Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting. Talking Politics is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all.

We record every week in David Runciman’s office in the Cambridge politics department with a regular panel of experts and invited guests. David and friends talk to novelists, historians, scientists, philosophers, comedians – anyone and everyone who has something interesting to say about the state we’re in.

We’ll be here for the all the twists and turns of Trump’s presidency. We’ll be following the turmoil across Europe as populism confronts the establishment.  We’ll be talking about Brexit as it unfolds in real time.

It’s the political conversation everyone is having: please join us.


A new episode of Talking Politics is uploaded every Thursday morning. Subscribe now via iTunes, Acast, Stitcher or your podcast app of choice. 

Talking Politics is produced and edited by Catherine Carr
Sound by Nick CarterMixsonix


Talking Politics is brought to you in partnership with the London Review of Books

The LRB is Europe’s leading magazine of books and ideas. Published every two weeks, it provides a space for the world’s best writers to interrogate important and interesting subjects in exhilarating detail. LRB contributors don’t just review books, so much as use them as springboards into a wider subject. In the age of the long read, the LRB remains the pre-eminent exponent of the intellectual essay as an art form in its own right, admired around the world for its fearlessness, its range and its elegance.

Each issue also contains poems, reviews, short cuts, letters and a diary, and is available in print, online and for offline reading via the LRB app. Subscribers enjoy unlimited access to our digital archive, which contains every article ever published in the magazine.

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