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Britain’s top pollster, Sir John Curtice, and former Downing Street advisor, Rachel Wolf, explore the trends that shape what we all think


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  • 28. Double haters and the US election

    35:17
    With the Republican party convention in full swing, John and Rachel are joined by Professor Christopher Carman to discuss how political parties in the US have changed.  Guest: Professor Christopher Carman, University of Glasgow Hosts: John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about trendy@tortoisemedia.com

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  • 27. Has France rejected the far-right?

    38:28
    Polls predicted a historic win for Marine Le Pen’s National Rally in France’s parliamentary election. But a new coalition on the left did better than expected. John and Rachel are joined by UCL professor Philippe Marliere to discuss what just happened in France and what might happen next.Guest: Philippe Marliere, professor of French and European Politics at University College LondonHosts: John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about trendy@tortoisemedia.com
  • 26. What just happened?

    27:18
    John Curtice and Rachel Wolf discuss the election results and what they mean? Hosts: John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com 
  • 25. The final countdown

    39:33
    On the eve of the election John explains how the exit polls work.Hosts: John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com 
  • 24. The digital election campaign

    46:36
    What does the online election campaign look like? Who are the parties trying to reach and how effective are they? John Curtice and Rachel Wolf are joined by Kate Dommett, professor of digital politics at Sheffield University.  Hosts: John Curtice and Rachel WolfGuest: Kate Dommett, professor of digital politics at Sheffield UniversityTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com 
  • 23. (What’s the story) losing Tory?

    44:15
    John and Rachel discuss the latest polls and policy dividing lines between the main parties. To find out more about Tortoise:Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalistsSubscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free contentBecome a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com
  • 22. Volatile voters and why people don’t trust politicians

    40:04
    What has changed since Rishi Sunak’s D-Day gaffe and Nigel Farage’s intervention? John and Rachel delve into the latest polls, the party manifestos and the latest British Social Attitudes survey, which shows trust in politics is at a record low.Hosts: Professor John Curtice and Rachel WolfTo find out more about Tortoise:- Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists- Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and exclusive content- Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and moreIf you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com