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The Bunker
The Bunker

News and politics unlocked, from the producers of Oh God, What Now? The Bunker is fearless, independent politics talk for Britain and... more

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Bunker USA – Donald Trump is going down (in history)

Trump has been indicted and his arrest looms – what the hell is going on? Will this be his downfall... more

01 Apr 2023 · 28 minutes
Great Danes: How does Denmark quash corruption?

Denmark is one of the least corrupt countries in the world. Gert Tinggard Svendsen of Aarhus University explains how Danes... more

31 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
The Knackered Lunch: Henry Dimbleby on fixing the Govt’s food fiasco

Did Henry Dimbleby really quit his role as the Government’s food policy advisor “in disgust”? Why have its attempts to... more

30 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
That Show Isn’t Funny Anymore: Why GB News is no joke

GB News launched with much fanfare two years ago and was swiftly mocked for the seeming ineptitude of its entire... more

29 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes
A losing battle: How Brexit fallout tore Parliament apart

Brexit is done — insofar as it ever will be. But the Brexit we got was not the one most... more

28 Mar 2023 · 34 minutes
Everything’s on Fire – Start Your Week with Hannah Fearn

Mass protests in Israel as secular members of society fear a theocratic takeover from the religious right. Will Netanyahu be... more

27 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes
Private Trauma: How we’ve let our service people down

How do we support soldiers traumatised by war? And is the public too sheltered from the reality of life during... more

26 Mar 2023 · 29 minutes
Bunker USA: Moscow Fools – Why is the Republican Party split on Russia?

The Republican Party was once hawkish in its stance towards Russia – but now some within its ranks seem sympathetic... more

25 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
Inside Rwanda: The dictatorship Braverman dreams about

Suella Braverman’s plan to send refugees to Rwanda has been described as inhuman. But what is the country actually like?... more

24 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Does the UK face extinction? – Fintan O’Toole on the Union’s future

The UK is “muddling towards extinction”, says the Irish thinker and journalist Fintan O’Toole. Neglected by a Westminster political class... more

23 Mar 2023 · 29 minutes
NATO on my watch: Is the military alliance fit for purpose?

NATO’s power has been thrown into sharp focus amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. How does it operate – and what... more

22 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes
The Iraq War changed everything. What have we learned?

The Iraq War began 20 years ago – what lessons have been, and what must still be, learned from this... more

21 Mar 2023 · 34 minutes
Let’s get ready to grumble – Start Your Week with Gavin Esler and Alex Andreou

Both Boris Johnson and Donald Trump are in hot water – how will each try to wriggle their way out... more

20 Mar 2023 · 33 minutes
Reasonable doubt: How society got its rules wrong

Most people consider themselves reasonable. But are they? And what rules is that notion defined by? Siân Pattenden is joined... more

19 Mar 2023 · 31 minutes
Bunker USA: America’s economy faces a Liz Truss moment

As Republicans play chicken with the debt ceiling, could America suffer a Liz Truss-esque financial meltdown? Alex Andreou speaks to... more

18 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
The Budget that wasn’t – Hunt’s plans explained

Tax breaks for the 1%, business giveaways that won’t make a difference, free child care that turns out to be... more

17 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
Who’s pushing all these Russians out of windows?

The unexpected “accidental” deaths of prominent Russians have become a dark joke in the West. But the truth about ‘Sudden... more

16 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
The external forces warping Syria’s civil war

The war in Syria began twelve years ago today. But who are the key players in this complex conflict? And... more

15 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
Polycrisis? What polycrisis? – How we’re reacting to a world in turmoil

We are going through a polycrisis – with multiple catastrophes playing out at once. But despite fuel costs, war and... more

14 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
The Revolution could not be televised – Start Your Week with Arthur Snell and Jacob Jarvis

With the illegal migration bill set for its second reading – how will Braverman and Sunak feel now it faces... more

13 Mar 2023 · 33 minutes
Can YouTubers save the world? MrBeast thinks so

Good samaritans or narcissistic egotists: what is behind the rise in YouTube philanthropy? Ros Taylor is joined by Rhodri Davies,... more

12 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
Bunker USA: Can the Republican Party come back from the brink?

Donald Trump twisted the GOP beyond recognition during his time as president. What did it stand for before this aberration... more

11 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes
Oliver’s Army: Can Revolutionary England explain our modern mess?

In the 17th Century the English slaughtered one another, beheaded their king, fought bitterly over religion and politics, and acquired... more

10 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes
“Westminster is failing us” – Mhairi Black on the SNP’s future

Mhairi Black joins The Bunker to discuss the future of Scottish independence, her party’s ne leader and the quirks of... more

09 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
Lights! Camera! Faction! Inside the warring Tory tribes

From the ERG to the CGG, the different factions within the Conservatives build up a picture of the divisions within... more

08 Mar 2023 · 29 minutes
Major Upset? Will the next election be a 1992 or a 1997?

Labour’s shock General Election loss in 1992 still haunts the party – and nobody wants to tempt fate by mentioning 1997’s... more

07 Mar 2023 · 29 minutes
The Grateful Dad – Start Your Week with Hannah Fearn

Sunak tries to dish out some hard right catnip on small boats – but then here’s Johnson offering his rancid... more

06 Mar 2023 · 29 minutes
Interview: Ex-C4 News head Dorothy Byrne on women in education and the future of news

Lambasted by the Tory press for calling Boris Johnson a “known liar” at the Edinburgh TV festival when she was... more

05 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
Bunker USA: Why is Florida so weird?

Florida could well be America’s future. Governor Ron Desantis presides over an increasingly right-wing and combative “loudocracy” and he thinks... more

04 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
Better the Kremlin you know: Germany reckons with its Russia problem

Germany seems to have had a blind spot over Russia – why is that? And how has their relationship changed... more

03 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
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Good samaritans or narcissistic egotists: what is behind the rise in YouTube philanthropy? Ros Taylor is joined by Rhodri Davies, the founder... more