150 | Can This Go On?

At the start of another momentous week, David catches up with Helen to explore some of the long term implications of the Brexit crisis.  Is lasting damage being done to constitutional government in the UK?  Can the Brexiteers still have their cake and eat it?  And is the story of Theresa May ultimately a tragic one?  You can also hear Helen and David this week on the 538 politics podcast → ttps://53eig.ht/2FaPkJz

*Recorded before John Bercow’s ruling on Monday afternoon

144 | The Nightmare of Surveillance Capitalism

We talk to Shoshana Zuboff about The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, her game-changing account of what's gone wrong with the world of big tech and how to fix it.  What is surveillance power and why is it destroying the things we value?  How have we allowed this to happen?  Where will the resistance come from?  Plus we ask whether the real problem here is technology or capitalism itself.  With John Naughton.

115 | Taming Trump

We talk with Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government and former Washington bureau chief of the Times, about the latest revelations from inside Trumpworld.  With claims that the resistance has spread to the government, we ask whether it is ethical for administration officials to resist the elected president.  Is this about Trump's personality or his policies?  What precedent might be being set?  And are Obama's interventions in the mid-term elections helping?  Recorded at the Institute for Government with Helen Thompson.

41 | The Who, The What, The How

We recorded this week in the aftermath of the Manchester terror attack, with the election campaign temporarily suspended.  We take a step back to review some of the broad themes of the campaign so far and talk about how the main parties have been presenting themselves and what they are trying to achieve.  We reflect on the importance of leadership style - what makes Theresa May different from Tony Blair? - and we ask why so little of the election has been about Brexit.  With Helen Thompson, Glen Rangwala and Chris Brooke.
 

38 | Michael Gove

We catch up with Michael Gove, one of the leaders of the Brexit campaign, to ask how he feels about the future of Europe now. What difference will a Macron presidency make?  Will Theresa May have more of a mandate than any other European leader when it comes to the Brexit negotiations?  And how does he feel today about his notorious remark that 'the people of this country have had enough of experts'?

32 | John Lanchester

David and Helen talk to novelist and LRB essayist John Lanchester about banks, money and power.  Why have so few bankers gone to jail since the financial crisis?  Can the Euro survive?  Should we be more frightened of unaccountable power in Wall Street or in Silicon Valley?  Plus John updates us on how he's getting on with his Amazon Echo: it's scarier than you think.  In collaboration with the London Review of Books.