Rock & Roll Politics with Steve Richards

By Steve Richards

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Reviews: 3
Episodes: 278

Hugh C
 Aug 24, 2023
a must listen if you want a broader review of UK politics linked to analysis of leadership and strategy

Hugh Carr
 Aug 1, 2021
great analysis - thought provoking, informed, balanced

Tristan John
 Nov 15, 2020
Excellent podcast!

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Based on his live one-man show Rock & Roll Politics, the broadcaster and author Steve Richards takes a twice-weekly behind the scenes tour of UK politics and the media that shapes the way we view the epic political dramas. The future is ridiculously unpredictable and the past is so easy to misread. Subscribe to your weekly guide through seismic times.

Episode Date
The Election Bonus
May 23, 2024
Contaminated Blood – Will the familiar lessons ever be learnt?
May 21, 2024
Can Keir Starmer stop the boats?
May 14, 2024
Do the Tory Right know what they want?
May 07, 2024
Has the SNP become impossible to lead?
Apr 30, 2024
Who is Winning The Battle of Ideas?
Apr 23, 2024
Harold Wilson’s affair and how we misread leaders
Apr 16, 2024
This Time No Mistakes – In Conversation with Will Hutton
Apr 09, 2024
Rock & Roll Politics Live – The Easter Special
Mar 31, 2024
Can Rachel Reeves win the battle of ideas?
Mar 26, 2024
Is Sunak's time up?
Mar 19, 2024
From Johnson to Starmer – How much does character matter?
Mar 12, 2024
Where’s the passionate anger over the crisis in UK?
Mar 05, 2024
Has Liz Truss got a point?
Feb 27, 2024
Starmer and Rayner – What does she think of him?
Feb 20, 2024
Why are the Tories bolder when on the verge of power?
Feb 13, 2024
Labour’s £28 billion saga – Has an exciting policy become a threat?
Feb 06, 2024
Will Tory MPs dump Sunak?
Jan 30, 2024
The myths of Blair’s ‘97 campaign – and why Starmer is being judged unfairly.
Jan 23, 2024
How can Britain start working again?
Jan 16, 2024
The Post Office scandal-What are the deeper lessons?
Jan 09, 2024
How can Rishi Sunak cut Labour's lead?
Jan 03, 2024
Christmas Special: Rock N Roll Politics Live At Kings Place
Dec 27, 2023
Are you driving home this Xmas (because the trains are useless)?
Dec 19, 2023
Why is the Rwanda plan sucking up all political energy?
Dec 12, 2023
Are we heading for an early election?
Dec 07, 2023
Boris Johnson Vs. The Covid-19 Inquiry
Dec 05, 2023
Why Are Right Wing Populists Winning Again?
Nov 28, 2023
Why Tax Cuts Now?
Nov 21, 2023
Get Ready For Another Tory Psychodrama
Nov 17, 2023
Will Sunak's reshuffle improve the party's prospects?
Nov 14, 2023
Where does power lie in the UK?
Nov 07, 2023
The Covid Inquiry and The Fatal Chaos in Johnson's Number 10
Oct 31, 2023
Does Northern Ireland offer any lessons for the Middle East?
Oct 27, 2023
Will the Tories be wiped out?
Oct 24, 2023
Israel & Gaza: Is there space for nuance?
Oct 17, 2023
The Labour Party conference part 2: Keir Starmer makes his pitch
Oct 11, 2023
The Labour Party conference part 1: Labour moves closer to power
Oct 09, 2023
Sunak and the Tory Conference: Can Rishi Sunak be the candidate for change?
Oct 04, 2023
Sunak and the Tory Conference: Why has Rishi Sunak failed to learn the art of leadership?
Oct 03, 2023
Nick Thomas Symonds on Clem Attlee, Keir Starmer and Brexit
Sep 26, 2023
Is the UK On The Edge of An Historic Turning Point?
Sep 19, 2023
Has The UK got a foreign policy? If so, what is it?
Sep 12, 2023
When governments fall - plus Starmer's pre-election reshuffle
Sep 05, 2023
Who Does Rishi Sunak Rely On Most?
Aug 29, 2023
Summer Special - Prime Ministers and Their Special Confidants: David Cameron
Aug 22, 2023
Summer Special: The 1992 Election
Aug 15, 2023
Summer Special! Troublemakers: Enoch Powell
Aug 08, 2023
Question Time Special
Aug 01, 2023
A Revealing Twist in the Mad ’Tax and Spend’ Debate
Jul 25, 2023
The three by-elections and the consequences
Jul 21, 2023
Keir Starmer: Is he right to copy Tony Blair's language and ideas?
Jul 18, 2023
The BBC and The Sun – A dark dance
Jul 13, 2023
'Tax Burden' and 'Reform' part 2 - Where is the economic growth going to come from?
Jul 11, 2023
My Extinction: Climate Change Special
Jul 07, 2023
'Tax Burden' and 'Reform' - What Do These Ubiquitous Terms Really Mean?
Jul 04, 2023
Dirty Water – What Does It Tell Us About British Politics?
Jun 30, 2023
Where's The Hope?
Jun 27, 2023
Secret State? The pros and cons of freedom of information
Jun 23, 2023
Don't forget David Cameron and George Osborne
Jun 20, 2023
Being Privileged and on the Left - In Conversation with Polly Toynbee
Jun 16, 2023
Keir Starmer Moves Closer to Number 10
Jun 13, 2023
Will There Ever Be A National Care Service?
Jun 09, 2023
Can The Tories Recover While Boris Johnson Remains An MP?
Jun 06, 2023
The Transformation of the Conservative Party-In Conversation with Tim Bale
Jun 02, 2023
The Prime Ministers we never had: Why did they fail to seize the crown?
May 30, 2023
What is the ‘centre ground’? In conversation with Rafael Behr
May 26, 2023
Immigration: Will there ever be a grown up debate?
May 23, 2023
In Conversation with Sir Antony Seldon
May 19, 2023
The Tory Right Stir...Yet Again
May 16, 2023
In Conversation with Rob Burley
May 12, 2023
A Long Road To The Next General Election
May 09, 2023
Long Live The King
May 05, 2023
Who owns ‘Freedom’?
May 02, 2023
How Did Boris Johnson Last As Long As He Did?
Apr 28, 2023
What Makes a Bully?
Apr 25, 2023
Douglas Alexander in Conversation
Apr 21, 2023
Striking Nurses and The State We’re In
Apr 18, 2023
Northern Ireland, Then & Now
Apr 14, 2023
Labour's Attack Ads - Will They Work?
Apr 11, 2023
Question Time Special
Apr 07, 2023
Keir Starmer vs Jeremy Corbyn
Apr 04, 2023
Is The UK Economy Doomed? In Conversation with Danny Blanchflower
Mar 31, 2023
Can Rishi Sunak Win the Next Election?
Mar 28, 2023
Michael Cockerell in conversation
Mar 24, 2023
Tony Blair, Iraq.... and the Lessons for Labour Now
Mar 21, 2023
Winning and Governing - Can Keir Starmer be Bolder?
Mar 17, 2023
Gary Lineker and the BBC - Will the Lessons be Learnt?
Mar 14, 2023
Danny Finkelstein in conversation
Mar 10, 2023
Reflections on Leadership and the SNP Contest
Mar 07, 2023
Reviving New Labour: Starmer’s Only Path to Victory?
Mar 03, 2023
Can Labour Make Expensive Promises?
Feb 28, 2023
Bridget Phillipson: Preparing For Power
Feb 24, 2023
Can Brexit Ever Be 'Done?'
Feb 21, 2023
What the Butler Saw – Lord Butler on life in No.10
Feb 17, 2023
The BBC, Richard Sharp and ‘Impartiality’
Feb 14, 2023
Andy Burnham in conversation
Feb 10, 2023
Liz Truss and Her Tiny Target Audience
Feb 07, 2023
Christian Wolmar and The UK's Chaotic Railways
Feb 03, 2023
The Fatal Legacy of Boris Johnson
Jan 31, 2023
Nick Timothy on the modern Conservative Party
Jan 27, 2023
The Real Reason For the Return of 'Tory Sleaze'
Jan 24, 2023
Lisa Nandy on ‘Taking Back Control’
Jan 20, 2023
Brexit and Scotland: When Leaders Become Trapped
Jan 17, 2023
Keir Starmer and The Year Ahead
Jan 10, 2023
Rishi Sunak and The Year Ahead
Jan 03, 2023
Can we trust elected politicians?
Dec 27, 2022
What do Sunak, Streeting and everyone else mean by REFORM?
Dec 20, 2022
A Winter of Discontent... and Consequences
Dec 13, 2022
Keir Starmer and the Art of Winning
Dec 06, 2022
A Train Journey, the Exodus of Tory MPs and Hancock in the Jungle
Nov 29, 2022
Brexit: The Beginning Of The End?
Nov 22, 2022
BONUS PODCAST: Electoral Reform - The Question Time Special
Nov 17, 2022
Sunak, Hunt, and The Dangerous Allure of the Past
Nov 15, 2022
Has the Time Come For Electoral Reform?
Nov 14, 2022
How Rishi Sunak Can Win the Next Election
Nov 01, 2022
The Rishi Sunak Era
Oct 25, 2022
The Fall Of Truss: Emergency Podcast
Oct 20, 2022
Liz Truss and Consequences
Oct 17, 2022
The Next Labour Government and the Power of Markets
Oct 11, 2022
The Truss & Kwarteng U-Turn, and Political Space
Oct 03, 2022
The Revolutionary Conservative Party
Sep 27, 2022
The Return of The Truss Era
Sep 20, 2022
The Queen, The King – and How An Era Is Defined
Sep 13, 2022
Liz Truss is Prime Minister
Sep 05, 2022
The BBC and Bias - Plus a special bonus listeners' Question Time
Sep 02, 2022
Rock & Roll Politics: Live at the Edinburgh Festival
Aug 30, 2022
Reflections at the Edinburgh Festival
Aug 22, 2022
Energy prices… and Consequences
Aug 16, 2022
UK Economy Hurtling Towards the Cliff's Edge
Aug 09, 2022
Lessons for Keir Starmer in The Rise Of Liz Truss
Aug 02, 2022
Can Boris Johnson Make A Comeback?
Jul 25, 2022
The Tory Leadership Contest
Jul 19, 2022
The Conservatives Choose Another Prime Minister
Jul 12, 2022
Boris Johnson and Judgement
Jul 05, 2022
The Dangerous Allure of ‘The Centre Ground’
Jun 28, 2022
Who’s In Charge?
Jun 21, 2022
Cries For ‘Tax Cuts’ and a ‘Battle with Europe‘
Jun 14, 2022
Boris Johnson Limps On
Jun 07, 2022
The Jubilee and the State of England
May 30, 2022
Sue Gray… and Consequences
May 23, 2022
Brexit: Far From Done
May 17, 2022
Keir Starmer and 'Beergate' - What We Already Know
May 09, 2022
The lessons of Labour’s landslide win in 1997
May 03, 2022
When Prime Ministers Fall
Apr 26, 2022
The Return of Partygate
Apr 18, 2022
The long search for the BBC’s Political Editor
Apr 12, 2022
Cost of Living Crisis - How Should Labour Respond?
Apr 05, 2022
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
Mar 29, 2022
Boris Johnson: A Columnist as Prime Minister
Mar 22, 2022
Boris Johnson, Ukraine and the Falklands Factor
Mar 15, 2022
Jonathan Powell on Ukraine, Putin and UK Foreign Policy
Mar 08, 2022
Views of the Past, National Identity… and War
Mar 01, 2022
Freedom
Feb 21, 2022
Global Britain’s Foreign Policy – Posturing And Weakness
Feb 14, 2022
Prime Ministers and Number Ten
Feb 08, 2022
Sue Gray Speaks Her Mind
Feb 01, 2022
Boris Johnson: Parties and Rules
Jan 18, 2022
Keir Starmer Makes His Pitch
Jan 11, 2022
Two Predictions for 2022
Jan 04, 2022
Lord Frosty Resigns
Dec 21, 2021
The ‘Freedom’ To Be Selfish
Dec 14, 2021
Rishi, Keir and the Times Newspaper
Dec 07, 2021
Keir Starmer Reshuffles His Shadow Cabinet
Nov 30, 2021
Trains, Dacre and Marr
Nov 21, 2021
A Shift In The Opinon Polls
Nov 14, 2021
Boris Johnson and 'Sleaze"
Nov 08, 2021
The BBC and 'Impartiality'
Nov 01, 2021
Rishi Sunak and Rachel Reeves
Oct 25, 2021
A Review: Blair and Brown-The New Labour Revolution
Oct 17, 2021
Brexit and Consequences
Oct 10, 2021
B Johnson and his Cabinet espouse the policies of Tony Benn
Oct 03, 2021
Keir Starmer Makes His Moves
Sep 27, 2021
Boris Johnson-The most powerful PM in modern times
Sep 20, 2021
Is Boris Johnson Moving The Conservatives To The Left?
Sep 12, 2021
Social Care and the Lack of Political Will
Sep 06, 2021
Prime Ministers We Never Had-Part 2
Aug 30, 2021
Prime Ministers We Never Had-Part One
Aug 09, 2021
Is Rishi Sunak the Next Prime Minister?
Aug 02, 2021
What should the state be doing and how?
Jul 25, 2021
'Freedom'
Jul 18, 2021
Boris Johnson's ' Freedom to Be Irresponsible Day'
Jul 12, 2021
K Starmer Needs To Change Labour Without 'Taking His Party On'
Jul 04, 2021
Matt Hancock-A Saga With Many Lessons And Consequences
Jun 27, 2021
The significance of a dramatic by-election result
Jun 20, 2021
Boris Johnson seeks to disown his chosen Brexit route
Jun 14, 2021
Lockdown 'Freedom' Day-A Familiar Pattern
Jun 07, 2021
Ed Miliband-Ideas and Leadership ..And Is D Cummings on the left?
May 31, 2021
The BBC In Crisis- A Familiar Pattern
May 23, 2021
Keir Starmer Gets Advice..From Virtually Everyone
May 15, 2021
Streaming live tonight...the historic finale
May 12, 2021
Labour turmoil
May 10, 2021
Does the 'centre ground' exist?
May 03, 2021
Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings
Apr 26, 2021
David Cameron and A Long Serving Government
Apr 20, 2021
Tonight's live show
Apr 15, 2021
A Prince Dies
Apr 12, 2021
Alastair Campbell On K Starmer, T Blair and the leadership of E Miliband
Apr 05, 2021
Salmond V Sturgeon-The Most Significant Twist So Far
Mar 29, 2021
Flying the Flag
Mar 22, 2021
A Quick Reminder
Mar 17, 2021
The Vaccine, Voters and a Reconnection With The State
Mar 15, 2021
Personalities or Policies-What Matters More?
Mar 08, 2021
Prime Ministers and Chancellors
Mar 01, 2021
The Bizarre Rise of Lord 'Frosty' Frost-an Emblematic Tale
Feb 21, 2021
A few words about tonight's Rock N Roll Politics live stream
Feb 17, 2021
Listening to Rock N Roll Politics while walking along rivers, canals, the sea..and eating scallops
Feb 14, 2021
Boris Johnson Takes Control of the NHS
Feb 08, 2021
Vaccines, Brexit and the Irish Question
Feb 01, 2021
Covid, Brexit And A Fear of Contemplating Consequences
Jan 25, 2021
B Johnson's Hair And The Other Big Issues Of Our Times
Jan 17, 2021
Trump and 'the Special Relationship'
Jan 11, 2021
Brexit Far From Done..And Another Late Lockdown
Jan 04, 2021
My favourite Political Interview..Ever
Dec 22, 2020
The No Deal/Bad Deal (but better than a no deal) Brexit Special
Dec 13, 2020
The Dangerous Self- Confidence of Etonian Prime Ministers
Dec 08, 2020
Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Rebel Tory MPs
Nov 29, 2020
Form A Square Around the Pritster
Nov 22, 2020
Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings and a Downing Street 'Reset'
Nov 16, 2020
Biden, Merkel, Macron....and Brexit Johnson.
Nov 08, 2020
Johnson and Lockdown; Starmer and Corbyn
Nov 01, 2020
Boris Johnson V Andy Burnham and Marcus Rashford
Oct 26, 2020
Covid Response in the UK and the Consequences of Devolution
Oct 18, 2020
Steve Richards Presents Rock n Roll Politics
Oct 13, 2020
Test and Trace-The Reasons for The World Beating Cock Ups
Oct 06, 2020
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak-Nothing is What It Seems
Sep 29, 2020
The Tory Papers Turn on Boris Johnson
Sep 21, 2020
Boris Seeks to Break the Law
Sep 14, 2020
Brexit is back (it never went away)
Sep 07, 2020
Prime Ministers and the Misery of Power
Sep 03, 2020
The most significant political year since 1945
Jul 26, 2020
Boris Johnson and A Fear of Scrutiny
Jul 22, 2020
Keir Starmer's 100 days and How to Challenge Rishi Sunak
Jul 14, 2020
Prime Ministers and the Favourite Special Advisers
Jul 05, 2020
Boris Johnson as Churchill, Roosevelt and Jose Mourinho
Jun 30, 2020
Will Boris Johnson be PM at the time of the next election?
Jun 22, 2020
The Virtual Live Show
Jun 15, 2020
Boris Johnson And The Question of Competence
Jun 08, 2020
Boris Johnson, the Scientists and 'the science'
Jun 02, 2020
Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings
May 26, 2020
Lockdown Special-The Sequel
May 17, 2020
Steve Richards Presents Rock N Roll Politics
May 17, 2020
B Johnson- A Curious Indifference to 'Bombproofing' a TV Address
May 12, 2020
Lockdown Special: The Lessons From Setting a Target For Tests
May 04, 2020
Rock N Roll Politics The Virtual Show-A Trail
Apr 26, 2020
Coronavirus-The daily press conferences v reality on the frontline
Apr 18, 2020
B Johnson- A PM in hospital ; An interview with T Blair on Labour
Apr 11, 2020
Virus: Powerless ministers in 'reformed' NHS and Keir Starmer
Apr 05, 2020
Johnson and The Virus; Starmer and Leadership
Mar 30, 2020
The State Is Back In Fashion
Mar 22, 2020
The Virus becomes political and the Budget changes politics
Mar 13, 2020
Steve Richards Presents Rock N Roll Politics
Mar 06, 2020
Steve Richards Presents Rock N Roll Politics
Sep 30, 2019
Steve Richards Presents Rock N Roll Politics
Jul 30, 2019
Steve Richards Presents Rock N Roll Politics
Jul 17, 2019
Steve Richards Presents Rock N Roll Politics-the Podcast
Jul 05, 2019
Steve Richards presents Rock N Roll Politics
Feb 10, 2019
Rock N Roll Politics
Jan 24, 2019
Steve Richards Presents Rock N Roll Politics
Jan 13, 2019
Steve Richards Presents Rock N Roll Politics
Dec 06, 2018
Steve Richards Presents Rock N Roll Politics
Nov 28, 2018
Episode 18
Nov 13, 2018
Rock N Roll Politics Episode 16
Nov 02, 2018
Rock N Roll Politics Episode 15
Sep 18, 2018
Rock N Roll Politics-- Episode 14
Sep 13, 2018
Rock N Roll Politics- Episode 13
Sep 05, 2018
Episode 12
Aug 02, 2018
Episode 11
Jul 26, 2018
Episode 10
Jul 18, 2018
Episode 9. Brexit Drama
Jul 11, 2018
Episode 8. Railway Chaos
Jul 03, 2018
Episode 7. Keir Starmer
Jun 26, 2018
Episode 6. Theresa May and Question Time
Jun 21, 2018
Episode 5. Brexit Latest and the World Cup
Jun 14, 2018
Episode 4. Reflections on Jeremy Thorpe... and Brexit
Jun 04, 2018
Episode 3. Rock N Roll Politics Live
May 28, 2018
Episode 2. Reflections on Labour and William Keegan
May 21, 2018
Episode 1. Theresa May, Brexit and a conversation with Andrew Adonis
May 14, 2018