The Spectator Podcasts

The Spectator podcast: Isis’s last stand

16 February 2017 11:28

On this week’s podcast, we discuss what the end of Isis means for a fragile Middle East, debate whether John Bercow…

The Spectator podcast: The great French collapse

9 February 2017 9:09

On this week’s episode, we consider Marine Le Pen’s path to power in France, whether we allow posh people to bluff their…

The Spectator podcast: How to stay sane in Trumpworld

2 February 2017 11:42

On this week’s episode, we discuss how to stay sane in the age of Trump, whether Hull deserves the mantle…

The Spectator podcast: Holland’s hurricane

26 January 2017 10:55

On this week’s episode, we discuss the hurricane that’s headed for Holland, the state of parliamentary sovereignty here at home, and whether…

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…

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…