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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
 
Politics & culture, 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, Wednesd ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
Scottish politics dissected from a left, pro-independence stance. Each week, award-winning broadcaster and journalist, Lesley Riddoch chews over the week’s news with former media lecturer and Dundee United fan, Pat Joyce. If you like intelligent, quirky chat about Scottish society and culture, and Scottish, UK and international politics analysed from a Scottish perspective; this podcast is for you.
 
The podcast about the British royal family from ITV News. Every week, our Royal Editor Chris Ship and Royal Producer Lizzie Robinson look back at the big stories they've been out covering over the last seven days, sharing their insight and bringing you interviews with a range of guests.
 
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Department of Politics, Birkbeck College

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The Birkbeck Department of Politics and its research centre, the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life, hosts a range of talks, lectures, seminars and workshops throughout the year. Our events feature leading academics, public figures and commentators from a range of fields. Listen to them here.
 
Welcome to Pod Save The Queen - the award-winning royal podcast from the Daily Mirror. The royal family is finding its way in a new era on both sides of the Atlantic. Harry and Meghan's departure - and subsequent frank interview with Oprah Winfrey - and the loss of Prince Philip, the head of the family at 99 are two major challenges. Add to that Prince Andrew being sacked by the Queen and a changing of the guard to the younger generations, as future kings William and Charles, along with thei ...
 
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TALKING POLITICS

David Runciman and Catherine Carr

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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 ...
 
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The latest in the scandal of Downing Street parties points to the Prime Minister’s own birthday, where a gathering took place in the Cabinet Office. Whilst this has been played off by a Downing Street spokesperson as being on ‘the edges of a work event’. Cressida Dick announced this morning that events at No.10 during lockdown have now been deemed …
 
It almost seems not if but when will Boris Johnson be removed as PM after yet another No 10 party revelation, coupled with claims of Islamophobia at the top of the Tory Party, and a very public resignation over a "lamentable track record" in tackling fraud in the Covid loan scheme. However, just what, other than as Matthew Paris put it, a more pala…
 
As we await Sue Gray’s report, the scandals continue to pile up for the Government. With allegations of blackmail and Islamophobia over the weekend, how will this play out for Number 10? Also, as Russian troops amass on the Ukrainian border, are we about to see the first ground war in Europe since 1945? And with Jeff Bezos ploughing money into a ne…
 
In this week’s episode of London Calling is very sobering – literally. Before James and Toby talk about who’s to blame for the crisis in Ukraine, Toby’s Dry January turned very wet over the weekend. Then they take on Putin, Biden, NATO and Ukraine and why they can’t bring themselves to spell Kiev “K-Y-I-V.” On the home front, would Boris be better …
 
Over the weekend the MP Nusrat Ghani accused the government of sacking her because allegedly her Muslim faith was an issue, and they thought she didn't defend the Conservative party's charges of Islamophobia more. In the week of the release of the infamous Sue Gray report into Partygate how are the Tories dealing with these two scandals? 'The whip'…
 
As Russia is accused of plotting to install a pro-Kremlin government in Ukraine, what will NATO’s next move be amid the ongoing standoff? And with the results of Sue Gray’s inquiry looming, will Boris Johnson face a tangible reckoning over the myriad scandals surrounding Downing Street? Or will he persist in clinging on? Ros Taylor and Arthur Snell…
 
Steve Richards previews tonight's live show and livestream at Kings Place. Tickets here: Hall: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/rock-n-roll-politics-24-01/ Stream: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/rock-n-roll-politics-online-streaming-event-24-01/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Guests include former Tory minister - now writer and broadcaster - Edwina Currie, Deputy Political Editor at the Telegraph Lucy Fisher, writer and security specialist Edward Lucas, Welsh Labour politician with close links to Ukraine Mick Antoniw, Professor in Nursing & Healthcare Mary Lynch, Director of the Bevan Foundation Dr Victoria Winckler, Ec…
 
If you’ve been on Twitter in the past month, you might have heard of ‘Wordle’, the new Mastermind meets Scrabble game taking the world by storm. Over 300,000 now play everyday, but how did it become such a phenomenon? C. Thi Nguyen, philosophy professor at the University of Utah and author of Games: Agency as Art, talks Alex Andreou about why Wordl…
 
Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the week’s news in politics including the so-called Pork pie plot, Christian Wakeford’s defection, David Davis’s killer question, the art of whipping, Ukraine, the cost of living crisis, the future of the BBC, the death of Meat Loaf, interviewees’ verbal tics and age discrimination on Tinder. Make sure you listen …
 
The latest twists and turns in the ‘partygate’ drama this week as Conservative MPs threatened a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Boris Johnson. We explore the progress of Sue Gray’s inquiry into the partygate row, how Johnson will respond and whether he can survive. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Robert Shrimsley and Camil…
 
Hear all the music on our rolling playlist: https://bit.ly/CultBunk As Yard Act Overload us with new tunes, Jim Butler and Linda Marric join us to unpack the post-punk rockers’ latest album. Disney’s charming animation, Encanto, has Alex Andreou in a spell, but what will the panel make of it? Plus, Linda shares her top films of 2022, and we unpack …
 
The US and Russia have held high-level talks over the tension in Ukraine, aimed at lowering the chances of war. The BBC’s Diplomatic Correspondent, James Landale, and Steve Rosenberg, our Moscow Correspondent, join Adam to try and figure out what both sides are thinking.Armando Iannucci, creator of satires like ‘The Thick of It’ and ‘The Death of S…
 
After Christian Wakeford's defection to Labour, Boris Johnson looks to be in the clear – for now. The Prime Minister's backbenchers, though, are still frustrated by the aggressive tactics used by his whips to ensure their support. Is blackmail normal in the Commons, and are their complaints a result of Parliament's generational divide? Cindy Yu spe…
 
Chris and Lizzie discuss the Prime Minister’s apology to the Queen, Prince Harry’s security concerns and the latest on Prince Andrew. Plus, we look at how the Duchess of Cornwall marked 75 years since Anne Frank's diary was first published and Prince William and Kate's first royal engagement of the year. New episodes of The Royal Rota are released …
 
As Joe Biden marks his first year in the White House, Democrats will be reeling from their loss to Republicans in the Senate, after Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema chose to let an important voting rights bill fail over a technicality. The Freedom to Vote: John R Lewis Act would have helped bolster voting rights for many minorities who have felt dise…
 
As Joe Biden marks his first year in the White House, Democrats will be reeling from their loss to Republicans in the Senate, after Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema chose to let an important voting rights bill fail over a technicality. The Freedom to Vote: John R Lewis Act would have helped bolster voting rights for many minorities who have felt dise…
 
The Sue Gray report is imminent, Tory backbenchers are sending in their letters to the 1922 committee, and Bury North MP Christian Wakeford has defected to Labour. Is Boris Johnson a dead man walking, or can he really ride this out? Plus, we discuss the Government’s latest attack on the BBC, and how to fund the national broadcaster in the age of st…
 
A senior Tory accuses Number 10 of using blackmail to keep rebellious MPs in line.Adam, Chris and Laura chew the fat over the latest serious claims and they are joined by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Simon Clarke, to discuss an apology, a defection and strong-arm tactics. Today's Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg, John Murphy and Sally …
 
Tory grandee David Davis joins Christopher Hope in the Red Lion pub for the interview everybody wanted. The former Brexit Secretary explains why he used PMQs to call for the PM to stand aside "in the name of God" and laughs heartily at the idea of stepping in as interim leader (that's not a no, though). Plus the Telegraph's Tony Diver on his scoop …
 
Why is a rainy island in north-west Europe trying to join a trade bloc centred on the Pacific? At first sight, the UK's application to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership seems highly counter-intuitive – but it actually makes a lot of sense, as a report this week from our parent organisation, the Centre for Poli…
 
In this week’s episode: Will the Red Wall crush Boris Johnson? In this week’s Spectator, our political editor James Forsyth and our deputy political editor Katy Balls report on the plot to oust the Prime Minister by Red Wall MPs, and No.10’s battle to save Boris. They join the podcast to give their up to date diagnosis. (00:43) Also this week: How …
 
As the Prime Minister has a stay of execution after the pork pie plot came to nothing, today allegations are flying that Tory whips have been using unsavoury methods to threaten wavering MPs into line. Christian Wakeford, the newly defected Labour MP to Bury South, says that whips threatened to withdraw funding from a local school; while William Wr…
 
In this week’s episode, host Steve Anglesey starts the podcast by reading listeners a story, the tragic tale of Agent Blond in Now, Time to Die, starring Boris Johnson. Broadcaster and writer Jonty Bloom then joins the podcast to discuss why the end of Boris Johnson won't mean the beginning of the end for Brexit, what the next prime minister could …
 
It’s a bumper episode this week with a lot for Zoe Forsey and birthday boy Russell Myers to discuss. Prince Andrew has been stripped of his royal titles after discussions between the Queen, Charles and William, reportedly leaving him extremely upset. We also learn more about Prince Harry’s plans to take on the Home Office over his police protection…
 
Kairin and William list and discuss their favourite economics books. Five books released in 2021 and five other books they have read in 2021! 1. The Divide by Jason Hickle 2. Less Is More by Jason Hickle 3. Free Lunch Thinking by Tom Bergin 4. Rentier Capitalism Who Owns the Economy, and Who Pays for It? by Brett Christophers 5. The Deficit Myth by…
 
In this session, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP took questions from opposition leaders and other MSPs in the chamber. You can find out more about the Parliament at http://www.parliament.scot/, and transcripts of FMQs are available on our website: https://www.parliament.scot/chamber-and-committees/what-was-said-and-official-reports/what-was-said…
 
As the Arab Spring rippled across the Middle East, many looked to the relative calm of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates for a roadmap to stability. But how much of a moderniser is Mohammed bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and president of the UAE? Matthew Hedges was arrested, interrogated and sentenced to life imprisonment whilst studying for…
 
One year on from Joe Biden’s inauguration David and Helen talk with Gary Gerstle about what’s gone wrong. What is the strategy behind this presidency? Has it tried to do too much or too little? And are the dark warnings of another American civil war really plausible? Plus we discuss whether the original American Civil War should really be used as t…
 
After a chaotic prime minister’s questions on Wednesday, rumours circulated about which Tories were sending in letters of no confidence about Boris Johnson, and which were taking them back. Jessica Elgot and Polly Toynbee look at what lies ahead for the PM. Plus, Stewart Wood and Sonia Khan on the working culture in No 10 Downing Street. Help suppo…
 
After a chaotic prime minister’s questions on Wednesday, rumours circulated about which Tories were sending in letters of no confidence about Boris Johnson, and which were taking them back. Jessica Elgot and Polly Toynbee look at what lies ahead for the PM. Plus, Stewart Wood and Sonia Khan on the working culture in No 10 Downing Street. Help suppo…
 
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