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The Bunker

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Your daily Need To Know on news and politics. Every morning The Bunker cuts through the noise to make sense of what’s really going on, with smart explainers, interviews, fresh perspectives and under-reported stories to rescue you from everyday Punch and Judy news coverage. It’s the only way to start the day. From the producers of Oh God, What Now? Our regulars include: Alex Andreou • Gavin Esler • Miatta Fahnbulleh • Dipo Faloyin • Hannah Fearn • Bobby Friction • Andrew Harrison • Ayesha Hazarika • Jacob Jarvis • Marie le Conte • Laura Makin-Isherwood • Jude Rogers • Yasmeen Serhan • Ahir Shah • Siân Pattenden • Ros Taylor. • Sign up to support the podcast and get episodes ad-free and early: • Apple users: Get all of our core shows ad-free and early with the Podmasters Originals super-subscription. The Bunker is a Podmasters production.


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This week on the Bunker Gold: Let us take you back to the crazy days of 2022, when Liz Truss was Prime Minister and Boris Johnson was still an MP… more

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On our latest panel edition: What does centrism in politics even mean? And why is the government still so worried about newspapers? Then finally, why do politicians have such weird taste in music? more

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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is leading calls to impeach President Joe Biden. Irrespective of whether that’s realistic or not (spoiler alert: it isn’t) what does it really mean to impeach a president? Professor of history and classical studies at McG... more

3 days ago


4.6 out of 5 stars from 1.1k ratings
  • Not so much

    Used to love this pod, now tired of the endless snark. And the attacks on Sunak veer uncomfortably close to racism.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Chasing shadows… Great title, we were going to call our book that, but eventually went for the War on Dirty Money instead. This sounds like a well researched piece of writing. Congratulations!

    2 months ago
  • What an unnecessary spoiler at the beginning.

    Lazerguided _
    2 months ago
  • Read Starmer in The Guardian

    If you truly believe that Kindness is the correct choice, then follow the approach of the lead Prosecutor above.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • Bourke on Burke

    Fascinating episode by Seth and team with Richard Bourke on Burke - I learned a lot in a very short time. Really like these types of episode in particular in a very high quality podcast.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom3 months ago

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