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Join Stephen Bush and Anoosh Chakelian for the weekly New Statesman podcast, covering Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Trump and everything in between. New episodes every Thursday.

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Join Stephen Bush and Anoosh Chakelian for the weekly New Statesman podcast, covering Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Trump and everything in between. New episodes every Thursday.

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Brilliant

By raulrey0 - Jan 22 2020
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Great pod on politics! Miss Helen tho.

Great podcast

By ernekid - Oct 21 2019
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It’s a million times better now that horrible posh TERF Helen Lewis is gone.

iTunes Ratings

35 Ratings
Average Ratings
28
3
2
0
2

Brilliant

By raulrey0 - Jan 22 2020
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Great pod on politics! Miss Helen tho.

Great podcast

By ernekid - Oct 21 2019
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It’s a million times better now that horrible posh TERF Helen Lewis is gone.
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The New Statesman Podcast

Latest release on Feb 20, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 7 days ago

Rank #1: Grayson Perry in conversation with Miranda Sawyer

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Artist and New Statesman guest-editor Grayson Perry talks to critic Miranda Sawyer at the Royal Institution, London, on 13 October 2014. They discuss the idea of the "Great White Male", politics, fashion and much more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 14 2014

35mins

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Rank #2: NS#179: Brexit, Benn and by-elections

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This week, Helen and Stephen review the list of candidates for the select committee chair announcements, Helen worries that the language around Brexit is turning nasty and Stephen finds Football Manager knows more about Brexit than our politicians. Then our deputy web editor, Anoosh Chakelian, returns from a visit to Batley and Spen to discuss by-elections and what happens next for UKIP. (Helen Lewis, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 19 2016

30mins

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Rank #3: NS #119: The afterlife of Terence Trent D’Arby

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We talk the fiscal charter, Labour in chaos, and the lives of Terence Trent D'Arby. (Helen Lewis, Stephen Bush, George Eaton, Anna Leszkiewicz, Kate Mossman) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 16 2015

24mins

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Rank #4: NS #114: Lengthy leaderships

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This week, the Labour leadership contest finally comes to an end and the Queen celebrates a record-breaking reign. Plus, we chat Abel Ferrara's Pasolini. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 10 2015

39mins

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Rank #5: NS#219: Results Special

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Wow. Helen and Stephen are just about still awake - and here with a summary of the night's events (rapping and singing ensue). Plus: we get the reactions of our guests at the NS election night party. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 09 2017

34mins

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Rank #6: The New Statesman Podcast: Episode Twenty

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On this week's New Statesman podcast, Rafael Behr and George Eaton discuss Ed Miliband's fortunes at Labour conference as well as looking forward to the Conservative extravaganza in Manchester next week, Philip Maughan and Caroline Crampton discuss Breaking Bad, and NS film critic Ryan Gilbey previews the new Woody Allen film, Blue Jasmine. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 27 2013

31mins

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Rank #7: The New Statesman Podcast: Episode Nineteen

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On this week's New Statesman podcast, Rafael Behr and George Eaton discuss the upcoming Labour conference, Philip Maughan and Kate Mossman talk about Elton John's latest album "The Diving Board" and the iTunes festival, then Helen Lewis speaks to Sarah Ditum and Vagenda-blogger Holly Baxter about their love for One Direction, and teenage sexuality. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 19 2013

33mins

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Rank #8: NS#220: Emergency Podcast

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Doubt, deferral and the DUP: after a turbulent weekend, Helen and Stephen ask what next for the Tories? Could the new relationship with the DUP mean tougher laws on abortion? And is Theresa May's authority safe? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 12 2017

23mins

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Rank #9: The New Statesman Podcast: Episode Thirty-Two

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Helen Lewis, George Eaton and Rafael Behr discuss Labour's drive to be the party of the middle class, Philip Maughan talks to New Statesman film critic Ryan Gilbey about reactions to Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, while Ian Steadman explains why America is running out of the drugs it needs to carry out executions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 16 2014

30mins

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Rank #10: NS#266: Len McCluskey Speaks His Mind

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Helen and Stephen discuss the Brexiteers' magical thinking on the customs union, Len McCluskey's forthright intervention on anti-Semitism in the Labour party in this week's New Statesman magazine, and the new statue of Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square.

Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts@helenlewis@stephenkb or join us on Facebook for a live Q&A.

Further reading:

Len McCluskey: The Corbyn ulitmatum.

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Apr 26 2018

30mins

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Rank #11: NS#159: Inquiry, incumbents and infights

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This week, Helen and Stephen explore whether Labour should split and what kind of party might be left if they did. They also discuss the prospects of the Tory leadership candidates and Ukip's MEPs. George Eaton and Julia Rampen, our new Staggers Editor, then join to talk about the legacy of the Chilcot report. And you ask us: who are candidates for Green Party leader? (Helen Lewis, Stephen Bush, George Eaton, Julia Rampen) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 07 2016

48mins

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Rank #12: Alex Salmond's New Statesman lecture: "Scotland's Future in Scotland's Hands"

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On 4 March, Alex Salmond came to Westminster to deliver a New Statesman lecture putting forward his case for Scottish independence. Listen to the full audio of the lecture and the question and answer session, hosted by NS editor Jason Cowley. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 11 2014

1hr 16mins

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Rank #13: NS#161: Corbyn, coups and constitution

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In the latest podcast to tackle the week's fast-moving events, Helen and Stephen discuss the coup against Corbyn and how his response contrasts to the actions of Bernie Sanders in America. Also up for debate is Jeremy's popularity among members, the impact of Corbynite memes, as well as the shortcomings of some of his internal critics. And finally, you ask us: Can the Labour rebels form a new party? And how do you get a vote in Labour's leadership election? (Helen Lewis, Stephen Bush)

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Jul 13 2016

47mins

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Rank #14: Labour's Anti-Semitism Row (part 94)

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Helen and Stephen discuss the ongoing row over anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, as well as the internal politics of the party's NEC elections and the possible deselection ballots against pro-Brexit MPs Kate Hoey and Frank Field. They also answer a popular listener question: will and should there be a “people's vote” on the exit deal Theresa May eventually strikes with the EU?

Further reading:

Jon Lansman's obituary for Vladimir Derer.

Stephen's blog on Pete Willsman.

Could a Labour split stop Brexit?

Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts@stephenkb, @helenlewis or join us on Facebook for a live Q&A.

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Aug 01 2018

30mins

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Rank #15: NS#272: Political potholes

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Stephen and Anoosh discuss Labour's shift on Brexit, reflect on the year since the 2017 general election, and look at how austerity is affecting people around the country.

Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts@anoosh_c or join us on Facebook for a live Q&A.

Become a paying newstatesman.com subscriber and get the podcast in time for your Wednesday evening commute, plus lots of other benefits like Stephen's Sunday email at newstatesman.com/subscribe

If you keep listening to the end of this episode, you'll hear a clip from our sister podcast The Back Half — find full episodes of that show at acast.com/thebackhalf.

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Jun 07 2018

46mins

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Rank #16: Will the Labour Party Split?

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Helen and Stephen discuss jerk rice and cultural appropriation, interview Emily Andrews from the Institute for Government about the state of Britain's public services, and look at the evidence for a possible Labour Party split.

Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts@stephenkb, @helenlewis or join us on Facebook for a live Q&A.

Further reading:

Stephen's cover story on Labour Party splits.

Yo Zushi on cultural appropriation.

The cultural appropriation reading suggestions (from Stephen's Twitter followers).

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Aug 23 2018

47mins

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Rank #17: NS#273: The Brexit Vote Explained

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Helen and Stephen discuss the Brexit votes in the Commons this week and how a Lords amendment on the EU Withdrawal Bill will work. Then, they analyse Paul Dacre's departure as editor of the Daily Mail and what it will mean for the paper. Finally, they answer a listener question: why hasn't the press picked up more on claims of Islamophobia in the Conservative Party?

Subscribe to the New Statesman's new World Cup podcast, Political Football, now — find it at newstatesman.com/podcast or in your podcast app of choice.

Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts@stephenkb@helenlewis or join us on Facebook for a live Q&A.

Become a paying newstatesman.com subscriber and get the podcast in time for your Wednesday evening commute, plus lots of other benefits like Stephen's Sunday email at newstatesman.com/subscribe.

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Jun 14 2018

32mins

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Rank #18: Theresa May vs Parliament

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On this week's New Statesman podcast, Stephen Bush briefs Helen Lewis on the Brexit developments during her absence, before Helen speaks to comedian Andy Zaltzman about his new show Satirist for Hire. Then, it's The Back Half, where Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman are reviewing Childish Gambino's live show and looking at the 'nonniversary' of the Will Ferrell film Blades of Glory.


If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. If you haven't signed up yet, visit newstatesman.com/subscribe to purchase your subscription.

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Mar 28 2019

46mins

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Rank #19: NS#237: The Labour Conference Debrief

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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 Halfhere.

Further reading:

Stephen's column with details about Corbyn merch mania.

Helen on how Momentum won the internet.

The seven things Stephen learned at the conference.

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Sep 28 2017

30mins

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Rank #20: Not Another Brexit Podcast

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On this week's New Statesman Podcast, Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush are talking about... Brexit. Sorry. But also the public policy issues that might have slipped your attention in You Ask Us, and Helen interviews author John Lanchester about his new book The Wall.

If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get advert free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. If you haven't signed up yet, visit newstatesman.com/subscribe to purchase your subscription.

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Jan 24 2019

37mins

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