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20 Best UK Political Podcasts of 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about uk political? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best uk political podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

Best UK Political Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

All Out Politics

  • Publisher: Sky News
  • Total Episodes: 195

A weekly politics podcast presented by Adam Boulton. The Sky News political team provides in-depth context and analysis around the big issues in politics in the UK and beyond.

Calling Peston: The ITV News Politics Podcast

  • Publisher: ITV News
  • Total Episodes: 95

Daniel Hewitt and Shehab Khan from the ITV News politics team chew through the week’s big UK political stories and give Political Editor Robert Peston a call from wherever he is to get his take on it all. We’ll also be talking to special guests from the world of politics and beyond – and hear from ITV’s political correspondents based around the country to find out what’s happening beyond the Westminster bubble.

Steve Richards presents the Rock N Roll Politics podcast

  • Publisher: Steve Richards: Political columnist and broadcaster
  • Total Episodes: 89

Based on his live one man show Rock N Roll Politics, the broadcaster and author, Steve Richards, takes a weekly behind the scenes tour of UK politics and the media that shapes the way we view the epic political dramas. The future is ridiculously unpredictable and the past is so easy to misread. Subscribe to your weekly guide through seismic times.

The A Level Politics Show

  • Publisher: Nick de Souza
  • Total Episodes: 69

Welcome to The A Level Politics Show, where amazing things happen. We will go through as many political topics as possible to give you as much help as we can with your A Level Politics revision. We will focus on UK politics and US politics, and also look at political ideologies, including liberalism, socialism, conservatism and feminism. While this show is geared towards A Level Politics students, we hope to appeal to anyone who is interested in current affairs, and who would like to find out more about how politics actually works. We hope you enjoy the show!

OH GOD, WHAT NOW? Formerly Remainiacs

  • Publisher: Podmasters
  • Total Episodes: 242

Making sense of our political hell every Friday.Launched from the anti-Brexit movement in 2017, Oh God, What Now? (formerly Remainiacs) has become one of Britain’s most entertaining political voices. With top quality guests and analysis, and poor quality jokes, we make the unbearable bearable. Oh God, What Now? is presented by Dorian Lynskey. Our regulars include: Ian Dunt, editor of politics.co.uk, author of How To Be A Liberal • Ros Taylor, editor of the LSE COVID blog • Naomi Smith, Chief Executive of Best For Britain • Alex Andreou, writer, commentator, cook, actor, secret agent • Minnie Rahman, public affairs and communications at the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants • Yasmeen Serhan, staff writer at The Atlantic.• Sign Up and Listen: patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow.Oh God, What Now? is a Podmasters production.

LGIM Talks

  • Publisher: Legal & General Investment Management
  • Total Episodes: 144

What does a changing world mean for my portfolio? Which asset classes are undervalued? Will declining demographics affect my investments? From Legal & General Investment Management, we bring you conversations about the global economy and how professional investors can take advantage of these opportunities. We’ll be talking to fund managers, analysts, industry experts and more to discuss the latest market and political developments, their most exciting asset allocation ideas and how they’re optimising portfolios for market booms and economic gloom. From Trump’s tariffs to irrational investors, LGIM Talks dives into the world of asset management and brings you our most compelling thoughts to help you make informed investment decisions. To find out more, visit http://www.lgim.com/uk/en/insights/our-thinking/ Legal & General have been helping customers since 1836. A founding member of the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 100 index, L&G is one of the UK’s leading financial services companies serving UK customers for our life assurance, pensions, investments and general insurance plans. This podcast is intended for investment professionals, and shouldn’t be shared with a non-professional audience. This podcast should not be taken as an invitation to deal in Legal & General investments. Any views expressed during this recording belong to the individuals and are based on market conditions at the time of recording, and do not reflect the views of Legal & General Investment Management. Legal & General Investment Management is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Legal & General Investment Management, One Coleman Street, London, EC2R 5AA. Register in England no. 2091894. All rights reserved. No part of this audio may be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written consent of Legal & General Investment Management.

Conflict Zone from the LSE

  • Publisher: Conflict Zone from the LSE
  • Total Episodes: 11

Cutting edge research into the drivers of intractable conflict. Our researchers bring together the big ideas and concepts needed to understand the causes of organised violence in the twenty-first century. We expose the political economy of organised violence: the networks of money and power that stand behind many of the world’s trouble spots.  Produced by the Conflict Research Programme, an international research project funded by the UK Department of International Development.  

The Asset

  • Publisher: District Productive
  • Total Episodes: 42

In 2016, Donald Trump conspired with a foreign government to become President of the United States. On July 25, 2019, with the 2020 election around the corner, he decided to do it again.The first time around, it was collusion, aiding and abetting Russia’s attack on American democracy. The second time, it was extortion, demanding the Ukrainian government manufacture dirt on Trump’s political opponents in exchange for help the country needs to fend off a Russian invasion and chart a democratic future free of Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin.  To make sense of these recent events that have rocked American politics and led to very real concerns that the President of the United States may be a Russian asset, we need to dig a little deeper. In Season 1, The Asset dives into Trump’s decades-long history with Russia, from his extensive business dealings with Russian oligarchs to his presidential campaign and the investigations that have sent some of his closest associates to prison.In Season 2, The Asset explores the backstory to Trump’s infamous phone call with the newly-elected Ukrainian President, where he demanded an investigation into a political opponent and set off a series of events leading to the impeachment inquiry.Hosted by Max Bergmann, a senior fellow and director of the Moscow Project at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and featuring expert guests, The Asset will put together the pieces of Trump’s relationship with Russia and Ukrainian extortion campaign.The Asset is a partnership between the Center for American Progress Action Fund, District Productive, and Protect the Investigation. It is produced by Paul Woodhull, a 20-year veteran media executive and president of Build Better Media, and Peter Ogburn, the executive producer of the Bill Press Show.

Hamza Tzortzis

  • Publisher: Muslim Central
  • Total Episodes: 73

Hamza Andreas Tzortzis is an international public speaker on Islam. He is a writer, having authored articles, essays and commentaries on political philosophy, the philosophy of religion and society. Ustadh Hamza Tzortzis is an intellectual activist actively engaging on issues pertaining to religion, social cohesion and politics. He is also a researcher with a recent publication on non-Muslim perceptions on Islam and Muslims. Ustadh Hamza Tzortzis regularly appears in the media explaining and demystifying Islam and providing unique perspectives on current affairs. His appearances have featured on the BBC, BBC Arabic, BBC Radio 4, BBC Asian Network, Press TV, Islam Channel, Nile TV, Ummah TV, Iqra TV, TV3 (Malaysia) and National Public Radio of America. Ustadh Hamza Tzortzis lectures all around the world on topics related to Islam, philosophy and politics. He is a regular speaker at universities across the UK and is one of the main initiators of the contemporary emergence of Muslim public speakers using Islamic and Western philosophy to shed light on Islam and demystify its way of life. AlKauthar Institute is delighted to have Hamza Tzortzis join us to share his research and first hand experience of conveying Islam to the public at large.

Battlecast

  • Publisher: Dr. Luke Wolf
  • Total Episodes: 52

Battlecast is the world’s foremost podcast about war and it’s sociopolitical impact. Each month Dr. Luke Wolf works to bring you an unfiltered understanding of the most important battles and wars of mankind’s history. The official motto of the show: “not left, not right: above,” provides a fresh look at the conventional understandings found in history books. So pull up a chair, grab a beer, and join the conversation.

Jim Duke Perspective

  • Publisher: Jim Duke
  • Total Episodes: 405

Jim Duke Perspective is a weekly show features news and information exposing the NWO Illuminati conspiracy and Luciferian agenda, and analyzes society from a Christian view. This is where we discuss a variety of fringe topics and genres as they relate to the conspiracy and their Secret Societies, and present biblical insight as we near the End Times. We bring conspiracy evidence and unravel the truth behind the facade wherever it takes us. Whatever level you are at, we break it down for you. No corner is too dark for us to tackle and alert you of the evils of the world.Our episodes analyze culture and society and cover conspiracy, the Illuminati and secret societies, the NWO, psyops and black op projects, the paranormal and occult, rogue government, political deception, the agenda of the Elite, radical ideologies, Entertainment industry, history, signs of the times, and other things related. As well as hosts interesting guests who appear for an exchange of ideas and insight.This is where you will hear “a rational voice in a world of conspiracy.” Topics that make you think. The information on this show is for those awake and are awakening who want the truth about the inside agenda, the guts behind the facade, and exciting details that the world is not exposed to from their normal resources. Information beyond the boundaries and your Sunday morning sermon. Shows air live or post Sundays at 6pm EST.News show segment airs midweek.The website is https://JimDukePerspective.com

Punching Back with George Papadopoulos

  • Publisher: Notorious x George Papadopoulos
  • Total Episodes: 21

Corrupt U.S. intelligence agents and their media lapdogs would like you to forget about Russiagate, the biggest political scandal in U.S. history. But it’s only halfway over — and in this explosive and entertaining weekly podcast, “Punching Back,” join the central Russiagate figure, George Papadopoulos, as he provides the ultimate roadmap to the second half of this incredible story and gives his unique take on the political news of the day. In “Punching Back with George Papadopoulos,” George will break down the misunderstood Russiagate hoax as only he can, and explain how it directly relates to the ongoing Ukranian impeachment coup. Understood properly, it will become the single biggest issue of the 2020 presidential election and the key to safeguarding democracy for years to come, by holding those responsible to account.

Creative Processing with Joseph Gordon-Levitt

  • Publisher: HITRECORD & Cadence13
  • Total Episodes: 14

On his new ten-episode series, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will get into the nitty-gritty of how a wide variety of creative people do what they do. Listeners’ questions will inspire conversations between Gordon-Levitt and a range of creative guests, from Hollywood notables like Rian Johnson and Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, to behind-the-scenes heavyweights like casting director Mary Vernieu, and from political visual artist Shepard Fairey to indie sonic songstress, Yuka Honda, and more.

Network ReOrient

  • Publisher: Network ReOrient
  • Total Episodes: 45

This is Network ReOrient: exploring the post-Western, reconnecting the Islamosphere. Every other Friday we feature conversations with thinkers, artists and community activists about things Islamicate and decolonial. Network ReOrient is a part of the Critical Muslim Studies project, connecting and intersecting acts of epistemic disobedience and political re-imagination. Check out https://www.criticalmuslimstudies.co.uk/

Ayes to the Left

  • Publisher: Reach Podcasts
  • Total Episodes: 45

Brexit, Theresa May’s fragile hold on power, the return of the Labour left under Jeremy Corbyn, and Donald Trump as President make this a fascinating time in politics. But the reality for many people in the UK is a rise in the cost of living, cuts to public services and uncertainty over the future. The Mirror Politics team analyse the goings on in Westminster and beyond, and let you know how the plans made by people in power will really affect you. We speak to the key players and give you our perspective on the political scene. Subscribing will automatically get you all the upcoming episodes and don’t forget to follow Mirror Politics on Twitter (https://twitter.com/mirrorpolitics) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mirrorpolitics) for the latest politics news.

Campaign Beat

  • Publisher: Montana Public Radio
  • Total Episodes: 132

“Campaign Beat”, Montana Public Radio’s weekly political analysis program is hosted by MTPR’s Sally Mauk, with UM Political Science Professor Rob Saldin, and Lee Newspapers Reporter Holly Michels

Michael Munger on EconTalk

  • Publisher: EconTalk: Mike Munger and Russ Roberts
  • Total Episodes: 57

Michael C. Munger, Chair of Political Science at Duke University, appears regularly as a guest on EconTalk, the award-winning economics podcast hosted by Russ Roberts of George Mason University. Podcasts featuring Mike Munger are listed here. Additional readings, links, and podcasts can be found at econtalk.org. EconTalk is made available through the Library of Economics and Liberty, econlib.org, and is provided by Liberty Fund, Inc.

2020 Counts

  • Publisher: Bridgr Media
  • Total Episodes: 5

This limited series on the 2020 Census, equips listeners with the knowledge to engage with the most powerful political tool we have. Hear from activist Arturo Vargas (NALEO), Maz Jobrani (Hollywood comedian), Senator Susan Rubio, Colin MacLay, Tom Belin, Natalie Masuoka, and Paul Ong (USC and UCLA academics), Sharon Tosi Lacey (Census Bureau chief historian), Ed Reed (Fair Count), Janai Nelson (NAACP LDF Associate Counsel), Tom Wolf (Brennan Center for Democracy counsel and civil rights lawyer), Sunshine Hillygus (Duke professor who testified in federal trial related to census citizenship question) plus enumerators, advocates and everyday voices to gain insight on why the census matters, especially for historically underrepresented communities, and what we should do to see a more equitable and humane tomorrow. Join Allison Bajracharya and Leila Jerusalem as they explore one of democracy’s most powerful tool.

Haitham al-Haddad

  • Publisher: Muslim Central
  • Total Episodes: 206

Sh. Dr. Haitham al-Haddad is a jurist and serves as a judge for the Islamic Sharia Council (UK & Eire). He has studied the Islamic sciences for over 20 years under the tutelage of renowned scholars such as the late Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia as well as the retired Head of the Kingdom’s Higher Judiciary Council. He specialises in many of the Islamic sciences and submitted his doctoral thesis on Islamic jurisprudence concerning Muslim minorities. Shaikh Haitham is highly respected having specialised knowledge in the field of fiqh, usul al-fiqh, maqasid al-shari’ah, ulum al-Qur’an, tafsir, aqidah, and fiqh al-hadith. He provides complex theories which address the role of Islamic jurisprudence within a western environment whilst also critically re-analysing the approach of Islamic jurists in forming legal rulings (ifta’) within a western socio-political context. He has many well known students most of whom are active in dawah and teaching in the West. The shaikh is an Islamic jurist (faqih) and as such is qualified to deliver verdicts as a judge under Islamic law, a role he undertakes at the Islamic Sharia Council as Islamic judge and treasurer. Dr Haitham al-Haddad also sits on various the boards of advisors for Islamic organisations, mainly in the United Kingdom but also around the world.

A Democratic Socialist’s Almanac

  • Publisher: Lelyn R. Masters
  • Total Episodes: 28

A Democratic Socialist’s Almanac is a podcast exploring all things relevant to Socialism today, from the latest scholarship regarding the socialist tradition to socialist reflections on our current moment and where to go from here. Below is a partial prospectus with a subject by subject bibliography. Written by Lelyn R. Masters with a Memphis Music Soundtrack by Harry Koniditsiotis Marx’s Epicurianism Fusaro, Diego. Marx, Epicurus, and the Origins of Historical Materialism. Permanent Press, 2017. The French and Haitian Revolutions Davidson, Ian. The French Revolution: From Enlightenment to Tyranny. Profile Books, 2016. Furet, François, and Karl Marx. Marx and the French Revolution. University of Chicago Press, 1988. Israel, Jonathan. Revolutionary ideas: an intellectual history of the French Revolution from the Rights of Man to Robespierre. Princeton University Press, 2015. James, Cyril Lionel Robert. The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. Penguin UK, 2001. Scott, Julius S. The common wind: Afro-American currents in the age of the Haitian Revolution. Verso Books, 2018. Not Marx’s Capital Anderson, Kevin B. Marx at the margins: on nationalism, ethnicity, and non-western societies. University of Chicago Press, 2016. Israel, Jonathan I. The Enlightenment that Failed: Ideas, Revolution, and Democratic Defeat, 1748-1830. Oxford University Press, 2019. Marik, Soma. Revolutionary Democracy: Emancipation in Classical Marxism. Haymarket Books, 2018. Rosenberg, Arthur. Democracy and socialism: a contribution to the political history of the past 150 years. Beacon Press, 1939. Eternal Life, Abolition and Class Brooks, Kinitra D. Searching for Sycorax: Black Women’s Hauntings of Contemporary Horror. Rutgers University Press, 2018. Carruthers, Charlene. Unapologetic: A Black, queer, and feminist mandate for radical movements. Beacon Press, 2018. Du Bois, W. E. B. Black Reconstruction In America: An Essay Toward A History Of The Part Which Black Folk Played In The Attempt To Reconstruct Democracy In America, 1860-1880. New York: Russell & Russell [1966, c1935. Print. Foner, Eric. The second founding: How the civil war and reconstruction remade the constitution. WW Norton & Company, 2019. Nadler, Steven. “Spinoza’s’ Ethics’: An Introduction.” (2006). World War I, Original Sin and Karl Kautsky Clark, Christopher M. Iron kingdom: the rise and downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947. Harvard University Press, 2006. Clark, Christopher. The sleepwalkers: How Europe went to war in 1914. Penguin UK, 2012. Donald, Moira. Marxism and Revolution: Karl Kautsky and the Russian Marxists, 1900-1924. Yale University Press, 1993. McMeekin, Sean. The Russian Origins of the First World War. Harvard University Press, 2011. Spinoza, Baruch. Spinoza: Complete Works. Hackett Publishing, 2002. Nero, Oreste, Stalin, Trotsky Deutsher, J. “The prophet armed.” (1979). Deutscher, Isaac. The prophet unarmed: Trotsky, 1921-1929. Verso, 2003. Sgambato-Ledoux, Isabelle. Oreste et Néron. Spinoza, Freud et le mal. Classiques Garnier, 2017. Trotsky, Leon. History of the Russian revolution. Haymarket Books, 2008. Broué, Pierre. Communistes contre Staline. Fayard, 2003. The Spanish Civil War Reconsidered Beevor, Anthony. “The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936–1939 (London, 2006), 106–7 and 269–70 and Albertí.” La Iglesia en llamas: 277-86. Graham, Helen. The Spanish Republic at War 1936-1939. Cambridge University Press, 2002. McKay, Claude. Amiable with Big Teeth. Penguin, 2017. Morrow, Felix. Revolution & Counter Revolution in Spain. Pathfinder Press, 1974. Orwell, George. Homage to Catalonia/Down and Out in Paris and London. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. A Guide to High Maoism Isaacs, Harold Robert. The tragedy of the Chinese revolution. Haymarket Books, 2010. Lovell, Julia. Maoism: A Global History. Random House, 2019. A History of the Russian Revolution as if Ukraine Mattered Raleigh, Donald J. Provincial landscapes: local dimensions of Soviet power, 1917-1953. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001. Serge, Victor. Midnight in the Century. New York Review of Books, 2014. Snyder, Timothy. Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin. Random House, 2011. Snyder, Timothy, and Tony Judt. Thinking the twentieth century. Random House, 2013. From the Black Panther Party to Ta Nehisi-Coates, a Vanguard in our time Bloom, Joshua, Waldo E. Martin Jr, and Waldo E. Martin. Black against empire: The history and politics of the Black Panther Party. Univ of California Press, 2016. Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the world and me. Text publishing, 2015.APA Johnson, Cedric. Revolutionaries to race leaders: Black power and the making of African American politics. U of Minnesota Press, 2007. McWhorter, Ladelle. Racism and sexual oppression in Anglo-America: A genealogy. Indiana University Press, 2009. Perry, Ravi K. Black mayors, white majorities: The balancing act of racial politics. U of Nebraska Press, 2013. Rothstein, Richard. The color of law: A forgotten history of how our government segregated America. Liveright Publishing, 2017. The 2016 Election, A Fascist in the White House Crenshaw, Kimberle, eds. Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed The Movement. New York : New Press : 1995. Gessen, Masha. The future is history: How totalitarianism reclaimed Russia. Granta Books, 2017. Jamieson, Kathleen Hall. “Cyberwar.” How Russian hackers and trolls helped elect a president (2018). Lewis, Michael. The fifth risk: undoing democracy. Penguin UK, 2018. Pomerantsev, Peter. Nothing is true and everything is possible: The surreal heart of the new Russia. Public Affairs, 2014. Snyder, Timothy. The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America. Tim Duggan Books, 2018. Wadhia, Shoba Sivaprasad. “National Security, Immigration and the Muslim Bans.” Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 75 (2018): 1475. The Syrian Revolution Abouzeid, Rania. No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria. WW Norton & Company, 2018. Anderson, Eric A. The role of the military in Syria: the Shishakli years (1949-1954). Diss. 1971. al-Dik, Majd and Nathalie Bontemps (tr). A l’est de Damas, au bout du monde. Témoignage d’un révolutionnaire syrien: Témoignage d’un révolutionnaire syrien. Don Quichotte, 2016. Batatu, Hanna. Syria’s peasantry, the descendants of its lesser rural notables, and their politics. Princeton University Press, 1999. Dagher, Sam. Assad Or We Burn the Country: How One Family’s Lust for Power Destroyed Syria. Hachette UK, 2019. Hourani, Albert. A history of the Arab peoples: Updated edition. Faber & Faber, 2013. Kassab, Elizabeth Suzanne. Enlightenment on the Eve of Revolution: The Egyptian and Syrian Debates. Columbia University Press, 2019. Majed, Ziad. Syrie, la révolution orpheline. Éditions Actes Sud, 2018. Memmi, Albert. Decolonization and the Decolonized. U of Minnesota Press, 2006. Memmi, Albert. The colonizer and the colonized. Routledge, 2013. Minoui, Delphine. Les Passeurs de livres de Daraya: Une biblioteque secrete en Syrie. Editions du Seuil, 2017. Pearlman, Wendy R. We crossed a bridge and it trembled: Voices from Syria. Custom House, 2017. Rogan, Eugene. The Arabs: a history. Basic Books, 2012. Sentence to Hope: A Sa’dallah Wannous Reader. Yale University Press, 2019. Singh, Naunihal. Seizing power: The strategic logic of military coups. JHU Press, 2014. Sirees, Nihad. The Silence and the Roar. Pushkin Press, 2013. Yassin-Kassab, Robin, and Leila Al-Shami. Burning country: Syrians in revolution and war. Pluto Press, 2018. Yazbek, Samar. The Crossing: My journey to the shattered heart of Syria. Rider Books, 2015. And Much More!

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