Polarised final

The podcast from the RSA investigating the political and cultural forces driving us further apart. Presented by the RSA's Matthew Taylor and the author of 'Born Liars' and 'Curious', Ian Leslie. New episodes fortnightly.

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    Is the centre ground dead?

    Is the centre ground of British politics really dead, or could it make a comeback? And what does the ‘centre’ even mean these days? With political sociologist Paula Surridge.

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    Responsible Parties

    Has the opening up of political parties been a vital force for change, or bad for democracy as a whole? With Yale professor Ian Shapiro, and two of the founders of Brand New Congress and the Justice Democrats, Isra Allison and Nasim Thompson.

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    Is democracy failing?

    Is democracy under attack? How worried should we be? With Niheer Dasandi and Eliane Glaser.

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    Anger, with Claire Fox

    Anger is all the rage in our politics, but is anger itself the problem? With Claire Fox.

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    The Media and Echo Chambers

    Is it really true that we all live in our own echo chambers? With Sílvia Majó-Vázquez.

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    Silicon Valley's Persuasion Machine

    Can companies like Cambridge Analytica really swing elections and referendums? With Chris Sumner and Martin Moore.

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    Liberals and Authoritarians

    Have we become a nation of two tribes – liberals vs authoritarians? With political sociologist Paula Surridge.

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    The RSA's Matthew Taylor and the author of 'Born Liars' and 'Curious', Ian Leslie, investigate the forces driving us further apart.

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