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'Dangerously reasonable' analysis on politics, science, and particularly the bit where they bump into each other. I aim to give an independent, fact-focused, non-ideological take on the issues that matter.

Dangerously Reasonable - The Mallen Baker Show Mallen Baker

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

'Dangerously reasonable' analysis on politics, science, and particularly the bit where they bump into each other. I aim to give an independent, fact-focused, non-ideological take on the issues that matter.

    Europe goes all compulsory on vaccines

    Europe goes all compulsory on vaccines

    Germany locks down the unvaccinated and signals a vote on mandatory vaccination. The Womens Tennis Association cancels all events in China over missing Peng Shuai. And the US Supreme Court starts the process of the overthrow of Roe v Wade.

    • 25 min
    Variant of concern

    Variant of concern

    In this week’s news roundup, a new Covid-19 variant in Africa is causing enough concern that the UK is banning flights from affected countries. Germany forms a new coalition government and it’s remarkably woke, but can it last? And UK prime minister Boris Johnson has problems of his own as internal dissatisfaction with his leadership spills into the open.

    • 27 min
    Europe turns on the unvaxxed

    Europe turns on the unvaxxed

    Europe joins Biden’s America in using the power of the law against the unvaccinated. The world of women’s tennis refuses to bend to China’s will in defence of missing tennis champion Peng Shuai. And the Biden relationship with Kamala Harris becomes the source of intense speculation.

    • 25 min
    Did COP26 fix climate change?

    Did COP26 fix climate change?

    COP26 is almost finished – what did it actually achieve? The UK and the US have declining covid cases but are contemplating vaccine mandates anyway. And Chinese premier Xi Jinping takes another step towards becoming ruler for life.

    • 24 min
    Our leaders are all idiots

    Our leaders are all idiots

    The Boris Johnson government grapples with the consequences of its apparent incompetence in the fall-out over sleaze. The Biden administration grapples with the consequences of Democrats political radicalism in the wake of this week’s elections. And the COP26 conference actually surprises all of us by achieving more – on paper at least – than we expected.

    • 26 min
    COP26 has failed before it even begins?

    COP26 has failed before it even begins?

    The COP26 climate summit is here but has it already failed to achieve it’s goal? The UK accidentally runs a large-scale real-life experiment on the pandemic spread and European fights continue, with France versus the UK and the EU versus Poland.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Charlotte_O ,

Informative perspectives and fantastically entertaining

One of my favorite podcasts for analysis of current events; cramped with stats and information the news forgotten to cover, satir and new perspectives to what is really happening in the world... and how we can make it a better one.

Hotwheel1 ,

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Great podcast

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