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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: will Arlene change her mind?

10/18/2019
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With Kate Hoey MP and Eamonn Butler, Director of the Adam Smith Institute. 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:00:15:17

The Spectator Podcast: can Boris do it?

10/17/2019
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This week, Boris Johnson agrees a Brexit deal – but can he get it through parliament (00:40)? Plus, who are the biggest beneficiaries from the Turkish incursion into Syria (22:25)? We look at how Russia is consolidating its influence in the Middle East. With Paul Mason, James Johnson, Paul Wood, and Tracey German. Presented by Katy Balls and Cindy Yu. Produced by Cindy Yu.

Duration:00:35:32

Spectator Books: how fake news took over the world

10/16/2019
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Sam's guest in this week’s Spectator Books is Peter Pomerantsev. Peter lived in Moscow for a decade as a TV producer, and chronicled the metastasis in that country of 'post-truth politics' in his bestselling Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible. His fascinating and dismaying new book, This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality, describes how Russia’s surreal new information politics turned out not to be a weird exception, but the harbinger of a worldwide phenomenon....

Duration:00:55:57

Coffee House Shots: what's stalling Brexit talks?

10/15/2019
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With Katy Balls and James Forsyth. Presented by Cindy Yu. 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:00:16:20

Americano: what's behind the NBA's epic kowtow to China?

10/14/2019
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With Melissa Chen, Spectator USA's New York Editor. 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:00:14:52

Coffee House Shots: inside Labour's power struggles

10/12/2019
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With Sienna Rodgers, Editor of LabourList, and Katy Balls. Presented by John Connolly. 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:00:17:51

Women With Balls: Lynn Barber

10/11/2019
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Lynn Barber is an award-winning journalist known for her incisive interviews and her best-selling books An Education and How to Improve Your Man in Bed. On this episode, she talks to Katy about her lifetime of interviewing the great and the good, from Salvador Dali to Katie Price; the death threats she received from Rafa Nadal's fans; and her favourite (and least favourite) BBC journalists. Women With Balls is a podcast series where Katy Balls speak to women at the top of their respective...

Duration:00:26:55

The Spectator Podcast: will there be a deal?

10/10/2019
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As the clock ticks down to the European Council, can Boris get a last minute deal with the EU (00:35)? Plus, is Extinction Rebellion just the latest iteration of millenarianism (18:25)? And last, what’s the right way to shoot a pheasant (33:35)? With James Forsyth, Peter Foster, Toby Young, Will Skeaping, Patrick Galbraith and Charlie Jacoby. Presented by Lara Prendergast and Katy Balls. Produced by Cindy Yu.

Duration:00:39:01

Spectator Books: China's founding sisters

10/9/2019
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In this week’s Spectator Books podcast Sam's guest is Jung Chang — whose latest book is the gripping story of three sisters whose political differences put the Mitford even the Johnson clans in perspective. In Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister, Jung narrates the lives of the Soong Girls — one of whom was married to Chiang Kai-shek, another of whom became one of the richest women in the world and helped run Chiang’s government; and the other one of whom (the widow of the founding father...

Duration:00:36:14

Table Talk: with Isabel Vincent

10/8/2019
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Isabel Vincent is an author and Canadian investigative journalist for the New York Post. Her book, 'Dinner with Edward', charts the unlikely friendship she struck up with her recently widowed ninety-something neighbour. Theirs is a friendship struck through mutual grief (Vincent's own marriage was breaking down at the time) and good food. The film adaption, starring David Souchet, is under production. Table Talk is a series of podcasts where Lara Prendergast and Olivia Potts talk to...

Duration:00:24:45

Coffee House Shots: is Boris Johnson's Brexit deal dead?

10/7/2019
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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:00:20:56

Holy Smoke: the strange religion of cryptocurrency

10/6/2019
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In this week's episode of Holy Smoke Damian is joined by Jamie Bartlett, one of the world’s leading experts on the dark web, radical politics and technology, whose gripping podcast series (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07nkd84/episodes/downloads) The Missing Cryptoqueen is currently being broadcast by the BBC. It tells the story of a shady Bulgarian tech entrepreneur, Dr Ruja Ignatova, who vanished just as her dodgy cryptocurrency OneCoin was raking in billions of euros from investors –...

Duration:00:31:05

Coffee House Shots: is Ireland taking Boris's Brexit proposal seriously?

10/5/2019
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With Pat Leahy, Political Editor of the Irish Times, 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:00:16:46

Americano: could impeachment backfire on the Democrats?

10/4/2019
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With Daniel McCarthy, Contributing Editor of Spectator USA and Editor of Modern Age. 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:00:30:25

The Spectator Podcast: what happened to civilised debate?

10/3/2019
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As the debate about violent language in Westminster rumbles on, have MPs accidentally stumbled on to something? In this week’s episode, we take a look at what’s happened to civilised debate with people you disagree with (00:45). Plus, could Boris Johnson request an extension and still win a general election (17:00)? And last, is recycling all it’s made out to be (31:25)? With Douglas Murray, Sam Leith, James Forsyth, Ben Page, Laurie Graham and Julian Kirby. Presented by Lara Prendergast and...

Duration:00:43:38

Spectator Books: who was Susan Sontag?

10/2/2019
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Sam's guest in this week’s books podcast is Benjamin Moser, author of an acclaimed new biography of one of America’s most celebrated (and controversial) intellectuals of the twentieth century: Sontag: Her Life. Sam asked Benjamin how he sorted fact from myth, about tracking down the inventor of that haircut, and about Annie Leibovitz’s take on their stormy love affair. Why could someone as brave as Sontag never come out? Did she have a sense of humour? And what of her will last? Spectator...

Duration:00:37:48

Coffee House Shots: Live at Conservative Party Conference

10/1/2019
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With former Justice Secretary David Gauke, Director of CER Charles Grant, James Forsyth, Katy Balls and Fraser Nelson. Please accept our apologies for the low volume of this podcast, due to the venue's AV team.

Duration:00:46:55

Podcast Special: is plastic the enemy?

9/30/2019
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Is plastic the enemy? To watch Blue Planet and listen to Greta Thunberg, you might think so. But there are some things that plastic simply does better than the alternatives, which are not necessarily more eco-friendly in any case. So should we be looking for a better way to use the material, rather than to get rid of it altogether? To this end, we've brought together a few people who might know what they're talking about - Julie Hill, Chair of the charity, Waste and Resources Action...

Duration:00:31:42

Women With Balls: Liz Truss II

9/29/2019
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Liz Truss is the Secretary of State for International Trade and holds the Women and Equalities brief. In this special edition of Women With Balls for Conservative party conference, she talks about why Boris picked her for the job (having heard her speech about cheese exports), the limitation to trans rights, and how punchy language is all just a part of politics. Women With Balls is a podcast series where Katy Balls speak to women at the top of their respective games. To hear past episodes,...

Duration:00:26:56

Women With Balls: Margaret Hodge

9/27/2019
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Margaret Hodge is the Labour MP for Barking and Dagenham, and well-known for her role as former head of the Public Accounts Committee, in which she scrutinised senior civil servants and politicians alike. She has also been one of the most vocal critics of Labour's anti-Semitism problem. On the podcast, she tells Katy about how boarding school made her rebellious, her remorse for supporting Tony Blair on Iraq, and what fighting the BNP on her own turf taught her about racism. Women With Balls...

Duration:00:34:20