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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 ...
 
The Barneys Podcast is the show that celebrates fashion, style, culture, and personality—and for Season 3, our new host Noor Tagouri is here to shake up the conversation. Noor is a trailblazing journalist who takes over the mic to dig deeper, challenge convention, and celebrate the people who dare to use their voices to push culture forward. With her heartfelt interview style, Noor has intimate conversations with a dynamic guest lineup that includes Tan France, Elaine Welteroth, Diet Prada, ...
 
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David and Helen are joined by Diane Coyle and Anand Menon to have another go at pinning down the long term consequences of Brexit. Now we have a deal, what are the prospects for rebalancing the UK economy? Do EU politicians want a post-Brexit UK to succeed or to fail? Can Labour really avoid re-opening the Brexit wars for the next four years? Plus,…
 
David talks to historian Jill Lepore about what took place at the Capitol on January 6th. What should we call it? What can we compare it to? And what should happen next? Plus we ask how Biden ought to address what happened in his inaugural next week. Are we past the time for talk about reconciliation? Talking Points: Is there a word for what happen…
 
David and Helen look at what's changed - and what hasn't - since we last spoke, from Brexit to Biden to Covid. Has the Brexit deal really given the UK a chance to do things differently? Do Democrat wins in the Georgia Senate races open up new possibilities for Biden? What is at stake in the politics of vaccination? Plus, we talk about where things …
 
In this episode we... ...talk about the past year and how our show has changed. ...discuss plans are to make our show a little different. ...touch base on the meaning of a dream we both had! ...Adam gives us inside scoops on his Bar Life. ...find out why Bartenders ignore you. ...are glad 2020 is over! Thank you to all our listeners and patrons for…
 
A recording of a recent talk by David on what we've learned in 2020 about the resilience of democratic societies in the face of disaster. Has the experience of Covid shown us how we can deal with climate change, or has it shown us what we are missing? An argument about optimism, pessimism and everything in between. See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
 
In this episode we... ...give you inside fact from the sets of your favorite Holiday films! ...remember back to our childhood and getting that one special gift. ...make a call to one of our sisters to "weigh in" on an Adam story. ...find and uncover obscure Holiday films that may become your new favorite! ...also uncover Holiday films that should h…
 
This week David, Helen and our producer Catherine Carr look back at five years of podcasting and five years of crazy politics, to pick our favourite moments and to discuss what we've learned. From the 2015 general election to the current crisis, via the Corn Laws and Crashed, the politics of abortion and super forecasting, Corbyn and nuclear weapon…
 
Episode Parental Warning: Not for Children In this episode we... ...give you updates on random Hollywood announcements that come across our desks. ...drop knowledge on you of the different Santa Claus lore from around the world! ...tell our own childhood stories of Christmas past and traditions we have! ...shallow dive into The Muppets Christmas Ca…
 
We look past Covid and Brexit to ask where the long-term opposition to Johnson's government is going to come from. Can Corbynism remain a force in British politics, even without Corbyn? Is there room for a challenge to the Conservatives from the right? Will climate politics drive street protest politics or can it help the Greens? Plus we consider w…
 
In this episode we... ...tell a heart warming story of a man meeting his father dressed as Buddy the Elf! ...explain who Frank Oz is and how he is the most famous person you don't know. ...here how Adam compares himself to the movie Just Friends as he gives us a behind the scenes rundown. ...go on a National Lampoons Christmas Vacation deep dive wi…
 
As we wait for a Brexit deal or no deal, we discuss what the next year might hold for French and Italian politics. What are Macron's prospects as he heads towards the next presidential election? Has Giorgia Meloni replaced Matteo Salvini as the leader of the Italian far right? And what chance of a return to political normalcy in either country? Wit…
 
In this episode we... ...find out why "It's a Wonderful Life" needed script changes! ...learn how not to be a "Bad Santa" and find out who almost was! ...find out why Jim Carrey's Grinch was pissed off on set daily! ...come up with a new idea for a future show! ...tell you what Smooth Brain and Micro Cough mean. ...find out a previous Florida Man S…
 
We try to join the dots from the final days of the Brexit negotiations to the looming prospect of another referendum on Scottish independence. Can the government really risk a no-deal outcome? Will the SNP still hold a referendum if the courts say no? What will Labour do? Plus we ask how COVID politics intersects with the fate of the Union. With He…
 
Hello! Welcome back to episode forty-two of our monthly podcast about games and game audio. We're rolling in for one last episode this year, and what a ride it has been. Thankyou for keeping up with our (admittedly infrequent) antics in 2020, we're hoping to have some more substantial episodes for you to sink your teeth into in 2021. This month we …
 
This week we talk about race and representation with Cathy Cohen of the GenForward Survey project based in Chicago. What do young Americans want from democratic politics? How do their priorities vary according to race and ethnicity? And can a Biden presidency deliver on the desire for real change? Plus we catch up with Jeevun Sandher and Michael Ba…
 
In this episode we... ...tell you where to find a Jim Henson Thanksgiving Movie! ...roll over and play dead as we go behind the scenes with Beethoven! ...miss our Planes, Trains, and Automobiles talking about John Hughes. ...give you behind the scenes details of Titanic. ...let you know the TOP TEN mishaps in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! ...…
 
In this episode we... ...get a hint about Vince Vaughn on a project. ...get inside scoops of the scenes from the new Borat 2 movie! ...find out about old childhood 90's shows that are in the works! ...go on a tangent about legalized drugs?!? ...Try or Deny Tech Toys: an Alarm clock that Keeps your cannabis fresh! ....hear about a $60,000 TV that we…
 
This week a special edition from the Bristol Festival of Economics with Helen Thompson and Adam Tooze talking about what might follow the pandemic. From vaccines to changing patterns of employment, from action on climate to new tensions with China, we explore what the long-term effects of 2020 might be. Plus we discuss what options are open to a Bi…
 
In this episode we... ...pull back the curtain on The Wizard of Oz and are bothered by stories from the set. ...debate if Stand-Up comedy is something to look into? ...find a Selfie taking Toaster? ...find out about the Smart Levi Jean Jacket! ...might need a Pav-lock to help with bad habits. ...hear about how Florida Man decides to play with a Leo…
 
We talk to the historian Margaret MacMillan about the changing character of war, from the ancient world to the twenty-first century. Do we still understand the risks? Where are the conflicts of the future likely to break out? And how can we reconcile the terrible destructiveness of war with its capacity to bring about positive change? Plus we talk …
 
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