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Welcome to Andy McGibbons' Politics, Culture and some other shit Podcast. I mostly talk about the politics of Ireland, the northern bit in which I live and beyond. I cover international stories from an anti imperialist stance. I advocate for a New Ireland united and free. I also like to talk a bit about culture, I play in a band called The Bonnevilles and have toured our beautiful planet and in that touring have met and seen many wonderful things which I like to share.
 
When it comes to understanding political issues, Richie is a self confessed toddler. That’s why he’s enlisted the help of Steve, his politically savvy drinking buddy, to help him understand how government effects our everyday lives and our interactions with each other. Join them, as they break down big political issues into comedic bite size bits and try to figure out, What Am Politics?
 
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Coronavirus! Climate! Brexit! Trump! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting: Talking Politics is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Every week David Runciman and Helen Thompson talk to the most interesting people around about the ideas and events that shape our world: from history to economics, from philosophy to fiction. What does the future hold? Can democracy survive? How crazy will it get? This is the political conversation that matters ...
 
"Sorry there - could I get a Pint of Politics and a pack of bacon fries? Cheers" Jordan & Evan bring you your weekly round up of politics and current affairs in Ireland. Our goal is to create and develop conversation and engagement amongst our generation in area affecting their lives and their futures. All feedback and bar snacks welcome.
 
A critical but mostly overlooked aspect of both contemporary and historical political violence is the role diaspora communities have played in the planning, organization, financing, and execution of acts of terror. Members of the American Irish, Canadian Sikh, Swiss Tamil and Australian Croat diasporas—to provide just a sample—have all been powerful agents in the terrorist activities perpetrated in the name of their national and religious communities. The Diaspora Politics and Transnational ...
 
Breaking Britain is a podcast produced by the Europe's Borderlands Research Group at the European and International Studies Department in King's College London. Hosted by Russell Foster and Alex Clarkson, it will explore the pressures unravelling the unity of Britain and reopening the future of the island of Ireland in a European context. In each episode we will discuss the challenges reshaping a disunited kingdom as well as a wary republic with scholars and commentators who can provide expe ...
 
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Author and academic Noam Chomksy talks to Hugh about the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the morality of Ireland’s tax regime and whether the human race can avoid the twin catastrophes of global warming and nuclear war. With thanks to the Institute of International and European Affairs for facilitating this interview. See acast.com/privacy for priv…
 
Brexit is back on the agenda this week as Adam Boulton and guests discuss the thorny issue of Northern Ireland protocol. Negotiations have resumed between the UK and the European Union over the implementation of the protocol with the EU offering concessions on checks. But the role of the European Court of Justice appears the major sticking point so…
 
Matt Chorley speaks to the Irish Culture Minister Catherine Martin, Irish Ambassador to the UK Adrian O’Neill and visits a new exhibition showcasing negotiating documents to commemorate 100 years since the start of negotiations of the Anglo Irish treaty. PLUS David Aaronovitch and Daniel Finkelstein discuss party conference and Sally Rooney. See ac…
 
We're back, babaí! To ease back into things, the boys decided to tackle the light and breezy subject of *checks notes* ... Northern Ireland. Steve and Richie chat about the history, the Troubles and the future. Plus, stick around to the end for an update on the future of What Am. whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Su…
 
This week we discuss the return of Covid to the news agenda and ask whether the government will implement its so-called Plan B of measures as infections and hospital admissions rise rapidly. Political editor George Parker will give his analysis, along with health and science reporter Oliver Barnes. And we remember Sir David Amess, the veteran Conse…
 
Adam Boulton and guests discuss two types of risk this week. The risk to the public from Covid as ministers rule out introducing a Plan B to tackle rising cases of the virus - a decision which seems at odds with the advice from from the British Medical Association and the NHS Confederation. And the panel assess the risk to MPs and their safety as t…
 
Matt Chorley looks at the impact of the past year on political attitudes with Sir John Curtice and Gillian Prior from National Centre for Social Research. Veteran broadcaster John Humphrys recalls the Aberfan disaster, 55 years on. PLUS India Knight and James Marriott on wasting your twenties, and not reading bad books See acast.com/privacy for pri…
 
David talks with Lea Ypi about her astonishing new memoir Free: Coming of Age at the End of History, which tells the story of her childhood in Stalinist Albania and what came after. It’s a tale of family secrets, political oppression and the promise of liberation - and a profound meditation on what it really means to be free. From Marxism to libera…
 
Ed Brophy is a former chief of staff to finance minister Paschal Donohoe and to Labour’s Joan Burton when she was Tánaiste. Recently he stepped away from politics after ten years in the corridors of power. He talks to Hugh and Pat about the crises Ireland faced during his time as a government advisor, the challenges of governing under the watchful …
 
Matt Chorley is joined by former No10 pollster James Johnson for the monthly Times Radio Focus Group in association with Kekst CNC, asking a panel of swing voters in Wolverhampton, Rother Valley and Swindon what they noticed about the conference season, the rising cost of living, and their thoughts on Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer. Plus Daniel Fin…
 
Development Aid isn't just about charity. Its about social justice. It's about helping people help themselves. In today's new episode, Steve and Richie chat to Caoimhe de Barra, CEO of Trocaire, about the organisation's amazing work, how COVID has effected things, and of course, Trocaire boxes. Donate to Trocaire Get Involved Dóchas whatampolitics.…
 
Matt Chorley speaks to the Labour frontbencher at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, just an hour after news broke of the killing of Sir David Amess. They discuss MPs' safety, honesty in politics and cross-party working. PLUS: Libby Purves and Rachel Sylvester on police attitudes towards threats. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out infor…
 
This edition of Payne’s Politics was recorded before the news of the death of Conservative MP Sir David Amess who died after being stabbed at his constituency surgery in Essex on Friday. This week we discuss the latest with the UK’s shortages. Should the government be doing more and should the Treasury intervene? Political editor George Parker and …
 
Matt Chorley looks at the link between GCHQ and Cheltenham and speaks to GCHQ's historian David Abrutat and former GCHQ director David Omand. Also Ed Balls pops in to chat about food, new labour and strictly. PLUS the Times' Carol Lewis and Jack Malvern discuss Covid in the city and eavesdropping. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out infor…
 
Matt Chorley hosts a panel live at the Cheltenham Literature festival asking how important personality is to a politician's success. PLUS: An interview with Gyles Brandreth on his memoirs. AND David Sanderson from the Arts section of the Times and Manveen Rana of the Stories of Our Times Podcast dissect the days news. See acast.com/privacy for priv…
 
The CIA had a plan to asasinate Assange in the middle of London I bet you didn't anything about it, thats because its been hardly reported. Irish naked sweathouses, sexy, trippy or neither ? and some other s**t https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/sep/27/senior-cia-officials-trump-discussed-assassinating-julian-assange https://uk.news.yahoo.com/k…
 
Matt Chorley and Patrick Maguire take a trip down political history lane and analyse their favourite PMQs exchanges in front of a live audience at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. PLUS Author Tim Marshall and the Cheltenham Literature Festival's Head of Programme's Nicola Tuxworth discuss the day's news. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt…
 
Changes to childcare, taxes on fuel and help for remote workers - but what does the Budget mean for you? The opposition criticise it as shameful and lacking in ambition. But Ministers Donohoe and McGrath insist it will help the COVID recovery. Host David Murphy, and colleagues Will Goodbody, Micheál Lehane and Sandra Hurley examine Budget 2022.…
 
This week we analyse this year’s Conservative party conference. First, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speech: how credible was it? Can low-skilled immigration be simply replaced without a big inflation risk? Political editor George Parker and chief political commentator Robert Shrimsley analyse. And then, we look at the other main theme of this yea…
 
Adam Boulton and guests reflect on the Conservative Party conference in Manchester where Boris Johnson outlined an optimistic vision for the country against a backdrop of rising prices and the removal of the Universal Credit uplift. Plenty of focus on the 'levelling up' agenda and a high wage, high skill, high productivity economy - but very little…
 
Ireland takes the plunge - sacrificing the 12.5% tax rate that has been credited with being the secret of our success. At a cost of €2bn a year, the Government insists it is the right thing to do. Join the RTÉ Politics team, David Murphy, Micheál Lehane, Sandra Hurley and host, Paul Cunningham, to assess the scale of this radical departure.…
 
In an exclusive first interview, former NATO ambassador now Parole Board member Sir Stewart Eldon, tells Matt how they decide who gets to come out of prison. PLUS columnists Knight at the Marriott, India Knight and James Marriott, go through Boris Johnson's speech and why we call people scum. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informatio…
 
David and Helen are joined by Politico’s chief Europe correspondent Matthew Karnitschnig to explore the consequences of the German elections. Who were the real winners and losers? Are there lessons for centre-left parties in other countries, including the Labour Party in Britain? And what are the choices facing Germany as it decides on its place in…
 
The Pandora leaks revealed how, why and where the rich hide their money in the same week the richest man thats ever been in parliament Rishi Sunak is taking £20 per week off the poorest. Irish hell caves, the brith of halloween and some other shit. Like share subscribe. https://www.councilestatemedia.uk/2021/10/the-pandora-papers-show-uk-operates.h…
 
The Government’s 10-year National Development Plan announced this week has been greeted with scepticism in some quarters and criticised by the opposition as more of a wish-list than a to-do list. The ambitious plan sets out to meet the needs of a growing population up to 2030. Can its goals be achieved? Hugh talks to The Irish Times political edito…
 
Matt Chorley speaks to Nick Timothy, Theresa May's Chief Advisor in the Home Office and Number 10, about policing ahead of the Home Secretary's Conference speech. PLUS: Seb Payne from the FT and The Spectator's Kate Andrews discuss Rishi Sunak's speech and Michael Gove's plans for more local mayors. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inf…
 
Live in Manchester Matt Chorley speaks to a panel of economic experts to analyse the PM's claims that wages are rising for the nation's poorest. PLUS: The Daily Mail's John Stevens and The Spectator's Katy Balls discuss the day's news and what to expect from the conference. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
This week, we’ll be analysing Labour’s annual jamboree and whether Sir Keir Starmer has met expectations. How did he take on the left and what was the core message of his keynote speech? Chief political correspondent Jim Pickard and political correspondent Jasmine Cameron-Chileshe will explore. Later on, we’ll turn our attention to the cost-of-livi…
 
Matt Chorley dives into how the political system works with Tim Bale and Paul Webb talking about their new book, The Modern British Party System. PLUS Columnists Melanie Reid and James Forsyth discuss what we should expect from the Conservative Party Conference and the worst jobs they've had. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informatio…
 
Adam Boulton and guests reflect on Labour's conference in Brighton where Sir Keir Starmer had to overcome internal rows and a resignation before making his pitch to the party and the country in his first 'in person' speech as leader. And with the perfect storm of a supply chain problem, the end of the furlough scheme, the universal credit cut, and …
 
Matt Chorley remembers the Winter of Discontent in 1978/79 with people who were in government and the media at the time. Can we compare it to today's driver shortage? PLUS: India Knight and James Marriott pick over the news including the sentencing of Sarah Everard's killer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
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