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  • Spike Lee. © Shannon Stapleton
    It was probably the last thing that Hollywood needed when the great Spike Lee announced he was boycotting the Oscars in protest at the perceived lack of recognition of black and other minority talent nominated for the awards. But Hollywood, like...
  • Sputnik
    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 Pertiwi 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.
  • Spike Lee. © Shannon Stapleton
    Episode 110
    It was probably the last thing that Hollywood needed when the great Spike Lee announced he was boycotting the Oscars in protest at the perceived lack of recognition of black and other minority talent nominated for the awards. But Hollywood, like...
  • A screen showing stock information is seen at a brokerage house in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, January 26, 2016. © China Daily
    Episode 109
    China has the largest economy in the world, the largest population and the largest armed forces. One day it will be the most important country in the world. However, a fall in the phenomenal growth rate achieved by the Communist state sent shock...
  • © Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
    Episode 108
    There are precious few politicians who stand out from the crowd as people of integrity who say what they mean and mean what they say. Whether you agree with them or not - you can respect them for that. This week our guest stands sentinel over these...
  • © Luke MacGregor
    Episode 107
    The prospect of a ‘Brexit’ from the EU could trigger a new Scottish independence referendum. By the end of 2016, Britain could be both out of Europe and a State no more. Joining Sputnik this week to discuss the potential demise of Great...
  • Iranian protesters chant slogans during a rally against the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia, after Friday prayers in Tehran January 8, 2016. © Raheb Homavandi
    Episode 106
    “They labored mightily and brought forth a mouse” as Horace himself might have put it about the much-anticipated re-shuffle of the four-month-old shadow Cabinet. It was much needed, not least because the first one spent much time...
  • © Ahmed Jadallah
    Episode 105
    One of the saddest of the features of what has happened to the great Arab civilization in Syria is the brain drain, with surgeons and scientists taking to rubber inflatables to leave behind their society, perhaps forever. Dr Ahmed Khaddour is the...
  • Music producer Brian Eno. © Alexander Demianchuk
    Episode 104
    Quentin Lett is one of the funniest and busiest writers in England. He is also a first class parliamentary sketch writer, theater critic and author of a crackling new novel "The Speakers Wife". Even with a packed schedule, he still found time to...
  • Supporters of Shaker Aamer, the last British prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, simulate a force feeding outside Downing street in central London, October 24, 2015. © Paul Hackett
    Episode 103
    Shaker Aamer, an innocent man, spent 14 years without charge in illegal detention and endured around 200 sessions of “enhanced interrogation,” much of it qualifying as torture. He would still be in Guantanamo Bay if it had not been for...
  • © WeatherAction
    Episode 102
    He’s a top climate scientist and one who challenges what Doctor Johnson called “the grimmest dictatorship of them all: the dictatorship of the prevailing orthodoxy.” Most others are ranged against him, but that was also the fate of...
  • © David Moir
    Episode 101
    This week, in the wake of the parliamentary vote to extend British involvement in the Middle East from Iraq to Syrian via Libya, we look at Britain’s participation in yet another open-ended war. Peter Oborne, Daily Mail columnist and associate...