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Spectator Out Loud: Katy Balls, Matthew Lynn and Craig Brown
On this episode, Katy Balls explains how No. 10 infighting could lose Scotland, and reveals how Boris plans to get his side in order. (01:05) Matthew Lynn is next on the show, and tells the story of the Up Crash. (10:10) Craig Brown finishes the podcast, reading his review of a 'dark portrait of sibling hatred': Samantha Markle's memoir. (21:20)
The Edition: Is Boris about to lose Scotland?
Could No. 10 infighting lose the Union? (00:40) When should the government tell us how to behave? (13:20) Can a relationship work without hugging for a year? (31:30)
With The Spectator’s deputy political editor Katy Balls; The Spectator’s Scotland editor Alex Massie; vice chair of Ogilvy and Spectator columnist Rory Sutherland; Deirdre McCloskey, Professor of Economics, History, English and Communications at University of Illinois at Chicago; writer Rob Palk; and journalist Emily Hill.
Presented by Lara Prendergast.
Produced by Max Jeffery and Charlie Price.
The Book Club: the truth about the Vikings
Sam Leith's guest on this week’s Book Club is the bioarchaeologist Cat Jarman, whose fascinating new book River Kings spins a global history of the Vikings out of a single carnelian bead found in a grave in Repton. Cat tells him how much more there was to the Viking culture than our traditional image of arson, rape and pillage in Northumbria - showing how 21st century techniques have helped to expose a culture that raided and traded from Scandinavia as far as Baghdad and Constantinople, and may even have been the ancestral population of the Russian heartland. Plus: real-life Valkyries, slavery and human sacrifice. You never learned all this from How To Train Your Dragon...
Chinese Whispers: on infrastructure, is China 'eating America's lunch'?
After getting off the phone with Xi Jinping, Joe Biden warned his senators that on infrastructure 'and a whole range of other things', China was spending much more than the US, and America risked being left behind. So just how interconnected is modern China and is it really a good growth model to emulate?
With economist George Magnus, author of Red Flags: Why Xi's China is in Jeopardy.
The Week in 60 Minutes: Are vaccine passports the road to freedom?
On this week's episode, Andrew Neil is joined by Rod Liddle, associate editor at The Spectator; Trevor Phillips, managing director at Webber Phillips; journalist Dan Hitchens; Harry Mount, editor of The Oldie; and a team of Spectator journalists.
We discuss how England will leave lockdown, the rise of vaccine diplomacy, and why Anglo-Saxon history is so popular.
To watch the show, go to https://www.spectator.co.uk/tv.
Spectator Out Loud: Cindy Yu, Fraser Nelson and Josiah Gogarty
On this episode, Cindy Yu begins by explaining why China and Russia are ahead in the great game of vaccine diplomacy. (00:45) Fraser Nelson is next, and he tells us why The Spectator went to court. (10:35) Josiah Gogarty finishes the podcast, asking how middle-class your dad is. (16:35)
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Hong Kong ID
Such a good interview with Prof Tsang. He described that transition from the 70s to now so well. Only he didn’t mention the changes brought by President Zhi. His resolute ambition for China to dominate the East and more makes HK much less able to live the liberal life.
Spectator tv Andrew Neill
Great to listen to your forensic interview with Andrew Wilson. I’ve missed these.
Magic, Religion & Science
Thought I would hate this episode, but loved it. Fascinating history. Thanks.