Episode 6 - Tom Brake

November 17, 2017

In this episode Ben talks to Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake about his experience of working in Westminster over the last 20 years.

You can find Tom on Twitter @ThomasBrake or on his website at tombrake.co.uk


Episode 5 - Harriet Lamb

August 10, 2017

In this episode Ben meets Harriet Lamb, CEO of International Alert, to discuss her career in the third sector, the impact that peacebuilding can have and why she is optimistic about people's willingness to help each other, even in an uncertain world.


Episode 4 - Jonathan Bartley. (Recorded at Glastonbury Festival 2017)

July 8, 2017

In this special episode Ben meets Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley at Glastonbury 2017.  They discuss issues such as an alternative to mainstream politics, contemporary environmentalism and the relationship between politics and religion.

Follow Jonathan on twitter: @jon_bartley


Episode 3 - Dr. Tim Oliver

June 20, 2017

Ben speaks to Dr. Tim Oliver from the London School of Economics.  An expert in political science and international relations with a focus on Britain's relationship with the European Union and the United States.

Check out Tim's commentary at timothyoliver.com or on twitter @timothyoliver


Episode 2 - Seb Dance MEP

June 7, 2017

Ben speaks to Seb Dance, the Labour Member of the European Parliament, about his career, work as a European politician and his view of Brexit and the factors that influenced it.

Seb's name hit headlines around the world early in 2017 when he held up a sign behind Nigel Farage that read "He's lying to you" in the European Parliament.  Seb speaks about that incident and more in this episode.  You can also read Seb's description of his his thoughts and motivations in this article:  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/02/lying-sign-nigel-farage-european-parliament-mep


Episod 1 - Nick Denys

May 29, 2017

In this interview Ben Francis talks to Conservative councillor Nick Denys about contemporary conservatism, the relationship between government and workers, and the upcoming general election.

Read Nick's Conservative Home article.

Check out the work of Conservative Workers and Trade Unionists.


Welcome To CiviliTea: An Introduction

April 19, 2017

Welcome to CiviliTea!  In this short introductory episode host Ben Francis briefly explains the ideas that led to this podcast and describes the full length episodes to follow.

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