directing on Legends of Tomorrow - the DC Comics series which she starred in - all before the age of 30! Hear Maisie Richardson-Sellers talk about her journey from being inspired by her parents' political activism, the empowerment of the group in protests, to the importance of strong female role models and seeing people from marginalised communities represented on screen, to her morning ritual that has become a tiny revolution for being creative with a clear mind.This is a Bugle Podcasts Production, produced by Ped Hunter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 14

48 min 38 sec

First up in the new series, Tiff Stevenson talks to comedy writer and director Armando Iannucci - creator of The Thick of It, Veep, The Day Today, Alan Partridge, director of In The Loop, The Death of Stalin and The Personal History of David Copperfield. Armando talks of how his Scottish/Italian heritage shaped him, his father's time writing for an anti-fascist newspaper and how his own politics guides his work, plus his influences ranging from passing round Billy Connolly tapes at school, to his love of Charles Dickens, to the discomfort felt towards Woody Allen's films.This is a Bugle Podcasts Production, produced by Ped Hunter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 7

49 min 52 sec

Tiff Stevenson is back with an all-star lineup of brilliant creators from comedy to film including Armando Iannucci, Al Madrigal, Roisin Conaty, Simon Neil, W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green and Maisie Richardson-Sellers. Hear them talk about the art, politics and movements that have been revolutionary in influencing their lives and their work.This is a Bugle Podcasts Production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 29

46 sec

TIff talks to New Zealand comic, writer and playwright James Nokise. They discuss race and racism, how to pronounce his surname, challenging perceptions, and gigging at the Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam. For the latest gig info, follow James on Twitter.  Catch Tiff Stevenson in London and LA in the coming months; check where she’ll be appearing here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Oct 2019

47 min 6 sec

Recorded live at the Lush Showcase, Tiff talks to award-winning writer, performer, and provocateur Mark Thomas about setting up a comedy club in a refugee camp in Palestine, and early gigs.  They also talk about how comedy can give people a voice, “shining a light into a dark corner”,  and how comedy can make real change. Warning: contains explicit languageMark Thomas will be taking his work in progress show 50 Things About Us to theatres around the UK in November and December. See here for more info. Catch Tiff Stevenson in London and LA in the coming months; check where she’ll be appearing here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Oct 2019

15 min 23 sec

In this episode, comedian and author Shappi Khorsandi talks to host Tiff Stevenson about blending the political and the personal in her stand-up, about being a columnist and author, and her early childhood.  They also talk about comedy as therapy, a defence mechanism, and as a comfort.You can read the column Shappi and Tiff discuss here: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/iran-hijab-protests-headscarf-take-off-islam-muslims-middle-east-western-liberals-a8248106.htmlAnd Shappi's book here: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/110/1109896/nina-is-not-ok/9781785031373.html See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Sep 2019

38 min 52 sec

In the fourth of this series of Edinburgh specials, Tiff Stevenson meets US comedian and writer Jena Friedman to talk neuroses, reproductive rights, democratic discourse, the art versus the artist,, and her Adult Swim specials https://www.adultswim.com/videos/soft-focus-with-jena-friedman.  This podcast contains swears (suitable for 18+ only). Trigger warnings: there is some talk of violence against women, rape.  Jena Friedman’s Miscarriage of Justice show runs until 25th August at the Assembly George Square Studios, Edinburgh. https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/jena-friedman-miscarriage-of-justiceTiff Stevenson is performing “Mother” at Monkey Barrel Comedy in Edinburgh until 25th August. https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tiff-stevenson-mother See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Aug 2019

30 min 40 sec

In the third of this series of Edinburgh specials, Tiff Stevenson and stand-up comedian and actor Ed Byrne chat about first gigs, changing people’s minds, gender politics and pink shoes. This podcast contains swears (suitable for 18+ only). Ed Byrne’s show “If I’m Honest” runs at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms until 25th August.https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/ed-byrne-if-i-m-honest. Tiff Stevenson is performing “Mother” at Monkey Barrel Comedy in Edinburgh until 25th August. https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tiff-stevenson-mother  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Aug 2019

30 min 25 sec

In the second of this series of Edinburgh specials, Tiff Setvenson and Desiree Burch talk about performing comedy in the UK versus the US, personal pronouns, cancel culture. and how comedy can open someone’s perspective and change people’s mind. This podcast contains swears (suitable for 18+ only)Desiree Burch’s show “Desiree’s Coming Early” is on at Heroes@The Hive, Edinburgh until 25th August. https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/desiree-burch-desiree-s-coming-earlyTiff Stevenson is performing “Mother” at Monkey Barrel Comedy  in Edinburgh until 25th August. https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tiff-stevenson-mother  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Aug 2019

33 min 53 sec

LYNN RUTH MILLERIn the first of this series of Edinburgh Fringe specials, host Tiff Stevenson meets 'spark plug' and oldest comedian on the UK/US circuit Lynn Ruth Miller to discuss politics, ageism and glass ceilings, and how fierce ambition and defying expectations never gets old.This podcast contains swears (suitable for 18+ only). Trigger warnings: there is some talk of violence against women, rape, and abortion.Tiff Stevenson is performing “Mother” at Monkey Barrel Comedy until 25th August. https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tiff-stevenson-mother See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Aug 2019

23 min 41 sec

Tiff Stevenson chats with author of Feminasty, host of the Throwing Shade Podcast, improvisor and general funny bean all across the Earwolf network and beyond - ERIN GIBSON.This very fun and funny conversation covers all sorts - Trump, feminism, side hustles and being female in the entertainment industry.Contains: Some swearsPS Tiny Revolutions is LIVE in Edinburgh 12th and 13th Augusthttps://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tiff-stevenson-tiny-revolutions-podcast-liveAND Tiff's show Mother is also up there for the full runhttps://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tiff-stevenson-mother See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Aug 2019

30 min 11 sec

Tiff Stevenson talks to US sketch and improv comedian Tawny Newsome, co-host of podcast "Yo, Is This Racist?", about whether comedy can contribute to positive social change. The chat ranges from the parallels between hazing and starting out in comedy, how being a women in comedy can be a political act, Trump fatigue, and why the idea of ‘If you can see it, you can be it” is so important.This podcast contains swears. If you’re up at the Edinburgh Fringe then why not come see Tiny Revolutions Live12/13 August 4pm The Gilded Balloon https://gildedballoon.co.uk/programme/tiff-stevenson/And/or Tiff’s Show - Mother31 July 1-25 August 915pm Monkey Barrelhttps://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tiff-stevenson-mother See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jul 2019

42 min 16 sec

In this week’s episode, Tiff Stevenson meets American stand-up comic, actor, and documentary-maker Hari Kondabolu. They discuss comedy as art and its ability to be a positive form of social change. Amongst other things, their chat covers race, representation, the problem with Apu, and death threats in translation.This podcast contains swears. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jul 2019

44 min 46 sec

Tiff Stevenson and pal Kiri Pritchard-McLean - double-Chortle award winning Edinburgh Festival favourite - talk about how comedy can contribute to social change, particularly through talking about subjects that were previously considered taboo. Other subjects include gender expectations, shaming, and the magnitude of tampons.Trigger warnings: there is some talk of depression, abusive relationships and gaslighting.This podcast contains swears. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jun 2019

46 min 34 sec

Tiff Stevenson and her good friend Sara Pascoe - comedian, actor, author - have a wide ranging discussion on whether comedy can be a force for social change, how to use the special powers that comedy has, and how not to misuse them. Amongst other things (Louis CK and why dairy is disgusting*) They talk about the importance of being aware of your own blind spot, in comedy as well as life in general. Trigger-wise there is some pretty deep stuff in here in particular - sexual assault, racism and sexism.This podcast contains swears.*unrelated See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jun 2019

37 min 42 sec

Tiff Stevenson talks to The Mash Report’s NISH KUMAR about all sorts.  Obviously Brexit and Trump, of course that Piers Morgan, and whether TV political satire/ commentary can really make a change. They chat a bit about Goodness Gracious Me and make particular reference to this classic sketch:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDXrhkm4sEI If you don’t get the Mark Watson reference towards the start, it’s about this kind of stuff…  https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/01/16/42086/mark_watson_announces_a_marathon_show_%E2%80%93_and_marathon_podcast_series Plus, if you want to get deep on the Piers/Nish beef here is a good place to start:   https://www.chortle.co.uk/punching-ups/2017/12/15/38703/piers_morgan_calls_out_billy_big_balls_nish_kumar Yes there are swears See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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May 2019

40 min 1 sec

Host Tiff Stevenson interviews fellow comedians about how and why comedy can be a force for social change.This is very much what this will sound like. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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May 2019

2 min 9 sec