TPA Talks

Reviewing the Spending Review - TPA Talks Special Episode

  Our chief executive, John O'Connell, and our chairman, Mike Denham, break down the Spending Review in the first-ever live broadcast episode of TPA Talks! You can also find our full response to the Spending Review here.   TPA Talks episodes are also available in audio-only format:        ... Read more...

Understanding the US election - TPA Talks with Lionel Shriver

  Renowned American author and journalist Lionel Shriver joins us on this episode of TPA Talks to discuss the US election. Shriver offers her thoughts on why Americans decided not to re-elect Donald Trump, what a Biden presidency means for the social and fiscal landscape of America, and how these... Read more...

Katharine Birbalsingh - TPA Talks Episode 7

  Renowned education reformer Katharine Birbalsingh CBE joins us for this episode of TPA Talks. Drawing on her experience founding Michaela Community School in London, Birbalsingh explains the difference between traditional and progressive schooling, the importance of responsibility and choice, why free schools work, and more!   TPA Talks episodes... Read more...

A Check-up for the NHS - TPA Talks Special Episode

In this special episode of TPA Talks, we host a roundtable of experts to discuss the TPA’s latest research paper evaluating the UK health system (pre-coronavirus) in comparison to that of other developed nations. This bold and important conversation will be of great interest to those looking for a balanced... Read more...

Leo Kearse - TPA Talks Episode 6

  In this episode of TPA Talks, we chat to Leo Kearse, the award-winning Scottish comedian who has made a name for himself as a "right-wing" comic. We discuss the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the problems Leo sees in the BBC, politics in comedy and more! TPA Talks episodes are also... Read more...

Barry Hearn - TPA Talks Episode 5

  We talk to Barry Hearn, legendary sports promoter and entrepreneur, in this episode of TPA Talks! The Matchroom Sport president pulls no punches when talking about the BBC's outdated business model, how organisations must adapt to the post-coronavirus world, and how the government needs to remove burdens on business.... Read more...

Andrea Jenkyns MP - TPA Talks Episode 4

  In this episode of TPA Talks, we speak to fiercely outspoken MP Andrea Jenkyns. Jenkyns is perhaps best known for raising her head above the parapet in the Brexit debate, but now has a new target in sight - the BBC. In this fascinating instalment, Jenkyns discusses BBC bias,... Read more...

Daniel Hannan - TPA Talks Episode 3

  In this episode of TPA Talks, we chat to Daniel Hannan. Hannan is the founding president of the Institute for Free Trade, an author, a journalist for The Telegraph and former MEP.  We discuss the TV licence, the government's response to coronavirus, tax cuts, universities, the trajectory of the... Read more...

Nick Timothy - TPA Talks Episode 2

  In this episode of TPA Talks, we discuss "culture wars", civil service reform, working-class representation in politics, levelling up and more. Timothy is a columnist for the Telegraph, former Joint Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister, and author of "Remaking One Nation: The Future of Conservatism".   TPA... Read more...

Glenn Jacobs - TPA Talks Episode 1

  In the first episode of TPA Talks, we sit down with Knox County mayor and wrestling superstar Glenn Jacobs, otherwise known as Kane! 🔥 The low tax, freedom-loving mayor discusses coronavirus, Black Lives Matter, politics in wrestling, Donald Trump, and how his unique journey into office from the squared... Read more...

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