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The New Statesman podcasts

The New Statesman runs a weekly politics podcast, as well as Skylines from Citymetric. 

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 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:


Until 2018, SRSLY was the NS pop culture podcast, where Caroline Crampton and Anna Leszkiewicz gave all the latest TV, films, books, albums and games the serious treatment you didn't even know they needed.

View the archive by subscribing in iTunes, 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

The archive for Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman's arts and books podcast is available through 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

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

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.