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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.
 
"Sorry there - could I get a Pint of Politics and a pack of bacon fries? Cheers" Jordan & Evan bring you your weekly round up of politics and current affairs in Ireland. Our goal is to create and develop conversation and engagement amongst our generation in area affecting their lives and their futures. All feedback and bar snacks welcome.
 
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 ...
 
Podcasts from the 8th Annual Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference which took place on August 24-25 2018 at the Graduate School, Queen's University Belfast. The 8th Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference was generously supported by the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, the School of Arts, English and Languages, and the Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, Belfast, and Marsh's Library. Podcasting by Real Smart Media in associat ...
 
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 ...
 
Breaking Britain is a podcast produced by the Europe's Borderlands Research Group at the European and International Studies Department in King's College London. Hosted by Russell Foster and Alex Clarkson, it will explore the pressures unravelling the unity of Britain and reopening the future of the island of Ireland in a European context. In each episode we will discuss the challenges reshaping a disunited kingdom as well as a wary republic with scholars and commentators who can provide expe ...
 
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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…
 
Once Britain's most powerful industry, coal mining has left its mark on the geographies and communities in two particular places, the South of Wales and North-East of England, areas now strongly associated with support for Brexit. They are the subject of a new book, The Shadow of the Mine, by Professors Emeritus Ray Hudson and Huw Beynon of Durham …
 
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…
 
After a turbulent summer break for the coalition, the country’s political parties hunkered down for their respective think-in meetings over the last two weeks, before the return of the Dáil. Pat Leahy and Jack Horgan-Jones of The Irish Times political team report back to Hugh on the dominant narratives to emerge from the Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and …
 
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…
 
Following the Boundary Commission announcement of their proposals for the new UK Parliamentary map of Wales, we speak to Shereen Williams, Secretary of the Boundary Commission for Wales to learn more about the process of drawing up the new map. Afterwards Matt, Ceri & Rich mull the political impact of the proposed changes.You can find the Boundary …
 
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…
 
Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin’s latest book, Defects: Living with the legacy of the Celtic Tiger, tells the stories of some of the thousands of people living in dangerous homes with serious fire safety and structural defects in different parts of Ireland. The book also explains how decades of light touch building regulation and the de…
 
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…
 
We are joined by Catrin Glyn, co-host of Cardiff University's Golau Podcast and LLM Student Governance and Devolution to discuss the extraordinary series of long form interviews with prominent current and ex-politicians produced by the WalesCast team at BBC Wales. What did we learn from the four long-form interviews and what conclusions can we draw…
 
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 …
 
Hugh is joined by Pat Leahy, Jennifer Bray and Cormac McQuinn from the Irish Times politics team to discuss the Government's roadmap for the easing of pandemic restrictions, as revealed by Taoiseach Micheál Martin yesterday. They also look ahead to Minister Daragh O'Brien's much vaunted 'Housing for All' plan, the hurdles the Government is likely t…
 
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…
 
It's just over 100 days since the Senedd election and early analysis of the data is starting to be published. Here we speak to PhD student James Griffiths of Manchester University who has published some analysis of support for different governments on Britain in relation to Covid response and for which parties independence-supporting Welsh voters c…
 
Patrick Radden Keefe is an American writer and investigative journalist. His new book, Empire of Pain is a detailed history of the Sackler dynasty and their role in the American opioid epidemic. Known for their dedication to cultural philanthropy, the family built their wealth on pharmaceuticals, starting with tranquillisers like Librium and Valium…
 
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 …
 
The only thing there is to talk about for sure, the Afghanistan withdrawal. The gruesome, debacle. How many 1000s dead and for what. I talk a little about the Afghanistan papers and Glib haircuts from 1500's Irish soldiers. https://theintercept.com/2021/08/17/afghanistan-papers-kabul-taliban-craig-whitlock/?utm_source=pocket_mylist Glib haircuts ar…
 
As one of the world's most respected newspaper editors, Lionel Barber spent over a decade at the helm of The Financial Times. His tenure coincided with some of the biggest events to shape the early part of the 21st century including the rise of China, Brexit, the tech boom and the crisis of western liberal democracy. Barber has documented his time …
 
In the third of our summer specials, Sebastian Payne speaks to Steve Baker, the Tory MP for Wycombe and one of the Conservative party's most formidable campaigners. Whether it's through the European Research Group, his work as a Brexit minister or simply his campaigning, Baker is one of the people Downing Street fears the most, because when he's ta…
 
Rewiliding is going to be a part of the future if we're to survive it. The recent climate warning from the Un ahead of COP26 in Glasgow and some other shit. Rewilding Ireland twitter https://twitter.com/RewildingIre Rewilidng article Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/rewilding-irish-landscape-would-bring-big-benefits-for-natur…
 
Wales is infamous for its domestic news and media deficit and in this pod we speak to one of the individuals committed to changing things for the better. We discuss our national media landscape with Huw Marhsall, founder of the The National. Find Huw on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarshallmediaFollow The National: https://twitter.com/nationalwales…
 
Jack Horgan-Jones and Jennifer Bray join Hugh to assess the damage done by the recent Zappone controversy. Now that the dust has settled, what will it mean for Coveney, Varadkar and the future of the government. The team also discuss the easing of Covid restrictions and the recent UN Climate Change report, which signals a ‘code red’ for humanity.…
 
In the second of our summer specials, Sebastian Payne speaks to Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London. Nicknamed Professor Lockdown by some newspapers, the leading epidemiologist and government scientific adviser has emerged as one of the most prominent voices during the pandemic. Produced by Howie Shannon. The sound engineer was Breen…
 
When tweets from the Rt Rev Joanna Penberthy recently resurfaced, including phrases such as 'never, never, never trust a Tory', a light was shone on the role of one of Wales's most defined - and Wales defining - institutions, the Church in Wales. It seemed to come as a surprise to many in Westminster that for the Church in Wales, you should not see…
 
Suzanne Lynch arrived in the US to take up her new role as Irish Times Washington correspondent ten days after Donald Trump's inauguration. As she prepares to leave the US capital this week for a new role in Brussels, she talks to Hugh about what it was like to report on the most extraordinary presidency in US history.…
 
In our first summer special, Sebastian Payne speaks to the leader of the Scottish Labour party Anas Sarwar about countering Nicola Sturgeon, how he intends to revive his party’s prospects and leadership in lockdown. They also discuss whether Labour is truly a unionist party and if Sarwar will budge his stance against another independence referendum…
 
With the Royal Welsh Show cancelled for a second straight year, Welsh rural life has again lost one of its main opportunities to raise issues affecting its communities and workers. In this pod we look at this important area of welsh life as it arguably faces one of the most difficult periods in its history and are joined by:Alex Heffron, a farmer i…
 
I talk about politics and news mostly here in the North Of Ireland ... and some other shit Chris Hedges The Price Of Conscience https://www.mintpressnews.com/chris-h... Neolithic Ireland https://twitter.com/Neolithic_Eire Abertach https://www.theirishroadtrip.com/the-... The Boys From County Hell https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/boys...…
 
This week, London Editor Denis Staunton engaged in a brief, yet courteous Twitter exchange with former Downing Street advisor Dominic Cummings. Here he tells Hugh the details behind their interaction and about Cummings’ latest musings on Brexit and the Northern Ireland protocol. But first, Hugh is joined by Jennifer Bray and Jack Horgan-Jones to di…
 
With parliaments heading into recess we dip into the Hiraeth mailbag to discuss some listener questions, including the state of British governments, Keir Starmer, Plaid Cymru, revelations from 1997, monarchy and, briefly, flags (but not the ones you're expecting). As mentioned in the episode, this is a link to the episode of Martin Shipton Meets...…
 
In what should have been a big final week of term at Westminster, Boris Johnson had to abandon plans for a big announcement on social care reform. Instead, ministers tried to come up with a series of exemptions to the Covid isolation rules. Plus, how a new front has opened in the ongoing war of attrition with the EU over the Northern Ireland protoc…
 
K is for the Koran – in which regular hosts Lorna Bogue and Saoirse McHugh are joined by Dr. Ingrid Mattson, London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College at Western University in Canada and Dr Gasser Abdelal– Lecturer and Associate Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University B…
 
Billionaires used to build concert halls and libraries when they wanted to wave their tiny penis' about now they go to space and comeback with awesome insights like "oooh the planet is fragile" ( say that bit in your asshole voice), and Cuba is under attack again.
 
With the Dáil term drawn to a close, Pat, Harry and Jen join Hugh to answer our listener's questions about politics. But first, Pat recalls the influential political career of former minister and founder of the Progressive Democrats Des O'Malley, who has died aged 82.Inside Politics による
 
The UK is pressing ahead with the easing of all lockdown measures on July 19, despite coronavirus infections hitting 50,000 a day. How has Downing Street got itself into a mess over masks? Plus we discuss Boris Johnson’s major speech on ‘levelling up’ and ask whether anyone is wiser about what it’s all about. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Sara…
 
With Northern Ireland still feeling the effects of Boris Johnson's Brexit deal more keenly than elsewhere in the union, we discuss the challenges for the unionist and nationalist communities and the province's future status with Dr Thomas Leahy of Cardiff University.Thomas can be found on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/thomasdmleahyFor all the l…
 
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