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. 

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: 12:01 PM

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: 2:46 PM

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.

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Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 3:44 PM

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: 1:06 PM

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: 2:44 PM

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

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Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 4:43 PM

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: 3:07 PM

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: 4:38 PM

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: 5:01 PM

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: 4:32 PM

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: 11:09 AM

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson speaks with Kate Hudson about Britain's double dip recession, Mitt Romney's Olympic-sized blunder and the delights of the Opening Ceremony. 

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Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 2:43 PM

Following the Bob Diamond scandal, journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson speaks to Kate Hudson about the resulting parliamentary inquiry, the plight of the elderly in Britain and the Olympics' private security failure. 

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Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 3:03 PM

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson and Kate Hudson speak about David Cameron's proposed radical reductions to the welfare state, the results of the Egyptian presidential elections and Venezuela's Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra. 


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Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 4:04 PM

Kate Hudson and Luke Massey, the Press Officer for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, discuss the Ministry of Defence's £1.1 billion contract with Rolls Royce and what it means for Trident. They also speak about how an environment of government spending cuts to public services is fostering an increase of public opposition to nuclear weapons in Britain. 

Direct download: Luke_Massey_The_Political_Week_19.06.12.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 1:50 PM

Journalist and commentator Joy Johnson discusses with Kate Hudson Gordon Brown's appearance at the Leveson Inquiry, the French parliamentary elections and Nobel Prize winner Professor Paul Krugman's anti-austerity stance. 

Direct download: Joy_Johnson_The_Political_Week_12.06.12.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 2:59 PM

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson talks with Kate Hudson about Tory U-turns, Tony Blair's 'charisma' at the Leveson Inquiry and what to do with a "muttering idiot". 

Direct download: Joy_Johnson_The_Political_Week_29.05.12.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 2:01 PM

Andrew Burgin, secretary of Coalition of Resistance speaks with Kate Hudson about the Greek elections, the rise of the Left in Europe and the Greece Solidarity Campaign. 


Direct download: Andrew_Burgin_The_Political_Week_21.05.12.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 3:13 PM

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson talks with Kate Hudson about the London mayoral election results, the impact of the swing to the Left in France and Greece, and the latest from the Leveson Inquiry. 

Direct download: Joy_Johnson_The_Political_Week_15.05.12.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 12:19 PM

In this episode Kate Hudson speaks to journalist and broadcaster Joy Johnson about why she is beacking Ken for Mayor of London, how the Bradford by-election is politically significant and what the Leveson inquiry means for Tory political prospects. 

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Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 2:33 PM

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson talks about the border control scandal, the "crusties" of St. Paul's and the 30th November strike. 

Direct download: part_1_-_border_control_scandal.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 5:54 PM

Direct download: part_2_-_Getting_rid_of_the_crusties-LSX_still_there.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 5:45 PM

Direct download: part_3_-_Technocracy_in_the_EU.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 5:43 PM

Direct download: part_4_-Surviving_Tribune.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 4:58 PM

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Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 4:35 PM

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson talks about the trouble in the Tories over Europe, tensions in St Paul's over the Occupy protests and the sad demise of Tribune

Direct download: interview_with_Joy_Johnson_26.10.11.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 11:14 AM

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson talks about the 50p tax cut scandal, Murdoch and Godfather Blair, and the forthcoming Europe against Austerity Conference. 

Direct download: interview_with_Joy_Johnson_08.09.11.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 3:56 PM

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson talks about the flatlining UK economy, potential coalition splits on the Human Rights Act, and the myths underpinning 'liberal interventionism' in Libya. 


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Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 2:39 PM

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson talks with Kate Hudson about the latest in the News International scandal, the extent of the crisis and how Ed Miliband is shaping up to the challenge. 


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Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 11:58 AM

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson makes the case for ‘Red’ Labour not ‘Blue Labour’, and discusses Ed Balls, the current strike wave and the economic problems of Greece.

Direct download: interview_with_Joy_Johnson_23.06.11.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 12:38 PM

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson talks about the latest in the Labour Party - ‘Blue Labour’, the debate around ‘Open Primaries’ and Liam Byrne’s ‘shortest suicide note in history’.

Direct download: Joy_Johnson_31.05.11.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 5:28 PM

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson talks about the fall of Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the implications for French politics, problems facing the Lib Dems in coalition - from AV to Huhne and House of Lords Reform - and the dire state of the UK economy.

Direct download: joy_johnson_-_17.05.11.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 3:09 PM

Journalist and political commentator Joy Johnson talks about the role of the trade unions post-March 26th, "worst Wednesday" and the latest on the economy, and progress in the ongoing dirty war on Libya.

Direct download: Joy_Johnson_-_07.04.11.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 4:57 PM

Joy Johnson reflects on British government responses to Fukushima and Libya and analyses the likely impact of the health care reforms and next week’s budget.

Direct download: interview_with_Joy_Johnson_-_18.03.11_.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 4:30 PM

This week Kate Hudson and Joy Johnson’s discussion focuses on Rupert Murdoch's proposed take over of BSkyB, the response of the British government to the recent events in North Africa and the upcoming TUC march on the 26th of March.

Direct download: Joy_Johnson_the_political_week_3.3.11.mp3
Category:The Political Week -- posted at: 4:49 PM

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