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David Runciman and Catherine Carr
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 2,445 ratings
Precision entertainment . . .
Without doubt the best political podcast. As a politics teacher who travels under the misconception of thinking I know something about the subject, I find that every episodes deepens my understanding and leaves me scratching my head about questions I’d never previously thought to think. The...Read full review »
Johnny Latics via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/26/20
Some baffling oversights
Talking Politics is probably the strongest regular analytical discussion of UK politics, though it’s faint aversion to challenging liberal orthodoxies has led it to shy away from interviewing more influential political thinkers from left & right - since December’s election they seem to have...Read full review »
JWArble via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/24/20
an appointment podcast
The most comprehensive podcast on global political events and by far the best at situating those events within the grand sweep of history, political ideas and philosophy. My only regret is that it’s not more frequent.
Felixn1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/22/20
Recent Episodes
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Published 05/24/20
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Published 05/21/20
David is joined by Helen Thompson and Chris Brooke to try to get beyond the current crisis and work out where British politics is heading. How different is Starmer's political programme likely to be from Corbyn's? Can the Labour party become the party of the workers again? And is Brexit really...
Published 05/14/20
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