pod.link copied!
The Power Test
The Power Test

Ayesha Hazarika and Sam Freedman present The Power Test, the weekly political podcast asking whether Labour can really change Britain for the... more

Listen now on

Apple Podcasts
Google Podcasts
Podcast Addict
Pocket Casts
Player FM
Podcast Republic


Now for the Real Work: can Labour execute its vision for Britain?

With Labour now firmly in the driver’s seat of government, Sam Freedman and Ayesha Hazarika are joined by Power Test... more

12 Jul 2024 · 46 minutes
Anatomy of an Election: are Labour prepared for the challenges of power?

July 4th, 2024: the date that Labour returned to power. After 14 years in the political wilderness, Keir Starmer has... more

06 Jul 2024 · 32 minutes
Can Labour pull off its Great British Energy plan?

Just before we head hurtling into election week, Sam Freedman and Ayesha Hazarika are on hand to take you through... more

28 Jun 2024 · 45 minutes
The Immigration Conundrum: does Labour have a positive solution for the UK's borders?

As the issue drives Nigel Farage’s return and the Conservatives seek to sharpen attacks on Labour in a last ditch... more

21 Jun 2024 · 46 minutes
Manifesto Destiny: will Keir Starmer's 'Change' manifesto live up to its name?

On this special manifesto episode of The Power Test, Ayesha Hazarika and Sam Freedman are joined by two special guests:... more

14 Jun 2024 · 49 minutes
Paying for Crime: can Labour reignite the "respect agenda"?

The academic who inspired Blair’s “respect agenda" on tackling crime and anti-social behaviour urges Labour to ensure that there is... more

07 Jun 2024 · 39 minutes
From Pledges to Prevention: can Labour fix the NHS?

Sam Freedman and Ayesha Hazarika sit down with the Chief Executives of the The King's Fund and NHS Confederation, Sarah... more

31 May 2024 · 46 minutes
Getting Schooled: Can Labour reform our schools?

Schools expert, and Teacher Tapp co-founder, Laura McInerney, joins Sam Freedman and Ayesha Hazarika to speak about Labour’s commitment to... more

24 May 2024 · 43 minutes
The State of the Unions

With Labour under pressure from trade unions to remain committed to its 'New Deal for Working People', this week Ayesha... more

17 May 2024 · 41 minutes
Squeezed Middle: detangling the local elections

In the aftermath of last week's local elections, Sam Freedman and Ayesha Hazarika, together with author and Political Science Professor... more

10 May 2024 · 39 minutes
The Power Test
Now for the Real Work: can Labour execute its vision for Britain?
The Power Test