The next chapter in American politics has begun, but is it going to be any less crazy? The Spectator's Americano podcast delivers in-depth discussions with the best American pundits to keep you in the loop. Presented by Freddy Gray.
How bad was President Biden’s first year?
Freddy Gray and Lionel Shriver discuss Joe Biden's first year at the helm of the United States, and whether he is capable of tackling the challenges poised by Vladimir Putin, rampant inflation and his own capacity for gaffes.
Will Hillary Clinton be back for more in 2024?
Freddy Gray talks to Maureen Callahan of the New York Post about the runners and riders for the 2024 presidential election, including if her prediction of a Trump/Clinton rematch will come true.
Will Donald Trump run again?
2022 has only just begun but a lot of minds in American politics are already looking towards the next presidential election in 2024. For the Republicans, the big question is will Donald Trump be their nominee and if he isn't who will fill that very large hole? Freddy Gray sits down with the editor of Modern Age, Daniel McCarthy.
Has America learnt anything from the Capitol riot?
It's been one year since a large number of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building in Washington DC to try and prevent the certification of the 2020 presidential election. There are still many questions surrounding that infamous day and to look for some answers Freddy Gray talks with John Daniel Davidson, a senior editor at the Federalist.
Americano's Year in Review - 2021
Douglas Murray joins Freddy Gray for a look back at yet another tumultuous year in American politics. They discuss the irreconcilable divide between left and right, the origins of Covid-19, the war in Afghanistan, the fallout from the 2020 election and much more, including the temptations of a bottle of Glenmorangie whiskey.
Ian Maxwell on the treatment of Ghislaine
The trial of Ghislaine Maxwell has gripped the world, a woman accused of truly horrendous crimes. But have we as a society thrown out the cardinal rule of innocent until proven guilty? Freddy Gray sits down with her brother Ian Maxwell who believes that her treatment pre-trial has been nothing short of torturous.
Interesting and quite often troubling
It’s essential listening, with interesting guests, however they overwhelmingly seem to represent the right of the political spectrum, with little balance in terms of guests or hosting by Freddy Gray.
The description of the podcast calls American politics “crazy” and this feels like the right word to use, but can we perhaps have a bit more British sanity added to proceedings?
The guests can talk and talk, they know how to make their points, but it’s a one-sided conversation with seldom critical assessment of views expressed. There’s a slight sense that Americano is so grateful of its guests’ presence that it is reluctant to challenge them.
Freddie Gray week after week really delivers. Brilliant and informative guests and a healthy degree of cynicism where necessary. Please keep up the good work.
The USA deserve Biden and if Hillary is the answer to Trump then the wrong question has been asked again. 4 years the US media and Politicians refused to accept the 2016 election. Wasted years and then Biden was voted in to stop Trump and wow what a buffoon he has turned out to be. The reputational damage being done to the country is amazing. Hillary will be a joke and a shoe-in for Trump