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Politics Weekly

Podcast Series Politics Weekly

The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics. In Politics Weekly Extra on Fridays, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland invites guests to help analyse the latest in US politics

Series Episodes

Biden’s battle to solve the climate crisis: Politics Weekly Extra

Biden’s battle to solve the climate crisis: Politics Weekly Extra

Last December, a month before his inauguration, Biden announced he was naming former secretary of state John Kerry as the first ever presidential envoy for climate as part of his plan to deal with the crisis. Joan E Greve talks to Oliver Milman about what Biden’s climate change plans are, what challenges he’s up against and if he and John Kerry can lead the way in solving the climate crisis.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

23 mins

30 July Finished

Police mock Johnson’s big crime plan: Politics Weekly podcast

Police mock Johnson’s big crime plan: Politics Weekly podcast

Heather Stewart and Rafael Behr discuss ‘crime week’, as the government attempts to shift the narrative. Plus, Katy Hayward, Daniel Boffey and Jess Sargeant look at what’s behind the latest tensions over the Northern Ireland protocol. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

28 mins

28 July Finished

The GOP’s push for anti-trans laws: Politics Weekly Extra

The GOP’s push for anti-trans laws: Politics Weekly Extra

Republican lawmakers have introduced the highest number of anti-trans bills to be filed in a single year in 2021. Joan E Greve speaks to Sam Levin about why some in the GOP are trying to ban transgender children from certain sports teams and limit their access to gender-affirming healthcare.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

25 mins

23 July Finished

Government ‘all over the place’ as summer recess begins: Politics Weekly podcast

Government ‘all over the place’ as summer recess begins: Politics Weekly podcast

Jessica Elgot and Polly Toynbee discuss a purge of so-called far-left factions from the Labour party. Plus, as Boris Johnson again delays the social care overhaul, Heather Stewart, David Gauke, Jill Rutter and Ryan Shorthouse look at the future for his premiership goals. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

29 mins

21 July Finished

What is the state of US-China relations? Politics Weekly Extra

What is the state of US-China relations? Politics Weekly Extra

It’s been 50 years this month since Henry Kissinger, the then national security advisor, made a secret trip to the People’s Republic of China. Joan E Greve talks to the Guardian’s China affairs correspondent, Vincent Ni, to find out how the current diplomatic relationship compares with 1971. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

24 mins

16 July Finished

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