Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • Religion and politics: A deeper meaning (E272)
    Critical thinking and an understanding of philosophy have never been in shorter supply despite the proliferation of platforms. ‘Understanding’ is often a mile wide but an inch deep. So, in the wake of the man-made earthquake in...
    Mar 23, 2019 11:39
  • 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.
  • Religion and politics: A deeper meaning (E272)
    Religion and politics: A deeper meaning (E272)
    Critical thinking and an understanding of philosophy have never been in shorter supply despite the proliferation of platforms. ‘Understanding’ is often a mile wide but an inch deep. So, in the wake of the man-made earthquake in...
    Mar 23, 2019 11:39
  • Philanthropists and entrepreneurs (E271)
    Philanthropists and entrepreneurs (E271)
    Charity begins at home, the old saw goes, and multiple award-winning philanthropist Bax Martin can’t be accused of ignoring it. He works all over the world but can also be found on the streets of Manchester where he literally feeds the...
    Mar 16, 2019 13:00
  • Brexit future and British Empire past (E270)
    Brexit future and British Empire past (E270)
    Days before Britain exits the European Union, hours before Parliament decides how, when, and on what basis, it seems like a good time to discuss Brexit. After all, nobody in the mainstream media seems to be discussing it, focusing on party politics...
    Mar 9, 2019 12:17
  • Brexit perplexity and Venezuela regime change (E269)
    Brexit perplexity and Venezuela regime change (E269)
    “World turned upside down” is not just a good title for an album but an accurate description of Britain today. The Brexit denouement is looming (or not), and all kinds of people are changing sides. As power appears to ebb away from...
    Mar 2, 2019 11:44
  • Grenfell scapegoats and the invisible Gilets Jaunes (E268)
    Grenfell scapegoats and the invisible Gilets Jaunes (E268)
    The incineration of the poorest people in Britain at a location surrounded by some of the richest real estate in Europe was a tale of morality worthy of Charles Dickens himself. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea was rolling in so much...
    Feb 23, 2019 13:05
  • Venezuela, the Labour Party and… the Oscars (E267)
    Venezuela, the Labour Party and… the Oscars (E267)
    These are tumultuous times at home and abroad; from Brexit and the never-ending path of “meaningful” votes to the Venezuelan miseria amid US sanctions, protests, propaganda and threats of illegal regime change. And most recently we hear...
    Feb 16, 2019 11:29
  • Iran today and racism in Hollywood (E266)
    Iran today and racism in Hollywood (E266)
    It’s almost exactly 40 years since the mighty Peacock Throne was toppled; the Shah of Shahs driven into exile; the Ayatollah Khomeini returning from exile and to power. The Shah had been in power courtesy of Britain and the United States that...
    Feb 9, 2019 11:08
  • Venezuelan gold and The General’s Son (E265)
    Venezuelan gold and The General’s Son (E265)
    The legally independent Bank of England has just seized $1.4 billion worth of Venezuela’s gold, which was deposited in the bank for safekeeping. It was a remarkable breach of trust by a foreign government. But who took this decision: the...
    Feb 2, 2019 13:03
  • Up in arms: Sudan and Venezuela (E264)
    Up in arms: Sudan and Venezuela (E264)
    Two oil-rich countries are up in arms this weekend, though you’ll only be hearing about one of them. In Sudan, a revolution is underway against the authoritarian military ruler General Bashir, who has been in power for 30 years. Bashir is a...
    Jan 26, 2019 11:46
  • Brexit chaos and memories of Cuba (E263)
    Brexit chaos and memories of Cuba (E263)
    Don’t speak too soon because the wheel’s still in spin but it looks like Theresa May and her government have survived the greatest parliamentary defeat in Britain’s history. The prime minister must return to the House on Monday for...
    Jan 19, 2019 11:14