TALKING POLITICS

TALKING POLITICS

Is It Legal?

With British politics in disarray, we try to sort out what's a stake - legally, constitutionally and...

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Talking Politics Guide to ... Marriage

We talk to political philosopher Clare Chambers about marriage as a political institution. How does it...

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538 Cross Over Special : Is Britain In The Middle Of A Constitutional Crisis?

Special cross over episode with the FiveThirtyEight politics podcast from America, hosted by Galen Druke. On...

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Where Power Stops

David gives another in his series of talks about democracy. This one draws on the theme of his new book...

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Talking Politics Guide to ... European Union before the EU

We talk to historian Chris Brooke about ideas of a united Europe that long pre-dated the advent of the European...

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Talking Politics Guide to ... The UK Constitution

We talk to lawyer and constitutional expert Alison Young about the current pressures on the UK constitution,...

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Jill Lepore on the American Nation

We talk to historian Jill Lepore about the idea of nationalism in America, from the birth of the...

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Talking Politics Guide to ... Being a Civil Servant

We talk to public policy expert Dennis Grube about the changing character of the civil service, from...

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Talking Politics Guide to ... The Euro

We talk to political economist Helen Thompson about the birth of the Euro and its tortuous recent...

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Talking Politics Guide to ... Summer Reading

We ask regular TP contributors and guests to tell us about the books they've most enjoyed recently and the ones...

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Talking Politics Guide to ... The Chinese Communist Party

We talk to historian of China Hans van de Ven about the origins of the CCP and its extraordinary rise to...

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Talking Politics Guide to ... The Gilded Age

We talk to historian Sarah Churchwell about the Gilded Age in late nineteenth century America and the...

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Autumn of Chaos

Boris Johnson is off to see the Queen to become her 14th (!) Prime Minister, but where might he be taking the...

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Waiting for Boris

Barring an act of God, Boris Johnson is going to be the next leader of the Conservative Party. We're...

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Hong Kong

What is happening in Hong Kong? We talk to a professor of Chinese history and a Hong Kong journalist about...

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Libra

What does it mean when Facebook says it wants its own currency?  We explore the power, the potential and...

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Outlasting Trump

We talk with Gary Gerstle about the big issues roiling US politics with likely aftereffects that will long...

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The Party Splits! (In 1846!)

The current crisis for the Conservatives is often described as the worst since the party split over the repeal...

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Who is Boris Johnson?

We try to work out what the current favourite to be next Tory leader actually stands for. Can his time as...

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Constitutional Breakdown

We ask whether the UK constitution is cracking up - and if so, where's the breakpoint going to come? Is...

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