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Each month, George Miller interviews LMD authors about their articles and the issues behind them

Each month, George Miller interviews LMD authors about their articles and the issues behind them

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Each month, George Miller interviews LMD authors about their articles and the issues behind them

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English


Episodes

US bipartisanship is not the answer

2/11/2021
With Trump gone and Biden in the White House, American journalist and author Thomas Frank surveys the US political landscape. Will a divided nation come to accept the election result and begin to heal? Why did 10 million more people vote for Trump in 2020 than in 2016? And what will it take for Joe Biden's presidency to be counted a success? - 2021/02 / Podcast, 2021/02 Biden

Duration:00:38:13

The financiers who backed Brexit

1/19/2021
The widespread belief that the UK's finance industry wanted the country to remain in the EU is wrong. An increasingly powerful sector within the industry was delighted that Leave won. In this month's podcast, sociologist Théo Bourgeron explains why. - 2021/01 / Podcast, 2021/01 UK city

Duration:00:13:51

Trumpism lives on

12/8/2020
Biden won and Trump lost, but progressives mustn't be complacent, says Jerome Karabel, professor of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. In this month's podcast, he discusses Trumpism as a force that has reshaped US politics – and will continue to do so long after Trump leaves the White House. - 2020/12 / Podcast, 2020/12 USA, 2020/12 Karabel

Duration:00:27:12

China's outlaw armada

11/17/2020
China has the world's worst record for illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. In this month's podcast, award-winning journalist Ian Urbina discusses his own encounter with aggressive Chinese vessels in the Sea of Japan and the wider implications for the world's dwindling fish stocks. - 2020/11 / 2020/11 fishing, Podcast, 2020/11 fishing

Duration:00:21:09

America, year 2020

10/7/2020
A month before the US election, George Miller talked to author and journalist Thomas Frank at the end of the week that saw the first presidential debate, revelation of Trump's tiny tax bill and his Covid-19 diagnosis. When the present is so chaotic, can an awareness of US history help make some sense of it all? - 2020/10 / Podcast, 2020/10 usa

Duration:00:00:32

Politics in the age of evangelical megachurches

9/14/2020
In this month's podcast, George Miller talks to Le Monde diplomatique's deputy editor, Akram Belkaïd, about the global rise of evangelical Christianity. Why are evangelical churches growing so rapidly and what does their uncompromisingly conservative political agenda mean for progressive politics? - 2020/09 / 2020/09 evangelicals, Podcast

Duration:00:21:38

Brazil: authoritarianism by stealth

8/17/2020
This month, André Singer, professor of political science at São Paulo University, updates us on the situation in Brazil, where President Bolsonaro is increasingly undermining his coronavirus-ravaged country's democracy and has his sights set firmly on re-election in 2022. - 2020/07 / Podcast, 2020/07 brazil

Duration:00:28:39

Meanwhile, in Minneapolis...

7/13/2020
In this month's podcast, Professor Richard Keiser of Carleton College, Minnesota, discusses the mood in his city several weeks after George Floyd's killing by an MPD officer. Is radical change now conceivable? And if demands to defund the police are heeded, what would take its place? - 2020/07 / 2020/07 Minneapolis, Podcast

Duration:00:42:19

‘Health inequalities are not inevitable'

6/15/2020
‘England is faltering,' says our guest in this month's podcast, Professor Sir Michael Marmot. After a decade of austerity, health inequalities in England are significantly worse than in 2010, when he published his official review, ‘Fair Society, Healthy Lives'. Here he discusses austerity's long shadow and what should be done about it on the other side of the Covid-19 pandemic. - 2020/06 / Podcast, 2020/06 UK

Duration:00:33:40

UK Labour: from Corbyn to Starmer

6/5/2020
‘The establishment, and the right wing of the Labour Party, couldn't live with something that challenged the politics of interventionism.' This month, Andrew Murray, former senior adviser to Jeremy Corbyn, reflects on some of the contradictions of Corbyn's years as Labour leader. - 2020/06 / Podcast, 2020/06 Corbyn adieu

Duration:00:28:05

A new era in Irish politics

5/25/2020
In our May podcast, Julien Mercille of University College, Dublin, discusses how Ireland has coped with Covid-19 and the prospects for progressive politics in Ireland on the other side of it. Are nationalist-leftist Sinn Féin a government in waiting? - 2020/05 / Podcast, 2020/05 Ireland

Duration:00:31:11

The visual imagination of Steve McQueen

4/14/2020
This month, artist and critic Jon Bird discusses the wide-ranging work of filmmaker Steve McQueen, whose major retrospective at Tate Modern was cut short by Covid-19 closure. What preoccupations bind together McQueen's gallery projects and his mainstream movies, including the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave? - 2020/04 / Podcast, 2020/04 Steve McQueen

Duration:00:24:35

When viruses become pandemics

3/20/2020
In this month's podcast, science journalist and expert on pandemics Sonia Shah discusses how a virus such as COVID-19 emerges and spreads, and looks at the deeper causes of pathogens that originate in wild animals. - 2020/03 / Podcast, 2020/03 pandemics

Duration:00:29:00

What went wrong for the UK's Labour Party

3/4/2020
This month, Hicham Yezza, editor-in-chief of Ceasefire Magazine, discusses what caused the Labour Party's worst election result since 1935. Was it all about Brexit? Or leadership, or a hostile media? And where does the party go from here? - 2020/01 / Podcasts, 2020/01 Brexit

Duration:00:31:57

‘The murderous cycle continued'

3/4/2020
The evidence that the British state colluded with loyalist paramilitaries during the Troubles in Northern Ireland is well established. But, our guest on this month's podcast Daniel Finn tells us, ‘the battle over historical memory has become a story in its own right' – and one that continues to weigh on the present. - 2019/12 / Podcasts, 2019/12 Northern Ireland

Duration:00:26:03

‘No one was listening'

3/4/2020
Residents of Grenfell Tower had warned of the fire risk in their building before the devastating conflagration of June 2017, but their concerns were ignored. In this month's podcast, writer Claire Launchbury talks about what has happened since: has the official inquiry, which has just issued the first part of its report, allowed survivors' voices to be heard? And will anyone ultimately be held (...) - 2019/12 / Podcasts, 2019/12 Grenfell

Duration:00:26:06

Americans, their cars and the law

3/4/2020
Why has driving always been such a legally fraught area of American life? Legal historian Sarah Seo explains why law enforcement so often comes into conflict with motorists, even in an age of sophisticated enforcement technology. - 2019/11 / Podcasts, 2019/11 cars

Duration:00:21:02

The rise and fall of Abraaj

3/4/2020
Abraaj, the private equity firm that specialised in the developing world, counted the World Bank and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation among its high-profile backers. Ibrahim Warde explains how its success story all went wrong. - 2019/11 / Podcasts, 2019/11 abraaj

Duration:00:20:51

The emerging US-China cold war

3/4/2020
In this month's podcast, Philip S Golub of the American University of Paris explains that Trump's trade war with China is not only damaging bilateral relations between these countries, it's also fundamentally altering the character of international relations and the course of globalisation. - 2019/10 / Podcasts, 2019/10 china

Duration:00:18:13

Socialism resurgent?

3/4/2020
Socialism in the US has been variously described as unnecessary, un-American and non-existent. In this month's podcast, historian Edward Castleton challenges that view and examines the prospects for progressive politics as the 2020 election approaches. - 2019/07 / Podcasts, 2019/07 Socialism

Duration:00:25:45