Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Episode 196
    Episode 196
    The conference season is over, but only two of them will live on: The Labour Party conference was a triumph for Jeremy Corbyn, and the Conservative conference was a disaster for Theresa May. A P45 prank which, 12 months ago, would not have looked...
  • Episode 195
    Episode 195
    Uber is being run out of town. London town at least, after its license was revoked by the mayor. It just may be the beginning of the end for the taxi firm which isn't a taxi firm, the big employer which has no employees and a firm once so favored by...
  •  Episode 194
    Episode 194
    Britain’s Police have their work cut out dealing with terrorist incidents, real or – sometimes – not real. Just this week a London mainline station was evacuated over a suspicious package which turned out to be harmless; the M1...
  • Episode 193
    Episode 193
    Shafiur Rahman has just returned from the frontline in Bangladesh to help us untangle the attempt to destroy completely a specific category of people in Myanmar, namely the Rohingya. Next week's federal elections in Germany will determine not just...
  • Episode 192
    Episode 192
    Trade unions were once a power in the land, until Margaret Thatcher, and even Tony Blair, did their thing. What’s the state of the unions today? Union of Communications Workers General-Secretary Dave Ward talks to Sputnik. Then, millions of...
  • Episode 191
    Episode 191
    For two centuries, the clash of ideas, without violence, has been a hallmark of Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park London. The brilliant and the bonkers gather every Sunday and... proselytise! Christians, Muslims and Jews, Buddhists and Druids,...
  • Episode 190
    Episode 190
    Locked and Loaded Donald Trump fired the first shots of his new era in Afghanistan rather than over the Korean Peninsula. By the time he got to Phoenix for his next rabble-rousing, Donald Trump had Kim Jong-un firmly back in his sights. The battle...
  • Episode 189
    Episode 189
    It is a moot point whether President Macron or President Trump will tumble into the 20 percent public approval range first. The ‘French Tony Blair’ hit the barn door of defeating Marine Le Pen easily enough after both the French...
  • Episode 188
    Episode 188
    He’s been in the broadcast business for over 60 years and has interviewed every US president since Nixon. We go back to the beginning with Larry King; from his Brooklyn roots to his present day globetrotting. Now in his 80th decade, he clearly...