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TALKING POLITICS

By David Runciman and Catherine Carr

Coronavirus! Climate! Brexit! Trump! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting: Talking Politics is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Every week David Runciman and Helen Thompson talk to the most interesting people around about the ideas and events that shape our world: from history to economics, from philosophy to fiction. What does the future hold? Can democracy survive? How crazy will it get? This is the political conversation that matters.Talking Politics is brought to you in partnership with the London Review of Books, Europe's leading magazine of books and ideas.

  1. 1.
    The Long-term Legacy of Brexit01/14/2021
    50:57
  2. 2.
    Jill Lepore on the Insurrection01/11/2021
    27:50
  3. 3.
    New Year, New World?01/07/2021
    52:55
  4. 4.
    How to Fix British Democracy?01/03/2021
    28:46
  5. 5.
    Did Covid Kill the Climate?12/31/2020
    40:01
  6. 6.
    Looking Back, Looking Forward 12/24/2020
    46:00
  7. 7.
    Where is the Opposition?12/17/2020
    44:30
  8. 8.
    What's Next for France and Italy?12/10/2020
    39:15
  1. 9.
    From Brexit to Scottish Independence12/03/2020
    43:55
  2. 10.
    Young People vs Joe Biden11/26/2020
    52:53
  3. 11.
    James O'Brien11/22/2020
    59:57
  4. 12.
    Post-Covid Economics11/19/2020
    45:27
  5. 13.
    War: What Is it Good For?11/11/2020
    38:01
  6. 14.
    President Biden11/09/2020
    31:12
  7. 15.
    What Just Happened?11/04/2020
    53:27
  8. 16.
    Are Young People Losing Faith in Democracy?11/02/2020
    27:51
  9. 17.
    China, Climate, Covid: The New Energy Map11/01/2020
    31:32
  10. 18.
    What Trump Means to Us10/29/2020
    41:30
  11. 19.
    Democracy for Sale10/22/2020
    45:35
  12. 20.
    Trump Stress Test10/15/2020
    47:35
  13. 21.
    Can Boris Survive Brexit?10/08/2020
    53:30
  14. 22.
    One-Term Presidents10/01/2020
    1:00:09
  15. 23.
    Michael Sandel on the Case Against Meritocracy09/24/2020
    53:48
  16. 24.
    Robert Harris and V209/20/2020
    30:42
  17. 25.
    Jill Lepore on the Destructive Power of Tech09/17/2020
    42:15
  18. 26.
    The Incompetence of Boris Johnson09/10/2020
    46:14
  19. 27.
    The Politics of Loneliness09/03/2020
    44:49
  20. 28.
    Thomas Piketty: Three Years On08/27/2020
    42:02
  21. 29.
    Has Covid Rescued Europe?08/20/2020
    42:31
  22. 30.
    Judith Butler: Then and Now08/13/2020
    1:00:04
  23. 31.
    Brexit, Trump and Aldershot FC08/06/2020
    44:00
  24. 32.
    Whose Work is it Anyway?07/30/2020
    42:48
  25. 33.
    Revisiting Yuval Harari07/23/2020
    45:57
  26. 34.
    Twilight of Democracy07/16/2020
    42:27
  27. 35.
    Helen's History of Ideas07/09/2020
    48:17
  28. 36.
    James Meek on Healthcare: from WHO to NHS07/05/2020
    37:16
  29. 37.
    Brexit in the Age of Covid07/02/2020
    44:30
  30. 38.
    Burma's Hidden History06/28/2020
    47:24
  31. 39.
    Britain Wrestles with its Past06/25/2020
    47:22
  32. 40.
    American Fascism: Then and Now06/18/2020
    47:25
  33. 41.
    Police State USA06/11/2020
    53:46
  34. 42.
    What Just Happened at the New York Times?06/08/2020
    29:49
  35. 43.
    Matt Forde06/07/2020
    45:36
  36. 44.
    Facts vs Opinions06/04/2020
    45:34
  37. 45.
    Dan Snow on Covid History (and Cummings)05/28/2020
    47:21
  38. 46.
    Bread, Cement, Cactus05/24/2020
    54:07
  39. 47.
    Europe Blows Up05/21/2020
    55:57
  40. 48.
    Labour and Brexit: Beyond the Crisis05/14/2020
    44:49
  41. 49.
    Ebola, COVID and the WHO05/07/2020
    49:24
  42. 50.
    David Miliband on the Crisis04/30/2020
    42:15
  43. 51.
    History of Ideas: Wollstonecraft on Sexual Politics04/28/2020
    47:08
  44. 52.
    History of Ideas: Hobbes on the State04/27/2020
    1:00:00
  45. 53.
    What's Happening in Italy Now?04/26/2020
    27:36
  46. 54.
    Talking Politics: HISTORY OF IDEAS04/23/2020
    2:12
  47. 55.
    Lockdownonomics04/23/2020
    45:25
  48. 56.
    Adam Tooze/Shockwave04/20/2020
    52:33
  49. 57.
    Nate Silver04/18/2020
    42:15
  50. 58.
    British Politics: The Big Reset?04/16/2020
    43:15
  51. 59.
    In Praise of Hilary Mantel04/12/2020
    41:29
  52. 60.
    Can America Cope?04/09/2020
    48:32
  53. 61.
    Michael Lewis Updated04/05/2020
    56:00
  54. 62.
    States of Emergency04/02/2020
    48:47
  55. 63.
    Tara Westover/Educated03/29/2020
    1:01:07
  56. 64.
    From Cholera to Coronavirus03/28/2020
    38:29
  57. 65.
    Co-operation or Conflict?03/26/2020
    45:10
  58. 66.
    The View from Italy03/22/2020
    41:42
  59. 67.
    Adam Tooze Part 203/19/2020
    28:31
  60. 68.
    Adam Tooze on the Crisis03/19/2020
    43:46
  61. 69.
    Doomsday Clock03/15/2020
    35:04
  62. 70.
    Superforecasting03/12/2020
    47:24
  63. 71.
    Super Tuesday Special: Biden's Back!03/04/2020
    53:22
  64. 72.
    Blair's Labour and Johnson's Brexit02/27/2020
    48:27
  65. 73.
    Michael Ignatieff on the Future of Democracy02/23/2020
    54:35
  66. 74.
    Macron vs Everyone02/20/2020
    50:00
  67. 75.
    Sinn Fein and Sardines02/13/2020
    49:38
  68. 76.
    Oh Iowa!02/06/2020
    43:40
  69. 77.
    Are We Losing Faith in Democracy?01/30/2020
    44:50
  70. 78.
    Trump vs Iran: Is it for Real?01/23/2020
    45:29
  71. 79.
    Predictions for 2030 with Azeem Azhar01/19/2020
    40:48
  72. 80.
    What's the Future for Labour?01/16/2020
    47:45
  73. 81.
    The Great Abortion Switcheroo01/09/2020
    32:17
  74. 82.
    Deporting Mexicans01/05/2020
    30:30
  75. 83.
    The 15th and the 19th01/02/2020
    29:49
  76. 84.
    Monopoly and Muckraking12/29/2019
    30:01
  77. 85.
    Pornography and the Post Office12/26/2019
    30:20
  78. 86.
    Impeaching the President12/22/2019
    33:44
  79. 87.
    American Histories Trailer12/20/2019
    3:06
  80. 88.
    Michael Lewis on Donald Trump12/18/2019
    37:56
  81. 89.
    Johnson Gets His Mandate12/14/2019
    1:13:30
  82. 90.
    Some Brexit Scenarios12/11/2019
    43:32
  83. 91.
    What if Remain Had Won...?12/05/2019
    48:05
  84. 92.
    Tech Election - Part 211/28/2019
    51:33
  85. 93.
    Tech Election - Part 111/24/2019
    54:11
  86. 94.
    Party like it's 197411/21/2019
    48:56
  87. 95.
    One Election or Many?11/14/2019
    47:53
  88. 96.
    Esther Duflo11/07/2019
    47:06
  89. 97.
    Rory Stewart10/30/2019
    1:19:20
  90. 98.
    Not Over Yet10/23/2019
    46:04
  91. 99.
    Inside the Bubble with Ayesha Hazarika: Live!10/17/2019
    1:02:40
  92. 100.
    Impeach This! 10/10/2019
    46:17
  93. 101.
    December Elections: Live Special!10/07/2019
    42:42
  94. 102.
    Cameron's Referendum10/03/2019
    49:04
  95. 103.
    Ian McEwan09/29/2019
    28:03
  96. 104.
    Boiling Point09/26/2019
    26:18
  97. 105.
    Supreme Court II & Italy!09/25/2019
    45:23
  98. 106.
    Re-Engineering Humanity09/22/2019
    35:40
  99. 107.
    Supreme Court09/19/2019
    45:04
  100. 108.
    He's Still There (Just)09/12/2019
    45:54
  101. 109.
    Adam Tooze on the Global Slowdown09/08/2019
    48:47
  102. 110.
    Is It Legal?09/04/2019
    47:13
  103. 111.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... Marriage 09/01/2019
    31:13
  104. 112.
    538 Cross Over Special : Is Britain In The Middle Of A Constitutional Crisis?08/30/2019
    45:52
  105. 113.
    Where Power Stops08/29/2019
    35:56
  106. 114.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... European Union before the EU08/25/2019
    28:30
  107. 115.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... The UK Constitution08/22/2019
    28:25
  108. 116.
    Jill Lepore on the American Nation08/18/2019
    39:27
  109. 117.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... Being a Civil Servant08/15/2019
    30:51
  110. 118.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... The Euro08/11/2019
    29:28
  111. 119.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... Summer Reading08/08/2019
    22:50
  112. 120.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... The Chinese Communist Party08/04/2019
    28:35
  113. 121.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... The Gilded Age08/01/2019
    31:00
  114. 122.
    Autumn of Chaos07/24/2019
    46:13
  115. 123.
    Waiting for Boris07/18/2019
    46:57
  116. 124.
    Hong Kong 07/11/2019
    41:42
  117. 125.
    Libra07/04/2019
    51:19
  118. 126.
    Outlasting Trump06/27/2019
    45:56
  119. 127.
    The Party Splits! (In 1846!)06/20/2019
    52:20
  120. 128.
    Who is Boris Johnson?06/13/2019
    47:42
  121. 129.
    Constitutional Breakdown06/06/2019
    44:28
  122. 130.
    Jared Diamond05/30/2019
    37:15
  123. 131.
    Split Down the Middle05/28/2019
    26:21
  124. 132.
    The Next PM05/23/2019
    46:22
  125. 133.
    Death of the Republic05/16/2019
    45:12
  126. 134.
    Adam Tooze on US vs China05/12/2019
    29:13
  127. 135.
    President Bernie?05/09/2019
    52:29
  128. 136.
    A Mockery of Democracy?05/02/2019
    47:49
  129. 137.
    David King on Climate Repair04/30/2019
    48:54
  130. 138.
    Paul Mason on the Human Future04/25/2019
    57:45
  131. 139.
    The Copernican Principle04/18/2019
    37:44
  132. 140.
    Brexit Lessons04/10/2019
    43:31
  133. 141.
    Trump After Mueller04/07/2019
    41:01
  134. 142.
    May Rolls the Dice04/04/2019
    47:45
  135. 143.
    Moment of Truth?03/28/2019
    50:00
  136. 144.
    Uninhabitable Earth03/24/2019
    37:20
  137. 145.
    Italy vs France vs Brexit03/21/2019
    42:38
  138. 146.
    Can This Go On?03/18/2019
    30:42
  139. 147.
    Impasse03/13/2019
    50:00
  140. 148.
    The Party Splits03/07/2019
    40:45
  141. 149.
    Endgame?02/28/2019
    30:10
  142. 150.
    Best Political Novels02/28/2019
    44:15
  143. 151.
    Green New Deal?02/21/2019
    49:53
  144. 152.
    The Nightmare of Surveillance Capitalism02/14/2019
    50:12
  145. 153.
    The Wall02/07/2019
    42:00
  146. 154.
    Back to Brussels02/03/2019
    26:52
  147. 155.
    The Problem with Political Leaders01/31/2019
    41:00
  148. 156.
    Trump and the Shutdown01/24/2019
    51:15
  149. 157.
    Adam Tooze on Europe01/20/2019
    40:50
  150. 158.
    What Now?01/16/2019
    49:48
  151. 159.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... Existential Risk01/10/2019
    29:47
  152. 160.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... Bretton Woods01/06/2019
    33:42
  153. 161.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... Deliberative Democracy01/03/2019
    22:43
  154. 162.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... Human Rights in the Digital Age12/30/2018
    25:29
  155. 163.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... Facebook12/27/2018
    28:50
  156. 164.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... Economic Well-being12/23/2018
    25:32
  157. 165.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... the US Constitution12/20/2018
    28:38
  158. 166.
    The Fate of Theresa May 12/13/2018
    54:59
  159. 167.
    Democracy For Young People12/06/2018
    41:29
  160. 168.
    Martha Nussbaum11/29/2018
    38:09
  161. 169.
    Brexit Time11/22/2018
    45:27
  162. 170.
    Italy vs. Europe11/15/2018
    43:24
  163. 171.
    What's happening in Brazil?11/11/2018
    42:12
  164. 172.
    Midterms special!11/07/2018
    52:34
  165. 173.
    America First?11/01/2018
    53:47
  166. 174.
    How Bad Could it Get?10/25/2018
    43:03
  167. 175.
    Gandhi's Politics10/21/2018
    29:45
  168. 176.
    Francis Fukuyama10/18/2018
    46:24
  169. 177.
    Democracy Hacked10/11/2018
    43:48
  170. 178.
    Brexit Choices10/04/2018
    49:02
  171. 179.
    Moneyland09/27/2018
    45:30
  172. 180.
    Dan Snow 09/20/2018
    42:46
  173. 181.
    Taming Trump09/13/2018
    36:47
  174. 182.
    Labour's Fault Lines09/06/2018
    45:00
  175. 183.
    Crashed 08/30/2018
    1:06:00
  176. 184.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... Turkey08/23/2018
    21:37
  177. 185.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... Nuclear Weapons 08/19/2018
    30:40
  178. 186.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... Machine Learning08/16/2018
    23:55
  179. 187.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... Distributive Justice08/12/2018
    27:05
  180. 188.
    The Politics of Food08/09/2018
    33:30
  181. 189.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... Technocracy 08/05/2018
    25:20
  182. 190.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... American Foreign Policy08/02/2018
    26:55
  183. 191.
    Talking Politics Guide to ... Summer Reading 07/29/2018
    20:00
  184. 192.
    Talking Politics Guide to . . . the 1970s 07/26/2018
    23:54
  185. 193.
    Summer Plans 07/22/2018
    2:58
  186. 194.
    Trump Blows Through07/19/2018
    52:28
  187. 195.
    The Next Referendum?07/12/2018
    52:45
  188. 196.
    World Cup Politics 07/05/2018
    44:56
  189. 197.
    Populism, Migration and Merkel06/27/2018
    57:09
  190. 198.
    Andrew O'Hagan on Grenfell06/21/2018
    54:10
  191. 199.
    Trump Abroad06/14/2018
    47:26
  192. 200.
    Oh Italy!06/07/2018
    46:27

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