We are launching a new podcast here at The Independent called Double Take. Each week we’ll be revisiting one of favourite comment pieces. The author will be coming into the studio to read their piece, and we’ll be catching up with them about what happ...Each week we’ll be revisiting one of our favourite comment pieces. The author will be coming into the studio to read their piece, and we’ll be catching up with them about what happened after we clicked publish.
Aidan Harper - Why the UK needs a four day work week
Season -1, Ep. 24
Aidan Harper joins Kirsty Major to read and discuss his piece: Robots are going to make England’s north-south divide even worse - that's why we need the four day work week
Yas Necati - I'm queer and trans, stop debating my existence
Season -1, Ep. 23
Yas Necati joins Kirsty Major to read and discuss their piece: Should queer people be allowed to exist or should we all just be forced to 'convert'?
Mary Dejevsky - A united Ireland is the only solution to Brexit
Season -1, Ep. 22
Kirsty Major is joined by Indy columnist and former foreign correspondent Mary Dejevsky to read and discuss her piece "A united Ireland is the only practical solution to Brexit"
Richard Power Sayeed - 1997: Things can only get worse
Season -1, Ep. 21
Kirsty Major is joined by Richard Power Sayeed author of 1997: The Future that Never Happened, a look at why the Blair years have led to our current malaise. And on the other side of the ring, is our in-house Blairite John Rentoul, author of Tony Blair: A Prime Minister.
Sean O'Grady - Millennials don't deserve handouts from Hammond
Season -1, Ep. 20
Kirsty Major is joined by Sean O'Grady to read and discuss his piece: 'This Budget shouldn’t have given millennials a thing - why on earth should I subsidise their houses and railcards?'
Matthew Norman - This is how Trump could be ousted
Kirsty Major is joined by Matthew Norman to read and discuss his piece: There’s only one way out of the Russia probe for Donald Trump before he’s forced to quit