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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

Local Heroes

4/18/2019
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On this week's New Statesman Podcast, Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush are joined by Anoosh Chakelian for an episode looking at politics beyond Westminster – firstly in Wales, and then discussing local elections in Maidenhead and Hartlepool. Then, in You Ask Us, they're recommending ways to enjoy your politics-free week as Parliament heads to recess. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. If you...

Duration:00:32:55

Brexit Delayed Until Halloween

4/11/2019
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On this week's New Statesman podcast, Stephen Bush and Helen Lewis are discussing the latest Brexit developments, now that Theresa May has been granted a six-month extension. Then, in You Ask Us, they respond to a question on how proportional representation would've affected the Brexit process, and, finally, Helen is speaking to actor and writer Andy Nyman about his show Ghost Stories and the Jewish experience in Britain. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free...

Duration:00:40:34

Strange Bedfellows Abound

4/4/2019
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On this week's New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush is joined by Patrick Maguire and Eleni Courea to discuss the May/Corbyn talks and all the latest rounds of voting. And then, in You Ask Us, it's another unlikely union under the microscope: the Lib Dems and Change UK (aka TIG). 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:00:29:19

Theresa May vs Parliament

3/28/2019
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On this week's New Statesman podcast, Stephen Bush briefs Helen Lewis on the Brexit developments during her absence, before Helen speaks to comedian Andy Zaltzman about his new show Satirist for Hire. Then, it's The Back Half, where Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman are reviewing Childish Gambino's live show and looking at the 'nonniversary' of the Will Ferrell film Blades of Glory. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free access to this podcast by visiting...

Duration:00:46:45

Brexit's Potential Resolutions

3/21/2019
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On this week's New Statesman podcast, Helen is still on holiday, so it's up to Stephen, Patrick Maguire and Eleni Courea to be your guides through the possible outcomes to the continued Brexit stalemate. Then, on You Ask Us, Stephen is talking to a real, live parliamentary staffer, Tara Jane O'Reilly, about what her job consists of and whether Parliament has improved its problems with harassment and bullying. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free access to...

Duration:00:27:53

Brexit's Mexican Standoff

3/14/2019
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On this week's New Statesman podcast, Stephen Bush is joined by Patrick Maguire and Eleni Courea (aka the New Statesman's politics desk) to discuss the past week in Brexit and look ahead to the next set of meaningful votes, amendments and other assorted bits of Brexit arcana. Then, in You Ask Us, they consider what the Lords might do if and when a deal does make it through the Commons. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free access to this podcast by visiting...

Duration:00:32:42

Knife Crime Myth Busting

3/7/2019
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On this week's New Statesman podcast, Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush are discussing Britain's issues with knife crime which have been under the microscope in recent weeks. Then, Helen speaks to Anne Washburn about her plays The Twilight Zone and Shipwreck, and what it's like to be a playwright trying to capture Trump's America. And finally, in You Ask Us, Helen and Stephen are answering the unanswerable: what could Christ Grayling do to get sacked? If you are a New Statesman digital...

Duration:00:26:10

Compromise on the menu

2/28/2019
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On this week's New Statesman podcast, Stephen Bush is joined by Patrick Maguire and Eleni Courea to talk through the latest compromises and deferrals on both sides of the Brexit debate. And in You Ask Us, they tackle the question of whether the one month custodial sentence for Fiona Onasanya is doing anyone any good. 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:00:23:01

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

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