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In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.

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    • 4.1 • 74 Ratings

In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.

    Oleksii Reznikov: An invasion of Ukraine?

    Oleksii Reznikov: An invasion of Ukraine?

    Stephen Sackur speaks to Ukraine’s Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov. With more than 100,000 Russian troops massed on Ukraine’s border, a Russian military offensive may be imminent. If war comes, what will it mean for Ukraine and the security of Europe?

    • 22 min
    Kathleen Stock: The debate about sex, gender and equality

    Kathleen Stock: The debate about sex, gender and equality

    Stephen Sackur speaks to philosopher and author Kathleen Stock whose views on the immutability of biological sex and the limitations of gender self-identity have made her a hate figure for some transgender activists and supporters. Why has debate about sex, gender and identity become a culture war battleground?

    (Photo: Kathleen Stock in the Hardtalk studio)

    • 23 min
    Baroness Helena Kennedy QC: Fighting for equality in British law

    Baroness Helena Kennedy QC: Fighting for equality in British law

    Women are still fighting for equality all over the world. Even in long established democracies like the UK plenty of evidence suggests that from the workplace to the law courts there is a long way to go. Stephen Sackur speaks to Baroness Helena Kennedy who has been trying to loosen the grip of the patriarchy in the British legal system for five decades.

    • 23 min
    Sathnam Sanghera: Confronting Britain's history

    Sathnam Sanghera: Confronting Britain's history

    Stephen Sackur speaks to author and journalist Sathnam Sanghera, whose bestselling book Empireland takes a critical look at Britain’s imperial past. Confronting truth means challenging cultural norms. Can it be done without opening another front in the culture wars?

    • 22 min
    Bryan Stevenson: Will equality ever be more than a dream in the US?

    Bryan Stevenson: Will equality ever be more than a dream in the US?

    Black and white Americans have always had vastly different experiences within their country’s justice system. You see it in so many different data sets, from police violence to incarceration and sentencing. It's impossible to understand without reference to America’s history of institutionalised racism. But understanding is one thing; the real challenge is how to change it. Stephen Sackur speaks to Bryan Stevenson, civil rights lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. Will equality ever be more than a dream?

    • 23 min
    Nureldin Satti: Sudan's coup

    Nureldin Satti: Sudan's coup

    HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Sudanese diplomat Nureldin Satti. It’s surely hard for the people of Sudan to be optimistic about their country’s prospects in 2022. The new year began with the nominal head of the transitional government quitting his post, leaving Sudan, once again, in the grip of the military. Street protests in recent months have left more than fifty people dead. Nureldin Satti was fired from his post as Ambassador in the US after last October's military coup. Will Sudan’s generals ever give up political power?

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Cranky Ranky ,

Ireland and BREXIT

Why is it up to Ireland to solve the UKs BREXIT dilemma? It’s the UK who want to leave, have to meet the terms of leaving set by the EU, and make it work.

sluggerty ,

Stop interrupting your guests!

I gave this a go, but the constant interruptions of the guests was so off-putting. Really good idea for a podcast, really disappointing delivery.

yellow mellow just what i eant ,

Sam

Love this podcast, on all topics except, it’s reluctance/inability to host any real views from China at this critical time. The paroles
Republic seem to have silenced all .

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