Best Labour podcasts we could find (Updated July 2018)
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A podcast about trade union issues and labour history.
 
Orignally written as a series of newspaper articles in 1847, Wage-Labour and Capital was intended to give a short overview, for popular consumption, of Marx’s central threories regarding the economic relationships between workers and capitalists. These theories outlined include the Marxian form of the Labour Theory of Value, which distinguishes “labour” from “labour-power”, and the Theory of Concentration of Capital, which states that capitalism tends towards the creation of monopolies and t ...
 
A five-part series hosted by new member of the party Holly Rigby with regular guest, long-time Labour member and University of East London academic Jeremy Gilbert.Each episode deals with the big issues facing the Labour Party today, and asks what can be learnt from the history of the party.The series is intended to help the hundreds of thousands of new Labour members and supporters to understand the party and engage with it.Supported by Compass, a home for those who want to build and be part ...
 
Orignally written as a series of newspaper articles in 1847, Wage-Labour and Capital was intended to give an overview of Marx’s central threories regarding the economic relationships between workers and capitalists. These theories outlined include the Marxian form of the Labour Theory of Value, which distinguishes “labour” from “labour-power”, and the Theory of Concentration of Capital, which states that capitalism tends towards the creation of monopolies and the disenfranchisement of the mi ...
 
The Labour Party is currently trialling new ways of reaching out to people, hearing new voices and ideas.
 
Gowling WLG's employment, labour & equality experts discuss the latest developments. NOT LEGAL ADVICE. Information made available on this website in any form is for information purposes only. It is not, and should not be taken as, legal advice. You should not rely on, or take or fail to take any action based upon this information. Never disregard professional legal advice or delay in seeking legal advice because of something you have read on this website. Gowling WLG professionals will be pl ...
 
Love's Labour's Lost is an early comedy by William Shakespeare. The King of Navarre and his three friends take a vow of study and seclusion for three years, during which they are forbidden to see or speak to women. Their vows are immediately tested by the arrival of the Pricess of France and her three ladies to the King's court. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)Cast:Biron: mbBoyet: Mark PenfoldCostard: John D. NugentDon Adriano de Armado: David GoldfarbDull:David LawrenceDumain: om123Ferdinand: B ...
 
We are two 20-somethings who love thought-provoking, women-focused pop-culture.
 
Podcast by Labour Leave
 
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Labours of Love
Weekly
 
Karen Koster delves into the world of parenting with Xposé's first podcast series, Labours of Love. Karen speaks to a variety of Irish parents about their experiences of parenthood, from the tears of joy to the struggles and difficulties that face parents every day.
 
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Women In Labour
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Women in Labour
 
Welcome to the Blakes Employment & Labour Podcast series, presented by the National Employment & Labour group at Blake, Cassels & Graydon. During each episode, we will be discussing important legal issues that face employers in Canada today. As an employer, if you have any questions, please reach out to any of the Employment & Labour lawyers found on www.blakes.com
 
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.
 
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Party Games
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Cutting through the nonsense of British politics, a concise run through events at Westminster and beyond. "Quite funny" as one reviewer put it..
 
A podcast about ideas. Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, and Sony Award-winning radio host Geoff Lloyd talk to smart thinkers from around the world.
 
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Labournauts Podcast
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At Labournauts Podcast we talk about labour news, politics and whatever else strikes our fancy. From a West Coast perspective
 
Series Podcast: Unusual Sources Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:40:16 PDT
 
Stories and issues from the Asia Pacific region with a labour and grassroots perspective. Regular interviews with activists from countries in the Asia Pacific region. Produced by Australia-Asia Worker Links.
 
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RadioLabour
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Canadian labour news discontinued
 
David Greig and friends present a lunchtime #indyref show at Edinburgh Fringe 2014
 
LBC presenter Iain Dale and former Labour Home Secretary Jacqui Smith untangle the world of politics and media. Expect plenty of jokey banter and informed speculation.
 
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Alert! Radio
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Brought to you by Canadian Dimension magazine, Alert! covers politics, economics, issues of social and environmental justice; features interviews, commentaries, profiles of people in the news; has features on music, media, the arts; as well as special shows dedicated to new ideas or significant events.
 
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Policy Scotland
Monthly
 
Research and Knowledge Exchange
 
In this special New Statesman podcast series we expand on our New Times issue which identifies the political, economic and philosophical shifts shaping our society. The series will feature special guests and New Statesman's staff giving their view on what lies ahead for Labour and the left. Guests include Vince Cable, Phil Collins, Neal Lawson and Ros Wynne-Jones.
 
A discussion podcast with Labour MP Jenny Chapman.
 
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Blaney's Blarney
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Provocative & Opinionated Commentary on Politics, Current Affairs, Football & Culture
 
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Politics On Fubar
Weekly
 
Each episode offers an in-depth overview on a new topic, with a range of views from politicians, experts and journalists. From immigration and education to public spending and the NHS.With high profile politicians, including party leaders, Politics On FUBAR is uncensored and unregulated. No question is off limits. Think Question Time with no holds barred.
 
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The 101 Show
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Podcast by The 101 Show
 
Welcome to Social Europe Podcast. Here we discuss cutting-edge ideas on politics, economy and employment & labour with some of the most innovative and cutting-edge thinkers around, including Nobel Prize winners and other internationally acclaimed experts. If you really want to learn about globalisation, European politics, the changing nature of work and so on listen here.
 
A Podcast of Mothers' stories of childbirth. Weekly interviews of first hand accounts of child birth in Australia. Designed to help educate and inform first time pregnant women, parents wanting to have better births and birth enthusiasts who love to hear and tell birth stories. An entertaining and heartfelt resource for pregnancy, labour and delivery and postpartum. Topics included: VBAC, Calm Birth, Home Birth, Hypnobirth, Caesarean Section, Water Birth, Postpartum, Breastfeeding, Midwifery ...
 
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Steel Toes Required
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A comedy podcast where comedians talk about former or current jobs in construction, labour, or any jobs where steel toed boots are a requirement.
 
International labour news
 
Three lads exploring and trying to answer three BIG parenting questions every episode.Becoming a dad is daunting. Preparing and educating us takes a bit of a back seat, after all we’re not the ones doing all the pushing. OK, so there're books to read and classes to go to, but how much fun does that sound?Ashley's a dad to a young son, Steve's going to be a dad any week now and Rob, well he isn’t a dad but thanks to his girlfriend (and us) he’s coming around to the idea.This podcast is about ...
 
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Hello, Bump
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So, you're growing a human inside you. Or you're thinking about it. Bec Judd has been pregnant quite a lot, and Monique Bowley has nine hundred questions she wants to ask her. Together, with an in-house dream-team of experts, they will take you right through your pregnancy, month by month. This is pregnancy real talk, where nothing is off limits. From fertility to the first six weeks at home, get the most honest, practical and often hilarious talk about what you're not expecting, when you're ...
 
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CLASS on Class
Weekly
 
Britain is a country obsessed with class. But how well do any of us really understand class in 21st century Britain? Are we class clueless?Dr Faiza Shaheen, Director of the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS), explores the surprising reality of class in Britain today, speaking to some of the leading experts on how Britain votes, thinks and lives. And she sets out the case for why class still matters – and why getting it wrong would spell disaster for our society and politics.
 
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Capital, Volume I is the first of three volumes in Karl Marx’s monumental work, Das Kapital, and the only volume to be published during his lifetime, in 1867.Marx’s aim in Capital, Volume I is to uncover and explain the laws specific to the capitalist mode of production and of the class struggles rooted in these capitalist social relations of production. Marx said himself that his aim was “to bring a science [i.e. political economy] by criticism to the point where it can be dialectically rep ...
 
It is a peculiarity of the rich to think that the working class has no culture. Each week, Kate explores music created by, for and about the working class. Join her as she shares, reimagines and celebrates the labour of building our class and our communities. Solidarity forever! Sponsored by the CJSW Friends Card
 
… Tabernacle of David: House of Favour Where God colours your labour with favour.
 
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LabourTALK
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Welcome to the LabourTALK Podcast. This podcast is produced by Glasgow Pollok Constituency Labour Party (CLP) member John Beattie.Subscribe for interviews from various Labour Party personnel discussing the current and relevant political issues from all levels of governance, including Local Authority, Scottish Parliament and Westminster.This is not an official Labour Party podcast. It is produced by Labour Party members to put forward progressive ideas and promote Labour Party policy, values ...
 
Rank and File Worker and Trade Union Show, covering current affairs, progressive issues and news and events from the labour movement. Includes "Rank and File Radio" with Marcus Harrington and "The Week That Was" with Kevin Healy.
 
Born in Manchester in 1893, Harold Laski was a leading figure in the left-wing of British socialism in the first half of the 20th century. An executive member of the Fabian Society and member of the Socialist League faction of the Labour Party, he was party chairman in 1945-6. As a professor at the London School of Economics he influenced a number of prominent politicians of the post-war years, including leaders of the independence movements of Asia and Africa, and Ralph Milliband, father of ...
 
Had it not been for the introduction of podcasts into my life, my second album could well have been ready six months sooner. Who knows, maybe even seven. The world of podcasts has been an extremely welcome and comforting distraction from reality. Listening to interesting people talk to other interesting people about interesting things. New ideas, old ideas, thinkers and dreamers. A lot of the shows I enjoy are comedians talking to other comedians, candid accounts of their experiences in the ...
 
This podcast discusses social hiring practices, corporate citizenship, Canadian Labour law, disability and inclusion and hiring for diversity
 
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The ChickPeeps
Weekly
 
The ChickPeeps is your friendly, fun, mad-curious vegan podcast. Join us as we explore, discuss and unpick the dilemmas faced by vegans in our quest to be more compassionate towards animals. How do I be vegan? Should I be ok with my partner calling me 'honey' or is that mindless tolerance of an industry built on slave labour? Do I even like bees? Will the vegan gods flay me alive for the brief but profoundly sadistic period in my youth, when I amused myself by pouring sea salt onto defensele ...
 
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Ayes to the Left
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Brexit, Theresa May's fragile hold on power, the return of the Labour left under Jeremy Corbyn, and Donald Trump as President make this a fascinating time in politics. But the reality for many people in the UK is a rise in the cost of living, cuts to public services and uncertainty over the future. The Mirror Politics team analyse the goings on in Westminster and beyond, and let you know how the plans made by people in power will really affect you. We speak to the key players and give you ou ...
 
Created for expectant parents, new mums, new grandparents and for anyone wanting to know more about becoming a parent. Cath Curtin shares over four decades of experience, guiding you through the highs and lows of being pregnant, giving birth and the complexities of parenting. We tend to focus so much on labour and birth and think breastfeeding and parenting will be easy and come naturally. Birth, Baby & Beyond is a realistic yet gentle conversation aimed to inform and prepare you about the t ...
 
Iain Dale and Shelagh Fogarty bring you the latest political news, analysis and debate leading up to the General Election on 8th June. Who will be the next Prime Minister – Theresa May of the Conservatives or Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn?
 
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Consensus
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A podcast hosted by seven black and mixed-race women from four political parties discussing policy, their experiences and principles.The parties represented are Conservatives, Greens, Labour and Liberal Democrats.To join in the conversation follow @the_consensus_ on Twitter and use the hashtag #ConsensusPodcast.
 
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Brexit Podcast - Episode eight with John Mills and Brendan Chilton, hosted by David Price by Labour Leave
 
This week we’re talking education and what the big vision should be at our live show at The Politics Festival. We’re joined by Melissa Benn, author of forthcoming book Life Lessons: The Case For A National Education Service and Holly Rigby, a teacher in inner London, who make the case for a broad, lifelong education. Plus comedian Aisling Bea o ...…
 
Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, talks to Henning Meyer, Editor-in-Chief of Social Europe, about the crisis of globalisation and what can be done in response to the backlash.
 
Danielle had decided with her partner that they would start trying for a baby at 27 and they fell pregnant literally on their first attempt. Danielle’s reaction was not what she had expected at all. She was freaking out. Even though her pregnancy was planned, she realized she wasn’t 100% ready. She read over a million books and never really cam ...…
 
Across the world, the centre-right is fragmenting. This week on Not Enough Champagne Cory and Steve delve into how's and why's of what's happening to the centre-right, and how conservative parties can fight off the rise of the far right. Our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper and James Cram designed our logo.…
 
Iain and Jacqui discuss the week’s Brexit resignations and analyse Boris Johnson’s lack of a future. They look bac on Donald Trump’s UK visit, discuss how difficult they find it to write articles, and Iain’s little contretemps with Newsnight’s Evan Harris. Smut quota: Medium.
 
The mass protest movement of 2015 and 2016 in South Korea against corruption and abuse of power were able to bring down the President - Park Geun-hye. The working class, headed by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions were central in organising this movement.The KCTU paid a high price for their succeess with two of their leaders, Han Sang gy ...…
 
Power out of corporate hands II Union project to reduce power bills and put the power back in the hands of workers.Demerit points for Social Security II Jeremy Poxons from Australian Unemployment Workers UnionOlder Age Pension II Roger Wilson from Fair Go for Pensioners #DisarmUnis II William Ross talks to us about the decentralised, synchroniz ...…
 
US labour is fighting back against right-wing attacks / Unionists lobby for UN Sustainable Development Goals / The LabourStart report about union events / And singing: “How Can we Let This Go On?”
 
Donald Trump arrives in Britain after a decidedly tumultuous week, just to give Theresa May another headache. We catch up on the latest Brexit madness as the White Paper is published, and ask if Boris Johnson was the worst ever Foreign Secretary. And as the tiny-handed orange terror arrives in Britain, journalist Malcolm Brown tells us what Ame ...…
 
WE AIM TO REPLACE the present capitalist system — a prairie episode focusing on public services & the Regina Manifesto. Playlist: Freakwater - What the People Want Jayme Stone - Boatsman Cœur De Pirate - Combustible Chicken-Like Birds - Chicken Coop Ween - I Don't Wanna Leave You On the Farm Rick Reid - Saving Up Our Spirit Guts Club - Mustard ...…
 
It has been an extraordinary few days of high drama, plotting and political turmoil. Theresa May was left fighting to save her career after the double resignation of Boris Johnson and David Davis. Her Brexit plans are now in doubt and she has been placed on warning by mutinous Tory MPs that they could still try to topple her. In this week’s Aye ...…
 
John Leahy became leader of Renua Ireland in September 2016. I spoke to him about aspects of his policies set out on the Renua website, including the proposal to Introduce 90-day detention orders for those Gardai suspect of being actively involved in preparations to murder another or of being responsible for directing the activities of an organ ...…
 
A special extra podcast after a somewhat dramatic day at Westminster. David Davis resigns, followed 15 hours later by Boris Johnson, as the Cabinet consensus over the Chequers Brexit plan collapses. So what happens next? How many more resignations can Theresa May withstand? And what will the Brexiteers do, given no amount of changes at the top ...…
 
Hello! This week we're back to technology, but looking at how it can benefit humanity. Through open platforms and open data, handing the power back to the population can allow some very positive outcomes. We speak to Greta Byrum, Francesca Bria and Adam Greenfield to find out how it's working around the world and what we could try here. AND Com ...…
 
68 | Sarah Bell Burch Three Births, 4 Year Old Son Present In today’s episode I interview Sarah Bell Burch who shares three pregnancies and vaginal deliveries. Sarah was 25 when she fell pregnant with her first son Remi. After living overseas for several years she had come home to settle in Australia in her husband’s home town of Cootamundra. S ...…
 
With images of children locked up in cages emanating from the United States, Cory and Steve spend some time discussing the way we treat and talk about refugees. Our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper and James Cram designed our logo.
 
Iain and Jacqui look at the pros and cons (only cons in Iain’s case) of the agreement Theresa May struck with her Cabinet at Chequers. Things don’t get much better when they move on to preview Donald Trump’s visit to the UK this week. Jacqui has a particularly bad case of the potty mouths this week do the Smut Quota is disgustingly high. At var ...…
 
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.While this week's activities are a celebration, the past and current struggles faced by the Indigenous people of Australia are not forgotten.This week we replay an interview by Lalitha ...…
 
Public Housing - Gronn Place Public Meeting !!Comedy Debate !! Rod Quantock & Gab Hogan talk will Trump twitter us to oblivion at Green Left Weeklies' annual Comedy Debate.This is the Week that Was !!The Right to Strike !! Lucy Horan (AEU) an Evans (RTBU) at a meeting called to talk about the importance of the right to strike before the ACTU an ...…
 
On this episode of Consensus, the ladies discuss mental health. They discuss whether enough is being done to tackle mental health and provide advice on mental wellbeing.Join in the conversation using the hashtags #ConsensusPodcast #MentalHealth and follow their Twitter handle ( twitter.com/The_Consensus_)Hosts:Conservative member – Tosin Adeday ...…
 
Brexit Podcast - Episode seven with John Mills and Brendan Chilton, hosted by David Price by Labour Leave
 
For the finale of season 1, all ChickPeeps gather to reflect on the past 8 months and discuss the guests who have altered our respective outlooks on vegan life. We discuss our summer activism plans and share our personal weekly sources of vegan inspiration to see you through the rest of the summer! The ChickPeeps' Recommends: Help Tylor and The ...…
 
In the last year an estimated 50,000 retail jobs have gone. Major stores have closed while others such as House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer are slashing branches. Unless the decline can be reversed there are fears our high streets could become ghost towns of boarded up shops and derelict malls. In this week’s Ayes to the Left podcast we discu ...…
 
Playlist: Sweetwater String Band - The Weather She Breaks The Longest Johns - Mingulay Boat Song Joe Vickers - Landlocked Pharis & Jason Romero - Salt And Powder Black Spruce Bog - Tete Jaune Road El Coyote - Satellite Lost Greg Ball - Cutthroat County Audio/Rocketry - Fault Line Sean Buns and Lost Country - I Wish Things Were Different Ola Bel ...…
 
Gowling WLG's employment, labour & equalities experts bring you the latest top five employment law developments that may affect your business. 'Mutuality of obligation' and employment status – what does it matter? Whistleblowing: what amounts to disclosure of 'information' Dismissing an employee for failing to prove a continued right to work an ...…
 
Iain and Jacqui run the runes over the Cabinet’s Chequers sleepover and Iain reveals he’s more depressed about Brexit than ever. They discuss possible Tory leadership contenders, the NHS at 70 and the Intelligence & Security Committee report on rendition. They then give their World Cup tips and Iain says something nice about Russia, which has t ...…
 
Hello! This episode, like the companies we're talking about, is owned by everyone who works for it. Cooperative ownership allows the workers to own a stake in the businesses they're working for, allowing them more autonomy and reward for its successes and the understanding and responsibility to help when it's failing. Our guests Joe Guinan from ...…
 
Another episode in which we pick our favourite episodes from last year. Features looking back on New Labour, the different types of headteachers, and how different generations view looking after the elderly.
 
In this week’s episode, Felicity Cook shares her challenging pregnancy with her little girl Tilly. One year prior to trying to conceive Felicity saw her gynaecologist and kinesiologist to make sure her hormones and cycles were balanced. Her husband also had his sperm count checked. They then fell pregnant very easily in her second month of tryi ...…
 
The situation for refugees and asylum seekers in Australia is becoming progressively worse as the Government continues its crackdown.In the last few weeks, the desperate situation of the family of Priya and Nadesalingam has become national news. The family is hanging on to its hopes to remain in Australia with support from their town of Biloela ...…
 
Disaster Capitalism II film to be screened at Melbourne Documentary Film Festival - July 7th Anti Fascist rally II June 24 in Melbourne. A report.QU & Dow Chemical money II Dow Chemicals is the company that gave us Agent Orange and the napalm that was used in Vietnam and other South East Asian countries during the late 20th century. Now the CEO ...…
 
For the penultimate episode of season 1, The ChickPeeps have a discussion on how the ethical argument for veganism is the core tenet of the vegan ideology. Erik Marcus, author, blogger and activist, shares his studies on the reasons to be vegan and explains some of the main ideas in animal rights philosophy. Also on this episode... Erik suggest ...…
 
Across Europe the centre left is in trouble. Of the 28 EU states only six have a left-wing government and most of those are minority administrations. In the last elections the workers party in Holland came eighth.In the French elections the socialist party's Benoit Hamon came fifth with 6% of the vote. It is a similar story in Germany, the Czec ...…
 
The Foreign Secretary, who promised to lie down in front of the bulldozers to stop a third runway being built at Heathrow, instead runs away to the comfort of war-torn Afghanistan, rather than be in Parliament for the crucial vote. But Boris Johnson still managed to offend the business community, and half his Cabinet colleagues through his inte ...…
 
I believe we can agree that we should unite into one great organization — the oral history, speeches and music of the IWW. Playlist: Anne Feeney - War on the Workers Godfrey & Tod - My Alberta Rose Karen Dalton - 2:19 Train Katie Green & Karen Hefford - Know Ye The Land Pharis & Jason Romero - Old World Style J. Mann - Cowbird Neko Case - Curse ...…
 
This week Karen sits down for a chat with broadcaster Jenny Buckley for an honest and unique discussion about her experiences of pregnancy, as well as her new arrival Bo.
 
Graham Gudgin is a founder of Briefings for Brexit, and a research associate at the Centre For Business Research at the University of Cambridge and the Senior Economic Advisor with Oxford Economics. He was a special adviser to the Northern Ireland First Minister on economic policy from 1998 to 2002. **** You’ll remember that in the last podcast ...…
 
Hello! This week we've looked up from our phones to look down at the generation of children addicted to theirs. In the wild west of the internet, children aren't as safe as you may hope and it's not just from adult content. Our guests this week Baroness Beeban Kidron, founder of 5Rights Foundation, and Dr Richard Graham, a Consultant Adolescent ...…
 
In today’s episode, I interview Gemma who takes us through her struggles with unexplained infertility. Gemma was able to conceive her daughter Raffaella with the help of one round of intrauterine insemination (IUI). Gemma was surprised to find that shortly after she conceived Raffa she began to feel unexpectedly depressed. To hear Gemma share h ...…
 
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