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The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics

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The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics

    Biden and Harris get to work: Politics Weekly Extra

    Biden and Harris get to work: Politics Weekly Extra

    It was a day that many had waited a long time for. Jonathan Freedland and Richard Wolffe break down what happened on inauguration day 2021, as Donald Trump fled to Florida, and Joe Biden signed 17 executive orders, overturning much of the work of his predecessor. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 27 min
    A return to 'nasty' politics: Politics Weekly podcast

    A return to 'nasty' politics: Politics Weekly podcast

    Heather Stewart and Peter Walker discuss the latest on the vaccine rollout and universal credit. Severin Carrell examines the upcoming Scottish Labour leadership contest. Plus, Miatta Fahnbulleh and Will Tanner discuss ‘levelling up’. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 38 min
    Trump impeached again – now what? Politics Weekly Extra podcast

    Trump impeached again – now what? Politics Weekly Extra podcast

    Jonathan Freedland talks to Noah Feldman, who testified for the Democrats in the president’s first impeachment hearing. They discuss the various consequences for Trump after the House of Representatives voted to impeach him for the second time. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 28 min
    Rashford takes on the government – again: Politics Weekly podcast

    Rashford takes on the government – again: Politics Weekly podcast

    Jessica Elgot is joined by Rafael Behr to talk about a week of confusion over lockdown rules and free school meals. Lisa O’Carroll updates us on how Brexit has affected UK trade with the EU so far. Plus, Stephen Bush and Rachel Shabi discuss the potential for 2021 to be ‘the year of Keir’. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 39 min
    Riot at the Capitol as Georgia votes blue: Politics Weekly Extra

    Riot at the Capitol as Georgia votes blue: Politics Weekly Extra

    Jonathan Freedland and Kenya Evelyn discuss the chaotic scenes that took place in Washington DC on Wednesday. Plus, Sam Levine on how the Democrats flipped the Senate. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 34 min
    New year, new lockdown: Politics Weekly podcast

    New year, new lockdown: Politics Weekly podcast

    Heather Stewart and Polly Toynbee discuss the latest Covid restrictions and the government’s vaccine rollout plans. Plus, Sally Weale speaks to the former education secretary Estelle Morris about what Gavin Williamson should do next. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 35 min

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