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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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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.
 
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcasts every Tuesday and Friday.
 
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Caring is a very special profession where the carer is given unique and special access to someone who needs help. It offers a unique opportunity to build a very special bond. In this episode of the Uk True Crime podcast I look at how this special bond was abused in absolutely the most terrible way. Please support my sponsor: https://allplants.com C…
 
PLEASE LISTEN TO ‘SEASON 6 - EPISODE 29’ FOR PART ONE OF THIS TWO-PART CASE. November 1990. South Ronaldsay in Orkney. Seven young children are taken into care by social services under ‘Place of Safety’ orders. At that time, their father — a sadistic tormentor, was behind bars. He had been convicted of abusing his children years earlier. However, f…
 
Zillah Byng-Thorne is CEO of Future, the UK’s biggest magazine publishing group. With a stable of over 160 titles across print and online including recent acquisitions such as Wallpaper and The Week, Future is a truly multifaceted business and its CEO has also returned the group to record profits in recent years. She talks to Jeremy Leslie, Creativ…
 
Building the Scottish State Show: Series 1 - Episode 18 - Prof Alf Baird On this week's show, Dr Mark McNaught is joined by Prof Alf Baird Alf Baird was, prior to his retirement in 2016, Professor of Maritime Business and Director of the Maritime Research Group at Edinburgh Napier University. He has a PhD in Strategic Management in Global Shipping.…
 
MP’s have just returned from their constituencies after a weekend of persuading voters to support them in the May local elections. It’s not just the public that is angry, MP’s also have to face their local associations who are equally outraged at the scandals that have marred the first month of 2022. Those around Boris Johnson are planning 'Operati…
 
So much for Veganuary. It’s Red Meat Week, apparently, as the Government throws the BBC, migrants and their own staff under a hard right bus in order to save Boris Johnson’s flea-bitten skin. Can you pull a workable plan to slash the BBC’s funding out of Nadine Dorries’ ear and expect it to work? Will Red Wall and Blue Shires alike see through John…
 
In this week’s instalment, Marian and Tara tackle a badly-dressed boyfriend, a weighted blanket, the problem with noisy eaters and much more.Marian Keyes is a multi award-winning writer, with a total of over 30 million of her books sold to date in 33 languages. Her close friend Tara Flynn is an actress, comedian and writer. Together, these two frie…
 
Pension cash for British Gas workers was used to buy Israeli cyberweapon developer NSO Group, European sales of electric cars overtook diesel models for first time in December, and the FT’s Southern Africa correspondent Joseph Cotterill discusses Bain’s role in state corruption in South Africa under former president Jacob Zuma. Subscribe to the FT …
 
Welcome to a bumper episode of the pod - there is only one place to start and that’s at Everton after the news that they have sacked their manager, Rafael Benítez. Steve Crossman is joined by former Everton forward James McFadden, ex-Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock and Match of the Day’s Danny Murphy to break down what actually went wrong at Eve…
 
Whether we call it Facebook or the recently coined Meta, the Silicon Valley tech giant founded by Mark Zuckerberg has rarely been out of the headlines since its inception over a decade ago and rarely have those headlines been good news. From Cambridge Analytica to the United States Capitol attack, the company's utopian ideals of connecting up socie…
 
Guests include Theo Davies-Lewis, who writes for The Spectator and is chief political commentator with The National Wales, Harry Phibbs is local government editor of Conservative Home, Sir John Curtice is Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde, Vaughan Gething is minister for the economy and was formerly the Wales minister for healt…
 
In their longest podcast ever (well, it’s been a busy news week!) Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss more parties at Number 10, Boris Johnson’s apology, Sue Gray, the Metropolitan Police Parties, Jacob Rees Mogg insults Scotland, Keir Starmer at PMQs, Chinese Whispering Barry Gardiner, Prince Andrew, Russia/Ukraine talks in Geneva, NHS Waiting list…
 
In their longest podcast ever (well, it’s been a busy news week!) Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss more parties at Number 10, Boris Johnson’s apology, Sue Gray, the Metropolitan Police Parties, Jacob Rees Mogg insults Scotland, Keir Starmer at PMQs, Chinese Whispering Barry Gardiner, Prince Andrew, Russia/Ukraine talks in Geneva, NHS Waiting list…
 
Robots make our cars, deliver our food, and soon they’ll be commonplace in our homes and at work, but what will this future look like? How will the robot-human dynamic play out? MIT researcher, expert on robot ethics and author of The New Breed Dr Kate Darling talks to Andrew Harrison about the emotional connection between human beings and life-lif…
 
It’s been busy at both ends of the Premier League table as Manchester City go 13 points clear at the top whilst questions loom over Rafa Benitez’s future at Everton.Ben Haines is alongside Macclesfield defender Alex Bruce and EA Sports presenter Nubaid Haroon to talk about whether we’ll get close to seeing another team with City’s dominance in the …
 
This week, we’ve got two GOATs – that’s Greatests Of All Time. Legendary artist Tracey Emin is starting an art school and studio compound in Margate, England, the seaside town where she grew up. On the week of her winning the Whitechapel Art Icon Award, we speak to Emin about the legacy she’s building and examine the work that came before, from sca…
 
The last writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa from prison in Nigeria to an Irish nun in the run up to his execution in November 1995. Smuggled out of prison in bread baskets, they are the final testament of a man who gave everything he had in the struggle for social and ecological justice. As Ken Saro-Wiwa continues to inspire people and movements across deca…
 
The vaccination and visa controversy around Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open tournament has made global headlines all week. It has also put focus on how sports around the world deal with vaccines in this pandemic.Professional athletes often follow a rigorous diet and training schedule to achieve optimum fitness. Not surprisingly, athletes care…
 
Being the real you can be difficult, especially if it means upsetting your family. Folake from Benin tries to be a ‘good girl’ and avoids taking decisions her family would not approve of, but she wants to listen to her heart. She speaks with Dr Shefali, an Indian-born clinical psychologist – now based in New York. She is the author of A Radical Awa…
 
This week we’re devoting the episode to the “partygate” row which has blown up in Westminster. After the prime minister revealed he attended a party, calls for his resignation grew in and outside of the Tory party. Can he survive? Does his fate lie in the hands of a senior civil servant? Will Rishi Sunak walk out of the cabinet? And where does the …
 
Hear all the music on our rolling playlist: https://bit.ly/CultBunk Guitar hero, super-producer and long-suffering Arsenal fan Bernard Butler tells us about updating his People Move On album and the secret of producing bands. And TV’s Katie Puckrik joins us to talk over the BBC’s marathon Andy Warhol documentary, Years And Years’ bid for the big po…
 
Darren Fletcher is joined by former Chelsea and Tottenham midfielder, Gus Poyet and the ex West Ham and Brighton centre back Matthew Upson as they look ahead to some of the biggest games in the Premier League over the weekend. At the time of recording, the north London derby between Tottenham and Chelsea is in doubt after Arsenal requested a postpo…
 
'Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence' is often used as a maxim by skeptics against modern miracle claims and Biblical miracles. Christian apologist Jonathan McLatchie and atheist blogger Jonathan Pearce debate the 'prior probabilities' involved in miracle claims and the evidence for the resurrection. For Talk About Doubts: https://t…
 
It's been revealed that two more parties door place at No.10 during the pandemic. This time, a lockdown party took place on the eve of Prince Philip's funeral. Whilst the Prime Minister was not at this particular party, is this No.10 'party culture' coming straight from the top? 'YouGov polls show that Boris Johnson is now more unpopular than There…
 
Aaron Paul is joined by Derby County defender Curtis Davies and Preston North End manager Ryan Lowe.The guys share their thoughts on Chris Maguire’s controversial celebration in Lincoln’s 3-1 win at Sunderland. After scoring the first goal of his hat-trick, Maguire celebrated right in front of the Sunderland manager Lee Johnson, who released him fr…
 
Lea Ypi grew up in Albania during the 1980s and 1990s, the last Stalinist outpost in Europe. Almost impossible to visit and nearly impossible to leave, during that era it was a place of queuing and scarcity, political executions and secret police. But to Ypi, it was home. People were equal, neighbours helped each other, and children were expected t…
 
Chris and Lizzie discuss the Queen's Platinum Jubilee plans from pageants to puddings. We also look at the latest on Prince Andrew as the Queen removes his military roles. Plus, musician Tom Walker joins the podcast to chat about what it was like to perform with the Duchess of Cambridge for her special carol concert. New episodes of The Royal Rota …
 
The CapX Podcast returns with a rundown of the big stories of 2022 so far - and the only place to start is Downing Street itself, where stories of lockdown gatherings have caused massive political ructions and left the Prime Minister fending off critics on all sides. So what's next for Boris - and can he hang on in the face of the most sustained cr…
 
Google says it will spend $1bn to purchase its office building in London, Katie Martin explains why Ken Griffin selling a $1.2bn stake in his Citadel Securities is a big deal, and FT investigation correspondent, Tom Burgis, describes a British industry that caters to global elites who want to hide their wealth and manage their reputations. Subscrib…
 
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