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The brightest minds discussing the ideas that matter most in politics, society and culture.
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    Jonathan Rée on the philosopher who predicted Trump's rise

    Jonathan Rée on the philosopher who predicted Trump's rise

    Who was Richard Rorty and did he believe that truth exists? Writer, historian and philosopher Jonathan Rée joins Sameer Rahim to discuss the American philosopher who—although he died in 2007— still exerts a powerful influence on modern debates about politics and the nature of truth-telling today.
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    Sarah Boseley: Why won't Big Pharma share their vaccine patents?

    Sarah Boseley: Why won't Big Pharma share their vaccine patents?

    Award winning journalist and former Guardian Health editor Sarah Boseley joins Alan Rusbridger to tackle a pressing question: why won’t Big Pharma share the patents for the coronavirus vaccines?
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    Fintan O'Toole: Does cancel culture really exist?

    Fintan O'Toole: Does cancel culture really exist?

    Is cancel culture the crisis of our times, or just the unsubstantiated grumble of professional provocateurs? How do we balance supporting freedom of speech with protecting people from hate and harm? Orwell Prize winning journalist and author Fintan O’Toole explores the agonising balancing act required to protect public discourse from both censorship and toxicity.
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    Prospect Team: What will surprise us in 2022?

    Prospect Team: What will surprise us in 2022?

    The team discusses the good, the bad and the ugly in the year that's passed and gives tentative predictions for the year ahead, as well as celebrating the best of Prospect journalism from 2021.
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    Jane Martinson: What's going on at the Daily Mail?

    Jane Martinson: What's going on at the Daily Mail?

    Who is Geordie Greig and why has he been toppled as editor of Britain's most influential newspaper? What does this reshuffle mean for Boris Johnson? Why should we care about the Kremlinesque machinations at the top of the Daily Mail? Former FT Correspondent and Majorie Deane professor of financial journalism, Jane Martinson discusses her in depth reportage, with Prospect editor, Alan Rusbridger.
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    • 37 min
    Special Episode: Prospect Lives

    Special Episode: Prospect Lives

    What does life look like for an 89-year old actor or a psychiatrist who suffers with bipolar? What does it feel like to be asylum seeker, or an Anglican Priest, or a farmer? Prospect Lives is a brand new bonus podcast chronicling seven disparate experiences of life in modern Britain. Music credit Jumbo · Tot Taylor · Mick Bass


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