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Welcome to the New Statesman podcast. Every week, we'll be bringing you our signature mix of opinion, features, reviews and humour. For more, head to newstatesman.com/podcast.

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Episodes

Labour and Tory rebels split the difference

2/21/2019
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On this week's New Statesman podcast, it's a week without Brexit (kind of)! Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush are back to look at the formation of The Independent Group and their 11 splitter MPs. They also touch upon the case of Shamima Begum, before Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman deliver The Back Half, this week looking at Alan Partridge's return to the BBC and the noniversary of Danny Boyle's adaptation of Alex Garland's The Beach. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert...

Duration:00:46:59

Labour Five Brexit Demands

2/14/2019
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On this week's New Statesman podcast, Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush are looking at Jeremy Corbyn's five (new) demands for the Brexit process. Helen then speaks to playwright Laura Wade about her new production, Home, I'm Darling. And finally, in You Ask Us, Stephen and Helen tackle the thorny issue of why Labour's splitters don't simply join the Lib Dems. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers....

Duration:00:35:16

Labour's Russian Doll of Dissent

2/7/2019
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On this week's podcast, Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush are examining rumours of a coming split within the Labour party. Then, in You Ask Us, they consider whether Liam Neeson deserves the condemnation he's received, and, finally, Helen speaks to an SME CEO about the prospect of a People's Vote. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. If you haven't signed up yet, visit newstatesman.com/subscribe...

Duration:00:37:16

Universal Credit crunched

1/31/2019
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On this week's New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush is joined, first, by Anoosh Chakelian to discuss the ongoing issues with Universal Credit, and then by Patrick Maguire in You Ask Us to consider whether there's any Brexit deal that could survive the Commons. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. If you haven't signed up yet, visit newstatesman.com/subscribe to purchase your...

Duration:00:23:05

Not Another Brexit Podcast

1/24/2019
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On this week's New Statesman Podcast, Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush are talking about... Brexit. Sorry. But also the public policy issues that might have slipped your attention in You Ask Us, and Helen interviews author John Lanchester about his new book The Wall. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. If you haven't signed up yet, visit newstatesman.com/subscribe to purchase your...

Duration:00:38:20

Theresa May's Historic Failure

1/17/2019
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On this week's New Statesman Podcast, Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush are looking at an historic week, which saw the government's Brexit deal crushed in the Commons before surviving a no confidence motion from the opposition. And, in a new monthly feature, Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman present The Back Half, an arts and culture discussion where this week they're looking at Stan & Ollie, a new film about the career of Laurel and Hardy. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get...

Duration:00:44:43

Brexit Goes To Hollywood

1/10/2019
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On this week's New Statesman podcast, Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush are discussing Channel 4's new political drama, Brexit: The Uncivil War, written by James Graham and starring Benedict Cumberbatch. And in You Ask Us, they consider whether a Labour party led by Yvette Cooper would be quite as pro-European as some seem to think. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. If you haven't signed up...

Duration:00:31:03

The Migrant Not-so-crisis

1/4/2019
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On this week's New Statesman Podcast, Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush are considering whether the so-called 'migrant crisis' in the Channel is a storm in a teacup or something genuinely worthy of the alarmist response. And on You Ask Us they respond to the prompt: 'Should the Parliamentary Lobby be abolished?'. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. If you haven't signed up yet, visit...

Duration:00:29:43

Crisis? What crisis?

1/3/2019
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On this week's New Statesman Podcast, Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush are considering whether the so-called 'migrant crisis' in the Channel is a storm in a teacup or something genuinely worthy of the alarmist response. And on You Ask Us they respond to the prompt: 'Should the Parliamentary Lobby be abolished?'. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. If you haven't signed up yet, visit...

Duration:00:29:43

New Statesman Podcast Live: 2018 in review

12/24/2018
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From Brexit, Windrush and an unending sense of political crisis at home, to Trump, civil war and the rise of the far right abroad, this year proved to be as surreal and terrifying as the last. On the live podcast panel: our associate editor, Helen Lewis; our special correspondent, Stephen Bush; our political correspondent, Patrick Maguire; our senior writer, Anoosh Chakelian; and our online editor, Jonn Elledge, looking back on yet another tumultuous year in politics and discussing their...

Duration:00:32:55

Labour's O-turn

12/20/2018
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On this week's New Statesman Podcast, Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush discuss Labour's double reverse ferret on the issue of no-confidencing Theresa May's government. In You Ask Us they tackle the question of whether ministers who resign from the cabinet should be allowed to rejoin in the future. And, finally, Helen is joined by Cariad Lloyd, co-writer of the Lyric Hammersmith's 2018 panto, Dick Whittington, to discuss a very British institution. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber...

Duration:00:43:35

Mayday, mayday!

12/13/2018
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On this week's New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush is joined by Patrick Maguire and LabourList's Sienna Rodgers in the House of Commons shortly after the announcement that Theresa May has survived a vote of no confidence. But what does this mean for the Prime Minister, the Labour party, and the prospect of a no-deal Brexit? If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. If you haven't signed up yet,...

Duration:00:16:38

Brexit's New Norms

12/6/2018
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On this week's New Statesman podcast, Stephen and Helen are talking about how Sam Gyimah's resignation as the government's Universities Minister is a huge, and surprising, blow for the Prime Minister. In You Ask Us they tackle the thorny issues surrounding the resignation of Labour's Kate Osamor. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. If you haven't signed up yet, visit...

Duration:00:22:38

May vs Corbyn

11/29/2018
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Stephen and Patrick discuss the likely May vs Corbyn showdown in the mooted Brexit TV debate. Then Helen interviews Rebecca Frecknall and Patsy Ferran, director and star of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke, currently playing at the Duke of York's theatre in London. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. If you haven't signed up yet, visit newstatesman.com/subscribe to purchase your...

Duration:00:32:36

Brexit Chaos, Explained

11/22/2018
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Stephen is joined by Patrick and Anoosh to discuss the impossible parliamentary arithmetic of the Brexit deal, and the UN poverty expert's tough criticism of the government's welfare policies. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. If you haven't signed up yet, visit newstatesman.com/subscribe to purchase your subscription. Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts.

Duration:00:43:22

The Brexit Deal

11/14/2018
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Helen and Stephen discuss the chances of a Brexit deal passing through parliament, and take a look at what Jeremy Corbyn has been up to recently. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. If you haven't signed up yet, visit newstatesman.com/subscribe to purchase your subscription. Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis or @stephenkb.

Duration:00:20:01

The US Midterms

11/8/2018
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Helen and Stephen discuss the results of the US midterm elections, rumours of a cooling in the relationship between Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell, and what might have happened in British politics if the 2017 general election had never happened. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get early, ad free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. If you haven't signed up yet, visit newstatesman.com/subscribe to purchase your subscription. Send us your...

Duration:00:32:14

Unpopular Opinions

11/1/2018
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Helen and Stephen discuss the ongoing fallout from the Budget, a new play about women's football, and answer a pressing question: was Waitrose right to get rid of their magazine editor after an ill-judged joke about vegans? If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get early, ad free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. If you haven't signed up yet, visit newstatesman.com/subscribe to purchase your subscription. Send us your questions for future...

Duration:00:44:46

The 2018 Budget Special

10/29/2018
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Helen and Stephen are joined by Sir Howard Davies, chairman of RBS and former deputy governor of the Bank of England, to dissect this year's budget. What has Philip Hammond kept up his sleeve for Brexit? Is austerity really 'coming to an end'? And what's the deal with the tax cut for higher earners? All these questions, and many others, answered. Contact us on Twitter @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis or @stephenkb.

Duration:00:27:45

The Neverending Brexit Story

10/25/2018
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Helen and Stephen discuss the ongoing trials and tribulations of Tory Brexiteers. Then, they're joined by Labour MP and Shadow Treasury Minister Jonathan Reynolds to discuss the upcoming budget. Finally, Jonn Elledge pops in to answer a listener question: is Doctor Who best when it is just trying to be a children's programme? If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get early, ad free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. If you haven't signed up...

Duration:00:43:41