Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • Episode 206
    When the pensionable age for women was raised, in the name of austerity for some, from 60 to 66, it left hundreds of thousands of women, who'd scheduled -or even taken- their retirement on the old rules, with neither work nor pension. Hell hath no...
  • Sputnik Orbiting the World
    Sputnik orbits the World with George Galloway, looking behind the stories which made the news, as well as unearthing the ones that didn’t. Expect debate and discussion between George Galloway and authoritative, influential, but most importantly, informed, guests. Topics may differ from politics to social concerns, but Sputnik will remain true to its aim – bringing a new perspective, a different view.
  • Episode 206
    Episode 206
    When the pensionable age for women was raised, in the name of austerity for some, from 60 to 66, it left hundreds of thousands of women, who'd scheduled -or even taken- their retirement on the old rules, with neither work nor pension. Hell hath no...
  • Episode 205
    Episode 205
    Gordon Brown's surprisingly little noticed new book seems to have slipped under most people’s radar. However, it reveals that after leaving office and following the conclusion of the Chilcot Inquiry, he received a leaked document from inside...
  •  Episode 204
    Episode 204
    He was the first British songwriter to write hits for Elvis, and was one half of a songwriting team whose success was said to rival that of Lennon and McCartney. He has written for West End theater, TV drama, and is also an award-winning independent...
  • Episode 203
    Episode 203
    From the mean streets of Hackney, Stoke Newington and south London to the even meaner streets of New York’s South Bronx, Chris Eubank was sent to America by his father so he could get some peace and quiet! There, Eubank made a fresh start...
  • Episode 202
    Episode 202
    For almost 40 years, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the Jesuit-educated Marxist, was cock of the walk. Today, he’s under arrest; heralding the end of a reign that had gone on for far too long. Although he sought to make it longer, by installing an...
  • Episode 201
    Episode 201
    China has the biggest population in the world, the biggest economy and the biggest army.  The ruling communist party has just completed a successful congress and President Xi now has his thoughts enshrined in ideology alongside Chairman Mao and...
  • Episode 200
    Episode 200
    Another day another city, another massacre by an ISIS fanatic. That it should this time be in the very city where Hillary Clinton – as a Senator and then as Secretary of State – did so much to succour and comfort ISIS and Al Qaeda in...
  • Episode 199
    Episode 199
    “Lou Lou, skip to my Lou, skip to my Lou Macari.” It’s a football chant that has rung out across terraces from Glasgow to Manchester; Wembley Stadium to Hampden Park. Lou Macari is not only every Celtic supporter’s hero,...
  • Episode 198
    Episode 198
    There were many, though not enough, Schindler's list type heroes during the Holocaust, the biggest crime of the 20th century and perhaps the greatest in human history. Schindler has been immortalized by Steven Spielberg but many others remain...
  • Episode 197
    Episode 197
    An entire ‘fake-news’ industry emerged over the past five years in relation to Syria. Phantom armies of "moderate rebels" were moved around like pieces on an imaginary chess board. A secular, multi-confessional society was to be placed...