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A politics podcast from the New Statesman that digs beneath the day-to-day. Every two weeks, Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood explore the ideas behind the news with the help of expert guests.

A politics podcast from the New Statesman that digs beneath the day-to-day. Every two weeks, Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood explore the ideas behind the news with the help of expert guests.
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United Kingdom

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A politics podcast from the New Statesman that digs beneath the day-to-day. Every two weeks, Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood explore the ideas behind the news with the help of expert guests.

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English


Episodes

DeepDive#8: Laura Kuenssberg and Media Bias

7/11/2017
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In an episode republished from earlier this year, Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood are joined by the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg to interrogate the idea of media bias. It’s a phrase that is thrown around a lot in the age of fake news, including by some powerful politicians, but what does it really mean?

Duration: 00:37:54


DeepDive#7: Will robots take our jobs?

7/4/2017
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This week Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood discuss the future of robotics. Together with Sarah O'Connor, employment correspondent at the FT, they explore how automation might displace our jobs. And whether Universal Basic Income is a useful response from politicians. Plus: Ian raves about Martha C Nussbaum's essay "Beyond anger".

Duration: 00:26:40


Deep Dive#6: Mandates and Manifestos

6/20/2017
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This podcast was recorded in April 2017, in the midst of the general election campaign. It was originally published on the New Statesman Politics Podcast feed and features Catherine Haddon, resident historian at the Institute of Government. Together with Ian and Stewart, Haddon explores murky world of election promises and what manifestos are for. Plus: Rant or Rave? Find out which podcasts have had our hosts on tenterhooks.

Duration: 00:30:35


DeepDive#5: The Real Corbynism

6/14/2017
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Ian and Stewart are shocked and cheered by last week’s surprise election result. With the help of Matt Zarb-Cousin, the former spokesperson for Jeremy Corbyn, they set out to explore the Corbynist philosophy. How did Labour pull off their glorious defeat? And is the Twitter left at risk of descending into civil war? Plus: Stewart rants about blaming the media, and Ian raves about the response to the terror attacks.

Duration: 00:34:01


DeepDive#4: The Generation Game

6/6/2017
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In the week of the election, Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood focus on the generational divide between old and young voters. With the help of Professor Rosie Campbell of Birkbeck University, they explore Theresa May's character revelations, her discomfort with campaigning and whether Conservatism can appeal to the kids. Plus, are fathers of girls or boys more left wing?

Duration: 00:29:50


DeepDive#2: Merkel and Macron

5/22/2017
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This week, co-hosts Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood discuss whether the tide is turning against anti-establishment politics in Europe? Together with Professor Anand Menon, Director of UK in a Changing Europe, they explore the politics of the "M&M Axis" between Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel - and ask what this new relationship might mean for Brexit. Plus: Ian rants about how Labour appears to privilege policies over votes.

Duration: 00:25:42


DeepDive#1: The Great British Election Divides

5/9/2017
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Is Brexit the biggest political divide in this election? Or is it all about personality? Our podcast co-hosts, Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood, are joined by former political strategist, James Morris, to discuss the latest thoughts from voters around the country. Is class voting dying, for example, or is this election just a blip? Plus: from "bombshells" to "cats coming out of the bag" - Stewart rants about the catch-phrases used during campaigns.

Duration: 00:29:14


Welcome to the Deep Dive

5/4/2017
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Welcome to the New Statesman's Deep Dive, a politics podcast that explores the ideas behind the news. Join Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood as they look at some of the underlying issues and buzzwords of British politics in a little more detail than time usually allows, with the help of expert guests. Subscribe now to get our first episode very soon.

Duration: 00:01:05