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WalesOnline chief reporter Martin Shipton in conversation with leading figures from Welsh politics and public life.

WalesOnline chief reporter Martin Shipton in conversation with leading figures from Welsh politics and public life.
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WalesOnline chief reporter Martin Shipton in conversation with leading figures from Welsh politics and public life.

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Episodes

Surviving austerity with Steve Thomas

10/17/2018
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Steve Thomas, chief executive of the Welsh Local Government Association, describes how local services are being decimated by the politics of austerity. He also discusses the long-running reorganisation saga, the calibre of councillors and the scandal at Caerphilly.

Duration:00:30:24

New leaders, new challenges with Prof Roger Awan-Scully

10/9/2018
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Political expert Professor Roger Awan-Scully is head of politics and international relations at Cardiff University. He and Martin discuss how four new party leaders could change the Welsh Assembly - and whether citizen assemblies are the answer to tackling disengagement in Wales.

Duration:00:39:19

Reconfiguring the UK with Prof John Tomaney

10/2/2018
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Professor John Tomaney was chair of the ill-fated 2004 referendum campaign that wanted to establish a regional assembly in the North East of England. He talks regional identity, anti-London sentiment and why we should stop bending over backwards for the tech giants.

Duration:00:36:02

The return of Helen Mary Jones

9/25/2018
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We're back with series two. In the first episode Martin meets Helen Mary Jones who returns to Cardiff Bay after a seven-year absence. The Plaid AM talks nationalism, what Plaid Cymru needs to do to win in 2021 and the transgender debate.

Duration:00:42:58

Elystan Morgan

7/31/2018
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Former MP for Cardiganshire, Elystan Morgan, has been a member of the House of Lords for 37 years. Martin travels to Westminster to hear about working with Gwynfor Evans, the sleeping giant of Welsh nationhood and why the House of Lords is "wholly ridiculous".

Duration:00:40:30

Prof Steve Martin

7/25/2018
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The director of the Wales Centre for Public Policy explains how the think tank is advising the Welsh Government on how to improve public services and increase prosperity in Wales.

Duration:00:43:23

Eluned Morgan

7/17/2018
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The Labour AM is seeking nominations to succeed Carwyn Jones as party leader and First Minister. She tells Martin about her chances and talks of her plans as Minister for the Welsh language, gender inequality in politics and Brexit.

Duration:00:53:01

Dafydd Wigley

7/10/2018
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Speaking from Westminster, Lord Dafydd Wigley looks back on his political career. He talks about Plaid Cymru's future, the impact of Brexit on manufacturing in Wales and House of Lords reform.

Duration:00:40:24

Ben Lake

7/3/2018
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This week Martin travels to Westminster to meet Wales's youngest MP, Ben Lake. He reveals how he's settling in after his unexpected victory and talks of the challenges facing rural Wales and of a potential rematch with Mark Williams.

Duration:00:43:41

Neil Hamilton

6/26/2018
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Neil Hamilton talks in-fighting, being public enemy number one and controversy in Cardiff Bay. The Ukip AM also tells Martin about his Welsh roots, Thatcherism and what Brexit means for the future for his party.

Duration:00:58:29

Rob Griffiths

6/19/2018
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Rob is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Britain. On this week's podcast he talks about his involvement in the Welsh Socialist Republican Movement and how he came to be arrested on suspicion of planting a bomb in an army recruitment office. He also discusses his time with Plaid Cymru and the problems the Communist Party face electorally.

Duration:00:38:06

Tony Juniper and Anne Meikle

6/12/2018
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Tony is one of the UK's foremost environmental campaigners and Anne is the Head of WWF Cymru. The pair discuss the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project, the impact that Brexit will have on environmental policy and how small lifestyle changes can have a huge effect on climate change.

Duration:00:47:01

Geraint Talfan-Davies

6/5/2018
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He's the former controller of BBC Wales who co-founded the Institute of Welsh Affairs and chaired the Remain campaign in Wales. Geraint Talfan-Davies shares what life was like behind the scenes during the Brexit referendum, talks devolution and tells Martin about his new book Unfinished Business.

Duration:00:49:03

Neil McEvoy

5/29/2018
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One of Wales's most controversial assembly members, Neil McEvoy talks spin, discrimination and his expulsion from Plaid Cymru. He also tells Martin about his plans to take on the next First Minister.

Duration:01:00:51

Sophie Howe

5/22/2018
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The Future Generations Commissioner on her journey from Wales' youngest councillor. She tells Martin why misogyny should be a hate crime, her fears for the M4 relief road and why a massive programme of cultural change is needed in Wales.

Duration:00:54:25

Adam Price

5/15/2018
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The AM talks spirituality, Marxism and his future vision for Wales. Martin also questions the former MP on leadership ambition and the wounds of Plaid Cymru.

Duration:01:01:07

Cerys Furlong

5/8/2018
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Cerys Furlong tells Martin about her journey to chief executive of Chwarae Teg, the charity which supports the economic development of women in Wales. They talk sexual harassment, discrimination and whether gender quotas in politics are a necessary evil.

Duration:00:56:52

Debbie Wilcox

5/1/2018
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From drama school to frontline politics, this week's guest is Newport council leader Debbie Wilcox. She tells Martin her thoughts on the Welsh Labour deputy leadership contest, local government reorganisation, Jeremy Corbyn and gender politics.

Duration:00:51:48

16: Stephen Kinnock

4/24/2018
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Stephen Kinnock talks Russia, the Labour party and the fate of the steel industry. The Aberavon MP also tells Martin what it's like to grow up watching your father on Spitting Image.

Duration:01:10:28

Cynog Dafis

4/17/2018
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One of the leading figures of Plaid Cymru, the former AM and MP speaks to Martin as he turns 80. Cynog talks on the remarkable transformation of the Welsh language, the early years of the National Assembly and how his party can move forward.

Duration:01:06:30