The Edition

Midterm madness

37 min listen

On the podcast:

In his cover piece for the magazine, The Spectator’s deputy editor Freddy Gray says the only clear winner from the US midterms is paranoia. He is joined by The Spectator’s economics editor Kate Andrews to discuss whether the American political system is broken (00:52).

Also this week:

Isabel Hardman writes that Ed Miliband is the power behind Kier Starmer’s Labour. She is joined by former Labour advisor Lord Stewart Wood of Anfield, to consider whether Starmer is wise to lend his ear to the former Leader of the Opposition (12:48).

And finally:

King Charles III is known for his love of classical music, and Damian Thompson writes in this week’s arts lead that he is the most musical monarch since Queen Victoria. He is joined by editor of Gramophone magazine Martin Cullingford, to examine the great royal tradition of musicality (25:32). 

Presented by William Moore. 

Produced by Oscar Edmondson.


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