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Ep: 4-32 May vs The Tory Party and Trump vs Corker

Today I’m joined by wine expert and writer Doug in the North Bay and map geek and pedant irascible Englishman Jonn Elledge in London. In a week that has seen Theresa may dodge the question as to whether she would vote for Brexit if there was another referendum, we ask was Corbyn right when he said are the Tories more interested in fighting amongst themselves then solving problems?

Duration: 00:51:06

Ep: 4-2 A conversation about America's love of guns - Corey Ryan Forrester

Today we look at the issue of Gun Violence and how The U.S. Compares With Other Countries. Today Im joined by Corey Ryan Forrester the Comedian and Co-Author of National Best Seller The Liberal Redneck Manifesto.

Duration: 00:28:56

Ep: 4-30 Catalonia vs. Spain with Tim Marshall and Dominique Stewart

Spain is desperately trying to halt a drive for independence in Catalonia. The Catalan government has said that they will declare independence from Spain after violent clashes between Spanish police and voters on Sunday. Tim Marshall from The Why and The What and Dominique Stewart.

Duration: 00:43:45

EP: 4-29 Trump speaks to the world as his poll numbers go up

Today I'm joined by Wine expert and ex Columbia university communications head Doug Levy and by part-time Buddhist and Bernie Sanders forward planner Reggie Hubbard. In a week in which President Donald Trump’s poll numbers and approval ratings stabilize and move up slightly over the past month, we ask is Trump and his breaking of political norms, the new normal. Following a low of 39 percent in the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll last month after his controversial reaction to the violent...

Duration: 00:40:48

Ep: 4 - 28 Nik Gowing, Thinking the Unthinkable

Thinking The Unthinkable Britain out of the EU? President Trump? To express incredulity is not a political judgment. Until a few weeks ago, what many viewed as outlandish ‘unthinkables’ were not even being considered or investigated as part of corporate or political risk assessments. Now they have to be.

Duration: 00:31:50

Ep: 4-27 Trump, white supremacists and murder in Charlottesville.

Today we are joined by part time Buddhist and Democratic party apparatchik Reggie Hubbard in Washington DC and by wine expert and ex Director of Communications at Columbia Univ Doug Levi in San Francisco. In a week that has seen white supremacists murder a peaceful protester in Charlottesville, we ask is this the end for Trump.

Duration: 00:45:06

Ep: 4.26 - Trump turns on Sessions and the meaning of Dunkirk

Today I’m joined by the Founder of the Echo Chamber Club. Alice Thwaite in Berlin and by yogic Democratic party operative Reggie Hubbard in Washington DC, we start by a look at the last week in Trump's America and his treatment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. We end the show by looking at the meaning of Dunkirk to Britain.

Duration: 00:56:37

Tides of History promo

History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme, said Mark Twain. From the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of the modern world: history ebbs and flows over the centuries, driven by great tides of economic, social, political, religious, and cultural change that shape the world and everyone who lives on it. In this new series from Wondery, PhD historian Patrick Wyman (Fall of Rome) brings the cutting edge of that history to listeners in plain, relatable English. Premieres July 20th....

Duration: 00:13:45

Ep: 4.25 - Peter Joseph and the New Human Rights Movement

Today I’m joined by Peter Joseph an American independent filmmaker and political activist. He is best known for the Zeitgeist film series, which he wrote, directed, narrated, scored, and produced which spawned The Zeitgeist Movement to talk about his new book, The New Human Rights Movement.

Duration: 01:02:54

EP: 4.24 - Does Trump lack dignity or is he ill and Britain starts Brexit talks?

Today I'm joined by jorno and map geek Jonn Eldige in London and by yogic Democratic party operative Reggie Hubbard in Washington DC, on a week where everyone is talking about the 25th amendment we ask does Trump lack dignity, is he just undisciplined or is he ill?

Duration: 00:56:15

EP: 4-23 Paul Hilder of Crowdpac on the importance of crowd funding political campaigns

Today I’m joined by Paul Hilder of co funder of Crowdpac, the crowdfunding political platform that is aiming to weaken the hold of big money interests in politics and both sides of the Atlantic.

Duration: 00:50:19

Ep: 4.22 - The Grenfell Tower Fire - Ishmahil Blagrove

The Grenfell Tower fire occurred on 14 June 2017 at a 24-storey, high tower block of public housing flats in North Kensington, West London, England. The Metropolitan Police has said that 58 people are currently missing presumed dead, including 30 confirmed dead. The BBC says it understands that the number dead could be "around 70". The local community are raising £2,000,000 to Help the families of Grenfell Tower, West London who have been devastated by a fire which has destroyed their...

Duration: 00:46:51

EP: 4.22 - Friday 15 special - How you become president of the United States

Always be there is a searing track on Remedy the debut studio album by the English electronic music duo Basement Jaxx which was released in 1999 Number one for six consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart "Call Me" is a song by the American new wave band Blondie and the theme to the 1980 film American Gigolo. "Crying Over, reached #11 on the UK Singles charts in 1974 and was featured on the seventh studio album by Jamaican recording artist Ken Boothe.

Duration: 00:30:57

EP: 4-21 - Its the kids 'wot swung it for Jeremy Corbyn

Today I'm joined by journo and map geek Jonn Elledge in London, on the morning after the night before with The Conservatives losing their Commons majority in the UK 2017 election. Theresa May says she will form a government and work with the 10 Democratic Unionist Party MPs, after going to Buckingham Palace to see the Queen, we ask Jonn how did he and eveyone else get this election so wrong?

Duration: 00:37:01

Ep: 4.20 - Trump the most persecuted politician ever and May turns on Thatcher.

Hello and welcome to Mid-Atlantic the show where we look at the news and views from one side of the Atlantic from the perspective of the other. Today I'm joined by journo and map geek Jonn Eldige in London and by Democratic party operative Reggie Hubbard in Washington DC, on the day that Swedish prosecutors drop Julian Assange rape's investigation we ask, is Donald Trump the most persecuted politician in world history?

Duration: 00:46:17

Ep: 4-19 May calls a snap election as we get used to President Trump

Today we are joined by journo and map geek Jonn Elledge in London and by Democratic party operative Reggie Hubbard in Washington DC, on the day that sees France go the polls for its first round of presidential voting, we ask will the Labour party be destroyed by May’s snap election and are we normalising President Trump?

Duration: 01:03:52

Mid Atlantic special - Dan Carlin on Friday 15 - Trumps first month

Today we speak to podcast superstar Dan Carlin about the first month of Trump's America. Covered by Eminem, Jay Z and Miquel UK Singers Labi Saffe’s I got the, is instantly recognisable. Nominated by The actress Charlotte martin who plays Susan Carter in the Archers "Left Hand Free" is a song by English indie band alt-J. It was released as the second single from the band's second studio album This Is All Yours in 2014. Colin Patrick Harper is better known by his stage name 'Collie Buddz,...

Duration: 00:32:26

Ep: 4-18 conservative blogger Niall Gooch on why he changed his mind on Brexit

Today I'm joined by conservative blogger Niall Gooch who describes himself as an Englishman born a century too late. Amateur poet and writer of unfinished novels, to discuss why he changed his mind over Brexit and what he thinks will come next.

Duration: 00:56:31

Ep: 4.17 - The UK government’s Brexit bill was passed "bigly"

Welcome to Mid Atlantic the show where we look at the news and views from one side of the Atlantic from the perspective of the other. Today we are joined by Reggie Hubbard democratic operative from Maryland and in London Alice Thwaite of the Echo Chamber. In a week that has seen leeks from the Trump white house and the speaker of The House of Commons' outburst against Trump speaking to parliament we chart another week in the Alt right’s attempted takeover of the world. The UK government’s...

Duration: 01:00:49

Ep: 4.16 - Trump the Muslim Ban and the British PM

Today we are joined by Reggie Hubbard democratic operative Maryland and in London Mic the Jonn Elledige of the New Statesman and City Metric. In a week that has seen unprecedented political action by and against President Trump, we ask, just what is going on, is this a case of the people vs President Trump?

Duration: 01:01:33

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