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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
 
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 & 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 ...
 
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.
 
United by their passion for football and an inability to take themselves seriously, Marcus Speller, Jules Breach, Kate Mason, Luke Moore, Vithushan Ehantharajah, Pete Donaldson, Andy Brassell and Jim Campbell are here every weekday to react to the game's big stories. From the sublime to the ridiculous, the bust-ups to the cock-ups, the Premier League to the Copa Libertadores, the Football Ramble is your definitive guide to the 2021/22 season. Whether you’re a casual fan or a diehard supporte ...
 
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.
 
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The best ways to donate to charity, your refund rights and Lifetime ISAs. The latest episode of the pod is a solo episode, and I'm talking about: It's "Giving Tuesday" so I'm looking at the best ways to donate to charity When you can and when you can't get a refund for items you don't want or don't work Plus I answer a listener's question about Lif…
 
When Hillary Allen fell 150ft during a mountain race in Norway, her prognosis for a full recovery was bad, let alone returning to running and winning ultra races again. But that is what has happened and we met up with Hillary to talk about how this pivotal moment in her life changed everything. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informat…
 
After HMRC concluded that Mr Tinkler owed more than £700,000 in unpaid tax he tried to argue that the original enquiry was not valid because the incorrect postal address was used. In this case the Supreme Court examine the doctrine of estoppel by convention to see whether this is indeed the case.Music from bensound.comhttps://uklawweekly.substack.c…
 
Matt, Jesse, and Cardy are back to discuss the latest entries in the Pokemon and Battlefield series, and how they improve (or don't) upon their long, storied legacies. There's also chat about Ruined King, the first RPG set in the League of Legends universe, as well as this week's big entertainment drops, Marvel's Hawkeye and Resident Evil: Welcome …
 
An 83-year-old man is murdered while walking his dogs in a rural area of Norfolk. His injuries were so severe that investigators believed he had been attacked by his own dogs. The pensioner's catastrophic wounds were not caused by an animal but rather someone who was still at large… *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED *** This episode was researched an…
 
The motiveless murder. It leaves the devastated families with so many questions, but the main one being simply this. Why? In this episode of the UK True Crime podcast I examine two murders in the same north-west town in the same year, asking why did they happen? And then following what happened to all those involved with often tragically predictabl…
 
As the days get shorter and we huddle indoors, memories of 2020’s catastrophic winter are close at hand. Now a new surge of coronavirus cases is spreading across Europe. But as well as notes of caution, there are good reasons to hope that the UK will avoid the lows of last year – from lower hospitalisation rates to exciting treatments on the verge …
 
This week we examine the row about outside interests for British MPs. Is it acceptable to be earning hundreds of thousands of pounds a year on top of their parliamentary work? And do voters care? Chief political commentator Robert Shrimsley will analyse the situation with political correspondent Laura Hughes. Plus, we look at the very odd case of t…
 
This week’s panel show out early for Patreon people… Oh good, there’s a new variant in town. Is this really the way we wanted to learn the Greek alphabet? Special guest Christina Pagel of independent SAGE takes us through what we know about COVID: The Next Generation. Plus, the horrific drownings in the Channel. And how can we clear up the terrible…
 
On Tuesday, Barbados replaces Queen Elizabeth II with president Sandra Mason – and while some are celebrating the change, others ask if a symbolic shift is really enough to reckon with the legacy of colonialism. Michael Safi visits Bridgetown to ask if the country can free itself from the history that got it here – and what Britain owes to the peop…
 
For the last 12 months, Jonathan Agnew has been given exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the England men’s cricket team’s planning to win back the Ashes. Throughout the year, Aggers has spoken to key players, including Joe Root, Stuart Broad, Jimmy Anderson, but also those less known names who play crucial roles. In Episode Five, Aggers speaks t…
 
Eleanor Oldroyd is joined by Steven Finn, Carlos Brathwaite & Jonathan Agnew to look ahead to the Ashes.They discuss the unique preparations for both England and Australia, plus we hear from Joe Root.Glenn McGrath joins the pod to talk about the potential replacements for Time Paine.And we hear from new Australian captain Pat Cummins and his vice-c…
 
Every adult in the UK will be offered a Covid booster jab, to help combat the new Omicron variant; Snow way! Why parts of the UK are getting a strong bout of winter;And as British socialite, Ghislaine Maxwell, goes on trial accused of grooming underage girls for convicted paedophile, Jeffrey Epstein, we hear about his controlling behaviour from a j…
 
We are slowly learning more and more about this new Covid variant, but it could be weeks before we know just how contagious and harmful it could be. Wasting no time, over the weekend the government has banned travel from certain countries and tightened domestic Covid measures. 'It's fair to say that ministers are anxious enough to bring back things…
 
The new Omicron variant is here in Britain, but how worried should we be about it? Will the Government be forced to curb Christmas for a second year running? Plus, as the Channel crisis worsens, will Number 10 take serious action to fix things? And Germany has a new government, what should we expect from Europe’s biggest economy in the coming years…
 
Fred MacAulay is back at The Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle, doing what he does best - making people laugh. This new series brings another selection of some of the best of stand-up comedians working in the UK right now. Some you’ll know and some you won’t know - yet. In this lively show, Fred introduces four hand picked favourites. Mark Simmons is …
 
We were rejoined by our friend Frank Ledwidge to discuss war crimes conducted in the war on terror. Frank talked us through the enquiry into crimes committed by the Australian SAS, the parallel British investigations into allegations against British special forces, the Overseas Operation Bill, Marine A, Soldier F and what the domestic response to w…
 
Dr Mark McNaught's guest this week is Believe in Scotland's Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp. Fresh from organising the delivery of an 8 page pro-independence newspaper to a million homes in Scotland, Gordon sets out his thoughts on GERs, the Wellbeing economy, likely future indyref campaign tactics and some tantalising glimpses into polling information that …
 
Guests include Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price, Founder of Atlantic Pacific International Rescue which saves people from drowning Robin Jenkins, Dr Lindsey Blummell, from City University, Clinical Epidemiologist from Queen Mary University of London Dr Deepti Gurdasani, Shadow Foreign Affairs & International Development Minister and the Labour MP for …
 
Charlotte Raven was in her mid-30s when she discovered her father was suffering from Huntington’s disease. For her and her family, life would never be the same again. Joined by her doctor Ed Wild, Charlotte talks to Nick Cohen about her memoir Patient 1: Forgetting and Finding Myself, a candid account of her coming to terms with an inherited neurod…
 
Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith respond to a complaint about the shortness of last week’s episode to record one of record length, with just the right mix of political commentary, analysis and humour. So they say. They discuss the deaths in the English Channel and the spat between Britain and France, the new Covid variant, Boris Johnson’s CBI speech, No …
 
History has long seen people protest against government-imposed restrictions, designed to stem pandemics. Meanwhile, opposition to vaccination is as old as vaccination itself. Yet anyone who thought rioting in the face of disease was something consigned to the distant past has had a rude awakening this week. There have been violent protests in Aust…
 
The migrants that tragically lost their lives in the English Channel has caused Anglo- French relations to further deteriorate. There is a theory however, that it suits Macron’s purpose to be in a perpetual war with the Brits. Could this be the case when migrants are still in the hands of the traffickers? 'These people-smuggling gangs are becoming …
 
Twenty-seven asylum seekers drowned trying to reach Britain, highlighting the growing crisis of small boats. How can the issue be resolved and what does it say about Anglo-French relations? Plus, we discuss another chaotic week for Boris Johnson and whether a new operation at No 10 would improve the prime minister’s standing. Presented by Sebastian…
 
Hear all the music on our podcasts in full on our rolling playlist: https://bit.ly/CultBunk In this week’s show, Madness frontman SUGGS joins us to talk about everything Nutty Boys. Journalist MICHAEL MORAN gives their take on Get Back, the Peter Jackson’s new epic on The Beatles’ Twickenham sessions, and Marvel’s latest series, Hawkeye. Plus THE I…
 
‘Love Actually’, ‘Ocean’s Eleven’, ‘Boogie Nights’, ‘Pulp Fiction’. These are considered to be some of the best ensembles of all time, but did any of them win ‘Best Ensemble’ at the Audio Production Awards? Answer: no. But this week Elis James and John Robins certainly did, which you could argue ranks them higher than any other ensemble that came b…
 
The role of particular scientists in opposing policies to slow and halt global warming has been extensively documented. The role of economists, however, has received less attention. Until now. We are joined by Ben Franta as part of our Road To Cop 26 series to talk about big oil and the role the industry played (supported by Economists) to deny the…
 
A new Covid variant dubbed 'Nu' has been discovered in South Africa and the UK has already put travel restrictions in place. Though early tests have shown that Nu is more transmissible, we don't know conclusively if it is any more deadly or can evade vaccines. 'We don't know yet, whether this variant is more severe or not.' - James Forsyth With peo…
 
Like a rock hard Mitre to the face on a freezing Sunday morning, it’s safe to say Antonio Conte was struck by the size of the task he has at Tottenham after his men were downed by Mura last night. Marcus, Pete and Jim wonder just how many of his players he might run over when he sees them in training on Friday. Elsewhere there's more European goodn…
 
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