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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 ...
 
Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. From Pushkin Industries. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.
 
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 ...
 
You’ve seen the headlines, now hear the Full Story. Every weekday, join Guardian journalists for a deeper understanding of the news in Australia and beyond. Subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or any other podcasting app
 
Journey into the underworld of American organized crime and the stories behind the rise and fall of the most notorious mobsters in history. From Charles “Lucky” Luciano and John Gotti, to Donnie Brasco, “Bugsy” Siegel and Dutch Schultz–Mafia explores the lives of our greatest gangsters and the cops and attorneys who worked to bring them down.
 
Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Brooks and Capehart, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app. ...
 
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
 
“Just Something About Her with Jennifer Palmieri” is hosted by the former communications director for the Obama White House and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Palmieri explores why — after decades of making steady progress — women find themselves banging up against the same glass ceilings. The show features interviews with powerful women from business, politics, the arts and journalism to learn how they found a way to break through and create their own path to success.
 
Start your day with The Daily Dive. News without the noise, told straight. Explore the most interesting news of the day. Connect with the writers, analysts and reporters that know the real story. Hosted by Oscar Ramirez in Los Angeles, this 20 minute podcast will be ready for you when you wake up. (Posted by 6 AM EST)
 
The Number 10 Podcast chronicles the life and times of British Prime Ministers and important political events that have lead us to where we are now. With regular fortnightly historical episodes, group discussions, topical debates and interviews; you need look no further for your regular political fix, or to learn something new.
 
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For the concluding episode of our series on the prime ministers that experts believe accomplished most during their time in 10 Downing Street, Anthony Seldon joins us to discuss the secrets of being a great leader, and some of the challenges facing those in charge over the last 300 years. (Ad) Anthony Seldon is the author of The Impossible Office?:…
 
Israel has a new prime minister for the first time since 2009. Benjamin Netanyahu is out and Naftali Bennett is in. With this change in leadership, the Biden administration sees an opportunity to defuse tensions over Iran and other policy disagreements, but the new government in Israel is fragile and consists of eight parties with varying interests…
 
Israel's new Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, has promised to unite a nation frayed by years of political stalemate. He succeeds Benjamin Netanyahu, who was forced out of office after 12 years.Also in the programme: The trial of Aung San Suu Kyi has begun in Myanmar, four months after her government was overthrown by the military. And two Americans…
 
Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year run as Israel's prime minister ended Sunday as parliament voted in a new government by a nail-biting 60-59 margin. Former defense secretary and tech billionaire Naftali Bennett will replace Netanyahu. For more on what this means for Israel and the world at large, NPR's Deb Amos joins us from Jerusalem. PBS NewsHour is s…
 
Even as the State of Israel appears poised to usher in a new era of politics, this week on Times Will Tell we are looking back at the prime minister who, in 1977, caused the original “Mahapach” or “Upheaval” -- Menachem Begin. We’re speaking with director Jonathan Gruber, whose English-language film about Begin, “Upheaval,” opened this week. Gruber…
 
DH Lawrence’s work – such as The Rainbow, Women in Love and Lady Chatterley’s Lover – broke new ground and appalled censorious literary critics. Biographer Frances Wilson chronicles a pivotal decade in the writer’s turbulent life, characterised by a tempestuous marriage, a constant battle against class prejudice and a bitter backlash against vitrio…
 
A new study done by the National Institutes of Health is showing that in five states, some people were infected with Covid-19 before those states recorded their first cases. Blood samples collected between January and March of 2020 were tested for antibodies… out of 24,000 samples, nine came back positive. While these cases were earlier than previo…
 
DOJ called Trump push to challenge election “pure insanity”. Trump DOJ seized phone records from journalists, lawmakers, WH counsel. Attorney General: Top domestic violent extremist threat comes from those advocating for the superiority of the white race. House GOP leader calls for Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar’s removal from House Foreign Affairs Committee.…
 
Alright, it’s time for another Herle Burly 2-part pod! For Part 1, we have the 11th Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and prior to that, its long-time finance minister, Tom Marshall. Newfoundland is struggling financially to meet its public obligations and Tom is perfectly positioned to help us understand the background and the pressures for sm…
 
As Americans mourn 600,000 lives lost to COVID-19, two states once hit hard by the pandemic -- California and New York -- ended nearly all health restrictions on gatherings Tuesday in a sign of the return to normalcy. But states where vaccinations are lagging are not out of the woods yet, especially with the Delta variant. University of California'…
 
President Joe Biden arrived in Geneva Tuesday, ahead of his highly anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. But first, he moved Tuesday to end a tariff war with the European Union escalated by his predecessor. White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor reports on Biden's diplomatic sprint on his final day in Belgium. …
 
In our news wrap Tuesday, tensions flare in East Jerusalem over a march by Israeli ultra-nationalists where some chanted "Death to Arabs," receiving Palestinian protests. New bursts of gun violence have claimed more lives across the U.S, with Chicago police hunting at least one shooter that killed 4. A dangerous heat wave has sent prices for power …
 
Nearly six months after pro-Trump rioters overwhelmed the U.S. Capitol, the White House on Tuesday published its framework for how it intends to combat one of the most pressing national security threats -- domestic terrorism. Amna Nawaz examines the strategy and its consequences with Mary McCord, who previously served as the top national security o…
 
President Joe Biden's upcoming meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin could arguably be the highest profile event of Biden's first overseas trip, with Biden expected to challenge Putin on his crackdown on critics and cybersecurity, among other issues. Nick Schifrin previews the meeting between the U.S. president and the man who has controll…
 
Across the country, prosecutors are trying to overturn wrongful convictions and right historical injustices. For nearly 26 years, Lamar Johnson has been serving life without parole for a murder he says he didn't commit and two other men confessed to. But a battle in Missouri between his progressive prosecutor and a conservative state attorney gener…
 
Across the country, more than 60 colleges have closed or merged since 2016. The COVID-19 pandemic put further financial pressure on colleges and students alike. But one college in Unity, Maine is seeing record enrollment by offering students various learning options. Jeffrey Brown looks at what they could mean for the future of colleges. It's part …
 
Hard-line nationalist Israelis have been marching through parts of East Jerusalem to mark the annexation of the area by Israel more than 50 years ago. We hear from a minister in the coalition on what he makes of the march and what to expect from an Israel under new management.Also on the programme: the longest Arctic expedition produces one of the …
 
Paula Newton is live from New York. Here are the top business news stories today! Spat suspended! The EU & US settle Airbus, Boeing dispute after 17 years. Diplomacy taking off - President Biden heads to Geneva for his showdown with Vladimir Putin. Inflation turbulence – the Fed meeting starts as Jamie Dimon warns on rising prices. It’s Tuesday, le…
 
Woodside Petroleum is planning to expand a liquefied natural gas project in a plan it claims will reduce emissions by 30% by 2030. But analysts say the project will cause emissions to skyrocket. Environment editor Adam Morton explains why the project is being approved and what could it mean for Australia’s emission targets…
 
For a couple of days in a row now, India has reported less than 1 lakh COVID-19 cases in a day, with recoveries outnumbering daily cases. Our vaccine programme, however, continues to remain sluggish with only 3.4% of the population fully vaccinated, and 14.1% having received one dose. A lot has been said about the 'Delta' variant being responsible …
 
Israeli ultra-nationalists are preparing to march in occupied East Jerusalem in an event that Palestinians have branded a provocation. Also in the programme: The United States and the European Union have resolved a long-running trade dispute over subsidies to aircraft manufacturers. And researchers in Cambridge University say the early warning sign…
 
Welcome to Times Will Tell, the weekly podcast from The Times of Israel. This week, ToI published an article about a fascinating study that pinpoints when and where early modern man met up with their Neanderthal cousins -- 50,000 years ago in the Negev Desert. The multi-disciplinary study was authored by the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Wei…
 
As the world stumbles through a second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that both its catastrophic toll on human life and the severe socioeconomic dislocation it has caused matter equally. Yet it is also becoming clear that there is a growing inequality associated with governments and private citizens’ responses to the pandemic – whether …
 
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