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The Bunker
The Bunker
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Your daily Need To Know on news and politics. Every morning The Bunker cuts through the noise to make sense of what’s... more

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Episodes

Why is everyone suddenly an expert? (Even when they’re not)

Conspiracy theorists and disinformation around issues such as the Coid-19 pandemic have created an army of non-expert experts around the... more

21 May 2024 · 27 minutes
Iranian helicopter crash, infected blood scandal – Start Your Week with Alex Andreou

Will the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash destabilise Iran, worsen its conflict with Israel, reignite... more

20 May 2024 · 31 minutes
The quality of Mersey – Why The Boys From The Blackstuff still matters

The most searing drama of the 1980s, Alan Bleasdale’s Boys From The Blackstuff turned Thatcher’s unemployment crisis into unmissable TV.... more

19 May 2024 · 23 minutes
The Kremlin court – how Putin’s inner circle keeps him in power

Vladimir Putin has surrounded himself with loyalists who have kept him in power for 20 years. Earlier this week, Russian... more

17 May 2024 · 26 minutes
Why Britain's spy problem is getting worse – with ex-MI6 boss Nigel Inkster

Britain has a spy problem, with a significant surge in threats from China, Russia and Iran in recent months. What... more

16 May 2024 · 27 minutes
Will bird flu be the next big pandemic? – Alex Andreou asks Prof. Devi Sridhar

You might have seen a flurry of alarming headlines and articles about bird flu in recent weeks. Some reports are... more

15 May 2024 · 24 minutes
Britain abroad – Why do we have such a bad reputation?

Brits have a bad reputation abroad – but what about Britain as a whole? To discuss how other countries look... more

14 May 2024 · 30 minutes
Rishi Sunak, Prophet of Doom – Start Your Week with Ros Taylor and Andrew Harrison

In your round-up of the week ahead… Rishi Sunak warns that the UK is about to face its most dangerous years... more

13 May 2024 · 24 minutes
Does America basically rule Britain?

Britain and America’s link is often called the “special relationship”. But is it that special anymore – or is it... more

10 May 2024 · 24 minutes
Does politics need a bit more swearing?

Swearing is a part of life. But is there a place for it in politics? Would Parliament function better if... more

09 May 2024 · 27 minutes
The Bunker
Why is everyone suddenly an expert? (Even when they’re not)
The Bunker