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Pod Two - Who cares about the Oscars? It's just virtue-signalling in a tux! 27th February

Pod Two - Who cares about the Oscars? It's just virtue-signalling in a tux! 27th February

The biggest gaffe at last night's Oscars wasn't what you think! Forget about handing Warren Beatty the wrong envelope for Best Oscar, who agreed to televise that virtue-signalling snooze-fest in the first place? Who cares about the Oscars? There aren't any decent blockbusters being made any more, and all the awards go to self-righteous Oscar-bait like "Moonlight" and "Fences". Almost every speech was an excuse to bash Trump, or prove what a good person they were. I spoke to film critic and podcast host on Talk2MeRadio Greg Wetherall, to ask him whether the Oscars are worth bothering with anymore!

Before that I spoke to Simon Clark, director of smokers lobbyist group Forest. Smokers are being hit by a double-whammy this week. First Public Health England say they'll ban smoking from around all NHS buildings, then the NHS announce pregnant women should be given carbon monoxide tests to prove they're not smoking during the pregnancy. I'm not a smoker myself, but is this the nanny state g

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