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Political analysis today can be shouty and superficial, with people shaming and stereotyping those who disagree with them. Heads Apart? takes a different approach. Our podcast brings together people with different views to engage in respectful, thoughtful and detailed discussion on major political and cultural issues.

Latest Episodes

The future of UK-China relations

This edition of ourHeads Apart?podcast asks whether the BBC is broken. We are joined by Tim Stanley, leader writer for The Telegraph and contributing editor for Catholic Herald, and Douglas Carswell, former Member of Parliament (2005-17) and co-founder of Vote Leave. Our Deep Dive feature sees Bright Blue researcher Phoebe Arslanagić-Wakefield interview Helen Lewis, staff writer at The Atlantic, about her bookDifficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights.

48 minSEP 3
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The future of UK-China relations

Is the BBC broken?

This edition of ourHeads Apart?podcast asks whether the BBC is broken. We are joined by Tim Stanley, leader writer for The Telegraph and contributing editor for Catholic Herald, and Douglas Carswell, former Member of Parliament (2005-17) and co-founder of Vote Leave. Our Deep Dive feature sees Bright Blue researcher Phoebe Arslanagić-Wakefield interview Helen Lewis, staff writer at The Atlantic, about her bookDifficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights.

42 minMAY 1
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Is the BBC broken?

Should government intervene to save failing businesses?

This edition of ourHeads Apart?podcast asks whether government should intervene to save failing businesses. We are joined by Giles Wilkes, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government, and Madeline Grant, Assistant Comment Editor at The Telegraph. Our Deep Dive feature sees Bright Blue researcher Sam Robinson interview Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, on what to expect ahead of Rishi Sunak's first budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

36 minMAR 11
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Should government intervene to save failing businesses?

Where does Britain go next: the US or the EU?

This edition of ourHeads Apart?podcast asks where does Britain go next: the US or the EU? We are joined by Dr Alan Mendoza, Director of the Henry Jackson Society, and Sam Lowe, Researcher at the Centre for European Reform. Our new Deep Dive feature sees Bright Blue researcher Sam Robinson interview Professor Bobby Duffy, Director of the Policy Institute at King's College London and author of Perils of Perception: Why We’re Wrong About Nearly Everything.

34 minFEB 1
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Where does Britain go next: the US or the EU?

Should we be worried about social media?

This edition of ourHeads Apart?podcast asks if we should be worried about social media, particularly the effect it is having on young people? We explore and discuss the impact of social media on young people, the role that the law can play, and where the line between parental responsibility and the obligations of social media companies lies. We are joined by Anne Longfield OBE, Children’s Commissioner for England, andProfessor Andy Phippen, Professor of Digital Rights at the University of Bournemouth.

38 minJAN 17
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Should we be worried about social media?

Election 2019: understanding the polls

This special edition of our Heads apart?podcast looks at the current state of the election. We explore why the polls are suggesting a considerable Conservative lead, what is similar and what is different compared to 2017, and what long-term political trends have led us here. We are joined by Paula Surridge, Senior Lecturer at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol, and Ben Page, Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI.

34 min2019 DEC 5
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Election 2019: understanding the polls

How do we get to net zero?

This edition of ourHeads apart?podcast asks how we get to net zero, and whether we are doing enough to achieve it. We explore whether Extinction Rebellion's recent protests and tactics are justified, how conservatives should respond to the emergence of Extinction Rebellion, and how radical policies to get to net zero should be. We are joined by Professor Rupert Read, a national spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion, and Sam Hall, the new Director of the Conservative Environment Network and former civil servant in DEFRA.

38 min2019 OCT 24
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How do we get to net zero?

Is Britain’s constitution fit for purpose?

This edition of ourHeads apart?podcast asks whether Britain's constitution is fit for purpose. We explore whether Parliament's recent prorogation was justified, the clash between representative and direct democracy and the changing nature of an MP's role. We are joined by Vernon Bogdanor, Research Professor at the Centre for British Politics and Government at King's College London, and Iain Martin, Founder of Reaction and a columnist for The Times.

38 min2019 SEP 24
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Is Britain’s constitution fit for purpose?

How do we tackle low pay?

This edition of ourHeads apart?podcast asks: how do we tackle low pay in Britain? We explore whether the benefits system is working for those on low pay, the role education policy can play in improving productivity, and ask whether Britain's economy should become more like Singapore or more like Sweden. We are joined by Peter Franklin, Associate Editor at Unherd and former Conservative policy adviser, and George Eaton, Assistant Editor at the New Statesman.

47 min2019 AUG 30
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How do we tackle low pay?

Nationalisation or privatisation?

This edition of ourHeads apart?podcast asks: Nationalisation or privatisation? We explore whether the trend of privatisation that began under Thatcher has worked or whether it is time to nationalise some industries. We are joined by Sam Bowman, Associateat Fingleton Associates and former Executive Director at the Adam Smith Institute, andCat Hobbs, founder and director of We Own It, an organisation that campaigns for public ownership of public services.

50 min2019 JUL 13
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Nationalisation or privatisation?
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Latest Episodes

The future of UK-China relations

This edition of ourHeads Apart?podcast asks whether the BBC is broken. We are joined by Tim Stanley, leader writer for The Telegraph and contributing editor for Catholic Herald, and Douglas Carswell, former Member of Parliament (2005-17) and co-founder of Vote Leave. Our Deep Dive feature sees Bright Blue researcher Phoebe Arslanagić-Wakefield interview Helen Lewis, staff writer at The Atlantic, about her bookDifficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights.

48 minSEP 3
Comments
The future of UK-China relations

Is the BBC broken?

This edition of ourHeads Apart?podcast asks whether the BBC is broken. We are joined by Tim Stanley, leader writer for The Telegraph and contributing editor for Catholic Herald, and Douglas Carswell, former Member of Parliament (2005-17) and co-founder of Vote Leave. Our Deep Dive feature sees Bright Blue researcher Phoebe Arslanagić-Wakefield interview Helen Lewis, staff writer at The Atlantic, about her bookDifficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights.

42 minMAY 1
Comments
Is the BBC broken?

Should government intervene to save failing businesses?

This edition of ourHeads Apart?podcast asks whether government should intervene to save failing businesses. We are joined by Giles Wilkes, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government, and Madeline Grant, Assistant Comment Editor at The Telegraph. Our Deep Dive feature sees Bright Blue researcher Sam Robinson interview Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, on what to expect ahead of Rishi Sunak's first budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

36 minMAR 11
Comments
Should government intervene to save failing businesses?

Where does Britain go next: the US or the EU?

This edition of ourHeads Apart?podcast asks where does Britain go next: the US or the EU? We are joined by Dr Alan Mendoza, Director of the Henry Jackson Society, and Sam Lowe, Researcher at the Centre for European Reform. Our new Deep Dive feature sees Bright Blue researcher Sam Robinson interview Professor Bobby Duffy, Director of the Policy Institute at King's College London and author of Perils of Perception: Why We’re Wrong About Nearly Everything.

34 minFEB 1
Comments
Where does Britain go next: the US or the EU?

Should we be worried about social media?

This edition of ourHeads Apart?podcast asks if we should be worried about social media, particularly the effect it is having on young people? We explore and discuss the impact of social media on young people, the role that the law can play, and where the line between parental responsibility and the obligations of social media companies lies. We are joined by Anne Longfield OBE, Children’s Commissioner for England, andProfessor Andy Phippen, Professor of Digital Rights at the University of Bournemouth.

38 minJAN 17
Comments
Should we be worried about social media?

Election 2019: understanding the polls

This special edition of our Heads apart?podcast looks at the current state of the election. We explore why the polls are suggesting a considerable Conservative lead, what is similar and what is different compared to 2017, and what long-term political trends have led us here. We are joined by Paula Surridge, Senior Lecturer at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol, and Ben Page, Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI.

34 min2019 DEC 5
Comments
Election 2019: understanding the polls

How do we get to net zero?

This edition of ourHeads apart?podcast asks how we get to net zero, and whether we are doing enough to achieve it. We explore whether Extinction Rebellion's recent protests and tactics are justified, how conservatives should respond to the emergence of Extinction Rebellion, and how radical policies to get to net zero should be. We are joined by Professor Rupert Read, a national spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion, and Sam Hall, the new Director of the Conservative Environment Network and former civil servant in DEFRA.

38 min2019 OCT 24
Comments
How do we get to net zero?

Is Britain’s constitution fit for purpose?

This edition of ourHeads apart?podcast asks whether Britain's constitution is fit for purpose. We explore whether Parliament's recent prorogation was justified, the clash between representative and direct democracy and the changing nature of an MP's role. We are joined by Vernon Bogdanor, Research Professor at the Centre for British Politics and Government at King's College London, and Iain Martin, Founder of Reaction and a columnist for The Times.

38 min2019 SEP 24
Comments
Is Britain’s constitution fit for purpose?

How do we tackle low pay?

This edition of ourHeads apart?podcast asks: how do we tackle low pay in Britain? We explore whether the benefits system is working for those on low pay, the role education policy can play in improving productivity, and ask whether Britain's economy should become more like Singapore or more like Sweden. We are joined by Peter Franklin, Associate Editor at Unherd and former Conservative policy adviser, and George Eaton, Assistant Editor at the New Statesman.

47 min2019 AUG 30
Comments
How do we tackle low pay?

Nationalisation or privatisation?

This edition of ourHeads apart?podcast asks: Nationalisation or privatisation? We explore whether the trend of privatisation that began under Thatcher has worked or whether it is time to nationalise some industries. We are joined by Sam Bowman, Associateat Fingleton Associates and former Executive Director at the Adam Smith Institute, andCat Hobbs, founder and director of We Own It, an organisation that campaigns for public ownership of public services.

50 min2019 JUL 13
Comments
Nationalisation or privatisation?
the END
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