The in conversation podcast is hosted by Will Barber – Taylor and it includes interviews a wide variety of politicians, academics and activists.

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In this episode Will Barber – Taylor speaks to former Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones and Glyndwr Cennydd Jones.

Podcast Tracey Crouch MP interview Listen here In this episode Torrin Wilkins speaks to Tracey Crouch, the MP for Chatham and Aylesford.

In this episode Will Barber – Taylor speaks to. Will Travers who is the president of the Born Free Foundation, Born Free USA and Species Survival Network.

Today I am joined by Lord Dick Taverne. He founded the Democratic Labour Party, Member of Parliament for Lincoln between 1962 until 1974 1962 until 1974, former member of the national committee of the SDP from 1981 until 1987  and was the first Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

In this episode Will Barber-Taylor speaks to the Leader of the True and Fair Party and business owner Gina Miller. They spoke about closing tax loopholes, our relationship with the EU and Proportional Representation.

Dr Somayeh Taheri is the CEO and Founder of renewable trading company UrbanChain.

Podcast Stephen Kinnock MP interview Listen here Stephen is the MP for Aberavon and Shadow Minister for Immigration since 2022. In this

Podcast Lord David Owen Interview Listen here In this episode Will Barber-Taylor speaks to Lord David Owen. David currently sits as an

Sir David Hanson was MP for Delyn from 1992-2019. During his time in parliament David held a number of positions including as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Tony Blair, Minister of State for Justice from 2007-2009, Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office from 2005-2007 and Minister of State for Security, Counter-Terrorism, Crime and Policing in the Home Office from 2009-2010. He is also a member of the Privy Council and received a knighthood in 2020.

Melissa is an author, journalist and a campaigner for comprehensive education as part of Comprehensive Future. She is the daughter of Tony Benn and Caroline Benn.

Layla is the MP Oxford West and Abingdon. She is also the the Shadow Liberal Democrat Foreign Secretary and International Development Spokesperson.

Ed Davey is the Leader of the Liberal Democrats and the Member of Parliament for Kingston and Surbiton. He was formerly the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change from 2012 until 2015.

Heledd has been the Senedd for South Wales Central region since May 2021. She is also the Plaid Cymru spokesperson on culture, sport and international affairs.

Tobias is the Member of Parliament for Bournemouth East, the Chair of the Defence Select Committee and is a member of the Privy Council.

Stephen was the MP for Eastbourne from 2010 to 2015 and 2017 to 2019. His front bench roles included Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Northern Ireland, the DWP and in the coalition government, as PPS to the Environment Secretary.

Wendy is Deputy Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats and Member of Parliament for North East Fife.

Penelope is the Co-Founder of Rebel Energy UK and was Utilities Businesswoman of the Year in 2021.

Melanie was the Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby from 2015 to 2019. She was also the Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons from September 2015 to June 2016 and Shadow Minister for Housing from July 2017 to March 2019. Melanie is now the Deputy Chief Executive of RenewableUK.

Mark Bray-Parry speaks to Torrin about the energy crisis. It includes discussions around the energy price cap, renewable energy investment, ownership of energy companies and moving away from fossil fuels.

In this episode of In Conversation Torrin Wilkins speaks to David Rudolf. He is a Criminal Défense and Civil Rights Attorney and was in the Netflix series The Staircase. He was also portrayed in the HBO series The Staircase and started a law firm in 1982.

In this episode Torrin speaks to Mattha Busby on drug laws. Mattha previously wrote 'should all drugs be legalized?' and has written for The Guardian, Vice and The Times.

In this podcast we talk to Nuala about selection at the age of 10, the party positions on grammar schools and how those who want a comprehensive future can win the argument. She is both the Chair of Comprehensive Future and a post doctorate research fellow at the Kings College London School of Education, Communication & Society.

In this episode of In Conversation our Director, Torrin Wilkins, speaks to Chris Daw QC. He wrote the book "Justice on Trial: Radical Solutions for a System at Breaking Point" and co-presented the TV series "Crime - Are We Tough Enough?". They spoke about our prison system in the UK, the Norwegian prison system and drug laws.