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26 minutes | Aug 12, 2022
Is Chinese espionage a threat to US democracy?
Freddy Gray speaks to Spectator contributor, Ian Williams, author of Every Breath You Take: China's New Tyranny and Nicholas Eftimiades, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and professor of Homeland Security. On the podcast, they discuss the scale of Chinese espionage infiltrating Western society. Has the problem been ignored for decades? What kind of a threat is it to America's democracy?
15 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
Did the FBI raid guarantee Trump will run again?
Freddy Gray speaks to Amber Athey about yesterday's FBI raid at Mar a Lago, and Donald Trump's subsequent release of a video that looks suspiciously like a prelude to a campaign in 2024.
14 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
Is Nancy Pelosi about to cause world war three?
Freddy Gray speaks with Jacob Heilbrunn, editor of The National Interest, ahead of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. They discuss if this is a turning point in US relations with Taiwan, whether we are heading for world war three, or if Pelosi is calling China’s bluff.
21 minutes | Jul 29, 2022
Is inflation over?
Freddy Gray is joined by Kate Andrews, the Spectator’s economics editor; and Mark Asquith, a fund manager, to discuss if the worst of America's inflationary pressures will soon be a thing of the past.
44 minutes | Jul 22, 2022
Will Trump use Truth Social to relaunch his presidential ambitions?
Freddy Gray talks to the CEO of Truth Social, Devin Nunes, about the new network as it launches in the UK, and whether the owner Donald Trump will be seeking to launch himself back into the political arena.
40 minutes | Jul 15, 2022
Did René Girard understand America?
Freddy Gray speaks to Geoff Shullenberger, a lecturer at New York University and columnist for Compact Magazine about a range of topics, from the ideas and appeal of philosopher René Girard to transhumanism and transgenderism, and the war in Ukraine.
22 minutes | Jul 6, 2022
What can Biden get from his Saudi Arabia trip?
Freddy Gray speaks to the journalist and The Atlantic staff writer Graeme Wood about Joe Biden’s upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia and what he will discuss with the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
31 minutes | Jul 1, 2022
Will progressive conservatism rule America?
Freddy Gray speaks to the author F.H. Buckley, who outlines the case made in his latest book Progressive Conservatism: How Republicans Will Become America's Natural Governing Party.
22 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
What will happen now Roe v Wade is overturned?
Inez Stepman returns to talk to Freddy Gray about the overturning of the 1973 Roe v Wade decision by the Supreme Court.
48 minutes | Jun 17, 2022
Can California be saved from ruin?
Freddy Gray talks to Michael Shellenberger, the author and campaigner, fresh from his recent run in the primary elections for governor of California. Shellenberger’s most recent book, San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities, is available to buy now.
30 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
What is the point of the January 6th committee?
Freddy Gray talks to journalists Jacob Heilbrunn, the editor of The National Interest, and John Daniel Davidson, senior editor of The Federalist, about the beginning of public hearings at the House Select Committee into the events of January 6th 2021.
40 minutes | May 27, 2022
Why are there so many mass shootings?
Freddy Gray speaks to award-winning author and Spectator columnist Lionel Shriver about mass shootings and gun culture in the United States, in the wake of the tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
32 minutes | May 25, 2022
Is Kissinger right about Ukraine?
Freddy Gray speaks to Sergey Radchenko a Cold War historian and Wilson E. Schmidt Distinguished Professor at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and visiting professor at Cardiff University. They discuss a recent speech by Henry Kissinger who believes that Ukraine should made territorial concessions to Russia – is he right?
22 minutes | May 18, 2022
What do the Pennsylvania primaries mean for Donald Trump?
Freddy Gray speaks to the Republican strategist Luke Thompson, discussing the nail-biting race between Pennsylvania's candidates for the US Senate, featuring Trump-backed candidate Dr. Oz.
14 minutes | May 12, 2022
How bad could 'Biden-flation' get?
Though inflation has recently gone down a little in the States, it is still at a 40-year high. Inflation is an issue affecting most of the world due to several external factors, but many critics of Biden say that his policies are worsening this crisis rather than fixing it. Is that the case? Freddy Gray sits down with The Spectator's economics editor Kate Andrews to discuss what this cost of living crisis will mean for the future of the Biden administration.
18 minutes | May 4, 2022
What happens if Roe vs Wade is overturned?
Freddy Gray talks to Inez Stepman, of the Independent Women's Forum, about the leaked Supreme Court draft decision which could see to the historic Roe vs Wade judgement overturned.
34 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
What is the new right?
Freddy Gray talks to the journalist James Pogue about his latest piece for Vanity Fair magazine, in which he details the key figures and thinking behind the 'new right'. Pogue is the contributing editor at Harper's Magazine and author of 'Chosen Country: A Rebellion in the West'.
22 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Could Elon Musk save Twitter?
Freddy Gray speaks to Kat Rosenfield, the author and UnHerd columnist, about Elon Musk's proposal to buy a controlling stake in the social media giant. Rosenfield's latest book, No One Will Miss Her, is published by HarperCollins and is available to buy now.
34 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
Will Donald Trump be back in the White House in 2025?
A recent poll showed that if a general election was to be held today between Trump and Biden, the 45th President would be successful in winning back the White House. But what is it, in just over a year, that has led to such a flip? Freddy talks with Trump spokesman Liz Harrington on Trump's popularity, the possibility of him running in 2024 and the lingering anger felt by many Americans over the 2020 election.
46 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
Can the West end the Ukraine war?
The Spectator's contributing editor Paul Wood interviews Dr Fiona Hill of the Brookings Institution, who also served as a director within President Trump's national security council, where her brief focused on Europe and Russia. This conversation was a joint production with the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. Founded in 1991, IWPR is a non-profit organisation that works with independent media and civil society to promote positive change in 30 countries around the world. IWPR has been working with media and civil society in Ukraine since 2016 and has local staff in Kyiv, Lviv, and Bila Tserkva, as well as contacts at more than 50 local media and civil society organisations. IWPR’s Executive Director, Anthony Borden, has himself been leading coordination efforts in Ukraine and the organisation is currently supporting local journalists through the Ukraine Voices initiative.
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