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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
 
Hosted by Rachel Humphreys, Nosheen Iqbal and Michael Safi, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday
 
Making sense of our political hell every Friday. Launched from the anti-Brexit movement in 2017, Oh God, What Now? (formerly Remainiacs) has become one of Britain’s most entertaining political voices. With top quality guests and analysis, and poor quality jokes, we make the unbearable bearable. Oh God, What Now? is presented by Dorian Lynskey. Our regulars include: Ian Dunt, editor of politics.co.uk, author of How To Be A Liberal • Ros Taylor, editor of the LSE COVID blog • Naomi Smith, Chie ...
 
Politics, locked down. From the producers of Oh God, What Now? (formerly Remainiacs), The Bunker is fearless, independent political talk for Britain and beyond. We examine the big issues with humour and expertise, cutting through the claptrap to make sense of what’s really going on – and give you the fighting spirit to keep on keeping on. Our full-panel roundtable podcast goes out every Tuesday, with shorter Bunker Daily editions on a single subject or interview on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thurs ...
 
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 authoritative source for independent rigorous high-quality academic research on UK-EU relations. Listen to our Brexit and Beyond podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/user-941630307 #Brexit #Brexit2016 #Economy #Brexitfacts #politics #Europe #podcasts #JohnCurtice #Generalelection #TheUKinaChangingEurope #partypolitics #Brexitvote #Facts #BrexitBreakdown #Parliament #EuropeanUnion #Referendum2016 #Leave #Remain #impartial #news #UnitedKingdom #AnandMenon #SimonUsherwood #NorthernIreland # ...
 
Law Pod UK covers developments across all aspects of civil and public law in the United Kingdom. It is brought to you by the barristers at 1 Crown Office Row with presenters Rosalind English and Emma-Louise Fenelon. More info on our highly recommended podcast on the UK Human Rights Blog.
 
Welcome to Word on the Street, a weekly podcast from Barclays UK where our experts help ordinary investors make sense of the latest news and events impacting the world’s financial markets. Please note that past performance is not a guarantee of future performance. All investments can fall as well as rise in value and you can lose some or all of your money. Additionally, this podcast does not constitute an investment recommendation.
 
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 ...
 
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As soon as the car stopped, something did not seem right. Before their seatbelts were even off, another vehicle, a silver Citroen Picasso, parked up in a hurry alongside the foster carer’s car. There was a female in the driver's seat of the Citroen, and a man emerged hurriedly from the back seat. In a matter of seconds, the stranger was outside the…
 
This is not a podcast to interest everyone. It is about the Burbot, only fish in the UK that has been declared extinct in known history. Please also be warned that this podcast is recorded in one take with no editing and there is a dog snoring in the background. and I stumble over some words and make some mistakes. I make podcasts that interest me …
 
Our guest this week was also our first ever guest on the Runner’s World podcast, back in early 2018. Back then, Kevin Webber told us about his terminal diagnosis and how running was helping him to lengthen and enhance his life. Most doctors wouldn’t have given him much chance of still being here four years’ hence, but Kevin has grown used to defyin…
 
This week, we have Matt Hammerstein (CEO of Barclays UK) as special guest, joining Phil Attreed (Head of Investment & Credit Distribution) and Will Hobbs (Chief Investment Officer), to share his views on steering a major UK business through a pandemic and a changing corporate landscape, as well as what his vision is for the future as we enter a per…
 
Cardy, Matt and Joe are here to recap all the headlines from DC Fandome as well as give their first impressions of the Uncharted movie. Joe tells you why you should be playing Inscryption, Matt vents his disappointment at Halloween Kills, and Cardy is still wondering why he watched all of You Season 3. There's also an interview with Dune director D…
 
Joël Reland speaks to LBC about the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, the disruption to businesses and the potential implications of the EU's proposals in response to Lord Frost's speech on 12 October 2021. For more on the Protocol, check out our brand NEW video here: https://ukandeu.ac.uk/video-audio/protocol-on-ireland-northern-ireland-video/…
 
A parliamentary report says the initial handling of the coronavirus outbreak was one of the worst public health failures in UK history. Could tens of thousands of deaths have been avoided – and what are the lessons for the future?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocusBy The Guardian
 
Adam Boulton and guests analyse the good, the bad and the bubbly from this week's Budget statement by Rishi Sunak. Big spending commitments in line with Brown and Blair rather than Osborne and Cameron - and big tax rises to boot, with the tax burden now at a level not seen since 1949. A big boost for workers on Universal Credit and a business rate …
 
After a year of breakneck growth, the big five tech companies—Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft—are coming back down to earth. We look at how the pandemic has changed the industry and spurred on smaller firms. Serbia’s military build-up is making its neighbours nervous. The country’s president tells us why he’s been amassing arms. And…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/c0ee2974-0e6d-43b4-ae05-6c4be9aea94f Activist hedge fund Third Point is pressuring Royal Dutch Shell to break itself up, and Israel’s coalition government is trying to find its footing in a post-Netanyahu era. Plus, the FT’s global finance correspondent, Robin Wigglesworth, expl…
 
As the human race reaches new heights of scientific understanding, why then does it seem to be losing its mind? Are humans inherently irrational beings? Professor Steven Pinker, cognitive scientist and author of the new book Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters, talks to Alex Andreou about how irrationality occurs within our…
 
The worst effects of climate change are often framed as a problem for the future. But for some, the worst has already happened. As world leaders prepare to gather in Glasgow to talk about how to bring down emissions, Assignment tells the story of three places which have been at the sharp end of extreme weather events. In June, the Canadian village …
 
Mark Chapman is back to host this League Cup episode of the Footy daily pod and it all kicks off at the London Stadium, as West Ham finally ended Manchester City’s undefeated League Cup record after 1,827 days. The drama continued until the very end after a very tense penalty shoot-out. In the thick of all the action was former West Ham defender, S…
 
Heather Stewart, Larry Elliott and Aditya Chakrabortty break down what the chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in the Commons on Budget day 2021. Plus, as we gear up for Cop26, Fiona Harvey tells Peter Walker about the man who’s leading the summit - Alok Sharma.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
Heather Stewart, Larry Elliott and Aditya Chakrabortty break down what the chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in the Commons on Budget day 2021. Plus, as we gear up for Cop26, Fiona Harvey tells Peter Walker about the man who’s leading the summit - Alok Sharma.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
This week The Economist auctioned off an Alice in Wonderland-inspired NFT for charity. Host Rachana Shanbhogue finds out how the sale went and explores the promise and pitfalls of this dizzying new market. Plus, the financial landscape in Africa is changing fast: we ask why the unicorn population has more than doubled this year and speak to Sim Tsh…
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 27 October 2021. On Wednesday 27 October, Ed Miliband MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Business and Energy, asked questions for the Opposition. Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, …
 
Two months after the Taliban’s victory, civilians face a looming disaster. Will Western governments dig their heels in, or turn the aid taps back on? India’s government has increasingly turned to high-tech means for delivering government services. But its digital-first solutions are inaccessible to millions of citizens. And we look at the business …
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/8bb01ecf-622f-462f-b090-6cf5fa69a2ec Trading app Robinhood’s third-quarter earnings flopped, Google’s parent company Alphabet smashes expectations, and UK chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to commit to fiscal discipline when he announces his budget today. Plus, the FT’s eastern…
 
The COVID pandemic has seen us bombarded with statistics like never before, - case numbers, excess deaths and vaccination rates. But behind the numbers, is there another story waiting to be told? Professor David Spiegelhalter joins Ros Taylor to talk about his new book COVID By Numbers, which shines a new light on the pandemic from the hardest hit …
 
He has risen smoothly from private schooling to Oxford, the City, and then parliament – and now he is a youthful and popular chancellor who many believe will be the next prime minister. How has Rishi Sunak managed it – and does the budget that will set the terms of the UK’s exit from the pandemic pose the biggest threat yet to his Teflon reputation…
 
Kelly Cates is joined by Scottish football reporter Roddy Forsyth, former Rangers captain Richard Gough and ex-Scotland defender Gary Caldwell to pay tribute to Walter Smith – the former Rangers, Everton and Scotland manager who has died at the age of 73. They reflect on the extraordinary career of one of Scottish football’s most successful manager…
 
The World Health Organisation recently declared that air pollution is the greatest environmental threat to health globally. What do cities and governments need to do to clean up their act? Also, we explore how Occam’s razor, ​​a theory from a medieval theologist, has influenced science. And, could music be an effective way to communicate with extra…
 
Just as the country was moving towards democracy, its generals have overthrown the civilians—again. We look at what sparked the unrest, and why coups in Africa are on the rise. Ecuador declared a state of emergency last week over a wave of violent crime. It’s just one of several headaches for Guillermo Lasso, the country’s president. And we explain…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/910fcfd8-05e8-43c3-8a30-dc8388964302 Tesla has become the first carmaker to be valued at $1tn, and internal documents from inside Facebook continue to reveal troubling company practices. Plus, FT workplace columnist Sarah O’Connor explains that “green jobs” aren’t always safe fo…
 
Is Plan B really happening or what? Does the Government grasp the magnitude of the NHS crisis that’s coming? And is there any way to get the performatively unmasked to mask up again? Plus, as the wheels continue to fall off Facebook, is there any fixing social media? And we look at next year’s Unboxed event, the rebadged, don’t-mention-leaving-the-…
 
When anti-racism activist Lowri Davies got a call from a covert officer in Swansea, she played along. But she was recording the conversation – and what she learned sheds new light on how progressive movements are monitored by the state. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus…
 
Mark Chapman, Micah Richards, Chris Sutton and Karen Carney discuss the fall-out from Manchester Utd’s humiliating defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford. The panel assess Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future and welcome ESPN’s Senior Writer, Mark Ogden for the latest on speculation that Antonio Conte could replace him. The topic of leadership and Harry Magu…
 
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