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Join James Harding, Editor and Co-Founder of Tortoise Media, and guests as they focus their combined intellectual curiosity and firepower on the biggest challenges of the 21st century.


In Season One, James and guests will explore the Battle for Truth through conversations which combine genuine curiosity, civilised disagreement and an unfashionable commitment to listen to each other. Some of these issues are so huge that finding an intellectual foothold is hard. So, they will guide us through ThinkIns on cancel culture, history, public accountability, the press – which illuminate the big questions about truth - does it exist anymore and if so, who owns it?

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Join James Harding, Editor and Co-Founder of Tortoise Media, and guests as they focus their combined intellectual curiosity and firepower on the biggest challenges of the 21st century.


In Season One, James and guests will explore the Battle for Truth through conversations which combine genuine curiosity, civilised disagreement and an unfashionable commitment to listen to each other. Some of these issues are so huge that finding an intellectual foothold is hard. So, they will guide us through ThinkIns on cancel culture, history, public accountability, the press – which illuminate the big questions about truth - does it exist anymore and if so, who owns it?

    Ep 5: Grenfell Tower and the battle for truth

    Ep 5: Grenfell Tower and the battle for truth

    Public inquiries have been an important clearing house in the battle for truth. They’ve settled arguments about who was responsible for national scandals and tragedies and, crucially, taken the pen away from people in power and given it to victims and campaigners. In this episode, James Harding and guests ask: in the age of social media, when anyone can hold the pen, can the idea of the public inquiry survive?
     
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    Ep 4: Cancel culture and the battle for truth

    Ep 4: Cancel culture and the battle for truth

    Is cancel culture a way to wrest the mic from the powerful? A means of stifling debate? Or both?
    With guests Suzanne Moore, journalist; Ash Sarkar, Novara Media; Amber Rudd, former Home Secretary; Matt D'Ancona, Tortoise editor and partner.
     
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    Ep 3: Dominic Cummings, Barnard Castle and the battle for truth

    Ep 3: Dominic Cummings, Barnard Castle and the battle for truth

    In theory, the press conference is the crucible where politicians encounter journalists and a truth is revealed. Is it anything like that in practice?


    James Harding's guests include Beth Rigby, political editor of Sky News; Alastair Campbell, formerly Tony Blair's director of communications; Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary to George Bush; Daniel Maki, who works on intelligence and investigations for the Institute for Strategic Dialogue.
     
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    Ep 2: Rhodes Must Fall and the battle for truth

    Ep 2: Rhodes Must Fall and the battle for truth

    Our history is up for grabs. Who do we honour with statues and what do we celebrate in our museums? Join James Harding and guests to debate how we deal with empire, slavery, and all the rights and wrongs of our past


    Guests: Bonnie Greer, author and critic; Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, author and Rhodes Must Fall activist; Max Hastings, journalist and author; Zareer Masani, historian.
     
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    Ep 1: Facebook and the battle for truth

    Ep 1: Facebook and the battle for truth

    In the fight over facts and fake news, accuracy and accountability - the battle for truth - the battleground which counts more than any other is Facebook. Join James Harding and guests for a ThinkIn to try to answer one of the biggest questions of our time: who regulates the internet?


    With Noah Feldman, professor of Law at Harvard University; Poppy Wood, senior advisor at RESET; Stephen Levy, editor at large at Wired and author of 'Facebook: the inside story'; and Alexi Mostrous, editor at Tortoise.
     
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    Join James Harding, Editor and Co-Founder of Tortoise Media, and guests as they focus their combined intellectual curiosity and firepower on the biggest challenges of the 21st century – starting in Season 1, The Battle for Truth.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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Pricelessly Informative

A rare gem of a podcast channel that truly delivers unbiased insight into some of the big issues of our times, from the horses mouth.

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Very impressive!

The delivery is so clean, well done.

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Wow

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