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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 • 10 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.

    Putin’s plan to bring the West to its knees

    Putin’s plan to bring the West to its knees

    Putin draws his red line and dares the West to cross it by formally annexing four regions of Ukraine. The UK Truss government’s mini-budget explodes in their faces and gives Labour real hope of regaining power. And controversial and Eurosceptic right winger Georgia Meloni wins Italy’s election, the latest populist wave that seems possibly to be sweeping Europe.

    • 27 min
    Putin's end game is in sight

    Putin's end game is in sight

    Russia announces a major mobilisation of its citizens while repeating its threats of nuclear war. The UK’s new government announces the unbanning of fracking and the most radical tax cutting day in fifty years. And in this week’s short though, we look at the latest tech giant, PayPal, to exercise unaccountable power against its customers apparently to the detriment of free speech.

    • 23 min
    Vladimir Putin's VERY BAD WEEK

    Vladimir Putin's VERY BAD WEEK

    Putin has a bad week in the war, and not a great time with China’s Xi Jinping who has ‘concerns’ about Ukraine. Sweden sees an election upheaval as concern about gun crime and immigration creates a populist backlash. And the second largest cryptocurrency ethereum slashes its massive energy use at a stroke, but will others follow? And in this week’s short thought, how our values are changing and we didn’t much notice.

    • 24 min
    New PM has the WORST job

    New PM has the WORST job

    Liz Truss is poised to become the next UK prime minister - I look at what she’s said so far she will actually do. A critic of Vladimir Putin mysteriously falls from a window and his history making predecessor, Mikhail Gorbachev, dies. A genuine climate catastrophe has a third of Pakistan under water and is likely to be followed by famine. And in this week’s short thought, I look at a small example of real elite technocratic thinking that we should be quick to push back against.

    • 25 min
    Putin burns Europe's gas

    Putin burns Europe's gas

    As energy prices across Europe are soaring, Russia is burning off its excess gas highlighting Putin’s high stakes gamble. UK prime minister candidate Rishi Sunak blows up the secrecy behind the UK’s covid lockdowns. China, the would-be great emerging superpower is assailed on all sides by problems of its own. And in this week’s short thought, I discuss the mindset change to best equip you to tackle these challenging times.

    • 27 min
    Killing more people than Covid?

    Killing more people than Covid?

    The UK government identifies causes for the surge in excess deaths which, for 2022, could be killing more people than covid, Liz Cheney loses her election, and Sam Harris goes viral in a bad way – all in the name of keeping Trump out of the white house, Russia begins to process of wiping out national cultural identity in the areas it occupies in Ukraine. And in this week’s short thought I reflect on the free speech questions hanging in the air after the attack on Salman Rushdie.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 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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