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Twice a week the New Statesman politics team - Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea - discuss the latest in UK politics. From Boris Johnson's latest battle with backbenchers to the machinery behind the Labour Party's opposition attack lines, this is the debrief you need to understand what's really happening in Westminster and beyond. New episodes Tuesday and Friday. Send your questions at youaskus.co.uk.
 
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Not Enough Champagne

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Not Enough Champagne

Cory Hazlehurst and Steve Haynes

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Come for the political analysis, stay for the bad jokes and wrong predictions. Not Enough Champagne is run by Steve Haynes, who in a previous life was a Parliamentary Candidate for the Liberal Democrats, and Cory Hazlehurst, a Labour activist who has written about politics for the New Statesman. We try to work out what the hell is going on with British Politics and take a step back to shed new light on issues most news outlets don't talk about.
 
In this special New Statesman podcast series we expand on our New Times issue which identifies the political, economic and philosophical shifts shaping our society. The series will feature special guests and New Statesman's staff giving their view on what lies ahead for Labour and the left. Guests include Vince Cable, Phil Collins, Neal Lawson and Ros Wynne-Jones.
 
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2020 Visions

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2020 Visions

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2020 Visions is a six part series presented by Rys Farthing and K. Biswas charting Britain's future. Episode 1: The Political Future. Guests: Labour’s Jon Cruddas MP; human rights activist Peter Tatchell; ConservativeHome editor Jonathan Isaby, psephologist Professor John Curtice; Dr Madsen Pirie, Director of the free-market Adam Smith Institute; LibDem Voice editor Stephen Tall; David Babbs of campaign organisation 38 Degrees, and the New Statesman’s Laurie Penny. Episode 2: Poverty, inequa ...
 
Laurie and Eleanor Penny have a lot in common. A love of politics, feminism, fiction and philosophy. An obsession with Blackadder, Rocky Horror and red pandas. Oh, and — parents. Each week they’ll unpick one controversial idea in the modern political conversation. This is the secret feminist agenda for world domination that the internet warned you about.
 
A young American patriot and George Washington enthusiast, Sherman Tylawsky welcomes you from the nation’s capital for lively talks about pressing issues facing America and her allies, so you can learn to apply the first President’s unifying principles anywhere and anytime. Discover how the core values of Washington and the Founders were woven into the fabric of American society. Learn the ways a free people can heal internal divisions, cultivate economic prosperity, and protect civil libert ...
 
For 20 years, the Claremont Review of Books has been the gold standard for conservative criticism and political analysis. Now the CRB comes to the podcast world with a new interview show hosted by Dr. Spencer Klavan, the magazine's assistant editor. As each new issue comes out, Spencer phones up authors whose essays have prompted deeper reflection and discussion. Over a drink and a copy of the latest CRB, he'll chat with the leading minds on the Right about what's going on in politics and li ...
 
Living Proof is weekly show published by Bishop Joseph R. Castillo D.D. who is a missionary statesman based in mainland China, with an apostolic ministry to East Asia that spans the globe. Having an in depth teaching ministry along with mighty signs, wonders and miracles, is not what makes this show most interesting. Dr. Castillo is a former gang member and drug addict from the murderous streets of America's deadly city, Chicago, Illinois. In addition to that he is a TV celebrity in China wh ...
 
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Stephen Bush and Anoosh Chakelian are joined by special guest former Chief Secretary to the Treasury and New Statesman contributing writer David Gauke to discuss how the Chancellor’s budget went down the morning after. They talk about why the response was muted on Conservative benches, where the chancellor focussed his spending pledges and why, and…
 
This Sunday the UN climate summit Cop26 begins. World leaders will meet in Glasgow to try to agree new ways to solve the climate crisis. They must arrive ready to turn ambitious slogans into action, but who will deliver and who will pay the costs if they don’t? Emily Tamkin in Washington and Alix Kroeger in London are joined by Philippa Nuttall in …
 
In this special episode of the New Statesman Podcast, in association with Smart Energy GB, Ailbhe Rea and guest co-host Philippa Nuttall discuss how the ways we use energy in the future will change, and what we can do to make sure that change benefits everyone including the most vulnerable. They are joined by Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Eme…
 
The Texas Longhorns are off the bye week and face a crossroads game at Baylor Saturday. Waco Tribune-Herald writers Brice Cherry and John Werner visit this week’s On Second Thought podcast to give a primer on the No. 16 Bears, who are off to a 6-1 start under second-year coach Dave Aranda and also discuss the probability of Texas and Baylor continu…
 
Texas is already home to some of the highest levels of semiconductor output in the nation, but as the industry sees unprecedented federal investment, industry leaders want to ensure the Lone Star State remains at the forefront. Governor Greg Abbott has created a semiconductor task force that will work to attract semiconductor investment into the st…
 
The University of Texas ranked as the No. 43 university in the world, according to the 2022 list of top global universities by U.S. News & World Report. The annual list, published Tuesday, ranked more than 1,700 universities in 90 countries based largely on academic research and global reputation. The calculations were based on 13 indicators, inclu…
 
An organization affiliated with Eric Holder, who was attorney general in the Obama administration, has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's GOP-drawn redistricting map for Congress on behalf of a Latino rights group and 13 Texas voters. Filed Monday in an Austin federal court, the lawsuit claims mapmakers in the Texas Legislature…
 
Texas health officials on Monday recorded 4,078 people in the hospital for COVID-19, the fewest number of inpatients with coronavirus in three months, and about 30% of the summer peak total of 13,932 on August 26th. The pandemic high was 14,218 Texans hospitalized in January. The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 708 available staf…
 
Long security lines stretched throughout the departure concourse at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Monday, as thousands of Formula One fans headed home after a sun-dappled weekend at Circuit of the Americas. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport reported heavy traffic on Sunday and Monday. Sunday's confirmed total was 29,251 passengers,…
 
Tesla has landed its biggest single order deal ever — estimated to be worth more than $4 billion — just weeks after the automaker announced it is relocating its corporate headquarters to Austin. Rental car company Hertz placed an order for 100,000 Tesla vehicles to be delivered by the end of 2022 — the biggest order for electric vehicles ever place…
 
Civics education is truly a critical piece of participation in democracy. But many argue that civics has taken a back seat, and traditional ways of teaching civics have not done enough to get students and the electorate excited about civics. Dr. Emma Humphries joins us to share more about why the nationwide organization iCivics is dedicated to not …
 
A 27-year-old San Marcos man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday after a jury convicted him of murder in the death of his 1-year-old son on the Fourth of July in 2018. Stevie Dwayne Williams Jr. and his wife had called 911 claiming that they found their son, Mason, not breathing after a nap. First responders in Kyle tried to res…
 
Some of the people who purchased credentials to attend the canceled South By Southwest festival in 2020 could be eligible to get part of their money back after SXSW LLC, the company behind the annual event, agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over the event's no-refund policy. SXSW was called off a week before it was scheduled to start in March…
 
The unemployment rate in the Austin area fell to a new pandemic-era low of 3.5 percent in September, as local businesses clamored to hire workers amid the recovering economy and the lead-up to high-profile events such as the Formula One race this weekend and ACL Fest earlier in October. The region added 12,900 nonfarm jobs last month — with more th…
 
Vicky and Darren are joined by Andy Cole to reflect on a massive win for Chelsea over struggling Norwich and a convincing win for Man City over Brighton at the AMEX. Also, Man United against Liverpool is previewed, as the biggest game in world football takes centre stage.By Sky Sports
 
The Austin Police Department released officer body-worn camera and dashboard camera footage Friday of a downtown shooting earlier this month in which a 17-year-old was killed and a police officer fired his weapon. It's still unclear whether the teen, identified by police as Michael Carothers, was struck by the officer's weapon. Austin Police Chief …
 
While the duel between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen [vehr-STAH-pin] at the top of the Formula One driver standings has captivated fans, Valtteri Bottas [vahl-TAYR-ee BOH-tahs] briefly stole the spotlight in the opening practice round of the U.S. Grand Prix. Bottas nipped both second-place Hamilton and third-place Verstappen on a scorching trac…
 
A key indicator that helps Austin Public Health determine COVID-19 guidelines to protect the most medically vulnerable in the community has dropped to its lowest level since early July, signaling a possible shift to a safer stage of the pandemic. According to Travis County coronavirus data released Friday, only nine people were newly admitted to th…
 
With the COP26 climate summit less than two weeks away, Megan Gibson met the EU Commission vice president Frans Timmermans in London to discuss leading the European Green Deal, the role of the private sector, and the need for a just transition. Ultimately, he warns that ambitious climate targets are not enough, and leaders need to prove that they c…
 
A week after the death of the Southend West MP David Amess, Anoosh Chakelian and Stephen Bush discuss how MPs have reflected on the incident, what might make a difference to the security of MPs and why some MPs have been talking about online abuse. Then in You Ask Us, they answer a listener’s question on the New Labour era and whether there are any…
 
Texas health officials on Wednesday recorded 4,739 people in the hospital for COVID-19, which was about 200 fewer than the previous day — and 1,000 fewer than a week ago. But the day's total number of coronavirus inpatients was about a third of the summer high of 13,932 on August 26th. The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 647 avai…
 
In the first of several expected legal challenges, a Latino rights organization has filed a federal lawsuit pressing to toss out all four Texas redistricting plans, arguing that the Republican-drawn maps illegally and unconstitutionally dilute the voting strength of Latinos. Coming out of the third special session of the Legislature, the maps that …
 
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick wants Governor Greg Abbott to call lawmakers back to Austin for a fourth special legislative session, this time to tackle two election-related measures that did not pass during previous sessions this year. The third special session ended Tuesday, with most of Abbott's agenda items adopted. Patrick called it a "strong…
 
Zach interviews Bonnie Henderson, an expert on backpacking and thru-hiking the Oregon Coast Trail. Henderson talks about the differences in each segment of the trail — which are most scenic or challenging — while detailing critical factors such as the best season to backpack, why reading tide tables is important and where you'll need arrange for fe…
 
The University of Texas and Texas State University would receive millions in funding for campus construction projects under a bill sent to Governor Greg Abbott early Tuesday. Senate Bill 52 authorizes more than $3.3 billion in tuition revenue bonds for the construction of research buildings, health facilities and various other projects at public un…
 
The third special session of the Texas Legislature came to a close early Tuesday morning with lawmakers delivering on six of the 10 tasks assigned to them by Governor Greg Abbott, including newly drawn political maps that could cement Republican power for the next decade. Republicans also passed a law to limit the participation of transgender athle…
 
A worried caller led police to discover the bodies of two adults and a 6-year-old boy in a Southeast Austin home late Monday. The latest killings bring the city's homicide death toll to 69 so far this year, Austin police records show. Police found the bodies of James Robertson, 6, and Jennifer Robertson, 36, according to a statement from Austin pol…
 
Compared with its previous frenzied pace, Central Texas' housing market is continuing its "calming trend" across the region, according to the latest data from the Austin Board of Realtors. In September, sales declined in the region and within Austin's city limits, even as the median home-sales prices in both areas rose by double digits to set Septe…
 
Lloyd Doggett, a longtime Democratic congressman from Austin, is running to represent a newly formed U.S. House district that encompasses much of the city. Doggett, 75, currently represents the 35th District, which stretches from East Austin to San Antonio. But now his sights are set on the 37th District, one of two new congressional seats drawn wi…
 
Texas on Monday recorded 4,950 people in the hospital for COVID-19, slipping below 5,000 for the first time since mid-July and extending a streak of declining figures after reaching a summer high of 13,932 on Aug. 26. The pandemic high was 14,218 Texans hospitalized in January. The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 710 available st…
 
In this special episode of the New Statesman podcast, in association with Smart Energy GB, Anoosh Chakelian and guest co-host Philippa Nuttall discuss how we can improve our homes and workplaces to reduce our dependence on energy They are joined by Adrian Joyce, from the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings and the Reno…
 
During the American Revolution, there were some unlikely friends in Great Britain who sided with the colonies. Find out how one largely unknown Member of Parliament found courage to oppose the policies of George III and his Westminster allies. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/friendsfellowcitizens)…
 
With a few days remaining in the special legislative session, an effort to codify Governor Greg Abbott's COVID-19 vaccine mandate ban faces an arduous path forward. Democrats object to the effort due to public health concerns, and some lawmakers from both parties have voiced opposition to the government interfering in the decisions of business owne…
 
The Biden administration will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to halt a Texas law banning most abortions, a Justice Department official said Friday, while an appeal to the law goes forward. It's the latest attempt by the federal government to block the law. The announcement came hours after a federal appeals court sided with Texas officials a second tim…
 
Bitcoin miners are flocking to Texas. Many of those seeking their fortune are likely to be from China, where the government has been cracking down on Bitcoin mining, the practice of competing to extract digital currency from the blockchain or document data transfers using high-powered, energy-hungry computers. The state of Texas has no income tax, …
 
Vicky and Darren are joined by Darren Ambrose to discuss the new dawn at St James' Park as Newcastle's Saudi Arabian owners finally get the deal done. Also, Man United's record away unbeaten run finally ends at Leicester, Chelsea scrape past Brentford thanks to some Edouard Mendy heroics - and is Mo Salah the best player in the world?…
 
After 10 hours of emotional, contentious debate, the Texas House voted Thursday night to block transgender athletes from competing in public school sports in their gender identity. Democrats forcefully, and sometimes tearfully, attacked House Bill 25 as a dangerous foray into discrimination that seeks to address a nonexistent problem — sacrificing …
 
Defense attorneys and prosecutors will get to make their final arguments Monday about whether the murder conviction of death row inmate Rodney Reed should be upheld. In another stage of the legal process, attorneys on both sides will appear before state District Judge J.D. Langley in Bastrop County to make their final arguments about whether Reed w…
 
Despite shifting to loosened coronavirus guidelines in Travis County this week, local hospital numbers on Friday were slow to meet hopeful expectations for an end to masking and social distancing this fall. Austin and Travis County on Friday recorded 23 new hospital admissions for COVID-19. The rolling seven-day average of new daily hospital admiss…
 
As the world looks ahead to COP26 in Glasgow, against the backdrop of a global pandemic, what will it take for the summit to be declared a success? Jeremy Cliffe and Megan Gibson are joined by New Statesman Environment and Sustainability Editor Philippa Nuttall, all in London, to discuss the summit, the need for a just transition that includes the …
 
Joan Elizabeth Means Khabele [kah-BELL], instrumental in the integration of Barton Springs Pool and Austin High School, among a lifetime of other civic achievements, died in Austin of leukemia just after midnight on Monday morning. She was 78. One of five children, Joan Khabele was the daughter of Austin educator and civil rights activist Bertha Sa…
 
This month in the Austin area marks eight years since the Halloween floods of 2013 and six years since the Halloween floods of 2015. Combined, those two disasters locally destroyed more than 100 homes, damaged more than 1,000 others and triggered higher insurance premiums on renters and homeowners. Concerned that area residents might not be fully p…
 
A noisy, lightning-filled band of storms slowly crawled across Central Texas late Wednesday into the wee hours of Thursday, dumping up to 8 inches of rain in spots along the Interstate 35 corridor. By daybreak, the storms drifted southeast, away from the Austin area, but the better news is that the Austin area is unlikely to see any more heavy rain…
 
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