Episode 137

The gamekeeper who turns poacher is the most effective poacher of them all. We invited Tony Norfield, a former banker, senior economist at Bank of America International and global head of FX strategy at ABN Amro, to discuss the corruption and greed of the banking system, where it is the weapon of choice for rich countries looting the poor.

Since 1936 in Hitler’s Berlin, the Olympic Games have been used as propaganda on a grand scale. The US-led boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics and now the crude collective punishment of Russia in the Rio Paralympics has been accompanied by the full blast of cheap jeers from US athletes and a Russophobic media chorus. David Goldblatt, author of ‘The Games’ joined us to explore the history and politics of the Olympics.

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