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The New Statesman Podcast

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

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

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By DaveyWavey-9666 - Dec 01 2017
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I really love this podcast, it’s a highlight of the week when I see it’s ready to download

At the top of Brtish political podcasts

By Gorman the Librarian - Mar 24 2017
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Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush are informative, knowledgable, witty, and authentic. They combine seriousness and a light touch. I look forward to each episode. In early days they spent some time on non-political subjects (videogames, teenage films, etc.) but seem to have decided to concentrate on politics. I am deeply grateful. Michael Gorman

iTunes Ratings

24 Ratings
Average Ratings
18
2
3
0
1

Must listen to podcast

By DaveyWavey-9666 - Dec 01 2017
Read more
I really love this podcast, it’s a highlight of the week when I see it’s ready to download

At the top of Brtish political podcasts

By Gorman the Librarian - Mar 24 2017
Read more
Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush are informative, knowledgable, witty, and authentic. They combine seriousness and a light touch. I look forward to each episode. In early days they spent some time on non-political subjects (videogames, teenage films, etc.) but seem to have decided to concentrate on politics. I am deeply grateful. Michael Gorman
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The New Statesman Podcast

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

Rank #1: The Dominant Species

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On this week's New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush is joined by Ailbhe Rea to discuss whether Downing Street's new supremo, Dominic Cummings, is a genius or a charlatan. Then, in You Ask Us, they consider whether a deal is likely to return to the commons, and, finally, they wonder whether writing your dissertation over night is really something to be proud of.


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Aug 08 2019
26 mins
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Rank #2: 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
31 mins
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Rank #3: Johnson's Tour of the Union

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On this week's New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush and Anoosh Chakelian discuss new Prime Minister Boris Johnson's tour of the United Kingdom. Then, they discuss stories of migrant communities, before, in You Ask Us, tackling your question as to whether the PM could be unseated in his home seat of Uxbridge.


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Aug 01 2019
31 mins
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Rank #4: 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
33 mins
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Rank #5: 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
30 mins
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Rank #6: 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.

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Jan 24 2019
37 mins
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Rank #7: Unpopular Opinions

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Helen and Stephen discuss the ongoing fallout from the Budget, a new play about women's football, and answer a pressing question: was Waitrose right to get rid of their magazine editor after an ill-judged joke about vegans?

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Nov 01 2018
45 mins
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Rank #8: NS#277: Emergency Podcast: Cabinet Resignations

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Helen and Stephen react to the resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson (and who knows who else by the time you listen to this), and analyse what the upheaval in the Cabinet means for Theresa May's tenure as prime minister and the chances of a Brexit deal with the EU27.

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Jul 09 2018
23 mins
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Rank #9: The Brexit Deal

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Helen and Stephen discuss the chances of a Brexit deal passing through parliament, and take a look at what Jeremy Corbyn has been up to recently.

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Nov 14 2018
21 mins
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Rank #10: NS#278: The Tory Psychodrama

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Helen and Stephen discuss the ongoing resignations and battles in the Tory party over Brexit, and then Stephen is joined by NS political correspondent Patrick Maguire to test out some Labour Party counterfactuals (warning: includes Liz Kendall content).

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Jul 12 2018
35 mins
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Rank #11: 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?

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Aug 01 2018
30 mins
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Rank #12: Labour and Tory rebels split the difference

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On this week's New Statesman podcast, it's a week without Brexit (kind of)! Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush are back to look at the formation of The Independent Group and their 11 splitter MPs. They also touch upon the case of Shamima Begum, before Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman deliver The Back Half, this week looking at Alan Partridge's return to the BBC and the noniversary of Danny Boyle's adaptation of Alex Garland's The Beach.


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Feb 21 2019
46 mins
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Rank #13: 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?

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Jun 14 2018
32 mins
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Rank #14: 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.

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Jun 07 2018
46 mins
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Rank #15: Review of the year in parliament

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Helen and Stephen look back at the parliamentary year – taking in discussions of new parties, luxury communism and climate change. Then Helen interviews the author Laurence Scott about his new book Picnic Comma Lightning. And you ask them: should parliament cancel recess to work on Brexit? 

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Jul 26 2018
58 mins
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Rank #16: Brexit's Mexican Standoff

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On this week's New Statesman podcast, Stephen Bush is joined by Patrick Maguire and Eleni Courea (aka the New Statesman's politics desk) to discuss the past week in Brexit and look ahead to the next set of meaningful votes, amendments and other assorted bits of Brexit arcana. Then, in You Ask Us, they consider what the Lords might do if and when a deal does make it through the Commons.


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Mar 14 2019
30 mins
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Rank #17: NS#271: Referendums — Yes or No?

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Helen and Stephen discuss the Yes vote in the Irish referendum on repealing the eighth amendment, and then go head to head on whether referendums are a good way of making political decisions.

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May 31 2018
33 mins
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Rank #18: Local Heroes

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On this week's New Statesman Podcast, Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush are joined by Anoosh Chakelian for an episode looking at politics beyond Westminster – firstly in Wales, and then discussing local elections in Maidenhead and Hartlepool. Then, in You Ask Us, they're recommending ways to enjoy your politics-free week as Parliament heads to recess.

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Apr 18 2019
31 mins
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Rank #19: Can they Change (UK) your mind?

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On this week's New Statesman podcast, Anoosh Chakelian is joined by Patrick Maguire and Eleni Courea to talk about Change UK (aka The Independent Group) who have launched their slate of candidates ahead of the European elections. Then, for something a bit different, Helen Lewis joins Anoosh to discuss Fleabag and the media's outrage cycle.


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Apr 25 2019
29 mins
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Rank #20: Brexit Goes To Hollywood

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On this week's New Statesman podcast, Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush are discussing Channel 4's new political drama, Brexit: The Uncivil War, written by James Graham and starring Benedict Cumberbatch. And in You Ask Us, they consider whether a Labour party led by Yvette Cooper would be quite as pro-European as some seem to think.


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Jan 10 2019
31 mins
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