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    The importance of place

    The importance of place

    Host Ayesha Hazarika is joined by Douglas Alexander, chair of Unicef UK and former Labour Party cabinet minister, and Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future think tank, to discuss their under-reported stories of the week.

    Douglas discussed the importance of belonging and place, while Sunder asked why so few people are talking about the fate of the British in the EU post-Brexit.

    • 33 min
    Why is UKIP embracing the YouTube Right?

    Why is UKIP embracing the YouTube Right?

    Host Ayesha Hazarika is joined by comedian Matt Forde, and journalist Gavin Haynes, to discuss their under-reported stories of the week.

    Matt highlighted the voluntary ban on betting ads during sporting events, while Gavin talked about the ongoing disintegration of UKIP.

    The panel also discussed their heroes and villains of the week.

    • 44 min
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    NEW UnHerd Podcast: Confessions with Giles Fraser - Trailer

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    • 1 min
    We're not the only ones having problems with the EU

    We're not the only ones having problems with the EU

    Ayesha Hazarika is joined by Novara Media Editor Ash Sarkar, and Paul Embery, trade union official and UnHerd columnist, to discuss their under-reported stories of the week.

    Ash brought up the EU potentially fining Italy for setting an illegal budget, while Paul wanted to talk about the London Ambulance Service considering whether to tell its call handlers to avoid calling people 'Sir' or 'Madam' to cause offence.

    The panel also discussed their hero of the week, Clement Attlee, while Ayesha asked whether people with different political opinions are villains, after John McDonnell gave an interview saying he couldn't be friends with Conservatives.

    • 42 min
    The new men's rights activists

    The new men's rights activists

    Ayesha Hazarika is joined by journalist Julie Bindel, and Trevor Phillips, former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, to discuss their under-reported stories of the week.

    Julie raised the case of a transgender woman in Canada who has filed human rights complaints against 16 beauticians for refusing to perform a Brazilian wax service. Trevor wanted to talk about the Ministry of Defence missing its recruitment targets by a third.

    The panel also discuss their hero of the week, Sammy Woodhouse, and villain, Anthony Ekundayo Lennon.

    • 40 min
    Is technology making us lonely?

    Is technology making us lonely?

    Ayesha Hazarika is joined by Will Tanner, former advisor to Theresa May, and Resolution Foundation Director Torsten Bell, to discuss their under-reported stories of the week.

    Will talked about the government's Loneliness Strategy that launched on Monday, that revealed 22% of UK adults considered themselves lonely, and 3.8 million over-65s consider the TV their main form of company. Torsten raised the question of why none of us are talking about the budget, which is next Monday.

    The panel also discuss their heroes of the week, Andrew Norfolk and Tessa Jowell, and villains, Angela Rayner and Anjem Choudary.

    • 34 min

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