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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 ...
 
The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to zoology, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and providing in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors.
 
History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.
 
How can we make government work more effectively? What are Brexit and the current political tumult doing to our institutions? Is Britain's Constitution able to withstand the strains of 21st Century social, political and technical change? What needs to change in our system of government – and how can we change it? Find out in the weekly podcast from Britain’s leading governmental think tank, where we analyse the latest events in politics and explain what they mean. Every week on INSIDE BRIEFI ...
 
Have you ever spent hours looking for something you simply lost? How about a hundred years? How about looking for a missing airplane? Or a vanished civilization? Every other Monday, Gone searches for everything lost. From D. B. Cooper to the Holy Grail, the Etruscan language to early Russian cosmonauts; if it disappeared, we’re looking. After all, just because something is gone, doesn’t mean it can’t be found. Gone is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
 
The Number 10 Podcast chronicles the life and times of British Prime Ministers and important political events that have lead us to where we are now. With regular fortnightly historical episodes, group discussions, topical debates and interviews; you need look no further for your regular political fix, or to learn something new.
 
A biography of Sir John A. Macdonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada. It was written by the man who served as Macdonald's private secretary from 1882 to 1891. - Summary by TriciaG
 
Learning English is VOA’s multimedia source of news and information for millions of English learners worldwide. Learning English began as Special English, which Voice of America launched in 1959. Special English newscasts and features were a primary fixture of VOA’s international shortwave broadcasts for more than half a century. In 2014, our line of products was expanded to include more English teaching materials, and the service became known as Learning English.
 
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.
 
Fill Me In is a crossword podcast, or at least, that's what it pretends to be. Most of the time, it's about other things (including, but not limited to: soup, Thor, Rosana Ñler, Viewer Mail, Jonathan Papelbon, vuvuzelas, inappropriate glorification of the E Division, and much more), but occasionally, we also talk about crosswords.
 
Everything you need to know about Australian public policy in just 20 minutes. Grattan Institute is dedicated to developing high quality public policy for Australia’s future. Our podcasts cover a range of public policy topics focusing on the main issues facing Australia. Our podcasts concentrate on budget policy, economic growth, energy, health, institutional reform, household finances, school education, transport and cities.
 
An Australian history and pop culture podcast hosted by Jessica Adie and Maddie Nixon. Two best mates take turns each week to research a topic that ~shaped the nation​~.​ The Harold Holt memorial swimming pool, the cultural impact of Kath & Kim, The Emu War, Cathy Freeman and Expo 88 are just the tip of this hot and sweaty iceberg. Laugh, learn and dismantle the often baffling, truly fascinating, land down under.
 
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There had been murmurs for a while about whether Singapore’s deputy prime minister Heng Swee Keat would be the country’s next leader after a poor showing in last year’s general election. Yet Singaporeans were still shocked by Thursday’s announcement that Heng, 60, was going to step aside and make way for a younger successor. Besides, it was only in…
 
It is 300 years ago this month that Robert Walpole became prime minister of Great Britain. In this edition of Black's History Week, Walpole's biographer, Professor Jeremy Black, talks to The Critic's political editor, Graham Stewart, about how the role of prime minister evolved in its first one-and-a-half centuries._Image: Portrait of Sir Robert Wa…
 
Cheap, highly effective and easier to distribute than rival jabs, the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine was hailed as a game-changer in the global fight against Covid-19.Months after it was first approved for use in Britain in December, a public relations crisis over extremely rare side effects threatens to derail vaccination efforts in numerous Asia-Paci…
 
Last year in August the explosion that rocked Beirut turned everyone’s attention to Lebanon. French President Macron visited, and there were efforts to stabilize both the country’s politics and its economy. Despite this, Lebanon is dangerously close to becoming a failed state. The dire situation in Lebanon was the focus of a recent press briefing o…
 
"He korora, he tohu oranga: the little penguin is the sign of life". This whakatauki, that the success of korora populations indicates the health of the coastal marine environment, underpins John Cockrem's work. The professor of comparative endocrinology in the School of Veterinary Science at Massey University monitors nestbox colony study sites at…
 
Georgia Rippin (Tainui, Ngati Mahuta) is a New Zealand writer and television producer based in New York where she works on programmes for Netflix and Showtime. Her early productions, including Dislawderly and The Do Not Enter Diaries were broadcast as web series. Georgia is now making Girls Girls Girls, a documentary about women working in the onli…
 
The hunt for a wine collection believed to have been hidden in a remote Georgian winery during the Second World War is at the centre of a new book, Stalin's Wine Cellar. First owned by Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia, and later by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, the collection is estimated to be worth millions of dollars. Sydney based John Baker …
 
The reigning Mrs World on Friday relinquished her title while defending her decision to pull the crown off the head of this year’s Mrs Sri Lanka title holder, whom she claimed was unqualified to take part in the contest because she is divorced.Caroline Jurie, the winner of Mrs. World 2020, has been accused of injuring Pushpika De Silva, who was cro…
 
Constant surveillance, cultural suppression and 're-education' are a day-to-day reality for the approximately 12 million Muslim minority Uighur people who live in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of northwest China. Activists and UN rights experts accuse China of using torture, forced labour and sterilisations. China denies rights abuses in Xinjiang …
 
Neuroscientist Lisa Genova explores how memories are made and retrieved in her new book Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting. She looks at whether forgotten memories are temporarily inaccessible or erased forever and why some memories are built to exist for only a few seconds (like a passcode) while others can last a lifetime (…
 
Nineteen people have been sentenced to death in Myanmar for killing an associate of an army captain, the military owned Myawaddy TV station said on Friday, the first such sentences announced in public since a February 1 coup and crackdown on protesters.The report said the killing took place on March 27 in the North Okkalapa district of Yangon, Myan…
 
On the 1st of February Myanmar's military carried out a coup, seizing control of the country, undoing a democratic election in which Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party won by a landslide. In the weeks since, the Burmese people, including healthcare workers and civil servants have expressed their discontent through peaceful…
 
As you've heard Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinbugh has died at nearly 100 years of age. So if you think he'd been around forever, he pretty much had! Victoria Arbiter who happens to be the daughter of long time royal reporter Dickie Arbiter, is herself a royal commentator based in the United States. The Prince, she says, had been ailing for a whi…
 
The New Zealand city of Lower Hutt has become the first outside Auckland with a Pasifika resident district court judge. The selection of a Samoan New Zealander is being hailed as the vanguard of diversity and representation, the embodiment of Te Ao Marama - a reflection of the judicial needs of a multicultural Aotearoa.…
 
Rick Bright exposed former president Trump's political meddling in the US COVID response. Now he is championing a new privately funded initiative to track viral spread and combat new variants. We discuss the challenges of collecting data on a rapidly spreading virus, from transmission dynamics to genomic surveillance. We also ask why a veteran gove…
 
In the last episode of our series analysing each State where Assembly elections are taking place, we’re looking at Assam and giving you an overview of the major issues at play there. The battle for Assam has big implications for the Congress and BJP. For the latter, gaining a second term in Assam would cement the party’s hold on the northeast where…
 
Abandoned by his parents, exiled from his home, a veteran of Second World War battles, an author, the founder of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), this is the story of Prince Philip as you have never heard it before. He was the longest-serving consort to a reigning British Monarch in history and the oldest-ever male member of the British Royal …
 
Myanmar’s junta refused on Friday to let a UN envoy visit the country, despite mounting international efforts for a diplomatic solution to the post-coup crisis.The UN’s special envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, is on a tour of Asian countries aimed at charting a path out of the turmoil engulfing the country.The decision was announced …
 
China’s embassy in Yangon said on Friday it had been in touch with “all parties” in Myanmar, when asked about a report that a diplomat had spoken to a parallel government representing Aung San Suu Kyi’s ousted administration.A counsellor from the embassy spoke by phone with members of the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) last week i…
 
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