The Spectator Podcasts


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…

Ministers Attend David Cameron's Last Cabinet Meeting

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


The Spectator podcast: The indestructibles

22 September 2016 9:51

This weekend, the Labour party will convene in Liverpool for its annual conference. By that point it will have a…


The Spectator podcast: Trump’s people

15 September 2016 10:03

It’s been a difficult week for Hillary Clinton. Not only was she diagnosed with a bout of pneumonia but she…

The Spectator podcast: The Brexit bounce

8 September 2016 9:43

On the morning of the 24th June, Britain woke to find its stock market shattered and its pound pummelled. It…


The Spectator podcast: The Swedish model. How not to welcome refugees

1 September 2016 8:02

For a certain type of social democrat, no country gets them quite as hot and bothered as Sweden. As Toby…

The Spectator Podcast: Marriage for one

25 August 2016 8:14

An increasing number of women are entering into the institution of marriage with their dream partner: themselves. In her cover…

The Spectator podcast: The doom delusion

18 August 2016 7:55

It’s August 2016 and the best time in human history to be alive. Well, at least that’s according to Johan…


The Spectator podcast: The memory gap. Is technology taking over our minds?

11 August 2016 7:54

Smartphone ownership is predicted to hit 2.5 billion by 2019 and 60 per cent of internet traffic now comes through…


The Spectator podcast: The real hate crime scandal

4 August 2016 9:04

Since the vote for Brexit, the media has fallen over itself to cover the apparently large upswing in the number…


The Spectator Podcast: Summer of terror

28 July 2016 7:50

In a week in which both Germany and France have suffered terror attacks, the question of the relationship between Islamic…


The Spectator Podcast: The American tragedy

21 July 2016 8:22

When Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign just over a year ago, few expected him to make it so far.…


Coffee House shots: the doomed Labour leadership challenge

19 July 2016 13:59

Support for leadership contenders Angela Eagle and Owen Smith are roughly evenly split within the party – though all involved…