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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 ...
 
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Each week we trawl the continent of Europe for the most interesting stories to cover and the most fascinating people to interview. This semi-serious, semi-silly, Brexit-free show, from a reporter in Paris and an opera singer in Amsterdam, will make you seem clever to friends and make you feel like you've got two NEW friends in Katy and Dominic. You probably didn't realise you needed a European podcast in your life, but this will fill the gap that you didn't even know was there.
 
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 ...
 
It’s not 1984 anymore but The Thought Police are everywhere. For better or worse Mike Graham and Matt Kelly will be your consciences. But don’t worry. They’re not reporting back to the Oceania thought crime specialists, they are free thinking journalists on a mission. Graham presents a daily show on talkRADIO and Kelly edits The New European. They are opposites. They attract. Though not always each other. Their debates will not be limited to Brexit because football, ethics and journalistic t ...
 
Come for the political analysis, stay for the bad jokes and wrong predictions. Not Enough Champagne is run by Steve Haynes, who in a previous life was a Parliamentary Candidate for the Liberal Democrats, and Cory Hazlehurst, a Labour activist who has written about politics for the New Statesman. We try to work out what the hell is going on with British Politics and take a step back to shed new light on issues most news outlets don't talk about.
 
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!).
 
Trying to keep up with the ever-changing debate over constitutional change? You’re not alone. Constitutionally Sound is here to bring you analysis of some of the major constitutional issues affecting politics today. Join our host, Allan Little, as he engages our impartial experts in discussions of Brexit, Scottish independence, devolution, and much more. Find out what’s going on, and what to expect next, in the world of constitutional politics.
 
HOPE not hate seeks to challenge and defeat the politics of hate and extremism within local communities, building resilience against the politics of hate and fear, at a national and grassroots level and this podcast explores the myriad of ways it does so. Email our Producer at jake@hopenothate.org.uk for tips, feedback, and opportunities.
 
A big warm welcome to Get Legally Speaking, the first UK legal consumer podcast tackling the issues that we all want to know about. From divorce, to family law, employee rights, customer rights and yes! Brexit rights of EU citizens. We will be covering a specific topic each month on Get Legally Speaking Podcast, where I, Hatti Suvari the founder of this revolutionary podcast will be chatting to the best legal minds, asking the questions that you want answers to and stripping down to the facts.
 
Hosted by Rachel Humphreys, Nosheen Iqbal and Michael Safi, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday
 
We want to offer you some much needed clarity on Brexit by bringing in the most straight-talking experts from all fields, as well as normal people from all walks of life and from both sides of the issue, to document a snapshot of public opinion about this generation-defining issue.
 
The world is changing in ways scarcely imaginable only a few months ago. As government reconfigures itself to deal with new challenges, the IfG will continue to bring together politicians, senior civil servants, academics, analysts and experts – wherever they’re located – for penetrating virtual debate and discussion on an unpredictable era for governments across the world. From the way the centre of government handles a crisis – on top of an ambitious agenda – to policy making and successfu ...
 
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 ...
 
A politics podcast for people who don’t like politics podcasts. Are you sick of journalists assuming you’re an expert when they run through the news? Do you wish someone would just take the time to explain the chaos properly, and in a language you understand? Well... careful what you wish for! Now, you can FINALLY wrap your head around Brexit, the US elections, COVID restrictions, International Relations and the rest, thanks to Julia stripping it back and exposing all the gory details. Get i ...
 
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. In Politics Weekly Extra on Fridays, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland invites guests to help analyse the latest in US politics
 
Hosts Zoe Williams (@zoesqwilliams) and Luke Cooper (@lukecooper100) are joined by guests with a left take on Brexit, Europe and more. Surveying the big transformative ideas of the age, interrogating the tough questions, and opening up new horizons radical thinking and policy, the Another Europe podcast confounds the expectation that 'pro-Europeans' just want to defend the status quo. Brought to you by the Another Europe Is Possible campaign, the podcast is a vital tonic for those despairing ...
 
The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit concludes at the end of 2020. In Brexit Ready we're talking to businesses all over London, finding out about them, and the challenges they face because of Brexit. Whether it's labelling, exporting or staffing we'll bring them together with experts to help them find solutions that will help their businesses continue to grow. Commissioned by West London Business for the London Business Hub. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt ...
 
Christian Spence, Alex Davis and Jonathan Beardmore guide you through the events in Brexit. Brexit is the biggest political event in a generation, but the sheer amount of information can make it hard to keep up. Each week we will seek to ease you through a story which will be with us for years to come, discussing the past, present, and future of Brexit Britain. Join us, three interlopers into the brave new world, as well as experts and business leaders, as we seek to cut through the noise an ...
 
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It’s been six months since the UK’s transition period from the EU ended. While the two sides hammered out arrangements for how various goods-producing sectors would continue to trade post-Brexit, financial services was largely left out of negotiations. We hear from the boss of Euronext, the head of securities trading at the London Stock Exchange, t…
 
Does June 2016 seem like only yesterday? Or does it seem like an eternity? Fives years on from the referendum hosts Luke Cooper and Zoe Williams meet up with Laura Parker from the Another Europe National Committee to reflect on a period of dramatic change in UK politics. They uncover some small shoots of hope, despite all the problems we face, and …
 
Jill Rutter speaks to BBC Radio Scotland about the UK government's introduction of a new command paper on the Northern Ireland Protocol."It's not a surprise because David Frost has trailed that the UK was unhappy with the Protocol really for quite a long time and we've known he's been going around every Parliamentary Select Committee that moves say…
 
Rental fashion is in the spotlight when it comes to climate footprint. A new study suggests it might not be the silver bullet as once thought, but environmental journalist Lucy Siegle cautions the study is too limited to give a blanket judgment on the rental industry overall. Meanwhile, Christina Dean, of the charity Redress, argues that the potent…
 
It's been an unprecedented year for our national health service, the first global pandemic to hit during its 73-year existence. But is the worst yet to come? With a waiting list of five million cancelled surgeries and GPs flooded by patients wanting appointments. Can the NHS cope with the backlog caused by the coronavirus? And what about those who …
 
The international community is responding to the military’s protest crackdown in a variety of ways, and a look at why Nasdaq is separating its existing marketplace for private company shares into a new unit. Plus, the FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, talks about the performance of the FT’s annual stock picking contest, thus far. US places sanctio…
 
When journalist Mary Ann Sieghart set out to document the ways that women are held back by a cultural presumption of their inferiority, she found reams of data to support her case – and heard stories of how it affects even the most successful women in the world. She explains why the authority gap persists, and asks what we can do about it. Help sup…
 
The pandemic has not only exposed tensions between Westminster and the devolved nations of the United Kingdom, it has shone an unforgiving light on the way England is governed. It raises the question – is the UK state over centralised and unresponsive to regional variations and public need? Has the pandemic made the case for devolution in England? …
 
Will Cooling, Dr Luke Middup, Steve Harwood and Rich Fann assemble to review Black Widow and the final episodes of Loki. Before they have a long discussion about whether the cinema model can survive. A freewheeling discussion that also includes several detours into what is wrong with Civil War and a big debate about recasting superheroes…
 
What is going on with this so-called ‘Pingdemic’? And are we legally obliged to isolate if we get the dreaded NHS app alert, or is it just ‘advised’? Get all the info, laid out simply, right here. If you liked the episode and you want to support Julia, check out her Patreon page where she uploads exclusive content such as interviews, updates and op…
 
Fareed sits down in a special in-person interview with King Abdullah II of Jordan. They discuss solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the King’s visit with President Biden, turmoil within the Jordanian royal family, and much more. Then, Dr. Tom Frieden, former CDC director, and Devi Sridhar, Professor of Public Health at the University of …
 
Dan Saladino finds out why a UN summit to transform the global food system has become so controversial. It has generated 2500 ideas for change but also a boycott by protesters. In 2019 the UN's Secretary General António Guterres highlighted ways in which the global food system was breaking down: hundreds of millions of people going hungry, billions…
 
The Delta Variant was first identified in India, fuelling a huge wave of cases and deaths. It is now spreading around the world, becoming the most dominant variant in many countries. This week we take a look at the numbers - where’s it spreading, how is this different to previous waves and what can be done to stop it?Tim Harford speaks to Professor…
 
In what should have been a big final week of term at Westminster, Boris Johnson had to abandon plans for a big announcement on social care reform. Instead, ministers tried to come up with a series of exemptions to the Covid isolation rules. Plus, how a new front has opened in the ongoing war of attrition with the EU over the Northern Ireland protoc…
 
This week a year’s worth of rain fell in just three days in China’s Henan province, flooding roads and public transport systems, killing dozens and displacing thousands. Floods are common in China’s rainy season, but this event is being linked to the climate crisis. China is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world – and many of its mos…
 
Japanese businesses are struggling with the lack of tourists during the Tokyo Olympics. Despite delaying the games by a year, the authorities have still been forced to hold the games without spectators, as Covid cases rise. Seijiro Takeshita at the University of Shizuoka explains why the Japanese were hoping for a successful Olympics, and why it’s …
 
In the UK there is a general 24-week time limit to have an abortion. But if the fetus has a substantial risk of having a series physical or mental disabilities once born, that time limit does not apply. A woman with Down's Syndrome is leading a high court case to challenge these laws. Today's episode of The Fourcast is all about actor, presenter an…
 
Republican lawmakers have introduced the highest number of anti-trans bills to be filed in a single year in 2021. Joan E Greve speaks to Sam Levin about why some in the GOP are trying to ban transgender children from certain sports teams and limit their access to gender-affirming healthcare.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.c…
 
As a News Briefing special we present Tech Tonic episode 3, our FT audio deep dive into how AI is gaining a new edge in markets. If you enjoyed this episode, click here to subscribe to Tech Tonic. From picking the best stocks to listening in on earnings calls, AI-powered systems are changing finance. But how big are the rewards, really? And what ar…
 
In this episode of "Keen On", Andrew is joined by Patrick Wyman, the author of "The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World", to explore the four explosive decades between 1490 and 1530 and bring to life the dramatic and deeply human story of how the West was reborn. Patrick Wyman holds a PhD in history from the Univer…
 
As Cummings:Kuenssberg gives us yet more Classic Dom content, are we now fine with unelected advisors trying to topple Prime Ministers – or for that matter, Prime Ministers giving the Queen COVID? Freedom Week: has the Government just given up trying to control the virus? Special guest Charles Arthur, author of Social Warming: The Dangerous and Pol…
 
After a week of stories about the abuse of private spyware by governments around the world, Michael Safi rounds off our mini-series by looking at the global impact of the Pegasus project and what could change as a result. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocusBy The Guardian
 
Leaks. Journalists love them, the Prime Minister hates them and Dominic Cummings can’t stop sending them to the BBC. On this week’s podcast, ally of the PM, Conor Burns MP, tells Christopher Hope why the government’s inner workings have improved “dramatically” since the former SpAd’s departure, why Boris Johnson’s leaked WhatsApp messages only tell…
 
Freedom Week, a Pingdemic Party, or just a temporary holiday from restrictions that will inevitably come back in autumn? Does the Government really know what it’s doing on unlocking? Plus, who did Dominic Cummings’s latest drive-by really damage: Boris Johnson or Cummings himself? And as the rise of NEDs or Non-Executive Directors is made public by…
 
Proteomes, the sequences of protein within the DNA of every living thing, are notoriously difficult to model. The usual chemical methods can take months, but a new computational model using the ability of artificial intelligence to learn the complex sequences is able to predict structures within a matter of hours. Thousands of protein structure pre…
 
At this Isolation Insight event, speakers discussed the economics of Brexit and Covid-19, shortly after England ended coronavirus restrictions.Speakers:Ben Chu, economics editor, BBC NewsnightMeredith Crowley, senior fellow, UK in a Changing EuropeGemma Tetlow, chief economist, Institute for GovernmentJonathan Portes, senior fellow, UK in a Changin…
 
What will the US withdrawal from Afghanistan mean for the economy? The relative security provided by US forces and others over the past 20 years not only helped many grow successful family enterprises but also attracted foreign investors and larger business ventures. Rebecca Kesby speaks to Saad Mohseni, Chief Executive of MOBI, a media company tha…
 
Morecambe Bay, Shrewsbury, Telford and East Kent. Those are the names of hospital trusts where the failures in maternity care have been exposed. And now, sadly, there’s one more – Nottingham University Trust. A joint investigation by Channel 4 News and Shaun Lintern at The Independent exposed a maternity service accused of bad care and neglect afte…
 
Washington and Berlin have reached a deal to resolve their longstanding dispute over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and Brussels has insisted it will not renegotiate the EU’s Brexit deal with the UK after London inflamed tensions by launching a bold push to overhaul Northern Ireland trade rules. Plus, rising housing expenses are quickly emerging as a …
 
In this episode of "Keen On", Andrew is joined by Sheera Frenkel, the author of "An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination", to discuss the complex court politics, alliances and rivalries within Facebook and to shine a light on the company's fatal flaws. Sheera Frenkel covers cybersecurity from San Francisco. Previously, she spent over…
 
Jessica Elgot and Polly Toynbee discuss a purge of so-called far-left factions from the Labour party. Plus, as Boris Johnson again delays the social care overhaul, Heather Stewart, David Gauke, Jill Rutter and Ryan Shorthouse look at the future for his premiership goals. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
In this episode of "Keen On", Andrew is joined by Melinda Wenner Moyer, the author of "How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes: Science-based Strategies for Better Parenting — from Tots to Teens", to discuss a winning guide for parents who wish to build a ‘better, fairer, stronger world Melinda Wenner Moyer is a contributing editor at Scientific Amer…
 
Kev is away on a staycation, so this week's episode of the Thought Police with Mike Graham and Kevin O'Sullivan is a special episode featuring some of the best bits of the podcast! Topics include: The Delta variant, Boris Johnson, the NHS, Matt Hancock's affair, lockdown, the BBC, American holidays, old people, indecent primates, and the real cause…
 
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