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Your daily Need To Know on news and politics. Every morning The Bunker cuts through the noise to make sense of what’s really going on, with smart explainers, interviews, fresh perspectives and under-reported stories to rescue you from everyday Punch and Judy news coverage. It’s the only way to start the day. From the producers of Oh God, What Now?
Our regulars include: Alex Andreou • Gavin Esler • Hannah Fearn • Andrew Harrison • Jacob Jarvis • Marie le Conte • Jude Rogers • Yasmeen Serhan • Ahir Shah • Siân Pattenden • Ros Taylor.
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    • 4.5 • 73 Ratings

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Your daily Need To Know on news and politics. Every morning The Bunker cuts through the noise to make sense of what’s really going on, with smart explainers, interviews, fresh perspectives and under-reported stories to rescue you from everyday Punch and Judy news coverage. It’s the only way to start the day. From the producers of Oh God, What Now?
Our regulars include: Alex Andreou • Gavin Esler • Hannah Fearn • Andrew Harrison • Jacob Jarvis • Marie le Conte • Jude Rogers • Yasmeen Serhan • Ahir Shah • Siân Pattenden • Ros Taylor.
• Sign up to support the podcast and get episodes ad-free and early: patreon.com/bunkercast
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    From King Cnut to the EdStone: A history of political stunts

    From King Cnut to the EdStone: A history of political stunts

    There have been plenty of memorable election stunts lately – with Ed Davey stealing the show so far in this campaign. But how far back does the history of these sorts of actions go? And do they work? Andrew Harrison is joined by Seth Thévoz to look at the history of political stunts and their impact on the polls.
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    Written and presented by Andrew Harrison. Producer: Liam Tait. Audio editor: Tom Taylor. Managing editor: Jacob Jarvis. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.
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    • 27 min
    Bet peeves – Start Your Week with Alex Andreou and Jacob Jarvis

    Bet peeves – Start Your Week with Alex Andreou and Jacob Jarvis

    The betting scandal just keeps getting worse for Sunak – will it dominate the week, or will another gaffe knock it off the front pages? Alex Andreou joins Jacob Jarvis to discuss the week ahead in the election campaign, plus the latest from the French election, conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza, and the looming Biden vs. Trump debate. 

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    Written and presented by Jacob Jarvis with Alex Andreou. Audio editor: Robin Leeburn. Managing editor: Jacob Jarvis. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.



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    • 29 min
    The Face of God – How the Challenger space shuttle disaster changed America

    The Face of God – How the Challenger space shuttle disaster changed America

    On 28 Jan 1986 the space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after take-off, watched by a worldwide TV audience of millions. Seven crew members died and images of the tragedy etched themselves on the American mind. Now a new book Challenger: A True Story of Heroism and Disaster on the Edge of Space reveals the corner-cutting and corporate culture that made Challenger an accident waiting to happen. Author Adam Higginbotham talks to Andrew Harrison.
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    • 30 min
    "I'm a surgeon in Gaza" – Prof Nick Maynard's eyewitness account

    "I'm a surgeon in Gaza" – Prof Nick Maynard's eyewitness account

    Professor Nick Maynard says the scenes he has witnessed in Gaza are the worst he’s seen in his 36 years as a surgeon. He joins Alex Andreou in The Bunker to recount his most recent trip to the West Bank.
    • “We’re not politicians, we’re not lawmakers, we’re humanitarians – we’re just describing the appalling things that we have seen.”
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    Written and presented by Alex Andreou. Produced by Eliza Davis Beard. Audio production by Simon Williams. Managing Editor Jacob Jarvis. Group Editor Andrew Harrison. Art by James Parrett. Music by Kenny Dickinson. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production
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    • 30 min
    America vs. China: The new Cold War is coming

    America vs. China: The new Cold War is coming

    Relations between Western nations and China are worsening. The US fears China’s growing global influence, but how far will it go to halt Xi Jinping’s ambitions? Sir Robin Niblett is a distinguished fellow at the international affairs think tank Chatham House and author of The New Cold War: How the Contest Between the US and China Will Shape Our Century. He joins Gavin Esler in The Bunker.
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    • 28 min
    How China uses jails to fight the West – with former prisoner Peter Humphrey

    How China uses jails to fight the West – with former prisoner Peter Humphrey

    China’s often controversial imprisonments of foreigners has horrified the Western world. But is Beijing doing this as part of its war with the West? Alex Andreou asks Harvard University research affiliate Peter Humphrey, who spent two years in the Chinese prison system, and now campaigns for the release of others.
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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

Domic57 ,

Astute and articulate...

...and interesting, uninhibited guests.

Mukkuroni ,

Not so much

Used to love this pod, now tired of the endless snark. And the attacks on Sunak veer uncomfortably close to racism.

Gaspargo ,

Read Starmer in The Guardian

If you truly believe that Kindness is the correct choice, then follow the approach of the lead Prosecutor above.

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