UnHerd Shorts

UnHerd Shorts

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UnPacked Short – Is Europe on the brink of a new Thirty Years’ War?
Jun 20 • 10 min
It might be 400 since the Thirty Years War, but it is a subject that Angela Merkel is currently much interested in. Could Europe be heading for another period of serious unrest? In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles discuss the…
UnPacked Short – How Thatcher’s Heirs Can Revive Popular Capitalism
Jun 18 • 10 min
“The problem with Thatcherism is that eventually you run out of other people assets”. In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles discuss whether Thatcher’s dream of “popular capitalism” can be revived by government creating new assets.
UnPacked Short – How to introduce a Land Value Tax
Jun 14 • 12 min
In the UK, the top 10% own 45% of the nations wealth, while the bottom 50% owns less than 10% – is it time to tax wealth? In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles discuss the merits of taxing land, and how best to introduce a Land…
Giles Fraser in conversation with: Vicky Beeching
Jun 14 • 37 min
Giles Fraser is joined by religious commentator and musician, Vicky Beeching, to discuss the conflict in her life between the church and her sexuality.
UnPacked Short – Could the Chinese Communist Party win votes in the West?
Jun 11 • 8 min
The Communist Party of China is organising abroad, so the prospect of them fielding candidates in the West is not too farfetched. In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles discuss the likelihood of such move and ask, would China…
Niall Ferguson – Free markets and migration clip
Jun 8 • 1 min
Niall Ferguson – Free markets and migration clip by UnHerd Shorts
Marco Rubio – The impacts of technology and globalisation clip
Jun 8 • 1 min
Marco Rubio speaks to Juliet Samuel about his new thinking on the impacts of tech and globalisation. This clip is taken from UnHerd’s latest audio documentary: “Taking on China: how the West can save free trade”…
UnPacked Short – Should the rich be allowed to destroy their own wealth?
Jun 6 • 9 min
Would you buy gold dusted chicken wings? In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin is joined by Charlotte Pickles to debate whether the rich should be allowed to destroy their own wealth – and the two don’t entirely agree.
UnPacked Short – ‘Unconscious Bias Training’ Doesn’t Work
Jun 5 • 10 min
In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles discuss ‘unconscious bias’ in hiring practices – and why training doesn’t work.
UnPacked Short – Free speech, blasphemy and structural discrimination
Jun 1 • 8 min
In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles discuss structural discrimination, how it applies to religion and why the progressive Left are selective in calling it out.
UnPacked Short – The most influential religion you’ve never heard of
May 30 • 10 min
There are some questions too complex for us humans to answer, but could computers? Thats what many in Silicon Valley and beyond believe. In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles discuss the growing religion of “singularitarianism” and…
UnPacked Short – the racist, classist undertones of “gammongate”
May 25 • 8 min
In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles discuss “gammongate”, and whether the pejorative term – being used by the Left to describe pink-faced, Brexit-voting men – is in fact racist, ageist and classist.
UnPacked Short – Why trade deals are murder
May 23 • 9 min
Trade deals are about trade, right? Wrong. In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles discuss the alternative motive behind trade deals and how it can lead to populism.
UnPacked Short – Why rationing air travel is the same thing as taxing people out of the sky
May 22 • 9 min
According to a new report, the impact of tourism on global warming is worse than we thought. So is it time to start rationing air travel? In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles look at ways to reduce globe-trotting habits and…
UnPacked Short – Is there anything that Jordan Peterson can’t disrupt?
May 21 • 13 min
Canadian Professor, phycologist and intellectual, Jordan Peterson, has become a controversial figure in today’s culture wars. In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles discuss how his critics are misrepresenting his views.
UnPacked Short – Vanilla liberalism is past Its sell - by date
May 17 • 10 min
UnPacked Short – Vanilla liberalism is past Its sell - by date by UnHerd Shorts
From the cutting room floor: Marco Rubio
May 15 • 24 min
For her latest audio documentary, “Taking on China: how the West can save free trade”, Juliet Samuel met and quizzed Florida Senator Marco Rubio. The two discussed China’s rule breaking and foul play, Trump’s trade war, and the distinct possibility of a…
UnPacked Shorts - The Globalisation Trilema
May 10 • 11 min
Economic integration, democratic representation, and the nation-state, pick two. In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin is joined by Charlotte Pickles to discuss the trilemma that brought about shocks such as Brexit and Trump.
UnPacked Short – Human clones are closer than you think
May 3 • 8 min
If we have the ability to clone a sheep or a monkey, why haven’t we cloned a human yet? In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles discuss why over the past two decades we haven’t cloned a human and if we ever will.
UnPacked Short – Forget London, make Coventry great again!
May 2 • 8 min
Does anything good ever happen in flyover country? Of course it does, but how come we never hear about it? In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles discuss the good news coming from outside the capital and why it is often ignored.
UnPacked Short – how men subvert the long hours work culture
Apr 26 • 7 min
If family life is the main driver of the gender pay–gap, shouldn’t work culture be more family friendly? In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin, Charlotte Pickles and Sally Chatterton discuss how women are penalised in their career progression by…
The future for Christians in Syria
Apr 26 • 11 min
The future for Christians in Syria by UnHerd Shorts
UnPacked Shorts - “Sneckdowns” and desire lines: A parable for the big data age
Apr 24 • 9 min
Have you ever heard of a “desire line” or a “Sneckdown”? Well in this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin, Charlotte Pickles and Sally Chatterton discuss what exactly they are and how big data could soon be doing what they do on a much larger scale.
UnPacked Short - U Ok Hun(gary)?
Apr 23 • 9 min
Is Hungary backsliding away from democracy? In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin is joined by Charlotte Pickles and Sally Chatterton to discuss the recent election in Hungary and what it means for the nations future.
Depressed house prices are traping people in dying communities
Apr 20 • 13 min
Henry Olsen speaks to Joe Gyourko, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, about why low house prices stop people moving to more economically dynamic communities.
Sajid Javid on getting Britain building again
Apr 19 • 16 min
Liam Halligan speaks to Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid about the state of house building in the UK.
UnPacked Shorts - Russia and China get cosy over energy supplies
Apr 12 • 7 min
A closer relationship between China and Russia, should we be worried? Peter Franklin thinks not. In This unPacked Short, Peter is joined by Charlotte Pickles and Sally Chatterton to discuss a gas pipeline between the two powers, and its implications for…
UnPacked Short - Cashless Society
Apr 11 • 11 min
What would the world be like without cash? In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin, Charlotte Pickles and Sally Chatterton explore the idea looking at its pros and cons, and if it could happen sooner than you think.
UnPacked Short - Would you bank with Facebook or Google?
Apr 6 • 12 min
Would you bank with Facebook or Google? Well you may soon have the chance. In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin, Charlotte Pickles and Seb Giraud dicuss “Techfin”, when finance is provided by a technology company. What will it mean when tech giants who…
UnPacked Shorts - Could a land value tax save Silicon Valley
Apr 5 • 11 min
UnPacked Shorts - Could a land value tax save Silicon Valley by UnHerd Shorts
UnPacked Short - Singapore shows there’s more than one way of doing capitalism
Apr 3 • 10 min
UnPacked Short - Singapore shows there’s more than one way of doing capitalism by UnHerd Shorts
Meet Anthony Thomson, the man who broke ‘the bank’
Mar 29 • 25 min
Anthony Thomson, co-founder of Metro bank and Atom bank, talks to Charlotte Pickles about the state of banking in the wake of the crash, how to increase competition, and what retail banking might look like a decade from now.
UnPacked Short - Beijing Analytica
Mar 28 • 12 min
Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles discuss two of UnHerd’s favourite topics, technology and China. How is China adopting new technology to monitor its population and is there any risk of us doing the same in the west?
UnPacked Shorts - Communist China’s class ridden society
Mar 27 • 9 min
In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin, Charlotte Pickles and Sally Chatterton discuss how where you are born in China can heavily affect your life forever, regardless of where you move.
From The Cutting Room Floor: Jack Jenkins
Mar 26 • 33 min
Jack Jenkins, of Religion News Service, is one of the USA’s rising stars in religion reporting. He has extensively analysed the narrative and rhetoric among Trump-supporting white evangelicals, as well as scrutinising Trump’s own words, and developed a…
UnPacked Shorts - Is a race to Mars worth it?
Mar 26 • 9 min
In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin is joined by Charlotte Pickles and Nigel Cameron to discuss the possibility of a new space race and debate if it is really worth going to Mars anyway.
UnHerd Head to Head - Is social media the new plague?
Mar 23 • 14 min
In UnHerd’s second Head to Head, Nigel Cameron and Tom Chivers debate the question “Is social media the new plague”.
UnPacked Short - Thirty-somethings need housing options - and fast
Mar 22 • 11 min
Are we too obsessed with the idea of home ownership? In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin, Sally Chatterton and Charlotte Pickles discuss home ownership, if it really matters anymore, and how we can create more housing options before it is too late.
UnPacked Shorts - Italy versus the EU establishment: now who’s being irresponsible?
Mar 19 • 11 min
The recent election in Italy went largely ignored by the mainstream media, but why? In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin, Charlotte Pickles and Sally Chatterton look at what happened in Italy, what it means for the EU, and why the rest of the media…
Time to tackle the energy oligopoly
Mar 19 • 25 min
As part of #consumerVproducer week at UnHerd, we’ve taken a closer look a one of the most concentrated consumer markets of all - energy. In this 25 minutes podcast, Charlotte Pickles talks to Henry de Zoete, co-founder of Look After My Bills, Scott Corfe,…
In conversation with Michael Jacobs: Rethinking Capitalism
Mar 15 • 33 min
Charlotte Pickles talks to Michael Jacobs about his book “Rethinking Capitalism”, why economic orthodoxies are false, and how Right and Left may just be reaching a consensus on the need for reform.
UnHerd Head to Head: Is it time to end austerity?
Mar 15 • 19 min
UnHerd’s first head to head. Charied by Charlotte Pickles, Liam Halligan and Vicky Pryce debate the case for continuing or ending austerity.
UnPacked Short: Screen addiction killed the bookworm
Mar 15 • 8 min
In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin, Charlotte Pickles and Katie Harrison discuss if the increased availability of articles online has left them unable to read full books anymore.
From The Cutting Room Floor: Tim Goeglein
Mar 13 • 28 min
There aren’t many people who know more about the relationship between white evangelicals and the Republican Party than Tim Goeglein. A former aide to George W Bush, he’s now a Vice President at the highly influential socially conservative Focus on the…
UnPacked Short - Are AI doctors better than human ones?
Mar 13 • 9 min
In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin, Charlotte Pickles and Katie Harrison discuss how AI doctors are becoming better than human ones and the potential implications.
From Cutting Room Floor: Jim Wallis
Mar 12 • 34 min
An elder statesman of the social justice movement in the church, Jim Wallis is as widely read and respected outside of the US as in his home country. Or perhaps more so. The US church is very polarised, and many evangelicals would never countenance voting…
UnPacked Short - Can a global city build enough new homes?
Mar 9 • 8 min
In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin, Charlotte Pickles and Katie Harrison discuss how Tokyo is coping with housing demands compared to other global cities.
From the Cutting Room Floor: David French
Mar 8 • 30 min
One of the most established and widely respected Republican commentators of his generation, National Review writer David French briefly considered running in opposition to Trump during the 2016 US election. His multicultural family - he and his wife…
UnPacked Short - Pinkerism, Populism And Progressophobia
Mar 8 • 12 min
In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin, Charlotte Pickles and Henry Olsen discuss the flyover communities that voted for Trump and Brexit, and if the mainstream parties are even trying to understand them.
From The Cutting Room Floor: Michael Wear
Mar 7 • 31 min
Michael Wear is a recent arrival on the political commentator circuit, but has fast become a fixture. He directed faith outreach for Obama’s 2012 election campaign and was one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history, his account of…
From The Cutting Room Floor: Amy Black
Mar 5 • 29 min
Last week we published our latest audio documentary – ‘The Believers in Trump’ – which brings together a range of short clips from much longer interviews with key experts, politicians and academics. Over the next few days we will be publishing extended…
UnPacked Short - Fake news isn’t new
Mar 5 • 10 min
The threat of fake news is not fake but nor is it new. In this UnPacked short, the panel discuss the origins of fake news and the paranoia of foreign influence on information.
Believers in Trump Podcast
Mar 2 • 34 min
Giles Fraser, Katie Harrison, Pastor Clement Okusi and Henry Olsen discuss UnHerd’s latest audio documentary: “Believers in Trump” and ask, could the same thing happen in the UK?
UnPacked Short - Has the Left lost its voter base
Mar 2 • 9 min
With the Italian election and the German SDP vote results both imminent, the UnPacked panel look at why the and how the left has destroyed its voter base, both in Europe and across the Atlantic. Featuring Peter Franklin, Charlotte Pickles and UnHerd…
UnPacked Shorts - Bureaucratic hurdles
Mar 1 • 9 min
Having the knowledge and talent may not always be enough to guarantee success. Hurdles that may seem small to some can prove almost impossible for many to pass. In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin, Sally Chatterton and Charlotte Pickles discuss how…
UnPacked Short - Accelerationism
Feb 28 • 8 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin, Charlotte Pickles and Sally Chatterton discuss whether the Labour Party is looking at the 1970s for inspiration or if it is in fact looking towards “fully automated luxury communism” of 2070.
UnPacked Short - The Political Compass
Feb 27 • 9 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin, Charlotte Pickles and Sally Chatterton discuss the political compass and where populists can be found on it.
UnPacked Short - Could automation lead to labour shortages
Feb 26 • 9 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin, Charlotte Pickles and Sally Chatterton discuss whether the prospect of automation could lead to labour shortages and if the make America great again baseball cap is really a baseball cap at all.
UnPacked Short - Are seating plans oppressive?
Feb 23 • 8 min
Peter Franklin is joined by Charlotte Pickles and Sally Chatterton to discuss whether seating plans in school are hierarchical and oppressive.
UnPacked Short - Amazon Healthcare, hero or villain?
Feb 20 • 9 min
Peter Franklin is joined by Charlotte Pickles and Sally Chatterton to discuss whether Amazon’s steps into healthcare are a force for good for evil.
Can a wealth tax save capitalism - Jacob Rees-Mogg interview
Feb 19 • 18 min
Extended interview with Jacob Rees-Mogg
Can a wealth tax save capitalism? Paul Johnson interview
Feb 16 • 14 min
Extended interview with Paul Johnson
UnPacked Shorts - The burden on young families
Feb 16 • 10 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin is joined by Charlotte Pickles and Sally Chatterton to discuss the loss of community and its impact on young families
UnPacked Short - Has America failed as a state?
Feb 15 • 9 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin is joined by Charlotte Pickles and Sally Chatterton to discuss the unique issues facing the United States and if they are a sign it has failed.
UnPacked Short - Geoengineering
Feb 14 • 7 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin is joined by Charlotte Pickles and Nigel Cameron to discuss if geoengineering could help solve climate change.
Can a wealth tax save capitalism - Tom Copley interview
Feb 14 • 11 min
Extended interview with Tom Copley
UnPacked Short - Beer is going in the right direction
Feb 12 • 7 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin is joined by Charlotte Pickles and Nigel Cameron to discuss how beer can solve the problem of automation.
UnPacked Short - What does Amazon want?
Feb 7 • 10 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin is joined by Charlotte Pickles and Nigel Cameron to discuss Amazon’s new automated store and what it means for the future of retail.
UnPacked Short - Why are we so pessimistic?
Feb 6 • 9 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin is joined by Katie Harrison and Tim Montgomerie to look at why we are so negative and if the world really is getting worse.
Unpacked Shorts - Did the digital revolution fail?
Feb 2 • 8 min
Unpacked Shorts - Did the digital revolution fail? by UnHerd Shorts
UnPacked Shorts - Trees or farmland? Why choose?
Jan 31 • 5 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin is joined by Katie Harrison and Sally Chatterton to discuss how countries like Britain may no longer have to choose between forest and farms thanks to agroforestry.
UnPacked Short - Only lateral thinking can save us from economic stagnation
Jan 29 • 7 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin is joined by Katie Harrison and Sally Chatterton to discuss the limits of medical knowledge and consider what can be done about stalling innovation.
UnPacked Short - Why do some countries have strong populist movements but not others?
Jan 26 • 7 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin is joined by Katie Harrison and Sally Chatterton to discuss the countries where populism is not a current issue, specially, Japan.
UnPacked Shorts - If governments do raise taxes on wealth, what should be done with the revenues?
Jan 24 • 9 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin is joined by Katie Harrison and Charlie Pickles to discuss the how taxes on wealth could be spent.
UnPacked Shorts - The other side of the immigration debate
Jan 22 • 8 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin is joined by Katie Harrison and Charlie Pickles to discuss the other side of the immigration debate, how immigration affects nations like Latvia.
UnPacked Shorts - How Brexit Britain can help China build a new world
Jan 19 • 8 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin is joined by Katie Harrison and Charlie Pickles to discuss David Cameron’s new job and the role he will play in China’s new relationship with Brexit Britain.
UnPacked Shorts - Is There Someone For Everyone?
Jan 15 • 7 min
In this UnPacked short, Katie Franklin and Peter Franklin discuss his one of his latest Unpacked column on monogamy and if there really is someone for everyone.
UnPacked Shorts - Is Higher Education Worth It?
Jan 11 • 6 min
In this UnPacked Shorts podcast, Peter Franklin and Katie Harrison discuss whether going into higher education is making as big as difference as it should.
UnPacked Shorts - Europe’s Economic Inequality
Jan 11 • 6 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin and Katie Harrison discuss the economic inequality between the East and West of Europe.
UnPacked Shorts - Pro Trump Intellectuals
Dec 22, 2017 • 11 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin and Charlie Pickles discuss the nature of pro-Trump intellectuals.
UnPacked Shorts -If we want a more productive economy, we must let our cities grow
Dec 22, 2017 • 10 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin and Charlie Pickles discuss housing, and the need for development in those cities that are booming economically.
UnPacked Shorts - Marriage as a uniquely stabilising institution
Dec 21, 2017 • 11 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin, Katie Harrison and Tim Montgomerie discuss the nature of marriage as a uniquely stabilising institution.
UnPacked Shorts - Environmentally-friendly farming doesn’t have to be technologically backward
Dec 20, 2017 • 7 min
In this UnPacked short, Peter Franklin, Katie Harrison and Tim Montgomerie discuss the prudence of Dutch farmers, and suggest that technical advancements in farming technology can make for more productive, more environmentally-friendly farming methods.
UnPacked Shorts - Jeremy Corbyn is right about neoliberalism
Dec 15, 2017 • 10 min
Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles discuss what neoliberalism is and where it goes from here.
Unpacked Shorts - Chinese Debt
Dec 14, 2017 • 7 min
Peter Franklin is joined by Charlotte Pickles in he first UnPacked short to discuss his recent piece on China’s household debt.
Communism’s forgotten victims - David Pryce-Jones interview
Nov 28, 2017 • 15 min
Douglas Murray speaks with David Pryce-Jones about how those who have spoken out on communism have been ignored.
Communism’s forgotten victims - James Bartholomew Interview
Nov 28, 2017 • 16 min
Douglas Murray speaks with James Bartholomew about why the communist terror is forgotten.
Communism’s forgotten victims - Giles Udy interview
Nov 28, 2017 • 35 min
Douglas Murray speaks with Giles Udy about the Labour Party’s relationship with the USSR.
Communism’s forgotten victims - David Aaronovitch interview
Nov 28, 2017 • 18 min
Douglas Murray speaks with David Aaronovitch about the crimes of communism and why they are forgotten.
Communism’s forgotten victims - Anne Applebaum interview
Nov 27, 2017 • 13 min
Douglas Murray speaks with Anne Applebaum about the crimes of communism and why they are forgotten.
Harriet Maltby audio essay on Swindon
Oct 23, 2017 • 10 min
UnHerd contributor, Harriet Maltby on Swindon
Dido Harding On The 4th Industrial Revolution
Oct 20, 2017 • 2 min
Baroness Harding talks about how A.I. and the Fourth Industrial Revolution might affect the job market in the coming years
Victoria Bateman on Capitalism with Charlotte Pickles
Oct 11, 2017 • 16 min
Charlotte Pickles interviews Dr Victoria Bateman on her recent articles about capitalism. Dr Bateman is a Lecturer and Fellow in Economics at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge.
Niall Ferguson - Extended
Sep 19, 2017 • 27 min
Niall Ferguson’s full interview with UnHerd.
Vivek Wadhwa on the Silicon Valley bubble
Sep 15, 2017 • 0 min
Vivek Wadhwa is an academic specialising in exponentially advancing technologies
Sarah Lacy on the hurdles Zuckerberg faces
Sep 15, 2017 • 1 min
Sarah Lacy is a technology journalist
Henry Olsen on Zuckerberg’s credibility problem
Sep 15, 2017 • 0 min
Henry Olsen is the editor of UnHerd’s “flyover country” work.
Alastair Campbell on the ‘aggressive’ British Media
Sep 5, 2017 • 1 min
Alastair Campbell on the ‘aggressive’ British Media by UnHerd Shorts
Bishop Graham Tomlin on faith communities at Grenfell Tower
Sep 5, 2017 • 9 min
Bishop Graham Tomlin on faith communities at Grenfell Tower by UnHerd Shorts
How To Cheat An Emissions Test
Sep 5, 2017 • 2 min
How To Cheat An Emissions Test by UnHerd Shorts
Harriet Maltby interviews Jack Ewing
Sep 5, 2017 • 15 min
Harriet Maltby interviews Jack Ewing by UnHerd Shorts