The Spectator Podcast

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…

The Spectator Podcast: can the Independent Group ‘short-circuit’ first past the post?

22 February 2019 17:32

This week has been a relief from the usual Brexit conversations. The long talked about rumours of a centrist party…

The Spectator Podcast: Corbyn’s crack-up, why not to wear a hijab, and royal victimhood

15 February 2019 17:46

To split or not to split? Moderates in the Labour party have long agonised over the party’s hard left direction.…

The Spectator Podcast: technology and romance, neurodiversity, and the mystery of the raided horses

9 February 2019 12:44

Why is dating not as fun as it used to be? Statistics show that we are having less sex, birth…

The Spectator Podcast: can Theresa May persuade the EU to renegotiate?

1 February 2019 17:58

It’s been a hectic week in Westminster. After the Brady amendment passed on Tuesday, Theresa May finally got a second…

The Spectator Podcast: food fights, religious splits, and the politics of wood-burning stoves

25 January 2019 17:41

What do you do when a vegan friend comes over for dinner? Panic first, probably. After all, how can you…

The Spectator Podcast: does parliament have a plan for Brexit?

18 January 2019 16:48

Over the next couple of weeks, parliament gears up for another meaningful vote. But can Theresa May win around enough…

The Spectator Podcast: time to make your own mind up about a no-deal Brexit

11 January 2019 17:27

Lorries backing up in Kent, a Mars bar shortage, and no more Rome city breaks – these are just some…

The Spectator Podcast: the two elections that will shape 2019

5 January 2019 14:54

As we move into 2019, two big elections could shake up the rest of the year. In May, the European…