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Podcast: Atheism’s crisis of faith, whether Cameron ‘ does’ God and holidaying in Athens

16 April 2014 8:58
Is atheism in trouble? Photo: Getty Images.

Is atheism in trouble? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, the Spectator’s Douglas Murray and Freddy Gray discuss our Easter cover feature on the return of God. Why has… Continue reading


Podcast: Can William Shakespeare save the union, plus Maria Miller’s resignation

10 April 2014 9:39
Is William Shakespeare the key to saving the union? Photo: Getty Images.

Did William Shakespeare invent Britain and can he save it? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Fraser Nelson debates this week’s Spectator cover feature with the SNP’s Westminster leader… Continue reading


Podcast special: Maria Miller’s resignation

9 April 2014 8:40
Maria Miller, the former Culture Secretary, who has resigned this morning. Photo: CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images

Why has Maria Miller finally decided to resign this morning? The Spectator’s Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss in this mini-View from 22 podcast on what the resignation… Continue reading


Podcast: Adapting to climate change, monogamy in gay marriage and new forms of electioneering

3 April 2014 8:41
IPCC chair Rajendra Pachauri launching his report this week. Photo: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images

Is the world finally realising it has to adapt to, rather than halt, climate change? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Matt Ridley discusses this week’s Spectator cover on… Continue reading


Podcast: Reforming Islam, Ed Miliband on the rocks and teaching French

27 March 2014 9:12
The Grand Mosque in Mecca. Photo: MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images

Can Islam ever be reformed and reclaimed from the fanatics? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, the Quilliam Foundation’s founder Maajid Nawaz argues it most certainly can. Discussing this… Continue reading


Podcast: Buying your way into the establishment and Osborne’s 2014 budget

20 March 2014 10:20

How easy is it to buy your way into the British establishment? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Harry Mount and journalist Ben Judah discuss whether Britain has become… Continue reading


Podcast: Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman on Budget 2014

19 March 2014 17:23
George Osborne and his Treasury team. Photo: Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool /Getty Images

Following George Osborne’s fourth budget, The Spectator’s Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss what the announcements mean, the significant changes for pensioners, how the Chancellor has carefully targeted Ukip, Ed Miliband’s reaction in the… Continue reading


Podcast: Gove’s last stand, the march of the dog police and the future of conservatism in America

13 March 2014 8:27
Michael Gove and Boris Johnson — the two camps in the ongoing fight to succeed David Cameron.

Why is Michael Gove under attack from his coalition partners, his own party and numerous enemies? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Toby Young, James Forsyth and Fraser Nelson… Continue reading


Podcast: Ukraine special, with Matthew Parris, Anne Applebaum and John O’Sullivan

6 March 2014 8:42
What can we expect to see next in Ukraine? Photo: GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images

Should we leave Ukraine to the Russians? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Matthew Parris debates Anne Applebaum on whether the crisis should concern Britain and whether Vladimir Putin has valid reasons to… Continue reading


Podcast: Cameron’s Northern Alliance, Christianity and the left, and the end of two-party politics

27 February 2014 9:54
(Image: Carla Miller)

Is David Cameron’s new gameplan to look to the northern states for allies? Fraser Nelson is joined on the podcast by Stephen Booth of Open Europe, to discuss the influence that people… Continue reading


Podcast: Julie Burchill vs. Paris Lees, Putin’s plan to rule the world and Cameron’s love for Angela Merkel

20 February 2014 8:00
Julie Burchill and Paris Lees.

What is intersectionality and why is it ruining feminism? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Julie Burchill and Paris Lees debate the current state of feminism and whether intersectionality… Continue reading


Podcast: Somerset vs. the Environment Agency, the politics of flooding and being a dirty old man

13 February 2014 8:35
David Cameron with Ian Liddell-Grainge MPr. Could the floods have been tempered? Photo: Getty Images.

Did the people of Somerset see the floods coming? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, the Sunday Telegraph’s Christopher Booker discusses why the Environment Agency was so ill prepared… Continue reading


Podcast: Breaking up Britain, can Labour win the election and Cameron’s quango enemies

6 February 2014 8:30
Will Alex Salmond get his own way with the independence vote in September? Photo: Getty Images.

Despite the unionists’ polling lead, is the future of the United Kingdom in peril? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Alex Massie and Matthew Parris discuss why Alex Salmond… Continue reading


Podcast: Britain’s one child policy, a repentant Tory rebel and the coalition’s open marriage

30 January 2014 8:24
The home of the rebellious MPs. Photo: Getty Images.

Does Britain have a one-child policy? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Alec Marsh discusses the death of the big middle class family. Is this a distinct policy from… Continue reading


Podcast: Islam’s 30 year war, Westminster’s wandering hands and the Tories’ NHS legacy

23 January 2014 9:00
Soldiers in Fallujah, which has been retaken by rebel forces. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Is the Sunni-Shia conflict in the Middle East making a new great war ever more likely? On this week’s podcast, Douglas Murray discusses the battle involving Iran, Iraq, Syria and… Continue reading


Podcast: Benefits Street vs the left, Cameron’s Euro mission and our 1964 expose

16 January 2014 8:30

Has Benefits Street exposed Britain’s dirty secret? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Fraser Nelson debates the Labour MP Frank Field on the left’s reaction to the Channel 4… Continue reading


Podcast: the fantasy Pope Francis, Labour’s immigration nightmares and the Profumo affair

9 January 2014 9:12
Pope Francis, darling of the world?

Is our perception of Pope Francis simply an invention of the liberal media? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, The Catholic Herald’s Luke Coppen and Freddy Gray discuss how the world… Continue reading


Podcast special: Spectator writers, friends and foes make predictions for 2014

22 December 2013 17:03
Some of the guests on The Spectator's Christmas podcast.

We’re almost at the end of 2013, so here’s our extended special of  The View from 22 podcast. We’re delighted to bring together the best of The Spectator’s family and friends… Continue reading


Spectator podcast special: The View from 22 on today’s Autumn Statement

5 December 2013 15:14
George Osborne on his way to delivering his 2013 autumn statement today. Photo: Getty Images.

Following George Osborne’s 2013 Autumn Statement this morning, The Spectator’s Fraser Nelson, Isabel Hardman and James Forsyth discuss the Chancellor’s announcements, the reaction he received in the House of Commons,… Continue reading


The Spectator podcast: ‘You can’t say that’, Osborne’s challenge and Obama’s struggle

28 November 2013 8:50
Dominic Grieve have to apologies for his remarks on minority corruption. But was he telling the truth? Photo: Getty.

Are there truths in modern Britain we can’t speak about? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Spectator columnist Rod Liddle discusses his cover feature on why we  are so reluctant to… Continue reading


The Spectator podcast: The View from 22 on Paul Flowers, Ed vs Ed and how to speak like JFK

21 November 2013 9:20
Paul Flowers ticked all the right boxes, so he was allowed to get away with behaving badly, according to Melanie Phillips.

Why did no one realise that Reverend Paul Flowers was a preacher behaving very badly? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, the author and publisher Melanie Phillips and the Conservative MP Jesse… Continue reading


The View from 22 podcast: Blackout Britain, the rudeness of John Bercow and breaking the immigration taboo

14 November 2013 9:03
Photo: Getty Images.

Is Britain on the verge of an energy crisis? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, the Mail on Sunday’s David Rose discusses how Britain’s choice green energy over efficient… Continue reading


The View from 22 podcast: Ab Fab Britain, war on cycling and devolution dangers

7 November 2013 8:30

Are young people in Britain now duller than their parents? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Spectator editor Fraser Nelson discusses why Britain is now full of young puritans,… Continue reading


The View from 22 podcast special: why is it so hard to visit the UK?

6 November 2013 11:00
UKBA's £13M in adverse legal fees

In association with Harrods. Does Britain need to do more to encourage tourists and students to visit our country? In this special View from 22 podcast, chairman of Press Holdings… Continue reading


The View from 22 podcast: Cameron’s countryside revolt, assisted dying, Terry’s Chocolate Oranges and HS2

31 October 2013 8:30
(Image: Getty)

Has David Cameron lost the countryside? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Spectator columnist Melissa Kite debates Renewal’s David Skelton on whether the Tory grassroots supporters have been abandoned… Continue reading