The Rest Is Politics

The Rest Is Politics

By Goalhanger Podcasts

Two men who’ve been at the heart of the political world - former Downing Street Director of Communications and Strategy Alastair Campbell and cabinet minister Rory Stewart - join forces from across the political divide. The Rest Is Politics lifts the lid on the secrets of Westminster, offering an insider’s view on politics at home and abroad, while bringing back the lost art of disagreeing agreeably.



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Episodes

Question Time: Clan Campbell vs. Clan Stewart, Tartan Trews, and Lindsay Hoyle

Join Alastair and Rory for the latest episode of TRIP: Question Time, where they answer your questions on the historical Scottish clashes between Clan Stewart and Clan Campbell, Rory’s tartan trousers, the performance of Lindsay Hoyle as Speaker, and labour shortages in the UK.Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, enjoy ad-free listening, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producer: Jack Davenport Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/2222m 19s

Amnesty International, cabinet duels, and fuel poverty

Join Alastair and Rory as they discuss lame ducks, Amnesty International’s Ukraine report, politicians’ holidays, energy prices, fuel poverty, George Canning, Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan, the wildfires and US Climate Bill, Boris Johnson’s dancing, and The Rest Is Politics bingo.Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, enjoy ad-free listening, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producer: Jack Davenport Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/08/2242m 41s

Question Time: Scottish Unionism, growth, and cannibalism

Join Alastair and Rory for the latest episode of TRIP: Question Time, where they answer your questions on Bhutan's Gross Domestic Happiness, Scottish Unionism, political biographies, cannibalism, and more.Show notes:Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln - Doris Kearns GoodwinDe Gaulle - Aidan Crawley The Years of Lyndon Johnson - Robert Caro The Power Broker - Robert CaroInstagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comEditor: James HodgsonProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producer: Jack Davenport Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/08/2218m 27s

William Hague on Boris Johnson, Blair, and Brexit

In a special episode of The Rest Is Politics, Alastair and Rory are joined by former Foreign Secretary and former Leader of the Conservative Party, William Hague.They discuss the future for Boris Johnson, William’s days facing Tony Blair in the Commons, packing the House of Lords, Putin’s offer to build a gas pipeline to the UK, the Hong Kong handover, Brexit, leaving politics on a high, education, vaccines, and reasons to be optimistic.Show notes:The Great Firewall: Wie China das Internet verändert (German language podcast)Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producer: Jack Davenport Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/08/2248m 14s

Al-Qaeda, Pelosi in Taiwan, and working for Truss

Join Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart as they discuss al-Qaeda, Kosovo, Kenya, Tunisia, the 'age of impunity', Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit, working for Truss and Sunak, terrorism, and resignation honours.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comShow notes:The Holocaust: A New History - Laurence ReesBoris Johnson is planning to fill the Lords with his cronies and legitimise bribery - Gordon Brown (The Guardian)Which prime minister is being described here? - Robert Saunders (Twitter)Producer: Dom JohnsonExec Producer: Jack Davenport Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/2239m 17s

Question Time: The last days of Blair and May, carbon footprints, and remaining hopeful

May's downfall, Blair-Brown, Celtic vs. Rangers in Belfast, remaining hopeful, charter cities, climate change, carbon emissions, and wildfires.Join Alastair and Rory as they answer all your questions on the above and more in the latest Question Time episode of The Rest Is Politics.Reading list:The Brexit revolutionaries have barely begun, Britain need to wake up fast (The Sovereign Individual) - Alastair CampbellThe Tories are upping their attack on our democracy, under cover of the leadership contest - Gina Miller (The Guardian)The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy - Mariana MazzucatoInstagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producer: Jack Davenport Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/07/2229m 5s

Blue on blue, famine in Africa, and David Trimble

Join Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart as they discuss the Tory leadership race, the life and legacy of David Trimble, Mario Draghi's resignation, charter cities, famine in Africa, populism, and Marilyn Monroe's poetry.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comShow notes:The Irish Diaries (1994–2003) - Alastair CampbellDavid Trimble Channel 4 Clip (Twitter)Italy’s loss of Mario Draghi is a warning to progressives across Europe – and to the EU - Lorenzo Marsili (The Guardian)The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age - James Dale Davidson + William Rees-MoggWould-be Tory leaders aren’t facing up to dire state of the NHS - Polly Toynbee (The Guardian)Producer: Dom JohnsonExec Producer: Jack Davenport Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/07/2244m 0s

Question Time: Treating addiction, feminism, and a fear of ketchup

Join Rory and Alastair for the latest episode of 'The Rest Is Politics: Question Time', where they discuss removing the stigma around addiction, feminism, Eton, Alastair's fear of ketchup, political cliches, Rory's worst interview gaff, whether the SNP has a mandate for another independence referendum, and how Iran and Afghanistan have changed since Rory's walk.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producer: Jack Davenport Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/07/2222m 50s

Rishi Sunak vs. Liz Truss

And then there were two...After finding out that Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak will compete to be the next UK Prime Minister, Rory and Alastair recorded a special episode devoted to that very topic.They discuss Truss and Sunak's reputation among Tory members, their suitability for the top job, and the relationship between ambitious MPs and the British media.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/07/2232m 44s

Keir Starmer on rebuilding Labour, Tory leadership, and Brexit

In a special episode recorded in Westminster as temperatures approached 40C in London, Rory and Alastair are joined by the Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer.They debate and discuss the Tory leadership race, Scotland, rebuilding Labour, economic policy, global recession, Brexit, Boris Johnson, the path to power, the Lib Dems, electoral reform, written constitutions, the British press and more.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producer: Jack DavenportSign up for free to The Knowledge: www.theknowledge.com Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/07/2245m 3s

Heatwaves, semiconductors, and Johnson's return?

It's the hottest day of the year so far, but Rory and Alastair are still managing to disagree fairly agreeably!Tune in to hear them talk heatwaves, climate change, leadership debates, food shortages, semiconductors, Thatcher and taxation, China, Joe Biden, Boris Johnson's return, and more.Plus, stay tuned for a special guest episode later this week too...Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producer: Jack Davenport Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/2240m 1s

Question Time: Shinzo Abe, Sri Lanka, and 'Big Society'

Join Rory and Alastair for the seventh episode of 'The Rest Is Politics: Question Time', where they discuss the assassination and legacy of Shinzo Abe, the situation in Sri Lanka, Tory leadership, marriage, Rory's wedding ring, the Met, and more. Reading List:Not For The Faint-Hearted: My Life Fighting Crime - John StevensInstagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comEditor: James HodgsonProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producer: Jack Davenport Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/07/2224m 32s

Tory leadership race: contenders and pretenders

Rishi Sunak. Liz Truss. Penny Mordaunt. Tom Tugendhat. And about fifty others.Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart discuss the runners and riders in the chaotic Tory leadership contest, with Rory giving an insider's guide into what goes on behind the scenes.How do you attract support? When do campaigns really start? And who will succeed Boris Johnson?Reading list:Tory leadership candidate endorsement tracker (New Statesman) - Ben WalkerWho started each Tory leadership race as favourite? - Tides of HistoryInstagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producer: Jack Davenport Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/2245m 58s

BORIS JOHNSON RESIGNS

Boris Johnson has resigned.Join Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart for this emergency podcast as they react to the news of Johnson's resignation. After a tumultuous few days, Johnson is finally standing down, and Alastair and Rory answer the key questions raised by this landmark announcement. Can Johnson stay on as caretaker? Who are the candidates to replace him? What happens next?Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/07/2244m 55s

British scandals, global recession, and Elvis

Join Rory and Alastair as they discuss British scandals, moments of madness, civil service interventions, Starmer on Brexit, technocracy, global economic recession, tech bubbles, China and Taiwan, Xi Jinping, Britain's dwindling military, Lebedev, Elvis, Jimmy Carter and a tribute to Peter Brook.Reading list:Xi Jinping: The Most Powerful Man in the World - Stefan Aust and Adrian GeigesStarmer is right to say Brexit won’t be reversed (The Times) - William HagueMozart in Motion - Patrick MackieThe State We're In: Alastair Campbell Meets Rory Stewart (Men's Health) - Alastair CampbellInstagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack DavenportThe New European Offer: theneweuropean.co.uk/trip Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/07/2245m 7s

SPECIAL: SUNAK AND JAVID RESIGN

Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart respond to the breaking news that Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid have both resigned from the Government. How long can Boris Johnson survive as Prime Minister after two of his heavyweight ministers resign a few minutes apart?Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/2233m 39s

Question Time: Roe v. Wade, military MPs, and Ismail Kadare

Roe v. Wade, the impact of military service on sitting MPs, Britain's global reputation, Labour's stance on strike action, progressive alliances, John Smith, Alexander the Great, and the novels of Ismail Kadare.Join Rory Stewart and Alastair Campbell for the fifth episode of The Rest Is Politics: Question Time, where they answer your questions on all of the above and much, much more.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comReading list:Broken April - Ismail KadareSpring Flowers - Ismail KadareProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/06/2226m 50s

Tony Blair on the UK's relegation battle

Tony Blair joins Rory Stewart and Alastair Campbell to discuss his fears that Britain may soon be relegated from the Premiership of nations. Also discussed, his views on the future of the NHS, technology and how Labour can recover from the Corbyn years. Plus Ukraine, Russia, China, Scotland, and how to handle Alastair Campbell.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack DavenportThe New European Offer: theneweuropean.co.uk/trip Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/06/2254m 59s

Question Time: The Queen's toilet, Carole Cadwalladr, and climate crisis

Find out which historical world leaders Rory and Alastair would be like to work alongside, what they would say if they had the world's attention for 30 seconds, their thoughts on the 'Tory power stance' and body language coaching in politics.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comEditor: James HodgsonProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/06/2227m 21s

By-elections, strikes, and populists

Join Rory and Alastair as they discuss by-elections, how Alastair would run as a Tory, strikes, trade unions, Colombia, France, Henry Kissinger, Carrie Johnson's ghost story, Rory's visit to a kibbutz, Welsh Labour, ethics advisors and unrequited love!Reading list:Here’s what Labour should say on Brexit and immigration - Peter KellnerHenry Kissinger at 99: how to avoid another world war - Niall FergusonInstagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack DavenportThe New European Offer: theneweuropean.co.uk/trip Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/06/2244m 59s

Question Time: Ukraine, Tony Blair, and foreign languages

Join Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart for the third edition of 'The Rest is Politics: Question Time', where they answer your questions on the situation in Ukraine, the role of former world leaders in politics, and their multilingual capabilities.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comEditor: James HodgsonProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/06/2226m 35s

Keir Starmer, Northern Ireland, and disagreeing 'agreeably'

Join Rory and Alastair as they discuss the performance and future of Keir Starmer, what they both think of Wes Streeting, Rory's appearance on BBC Question Time, austerity, what Labour needs to do to win, train strikes, Tony Blair, Northern Ireland, the ERG, Liz Truss, and disagreeing 'agreeably'.Reading list:Paul Krugman - The Austerity DelusionAnton Spisak - Fixing the Northern Ireland Protocol: A Way ForwardInstagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack DavenportThe New European Offer: theneweuropean.co.uk/trip Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/06/2252m 42s

Question Time: Austerity, diaries, and impostors

Join Rory and Alastair as they answer your questions on Austerity, John Bercow, protest, schools, carbon footprints, imposter syndrome, cheese, interview techniques, political diaries, and the Duc de Saint-Simon.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/06/2225m 26s

Johnson wounded, monarchy, and the West Bank

Boris Johnson’s no-confidence vote, Tory backbench anger, the Platinum Jubilee, the Queen’s relationships with PMs, Rory’s defence of monarchy, Tony Blair’s royal faux pas, the West Bank, Bethlehem, Dundee, Northern Ireland, Colombia, and Xi Jinping. Join Rory and Alastair for discussion of all of the above and much, much more.To listen to our sister podcast, The Rest Is History, and their special episode on ‘How Prime Ministers Fall’, simply go to Apple or Spotify:Apple: apple.co/3Nkvo8VSpotify: http://spoti.fi/3mj4O47Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor & Jack DavenportThe Week:theweek.co.uk/rest Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/06/2244m 51s

Question Time: Hong Kong handover, human rights, and Tintin

Welcome to the first ever episode of 'TRIP: Question Time'!During our Question Time pods, Rory and Alastair will attempt to answer even more of the fantastic listener questions we get each week.While the Wednesday pod will still dig into the main issues of the day, TRIP QT allows Alastair and Rory to debate wide-ranging topics and recount stories from their lives in politics and beyond.This week the pod covers prisons, how to talk to totalitarian leaders about human rights, Alastair's memories of the Hong Kong handover, how Tintin inspired Rory, Alastair's most right wing view, Rory's most left wing view, and how your upbringing can shape your political outlook.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor & Jack Davenport Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/06/2226m 4s

Charisma, Portugal, and gun control

Rory going viral, Alastair's trip to Portugal, Labour's Brexit position, Olaf Scholz, the UEFA Champions League Final, the 1922 Committee, charisma, Nelson Mandela, teaching politics in school, US gun control, and ABBA. Tune in to today's pod to hear all this and more!ANNOUNCEMENT: Make sure you come back tomorrow for our first episode of 'TRIP: Question Time' (in the same podcast feed), where Alastair and Rory will devote a whole show to answering more listener questions and recounting some incredible stories from their time in politics.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor & Jack DavenportThe Week:theweek.co.uk/rest Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/06/2238m 54s

Rupert Murdoch, Taiwan, and Burnley

Partygate photos, Teals in Australia, why Rory ran as an independent in London, Anthony Albanese, Mhairi Black, Bill Cash, Rupert Murdoch, China, Taiwan, PR, and Nigel Farage. This week's pod has got it all.Join Rory and Alastair as they drill down into the political talking points from at home and abroad, plus plenty of listener questions.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor & Jack DavenportThe Week:theweek.co.uk/rest Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/05/2238m 16s

Food shortages, Francois Hollande, and Shireen Abu Akleh

Shireen Abu Akleh, Alastair's catch-up with Francois Hollande, Rory's reflection on the Tory leadership debates, Northern Ireland, Nick Clegg, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, global food shortages, power-sharing, and press coverage.Join Rory and Alastair for discussion and analysis of all of the above and more, plus plenty of listener questions.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor & Jack DavenportThe Week:theweek.co.uk/rest Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/05/2249m 42s

Putin’s blanket, election fallout, and China in Africa

Beergate, local elections, Tower Hamlets, Northern Ireland, Putin, Chinese foreign policy, Oxbridge, and porridge talk.Join Rory and Alastair for discussion and analysis of all of the above and more, plus plenty of listener questions.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor & Jack DavenportThe Week:theweek.co.uk/restGoalhanger Podcasts Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/05/2257m 10s

Bad politics, local elections, and toxic debates

Rory Stewart and Alastair Campbell work out a plan for improving the quality of debate in Westminster. They also wonder what it would take for the electorate to dump Boris Johnson from power. Plus how to make the perfect porridge.Go to Instagram and Twitter for our reading list.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor & Jack DavenportThe Week:theweek.co.uk/restGoalhanger Podcasts Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/05/2256m 52s

Biggest snakes, Basic Instinct, and meeting Miley

Defeating populism, the way to win a leadership contest, and Boris Johnson meeting Miley Cyrus.Join Alastair and Rory from Scotland in our first ever live episode - it's certainly not one to miss!Go to Instagram and Twitter for our reading list.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor & Jack DavenportGoalhanger Podcasts Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/04/2250m 2s

Rwanda, Religion and the Return of Trump

Join Alastair and Rory for this week's pod, where they discuss Patel's plans to send refugees to Rwanda from Britain, the role of religion in politics, and the mysterious ideologue that some believe is the brains behind Putin. There are also plenty of listener questions, which range from Trump's possible return in 2024 to whether political parties should be solely state-funded.The Rest Is Politics - Live!Wednesday 25th May - 7pmLeicester Square Theatre, LondonTickets:https://www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/the-rest-is-politics-live/Producer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor & Jack DavenportInstagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.com Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/04/221h 2m

Partygate fines, political partners, and voting at 15?

In today's pod Alastair and Rory discuss the police fines that Johnson and Sunak have received for their roles in Partygate, the current political situation in both France and Pakistan, and the role of spouses in politics. After the break they also drill down into what Alastair and Rory vehemently disagree on politically.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor & Jack DavenportGoalhanger Podcasts Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/04/221h 9m

Globalism, Scottish Nationalism, and Rory's new job

Could this be the final ever episode of The Rest Is Politics after Rory's revelation last Friday, 1st April? Hopefully not! After more terrible news from Ukraine and some countries refusing to shun Russia, could this crisis herald the end of a globalism? Also, reaction to populist leaders Orban and Le Pen gaining support in Europe, the ethics of working with questionable regimes, and what first attracted Rory Stewart to the Conservative Party? Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/04/2251m 43s

Tribal politics, anonymous sources, and Malcolm Tucker

Do the Royal family and the Commonwealth still have a place in the modern world? Alastair and Rory discuss Rwanda and countries recovering from war, whether Joe Biden is an effective communicator, how the relationship between the media and politicians really works, and why certain people find it hard to criticise their own party.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comGoalhanger Podcasts Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/03/2256m 26s

Iraq, brave opposition, and powerful Chancellors

As Rory returns from a tour of Iraq with a landmine charity, what lessons can be learned from the country since the occupation, and how could they be applied to the current situation in Ukraine? Also, is Belarus getting off too lightly in terms of sanctions, can Britain become 'food independent' again, and what is the power dynamic between Prime Ministers and Chancellors of the Exchequer?Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comGoalhanger Podcasts Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/03/2258m 18s

Zelenskyy's humanity, Lebvedev's parties, and Eton

Who is winning the communications landscape in Ukraine? Alastair and Rory discuss the importance of soft power, the sacrifices needed to free European dependency on Russian oil, the most intimidating politicians, and whether private schools like Eton have a healthy impact on British society.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comGoalhanger Podcasts Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/03/2257m 46s

The Rest Is History: Young Putin, the KGB and the Soviet Union

In our most recent episode, Alastair mentioned our sister podcast, The Rest Is History, and its recent mini-series on the Soviet Union, its fall, Putin's early life and his subsequent rise to power.Here's the first episode of the series on Brezhnev, Putin's formative years, his early KGB career and Gorbachev's descent into chaos.Was Putin a nationalist or a communist? What changed from Brezhnev to Gorbachev? What was Putin doing in East Germany during the Soviet twilight years?Find the next episode in the series here:AppleSpotifyElsewhereOr search 'The Rest Is History' wherever you get your podcasts.See you on Wednesday for our next episode of 'The Rest Is Politics'. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/03/2230m 8s

Lying, vanity and friendship in politics

Welcome to the second episode of The Rest Is Politics with Rory Stewart and Alastair Campbell!With Ukrainian refugees struggling to claim asylum in the UK, why aren't the British government's actions matching up to its rhetoric? Rory and Alastair discuss the importance of personal relationships in matters of state, and question whether the current honours system is fit for purpose after former education and defence secretary Gavin Williamson was given a knighthood.Instagram:@restispoliticsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.comGoalhanger Podcasts Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/03/2251m 39s

Putin in person, Russian money in British politics, and Bono vs Blair

What's Vladimir Putin like to deal with in person? On the first episode of "The Rest Is Politics", Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart tackle the latest developments in Ukraine, give their insight into the most effective next steps for NATO, explain how Russian money has affected British politics, and discuss celebrity activism.Follow us:TwitterInstagramEmail the show:restispolitics@gmail.com Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/2252m 19s

Trailer

Two men who’ve been at the heart of the political world - former Downing Street Director of Communications and Strategy Alastair Campbell and cabinet minister Rory Stewart - join forces from across the political divide. The Rest Is Politics lifts the lid on the secrets of Westminster, offering an insider’s view on politics at home and abroad, while bringing back the lost art of disagreeing agreeably. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/02/221m 49s
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