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Corbyn! Trump! Brexit! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting. TALKING POLITICS is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Each Thursday, in Cambridge, David Runciman will talk to his regular panel along with novelists, comedians, historians, philosophers - and even a few politicians - and ask them what they think is going on... Democracy is feeling the strain everywhere. What might happen next? How bad could it get? As it unfolds, TALKING POLITICS will be on it. It’s the political conversation everyone is having: please join...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 1,920 ratings
I can’t listen to this anymore because the adverts are so loud.
podnight via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/21/19
UK centric
I always listen, it always gives much food for thought, but the podcast is disappointingly UK centric on its approach. It avoids l'éléphant dans la pièce - the outcomes of Brexit... I have the popcorn ready.Read full review »
Sisterkaff via Apple Podcasts · France · 11/21/19
Excellent podcasts
I can readily understand why Esther Duflo won a Nobel Prize, wonderful understanding of human societies
Scouse1960 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/08/19
Recent Episodes
We talk about the current election by talking about two previous ones: the February and October general elections of 1974. A lot of 2019 politics started back then, from the rise of the SNP to Liberals getting squeezed by the electoral system. But it was different too and we have stories of...
Published 11/21/19
We have a first look at what's happening in the election campaign by asking whether it's really one election or many. Do national vote shares mean much any more, given all the regional variations? How is the Remain Alliance meant to work? Is this a Brexit election? And is 2015 or 2017 (or...
Published 11/14/19
David and Helen talk to Nobel Prize-winning economist (the youngest ever!) Esther Duflo about how to do economics better. From investing in left-behind places to helping people adapt to change, we discuss good and bad economic ideas about some of the biggest challenges we face, and how it all...
Published 11/07/19
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