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It has almost been 300 years since Sir Robert Walpole arguably became the first holder of the office of Prime Minister in 1721 - an office which today is under scrutiny like never before. The Prime Ministers series of 55 podcasts brings to life all 55 of Britain's 'First Among Equals' through interviews with the authors of all 55 essays in Iain Dale’s new book The Prime Ministers: Three Hundred Years of History. From the obscure 18th-century figures like the Earl of Shelburne and Henry Pelha ...
 
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. On Politics Weekly Extra, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland speaks with some of the Guardian’s US team about the latest from the 2020 presidential election campaign
 
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 ...
 
Crime never takes a day off, and neither does Parcast. Every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date. It might be the anniversary of an important case being solved, the end of a landmark trial, or a serial killer’s birthday-- whatever the date, there’s no ordinary day in true crime history. In each episode, we present a short true crime story, then analyze the impact of that historic day’s events. Today in True Crime is a Parcast Original, with new ep ...
 
Risky Business is a weekly information security podcast featuring news and in-depth interviews with industry luminaries. Launched in February 2007, Risky Business is a must-listen digest for information security pros. With a running time of approximately 50-60 minutes, Risky Business is pacy; a security podcast without the waffle.
 
The Prime Minister is the fifth in Trollope's series of six Palliser novels. With Phineas' difficulties resolved, Trollope introduces new characters. A respectable young girl forsakes the man her family had always intended her to marry when she falls in love with a man of foreign extraction and an unknown family. He has a gentleman's education and manners, but his family background and financial means are mysterious. Is he really a gentleman? Meanwhile, Plantagenet Palliser becomes Prime Min ...
 
Independent filmmaker Chris Broad brings you his multi-award winning YouTube channel Abroad In Japan in podcast form. Aided by broadcaster Pete Donaldson, they bring you a taste of life in the most unique country in the world, from great cuisine to capsule hotels, current events and tips on how to spend your time there.
 
Have you ever spent hours looking for something you simply lost? How about a hundred years? How about looking for a missing airplane? Or a vanished civilization? Every other Monday, Gone searches for everything lost. From D. B. Cooper to the Holy Grail, the Etruscan language to early Russian cosmonauts; if it disappeared, we’re looking. After all, just because something is gone, doesn’t mean it can’t be found. Gone is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
 
A podcast from Washington Post Live, the newsroom’s live journalism platform, where top-level government officials, business leaders, cultural influencers and emerging voices discuss the most pressing issues driving the news cycle nationally and across the globe. From one-on-one newsmaker interviews to in-depth multi-segment programs, Washington Post Live brings The Post’s newsroom to life on stage.
 
A biography of Sir John A. Macdonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada. It was written by the man who served as Macdonald's private secretary from 1882 to 1891. - Summary by TriciaG
 
In an overwhelmingly woke comedic landscape, right-leaning stand-up Geoff Norcott is a rare beast. In WMPT he gets to the heart of what ordinary people think about social and political issues. Whatever the contentious subject – he’ll be honest and blunt, but without being a dick. Mostly. Geoff has appeared on Live at the Apollo, Mash Report, Question Time, Mock the Week and pops up frequently on UK political debate programmes. He’s also written for shows ranging from Have I Got News For You ...
 
Fed up with all the Trumpy news from the USA or the Brexit-y news from Britain? Well you've come to the right place. 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 ...
 
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The Prime Minister of the Cook Islands has hinted a travel bubble with New Zealand could be announced by Christmas. It comes as the country drops its quarantine requirements for returning residents and those with work permits, so long as they test negative for Covid within four days of departure from Auckland. Prime Minister Mark Brown told Heather…
 
For years now, Facebook has been accused of not doing enough to curb the spread of hate speech and disinformation, failing to regulate content that pushes everything from coronavirus conspiracies to holocaust denial to genocide.It has also been accused of crushing the competition, through acquisitions, copycat products and throttling news content p…
 
Record numbers of Americans have already voted early in the US elections. The country has become more polarised under President Trump, but it remains to be seen whether the high early turnout is due to heightened political feelings, or concerns about catching the virus on polling day. Nick Bryant reflects on the political state of the nation, and o…
 
This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about Juliette Gréco and her love affair with an American jazzman. There’s “On This Day”, Halloween greetings, “Ollia’s Happy Moment”, great music, and of course, the new quiz question. Just click on the “Audio” arrow above and enjoy! Hello everyone! Welcome to The Sound Kitchen…
 
Dave Berry's daughter Evie is now a little older, which means so is the Dadpod! After a first season in which brand new Dad, Dave Berry, gathered invaluable dadvice from the likes of Tim Minchin, Emma Willis, Chris Kamara, Rob Beckett and more, Dave has a new set of challenges as a parent. His daughter has started walking and talking, so he needs s…
 
It's just four days until an election which is billed as the most important in US history: it's the campaign that's divided the nation, so will it re-elect Donald Trump? Anthony Scaramucci was the White House Communications Director for 11 days, a life-long Republican. He says he's voting Democrat for the first time.…
 
There’s no escaping COVID19, and with calls for a ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown growing by the day, how is the Government coping as the pressure mounts? And with Number 10 sidelining the devolved administrations, Jess Sargeant joins to discuss the impact of the Britain’s varied coronavirus response. Plus, with the US Presidential election less than a …
 
The staggering extent of illegal fishing, and its human and environmental costs, are only just becoming clear. We ask how to put a shadowy industry on a more even keel. The old guard likes to mock millennial investors, but they’re changing finance, possibly for the better. And as Berlin’s shiny new airport opens we ask: why is it nine years late? F…
 
Western Australia is opening up to other states for the first time since April, while on election-eve in Queensland, the Premier reveals travellers from most of NSW will be welcomed, but Sydney-siders will be banned; and the bushfire royal commission recommends more power to the Federal Government and standardising emergency alerts. New South Wales…
 
Mourners lit candles and prayed silently Friday to honor three people killed in a knife attack at a church, as France heightened security at potential targets at home and abroad amid outrage over its defense of the right to publish cartoons mocking the prophet of Islam. The attacker, who recently arrived in Europe from Tunisia, was hospitalized wit…
 
Chloe Swarbrick isn't accepting the 'no' majority for the cannabis referendum. Preliminary results show 53.1 percent of Kiwis oppose the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill, while 46.1 percent support it. For the cannabis bill to pass, roughly 70 percent of special voters would need to tick 'yes'. Swarbrick is the Green Party's drug law reform s…
 
Anthony Scaramucci says they'll only be one person happier than him if Donald Trump loses next week's election...Melania Trump It's just 4 days until election day, with Biden leading Trump by about ten percent in the polls. Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci told Heather Du Plessis-Allan defeat on Tuesday might be a relie…
 
It's a yes to euthanasia and a no to cannabis, at this stage. In preliminary results, 53.1 per cent of voters oppose legalising recreational cannabis, while 46.1 per cent support it. For the End of Life Choice Act - 65.2 per cent have voted in favour of voluntary euthanasia, 33.8 per cent are against it. After the announcement, Justice Minister And…
 
Listen to the audio above as Matt Vickers joins Heather du Plessis-Allan following the End of Life referendum result. Below, Matt shares a tribute to his late wife Lecretia. When the result came through yesterday, I was overcome with a sense of relief. After such a long time, my late wife's story had come to a close. And the conclusion that I hoped…
 
We’ve made the right call on rejecting the legalisation of cannabis. I say that as someone who voted yes. But the closer it got to voting, the more worried I got about what this could mean for the country: actually enacting legalisation. So I ended up, I think, a soft yes. There, but only just. The thing that worried me the most about legislation w…
 
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