The Zeitgeist Tapes: Vote For Froglet

Clangers - Vote For Froglet (BBC/Smallfilms, 1974).

I’m on the latest edition of The Zeitgeist Tapes – a podcast hosted by Emma Burnell and Steve Fielding looking at the point where politics and pop culture collide – talking about Vote For Froglet, the little-known and little-seen election special of Clangers from 1974. It was produced at short notice to explain voting and campaigning to younger viewers in a year of two General Elections, but it still has a surprising amount to say to us now. Even if it is mostly via the medium of swanee whistles.

You can listen to The Zeitgeist Tapes: Vote For Froglet here.

You can subscribe to The Zeitgeist Tapes here or follow the show on Twitter at @ZTPodcast. You can find another appearance I made on The Zeitgeist Tapes, this time talking about politics and Doctor Who, here.

Emma has been a guest on Looks Unfamiliar twice; you can find her first appearance here and the second one here.

You can find plenty more of my thoughts on The Clangers and much more besides in my book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

The Zeitgeist Tapes.

© Tim Worthington.
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