The Rachman Review is a new Financial Times podcast exclusively for FT subscribers hosted by our chief foreign affairs columnist Gideon Rachman.
Gideon’s role often takes him abroad for conversations with some of the people — diplomats, policymakers, writers — who are making the global discussion.
As a columnist, most of these discussions are off-the-record and are used as background for his columns. With this show, however, he’ll be asking more of his contacts to go on-the-record so that listeners and subscribers can join the conversation.
The Rachman Review will give you the chance each week to share his reflective and often probing discussions with politicians, intellectuals and analysts around the globe, and it will also draw on the FT’s great network of foreign correspondents.
In the first episode, published today, Gideon goes to Moscow to talk to Fyodor Lukyanov, editor-in-chief of the journal Russia in Global Affairs and regarded as close to Vladimir Putin.
Mr Lukyanov offers some fascinating insights into the Russian president’s drive to re-establish Russia as a global power — and on his curious relationship with Donald Trump.
How to listen
If you are an FT subscriber, you can subscribe to The Rachman Review in the podcast app on your smartphone or tablet. You will be updated when new episodes are available, making it easier to listen while you’re on the move or to go back and listen to episodes you missed. To do this, go to our special page and select one of the links to take you to your favourite podcast app. These can be found on the right hand side if you’re on a desktop, or below if you’re using a smart phone.
The FT also has many other podcasts about politics, banking, tech and more. You can browse them all here.