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Britain's newest magazine for Politics, Culture and Arts

    Inside the new gender critical research network

    Inside the new gender critical research network

    In this episode, The Critic's publisher, Olivia Hartley, speaks to Dr Jon Pike, co-convener of the newly established Open University Gender Critical Research Network and a philosopher of sport and ethics, about setting up the UK’s new network for gender-critical academics and the inclusion of transwomen in women’s sport.

    Jon tells Olivia that, far from being a gender-critical activist group, the network "isn't a political campaign; it's a research network with a focus on sexed bodies".

    • 34 min
    Confronting or managing decolonisation?

    Confronting or managing decolonisation?

    Continuing our series on Britain's armed forces over the last two hundred years, Professor Jeremy Black, author of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: a global history, talks to The Critic's deputy editor, Graham Stewart, about how Britain's armed forces handled nationalist protests and uprisings from the Mediterranean and Middle East to Africa and Southeast Asia during the 1950s and 60s.

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    Image: A group of Egyptians crowd around a British tank during the Suez Crisis of 1956. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

    Music: Radetzky March by Human Symphony Orchestra (premiumbeat.com)

    • 44 min
    From fighting Fascists to confronting Communists

    From fighting Fascists to confronting Communists

    Continuing the series on Britain's armed forces, in this edition of Black's History Week, Professor Jeremy Black, author of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency, talks to The Critic's deputy editor, Graham Stewart, about how British defence priorities adapted from the end of the Second World War to the first years of the Cold War.

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    Image: Departure Of British Roops For Singapore In London Waterloo Station On January 17Th 1952 (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images).

    Music: Radetzky March by Human Symphony Orchestra (premiumbeat.com)

    • 48 min
    Debunking Trans ideology

    Debunking Trans ideology

    In this episode of The Critic Podcast, Jo Bartosch is joined by Helen Joyce, the Britain editor of The Economist, to talk about her new book: Trans. Bartosch and Joyce discuss the ideology of the Trans movement, the influences behind this new book and how the direction the Trans movement is taking is damaging to young homosexuals.

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    Music: “Modern Jazz Samba” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 39 min
    Allies at War

    Allies at War

    In this third Black's History Week podcast on the role of the British armed forces in the Second World War, Professor Jeremy Black talks to The Critic's deputy editor, Graham Stewart, about the British contribution to the Allied victory.

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    Music: Radetzky March by Human Symphony Orchestra (premiumbeat.com)

    • 46 min
    Is the English lit degree killing love for literature?

    Is the English lit degree killing love for literature?

    In this Critic podcast, the writer Alexander Larman tells The Critic's deputy editor, Graham Stewart, why he thinks studying English literature at university is becoming such a deadening experience.

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    Music: “Modern Jazz Samba” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Image: A general view of the Duke Humphrey’s Library at the Bodleian Libraries (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images).

    • 27 min

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