TALKING POLITICS

TALKING POLITICS

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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Can Boris Survive Brexit?

This week we come back to Brexit and ask whether Boris Johnson has a good way out of the current negotiations with...

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One-Term Presidents

David talks to Helen Thompson and Gary Gerstle about the historical precedents for US presidents losing office after...

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Michael Sandel on the Case Against Meritocracy

David and Helen talk to the philosopher Michael Sandel about the damage that the idea of rewarding people on merit...

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Robert Harris and V2

A Sunday extra with the novelist Robert Harris to talk about the V2 campaign of terror against London during WWII and...

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Jill Lepore on the Destructive Power of Tech

David talks to the American historian Jill Lepore about the damage new technology can do to democracy, from the 1960s...

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The Incompetence of Boris Johnson

This week we talk about the politics of incompetence: when does it matter and when can politicians get away with...

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The Politics of Loneliness

David talks to economist and author Noreena Hertz about loneliness and its impact on all our lives. How does the...

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Thomas Piketty: Three Years On

We revisit our interview with the economist Thomas Piketty recorded the week Emmanuel Macron won the French...

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Has Covid Rescued Europe?

This week we look at the big changes in European politics during the crisis and ask who has managed to turn it...

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Judith Butler: Then and Now

This week two conversations with the feminist theorist and writer Judith Butler: one recorded the week Trump won the...

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Brexit, Trump and Aldershot FC

This week David and Helen talk with the historian David Kynaston about his diary of the 2016-17 season in football...

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