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The Spectator's all-new complete podcast collection, with all the latest episodes on politics, current affairs, culture, literature, and religion. Updated daily. Search for 'Spectator Podcast' for the new home of our flagship show.

The Spectator's all-new complete podcast collection, with all the latest episodes on politics, current affairs, culture, literature, and religion. Updated daily. Search for 'Spectator Podcast' for the new home of our flagship show.
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The Spectator's all-new complete podcast collection, with all the latest episodes on politics, current affairs, culture, literature, and religion. Updated daily. Search for 'Spectator Podcast' for the new home of our flagship show.

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Episodes

Coffee House Shots: Tory tribes go to war

5/20/2019
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With James Forsyth and Fraser Nelson. Presented by Katy Balls. Coffee House Shots is a series of podcasts on British politics from the Spectator's political team and special guests. Brought to you daily, click [here](https://audioboom.com/dashboard/4905581) to find more episodes that are not released on Spectator Radio.

Duration:00:14:13

Women With Balls: reporting from Yemen

5/17/2019
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Iona Craig is an award-winning war correspondent who has been reporting from Yemen since 2010\. On the podcast, Iona tells Katy about her near-death experiences, dealing with survivor's guilt, and why being a woman makes her job possible. Women With Balls is a podcast series where Katy Balls speak to women at the top of their respective games. To hear past episodes, visit [spectator.co.uk/balls](http://spectator.co.uk/balls).

Duration:00:28:28

The Spectator Podcast: Time for Boris?

5/16/2019
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Cometh the hour, cometh the man? Is Boris the man to save the Tories from Nigel Farage? We talk to his former right hand man about his chances (00:45). We also discuss the latest frontier of political correctness – can fantasy fiction be racist (14:15)? And last, why are people today so squeamish about meat (28:05)? With Katy Balls, James Forsyth, Will Walden, Karen Yossman, Sam Leith, James Whetlor, and Olivia Potts. Presented by Lara Prendergast. Produced by Cindy Yu.

Duration:00:36:51

Spectator Books: Ursula Buchan on her grandfather, John Buchan

5/15/2019
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In this week's books podcast, Sam is joined by Ursula Buchan - the author of a hugely involving new life of her late grandfather John Buchan. The book is called Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps (you can read Allan Massie's enthusiastic Spectator review of it [here](https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/04/was-there-no-end-to-john-buchans-talents/)), and it does as the title promises. Buchan (or "JB" to his family) is known, if he's known now at all, as the author of the pre-war thriller The...

Duration:00:38:01

Table Talk: with Nathan Outlaw

5/14/2019
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In this episode, Michelin star chef Nathan Outlaw joins Lara and Livvy to talk about his love for Cornwall and seafood, training under celebrity chef Rick Stein, and how he totally didn't help his ten year old daughter win a baking competition. Table Talk is a series of podcasts where Lara Prendergast and Olivia Potts talk to celebrity guests about their life story, through the food and drink that has come to define it. Listen to past episodes [here](https://audioboom.com/dashboard/4985181).

Duration:00:28:18

Coffee House Shots: has the Conservative Party destroyed itself?

5/13/2019
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With Katy Balls and James Forsyth. Presented by Fraser Nelson. Coffee House Shots is a series of podcasts on British politics from the Spectator's political team and special guests. Brought to you daily, click [here](https://audioboom.com/dashboard/4905581) to find more episodes that are not released on Spectator Radio.

Duration:00:13:02

Spectator Books: Bret Easton Ellis on 'coming out' as Patrick Bateman

5/10/2019
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In this week’s books podcast Sam is joined by Bret Easton Ellis. The author of Less Than Zero, American Psycho and Imperial Bedrooms is here to talk about his first nonfiction book White, and the savage critical response to it. We discuss censorious millennials, the fascination of actors, his problem with David Foster Wallace, 'coming out' as Patrick Bateman - and his own personal Ed Balls Day, when he posted what he thought was a text message ordering drugs to Twitter. Presented by Sam...

Duration:00:47:26

Spectator Podcast: how to train your brain

5/9/2019
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Can you train your brain to stay young beyond its natural age? Recent research suggests so - and we take a look at the science and what this means for society at large (00:45). Plus, we talk about the impact of grouse hunting on our countryside (9:35), and last, what does sobriety teach you (20:50)? With Damian Green MP, Linda Blair, Ben MacDonald, Tim Bonner, Damian Thompson and Tanya Gold. Presented by Lara Prendergast. Produced by Cindy Yu and Gabriel Radonich.

Duration:00:34:12

Spectator LIVE: Douglas Murray and Roger Scruton on the future of conservatism

5/7/2019
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What does it mean to be a conservative? The Spectator brought together two of the sharpest – and controversial – minds in Britain. Douglas Murray is a leading author and journalist on multiculturalism and free speech, as well as the author of The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam. Sir Roger Scruton, author of How to Be a Conservative, is a philosopher and commentator famed for his defence of traditional conservative values.

Duration:01:25:15

Coffee House Shots: is a Tory-Labour Brexit deal in sight?

5/7/2019
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With James Forsyth and Fraser Nelson. Presented by Katy Balls. Coffee House Shots is a series of podcasts on British politics from the Spectator's political team and special guests. Brought to you daily, click [here](https://audioboom.com/channel/coffee-house-shots) to find more episodes that are not released on Spectator Radio.

Duration:00:12:16

Americano: is Trump's attorney general covering up for him?

5/3/2019
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With Curt Mills, the new Washington Editor of Spectator USA. Americano is a series of in-depth discussions on American politics with the best pundits stateside. Presented by Freddy Gray, editor of Spectator USA. Click [here](https://audioboom.com/channel/americano) to listen to previous episodes.

Duration:00:25:13

Women With Balls: Kate Hoey

5/3/2019
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Kate Hoey is a Labour MP for Vauxhall, having been in that role for 30 years. Hoey talks to Katy Balls about growing up in Northern Ireland, fighting to win her current seat in Vauxhall, and how she developed a reputation as a rebel in her party. Women With Balls is a podcast series where Katy Balls speak to women at the top of their respective games. To hear past episodes, visit [spectator.co.uk/balls](http://spectator.co.uk/balls).

Duration:00:32:41

The Spectator Podcast: rise of the Brexit Party

5/2/2019
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On this week's Spectator Podcast, we talk about how Nigel Farage's Brexit Party could pose an existential threat to the Tories (00:40). Also on the podcast, a debate special about whether the UK should legalise all drugs (11:45), and finally, what is lesbian-tourism (34:45)? With Katy Balls, James Forsyth, Matthew Goodwin, Chris Daw QC, Peter Hitchens, and Julie Bindel. Presented by Lara Prendergast. Produced by Siva Thangarajah.

Duration:00:41:45

Coffee House Shots: was Gavin Williamson victim of a political hit job?

5/1/2019
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With Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth. Presented by Katy Balls.

Duration:00:09:02

Americano: why is the British political class so hostile to Donald Trump?

4/26/2019
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With Dominic Green, Life & Arts Editor, Spectator USA. Presented by Freddy Gray. Americano is a series of in-depth discussions on American politics with the best pundits stateside. Presented by Freddy Gray, editor of Spectator USA. Click [here](https://audioboom.com/dashboard/4905583) to listen to previous episodes.

Duration:00:10:19

The Spectator Podcast: The Scruton tapes

4/25/2019
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This week brought a new development in the ongoing scandal over Roger Scruton’s firing from a government commission, after the Spectator obtained the tapes of the interview that got him fired. We talk about what’s on the tapes, and what the affair reveals about the state of public debate (00:37). Plus, we talk about a worrying loophole in our immigration system (17:51), and ask: can men ever be considered feminists? (26:42) With Douglas Murray, Adrian Wooldridge, Geoff Hill, Joanna Bell,...

Duration:00:40:56

Spectator Books: Nicci Gerrard - The Cold Friction of Expiring Sense

4/24/2019
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In this week’s books podcast Sam is joined by the journalist and (as one half of the crime writer Nicci French) novelist Nicci Gerrard to talk about her new book What Dementia Teaches Us About Love. The loss of her own father to dementia prompted Nicci to look at one of the most painful and pressing social problems of the age: how we care for, or fail to care for, those who have dementia — and the philosophical questions of what it means when the things that make you you start to fall away....

Duration:00:29:18

Coffee House Shots: is it time for Boris?

4/23/2019
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With James Forsyth and Katy Balls Presented by Fraser Nelson Coffee House Shots is a series of podcasts on British politics from the Spectator's political team and special guests. Brought to you daily, visit spectator.co.uk/shots to find more episodes that are not released on Spectator Radio.

Duration:00:18:01

Table Talk: with Adrian Chiles

4/20/2019
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In this episode, broadcaster and writer Adrian Chiles joins Lara and Livvy to discuss a childhood of Croatian home cooking, how an incident with a Turkish lamb turned him vegetarian, and why he prefers 'mindful drinking' to 'drinking responsibly'. Table Talk is a series of podcasts where Lara Prendergast and Olivia Potts talk to celebrity guests about their life story, through the food and drink that has come to define it.

Duration:00:30:54

Women With Balls: Lionel Shriver

4/19/2019
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Lionel Shriver is an American journalist, author and Spectator columnist. Her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin – about a mother and her son who goes on to carry out a high school massacre – won the Orange Prize for fiction in 2005. Shriver talks to Katy Balls about why she changed her name age 15, the struggles new writers face in the digital age and what role the media plays in the gun violence debate. Women With Balls is a podcast series where Katy Balls speak to women at the top of their...

Duration:00:25:26