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Rock & Roll Politics with Steve Richards

English, Political, 1 season, 274 episodes, 1 day, 11 hours, 45 minutes
Based on his live one man show Rock N Roll Politics, the broadcaster and author, Steve Richards, takes a weekly behind the scenes tour of UK politics and the media that shapes the way we view the epic political dramas. The future is ridiculously unpredictable and the past is so easy to misread. Subscribe to your weekly guide through seismic times.
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Is the UK On The Edge of An Historic Turning Point?

The tidal waves move away from Thatcherite orthodoxies as the next election moves into view and the consequences of austerity economics and privatised monopolies are playing out.  Steve Richards asks; will the UK turn if Labour wins?  Support Rock N Roll Politics on Patreon and get exclusive benefits including bonus episodes and much more: Rock N Roll Politics is live at Kings Place on October 23rd.  Expect high political drama: Steve’s latest book Turning Points: Crisis and Change in Modern Britain From 1945 to Truss is now available: The New European sponsors Rock & Roll Politics - to get full access to the site for just £1 per week PLUS a £25 voucher to spend in their online store, visit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
9/19/202355 minutes, 57 seconds
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Can Labour Make Expensive Promises?

In last week’s podcast, the Shadow Education Secretary, Bridget Phillipson, outlined her plans for childcare. But how will they be paid for? Do Labour dare to give details in advance of an election? Will such details help Labour win — or will they become a vote losing ‘tax bombshell’? Rock & Roll Politics is live: Birmingham March 21 King's Place London Mar 23 Belfast Black Box, Hill Street Mar 26 Ropetackle Shoreham Mar 29 Witham Barnard Castle Apr 1 Old Market Theatre Brighton April 24 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
2/28/202356 minutes, 21 seconds
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New podcast: Mugshots with Michael Crick

New Podmasters series preview: How much do we really know about the people who make the headlines? In a provocative new series the acclaimed journalist Michael Crick, formerly of BBC, C4 and Newsnight, delves into the backgrounds of the powerful and the influential. In this first episode: Few newspaper editors wield as much power as the Daily Mail’s Paul Dacre. Feared and courted by politicians, he’s imposed his singular vision of Britain on successive governments – while sometimes stretching the law in pursuit of justice. But what makes Dacre tick? What does he want? And how might this epic career end? Like this excerpt? Hear the complete episode on all platforms right now here. And subscribe for new episodes every Monday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
2/13/202313 minutes, 42 seconds