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Northern Ireland: Past, Present, Future

 In the latest in our series on the fate of the Union, we talk to historians Richard Bourke and Niamh Gallagher...

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What Does Jeremy Think?

This week we talk to Suzanne Heywood about her memoir of her late husband, Cabinet Secretary Jeremy Heywood - the man...

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Is Boris Back?

David and Helen talk to Nick Timothy, former chief of staff in Downing Street under Theresa May, about the future for...

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Rating the Government on Covid

David talks to Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government, about how well the Johnson government has...

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The Coup in Burma

In this extra episode David catches up with Thant Myint-U to discuss the latest developments in Burma (Myanmar),...

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What is the Union?

For this first in our series looking at the future of the UK, we talk to the historian Colin Kidd about the origins...

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History of Ideas S2 E1 : Rousseau on Inequality

This is episode 1 of the new HISTORY OF IDEAS series from Talking Politics. To hear the remaining 11 episodes, please...

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Germany, Italy, Coalitions and Vaccines

We look at two countries where things may be changing: Germany, as it starts to imagine life beyond Merkel, and...

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Biden Begins

David, Helen and Gary reflect on what lies ahead for American politics and for the Biden administration. Does...

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The Long-term Legacy of Brexit

David and Helen are joined by Diane Coyle and Anand Menon to have another go at pinning down the long term...

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Jill Lepore on the Insurrection

David talks to historian Jill Lepore about what took place at the Capitol on January 6th. What should we call...

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New Year, New World?

David and Helen look at what's changed - and what hasn't - since we last spoke, from Brexit to Biden to...

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How to Fix British Democracy?

Another recent talk by David on democracy: does it make sense to talk about fixing British democracy, and if so,...

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Did Covid Kill the Climate?

 A recording of a recent talk by David on what we've learned in 2020 about the resilience of democratic...

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

This week David, Helen and our producer Catherine Carr look back at five years of podcasting and five years of crazy...

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Where is the Opposition?

We look past Covid and Brexit to ask where the long-term opposition to Johnson's government is going to come...

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What's Next for France and Italy?

As we wait for a Brexit deal or no deal, we discuss what the next year might hold for French and Italian...

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From Brexit to Scottish Independence

We try to join the dots from the final days of the Brexit negotiations to the looming prospect of another referendum...

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Young People vs Joe Biden

This week we talk about race and representation with Cathy Cohen of the GenForward Survey project based in...

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James O'Brien

David talks to author and radio host James O'Brien about everything from therapy to Brexit and from educational...

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