Any Stupid Questions about... Trains?

Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to.

This week Danielle Ward is joined by Nicole Badstuber, who researches and writes about transport policy, to explain how trains work in the UK or, more to the point, why they don't. Danielle is joined by comedy writers Sarah Morgan (Wilsons Save The World, Not Going Out, The Fear) and Joel Morris (The Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups, Rule of Three, Philomena Cunk).

Questions asked and answered include:

  • Why are the trains so buggered?
  • What's stopping someone from starting a new rail service?
  • Why are trains given more attention than buses?
  • Can you flush the toilet while the train is in the station? if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a gut feeling, why not listen and find out for sure? And then subscribe to stay equally informed about other issues, as we get around to them.

All our guests are on Twitter, so go and say hello - @sarahlmorgan, @gralefrit and @nicolebadstuber, and Danielle is @captainward. The show itself now has a Twitter account: @AnyStupidQs. Follow it for information about upcoming episodes, recordings, and extra bits of the show that had to be cut for any reason.

Produced by Ed Morrish (@edmorrish)

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