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Podcast: the next financial disaster, MPs quitting and sinister men in sunglasses

24 July 2014 9:15
President Obama Participates In World AIDS Day Discussion At George Washington University

Think we’ve done enough to avoid another financial crisis? Think again, says Liam Halligan. Sure, there’s no shortage of commentators (and stockbrokers) insisting the outlook is rosy and share prices… Continue reading


View from 22 morning review: the West’s response to MH17 and the reshuffle fallout

21 July 2014 12:18

In this week’s View from 22 morning review, Douglas Murray, James Forsyth and Mary Wakefield discuss the weekend’s main stories. Can Europe really enforce sanctions on Putin, in the wake of… Continue reading


View from 22 podcast special: reshuffle review

15 July 2014 17:09
Here come the girls... (Photo: Getty)

In this View from 22 podcast special, Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman round up some of the key stories from the reshuffle, including Gove’s shock demotion, the increased… Continue reading


6am Spectator podcast special: Cameron’s reshuffle – the hiring begins

15 July 2014 6:00
Endangered species: a white middle-aged Tory still in the government. Just.

Good morning. We’ve just had the night of the long knives – for middle-aged Tory ministers at least. Now for the promotions, and you can expect a disproportionate number of them… Continue reading


Podcast: Douglas Murray analyses the Israel-Gaza conflict

14 July 2014 12:31
(Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty)

In our latest View from 22 podcast, Douglas Murray, Mary Wakefield and Fraser Nelson discuss the conflict in the Gaza strip. Has Israel become too good at protecting its citizens?… Continue reading


Podcast: 2014 Cabinet reshuffle

14 July 2014 11:36
(Photo: Getty)

In our latest View from 22 podcast, Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss the possible outcomes when Cameron reshuffles his Cabinet. listen to ‘James Forsyth, Isabel Hardman and… Continue reading


Podcast: paedomania, the next EU commissioner and the National Theatre

10 July 2014 9:44
(Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty)

What kind of idiot tries to stand in the way of a national child abuse panic? Matthew Parris, that’s who. In this week’s Spectator, he suggests that the panic about… Continue reading


View from 22 podcast special: Should Gatwick Airport be expanded?

7 July 2014 9:51

In this special View from 22 podcast, Fraser Nelson discusses the case for the expansion of Gatwick Airport. Guest speakers include Stewart Wingate, CEO of Gatwick Airport, Mark Reckless, Tory MP… Continue reading


Podcast: The UK without Scotland, assisted dying and modern slavery

3 July 2014 8:42
What would happen to the UK if Scotland votes for independence? Photo: Getty Images.

How would the rest of the United Kingdom cope without Scotland? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, James Forsyth discusses his Spectator cover feature with Fraser Nelson and Eddie… Continue reading


Podcast: Is religion the new politics, and Osborne on the up, Miliband on the down

26 June 2014 9:30
Are British politicians clueless about religion? Photo: Getty Images.

Are we seeing a global revival of religion, which is having a radical impact on politics? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Damian Thompson debates Cristina Odone on this… Continue reading


Podcast: Terror’s comeback kids and Steve Coogan, foe of press censorship?

19 June 2014 9:10
Thanks to groups like ISIS, can we expect instability in Iraq for years to come? Photo: Getty Images.

Why do Iraq’s jihadists keep on coming back? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Freddy Gray (1 min, 29 sec) examine why groups such as ISIS have… Continue reading


Podcast: the betrayal of British Muslims and the new Iraq war

12 June 2014 9:50
Oldknow Academy in Birmingham - one of the schools at the centre of the 'Trojan Horse' inquiry. Photo: Getty,

Do we need to take more action to tackle the Islamist threat in British schools? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, The Spectator’s Douglas Murray and Matthew Parris debate… Continue reading


Podcast: The Queen’s Speech and the farce of recall and the fight for Ukip’s soul

5 June 2014 10:35
Queen Elizabeth II Attends The State Opening Of Parliament

Was this year’s Queen Speech a waste of time? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, the Conservative MPs Zac Goldsmith and Chris Skidmore discuss the government’s plan for the… Continue reading


Podcast: Cameron’s dilemma, the collapse of the Lib Dems and Salmond’s secret weapon

29 May 2014 9:14
How David Cameron appeal to Ukip supporters?

How can David Cameron appeal to his own natural supporters in Ukip? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Douglas Murray and Mats Persson from the Open Europe think tank… Continue reading


Podcast special: Ukip triumph in European elections

26 May 2014 6:10
Nigel Farage in Southampton celebrating his victory.Photo: OPTIONAL,TTL,CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images

Ukip has come first and the Lib Dems have been decimated in the European Parliament— what does this all mean? The Spectator’s Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss… Continue reading


Podcast: Ukip’s triumph, predictions for this week’s elections and the return of the cad

22 May 2014 9:02
Peter Oborne and Matthew Parris debate Ukip on this week's podcast.

Has Ukip been a good thing for British politics? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, political commentators Peter Oborne and Matthew Parris debate the topic of this week’s Spectator… Continue reading


Podcast: Race, genes and history, Nick Clegg’s war and the curious case of Mo Ansar

15 May 2014 8:07
What have we learnt from decoding the human genome? Photo: Getty Images.

Is there a link between race, genes and history? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, author Nicholas Wade discusses his Spectator cover feature on what the last 11 years… Continue reading


Podcast: the gilded generation, one year countdown to the election and rise of the bores

8 May 2014 9:00

Is it fair to describe today’s youth as the ‘gilded generation’? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, James Delingpole discusses this week’s Spectator cover feature with The Economist’s Daniel Knowles. With rising house prices, increasing… Continue reading

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Podcast: Britain’s masculinity crisis and Osborne’s Foreign Secretary aspirations

1 May 2014 9:32
Is Britain facing a masculinity crisis? Photo: Getty Images.

Is the British male in serious trouble? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, the Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington Diane Abbott discusses the topic of this… Continue reading


Podcast: Ed Miliband’s radical Old Labour agenda and Clinton vs Bush round two

24 April 2014 9:22
Has Miliband exhumed Old Labour policies to take him to No.10? Photo: Getty Images.

Where has Ed Miliband found the policies to form the basis of his potential government? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, The Telegraph’s Dan Hodges and Marcus Roberts from… Continue reading


View from 22 Special: Grant Shapps interview

19 April 2014 10:00
The Conservative Party Annual Conference

listen to ‘Podcast special: Grant Shapps interview’ on Audioboo Conservative Party Chairman Grant Shapps is never off-message, knowingly or otherwise. He gave an interview to The Spectator earlier this week… Continue reading


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