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Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • Davos explained and Iran the enigma (E316)
    It costs half a million pounds a year to be a member of the World Economic Forum. From Tony Blair to Donald Trump, the richest and most powerful people within the pale of the prevailing orthodoxy, have gathered to save the planet, so long as it...
    Jan 25, 2020 11:30
  • Sputnik Orbiting the World
    Sputnik Orbiting the World, 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.
  • Davos explained and Iran the enigma (E316)
    Davos explained and Iran the enigma (E316)
    It costs half a million pounds a year to be a member of the World Economic Forum. From Tony Blair to Donald Trump, the richest and most powerful people within the pale of the prevailing orthodoxy, have gathered to save the planet, so long as it...
    Jan 25, 2020 11:30
  • Protest songs and confessional comedy (E315)
    Protest songs and confessional comedy (E315)
    “Come Out Ye Black and Tans” is Dominic Behan’s timeless song against the auxiliaries deployed by the British in the final years of their rule in Ireland. It was fired back into the news and to the top of the download charts as far...
    Jan 18, 2020 11:23
  • An intrepid traveller and life after parliament (E314)
    An intrepid traveller and life after parliament (E314)
    There’s a long tradition of intrepid British travellers to the Orient; from Richard Burton, TE Lawrence, Gertrude Bell, St. John Philby and many more. But they were all upper-class traveling with camel train and baggage – carried by...
    Jan 11, 2020 13:14
  • End of the Ceausescus and the King of the Ring (E313)
    End of the Ceausescus and the King of the Ring (E313)
    On the 25th of December, the red royal family of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu came to a brutal end. He had ruled Romania since 1965 and his reign ended in 1989 after the Central Committee's HQ was stormed. There followed a hasty show trial accusing...
    Jan 4, 2020 11:31
  • New Year special: 2019 observations (E312)
    New Year special: 2019 observations (E312)
    It has been another tumultuous year both nationally and internationally. Brexit dominated the domestic picture with meaningful votes melting into meaningless ones and the year culminating in a landslide election victory for the conservative...
    Dec 28, 2019 11:00
  • UK general election, two perspectives (E311)
    UK general election, two perspectives (E311)
    It may turn out to be as momentous a general election as any since Margaret Thatcher changed everything in 1979. In fact, Boris Johnson’s share of the vote for the Tories has not been bettered since Thatcher in 1979. Labour on the other hand...
    Dec 21, 2019 11:51
  • The great NHS sell-off and Madness (E310)
    The great NHS sell-off and Madness (E310)
    Is Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) being quietly transformed from a public health system, designed to deliver healthcare to everyone dependent on need, into one where much of its activities have been outsourced to private companies?...
    Dec 14, 2019 11:25
  • Good journalism and a political respite (E309)
    Good journalism and a political respite (E309)
    The words ‘respected’ and ‘journalist’ used to go together like a horse and carriage, but times have sadly changed. Too many of today’s ‘journalists’ have become mere stenographers to power, as we saw in the...
    Dec 7, 2019 11:31
  • Positive mental health and modern art (E308)
    Positive mental health and modern art (E308)
    The modern workplace can be unforgiving, clinical and even cruel. Coping with mental health problems at work is a clear challenge of our time. What is the key to making work both productive and healthy for those trying to beat the train to the...
    Nov 30, 2019 11:46
  • Speaking the truth and riding economic storms (E307)
    Speaking the truth and riding economic storms (E307)
    These days, speaking one’s mind is becoming an expensive activity on both sides of the Atlantic. Are we heading towards a new and dangerous age when it comes to the freedom to speak, report and tell the truth? If you’re Julian Assange,...
    Nov 23, 2019 09:34