Podcasts 22 January 2021 Podcast: Why Joe Biden's inauguration sparked a "wokeness" row in British politics Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss the week in politics on the New Statesman podcast. PATRICK SEMANSKY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up Following the inauguration of President Biden on 20 January, Boris Johnson struggled to answer a question about whether the new US leader is "woke". On this episode of the New Statesman podcast, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss the debate that ensued in Britain, and whether the so-called "culture wars" pack an electoral punch. Then, in You Ask Us, they take your question on whether Westminster can continue to deny another Scottish independence referendum for the remainder of this parliament. Listen here: You can listen and subscribe to the New Statesman podcast on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Acast and more. Send us your questions for future episodes at youaskus.co.uk. Further reading: Paul Mason on why Boris Johnson's Conservatives will struggle to adjust to the Biden era Will Scotland leave the UK? See the latest polling data using our Scottish Independence poll tracker Our international team also publish a weekly global affairs podcast, World Review. Listen here. › How Joe Biden's executive orders are reversing Donald Trump's legacy Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!