Shallow Dive

Shallow Dive
A podcast discussing politics and policy, presented by Alex Waygood and Murray Jones. Music used in this podcast is by the user Sub-d, and is licensed under a Creative Commons 0 license

Mar 11 • 44 min
It could be put off no longer: we finally talk about coronavirus (and other things…) —- The UK is attempting a novel and controversial strategy to combat the coronavirus, putting behavioural science front and centre The US has not been testing enough…
#6: Refugees, Mali & Old Man Joe
Mar 5 • 45 min
Turkey is encouraging refugees to head to Greece and the EU aren’t happy. Meanwhile climate change is only going to make the problem worse, on a global scale. Also British troops are heading to Mali. — Turkey turns a blind eye as refugees head for border.…
#5: India, NIMBYs, bedbugs and Biden
Feb 27 • 32 min
India is struck with ethnic violence , France is overrun with bedbugs, and we ask: are local councils preventing action on climate change? —- Further reading: 32 people died in Delhi as mobs attacked majority-Muslim areas of the city, following protests…
#4: Immigration Talking Points
Feb 20 • 42 min
The government brings out its plan for a points-based immigration system, the Democratic Party holds yet another debate in its quest to find a nominee to take on Donald Trump, and we ask: is every billionaire a policy failure? —- Further reading: UCU…
#3: Justice, Badgers, and the BBC
Feb 13 • 39 min
The rule of law is under attack everywhere, it seems, but Ecuador. Plus Donald Trump’s many questions about badgers, and we ask: should the licence fee be scrapped? —- Further reading: Sajid Javid is out, after a cabinet reshuffle that was more dramatic…
#2: Chaos in Iowa, and the case for regulating Facebook
Feb 6 • 41 min
The Iowa Caucuses descended into chaos, Russian police have been convicted of busting their own drug den, and we ask: should the government step in to save Facebook from itself? —- Further reading: The Iowa caucuses were utter chaos. Doing well in Iowa is…
#1: Huawei, & the case for open borders
Jan 30 • 45 min
The government decides to allow Huawei into the UK’s 5G infrastructure, a rare sighting of a Bolivian glass frog, and we ask: are open borders the way to go? —- Further Reading: Johnson’s controversial decision to allow Huawei in. The Huawei move is…