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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...
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4.7 stars from 3,411 ratings
Best Politics Podcast Ever
The very best!
dorishenriquez4 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/09/22
End of talking politics
Absolutely brilliant, so sad it’s finished but if someone told me I was fated to spend the next few years listening to a repeat episode a day that would be fine! Interesting, massively informative and thought provoking, a little enriched of life. Massive thanks to all involved!
mullini 1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/07/22
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 · 03/04/22
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David, Helen and Catherine get together for our final episode, to reflect on podcasting through six extraordinary years of politics, and what it means to be ending at the beginning of a war. We talk about the current crisis, how it connects to the crises of the past, and where it might fit in to...
Published 03/03/22
Published 03/03/22
For our penultimate episode, David talks to Helen about her new book Disorder: Hard Times in the Twenty-First Century. It’s a conversation about many of the themes Helen has explored on Talking Politics over the years, from the energy transition to the perils of QE, from the travails of the...
Published 02/24/22
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