Politics 18 October 2018 Podcast: The Brexit Sanity Test The New Statesman podcast with Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush. Getty Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up Helen and Stephen attempt to bring some calm rationality to the discussion of Brexit and "the backstop" — whatever that turns out to be. Then Helen talks to the American author Rebecca Solnit about reporting on Trump and her new book Call Them by Their True Names. Finally, a listener question: what's going on with universal credit? Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis or @stephenkb. If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get early, ad free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. If you haven't signed up yet, visit newstatesman.com/subscribe to purchase your subscription. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple here, on Google/Android here or with this RSS feed: http://rss.acast.com/newstatesman, or listen using the player below: › Gambling reform is not easy to do. But it’s worth the risk Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!