Globalize and Ears
By Chris Oates
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A show about the institutions, borders, and trends that shape the world we live in.
||Clean7. Brexit: What happens now?||Great Britain voted itself out of the European Union? Or maybe it didn't. The referendum is technically non-binding and the biggest backer of leaving the EU has said there's "no haste" to start a two-year countdown to exit. I delve into the darkest and||6/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6. What is Brexit and why might it be happening?||On Thursday, June 23, the United Kingdom votes on whether to stay within the European Union. The Prime Minister says it is a giant risk to the country's economic and national security. So why did he voluntarily choose to hold such a referendum? And why,||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5. Is Donald Trump... European?||The Republican frontrunner for the Presidential nomination has few parallels in American politics. But he closely resembles the many far right nationalist parties in Europe. I speak to Dr. Stephanie Hare, an Anglo-American political analyst, about who t||3/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4. How can we design a better primary system?||Donald Trump has been propelled by 32% of the vote in four states whose combined population is less than that of Pennsylvania to frontrunner status for the Republican nomination. Does this represent a design flaw in how our primary system works? If so,||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3. Why is Africa the land of catchphrases?||I speak with Dr. Jolyon Ford of Chatham House and Australia National University about why coverage of Africa in the non-African press so often descends into catchphrases and easy imagery.||5/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2. The Lib Dems: Why do they exist?||On election day in the United Kingdom, I ask why the Liberal Democrats - and other parties not Labour or Conservative - bother running at all. Includes 17th century insults and an electoral experiment that can be found at http://globalizeandears.blogspo||5/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1. What is the European Union?||It has 500 million citizens and an 18 trillion dollar economy, but can it be defined?||5/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|