Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • Episode 233
    Jason Jones, the legendary gay rights campaigner, has won some epic battles for equality in the Caribbean and elsewhere. He led the LGBT decriminalization campaign in Trinidad and Tobago, which resulted in victory earlier this year. He is now...
  • 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 233
    Episode 233
    Jason Jones, the legendary gay rights campaigner, has won some epic battles for equality in the Caribbean and elsewhere. He led the LGBT decriminalization campaign in Trinidad and Tobago, which resulted in victory earlier this year. He is now...
  • Episode 232
    Episode 232
    One year ago, a raging inferno at Grenfell Tower killed 72 people and scorched the future of hundreds more now maimed and psychologically scarred. As well as a disaster, it is becoming increasingly evident it is a crime scene too. The cladding on...
  • Episode 231
    Episode 231
    Fifty years ago this week, Robert Francis Kennedy (the best president the US never had) was murdered, assassinated in a hotel kitchen. He had been celebrating his victory in the California race to be the Democratic Party nominee to replace Lyndon B....
  • Episode 230
    Episode 230
    The EU crisis goes on and on. Brexit, anti-EU governments in Hungary and Austria, sceptics in power in Portugal, insurrection and repression in Spain, Greece is sullen and broken. And now Italy, where the election of a viable coalition government of...
  • Episode 229
    Episode 229
    He was the first, and surely, the finest Mayor of London; in fact, he so dominated the London political scene before the Mayoralty was created, Mrs. Thatcher had to abolish the pioneering Greater London Council to get rid of this “turbulent...
  • Episode 228
    Episode 228
    If you were a visitor from Venus this week you might conclude that the only news story that mattered was a wedding. But the royal wedding is fast becoming a British telenovela, complete with paparazzi, book deals and sibling fall-outs. It also turns...
  • Episode 227
    Episode 227
    The government narrowly survived an opposition bid to force them to implement David Cameron’s commitment to the second raft of media law reforms as recommended by Lord Leveson. The Leveson report was a response to public outcry at the extent...
  • Episode 226
    Episode 226
    On Sputnik this week, we hear from a new voice of the people... the Grime artist who took on a Tory MP on national television – and won. Marci Phonix gives his take on the Windrush scandal and explains what could have been motivating Kanye...
  • Episode 225
    Episode 225
    At long last, there are early signs of introspection emerging in the more rarified edges of the mainstream media. Lindsey Hilsum, a distinguished foreign editor on Channel 4 News, for example, sought this week to find an answer to the erupting...
  • 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...