The Spectator Podcast

The Spectator Podcast: Boris Johnson’s great election gamble

6 September 2019 11:00

This week, Boris Johnson decided to seek a general election. But will his gamble pay off (00:20)? Plus is trophy…

The Spectator Podcast: what kind of Brexit does Boris want?

30 August 2019 15:35

In these fractious times, a public compliment from the President of the United States can be a mixed blessing for…

The Spectator Podcast: can the royal family survive its makeover?

22 August 2019 21:00

A steady stream of royal scandals has put the monarchy firmly in the limelight this week. Prince Andrew’s suspicious friendship…

The Spectator Podcast: who are the real far right?

16 August 2019 14:21

Is Europe overrun by fascists? To read some mainstream coverage of election results in Italy, the government in Austria, and…

The Spectator Podcast: beaches, Brexit, and Desert Island bores

9 August 2019 11:55

This week, our writers tell us about their favourite British beaches, from Cornwall to Northern Ireland (24:15). But before then,…

The Spectator Podcast: will the EU compromise for Boris?

2 August 2019 10:36

As the UK government ramps up its no deal Brexit planning, is there any chance of a compromise with the…

The Spectator Podcast: is Boris Johnson ‘devious’ enough to get a new deal?

26 July 2019 17:27

Boris Johnson became the new Prime Minister this week, but what will his first 100 days in office be like?…

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…