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Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics.

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Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics.

    A New Unionism?

    A New Unionism?

    Unionism in Northern Ireland is facing a highly uncertain future. Its divided party politics make the headlines. But beyond that, post-Brexit border rules and talk of a possible vote on Irish reunification is causing much anxiety. Even more profoundly, changes in the province’s population and attitudes among different generations are weakening traditional loyalties. Pessimists fear all this could be seriously destabilising. Others argue that a new kind of unionism, focused on the practical benefits of links to Britain, can revive the cause. Chris Bowlby listens in to a debate with major implications for the UK as a whole.

    Producer: Jim Frank
    Editor: Jasper Corbett

    • 28 мин.
    Funny Money

    Funny Money

    What is the money in your pocket really worth?

    Come to think of it now we’re virtually cashless, do you even keep money in your pocket?

    Maybe you’re worried about the growth of government debt during the pandemic you now store your wealth in commodities such as gold or silver? Or maybe you’re a fan of another asset class: bitcoin. Are cryptocurrencies the future of money or a giant bubble waiting to burst?

    Why are governments and companies such as Facebook so interested in developing their own digital currencies?

    Fifty years on from the ‘Nixon Shock’, when President Richard Nixon changed global currencies forever by taking the US off the gold standard, the BBC’s Ben Chu is on a mission to find out what money means to us today.

    Where does its value come from in this increasingly online world? Are we witnessing a revolution in the transfer of value into the metaverse? And how should make sense of this funny money business?

    Guests include:

    Historian Niall Ferguson

    Economist and academic Stephanie Kelton

    Investor Daniel Maegaard

    Investment strategist Raoul Pal

    Financial commentator Peter Schiff

    Economist Pavlina Tcherneva

    Producer Craig Templeton Smith
    Editor Jasper Corbett

    • 28 мин.
    Marvellous Medicine

    Marvellous Medicine

    Most of us were blindsided by the novel virus SarsCov2, but infectious disease experts had been warning about the possibility of a global pandemic for some years. For them it was never a matter of if, but when. What did come as a surprise was the speed of scientific progress to fight Covid 19. The first effective vaccine, from Pfizer/BioNTech, was developed in under 300 days, followed in successive weeks by Moderna and Oxford/AstraZeneca. The results of the UK’s RECOVERY trial, which was organised in a matter of weeks, has saved an estimated million lives worldwide by identifying which treatments are effective in treating Covid 19. And regulators around the globe, like Britain’s MHRA, are using innovative programmes to get medical products to people faster. During the pandemic, the world witnessed how fast medicine can advance with an abundance of cash and collaboration. Is progress at this speed and cost sustainable? Sandra Kanthal asks if drug development is something which should still take decades, or have we learned how to permanently accelerate the process?


    Rod MacKenzie, Chief Development Officer, Pfizer
    Nuala Murphy, President Clinical Research Services, Icon
    Professor Sir Martin Landray, Co-Chief Investigator, RECOVERY Trial
    Nicholas Jackson, Head of Programmes and Technology, CEPI
    Christian Schneider, Interim Chief Scientific Officer, MHRA
    Hilda Bastian, Independent Scientist

    Producer and Presenter Sandra Kanthal
    Editor Jasper Corbett

    • 28 мин.
    The Zoomshock Metropolis

    The Zoomshock Metropolis

    Our towns and cities are facing an existential crisis. The rise of online shopping has left gaping holes in high streets. And if hybrid working takes off, some economists predict a dramatic 'zoom shock' as workers spend less time and money in city centres. What seems like a crisis could be an opportunity to reinvent our cities and 'Level Up' struggling towns. But are we ready to seize this moment?

    Helen Grady meets local leaders embracing this moment of change - from the Teesside town bulldozing a shopping centre to create a park to the US community paying remote tech workers to relocate. She hears how big cities like Manchester are enticing people back to the office. And she asks if we're about to see a move away from city-led growth to a model where jobs and prosperity are more evenly spread between towns and cities.

    Producer and presenter Helen Grady
    Editor Jasper Corbett

    • 27 мин.
    What the Foucault?

    What the Foucault?

    Last December Liz Truss made a speech. The Minister for Women and Equalities spoke about her memories of being at school in Leeds. She was taught about sexism and racism, she said, but not enough time was spent on being taught how to read and write. "These ideas," said Truss, "have their roots in post-modernist philosophy - pioneered by Foucault - that put societal power structures and labels ahead of individuals and their endeavours."

    So do Foucault's ideas pose a real danger to social and cultural life in Britain? Or is he a "bogeyman" deployed by some politicians to divide and distract us from real issues?

    In this edition of Analysis, writer and academic Shahidha Bari tries to make sense of Foucault's influence in the UK - and asks whether his ideas really do have an effect on Britain today.

    Producer: Ant Adeane
    Editor: Jasper Corbett


    Agnes Poirier, journalist and author of Left Bank: Art, Passion, and the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-50

    Michael Drolet, Senior Research Fellow in the History of Political Thought, Worcester College, University of Oxford

    Lisa Downing, Professor of French Discourses of Sexuality at the University of Birmingham

    Richard Whatmore, Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews and Co-Director of the Institute of Intellectual History

    Matthew Goodwin, Professor of Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent

    Clare Chambers, Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Cambridge

    Charlotte Riley, Lecturer in Twentieth-Century British History at the University of Southampton

    • 28 мин.
    Global Britain: is there substance behind the slogan?

    Global Britain: is there substance behind the slogan?

    Having left the EU, the UK is now re-branding itself as "Global Britain", but what does that actually mean? A key plank of the new foreign policy is a pivot to the "Indo-Pacific". How is this seen in India? And how should Britain deal with China, described as a "challenge" in the government's recently published Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy? And where does all this leave relations with the EU and US?
    Should "Global Britain" try to reassert itself as a major power on the international stage, or would the UK's interests be better served by acting as a broker between larger, or like-minded, countries instead, to help bring about beneficial agreements?
    And what effect could the reduction in the overseas development aid budget from 0.7% to 0.5% of Gross National Income have on Britain's "soft power" abroad, with the deep real-terms cuts to humanitarian and other programmes that this will mean for countries such as Yemen or Malawi?

    Presenter: Chris Morris
    Producer: Arlene Gregorius
    Editor: Jasper Corbett

    • 29 мин.

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Elizaveta_Kataya ,

Great content!

I especially like the variety of topics discussed as well as the quality of the language and presentation. Extremely helpful for those preparing for high-level exams or generally willing to improve their listening skills. Bravo👍🏻

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