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The State of...
The State of… is a new monthly podcast from the London Review of Books which aims to take the temperature of our contemporary culture, assessing the condition of the arts, politics and society. On each episode LRB editors Joanna Biggs and Tom Crewe will be joined by two guests trying to understand a little better the state of our times.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.2 stars from 51 ratings
Not worth listening to
No real analysis, quite a lot of prejudice. Really worries me that two of these contributers are univeristy lecturers. The level of discussion was just not worth the time.
nanonurd via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/06/19
Madly inconsistent so far...
The first cast was good, due to the guests, but the second was terrible. As other reviewers have said (of the second), a rambling hour of the personal opinions of a bunch of liberal left millenial remainers (as i write as a liberal left remainer) was tedious and unenlightening. It either needs to...Read full review »
Southvillain via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/01/19
Really Bad
Very disappointed. No analysis, just self congratulatory chat, stereotyping anyone who disagrees with them (e.g. leavers, old people). Do not bother with this podcast. Listen to Talking Politics instead for a more detailed considered take on politics or New Statesman or FT politics for weekly...Read full review »
hongkers97 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/01/19
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