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It has almost been 300 years since Sir Robert Walpole arguably became the first holder of the office of Prime Minister in 1721 - an office which today is under scrutiny like never before. The Prime Ministers series of 55 podcasts brings to life all 55 of Britain's 'First Among Equals' through interviews with the authors of all 55 essays in Iain Dale’s new book The Prime Ministers: Three Hundred Years of History. From the obscure 18th-century figures like the Earl of Shelburne and Henry Pelha ...
 
Portland-based anti-fascist Sean Kealiher was killed in 2019, months before the uprising that would bring Portland international attention. Nearly two years later, his homicide remains unsolved. His mother, Laura, believes she hasn't received justice because of police hatred for her son and his politics. Dying For A Fight, the second installment in Somethin’ Else’s Fault Line series, goes in search of answers: What happened the night Sean was killed? Why have no arrests been made? Who are th ...
 
A podcast about how the relationship between Australia and China came to the verge of collapse. Not long ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping was regularly having warm, friendly chats with Australia’s Prime Ministers. Now, he won’t even take our phone calls, trade is being blocked, and Australian politicians are talking about preparations for war. Season 5 of If You’re Listening is the fascinating story of why a rising superpower decided to make an example out of Australia.
 
Break out the beach towels and reserve the best spot as we attempt to untangle the Anglos from the Saxons, the Boche from the Britishers and the Tommies from the Jerries. Historian Katja Hoyer is a German living in England. Journalist Oliver Moody is a Brit living in Berlin. Between them they plan to discuss the past and present of Anglo-German relations. Why have German chancellors and British Prime Ministers so rarely got along? Why are the Germans obsessed with British comedy? And what ha ...
 
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Portland, Oregon, had been a hotbed for political clashes between the far left and the far right for years before 2020. Sean Kealiher was among the people who regularly took to the streets to fight — sometimes physically — with people who opposed Black Lives Matter and other social justice movements. We look at who was in the streets leading up to …
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 15 September 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, and @UKHouseofCommons on Facebook and Instagram for more.Door UK Parliament
 
As the German nation prepares to go to the polls, Oliver Moody and Katja Hoyer run through the candidates to replace Angela Merkel as Chancellor. After almost 16 years in office Merkel will step down leaving big shoes to fill. Katja and Oliver try to unpick the complicated web of acronyms and party allegiances that dominate German politics. A Goalh…
 
Sean Kealiher was killed on Oct 12, 2019, near a popular bar for Portland’s antifascist scene. An SUV ran him over and crashed outside the Democratic Party of Oregon office. Gunshots rang out through the night, and whoever was driving fled the scene, leaving the vehicle behind. Now, almost two years later, his mother Laura Kealiher is demanding pol…
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 08 September 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, and @UKHouseofCommons on Facebook and Instagram for more.Door UK Parliament
 
Why do British and German state leaders never seem to get along? Margaret Thatcher couldn’t bear the sight of Helmut Kohl and Angela Merkel is reputed to have a very low opinion of Boris Johnson. Ever since Benjamin Disraeli encountered Otto von Bismarck at a Vienna conference, top British and German politicians have failed to see eye to eye. Katja…
 
Break out the beach towels and reserve the best spot as we attempt to untangle the Anglos from the Saxons, the Boche from the Britishers and the Tommies from the Jerries. Historian Katja Hoyer is a German living in England. Journalist Oliver Moody is a Brit living in Berlin. Between them they plan to discuss the past and present of Anglo-German rel…
 
Portland-based anti-fascist Sean Kealiher was killed in 2019, months before the uprising that would bring Portland international attention. Nearly two years later, his homicide remains unsolved. His mother, Laura, believes she hasn't received justice because of police hatred for her son and his politics. Dying For A Fight, the second installment in…
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 21 July 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, and @UKHouseofCommons on Facebook and Instagram for more.Door UK Parliament
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 14 July 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, and @UKHouseofCommons on Facebook and Instagram for more.Door UK Parliament
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 07 July 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, and @UKHouseofCommons on Facebook and Instagram for more.Door UK Parliament
 
For months commentators and politicians in Australia have been talking about one of the most frightening topics imaginable — a war between the United States and China over the island of Taiwan.It's the last frozen remnant of a hundred year old Civil War — two governments both claiming to be the legitimate rulers of China, separated by 100 miles of …
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 30 June 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, and @UKHouseofCommons on Facebook and Instagram for more.Door UK Parliament
 
When the COVID-19 pandemic caused the shutdown of travel from China, it shone a harsh light on the way Australia treats Chinese students who come here to study.Some feel isolated and discriminated against, others feel they are being treated as "cash cows" by a university sector desperate for their fees.Can we do better? And can we handle it when pr…
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 23 June 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, and @UKHouseofCommons on Facebook and Instagram for more.Door UK Parliament
 
From humble beginnings in a tiny town whose name means "deep drainage ditch", electrical engineer Ren Zhengfei grew his company Huawei into a global technology giant, delivering competitive telecommunications equipment at low prices.But when Australia accused Huawei of being a security risk, a snowball began to roll which led to arrests, hostages b…
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 16 June 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, and @UKHouseofCommons on Facebook and Instagram for more.Door UK Parliament
 
When China rolled out their trade sanctions regime against Australia to try and punish us for a litany of perceived insults, the trade of one commodity was conspicuously left untouched.China's desperate need to stimulate economic growth through construction has left them with an insatiable appetite for Australian iron ore.In this episode, we look a…
 
In 1989, five days after tanks rolled into Tiananmen Square in Beijing and brutally ended weeks of protests, the then prime minister Bob Hawke gave a horrifying description of what Australia thought happened.But where did the account come from? And what did it get wrong?Over the past three months China, If You're Listening investigated the source o…
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 09 June 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, and @UKHouseofCommons on Facebook and Instagram for more.Door UK Parliament
 
For decades Australia has taken the approach that when it comes to China; we can criticise their human rights record without risking our trading relationship.We told China we disapproved of their crackdown on students at Tiananmen Square in 1989, but continued to sell them iron ore.Xi Jinping has made it clear that the arrangement has now changed, …
 
This week Iain Dale speaks to Professor Jeremy Black, Emeritus Professor of history at the University of Exeter about the life and Premiership of Thomas Pelham-Holles, better known as the first Duke of Newcastle, who served as Prime Minister for more than 7 years in two separate terms from 1754-56 and from 1757 to 1762. He was our fourth Prime Mini…
 
At first glance, Chinese President Xi Jinping's life story seems simple. His father was a high-ranking Chinese government official, and opened doors for his son, who rose even higher.But his rise to become the most powerful Chinese leader since Chairman Mao Zedong seems far more unlikely when you find out what Mao's policies did to Xi's family duri…
 
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