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Are we Megatron?


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GuestJason Reed

Films: Culture High, Grassroots. Writings: Virgin, HuffPo, Independent. Podcast: Stop and Search, and ED of LEAP UK

Mark chatted with Jason Reed of the Stop and Search podcast, which picked up two silvers at this year’s British Podcast Awards.

They talked about the night itself, joining Scroobius Pip’s podcast network, and coming together like a bunch of Transformers to fight Megatron… or are they Megatron? No, they’re the good guys. We’ll get back to you on that.

Mark and Brendan will be away for a couple of weeks, but will be back to the usual show very soon.


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