Politics

The War On Drugs
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
72

The War On Drugs

Drugs
USA
Alcohol
Crime
Economics
Jul 17, 2020
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19
minutes

In 1971, Richard Nixon declared The War On Drugs. Almost 50 years later, in a war that has cost the US over a trillion dollars, we take a look at the effect that this war has had on society.

Why was it declared, what actually happened, and who are the real winners?

Human Rights
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
70

Human Rights

Philosophy
Environment
Politics
Human rights
Jul 10, 2020
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22
minutes

In 1948 the United Nations signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which set out the 30 'inalienable' rights that all humans on Earth should get at birth.

But where did this come from? How effectively does it actually work?

And what comes next for human rights?

Margaret Thatcher
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
57

Margaret Thatcher

UK politics
May 26, 2020
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20
minutes

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the UK during the 1980s, and left a lasting impact on the country.

She was "perhaps the most admired, hated, fascinating, boring, radical and conservative leader in the Western world."

In this episode we talk about what she did, what it meant, and why she divided opinion so much.

The Taliban
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
46

The Taliban

The Cold War
The Middle East
Terrorism
Apr 21, 2020
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22
minutes

From sharia law to public executions, The Taliban ruled Afghanistan with a iron fist.

In this episode we look at the origins of this group, what life was like under its rule, how it has managed to survive so long, and what the future might have in store.

The Countries That Sell Their Passports
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
42

The Countries That Sell Their Passports

Corruption
Economics
Russia
Malta
Apr 7, 2020
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23
minutes

The passport sales industry is booming, and is worth around $1 billion a year.

In today's episode we take a look at how it all works, how much it all costs, and the people and countries that make it all possible.

Who Owns The Sky (And Why Does It Matter)?
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
8

Who Owns The Sky (And Why Does It Matter)?

The United Nations
Space
Dec 13, 2019
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12
minutes

Part 2 of our 3-part series on who owns the sea, sky and stars.

Ever wondered who actually owns the sky?

Today we'll discuss who owns it, why it's still not clear who does own most of it, and why that doesn't actually really matter.

Who Owns The Sea (And Why Does It Matter)?
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
7

Who Owns The Sea (And Why Does It Matter)?

The United Nations
Malta
USA
China
Japan
Dec 10, 2019
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18
minutes

Part 1 of our 3-part series of who owns the sea, sky and space.

Every wondered who actually owns the sea?

Learn about who actually owns 2/3 of the surface area of the world, why countries want to claim ownership of rocks in the middle of nowhere, and why this matters.

What is Soft Power (and why does it matter)?
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
5

What is Soft Power (and why does it matter)?

USA
Donald Trump
China
Great Britain
Dec 2, 2019
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18
minutes

How do other countries win the political game without force?

Why is language such a fantastic tool to project power across the world? What is Donald Trump doing for US interests outside the US?

Learn about how soft power is a vital tool in the global diplomatic toolbox.

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