Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • Episode 224
    Now we know (at least for now) that the Novichok (or related agent) was delivered, neither via food, Yulia Skripal’s luggage, through the air vents of Mr. Skripal’s car, nor by gel, but in liquid form on a doorknob. Salisbury will...
  • 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 224
    Episode 224
    Now we know (at least for now) that the Novichok (or related agent) was delivered, neither via food, Yulia Skripal’s luggage, through the air vents of Mr. Skripal’s car, nor by gel, but in liquid form on a doorknob. Salisbury will...
  • Episode 223
    Episode 223
    The first killings in clashes between the Russian and British armed forces since Britain invaded Russia to affect regime change during the War of Intervention almost 100 years ago, may well have happened by the time you read this. And how grave...
  • Episode 222
    Episode 222
    It is not an exaggeration to say that there is a state of crisis in British democracy and in the relationship between the country and its mass media; particularly, state broadcaster the BBC, which everyone in Britain is obliged to pay for on pain of...
  • Episode 221
    Episode 221
    Not since the heyday of ‘The Americans’ (the TV series, not the country) has the fear of a pre-emptive strike been more present in Russia, and on the other hand not since then have more people in Western capitals been in fear that such...
  • Episode 220
    Episode 220
    If the Palestinians had a royal family, our guest this week would be a member of it. He’s one of the best-known writers and thinkers in the seemingly intractable conflict over a tiny piece of earth, smaller than a single park in South Africa....
  • Episode 219
    Episode 219
    They say it was a nerve agent called “Novichok”, developed by the former Soviet Union in the 1980s, which left a British agent and his daughter in a critical but stable condition. Its formula ceased to be a secret long ago, its inventor...
  • Episode 218
    Episode 218
    He’s interviewed every British prime minister from Edward Heath onwards, eight in total, and he’s broiled in Belfast with the giants of Irish politics. He’s even Ed Sheeran’s cousin! From the flag-ship current affairs...
  • Episode 217
    Episode 217
    Will the Northern League, leaning like the Tower of Pisa towards the south it once reviled, emerge from the Italian elections as the biggest party? Is Berlusconi back and still ‘bunga-bunga-ing’ at the age of 81? Or will the Populist...
  • Episode 216
    Episode 216
    Did you hear the one about the Jewish man, the son of a Rabbi, who got expelled from the Labour Party for anti-Zionism? Our guest this week has been opposing the Israeli government since Golda Meir, but he didn’t start off that way – he...
  • Episode 215
    Episode 215
    The president has gone – long live the president! As Cyril Ramaphosa comes to power on an anti-corruption platform, George remembers when he was the leader of the National Union of Mineworkers, a militant in the ANC, and a freedom-fighter....