French expert takes the Covid debate in a new direction

Jean-Francois Toussaint explains what the pandemic means for the human species

Sir Graham Brady: I can’t vote for another lockdown

Is Donald Trump toast?

The pollsters Nate Silver, Doug Rivers and Robert Cahaly have radically different ideas about the coming election

Merlin Sheldrake: the philosophy of fungi

Tyler Cowen on herd mentality and herd immunity

Freddie Sayers speaks to the influential US thinker about Covid-19, the media, and Trump

Prof Michael Levitt: here’s what I got wrong

The Nobel Prize winner returns to LockdownTV to discuss his predictions

The ZeroCovid debate: can the disease be eliminated?

Professor Devi Sridhar makes the case for why we should not tolerate any level of Covid-19

Sweden’s Anders Tegnell: judge me in a year

The architect of Sweden’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic defends his approach

John Gray: this moment is bigger than 1989

The philosopher puts today's political turmoil in historical context

Oxford epidemiologists: suppression strategy is not viable

Freddie Sayers speaks to Profs Carl Heneghan and Tom Jefferson

Prof Carl Heneghan: can we trust the Covid-19 death numbers?

The Oxford epidemiologist has uncovered some worrying things about the way the data is recorded

Meet the leader of the new ‘Italexit’ Party

Freddie Sayers speaks to Italian senator Gianluigi Paragone

Swedish Doctor: T-cell immunity and the truth about Covid-19 in Sweden

We hear a lot about coronavirus in Sweden... but what's life like on the ground?

Steven Pinker: They’re trying to cancel me

Freddie Sayers chats to the Harvard Professor about his denunciation by the illiberal Left

Coleman Hughes: The moral case against Black Lives Matter

Freddie Sayers chats to the Contributing Editor of City Journal about race relations in the US

Is Saudi Arabia making progress?

Freddie Sayers speaks to Prince Khalid Bandar, Saudi Arabia's new ambassador to the UK

Will Covid regulations kill off the pub?

Freddie Sayers speaks to Peter Borg-Neal, CEO of a 28-strong pub group

Matthew Crawford: the dangers of Safetyism

Freddie Sayers meets philosopher-mechanic Matthew Crawford

Gad Saad: cancel culture is dangerous and anti-liberal

Freddie Sayers chats to the evolutionary psychologist about wokeness

Rutger Bregman: Why civilisation is a curse

Freddie Sayers hears from the Dutch historian why Hobbes was wrong

Malcolm Turnbull: Trump is not a conservative

Freddie Sayers speaks to the former Australian Prime Minister

Norwegian health chief: we advised against closing schools

Freddie Sayers speaks to Camilla Stoltenberg, head of the Norwegian Institute for Public Health

Chicago Pastor: Police should not allow looting

Freddie Sayers speaks to Chicago pastor Corey Brooks about rioting in his community

Ross Douthat: BLM protests and the Decadent Society

Hold on to your hats, we hit some big topics in this half hour! Hope you enjoy.

Karl Friston: up to 80% not even susceptible to Covid-19

The influential professor's statistical observations could radically change how we lift lockdown

Sunetra Gupta: Covid-19 is on the way out

The author of the Oxford model defends her view that the virus has passed through the UK's population

Niall Ferguson: Covid-19 is China’s Chernobyl moment

The historian talks to Freddie Sayers about the geopolitics of this pandemic

Professor Karol Sikora: fear is more dangerous than the virus

The oncologist speaks to Freddie Sayers on a range of issues

US expert: The case for lockdowns

Biostatistician Dr Natalie Dean argues that a 'herd immunity' strategy would cost millions of lives

Michael Ignatieff’s Confessions — Liberalism, populism and multiculturalism

The former leader of the Canadian Liberal Party on how his family went from Russian nobles to Canadian refugees, why the Brexit debate was good for the UK's democracy and what threat populism poses to liberalism.

German virologist: Covid-19 is less deadly than feared

Professor Hendrik Streeck's findings show a fatality rate of 0.24-0.36%

Nobel prize-winning scientist: lockdown is a “huge mistake”

Professor Michael Levitt has been following the numbers, and believes that lockdown policies are a mistake

Jonathan Aitken’s Confessions — Parliament, prison and prayer

Giles chats to former MP and convict and now ordained chaplin about the importance of diversity in politics, the power of forgiveness and how a tweet led him to become ordained.

Imperial’s Neil Ferguson defends lockdown strategy

Freddie Sayers speaks to the British epidemiologist on Lockdown TV

US Entrepreneurs call for easing of lockdown measures

Freddie Sayers speaks to the JetBlue founder David Neeleman and Second Home co-founder Rohan Silva

Swedish expert: Why lockdowns are the wrong policy

Freddie Sayers speaks to Professor Johan Giesecke, who says that our policy is not driven by evidence

Alastair Campbell and Maajid Nawaz on ‘gotcha’ journalism

The pair discuss how the UK press has performed during the pandemic

Nicky Gumbel’s Confessions — Family, faith and finding God

Giles chats to the Anglican priest and pioneer of the Alpha Course in our Good Friday special.

Helen Thompson’s Confessions — Elections, economics and Euroscepticism

Giles talks to the Cambridge Professor about not fitting in at Warwick University Labour Club, why Margaret Thatcher would have voted Leave and what to look out for in politics in 2020.

Mervyn King’s Confessions — Crises, capital and coronavirus

Giles talks to the former Governor of the Bank of England about why economists don't understand human nature, what caused the 2008 financial crisis and the mistake both sides made in the Brexit referendum.

Jonathan Sacks’s Confessions — Capitalism, community and covenant

Giles talks to the former Chief Rabbi about the power of community, antisemitism in the 21st century and the 72-hour American bus journey that changed his life.

Adam Rutherford: How To Argue With A Racist

Giles Fraser talks to Adam Rutherford about his new book.

Debate: How bad is Viktor Orban?

Freddie Sayers gets opposing views from Peter Franklin and Phillip Blond on whether the Hungarian Prime Minister's dangerous reputation is justified.

Richard Layard’s Confessions — History, happiness and mental health

Giles talks to the happiness expert about his journey from the humanities to science, why individualism is making us depressed and how we can be more happy.

Charles Moore’s Confessions — Thatcher, theology and the Tories

Giles talks to the former Telegraph editor about becoming a Catholic, how the licence fee is dividing 'somewheres' and 'anywheres' and why he's never liked the Conservative Party.

Jonathan Sumption’s Confessions – Rights, rhetoric and rationalism

Giles talks to the historian and former Supreme Court Justice about leaving academia behind for a career in law, the problem with human rights and the art of persuasion.

Susan Hill’s Confessions — Christmas, children and coping with grief

In a Christmas special, Giles chats to the novelist about writing ghost stories, the coffin maker who taught her how to whistle and losing her 5-week-old daughter.

Patrick Deneen’s Confessions – Wendell Berry, working class Tories and why liberalism failed

Giles talks to the political theorist about why liberalism has failed, how the Conservatives became the party of the working class and the revolution yet to come.

Jonathan Rowson’s Confessions — Chess, concentration and climate change

Giles chats to the philosopher and chess grandmaster about the beauty of chess, the importance of spirituality and why the political spectrum is fake news.

Andrew Sullivan’s Confessions — Catholicism, coming out and Jeremy Corbyn

Giles talks to author and political commentator Andrew Sullivan about his troubled home life, how moving to America liberated him and why Jeremy Corbyn is the real 'Britain Trump'.

George Monbiot’s Confessions — Boarding school, the BBC and Extinction Rebellion

Giles chats to the environmental activist and "professional troublemaker" about boarding school, the climate emergency and a near-death experience.

Rory Stewart on Love, Brexit and Boris Johnson

Freddie Sayers talks to Rory Stewart about Love, romantic Conservatives and how Boris Johnson made him feel like an abused wife

Grace Blakely: what the Left can learn from Thatcher

Freddie Sayers talks to the Left-wing economics writer about what her plans would mean in the real world

The truth about immigration in Sweden

Freddie Sayers talks to Swedish activist Siavosh Derakhti about antisemitism and violence in Malmö

Hassan Damluji interview: Can we Build a Global Nation?

Freddie talks to Hassan Damluji about his new book 'The Responsible Globalist'

Tory MP on Kleptocrats and crime lords living “bling” lifestyles

Freddie Sayers asks the PM's 'anti-corruption advisor' John Penrose MP about the "good rich" versus the "bad rich"

Conference roundtable: David Goodhart, Madeline Grant, Matthew Goodwin

We found a quiet spot outside Conservative Party Conference to discuss whether, beyond Brexit, the Tory Party are really answering the demands of Brexit voters...

Stephen Kinnock: the Labour Party is in danger

Paul Embery talks to Stephen Kinnock at the Labour Party Conference about the future of the Labour Party, and why he wants a cross party Brexit deal.

Sam Gyimah: why I became a Lib Dem

Freddie Sayers sits down in Bournemouth with the newest Lib Dem MP and asks, how is he not a true conservative?

Elif Shafak’s Confessions – Populism, polarities and post-truth fiction

Charles Clarke: what we got wrong on globalisation

Freddie Sayers asks Tony Blair's home secretary whether the roots of Brexit were sewn during his time

Alan Johnson’s Confessions – London, Labour and leadership

Yoram Hazony’s Confessions – Nationalism, Imperialism, and Israel

Giles sits down with Israeli philosopher Yoram Hazony in a special episode recorded in Jerusalem.

Tom Tugendhat interview: is ‘National Conservatism’ coming to the UK?

What constitutes a “real” Conservative, and what's the future of Conservatism?

Lisa Nandy: Why I didn’t vote for May’s deal

Representing the overwhelmingly pro-Leave constituency of Wigan, she was one of a group of Labour MPs that those of us who supported Theresa May’s deal had hoped would eventually swing behind it...

Jesse Norman’s Confessions – Capitalism, Conservatism and proroguing parliament

Vernon Bogdanor: blame MPs, not the government

Freddie Sayers sits down with constitutional expert Vernon Bogdanor at the Big Tent Ideas Festival.

David Brooks interview: why social freedom is not a good feeling

The NYT columnist discusses how to make life – and politics – more meaningful

Roger Scruton’s Confessions – Faith, family and finding Conservatism