Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • Crime writing, fracking, to the moon and beyond (E246)
    Murder mysteries are a very British phenomenon; from Miss Marple to Midsomer Murders, nothing packs them in or shifts the books off the shelf like a ‘who done it?’ Pearl Nolan is joining the genre now, she is a detective that is to...
  • 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.
  • Crime writing, fracking, to the moon and beyond (E246)
    Crime writing, fracking, to the moon and beyond (E246)
    Murder mysteries are a very British phenomenon; from Miss Marple to Midsomer Murders, nothing packs them in or shifts the books off the shelf like a ‘who done it?’ Pearl Nolan is joining the genre now, she is a detective that is to...
  • Attica prison uprising, 1971 and America today (E245)
    Attica prison uprising, 1971 and America today (E245)
    He’s a working class council houseman from Edinburgh with not much in the way of formal education. Yet his reach is phenomenal: from a critique of Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables” to a new work on the epic Attica Prison...
  • A week in British politics: Corbyn, Salisbury and the welfare state (E244)
    A week in British politics: Corbyn, Salisbury and the welfare state (E244)
    It’s been another tumultuous week in British politics. At the beginning of the week, we have seen the humiliation of Jeremy Corbyn by his own comrades on Labour's National Executive Committee followed by his enemies refusing to take...
  • Episode 243
    Episode 243
    The world has woken up to the maldistribution of land in South Africa nearly 30 years after the collapse of apartheid, but not in a good way. Both Donald Trump and his occasional carer Theresa May have put in their tuppence worth over the...
  • Episode 242
    Episode 242
    Despite a tidal wave of negativity – much of it from his own side – Jeremy Corbyn has achieved the greatest increase in the Labour vote since Clement Attlee in the historic landslide of 1945. As the Americans say...who’d a thunk...
  • Episode 241
    Episode 241
    What is the definition of a campaigner? Is it someone who appears everywhere, on every media, trying to make sense of a crazy world, trying to save us from ourselves? Our guest this week is a writer and social critic who campaigns on behalf of those...
  • Episode 240
    Episode 240
    Boris Johnson, a biographer of Winston Churchill, has either made a Dardanelles-sized blunder in his Daily Telegraph column in which he compared Muslim women’s dress to the garb of a bank robber (kindly note that real bank robbers wear suits,...
  • Episode 239
    Episode 239
    Laughter makes the world go round, especially in the summer months and during the festival season when, like London buses, gigs that comics have been waiting for come along three at a time. There are many forms of comedy of course, from slapstick to...
  • Episode 238
    Episode 238
    Pakistan has a new captain. Former cricketer Imran Khan has hit the rest for six and won a significant governing position in one of the world's most populous countries. The Western media can't make up its mind whether Imran Khan is a nightclub...
  • Episode 237
    Episode 237
    The political atmosphere on both sides of the Atlantic over the last couple of weeks has been profoundly disturbed, even disturbing. A state of dual power exists in both the US. and Britain. The duality in the US is between the deep state, the...