January 11, 2022
Pantomime season may be over, but the low-brow levity continues, as Jason jeers from the cheap seats at a year packed with political slapstick. He mourns the loss of the show's most reliable content providers, bidding adieu to statue-loving Robert Jenrick, exams fiasco mastermind Gavin Williamson and cash-for-gropes health spiv Matt Hancock.
We find out what life is like for Red Wall Conservative voters in the freezing North, who rejected heating and eating, in favour of fart-in-a-jar promises from the clown prince of Brexit. We puzzle over the Tory party threat index, which identifies wokeness as more of a danger than hunger, hypothermia and hospital waiting lists.
And what exactly will Boris Johnson do when the party is over? We look at the transferrable skills he could bring to a new job.
Contains language that some listeners may wrongly find offensive.
- Sufjan Stevens – That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!
- Earth Mother Fucker – Sister European Son (Live at the Smokehouse)
- Ghédalia Tazartès – Rien qu’au Soleil
- Nathaniel Mann – March of the Glutton (La Boca Infinita)
- CLT DRP – Ownership
- Pussy Galore – Ventilator Blues
- Einstuerzende Neubauten – Fiat Lux a) Fiat Lux b) Maifestspiele
- Adam and the Ants – Never Trust a Man (with Egg on His Face)
- Kid Acne and Spectacular Diagnostics – Flame Wars (feat. Taja)
- Toya Delazy – Hosh
- Martha Wainwright – Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole
- REM – World Leader Pretend
- Vic Chesnutt – Warm
- Laibach – Anglia
December 13, 2021
Jason is attention seeking with COVID, so there’ll be no new show tonight. Instead, he has dug out an old episode from December 2020, when the show languished as a podcast in the Mixcloud ghetto. Will anyone notice?
In CE 100, Juvenal wrote that all a government needs to do to retain power is to satisfy the public’s need for circuses and bread. Here in the UK, we took this literally and elected a pie-in-the-face clown who entered the ring with his pants around his ankles. While over 2000 food banks provided the bread, to starving families on Universal Credit
Yes, it is time to feast your ears on the gastronomic delights of the antigen internet radio end-of-year review show, as your host Jason recounts the many highlights of 2020, in a sarcastic voice.
From famine relief in Watford to food fun with Matt Hancock's guide to Filipino cuisine. Find out what's on the Christmas menu for Michael Gove, Tom Hunt and Priti Patel.
And we discover the sinister reason Jacob Rees-Mogg is leading the fight against childhood obesity.
- Dorian Wood – 7
- Danny Brown – Ain't It Funny
- Groff – Kim (Live at the Smokehouse)
- Bad Amputee – Gwanggaetto the Great
- No Trend – Blow Dry
- Loula Yorke – LDOLS
- CYMBA – Cocyte
- Richard Dawson – Felon
- Rev Simpkins – Prayer for Rain
- Arse – Shit Future
- Sef – Storing Decorations
November 15, 2021
Hide the Ship Full of Bombs swear jar*, Jason goes curse-word crazy as he contemplates the belief-forming mechanisms of the Conservative voter. The 37% of people so impressed with the government's handling of Brexit and the pandemic, they would vote for another five years of Bullingdon Boy buffoonery.
He shares his top tips for navigating the hazardous reality of post-Brexit Britain. And asks the questions we’ve all been asking ourselves over the last two years: Are these the bright sunlit uplands? Or am I standing ankle-deep in shit waving a tiny flag? How can I tell if this old man made of cake? Am I a brain in a vat?
It's time to hold your nose and prepare to dive head first into the sewer of sleaze, for episode #18 of the antigen internet radio show.
* At £1 a swear, he owes the station £28 after this show.
- Dr Thérèse Coffey – Time of my Life
- Kulk – Lives for One
- Polly Preacher – You Give Me the Spooks
- Low – Pissing
- The Bug – Demon (ft. Irah)
- Vic Chesnutt – Flirted with You All My Life (live at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio)
- The International Debt – The Private Joke
- Scotch Rolex – Juice (ft. MC Yallah)
- Screaming Blue Messiahs – Good and Gone
- Grove – Fuck Ur Landlord
- Rev Simpkins – For Every Number
- Pig – Sex and Death (ESA Remix)
- Mamaki Boys – Takkaï
October 18, 2021
Lovers of so-called 'musical entertainment' rejoice, because the latest episode of the Antigen Internet Radio is all tunes. Out of respect for his many Conservative listeners in Southend, Jason tries to refrain from rubbishing the reputations of prominent Tories for an hour. Does he succeed? Tune in to find out.
In a last-minute replacement for the scheduled show, he scrapes the barrel for songs that didn’t make the cut for episode #15, from Amy Winehouse to Alvaro (the Chilean with the singing nose, performing his 1977 hit, Drinkin' My Own Sperm). Normal service resumes in November.
- At the Drive-In – One Armed Scissor
- Aldous Harding – The Barrel
- Animal Noise – River
- Aphrodite’s Child – The Lamb
- Asian Dub Foundation – Free Satpal Ram
- Age of Chance – Kiss
- The Abominable Mr Tinkler – Kerazy Chamber Tumble: Monizm Palsy Relapse
- Alvaro – Drinkin’ My Own Sperm
- A. Burton and Congregation – God’s Unchanging Hand
- Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
- Animal Collective – Peacebone
- Aqualung – Strange and Beautiful (I’ll Put a Spell on You)
- Atari Teenage Riot – Destroy 2000 Years of Culture
- Arse – Shit Future
September 20, 2021
Are you a comedy-killing left-wing snowflake? Or an anus-eater for cash? It's time to take sides in the culture war, as the Antigen Internet Radio show returns to its topical news format and Jason profiles new Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries.
Join him as he subjects Thérèse Coffey’s breakfast TV bullshit to a 17th century Enlightenment thinker’s six-point formula for assessing the reliability of testimony. Cringe as he finds himself unprepared for Great Britain’s glorious imperial future and can’t even work out how many barleycorns in a furlong.
And avert your ears, as he sends his truth terrier down the rabbit hole to maul the fake facts behind the COVID conspiracy crackpots. Is a shadowy cabal of shape-shifting reptile-human hybrids really stealing our petrol? You won’t find out here.
- Dolores Mondo Stash – Grapes and Coagulated Nightmares
- Delia Derbyshire – Running
- Coil – Love’s Secret Domain
- Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
- Senyawa – Penjuru Menyatu
- The Bug (featuring Flowdan) – Pressure
- There Are No Birds Here – Mire-Drum
- C Joynes & The Furlong Bray – Librarie Du Maghreb
- JPEGMAFIA – Drake Era
- Oxbow featuring Marianne Faithfull – Insylum
August 28, 2021
No politics tonight. Jason claims to have 'chronic sleaze fatigue'. Even the mental image of Dominic Raab in a pair of speedos couldn't arouse a satirical response from him this month. So it's a 2-hour needle time special. Normal service will resume in September.
- Add N to (X) – Metal Fingers in My Body
- Adam and the Ants – Zerøx
- Anna Calvi – Desire
- Almeda Riddle – Rainbow ‘Mid Life’s Willows
- Angelo Badalamenti – Mysteries of Love (French Horn solo)
- Angel Olsen – Unfucktheworld
- Alabama Sacred Harp Singers – Sherburne
- Archie Bronson Outfit – Dart for My Sweetheart
- Antony and the Johnsons – Cripple and the Starfish
- Arvo Pärt – Fratres for violin and piano
- African Imperial Wizard – Hanni-baal Barca
- Ammar 808 – Zine Ezzine
- Ali Hassan Kuban – Yah Nasma Yah Halina
- Albert Ayler – Ghosts: First Variation
- Rev. A. W. Nix – Black Diamond Express to Hell Pt. 1
- Aznach Ensemble – Vai deli Allah vu
- Akron/Family – The Alps and Their Orange Evergreen
- Alix Dobkin – View from a Gay Head
- Alien Sex Fiend – R.I.P. Blue Crumb Truck
- Alien – Lifeless Animal
- Aphex Twin – Bucephalus Bouncing Ball
- Annie Anxiety Bandez – As I Lie in Your Arms
- Alternative TV – Love Lies Limp
July 26, 2021
Part-time antigen hype-man and full-time cranky recluse delivers another cynical instalment of the antigen internet radio show. In episode #14, Jason tries to help listeners confused by the UK government’s advice about when it’s OK to be racist. He discovers everything he believed about Winston Churchill’s trusty wartime canine companion was a lie. And he demands the abolition of all public safety laws, to be replaced by good old-fashioned stick-it-in-your-bumhole English common sense. He also finds time to kick Laurence Fox while he’s down.
1. Tasos Stamou – Poor Mum
2. Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Vocal Choir – Polegnala E Pschenitza
3. IKOQWE – Bulubulu
4. UltraMantis Black – Content to Languish
5. MZ.412 – Öppna Helgrind
6. Duboka Ilegala – Uske Pantalone
7. Lepa Brena – Uske Pantalone
8. Dingus Khan – Dustbin Gravy
9. Gaffa Tape Sandy – Beehive
10. John Callaghan – I Feel Fine
11. Tamar Aphek – Crossbow
12. Sons of Kemet – My Queen is Ada Eastman (feat. Joshua Idehen)
June 30, 2021
‘Write about what you know’ is great advice. Unless you’ve spent the last 15 years working for local authority adult services like Jason from antigen radio.
Join him as he ponders the complexity of trickle-down economics, discovers why you don't want to be the PM's chum, and virtue signals his way through an hour of local county council fun, inspired only by the promise of a public sector pay freeze and a brand new badge, that says 'care'. Plus, hilarity ensues as he he tackles his annual declaration of gifts, hospitality and interests.
1. Goblin – Suspiria (Alternate take)
2. Ulan Bator – La Joueuse de Tambour
3. The Young Gods – September Song
4. Björk – Jóga
5. Youra – Praktika
6. Värttinä – Mieleni Alenevi
7. REA x Funky Monkey - Roulette
8. Ugniavijas – Par Tėvelį Augau
9. Yat-Kha – Solun Chaagai Sovet Churtum
May 4, 2021
Join Jason for an hour of solemn music and quiet reflection as we interrupt our scheduled programming to honour a man whose death was important enough to postpone the final of Masterchef - Prince Philip, the people's prince. We remember the straight-talking royal with a unique sense of humour, whose ambition in death was to be reincarnated as a deadly virus, to contribute something to solving overpopulation.
1. Cardiacs – Fiery Gun Hand
2. Silver Apples – Oscillations
3. Anita Lane – Jesus Almost Got Me
4. Gang of Four – I’ve Found that Essence Rare
5. Nick Cave with the Bad Seeds – From Her to Eternity
6. Kraftwerk – Ruckzuck
7. MF DOOM – Kookies
8. Bulvanua LSB – Naja
April 6, 2021
Does crisis = danger + opportunity? We paid public relations management executive Jason Whittaker £7000 a day of public money to explain the unexpected upside of Coronavirus to listeners who don’t understand trickle-down economics.
He explains why it is ok to put £1600 up your nose twice a week and what to do if you want to escalate a complaint you’ve made to Baroness Dido Harding to the government’s anti-corruption champion John Penrose. Viz Top Tip: to save yourself the cost of a stamp, put both letters in the same envelope and address it to their marital home in Weston-super-Mare.
We also discover which COVID cock-ups offer best value to the tax-payer and why scientists warn against sending Priti Patel back in time.
And we head to the ‘haven for mimsy, leftie-green middle-class halfwits’ (copyright: The Sun), with music from Brighton.
1. Mekon feat. Roxanne Shanté – What’s Going On?
2. The International Debt – Competitive Living
3. Sleaford Mods – The Mekon
4. Pettaluck – Night Sky
5. Kim Jarvis – Satellites
6. CLT DRP – I Don’t Want to Go to the Gym
7. Crass – What the Fuck?
8. Reducer – Under Me Sleng Teng (Dub Attack)