Politics

Brexit: Part 2
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
204

Brexit: Part 2

Politics
UK politics
European history
Great Britain
Life in the UK
Oct 22, 2021
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20
minutes

Part Two of our Brexit mini-series focuses on the Brexit vote itself.

In this episode, we'll look at why the UK held a referendum in the first place, how the campaign was fought, who voted for and against Brexit (and for what reasons), and why it was ultimately the vote to leave the European Union that proved successful.

Brexit: Part 1
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
203

Brexit: Part 1

Great Britain
European history
Politics
UK politics
Life in the UK
Oct 19, 2021
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28
minutes

In Part One of our three-part series on Brexit, we look at the history of the complicated relationship between the UK and Europe.

From the arrival of The Romans in 55BC through to fighting with and against Europe through the past two millennia, we ask ourselves whether Britain was ever really part of Europe.

Occupy Wall Street
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
194

Occupy Wall Street

Economics
Revolution
New York
Capitalism
US politics
Sep 17, 2021
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18
minutes

On September 17th, 2011, hundreds of people descended on a park in the heart of New York's financial district.

Their aim? To protest against the global financial system and its effects on  99% of the population.

On this 10th anniversary of the protests, we take a look at what happened, what they achieved, and what impact they might have in the future.

American Exceptionalism
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
189

American Exceptionalism

USA
US politics
War
Philosophy
Politics
Aug 31, 2021
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22
minutes

The United States has a higher proportion of citizens who believe that they live in the best country in the world than anywhere else.

In this episode we'll explore the reasons why Americans are more likely to believe this, to be patriots, and to believe that their country is truly "exceptional".

Winston Churchill & The English Language
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
180

Winston Churchill & The English Language

Great Britain
World War II
UK politics
Politics
20th Century
Jul 30, 2021
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29
minutes

He is considered by many to be the greatest public speaker in British history, and his words and speeches were a defining force in the British war effort.

In this episode, we'll learn all about how Winston Churchill used the English language to inspire a nation.

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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