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Who is Ron Klain and is he running America?

President Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain is set to have a large bash for his 60th with a whopping guest list of the rich and powerful, a list he has been developing since the Clinton administration. But who is the real Ron? A kind caretaker sharing the burden to aid his elderly president — […]

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Is the War on Terror finally over?

American troops have all but left Afghanistan, months ahead of their September 11 deadline. The country looks ready to fall into a full-scale civil war, with the Taliban overrunning government forces and seeing off local pockets of resistance. Will Biden keep America out, and will he walk away from Iraq too? Freddy Gray speaks to […]

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Is America hopelessly divided?

Freddy Gray speaks to journalist and author George Packer about the thesis of his latest book Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal.

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Reagan, Trump, Halston and me: from Studio 54 to the White House with Bob Colacello

Writer, photographer, curator and author Bob Colacello was the editor of Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine during the 1970s, a role that placed him at the very epicenter of that era’s glitter, exuberance, and excess. Camera in hand, he accompanied the legendary pop artist through a dizzying social whirl around the world from the dark corners […]

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Is vaccine encouragement becoming vaccinate coercion?

From jabs for joints, to peer pressure in schools, to free lap dances, it seems the power that be are getting more and more aggressive in their mission of getting everyone jabbed as quickly as possible. To discuss this unprecedented vaccination campaign Freddy Gray talks to author of A State of Fear: How the UK Government […]

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali: I call it criminal race theory

In this week’s edition of The Green Room, deputy editor of The Spectator World Dominic Green meets human rights activist, campaigner for classical liberal values, research fellow, founder of the AHA foundation and prolific author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, for a chat about her article in the new edition of The Spectator World. In it, she […]

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Is hugging important to health?

A study by Carnegie Mellon University published in the journal Psychological Science in 2015 claimed so

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The Green Room

Did rock music come of age in 1971?

In this week’s edition of The Green Room, deputy editor of The Spectator‘s world edition Dominic Green and co-host Arsalan Mohammad take a look back half a century to 1971, a year currently being explored in a magnificent eight-part documentary series on Apple+ TV. Packed with archival music, contemporary news reports, voices from the mainstream […]

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What does Putin think of Joe Biden?

Freddy Gray talks to The Spectator‘s Russia correspondent Owen Matthews about relations between the two presidents.

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Does Bidenomics make sense?

With Professor Michael Lind, author of The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite.

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Will we ever know where COVID came from?

What was once dismissed by the mainstream media as a right wing conspiracy theory, seems to have made its transition, into credible possibility. It now seems very plausible that COVID came from a Chinese lab. But will we ever know for sure? And even if we did, what would we do about it? Freddy Gray […]

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The Green Room

The ultimate Dylan mixtape

In this week’s edition of The Green Room, deputy editor of The Spectator‘s world edition Dominic Green and journalist Arsalan Mohammad celebrate Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday by debating a good old-fashioned mixtape of tunes spanning the old master’s 60-year career (with some background sound effects by Arsalan’s dog). To listen to our selection, head over […]

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Is Biden’s honeymoon over?

Joe Biden faces a number of challenges both foreign and domestic. While the press have given him an easy time so far, there are signs that they are on the turn. Freddy Gray talks to Christopher Caldwell.

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Has liberalism gone too far?

In this week’s episode of The Green Room, deputy editor of The Spectator‘s world edition Dominic Green meets the author Sohrab Ahmari for a chat about his new book, The Unbroken Thread: Discovering The Wisdom Of Tradition In An Age Of Chaos. In it, Ahmari, a writer and the op-ed editor of the New York […]

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