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It has almost been 300 years since Sir Robert Walpole arguably became the first holder of the office of Prime Minister in 1721 - an office which today is under scrutiny like never before. The Prime Ministers series of 55 podcasts brings to life all 55 of Britain's 'First Among Equals' through interviews with the authors of all 55 essays in Iain Dale’s new book The Prime Ministers: Three Hundred Years of History. From the obscure 18th-century figures like the Earl of Shelburne and Henry Pelha ...
 
A podcast about how the relationship between Australia and China came to the verge of collapse. Not long ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping was regularly having warm, friendly chats with Australia’s Prime Ministers. Now, he won’t even take our phone calls, trade is being blocked, and Australian politicians are talking about preparations for war. Season 5 of If You’re Listening is the fascinating story of why a rising superpower decided to make an example out of Australia.
 
Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was one of the longest-serving prime ministers of one of the world’s wealthiest countries, until he was brought down by three powerful women - and two words: “Bunga Bunga.” From Wondery, the makers of Dirty John and The Shrink Next Door, and hosted by comedian Whitney Cummings, “Bunga Bunga” is an eight part series on the incredible true story of ...
 
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The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 16 June 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, and @UKHouseofCommons on Facebook and Instagram for more.UK Parliament
 
From humble beginnings in a tiny town whose name means "deep drainage ditch", electrical engineer Ren Zhengfei grew his company Huawei into a global technology giant, delivering competitive telecommunications equipment at low prices.But when Australia accused Huawei of being a security risk, a snowball began to roll which led to arrests, hostages b…
 
When China rolled out their trade sanctions regime against Australia to try and punish us for a litany of perceived insults, the trade of one commodity was conspicuously left untouched.China's desperate need to stimulate economic growth through construction has left them with an insatiable appetite for Australian iron ore.In this episode, we look a…
 
In 1989, five days after tanks rolled into Tiananmen Square in Beijing and brutally ended weeks of protests, the then prime minister Bob Hawke gave a horrifying description of what Australia thought happened.But where did the account come from? And what did it get wrong?Over the past three months China, If You're Listening investigated the source o…
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 09 June 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, and @UKHouseofCommons on Facebook and Instagram for more.UK Parliament
 
It’s a case that has haunted Jefferson Township, New Jersey, for more than 30 years. On a snowy January night, 14-year-old Tommy Sullivan did the unthinkable: he murdered his mother in cold blood, set fire to their house, and then took his own life. Out of the flames of this horrible tragedy, investigations revealed that Tommy was, himself, a part …
 
For decades Australia has taken the approach that when it comes to China; we can criticise their human rights record without risking our trading relationship.We told China we disapproved of their crackdown on students at Tiananmen Square in 1989, but continued to sell them iron ore.Xi Jinping has made it clear that the arrangement has now changed, …
 
This week Iain Dale speaks to Professor Jeremy Black, Emeritus Professor of history at the University of Exeter about the life and Premiership of Thomas Pelham-Holles, better known as the first Duke of Newcastle, who served as Prime Minister for more than 7 years in two separate terms from 1754-56 and from 1757 to 1762. He was our fourth Prime Mini…
 
At first glance, Chinese President Xi Jinping's life story seems simple. His father was a high-ranking Chinese government official, and opened doors for his son, who rose even higher.But his rise to become the most powerful Chinese leader since Chairman Mao Zedong seems far more unlikely when you find out what Mao's policies did to Xi's family duri…
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 26 May 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, and @UKHouseofCommons on Facebook and Instagram for more.UK Parliament
 
A podcast about how the relationship between Australia and China came to the verge of collapse.Not long ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping was regularly having warm, friendly chats with Australia's Prime Ministers.Now, he won't even take our phone calls, trade is being blocked, and Australian politicians are talking about preparations for war.Episod…
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 19 May 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, and @UKHouseofCommons on Facebook and Instagram for more.UK Parliament
 
Two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set out to rid the world of smoking with an incredible new product. The device stands to disrupt the tobacco industry and make them rich, until it falls into the wrong hands and lives are ruined. From classrooms to hospitals, boardrooms to the Oval Office, what can be done to protect teenagers and is it too la…
 
British scandals change the course of history. They bring down governments, overthrow the rich, and cause the mighty to fall. And in the end, they’re all about power. Wondery presents: British Scandal, a new podcast hosted by Alice Levine & Matt Forde. The premiere season takes you into the sinister world of Russian politics and a killer scandal th…
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 28 April 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more.UK Parliament
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 21 April 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more.UK Parliament
 
Iain Dale talks to Robert Saunders, reader in British history at Queen Mary University of London about the life and career of Sir Robert Peel, who served as Prime Minister twice, from 1834-5 and 1841-6. He is most remembered for creating the modern police force and for the repeal of the Corn Laws. He is also seen by many as the founder of the moder…
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 14 April 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more.UK Parliament
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 24 March 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more.UK Parliament
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 17 March 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more.UK Parliament
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 10 March 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more.UK Parliament
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 03 March 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more.UK Parliament
 
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 24 February 2021.Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more.UK Parliament
 
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