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Backstop, Bolt, Tips from an FBI Negotiator, Inside Fyre Fest and Much More: It’s The Weekly Roundup

Backstop, Bolt, Tips from an FBI Negotiator, Inside Fyre Fest and Much More: It’s The Weekly Roundup

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Time to catch up on what’s been happening in this beautiful yet crazy world of ours. As February rolls into town and all those New Year Resolutions hit the buffers along with the winter weather bringing Britain to a standstill, maybe Theresa May will be hoping she gets snowed in as she heads back to Brussels to renegotiate (or not as the case may be) the mythical Brexit deal. Anyway, without further ado, it’s time for The Weekly Roundup.


Check out our weekend whistle-stop tour of Westminster as our resident political pundit Peter Spencer looks at the latest can of worms coming out of the commons. Read More

For those that missed Discovery’s outstanding new primetime show First Man Out featuring former MALESTROM interviewee Ed Stafford in a head to head survival scenario with our favourite former military man Aldo Kane, we recommend you watch it pronto. In the meantime read our interview the former Royal Marine sniper Aldo HERE

As the new Super League season gets underway with the customary doses of brutality, speed, skill, grit and determination, we caught up with one of Rugby’s new leading lights, Wigan Warriors & England protégé Oliver Gildart to look ahead to the new season and get the lowdown on this most physical of sporting endeavours. Read More

What We’ve Been Reading

A wonderful tale of derring-do, about a blind man with one leg who robbed a bank in Texas. (The Atavist Magazine) Read More

Seven of the most mysterious artists in music history (BBC) Read More

An in-depth interview with President Donald Trump, without the depth (NY Times) Read More

What was it like to be one of the ‘fortunate’ few who got a golden ticket to Fyre Festival? This man documented the entire experience. (Metro) Read More

Why do some women fall in love with serial killers? (Refinery29) Read More

A former FBI negotiator reveals the secrets of how to get what you want (Next Big Idea Club) Read More

Who do you think you are? You’ve got very little control over your digital identity. (Quartz) Read More

Taking a look inside the Up Helly Aa Viking fire festival in Scotland. (AFAR) Read More

Clips of the Week

Getting ready for the Superbowl and Usain Bolt runs a 4.22 second 40-yard dash without spikes.

Check out the trailer for ‘Of Mics and Men‘, Showtime’s new four-part doc examining the cultural history of hip hop royalty the Wu-Tang Clan.

As the UK comes to a standstill and the headline makers bombard us with news of cold weather catastrophes and quotes from lorry drivers just be glad you don’t live in Chicago and their scary sounding Polar Vortex!

Jean-Claude Juncker performing his part in Groundhog Day. Who the f**k is that guy anyway?

Vinnie Jones giving his two penneth on the modern game and how they used to do things in the ‘good old days’.

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Win an orange, gold and lilac Tweed jacket courtesy of Joseph Turner Ltd

We’re giving one lucky MALESTROM reader the chance to win a check tweed jacket worth £312, courtesy of British menswear brand Joseph Turner.

To be in with a chance of winning this incredible prize, all you have to do is head to TheMalestrom HQ on Facebook ‘LIKE’ the page and ‘SHARE’ the competition post.

The stunning Dales jacket is crafted from a flawlessly stylish orange, gold and lilac checked tweed, woven by Marton Mills, Yorkshire. With a smartly tailored fit, it’ll look great dressed up or down, and is sure to be a timeless addition to any style-conscious man’s wardrobe. The Dales jacket is available in a choice of chest sizes and lengths, so check out Joseph Turner’s site to see if they have yours in stock.

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