Based on his live one man show Rock N Roll Politics, the broadcaster and author, Steve Richards, takes a weekly behind the scenes tour of UK politics and the media that shapes the way we view the epic political dramas. The future is ridiculously unpredictable and the past is so easy to misread. Subscribe to your weekly guide through seismic times.
Form A Square Around the Pritster
With Rock N Roll Politics streaming live on Monday at 7 here's a great chance to have more time for your brilliant questions... Keep the questions and points coming..the email: email@example.com
Tickets for the live streamed show on Monday are here..a chance to ask questions and raise points live...There'll be much to discuss:
Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings and a Downing Street 'Reset'
With the departure of Dominic Cummings there is much talk of a 'reset' in Downing Street... But how much will really change or can change? Plus more brilliant questions..keep them coming : firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for Rock N Roll Politics the live lockdown special on Monday Nov 23rd are here:
Biden, Merkel, Macron....and Johnson.
The victory of Joe Biden and the fall of Donald Trump raise many questions: What's the impact on the increasingly isolated B Johnson? Will 'Trumpism' flourish without Trump ( I doubt it)? Are there lessons for the BBC in CNN's grown up coverage (Yes)? Plus your brilliant questions at at time of historic upheaval.
Johnson and Lockdown; Starmer and Corbyn
We're living through epic times...B Johnson calls a second national lockdown inevitably. Yet he acts weeks after he was advised to do so..the same dark sequence as in the spring. When leaders are out of their depth they repeat past misjudgements almost knowingly. Meanwhile K Starmer suspends J Corbyn to the predictable cheers of the fickle Greek Chorus of commentators-but was he right to do so? And the minor matter of the US presidential election..plus your brilliant questions
Boris Johnson V Andy Burnham and Marcus Rashford
A government with a big majority faces a dizzying array of critics less than a year since its election victory -some of its own MPs highlight forensically what's wrong with the 'world beating Test and Trace' system, Marcus Rashford is once again the voice of the poor with support across the country and Andy Burnham becomes a potent voice of protest but-in muddled Britain- without much power.
Covid Response in the UK and the Consequences of Devolution
A preview of the live stream of Rock N Roll Politics from the Kings Place Website at 7pm on Monday (and available for a few days after the live event). There'a lot to catch up on..Brexit, Covid latest, your questions and much more.
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love this podcast
one of the best political commentators i’ve ever heard.
Well worth listening to
Reliably good. There’s consistency but also flexibility in the analysis of UK and US politics. Experience and historical knowledge inform the commentary. You can trust the podcast to be well thought through even when you disagree. Richards can be a bit repetitive but I guess that’s inevitable in a weekly podcast.
The humour is largely welcome but not always. Telling listeners not to bother with the Talking Politics podcast is ungenerous and egotistical. And mocking the listener who doesn’t like the references to what others are doing while listening leaves a bad taste.
Incisive and entertaining political commentary
Consistently illuminating analysis of British politics with the occasional amusing impersonation. Recommended.