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Gigcast: Stevenson and Haggard

Multi-hyphenates Daisy Haggard and Tiff Stevenson joined Mick and Hannah at Kings Place on the eve of the general election – oh heady days of hope! – for a cracking gig, which involved some very entertaining politics chat that led to us all living on an island with talking sharks. Ahh, we wish. There’s also a whole mess of crisps. 

Our next live events

Get your eyeballs involved, champs!

Our regular In Conversation events are a real treat for ears AND eyes. Come see us chatting feminism, funnies and loads more with some absolutely top-drawer women. Something always happens that doesn't work just as audio, but hey, that's how we roll – and you can make sure you don't miss out by buying a ticket.

Standard Issue at Podfest Birmingham with Millican, 

Monks and Connolly


March 29

We’re really sorry, but due to coronavirus, our show on Sun 29 March at Podfest Birmingham is cancelled. The venue will be getting in touch with all ticket holders. We’re gutted, but it’s the right thing to do and we will be back.

Stay safe, smashers.


Standard Issue In Conversation with Zoe Lyons and more in Brighton

 Apr 25 

Komedia, Brighton, 3pm

Join Mick and Hannah chatting to some excellent women – and by that we mean the awesomesauce Zoe Lyons* and A.N. Other TBA – at the seaside.

Yes please! 

*Lineup subject to change

Standard Issue In Conversation at The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle

October 4

The Stand, Newcastle, 2.45pm


Join Mick and Hannah chatting to some brilliant women, including the boss Sarah Millican, and Rosie Ramsey*. 

*Lineup subject to change

(RE The Stand, Newcastle, 5pm: the event at this time is sold out. Come at 2.45pm!)

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Sarah Millican
Mick, Hannah and Jen
Zoe Lyons
Rosie Ramsey
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Sarah Millican
Mick, Hannah and Jen
Zoe Lyons
Rosie Ramsey

For info on ALL of our forthcoming gigs, click on the button below.

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We love making the Standard Issue podcast and we’re incredibly proud that so many people are listening. We want to keep making Standard Issue, and give our awesome listeners even more women-championing content, documentary specials and chopses with brilliant birds.

All the cool podcast kids are on Patreon, so we’ve decided to give that a bash. And so, if you like what we do, then please chuck us a bit of money. We really appreciate it. Here is a link to our Patreon page.

How Patreon works (spoiler: it’s really simple). Patreon is a crowdfunding platform for creators. Artists, creators and, in our case, podcasters are paid by patrons (you please) who give us an amount of cash you’re comfy with each month. And you can stop giving it whenever you choose. You’re in control.

And as a patron? You’ll be helping fund a smart, sharp and funny magazine-style podcast for women interested in everything.


All women. No matter your age, background or where you live. 

Thanks champs.

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Photos of Mick, Jen and Hannah by Gary Williams

Photo of Sarah Millican by Andy Hollingworth