The Spectator Podcast

The Spectator Podcast: who is Boris Johnson, really?

21 June 2019 17:00

This week has seen the continually bizarre spectacle of the Tory leadership contest grind on. Earlier this week Sajid Javid…

The Spectator Podcast: Prince Charming

8 March 2018 18:28

On this week’s episode of The Spectator Podcast, we look at the new Saudi Crown Prince as he visits the…

The Spectator Podcast: For richer, for poorer

30 November 2017 15:31

On this week’s episode we’ll be discussing whether marriage is becoming an elite institution. We’ll also be wondering if the…

The Spectator Podcast: All hail Papa Xi!

19 October 2017 15:40

On this week’s episode of The Spectator Podcast, we look at China’s new veneration of President Xi Jinping. We also…

The Spectator Podcast: Can you forgive her?

31 August 2017 13:21

On this week’s Spectator Podcast, we ask whether Theresa May can be absolved by her party and the public. We’ll…

The Spectator Podcast: Campus tyranny

24 August 2017 13:54

On this week’s episode of The Spectator Podcast we look at the issue of ‘safe spaces’ on campuses and beyond. We…

The Spectator Podcast: The real modern slavery

17 August 2017 15:31

On this week’s episode, we’re looking at whether the ‘sex trade’ is a form of sanitised modern slavery. We also…

The Spectator Podcast: Macron’s vanity fair

27 July 2017 13:04

On this week’s episode we discuss whether Macron is losing his gloss, ask if the Brexit talks are heading in the…

The Spectator Podcast: The dying of the right

22 June 2017 16:14

On this week’s episode, we look at conservatism’s apparent decline, how society has responded to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, and whether young…

The Spectator Podcast: General shambles

1 June 2017 16:10

On this week’s episode we look ahead to the General Election, now just days away, and ask whether Theresa May might…

The Spectator Podcast: The Islamist worldview

25 May 2017 13:40

On this week’s episode, we reflect on the tragic events in Manchester and what can be done to prevent similar…

The Spectator Podcast: The May manifesto

18 May 2017 15:30

On this week’s episode, we discuss Theresa May’s lurch to the left, the NHS’s looming crisis, and how Americans should talk…

The Spectator Podcast: Election special

20 April 2017 16:12

On this week’s episode, we discuss the two European nations that are are heading for the polls in the next couple…

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: 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…

How to listen to The Spectator podcast

28 April 2016 8:34

Every week, The Spectator podcast brings together a variety of people to discuss politics, culture and current affairs. Presented by Isabel Hardman,…