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
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...
Democrats use emotion at Senate impeachment trial: Politics Weekly Extra – podcast
Thursday 11 February 2021
: Jonathan Freedland is joined by Prof Sarah Binder of the Brookings Institution and George Washington University to look at what has happened...
Hotel quarantine – too little too late? Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 10 February 2021
: Jessica Elgot and John Crace look at why the latest coronavirus travel restrictions might not work the way the government expects. Plus,...
Biden to welcome more refugees: Politics Weekly Extra
Friday 05 February 2021
: This week Jonathan Freedland speaks to David Miliband. The former UK foreign secretary and current president of the International Rescue...
Vaccines cause for celebration and of concern: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 03 February 2021
: Heather Stewart and Sonia Sodha talk about what’s happening in Westminster, Lisa O’Carroll reports from the border in Northern Ireland...
Biden's pandemic problem: Politics Weekly Extra podcast
Friday 29 January 2021
: Jonathan Freedland speaks to the Pulitzer prize-winning author and journalist Laurie Garrett about what Joe Biden needs to do to get a grip...
Covid death toll raises questions for Johnson: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 27 January 2021
: Recorded before Boris Johnson’s statement to parliament: Jessica Elgot and Michael Savage discuss the UK’s Covid response. Patrick...
Biden and Harris get to work: Politics Weekly Extra
Thursday 21 January 2021
: It was a day that many had waited a long time for. Jonathan Freedland and Richard Wolffe break down what happened on inauguration day 2021,...
A return to 'nasty' politics: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 20 January 2021
: Heather Stewart and Peter Walker discuss the latest on the vaccine rollout and universal credit. Severin Carrell examines the upcoming...
Trump impeached again – now what? Politics Weekly Extra podcast
Thursday 14 January 2021
: Jonathan Freedland talks to Noah Feldman, who testified for the Democrats in the president’s first impeachment hearing. They discuss the...
Rashford takes on the government – again: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 13 January 2021
: Jessica Elgot is joined by Rafael Behr to talk about a week of confusion over lockdown rules and free school meals. Lisa O’Carroll updates...
Riot at the Capitol as Georgia votes blue: Politics Weekly Extra
Thursday 07 January 2021
: Jonathan Freedland and Kenya Evelyn discuss the chaotic scenes that took place in Washington DC on Wednesday. Plus, Sam Levine on how the...
New year, new lockdown: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 06 January 2021
: Heather Stewart and Polly Toynbee discuss the latest Covid restrictions and the government’s vaccine rollout plans. Plus, Sally Weale...
What Trump's call means for Georgia Senate races: Politics Weekly Extra
Monday 04 January 2021
: In a bonus episode ahead of one of the most influential moments for Joe Biden’s presidency before he’s even taken office, Jonathan...
What to expect from US politics in 2021: Politics Weekly Extra
Friday 01 January 2021
: Jonathan Freedland, Kenya Evelyn, Lauren Gambino and Richard Wolffe look ahead to what we can expect from the first year of Joe Biden’s...
A message for 2021: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 30 December 2020
: Heather Stewart tells us what to expect from UK politics in 2021. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
A year like no other: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 23 December 2020
: Heather Stewart, Jessica Elgot, John Crace and Peter Walker run through the many political headlines that made a splash in 2020. Help...
Does the world need the US any more? Politics Weekly Extra
Friday 18 December 2020
: After we were sent an interesting question by a listener, Jonathan Freedland asked Samantha Power, a former US ambassador to the UN, whether...
What if ...? Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 16 December 2020
: Heather Stewart and Jessica Elgot explore what might have happened if Gordon Brown had called an election in 2007, if remain had won the EU...
Why did white evangelicals vote for Trump? Politics Weekly Extra podcast
Friday 11 December 2020
: Jonathan Freedland is joined by Lerone Martin of Washington University, to discuss how America’s strictest Christians came to back Donald...
A three-course meal to sort an oven-ready deal: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 09 December 2020
: Heather Stewart, Lisa O’Carroll and Daniel Boffey discuss the chances of Johnson securing a Brexit deal. Severin Carrell gives an update...
Pardon me! Will Trump be indicted? Politics Weekly Extra podcast
Friday 04 December 2020
: As the US justice department investigates an alleged ‘bribery for pardon’ scheme at the White House, Jonathan Freedland and David Smith...
Tory rebellion grows as England exits lockdown: Politics Weekly podcast
Wednesday 02 December 2020
: Jessica Elgot and John Crace discuss this week’s lockdown restrictions vote in the Commons. Zoe Williams and Caroline Flint debate the...