This month, Emma and Steve are joined on the podcast by Jonn Elledge, Editor of the New Statesman's City Metric website.
We discuss the recent competition the World Cup of Political TV that we hosted on Twitter and the differences between the finalist, the idealistic American drama The West Wing, and the ultimate winner, cynical British comedy The Thick of It.
We all also discover just how old and cynical we are now by rewatching Our Friends in the North. Did we really once think that Nicky was a hero? Did we always realise how badly Mary has it? Or have we - like Eddie - become old and stale in our middle age?