Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • Episode 181
    Not since Lazarus or the original JC himself has there been a miraculous comeback like the one pulled off this month by Jeremy Corbyn, who went from dead and buried when the election campaigning began, to the next occupant of 10 Downing St. in the...
  • Sputnik Orbiting the World
    Sputnik orbits the World with Neil Clark, looking behind the stories which made the news, as well as unearthing the ones that didn’t. Expect debate and discussion between Neil Clark 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 181
    Episode 181
    Not since Lazarus or the original JC himself has there been a miraculous comeback like the one pulled off this month by Jeremy Corbyn, who went from dead and buried when the election campaigning began, to the next occupant of 10 Downing St. in the...
  • Episode 180
    Episode 180
    He has been defying the Establishment gatekeepers and telling us the truth about what’s really going on in the world for over 50 years. He has covered wars around the world from Vietnam to Iraq, and is also an award-winning documentary...
  • Episode 179
    Episode 179
    Morocco has long prided itself on being one of the most stable countries in North Africa - a place where the so-called Arab Spring didn’t turn into an Arab winter. But a cold front seems to be sweeping in as tensions rise and anti-government...
  • Episode 178
    Episode 178
    They’ve got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil but they’ve also got an awful lot of political and economic turmoil. Six months into his presidency, Michel Temer is overseeing the country’s worst recession; people are taking to the...
  • Episode 177
    Episode 177
    Post-punk band ‘The The’ provided some of the most memorable and thought-provoking music of the 1980s and 90s and were both a critical and commercial success. They have now not only released a new single but have also produced a new...
  • Episode 176
    Episode 176
    What part did Twitter and its 140 characters play in propelling Donald Trump to the US presidency and what could we learn from it? We ask Peter Oborne, coauthor of ‘How Trump thinks: His tweets and the birth of a new political language’....
  • Episode 175
    Episode 175
    Last June, North Korean state media hailed Donald Trump as a “far-sighted presidential candidate.” It’s unlikely they’re saying the same thing now. Trump’s gunboat diplomacy and the threats of military action against...
  • Episode 174
    Episode 174
    All bets are off and all plans have been scrapped. The British General Election is about to get underway. Are the Conservatives going to greatly increase their majority, enhancing the personal power of the prime minister; will Jeremy Corbyn be able...
  • Episode 173
    Episode 173
    Writer and civil rights activist Darcus Howe died this month. He campaigned tirelessly and fearlessly against the blatant racist society of ’70s and ’80s Britain. Has this overt racism now re-invented itself and evolved into right-wing...
  • Episode 172
    Episode 172
    Fourteen years after the US-led coalition illegally invaded and occupied Iraq in search of non-existent weapons of mass destruction, the country remains in turmoil. Over 1 million Iraqis have died since Bush and Blair launched their aggression, but...