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Welcome to Andy McGibbons' Politics, Culture and some other shit Podcast. I mostly talk about the politics of Ireland, the northern bit in which I live and beyond. I cover international stories from an anti imperialist stance. I advocate for a New Ireland united and free. I also like to talk a bit about culture, I play in a band called The Bonnevilles and have toured our beautiful planet and in that touring have met and seen many wonderful things which I like to share.
 
When it comes to understanding political issues, Richie is a self confessed toddler. That’s why he’s enlisted the help of Steve, his politically savvy drinking buddy, to help him understand how government effects our everyday lives and our interactions with each other. Join them, as they break down big political issues into comedic bite size bits and try to figure out, What Am Politics?
 
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Coronavirus! Climate! Brexit! Trump! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting: Talking Politics is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Every week David Runciman and Helen Thompson talk to the most interesting people around about the ideas and events that shape our world: from history to economics, from philosophy to fiction. What does the future hold? Can democracy survive? How crazy will it get? This is the political conversation that matters ...
 
A critical but mostly overlooked aspect of both contemporary and historical political violence is the role diaspora communities have played in the planning, organization, financing, and execution of acts of terror. Members of the American Irish, Canadian Sikh, Swiss Tamil and Australian Croat diasporas—to provide just a sample—have all been powerful agents in the terrorist activities perpetrated in the name of their national and religious communities. The Diaspora Politics and Transnational ...
 
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Brexit is back on the agenda this week as Adam Boulton and guests discuss the thorny issue of Northern Ireland protocol. Negotiations have resumed between the UK and the European Union over the implementation of the protocol with the EU offering concessions on checks. But the role of the European Court of Justice appears the major sticking point so…
 
We're back, babaí! To ease back into things, the boys decided to tackle the light and breezy subject of *checks notes* ... Northern Ireland. Steve and Richie chat about the history, the Troubles and the future. Plus, stick around to the end for an update on the future of What Am. whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Su…
 
This week we discuss the return of Covid to the news agenda and ask whether the government will implement its so-called Plan B of measures as infections and hospital admissions rise rapidly. Political editor George Parker will give his analysis, along with health and science reporter Oliver Barnes. And we remember Sir David Amess, the veteran Conse…
 
Adam Boulton and guests discuss two types of risk this week. The risk to the public from Covid as ministers rule out introducing a Plan B to tackle rising cases of the virus - a decision which seems at odds with the advice from from the British Medical Association and the NHS Confederation. And the panel assess the risk to MPs and their safety as t…
 
Did the Taoiseach go more Cork, clashing horns with the Kingdom's Danny Healy Rae? Fine Gael's Jennifer Carroll MacNeill joins host Paul Cunningham and Sandra Hurley to discuss antigen testing, professional mothers being disadvantaged, and corporate culture's opposition to fathers on a 4-day week.RTÉ News tarafından oluşturuldu
 
David talks with Lea Ypi about her astonishing new memoir Free: Coming of Age at the End of History, which tells the story of her childhood in Stalinist Albania and what came after. It’s a tale of family secrets, political oppression and the promise of liberation - and a profound meditation on what it really means to be free. From Marxism to libera…
 
Development Aid isn't just about charity. Its about social justice. It's about helping people help themselves. In today's new episode, Steve and Richie chat to Caoimhe de Barra, CEO of Trocaire, about the organisation's amazing work, how COVID has effected things, and of course, Trocaire boxes. Donate to Trocaire Get Involved Dóchas whatampolitics.…
 
This edition of Payne’s Politics was recorded before the news of the death of Conservative MP Sir David Amess who died after being stabbed at his constituency surgery in Essex on Friday. This week we discuss the latest with the UK’s shortages. Should the government be doing more and should the Treasury intervene? Political editor George Parker and …
 
The CIA had a plan to asasinate Assange in the middle of London I bet you didn't anything about it, thats because its been hardly reported. Irish naked sweathouses, sexy, trippy or neither ? and some other s**t https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/sep/27/senior-cia-officials-trump-discussed-assassinating-julian-assange https://uk.news.yahoo.com/k…
 
Changes to childcare, taxes on fuel and help for remote workers - but what does the Budget mean for you? The opposition criticise it as shameful and lacking in ambition. But Ministers Donohoe and McGrath insist it will help the COVID recovery. Host David Murphy, and colleagues Will Goodbody, Micheál Lehane and Sandra Hurley examine Budget 2022.…
 
This week we analyse this year’s Conservative party conference. First, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speech: how credible was it? Can low-skilled immigration be simply replaced without a big inflation risk? Political editor George Parker and chief political commentator Robert Shrimsley analyse. And then, we look at the other main theme of this yea…
 
Adam Boulton and guests reflect on the Conservative Party conference in Manchester where Boris Johnson outlined an optimistic vision for the country against a backdrop of rising prices and the removal of the Universal Credit uplift. Plenty of focus on the 'levelling up' agenda and a high wage, high skill, high productivity economy - but very little…
 
Ireland takes the plunge - sacrificing the 12.5% tax rate that has been credited with being the secret of our success. At a cost of €2bn a year, the Government insists it is the right thing to do. Join the RTÉ Politics team, David Murphy, Micheál Lehane, Sandra Hurley and host, Paul Cunningham, to assess the scale of this radical departure.…
 
David and Helen are joined by Politico’s chief Europe correspondent Matthew Karnitschnig to explore the consequences of the German elections. Who were the real winners and losers? Are there lessons for centre-left parties in other countries, including the Labour Party in Britain? And what are the choices facing Germany as it decides on its place in…
 
The Pandora leaks revealed how, why and where the rich hide their money in the same week the richest man thats ever been in parliament Rishi Sunak is taking £20 per week off the poorest. Irish hell caves, the brith of halloween and some other shit. Like share subscribe. https://www.councilestatemedia.uk/2021/10/the-pandora-papers-show-uk-operates.h…
 
This week, we’ll be analysing Labour’s annual jamboree and whether Sir Keir Starmer has met expectations. How did he take on the left and what was the core message of his keynote speech? Chief political correspondent Jim Pickard and political correspondent Jasmine Cameron-Chileshe will explore. Later on, we’ll turn our attention to the cost-of-livi…
 
Adam Boulton and guests reflect on Labour's conference in Brighton where Sir Keir Starmer had to overcome internal rows and a resignation before making his pitch to the party and the country in his first 'in person' speech as leader. And with the perfect storm of a supply chain problem, the end of the furlough scheme, the universal credit cut, and …
 
Unionists unite just in time to try and pull us out of the Northern Ireland Protocol in order to give us food and fuel shortages like the rest of the UK to almost everyones disbelief and Irish twitter has been raging this week with the arrival of The Celtics, a right wing bat shit crazy TV series project. Their imagening of Queen Meave and Magda as…
 
This week, we analyse Boris Johnson’s trip to America, his address to the UN, his one-to-one with President Joe Biden and the health of the so-called special relationship. Joining to discuss are our political editor George Parker, and political and diplomatic correspondent Laura Hughes. Plus, we’ll be looking forward to the Labour party conference …
 
Adam Boulton and guests look ahead to the Labour Party conference in Brighton as Keir Starmer finally gets his wish to address the party faithful in person. The leader has already outlined his vision in a 14 thousand word essay on 'The Road Ahead' but it could be a bumpy one as he grapples with the issue of changing the one-member-one vote approach…
 
We’re back from our summer break with David, Helen and Adam Tooze exploring what the pandemic has revealed about politics, economics and the new world order. From Covid crisis to China crisis to climate crisis: how does it all fit together? And what comes next? Adam’s new book is Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World’s Economy. Plus David talks about…
 
This week, we dissect prime minister Boris Johnson’s first major reshuffle of this parliament. We’ll be examining who went up, who went sideways, those who were sacked and what this all tells us about where the Johnson government is going next. Political editor George Parker and political correspondent Laura Hughes will take us through what happene…
 
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the ins and outs of the Prime Minister's reshuffle and asses what they mean for Boris Johnson's government as he looks to grip both the domestic and international agendas for the months ahead. They also analyse the UK, US Australia security pact designed to help equip Australia with a fleet of nuclear-powered submari…
 
Jeffrey, Jeffrey... oh dear, its not going well. Seemingly content to let the English Tories use his arse for a spittoon Ulster Unionism appears to be deader than a Monty Python Parrot. Leaderless and more importantly out of time. Plus Queen Meaves advice on Blackberries. #DUP Stupid Tunnel article https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news…
 
This week we analyse prime minister Boris Johnson’s game on social care reform, what the plan involves and whether the Conservative party and its voters will swallow tax rises. Political editor George Parker and economics editor Chris Giles dissect the details. Plus we look at how the UK government hopes to try to avoid another coronavirus lockdown…
 
As Covid restrictions ease and the economy is accelerating, politicians are returning to the Dail. Political Correspondent Mícheál Lehane joins the podcast from the Fianna Fail "think-in" in Co Cavan. Host Paul Cunningham is also joined Sandra Hurley to discuss the continuing controversy surrounding Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney…
 
This week I ramble and waffle my way through a couple of things. I thought I could talk shit, jesus Malachi O'Doherty takes it to a new level in his latest article. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/malachi-odoherty/uk-and-ireland-are-so-alike-a-unity-poll-would-be-pointless-40823963.html?utm_source=pocket_mylist Irelands ancien…
 
In this episode Saoirse, Lorna and John are joined by Louise Taylor, early career researcher at Queen's University Belfast and environmental activist to talk about something that we don't talk about enough in activist circles - our emotions. So in this episode we discuss emotional responses to the planetary crisis and environmental activism from gr…
 
This week we examine how the UK got its withdrawal from Afghanistan so badly wrong and the subsequent Whitehall briefing war against the Foreign Office. Robert Shrimsley, our chief political commentator, and Laura Hughes, political and diplomatic correspondent, will analyse the issues. We also look at Whitehall’s contingency planning for what will …
 
Following the PSNI report on policing in Armagh I kick back against the gobs on sticks that are making the orchard county out to be Bandit Country ala 1986 instead of one of the most beautiful counties in Ireland rich in heritage. The reality is they're bemoaning the loss of dominance with no interest in sharing or equality. I spend the day in the …
 
In the fifth and final of our summer specials, Sebastian Payne meets Liz Truss, international trade secretary and minister for women and equalities. Truss is the most popular member of Boris Johnson’s government, and a keen advocate of a buccaneering policy of striking free trade deals with everyone and everywhere. We explore the economic worth of …
 
The all Ireland Hurling Final between Cork and Limerick. https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/gaa/hurling/limerick-v-cork-live-throw-24812095?utm_source=pocket_mylist I've started to learn about Taoism and specifically "Flow", I find it fascinating and have been doing it all my adult life in my writing without realising. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v…
 
In the fourth of our summer specials, Sebastian Payne meets Sir Malcolm Rifkind. In a week when the Taliban shocked the West with its rapid advance in Afghanistan, the former Conservative defence and foreign secretary examines where this leaves UK foreign policy. What does it mean for the UK’s so-called special relationship with the US and for the …
 
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