The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics
Queen’s speech to the new Tory base: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 12 May 2021
: Jessica Elgot and Gaby Hinsliff dissect what was and was not mentioned in the Queen’s speech on Tuesday. Ailbhe Rea and Ellie Mae...
Tucker Carlson for president?: Politics Weekly Extra
Friday 07 May 2021
: As rumours swirl that Fox News’s primetime show host might run to be Republican nominee in 2024, Jonathan Freedland speaks to former GOP...
Party leaders brace for Super Thursday: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 05 May 2021
: Heather Stewart and Polly Toynbee assess party campaigns in the run-up to the regional and local elections on 6 May. Aubrey Allegretti asks...
Biden’s ‘transformative’ 100 days in office: Politics Weekly Extra
Friday 30 April 2021
: Despite Joe Biden only being president for a little more than three months, some are calling his tenure ‘transformative’. Jonathan...
Tories scramble to defend Johnson: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 28 April 2021
: Jessica Elgot is joined by Zoe Williams and Sonia Sodha to make sense of the chaos at No 10 Downing Street. Peter Walker, Helena Smith and...
Does Biden’s cabinet ‘look like America’? Politics Weekly Extra
Friday 23 April 2021
: Joe Biden promised to build the most diverse administration in history. So how did he do? Jonathan Freedland talks to Paul Begala, the...
‘Stench of sleaze’ over Johnson’s government: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 21 April 2021
: Heather Stewart and John Crace discuss the prime minister’s texts to a billionaire businessman, as well as his attempt to save the...
Cuomo and the ‘macho’ problem in New York: Politics Weekly Extra
Friday 16 April 2021
: As the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, tries to cling on to power, Jonathan Freedland and Alexis Grenell discuss why the state with one...
Tories grapple with Greensill scandal: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 14 April 2021
: Jessica Elgot and Martin Kettle run through the week’s biggest stories, including the growing Greensill scandal. Rory Carroll and Naomi...
The hypocrisy of the Christian right: Politics Weekly Extra
Friday 09 April 2021
: Amidst allegations central to the Matt Gaetz scandal, Jonathan Freedland speaks to Peter Wehner of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. They...
Labour’s reckoning at the ballot box: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 07 April 2021
: It has been a year since Keir Starmer took over as Labour leader. Rafael Behr and Gaby Hinsliff look at how he should push the party forward...
The battle for DC statehood: Politics Weekly Extra
Friday 02 April 2021
: The Guardian’s Washington bureau chief, David Smith, speaks to the campaign director for 51 for 51, Stasha Rhodes, who is advocating for...
A sleazy week for Westminster: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 31 March 2021
: Heather Stewart and Peter Walker look at the latest news from Westminster. Libby Brooks reports on the current state of Scottish politics....
The Republican party's problem with race: Politics Weekly Extra
Friday 26 March 2021
: This week, Jonathan Freedland speaks to Michael Steele, a former chair of the Republican national committee. The pair discuss why he chose...
Regrets, Johnson has a few: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 24 March 2021
: Jessica Elgot and Rafael Behr discuss calls for a public inquiry into the UK government’s handling of coronavirus, as well as the ongoing...
Why Medicare for All is a political headache: Politics Weekly Extra
Friday 19 March 2021
: The Guardian health reporter Jessica Glenza steps in for Jonathan Freedland this week. She speaks to Dr Abdul El-Sayed, co-author of a new...
A government fearful of protest: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 17 March 2021
: Heather Stewart and Aubrey Allegretti discuss the police, crime, sentencing and courts bill, and the integrated defence review. Peter Walker...
The fight for voting rights in the US: Politics Weekly Extra podcast
Friday 12 March 2021
: Disclaimer: While the NAACP LDF shares the same moniker as NAACP it is an entirely separate entity, having separated from the organisation...
Johnson defensive over NHS pay: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 10 March 2021
: Jessica Elgot and Sonia Sodha run over a turbulent week in Westminster. Henry Hill and Laura Round discuss the difficulties for...
Biden makes friends with 'the west': Politics Weekly Extra
Friday 05 March 2021
: This week, guest host Rafael Behr puts some epoch-defining questions to the former US ambassador to Nato Nicholas Burns. How does the...
Sunak backs businesses but forgets NHS: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 03 March 2021
: Heather Stewart and Richard Partington run through the main budget headlines. Andrew Gimson and Nicola McEwen discuss the state of the...
The conservatives shaking up the Republican party: Politics Weekly Extra
Friday 26 February 2021
: As Donald Trump prepares to address the crowds at the Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend, Jonathan Freedland speaks to...
Can Johnson stick to his roadmap? Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 24 February 2021
: Jessica Elgot and Polly Toynbee discuss the government’s latest plans to exit lockdown. Richard Partington and Charlotte Alldritt look...
Biden tackles white supremacy in town hall: Politics Weekly Extra
Friday 19 February 2021
: As Joe Biden visited Milwaukee, Wisconsin this week, our guest presenter Kenya Evelyn spoke to the state representative David Bowen about...
The government has cancel culture on its mind: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 17 February 2021
: Heather Stewart and Gaby Hinsliff discuss vaccine passports and the government’s push for legislation to protect free speech in English...