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podcasts podcast pod

The pod delusion

November 24, 2019 6:39 pm

Why I hate all podcasts — even the ones I like

e-scooters

E-scooters are a wretched species to be introduced into the urban ecosystem

November 23, 2019 8:07 am

DC is the Wild West of e-scooterdom: there are just too many operating here

venice

Venice needs Venexit

November 21, 2019 12:57 pm

The result of the December 1 referendum could save the city — or sink it

anti-brexit

The collapse of the anti-Brexit campaign

November 21, 2019 12:18 pm

Unless Remainers can unite (and quickly), their cause is lost

impeach

Where did the term ‘impeach’ come from?

November 20, 2019 5:49 pm

The term was first used in its modern sense for the process of removing errant members of the English House of Lords in the 14th century.

woke capitalism

What drives woke capitalism?

November 20, 2019 5:31 am

Conservatives should stop believing that business is their ally

voters

The five groups of voters the Tories are targeting

November 14, 2019 10:49 am

The party’s electoral strategy rests on persuading voters who’ve never voted Conservative in their lives to go blue

tories

Can Nigel Farage take the Tories to victory?

November 14, 2019 10:34 am

Boris’s marriage of convenience may just pay off at the polls

self-loathing

Be more carthorse: why we would all benefit from a little self-loathing

November 14, 2019 9:48 am

Online praise is turning us all into narcissists

The devastating impact of Russia Derangement Syndrome

November 14, 2019 12:01 am

The more curious aspect of Russia paranoia is that it ends up achieving precisely what Putin wants

tacitus

Tacitus, master of ‘government sources’

November 13, 2019 10:43 am

For the modern journalist, rumor and inside sources, however attractive, often generate only fake news

jews

‘Utterly betrayed’: Britain’s Jews are now politically homeless

November 7, 2019 10:55 am

The past four years have felt like an awakening

opponents

The mesmerizing mediocrity of Trump’s opponents

November 6, 2019 11:13 pm

The Democrats have an embarrassing inability to produce a candidate who can beat him at the ballot

posh

Who really invented the word ‘posh’?

November 5, 2019 12:56 pm

People prefer memorable tales, especially those involving acronyms, to the truth

abortion

Even drag queens don’t have license to mock the realities of abortion

November 2, 2019 11:28 am

Not just ‘Christian groups’ will feel repugnance at this actual Halloween horror

maro itoje

The might of Maro Itoje

October 31, 2019 2:40 pm

The rugby star shows how sport can unite us

south africa

The long death of South Africa’s political center

October 31, 2019 9:57 am

How South Africa’s political system fell apart

withdrawal

The story behind Donald Trump’s fake withdrawal from Syria

October 31, 2019 8:19 am

Washington’s hawks have Trump exactly where they want him

boris election seats

The key seats that could change Britain’s political landscape

October 31, 2019 7:52 am

Patriotic white working-class men in their forties are vital to the Tories’ election hopes

boris johnson

Can Boris Johnson succeed where Theresa May failed?

October 31, 2019 7:21 am

There are crucial differences that could help the Tories reverse the errors of 2017

susan hill

A Halloween short story: by The Woman in Black’s Susan Hill

October 25, 2019 2:53 pm

The chilling case of the two lost phones and the squashed car

caroline flint

Caroline Flint, Labour renegade

October 24, 2019 3:14 pm

An interview with Labour’s unlikely Brexit marshall

joan collins

Joan Collins: why I love London taxi drivers

October 24, 2019 11:04 am

I confess I don’t walk if I have to travel more than a half-mile

swedish

Bomb attacks are now a normal part of Swedish life

October 24, 2019 10:10 am

Gang violence is now at a level where it threatens to undermine the Swedish state

brexit deal

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal has changed everything

October 24, 2019 9:49 am

Now all the Tories need is an election