Blogs & Podcasts

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.

Here are some that you may find interesting. There’s also some help to get you started if you are not familiar with them.

If members would like to suggest others then they can click here to submit them.


mainly macro . by Simon Wren-Lewis, Professor of Economics at University of Oxford  ..

The Brexit Blog – Brexit & Beyond . by Chris Grey, Professor of Organization Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London .

Popular political blogs

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

Understanding blogs

These links explain what a blog is and one way to subcribe to it (using a blog reader):

However, you may find it easier to use something called
If  you give the URL of the blog  website you are interested in, it will email you each new blog article.


BBC – More or Less: Behind the Stats with Tim Harford …

Talking Politics . with David Runciman (Professor of Politics, University of Cambridge) and others, chiefly Helen Thompson …

Talking Politics – History of Ideas . with David Runciman. .. [PG]

The Guardian – Politics Weekly … 

The Guardian – Science Weekly ..

Reasons to be cheerful . with Ed Milliband and Geoff Lloyd .. 

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 podcast apps give ways in which one can skip over them.

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