Backchat

By Backbench

Backbench editors and writers offer their thoughts on the most interesting political stories from the UK and abroad.

  1. 1.
    Campaigner Khady Gueye on Fighting for Racial Justice, Continuing Conservations About Race, and Racism in Rural Areas
    35:56
  2. 2.
    Dr Sally Adams - Does Alcohol Make You Better in Bed?
    33:58
  3. 3.
    Tom Dunn on Pressure, Sacrifices, Life After Rugby, and Playing for England
    19:41
  4. 4.
    Andy Burnham on Kier Starmer, Homelessness, the North-South Divide and Devolution
    25:30
  5. 5.
    UK Implosion, Brexit, and an Ageing Historian
    30:26
  6. 6.
    Daisy Cooper on School Uniform, Swords in Parliament, Civil Liberties, and Becoming Lib Dem Deputy Leader
    23:18
  7. 7.
    US Election Response: What is Happening in America?
    35:47
  8. 8.
    Ann Widdecombe on Brexit, Prisons, Climate Change and 'Wokeness'
    43:32
  1. 9.
    Caroline Voaden on Nationalism, the British Press, Europe and the Future of the Lib Dems
    35:33
  2. 10.
    Monty Panesar on Cricket, Trump, Biden and Race
    33:51
  3. 11.
    Dissent
    31:05
  4. 12.
    Back to the Future: Looking Back at Political Predictions
    55:34
  5. 13.
    What is Left?
    1:03:42
  6. 14.
    Pandemic.
    44:46
  7. 15.
    Culture War
    34:25
  8. 16.
    Where is journalism heading?
    25:47
  9. 17.
    Voice of Tibet
    27:37
  10. 18.
    Our Beautiful Game
    31:39
  11. 19.
    Are Labour doomed?
    18:03
  12. 20.
    GENERAL ELECTION SPECIAL !
    49:02
  13. 21.
    Conversations with a wavering voter
    20:14
  14. 22.
    Conversations with a Liberal Democrat voter
    21:41
  15. 23.
    Have we left yet?
    15:11
  16. 24.
    Where did we come from, where did we go?: An introduction to Series 3
    28:34
  17. 25.
    Cautiously Optimistic: End of Series Two
    31:51
  18. 26.
    Arrested for the Environment
    25:32
  19. 27.
    An Epic Election
    31:02
  20. 28.
    What does Israel’s election mean for Palestine?
    16:58
  21. 29.
    Why is homelessness getting worse?
    11:01
  22. 30.
    Ditch the Diet
    18:12
  23. 31.
    A Brexit Breakthrough?
    34:50
  24. 32.
    Why is Spain having a snap election?
    22:56
  25. 33.
    Problematic Prisons
    18:12
  26. 34.
    A United Kingdom?
    19:14
  27. 35.
    Britain's Private School Problem
    22:29
  28. 36.
    Gilets Jaunes: Unstoppable?
    31:00
  29. 37.
    TIG- Terrific or Tragic?
    15:43
  30. 38.
    The Cliffhanger Summit
    23:33
  31. 39.
    Generation Burnout
    18:45
  32. 40.
    Why be a young Tory?
    21:40
  33. 41.
    Who's in charge?
    20:39
  34. 42.
    BONUS EPISODE: Brave New World
    21:04
  35. 43.
    Best of Series One
    23:45
  36. 44.
    Truth: The First Casualty
    14:59
  37. 45.
    Brexit: What’s Happening?!
    27:44
  38. 46.
    Bad Education
    12:18
  39. 47.
    Saudi Arabia: Friend or Foe?
    23:40
  40. 48.
    Crushing the midterms
    29:12
  41. 49.
    WTF?
    26:12
  42. 50.
    Social media's hidden mental health dilemma
    22:26

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