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Rory Stewart and Alastair Campbell, hosts of Britain's biggest podcast (The Rest Is Politics), have joined forces once again for their new interview podcast, ‘Leading’.

Every Monday, Rory and Alastair interrogate, converse with, and interview some of the world's biggest names - from both inside and outside of politics - about life, leadership, or leading the way in their chosen field.

Whether they're sports stars, thought-leaders, presidents or internationally-recognised religious figures, Alastair and Rory lift the lid on the motivation, philosophy and secrets behind their career.

Tune in to 'Leading' now to hear essential conversation from some of the world's most enthralling individuals. 

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Rory Stewart and Alastair Campbell, hosts of Britain's biggest podcast (The Rest Is Politics), have joined forces once again for their new interview podcast, ‘Leading’.

Every Monday, Rory and Alastair interrogate, converse with, and interview some of the world's biggest names - from both inside and outside of politics - about life, leadership, or leading the way in their chosen field.

Whether they're sports stars, thought-leaders, presidents or internationally-recognised religious figures, Alastair and Rory lift the lid on the motivation, philosophy and secrets behind their career.

Tune in to 'Leading' now to hear essential conversation from some of the world's most enthralling individuals. 

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Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The brutal truth about net zero and how to vanquish climate populists, with Dieter Helm

    The brutal truth about net zero and how to vanquish climate populists, with Dieter Helm

    Is net zero 2030 impossible to achieve - and is it a mistake to pursue it? Should governments be more brutal with climate investment? Are events like COP a waste of time?

    Rory and Alastair are joined by Britain’s leading energy economist, Professor Dieter Helm, to answer all these questions and more.

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    Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Israel-Gaza: How the conflict divided Britain and the US, with Ed Kessler

    Israel-Gaza: How the conflict divided Britain and the US, with Ed Kessler

    What makes international conflicts turn domestic? Does Qatar play the key role in bringing peace to the Middle East? Is there a generational split in the West over Israel-Gaza?

    On today's episode of Leading, Rory and Alastair are joined by Ed Kessler, a leading thinker in interfaith relations, to answer all these questions and more.

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    • 56 min
    A Tale of Two Spies: The former heads of MI5 and MI6 on the Iraq War, double agents, and the IRA

    A Tale of Two Spies: The former heads of MI5 and MI6 on the Iraq War, double agents, and the IRA

    Should spies be allowed to break the law while undercover? What should the relationship between government and intelligence look like? Do we overestimate or underestimate the power and reach of Russia’s FSB and China’s intelligence service?

    On today’s special episode of Leading, Rory and Alastair are joined by Eliza Manningham-Buller and John Sawers to discuss what it’s really like to lead MI5 and MI6, respectively.

    This episode was recorded before the IS-Khorasan attack in Moscow.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Antony Gormley: Art, religion, and the battle for culture

    Antony Gormley: Art, religion, and the battle for culture

    Can Britain remain a cultural superpower post-Brexit? How does religion and philosophy inform creativity? How can we prevent arts from being cut from curriculums?

    Rory and Alastair are joined by Britain's leading sculptor, Antony Gormley, to answer all these questions and more.

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    Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes.
    Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics.

    TRIP ELECTION TOUR:
    To buy tickets for our October Election Tour, just head to www.therestispolitics.com

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    @restispolitics
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    @RestIsPolitics
    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com

    Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Albin Kurti, Prime Minister of Kosovo: Vladimir Putin, surviving prison, and Serbia

    Albin Kurti, Prime Minister of Kosovo: Vladimir Putin, surviving prison, and Serbia

    How did peace come to the Balkans? What was it like to be a political prisoner? Is Serbia more allied with the West, or with Putin?

    Rory and Alastair are joined by the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, to discuss all this and more.

    TRIP Plus:
    Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes.
    Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics.

    TRIP ELECTION TOUR:
    To buy tickets for our October Election Tour, just head to www.therestispolitics.com

    Instagram:
    @restispolitics
    Twitter:
    @RestIsPolitics
    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com
    Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Caroline Lucas: Leading the Green Party, leaving politics, and the importance of protest

    Caroline Lucas: Leading the Green Party, leaving politics, and the importance of protest

    How hard is it to be a one person party in parliament? What can the left learn from the populist right? Could electoral reform actually help Keir Starmer?

    On today's episode of Leading, Rory and Alastair are joined by the Green Party's Caroline Lucas to answer all these questions and more.

    Pre order Caroline's book, Another England, here: https://www.waterstones.com/book/another-england/caroline-lucas/2928377252441

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    TRIP ELECTION TOUR:
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    Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics.

    Instagram:
    @restispolitics
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    @RestIsPolitics
    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com

    Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport
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    • 1 hr 7 min

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