The Spectator Podcast

The Spectator Podcast: the latest plot to oust Corbyn

19 July 2019 12:12

When Labour moderates tried to oust Jeremy Corbyn in 2016, their attempt only made him stronger, protected by swathes of…

The Spectator Podcast: the bromance of Boris Johnson and Donald Trump

12 July 2019 10:25

Boris Johnson has been under fire this week for not coming to the defence of Sir Kim Darroch. Is this…

On Trump, President Xi had no idea what was coming

28 June 2019 15:52

When Donald Trump took the US presidency in 2016, China was wary, but hopeful. Here’s was a businessman for whom…

The Spectator Podcast: greenwashing blue Tories

14 June 2019 17:40

In early May, the Climate Change Committee recommended that Britain adopt a net zero emissions target by 2050 for greenhouse…

Is Theresa May’s climate change target realistic?

12 June 2019 9:20

In a last-ditch effort to find a domestic legacy, Theresa May has set her sights on the hot topic of…

The Spectator Podcast: what awaits the next prime minister?

7 June 2019 17:33

As Theresa May hands over the keys to Downing Street, what burning injustices will she also hand over to her…

The Spectator Podcast: who will emerge from the Tory scrum?

31 May 2019 15:42

A full baker’s dozen is in the running to become the next Tory leader, with even more expected to declare…

The Spectator Podcast: Corbyn isn’t working

24 May 2019 14:51

Labour’s constructive ambiguity on Brexit has served it well since the 2017 election. But as the country votes in European…

The Spectator Podcast: is Boris the man?

17 May 2019 15:12

Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Is that man Boris? And if it is, what still stands in his way?…

The Spectator Podcast: Train your brain

10 May 2019 13:27

Can playing brain-training games slow, or even reverse, the brain’s ageing? In this week’s Spectator, Camilla Cavendish suggests that we…

The Spectator Podcast: the Brexit party, drugs, and fake lesbians

3 May 2019 18:10

As the two main parties reel from their local election performances today, are we at the beginning of a golden…

The Spectator Podcast: the Scruton tapes

26 April 2019 14:40

The controversy surrounding Sir Roger Scruton’s dismissal from his role as chairman of the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission continues.…

The Spectator Podcast: Easter special

18 April 2019 17:46

Earlier this week the world watched in horror as the Notre Dame went up in flames. Although the roof and…

The Spectator Podcast: where did things go wrong for Emmanuel Macron?

12 April 2019 12:59

While Friday may mean the end of the working week for most of us, for many in France, it means…

The Spectator Podcast: how Brexit descended into chaos

5 April 2019 17:38

This week we reached a new level of chaos in British politics. With parliament voting down all indicatives vote options,…

The Spectator Podcast: life after May and the Victorian women who explored

29 March 2019 17:00

This week, Theresa May finally promised to leave – but only after her Brexit deal passes. Anticipation of her departure…

The Spectator Podcast: is Brexit a national humiliation?

22 March 2019 18:19

This week opened with the cautious optimism of a third meaningful vote passing, and ends, as our cover depicts, with…

The Spectator Podcast: the surrealism of Brexit, three years on

15 March 2019 15:56

In Salvador Dalí’s Persistence of Memory, several clocks are melting away in a surreal desert scene where a distorted horse-like creature…

The Spectator Podcast: woke corporations and an apology from Rod Liddle

8 March 2019 15:11

When did corporate giants like KPMG, Proctor and Gamble, and Accenture become extensions of the campus safe space culture? Rainbow…

The Spectator Podcast: the pains of Brexit and the joys of gaming

1 March 2019 17:27

It was Harold Wilson who said that a week is a long time in politics. How true that is for…