Our two current shows are 'The Political Week' and 'Open Door'. 'The Political Week' takes a topical look at current British political issues and 'Open Door' explores national and international issues with experts and activists. Click on the links above for a complete listing of all of the previous shows in each series. 

Open Door

Kate Hudson talks to environmental activist Camilla Berens about the High Court challenge to new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point and a vision of sustainability.

Direct download: Camilla_Berens_Open_Door_5th_Dec.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm UTC

Open Door

Kate Hudson talks to economist Michael Burke about the European financial crisis, whether the British economy is in recovery and how governments are using the crisis to create a new economic order.

Direct download: Michael_Burke_Open_Door_14.11.13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:41pm UTC

Open Door

Kate Hudson talks to journalist David Cronin about his book Corporate Europe and how big business is able to manipulate the policy agenda in the European Union – including facilitating the influence of arms companies such as BAe Systems.

Direct download: Open_Door_David_Cronin_31st_October_2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm UTC

Open Door

Kate Hudson talks with Sarah Colborne from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign about the impact of the Syrian conflict on Palestinian refugees and flags up the forthcoming parliamentary lobby.

Direct download: Sarah_Colborne_Open_Door_17th_October_2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:56pm UTC

Open Door

Activist Sara Medi Jones joins Kate Hudson to discuss Plaid Cymru’s policies including their standpoint on Trident and its potential replacement.

Direct download: Sara_Medi_Jones_Open_Door_19th_September.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 9:33pm UTC

Open Door

Economist Michael Burke joins Kate Hudson to discuss Britain's disproportionate military spending and how the recent parliamentary vote against war can help break the nuclear special relationship with the US.

Direct download: Michael_Burke_Open_Door_12.9.13.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 7:29pm UTC

Open Door

Stop the War Convener Lindsey German joins @kate4peace2013 to discuss British and international reactions to the Syria crisis and how listeners can get involved in the International Day of Action


Direct download: Lindsey_German_Open_Door_5.9.13.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 10:20pm UTC

Open Door

The General Secretary of CND, Kate Hudson, joins Luke Massey to discuss the recent leaks on the Trident Alternatives Review and the implications for party policies on Trident replacement going into the 2015 general election.

Direct download: Kate_Hudson_30.5.13.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 12:10pm UTC

Open Door

Stop the War Convener Lindsey German, joins Kate Hudson to discuss the recent attack in Woolwich, the role of British foreign policy and anti-war debate at the forthcoming People's Assembly.

Direct download: Lindsey_German_23.5.13.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 4:50pm UTC

Open Door

Roger Cole, chair of the Irish Peace & Neutrality Alliance (PANA) joins Kate Hudson to discuss Ireland's neutrality, its relationship with NATO, and the world-famous protests at Shannon.

Direct download: Roger_Cole_23.5.13.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 4:41pm UTC

The Political Week

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson joins Kate Hudson to discuss whether we are ‘all Thatcherites now’, and how Thatcher’s policy legacy continues to devastate our economy.

Direct download: Joy_Johnson_18.4.13.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 12:01pm UTC

The Political Week

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson joins Kate Hudson to discuss the recent tranche of welfare reforms - notably the bedroom tax - in the context of Thatcher's political legacy.

Direct download: Joy_Johnson_11.4.13.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 2:46pm UTC

The Political Week

Economist Michael Burke speaks to Kate Hudson about the recent budget, the banking crisis in Cyprus, and what it means for the rest of Europe.

Direct download: Michael_Burke_28.3.13.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 3:44pm UTC

Open Door

Bruce Kent, Vice-President of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, joins Kate Hudson to discuss prospects for getting rid of nuclear weapons and his nationwide 'Scrap Trident' tour

Direct download: Bruce_Kent_21.3.13.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 1:01pm UTC

The Political Week

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson joins Kate Hudson to discuss the death of President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, the political trajectory of UKIP, and London's economic migrants. 

The song Joy refers to can be listened to here.


 

Direct download: Joy_Johnson_7.3.13.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 1:06pm UTC

The Political Week

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson joins Kate Hudson to discuss the Lord Rennard allegations and the wider culture of sexism, the Eastleigh by-election and the impact of rising gas prices as British Gas profits soar.

Direct download: Joy_Johnson_28.2.13.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 2:44pm UTC

Open Door

Author and Stop the War Convener, Lindsey German, talks with Kate Hudson about her new book: "How a century of war changed the lives of women".

Direct download: Lindsey_German_21.2.13.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 4:54pm UTC

The Political Week

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson joins Kate Hudson to discuss "Who governs Britain?", London Labour Party Conference and the Eastleigh by-election.

Direct download: Joy_Johnson_21.2.13.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 4:43pm UTC

Open Door

Economist Michael Burke speaks to Kate Hudson about the current state of the UK economy, its inequalities, and what must be done to generate growth.

For more information on Michael's work, his website can be accessed here

Direct download: Michael_Burke_13.2.13.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 3:11pm UTC

The Political Week

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson joins Kate Hudson to discuss the Tory back-bench backlash against equal marriage, Michael Gove's U-turn and Des Browne's changed thinking on Trident. 

Direct download: Joy_Johnson_7.2.13.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 3:07pm UTC

The Political Week

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson joins Kate Hudson to discuss Ministry of Defence spending, amidst benefit cuts, and the Lib Dems' rebellion over the boundary changes.

Direct download: Joy_Johnson_31.1.13.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 4:38pm UTC

The Political Week

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson joins Kate Hudson to discuss Cameron's proposal for an In/Out referendum on the EU, the Labour party's response and what we would stand to lose.

Direct download: Joy_Johnson_24.1.13.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 5:01pm UTC

Open Door

Journalist and author Victoria Brittain speaks with Kate Hudson about the role of social media in political change and asks whether commentators such as Paul Mason ascribe too much significance to it..

Direct download: Victoria_Brittain_24.1.13.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 4:31pm UTC

The Political Week

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson joins Kate Hudson to discuss the decline of high street shopping as Blockbuster and HMV crash, where next for Britain and the EU, and the Labour Party's policy on Trident. 

For listeners interested in the Paul Krugman interview: you can view it by clicking here

Direct download: Joy_Johnson_The_Political_Week_17.1.13.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 4:32pm UTC

The Political Week

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson joins Kate Hudson to discuss the government's mid-term record and key political issues in the run-up to the next general election: the economy, Scottish independence, and Britain's relationship with Europe

Direct download: Joy_Johnson_The_Political_Week_10.1.13.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 11:09am UTC

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