Political Thinking with Nick Robinson
By BBC Radio 4
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Nick Robinson talks about what’s really going on in British politics.
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||CleanThe David Lammy One||The Tottenham MP's anger over Grenfell and Windrush - and how singing changed his life.||11 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe James Graham One||The award-winning playwright on empathy and the magic of political theatre (and Hull).||4 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Dawn Butler One||The Shadow Equalities Secretary on prejudice in Parliament and pulling your trousers up.||27 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Tom Tugendhat One||The former soldier on why you have to talk to your enemies & take the blame in a crisis.||20 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Jo Swinson One||The LibDem deputy leader says yes to an Easter egg but no to leading a new centre party.||13 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Matt Hancock One||The Culture Secretary explains how to win a horse race ... come on, let's get started!||23 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Brandon Lewis One||Is the Conservative Party chairman too young to be a Tory?||16 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Keir Starmer One||His youthful attacks on 'reformist passivity' and how he let burglars steal his TV||9 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Jacob Rees-Mogg One||The leader of the Conservative Eurosceptics talks individuality, telly and Brexit.||2 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Anna Soubry One||The former criminal barrister on why she's fearless and ready to fight the Brexiteers.||23 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Podcast: Cameron Years Episode 3||The final episode in Steve Richards' series about David Cameron's dramatic years as PM.||21 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Podcast: Cameron Years Episode 2||The second episode in Steve Richards' series about David Cameron's dramatic years as PM.||14 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Paris Lees One||The journalist and activist gets tough about the media debate on transgender rights||9 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus podcast: Cameron Years Episode 1||Steve Richards presents a series looking back at David Cameron's dramatic years in power.||7 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Sam Gyimah One||The new Universities minister talks free speech and life as David Cameron's bag carrier.||2 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Jess Phillips One||The straight-talking Brummie on ‘lady zoos’, Labour’s future and being mates with Mogg||26 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe James Cleverly One||New Tory Deputy Chairman on parental sacrifice, ambition and relaxing with toy soldiers||19 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Ian Hislop One||The Private Eye editor talks scepticism, satire and why political journalism matters.||12 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Emily Thornberry One||From young ragamuffin to queen of sass she explains how life’s challenges have forged her||5 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Unusual George Osborne One||George Osborne interviews Nick - so what is the price of a loaf of bread?||15 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Peter Tatchell One||The human rights activist on fighting for LGBT equality and the importance of free speech||8 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Dan Hannan One||The man some say was behind Brexit explains why it was about sovereignty not immigration.||1 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Armando Iannucci One||The comedy genius talks about being a political geek and why it's time to get serious.||24 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frances O'Grady One||The TUC leader talks Remain campaign mistakes, the gig economy, and her lunch break.||17 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Chuka Umunna One||Can he block Brexit? Why didn't he run for Labour leader? Is Corbyn like Harold Wilson?||10 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Caroline Lucas One||Why a green economy beats capitalism but it is tough to be a vegan||3 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rob Halfon One||Rob Halfon MP tells Nick why Conservatives need to radically reconnect with the people||27 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe GO'D One||Gus O'Donnell, former top civil servant, on cabinet disunity and the problems of Brexit||20 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Ed Miliband One||Ed Miliband tells Nick his big ideas and wonders if he should have been a redder Ed.||13 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Ruth Davidson One||Nick discusses the implications of Theresa May's conference speech with Ruth Davidson||6 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Jon Lansman One||Jon Lansman talks to Nick about where Momentum could be taking the Labour party.||29 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Thinking with Nick Robinson 03 Jun 2017||Students, polls and politicians - with less than a week to polling day||3 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Thinking with Nick Robinson 27 May 2017||George Osborne on the power of the press, Jacqui Smith on dealing with terrorism.||27 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Thinking with Nick Robinson 20 May 2017||Class politics or Blue Labour? Nick talks to Owen Jones and Maurice Glasman.||20 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Thinking with Nick Robinson 13 May 2017||What makes a good campaign manifesto - and how can pledges lead to future problems?||14 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Thinking with Nick Robinson 6 May 2017||Nick examines election spending and looks at strategic options for the party campaigns||6 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Thinking with Nick Robinson 30 April 2017||Nick reflects on the media coverage of the campaign and talks to the writer Paul Mason.||30 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Thinking with Nick Robinson 22 Apr 2017||Nick Robinson reflects on his interview with Theresa May and talks to William Hague||21 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Thinking with Nick Robinson 16 April 2017||Is the NHS sustainable? Nick Robinson discusses whether it needs more money and reforms.||16 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Thinking with Nick Robinson 9 April 2017||Is globalisation dead? Nick Robinson discusses its pros, cons and future prospects.||9 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Episode 3: More like this please
Let me qualify my five stars - they only count for episode 3. The first 2 get 2 out of 5. Here's why...
The panel approach of Episode 1&2 were just more of the same. Despite the well chosen guests and expert hands of Nick Robinson, it just sounds like the same old political point scoring that we can hear anywhere and that people are so bored with they are tuning out of.
What's much more interesting is the style of episode 3 - one topic, behind the scenes insight, a grown up to talk to one on one. Intelligent conversation like we have in the real world where you listen rather than just transmit. It felt like listening in to a civilised chat over Sunday lunch by two people with true insight into a hot topic. Refreshingly free from bickering and much easier on the ears. More of these please.
Interesting thoughtful and informative
As always Nick Robinson delivers some excellent background and first rare commentary. Highly recommended.
Highly interesting but frustrating at times. There seems to be a problem of people talking over each other which makes incoherent listening.
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