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Owen Jones, journalist, author of Chavs and The Establishment, or "that left-wing idiot off the telly", is fed up with the establishment media. After all, it punches down, not up, blames minorities for all the problems in society, and, let's face it, often just parrots the government line. So this podcast is offering something different: speaking truth to power, giving the marginalised a voice, offering hope - and having a laugh along the way. From Michael Sheen to Judith Butler, Prof. Devi Sridhar to Noam Chomsky, Peter Hitchens to Chelsea Manning and Gary Younge to Stewart Lee, the interviewees couldn't be more eclectic. Expect documentaries, too, exposing injustice and going to enemy territory - and discussions with experts on everything from COVID dreams about the pandemic to the history of US-backed coups. We'll learn a lot - but above all else, have our optimism in a better world rebooted.
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Owen Jones, journalist, author of Chavs and The Establishment, or "that left-wing idiot off the telly", is fed up with the establishment media. After all, it punches down, not up, blames minorities for all the problems in society, and, let's face it, often just parrots the government line. So this podcast is offering something different: speaking truth to power, giving the marginalised a voice, offering hope - and having a laugh along the way. From Michael Sheen to Judith Butler, Prof. Devi Sridhar to Noam Chomsky, Peter Hitchens to Chelsea Manning and Gary Younge to Stewart Lee, the interviewees couldn't be more eclectic. Expect documentaries, too, exposing injustice and going to enemy territory - and discussions with experts on everything from COVID dreams about the pandemic to the history of US-backed coups. We'll learn a lot - but above all else, have our optimism in a better world rebooted.
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    Is This The End of American Democracy?

    Is This The End of American Democracy?

    Is US democracy in a death spin? That's now an increasingly mainstream debate as a radicalised Republican Party abandon democratic norms, the Supreme Court not only strikes down Roe v. Wade but facilitates the rigging of the electoral system, while an already heavily caveated US democracy increasingly enforces minority rule. Why is the Democratic response to this crisis so dire? What can be done to prevent the slide of the US into right-wing authoritarianism - all under the watch of a Democratic president? And how far fetched is talk of civil war?
    We're joined by US journalists and podcasts Francesca Fiorentini and Matthew Sitman.
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    • 58 min
    Peter Hitchens on why Boris Johnson leads "a hard left government", English independence and Ukraine

    Peter Hitchens on why Boris Johnson leads "a hard left government", English independence and Ukraine

    It's another blockbuster interview with Peter Hitchens - this is the best one yet - and we have a lot to cover. What does Boris Johnson stand for, and is he really 'hard left'? How does he think "the traditional family" can be saved? Why would a more punitive justice system work? Why was New Labour "the most radical government" since Oliver Cromwell? Why does he support English independence? And - above all else - why does he think Russia's war on Ukraine was provoked?
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Yanis Varoufakis on Brexit, Keir Starmer, Assange, Melenchon, Ukraine and Paul Mason

    Yanis Varoufakis on Brexit, Keir Starmer, Assange, Melenchon, Ukraine and Paul Mason

    Yanis Varoufakis - former Greek finance minister, economist and politician - is one the great intellectual superstars of the left. We have a lot to talk about: Britain's deporting of refugees to Rwanda, how Boris Johnson's 'oven-cooked' Brexit deal is unravelling, Keir Starmer's dishonest leadership of the Labour party, the political situation in Spain, the revival of the French left, how the horror of the Ukraine war can end, the extradition of Julian Assange, and the controversy involving British journalist Paul Mason.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Stop The Rwanda Flights: The People Fight Back

    Stop The Rwanda Flights: The People Fight Back

    With Britain in a cost of living crisis, the Tories have turned on their traditional scapegoats - migrants and refugees. The Conservatives’ policy of deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda - a poor country with a bad human rights record - is just the latest stage of a racist campaign.
    But people are fighting back. We went to a mass demonstration outside the Home Office and spoke to MPs like Zarah Sultana and Richard Burgon, refugees and courageous campaigners - and asked whether this despicable policy can be defeated.
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    • 6 min
    Boris Johnson: Dead Man Walking?

    Boris Johnson: Dead Man Walking?

    After over 40% of Conservative MPs voted no confidence in the scandal-ridden Prime Minister, is Boris Johnson politically speaking a dead man walking? Is it only a matter before he's booted out of office - perhaps after the upcoming by-election defeats, or after a new investigation by the standards committee found he misled Parliament? Or will he once again escape accountability?
    We're joined by Aaron Bastani!
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    • 38 min
    Senior Tory ADMITS Party Owned By The Rich

    Senior Tory ADMITS Party Owned By The Rich

    We should welcome some genuine honesty from the Tories. When Cabinet minister Nadine Dorries warned Tory MPs that kicking out Boris Johnson would infuriate rich Conservative donors - who she warned they depend on - she revealed just who her party exists to serve. From the very founding moment of the Tories to Margaret Thatcher to David Cameron to Johnson, the Tories have always championed the interests of those who keep them afloat - and here's the evidence.
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    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
896 Ratings

896 Ratings

SarahSetters ,

Essential Listening.

Always an excellent podcast. The recent Abolish the Monarchy/Johnny Depp episode was outstanding. Thank you Owen. Keep up the great work ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Capn_Chaos ,

Oh dear….

Terrible podcast. Owen is a shameless self publicist. Does he actually believe in the rhetoric he spouts? I seriously doubt it. This is what happens when you absorb yourself in confirmation bias. You can’t think outside the self imposed lines. Sad….

PineGroveCharlie ,

Always Insightful

This is such a valuable podcast series as Owen Jones gives, despite his Labour roots, a strong independent perspective on the political issues of the day. A very worthwhile listen. Many thanks

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