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The New Statesman podcasts

The New Statesman runs a number of regular podcasts: The New Statesman Podcast with Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush covering politics; Skylines with Jonn Elledge covering transport, housing, the environment, and other urban issues; SRSLY with Caroline Crampton and Anna Leszkiewicz on pop culture, The Back Half with Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman covering the arts, and Political Football with Jason Cowley and Stephen Bush covering the 2018 World Cup.

The New Statesman podcast

Every Thursday, the New Statesman podcast brings you our signature mix of opinion, features, reviews and humour. If you have queries or ideas for the podcast, please tweet Helen on @helenlewis and/or Stephen on @stephenkb.

You can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes here or with this RSS feed. You can also listen via Stitcher here. If you're a New Statesman digital subscriber, visit newstatesman.com/nssubscribers to get an early, ad free version of each episode.

Alternatively, you can listen to our latest episode using this player:

All our back episodes are available here.


Skylines is the podcast from the New Statesman's urbanism website, Citymetric. On it, Jonn Elledge and guests discuss the politics and working of cities, and test the contention that maps are a great subject for radio.

Listen on iTunes or using the player below:


On the New Statesman's weekly pop culture podcast (new episodes every Tuesday), Caroline Crampton and Anna Leszkiewicz give all the latest TV, films, books, albums and games the serious treatment you didn't even know they needed.

Make sure you never miss an episode by subscribing in iTunes. We’re also on Stitcher and RSS, or via the player below:

If you're a New Statesman digital subscriber, visit newstatesman.com/srslysubscribers to get an early, ad free version of each episode.

The Back Half

Join Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman for the best of the New Statesman's arts and books pages, in your ears every other Thursday.

Listen on iTunes, via this RSS feed or through the player below:

If you're a New Statesman digital subscriber, visit newstatesman.com/backhalfsubscribers to get an early, ad free version of each episode.

Political Football

Jason Cowley and Stephen Bush dig into the global political stories surrounding the 2018 World Cup.

Listen using the player below, subscribe in iTunes here, on Android here or using this RSS feed: rss.acast.com/politicalfootball.


One-off series

For a six-part series about feminism, listen to The Sisterhood with Laurie and Eleanor Penny.

For information about the one-off Hidden Histories series, "The Great Forgetting: women writers before Austen", read this.

And for our special New Times series, featuring John Gray, Paul Mason and other guests, click here.