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Isn’t it annoying when you can’t search what politicians and candidates say in person? We think so.

That’s why we want to use SayIt to publish transcripts of our talks and podcasts. If you fancy it, you can transcribe something from the list below, either straight into the site, or just write it into a document and send it over to [email protected].

Most things are about half an hour long, but it’ll probably take longer to transcribe unless you’re a whiz with a shorthand keyboard.

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