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

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

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

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

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

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

Palestine: where are we now?

Sarah Colborne, the Director of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign joins Kate Hudson to speak about the PSC's recent delegation to Palestine, the significance of Egypt's presidential elections for Gaza and what you can do to show solidarity. 

Direct download: Sarah_Colborne_Open_Door_23.07.2012.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 3:47pm UTC

What's Gone Wrong in Europe?

James Meadway, a senior economist at the New Economics Foundation speaks with Kate Hudson about the causes of the European financial crash, the new governments of Greece and France and how an economic alternative can be expressed in Britain. 

Direct download: James_Meadway_Open_Door_26.06.12.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 3:11pm UTC

What is the Point of the Spanish Bailout?

Economist Michael Burke joins Kate Hudson to discuss the Spanish bailout, the irrationality of austerity and how the Left can enter the debate. 

Direct download: Michael_Burke_Open_Door_13.06.12.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 2:11pm UTC

The Future of Austerity in Europe

Economist Michael Burke speaks to Kate Hudson about whether Francois Hollande will be able to deliver on his anti-austerity promises, what the Left can do to fight austerity and the likelihood of an economic collapse in Europe. 

Direct download: Open_Door_Michael_Burke_22.05.12.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 4:48pm UTC

The Dark Side of NATO

Stop the War Convenor Lindsey German talks with Kate Hudson about NATO crimes in Libya, failed policies in Afghanistan and the forthcoming NATO summit in Chicago. 

Direct download: Lindsey_German_The_Political_Week_14.05.12.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 12:23pm UTC

Unjust banishment: the case against extraditing Britons to the US

Journalist and author Victoria Brittain speaks with Kate Hudson about her work against the unjust extradition of British citizens to the United States -  particularly the case of Babar Ahmad. They discuss why UK citizens accused of crimes committed in Britain should be tried here, and how you can get involved in the effort to save the four British men that America is currently trying to extradite.  

Direct download: Open_Door_-_Victoria_Brittain_08.05.2012.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 2:30pm UTC

Occupy Wall Street: where now?

Judith Leblanc, active in the US Occupy movement, talks with Kate Hudson about where Occupy is going, with whom and how, and sends a powerful message to the anti-cuts movement in Britain. 

Direct download: part_1_-_The_impact_of_the_US_Occupy_movement.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 4:53pm UTC

Direct download: part_2_-_Occupy_Congress.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 4:49pm UTC


Direct download: part_3_-_A_message_for_the_30th_November_strike.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 4:36pm UTC

The Entertainer and the Fixer

Italian freelance journalist Roberto Valussi in conversation with Kate Hudson about Berlusconi's incredible 17 years of power, the new perspectives related to Mario Monti's government, and what is left of the Italian opposition.

Direct download: part_1_-_Can_you_explain_17_years_of_Berlusconi.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 8:12pm UTC

Direct download: part_2_-_Montis_daunting_task.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 7:55pm UTC

Direct download: part_3_-_The_fragmented_Italian_opposition.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 7:18pm UTC

Direct download: part_4_-_Non_Occupying_movement_in_Italy.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 7:12pm UTC

Bazooka, troika and trillions: an analysis in three parts of EU rescue package.

Ricapitalisation of banks: where will the money come from? New Economic Foundation economist James Meadway in conversation with Kate Hudson

part 1

Direct download: 1._Ricapitalising_banks.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 2:29pm UTC

Writing off 50% of Greek Debt. Still not enough

part 2

Direct download: 2._Writing_off_Greek_debt_.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 2:10pm UTC

European Stability Fund: 1 trillion of euro promises

part 3

Direct download: 3._1_trillion_of_promises.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 1:58pm UTC

Occupy London: a blessed media attention

part 4

Direct download: 4._Occupy_London.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 1:27pm UTC

War and Peace in Central London

2001 - 2011: the war in Afghanistan goes on. So do the protests.

A reportage from the Anti War Assembly in Trafalgar Square.

Audio recording of speakers in stage made available by Harry Fear TV.

Realised by Roberto Valussi.

Direct download: Anti-war_Assembly_8_October.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 8:07pm UTC

Eurozone crisis and how to fight back

Economist Michael Burke explains the latest economic developments and how the new Europe against Austerity coordination can help unify the struggle for an economic alternative.

Direct download: interview_with_Michael_Burke_5.10.11.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 4:06pm UTC

Live from Labour Party Conference

Political commentator Joy Johnson joins Kate Hudson at the Labour Party Conference to asses the party and its leaders' performances so far. 

Direct download: interview_with_Joy_Johnson_27.09.11.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 3:43pm UTC

Are our savings safe?

Economist Michael Burke talks with Kate Hudson about the latest in the Eurozone crisis, the neo-liberal drive to privatization and the Europe against Austerity Conference on October 1st. 

Direct download: interview_with_Michael__Burke_14.09.11.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 11:57am UTC

9/11: ten years on

Stop the War Convenor Lindsey German talks with Kate Hudson about ten years campaigning against the War on Terror, the strength of the movement and the Anti-War Assembly on 8th October. 

Direct download: interview_with_Lindsey_German_14.09.11.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 11:04am UTC

Eurozone in crisis?

Economist James Meadway discusses the EU's latest economic woes with Kate Hudson, explains the fundamental problem with the single currency, and gives details of an important new conference. 

Direct download: interview_with_James_Meadway_26.08.11.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 2:45pm UTC

Media abuse of democracy

Author and journalist Victoria Brittain talks with Kate Hudson about NewsInternational, the political power of the media, and the political and media onslaught on Sheikh Raed Saleh

Direct download: interview_with_Victoria_Brittain_14.07.11.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 4:34pm UTC

Ireland: economic austerity and political legitimacy

Kate Hudson speaks with Roger Cole, from the Irish Peace and Neutrality Alliance, about Irish politics under the new government, and why Ireland andGreece are different.

Direct download: interview_with_Roger_Cole_5.07.11.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 4:14pm UTC

The political crisis in Greece

Journalist and political blogger Mattheos Tsimitakis argues that Greece is not only facing an economic crisis but a crisis of the legitimacy of the post-dictatorship political system.

Direct download: interview_with_Mattheos_Tsimitakis.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 2:25pm UTC

What future for Greece?

As the Greek parliament backs the government’s austerity programme, economist Michael Burke explains why leaving the Euro is not the answer and uncovers the rotten political deal at the heart of Greece’s problems.

Direct download: interview_with_Michael_Burke_29.06.11.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 11:59am UTC

How the media present the Palestinians

Professor Greg Philo from the Glasgow Media Group talks with Kate Hudson about media representation, his work on Israel and Palestine, and the political pressures exerted on journalists.

Direct download: interview_with_Prof._Philo.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 10:55am UTC

Assessing the US political mood

US peace activist Judith Leblanc talks with Kate Hudson about the state of the US economy, the people’s response to government performance and their increasing opposition to war.

Direct download: interview_with_Judith_Le_Blanc.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 10:19am UTC

Afghanistan: time to go

US blogger and anti-war author David Swanson talks with Kate Hudson about alternatives to war in Afghanistan and how the aggressor states cannot be part of the solution.

Direct download: interview_with_David_swanson.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 9:25am UTC

Europe: economy in crisis

Economist Michael Burke speaks with Kate Hudson about ‘austerity’ policies, the accelerating protests in Spain and Greece and the political meaning of ‘default’.

Direct download: interview_with_Michael_Burke_26.05.11.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 1:14pm UTC

Art and Politics: the creative process

Artists Peter Kennard and Cat Picton Phillips talk with Kate Hudson about photomontage in the digital age, Peter’s iconic anti-nuclear work with CND and how activist artists can make a difference.

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

The Egyptian uprising: unity of purpose?

John Rees talks with Kate Hudson about the forces which brought about the Egyptian uprising, whether and how unity can be maintained, and what’s coming up at the forthcoming Cairo Conference.

Direct download: interview_with_John_Rees_20.04.11.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 5:13pm UTC

Will Parliament change on Libya?

Jeremy Corbyn MP talks with Kate Hudson about why he wanted Parliament recalled over Libya, what we can expect from the Prime Minister’s statement on the war, and shifting opinions amongst MPs who should have known better.

Direct download: interview_with_Jeremy_Corbyn_20.04.11.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 4:45pm UTC

Can Al-Jazeera be independent?

Journalist and writer Hugh Miles talks with Kate Hudson about Al-Jazeera, how it transformed news coverage in the Arab world, and whether its relationship with the Qatari state is jeopardising its reputation during the current Arab uprisings.

Direct download: interview_with_Hugh_Miles.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 8:33pm UTC

Afghanistan: getting the US troops out

US peace activist Robert Naiman talks with Kate Hudson about the scale of US involvement in Afghanistan, how an exit might be achieved and US attitudes towards talking with the Taliban.

Direct download: interview_with_Robert_Naiman_14.04.11.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 10:36am UTC

Eye-witness from Gaza:

Palestinian journalist Yousef Al-Helou speaks about conditions in Gaza, and hope and despair amongst its people.

Direct download: interview_with_Yousef_Al-Helou.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 7:47pm UTC

Is the US gung-ho on Libya?

US peace activist Robert Naiman talks to Kate Hudson about US attitudes to the war on Libya, reflects on the seeming reluctance of Obama to engage and considers the strategic motivations for the bombing

Direct download: interview_with_Robert_Naiman.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 11:17am UTC

A Budget for Growth?

Economist Michael Burke explains why the budget will bring anything but growth and exposes the deregulatory plans which will be a major blow to ordinary people's living standards.

Direct download: interview_with_Michael_Burke_22.03.11.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 11:34am UTC

Fukushima: the health consequences

As the nuclear disaster unfolds at Fukushima, Kate Hudson speaks with Dr Ian Fairlie, independent consultant on radioactivity in the environment, about the health consequences of the radioactive contamination that is emerging from the stricken plant


Direct download: interview_with_Ian_Fairlie__17.03.11.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 7:11pm UTC

Ireland's new politics

As Ireland undergoes a major political shift, Kate Hudson interviews Roger Cole from the Irish Peace and Neutrality Alliance about what the post-election changes mean, including the impending end to US military flights via Shannon airport.

Direct download: interview_with_Roger_Cole_-__17.03.11.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 6:50pm UTC

Western Intervention in Libya?

Should the West intervene in Libya? As the rhetoric heats up for a no-fly zone, Kate Hudson interviews John Rees from the Stop the War Coalition, following his appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze debate.

Direct download: interview_with_John_Rees_-_10.03.11.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 7:49pm UTC

Open Door with Hannah Elsisi and John Rees - 03/03/11

In this special edition of Open Door Kate Hudson interviews Egyptian student activist Hannah Elsisi, who has recently returned from Cairo's Tahrir Square, and Stop the War activist and documentary film maker, John Rees. They discuss the uprisings in Egypt and Libya, assess the possibilities of real political change and reject talk of foreign military intervention.

Direct download: Interview_with_John_Rees_and_Hannah_Elsisi.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 1:06pm UTC

Open Door with Judith LeBlanc - 24/02/11

Kate Hudson talks to Judith Le Blanc, the National Organiser for Peace Action via an online link up with the US. They discuss the American people's reaction to the Egyptian uprising and we find out how one Egyptian supported the recent protests in Wisconsin.

Direct download: Interview_With_Judith_LeBlanc_2011.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 2:12pm UTC

Open Door with Victoria Brittain - 23/02/11

Victoria Brittain, journalist and human rights campaigner talks to Kate Hudson about the injustice of the shocking and fascinating case of Dr Aafia Siddiqui. Please read and redistribute Victoria’s article. It can be found at http://www.counterpunch.org/brittain02142011.htm

Direct download: Victoria_Brittain_Interview.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 12:30pm UTC

Open Door with Dr. Ian Fairlie - 09/02/11

Expert on the health consequences of nuclear power stations Dr Ian Fairlie tells Kate Hudson about the astonishing economic and safety implications of using nuclear power. He also discusses a controversial and revealing report that is awaiting publication.

Direct download: Dr_Fairlie_Interview.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 4:29pm UTC

Open Door with Bruce Kent - 03/02/11

Bruce Kent talks to Kate Hudson about the efficacy of the bilateral New Start treaty, Barack Obama and the prospects for nuclear disarmament.

Direct download: Bruce_Kent_03.02.11_final.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 3:26pm UTC

Open Door with Michael Burke - 25/01/11

Economist and journalist Michael Burke explains the recent fall in GDP and what the Tories are doing wrong. In this interview, conducted by Kate Hudson, Michael also discusses with the policy implications of Ed Balls becoming shadow chancellor. 

Direct download: Michael_Burke_jan_25th_final.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 7:15pm UTC

 Open Door with Judith LeBlanc - 17/01/11

In this special edition of Open Door, Kate Hudson interviews Judith LeBlanc, the National Organiser for Peace Action. Via a link up across the Atlantic, Judith discusses US politics since the republican majority in congress; the economic cuts and nuclear disarmament; and the ongoing war in Afghanistan.

Direct download: Interview_with_Judith_LeBlanc.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 5:52pm UTC

 Open Door with Bellavia Ribeiro-Addy - 21/12/10

Former NUS Black Students' Officer, Bellavia discusses the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Gaza, the upcoming protest vigil and the increasing role that students have to play in all three.

Direct download: Interview_21.12_final_.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 3:18pm UTC

Open Door with Lindsey German - 20/12/10

Convenor of Stop the War Coalition, Lindsey German talks about the new initiatives Counterfire and the Coalition of Resistance. Lindsey also discusses the measures necessary for successful opposition to the cuts.

Direct download: lindsey_interview_20.12._final_mp3.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 4:51pm UTC

Open Door with Barnaby Raine - 14/12/10

Activist and school student Barnaby Raine talks to Kate Hudson about the education cuts, the student protests and the emerging politicised youth.  

Direct download: Barnaby_Raine_edit.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 4:03pm UTC

Open Door with Jeremy Corbyn - 14/12/10

Jeremy Corbyn talks about his experiences on his recent visits to the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

Direct download: jeremy_interview_remaster_final.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 1:11pm UTC

 Open Door with Mary Robertson. 08/12/10

Spearheading the SOAS Occupation: student Mary Robertson talks about the resistance to the education cuts, solidarity, and the NUS.


Direct download: Interview_Mary_7.12.10_-_final.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 2:24pm UTC

Open Door with John Gittings - 07/12/10

Writer and journalist John Gittings talks about electoral strategies, nuclear disarmament and building alliances for change.

Direct download: John_Gittings_Interview.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 12:22pm UTC

Kate Hudson and Michael Burke discuss the economic crisis, the government's cuts agenda and how to challenge it

Direct download: Michael_Burke_-_Final.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 5:09pm UTC

Open Door with Sunny Hundal - 22/9/2010:

Award-winning blogger Sunny Hundal on electoral choices, shaping political change and building alternatives to the cuts agenda.

Direct download: Interview_with_Sunny_Hundal.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 8:13pm UTC

20/9/2010: Interview with Victoria Brittain

Kate Hudson interviews writer and journalist Victoria Brittain on the use of torture and the 'War on Terror', the continued detainment of Shaker Aamer and other prisoners, and her play, 'Waiting'.

Direct download: Interview_with_Victoria_Brittain.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 12:59pm UTC

13/9/2010: Interview with Sarah Colborne

Kate Hudson interviews Sarah Colborne of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign on her experiences aboard the Mavi Marmara, the lead vessel of the Gaza Flotilla, and her thoughts on the next stage of campaigning.

Direct download: Interview_with_Sarah_Colborne.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 3:54pm UTC

28/8/2010: Testimony of Hiroshima Survivor Shoso Kawamoto

In this very special episode of Open Door, one of the Hibakusha, Shoso Kawamoto, speaks of his own recollections and personal experiences as a survivor of Hiroshima, and sheds some light on one of its untold histories - that of the orphans of the atomic bombing of 6 August 1945.

Direct download: Testimony_of_Hiroshima_Survivor_Shoso_Kawamoto.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 11:33am UTC

24/8/2010: Bruce Kent on Hiroshima and Nuclear Weapons

Bruce Kent and Kate Hudson discuss the anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, what steps the Obama Administration and the United Nations are taking 65 years on, the changing tide against nuclear weapons in Britain and around the world, and the prospects of global nuclear abolition.

Direct download: Bruce_Kent_on_Hiroshima_and_Nuclear_Weapons.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 11:32am UTC

17/8/2010: Interview with Jeremy Corbyn MP

Kate Hudson interviews Jeremy Corbyn MP on the record of the coalition government, the state of the British economy, and the future of the Labour Party.

Direct download: Interview_with_Jeremy_Corbyn_MP.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 12:57pm UTC

6/8/2010: Afghanistan and the Iraq Inquiry

Kate Hudson interviews Lindsey German from Stop the War Coalition

Direct download: 6_8_2010__Afghanistan_and_the_Iraq_Inquiry.mp3
Category:Open Door -- posted at: 10:13am UTC


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