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The Spectator podcast: You’re fired!

19 January 2017 11:57

On this week’s episode, we discuss the winners and losers as Trump moves into the White House, where Theresa May’s Brexit strategy…

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Coffee House Shots: Theresa May outlines her Brexit plans

17 January 2017 14:05

In front of a packed audience at Lancaster House, Theresa May delivered a speech outlining some of the key components of the…

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The Spectator podcast: The end of experts

12 January 2017 12:44

On this week’s podcast we reappraise the role of experts, scrutinise the chaotic papacy, and check in with the court…

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Fifa’s decision to expand the World Cup is a disaster for football fans

11 January 2017 11:34

Disastrous decisions by Fifa are nothing new. But yesterday’s announcement by football’s governing body that it will expand the World…

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Coffee House Shots: Jeremy Corbyn’s first interview of 2017

10 January 2017 10:58

Ahead of a scheduled speech later on Tuesday, Jeremy Corbyn appeared on the Today Programme to outline the ideas he…

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Books podcast: The war on the old

9 January 2017 17:22

Is there a war on the old? Yes, says John Sutherland, the respected author and critic who is currently Emeritus Professor…

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The Spectator podcast: Trump takes charge

5 January 2017 12:21

On this week’s podcast we discuss President Trump’s arrival on the world stage, the problem of medicating adult ADHD sufferers, and…

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The Spectator podcast: Review of the year

9 December 2016 12:09

After all the ups and downs, wins and losses, celebrations and commiserations, 2016 is finally in its twilight hours. We’ve…

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The FA’s annus horribilis could be about to get a lot worse

8 December 2016 17:07

Football is no stranger to scandal, but the scale of the sex abuse allegations now circling the beautiful game is…

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The Spectator podcast: Brexit on trial

1 December 2016 11:57

On this week’s Spectator podcast, Isabel Hardman talks about the landmark Supreme Court ruling and whether it is putting ‘Brexit…

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The Spectator podcast: May’s winning hand

24 November 2016 11:06

On this week’s podcast we discuss the royal flush that Theresa May has been dealt, debate Sadiq Khan’s progress, half a…

How social media won the day for the Donald

19 November 2016 9:00

There are plenty of theories about how Donald Trump pulled off his shock victory. But however he did manage to…

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The Spectator podcast: The new normal

17 November 2016 11:44

On this week’s podcast, we discuss the ‘new normal’ that’s emerged in world politics, how Trump’s election went down in…

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The Spectator podcast: Planet Trump

10 November 2016 17:14

With Donald Trump’s shock victory in the US election dominating headlines this week, the Spectator podcast takes an opportunity to…

Will the immigrant vote risk everything to take on Donald Trump?

7 November 2016 17:42

Since 1996, federal law has prevented non-citizen US residents, like myself, from voting in elections. We pay taxes, hold down…

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The Spectator podcast: Breaking the Bank

3 November 2016 12:35

On this week’s podcast, we discuss the fraught relationship between Mark Carney and Theresa May, the similarities between the sieges…

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The Spectator podcast: Le Pen’s victory

27 October 2016 10:57

On this week’s podcast, we discuss the rise of Marine Le Pen, how murder is handled on social media, and how a…

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OUP and the Marlowe truthers are pandering to the lowest form of Shakespeare populism

25 October 2016 15:00

Back in 2007, Derek Jacobi and Mark Rylance delivered a petition, pompously titled ‘Declaration of Reasonable Doubt’, to that august…

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Suzanne Evans and Paul Nuttall announce Ukip leadership bids

23 October 2016 10:18

Suzanne Evans, former deputy chairman of Ukip, has announced her intention to run for the leadership of the party. ‘I think I’m…

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The Spectator podcast: Putin vs the world

20 October 2016 13:55

This week saw the controversial move by RBS to freeze the bank accounts of the broadcaster Russia Today. The decision…

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The Spectator podcast: Lights, camera, politics

13 October 2016 10:28

A decade ago, Donald Trump was best known for his gleeful firing of aspirant entrepreneurs. Now, however, the reality TV…

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We should celebrate the killer clowns

12 October 2016 11:40

All over the world, people are dressing up as clowns to scare unsuspecting members of the public. Sightings began in…

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The Spectator podcast: Syrian nightmare

6 October 2016 10:35

The Syrian initiative to retake the last remaining rebel stronghold of Aleppo, following a two week ceasefire, has proved controversial…

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The Ryder Cup is Europe’s great sports project – and it’s feeling the friction

1 October 2016 8:30

Golf isn’t the biggest thing in Minnesota right now – that privilege belongs to the knife-edge presidential race – but…

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The Spectator podcast: The age of May

29 September 2016 11:39

The Conservative party conference starts this Sunday in Birmingham. It will be the first time that Theresa May has addressed…