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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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On the brink of power: a year of change?

Keir Starmer's former chief of staff Sam White and The Guardian's Political Editor Pippa Crerar are two figures who have... more

15 Dec 2023 · 52 minutes
Reconnecting To The World: Can a Labour Foreign Policy Make Any Difference?

Labour's former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw joins Sam and Ayesha to talk about the UK's standing in the world and... more

08 Dec 2023 · 56 minutes
Can Labour deliver, Fair, Green Growth?

Sam Freedman quizzes Ed Miliband live on stage at London's Inclusive Growth Conference in partnership with the Centre For Progressive... more

01 Dec 2023 · 46 minutes
Working The Machine: Whitehall Under Labour

This week Sam and Ayesha explore how a Labour might operate the machinery of government following a successful election. With... more

24 Nov 2023 · 58 minutes
The State We'll Be In

Sam and Ayesha discuss the fall of Suella Braverman, the return of David Cameron, and much more besides whilst looking... more

17 Nov 2023 · 54 minutes
Education, education, higher education

Sam and Ayesha come to you live from the inaugural Festival of Higher Education at London's Senate House, joined by... more

10 Nov 2023 · 46 minutes
Taming the beast: Labour and the media

In the 1990s Tim Allan worked alongside Alistair Campbell on Tony Blair's media strategy. At the same time, Sarah Sands... more

03 Nov 2023 · 55 minutes
Daring to Dream? How Labour wins and governs

Polling expert and former president of YouGov Peter Kellner breaks down the latest by-election results and Neal Lawson, the chair... more

27 Oct 2023 · 56 minutes
Winning the Politics of Net Zero

Former environmental aide to US President Bill Clinton, Paul Bledsoe, the Telegraph’s environmental editor Emma Gatten, and the economist and... more

20 Oct 2023 · 53 minutes
Behind the Glitter

The Power Test is back for a new series with hosts Ayesha Hazarika and Sam Freedman. In this first episode,... more

13 Oct 2023 · 53 minutes
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On the brink of power: a year of change?
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