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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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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

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

The Brexit Sanity Test

10/18/2018
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Helen and Stephen attempt to bring some calm rationality to the discussion of Brexit and "the backstop" — whatever that turns out to be. Then Helen talks to the American author Rebecca Solnit about reporting on Trump and her new book Call Them by Their True Names. Finally, a listener question: what's going on with universal credit? 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...

Duration:00:48:44

A Weevil in the Shadow Cabinet

10/11/2018
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Helen and Stephen have been on a podcast school trip to David Hare's new play I'm Not Running, and they have some thoughts about how accurately it portrays contemporary Labour politics. Then Emily Sargent from the Wellcome Collection joins to discuss buildings, council estates and housing design. 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...

Duration:00:50:14

Tory Conference Special

10/4/2018
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Helen, Stephen and Anoosh digest the happenings at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, discuss Boris Johnson's Telegraph column and the new left media, and answer a listener question: can we still enjoy the work of Kanye West?

Duration:00:39:39

Labour Conference Special

9/27/2018
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Stephen and Anoosh are straight off the train from the Labour Party conference in Liverpool, and they discuss why the mood felt more upbeat in previous years and how Labour are handling Brexit. Plus: a listener question — why do people care more about Jeremy Corbyn's euroscepticism than Theresa May's? Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis, @stephenkb or join us on Facebook for a live Q&A.

Duration:00:26:58

Party Conference Deja Vu

9/20/2018
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Helen is joined by Anoosh Chakelian to discuss the shaming of Donald Trump by Stormy Daniels, plus why Labour Party conference gives her serious deja vu. Then Jonn Elledge reports back from Lib Dem conference, and hands out some TV recommendations too. Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis, @anoosh_c, @jonnelledge, or join us on Facebook for a live Q&A.

Duration:00:39:19

The Struggling Ministers' Hall of Fame

9/13/2018
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Helen and Stephen itemise the worst ministers and shadow ministers in politics at the moment and explain why these people are failing so badly at their briefs. Then, Helen talks to John Ridding, CEO of the Financial Times and chairman of the Room to Read charity, about literacy and activism. Finally, they answer a popular listener question: where are they going on holiday and why? Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts, @stephenkb, @helenlewis or join us on...

Duration:00:25:07

Who Is The Real John McDonnell?

9/6/2018
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Helen and Stephen are joined by New Statesman editor Jason Cowley to discuss his recent interview with the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell. Then, Helen talks to the feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez about the anti-Brexit Women For A People's Vote campaign. Finally, they tackle a listener question: what's going on with Labour's NEC elections? Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts, @stephenkb, @helenlewis or join us on Facebook for a live Q&A. Buy...

Duration:00:38:13

The No-Deal Brexit Reality

8/30/2018
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Helen and Stephen discuss the coming autumn crunch over Brexit and how the parliamentary votes over the deal will go. Then, Helen talks to director Jude Christian about her upcoming production othellomacbeth and the ways in which we politicise Shakespeare. Finally, they tackle a listener question: should Vince Cable resign? Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts, @stephenkb, @helenlewis or join us on Facebook for a live Q&A. Further reading: —Helen's cover...

Duration:00:44:48

Will the Labour Party Split?

8/23/2018
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Helen and Stephen discuss jerk rice and cultural appropriation, interview Emily Andrews from the Institute for Government about the state of Britain's public services, and look at the evidence for a possible Labour Party split. Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts, @stephenkb, @helenlewis or join us on Facebook for a live Q&A. Further reading: —Stephen's cover story on Labour Party splits. —Yo Zushi on cultural appropriation. —The cultural appropriation...

Duration:00:47:25

Jeremy Corbyn's Wreath Row

8/16/2018
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Helen and Stephen discuss the row over Jeremy Corbyn's attendance at a 2014 wreath-laying event in Tunis and what it tells us about the current internal state of the Labour Party. Then, for this week's "anything but Brexit section", they are joined by schools expert Laura McInerney (@miss_mcinerney) to talk about the UK's teacher shortage and why excluded pupils tend to be overlooked by policymakers. Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts, @stephenkb,...

Duration:00:33:00

Boris Johnson and the Burqa

8/9/2018
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Helen and Stephen discuss Boris Johnson's Telegraph column about the burqa, talk to Frances Crook of the Howard League about prisons and penal reform, and answer a listener question: how radical is Jeremy Corbyn's programme for government? Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts, @stephenkb, @helenlewis or join us on Facebook for a live Q&A.

Duration:00:49:14

Labour's Anti-Semitism Row (part 94)

8/1/2018
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Helen and Stephen discuss the ongoing row over anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, as well as the internal politics of the party's NEC elections and the possible deselection ballots against pro-Brexit MPs Kate Hoey and Frank Field. They also answer a popular listener question: will and should there be a “people's vote” on the exit deal Theresa May eventually strikes with the EU? Further reading: —Jon Lansman's obituary for Vladimir Derer. —Stephen's blog on Pete Willsman. —Could a Labour...

Duration:00:30:34

Review of the year in parliament

7/26/2018
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Helen and Stephen look back at the parliamentary year – taking in discussions of new parties, luxury communism and climate change. Then Helen interviews the author Laurence Scott about his new book Picnic Comma Lightning. And you ask them: should parliament cancel recess to work on Brexit?

Duration:00:58:58

NS#279: The Brexit Curse

7/18/2018
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Helen and Stephen discuss the news that the Vote Leave campaign has been found to have broken electoral law and explore whether Theresa May can face a no confidence vote while Parliament is on summer recess. They they're joined by Helen Thompson, Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge University and a regular on the Talking Politics podcast, to discuss how Brexit is affecting other leaders around Europe. Finally, they answer a listener question about the Labour party's adoption of the...

Duration:00:45:05

NS#278: The Tory Psychodrama

7/12/2018
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Helen and Stephen discuss the ongoing resignations and battles in the Tory party over Brexit, and then Stephen is joined by NS political correspondent Patrick Maguire to test out some Labour Party counterfactuals (warning: includes Liz Kendall content). Subscribe to the New Statesman's World Cup podcast, Political Football, now — find it at newstatesman.com/podcast or in your podcast app of choice. Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts, @stephenkb, @helenlewis...

Duration:00:35:27