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Welcome to the New Statesman podcast. Every week, we'll be bringing you our signature mix of opinion, features, reviews and humour. For more, head to newstatesman.com/podcast.
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Welcome to the New Statesman podcast. Every week, we'll be bringing you our signature mix of opinion, features, reviews and humour. For more, head to newstatesman.com/podcast.

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Episodes

NS#257: Corbyn and the Spy

2/22/2018
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Stephen and Anoosh discuss the story of Jeremy Corbyn's alleged meeting with a Czech spy in the 1980s and why it has received so much coverage. Then, they analyse the Labour leader's response, including his pledges to crack down on the right wing press and tax exile media moguls. Finally, they answer a listener question: why does Boris Johnson think he is the person to unite Leavers and Remainers? Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts, @anoosh_c or @stephenkb.

Duration:00:28:26

NS#256: Boris Johnson's Brexit Bungle

2/15/2018
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Stephen and Anoosh discuss Boris Johnson's disingenuous Brexit intervention. Then they talk about a recent trip to see the Labour MP Laura Pidcock in Durham, and the art of a good political interview. Finally, they (try to) answer a very good listener question: what actually is the government's plan for the Northern Irish border after Brexit? Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts, @anoosh_c or @stephenkb.

Duration:00:30:34

NS#255: Theresa May's Suffragette Slip

2/8/2018
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Stephen and Anoosh discuss Theresa May's inept speech about the suffragettes. Then they answer a popular listener question: can the Conservatives can win a majority by maximising the white vote? Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts, @anoosh_c or @stephenkb.

Duration:00:20:13

NS#254: Who will bring down Theresa May?

2/1/2018
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Helen and Stephen discuss the controversy surrounding Labour and the Haringey Development Vehicle (no wait, come back, it's really interesting). Then they answer a listener question: how does the Conservative no confidence process work? Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis or @stephenkb.

Duration:00:26:41

NS#253: The Misogynist Bubble

1/25/2018
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Helen and Stephen discuss Boris Johnson's terrible intervention on the NHS before getting very angry about the sleazy all-male fundraiser exposed by the FT this week. Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis or @stephenkb. Further reading: The FT exclusive about the Presidents Club fundraiser. Helen's piece about the Freemasons.

Duration:00:20:11

NS#252: Follow the Leader

1/18/2018
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What do Mary Stuart, Elizabeth Tudor, and the future leaders of both the Conservative and Labour parties have in common? They are all the subject of this bumper discussion between Helen and Stephen about women, power and political succession. Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis or @stephenkb.

Duration:00:31:28

NS#251: Reshuffle Special

1/11/2018
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Helen and Stephen dissect Theresa May's reshuffle and wonder what on earth the PM was thinking, getting rid of Justine Greening. Then Helen interviews the playwright David Eldridge about his upcoming play Beginning and theatre's problems with diversity and access. Finally, they tackle a big and serious question: how do we fix the NHS crisis? Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis or @stephenkb. Further reading: Stephen on Theresa May's tactical...

Duration:00:36:05

NS#250: Previously on British Politics. . .

1/4/2018
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Helen and Stephen look back at everything they missed in politics over the Christmas break and make some predictions for the year ahead. Contact us with your predictions or questions on Twitter @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis or @stephenkb.

Duration:00:34:12

NS#249: The Year in Brexit (feat. Dorian Lynskey of Remainiacs)

12/21/2017
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Helen and Stephen are joined by Dorian Lynskey of the Remainiacs podcast to look back at Britain's Brexit travails in 2017. They pick the best and worst Brexiteers, wonder if they ended the year feeling worse about politics than they did at the start, and look ahead to what political joys 2018 might bring. Contact us on Twitter @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis or @stephenkb.

Duration:00:31:44

NS#248: The Rebel Alliance

12/13/2017
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Stephen is joined by guest host Anoosh Chakelian (get well soon, Helen!) to discuss whether there is anything an MP can do these days to get the sack. They talk about the cases of Anne Marie Morris, Jared O'Mara and Damian Green, among others. Then, they address a listener question: what is a "meaningful" vote? You can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes here or with this RSS feed: http://rss.acast.com/newstatesman, or listen using the player below. Contact us on Twitter...

Duration:00:15:54

NS#247: The Brexit Remix

12/7/2017
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Helen and Stephen spend the whole episode unpicking the tangled threads of the Brexit negotiations. Why did the DUP wreck Theresa May's plans for the Irish border? Can the Lib Dems make a comeback as a party? Can the Tories reconcile their political objectives with their desire to leave the EU behind? This bumper special has (some of) the answers. Oh, and Stephen won an award. Further reading: Stephen on Labour and the customs union. Jeremy Corbyn in GQ.

Duration:00:23:32

NS#246: What do the Brexit elite want?

11/30/2017
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Helen and Stephen discuss the Brexit negotiations and the lack of progress on the Irish border question. Then, they wonder what Labour is up to at the moment. Finally, they answer a listener question: how sinister is the Legatum Institute? Contact us on Twitter @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis or @stephenkb. Further reading: Fred Studemann on German politics. Stephen in 2016 on Michael Gove and the single market.

Duration:00:25:27

NS#245: The 2017 Budget Special

11/22/2017
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Helen and Stephen are joined by Sir Howard Davies, chairman of RBS and former deputy governor of the Bank of England, to dissect this year's budget. Did Philip Hammond avoid mentioning Brexit? Will the stamp duty change really help first time buyers? How worried should you be about the downgraded growth forecasts? All these questions, and many others, answered. Contact us on Twitter @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis or @stephenkb. Further reading: The winners and losers of the...

Duration:00:31:46

NS#244: The Maybot Malfunctions

11/16/2017
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Helen and Stephen discuss Theresa May's latest baffling Brexit blunder and the fate of the EU Withdrawal Bill. Then John Crace, parliamentary sketch writer at the Guardian, joins them to talk about parliamentary satire. Finally, they answer a listener question: are the culture wars worse now than ever before? Contact us on Twitter @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis or @stephenkb. Relevant links: Stephen in the Standard on Labour and Brexit. John Crace's new book "I, Maybot". Sign up for...

Duration:00:34:12

NS#243: Scandal Overload

11/7/2017
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Helen and Anoosh discuss the extraordinary pile up of scandals in Westminster, from Priti Patel and Boris Johnson's foreign affairs gaffes to the continuing fallout from the sexual harassment allegations in Parliament. Then they find some glimmers of hope in the latest expert views on Brexit, and finally, they answer a listener question: why does nobody care about the Paradise Papers? Contact us on Twitter @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis or @anoosh_c. Further reading: Anoosh on Priti...

Duration:00:22:21

NS#242: Fallon's Fall

11/2/2017
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Helen and Stephen discuss the resignation of Michael Fallon as defence secretary, and look more broadly at allegations of sexual harassment and abuse in Westminster. Then, they are joined by the author Nick Harkaway to talk about his new book Gnomon and the issues of surveillance and privacy that it raises. Finally, they answer a listener question: why hasn't the NS published the list of alleged "sex pest" Tory MPs? Contact us on Twitter @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis or @stephenkb. Further...

Duration:00:41:12

NS#240: MPs Behaving Badly

10/26/2017
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How badly does an MP have to behave before they get suspended? Helen and Stephen discuss the case of Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O'Mara and analyse the media kremlinology behind it. Then they look at the continuing problems with Universal Credit and explore its failures as a benefits system. Finally, they answer a question sent in by many listeners: could Nick Clegg return to Parliament? Contact us on Twitter @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis or @stephenkb. Further reading: Mary Beard's 2013...

Duration:00:23:57

NS#237: The Tory Conference Special

10/5/2017
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Helen and Stephen discuss the fallout from the Conservative Party conference, and in particular Theresa May's disastrous speech. Then they answer a listener question: is the Labour Party ready to govern? Send us your questions and thoughts for future episodes on Twitter via @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis or @stephenkb. Further reading/listening: Stephen on the Conservatives' misunderstanding of Jeremy Corbyn. Mark Wallace at ConHome on the Tories and the 1970s. The Back Half podcast on...

Duration:00:35:03

NS#236: The Labour Conference Debrief

9/28/2017
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Helen and Stephen are back from the Labour Party conference in Brighton, and they reflect on the party's mood. Then they analyse how successful Jeremy Corbyn's speech was. Finally, they answer a listener question: was Labour right to wargame a run on the pound? Send us your questions and thoughts for future episodes on Twitter via @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis or @stephenkb. Listen to the New Statesman's new culture podcast, The Back Half, here. Further reading: Stephen's column with...

Duration:00:30:23

NS#235: The Circle of Boris

9/21/2017
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Helen and Stephen are joined by satirist and Private Eye writer Craig Brown to discuss the royal family and his new book about Princess Margaret. Then they analyse the way that Boris Johnson's Brexit intervention was amplified by the right-wing media. Finally, they answer a vital question: will Corbynism dominate the Labour party forever? Send us your questions and thoughts for future episodes on Twitter via @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis or @stephenkb. Listen to the New Statesman's new...

Duration:00:35:19

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