Former Conservative MP and minister David Gauke joins Martin and Steve to reflect on politics since the 2019 election and talk about the prospects of Labour making inroads in Tory southern seats — the Blue Wall. Listen on Podbean, Spotify and Itunes.
PS here is David’s article in the NewStatesman, which we discuss in-depth.
Steve is joined by Roiflield Brown to talk about President Biden’s first 100 days in office. We cover approval ratings, the stimulus package, Mexico border and police reform — and go on to talk about the GOP and the difference between local government in the US and UK. Listen on Podbean, Spotify and Itunes. (Recorded 10 May).
Martin and Steve welcome Prof John Denham back to the podcast to discuss the recent controversies around Labour’s attempts to be more patriotic in the context of debates about Keir Starmer’s leadership. We also cover how the politics of England fit into this debate. Listen on Podbean, Spotify and Itunes.
Science writer Tom Chivers joins Martin and Steve to talk about covering the scientific twists and turns of the pandemic and what impact it has had on how the media and wider society think about science. Listen on Podbean, Spotify and Itunes.
More from Tom here: https://unherd.com/author/tom-chivers/
Akash Paun, of the Institute for Government, joins the podcast to talk about devolution in England and the other nations of the UK. We also touch on the shocking events in Washington DC and review a harrowing year. Listen on Podbean, Spotify and Itunes.
You can follow Akash on @AkashPaun.
Martin and Steve are joined by Professor Jonathan Portes, of UK in a Changing Europe, to discuss the economic fallout post-pandemic, look at the chances of a last-minute Brexit deal and discuss what the consequences of deal or no deal might be.
More about Jonathan here.
With moderate politics on the line in the US election, we talk to Lord Finkelstein on his new book ‘Everything in Moderation’. We cover what it means to be a moderate, including in relation to Brexit, culture wars and more. We also look at the US election and the recent EHRC report into antisemitism in the Labour Party. Listen on Podbean, Spotify and Itunes.
You can find Daniel’s new book here.
Dr Cory Clark and Dr Bo Winegard join Martin and Steve to discuss the politics of science. We talk about politics in academia and ‘cancel culture’ and how politicians are using science on issues such as Covid and Climate Change. Listen on Podbean, Spotify and Itunes.
Matt Singh of Number Cruncher Politics joins Martin and Steve to talk about where we are with political strategy, polling and more in both the UK and the US. We cover the Conservative strategies for governing and campaigning, how Labour have caught up to the Conservatives, the role Brexit and culture wars , and Extinction Rebellion. We finish by exploreing how certain (or not) Joe Biden is to win the White House. Listen on Podbean, Spotify and Itunes.
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