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The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

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The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics. On Politics Weekly Extra, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland speaks with some of the Guardian’s US team about the latest from the 2020 presidential election campaign

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The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics. On Politics Weekly Extra, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland speaks with some of the Guardian’s US team about the latest from the 2020 presidential election campaign

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By legaleagle22 - Dec 12 2019
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A more civil version of pundits yelling at each other on TV. Most of the guests are partisans blatantly trying to spin rather than analyze, which isn’t really my cup of tea. Tends to run long for the amount of content as well; there are a lot of empty calories here.

Great selection

By arron2234324 - Jun 06 2019
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Great show

iTunes Ratings

94 Ratings
Average Ratings
57
22
4
7
4

Mediocre

By legaleagle22 - Dec 12 2019
Read more
A more civil version of pundits yelling at each other on TV. Most of the guests are partisans blatantly trying to spin rather than analyze, which isn’t really my cup of tea. Tends to run long for the amount of content as well; there are a lot of empty calories here.

Great selection

By arron2234324 - Jun 06 2019
Read more
Great show

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Rank #1: What is Donald Trump up to?: Politics Weekly Extra

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As Donald Trump battens down the hatches and refuses to accept his election loss, Jonathan Freedland and Richard Wolffe look back at how others around him are responding. Are they helping or hindering his efforts?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Nov 13 2020

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Rank #2: Does the world need the US any more? Politics Weekly Extra

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After we were sent an interesting question by a listener, Jonathan Freedland asked Samantha Power, a former US ambassador to the UN, whether the world could become less dependent on US leadership – and thus more resilient?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Dec 18 2020

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Rank #3: Why did white evangelicals vote for Trump? Politics Weekly Extra podcast

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Jonathan Freedland is joined by Lerone Martin of Washington University, to discuss how America’s strictest Christians came to back Donald Trump. Now that Trump is on his way out, where does that leave his Christian backers?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Dec 11 2020

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Rank #4: What happened on election night? Politics Weekly Extra – podcast

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In this Politics Weekly Extra episode, Anushka Asthana discusses the general election results and reaction Election reaction – live updates. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Dec 13 2019

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Rank #5: Customs union conundrum and Marx at 200 – Politics Weekly podcast

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Heather Stewart is joined by Aarti Shankar, Rafael Behr and Tom McTague to discuss the showdown over Britain’s membership of the EU customs union after Brexit. Plus Philip Cowley on local election polls and Gregory Claeys on the relevance of Karl Marx as his 200th birthday approaches. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

Apr 26 2018

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Rank #6: Deck the polls with boughs of holly – Politics Weekly podcast

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Rowena Mason is joined by Michael Savage, Ellie Mae O’Hagan and Mark Wallace to discuss the potential victors of the looming election. Also, Kate Proctor sits in on a focus group of leave and remain voters in Watford. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Oct 30 2019

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Rank #7: Boris Johnson goes prorogue – Politics Weekly podcast

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Jessica Elgot and her guests react to the prime minister’s suspension of parliament for five weeks from mid-September, an act the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, called a ‘constitutional outrage’, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said was a ‘threat to our democracy’. Jessica is joined by the Guardian journalists Rafael Behr, Owen Jones and Sonia Sodha to analyse Boris Johnson’s motives and what steps are available for MPs returning to the Commons next week.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Aug 29 2019

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Rank #8: May's reshuffle and universal basic income – Politics Weekly podcast

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Heather Stewart and Anushka Asthana discuss the cabinet shake-up, plus Sonia Sodha, Torsten Bell and Neal Lawson on the concept of a universal basic income. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

Jan 11 2018

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Rank #9: When Johnson met Corbyn – Politics Weekly podcast

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Heather Stewart is joined by Ayesha Hazarika, Paul Harrison and Will Jennings to pick apart the ITV debate. Plus, Rowena Mason calls in from the Tory battlebus and Peter Walker reports from the Green party’s manifesto launch. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Nov 20 2019

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Rank #10: It's the final countdown – Politics Weekly podcast

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As the general election campaign draws to a close, Rowena Mason is joined by Jennifer Williams, Will Tanner and Chris Prosser to try to predict which way the election will go, and ponder what life might be like when it’s over. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Dec 11 2019

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Rank #11: No deal, no problem? - Politics Weekly podcast

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Heather Stewart is joined by Dan Sabbagh, Michael Savage and Katy Balls to discuss the UK’s growing appetite for a no-deal Brexit . Also the view from Britain with John Harris and the view from Europe with Jennifer Rankin. Also up for discussion is parliament, proxy voting and pregnant MPs. To support The Guardian’s independent journalism, visit theguardian.com/give/podcast

Jan 24 2019

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Rank #12: A bad week for Boris - Politics Weekly

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Rafael Behr is joined by Katy Balls, Michael Savage and Tom Kibasi to discuss the latest on the Tory leadership battle and Labour’s Brexit manoeuvring. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Jun 27 2019

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Rank #13: Brexit leaks and May in China – Politics Weekly podcast

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Rowena Mason is joined by Larry Elliott, Katy Balls and Rafael Behr to discuss the Brexit analysis leaks. Plus Jessica Elgot on Theresa May’s trip to China and Chuka Umunna on bringing together the anti-Brexit tribes. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

Feb 01 2018

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Rank #14: What is the Republican party without Trump? Politics Weekly Extra

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This week, Jonathan Freedland speaks to the former labor secretary under Bill Clinton, Prof Robert Reich. They discuss whether Republicans can emerge from Trump’s shadow or whether those loyal to Trumpism will soldier on. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Nov 27 2020

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Rank #15: The Windrush generation and a hostile Home Office – Politics Weekly podcast

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Pippa Crerar is joined by Amelia Gentleman, Sonia Sodha, Colin Yeo and Sarah Teather to discuss the government’s chaotic response to reports of Caribbean people who came to the UK as children in the 1950s and 60s being denied their rights. Plus Libby Brooks reports from Holyrood on how the Scottish parliament is dealing with sexual harassment. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

Apr 19 2018

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Rank #16: All fun ... but how many games at the Nato summit? Politics Weekly podcast

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Rowena Mason is joined by Joe Twyman, Marie Le Conte and Joe Owen to look at how influential President Trump may be on next week’s election. Plus, Rajeev Syal reports on how BAME voters might dictate some crucial swing seats across the country.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Dec 04 2019

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Rank #17: Operation Yellowhammer and parliament prorogued - Politics Weekly podcast

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Rowena Mason is joined by Rafael Behr, Katy Balls and Grace Blakeley to discuss another damaging week for Boris Johnson, how the finance industry runs Britain, and whether the wounds caused by Brexit can ever be healed. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Sep 12 2019

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Rank #18: Back to the Brexit drawing board – Politics Weekly podcast

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Jessica Elgot is joined by Rafael Behr, Owen Jones and Henry Newman to discuss what happens after this week’s tumultuous Brexit vote. Plus: is Brexit a disaster for public services?. To support The Guardian’s independent journalism, visit theguardian.com/give/podcast

Jan 17 2019

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Rank #19: Rudd's resignation and local elections preview – Politics Weekly podcast

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Pippa Crerar is joined by Katy Balls, Jonathan Freedland and Owen Jones to discuss the resignation of Amber Rudd as home secretary. Plus: local government expert Tony Travers previews this week’s council elections. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

May 02 2018

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Rank #20: Avoiding a Mad Max Brexit – Politics Weekly podcast

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Anushka Asthana is joined by Isabel Hardman, Randeep Ramesh and Tom Kibasi to discuss May’s Brexit ‘awayday’ after a speech from David Davis promising that leaving the EU would not pitch Britain into a Mad Max-style dystopia. Plus: Danny Dorling on Britain’s stalled life expectancy and Matthew D’Ancona on why Corbyn’s meeting with a Czechoslovakian diplomat in the 1980s warrants attention. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

Feb 22 2018

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