Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Episode 171
    Episode 171
    Theresa May described it as a ‘historical moment from which there can be no turning back.’ Nigel Farage celebrated it in typical style with a pint in a pub. 279 days after the British people voted to leave the European Union, Article 50...
  • Episode 170
    Episode 170
    People stabbed, people shot, people mowed down, people dead – all on the streets of London. It was the day police said they had planned for and hoped would never come. But where did it all come from – out of thin air or a swamp of...
  • Episode 169
    Episode 169
    The Tories won and the Labour Party was wiped out. The far right came second and two left-of-Labour parties rose significantly. But we’re not talking about a British election; these are the general election results of the Netherlands, but they...
  • Episode 168
    Episode 168
    Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon believes there is greater support for remaining in the EU in Scotland than in England and Wales, and that this provides a trigger for a new referendum on Scottish independence. Or does she? Former First...
  • Episode 167
    Episode 167
    Has the surge of political anti-orthodoxy in Spain since the 2008 economic crash and the EU-dictated austerity response run out of steam? With the threat of separatism, particularly Catalonian, is it now time to say Viva Espana or goodbye Spain? Dr....
  • Episode 166
    Episode 166
    The Scottish independence vote was apparently a “once in a generation” opportunity. However, as the SNP government consults on ‘Indyref 2’, it turns out to be a couple of short football seasons. The proximate cause of the...