TALKING POLITICS

TALKING POLITICS

Jared Diamond

We talk to the author of Guns, Germs and Steel about his new book on nations in crisis. Jared Diamond...

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Split Down the Middle

David and Helen catch up with the European election results and the Tory leadership race - there's lots to talk...

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The Next PM

As Theresa May's premiership gets very close to the end, we talk about who and what might be coming...

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Death of the Republic

We talk to historian Tom Holland about the fall of the Roman Republic and the parallels with today. Why does...

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Adam Tooze on US vs China

An extra episode with Adam Tooze to catch up on the latest in the US/China trade wars. What's really at...

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President Bernie?

We talk about socialism in America: where it comes from, what it means, why it's so associated with Bernie...

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A Mockery of Democracy?

Are the UK's looming European elections making a mockery of democracy, or is this how democracy is meant to...

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David King on Climate Repair

An extra episode in our climate season: we talk to Sir David King, former Chief Scientific Advisor to the...

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Paul Mason on the Human Future

We talk to Paul Mason about his new book Clear Bright Future - a radical defence of the human being in the age of...

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The Copernican Principle

David gives the third in his series of talks about the future of democracy. This one uses an idea from...

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Brexit Lessons

We try to draw some wider lessons from the nightmare that the Brexit process has now become. What have we...

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Trump After Mueller

We catch up with Gary Gerstle in the US to assess where the Trump presidency stands after the Mueller report...

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May Rolls the Dice

David and Helen talk through the latest twist in the Brexit tale: Theresa May's offer to work with Labour to get...

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Moment of Truth?

As parliament finally gets the chance to indicate its Brexit preferences - if it has any - we discuss the real...

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Uninhabitable Earth

David talks to David Wallace-Wells about his bestselling - and terrifying - new book on the coming hellscape of...

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Italy vs France vs Brexit

We take the wider European view this week, catching up with the latest developments in Italy and France. A...

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Can This Go On?

At the start of another momentous week, David catches up with Helen to explore some of the long term...

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Impasse

We try to cut through the Brexit fog and see what's really out there, from new deals to no deal. Plus we ask...

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The Party Splits

We discuss the challenge posed by the Independent Group and by Tom Watson inside Labour to conventional two...

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Endgame?

We weigh up where we've reached with Brexit, now that the big choices can't be avoided for much longer. Is a second...

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