Podcast Ep. 74: Six Jobs Osborne Eyes Buckingham Palace Vacancy

Right Dishonourable Six Jobs Osborne

George Osborne’s latest moneymaking scheme, the funeral arrangements for old Queenie, and the surprise popularity of American arch-leftist Bernie Sanders are the topics three for this week.

Joining us to discuss this and more is Myles Dyer, a friend of the podcast, cyber-philanthropist and vlogger, who can be found on YouTube and Twitter.

Image based on George Osborne and Wang Qishan from Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Podcast Ep. 73: Hammond, Sturgeon To Offer Light-Hearted Political Crises

RD E73 Spreadshit Phil

The Sturg’s decision to call a second round on Scottish independence, the impending invocation of Article 50 (already triggering some), fallout from Spreadsheet Phil’s budget, and an EU court case allowing religious clothing bans are the topics for this week on the podcast.

Joining us is freelance journalist James O’Malley, a self-confessed social democrat and writer at the New Statesman, the Independent and recently Gizmodo.

Image based on Nato Summit Wales 2014 by Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Podcast Ep. 72: Trump, Putin Love-In To End ‘Really Well For Everybody’

Putin Feeds Drumpf

Donald Trump’s new old policy on immigration, the Russian links to the US presidency, and suggestions that UK prime minister Theresa May should call a general election are the topics three for this week.

Joining us from the US is Michael Markman, known on YouTube as Mickeleh, who takes us through the legal kerfuffles dominating America’s news, and examines parallels to the Watergate scandal.

Image credit – Putin feeds moose by Jedimentat44

Forecast: Will Donald Trump serve a full four-year presidential term?

Donald Trump caricature for presidency longevity forecast

Almost two months into what is slated to be the most controversial American presidency since the Second World War, and pundits in the District of Columbia must already be running out of adjectives.

The fast-rising cliché concerning the literal or serious nature of Donald Trump’s campaign promises has been swiftly turned on its head since he was inaugurated on January 20, particular with an executive order temporarily barring travel to the United States from seven Muslim majority countries.

People are now taking The Donald somewhat at his word, at least for the time being.

But even with this latest turn, the notion that the Trumpster is simply not that interested in being president of the world’s greatest superpower – with all the boredom that entails – makes you wonder whether he will last the next four years.

Add to that his age, and the fact that a good portion of Americans must wish somebody would take a shot at him, and this makes for an ideal forecasting topic.

What are the chances that Donald Trump will complete his first term as president of the United States?

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The Best Independent Political Podcasts For An Age Where The World Is Burning

Earlier this week, Jazza made a video recommending brilliant, independent political podcasts that provide more substance and better sound quality than what The Spectator seems to be able to throw together in their lunch break (the shade).

 

 

Here are the podcasts he recommended, with a couple extra thrown in for good measure. We hope this post will provide a library for people looking for production that doesn’t come out of a national newspaper or radio station (*cough* BBC *cough*).

We urge you all to let us know if you think we missed any and we can add them as annotations. Search for them in iTunes or follow the hyperlinks to their websites.

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