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The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics. In Politics Weekly Extra on Fridays, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland invites guests to help analyse the latest in US politics

The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics. In Politics Weekly Extra on Fridays, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland invites guests to help analyse the latest in US politics

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The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics. In Politics Weekly Extra on Fridays, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland invites guests to help analyse the latest in US politics

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Episodes

The GOP’s push for anti-trans laws: Politics Weekly Extra

7/23/2021
Republican lawmakers have introduced the highest number of anti-trans bills to be filed in a single year in 2021. Joan E Greve speaks to Sam Levin about why some in the GOP are trying to ban transgender children from certain sports teams and limit their access to gender-affirming healthcare.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:26:31

Government ‘all over the place’ as summer recess begins: Politics Weekly podcast

7/21/2021
Jessica Elgot and Polly Toynbee discuss a purge of so-called far-left factions from the Labour party. Plus, as Boris Johnson again delays the social care overhaul, Heather Stewart, David Gauke, Jill Rutter and Ryan Shorthouse look at the future for his premiership goals. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:31:14

What is the state of US-China relations? Politics Weekly Extra

7/16/2021
It’s been 50 years this month since Henry Kissinger, the then national security advisor, made a secret trip to the People’s Republic of China. Joan E Greve talks to the Guardian’s China affairs correspondent, Vincent Ni, to find out how the current diplomatic relationship compares with 1971. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:24:12

Politicians wrestle with patriotism: Politics Weekly podcast

7/14/2021
Jessica Elgot and Martin Kettle discuss the government’s narrow win to slash foreign aid spending. Plus, Sienna Rodgers, Will Tanner and Sunder Katwala reflect on how politicians are waking up to a progressive patriotism. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:28:31

Is Harris a good vice-president? Politics Weekly Extra

7/9/2021
After a rocky few weeks for Kamala Harris, Joan E Greve speaks to Lawrence Haas, former communications director for Al Gore, about the ins and outs of being a successful second in command to the president. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:24:03

Johnson’s gamble with Covid: Politics Weekly – podcast

7/7/2021
Heather Stewart is joined by Sonia Sodha to discuss the government’s announcement that most coronavirus restrictions in England will end on 19 July. Plus, after last week’s win in Batley and Spen, Labour feels emboldened. How does Keir Starmer use this victory to his advantage?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:30:51

Trump’s true battle with coronavirus: Politics Weekly Extra

7/2/2021
Jonathan Freedland speaks to Yasmeen Abutaleb, author of a new book that details just how serious the president’s condition was when he contracted Covid-19 last October. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:24:43

Javid brings confidence after scandal: Politics Weekly podcast

6/30/2021
Jessica Elgot and Rafael Behr discuss Matt Hancock’s departure and the issues facing the new health secretary, Sajid Javid. Plus, after one of the nastiest campaigns in UK politics in recent times, will the Batley and Spen byelection cause another electoral upset for Labour?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:30:38

Biden v US Catholic bishops: Politics Weekly Extra

6/25/2021
Last week Catholic bishops in the US voted to move forward with plans that could result in Joe Biden being banned from receiving communion because of his stance on abortion. Jonathan Freedland speaks to former congressman Tom Perriello about the decision and its potential impact on voters. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:24:01

Did Brexit transform UK politics forever? Politics Weekly podcast

6/23/2021
Heather Stewart and Gaby Hinsliff look at the latest news out of Westminster. Plus: as we mark the fifth anniversary of the Brexit referendum, has it changed British politics irreversibly? Laura Parker, James Starkie and Anand Menon look back.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:33:18

Joe Manchin and the filibuster: Politics Weekly Extra

6/18/2021
Jonathan Freedland and Prof Sarah Binder discuss why two Democratic senators are proving a thorn in Joe Biden’s side. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:26:12

Johnson’s reluctant surrender to science: Politics Weekly podcast

6/16/2021
Jessica Elgot and Martin Kettle discuss the political fallout of the announced delay to the lifting of coronavirus restrictions in England. Plus: Peter Walker is joined by Sonia Sodha and Katy Balls to ask why MPs are so keen to get involved in the perennial culture wars. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:29:53

How much trouble is Rudy Giuliani in? Politics Weekly Extra

6/11/2021
As an investigation and lawsuit hang over the former New York mayor and lawyer to Donald Trump, Jonathan Freedland finds out about the man from biographer Andrew Kirtzman. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:30:32

Domestic pressures ahead of hosting the G7: Politics Weekly podcast

6/9/2021
Heather Stewart and Polly Toynbee discuss the Tory rebellion over foreign aid cuts in a week in which the government will host the G7 group of wealthy nations. Jessica Elgot is joined by Patrick Wintour and Sir Ivan Rogers to look ahead to the summit. Plus: Rory Carroll asks Dr Alan Renwick about the findings of the working group on unification referendums on the island of Ireland. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:43:23

Republicans grapple with Marjorie Taylor Greene: Politics Weekly Extra

6/4/2021
Jonathan Freedland and Joan E Greve look at what it might take for the Republican leadership to properly punish Marjorie Taylor Greene for the outrageous and offensive comments she continues to make. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:24:14

Johnson’s latest lockdown dilemma: Politics Weekly podcast

6/2/2021
Jessica Elgot and Zoe Williams look at the arguments for and against lifting England’s last Covid restrictions on 21 June; Libby Brooks, Dani Garavelli and Kezia Dugdale discuss the newly elected Scottish parliament; plus Aubrey Allegretti talks to Sajjad Karim about the Tory Islamophobia report published last week. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:44:11

Should Biden reform the supreme court? Politics Weekly Extra

5/28/2021
Last week, the US supreme court agreed to hear a case that could significantly roll back abortion rights. This week, Jonathan Freedland speaks to Christopher Kang, former deputy counsel to President Obama, about calls to restructure the highest federal court in the country. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:29:08

Cummings throws government under the bus: Politics Weekly podcast

5/26/2021
Heather Stewart and Sonia Sodha discuss the dramatic revelations from Dominic Cummings’ marathon evidence session before a Commons select committee. Daniel Trilling and David Blunkett talk about the problems in the Home Office. Plus, Peter Walker and Will Jennings look at the politics of levelling up. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:46:07

The Guardian’s history in the US: Politics Weekly Extra

5/21/2021
As celebrations marking the Guardian’s 200th year continue, Jonathan Freedland and David Smith explore the paper’s rocky road through covering the biggest stories in US political history. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:29:52

India variant creates tension among Tories – Politics Weekly podcast

5/19/2021
Heather Stewart and Rafael Behr look at domestic pressures over the India coronavirus variant as the UK continues to unlock. Plus, to celebrate the Guardian’s 200th birthday, Heather speaks with three former political editors about how the job, and its challenges, have changed. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Duration:00:43:59