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Going Underground

NHS privatisation, Israeli goods & the death of the middle class [E108] Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett
Afshin Rattansi goes underground as key health unionsballot for strike action.The head of the British Medical Association explains how privatisation is not the answer to NHS woes. New Economics Foundation fellow and former government advisor Davi... July 26, 2014 08:30 3
Going Underground

Three times a week Afshin Rattansi and his team go underground to discover the stories that aren’t being covered by the mainstream UK media. From GCHQ to Occupy protests, and everything else in between, Going Underground is here to bring a fresh perspective to our audiences around Britain.

AFP Photo / Will Oliver
Who broke the banks & what flip-flops say about globalisation [E107]

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the real culprits of the financial meltdown and the controversial RBS bailout. Award winning journalist Ian Fraser...

July 23, 2014 08:30 3
A Pro Plastine demonstrator is led away by police officers as Pro Israeli demonstrators stage a demonstration in support of Israel outside the Israeli embassy in London on July, 2014. (AFP Photo / Justin Tallis)
Dodgy arms deals, pro-Israel bias & scrapping the tax system [E106]

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on Britain’s corrupt arms deals. Author Nick Gilby explains that bribery & corruption has permeated the UK’s...

July 21, 2014 08:30 1
AFP Photo / APN
Corporate spies, means-testing depression, & self-UNemployed [E105]

Afshin Rattansi goes underground in the booming sector of corporate surveillance. Journalist and comedian Mark Thomas discusses his personal experience of...

July 19, 2014 08:30
Reuters/Olivia Harris
Coalition rams surveillance legislation through parliament & urgent need for shift in UK’s drug policy [E104]

In this episode, Afshin Rattansi casts a critical eye on David Cameron’s sweeping cabinet reshuffle, and the government’s need to urgently review...

July 16, 2014 08:30
​Austerity bites at the sharp end of the cuts & HealthWatch tackles unsafe hospital discharges [E103]

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the cost of austerity and a spike in class-consciousness. Journalist and author Mary O’Hara describes a growing...

July 14, 2014 09:30
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett)
Fashion Week-ileaks, Israel’s spin-doctors & how to win the World Cup [E102]

Afshin Rattansi goes underground to discuss plans by designer and activist Ben Westwood to bring London Fashion Week to Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian...

July 12, 2014 08:30 1
Reuters/Matt Dunham
Education system in meltdown, plus who controls Britain’s nuclear weapons? [E101]

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on US influence over Britain’s nuclear weapons. Guardian columnist Richard Norton Taylor questions whether the UK’s...

July 09, 2014 07:19 1
Former BP boss Lord Browne (Reuters)
Lord Browne talks oil, influence and sexuality & Kerry-Anne Mendoza fights Tory land grab [100]

Afshin Rattansi goes underground in our 100th episode and speaks to former BP boss Lord Browne about the challenges of being openly gay in the business...

July 07, 2014 07:45 1
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​Francesca Martinez stands up against austerity & Amnesty’s battle with state surveillance [E99]

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the People’s Assembly comedy fundraiser pledged to ending the austerity agenda. Author, activist and comedienne...

July 05, 2014 08:30

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