Hosted by Guardian US reporter Sabrina Siddiqui, the Politics for Humans podcast helped translate headline news into thoughtful, people-based conversations
Hosted by Guardian US reporter Sabrina Siddiqui, the Politics for Humans podcast helped translate headline news into thoughtful, people-based conversations
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Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth. Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we're all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it "reality." Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence.
The riddle of experience vs. memory | Daniel Kahneman. Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy -- and our own self-awareness.
#18 || The defection of a Roger Ailes warrior. "Very earlier on, Roger called me Ailes Junior. He told my dad, 'I've never met anyone more like me than Joe.'" As the protégé of Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, Joe Lindsley was closer to the man who built Fox News than any Fox executive. He helped write Ailes' speeches, sat next to him at executive meetings, and went to church with his family on Sundays. What moved the ambitious twenty-something to abandon the conservative media titan? For a deeper dive into his epic odyssey, check out Joe's memoir — Fake News / True Story: www.inkshares.com/books/fake-news-true-story
Tony Blair: Centrism may be dead. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair sits down with Glenn Thrush in London to discuss the relationship between American and British politics, his close relationship with the Clintons, Brexit, and the danger of approaching politics with a closed-mind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #1: The creeping rise of authoritarianism and the risk to media around the world – Project podcast . Are democracies around the world slowly taking away the freedoms that keep them vibrant? While Australia and Japan have used metadata and secrecy laws to clamp down on leaks, the election of Donald Trump has thrown rights of the press into the spotlight. Japan correspondent Justin McCurry, immigration correspondent Ben Doherty and head of international news Jamie Wilson discuss the erosion of the media’s ability to report on governments’ actions in different parts of the world
Rank #2: Migration: a critical point in modern history – Project podcast . The burden for hosting the world’s more than 60 million displaced people is falling in an inequitable way. How can we meet this challenge as isolationist movements spring up?
Rank #1: The Valentine's Day sex advice episode – Token podcast . Leah and Freddy are joined by sexpert Alix Fox to answer listeners’ sex and relationships questions. Their discussion spans novice polyamory, asexuality, ‘real lesbians’ and jelly butt plugs
Rank #2: The 'Why is black hair a thing?' episode – Token podcast . It’s Fred McConnell’s turn to be ignorant this week as Leah Green and guest Grace Shutti lament the ups and downs of being born with Afro hair. Topics include supporting your local auntie and the problem of getting your hair touched by Europeans. Also, can we talk about white people and braids?
Rank #1: The biggest story in the world podcast: Episode 2, An angle . Alan Rusbridger is looking for a new way to tell the story of climate change - but what does that actually mean? Listen to more in the series
Rank #2: The biggest story in the world podcast: Episode 3, The targets . The Guardian has decided to campaign for divestment, and take their assets out of fossil fuel companies, but who should they choose to target? Listen to all episodes in the series
Rank #1: New Times#6: The two Donald Trumps. What kind of Donald Trump will the world see in 2017? Will we get a tantrum-prone president who uses Twitter to stir up diplomatic discord, or will a more strategic version emerge who listens to his advisers and seeks guidance from friends such as Henry Kissinger? In this episode the academic and author John Bew tells Serena Kutchinsky and George Eaton why he thinks we are entering a new, very masculine, age of 19th century-style power politics. (Serena Kutchinsky, John Bew, George Eaton) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: NewTimes#5: Prize lecture by Simon Wren-Lewis. This week, we bring you a recording of this year's New Statesman and Speri prize lecture, delivered by the award-winning Professor Simon Wren-Lewis. In this timely address, he touches on the themes of Brexit, Trump and the predicament of the 'expert'. (Simon Wren-Lewis, Serena Kutchinsky) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #1: Podcast: We need to talk about … the rise of veganism . In this monthly podcast, Guardian supporters share their experiences and put questions to a panel of journalists and industry experts. This episode focuses on veganism’s evolution into a mainstream lifestyle choice. What does it mean to become a vegan and what impact could veganism have on climate change, animal welfare and personal wellbeing?
Rank #2: The Observer interview with Nick Clegg and Andrew Rawnsley – Gdn Live . Nick Clegg, former deputy prime minister, joins the Observer’s Andrew Rawnsley to discuss his time in government and the current turmoil in mainstream politics
Rank #1: The Trap: a tale of human trafficking – The Story podcast . In this special episode of The Story, we hear from the filmmakers Annie Kelly and Mei-Ling McNamara about how they made The Trap, the result of a year-long investigation into America’s domestic sex-trafficking industry
Rank #2: Home truths: when relationships and housework collide – The Story podcast . Leah Green explores the struggles that arise across the globe when deciding who does which chores
Rank #1: Ralph Northam Is Lying. Ralph Northam, the governor of Virginia, swears he’s telling the truth. On Friday, Northam confessed to appearing in a racist photo in a 1984 yearbook. On Saturday, after Democrats called on him to resign, he reversed himself and said it was a case of mistaken identity. “I will stand and live by my word,” Northam told reporters at an afternoon press conference.
Rank #2: A Mueller Court Filing Reveals James Comey’s Arrogance. Last month, special counsel Robert Mueller revealed something disturbing about former FBI Director James Comey. Here’s what Mueller disclosed: In January 2017, when Comey sent FBI agents to interview then–national security adviser Michael Flynn, Comey bypassed his own boss, Acting Attorney General Sally Yates. The story sounds innocuous, and it doesn’t serve either party’s narrative, so nobody made a fuss about it. But it’s important.
Rank #1: Music Weekly podcast: Beardyman shows us his sonic screwdriver – plus Kanye West on the edge of reason . Behold the Beardytron 500 – music and machine in harmony. We've also got Parallel History of Pop in 1981, Kanye West, These New Puritans and Mayer Hawthorne in Singles club
Rank #2: How to make it in the music industry . Traditional lenders often shy away from the creative industries – what can startup bands and independent musicians do to get on the road to financial success?
Rank #1: The Republican Party's Descent Into the Dark Ages. It’s hard to boil down all the ways the Trump campaign and presidency have reshaped American political norms into a single conceptual frame.But in his new, best-selling book Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and The Storming of the Presidency, Businessweek’s Joshua Green has done just that. He joined New Republic Senior Editor Brian Beutler in studio to discuss the duo's impact on politics, and whether there’s any going back to how things were before.
Rank #2: The Republicans' Obamacare 'Waterloo' Moment Has Arrived. Trumpcare is dead! At least for now. Senate Republicans lack sufficient support to repeal and replace Obamacare, or do anything to the health care system on a purely partisan basis. So what happens next? Will Republicans sabotage Obamacare for revenge? Will they feel compelled to stabilize the health care system? And how will congressional Republicans’ passivity toward Trump change now that their legislative agenda is in freefall. Daily Beast politics editor Sam Stein joined New Republic Senior Editor Brian Beutler in studio to discuss.
Rank #1: Willie Brown and guests at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas discuss the legacy of the recession . Professor Willie Brown and a panel of experts discuss the legacy of the recession at the 2009 Cambridge Festival of Ideas
Rank #2: Do we need a new morality for the 21st century? 2009 Cambridge Festival of Ideas . In the last podcast from the 2009 Cambridge Festival of Ideas, we ask if a new morality is needed in the new world order of the 21st century
Rank #1: DeepDive#3: Tackling terrorism. This podcast was recorded in March 2017, in the aftermath of the attack on Westminster. It was originally published on the New Statesman Politics Podcast feed and features Sasha Havlicek, CEO of the Institute of Strategic Dialogue, and Paul Gill, from UCL's Department of Security and Crime Science. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: DeepDive#2: Merkel and Macron. This week, co-hosts Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood discuss whether the tide is turning against anti-establishment politics in Europe? Together with Professor Anand Menon, Director of UK in a Changing Europe, they explore the politics of the "M&M Axis" between Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel - and ask what this new relationship might mean for Brexit. Plus: Ian rants about how Labour appears to privilege policies over votes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #1: Politics & Polls #121: The ‘Fault Lines’ of Modern America. In his farewell address, President Barack Obama identified a number of “fault lines” in American society from politics to economics to race. In this episode, Sam Wang discusses these societal divisions with regular podcast co-host Julian Zelizer and guest Kevin Kruse — co-authors of a new book on contemporary American history. Released this week, “Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974,” examines how these political divides evolved into what they are today from what they were during the upheaval of the 1970s. Kruse is a historian and professor at Princeton University where he studies the political, social and urban/suburban history of the 20th century.
Rank #2: #138: The Mueller Report Book Club Ft. Marcy Wheeler. Hundreds of former federal prosecutors asserted in a recent statement that, were Donald Trump not the President, he would have been charged with obstruction of justice based on findings contained in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s (Class of 1966) report. As the aftermath of the report continues to unfold, what should Americans retain and understand from the document itself? In part one of a three-episode series, independent journalist Marcy Wheeler joins Professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang in a deep-dive look at Volume I — which examines whether there was conspiracy or coordination between Trump’s associates and the Russian government on its election interference efforts, and describes in detail activities not deemed criminal but likely to be considered political graft. Marcy Wheeler writes about national security and civil liberties at her eponymous blog, emptywheel. She also publishes at outlets including Motherboard, the New Republic, and Al Jazeera, and appears frequently on television and radio. Blogging full-time since 2007, Wheeler was declared an internet human rights hero by Access Now. She serves on the advisory committee for the House Fourth Amendment Caucus and as a senior fellow at GWU’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security. She holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Michigan.
Rank #1: 168: As One Party Leadership Battle Ends, Does Another Begin?. Maddy Thimont Jack of The Institute of Government and Henry Newman of Open Europe join Paul Waugh and Arj Singh to talk through the week in Westminster. As Boris Johnson looks to become new leader for the Conservatives, the Commons tries to keep control over the Brexit process. Meanwhile, are the wolves at the door for Team Corbyn?
Rank #2: #121 - All Aboard For Destination Unknown. HuffPost UK Politics team take a swipe at the week in Westminster, which this week moved at a frenetic pace. There was ducking and diving, tantrums and ultimatums as Brexit once again took centre stage. David Davis continues to go lone wolf, while over at Labour HQ Keir Starmer desperately tries to bind the fence together for them all to sit on. Elsewhere in Westminster, Chris Grayling continues to baffle the laws of responsibility by calling an inquiry into his own failings while this week's quiz honours Jeremy Hunt as he becomes the longest-serving Health Secretary Britain has seen since the introduction of the NHS. #NHS #Brexit #Theresa May #David Davis #Keir Starmer #Trains #transport #Jeremy Corbyn #education #Jeremy Hunt
Rank #1: What President Clinton (or Trump) will mean for the Middle East. Is there anything the US can do in Syria? Will the diplomatic success of the Iran deal be built upon? Will stability be prioritised over democracy (if that ever actually works)? And will the US still be engaged in the Middle East at a time when many Americans would rather they weren’t involved at all? Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield is joined by Sir William Patey – former UK ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia – alongside Chatham House’s Lina Khatib and analyst Bill Law.
Rank #2: Isolationism. Is the US isolating itself from the rest of the world? There’s more to this story than Donald Trump and his ‘America First’ rhetoric. There appears to be a growing unease in the US about its engagement with the rest of the world. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have damaged the idea of America and its military might, while concerns over the economy have led to many – on both left and right – questioning the wisdom of free trade. Even if Hillary Clinton wins there is no guarantee that the US will want to engage as much with the rest of the world as it has over the past 70 years. Some may argue that that’s a good thing – but what will it mean if the US leaves the rest of us alone? Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield is joined by two European former foreign secretaries: Poland’s Radek Sikorski and the UK’s Sir Malcolm Rifkind.
Rank #1: Adulting: the Guardian's original podcast drama - ep6 . Events come to a head in the final episode of our audio drama series. Will the wedding even take place?
Rank #2: Sofia Coppola on the film that launched her – The Start podcast . Our new culture podcast, The Start, brings major artists to the mic to reveal how they began their careers. In this first episode, Sofia Coppola talks about the fear and the thrill of directing her debut film, The Virgin Suicides