The Spectator Podcast

The Spectator Podcast

The Book Club: Charles Spencer on Henry I's lost ship

This week's Book Club podcast guest is Charles Spencer, whose book The White Ship: Conquest,...

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Chinese Whispers: has economic engagement with China failed?

Exactly 20 years ago, China acceded to the World Trade Organisation. In the decades since, the...

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Spectator Out Loud: Max Pemberton, Andrew Watts, Ysenda Maxtone Graham

On this week's episode, Dr Max Pemberton explains that while just as many people are seeing their...

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Women With Balls: Polly Morgan

Polly Morgan is an artist whose trade is taxidermy. She recently won the First Plinth Award, and...

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The Edition: The third wave

Experts are saying we are now officially in a third wave but how concerned should we be? (00:56)...

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The Book Club: Lawrence Wright on why Covid was a catastrophe for America

In this week's Book Club podcast, Sam Leith's guest is one of America's foremost magazine...

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Table Talk: With Craig Brown

Craig Brown is an awarding winning critic, satirist and former restaurant reviewer. His most...

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Spectator Out Loud: Chris Daw, Lionel Shriver and Sam Russell

On this episode: Chris Daw QC on the blame game that surrounds the Hillsborough disaster and why...

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Americano: will we ever know where Covid came from?

What was once dismissed by the mainstream media as a right wing conspiracy theory, seems to have...

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The Edition: Broken Trust

Why is the National Trust in crisis, and can it be fixed? (00:55) Plus, is there going to be a...

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Lauren Hough: Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing

In this week’s Book Club podcast Sam's guest is Lauren Hough - author of an outstanding new...

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Chinese Whispers: what is it like to be a journalist in China?

What is it like to be a journalist in China? There are obvious restrictions on freedom of speech,...

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Spectator Out Loud: Lisa Bjurwald, Douglas Murray and Stuart Jeffries

On this week's episode, Lisa Bjurwald reports on the Swedish monarchy going woke (01:20); Douglas...

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Women With Balls: saving for a rainy day

The past year has served as a reminder how quickly one's personal circumstances can change. In...

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The Edition: how the lab leak theory is looking increasingly plausible

We’re still none the wiser about the origins of coronavirus, but has the lab leak theory...

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The Book Club: the crew who braved an Arctic winter

Sam Leith's guest in this week’s Book Club podcast is Julian Sancton, whose new book...

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Table Talk: with Patrick Jephson

Patrick Jephson is a consultant, journalist, broadcaster and New York Times best selling author....

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Playing catch-up: getting on top of cancer waiting lists

As the UK’s vaccine rollout provides a way out of the Covid pandemic, we are set to...

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Spectator Out Loud: Richard Dobbs, Tanya Gold and Rory Sutherland

In this episode, Richard Dobbs reads his piece on why he's considering giving up his second...

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Around the corner: what will the future of transport look like?

What does the future of transport look like? From electric vehicles to driverless cars, a smarter...

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