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An occasional political and topical discussion programme hosted by Emma Burnell.

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An occasional political and topical discussion programme hosted by Emma Burnell.

    Beyond the Red Wall - Interview with Deborah Mattinson

    Beyond the Red Wall - Interview with Deborah Mattinson

    In this episode Emma Burnell interviews pollster and focus group guru Deborah Mattinson about her latest book Beyond the Red Wall. 

    The book looks at the kinds of voters that Labour lost from what were once its heartlands - what their passions, angers and expectations are. 

    Deborah's book is available here: https://www.bitebackpublishing.com/books/beyond-the-red-wall

    • 35 min
    The Local Trust and the Virus

    The Local Trust and the Virus

    In this episode, Emma Burnell speaks to Margaret Bolton from the Local Trust about how their Big Local projects are adapting to the 'new normal'. She also highlights their big idea of a Community Wealth Fund.

    • 30 min
    Warring Fictions

    Warring Fictions

    In this episode, Emma talks to Chris Clarke, author of Warring Fictions - left populism and its defining myths. 

    • 46 min
    Uncharted - With author Margaret Heffernan

    Uncharted - With author Margaret Heffernan

    In this fascinating episode Emma Burnell talks to author Margaret Heffernan about her book Uncharted - How to Map the Future together, The book looks at the prediction business and how to really plan for an unpredictable future.
    The book is available here https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/Uncharted/Margaret-Heffernan/9781471179785 
    and examples of Emma's journalism can be found here https://www.politicalhuman.com/journalism

    • 42 min
    A Left for Itself - Interview with David Swift

    A Left for Itself - Interview with David Swift

    In this special episode, Emma Burnell interviews David Swift, author of A Left For Itself: Left wing hobbyists and performative radicialism. 
    You can find the book here: https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/our-books/left-for-itself

    • 34 min
    Foot Soldiers - Interview with Professor Tim Bale

    Foot Soldiers - Interview with Professor Tim Bale

    Emma Burnell and Professor Tim Bale meet over a (noisy) coffee to discuss his book Footsoldiers - about who joins a political party and why.

    • 21 min

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