The Pin Factory
Yas Queen(’s Speech)

Yas Queen(’s Speech)

May 12, 2022

In this episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's Daniel Pryor is joined by John Macdonald, Director of Strategy at the ASI.

They discuss the good, the bad and the ugly in the Queen’s Speech. 

Guests:  

  • Daniel Pryor (Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute)
  • John Macdonald (Director of Strategy, Adam Smith Institute)
In Conversation with Maxwell Marlow: Why Our Taxi Laws Need an MOT

In Conversation with Maxwell Marlow: Why Our Taxi Laws Need an MOT

May 5, 2022

In this episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's Daniel Pryor is joined by Maxwell Marlow, Development and Research Officer at the ASI.

They discuss Maxwell’s latest paper ‘A Fare Shake: Reforming taxis for the 21st century’. 

Guests:  

  • Daniel Pryor (Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute)
  • Maxwell Marlow (Development and Research Officer, Adam Smith Institute)
In Conversation with Christopher Snowdon: The Nanny State

In Conversation with Christopher Snowdon: The Nanny State

April 27, 2022

In this episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's Daniel Pryor is joined by Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs.

They discuss the Nanny State. 

Guests:  

  • Daniel Pryor (Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute)
  • Christopher Snowdon (Head of Lifestyle Economics, Institute of Economic Affairs)
Privatising Channel 4, Civil Service Culture and the Energy Security Strategy

Privatising Channel 4, Civil Service Culture and the Energy Security Strategy

April 8, 2022

In this episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's Daniel Pryor and Emily Fielder are joined by James Heale, Diary Editor for The Spectator.

They discuss the privatisation of Channel 4, the ongoing Partygate scandal and wider Civil Service culture, and the Energy Security Strategy. 

Guests:  

  • Daniel Pryor (Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute)
  • Emily Fielder (Head of Communications, Adam Smith Institute)
  • James Heale (Diary Editor, The Spectator)
The Spring Statement Special

The Spring Statement Special

March 30, 2022

In this episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's John Macdonald and Emily Fielder are joined by Darwin Friend, Policy Analyst for the Taxpayers' Alliance.

They discuss Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement.

Guests:  

  • John Macdonald (Director of Strategy, Adam Smith Institute)
  • Emily Fielder (Head of Communications, Adam Smith Institute)
  • Darwin Friend (Policy Analyst, Taxpayers’ Alliance)
Russian invasion of Ukraine, Sunak’s Mais Lecture and the Policing Bill

Russian invasion of Ukraine, Sunak’s Mais Lecture and the Policing Bill

March 4, 2022

In this episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's Daniel Pryor and John Macdonald are joined by Emily Fielder, Head of Communications at the Adam Smith Institute.

They discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Sunak’s Mais Lecture and the Policing Bill

Guests:  

  • Daniel Pryor (Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute)
  • John Macdonald (Director of Strategy, Adam Smith Institute)
  • Emily Fielder (Head of Communications, Adam Smith Institute)
Windfall Taxes, NHS Reform and Cold War 2.0

Windfall Taxes, NHS Reform and Cold War 2.0

February 16, 2022

In this episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's Daniel Pryor and John Macdonald are joined by Madsen Pirie, President of the Adam Smith Institute.

They discuss Windfall Taxes, NHS Reform and Cold War 2.0

Guests:  

  • Daniel Pryor (Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute)
  • John Macdonald (Director of Strategy, Adam Smith Institute)
  • Madsen Pirie (President of the Adam Smith Institute)
Property on the Moon, Mini-Reshuffle and the Brit Awards

Property on the Moon, Mini-Reshuffle and the Brit Awards

February 11, 2022

In this episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's Daniel Pryor and Morgan Schondelmeier are joined by Rebecca Lowe, former director of FREER and a consultant on political and economic research issues.

They discuss Property on the Moon, the Mini-Reshuffle and the Brit Awards

Guests:  

  • Daniel Pryor (Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute)
  • Morgan Schondelmeier (Director of Operations, Adam Smith Institute)
  • Rebecca Lowe (Former director of FREER and consultant on political and economic research issues)
Sue Gray Update, Levelling Up White Paper and Benefits of Brexit Report

Sue Gray Update, Levelling Up White Paper and Benefits of Brexit Report

February 4, 2022

In this episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's Daniel Pryor and John Macdonald are joined by Tony Diver, political correspondent for The Telegraph

They discuss the Sue Gray update, the Levelling Up White Paper and the Benefits of Brexit Report

Guests:  

  • Daniel Pryor (Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute)
  • John Macdonald (Director of Strategy, Adam Smith Institute)
  • Tony Diver (Political Correspondent, The Telegraph)
Ukraine-Russia crisis, National Insurance Hikes and Woke Capitalism

Ukraine-Russia crisis, National Insurance Hikes and Woke Capitalism

January 26, 2022

In this episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's Daniel Pryor and Morgan Schondelmeier are joined by Jonathon Kitson, superforecaster at GJI and Adam Smith Institute Fellow.

They discuss the Ukraine-Russia crisis, National Insurance Hikes and Woke Capitalism

Guests:  

  • Daniel Pryor (Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute)
  • Morgan Schondelmeier (Director of Operations, Adam Smith Institute)
  • Jonathon Kitson (Superforecaster at GJI)
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