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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

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What is Biden’s policy in the Middle East?: Politics Weekly Extra

What is Biden’s policy in the Middle East?: Politics Weekly Extra

As the world witnesses the worst violence in Israel and Gaza since the 2014 war, the US president, Joe Biden, has been criticised for his response. Jonathan Freedland speaks to the veteran negotiator Dennis Ross about the history of US policy in the Middle East. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

29 mins

14 May Finished

Queen’s speech to the new Tory base: Politics Weekly podcast

Queen’s speech to the new Tory base: Politics Weekly podcast

Jessica Elgot and Gaby Hinsliff dissect what was and was not mentioned in the Queen’s speech on Tuesday. Ailbhe Rea and Ellie Mae O’Hagan look at where the Labour party is headed after very mixed election results. Plus, Peter Walker speaks to Francis Elliot about how successive governments have tried and failed to tackle social care reform. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

40 mins

12 May Finished

Tucker Carlson for president?: Politics Weekly Extra

Tucker Carlson for president?: Politics Weekly Extra

As rumours swirl that Fox News’s primetime show host might run to be Republican nominee in 2024, Jonathan Freedland speaks to former GOP communications director Tara Setmayer about the danger this would pose to American democracy. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

26 mins

7 May Finished

Party leaders brace for Super Thursday: Politics Weekly podcast

Party leaders brace for Super Thursday: Politics Weekly podcast

Heather Stewart and Polly Toynbee assess party campaigns in the run-up to the regional and local elections on 6 May. Aubrey Allegretti asks the pollsters Emily Gray and Joe Twyman what to expect. Plus, 100 years after the partition of Ireland, Rory Carroll is joined by Prof Peter Shirlow and Patricia MacBride to look at the future of Northern Ireland. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

39 mins

5 May Finished

Biden’s ‘transformative’ 100 days in office: Politics Weekly Extra

Biden’s ‘transformative’ 100 days in office: Politics Weekly Extra

Despite Joe Biden only being president for a little more than three months, some are calling his tenure ‘transformative’. Jonathan Freedland and Robert Reich dissect the US leader’s first 100 days in office. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

26 mins

30 April Finished

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