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The Progressive Britain Podcast

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The Progressive Britain Podcast

The Progressive Britain Podcast

Progress

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Where does the centre-left belong in the modern world? Alison McGovern, Henna Shah and Stephanie Lloyd look at the ideas and the people to take us forward in the regular podcast from Progress.

Latest Episodes

(Room) 101. Peter Pomerantsev on the War Against Reality

Peter Pomerantsev's parents arrived in London as political refugees from the Soviet Union and after being persecuted for their distribution of banned literature. They devoted their life in the UK to radio broadcast, working at the BBC – an organisation that liberated them in its impartiality and commitment to the pursuit of objective truth. But today, Peter is seeing the very thing that liberated his parents – the freedom of information flow – destroy any notions that we had of objective truth. Peter was a TV producer in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, and it was here that he wrote his first book – Nothing Is True And Everything Is Possible – as he began to notice that post-Soviet Russia lacked any sense of a new identity and that cynical PR men and post-truth politicians were rushing in to fill that void. After writing that book he returned to the UK in search of a rest-bite, only to find that the post-truth politics he left behind in Russia was taking hold here in ...

47 MIN2019 OCT 17
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(Room) 101. Peter Pomerantsev on the War Against Reality

100. Party conference special with Patrick Maguire

We made it! To celebrate making it to one hundred, Stefan Rollnick manages to grab Alison McGovern and New Statesman's political correspondent Patrick Maguire during a busy day in Brighton at Labour party conference to talk about how politics has changed during the two years since the podcast was launched. Stefan also runs in to to Progress colleague Joe Cox in a beer garden where they catch up about the work he's been doing with HOPE not hate since he left Progress. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 MIN2019 SEP 24
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100. Party conference special with Patrick Maguire

99. Henna visits the Advocacy Academy

Two years ago in south west London, posters for long-finished TV series and films started to reappear at bus stops. But instead of displaying the casts of The Inbetweeners and Harry Potterthat many of us would recognise, these actors were different: they were black. A group of young activists from Brixton, supported by the Advocacy Academy, launched the Legally Black campaign to raise awareness about the misrepresentation and underrepresentation of black British people in the media. This campaign, like many other campaigns run out of the Advocacy Academy, was driven and led entirely by young people in their local areas. On this episode of the pod, join Henna on her visit to the Advocacy Academy and listen to her conversation with their commercial director Saba Shafi about how they're supporting young people to create a more fair and just society. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 MIN2019 SEP 17
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99. Henna visits the Advocacy Academy

98. Narratives of hate – with Cristina Ariza

Stefan Rollnick talks to Cristina Ariza from the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, who has been comparing the themes of Breivik’s manifesto with four far-right groups in the United Kingdom to see how their narratives compare and to see what it can teach us about how to fightback against these narratives. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23 MIN2019 SEP 10
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98. Narratives of hate – with Cristina Ariza

97. General election now? – with Darren Jones MP

Henna is joined by Progress director Nathan Yeowell, and Darren Jones MP to discuss the imminent possibility of a general election, the constitutional impact of the government's actions, and what Labour progressives should be doing right now. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

19 MIN2019 SEP 4
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97. General election now? – with Darren Jones MP

96. The next step for Progress — with Nathan Yeowell

In the last of our special series of interviews over recess, Henna sits down with new Progress director, Nathan Yeowell. Aside from a very serious conversation about the future of social democracy in the Labour Party, and the role of Progress today, we cover everything from Pontypool politics, to the 1992 election, and why Barbara Castle should get her own statue in Parliament Square. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36 MIN2019 AUG 20
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96. The next step for Progress — with Nathan Yeowell

95. The future of Israel – with Daniel Levy

In this very special episode of the Progressive Britain podcast, Stefan Rollnick speaks to the president of the U.S Middle East Project, and previous Israeli negotiator with Palestine, Daniel Levy. They talk about what Zionism means to him, why the Israeli left is struggling to make itself heard, and how this fits into Labour’s antisemitism crisis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48 MIN2019 AUG 13
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95. The future of Israel – with Daniel Levy

94. Fighting for nature — with Paul Powlesland

Henna meets Paul Powlesland, barrister and Extinction Rebellion activist, and they discuss everything from his beginnings as a young Tory, to convincing BP to save the planet, and how to advocate for the rights of ancient trees. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26 MIN2019 AUG 6
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94. Fighting for nature — with Paul Powlesland

93. Refugees welcome here – with Lord Alf Dubs and Cllr Stephen Cowan

Henna and Stefan are joined by Alf and Stephen to discuss campaigning for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers, why we should always be hopeful in our politics, and why we should all move to the People’s Republic of Hammersmith and Fulham. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35 MIN2019 JUL 30
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93. Refugees welcome here – with Lord Alf Dubs and Cllr Stephen Cowan

EXTRA: fire and fury

Join Henna and Ally as they discuss what Boris' premiership means for Brexit and the country, why progressives should still have hope AND what your choice of ice lolly says about you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20 MIN2019 JUL 26
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EXTRA: fire and fury

Latest Episodes

(Room) 101. Peter Pomerantsev on the War Against Reality

Peter Pomerantsev's parents arrived in London as political refugees from the Soviet Union and after being persecuted for their distribution of banned literature. They devoted their life in the UK to radio broadcast, working at the BBC – an organisation that liberated them in its impartiality and commitment to the pursuit of objective truth. But today, Peter is seeing the very thing that liberated his parents – the freedom of information flow – destroy any notions that we had of objective truth. Peter was a TV producer in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, and it was here that he wrote his first book – Nothing Is True And Everything Is Possible – as he began to notice that post-Soviet Russia lacked any sense of a new identity and that cynical PR men and post-truth politicians were rushing in to fill that void. After writing that book he returned to the UK in search of a rest-bite, only to find that the post-truth politics he left behind in Russia was taking hold here in ...

47 MIN2019 OCT 17
Comments
(Room) 101. Peter Pomerantsev on the War Against Reality

100. Party conference special with Patrick Maguire

We made it! To celebrate making it to one hundred, Stefan Rollnick manages to grab Alison McGovern and New Statesman's political correspondent Patrick Maguire during a busy day in Brighton at Labour party conference to talk about how politics has changed during the two years since the podcast was launched. Stefan also runs in to to Progress colleague Joe Cox in a beer garden where they catch up about the work he's been doing with HOPE not hate since he left Progress. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 MIN2019 SEP 24
Comments
100. Party conference special with Patrick Maguire

99. Henna visits the Advocacy Academy

Two years ago in south west London, posters for long-finished TV series and films started to reappear at bus stops. But instead of displaying the casts of The Inbetweeners and Harry Potterthat many of us would recognise, these actors were different: they were black. A group of young activists from Brixton, supported by the Advocacy Academy, launched the Legally Black campaign to raise awareness about the misrepresentation and underrepresentation of black British people in the media. This campaign, like many other campaigns run out of the Advocacy Academy, was driven and led entirely by young people in their local areas. On this episode of the pod, join Henna on her visit to the Advocacy Academy and listen to her conversation with their commercial director Saba Shafi about how they're supporting young people to create a more fair and just society. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 MIN2019 SEP 17
Comments
99. Henna visits the Advocacy Academy

98. Narratives of hate – with Cristina Ariza

Stefan Rollnick talks to Cristina Ariza from the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, who has been comparing the themes of Breivik’s manifesto with four far-right groups in the United Kingdom to see how their narratives compare and to see what it can teach us about how to fightback against these narratives. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23 MIN2019 SEP 10
Comments
98. Narratives of hate – with Cristina Ariza

97. General election now? – with Darren Jones MP

Henna is joined by Progress director Nathan Yeowell, and Darren Jones MP to discuss the imminent possibility of a general election, the constitutional impact of the government's actions, and what Labour progressives should be doing right now. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

19 MIN2019 SEP 4
Comments
97. General election now? – with Darren Jones MP

96. The next step for Progress — with Nathan Yeowell

In the last of our special series of interviews over recess, Henna sits down with new Progress director, Nathan Yeowell. Aside from a very serious conversation about the future of social democracy in the Labour Party, and the role of Progress today, we cover everything from Pontypool politics, to the 1992 election, and why Barbara Castle should get her own statue in Parliament Square. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36 MIN2019 AUG 20
Comments
96. The next step for Progress — with Nathan Yeowell

95. The future of Israel – with Daniel Levy

In this very special episode of the Progressive Britain podcast, Stefan Rollnick speaks to the president of the U.S Middle East Project, and previous Israeli negotiator with Palestine, Daniel Levy. They talk about what Zionism means to him, why the Israeli left is struggling to make itself heard, and how this fits into Labour’s antisemitism crisis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48 MIN2019 AUG 13
Comments
95. The future of Israel – with Daniel Levy

94. Fighting for nature — with Paul Powlesland

Henna meets Paul Powlesland, barrister and Extinction Rebellion activist, and they discuss everything from his beginnings as a young Tory, to convincing BP to save the planet, and how to advocate for the rights of ancient trees. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26 MIN2019 AUG 6
Comments
94. Fighting for nature — with Paul Powlesland

93. Refugees welcome here – with Lord Alf Dubs and Cllr Stephen Cowan

Henna and Stefan are joined by Alf and Stephen to discuss campaigning for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers, why we should always be hopeful in our politics, and why we should all move to the People’s Republic of Hammersmith and Fulham. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35 MIN2019 JUL 30
Comments
93. Refugees welcome here – with Lord Alf Dubs and Cllr Stephen Cowan

EXTRA: fire and fury

Join Henna and Ally as they discuss what Boris' premiership means for Brexit and the country, why progressives should still have hope AND what your choice of ice lolly says about you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20 MIN2019 JUL 26
Comments
EXTRA: fire and fury
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