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Why Trump can’t be stopped

36 min listen

This week: can anyone stop Trump? 

The Spectator’s deputy editor Freddy Gray takes a look at Trump’s ‘second coming’ in his cover story. He says that despite Trump’s legal troubles, he is almost certain to receive the Republican nomination. Freddy joins the podcast alongside Amber Duke, who also writes in the magazine this week about the brides of trump: the women hoping to receive the nod as his running mate.

Also this week: the old trope is that there is nothing more ex than an ex prime minister, but what about an ex MP? 

In the magazine this week, The Spectator’s political correspondent James Heale says that Tory MPs expecting to lose their seats at the next election are jumping on the ‘green gravy train’ and taking up consultancy positions in the fast-growing climate sector. He joins the podcast alongside Edwina Currie, author, broadcaster, and former Tory MP, to talk about life after politics. 

And finally: is self-publishing the future? 

Alison Kervin, author and former sports editor at the Mail on Sunday, discusses the rise of self-publishing for The Spectator. In her piece, she praises its financial benefits and argues that it allows writers to overcome some of the problems caused by gatekeepers at the big publishing houses. Alison joins us alongside author and Spectator columnist, Lionel Shriver.

Hosted by William Moore and Lara Prendergast. 

Produced by Oscar Edmondson.

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