This week's The New Normal podcast: Hi to Dubai and knitfluencing

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The latest episode of The New Normal, the news, politics and current affairs podcast from Archant is here.

Matt Withers and Cash Boyle return to bring you the week’s news, politics, gags, gaffes and guests.

This week they discuss the government's decision to let vaccinated holidaymakers to France, Dubai and India avoid quarantine on their return, the news UK musicians will be able to tour visa-free in 19 EU countries and why nobody seems to care about the whiff of Conservatism corruption.

Juliet Bernard of UK Hand Knitting joins us to talk about what effect Tom Daley's poolside projects have had on the pastime's reputation.

Plus the latest from the fevered mind of Dominic Cummings and why it's possible to like both football and the Olympics.

The New Normal is available by heading to or by searching for The New Normal in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you find your podcasts.

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