In this month's podcast, Maxime Robin discusses how America's addiction to powerful painkillers led to an epidemic of synthetic opioid overdoses. We also hear from an Ohio county coroner with frontline experience of this health emergency.
- 2018/02 / Open access, Podcasts, 2018/02 - US
In this interview, Dominique Vidal discusses how much progress researchers and intellectuals have made in understanding home-grown jihadism in France, a ‘hydra in a state of constant change'. If understanding is still sketchy, what are the implications?
- 2018/01 / Podcasts, 2018/01-Jihadism
In this month's podcast, journalist Julien Brygo talks about his visit to Noida, an affluent New Delhi satellite town. Like many such developments, it couldn't function without the labour of often mistreated domestic workers. So what happened in July when their frustrations came to a head?
- 2017/12 / Podcasts, 2017/12 - Indian servants
In this podcast, journalist Laura Raim talks about the uphill struggle faced by women in Israel seeking equality and freedom from sexual harassment. ‘After the first intifada, feminist organisations drew a parallel between a militaristic society's violence against the Palestinians and domestic violence at home.'
- 2017/11 / Open access, Podcasts, 2017/11 - Israel
In this interview about Mexico's current state of crisis following the disappearance of 43 students in September, journalist and political cartoonist Rafael Barajas tells George Miller: "The social fabric in entire zones [of Mexico] has been ripped up. It's a disaster. We don't want this nightmare any more. We need it to stop.” In this in-depth conversation, he explores some of the causes and consequences of that (...)
- 2014/12 / Podcasts, 2014/12 - Latin America
In this month's podcast, Ibrahim Warde discusses the likely consequences of the latest banking scandal over HSBC's Swiss arm. Is it a case of business as usual?
- 2015/03 / Podcasts, 2015/03 - Swissleaks
Ed Emery makes regular visits with fellow musicians to Calais to talk to and make music with Kurdish people who have fled from Syria and hope to gain entry to the UK: what he calls ‘musical solidarity work with migrants' as part of a wider Kurdish songbook project. In this podcast he tells George Miller more about the project.
- 2015/04 / Podcasts, 2015/04 - Kobane
Renaud Lambert, deputy editor of Le Monde diplomatique, assesses the impact on Ireland and Portugal of Syriza's ongoing struggle with the EU. Does Greece's rejection of austerity increase the likelihood of the electorates of those countries following suit, or conversely increase their desire to distance themselves from the Greeks?
- 2015/05 / Podcasts, 2015/05 - Ireland Portugal
In this programme Philip Golub, professor of international relations at the American University of Paris, in conversation with George Miller, says that “China's transformation into a gravitational centre of the world capitalist economy means inevitably that power will shift, both at regional level and globally”. This interview explores some of the implications of that shift.
- 2016/02 / Podcasts, 2016/02 - China
In this first edition of the relaunched podcast, historian Gabriel Gorodetsky discusses how the USSR learned to steer a course between ideology and pragmatism in its relations with foreign powers.
- 2017/10 / Open access, Podcasts, 2017/10 - 1917
In this podcast, Keith Dixon, honorary professor of British Studies at Lyon University, discusses with George Miller how the referendum on Scottish independence has changed the landscape of Scottish politics, and beyond.
- 2014/10 / Podcasts, 2014/10 - Scotland
In this podcast George Miller talks to Ibrahim Warde about the huge $9bn fine imposed on BNP Parisbas for sanction busting, recently announced by the US justice department. BNP is not alone – US banks JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America have also received vast fines, as have Swiss banks, Holland's ING and the UK's HSBC for a variety of transgressions, including money laundering and tax evasion. What does all this mean for the future of the financial system and its (...)
- 2014/07 / Podcasts
In this podcast, George Miller talks to Christophe Jaffrelot about the legacy of Iftikhar Chaudhry, Pakistan's former Chief Justice who dared to take on some of the nation's most powerful people.
- 2013/12 / Podcasts, 2013/12 - Pakistan
In this month's podcast, Michael Klare of Amherst College discusses a critical element of China's foreign policy: its increasing dependence on foreign providers of resources such as oil and gas to underpin its spectacular economic growth. In a world of depleting resources, what are the implications for China's future stability, and what does it mean for the often unstable regimes it does business (...) - 2012/09 / Podcasts, 2012/09 - Special China report