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We are launching a new podcast here at The Independent called Double Take. Each week we’ll be revisiting one of our favourite comment pieces. The author will be coming into the studio to read their piece, and we’ll be catching up with them about what happened after we clicked publish.

We are launching a new podcast here at The Independent called Double Take. Each week we’ll be revisiting one of our favourite comment pieces. The author will be coming into the studio to read their piece, and we’ll be catching up with them about what happened after we clicked publish.
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We are launching a new podcast here at The Independent called Double Take. Each week we’ll be revisiting one of our favourite comment pieces. The author will be coming into the studio to read their piece, and we’ll be catching up with them about what happened after we clicked publish.

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English


Episodes

Aidan Harper - Why the UK needs a four day work week

12/22/2017
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Aidan Harper joins Kirsty Major to read and discuss his piece: Robots are going to make England’s north-south divide even worse - that's why we need the four day work week

Duration:00:18:15

Yas Necati - I'm queer and trans, stop debating my existence

12/14/2017
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Yas Necati joins Kirsty Major to read and discuss their piece: Should queer people be allowed to exist or should we all just be forced to 'convert'?

Duration:00:19:49

Mary Dejevsky - A united Ireland is the only solution to Brexit

12/7/2017
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Kirsty Major is joined by Indy columnist and former foreign correspondent Mary Dejevsky to read and discuss her piece "A united Ireland is the only practical solution to Brexit"

Duration:00:30:20

1997: Things can only get worse

11/30/2017
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Kirsty Major is joined by Richard Power Sayeed author of 1997: The Future that Never Happened, a look at why the Blair years have led to our current malaise. And on the other side of the ring, is our in-house Blairite John Rentoul, author of Tony Blair: A Prime Minister.

Duration:00:24:30

Sean O'Grady: Millennials don't deserve handouts from Hammond

11/24/2017
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Sean O'Grady reads and discusses his piece: This Budget shouldn’t have given millennials a thing - why on earth should I subsidise their houses and railcards?

Duration:00:22:26

#19 - Matthew Norman - This is how Trump could be ousted

11/2/2017
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Matthew Norman reads and discusses his piece: There’s only one way out of the Russia probe for Donald Trump before he’s forced to quit

Duration:00:37:02

#18 Grace Dent - Why women, not men, can joke about sexism

10/26/2017
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Journalist, author, and broadcaster Grace Dent reads and discusses her piece: James Corden, women can joke about sexual assault but you can’t – and this is why

Duration:00:35:47

#17 Mark Steel & Shappi Khorsandi - Theresa May should do some time on the comedy circuit

10/19/2017
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Indy columnists and comedians Mark Steel and Shappi Khorsandi chat about why a stand up comedian never would have fluffed a speech like Theresa May.

Duration:00:26:42

#16 - Hammond v Johnson - Whose vision of Brexit will prevail?

10/12/2017
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The Indy's Westminster columnist Andy Grice is joined by Brexit Central's Jonathan Isaby to discuss the competing visions of Brexit emerging in the Tory party. Hosted by Kirsty Major

Duration:00:27:07

#15 Ben Chu - Nationalisation can work

10/5/2017
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Economics Editor Ben Chu talks nationalisation with our very own defender of the free market, Managing Editor, Sean O'Grady. Hosted by Kirsty Major.

Duration:00:37:02

#14 Ash Sarkar - Who are the working class?

8/31/2017
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Ash reads and discusses her piece: "The working class isn't as white as some people would like you to think"

Duration:00:21:04

#13 James Moore & Sean O'Grady - Brexit Britian No Mates

8/24/2017
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Chief Business Commentator, James Moore, and Managing Editor, Sean O’Grady, talk about why no one outside of the EU actually wants to trade with Britain

Duration:00:42:00

#12 Dawn Foster - How to solve the housing crisis

8/17/2017
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Housing journalist Dawn Foster reads and discusses her piece: Help to Buy is failing – so why won't our Government admit we're in the midst of a housing crisis?

Duration:00:26:33

#11 Tom Peck - The end of political satire

8/10/2017
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The Independent's Parliamentary Sketch Writer, Tom Peck, reads and discusses his piece: If Nigel Farage thinks it's high time all 'youngsters' are made to see Dunkirk, he's entirely missed the point of it

Duration:00:26:09

#10 Matt Zarb-Cousin - Corbyn's Brexit

8/2/2017
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Corbyn's former spokesperson Matt Zarb-Cousin reads and discusses his piece: The Conservatives are totally screwed and a weak attack on Corbyn’s strengths isn’t going to change that.

Duration:00:16:03

#9 The tech bubble is bound to burst

7/27/2017
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The Independent's Business Editor Josie Cox reads and discusses her piece: The looming bust in digital is far more scary than Brexit.

Duration:00:27:55

#8 As a GP I know that we no longer have an NHS

7/21/2017
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GP Youssef El-Gingihy reads and discusses his viral piece 'Terrifyingly, according to the World Health Organisation definition the UK no longer has a NHS'

Duration:00:24:39

#7 Labour's reignited civil war is the height of stupidity

7/12/2017
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Our Westminster columnist and former Political Editor, Andrew Grice discusses why he’s never seen such a weak Conservative Party in his 35 years in the game - or such pointless infighting on Labour’s side of the fence.

Duration:00:22:18

#6 Austerity is over - and that's good news with Brexit around the corner

7/5/2017
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The Independent's Economics Editor Ben Chu talks to our pro-austerity Managing Director (and former Economics Editor) Sean O'Grady about why with Brexit looming we need the opposite of austerity.

Duration:00:34:28

#5 I got it wrong about Jeremy Corbyn

6/29/2017
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John Rentoul reads his piece "I was wrong about Jeremy Corbyn" and discusses why Tony Blair is a better socialist than the current Labour leader.

Duration:00:14:16

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