Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • Episode 215
    The president has gone – long live the president! As Cyril Ramaphosa comes to power on an anti-corruption platform, George remembers when he was the leader of the National Union of Mineworkers, a militant in the ANC, and a freedom-fighter....
  • 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 215
    Episode 215
    The president has gone – long live the president! As Cyril Ramaphosa comes to power on an anti-corruption platform, George remembers when he was the leader of the National Union of Mineworkers, a militant in the ANC, and a freedom-fighter....
  • Episode 214
    Episode 214
    The seemingly inexorable march of Jacob Rees-Mogg, double-breasted pyjamas and all, right up Downing Street to No 10 is a wonder to behold. Often mocked as the Hon Member for the 19th century, Rees-Mogg is rapidly showing he's no mere figure of fun...
  • Episode 213
    Episode 213
    Speaking truth to power ought to be the duty of journalism but it is not. Speaking the power's "truth" is the way to get and keep the gig in today's media – and if you do so, you’ll be richly rewarded with money and flattery. One of our...
  • Episode 212
    Episode 212
    UKIP, without whom there would never have been a referendum on the EU, began the descent to tragedy then farce almost immediately; the morning after the night before, their finest hour. But this is surely their darkest hour. The disgraceful conduct...
  •  Episode 211
    Episode 211
    The corpse of Carillion lies stricken on the industrial waste ground of the UK. Great British brands like Tarmac and McAlpine have been trashed; tens of thousands of jobs are in danger; thousands of small businesses are owed hundreds of millions by...
  • Episode 210
    Episode 210
    The darkest hour comes just before the dawn. Just when it looked a distinct possibility that the Korean Peninsula would turn to ash from north to south, peace appears to be breaking out on the slopes of the Winter Olympics. The mesmerizing...
  • Episode 209
    Episode 209
    Though the Western world has been swept by a wave of Russophobia not seen since the 1950s, most sensible people believe that it’s really all about China. Its growing footprint in the economies of emerging countries is a threat that another way...
  • Episode 208
    Episode 208
    One day (and very soon), our guest this week will be the most famous Scotsman in the world and you’ll thank us for introducing you to his work. A multi-award-winning writer, he’s breathing new life into comic book heroes such as the...
  • Episode 207
    Episode 207
    The left-wing government in Venezuela is fighting back against its sea of troubles and appears to be winning. US-sponsored ‘color revolutions’ previously used to go only go one way: the defeat of the target and their replacement by...
  • Episode 206
    Episode 206
    When the pensionable age for women was raised, in the name of austerity for some, from 60 to 66, it left hundreds of thousands of women, who'd scheduled -or even taken- their retirement on the old rules, with neither work nor pension. Hell hath no...