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@Jackptaylor's political and historical curiosities

Mar 29, 2017

 In a first I'm covering the actual news.

What is article 50?

How was it invoked?

Has the UK now left the EU?

How will we know how it's going?

What will the EU Parliament be doing?

How would an agreement be reached?

What does an agreement look like?

When we have an agreement what next?

What happens if anyone votes...


Mar 26, 2017

Over the four terms of FDR's presidency he would deliver approx. 30 fireside messages, they have been credited for his immense popularity and are still today are unique type of address.

Thanks to the FDR presidential library I have been able to use recordings of the address throughout this podcast for one I'm immensely...


Mar 26, 2017

In this episode I consider the Dumbarton Oaks, Yalta, and San Francison conferences, and the first meetings of the United Nations General Assembly and the United Nations Security Council.


Mar 19, 2017

I'll consider why Scotland joined England & Wales in 1707, how the fortunes of independence and home rule movements have ebbed and waned, and the state of play today


Mar 19, 2017

In this episode I consider what came before the United Nations, how the term United Nations first referred to a military alliance, and what each of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin aimed to secure from the organisation as it was established.