TALKING POLITICS

TALKING POLITICS

Best Political Novels

A break from Brexit this week: we talk to the novelist Richard T. Kelly, author of Crusaders and The Knives,...

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Green New Deal?

This week we talk about another side of capitalism: the innovation economy. Can capitalism deal with...

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The Nightmare of Surveillance Capitalism

We talk to Shoshana Zuboff about The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, her game-changing account of what's gone...

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The Wall

This week David talks to John Lanchester about his new novel depicting Britain after a climate catastrophe and...

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Back to Brussels

An extra episode as David and Helen try to work out where we've got to with Brexit after this week's votes in...

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The Problem with Political Leaders

This week marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most influential lectures ever given on politics: Max...

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Trump and the Shutdown

With the US government still shut, we compare this standoff to shutdowns of the past and try to work out what...

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Adam Tooze on Europe

A special extra episode for this week with Adam Tooze, author of Crashed and one of our most popular previous...

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What Now?

After the crushing defeat for Theresa May's deal in the Commons, we try to work out where we go from...

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Talking Politics Guide to ... Existential Risk

David talks to Martin Rees about how we should evaluate the greatest threats facing the human species in the...

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Talking Politics Guide to ... Bretton Woods

David talks to Helen Thompson about the economic order that was created in the aftermath of the Second World War....

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Talking Politics Guide to ... Deliberative Democracy

David talks to Matthew Taylor about whether more deliberation could remedy some of the defects in contemporary...

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Talking Politics Guide to ... Human Rights in the Digital Age

David talks to Ella McPherson about whether digital communication is making it easier or harder to hold human...

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Talking Politics Guide to ... Facebook

How did Facebook get to be so powerful and what, if anything, can we do to take some of that power back? David talks...

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Talking Politics Guide to ... Economic Well-being

David talks to Diane Coyle about how we measure whether the state of the economy is actually doing us any...

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Talking Politics Guide to ... the US Constitution

David talks to Gary Gerstle about the history of the United States Constitution and its current role in American...

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The Fate of Theresa May

This week David and Helen try to make sense of everything that's going on: not just the Brexit drama, but its...

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Democracy For Young People

As a follow-up to last year's How Democracy Ends lecture, David talks about how divisions between young and old...

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Martha Nussbaum

A break from Brexit! This week we talk to one of the world's leading moral philosophers Martha Nussbaum about...

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Brexit Time

As Theresa May gets closer to putting her Brexit deal before parliament, we discuss the chances of...

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