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In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.

HARDtalk BBC Podcasts

    • Government
    • 4.4 • 287 Ratings

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In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Paul Caruana Galizia: Can his family get justice?

    Paul Caruana Galizia: Can his family get justice?

    Stephen Sackur speaks to Paul Caruana Galizia, whose mother, Daphne, was a Maltese journalist who was assassinated for exposing endemic corruption and sleaze. Six years on, have her family won their fight for accountability and justice?

    • 22 min
    Job Sikhala: Is change possible in Zimbabwe?

    Job Sikhala: Is change possible in Zimbabwe?

    Stephen Sackur speaks to Zimbabwean opposition politician Job Sikhala. He was recently released after almost two years in jail. Now he’s promising to build a grassroots movement to challenge the ruling Zanu-PF party. But amid economic crisis and political repression, is change possible?

    • 22 min
    Humza Yousaf: Is the SNP's supremacy in Scotland under threat?

    Humza Yousaf: Is the SNP's supremacy in Scotland under threat?

    Stephen Sackur speaks to Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousaf. His first year in the top job has been tough. Is the Scottish National Party's supremacy in peril?

    • 22 min
    Naomi Alderman: Power and technology

    Naomi Alderman: Power and technology

    Another opportunity to hear Stephen Sackur's interview with the writer and computer game creator Naomi Alderman. Her most recent novel - The Future - is a techno thriller set at the end of days. Is the apocalypse she imagines all too possible?

    • 23 min
    Tom Shakespeare: Redefining disability

    Tom Shakespeare: Redefining disability

    Stephen Sackur speaks to the bioethicist, disability rights campaigner and writer Tom Shakespeare. Should we embrace difference, rather than use science to root it out?

    • 22 min
    Lila Rose: Could abortion be banned in the entire US?

    Lila Rose: Could abortion be banned in the entire US?

    Stephen Sackur speaks to one of America’s fiercest opponents of abortion rights, Lila Rose. The US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v Wade, but she wants to go much further - to a total nationwide abortion ban. Is that a step too far for the American public?

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
287 Ratings

287 Ratings

Palunargar ,

Great Show

Great interview on the Israel conflict n Gaza. This is one of my favorite podcasts. It always interesting subjects and relevant topics.

Thank you for your program and specially for your Interview with Ariel Dorfman. He is a fascinating writer, a human rights advocate and his life is just amazing. Mr. Dorfman was very inspiring in despite of his life experiences and his dystopian stories of his books. Since I come from Latin America and my father had similar experiences from those years. I am interested to read more of his books since many of his recurrent themes are still very relevant today.

ccm&co ,

Revealing and Educational Interviews

Stephen Sackur conducts thorough, fair, probing, and revealing interviews with a very diverse set of guests. The level of research into each show is unparalleled. A true jewel in the BBC crown.

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AMAZING

Steven Sackur does an amazing job with his guests on Hard Talk. I can only imagine the amount of research which goes into his shows. Thank you for this great program!

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