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A politics podcast from the New Statesman that digs beneath the day-to-day. Every two weeks, Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood explore the ideas behind the news with the help of expert guests.

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A politics podcast from the New Statesman that digs beneath the day-to-day. Every two weeks, Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood explore the ideas behind the news with the help of expert guests.

    DeepDive#8: Laura Kuenssberg and Media Bias

    DeepDive#8: Laura Kuenssberg and Media Bias

    In an episode republished from earlier this year, Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood are joined by the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg to interrogate the idea of media bias. It’s a phrase that is thrown around a lot in the age of fake news, including by some powerful politicians, but what does it really mean?
     
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    • 37 min
    DeepDive#7: Will robots take our jobs?

    DeepDive#7: Will robots take our jobs?

    This week Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood discuss the future of robotics. Together with Sarah O'Connor, employment correspondent at the FT, they explore how automation might displace our jobs. And whether Universal Basic Income is a useful response from politicians. Plus: Ian raves about Martha C Nussbaum's essay "Beyond anger".

     
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    • 26 min
    Deep Dive#6: Mandates and Manifestos

    Deep Dive#6: Mandates and Manifestos

    This podcast was recorded in April 2017, in the midst of the general election campaign. It was originally published on the New Statesman Politics Podcast feed and features Catherine Haddon, resident historian at the Institute of Government. Together with Ian and Stewart, Haddon explores murky world of election promises and what manifestos are for. Plus: Rant or Rave? Find out which podcasts have had our hosts on tenterhooks.
     
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    • 30 min
    DeepDive#5: The Real Corbynism

    DeepDive#5: The Real Corbynism

    Ian and Stewart are shocked and cheered by last week’s surprise election result. With the help of Matt Zarb-Cousin, the former spokesperson for Jeremy Corbyn, they set out to explore the Corbynist philosophy. How did Labour pull off their glorious defeat? And is the Twitter left at risk of descending into civil war? Plus: Stewart rants about blaming the media, and Ian raves about the response to the terror attacks.
     
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    • 34 min
    DeepDive#4: The Generation Game

    DeepDive#4: The Generation Game

    In the week of the election, Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood focus on the generational divide between old and young voters. With the help of Professor Rosie Campbell of Birkbeck University, they explore Theresa May's character revelations, her discomfort with campaigning and whether Conservatism can appeal to the kids. Plus, are fathers of girls or boys more left wing?
     
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    • 29 min
    DeepDive#3: Tackling terrorism

    DeepDive#3: Tackling terrorism

    This podcast was recorded in March 2017, in the aftermath of the attack on Westminster. It was originally published on the New Statesman Politics Podcast feed and features Sasha Havlicek, CEO of the Institute of Strategic Dialogue, and Paul Gill, from UCL's Department of Security and Crime Science.
     
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    • 33 min

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