18 episodes

We live in an era of political polarisation, online outrage and a never-ending news cycle. Against this backdrop, host Abie Philbin Bowman conducts a series of deeply personal interviews with politicians about the emotional impact of their job.

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We live in an era of political polarisation, online outrage and a never-ending news cycle. Against this backdrop, host Abie Philbin Bowman conducts a series of deeply personal interviews with politicians about the emotional impact of their job.

    Karen Bradley MP | Humans of Politics

    Karen Bradley MP | Humans of Politics

    British Conservative MP, and former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley tells Abie Philbin Bowman about her accidental career move from tax accountant to MP; "falling in love with Northern Ireland"; and her biggest frustrations as Secretary of State.

    • 14 min
    Nick Boles MP | Humans of Politics

    Nick Boles MP | Humans of Politics

    Former British Conservative MP Nick Boles tells Abie Philbin Bowman about the excitement of rebuilding a decimated party, why elections are like a drug and the positive side of getting cancer.

    • 21 min
    Rachael Maskell MP | Humans of Politics

    Rachael Maskell MP | Humans of Politics

    British Labour MP Rachael Maskell tells Abie Philbin Bowman about the loneliness of voting against abortion, her frustration at the lack of urgency on climate action, and why Westminster is an ‘alien’ environment where guided tours get in the way of politics.

    • 16 min
    Angus MacNeil MP| Humans of Politics

    Angus MacNeil MP| Humans of Politics

    Scottish National Party MP Angus MacNeil tells Abie Philbin Bowman about trying to get Tony Blair arrested, the dangers of marrying a politician, and dividing his life between Westminster and his island constituency in the outer Hebrides.

    • 17 min
    Dame Caroline Spelman MP | Humans of Politics

    Dame Caroline Spelman MP | Humans of Politics

    British Conservative MP Dame Caroline Spelman tells Abie Philbin Bowman about her Christian calling into politics, overcoming rejection by 27 constituencies and why she's swapping Westminster for Peace and Reconciliation in the age of Brexit.

    • 13 min
    Dr Phillip Lee MP | Humans of Politics

    Dr Phillip Lee MP | Humans of Politics

    British Liberal Democrat MP, and former Conservative, Dr Phillip Lee tells Abie Philbin Bowman about the overlapping roles of GP and MP, being "guilty until proven innocent" and nearly having a heart attack during his dramatic defection.

    • 15 min

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