Podcast by Toby Buckle
PELOSI With Molly Ball
Molly Ball joins the Podcast to discuss her new book, Pelosi. We cover the career of the first woman Speaker of the house, divisions on the left, and the skill of governance.
BREXIT & FREEDOM With The Philosopher & The News Podcast
A crossover episode with Alexis Papazoglou of The Philosopher & The News Podcast. We discuss Brexit and Freedom, Berlin's positive and negative distinction, and J S Mill.
LIBERALISM AFTER TRUMP With Ian Dunt
Ian Dunt returns to the podcast for a pig picture talk on liberalism - What is it's future after trump, how does/should the ideology manage conflict, what are the differences between the UK and US left? We cover a lot and end on an uncharacteristically (for us) optimistic note.
2020 ABERRATION OR OMEN?
Can the political theory of time help us make sense of our feeling that 2020 was a uniquely bad - and in some ways unreal - year?
QUO VADIS - Q & A on the Election
Taking on audience questions I give a retrospective on the Trump era, my analysis of it, what I think lies ahead, and where progressives should go from here.
2020 & THE ETHICS OF VOTING - Part 2 Identity
In part two I look at the different mindsets people approach voting with and develop an argument against seeing the act as expressive of an individual identity.
Well researched and presented
I found the show is a great alternative to the pop-political podcasts that seem so ubiquitous now. Politics and political philosophy are a deep and complicated web of ideologies and political systems that have been tangling together for centuries. This podcast does a great job of going in depth with nearly all forms of political philosophy from antiquity to present day and everything in between.
The episodes do a great job of taking the academic political philosophy language and break it down so even layman like myself can understand them. If you’re looking for snarky political takes you will not find much of that but you will find honest and in-depth ideological critiques from a mostly left leaning host who does a great job of setting his leanings aside to give philosophies he may not agree with a fair shake. That is something you will rarely get from other political podcasts.
Thought-provoking podcast that gives context to this era
Political philosophy can be daunting, even for us political junkies. If you want to step out of the Trump era and get your bearings on some fundamental aspects of politics — ideology, the nature of freedom, how institutions shape cultures and vice versa — the Political Philosophy Podcast will do for your knowledge of the subject what Rachel Maddow has done for your knowledge of Trumpian corruption.
Anglo-American host/narrator Toby Buckle has a wonderfully accessible style as he walks with us through these complex topics in a format that echoes Maddow’s famous A-block. His standalone episodes developing original theories of the role of humiliation in politics and an institutional comparison of British and US legislative culture are especially recommended.
Political philosophy with a side of political theory
Capacious, syncretic, evocative, and important. Buckle reads widely & brings intriguing guests into unexpected conversations.