Episode 235

A silver fox left wing politician with millions of young adherents sweeps to power on a socialist program… whilst this may be a dream in the British political landscape, it is the reality in Mexico, where almost half of the population live below the poverty line. George Galloway discusses the victory of President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador with his guest expert, Kevin Middlebrook, Professor of Latin American Politics at the Institute of the Americas, University College London.

Walk into any book store and count the number of titles produced by rock stars, film stars and celebrities of all kinds; you will quickly see these titles dwarf all other genres. Rock chick Julie Hamill spotted the gap in the market and launched the Rock and Roll Book Club – find out all about it in this week’s Sputnik.

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