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Based on his live one man show Rock N Roll Politics, the broadcaster and author, Steve Richards, takes a weekly behind the scenes tour of UK politics and the media that shapes the way we view the epic political dramas. The future is ridiculously unpredictable and the past is so easy to misread. Subscribe to your weekly guide through seismic times.
 
Jonny Bentley and Adam Bragan are two British twentysomethings with an interest in all things politics. Pints & Politics aims to deliver an analysis of Britain's politics in a fun and digestible manner, as if you were having the discussion in a British pub! Breaking down current affairs, debating ethical issues and looking at America from afar. Debating. Educating. Entertaining (hopefully!).
 
When it comes to understanding political issues, Richie is a self confessed toddler. That’s why he’s enlisted the help of Steve, his politically savvy drinking buddy, to help him understand how government effects our everyday lives and our interactions with each other. Join them, as they break down big political issues into comedic bite size bits and try to figure out, What Am Politics?
 
Coronavirus! Climate! Brexit! Trump! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting: Talking Politics is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Every week David Runciman and Helen Thompson talk to the most interesting people around about the ideas and events that shape our world: from history to economics, from philosophy to fiction. What does the future hold? Can democracy survive? How crazy will it get? This is the political conversation that matters ...
 
Making sense of our political hell every Friday. Launched from the anti-Brexit movement in 2017, Oh God, What Now? (formerly Remainiacs) has become one of Britain’s most entertaining political voices. With top quality guests and analysis, and poor quality jokes, we make the unbearable bearable. Oh God, What Now? is presented by Dorian Lynskey. Our regulars include: Ian Dunt, editor of politics.co.uk, author of How To Be A Liberal • Ros Taylor, editor of the LSE COVID blog • Naomi Smith, Chie ...
 
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Island Meet And Greet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6641-island-meet-and-greet License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseDoor Big Heads Media
 
Panellists on today's show are Paul Duddridge, John Gunnison, and Duc Vu, Emma Burnell. Joe Biden travelled to Cornwall in the UK for a meeting of the G7, his first overseas trip as president of the United States, See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
OK, look. Before you even start, we know it's a bit problematic to have two semi-rowdy Irish lads trying to explain the foundations and intricacies of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. So they did what they thought was best... They got a bit drunk, took a wild stab at it and brought in some British besties to top it off. Gue…
 
Description: Boris Johnson reluctantly delayed the easing of England’s lockdown for another month, due to the spread of the Delta strain of coronavirus. Will the July 19 easing go ahead? Plus we discuss the Liberal Democrats’ surprise victory in the Chesham and Amersham by-election abs what it means for the government’s planning reforms. Presented …
 
It's the week in which top jobs were appointed. Dorothy Bain QC is approved for the role of Lord Advocate and the role of Solicitor General is held by Ruth Charteris QC. This is the first time that both of these positions are held by women making it a significant moment in Scottish history. In addition, Ms Bain will be involved in legislation surro…
 
As yet another self-justifying Dominic Cummings megablog arrives, will this latest real-life No.10 Spider-Man meme affect actual politics? Barrister Jolyon Maugham joins us to explain “de facto opposition” the Good Law Project’s work on the Government’s breathtaking cronyism and back-handers, and what happens in a country where there’s no cost to l…
 
Five years after the vote that sealed our exit from the European Union, we've asked two Brexiteers whether it's lived up to their expectations. Baroness Kate Hoey, formerly one of the few Labour eurosceptic MPs, now a non-affiliated peer, and David Jones MP, deputy chairman of the European Research Group of Tory MPs, join Christopher Hope at Telegr…
 
Adam Boulton and guests reflect on the week that was on the home and international fronts. The fallout from the G7 summit in Cornwall, the ongoing row over the Northern Ireland protocol, the Prime Minister's decision to delay removing all Covid restrictions in England by four weeks and the latest explosive claims by his former adviser Dominic Cummi…
 
David talks to Ed Miliband about the thinking behind his new book Go Big. What are the ideas that have the power to change British politics? If they have been shown to work elsewhere, why are they so hard to make happen? Is it the politicians or the public who are reluctant to make the shift? Plus, we discuss whether the Tories might be better at t…
 
21 years on from her book Northern Protestants: An Unsettled People, Susan McKay revisits the lives of that community in her new book Northern Protestants: On Shifting Ground. She talks to Hugh about the strong forces now acting on northern Protestants, Unionists and Loyalists.Door Inside Politics
 
21 years on from her book Northern Protestants: An Unsettled People, Susan McKay revisits the lives of that community in her new book Northern Protestants: On Shifting Ground. She talks to Hugh about the strong forces now acting on northern Protestants, Unionists and Loyalists.Door Inside Politics
 
What's not to love about AOC? From introducing a Green New Deal, to live streaming Animal Crossing on Twitch, to lampooning alt-right trolls, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has captured the attention and respect of progressives all over the world. This week the boys chat to David Freedlander, author of "The AOC Generation" about her meteor…
 
With breathtaking but unsurprising chutzpah B Johnson and Lord 'Frosty' Frost blame the EU for their own chosen Brexit route. The EU had agreed to T May's Brexit that avoided a border between GB and N.Ireland. Johnson proposed the border to get a deal that was different to May's...hoping to escape later from the consequences, or not realising what …
 
Island Meet And Greet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6641-island-meet-and-greet License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseDoor Big Heads Media
 
The leaders of the west descended on Carbis Bay, along with podcasters, for this year's G7 summit. Boris Johnson and Joe Biden appeared to develop a bromance - despite their split on Northern Ireland. We discuss the key themes of the summit and whether Brexit overshadowed the prime minister's efforts to forward his Global Britain agenda. Plus we lo…
 
This week Katharine Murphy and Guardian Australia’s team of Canberra reporters answer your most burning political questions. Will Scott Morrison make an exception for the Biloela family? How will Australians be affected by the new Medicare changes? What is the conspiracy theory surrounding Dan Andrews?…
 
It’s the week in which the delta variant (formerly known as the Indian variant) is growing in Scotland, sparking conversation about how this may impact the ‘coming out of lockdown’ plans. You’ll also find out about why the potential tariff free trade deal with Australia has caused concern among Scottish farmers. Plus, how will the Scottish governme…
 
Will US journalist Tom McTague’s lengthy profile for The Atlantic help us comprehend the dumbfounding appeal of Prime Minister Posh Benny Hill? Plus, what does the G7’s Biden-boosted tax rate for multinationals tell us about legislating against companies that are bigger than countries? And on the eve of the Euros, our not-very-football panel ponder…
 
Adam Boulton and guests assess the UK's place in the world as the G7 summit gets underway in Cornwall. Where are we with the special relationship with the US? How are the leaders going to address the coronavirus pandemic and accelerate the progress of vaccinating the world? And what about the row over the government's decision to cut the aid budget…
 
This week David and Helen take stock of the state of British politics, looking at how the big themes of the last year fit together. They try to join the dots between the pandemic and the fraying of the Union, the weakness of the Labour party and the fraught politics of climate change, along with the lingering impact of Brexit on everything. We are …
 
Five months on from the final report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation, controversy still surrounds the methodology used by the three inquiry members, the treatment of witness statements and the conclusions reached regarding the culpability of church and state. Members of the commission have not replied to calls to appear bef…
 
Five months on from the final report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation, controversy still surrounds the methodology used by the three inquiry members, the treatment of witness statements and the conclusions reached regarding the culpability of church and state. Members of the commission have not replied to calls to appear bef…
 
Like a dark thriller the lockdown exits have a familiar pattern-the frenzied focus on a date-Xmas Day, June 21st. Meanwhile the same newspapers and Tory MPs demand 'freedom' irrespective of the data, and B Johnson is inclined to agree with them as a new variant appears to be taking hold...Plus your brilliant questions on D Cummings, E Miliband, and…
 
Island Meet And Greet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6641-island-meet-and-greet License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseDoor Big Heads Media
 
The hopes of international travel this summer were dashed as Portugal was taken off the UK's green list for travel amid a rise in cases of the Delta variant of coronavirus. But will the June 21 easing still go ahead? Plus, we discuss the battle between education secretary Gavin Williamson and chancellor Rishi Sunak over funding for post-lockdown sc…
 
Katharine Murphy speaks with Anthony Albanese to mark his two years as Labor leader. How can the leader increase his visibility? How has Scott Morrison shaped himself against a backdrop of crises? Is Labor ready to tackle another election contest in the face of the 2019 loss?Door The Guardian
 
If you thought it was only the exams for 2020 that were thrown into chaos by the pandemic, think again. This year, confusion and stress about the exams – sorry, assessments – have reignited calls to examine how we assess pupils’ work, and who does that assessment. Plus, a mental health crisis, with key posts left unfilled, and the scourge – and opp…
 
Historian Niall Ferguson’s new book 'Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe' offers a sweeping compendium of the many appalling catastrophes that have befallen mankind, and how we have dealt with their aftermath. He talks to Hugh about his book, Covid and the possibility of a war between China and the US.…
 
Historian Niall Ferguson’s new book 'Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe' offers a sweeping compendium of the many appalling catastrophes that have befallen mankind, and how we have dealt with their aftermath. He talks to Hugh about his book, Covid and the possibility of a war between China and the US.…
 
As Britain’s hostile border environment starts to entrap visitors from the EU, is the Home Office’s Brexit-infected immigration arm out of control? And why does the Home Office turn reasonable Ministers into monsters? Plus, new Netflix documentary Nail Bomber: Manhunt unravels the story of the neo-Nazi terrorist who bombed Brick Lane, Brixton and t…
 
David talks to historian Linda Colley about her new global history of written constitutions: the paper documents that made and remade the modern world. From Corsica to Pitcairn, from Mexico to Japan, it's an amazing story of war and peace, violence, imagination and fear. Recorded as part of the Cambridge Literary Festival www.cambridgeliteraryfesti…
 
Ed Miliband discusses some of the ideas in his new book 'Go Big' and why he feels freer to express his thoughts now compared with when he was Labour leader...Plus reflections on Dominic Cummings...and your latest questions on Labour's future, G7 and T Blair's foreign policy Rock N Roll Politics is live at Kings Place on Monday June 28th. https://ww…
 
Boris Johnson's former chief adviser made an epic seven-hour appearance at a parliamentary hearing this week, claiming the prime minister was unfit for the job and the health secretary a liar. We explore his bombastic claims and the political impact for Johnson. Plus, we examine the impact of the cuts to foreign aid on the ground and whether the bu…
 
This week Katharine Murphy talks to Liberal senator Andrew Bragg about his new book Buraadja, which details the successes and failures of the Liberal party’s approach to Indigenous affairs. Bragg, who has strongly endorsed constitutional recognition, outlines how parliament can introduce an Indigenous voice and honour the Uluru Statement from the H…
 
It’s the week in which explosive testimony from Dominic Cummings cast the UK government in a very dim light indeed. Of course, a dose of scepticism is advised given his track record, as the team discuss, but this is still the most explicit picture we’ve yet got of Boris Johnson’s administration’s response in the early days of the pandemic. Plus, co…
 
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the explosive evidence given by the Prime Minister's former adviser Dominic Cummings to two select committees on the government's handling of the pandemic. In seven hours of testimony, Mr Cummings said that 'tens of thousands of people died, who didn't need to die,' suggested Boris Johnson is 'not fit for office' and…
 
It’s our FOURTH BIRTHDAY edition! And what a sumptuous spread Classic Dom has laid on for us. The classic line-up of Dorian, Naomi, Ros, Alex and Ian reassemble in an actual physical studio (!) to discuss Cummings’ committee drive-by on Johnson and his vendetta against multi-sackable Matt Hancock, and why he supported a PM he knew was unfit for the…
 
We talk to the historians Robert Tombs and Robert Saunders about the history of England and the future of the Union. Is the size and complexity of England the real problem in holding the UK together? What can England's past teach us about the present state of British politics? Does England have a 'Northern Question' to go with its 'Scottish Questio…
 
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