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    Coffee House Shots: how independent can Boris's new cabinet be?

    Coffee House Shots: how independent can Boris's new cabinet be?

    With Stephen Bush, Political Editor at the New Statesman, and Katy Balls.
    Presented by Cindy Yu.
    Coffee House Shots is a series of podcasts on British politics from the Spectator's political team and special guests. Brought to you daily, click here (https://audioboom.com/dashboard/4905581) to find more episodes that are not released on Spectator Radio.

    • 16 min
    The Edition: is Europe's centre-ground shrinking?

    The Edition: is Europe's centre-ground shrinking?

    This week, as Sinn Fein enters coalition talks with Fianna Fail, is Ireland’s election result a sign of a European trend (00:40)? Plus, No 10 is going to war over the deportation of a number of Jamaican detainees – so is citizenship a privilege, or a right (15:40)? And last, what makes South Korea’s pop culture quite so successful (29:15)?
    With Fraser Nelson, Anne McElvoy, Bella Sankey, Mercy Muroki, Rana Mitter and Andrew Heskins.
    Presented by Lara Prendergast.
    Produced by Cindy Yu and Gus Carter.

    • 40 min
    The Book Club: does sex matter?

    The Book Club: does sex matter?

    Sam's guest in this week’s Book Club podcast is Olivia Fane — who argues in her new book Why Sex Doesn’t Matter that, well, sex doesn’t matter. She says that the idea that sex and love are related is a damaging twentieth-century invention, and that if we could just recognise that sex was no more significant than scratching an itch we’d all be wiser and happier. They talk about how she reaches that conclusion — and what, if she’s right, we ought to do about it.
    The Book Club, what used to be known as Spectator Books, is a series of literary interviews and discussions on the latest releases in the world of publishing, from poetry through to physics. Presented by Sam Leith, The Spectator's Literary Editor.

    • 29 min
    Americano: New Hampshire ahead of the primary

    Americano: New Hampshire ahead of the primary

    With Amber Athey, Spectator USA's Washington Editor, and Matt McDonald, Spectator USA's Managing Editor.
    Americano is a series of in-depth discussions on American politics with the best pundits stateside. Presented by Freddy Gray, editor of Spectator USA. Click here (https://audioboom.com/channel/americano) to listen to previous episodes.

    • 14 min
    Table Talk: with Skye Gyngell

    Table Talk: with Skye Gyngell

    Skye Gyngell is an Australian chef best known for her work as food editor for Vogue and for winning a Michelin star at the Petersham Nurseries Cafe. She is now the founder of Spring at Somerset House and the culinary director of Heckfield Place. On the podcast, she talks to Lara and Livvy about being subjected to a 'macro-biotic' diet as a child, how winning a Michelin star wasn't such a blessing for Petersham Nurseries, and how a 20th century Austrian philosopher influences her work now.
    Table Talk is a series of podcasts where Lara Prendergast and Olivia Potts talk to celebrity guests about their life story, through the food and drink that has come to define it. Listen to past episodes here (https://audioboom.com/channels/4985181) .

    • 23 min
    Was the bombing of Dresden a war crime?

    Was the bombing of Dresden a war crime?

    In February 1945, the Allies, led by Sir Arthur Harris and Bomber Command, destroyed the historic city of Dresden, killing 25,000, most of them civilians. For the 75th anniversary, Sinclair McKay, author of the newly released Dresden: The Fire and The Darkness, talks to A.N. Wilson on whether it should be regarded as a war crime. The full conversation is here - and you can read an edited version in the magazine this week.
    Presented by William Moore.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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