BYLINE TIMES PODCAST
Troubles Amnesty "Is UK State Cover Up"
Families of victims killed in the Northern Ireland conflict are warning that a proposed murder amnesty is being driven by the British state’s desire to cover up its own historical misdemeanours. The plan to end prosecutions for deaths, torture and other serious crimes related to The Troubles was announced by Boris Johnson in the run up to the 2019 General Election and a Bill is currently being steered through the House of Lords after passing its Commons stages. Adrian Goldberg hears from Billy McManus who argues that the new law would allow the killers of his father William to evade justice; and Julie Hambleton, whose sister Maxine was among 21 revellers killed in the Birmingham Pub Bombings in 1974.PLUS Grainne Teggart, Amnesty International's Deputy Director for Northern Ireland.Produced in Birmingham by Adrian Goldberg and Harvey White Funded by subscriptions to the Byline Times.
Russia's "Rolling War Against The West"
President Putin invaded Ukraine nearly 12 months ago, causing death and destruction to his neighbour, but the Byline Times has been reporting for years about a broader conflict inspired by The Kremlin – an information war designed to undermine democracy. Adrian Goldberg hears more from Kier Giles, author of Russia’s War On Everybody; Byline Times executive editor Peter Jukes, and from Heidi Cuda from the Radicalized Pod, who’s been writing about all this on our newest platform Byline Supplement.com Produced in Birmingham by Adrian Goldberg and Harvey White. Funded by subscriptions to the Byline Times.
Mouldy Flat 'Made My Lung Collapse'
Mould and damp have long been a concern for many social housing tenants, and the death two-year old Awaab Ishak in Rochdale provided incontrovertible evidence (if any were needed) that it could be fatal.The toddler's inquest ruled last November that he died "as a result of a severe respiratory condition caused due to prolonged exposure to mould in his home environment"That set Byline Times’ own Sian Norris on a mission to establish how many others could be at risk, and her findings - though incomplete because of the weakness of Freedom Of Information laws - were damning. She found that thousands of families - including those with children - were at risk.Host Adrian Goldberg hears from Sian, and Michelle - a tenant in Bristol - who says that exposure to mould caused her lung to collapse.Produced in Birmingham by Adrian Goldberg. Funded by subscriptions to the Byline Times.
Prince Harry's 'Spare'
Prince Harry’s book Spare has sold 1.4 million copies across all formats in the UK, the United States and Canada – so what does it tell us about the UK and our place in the world? And what does it say about monarchy and the media? Adrian Goldberg is joined by journalist and comedian Ava Vidal, journalist, US based royal commentator RS Locke and media pundit Mic Wright.Originally broadcast via Twitter Spaces @bylineradioProduced in Birmingham by Adrian Goldberg and Harvey White. Funded by subscriptions to the Byline Times.
The NHS In Crisis - Cause And Effect
The latest Byline Times podcast explores the crisis in the NHS and the factors which lie behind it. We’ve got a Health Service which (in England at least) is riven by industrial disputes, involving nurses and ambulance drivers - with action pending by junior doctors. Ambulance response times are the worst on record; more than half of patients attending A&E departments are waiting four hours or more to be seen – another historical low – and although waiting lists for routine surgery have improved slightly, they are still the second worst on record. Byline Times has been covering the crisis in detail and host Adrian Goldberg hears from our Investigations Editor Sam Bright and David Oliver, an NHS consultant.Produced in Birmingham by Adrian Goldberg and Harvey White.
The Week In Politics: Strikebusting and Biden's Classified Documents
Adrian Goldberg hosts a discussion about The Week In Politics including the UK government's strike busting plans, Joe Biden and the classified documents and more Our guests this time Adam Bienkov, Byline Times Political editor and Heidi Cuda from the Radicalized Pod – you can read much more from Adam and Heidi on our newest platform bylinesupplement.com That’s our Substack which has great additional content – check it out. Produced in Birmingham by Adrian Goldberg. Funded by subscriptions to the Byline Times.
Deja Coup: Brazil's Insurrection
Two years after the January 6 assault on the Capitol in Washington DC, hundreds of right wing followers of the former Brazilian President Jair Bolsanaro launched an attempted coup in their country’s capital Brasilia, vandalising the Presidential Palace, Congress buildings and the Supreme Court. Order now seems to have been restored, but the parallels with the attempt to overthrow Joe Biden’s election are more than co incidental. Bolsonaro was an ally of Donald Trump – like him a nationalist populist - and Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has called those who sought to unseat the democratically elected government of President Lula “freedom fighters”.Adrian Goldberg hears from Rodrigo Nunes, a Brazilian political analyst from the Catholic University of Rio and author of a recent book on Bolsonarismo Produced in Birmingham by Adrian Goldberg. Funded by subscriptions to the Byline Times.
Reaction to Harry: The Interview
Adrian Goldberg gets instant reaction to ITV's 'Harry: The Interview' with US based royal commentator RS Locke, comedian and journalist Ava Vidal and media pundit Mic Wright.This is an edited version of a broadcast @bylineradio via Twitter Spaces on 8 January, 2023 - hence the slightly 'lo-fi' quality.Produced in Birmingham by Adrian Goldberg. Funded by subscriptions to the Byline Times.
Extinction Rebellion: What Next?
What’s next for Extinction Rebellion? The environmental protest group sent out a press release at the start of the year headlined “We Quit” – which might lead you think that, well, they were giving up. Not quite…but they are shifting away from the kind mass public disruption that made their name in the first place. XR came to prominence after blockading major sites in London during 2018 and 2019, but have, arguably, now been eclipsed by other direct action groups such as Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain. So is Extinction Rebellion facing extinction itself? Adrian Goldberg hears from one of the organisation’s co founders Clare Farrell.Produced in Birmingham by Adrian Goldberg and Harvey White.Funded by subscriptions to the Byline Times.