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David Runciman and Catherine Carr
TALKING POLITICS
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...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 2,892 ratings
Uneven
The latest episode with Sarah Churchwell was difficult to take seriously. She is introduced as an historian but sounded like a fervent and highly partisan devotee of the Democratic Party and everything she said was the opposite of measured. David Runciman gave her a free and easy ride. Turns...Read full review »
jimithefox via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/18/20
Oh! Dear.
Mostly unadulterated left wing claptrap. Sunday 18 More “progressive “ nonsense.
the greek. via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/18/20
More one-sided drivel
Liberal luvvies sounding off against Trump I don’t like him either.....but some balance would be nice 😢
aw194 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/17/20
Recent Episodes
David talks to the historian Sarah Churchwell about how well America's political institutions have withstood the stress of the last four years. Have we seen the limits of presidential power or have we discovered how easy it is to trash those limits? Are constitutional checks and balances still...
Published 10/15/20
This week we come back to Brexit and ask whether Boris Johnson has a good way out of the current negotiations with the EU over a trade deal. First we talk with Kenneth Armstrong, Professor of European Law, about the thinking and the reality behind the government's Internal Market Bill. Then...
Published 10/08/20
David talks to Helen Thompson and Gary Gerstle about the historical precedents for US presidents losing office after a singleterm. It doesn't happen very often, but it could be about to happen again! Can Trump use the powers of incumbency to prevent it? Can Biden use Trump's growing chaos to seal...
Published 10/01/20
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