Interviews

The Social Review Podcast Episode 15: Haven’t You Heard Of Marie Le Conte

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.

Israel needs a ‘civil rights revolution’

Two days after Daniel Levy finished his compulsory service in the Israeli Defence Force, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated.  As part of his service, Levy had been working as a negotiator attached to the Oslo accords. The years leading up to this moment had been a small window of optimism in the struggle for peace between Israel and Palestine, and Rabin’s…

James Meadway Interview: “There are ways to end neoliberalism globally that are not progressive, and this will (increasingly) be the terrain the left is fighting on.”

James Meadway is a former advisor to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell. Previously, he was the Chief Economist at the New Economics Foundation and he is currently writing a book on left wing economics. In his interview with this website, he outlines the principles of Corbynomics, discusses a Green New Deal and explains why he thinks MMT would be such a misstep for…

The Social Review Podcast Episode 8: Progress

Jasper & Joe sit down with Henna and Stefan of Progress to discuss their recent rebrand and the state of centre-left politics. Beth joins us for an in-depth look at her interview with Jo Swinson on trans rights, and Eugenie extols the wonders of Comic-Con. iTunes Link RSS Feed Host: Jasper (@jasper_ch) Panel: Joe (@steamedhamms) Beth (@languesbians) Eugenie (@meemstd) Guests: Henna Shah (@hennashah94) Stefan…

Jo Swinson Said Trans Rights

In recent years, the Mumsnet Q&A has become a staple of British politics. Senior politicians such as David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Jeremy Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon have all run the gauntlet of answering questions from the parenting website’s users at some point or another. Interviews typically range from light-hearted personal questions – “what is your favourite biscuit” being a favourite which Gordon…

The Social Review Podcast Episode 6: Mathew Lawrence (Common Wealth)

Everybody is away so no normal podcast this week! Instead, Joe interviews Mathew Lawrence from Common Wealth about the opportunities and challenges presented by democratic ownership. You can find out more about Common Wealth on their website: https://common-wealth.co.uk iTunes Link RSS Feed Host: Joe (@steamedhamms) Guest: Mathew Lawrence (@dantonshead) Edited by William Sorenson.

Stephen Bush: “Our political discourse happens in an arena we don’t regulate, don’t control, and where the business model is cat pictures.”

Part IV: What does social media mean for the future of political campaigning? The first part of our interview with New Statesman political editor Stephen Bush on how social media has changed the political landscape covered the effects it had on the Labour leadership elections. The second part covered what Labour’s centre-left can learn from the new media landscape, and the third…

Stephen Bush: “There are loads of reasons why the Tories are going to have a bad night.”

Part III: Is two party politics back again or dead again? The effect of social media on general and local election campaigns, and the future for Change UK and the Lib Dems The first part of our interview with New Statesman political editor Stephen Bush on how social media has changed the political landscape covered the effects it had on the Labour…