Blogs & Podcasts

(This is a new page which it is hoped will be added to by members’ recommendations)

There are any number of political blogs and podcasts out there – and many of dubious merit – but there are some of relevance to Fabians that are worthwhile following. Locating them can be difficult as they don’t necessarily appear in lists of popular ones. So a selection recommended by our members might provide a better guide.
To give some kind of rating to the blogs and podcasts listed the initials of those who do the recommending (and also those who agree with the recommendations) are shown under each entry.

There are a couple of forms (accessible only to members) which facilitate this:

      • To recommend blogs and/or podcasts to others, click here.
      • To agree with any of these recommendations, click here.

Blogs

mainly macro . by Simon Wren-Lewis, Professor of Economics at University of Oxford
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The Brexit Blog – Brexit & Beyond . by Chris Grey, Professor of Organization Studies at Royal, University of London
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Popular political blogs

Top 35 UK Political Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2021 .

Understanding blogs

These links explain what a blog is and how to subcribe to it:

You can subscribe to a blog using a blog reader or follow it  by email.
(Sometimes emails can be exported to PDF files which makes them easier to read)

Podcasts

Talking Politics . with David Runciman (Professor of Politics, University of Cambridge) and others, chiefly Helen Thompson
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Talking Politics – History of Ideas . with David Runciman.. (Now in its second series)
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Reasons to be cheerful . with Ed Milliband and Geoff Lloyd. (Note: There’s some trivia to start with but the interviews are usually pretty good)
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Popular political podcasts

Best UK Politics Podcasts (2021)

Top 70 UK Politics Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021

Understanding podcasts

These links should give some help with getting started:

Although you can listen to them on a desktop or laptop, it’s more usual to download an app (e.g. Podcast Addict) onto your smartphone or tablet and use this (usually in conjunction with BlueTooth earphones, headphones or speakers).

Note: Podcasts often have adverts, but some podcast apps give ways in which one can skip over them.