The Global Election
If you think this US election season has been a uniquely American hellstorm, think again. We - that is, the rest of the world - are suffering with you, albeit at a distance, and waiting with bated breath for the outcome. This series from British magazine (and frequent publisher of podcasts) Monocle will furnish listeners with an outsider's perspective on the election, addressing questions of import for global citizens: Does the US still want to be the world's policeman? Will the election trigger another financial crisis? What is the future for our climate change treaties? It's a fairly sober production and features interviewees of real intellectual heft: foreign secretaries, EU big-wigs, counter-terrorism chiefs. For anyone looking for a sophisticated new angle on this interminable race, or to fill the gaps between instalments of 1600, The Run-up, Trumpcast, etc, this will do nicely. The eight-part series concludes this week.
Gateway episodes: Isolationism (29 Oct 2016) / Will the US election lead to a global financial crisis? (8 Oct 2016) / Is the US still the world's policeman? (17 Sep 2016)