Jasper sits down with Bill Esterson, MP for Sefton Central and Shadow Minister for International Trade, to discuss the future of Labour’s trade policy; how coronavirus will impact globalisation, and what kind of story Labour needs to tell about Britain’s place in the world – as well as, of course, the most punk rock thing he’s ever done. iTunes
Jasper sits down with Jonn Elledge, freelance journalist and former Assistant Editor of The New Statesman, to chat about all sorts: HS2, the British state, political short-termism, Rory Stewart and more. iTunes Link
William meets Maxximilion Seijo from the Money on the Left Podcast to talk about their work, how Labour can reconfigure its economic policies, Modern Monetary Theory and how to integrate left discourse with a refreshed point of view on money and finance. iTunes Link
Joe sits down with the Shadow Health Secretary, Jon Ashworth, to talk about the Labour leadership contest, his work in the Shadow Cabinet, what went wrong in the election, the future challenges facing politics, Mark Fisher, and what the most punk rock thing he’s ever done is. iTunes
Morgan & David sit down with Anneliese Dodds MP, Shadow Minister for the Treasury, to talk tax: how the tax code can be reformed, how Labour should market its tax policies, why she’s backing Keir Starmer for the Labour leadership, and the most punk rock thing she’s ever done. iTunes Link
Have you ever thought that superheroes are a bit capitalist? That the movies you go and see all have weird political undertones? This week, Jasper sits down with Dr Dan Hassler-Forest, an academic whose work focuses on the overlap between politics and pop culture to talk Disney, balancing being a fan with being a critic and the uneven ideologies of Batman movies.…
Jasper sits down with Dr Sam Friedman, Associate Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Commissioner of the government’s Social Mobility Commission to talk about his book, The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged. Sam highlights the extent to which class barriers and advantages still permeates British society, why meritocracy is a myth and why private schools…
This week, Jasper sits down with political journalist Marie Le Conte to discuss her new book, Haven’t You Heard…? Gossip, Power and How Politics Really Works, touching on journalistic impartiality, the importance of leisure time and the story of how Marie first got into politics. iTunes Link RSS Feed Host: Jasper (@jasper_ch) Guest: Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian) Edited by Jasper Cresdee-Hyde.