The Progressive Britain Podcast is the podcast with the opinion that progressive politics can change the world.
From the MPs in the Commons, to political organisers on the ground, our guests come from all over and make change happen everywhere. We're at the cutting-edge of British politics, bringing you updates and analysis from inside Westminster and across the country.
There's no topic too difficult for our witty and incisive team: host Henna Shah and regulars Alison McGovern MP and Stephanie Lloyd. From Brexit to Baby Trump blimps – they've covered it all.
96. The next step for Progress — with Nathan Yeowell
In the last of our special series of interviews over recess, Henna sits down with new Progress director, Nathan Yeowell. Aside from a very serious conversation about the future of social democracy in the Labour Party, and the role of Progress today, we cover everything from Pontypool politics, to the 1992 election, and why Barbara…
95. The future of Israel – with Daniel Levy
In this very special episode of the Progressive Britain podcast, Stefan Rollnick speaks to the president of the U.S Middle East Project, and previous Israeli negotiator with Palestine, Daniel Levy. They talk about what Zionism means to him, why the Israeli left is struggling to make itself heard, and how this fits into Labour’s antisemitism…
94. Fighting for nature — with Paul Powlesland
Henna meets Paul Powlesland, barrister and Extinction Rebellion activist, for the second of our summer interviews, where they discuss everything from his beginnings as a young Tory, to convincing BP to save the planet, and how to advocate for the rights of ancient trees. Learn more: *Lawyers for Nature *Extinction Rebellion
93. Refugees welcome here – with Lord Alf Dubs and Cllr Stephen Cowan
Henna and Stefan are joined by Lord Alf Dubs and Cllr Stephen Cowan to discuss campaigning for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers, why we should always be hopeful in our politics, and why we should all move to the People’s Republic of Hammersmith and Fulham.
EXTRA: fire and fury
Join Henna and Ally as they discuss what Boris’ premiership means for Brexit and the country, why progressives should still have hope AND what your choice of ice lolly says about you.
92. Bridget Phillipson: the fight to stop Brexit
Henna and Stefan sit down to talk about Gordon Brown’s collaboration with HOPE not hate and the IPPR to stop a no deal Brexit from the bottom-up. Then Stefan heads over to Portcullis House to speak to Bridget Phillipson about why she decided to join the fight against Brexit, frustrating stereotypes about ‘The North’ and…
EXTRA: #TheNorthIsNext with Stella Creasy
In this week’s extra show, Progress interim director Stephanie Lloyd sits down with Stella Creasy to talk about her fight to extend abortion access to the women of Northern Ireland, going public about her miscarriage and Donald Trump’s latest comments about ‘The Squad’. Be a progressive: Donate to the Abortion Support Network Support JLM –…
91. Champagne superover – with Pearl Sangha
Henna, Stephanie and Alison are joined by Pearl to talk about the dismantling of the welfare state, Donald Trump and criticising our allies, and what the hell we should do when Boris Johnson becomes prime minister.
EXTRA: Dealing in deeds not words
Wednesday was one of the darkest days in the history of the Labour party. In this week’s review show acting director Stephanie Lloyd and events manager Katie Curtis discuss the Panorama programme on antisemitism in the party. They take an in depth look at the issues that came out of the programme, the party’s response…
90. The price is (hard) right
A bumper show: in part one Stefan sits down with Alison and Stephanie in Alison’s podcast *suite* to talk about the impact of the recent world cup, who’s funding the Conservative candidates and what that says about them, Labour’s NDA row and the return of Rory Stewart. In part two, Henna sits down with Fahmida…