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News Podcast of the Year: Matt Chorley presents the best interviews, analysis and panel discussions from his Times Radio show. Listen live 10am-1pm Monday to Thursday. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/

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News Podcast of the Year: Matt Chorley presents the best interviews, analysis and panel discussions from his Times Radio show. Listen live 10am-1pm Monday to Thursday. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/

    What Nicola vs Alex means

    What Nicola vs Alex means

    Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond were once close allies and friends, but then the relationship turned sour, with the battle going all the way to the courts and to the heart of the question about whether the United Kingdom will follow their friendship in being broken up. 


    Matt Chorley is joined by Keiran Andrews, Scottish political editor of The Times, to explain the row. Professor James Mitchell from Edinburgh University and journalist Angela Haggarty assess the impact on the SNP; and Luke Graham, former head of Boris Johnson's Union Unit, on turmoil in the Tory camp.


    PLUS: Finkelvitch: Daniel Finkelstein and David Aaronovitch on political retreads, and Trump's comeback.
     
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    • 46 min
    Unfair welfare?

    Unfair welfare?

    New polling shows the public now thinks benefits are too low. Matt Chorley speaks to a mother on Universal Credit and a former MP who had to rely on benefits after losing his seat.


    PLUS: Libby Purves and Rachel Sylvester on why we really do hate elections.
     
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    • 38 min
    Culture war, what is it good for?

    Culture war, what is it good for?

    New polling reveals just 4 per cent of people know what the culture war is. Matt Chorley speaks to an expert panel about what this means for politics.


    Plus Esther Webber and Robert Crampton on why Germany now envies Britain.
     
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    • 40 min
    PMQs Unpacked 24-2-21

    PMQs Unpacked 24-2-21

    Times columnist Alice Thomson and Red Box writer John Kampfner pick over the day's news, then Matt Chorley and Sunday Times Political Editor Tim Shipman pause the action at Prime Minister's Questions to explain the Commons exchanges between Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer
     
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    • 45 min
    Coming Out

    Coming Out

    Chris Smith tells Matt Chorley about being the first MP to come out as gay, and the first to come out as HIV positive, in the latest episode marking LGBT+ History Month.


    PLUS: Finkelvitch - Daniel Finkelstein and David Aaronovitch on Lady Macbeth and anti-lockdowners losing the argument.
     
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    • 44 min
    Political Games

    Political Games

    One year out from the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, Matt Chorley speaks to Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat and the Muslim Council of Britain's Hassan Joudi about whether Britain should boycott the event over allegations of human rights abuses in Xinjiang, and to Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies and the Times' Matt Lawton about attending controversial international sporting events. 


    PLUS: Times Columnists Rachel Sylvester and Libby Purves pick over the day's news. 
     
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    • 41 min

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