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The State of… is a new monthly podcast from the London Review of Books which aims to take the temperature of our contemporary culture, assessing the condition of the arts, politics and society. On each episode LRB editors Joanna Biggs and Tom Crewe will be joined by two guests trying to understand a little better the state of our times.

The State of... London Review of Books

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    • 3.7, 55 Ratings

The State of… is a new monthly podcast from the London Review of Books which aims to take the temperature of our contemporary culture, assessing the condition of the arts, politics and society. On each episode LRB editors Joanna Biggs and Tom Crewe will be joined by two guests trying to understand a little better the state of our times.

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Southvillain ,

Madly inconsistent so far...

The first cast was good, due to the guests, but the second was terrible. As other reviewers have said (of the second), a rambling hour of the personal opinions of a bunch of liberal left millenial remainers (as i write as a liberal left remainer) was tedious and unenlightening. It either needs to get a lot more structured and/or get in a better class of contributors to keep me subscribing. Makes me appreciate `Talking Politics' all the more.

849121 ,

near-miss

I wanted to like this but it seems incredibly plodding, superficial and self absorbed. though I might agree with them, the team is simply dull.

Mr Small House ,

Put four Corbynite Remainers in a room

Really strange to listen to. They dream of Corbyn winning (he’s lost three elections in a row), they cry at fourteen year olds waving placards (pleading for all machines to be switched off because of dodgy science), they fantasise that every immigrant works in the NHS and selflessly wipes fevered brows (been on any building sites lately?) They play with the idea of the only people who have experienced the disaster of the 1970s, the lies told when Britain (without a referendum, that came later because of Wilson’s doubts) was signed into the EEC, and then seen govt after govt sign up for powers and choices to drain away from British people towards Brussels. Could not one out of four, let alone half, be pro-free market, pro-independent of the EU project, pro-immigration at assimilable rates. If such a rare creature could be found in LRBs contact list.

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