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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 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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Can Democrats criticize Israel?

Apart from former nominee-candidate Andrew Yang, the Democratic party has remained relatively quiet about the latest escalations in Israel and Gaza. Why won’t the party comment? Freddy Gray talks to Dominic Green.

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Why is Liz Cheney still a Republican?

They saved her once, but it seems that the Congressional Republicans’ patience with Rep. Liz Cheney has run out. The founder of the GOP said ‘a house divided cannot stand’, but maybe it’s not a divided as the media makes it out. Freddy Gray speaks to Grace Curley, host of The Grace Curley Show.

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What’s wrong with American media?

What’s wrong with American media? The Sunday Times of London’s Josh Glancy, formerly Washington correspondent at the newspaper, joins Freddy Gray to discuss the how the last five years have changed the institution.

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Is Biden really going to squeeze the rich?

The Biden administration has announced that it will hike the highest rate of income tax and almost double capital gains tax to pay for its enormous spending plans. But will they stop there, or are more taxes on the less well off coming down the line? Freddy Gray speaks to Kate Andrews.

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What’s happening in Minneapolis?

Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck, is currently on trial in Minneapolis. Will the city stay peaceful when the verdict is delivered, do violent viral videos do more harm than good — and should the country’s political leaders call for order? Freddy Gray speaks to Scott Johnson, a lawyer […]

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Why should we hate ‘vaxports’?

Vaccine passports seem all but inevitable in the UK and parts of the US. While some are relatively relaxed about the prospects of a de facto bio-security ID card, others are not. US Spectator contributing editor and host of Dumpster Fire Bridget Phetasy is one of them, and on this episode tells Freddy Gray why she hates […]

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Did Matt Gaetz do nothing wrong?

On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that congressman Matt Gaetz is being investigated over whether he had sex with a 17-year-old and paid for her to travel with him. Freddy Gray speaks to Roger Stone, former adviser to Donald Trump and a friend of Gaetz, about the story.

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The alarming rise of Big Dope

Young people are now more likely to consume marijuana than smoke tobacco. Is weed just a benign stimulant, or is Big Dope pushing a drug that could lead to a schizophrenia epidemic? Freddy Gray speaks to Madeleine Kearns, staff writer at National Review and the author of the cover piece in the new US edition of The Spectator.

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What’s driving the NFT digital art boom?

A piece of digital art by the illustrator Beeple has sold for $69 million. Is it worth the cash, or just a picture on a screen? Freddy Gray talks to Nima Sagharchi, director of Middle Eastern, Islamic and South Asian art at Bonhams auctioneers.

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