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Guardian political columnist John Harris hosts a cast of voices from up and down the country as well as across the political spectrum to analyse the week’s political news. For US Politics with Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland, make sure to search 'Politics Weekly America' wherever you get your podcasts
 
Making sense of our political hell every Tuesday and Friday! Oh God, What Now? is the no-bulls**t politics podcast, making the unbearable bearable with top quality guests and analysis, plus poor quality jokes. Regulars include: Alex Andreou, writer, commentator, cook, actor, secret agent • Ian Dunt, Independent columnist and author of How To Be A Liberal • Writer and broadcaster Gavin Esler • Group Editor Andrew Harrison • Commentator Ayesha Hazarika • Journalist Marie Le Conte • Dorian Lyns ...
 
News and politics unlocked, from the producers of Oh God, What Now? The Bunker is fearless, independent politics 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. Every day we release explainers, penetrating interviews, fresh perspective and under-reported stories to rescue you from everyday Punch & Judy news coverage. It's the only wa ...
 
Based on his live one-man show Rock & 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.
 
Sebastian Payne takes you into the corridors of power to unwrap, analyse and debate British politics with a regular lineup of expert Financial Times correspondents and informed commentators. New episodes available every Saturday morning. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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.
 
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.
 
New era, new name: Welcome to Pod Save The King, the award-winning Royal podcast from the Daily Mirror. The Royal family is finding its way in a new era. Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III began his reign alongside Camilla, The Queen Consort. William and Kate became Prince and Princess of Wales. As the family changes, rifts remain with Harry and Meghan across the Atlantic and Prince Andrew is still in the aftermath of the Newsnight interview. There is joy too, as Pri ...
 
The Audio Long Read podcast is a selection of the Guardian’s long reads, giving you the opportunity to get on with your day while listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer, including in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more
 
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When Debbie Linsley boarded the London Victoria train that early afternoon at Petts Wood Station, she had everything to live for - life was good. But when just over half an hour later the other passengers left the train at Victoria, Debbie didn't. It was the British Rail guard who found her body. In this episode of the UK True Crime podcast, I look…
 
Dr James Tour, a synthetic organic chemist of repute, started asking questions about the theoretical underpinnings of evolution and, before that, the origins of life. What he found, and the personal attacks he received for speaking out, has led him to articulate the problems and errors in the scientific literature ever more boldly. James is, to put…
 
Rishi Sunak came into No 10 promising to earn our trust. But three months into the job he encounters an inquiry into his party chair, questions over Boris Johnson’s appointment for the BBC chair, and a police penalty for failing to wear his seatbelt. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by columnists Gaby Hinsliff and Rafael Behr to discuss why the…
 
Simon slowly walked through the property, calling for his friend, before he entered the spare room. Adrian was lying on the bed. It was evident he was dead and had been for some time. Simon instinctively knew that someone else was involved. A bottle of whiskey was on the table, and Simon knew his best friend did not drink whiskey… *** LISTENER CAUT…
 
The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak MP, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 18 January 2023.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, and @UKHouseofCommons on Facebook and Instagram for more.By UK Parliament
 
Kelly Cates presents reaction to Newcastle United making the EFL Cup final after beating Southampton. She’s joined by correspondent John Murray, former Scotland winger Pat Nevin and ex-Newcastle midfielder Kevin Nolan. Also hear from Eddie Howe, Sean Longstaff and Nathan Jones.INTERVIEWS:16:45 – Howe,20:05 – Jones,23:20 – Longstaff.…
 
Kelly Cates presents reaction to the biggest transfers of deadline day. She’s joined by senior reporter Ian Dennis, former Chelsea goalkeeper Rob Green and Spanish journalist Guillem Balagué.TOPICS: 1:25 – Enzo Fernández to Chelsea,13:00 – Jorginho to Arsenal,17:25 – Tottenham transfers,19:50 - Keylor Navas to Forest,21:30 - Marcel Sabitzer to Man …
 
Everything you need to know ahead of Wednesday’s strikes with the help of Alan Jones, PA’s Industrial Correspondent.Stephanie Flanders, Head of Bloomberg News Economics, is also on to join the dots between the walkouts and the state of the UK‘s finances, as we learn that the UK economy is expected to shrink in 2023.Also on the podcast, Liverpool of…
 
The IMF report suggests Britain will be the only advanced economy to fall into recession this year – predicting the worst growth figures of any G7 country. Historically, how reliable have these forecasts been? Can we take some of it with a pinch of salt? Also on the podcast, MPs have approved new powers to curb public sector strikes, is this a ray …
 
It's the third anniversary of Brexit. Why is there such silence on its negative economic impact? Why no voices from Scotland or Northern Ireland in the media? To counteract this Time for Scotland will have a torchlit procession to the Scottish Parliament to keep the lights on for Scotland in the EU. There's still time to sign up for the rally tonig…
 
The International Monetary Fund says that global economic growth has proven “surprisingly resilient” in its latest forecast, Renault and Nissan reached a deal to save their 24-year-old alliance and sources tell FT that the Biden administration has stopped providing US companies with licences to export to Huawei. Plus, South Africa’s unreliable powe…
 
From making works of art to writing essays and driving cars – is there anything AI can’t do? Dr. Stephanie Hare, author of Technology Is Not Neutral: A Short Guide to Technology Ethics, joins Andrew Harrison to ask how worried we should be about new technologies, how we can make them better, and if we should let robots vote. “Fashions change, and w…
 
There are deep reasons for the crises erupting around Rishi Sunak, but there is also an immediate one — Boris Johnson. https://www.patreon.com/RockNRollPolitics Rock N Roll Politics is live: Birmingham March 21st: https://1000trades.org.uk/events/ London, March 23th Kings Place https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/steve-richards-presents-roc…
 
With the PM and his party on the back foot – have they just given up? Our panel picks apart Sunak’s dither and delay in his sacking of Nadhim Zahawi. Plus, are we seeing a new, even more hostile, hostile environment? And we forcefully quit the anti-growth coalition as we discuss alternatives to Trussonomics. This week’s guest is Rachel Cunliffe, se…
 
Orna Merchant learns how, during World War Two, a desperate Soviet Union created three all-female aerial combat units. The most celebrated of these was the 588th Night Bomber Regiment. Using Polikarpov Po-2 wooden biplanes, as the aviators approached their target they would cut their engines and glide in to drop their bombs. The eerie sight and sou…
 
Darren Fletcher is joined by Chris Sutton, David Ornstein and Luke Edwards to get stuck into the big transfer stories of the day and reflect on West Ham’s win over Derby in the FA Cup. TOPICS:01:20 – Cancelo to Bayern06:50 – Jorginho to Arsenal08:30 – Chelsea’s dealings13:30 – Russo to Arsenal 14:55 – Dyche at Everton18:30 – Derby 0-2 West Ham21:27…
 
Three years since the UK left the EU, talks are still going on over trading arrangements. Why are they happening and what has changed since Brexit?Adam is back in Brussels to mark the anniversary – and we’ve got the whole Brexitcast gang together! There will of course be cake, as well as analysis and memories from the BBC’s Europe editor Katya Adle…
 
This week James and Toby discuss how different the last three years would have been if James, and not Chris Whitty, had been the Chief Medical Officer and the fact that during the pandemic it seems Toby was spied upon by the 77th Brigade, a unit of the British Army, as revealed in a new report from Big Brother Watch. In other news we cover the tax …
 
Nadhim Zahawi was unceremoniously but entirely predictably sacked at the weekend – what will be the Tory fallout? We forecast the sleaze as the Government continues to fight fires on all fronts. Plus we look at the widespread strikes and the latest from Ukraine. Ros Taylor is joined by Arthur Snell to outline the days ahead. “Zahawi projected the i…
 
India’s Adani Group has published an angry rebuttal of allegations of wrongdoing by short seller Hindenburg Research that wiped more than $50bn from its value last week, central banks prepare to lift interest rates to 15-year highs as investors’ jitters grow, and Walt Disney is bracing for a proxy battle with activist investor Nelson Peltz’s push f…
 
Series 2, Episode 1 of the anarchic sitcom about a man desperate to succeed in a world he does not fully understand. When Phil discovers Parbold is hosting the World Pinball Championships, he sees a way to solve his money troubles by winning the big cash prize. But it's not just him who wants the money, as Phil's past catches up with him. Meanwhile…
 
Ben Haines presents reaction to Sunday’s FA Cup ties. He’s joined by former Swansea and Wrexham defender Neil Taylor and ex-Swindon and Luton striker Sam Parkin. Hear from Wrexham fans who were at their 3-3 draw with Sheffield United, and catch interviews with Phil Parkinson and Paul Heckingbottom. Also hear from Lewis Dunk, Roberto De Zerbi and Jü…
 
Nadhim Zahawi has been sacked as Tory party chairman after an ethics inquiry into the handling of his tax affairs found a "serious breach" of the ministerial code. On the podcast, Sophy is joined by Rachel Cunliffe, senior associate editor of the New Statesman, and producer Scott Beasley to react to the news. Programme Editor: Scott Beasley Podcast…
 
Millennials and Gen Z are ditching the booze, while older generations are sticking to the same habits. What does this changing approach to drinking by young people mean? Professor John Holmes of the University of Sheffield joins Ros Taylor to find out what our drinking habits tell us about society as a whole. “Young people are drinking less in most…
 
Kelly Somers presents reaction to Saturday’s FA Cup ties and looks ahead to Sunday. She’s joined by Derby County captain Curtis Davies and the Telegraph’s Luke Edwards. Hear from Sunderland boss Tony Mowbray, Fulham’s Marco Silva and Grimsby’s Harry Clifton. Also catch interviews with Leeds striker Patrick Bamford, Tottenham’s Son Heung-min, Southa…
 
How do humans cope with sadness? Is it something to be avoided at all costs or part of the human condition? Should we dwell on our sadness, or flee from it? Author Helen Russell explores humanity's history of gloom, and the cultural differences in our approach to tackling it. Helen goes to Lisbon to explore their relationship with melancholy, commu…
 
It emerged this week that Nadhim Zahawi was in a row last year with HMRC over tax payments, but he is currently holding onto his post as Conservative party chairman. When should a politician resign? And is it worth fighting back? Ten years ago, the News of the World broke a story about then Liberal Democrat MP Mark Oaten’s personal life. On the pod…
 
Several countries are experiencing a fall in the number of babies being born and this has potentially serious consequences. Japan’s Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, has warned that his country is on the brink of not being able to function as a society. The problem is an increasingly elderly population and not enough younger people to keep the country…
 
Our phones and laptops harvest information on everything from our habits to our likes and medical issues. Information is collected and shared without our awareness or permission by data gathering companies and so-called ‘data vultures’.  Who is regulating this mass surveillance and how can we protect our privacy and democracy from a trend that is u…
 
Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer attacked Rishi Sunak as ‘weak’ as calls escalated for the Tory party chair Nadhim Zahawi to be sacked over his £5mn settlement with Inland Revenue. How much is the row damaging the PM’s credibility and his vows to clean up parliamentary standards? Plus, as Sunak and his cabinet met for an awayday at Chequers to map out str…
 
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