The Spectator Podcasts

The Spectator Podcast: Aid isn’t working

23 March 2017 12:48

On this week’s podcast, we consider how refugees could be better aided, whether David Cameron might be envious of George Osborne’s ‘retirement’,…

The Spectator podcast: Double trouble

16 March 2017 12:51

On this week’s edition of The Spectator Podcast, we discuss Theresa May’s double bind in Edinburgh and Brussels, Milton’s cultural relevance…

The Spectator podcast: The plot against the Pope

10 March 2017 15:21

On this week’s episode, we take the Pope to task over his leadership of the Roman Catholic Church, ask whether Canada has…

The Spectator podcast: Sturgeon’s second stab

2 March 2017 12:26

On this week’s episode we question whether Nicola Sturgeon might be tempted by a second independence referendum, consider the increasingly frosty relations…

The Spectator podcast: May’s third way

23 February 2017 12:19

On this week’s Spectator podcast, we discuss Theresa May’s Third Way, whether we could have an Uber for social care, and…

The Spectator podcast: Isis’s last stand

16 February 2017 11:28

On this week’s podcast, we discuss what the end of Isis means for a fragile Middle East, debate whether John Bercow…

The Spectator podcast: The great French collapse

9 February 2017 9:09

On this week’s episode, we consider Marine Le Pen’s path to power in France, whether we allow posh people to bluff their…

The Spectator podcast: How to stay sane in Trumpworld

2 February 2017 11:42

On this week’s episode, we discuss how to stay sane in the age of Trump, whether Hull deserves the mantle…

The Spectator podcast: Holland’s hurricane

26 January 2017 10:55

On this week’s episode, we discuss the hurricane that’s headed for Holland, the state of parliamentary sovereignty here at home, and whether…

The Spectator podcast: You’re fired!

19 January 2017 11:57

On this week’s episode, we discuss the winners and losers as Trump moves into the White House, where Theresa May’s Brexit strategy…

The Spectator podcast: The end of experts

12 January 2017 12:44

On this week’s podcast we reappraise the role of experts, scrutinise the chaotic papacy, and check in with the court…

The Spectator podcast: Trump takes charge

5 January 2017 12:21

On this week’s podcast we discuss President Trump’s arrival on the world stage, the problem of medicating adult ADHD sufferers, and…

The Spectator podcast: Review of the year

9 December 2016 12:09

After all the ups and downs, wins and losses, celebrations and commiserations, 2016 is finally in its twilight hours. We’ve…

The Spectator podcast: Brexit on trial

1 December 2016 11:57

On this week’s Spectator podcast, Isabel Hardman talks about the landmark Supreme Court ruling and whether it is putting ‘Brexit…

The Spectator podcast: May’s winning hand

24 November 2016 11:06

On this week’s podcast we discuss the royal flush that Theresa May has been dealt, debate Sadiq Khan’s progress, half a…

The Spectator podcast: The new normal

17 November 2016 11:44

On this week’s podcast, we discuss the ‘new normal’ that’s emerged in world politics, how Trump’s election went down in…

The Spectator podcast: Planet Trump

10 November 2016 17:14

With Donald Trump’s shock victory in the US election dominating headlines this week, the Spectator podcast takes an opportunity to…

The Spectator podcast: Breaking the Bank

3 November 2016 12:35

On this week’s podcast, we discuss the fraught relationship between Mark Carney and Theresa May, the similarities between the sieges…

The Spectator podcast: Le Pen’s victory

27 October 2016 10:57

On this week’s podcast, we discuss the rise of Marine Le Pen, how murder is handled on social media, and how a…

The Spectator podcast: Putin vs the world

20 October 2016 13:55

This week saw the controversial move by RBS to freeze the bank accounts of the broadcaster Russia Today. The decision…

The Spectator podcast: Lights, camera, politics

13 October 2016 10:28

A decade ago, Donald Trump was best known for his gleeful firing of aspirant entrepreneurs. Now, however, the reality TV…

The Spectator podcast: Syrian nightmare

6 October 2016 10:35

The Syrian initiative to retake the last remaining rebel stronghold of Aleppo, following a two week ceasefire, has proved controversial…

The Spectator podcast: The age of May

29 September 2016 11:39

The Conservative party conference starts this Sunday in Birmingham. It will be the first time that Theresa May has addressed…

The Spectator podcast: The indestructibles

22 September 2016 9:51

This weekend, the Labour party will convene in Liverpool for its annual conference. By that point it will have a…

The Spectator podcast: Trump’s people

15 September 2016 10:03

It’s been a difficult week for Hillary Clinton. Not only was she diagnosed with a bout of pneumonia but she…