TALKING POLITICS

TALKING POLITICS

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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Post-Covid Economics

This week a special edition from the Bristol Festival of Economics with Helen Thompson...

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War: What Is it Good For?

We talk to the historian Margaret MacMillan about the changing character of war, from the ancient world to the...

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President Biden

Now that we have a result, David and Helen reflect on what the next four years might hold. What issues could...

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What Just Happened?

David, Helen and Gary convene on very little sleep to try to make sense of another extraordinary...

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Are Young People Losing Faith in Democracy?

David talks to Roberto Foa about his recent report into young people's attitude to democracy around the...

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China, Climate, Covid: The New Energy Map

A conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Daniel Yergin about the new energy map of the world. What...

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What Trump Means to Us

Helen and David talk about what four years of Trump - and of talking (and talking) about Trump - have meant for their...

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Democracy for Sale

We talk to Peter Geoghegan of openDemocracy and Jennifer Cobbe of the Trust and Technology Initiative about Cambridge...

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Trump Stress Test

David talks to the historian Sarah Churchwell about how well America's political institutions have withstood the...

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