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Two men who’ve been at the heart of the political world - former Downing Street Director of Communications and Strategy Alastair Campbell and cabinet minister Rory Stewart - join forces from across the political divide. The Rest Is Politics lifts the lid on the secrets of Westminster, offering an insider’s view on politics at home and abroad, while bringing back the lost art of disagreeing agreeably. Twitter: @RestIsPolitics Instagram: @restispolitics Email: restispolitics@gmail.com Hosted o ...
 
The Slow Newscast from Tortoise takes the news slowly. We investigate, and every week we focus on stories that really matter in the UK and around the world. From the war in Ukraine, the downfall of Boris Johnson, to true crime and injustice and real life mysteries, The Slow Newscast team is devoted to narrative investigations. From a startup newsroom with a different approach to journalism. If you want to listen to episodes of the Slow Newscast early and ad-free, you can join Tortoise+ on Ap ...
 
From the rise and fall of Boris Johnson to Putin's 'special operation' in Ukraine; from the cost of living crisis to sending refugees to Rwanda; award winning comedian Mark Steel takes an exasperated and frankly baffled look at the state of the UK and the rest of the world. Joined by comedian (and son) 26-year-old Elliot Steel for the 'youth's' perspective, and a special guest each week, with occasional contributions from the likes of a deceased cricketer and a woman who's overheard in a caf ...
 
Two top advisers to our most recent prime ministers analyse the successes and failures of today's politicians, sharing their experiences of working behind the world's most famous door. They are your Whitehall Sources. Kirsty Buchanan worked with Theresa May as PM, and Liz Truss when she was Secretary of State. Oscar Reddrop advised Boris Johnson through crises of our times, including the war in Ukraine and throughout his ultimate downfall. Journalist and broadcaster Calum Macdonald manages t ...
 
Guardian political columnist John Harris hosts a cast of voices from up and down the country as well as across the political spectrum to analyse the week’s political news. For US Politics with Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland, make sure to search 'Politics Weekly America' wherever you get your podcasts
 
“Pod Save America” cohost Tommy Vietor thought foreign policy was boring and complicated until he got the education of a lifetime working for President Obama’s National Security Council. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday.
 
Londongrad: How the Lebedevs partied their way to power is a 6 part series investigating two men – who are at the heart of the story of Britain opening its doors to Russian Oligarchs. Alexander Lebedev is the man with the money and - as we’ll see - with the plan. Alexander’s son, Evgeny, rose from a fixture on the social scene to a seat in the House of Lords. He did it with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s help and against the advice of the security services. There’s never been a story quite l ...
 
Sebastian Payne takes you into the corridors of power to unwrap, analyse and debate British politics with a regular lineup of expert Financial Times correspondents and informed commentators. New episodes available every Saturday morning. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
Unrivalled analysis of the latest in UK politics, with Anoosh Chakelian, Andrew Marr and the New Statesman politics team. New episodes Tuesday and Friday. Send us a question on anything related to UK politics, in Westminster and beyond, by emailing podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
Discover Adept English, the modern way to learn to speak English. Our goal is to help you speak English fluently. The Adept English language teaching approach is to learn through listening. We publish two new English audio lessons, with full transcripts, weekly. Every one of our English lessons will help you learn to speak English in ways that are interesting and lead to success. We have lots of podcasts, at all difficulty levels, on many topics, suitable for all listeners, ready for you to ...
 
In a country obsessed with gossip, the great and the good fear one thing more than any other - scandal. British scandals change the course of history. They bring down governments, overthrow the rich and cause the mighty to fall. Some are about sex, others about money. In the end, they’re all about power. But often at the heart of a scandal, there are ordinary human stories, stories of those caught up in the swirl of outrage. Who was really to blame for what happened? Why did they do it? And ...
 
Luke's English Podcast is an award-winning podcast for learners of English. Listen, learn and have fun while picking up natural British English as it really is spoken. http://teacherluke.co.uk Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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Naghma Sahar, Harsh Pant

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The Ideas Factory is an exclusive series by ORF that delves into the big geo-political events that affects India and the world. In conversation with Naghma Sahar, Senior Fellow at ORF, and Professor Harsh Pant, Director of Studies and Head of Strategic Studies Programme at ORF
 
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!).
 
Introducing POLITICO Tech, an authoritative insider briefing on the politics and policy of technology. From crypto and the metaverse to cybersecurity and AI, we explore the who, what and how of policy shaping future industries. We’re kicking off with a series exploring darknet marketplaces, the virtual platforms that enable actors from all corners of the online world to traffic illicit goods. As malware and cybercrime attacks become increasingly frequent, regulators and law enforcement agenc ...
 
A weekly conversation about politics and current events, international affairs, history, art, books, and the natural world, to illuminate the issues faced by society and explore them in new ways – presented by Amy Mullins. The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras. https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion
 
Owen Jones, journalist, author of Chavs and The Establishment, or "that left-wing idiot off the telly", is fed up with the establishment media. After all, it punches down, not up, blames minorities for all the problems in society, and, let's face it, often just parrots the government line. So this podcast is offering something different: speaking truth to power, giving the marginalised a voice, offering hope - and having a laugh along the way. From Michael Sheen to Judith Butler, Prof. Devi ...
 
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. 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 who make and break the news. ________________________________________________ Produced by Elle Duffy & Ema Sabljak. Email: podcasts@heraldscotland.co.uk to get ...
 
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Cory Hazlehurst and Steve Haynes

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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.
 
This podcast explores UK politics and history. Every Sunday evening or Monday morning depending on where you are located, I will post a recap of 'The Week in UK Politics' that covers the biggest stories of each day of the week. In separate episodes I will explain certain concepts and positions in the British system of government and moments in history. Hosted by Tyler Proctor.
 
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The Tories just suffered their worst defeat in Chester for nearly 200 years - and the polling shows that Rishi Sunak is well and truly sunk. Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has made it clear that he's standing for re-election as a Tory MP. Here's why his return as PM isn't actually far fetched - but even plausible. Support this show http://supporter.acast…
 
Matt and Alice speak to Sonia Purnell, journalist and author of 'Just Boris: A Tale of Blonde Ambition'. She shares her memories of her time working with Boris in Brussels during the 90s. They also discuss his early and crucial reinvention, the Johnson appeal, and whether or not we'll see Boris in British politics again. See Privacy Policy at https…
 
In this episode I look at the latest from the Russia-NATO war before turning to related issues including Boris Johnsons recent interview on CNN. I then exa,ine why the European nations were so weak and how Borish Johnson's interview confirmed much about this. I also look at the falling apart of Moldova and the risks of the Romanian intervention the…
 
In this week’s Book Club podcast, I’m talking to two of the brave souls who turn recent political dramas into the sort of quickly written books we might call the second draft of history. I’m joined by the FT’s Sebastian Payne, author of The Fall of Boris Johnson, and our own James Heale, co-author of a Liz Truss biography, Out Of The Blue, which no…
 
The writer, satirist and broadcaster Armando Iannucci returns to the New Statesman Podcast to co-host our third series of Westminster Reimagined. In six special episodes Iannucci explores parts of British public life he believes to be broken, and is joined by guests from inside and outside Westminster to work out how to fix them. In this final epis…
 
The US Federal Trade Commission says it will sue to block Microsoft’s $75bn acquisition of video game maker Activision Blizzard, and KLM’s chief executive has encouraged passengers to take the train rather than fly on some short-haul journeys. Plus, the FT’s John Paul Rathbone unpacks a military milestone in the Ukraine war. Mentioned in this podca…
 
This week: For his cover piece in The Spectator Freddy Gray asks who will win in the battle between the Waleses and the Sussexes. He is joined by royal commentator Amanda Foreman to discuss the fallout Harry and Meghan's new Netflix documentary (01:00). Also this week: Should the House of Lords be reformed or even abolished? This is the question Ja…
 
After her brother died fighting in Luhansk in 2017, the historian and author Olesya Khromeychuk channelled her grief by writing “The Death of a Soldier Told by His Sister”. Host Anne McElvoy asks her how war and resistance has shaped the identity of Ukraine and Ukrainians and what the country could look like once the conflict ends. Please subscribe…
 
Keir Starmer dubbed Rishi Sunak the “blancmange prime minister” – comparing him to a particularly weak and wobbly dessert – after he U-turned on new onshore wind farms and mandatory housing targets this week under pressure from Tory MPs. Rachel Wearmouth and Freddie Hayward are joined by Andrew Marr, the New Statesman’s political editor, to discuss…
 
How To Master English Vocabulary In No Time - Proven Techniques Revealed! Are you looking to expand your English vocabulary quickly? In this English lesson we’ll show you all the strategies and tips you need to quickly and effectively increase your English vocabulary. We’ll teach you the best ways to learn new words, as well as how to remember and …
 
Funded by the Secret Service, the National Computer Forensics Institute is tasked with training law enforcement officers across the country in the tools they need to combat crime in an increasingly digital world. In this episode of our series on darknet forums, we dig into the top-down information-sharing model between federal, state, and local law…
 
In this special extended interview, Mark talks to comedian Omid Djalili about the situation in Iran. Informative, passionate and funny, the conversation covers topics including what the possible outcomes are, what we can do to help – and whether Omid was supporting Iran in the World Cup. Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive con…
 
Twenty points ahead in the polls, the Labour party looks closer to power now than it has done for more than a decade. But what do we really know about Keir Starmer’s vision for government? And how much has the UK’s political landscape changed since the 1997 Labour landslide? The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by columnist Gaby Hinsliff and Stewar…
 
The US bond market is signalling that investors expect the Federal Reserve to stay the course in its battle to tame inflation, Peru’s congress impeached the country’s president just after he announced he was dissolving the legislature, and German police made arrests related to an alleged rightwing plot to overthrow the government. Plus, US supply c…
 
Join Alastair and Rory this week as they discuss whether prisoners should be able to vote, the chances of a united Ireland, and what liberalism actually means. Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, enjoy ad-free listening, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestis…
 
It gets worse and worse for the Tories: Rishi Sunak stood up at Prime Minister's Questions to say he was 'shocked' about the Michelle Mone scandal, involving allegations around a massive government contract to a company the Baroness allegedly lobbied for and allegedly profited from. But this scandal goes so much further: it's about how a society in…
 
"Loser's consent" could be a critical concept in the event of a referendum on Irish reunification. Will the losing side accept the results? We got some idea of attitudes from new poll results published by The Irish Times this week as a part of our North and South series. Professor John Garry of Queens University Belfast and Northern Editor Freya Mc…
 
My guest in this week’s Book Club podcast is Matthew Hollis, author of The Waste Land: A Biography of a Poem. In the tail end of this centenary year of the great monument of modernist poetry, Matthew tells me about the private agonies that went into the making of the poem. We discuss how not just Ezra Pound but Vivien Eliot had a hand in editing it…
 
My guest in this week’s Book Club podcast is Matthew Hollis, author of The Waste Land: A Biography of a Poem. In the tail end of this centenary year of the great monument of modernist poetry, Matthew tells me about the private agonies that went into the making of the poem. We discuss how not just Ezra Pound but Vivien Eliot had a hand in editing it…
 
The Tories want us to blame nurses, paramedics and railway workers for the coming chaos. But these strikes could have been avoided - if the Tories stopped screwing over the people who keep this country running on a daily basis. Here's why the last people we should blame are those forced into a corner - and why it's the Tories who have wrecked Chris…
 
In the third episode of our series on darknet marketplaces, we’ll meet investigators who spent their careers examining these dark corners of the internet with a magnifying glass. We learn how to follow the money with the woman who pioneered what would eventually become the DEA’s Cyber Support Section. We talk to an ex-FBI agent who brought down glo…
 
Tommy and Ben talk about the ongoing protests in China, Ukrainian strikes into Russia, speculation over Putin’s health, Iran sending mixed messages on the morality police, and Bostonians greeting the royals as warmly as expected. Then, Ben interviews Maria Ressa about the evolution of disinformation spread and how to combat it in the face of autocr…
 
US stocks slid and the price of Brent crude touched its lowest level since January, and China’s elderly are causing challenges for president Xi Jinping. Plus, the FT’s Alexandra Heal explains that more women in the UK are turning to sex work due to the struggling economy. Mentioned in this podcast: Brent crude oil falls below $80 for first time sin…
 
Join Alastair and Rory as they discuss Gordon Brown and Keir Starmer's latest proposals, the post-presidential life of George W. Bush, why so many MPs are standing down at the next election, and the mysterious story about South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's sofa... TRIP Plus: Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast…
 
John Lennon has a dream - to make music. So when he enlists George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to join his band The Quarrymen, he feels like this is the start of something big. But as tragedy strikes, and he faces the perils of newfound stardom, John seeks out new inspiration - an avant-garde, Japanese artist called Yoko Ono. See Priva…
 
Winston speaks with Irish comedy writer Graham Linehan, creator of Father Ted, The IT Crowd and Black Books. Graham took a stand as a women’s rights activist which led to Father Ted: The Musical being cancelled. He was also suspended from Twitter for writing “men aren’t women tho”. Winston asks why he took a stand, and how his comedy career unravel…
 
In the second episode of our series on darknet marketplaces, we look at the personalities that helped build popular darknet forums and learn about the communication technologies and cryptocurrencies their members rely on. We also dig into how the geopolitics of the Russia-Ukraine war changed the nature of cooperation amongst cyber criminals on the …
 
US stocks fell after new data showed the US services sector grew last month, PwC plans to take advantage of uncertainty at EY by poaching some of its rival’s most senior executives, and China is catching up to Europe in EV battery production. Plus, the FT’s Working It podcast host, Isabel Berwick, talks about a multi-part series on the four-day wor…
 
Chris Wallace, from the Faculty of Business, Government, and Law at the University of Canberra, reflects on federal politics in 2022, after the last sitting of federal parliament came to a close. Chris discusses the passing of legislation on the federal anti-corruption body (NACC) and the Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill, plus the censure of former PM …
 
Professor Brendan Crabb AC, Director and CEO of the Burnet Institute, speaks directly and in-depth about the scientific reality of COVID-19 for everyone in Australia right now. Now in our fourth wave this year and with cases in the past week estimated at between 500,000 to 1 million (5 to 10 times the reported cases), what are the consequences of t…
 
It's a scandal that rocked the monarchy: Lady Susan Hussey - Lady of the Household - subjected Ngozi Fulani - a Black British woman and chief executive of domestic violence charity Sistah Space - to a racist interrogation. In the aftermath of her resignation, much of the media has focused on sympathy for this senior member of the Royal court. This …
 
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In this episode of the bulletin I look at the likely effects of the G7 oil "price cap" and how it isn't likely to lead to the results it's originators desire. I also look at the drone attack on airfields inside Russia and how this is being played out as a propaganda operation in the British bourgeois press. In the final part of the programme I look…
 
Keir Starmer has used Winchester, the elite independent school Rishi Sunak attended, to attack the Tory party over tax benefits for private schools, saying it amounted to “trickle-down education”. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister defended private schools as a personal choice, accusing Starmer of “attacking the hard-working aspirations of millions of p…
 
Luke reads an extraordinary email from a listener in an sos situation in a hospital. Contains some disturbing descriptions of fear, anxiety and horror, but there's a happy ending! 👉 Free ELSA app download link (download ELSA free & get 7 days pro membership free): https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/elsa 👉 ELSA Discounts page - ELSA PRO (85% off lifetime…
 
Perfect English Listening Practice For Intermediate Learners Tune In And Boost Your Vocabulary Do you want to improve your English vocabulary? This English lesson is perfect for you! We'll show you how to get the most out of your English listening practice with just 10 minutes a day. We'll give you tips and tricks to help you understand and remembe…
 
John-Paul Flintoff is a journalist, writer and artist who has written a number of books including his most recent, Psalms for the City: Original poetry inspired by the places we call home. On the podcast they discuss John-Paul’s early aversion to peas, memories of his mother’s experimental cooking and how food aided his recovery from a mental break…
 
Welcome to POLITICO Tech. We’re kicking off with a limited series exploring darknet marketplaces, some of the least regulated parts of the world wide web. As malware and cybercrime attacks become increasingly frequent, regulators and law enforcement agencies work different angles to shut these platforms down, but new, often more unassailable, marke…
 
One of Britain’s richest and most powerful men was cleared of sexual assault last year. Four more women have now come forward with similar allegations that Crispin Odey, a major donor to the Conservative party, sexually assaulted them. Other women allege that he sexually harassed them at the offices of his Mayfair hedge fund company. Hosted on Acas…
 
EU and US officials meet today to discuss the effect Washington’s green subsidies plan is having on Europe and Opec is standing pat as the cartel awaits a price cap on Russian oil to go into effect. Plus, the FT’s Katie Martin explains how fund managers are struggling in the new era of higher interest rates. Mentioned in this podcast: Von der Leyen…
 
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