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  • Harold Macmillan © The National Archives UK
    The pen is mightier than the sword, and the cartoonist's pen can be the sharpest of them all. A new generation of savage pen-men (and they are almost all men) is emerging, and one of the sharpest of those is Darren Cullen – a political...
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    Sputnik orbits the World with George Galloway, looking behind the stories which made the news, as well as unearthing the ones that didn’t. As one of the longest serving MPs, expect debate and discussion between George and authoritative, influential, but most importantly informed, guests. Co-host Gayatri will take to the streets and social media, gathering your thoughts and opinions to add to the mix. Topics may differ from politics to social concerns, but Sputnik will remain true to its aim - bringing a new perspective, a different view.
  • Harold Macmillan © The National Archives UK
    Episode 143
    The pen is mightier than the sword, and the cartoonist's pen can be the sharpest of them all. A new generation of savage pen-men (and they are almost all men) is emerging, and one of the sharpest of those is Darren Cullen – a political...
  • © Asmaa Waguih
    Episode 142
    It would be true to say that the working class has changed but false to say it has disappeared. Automation, atomization, insecurity have been used by some to deny the very existence of class in the modern world, and that class-based politics belongs...
  • Heinkel He 111 bomber over the Surrey docks and Wapping in the East End of London on 7 September 1940 © Wikipedia
    Episode 141
    This week in 1940 London was burning as it would for 58 consecutive nights.  And by the end of the German blitz huge parts of Britain's industrial heartland had been devastated and as many as 200,000 British people, overwhelmingly civilians...
  • Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike takes the Olympic flag on stage. © Stefan Wermuth
    Episode 140
    In the 1980s, the British government destroyed the miners union despite the industry still having a thousand years worth of coal under its feet. This left numerous mining communities on the post-industrial scrap heap. Although foreign-owned nuclear...
  • © Jim Young
    Episode 139
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are not so much two cheeks on the same backside as Godzilla 1 vs Godzilla 2. And as the plot unfolds, the billionaire Trump turns out not to be a billionaire at all, whilst down-home Hill and Bill have amassed a...
  • © Kim Kyung Hoon
    Episode 138
    The canary used to alert miners of the presence of noxious gases. It has since become a metaphor for truth tellers in a dangerous world. We talk to the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Canary - the newest arrival in Britain's online journalism...
  • Miles Chamley-Watson (US) and Artur Akhmatkhuzin (Russia) after a semi-final of the men's foil team competition at the XXXI Summer Olympics. © Grigoriy Sisoev
    Episode 137
    The gamekeeper who turns poacher is the most effective poacher of them all. We invited Tony Norfield, a former banker, senior economist at Bank of America International and global head of FX strategy at ABN Amro, to discuss the corruption and greed...
  • U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton © James Lawler Duggan
    Episode 136
    It is becoming clearer and clearer on a daily basis that regardless of who gets voted in as the next US president, the world will become an even more dangerous place. Trump comes out with ever-more shocking rhetoric. Clinton launches the heavier...
  • © Neil Hall
    Episode 135
    Following Brexit, demand for referendums to quit the EU is growing both in the Netherlands and Italy, Switzerland has abandoned its application to join, Greece may have to default, and Spain and Portugal are facing sanctions. Could the European...
  • British Prime Minister Theresa May © Hannibal Hanschke
    Episode 134
    Is Theresa May the new Iron Lady or is she rather tinnier? Is she the new Mrs Merkel or more the comedian Mrs Merton? Is she left, right, centre? Is she Brexit or will she wreck it? Whatever she is, she now runs the UK and all on the strength of 199...