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The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics. On Politics Weekly Extra, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland speaks with some of the Guardian’s US team about the latest from the 2020 presidential election campaign
 
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 ...
 
What is Simple Blasphemy? Having the best time with some of the worst topics. Weekly round table discussion hosted by Zak, Zack and Andy with occasional special guests. Witty and jaw dropping topics you never thought talk-able, lovingly yanked from their cage and taught to fly under suspicious circumstances. Special guests have included: Boris Pelekh (Hello Guy, Gogol Bordello) Episode 21 Alice Vaughn (Two Girls on mic: the porncast) Episode 22 Daniel Klaes (Greater WNY Paranormal Society) E ...
 
We look at what it takes to be a leader and how some people like Boris Johnson are blessed with a Teflon coat so nothing sticks. It is the court jester phenomenon. The antiestablishment. However the original idea of the Court Jester was an important part of the Sovereign's court as he was the only person allowed free speach to criticise the King (or Queen) in order to ground them and remind them they are not Gods. But being an object of ridicule themselves (with less perceived responsibility ...
 
The aim of this weekly podcast is to make economics easy, uncomplicated and accessible. With the world at a political, technological and financial tipping point, economics has never been so important to all of us and yet, it’s made inaccessible and complicated by so many. I’ve always thought what is complicated is rarely important and what is important is rarely complicated. That will be our motto. Every week we are going to tease out some big economic or political issue facing us, not just ...
 
Barnaby Slater talks to guests about their experiences with fame. If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send us any thoughts or questions you have in the comments section and rate the podcast out of 5 stars. Thanks so much for listening! Follow Almost Famous on: Twitter: @podalmostfamous Instagram: almostfamousthepodcast More info at www.almostfamousthepodcast.com Enquiries: almostpodcastfamous@gmail.com Listen to Barnaby's other podcast It's Your Funeral Link: https:/ ...
 
The authoritative source for independent rigorous high-quality academic research on UK-EU relations. Listen to our Brexit and Beyond podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/user-941630307 #Brexit #Brexit2016 #Economy #Brexitfacts #politics #Europe #podcasts #JohnCurtice #Generalelection #TheUKinaChangingEurope #partypolitics #Brexitvote #Facts #BrexitBreakdown #Parliament #EuropeanUnion #Referendum2016 #Leave #Remain #impartial #news #UnitedKingdom #AnandMenon #SimonUsherwood #NorthernIreland # ...
 
Politics, entertainment, news, advice and information. Mostly politics. The official The Politicrat Facebook page: https://bit.ly/3bU1O7c The Politicrat blog: https://politicrat.politics.blog Tweet to Omar: https://twitter.com/thepopcornreel Moore Thoughts: https://moore.substack.com
 
Your weekly pub quiz in a podcast. Four rounds of bar trivia to play at home with family or friends. Test yourself with these questions on the daily commute or give your brain a workout while you jog around the park. Produced by the Bar Wars pub quiz - a quiz night that has been running in Hereford & Cheltenham UK since 2000. You can find us on Twitter @barwars or at www.facebook.com/takeawaytrivia
 
The Art of Controversy (or The Art of Being Right) (Die Kunst, Recht zu Behalten) is a short treatise written in 1831 by the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer in which he presents thirty-eight methods of gaining an unfair advantage in a debate and thereby being right even if you are wrong. Schopenhauer champions the virtue of dialectical argument, in his view wrongly neglected by philosophers in favour of logic, and goes on to discuss the distinction between our conscious intellectual p ...
 
Welcome to Politically Speaking, Scotland’s flagship political podcast brought to you from the editorial team of the award-winning Holyrood magazine. Whether you are more interested in what politicians do to relax than what they actually do in the parliament, this is the podcast where you will get the full skinny on politics, policy, and pure nonsense. Join Mandy Rhodes and Liam Kirkaldy, as they are joined by commentators, politicians and experts as they chew the political fat and spit it o ...
 
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Omar Moore talks to the U.K.’s FDA Trade Union General Secretary Dave Penman about the civil service, civil service workers and the non-action by Prime Minister Boris Johnson after Home Secretary Priti Patel was found to have bullied subordinates at the Home Office and violated the Ministerial Code. November 23, 2020.FDA Trade Union (U.K.): https:/…
 
In this week's State of the Union, Stephen Paton (stephenpaton134) talks about Boris Johnson's latest statements on devolution, Labour infighting, and the latest on the UK's Union Unit.Check back every Friday for another bitesize breakdown of all things Scottish independence.By The National Newspaper
 
On Saturday October 31st, the British government was forced to announce a second national coronavirus lockdown. We know the announcement itself was mishandled; the reasons why are fascinating. In this special episode of the Slow Newscast Matt D'Ancona goes deep into a day of political drama and intrigue in Downing St which helps explain so much abo…
 
We take a look at the most searched porn terms during election week plus Boris Johnson fires his aid after he insulted his girlfriend and finally we review the mass exodus from cities everywhere especially New York. #PornHub #Election #BorisJohnson Get Hero Soap Here: https://www.herosoapcompany.com/discount/anthony Subscribe to our Podcast clips c…
 
In this week's episode of The Brussels Edition, we look at Brexit trade talks as negotiations enter its final stretch - with sources telling Bloomberg that both sides are moving closer to landing a deal. But sealing a compromise will depend on Boris Johnson ending the ambiguity about his own desire for an agreement, according to David O'Sullivan, f…
 
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted Monday he is firmly in control of the government, despite having to self-isolate for two weeks because a contact tested positive for the coronavirus. The quarantine order came at the start of a crucial week in which Johnson is trying to suppress a new surge in U.K. coronavirus infections, quell turmoil …
 
“Is Boris Johnson England’s Eva Peron? All through my wild days, my mad existence…..and all that stuff, anyway we get to this point following an amazing conversation with economist Adam Posen about the USA. imperial delusions, NASCAR and the commercial fairytale that is Brexit. There’s lots in here from economic gravity, the “Great Patriot/Shit Cit…
 
Boris Johnson’s director of communications resigned on Wednesday night following a bitter Downing Street power struggle, the European Central Bank will keep financing costs exceptionally favourable in the eurozone until the economy recovers from the pandemic, and TikTok wrestles with its US divestment deadline. Plus, the FT’s Laura Pitel explains h…
 
There’s light at the end of the tunnel - for the first time it seems that people are starting to see the end of this mess. As we look to the return of some level of normality, we know that the new normal won’t look like the old normal: both companies & cities will have to adapt to the end of business travelling. See acast.com/privacy for privacy an…
 
The Guardian’s Amelia Gentleman wrote her first story on the Windrush scandal almost three years ago – yet she is still hearing from people facing injustice. Alexandra Ankrah, the most senior black Home Office employee in the team responsible for the Windrush compensation scheme, discusses why she resigned this year, describing the scheme as system…
 
A promise from the Children's Minister, that Maori will have greater say over what happens with their tamariki. Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft wants total transformation of the care and protection system for Maori babies. He's asking the Government to transfer power and resources to Maori. "We've got to step in and make an unmistakable cap …
 
The lines around New York at City MD locations are wrapping around the block with crazy wait times, Plus Senator Ted Cruz tweets to defend Thanksgiving and finally the Pope is launching an investigation into his instagram account liking a Natalia Garibotto photo. #CityMD #TedCruz #Natalia Garibotto Get Hero Soap Here: https://www.herosoapcompany.co…
 
As the UK and much of the West continues to struggle against Covid, in China, things largely seem back to normal. Pictures from the 'Golden Week', a week of state holidays to celebrate the People's Republic's founding, showed mountains and seas of people. On this longer episode than usual, Cindy Yu takes a deep dive into China's Covid response - fi…
 
Expect the Biden administration to be just as tough on China as Trump, says Brendan Brown, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and founder of Macro Hedge Advisors. He also tells Daybreak Europe's Caroline Hepker and Roger Hearing that the next global crisis could start with the problem of company indebtedness in China.…
 
The tone of America’s president-elect on China changed markedly through the campaign; his policies, at least at the outset, may differ little from those of his predecessor. We examine the stark racial disparities in covid-19 outcomes around the world. And the clever use of a waste product to make a better takeaway coffee cup. For full access to pri…
 
Takeaway Trivia is your pub quiz in a podcast! Four rounds of general knowledge bar trivia to test your brain. Grab some paper and pens, decide on a prize and quiz the family around the dinner table. Alternatively, use the questions to train your brain while you tone your body at the gym. This week: General Knowledge Quiz Links Trivia Trail Final F…
 
The Government is preparing for the cost of Covid-19 managed isolation to exceed its budget. $500 million was put aside for its operations, and it's reported to be costing $2.4 million a day. But Finance Minister Grant Robertson told Heather du Plessis-Allan the cost will increase because we have to continue having managed isolation for now. He say…
 
Shelly Bay protestors are settling in for the long haul. Mau Whenua just spent another chilly night at the Miramar peninsula construction site. The group's occupied the area since Sunday morning, challenging the legality of the sale to property developer Ian Cassels. But protest organiser Anaru Mepham says they're prepared to be there for at least …
 
Sir Tim Shadbolt's struggle to carry out significant aspects of his mayoral role created a leadership void within the Invercargill City Council, leading to major shortcomings, an independent review has found. The governance review was carried out by Richard Thomson after the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) launched an investigation in August i…
 
The organiser of a protest against the controversial Shelly Bay development vows to fight "the illegal sale" through "peacefulness but determined occupation". Iwi group Mau Whenua had been at the Shelly Bay site since Sunday, to protest against the $500 million development, after Wellington City councillors voted in favour of selling and leasing th…
 
European policymakers are preparing to relax Covid-19 lockdowns and “save Christmas”, G20 leaders pledged to “spare no effort” to ensure global access to Covid-19 vaccines, and Beijing has warned it will show “zero tolerance” for financial misconduct after several high-profile bond defaults by state-owned companies. Plus, the FT’s Peggy Hollinger e…
 
State border closures are continuing to cause heartache across the Tasman. New South Wales has opened its border to Victoria this morning, after the state went more than three weeks without a new case of Covid 19. But Victoria is still yet to open its border to South Australia after the recent outbreak in Adelaide. Longer-term border problems conti…
 
There are differing views on when a Covid-19 vaccine could be made available. The head of the U.S. effort to produce a coronavirus vaccine says the first immunisations could happen on December 12. A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee is set to meet Dec. 10 to discuss Pfizer Inc.’s request for an emergency use authorisation for its deve…
 
It is not a surprise that we have another case of iwi occupation, this time at Shelly Bay in Wellington. It was widely predicted that members of Whānui Taranaki might occupy the Shelly Bay land if they saw that the occupation at Ihumātao in Auckland had been successful. And for all intents and purposes, Ihumātao’s occupation was successful. We’re s…
 
With the news last week that Joe Biden wants to move on and not investigate Donald Trump and his administration, Omar Moore asks, is Joe Biden the getaway driver...for Donald Trump? Plus: What we can do to hold politicians accountable beyond voting. And: Remembering JFK on a terrible commemoration, 57 years to the fateful day. November 22, 2020.Fea…
 
A podcast from Westminster Abbey for the Feast of Christ the King. This 16 minute service includes an introit, prayers, a reading, an address, music and a blessing, recorded this week on the Abbey's magnificent Cosmati pavement in front of the High Altar. Introduced by the Reverend Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian Address by the Reverend Mark Birc…
 
Two weeks after Joe Biden was projected the winner of the 2020 presidential election Omar Moore looks back at how Joe Biden won and ran his successful campaign. November 21, 2020.Featured in this episode:Joe Biden’s April 3, 2019 video: bit.ly/3nJ3QwMJoe Biden’s “I’m running” campaign video, April 25, 2019: https://bit.ly/2UQgzkYNOTE: You can now l…
 
The statistics are clear. Excess deaths have remained unchanged since May/June this year. The PCR test applied on an industrial scale is unreliable with an unspecified high false positive rate so the more testing of even a healthy population the more false positives masquerading as cases will be found. The apparent rise in covid mortality has exact…
 
On this week's episode, Douglas Murray is first, reflecting on the US election, and wondering why people who see the same thing can come to different conclusions. (00:51) Lara Prendergast is next, with her profile of the Prime Minister's fiancee, Carrie Symonds. (09:07) Finally, Andrew Wilson, who makes the case for an independent Scotland. (14:37)…
 
In his bid to reset the UK government's image, Boris Johnson announced a 10-point plan for a 'green recovery' costing billions of pounds. Will it do enough to tackle climate change and does it risk alienating Johnson's 'Red Wall' supporters? The prime minister has also pledged the biggest investment in defence since the end of the cold war. But is …
 
The National Road Carriers Association is warning New Zealand’s supply chain is on the brink of overload and could be pushed over the edge in the coming months. Fewer planes are carrying freight here and there are huge delays at the ports, which means that consumers at the end of the supply chain will pick up the cost. Chris Carr, the director of t…
 
The coronavirus is killing one person every eight seconds around the world. The frightening statistic comes from data on the international World Health Organisation (WHO) Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard. The WHO recorded 9989 new deaths from coronavirus in the past 24 hours – making yesterday the third deadliest day since the beginning of …
 
Police are warning of a new scam going on Facebook Marketplace that's seen dozens of people in New Zealand swindled out of their cars. The scam has become so common across Auckland in particular that fifty complaints have been made to police and nine people have been charged. Police and consumer groups are warning people to be careful buying and se…
 
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