podcasts

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Friday 22 February, Rob Lyons

Understanding anti-Semitism today

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas Festival 2018.

Thursday 14 February, Rob Lyons

How fear works

Listen to Professor Frank Furedi discuss his latest book at the Battle of Ideas Festival 2018.

Friday 8 February, Rob Lyons

Automatic lovers: should we be worried about sex robots?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2018.

Thursday 31 January, Rob Lyons

Does our DNA define us?

Listen to the discussion from Battle of Ideas Festival 2018.

Wednesday 23 January, Rob Lyons

Democracy under siege?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2018.

Monday 14 January, Rob Lyons

What is a woman anyway?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2018.

Wednesday 19 December 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: the 2018 culture wars

The team discuss the big political events and debates of the year.

Wednesday 19 December 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: Brexit special

The team discuss the past, present and future of Brexit.

Wednesday 12 December 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: sports review 2018

The team discuss the big sporting events and debates of the year.

Friday 7 December 2018, Rob Lyons

All change: navigating the new political disruption

Listen to the debate from Battle of Ideas 2018.

Friday 30 November 2018, Rob Lyons

Rule Book Britain: are we in love with legislation?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2018.

Friday 23 November 2018, Rob Lyons

Advertising: all-powerful or overrated?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2018.

Friday 16 November 2018, Rob Lyons

From SJW to gammon: weaponising political language

Listen to the keynote debate from the Battle of Ideas 2018.

Thursday 8 November 2018, Rob Lyons

Is free speech a fiction? In conversation with Lionel Shriver

Listen to the discussion from Battle of Ideas 2018.

Friday 2 November 2018, Rob Lyons

Drones: will they ever take off?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2018.

Monday 29 October 2018, Rob Lyons

Me, Me, Me! Narcissism and the new politics of identity

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2018.

Friday 14 September 2018, Rob Lyons

The ideal of the liberal nation state

Listen to the lecture by Dr Jim Panton from The Academy 2018.

Friday 10 August 2018, Rob Lyons

The transformation of the concept of popular sovereignty in early-modern Europe

Listen to the lecture by Dr Rachel Hammersley at The Academy 2018.

Sunday 5 August 2018, Alastair Donald

Globalism and neo-liberalism

Listen to Phil Mullan's lecture from The Academy 2018.

Monday 30 July 2018, Rob Lyons

Nation, nationalism and national consciousness

Listen to the opening plenary lecture of The Academy 2018 by Professor Frank Furedi.

Monday 16 July 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas - World Cup special, episode 6

The team reflect on the past month of football action.

Wednesday 11 July 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas - World Cup Special, episode 5

The team discuss the latest developments from Russia 2018.

Thursday 5 July 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas - World Cup special, episode 4

The team discuss the latest developments at Russia 2018.

Friday 29 June 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas - World Cup special, episode 3

The team discuss England's prospects, Germany's exit and FIFA's interventions.

Thursday 21 June 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas - World Cup special, episode 2

Our World Cup squad reflect on the first week of Russia 2018.

Thursday 14 June 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas - World Cup Special, episode 1

The Academy's World Cup squad discuss the latest developments around Russia 2018.

Monday 11 June 2018, Rob Lyons

How fear works

Professor Frank Furedi in conversation with Claire Fox

Friday 25 May 2018, Rob Lyons

The international abortion wars

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Friday 18 May 2018, Rob Lyons

Are science and medicine threatened by borders?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Thursday 3 May 2018, Rob Lyons

Religious freedom: a critical right or a license to discriminate?

Listen to the lecture from Living Freedom 2018.

Thursday 26 April 2018, Rob Lyons

Medical dilemmas: who decides?

With the case of Alfie Evans in the news, listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Friday 20 April 2018, Rob Lyons

From the Enlightenment to the Industrial Revolution

Listen to the lecture from Living Freedom 2018.

Friday 13 April 2018, Rob Lyons

Genetics, genomics and society - determinism vs free will

Listen to this lecture from Living Freedom 2018.

Thursday 5 April 2018, Rob Lyons

Xi’s China: new global power?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Monday 26 March 2018, Rob Lyons

Silicon Valley: from heroes to zeroes?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Sunday 18 March 2018, Rob Lyons

Was it Big Data wot won it?

After the furore about Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2017

Friday 9 March 2018, Rob Lyons

Safety first: do we live in a ‘cotton-wool society’?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Friday 2 March 2018, Rob Lyons

Putin’s Russia: a new Cold War?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Friday 23 February 2018, Rob Lyons

From Sandy Hook to Boston: guns, bombs and a changing America

Listen to the Battle of Ideas 2013 debate.

Friday 9 February 2018, Rob Lyons

Diversity: does it matter?

Podcast: listen to the debate from Battle of Ideas 2017

Friday 26 January 2018, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas, 26 January 2018

The Academy of Ideas team discuss the latest news.

Thursday 21 December 2017, Rob Lyons

Do you trust the media?

Listen to the debate at the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Friday 15 December 2017, Rob Lyons

Millennials: youthquake or snowflakes?

Listen to the debate at the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Thursday 7 December 2017, Rob Lyons

Can biotech lead an economic revolution?

Podcast: recording of the debate at the Battle of Ideas 2017.

Saturday 2 December 2017, Rob Lyons

Is globalisation over? The future of world trade

Listen to the debate from Battle of Ideas 2017.

Friday 24 November 2017, Rob Lyons

In the wake of Weinstein: #MeToo, calling out and sexual harassment

Podcast: recording of the Battle of Ideas Stockholm debate

Monday 13 November 2017, Rob Lyons

Censorship and identity: free speech for me, but not for you

Podcast: recording of the debate at Battle of Ideas 2017

Wednesday 18 October 2017, Rob Lyons

Battle Cry: Jamie Bartlett on the reaction against Silicon Valley

The author and presenter talks to Max Sanderson about the impact of the rise of the tech giants.

Thursday 12 October 2017, Rob Lyons

Battle Cry: Joanna Williams on contemporary feminism

The author of Women vs Feminism talks to Max Sanderson.

Thursday 5 October 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: Battle of Ideas preview

The team discuss some of the key debates at this year's festival.

Wednesday 27 September 2017, Rob Lyons

Battle Cry: Professor Tim Ingold on evolutionary psychology

Can evolution explain modern human psychology, from gender differences to empathy?

Wednesday 20 September 2017, Rob Lyons

Battle Cry: Cathy Young on the alt-right

Max Sanderson talks to the US author and columnist.

Friday 1 September 2017, Rob Lyons

Who do you think you are?

Listen to the lecture by Dr Tim Black on autonomy, authenticity and the emergence of identity politics from The Academy 2017.

Friday 11 August 2017, Rob Lyons

Narcissism and identity-determinism

A lecture by Claire Fox at The Academy 2017.

Thursday 3 August 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas - 3 August 2017

The team discuss the Trump administration, rewriting gender identities and the latest on Brexit.

Friday 28 July 2017, Rob Lyons

The emergence of the self in history

A lecture by Professor Frank Furedi at The Academy 2017.

Friday 21 July 2017, Rob Lyons

Liberty of conscience, freedom of speech

A lecture by Dr Teresa Bejan at The Academy 2017.

Friday 7 July 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas - 7 July 2017

The team discuss the week's news.

Tuesday 20 June 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: 20 June 2017

The team discuss the events of the past week, including the Grenfell Tower fire, Brexit, Northern Ireland and more.

Monday 12 June 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: further reflections on Election 2017

The team discuss the weekend's reactions to the election result and the prospects for the future.

Friday 9 June 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: the morning after Election 2017

The team give their first impressions on the results.

Monday 5 June 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: UK general election - episode 4

The team discuss the latest developments in the campaign.

Friday 2 June 2017, Rossa Minogue

The emergence of the individual

Podcast: lecture by Angus Kennedy recorded at The Academy 2016

Thursday 25 May 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: UK general election - episode 3

The team discuss the reaction to the Manchester bombing, the pause in the election campaign and the Tories' social-care u-turn.

Wednesday 24 May 2017, Rossa Minogue

Culture wars: the roots of Islamist terrorism

Plenary lecture delivered by Josie Appleton at The Academy 2016.

Monday 15 May 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: General Election special, episode 2

The team discuss the state of the parties in the run-up to 8 June.

Friday 28 April 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: elections in the UK and France

The team discuss the 'Brexit election' and the collapse of the traditional parties in France.

Wednesday 12 April 2017, Rob Lyons

The limits of free will

Podcast: philosopher and author Julian Baggini talks about one of the thorniest issues in philosophy.

Friday 7 April 2017, Rob Lyons

Creative Destruction: how to start an economic renaissance

Listen to the discussion at the launch of Phil Mullan's new book.

Friday 31 March 2017, Rob Lyons

Cosmopolitanism and sovereignty: what next for Europe?

Podcast: listen to the lecture and discussion from Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 17 March 2017, Rob Lyons

What next for Brexit?

Listen to this Podcast of Ideas special on what happens beyond Article 50.

Friday 10 March 2017, Rob Lyons

Tax wars and inequality

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 3 March 2017, Rob Lyons

Who are we? Identity politics dissected

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 24 February 2017, Rob Lyons

Immigration: what is the future of free movement?

Podcast: listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 17 February 2017, Rob Lyons

Does Britain need an industrial strategy?

Podcast: Patrick Hayes discusses the UK government's recent green paper.

Friday 10 February 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: 10 February 2017

Listen to the team chew over the week's news.

Saturday 4 February 2017, Rob Lyons

What is gender?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 27 January 2017, Rob Lyons

The UK economy after Brexit: sink or swim?

Podcast: listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 20 January 2017, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: 20 January 2017

The team discuss the new US president and Brexit.

Friday 6 January 2017, Rob Lyons

The new populism

Podcast: listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Saturday 31 December 2016, Rob Lyons

Is utopian thinking dead?

Podcast: listen to the debate at the Battle of Ideas 2016

Thursday 22 December 2016, Rob Lyons

Have we lost the art of conversation?

Podcast: listen to the debate at the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 16 December 2016, Rob Lyons

What’s the truth about ‘post‑truth’ politics?

Podcast: listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 9 December 2016, Rob Lyons

The rise of the Busybody State

Podcast: Josie Appleton, director of the Manifesto Club, talks about her new book.

Friday 2 December 2016, Rob Lyons

Are political parties over?

Recording of the debate at the Battle of Ideas 2016

Friday 18 November 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: public health, the view from Australia

Rob Lyons speaks to Australian policy consultant Terry Barnes.

Friday 11 November 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: Trump’s victory

Claire Fox, Geoff Kidder and Rob Lyons discuss the fallout from the US election.

Friday 4 November 2016, Rossa Minogue

Can America be great again?

Recorded at the Battle of Ideas 2016

Thursday 27 October 2016, Rob Lyons

Big Data: does size matter?

Podcast: recording of the debate at the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 21 October 2016, Rossa Minogue

Battle Cry: Munira Mirza on reinvigorating London

Max Sanderson talks to London's former deputy mayor for education and culture.

Wednesday 19 October 2016, Rossa Minogue

What’s the truth about generational inequality?

Podcast: Rob Lyons speaks to sociologist Jennie Bristow.

Friday 14 October 2016, Rossa Minogue

Battle Cry: Anders Sandberg on ethical AI

Max Sanderson profiles Anders Sandberg from the Future of Humanity Institute

Friday 7 October 2016, Rossa Minogue

Battle Cry: Ian Dunt on populism

Max Sanderson profiles Ian Dunt, editor of Politics.co.uk

Friday 30 September 2016, Rossa Minogue

Battle Cry: Timandra Harkness on Big Data

Max Sanderson profiles writer, broadcaster and comedian Timandra Harkness

Thursday 22 September 2016, Rossa Minogue

After Ferguson: policing and race in America

Podcast: Recorded at the Battle of ideas 2015.

Friday 16 September 2016, Rossa Minogue

How will we feed Britain after Brexit?

Rob Lyons speaks to Dr Guy Smith from the National Farmers Union

Friday 9 September 2016, Rossa Minogue

Three snapshots of the Age of Enlightenment

Podcast: Three short lectures on Isaac Newton, John Milton and Enlightenment coffee houses and salons

Friday 26 August 2016, Rossa Minogue

The totalitarian moment: Europe in the Thirties to Fifties

Podcast: lecture by Bruno Waterfield recorded at The Academy 2016

Friday 12 August 2016, Rossa Minogue

The EU: the project with no name

Professor Frank Furedi's plenary lecture at last month's Academy of Ideas Academy.

Friday 5 August 2016, Rossa Minogue

Brexit: a democratic awakening?

Podcast: Invoke Democracy Now's Rob Killick speaks to Rob Lyons

what's happening next

Battle of Ideas Festival 2019

Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 November 2019, Barbican, Silk Street, London