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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. In Politics Weekly Extra on Fridays, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland invites guests to help analyse the latest in US politics
 
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!).
 
Daniel Hewitt and Shehab Khan from the ITV News politics team chew through the week's big UK political stories and give Political Editor Robert Peston a call from wherever he is to get his take on it all. We'll also be talking to special guests from the world of politics and beyond - and hear from ITV's political correspondents based around the country to find out what's happening beyond the Westminster bubble.
 
When it comes to understanding political issues, Richie is a self confessed toddler. That’s why he’s enlisted the help of Steve, his politically savvy drinking buddy, to help him understand how government effects our everyday lives and our interactions with each other. Join them, as they break down big political issues into comedic bite size bits and try to figure out, What Am Politics?
 
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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 ...
 
Two academic experts join The Conversation's politics editor, Laura Hood to discuss the key election issues. We’ll of course be talking about Brexit, but we also want to get to grips with the kinds of issues you’d normally expect to hear about in an election, like the state of the economy and what each party has to say about immigration, the NHS and schools. We’ll keep you updated on who’s ahead in the polls. And we’ll also cut through the spin of what’s dominating the headlines.
 
Breaking Britain is a podcast produced by the Europe's Borderlands Research Group at the European and International Studies Department in King's College London. Hosted by Russell Foster and Alex Clarkson, it will explore the pressures unravelling the unity of Britain and reopening the future of the island of Ireland in a European context. In each episode we will discuss the challenges reshaping a disunited kingdom as well as a wary republic with scholars and commentators who can provide expe ...
 
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The United Kingdom officially withdrew from the European Union on January 31, 2020. On that day, the first cases of COVID-19 were officially confirmed in Britain. Like every other country, the U.K. has had trouble containing the pandemic—the economic devastation, the implementation of lockdowns, the distribution of vaccines. But it has had another …
 
Currently, Hébert is a national affairs writer with the Toronto Star she frequently appears on CBC Television's The National and other media commenting on Canadian politics. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” defined an era. For more than sixteen years, Stewart and his many correspondents skewered American politics. At the 2021 New Yorker Festival, Stewart spoke with David Remnick about his new show, “The Problem with Jon Stewart”; the potential return of Donald Trump to the White House; and the controversy around cance…
 
Katharine Murphy speaks to Guardian Australia’s climate and environment editor Adam Morton about the Coalition’s approach to net zero emissions and the global push for greater action on global heatingThe Guardian
 
This week Stephen Paton (@stephenpaton) asks, if Scotland was already independent, would you vote to join the UK? New episodes every Friday – and to reward our listeners, you can now get 20% off an annual subscription to The National (at https://www.thenational.scot/subscribe/) using voucher code NATIONALPOD2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy an…
 
This week Jonathan Freedland speaks to Jessica Taylor, of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter. The pair discuss what the off-year gubernatorial elections coming up in a few weeks might tell us about Democrat and Republican chances in next year’s midterm elections. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
The EU Ambassador to the UK, João Vale de Almeida, joins Christopher Hope on Chopper's Politics as this week Brussels has moved to bend and break their own rules with new proposals to cool tensions over the implementation of Northern Ireland Protocol. He insists the EU isn't a 'punisher', and argues that the European Court of Justice is a necessary…
 
Brexit is back on the agenda this week as Adam Boulton and guests discuss the thorny issue of Northern Ireland protocol. Negotiations have resumed between the UK and the European Union over the implementation of the protocol with the EU offering concessions on checks. But the role of the European Court of Justice appears the major sticking point so…
 
In this episode we are looking at a new piece of research - Flight to Safety: COVID-Induced Changes in the Intensity of Status Quo Preference and Voting Behavior. This paper focusses on some important questions around covid. How do emotions and particularly anxiety, shape or influence voters preferences? How does anxiety resulting from this unfores…
 
Heather Stewart and Gaby Hinsliff dissect a cross-party report that found the government’s response to Covid-19 contributed to ‘one of the UK’s worst ever public health failures’. Plus, as the UK and EU enter the latest negotiations over the Northern Ireland protocol, Lisa O’Carroll tells Rowena Mason why the UK could be heading for a trade war. He…
 
At the 2021 New Yorker Festival, the investigative journalist Jane Mayer sat down for a conversation with Merrick Garland, the longtime federal judge now serving as President Biden’s Attorney General. Mayer asked about the central role that the Department of Justice plays in some of the most critical issues of our time: racial justice, domestic ter…
 
Katharine Murphy and Guardian Australia’s team of political reporters answer your most burning political questions. Will Scott Morrison attend the Cop26 summit, is a federal election looming, and is a federal anti-corruption body on the horizon?The Guardian
 
This week Stephen Paton (@stephenpaton134) talks about when we can expect a serious update about independence and more. New episodes every Friday – and to reward our listeners, you can now get 20% off an annual subscription to The National (at https://www.thenational.scot/subscribe/) using voucher code NATIONALPOD2021 See acast.com/privacy for priv…
 
The US Senate has reached a deal to extend the debt ceiling until early December, which narrowly averted an ‘economic catastrophe’. But is this the end? Or will the crisis just re-emerge a few weeks from now? And can the Democrats finally agree on two separate major spending bills? Jonathan Freedland discusses this with Joan E Greve. Help support o…
 
The US Senate has reached a deal to extend the debt ceiling until early December, which narrowly averted an ‘economic catastrophe’. But is this the end? Or will the crisis just re-emerge a few weeks from now? And can the Democrats finally agree on two separate major spending bills? Jonathan Freedland discusses this with Joan E Greve. Help support o…
 
Adam Boulton and guests reflect on the Conservative Party conference in Manchester where Boris Johnson outlined an optimistic vision for the country against a backdrop of rising prices and the removal of the Universal Credit uplift. Plenty of focus on the 'levelling up' agenda and a high wage, high skill, high productivity economy - but very little…
 
Last month, the Wall Street Journal began publishing a series of reports called “The Facebook Files.” Based on leaked internal documents, the series highlights how Facebook has stoked fear, anger, and division in order to increase user engagement—and how it then failed to effectively fight the spread of misinformation and the use of its platform to…
 
In this, our first episode of the new academic year, we’re looking at politics in Russia. Alexei Navalny – who hit the headlines around the world last year by surviving an attempt to assassinate him by lacing his underpants with Novichok, and who now languishes in prison 100km east of Moscow – is Russia’s best known opposition leader. Indeed, a new…
 
David and Helen are joined by Politico’s chief Europe correspondent Matthew Karnitschnig to explore the consequences of the German elections. Who were the real winners and losers? Are there lessons for centre-left parties in other countries, including the Labour Party in Britain? And what are the choices facing Germany as it decides on its place in…
 
Rowena Mason and Heather Stewart dissect the prime minister’s speech at the Conservative party conference. Plus, Aubrey Allegretti looks at why some Tory MPs are warning the party over its plans to level up the country. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspodThe Guardian
 
Rowena Mason and Heather Stewart dissect the prime minister’s speech at the Conservative party conference. Plus, Aubrey Allegretti looks at why some Tory MPs are warning the party over its plans to level up the country. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspodGuardian
 
New foreign secretary Liz Truss gives The Telegraph’s Associate Editor, Camilla Tominey the inside line on her first few weeks in the role. Did the appointment come as a surprise? After the fall of Kabul, will she recognise The Taliban as the leaders of Afghanistan? And, in her second role as Women and Equalities Minister, does she still have faith…
 
New Conservative party co-chair Oliver Dowden gives Christopher Hope the inside track on his appointment, including a rather curious instruction bestowed upon him by the PM. But how will he increase party support? Is the membership simply too old? And what will a new HQ in Leeds mean for the grassroots? All this and more, including an attack on the…
 
New Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries joins Christopher Hope live at the Conservative Party Conference in her first broadcast interview in the role. The best-selling author and MP for Mid-Bedfordshire declares the days of tokenism at the BBC over, dismisses "snobbery" surrounding her appointment, and comes down hard on Angela Rayner's comments about…
 
Jonathan Franzen’s sixth novel, “Crossroads,” is set in 1971, and the title is firmly on the nose: the Hildebrand family is at a crossroads itself, just as the America of that moment seemed poised to come apart. In the course of his career, Franzen has evolved away from an early postmodernist sensibility that highlighted “bravura” writing, and “wit…
 
Katharine Murphy speaks to New South Wales energy minister Matt Kean about the state’s plan to cut emissions in half by 2030 – a move that has added pressure on the Morrison government to act on climate change Matt Kean urges moderates to push party harder on net zeroThe Guardian
 
Justin is the brains behind the podcast and Clubhouse room Politics and Media 101. He has 7 years of communications and policy experience in U.S. politics Before his career in PR, Justin led the legislative and media strategies addressing Hurricane Maria as an appointed official for the Democratic Government of Puerto Rico. Prior to switching polit…
 
This week, Stephen Paton (@stephenpaton134) discusses recent appointments and moves that could signal something is coming... New episodes every Friday – and to reward our listeners, you can now get 20% off an annual subscription to The National (at https://www.thenational.scot/subscribe/) using voucher code NATIONALPOD2021 See acast.com/privacy for…
 
This week a rush of new stories and allegations came out about Donald Trump with the publication of two new books. Jonathan Freedland talks to Richard Wolffe about why it’s important to keep talking about the former president. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspodThe Guardian
 
The Leader of the House of Commons, twenty students and a pub in Westminster. Christopher Hope hands the microphone over to the most politically engaged young people since Jacob Rees-Mogg was a lad, as the politics class of St George's School, Harpenden, grill the Conservative MP. Up for discussion: carbon zero, mental health policy and whether his…
 
The first jail on Rikers Island opened in 1932, and the complex has since expanded to include ten jails holding thousands of inmates every day. Violence among Rikers inmates is common, and there are accusations of mistreatment, neglect, and abuse by correction officers and the facility’s administrators. Despite promises by city and state officials …
 
Adam Boulton and guests reflect on Labour's conference in Brighton where Sir Keir Starmer had to overcome internal rows and a resignation before making his pitch to the party and the country in his first 'in person' speech as leader. And with the perfect storm of a supply chain problem, the end of the furlough scheme, the universal credit cut, and …
 
In a 90-minute speech rounding off the Labour party conference, Keir Starmer promised a ‘strong plan for government’ and attacked his counterpart in Downing Street, calling him a ‘showman’. Jessica Elgot and the lobby team in Brighton bring us the highlights and lowlights of the event. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/poli…
 
In a 90-minute speech rounding off the Labour party conference, Keir Starmer promised a ‘strong plan for government’, and attacked his counterpart in Downing Street, calling him a ‘showman’. Jessica Elgot and the lobby team in Brighton bring us the highlights and lowlights of the event. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/pol…
 
We're back, babaí! To ease back into things, the boys decided to tackle the light and breezy subject of *checks notes* ... Northern Ireland. Steve and Richie chat about the history, the Troubles and the future. Plus, stick around to the end for an update on the future of What Am. whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Su…
 
Andreas Malm, a climate activist and senior lecturer at Lund University, in Sweden, studies the relationship between climate change and capitalism. With the United Nations climate meeting in Glasgow rapidly approaching—it begins on October 31st—Malm tells David Remnick that he believes environmentalists should not place too much faith in talks or t…
 
Laura Babcock is a National TV/radio commentator and host, for CBC and the Executive Director of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce. She gives the takeaways of the 2021 Canadian election. She is joined on stage by John Gunnison and Juston Higgins. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party will form Canada's next government following a tightly con…
 
Katharine Murphy speaks to Guardian Australia’s economics writer Greg Jericho and the senior economics correspondent for the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, Shane Wright, about Australia’s economic recovery after Covid and the possibility of a post-pandemic federal electionThe Guardian
 
This week Stephen Paton (@stephenpaton134) discusses seven years of broken promises from the No campaign and more. New episodes every Friday – and to reward our listeners, you can now get 20% off an annual subscription to The National (at https://www.thenational.scot/subscribe/) using voucher code NATIONALPOD2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy a…
 
This week, Joe Biden spoke to the UN General Assembly for the first time as president. After watching him oversee a disastrous exit from Afghanistan and sign up to a controversial nuclear submarine deal with the UK and Australia, Jonathan Freedland and Dr Leslie Vinjamuri discuss how the world views Biden. Help support our independent journalism at…
 
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