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The Power Test
The Power Test
Tempo & Talker

Ayesha Hazarika and Sam Freedman present The Power Test, a weekly political podcast for those of us crying out for a new... more

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Is Keir ready for power?

Former Labour Home Secretary David Blunkett, host of Rock N Roll Politics Steve Richards, and The Times journalist Rachel Sylvester... more

21 Jul 2023 · 50 minutes
Is Labour prepared to give away power?

Ayesha and Sam are joined by Liverpool regional city mayor Steve Rotherham, ex-Nicola Sturgeon aide Liz Lloyd, and Camden council... more

14 Jul 2023 · 55 minutes
What about the culture wars?

Do the culture wars present a challenge to Labour's electoral hopes? Ayesha & Sam are joined by The Atlantic's Helen... more

30 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Is talking tough on crime enough?

The former Conservative Justice Secretary David Gauke, Labour's Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria Kim McGuinness, and former Metropolitan Police... more

23 Jun 2023 · 48 minutes
How do we save the NHS?

The NHS is in crisis. Staff continue to strike while a record 7.4 million of us await treatment. The pressure... more

16 Jun 2023 · 45 minutes
Can we fix the housing crisis?

The UK doesn't have enough homes. Those we do have are increasingly unaffordable and the quality of housing for renters... more

09 Jun 2023 · 50 minutes
Do Labour really want to bring down immigration?

Former Labour Home Secretary Alan Johnson and migration expert Madeleine Sumption join hosts Sam Freedman and Ayesha Hazarika to discuss... more

02 Jun 2023 · 55 minutes
Where’s the money coming from?

Ayesha Hazarika & Sam Freedman join former Minister Lord O’Nell, Labour MP Darren Jones and think tanker Carys Roberts to... more

26 May 2023 · 48 minutes
Can Brexit be made to work?

Labour MP for Walthamstow Stella Creasy and political scientist Anand Menon join Sam Freedman and Ayesha Hazarika to discuss if... more

18 May 2023 · 46 minutes
Is Labour ready?

Political commentators Sam Freedman and Ayesha Hazarika are joined by Alistair Campbell, and Keir Starmer's former policy advisor Claire Ainsley,... more

11 May 2023 · 49 minutes
The Power Test
Is Keir ready for power?
The Power Test