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17 November 2016

The NS Podcast #184: Post-election special

The New Statesman podcast.

By New Statesman


This week, Helen and Stephen are joined by NS contributing editor, Laurie Penny. Together they reflect on the fallout from the US election, and what lies behind the urge to normalise the new president-elect.

George Eaton joins with an analysis of Jeremy Corbyn’s latest PMQs performance.

And you ask us: should Nigel Farage be used as the UK’s envoy to the US?

(Helen Lewis, Stephen Bush, Laurie Penny)

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Related reads:

Now read Stephen on Donald Trump as existential threat.
– Helen on the impact of Facebook’s fake news.
– And Laurie Penny on why its ok to be angry.

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