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Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • Bolivian coup and China deal? (E306)
    It’s a coup, it’s an uprising, it’s a regime change! Latin America is back in the international headlines but not necessarily for the right reasons. Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has fled his country as the opposition takes...
    Nov 16, 2019 11:18
  • Sputnik Orbiting the World
    Sputnik Orbiting the World, looking behind the stories which made the news, as well as unearthing the ones that didn’t. Expect debate and discussion between Adam Garrie 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.
  • Bolivian coup and China deal? (E306)
    Bolivian coup and China deal? (E306)
    It’s a coup, it’s an uprising, it’s a regime change! Latin America is back in the international headlines but not necessarily for the right reasons. Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has fled his country as the opposition takes...
    Nov 16, 2019 11:18
  • Never-ending conflict and fusion music (E305)
    Never-ending conflict and fusion music (E305)
    The Middle East continues to burn with the kindling of further conflict transpiring in Iraq, Syria and Libya. It seems like a never-ending war of occupation and terror for the people of those countries. But could there possibly be a glimmer of light...
    Nov 9, 2019 11:28
  • A new view on taxes and new old-school comedy (E304)
    A new view on taxes and new old-school comedy (E304)
    Death and taxes are the only two inevitabilities according to Mark Twain but what if the taxes are contributing to the death. It is a commonly held view that we need taxation to pay for civilisation but the form and rate at which we are taxed can...
    Nov 2, 2019 11:19
  • Racism in football and Ginger Baker remembered (E303)
    Racism in football and Ginger Baker remembered (E303)
    Dr. Mark Prince OBE is a former boxing champion whose son Kiyan was murdered in 2006. Kiyan had been a promising young footballer with Queens Park Rangers whose stadium, formerly Loftus Road, is now the Kiyan Prince Foundation stadium. He will never...
    Oct 26, 2019 10:28
  • Brexit vote and Latin jazz (E302)
    Brexit vote and Latin jazz (E302)
    Whether or not Parliament votes to leave the European Union, one thing will never change. The man who invented Brexit will always be Professor Alan Sked; the Scotsman from the London School of Economics, who founded the UK Independence Party, later...
    Oct 19, 2019 10:18
  • A quiet man and the mad artist (E301)
    A quiet man and the mad artist (E301)
    Tectonic plates are shifting inside the Labour Party with yet another series of upheavals underway. Jeremy Corbyn’s inner circle is being broken up after months of pressure reportedly led by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, once regarded as...
    Oct 12, 2019 10:20
  • Art for change and boxing beyond combat (E300)
    Art for change and boxing beyond combat (E300)
    Art as propaganda has a mixed reputation, from socialist realism in the form of the Soviet Union, China, and North Korea, all the way across to fascism. Even in the UK, murals, memes and cartoons have created controversies, and, like electricity,...
    Oct 5, 2019 08:07
  • Ukrainegate and the secret state (E299)
    Ukrainegate and the secret state (E299)
    Having survived Russiagate, will Ukrainegate bring down Donald Trump? Impeachment proceedings have begun in the House of Representatives and seem sure to pass. A trial by Senate must then be held, and a two-thirds majority there would see the...
    Sep 28, 2019 08:57
  • Persian Gulf tension and the Scottish question (E298)
    Persian Gulf tension and the Scottish question (E298)
    ‘Locked and loaded,’ says Donald Trump. ‘Bring it on,’ say the Iranians. Are we really on the brink of all-out war in the Persian Gulf? The proximate cause is the aerial attack on Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil refinery; it...
    Sep 21, 2019 10:11
  • The gone mustachioed hawk & alternative comedy (E297)
    The gone mustachioed hawk & alternative comedy (E297)
    US President Donald Trump’s sacking of his National Security Advisor John Bolton sent shock waves through the administration that have reverberated around the world. The walrus mustachioed veteran, described by US right-wing shock jock Tucker...
    Sep 14, 2019 07:32