Episode 200

Another day another city, another massacre by an ISIS fanatic. That it should this time be in the very city where Hillary Clinton – as a Senator and then as Secretary of State – did so much to succour and comfort ISIS and Al Qaeda in Libya and Syria embitters the murders. Moreover, Donald Trump lost no time in seizing on the crime to further his own domestic agenda. Erich McElroy is an American stand-up comedian and commentator and has the distinction of being personally blocked by the Donald on Twitter so we invited him into the Sputnik studio to give his take on Trump’s presidency so far.

The Political Power of Music is not as well-known as it should be. From Wagner and Hitler to two-tone and the anti-Nazi League; Mandela's birthday bash at Wembley, Live Aid and Red Wedge, music for good and ill has long provided fuel for political change. Dave Randall is no stranger to either music or politics, and in his latest book he has turned his attention to just how much political power music can elicit, so we invited him into the Sputnik studio to give us an insider’s view.

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