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It's the trans-global satiricast that leaves no hot potato unbuttered. Andy Zaltzman breaks down the news with comedians from across the world including Wyatt Cenac, Hari Kondabolu, John Oliver, Nish Kumar, Anuvab Pal and his sister Helen.

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Dog Climbs Mountain – Bugle 4101

46:24 | Mar 16th

Andy is joined by Alice and new Buglers Baratunde Thurston and Nato Green to look at US corruption, Ilhan Omar, San Francisco millionaires and a mountain climbing dog. Your support keeps us going. Click here to support the show With @HelloBuglers ...Show More

Ferry bad start to the year – Bugle 4092

42:44 | Jan 4th

Britain plans to save itself post-Brexit with imaginary ferries. Plus it's been an exciting start to the year including North Korean defections and vegan sausage rolls breaking the internet. Plus, a new Bugle fitness regime, including the return of ...Show More

2018, Part One: Kangaroos, Kim & corruption

43:24 | Dec 23rd, 2018

What a year! Yes there's Trump and Brexit, but also sexy Kangaroos, exam cheats in India and Kim Jong Un. Includes great live moments and a guest appearance from RoboTrump. Featuring Andy Zaltzman, Tom Ballard, Nish Kumar, Alice Fraser, Anuvab Pal, ...Show More

Brexray Specs – Bugle 4091

43:15 | Dec 14th, 2018

Andy corrals together Nish Kumar, Tiff Stevenson and Matt Forde to look at a baffling week in a baffling year in a baffling decade for UK politics.

That’s a Big Cow! – Bugle 4089

45:08 | Nov 30th, 2018

That's a big cow! ...It's a really Big Cow! There’s a giant cow about to take over the show in Australia. The sky is the limit as India constructs Statues that bother aircraft. The Bugle welcomes Tom Ballard and Anuvab Pal to discuss these and more ...Show More

Wedgie Diplomacy: Bugle 4083

49:03 | Oct 12th, 2018

Andy is joined by David O'Doherty and Alice Fraser to discuss hot planets, awful science men, MMA(!) and Britain's relationship with Ireland. Recorded live at the Sugar Club in Dublin - part of our UK tour and the Dublin Podcast Festival. Includes a ...Show More

Buy lead and horny horses: Bugle 4082

44:34 | Oct 5th, 2018

Andy and Hari try to make sense of the Kavanaugh situation in the US, celebrate Bugle success in the subcontinent and celebrate female physicists.

Aditi’s Intro to India

31:12 | Sep 29th, 2018

Andy is joined by Aditi Mittal, in India. India is big, and has a lot going on.

Bugle 4077 – Space Force

47:44 | Aug 17th, 2018

Andy is joined by Alice Fraser and Alex Edelman to explore the implications of Space Force, get the lowdown on who Trump has most recently fallen out with (this item may be out of date) and hear the latest global feminism news. Recorded live at the ...Show More

Bugle 4074 – Naked Hermit News

45:27 | Jun 29th, 2018

Andy and Nish are joined by newcomer James Nokise who reports on everything happening in the Pacific. Plus, naked Japanese island man news and World Cup - with some exclusive match commentary from Germany.

Bugle 4042 – Durable Partners

47:24 | Sep 9th, 2017

Andy is joined by Nish Kumar and Tom Ballard to discuss Brexit, Moggmentum, dates gone wrong and a punch up between Jesus and Buddha.

Mature Grown Up Politics – Bugle 4102

37:57 | Mar 22nd

Andy, Alice and Chris are in Edinburgh and Glasgow for lives Bugles. Turns out Scotland is not a fan of Brexit. Plus - BUGLE DONORS - your first batch of positive libels are broadcast (more to follow in coming months). With @HelloBuglers Alice Fras...Show More

12 Bum Salute – Bugle 4100

46:50 | Mar 9th

Andy and Alice are in America (mostly Portland, but also Denver, Chicago and Minneapolis) with news on a miracle jellyfish with a transient anus, Manafort news and some contributions from Tom Ballard and John Oliver (yes, that one). We need you to s...Show More

Ross and Rachel – Bugle 4099

48:40 | Mar 2nd

Andy is in America, and this episode is mostly Brooklyn, with a little DC. In focus this week, the Brexit countdown and why it's like Ross and Rachel, plus Michael Cohen's testimony, and secret microphones. Features a fine debut from Josh Gondlema...Show More

Independents Day – Bugle 4098

44:21 | Feb 23rd

Andy, Alice and Anuvab talk us through moon news, more disgusting animal news, Brexit breakups and Indian crocodile news. Plus - The Bugle is changing and needs you to survive. Contribute and keep us going here. With @HelloBuglers Alice Fraser Des...Show More

Sex and Insects news – Bugle 4097

47:51 | Feb 16th

Andy and Alice are joined by Bugle debutant Desiree Burch to discuss the biggest issues this week - including insects, 'blackface' sweaters and sex. Loads of sex. Plus, what happens when you put a cow on a plane? With @HelloBuglers Alice Fraser De...Show More

The Bin King – Bugle 4096

48:05 | Feb 9th

Andy, Alice and Hari look at the State of the Union, and what a state it is. Plus, is a place in hell actually a privilege for a Brexiteer and Sweden has a new monarch. Also, emoji news and the latest on Producer Chris's broken arse. With @HelloB...Show More

Why the dolphins keep leaping – Bugle 4095

44:56 | Feb 1st

Andy and Alice turn their attentions to homelessness, the polar vortex and plastics. Plus animal news.

Bugle 4094 – Weekend at Bernie’s

43:26 | Jan 19th

Andy is joined this week by Nish Kumar and Alice Fraser. Brexit continues to be a great source of fulfilment and happiness, we enjoy exposure to toxic masculinity and celebrate the redundancy (literally) of Robotic servants. @Hellobuglers @Alliter...Show More

Wall Nuts – Bugle 4093

40:37 | Jan 12th

Andy and Anuvab Pal discuss Trump's 'wall', Theresa May's 'deal' and the true heritage of James Bond. Plus, some old smoking adverts make it In The Bin. And - Producer Chris news.

2018, Part Two: Trump, *truth* and Theresa

37:52 | Dec 29th, 2018

Andy Zaltzman introduces six more huge stories from the year, including Trump and the truth, David O'Doherty's guide to Anglo Irish relations and a Mark Wahlberg inspired look at the day of a regular Bugle host. Featuring Andy Zaltzman, Nish Kumar, ...Show More

Have we invaded Bhutan? – Bugle 4090

42:09 | Dec 8th, 2018

Andy is with Helen Zaltzman and Hari Kondabolu to look at Mike Pence's new approach to problems, the Queen's (possible) take on Brexit and whether or not it's better to pretend you're older or younger than you actually are.

Termites and Populists – Bugle 4088

44:06 | Nov 24th, 2018

Europe is embracing populism, termites are building megalopolises, men are doing incredible things with their throats, and turkeys are doing their turkey thing.

Symptomless Blitz: 4087

48:43 | Nov 16th, 2018

Aliens, Brexit(!!) and Trumpbrella all in focus in a pretty spectacular live Bugle, featuring Nish Kumar and Felicity Ward alongside Andy Zaltzman.

Midterms, appendage art and WOMEN: Bonus Bugle

17:47 | Nov 11th, 2018

Some classic midterm news from John and Andy, the penis on the roof and something special from Producer Chris. Respect to Jim Acosta, Abby Phillip, April Ryan, Yamiche Alcindor and anyone who dares question that enormous lunatic.

It’s easier to build a moon than to Brexit: Bugle 4086

45:51 | Nov 3rd, 2018

Andy is joined by Al Murray and Tom Ballard to look at just how China is taking over the world. Plus - Britain is angry, Australia now welcomes rappers (one at a time) and the US is, well, you know how it is.

Pocket Gods: Bugle 4085

42:30 | Oct 26th, 2018

Andy is with Alice Fraser and Aditi Mittal to discuss how much someone should smile, including women and terrorists, Trump's right to lie and and anti corruption versus anti corruption.

Hari Kondabolu Day: Bugle 4084

41:06 | Oct 19th, 2018

With perfect timing, Hari Kondabolu joins Andy, just as we all get ready to celebrate Hari Kondabolu day. In other news: From Saudi Arabia, the Jamal Khashoggi case continues. From the UK, the detailed arrangements for a royal baby are explained. Fr...Show More

Wedgie diplomacy: Bugle 4083

39:52 | Oct 12th, 2018

Andy is joined by David O'Doherty and Alice Fraser to discuss hot planets, awful science men, MMA(!) and Britain's relationship with Ireland. Recorded live at the Sugar Club in Dublin, and part of our UK tour. Includes a travel weary producer Chris, ...Show More

Octopuses on drugs: Bugle 4081

46:31 | Sep 22nd, 2018

Andy, Nish and Alice learn the latest stupid Brexit news, discuss just how bad the republicans are handling sexual assault claims, discover what happens when scientists are given ecstasy, and bring the latest penis news.

Ruining Mark Wahlberg’s Day: Bugle 4080

41:58 | Sep 16th, 2018

Andy is joined by James Nokise and Tiff Stevenson to discover the real use for the Apple Watch, how Brexit is affecting hedgehogs & Jager Bombs, and why Nauru has stuck it to China. Recorded live at The Leicester Square Theatre. We've got live dates...Show More

The Bugle plays away: Bonus Bugle

18:01 | Sep 7th, 2018

Some bits sneakily kept back from recent Bugles recorded live at the Edinburgh and End of the Road Festivals. See us live in London in London, Salford and Dublin in coming months.

Scallop wars and the Maybot: Bugle 4079

39:10 | Sep 2nd, 2018

Andy and Alice record a Bugle at midnight in the woods - and discuss Theresa May's attempts at dancing, the first Scallop War of Brexit, and who the latest Aussie PM is (this may already be out of date). Recorded in front of about 1000 people at the...Show More

Bugle 4078 – Truth isn’t Truth

50:30 | Aug 24th, 2018

Andy is with Nish Kumar and Anuvab Pal - after a wonderfully ludicrous week in Trumpland, what actually is truth and what do we do with it? Plus, Ikea in India news, Economics is a crazy subject, and puns.

Bonus Bugle – Frankenbugle

33:18 | Aug 10th, 2018

A cut and paste collection of Bugle sections from previous shows with absolutely no editorial decisions. Turns out it unearths the best listener email of all time, Chris's first Bugle and how Buglers treated John in Milwaukee.

Bonus Bugle – Some Andy and John classics

28:10 | Aug 5th, 2018

Andy and John on with some classic US political moments from Bugle past, plus an Australian on a whale.

Bonus Bugle – Putin, Trump and The Queen’s Brooch

25:40 | Jul 27th, 2018

Putin and Trump. That was weird. Trum and The Queen. That was weird. Balls. They are weird. Audiences. Weird.

Bugle 4076 – Space Jam

42:45 | Jul 21st, 2018

Andy is joined by Nish Kumar in London and Alex Edelman in Boston for a look at Trump’s visit to Europe and what this means for Montenegro. Plus, Brexit news, Chance the Publisher and what really happened during the 1st moon landing.

Bugle 4075 – Fledgling season

47:49 | Jul 14th, 2018

Andy is with Alice Fraser and Andrew Maxwell to discuss Brexit lunacy, the Thai cave rescue and big dick energy. Recorded live at Underbelly Festival in London. Come see us live some time!

Bugle 4073 – Baby Jails

41:03 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Andy and Alice discuss Melania's coat, baby jails and WORLD CUP. Plus, the Bugle welcomes a new special producer

Bugle 4072 The Question

37:31 | Jun 16th, 2018

Anuvab Pal joins Andy to talk about the G7 summit and the beginnings of a special relationship with North Korea. We contrast the morning routines of Prime Ministers and a glorious summer of sport beckons to distract us from Brexit insanity. With @H...Show More

Bugle 4071 – Whale of a Time

44:34 | Jun 8th, 2018

Andy is joined by Tiff Stevenson and Alice Fraser to look at the latest news, including Where's Melania? Who cares about pollution? Who should apologise for calling who a what? And, what's a suitable campaign for a cosmetics company? Recorded live a...Show More

Bugle 4070 – Tit for Tat

43:43 | Jun 1st, 2018

Andy and Alice look at Ukrainian 'assassinations', Trump's trade deals and dachshunds. Plus WORLD CUP AUDIO PULLOUT!

Bugle 4069 – Read the bible, capeesh?

47:23 | May 25th, 2018

Andy and Nish Kumar look at the latest wang swinging from the US and North Korea, Ireland's referendum on membership to the 21st century and silliness from the NFL. May contain references to a sporting event that was taking place at the time.

Bugle 4068 – Megotiations

50:17 | May 21st, 2018

Andy, Alice and Helen deliver the 1st ever live Bugles from Portland and San Francisco. Complete with midi jingles (thanks Martin), Trump news, Royal wedding and at least one audience member better on Wikipedia than Andy

Bonus Bugle – Andy on tour

17:59 | May 14th, 2018

Radiotopia are on tour. Andy has asked a friend to contribute. Plus, some classic royal wedding Bugle.

Bugle 4067 – Celebrate Forgery

45:40 | May 5th, 2018

Andy is with Anuvab Pal to discuss global cheating, forgery and misrepresentation - from Indian exams to Swedish meatballs.

Bonus Bugle – Space Gravy

32:25 | Apr 28th, 2018

Andy introduces some classic moments in history plus some recently held back live moments including the best space story of all time

Bugle 4066 – Donald’s a Bugler

48:58 | Apr 24th, 2018

Andy is with Tom Ballard and newcomer Aditi Mittal to discuss more stupid news from the week. They are also joined by EXTRA SPECIAL NEW CO-HOST - DONALD TRUMP (sort of).

Bugle 4065 – Clipart news

46:55 | Apr 15th, 2018

Andy is with David O'Doherty and Alice Fraser (and 'producer' Tom) for a live show from Batmania with a focus on Armageddon, turtles and bicycles.

Bugle 4064 – Mad Mike Versus Science

43:27 | Mar 30th, 2018

Andy and Alice Fraser look at possible cheating in elections and cricket, the mass congregation of Dachshunds, how Pauline Hanson is like Nelson Mandela, and how a flat earther is using science to prove science wrong, but it's not science.

Bugle 4063 – The bots have won

46:37 | Mar 24th, 2018

Andy is with Helen and Nish to discuss Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, Japanese toilets, Russian 'elections' and the royal wedding. Plus, Helen does the sport section (really).

Bugle 4062 – Bullwinkle

43:33 | Mar 17th, 2018

Andy is joined by Hari Kondabolu to discuss Russian spies in Salisbury, the end of Rex Tillerson, French baguette news and the happiness index.

Bonus Bugle: Who Says Comedy Has To Be Entertaining?

33:30 | Mar 10th, 2018

Some amazing bits from recent Bugles we held back, including the mother of Freudian slips from Andy, the return of Silvio and a classic bit from Andy and John.

Bugle 4061 – Three Day Heart attacks

46:05 | Mar 3rd, 2018

Andy is joined by Tiff Stevenson and Felicity Ward for a global tour of the news, including Chinese dictators, Aussie mullets, American guns, Italian elections and British fudges. Plus, how do men demonstrate they really understand women's pain?

Bugle 4060 – What’s that Aunt Doing?

47:34 | Feb 24th, 2018

V signs from the cliffs of Dover, Australian tax office news, Kazakh alphabet updates and the NRA. Douchebags.

Bonus Bugle – Late love and Live

37:41 | Feb 18th, 2018

Some classic Valentines bits from Andy and John, and some Satirist For Hire from Aldershot and Dublin

Bugle 4059 – Space, Snow and Super Bowl

41:47 | Feb 10th, 2018

It's Triple-A taking on Triple-S. Andy, Alice and Anuvab on space, snow and Super Bowl, with a specific look at an orbiting car, the Winter Olympics and the return of Timberlake.

Bugle 4058 – Donald the Bastard

45:06 | Feb 3rd, 2018

Andy is joined by Al Murray and Bugle debutant Jen Kirkman for a look at the (complete) state of the union, peacocks on planes and illegal castle building.

Bonus Bugle – More LSQ and some Davos Classics

38:15 | Jan 27th, 2018

We're not sure why we cut these bits from last week's show, there's some proper gold here, from Andy, Alice and Mark Steel. Plus: some classic Bugle with Andy and John Oliver.

Bugle 4057 – Britain in Crisis (Live!)

44:47 | Jan 20th, 2018

Andy is joined by Alice Fraser and Bugle debutant Mark Steel to look at the UK in crisis. Plus, feature section: things people put up their butts in 2017!

Bugle 4056 – What does ‘massacre’ mean?

44:31 | Jan 12th, 2018

Andy is joined by Nish Kumar and Tom Ballard to discuss sexy kangaroo news, Trump's international review and the British cabinet reshuffle. Plus, who is the moral winner in Virgin v Daily Mail, what happened when Nish met Piers Morgan and the latest...Show More

Bugle 4055 – New Year’s Revelations

44:45 | Jan 5th, 2018

When Trump and Bannon say bad things about each other who can you believe? Andy is joined by Alice Fraser to discuss the latest controversy from the US, new years resolutions and the World's Strongest Man. Hari Kondabolu also joins the guys from th...Show More

The Bugle 2017 Review: Men are Terrible

40:57 | Dec 31st, 2017

What a year. WHAT. A. YEAR. It will be remembered primarily for the actions of many terrible men. Thanks guys. From January to December, we give you some of the biggest stories of the year, including Trump, Theresa, Bobby Mugs, Harvey and many other...Show More

Bugle 4054 – FUChristmas

45:54 | Dec 23rd, 2017

It's a Christmas special with Andy, Alice and Helen. This week: sexy Christmas, a conclusion of the Andy's advent calendar, and we hand out our 2017 awards.

Bugle 4053 – Mountains, Monkeys and Moore

43:26 | Dec 15th, 2017

Andy and Anuvab discuss a huge week in the UK Parliament, the election in Alabama, British mountains and the latest news from India. Plus - Swear Relief is gathering momentum!

Bugle 4052 – Brexcitement!

44:10 | Dec 9th, 2017

In an episode that was very nearly titled 'Undirectional Rage Poop', Andy is joined by Tiff Stevenson and Alice Fraser to talk about the people of the year, Brexit and horny Irish dogs (and men). We also address the bleeping issue. Again.

Bugle 4051 – Trump and the motto of Brexit

45:47 | Dec 1st, 2017

Well what a stupid week it has been. The President of the USA is engaging with the far right, Meghan Markle is marrying a Brit of German(!) descent and there is sport happening. Andy is joined by Nish Kumar

Bonus Bugle: Australian marriage equality

29:11 | Nov 27th, 2017

We endure a week off watching cricket in Australia, so offset with some previously unheard Australia marriage news, and sport, of course, more sport.

Bugle 4050 – Bad Boys

48:43 | Nov 18th, 2017

Robert Mugabe, Silvio Berlusconi, Leonardo Da Vinci and Jesus of Nazareth - some classic old skool Bugle stars are back in the news and back on the show! Recorded live at the Leicester Square theatre with Andy, Nish, Alice and Chris telling it like...Show More

Bugle 4049 – Grafting Harder Than Ever Before.

43:25 | Nov 11th, 2017

Andy is in the former New Amsterdam, Anuvab Pal is in the former Kalikata. Andy's been on tour, Trump's on Tour, Prince Charles is on Tour. Has india been cured of corruption?[audio mp3=" More

Bugle 4048 – common ground with Osama

45:24 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Andy is with Nish Kumar to discuss the latest revelations on Russia, Osama Bin Laden, British sleaze and JFK. Plus, it's time to get #nudewithnish Support us at

Bonus Bugle: A listener quiz for Andy

33:41 | Oct 28th, 2017

We asked you to write a quiz for Andy and here it is.

Bugle 4047 – A fart wrapped in an illusion

37:59 | Oct 21st, 2017

Andy is in LA, Alice is in Australia, and the news is in London, Washington, China, France, Hollywood and, most significantly, St Helena. Amongst other things: men (awful), speeches (long) and Trump's art (fake)

Bugle 4046 – Retronauts and prairie skirts

41:30 | Oct 13th, 2017

Andy, Hari and Helen look at the war on coal, school bus news, Columbus Day, and The Great British Bake Off

Bugle 4045 – Calendar means Calendar

49:08 | Oct 7th, 2017

Andy is joined by Nish and Alice to ponder just how awful the Conservative conference has been for Theresa May. They also try to make sense of a grim week for the USA. Bugle love to our Vegas listeners. PLUS: What mythical creature would Donald Trum...Show More

Bonus Bugle: Where will he be?

10:55 | Oct 1st, 2017

There's no new Bugle this week. There is however this. Remember: Andy in the USA.

Bugle 4044 – Nuke the Amazon

45:14 | Sep 23rd, 2017

Andy is joined by Hari Kondabolu and Tiff Stevenson to reflect on some powerful EU speeches, a new generation of power names and the a *POW!* from Morgan Freeman.

Bugle 4043 – Questions and Answers

44:11 | Sep 18th, 2017

Andy is joined on stage by Helen Zaltzman, Anuvab Pal and Producer Chris to ask questions about India, North Korea, gravediggers and of each other.

Bugle 4041 – A flood of news, and floods

41:47 | Sep 1st, 2017

There's a lot of water this week. In Houston, where the government is backtracking from plans to cut disaster spending, and in Mumbai where Anuvab is seeking refuge on a floating train. Also, Brexit, Kim, Pauline Hanson and transfer news.

Bugle 4040 – Despot Death Match

47:16 | Aug 27th, 2017

Andy is joined by Al Murray and Tom Ballard to put the top global despots to the test and see what chaos they've spurted into the world recently. With big guns from Chechnya, Nigeria, North Korea and the USA all in the mix, it's the cross-code punch...Show More

Bugle 4039 – Apologies to South America

46:26 | Aug 18th, 2017

Andy is joined by Alice Fraser and Producer Chris at the New Town Theatre in Edinburgh for the most northern Bugle of all time. In a massive news week there is Trump news, North Korea, Venezuela, Brexit and Australian New Zealander news.

Bugle 4038 – Every Mushroom Cloud…

43:08 | Aug 12th, 2017

Andy is joined by Hari Kondabolu who reports from Seattle, right in North Korea's firing line. This episode includes all you need to know about Guam. Plus, doping scandals and an email from Eubie Butt.

Bonus: Everything August aka Silly Season

47:25 | Aug 5th, 2017

Features Andy Zaltzman and John Oliver on Gaddafi, The Olympics, Afghanistan AND THE WORST RUSSIAN NEWS YOU'LL EVER HEAR

Bonus Bugle – Too Much News #2

21:22 | Jul 29th, 2017

Andy is joined by multiple co-hosts with a collection of stories that were too hot for the news. Highlights from Nisk Kumar, Al Murray, Hari Kondabolu, Tiff Stevenson, Tom Ballard, an almost inaudible laugh from Alice Fraser and several groans from P...Show More

Bugle 4037 – In the belly of the bull

47:31 | Jul 14th, 2017

Andy is joined by Helen, Nish and Producer Chris for a live special at the Underbelly festival in London. This week; world population, Steve Bannon, puns and British racism.

Bugle 4036 – Paunchy Plutocrats, Inc.

39:25 | Jul 7th, 2017

Alice Fraser joins Andy in London this week. As usual, they talk about Vegan Goats, Hotdog Eating Contests, Nuking Alaska and the Man shortage.

Bugle 4035 – Theresa May has ruined leopard print

46:17 | Jun 30th, 2017

Andy is joined by Tom Ballard and Tiff Stevenson to look at the DUP, magic money trees, and dressed down politicians. Also in the news Aussie Tony versus British Tony, who is worse?

Bugle 4034 – Judges and prison

41:24 | Jun 24th, 2017

Andy is joined by Anuvab Pal to discuss mad judges, British democracy and incarceration.

Bugle 4033 – America’s over there

38:19 | Jun 17th, 2017

Andy is joined by Hari Kondabolu to find out what's happened in Trump Town lately. Also Megan Kelly news, Sport/not sport and a Father's Day guide.

Bugle 4032 – A truly British democracy

46:55 | Jun 9th, 2017

It's the election that no one wanted, no one won, and yet everyone is celebrating. Andy, Helen and Aparna Nancherla try to work out what just happened.

Bugle 4031 – Live Election Special

53:47 | Jun 3rd, 2017

Andy, Nish (and Chris) live on stage at the Soho Theatre in London, with a British election special. Pay heed to Andy's warning at the start. MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS CONTENT. (Audio a bit peaky for the 1st minute or so - it settles!)

Bugle 4030 – AAA

44:44 | May 27th, 2017

The Bugle's Triple A team of Andy, Al Murray and Alice Fraser react to the Manchester attacks before moving onto the news people need right now: massive Brazilian emeralds, horse trams and flamingoes.

Bugle 4029 – Electile Dysfunction

45:41 | May 19th, 2017

Andy takes to the studio with Nish this week. They talk about camouflage, khaki and of course Basquiat. Also the UK election, President Trump and sports mascots.

Bugle 4028: You’re Fired – Afforced Acquiescence

35:22 | May 12th, 2017

Andy is joined by Anuvab Pal this week who brings to light the extreme linguistic complexity of India's legal system, we catch up with Trump's latest catchphrase use. France Elects, while the other side of the channel gets ready to.

Bugle 4027: The Sinister Minister (LIVE)

45:15 | May 7th, 2017

How do you say citizenship? Is that enough to make you an Australian citizen? Plus, the truth about St George. Andy is joined by Zoe Coombs Marr and Wil Anderson


46:12 | May 1st, 2017

The Bugle makes it's live debut in Australia! Featuring Tom Ballard and Alice Fraser.

Bugle 4025 – Theresa May or may not

35:07 | Apr 21st, 2017

Britain needs an election! Theresa May has saved us. Plus, what are Australian values, and how can a baby be a terrorist? Andy is joined by Alice Fraser and Nazeem Hussain.

Bugle 4024 – Fart jokes for the Taliban

41:27 | Apr 14th, 2017

Andy is joined by Sami Shah and Alice Fraser for a look at the week's news, including Sean Spicer's latest Hitler bantz. Including - why he should become a porn star.

Bugle 4023 – World turned upside down

49:28 | Apr 7th, 2017

Andy is in Australia and joined by two new Buglers - welcome David O'Doherty and Tom Ballard. In the news: Pepsi, Gibraltar and the latest from the US. Plus, just how right wing is Australia? Podcast produced by a zombie/corpse/ghost.

Bonus Bugle – Too Much News #1

36:21 | Mar 31st, 2017

The last 22 weeks have contained a lot of news, too much even for The Bugle, so here are some recent moments that missed the final cut - including the definitive verdict on f***s and c***s

Bugle 4022 – Not Scared, Bored

51:59 | Mar 25th, 2017

Andy and Nish on the response to the Westminster terror attack, Trump's failed bill, the happiness index and Scotland's confused position. Plus baseball news. *Recorded before the healthcare bill went completely down the pan

Bugle 4021 – Geertcha

45:58 | Mar 18th, 2017

Andy and Hari Kondabolu discuss the 'good' news from the Netherlands, the rantings of Steve king, Trump's tax return and a penis-on-roof shortage.

Bugle 4020 – Gender War

48:52 | Mar 11th, 2017

Which is the better sex, why can't same sex couples commit adultery, how did Russia break infinity and why has the news gone (literally) down a rabbit hole?

Bugle 4019 – Donkey

38:32 | Mar 4th, 2017

Andy is joined by Wyatt Cenac to review Donald Trump's attempts to sound like a president, plus new billionaires want to be president and an in depth look into the latest fad - sleep.

Bugle 4018 – Fashion & Fascism

47:05 | Feb 24th, 2017

Andy is joined by Nish Kumar to present a series of key announcements: an Amnesty report is never good news, don't mess with a monk and Saudi Arabia is the Roger Federer of human rights abuses.

Bugle 4017 – Evolution special

44:50 | Feb 18th, 2017

Andy is joined by Helen to look at a few stories of human endeavor, including: creation of the MAMMOPHANT, beauty spot stag do's and traffic lights versus Darwin. What are we doing to prolong humankind? Not much AND too much. Plus The Trumpet - enou...Show More

Bugle 4016 – Terrorists eat cauliflowers

48:45 | Feb 10th, 2017

Are you a terrorist? It's no longer simply 'yes' or 'no'. Plus, Putin, Romania, Zimbabwe and the original gerrymander. Andy is joined by Anuvab Pal

Bugle 4015 – Tolerance is just laziness

46:04 | Feb 4th, 2017

From Lord Gaga to Lady Gaga, The Bugle covers it all this week. Politics, science, tech and salads - could be the tip of the iceberg, lettuce pray we romaine healthy. Plus American tourists prepare to take 'point and shoot' to a new level

Bugle 4014 – How bad can it get in a week?

43:28 | Jan 28th, 2017

One Week Into the Trump Administration. Hard to talk about much else.

Bugle 4013 – American Carnage

34:57 | Jan 20th, 2017

Recording just an hour after the inauguration of Donald Trump, Andy and Hari try to make sense of what just happened.

Bugle 4012 – Bashfulness and Shame

49:26 | Jan 13th, 2017

Andy is joined by Anuvab Pal, who brings with him a series of literally enormous questions. Is Trump any worse than Catherine the Great? Should Andy start consulting for Mexico, and how much should a Chinese football team play for a total novice?

Bugle 4011 – George W Bush Nostalgia

48:29 | Jan 7th, 2017

2017 - set to be the best year since 2015, brings a new Bugle with Andy Zaltzman and Nish Kumar. This week it's Brexit resignations, Trump tantrums and MASSIVE CHICKEN NEWS. Plus, technology, who cares?

Bugle 4010 – Christmas special!

43:04 | Dec 23rd, 2016

Who needs Christmas? 2016 does. Andy and Helen share a few Christmas tales, play some games and look back at some extreme Christmases of the past. May contain murder.

Bugle 4009 – Trump, Turkey & Trains

49:30 | Dec 16th, 2016

Andy Zaltzman is joined by Anuvab Pal to discuss India's national anthem, Erdogan's attempt to save the Lira and a strong batch of new global despots. Plus it's India v Great Britain in The Great Train Off.

Bugle 4008 – Citation Needed

47:55 | Dec 10th, 2016

Andy and Nish report on the latest experiments with democracy in Europe and look at the latest actions of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson. Plus - India Jones, traffic lights and your letters

Bugle 4007 – Mid Atlantica

46:45 | Dec 3rd, 2016

Andy is joined by Wyatt Cenac to look at the latest developments either side of the Atlantic, plus Fidel Castro and buckets of gold.

Bugle 4006 – Zaltzman Showdown

48:02 | Nov 27th, 2016

Helen Zaltzman co-hosts in Andy's shed this week. Tony Blair emerges for another go at something or other in the UK, in America a recount makes the headlines and Andy premieres the premier weekly Donald Trump Bugle feature.

Bugle 4005 – Who Do I Bribe?

45:52 | Nov 20th, 2016

In a break from Brexit and electogeddon, The Bugle turns it's eyes on India, with RotW correspondent Anuvab Pal. Includes corruption, queues, statues and an obligatory overseas look at the US.

Bugle 4004 – ZERO DT

44:32 | Nov 11th, 2016

Andy and Hari Kondabolu try and fail to make sense of the US Presidential election. Also - why are McDonalds taking legal action against a whole city, and why did Andy think this was a good week to do ONE OF HIS HATE CRIMES?

Bugle 4003 – Vote Rochelle

41:37 | Nov 5th, 2016

Andy is joined by Wyatt Cenac to discuss the final days of the US elections - what would Trump do in his 1st 100 days, and why is Hilary 'an' antichrist? Plus, sleep news.

Bugle 4002 – Where’s MY Knighthood?

44:30 | Oct 29th, 2016

Nish Kumar joins Andy this time to discuss Britain post-Brexit, the refugee crisis and the Chicago Cubs

Bugle 4001 – Tony The Tiger RIP

43:26 | Oct 24th, 2016

Andy is joined by Hari Kondabolu to discuss the US Election, Finland's birthday and pumpkin spice.

Buglemas Eve – A Preview

28:59 | Oct 17th, 2016

Andy Zaltzman is joined by Hari Kondabolu, Nish Kumar, Helen Zaltzman and Anuvab Pal to preview the return of The Bugle

A Bugle update

19:52 | Sep 16th, 2016

An update on the NEW NEW Bugle...

Bugle 294 – The Chainsaw of Futuristic Justice

41:56 | Mar 11th, 2016

We're back and we left it to buglers to pick the topics - Trump, Brexit, Bacon and Leicester City are top of your list. #Bugle2016

Bugle 293 – Slow cook democracy

33:26 | May 29th, 2015

Andy and John look at the runners and riders for the US elections and have a look at the chaos at FIFA

Bugle 292 – A career defining election

27:04 | May 8th, 2015

What have you done Britain? What have you done?

Bugle 291- Resistible force versus movable object

30:34 | Apr 24th, 2015

John celebrates being on the same list as Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin and The Bugle gives it's take on the British election campaign so far.

Bugle 290 – Love Letters

32:40 | Mar 13th, 2015

It's a letters special, featuring Spain, Iran and worried Buglers.

Bugle 289 – Turbo Russia

30:18 | Mar 6th, 2015

Russia becomes a parody of itself, says John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman

Bugle 288 – Bear Sick

26:13 | Feb 27th, 2015

Polar Bears are having a bad time. Here's how bad...

Bugle 287 – Ecuadoh!

28:02 | Feb 20th, 2015

John has the latest on his beef with Ecuador, and a Ukraine update.

Bugle 286 – Greekonomics

32:32 | Jan 30th, 2015

Greece elects a new leader and Europe freaks out.

Bugle 285 – Where’s Bono?

36:58 | Jan 24th, 2015

World leaders head to Davos, but the big question has to be asked... where's Bono? You can donate to Michelle's fund here:

Bugle 283 – #JeSuisCharlie

33:13 | Jan 9th, 2015

A show dedicated to all the people of the world who aren't arseholes. Happy 2015!

Bugle 282 – Twas the Dick before Christmas

41:45 | Dec 18th, 2014

Finally, Andy and John put the best of the worst against eachother in a battle of international dickery

Bugle 281 – One star review

40:31 | Dec 12th, 2014

Andy and John discuss the latest on the CIA and their 'aggressive quizzing'.

The Bugle 280 – On the wAI out

36:15 | Dec 6th, 2014

Robots are taking over, and we have an exclusive interview

Bugle 279 – Chills, thrills and Blatter aches

39:00 | Nov 21st, 2014

It's cold in Buffalo, almost as cold as the hearts of Vlad and Sepp. Plus, dick news and Norwegian Dead Guy day.

Bugle 278 – SpaceCats: The Search For Merch

40:57 | Nov 14th, 2014

Space Exploration! Rihanna! Vintage BBC Recordings! All words that are connected to this podcast in some way.

Bugle 277 – Wow! Why?

32:50 | Nov 6th, 2014

Andy and John celebrate daredevils of the world. Warning, this show is one of 'those' ones, with the 'moments'.

Bugle 276 – Calypso bad

33:01 | Oct 23rd, 2014

What's happening in Britain? Why are white men singing reggae songs about immigration?

Bugle 275 The Ebola Tombola

30:07 | Oct 10th, 2014

While Ebola continues to be quite a nuisance, Brazil weighs up the importance of footballers as an election draws nearer and The Bugle leaks some smoking hot media featuring your favourite celebrities recorded au naturale.

Bugle 274 – Beard means business

28:30 | Sep 25th, 2014

The world meets again to discuss the environment, and this time it has beards! Famous people with beards!

Bugle 273 – Season 2!

33:25 | Sep 18th, 2014

The Bugle is back and not a moment too soon! Scotland, what have you become?

Bugle 272 – WORLD CUP!

34:15 | Jun 12th, 2014

The news is: There is no news! WORLD CUP!

Bugle 271 – Abdicupdate

33:21 | Jun 5th, 2014

Andy and John discuss the unexpected retirements of a batch of royal monarchs, and why THE QUEEN won't be following

Bugle 270 – Fruitcakes and Loonies

30:28 | May 30th, 2014

Farage and Le Pen lead the charge to bring Europe back to the good old days, assuming bloody and broken is considered good. Plus, wasp news, and the outcome of the Zaltzman v Oliver Pool Championships

The Bugle – Maychive II

41:57 | May 27th, 2014

Some stuff that happened in May, before this May (but since 2007).

Bugle 269 – Fiddlesticks to Russia

27:47 | May 15th, 2014

Don't tell Vladimir Putin what you think of him, it could be a £40 fine. Plus, why are Brazilian football fans scared?

Bugle 268 BrokeSadleBack Mountain

30:40 | May 8th, 2014

There's gold at the bottom of the ocean and a mountain for sale. Let's team up.


41:05 | May 4th, 2014

This week in history, according to The Bugle

Bugle 267 Gaining My Religion

27:53 | Apr 18th, 2014

Andy and John talk life expectancy and religion. Perfectly normal when approaching a birthday.

Bugle 266 – Flip Modi Squad

36:22 | Apr 11th, 2014

Andy and John focus on the elections in India, at least someone in the west is. Plus, Baby King news!

Bugle 265 – Cup ’em and Cough

42:53 | Apr 4th, 2014

Child presents solution to environmental crisis - cash savings! Plus, an in depth report to the world's most sensational news story.

Bugle 264 – Making nothing out of something

34:54 | Mar 28th, 2014

Andy and John discuss the global news reaction to some horrific stories

Bugle 263 – Giant Chicken Coops versus Terror

43:28 | Mar 21st, 2014

Former British colony opposes Russian incursion into Crimea, Jacob Zuma perfects his security measures and cricketer penis story explained

The Bugle – Marchive

36:00 | Mar 15th, 2014

A look back at the month of March, including multiple Pope news (it is near Easter afterall), some sex scandals and a bit of Syria

Bugle 262 – Insane in the Ukraine

37:58 | Mar 7th, 2014

Russia marches into Ukraine whilst the west tuts, the pope brings something back from the dead and massive virus discovered in ice.

Bugle 261 – Crimea River

42:35 | Feb 28th, 2014

This week: Ukraine, Penises on walls, Skywhales and movie sequel to Gravity.

Bugle 260 – International Love Triangle

39:16 | Feb 14th, 2014

Hollande woos another mistress, World Cup winners make better dates and is George Clooney a Nazi?

Bugle 259 – Sochi Special

44:35 | Feb 7th, 2014

Andy and John report on the latest from Sochi - where Vlad Putin should be celebrating just how amazingly gay the Olympics are, rather than getting all homophobic. Plus! Massive wooden penis found on car! And pigs faces - too shocking for publication...Show More

Bugle 258 – Nazis versus Terrorists

42:34 | Jan 24th, 2014

Andy and John focus on two major meetings in Switzerland and British plans to form a police state. Plus - exclusive interview with Frankel!

Bugle 257 – Dancefloor Diplomacy

41:39 | Jan 18th, 2014

Andy and John analyse the latest from Thailand, Syria, Sudan and France. Plus: animal news!

Bugle 256 – Troubled Bridge Over Boiling Water

38:18 | Jan 11th, 2014

John Describes what happens when it gets a bit Parky, Andy Laments England's Ashes performance and Round One of the first inter Bugle championship match up takes place.

Bugle 255

40:29 | Jan 3rd, 2014

Andy and John learn what the French get up to on New Year's Eve and offer some predictions for the new year. Plus the good ship SS Zaltzman is launched.

TheBugle review of the year: 2013

42:51 | Dec 29th, 2013

Andy Zaltzman introduces a look back at some of the biggest headlines of the last 12 months. May include births, deaths, political misjudgements, and inappropriate behaviour at a funeral (for the 2nd consecutive year).

Bugle 254 – Christmas Special!

37:08 | Dec 20th, 2013

The latest from London's Scroogiest councils, Santacon 2013 and how a US president might enjoy Christmas day (or not).

Bugle 253 – Lenin in a Dress

41:39 | Dec 13th, 2013

So what do the worlds leaders make of the wealth gap? It's Boris Johnson v The Pope! Plus, the police stuff the queen's nuts in their mouths and pigs react to the sale of their seed.

Bugle 252 – (Product from) Pigs Might Fly (Off The Shelves)

43:10 | Dec 6th, 2013

A new challenger arrives for toughest world leader, Britain seeks to be a world leader in a new market, And the Bugle mourns a great man.

Bonus Bugle – Bugle requests

32:47 | Nov 22nd, 2013

Andy introduces some Bugle highlights, as requested on Twitter

Bugle 251 – Nailing the truth to the floor

34:34 | Nov 15th, 2013

A man in Russia has nailed his testicles to Russia, the British conservative party has hidden the internet, and The Bugle raids BBC Radio 1.

Bugle 250 – No one is madder than Obama…

42:43 | Nov 1st, 2013 about IT glitches with the launch of Obamacare. Plus why spying would have saved Jesus, Spain plans to jail all of the USA, church wangs and Vatican cricket. Happy 250 Buglers!

Bugle 249 – America stands that little bit smaller

37:30 | Oct 13th, 2013

Andy and John provide more evidence for the complete collapse of the USA, discuss the end of Sachin Tendulkar, reveal that Brazil is run by clowns and psychopaths and get some passive aggressive love/abuse in an email

Bugle 248 – Anarchy in the USA

32:35 | Oct 4th, 2013

Andy and John have the latest on the collapse of civilisation in the US, as well as corruption updates from India and Italy

Bugle 247 – Mind The Gap!

39:30 | Sep 22nd, 2013

Andy and John look at the disparity in wealth in the US, report from the Op-Ed wars, and are joined by a comfortably racist blast from the past

Bugle 246 – Selling The Drama (And War and Guns And The Planet)

46:04 | Sep 13th, 2013

Bugle 246 - Selling The Drama (And War and Guns And The Planet) by The Bugle

Bugle 245 – Syria, too complicated for 5 year olds

41:30 | Sep 6th, 2013

Cheney, Pelosi and Kerry throw their opinions around on Syria, whilst the UK parliament withdraws from public like into a world of internet porn. Plus, Andy learns what 'twerking' is.

Bugle 244 – Russian into battle

34:30 | Aug 9th, 2013

The Cold War is back - and this time it's colder. Deadly weapons are being used - like banning Pride marches, and the relentless use of puns. We live in dangerous times.

Bugle 243 – The gifts that keep giving

35:45 | Aug 2nd, 2013

Robert Mugabe is going nowhere without a struggle, especially when he still gets 103% of the vote. Plus, Silvio Berlusconi is back in the news! Thanks Silvio!

Bugle 242 – Woman gives birth!

32:38 | Jul 26th, 2013

In an incredible story, a woman has had a child. In other news, a man has published his penis online and the coin of truth is proved right once again

Bugle 241 – Motown breaks down

39:44 | Jul 19th, 2013

It's hot, Motown becomes no town and JK's growling

Bonus Bugle – The Story of Wills and Kate

41:38 | Jul 17th, 2013

Soon to be a new entry at #3 in the British boss charts, it's a royal baby! In eager anticipation we deliver the story of Wills, Kate and the baby.

Bugle Bulge Beluga Legume Bleurgh!

05:35 | Jul 12th, 2013

This is not a Bugle. This is many Bugles.

Bonus Bugle – Jet Skis, lawyers and donations

20:42 | Jul 5th, 2013

Some never heard before clips of The American, the legal aid row and donation queries from Buglers

Bugle 240 – Political Gooaaalllsss!!

42:09 | Jun 28th, 2013

Brazilian protesters find the top corner, Andy launches a new competition and The American returns.

Bugle 239 – Goodness Gracious G8 Balls Of Tennis

42:19 | Jun 21st, 2013

A Summer On Murray Mound Beckons and the G8 Summit is the perfect opportunity to sample delicacies not normally found on one's plate.

Bugle 238 – Inprismed

36:22 | Jun 14th, 2013

Andy and John look through the prism and toss the coin of truth. Is Andy a witch? Is John enjoying the Daily Show hot seat?

Bugle 237 – Istanbul’s hit

38:17 | Jun 7th, 2013

Half way through the year and what countries are performing? Plus, what happens when world leaders get hammered together?

Bugle 236 – Tennis racquet marries guinea pig

46:23 | May 24th, 2013

Society set to force appliances and pets to marry. Plus, food news - get a sick bag.

Bugle 235 – The long arm of the lorry

44:59 | May 17th, 2013

What crazy democracy would put it's legal aid system in the hands of a haulage firm? What crazy democracy would elect a twice removed crook? Find the answers in this weeks Bugle!

Bugle 234 – Nuns, guns and nutters

41:54 | May 10th, 2013

Who the hell are UKIP and what do they want? Is making guns an act of libertarianism and why nuns and nuclear don't mix

Bugle 233 – Baby got hack

39:30 | May 3rd, 2013

Hacking, Afghanistan and Andy introduces his lobsters

Bugle 232 – Mars, Merchandise and Mad Men!

40:21 | Apr 26th, 2013

Andy and John, and about a million Buglers have noticed that there is a penis on Mars. Get your telescopes out. In other news, MERCH IS LIVE(!), and Chechnya's leader is a Hilary Swanker.

Bugle 231 – The Queen should play poker

41:09 | Apr 19th, 2013

Andy and John mark the passing of Margaret Thatcher, discuss their Aussie race-hate controversy and try to make sense of the gun laws fudge. Plus - who will love longer, Andy or John? The answer is revealed this week.

The Bugle – The Baroness bows out

38:10 | Apr 14th, 2013

What's an appropriate way to give Margaret Thatcher a send off? Not like this.

Bugle Q&A – Andy Zaltor Zaltzman

20:08 | Apr 5th, 2013

Andy Zaltzman answers your questions, with help from Producer Chris

The Bugle – The worst bits of 2013 (so far)

22:14 | Mar 29th, 2013

Some amazing as-yet-unheard clips from recent recordings of The Bugle.

Bugle 229 – Cyprus ready to go Mad Max

42:41 | Mar 22nd, 2013

The latest from Cyprus, where Chris's parents have the economy in their hands, budget news from the UK and Barack Obama goes on holiday

Bugle 228 – Rome’s most eligible bachelor

40:45 | Mar 14th, 2013

We have a new pope and he is 76 years young! Andy and John welcome him. Plus, amazing phone news and dog TV

Bugle 227 – Farewell Bush’s Muse

42:23 | Mar 8th, 2013

Andy and John mark the passing of Hugo Chavez, look into the baffling Italian elections and discuss what John needs to do when he hosts the Daily Show

Bugle 226 – Salvo For Mali

45:28 | Mar 1st, 2013

The world acts late on Mali. So does The Bugle. Also, the latest Pope and Mars news. Plus, the Harlem Globetrotters put their lives in their own hands

Bugle 225 – Waffles are forever

43:28 | Feb 22nd, 2013

Andy and John provide a crime update and reveal a few unexpected law changes.

Bugle 224 – Papal Proton Packs

46:15 | Feb 15th, 2013

Don't fire, he's not dead! Plus it's year of the snake, Iranian monkeys duped into space and the Iron Sheik cuts loose.

Bugle 223 – Invasion of the Asylugrants

45:01 | Feb 8th, 2013

Andy and John provide the latest immigration news from each side of the Atlantic, present some car park news and get an email about cats.

Bugle 222 – Halfrica

32:27 | Feb 3rd, 2013

Andy and John provide a special update on Africa. A Mali section is not included for technical reasons, but we assure you it was above average in quality.

Bugle 221 – Do EU really love Us?

42:36 | Jan 25th, 2013

Britain throws another strop with on/off life partner, the EU. Plus - A new/old president, news about lies and a Superbowl preview. Sort of.

Bugle 220 – The Cheat Hits The Fan

36:37 | Jan 20th, 2013

The latest on Lance Armstrong, fake footballers wives, gun control and the contents of your burgers

Bugle 219 – 5th versus 1st

42:24 | Jan 11th, 2013

The US and UK governments are half way through their runs, North Korea is totally mental, Apple reveal latest product and Andy, John and Chris are lusted after. Oh Yeah!

Bugle 218 – Cliff Diving

43:44 | Jan 4th, 2013

In the 1st Bugle of 2013 the US going cliff diving, the Germans get angry, Mohamed Morsi gets dissed and 'Old Crownhead' gives her annual speech.

The Bugle – The Complete 2012 – Part 2

40:25 | Dec 29th, 2012

The 2nd installment of our highlights of 2012. What a year! GOLD FOR 2012!

The Bugle – The complete 2012 – Part 1

47:28 | Dec 21st, 2012

The Bugle celebrates the 1st half of 2012, and reveals the new logo.

Bugle 217 – Silvio’s Christmas Gift

46:38 | Dec 14th, 2012

In the final full Bugle of 2012 The Pope joins Twitter, census reveals extent of Islamic invasion, Silvio returns and Andy teaches India how to fight.

Bugle 216 – We’re having a baby!

24:13 | Dec 7th, 2012

Nothing else matters in the world as "We're Having A Baby!" Kate of the Royals and that William are not the only ones expectant as the planet gets a massive case of baby brain. This Bugle was created in five different time zones, spanning 13.5 Eart...Show More

Bugle 215 – Let’s Nuke The Moon!

42:01 | Nov 30th, 2012

Andy and John explore the American plans to blow up the moon, continued trouble in the middle east, a crime free NYC and they meet THE Indian.

The Bugle – The Producer Chris Podcast

29:06 | Nov 23rd, 2012

An audio hurricane for a visual world. Bugle outtakes, Bugler interviews, triathlon and a bit of Producer Ped. And a puppy.

Bugle 214 – A Few Bad Men

43:30 | Nov 16th, 2012

CTFD and GTFU Buglers! News from scandals in the US and the UK as well as secession news from Austin Texas

Bugle 213 – Free At Last!

46:45 | Nov 9th, 2012

Massive coffee news, T shirt cannons, and some election news.

Bugle 212 – Wind of change

48:09 | Nov 2nd, 2012

New York takes Chicago's title, Berlusconi is a crook, and (finally) a daredevil feature.

Bugle 211 – Electoral Labour

41:46 | Oct 26th, 2012

Election news from the USA, not dead news from Brazil, economy news from Britain and commodity news from Jay Z and Beyonce.

Bugle 210 – Punch up for President!

45:20 | Oct 19th, 2012

The battle to be US president descends to one level above/below boxing match. In other news, Scotland slides away, war crimes news and Bugler attempts to beat Chris to title of The Bugle's worst distance runner.

Bugle 209 – 5th Birthday Edition

40:09 | Oct 14th, 2012

Happy Bugle birthday everybody! To celebrate we present a Brass Balls special...

Bugle 208 – A Kama Sutra approach to the truth

39:56 | Oct 5th, 2012

Romney v Obama. Oh dear. Plus, snakes - the paracetamol of the animal world!

Bugle 207 – UN-believable

45:11 | Sep 28th, 2012

Andy and John have the latest from the leaders pow wow at the UN, preview the Anglican elections (really) and reveal your best suggestions for a name for a fake horse

Bugle 206 – The President is not a gremlin

45:53 | Sep 21st, 2012

Andy and John provide the latest from Democrapalooza, offer the latest smart phone reviews, reveal what a vicar should never sing at a funeral, place lies into categories and discuss the latest waparazzi news

Bugle 205 – The Trojan Horse

43:21 | Aug 17th, 2012

Andy and John recover from the Olympics by diving into the US elections. Apparently they happen later this year

Bugle 204 – What the Feck

40:32 | Aug 10th, 2012

Andy and John prepare for life post Olympics, paying tribute to the greatest diver of all time. In other news, Madonna starts a Pussy Riot

Bugle 203 – No medals for Syria

45:56 | Aug 3rd, 2012

This Bugle sounds like what a Bugle would sound like if Andy and John had spent the last watching the Olympics and nothing less.

Bugle 202 – Sport!

44:52 | Jul 27th, 2012

It's London! It's 2012! That means one thing - SPORT! Oh, and more on the Romneyshambles and North Korea

Bugle 201 – Dirty bankers

42:22 | Jul 20th, 2012

Bankers are bad, mermaids don't exist and the Olympics are near.

Bugle 200 – The horn dog returneth!

50:27 | Jul 13th, 2012

The Bugle celebrates it's 200th edition with the return of two old favourites. Also in the news, evil bankers are making us learn boring things, and Kim Jong Un reveals his virility. Plus, should we fire missiles at the rain?

The Bugle – Andy Zaltzman Speaks

17:27 | Jul 6th, 2012

With the 200th Bugle just a week away, Andy Zaltzman takes his turn to take listener questions. Producer Chris asks the questions, excellently.

The Bugle – John Oliver Speaks

14:20 | Jun 29th, 2012

As The Bugle prepares to celebrate a fine double century, producer Chris puts some listener questions to John

Bugle 199 – This is an ex-president!

47:46 | Jun 22nd, 2012

Andy and John bring the latest from Egypt where democracy and the health of it's former leader are teetering on the edge. In other news, wealthy Brits are treating tax as a voluntary act of philanthropy, a Syrian has big brass balls and the US gets i...Show More

Bugle 198 – Warm up and melt down

40:50 | Jun 15th, 2012

The world prepares for another half-arsed attempt to save itself, sheep are unleased on London 2012, Elvis is alive, and Andy gives the most complete analysis of the Eurozone crisis yet,

Bugle 197 – Singing in the Reign

41:16 | Jun 8th, 2012

A reviewbilee of the Queen's festivities. Plus, in other news; killer terrorist furniture causes chaos and Euro 2012 begins to a chorus of jeers and pessimism.

Bugle 196 – Jubilee Special

43:06 | Jun 1st, 2012

The Bugle celebrates 60 years of the Q-Unit. In other news, Obama's kill list, the UN is unimpressed with Syria and doctoring the pension contributions.

Bugle 195 – A drop of Reagan’s Blood

40:10 | May 25th, 2012

The latest news from the Egyptian elections, hosting it's 1st democratic election in 7000 years, and from London 2012, where there are many missiles on buildings.

The Bugle – 194a – Too Good For Context

29:27 | May 16th, 2012

Some amazing clips from recent shows, in the wrong order

Bugle 194 – Global Election Round Up

48:54 | May 11th, 2012

So what's been happening at the ballot box in Mexico, Russia, Greece and France? The Bugle investigates. Plus, Obama shows Cameron how to inspire.

Bugle 193 – Happy Deathiversary!

39:15 | May 4th, 2012

Osama Bin Laden's death commemoration special! Plus Gingrich promises holograms and 32% of the people of Britain have spoken.

Bugle 192 – Uncle Rupert is the real victim

43:54 | Apr 27th, 2012

Kindly Uncle Rupert meets Lord Leveson, France goes to the polls, Newt makes a statement and Israel and Palestine become pencils. And this is how a Bugler cooks...

Bugle 191 – A secret servicing

43:43 | Apr 20th, 2012

Sex scandal special! Plus, penguin eats newt, town proposes shocking name change and producer Chris is set to win the London Mararthon. Support him here:

Bugle 190 – Santorum splashes out

45:16 | Apr 13th, 2012

The Republican race to win the right to lose hots up. Plus a Titanic celebration and rowing about rowing.

Bugle 189 – ‘Like eating Bill Cosby’

46:40 | Apr 6th, 2012

Andy and John finally deliver an Antarctic special, plus Chinese art news, and a new season in the US version of Rounders. Recorded in a special location.

Bugle 188 – Gentlemen, start your engines!

38:30 | Mar 30th, 2012

It's panic stations at the fuel pumps, as the public waste money that could be more wisely invested in a meal with the Prime Minister or funding a Republican candidate campaign. Failing that, a tepid working class pasty.

The Bugle Q&A, vol 1

16:04 | Mar 23rd, 2012

A listener generated Q&A. If it's bad, it's your fault

Bugle 187 – The President’s Playlist

45:22 | Mar 16th, 2012

Assad's account gets hacked, anonymous Brit visits the US and ugly dog dies. Visit

Bugle 186 – An Insult to Civic Society

45:47 | Mar 9th, 2012

Together in New York! Andy and John round up the latest global election news and take an unorthodox mathematics test.

Bugle 185 – Burning Rings Of Steel

42:46 | Mar 2nd, 2012

How is London getting on with the Olympics? How wet is Angela Merkel? What have News International been up to?

Bugle 184 – Wangderlust

38:21 | Feb 24th, 2012

Following the Lady Special, now The Bugle presents a Man Special. Except the latest hot news on the 'Y' chromosome, and other droobler based stories.

Bugle 183 – Bugle Lady Special

42:50 | Feb 18th, 2012

It's been a bad week if you are of the opposite gender to Andy and John, so The Bugle shows some sisterly solidarity. May contain mentions of the Taleban, and Rick Santorum

Bugle 182 – Stockpiling Humanity

41:23 | Feb 11th, 2012

Maldiviacs revolt, Capello quits, Syria sinks, and Dickens dives.

Bugle 181 – A Knight’s Fail

39:07 | Feb 3rd, 2012

Syria slips further, Mitt the Mighty, and Sir Fred is dead. Well, not dead, just Fred.

Bugle 180 – The truth about lies

46:12 | Jan 27th, 2012

Lies, damn lies and cricket statistics. Plus, a round up of presidential news, what's driving Canada over the edge, and the battle for Saddam's butt cheek.

Bugle 179 – Playas gon play

46:21 | Jan 20th, 2012

This week - oh PIPA, Republican't candidates and Craptain Italia. Remember to #savethebugle at

Hello Buglers!

04:40 | Jan 17th, 2012

Hello Buglers, if this has turned up in your iTunes folder or similar device for downloading then it means the changeover has worked...