Standard Issue

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By women.
For women.
About everything.

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Flicking #12: Pride

Brace yourself for Hannah's naming of the genre of film that British filmmakers have absolutely mastered and of which 2014's Pride – the (based on a true) story of the 1980s alliance between London gay-rights activists and striking Welsh miners – might just be the pinnacle. Yosra's onboard, but will Mick's po-faced feminism ruin everything? 


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



Komedia, Brighton, 3pm

We’re really sorry, but due to coronavirus, our Brighton show is cancelled.

Stay safe, smashers.

Standard Issue In Conversation at The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle

Oct 2 and 3, The Stand, Newcastle, 2pm

Our October 4, 2020 gigs have been rescheduled for Oct 2 and 3, 2021. Because *gestures wildly at everything*

Join Hannah and Mick, chatting to the boss, Sarah Millican, and other great guests TBC. 

Please note this show is sold to a maximum capactity with unreserved seating and standing room.

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

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.

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