Posts Tagged ‘radio

I was recently on Newshour Extra on the BBC World Service discussing ‘Do we need economic growth?‘

Following the publication of my spiked article on the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War I appeared on a spiked podcast on 16 June to discuss the question further. You can listen here  (it is the final item).

I recently appeared on John Mills’ Talking Economics podcast with Chris Giles, the economics editor of the Financial Times, as the fellow guest. We discussed the British steel industry, tax havens and London’s economy.

The debate on social justice I participated in this week at the City of London Festival is now available to listen to as a podcast.  It is also appropriately topical that my debate on European austerity from last year’s Battle of Ideas is now available to watch on video.

I appear in the latest Institute of Ideas podcast discussion the authoritarian implications of the frenzied debate about tax dodging.

It was a surprise to hear Mervyn King appear on BBC Radio 4’s documentary series on Germany: Memories of a Nation. The former Bank of England governor is well known for his passionate support for Aston Villa FC and his interest in cricket but not his German expertise. However, on closer inspection it made sense. […]

Debate concentrates the mind. It is easy to dismiss opinions you disagree with from the privacy of your own living room. Debating articulate exponents of contrary views is another matter – even more so when the discussion takes place in front of a large audience. I found myself in the position of having to sharpen […]

I will be debating whether emotion or reason dictate the financial markets on the Free Thinking programme on BBC Radio 3 at 10pm this evening (subsequently available on the internet). The event was recorded at the recent City of London festival (see 7 July post).

Given the furore about Benefits Street, Channel 4’s fly-on-the-wall TV documentary series, it was interesting to hear the statistics on benefits cited in the BBC Radio 4’s latest More Or Less programme. Evidently the widely reported claim that 90% of those living on Birmingham’s James Turner Street, as featured in the documentary, are on benefits […]

Jacob Hacker of Yale attempts to explain the sometimes bewildering concept of predistribution on this BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme. I ask a question at about 14 minutes.