The Prospect Podcast
Prospect Team / May 1, 2019
It is said that we are living in an age of multiple crises—climate change, political upheaval, and mass disenfranchisement. Radical economist and journalist Paul Mason offers his diagnosis on our...
Prospect Team / April 24, 2019
“Once upon a time, contracts dissolved once you were dead… but big tech companies are holding the same terms of the contract in tact with the deceased person.” How has Facebook...
UK Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson has made headlines for his contested allegiances within the party. Journalist Kevin Maguire joins Prospect to discuss the burning question often heard...
The Prospect podcast #78: The woman who helps donor-conceived children find their biological fathers, with Stefanie Marsh
Prospect Team / April 10, 2019
What happens when a child conceived using a donor sperm wants to meet their biological father? Wendy Kramer, the “donor detective”, runs the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR) which has 63,461...
What does it mean to translate a work of fiction—and can we really call one translation "better" than others? Writer Miranda France joins Prospect to discuss the strange art of literary...
The Prospect podcast #76—The experiment that gave us the wrong idea about evil, with Stephen Reicher and Alex Haslam
Prospect Team / March 27, 2019
Stephen Reicher and Alex Haslam discuss how we misunderstand the nature of evil.
A truly global approach to climate change doesn't just involve a policy shift—it will mean changing how we live our lives together. Author and researcher Mike Berners-Lee joins Prospect to explain...
Prospect Team / March 13, 2019
The political playwright on his meeting with one of Britain’s most controversial parliamentarians
Prospect Team / February 27, 2019
Sameer Rahim is joined by Jill Lepore to discuss how US presidents use—and abuse—the story of America's past
Prospect Team / February 21, 2019
Steve Bloomfield is joined by Ece Temelkuran, who asks whether she is losing her country
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