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From Washington to Obama, 10 American Presidents a podcast narrated by guest hosts. The life and legacy of an American President. Each show is intercut with music and where possible archive news clips or dramatisations to set a feeling of place and time. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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The Things That Made England

David Crowther and Roifield Brown

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An affectionate meandering through the things that make England the way she is – from HP Sauce to the Allottment, Aethelstan to the politics of Queuing. With Luke Baxter, Roifield Brown, David Crowther and Fiona Powell trying to make some sense of it all, though rarely succeeding it might be said. And when you’ve listened, join us on Facebook, vote, and tell us what you think. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Formula one, chat, talk and analysis from folk not old enough to be your Dad! Get the lowdown on Formula One with Shannon Maybury @ShanMay_, Ed Spencer @EdSpencer99 1ntern @Unpaid1ntern Joe Spagnoli @joe_spagnoli Follow us on theracedirectors.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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The small island of Jamaica has forged a new type of empire, an intangible realm of which there are no physical monuments. There is no official political or economic sphere of Jamaican influence but when it comes to popular culture its global reach is immense, far exceeding the reasonable expectation for a nation of just over 2.7 million people. For a nation that gained independence from the British only 50 years ago, Jamaicans have left their mark on music, sport, style and language around ...
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Host Roifield Brown is joined by Michael Kaplow from the Israel Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., to dissect recent developments in Middle Eastern geopolitics. They focus on the intense dynamics following Israel's recent military actions against an Iranian consulate in Syria and the consequential Iranian missile barrage. The episode delves into the…
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In this episode of "Mid Atlantic," host Roifield Brown speaks with seasoned journalist and former head of the BBC in London, Jane Mote. They discuss the challenges facing the BBC, including financial pressures from its traditional license fee model and the broader decline of traditional media in the UK amidst digital transformation. Moat emphasises…
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This week’s podcast is presented by Jacqueline and Stephen. We hear from: · Sue from Telford, who is still worrying what George might be capable of; · Sarah, a first-time caller-innerer with thoughts about George's "channel"; · Laura from Bedfordshire, who is looking for romance; · Jade, who has finally caught up with The Archers; · Lilian from Mid…
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The podcast episode from "Mid Atlantic" with host Roifield Brown features the topic of bail and criminal justice reform in the U.S., contrasting it with the UK's approach. The guest, Jeffrey J. Clayton, Executive Director of the American Bail Coalition, https://ambailcoalition.org provides insights into the complexities of the American bail system,…
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This week’s podcast is presented by Jacqueline and Stephen. We hear from: · Becky, a first time caller-innerer, who has further thoughts on George; · Stephanie, who also remains worried about that particular Grundy; · Glyn, who has thoughts on Harry and Alice, and the Bull; · Pip, who brings her expertise to bear on Harrison's situation; · Withersp…
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Roifield Brown and panel navigate through the turbulent political climates of both the United States and the UK, focusing on two major stories that have captured headlines and stirred considerable debate. The episode unfolds against the backdrop of Florida's contentious new six-week abortion law and the anticipation of a landslide victory for the L…
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Podcast Episode Summary: In this episode of Mid-Atlantic, host Roifield Brown sits down with Ian Sanders, host and producer of Cold War Conversations, to dive deep into the Cold War's impact on the Middle East. Through a detailed and engaging discussion, they explore the geopolitical dynamics, conflicts, and the roles of global superpowers in shapi…
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This week’s podcast is presented by Jacqueline and Stephen. We hear from: · Jade who has nearly caught up to date; · Witherspoon who was still feeling a little sympathy for George on Monday; · Paul from Olney who is not impressed with either George or Emma; · Claire who has joined the queue to slap George; · Emma from Poland who was a bit unimpress…
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Host Roifield Brown looks into the escalating crisis in Gaza, its severe humanitarian implications, and the resulting shifts in Israel's global standing. Joined by Michael Kaplow of the Israel Policy Forum, the discussion centres on the unfolding human tragedy in Gaza, where an imminent famine threatens millions, and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF…
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In this episode of "Mid Atlantic," host Roifield Brown, from Birmingham, engages in a riveting discussion on the latest political developments on both sides of the Atlantic, focusing on Bernie Moreno's recent victory in the Ohio GOP Senate primary and the unfolding challenges facing UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. With the insights of political anal…
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This week’s podcast is presented by Jacqueline and Stephen. We hear from: · Witherspoon who is playing fast and loose with the Goldwater Rule; · Lilian who isn't entirely happy with the return of Robert; · Katherine who has strong views on Pip's parenting style; · And finally Brian, who isn't impressed with Pip either; We also have an email from Em…
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Description: One week after Frank Hestor's attack on Diane Abbott, we explore the persistent challenges of racism and misogyny within the British political landscape. Our distinguished panel, featuring MP Claudia Webb, Leah Brown from Broadstairs Consulting, and political analyst Corey Bernard, look at the troubling experiences faced by black women…
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This week’s podcast is presented by Jacqueline and Stephen. We hear from: · Jen from Brooklyn, who has concerns about both Harrison and Chris; · Marie from Winchester, who is wondering about abattoir vets; · Witherspoon, who has thoughts about business plans; · Claire from Clapham who is studying gorillas in the mist; · Helen, a first time calle-in…
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Host Roifield Brown engages with Ira Shapiro, the author of "The Betrayal," to dissect the legacy of Senator Mitch McConnell. The discussion delves into McConnell's significant yet contentious 17-year tenure as the top Republican in the U.S. Senate, a period marked by strategic mastery and polarizing partisanship. Shapiro, offering insights from hi…
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In this episode, the hosts, Roifield Brown from the wilds of Southern Ontario and Claire Astbury from Swindon, as they dive into an exhilarating discussion with Monique and Ladi the dynamic father-daughter duo from the latest season of the BBC's "Race Across the World." They've traversed Canada by land, facing the challenges of navigation without m…
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This week’s podcast is presented by Jacqueline and Stephen. We hear from: · Catherine, who hasn't called in for ages, and who wishes that all police officers were as honourable as Harrison; · Witherspoon, who is worried on Paul's behalf; · Pip from Thornton Heath, who provides an insider's view on Harrison's situation; · Glyn who thinks that Fallon…
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In this episode of Mid Atlantic, we welcome Raj Kandola, Director of External Affairs at the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, to dissect the 2024 Spring Budget announced by UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt. As the nation moves closer to the next general election, this budget has garnered attention for its strategic tax adjustments, investment allo…
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Today we look into the dynamics of the American presidential race, focusing on the Super Tuesday and the unique characteristics of this election cycle. Join us as we explore insights from Dr. Steve Hewitt, an associate professor of North American history at Birmingham University, shedding light on the age factor, potential legal challenges, and the…
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This week’s podcast is presented by Jacqueline and Stephen. We hear from: · Ros, who has been thinking about Harrison's dilemma, · Dusty Substances who is getting irritable about, well, all the current storylines; · Witherspoon, who is comparing Harry with how Alice used to be; · Jade, a first time caller-innerer, who has a question about relations…
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Summary: Today we look at the high-stakes drama of American politics amidst looming government shutdown threats and internal GOP conflicts. Joined by experts Tonye Altrade, Aram Fischer, Logan Phillips, and Zee Cohen Sanchez, the conversation explores Speaker Mike Johnson's contentious budgeting strategies, the Republican Party's internal struggles…
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We have a comprehensive dialogue with Dr. Robert Marbut, a renowned figure in the realm of homelessness advocacy and a former appointee of President Trump to lead the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. Dr. Marbutt known for his pragmatic approach to tackling homelessness, sheds light on the multifaceted nature of this crisis, emphasising the…
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This week’s podcast is presented by Jacqueline and Stephen. We hear from: · Stephanie, who is in despair about the men of Ambridge; · Richard, who is lamenting the lack of openness in relationships in Ambridge; · Laura, who is wondering where Will got that idea from; · Mellie who has been wondering among other things about the villainous Markie; · …
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In the ever-evolving landscape of LGBTQ+ rights in the United States, few names resonate as profoundly as Kevin Jennings. A guest on the "Mid Atlantic" podcast, Jennings, a leader of Lambda Legal, provided an illuminating discourse on the history and ongoing challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community. His insights offered a rare window into the resil…
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In this episode of the Mid Atlantic Podcast, we look into the complex world of AI and political bias with expert guest Maxim Lot. A seasoned journalist and data connoisseur, Maxim brings over 15 years of experience to the table, having worked with ABC, Fox, and as the founder of Maxim True Substack. His latest project, TrackingAI.org, is at the for…
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This week’s podcast is presented by Jacqueline and Stephen. We hear from: · Witherspoon, who has further thoughts on Harry and Eve; · Bernadette who is not happy about how the Grundys are treated; · Jen, Ambridge Pony club who is really feeling for Harrison; · Katherine who wants them to stop making people nice; · David who has his sights on a new …
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Today we delve into the highly charged topic of President Joe Biden's age and its political ramifications. Host Roifield Brown leads a panel of experts through an incisive discussion, beginning with Robert Herr's report on Biden's handling of classified documents and his response about his son, Beau. The conversation pivots to the media's portrayal…
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Today we delve into the world of Wayne Campbell, renowned street photographer and visual activist. Wayne shares his unique journey from capturing powerful moments in protests to creating an evocative gallery and book. His work, symbolising mental health, resilience, and the potency of activism, transcends traditional photography, offering a profoun…
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This week’s podcast is presented by Stephen and Theo. We hear from: · Witherspoon, who sees parallels between the Bull and another fictional pub - and it's not that one. Or that one. · Marie from Winchester, who is feeling very sympathetic towards Kenton. · Christine from Kilcreggan who is not too keen on Eve Chilcott · Dusty Substances, who has be…
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Description: In this episode, we delve into the intricate web of events that defined Ronald Reagan's presidency. From the Iran-Contra affair's explosive revelations to the ground-breaking negotiations with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, we explore the highs and lows of Reagan's time in office. Discover how Reagan navigated the brink of impeachmen…
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Rami Khoury, Director of Global Engagement at the American University of Beirut. This conversation sheds light on the ongoing Israeli invasion of Gaza and its ramifications. Khoury, an acclaimed journalist and academic, brings a unique perspective, honing in on the imminent famine crisis in Gaza and exploring the historical context of the Arab-Isra…
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This week’s podcast is presented by Jacqueline and Stephen. We hear from: · Stephanie, a novelist and first-time caller-innerer with a cracking plot prediction · Claire, who was shocked by the arrival of you know who. · Michelle, who is looking forward to lots of Black Country based action as we follow up what happened to Kenton · Susan who has tho…
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Roifield Brown delves deep into the heart of American politics with seasoned political journalists Luppe Luppen and Hunter Walker. The duo, famous for their book "The Truce: Progressive, Centrist, and the Future of the Democratic Party," unpacks the complex narrative of the Democratic Party from the 2016 election to the present. Get ready for an in…
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In this episode of "Mid Atlantic," we explore the world of UK politics through the eyes of Steve O'Neill. Steve, a seasoned political strategist with a background in education and international policy, shares his journey from the British civil service to his involvement in political strategy with the Liberal Democrats, and his eventual shift to the…
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This week’s podcast is presented by Jacqueline and Stephen. We hear from: · Jen, Ambridge Pony Club who has been triggered by one of Helen’s decisions, · Jen from Brooklyn, who wonders whether Bridge Farm is following her around New York City, · Witherspoon, who has thoughts about a couple of patients, · And finally Paul from Olney, who isn’t findi…
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Roifield Brown invites Canadian political pundits Laura Babcock and Adam Schaan to dissect the shifting dynamics of Canadian politics. As they delve into the complexities of Trudeau's leadership, the rise of Pierre Poilievre, and the influence of U.S. politics, the conversation illuminates the pressing issues shaping Canada's future. From the clima…
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This week’s podcast is presented by Jacqueline and Stephen. We hear from: · David from Carmarthenshire, who has lambing advice for Ed · Laura from Bedfordshire who is really feeling the cringe this week · Katherine, who has some questions about Adil, · Globe-trotting Richard, who wonders what Lily is doing at Grey Gables, · Ros in South Wales who i…
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Guests include political strategist Michael Donohue, commentator Cory Bernard, analyst Zee Cohen Sanchez, and poll expert Logan Phillips. Segment 1: Unpacking the Iowa Caucuses Introduction to the Iowa caucuses as a critical milestone in the 2024 election cycle. Discussion on Trump's surprising victory, securing a record 51% of the vote, and the ti…
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Guest: Pyotr Kurzin, Global Gambit podcast Key Topics: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the Middle East: The episode begins with a discussion about the significance of the ICJ in 2024, particularly its role in Middle Eastern geopolitics. The conversation delves into the complexities of the court's decisions and their global impact. Russ…
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Roifield Brown, broadcasting from Birmingham, delves into the intricate world of American politics. With the help of political pollster Logan Phillips, the discussion centers around the recent Iowa caucus results and their implications for the Republican presidential race. The episode examines Donald Trump's significant lead over rivals Ron DeSanti…
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This week’s podcast is presented by Jacqueline and Stephen. The episode title was suggested by ... We hear from: · Shirley from the Fens, a first-time callerinnerer (hurrah!) who has been thinking about the weather · Jen, Ambridge Pony Club, who has finally got something she has waited thirteen years for · Glyn, who has his predictions for the year…
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The episode delves into two major topics: the escalating U.S. migrant crisis under the Biden administration and the UK Post Office Horizon scandal. U.S. Migrant Crisis: The discussion begins with an exploration of the U.S. migrant crisis, noting a significant increase in unauthorized border crossings and the challenges this poses to federal resourc…
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This week’s podcast is presented by Jacqueline and Stephen. The episode title was suggested by Friday's bombshell. We hear from: · Laura from Bedfordshire, who wonders what’s happening at Grey Gables · Andrea from Brittany, who currently likes Helen · Jen, Ambridge Pony Club, who has thoughts about Champion the Wonder Pony · Katherine, who talks ab…
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Guests: Michelle Washington: Founder of The Curious Story Lab, discussing the lack of design museums and cultural spaces for diverse design works, and addressing the issues surrounding black maternal health. John Horgan: Science journalist and author of "The End of War", sharing insights on the war between Israel and Hamas, and the concerning rise …
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This week’s podcast is presented by Stephen. The episode title was suggested by circumstances, and this episode includes our tribute to Ian Pepperell who died on 22 December. We hear from: · Jen, with her thoughts about Roy · Loves Jazzer’s Singing, who agrees with Kate about Harry · Paul from Olney, who’s happy for Alistair and Denise to take thin…
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The podcast features a diverse panel discussing the year's most resonant events. Denise Hamilton from Houston, Cory Bernard from Manchester, Tonye Altrade from London, and Zee Cohen Sanchez from Nevada explore various topics including the Maui wildfires, King Charles III's coronation, the 'Keith Lee Effect', and the Titan Submersible tragedy. Maui …
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This week’s podcast is presented by Stephen and Jacqueline. The episode title was suggested by Jacqueline. We hear from: · Andrea in beautiful Brittany who gives some advice about giving reviews of podcasts · Jen, Ambridge Pony Club who is sending a present to Ambridge in the form of Lexi · Lilian who called in via WhatsApp and has a Christmas wish…
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We shift our focus to the complex political and economic climate of the United States. Hosted by Roy Phil Brown from Birmingham, the episode features a distinguished panel of guests - Z. Cohen Sanchez from Arizona, Logan Phillips from Washington, D.C., Denise Hamilton from Houston, Texas, and Aram Fischer from the Bay Area. Also we explore the sign…
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Guest: John Horgan, Author of "The End of War" Summary: John Horgan, author of "The End of War." Horgan, a seasoned American writer, challenges conventional perceptions of conflict, arguing that war is not a preordained part of human existence but rather a solvable scientific problem. The discussion traverses various dimensions of war, including it…
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Summary of the Show: The podcast episode, hosted by Roifield Brown in London, delves into the historical complexities of the Six-Day War of 1967, its aftermath, and its impact on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The episode features two main guests: Benny Morris, an acclaimed Israeli historian, and Mitchell Newmark, an associate professor in the h…
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