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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!).
 
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.
 
The Twenty Minute VC takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding and The Pitch. Join our host, Harry Stebbings and discover how you can attain funding for your business by listening to what the most prominent investors are directly looking for in startups, providing easily actionable tips and tricks that can be put in place to increase your chances of getting funded. Although, you may not want to raise funding for a startup. The Twenty Minute VC also provides an instructio ...
 
You may have seen him on the telly, or heard him on the wireless. But Brian Taylor is back on the airwaves - this time, delving into Scotland's politics with The Herald. Join him in the lead up to the Holyrood election where he'll be grilling the party leaders on their policies, and asking them the questions that really matter. He'll be bringing fresh analysis and insight into the biggest stories across Scotland, drawing on years of experience in the media industry, and talking to the people ...
 
Get into the details of the biggest stories from the UK, US and around the world in this podcast series from The Independent. Whether it's the latest on the Covid-19 pandemic, Brexit or the US election you can expect a wide range of topics to be covered with expert analysis. Subscribe now so you never miss an episode.
 
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This week, we dissect prime minister Boris Johnson’s first major reshuffle of this parliament. We’ll be examining who went up, who went sideways, those who were sacked and what this all tells us about where the Johnson government is going next. Political editor George Parker and political correspondent Laura Hughes will take us through what happene…
 
Calls for action on the Scottish ambulance delays and backlogs are a focal point of this week's episode. Meanwhile, the Covid vaccine passports provoke a debate weighing up the possibility for incentives rather than deterrents being used to drive vaccination. Brian and Alistair Grant of The Herald's political team are joined by SNP MSP Clare Adamso…
 
Nazim Salur is the Founder & CEO of Getir, one of the leading rapid delivery service providers that distribute over 1,500 everyday items within minutes. With an established status in Turkey, where the company trends towards a super-app, and a London launch behind it, Getir has further European and US expansion plans on the horizon. To fuel this exp…
 
Doug Leone is the Global Managing Partner @ Sequoia Capital, one of the world’s most renowned and successful venture firms with a portfolio including the likes of Google, Airbnb, Whatsapp, Stripe, Zoom and many more. As for Doug, he joined Sequoia over 33 years ago and has led investments in Nubank, Meraki, ServiceNow and TradeRepublic to name a fe…
 
A look ahead to the Rock N Roll Politics Special streaming live from Kings Place on Sept 13th at 7pm...There's a lot going on! https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/steve-richards-presents-rock-n-roll-politics-live-in-hall-13-sep/ Streaming tickets : https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/steve-richards-presents-rock-n-roll-politics-onli…
 
In this special episode of The Brian Taylor Podcast, Brian is joined by depute leader of the SNP Keith Brown. Their conversation comes in the midst of this year's virtual SNP Conference, and they catch up on Scottish independence, spending on health and social care and the implications of re-joining the EU as an independent country. See acast.com/p…
 
This week we analyse prime minister Boris Johnson’s game on social care reform, what the plan involves and whether the Conservative party and its voters will swallow tax rises. Political editor George Parker and economics editor Chris Giles dissect the details. Plus we look at how the UK government hopes to try to avoid another coronavirus lockdown…
 
It's a big week in Scottish politics, and in this latest episode of The Brian Taylor Podcast, conversation focuses on the prospect of a second independence referendum in the wake of the Programme for Government released earlier this week, as well as Boris Johnson's new tax to fund health and social care.Brian is joined by Miles Briggs of the Scotti…
 
Most voters agree that a government must raise taxes to pay for social care.In effect an insurance for care in old age does not come for nothing. Yet the government-like previous administrations- have failed to implement an effective plan even though Boris Johnson pretended he had one when he became PM. Rock N Roll Politics is live at Kings Place o…
 
This week we examine how the UK got its withdrawal from Afghanistan so badly wrong and the subsequent Whitehall briefing war against the Foreign Office. Robert Shrimsley, our chief political commentator, and Laura Hughes, political and diplomatic correspondent, will analyse the issues. We also look at Whitehall’s contingency planning for what will …
 
In this week's episode, Brian is be joined by the SNP MSP for Perthshire South and Kinross-shire Jim Fairlie, Labour's shadow cabinet secretary for social justice & social security Pam Duncan-Glancy, and the Scottish Conservatives' shadow cabinet secretary for finance and the economy, Liz Smith. The panel looked at the introduction of Covid passpor…
 
Sameer Gandhi is a Partner @ Accel, one of the leading venture firms of the last decade with a portfolio including the likes of Facebook, Dropbox, Atlassian, Hopin, Spotify and more. As for Sameer, he led investments in Crowdstrike, Dropbox, Flipkart, Spotify and more. Prior to Accel, Sameer spent close to 10 years as a Partner @ Sequoia. In Today’…
 
After a short summer break we all need to get together to prepare for an epic autumn...I reflect on Afghanistan and reveal some of the figures that have the dubious honour of being included in 'The Prime Ministers We Never Had'..in bookshops and online from this Thursday..plus brilliant questions. Rock N Roll Politics is live at Kings Place on Mon …
 
Marcelo Claure serves as CEO of SoftBank Group International and COO of SoftBank Group Corp., the world’s largest tech investor. At Softbank, Marcelo oversees the company’s strategic direction and its portfolio of operating companies, including WeWork, SB Energy, Fortress, Boston Dynamics, as well as SoftBank’s stake in T-Mobile U.S. He also spearh…
 
In the fifth and final of our summer specials, Sebastian Payne meets Liz Truss, international trade secretary and minister for women and equalities. Truss is the most popular member of Boris Johnson’s government, and a keen advocate of a buccaneering policy of striking free trade deals with everyone and everywhere. We explore the economic worth of …
 
Parliament returns next week, and ahead of the big day, all five parties joined Brian in this special episode of The Brian Taylor Podcast.Brian and Alistair Grant of The Herald's political team are joined by Stephen Kerr, chief whip for the Scottish Conservatives in Holyrood, Kaukab Stewart, SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Patrick Harvie, co-leader of …
 
Frank Rotman is a founding partner of QED Investors, one of the leading fintech-focused venture firms investing today with a portfolio including the likes of Klarna, Kavak, Quinto Andar, Credit Karma and more. As for Frank, prior to QED, Frank was one of the earliest analysts hired into Capital One and spent almost 13 years there helping build many…
 
Emilie Choi is the President and Chief Operating Officer @ Coinbase, the easiest place to buy and sell cryptocurrency. Prior to their IPO earlier this year, Coinbase raised funding from some of the best in the business including USV, a16z, Initialized and Ribbit to name a few. As for Emilie, before Coinbase she was Head of Corporate Development for…
 
In the fourth of our summer specials, Sebastian Payne meets Sir Malcolm Rifkind. In a week when the Taliban shocked the West with its rapid advance in Afghanistan, the former Conservative defence and foreign secretary examines where this leaves UK foreign policy. What does it mean for the UK’s so-called special relationship with the US and for the …
 
This week's episode comes in the wake of this year's GERS figures. Brian and David Bol of The Herald's political team are joined by SNP Financial Secretary Richard Thomson and Shadow Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise Jamie Halcro Johnston. ________________________________________________ Produced by Elle Duffy and Ema Sabljak for…
 
Angela Strange is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, one of the leading venture firms of the last decade with a portfolio including the likes of Facebook, Github, Slack, Airbnb, Asana and more. As for Angela, she largely focuses on investments in financial services and a16z has made significant investments in LATAM in the likes of Loft, Jeev…
 
Nicolas Szekasy is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Kaszek Ventures, the largest venture capital firm in Latin America with a portfolio including the likes of Nubank, Notco, Creditas, Bitso and more. Before Kaszek, Nicolás was CFO for 10 years at MercadoLibre (Nasdaq: MELI), Latin America’s largest online commerce and payments platform, where h…
 
In the third of our summer specials, Sebastian Payne speaks to Steve Baker, the Tory MP for Wycombe and one of the Conservative party's most formidable campaigners. Whether it's through the European Research Group, his work as a Brexit minister or simply his campaigning, Baker is one of the people Downing Street fears the most, because when he's ta…
 
While Brian enjoys a well-deserved break, we use this episode to take a look back on some of the key exchanges on the constitutional debate since we started this podcast. We hear excerpts from episodes 7, 13 and 17, and feature clips from Mike Russell, Rishi Sunak, and Pam-Duncan Glancey. We'll be back next week with our regular offerings. ________…
 
Ann Miura Ko is the Co-Founding Partner @ Floodgate, one of the leading early-stage firms of the last decade with a portfolio including the likes of Twitter, Twitch, Lyft, Okta, Outreach and more. As for Ann, not only did she lead the round for Lyft but in the last 12 months has led rounds for 2 of the hottest companies in the valley; Popparazzi an…
 
Who qualifies for the dubious honour of being a Prime Minister We Never Had? In my new book I argue that there are two qualifications. They must have been seen as a possible Prime Minister AND had a feasible chance of seizing the crown. In this episode I discuss some of those that are often cited as 'PMs We Never Had' but who do not qualify. Plus y…
 
In the second of our summer specials, Sebastian Payne speaks to Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London. Nicknamed Professor Lockdown by some newspapers, the leading epidemiologist and government scientific adviser has emerged as one of the most prominent voices during the pandemic. Produced by Howie Shannon. The sound engineer was Breen…
 
In this education-special episode, Brian and his expert panel take a deep dive into Scotland’s schools, and tackle the question of what we need to do for our young people coming out of this crisis. We hear powerful testimonies from children across Scotland about their experiences of education during the pandemic, and what they hope will change in t…
 
Rishi Sunak is spoken of as Boris Johnson's likely successor...Chancellors are often seen as the next Prime Minister..and yet quite a few of them fail to seize the crown and become instead Prime Ministers We Never Had. Is Sunak the next Prime Minister or one of those who won't get to the very top? My latest book 'The Prime Ministers We Never Had' c…
 
Mike Lazerow is a serial entrepreneur and now Co-Founder and Managing Partner @ Velvet Sea Ventures alongside his wife, Kass. Prior investments from the Velvet Sea Partners include Twitter, Square, SpaceX, Snap Inc., Facebook, Pinterest, Domo, and more. Prior to becoming an investor, Mike founded Buddy Media in 2007, selling the company to Salesfor…
 
In a special episode, Brian discusses the economy, jobs, furlough and independence with Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak during his visit to Scotland. ________________________________________________ Produced by Elle Duffy and Ema Sabljak for The Herald. Contact the producers on voiceslive@heraldscotland.co.uk Music from Uppbeat (free for Cr…
 
In our first summer special, Sebastian Payne speaks to the leader of the Scottish Labour party Anas Sarwar about countering Nicola Sturgeon, how he intends to revive his party’s prospects and leadership in lockdown. They also discuss whether Labour is truly a unionist party and if Sarwar will budge his stance against another independence referendum…
 
This week, Brian and his guests take a look at Scotland's drug death problem ahead of annual figures being released. He's joined by Murdo Fraser, Willie Rennie, Kirsten Oswald, and Gillian Mackay. The panel also discusses Scotland's current Covid situation ahead of a decision being made on Tuesday over the easing of restrictions across the country.…
 
Christa Quarles is the CEO @ Corel Corporation, building software solutions that simplify the task journey for knowledge workers. Prior to Corel, Christa spent close to 4 years as CEO @ Opendoor, driving a chapter of transformational change for the company. Before Opendoor, Christa was Chief Business Officer @ NextDoor, and finally pre-NextDoor, Ch…
 
Nick Shalek is a General Partner @ Ribbit Capital, specializing in fintech they are one of the most successful venture firms of the last decade with a portfolio including Robinhood, Coinbase, Revolut, Nubank and more. As for Nick, he started his career as a Senior Analyst @ Yale Investments Office before moving to the world of operations as Directo…
 
For the first time since 1979 some Conservatives, including Boris Johnson, seem to be looking towards a more active state...while others, including Rishi Sunak, continue to put the case for 'fiscal conservatism'. How significant is this divide in the modern Conservative party and where does it leave Labour?…
 
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…
 
Jeff Immelt is a Venture Partner @ NEA serving on both the technology and healthcare investing teams. Prior to entering the world of venture, Jeff served as chairman and CEO of GE for 16 years where he revamped the company’s strategy, re-established market leadership and quadrupled emerging market revenue. As a result, Jeff has been named one of th…
 
David George is a General Partner @ Andreessen Horowitz where he leads their growth investing practice. Since joining in 2019 David has invested in the likes of Clubhouse, Coinbase, Databricks, Figma, Instacart, Robinhood and TripActions just to name a few. David also sits on the board of Current, Greenlight, and Workrise. Prior to a16z, David spen…
 
Boris Johnson's 'Freedom Day' has become a dangerous farce, with Johnson, Sunak and Javid self isolating..raising big questions about what the complex term 'freedom' means...plus brilliant question on politics and sport, Jeremy Corbyn, what happens to those that defect to other parties... and much more. Rock N Roll Politics is live at the Greenwich…
 
Jonny talks about racism in the UK after the recent abuse of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka. There is also discussion on the £20-a-week cut to the Universal Credit system. Island Meet And Greet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6641-island-meet-and-greet License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license…
 
The UK is pressing ahead with the easing of all lockdown measures on July 19, despite coronavirus infections hitting 50,000 a day. How has Downing Street got itself into a mess over masks? Plus we discuss Boris Johnson’s major speech on ‘levelling up’ and ask whether anyone is wiser about what it’s all about. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Sara…
 
This week's special edition of the Brian Taylor Podcast builds upon a special investigation by The Ferret and The Herald into 'Who Runs Scotland'. After it took a deep dive into lobbying revealing hundreds of secret lobbying meetings in 2020 as well as Scotland's professional lobbyists, we speak to two top lobbyists and two journalists. Our lobbyis…
 
Nick Mehta is the CEO @ Gainsight, the leader in all things customer success helping you put your customer at the heart of your business. Last year, as a result of their incredible success, Gainsight was acquired by Vista for a reported $1.1Bn but prior to that had raised over $156M from Lightspeed, Battery, Bessemer, Insight and Bain to name a few…
 
Part 2 of Jonny and Gus' extravagant political discussion. A big chat on cancel culture is followed by a look at Donald Trump's bizarre antics of the past week. Island Meet And Greet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6641-island-meet-and-greet License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license…
 
B Johnson 'advises' mask wearing should continue in crowded indoor spaces...so the freedom not to do so is granted to the irresponsible who will ignore the advice...limiting the freedom of others..plus brilliant questions on MPs in the wrong parties to England's defeat against Italy. Rock N Roll Politics is live at the Greenwich Theatre next Sunday…
 
Marc Lore is a serial entrepreneur turned investor who’s started and sold four companies. Most recently Marc was the President and CEO of Walmart eCommerce US following the sale of his company, Jet.com, to Walmart for $3.3 billion in 2016. Prior to that, Marc founded Diapers.com/Quidsi which sold to Amazon in 2011 for $550 million. As an investor, …
 
Jonny and Gus break their big discussion into two parts. Part two is coming later in the week. Big Topic: Freedom day confirmed for July 19, meaning coronavirus restrictions are being (mostly) axed. Other topics: Rishi Sunak wants to raise pension by 8% but faces opposition, Universal Credit £20-per-week uplift and furlough scheme to be scrapped, C…
 
Boris Johnson has announced that all remaining lockdown restrictions will end on July 19 in England, but is he acting too hastily with Covid-19 cases rising so quickly? Plus, we debate whether a new form of English patriotism is emerging through the Euro 2020 matches and what this means for Conservative culture warriors. Presented by Sebastian Payn…
 
In a coronavirus special, Brian and his guests look at what is next for the country in the fight against the virus amid record-breaking daily case figures and looming restriction changes. Conservative MSP Donald Cameron, SNP MP Dave Doogan and Labour MSP Martin Whitfield and the Herald's health correspondent Helen McArdle weigh in on the topic. ___…
 
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