Leanne Wood on why Plaid Cymru has secured more support for culture after the EU referendum, and how the party’s influence has created a stronger voice on ‘Brexit’ in the Assembly.

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Zoë B. Thompson writes back about the US election and the recent violent attack at Ohio State University.

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Dr Roger Owen finds dramatic friction on-stage and off in Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru's most recent production.

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Huw Williams looks for a path forward toward a political maturity in Wales after the EU referendum exposed a lack of faith and direction.

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Pokémon Go opens up a new world of possibilities for ‘augmented reality’ games, but is ultimately hamstrung by its own lack of adventure and a rural urban/divide, says Ifan Morgan Jones.

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Aidan Byrne responds to the recent vote at the House of Commons to replace the UK's nuclear weapons system.

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Frustrated by traditional Welsh-language culture Miriam Elin Jones explores new debates about ‘Welsh futurism’ in music and literature.

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A range of pieces by academic students that respond to content in the magazine

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Catrin Stewart reports on what she saw when she volunteered in Athens providing support for refugees.

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Huw Williams attempts to deconstruct a fraught week at the Assembly in which no one emerged with any glory, or so it may seem

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Simon Brooks on a very good election for the Labour Party, and Carwyn the Cheshire Cat smiles on. For we have ‘often seen a Labour cat without a grin but never a grin without a Labour cat’...

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When Huw Williams was asked to write something on the Assembly elections he found inspiration hard to come by, until he pondered the implications of UKIP success.

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Mike Parker gives his account of the controversial Cambrian News distortion of his 2001 article in Planet, and is troubled by what this episode tells us about the media and the politics of race today.

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From 2001: Mike Parker responds to the BNP leaderships’s relocation to the heart of Central Wales and the growth of the Far Right.

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Following the General Election of 2015, Simon Brooks surveys the political landscape.

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Richard Marggraf Turley reads 'Delivery' from his latest title, The Cunning House.

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Watch Alison Lochhead as she returns artworks to where they once belonged.

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Daf Prys on the power of the headline and how it can be deployed to great effect.

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Kelvin Mason on the state of play of Fracking in Wales - where does everyone stand?

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James Luchte asks what the purpose of a ‘family of nations’ should be. If it is to care for its members, then the British state is a failed and dysfunctional family...

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The painter John Knapp-Fisher persuaded people to see the rugged landscapes of the Pembrokeshire coast through his own eyes. Peter Wakelin reflects on his life and work.

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Len Arthur looks to Greece and Spain for tips on how to turn the Welsh anti-austerity movement into a political force for change.

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Neil Thomas Gives a short guide to the causes of national debt and asks where finance is taking us

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The Housing Crisis is Real

While Natalie Bennett struggles to present the Green party’s policies in the mainstream media, Adam Johannes asks about the real cost of the housing crisis.

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James Luchte writes on the practical and impassioned genesis of the Anti-Austerity movement in the UK.

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Tim Holmes puts the left coalition’s success in the context of the suffering inflicted on Greece by a radical-right austerity programme.

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John Barnie warns of an increase in Islamist terrorism if we continue to veil the truth about Western military aggression.

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Steffan Donnelly and Catherine Ayers talk to us about putting on a production of the iconic play Y Twr, by Gwenlyn Parry.

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Fiona Owen, Gorwel Owen and Meredith Andrea on the process of collaboration, with readings from Fiona's collection Screen of Brightness and music by Gorwel and Fiona - this link opens an audio file.

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We talk to Anna Rolewska (Poland) and Linus Band-Dikjstra (Netherlands). They discuss Welsh in the modernistic context and their motivations for learning - this link opens an audio file

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Two border folk, one from each side discuss what it's like growing up with a language on your doorstep and yet still so distant and the process of learning Welsh.

Mary Lloyd Jones visits the studio and reflects on her upbringing, her current work and her ideas on developing the art scene in Wales - this link opens an audio file

Katherine Stansfield and Matthew Jarvis discuss Little Man by Richard James Jones, New Monkey by Stevie Krayer and My Family and Other Superheroes by Jonathan Edwards (Seren) - this link opens an audio file

John Barnie and Richard Marggraf Turley discuss works by Pascale Petit (Fauverie), Nigel Jarrett (Miners at the Quarry Pool) and Landeg White (Letters from Portugal) - this link opens an audio file

Bill Rees scoured the margins of land and sea in pursuit of the enigmatic Welsh scholar, linguist and tramp.

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A series of striking images of Ardudwy in north Wales by Aled Gruffydd Jones.

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An international creative writing competition as part of Literature Wales’ Developing Dylan 100 education project. Here is the Overall winner, Bryony Campbell.

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An international creative writing competition as part of Literature Wales’ Developing Dylan 100 education project. Here is the Best in Wales entry, Ethan Evans.

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Dylan at 100

An international creative writing competition as part of Literature Wales’ Developing Dylan 100 education project. Here is the Runner Up, Phoebe Thomson.

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After the Scottish Referendum

The people of Scotland may have swithered on September 18th, but Stewart Sanderson notes how the result has galvanised disappointed Yes supporters.

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Tony Corden tells a tale of tall trees and long memories in a National Park in southern Chile.

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Pride film reviewed

Mike Parker reviews the film Pride. Set in 1984 during the Miner's Strike, the London Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners group joins the strikers of Dulais; you are challenged not to be moved.

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After the Scottish Referendum

The people of Scotland may have swithered on September 18th, but Stewart Sanderson notes how the result has galvanised disappointed Yes supporters.

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Nato flag

Adam Johannes of Cardiff Stop the War Coalition talks to some of the people intending to demonstrate against the NATO Summit in Newport, south Wales.

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The Scottish Referendum

Tim Holmes explores the progressive case for an independent Scotland

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Art podcast

Reuben Knutson shares his views on the inception of his exhibition The Preseli Hills Transcended (this opens an audio file)

Why direct action?

Robin Farrar explains why he's taking direct action in favour of the Welsh language

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Valleys Politics

Siôn Tomos Owen on Valleys politics and the global financial meltdown

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Machynlleth Comedy Festival

Mike Parker writes on his experience of this year's Machynlleth Comedy Festival

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On the Money

David Greenslade wonders if Wales’s ailing economy can be aided by its own currency iconography.

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Comedy in Wales

Aled Richards gives an insight into the experiences of a stand-up comedian on the Welsh-language circuit

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A Protest in Powys

Tim Holmes explains why he set off an alarm at the Powys County Council budget meeting

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Poetry Podcast 8

Nicholas Murray responds to some questions asked by the Planet team regarding pamphlet poetry in Podcast5 and the work he does with the Rack Press (opens an audio file)

Theatre Podcast 1

Storytellers Peter Stevenson and Michael Harvey discuss history os storytelling as well as the the importance of place. They talk of power of the gaze in the storytelling experience and what it can do to help bind communities together (opens audio file)

Nigel Jenkins: Obituary

Daniel G. Williams celeberates the life of Nigel Jenkins

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Planet Poetry Podcast 7

An interview with Poetry Wales editor, Nia Davies. She talks about her vision for the magazine, and turning down a visit to Buckingham Palace (opens an audio file)

Poetry Podcast 6

We grab precious minutes with Jean Portante, Zoe Skoulding and Katherine Stansfield during a teaser event for the North Wales Poetry Festival(tapping here opens an audio file)

Does Wales Need Pride?

Norena Shopland celebrates a few of the remarkable people from Wales who have helped shape international LGBT history

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R.S. Thomas, courtesy of the R.S. Thomas Research Centre, Bangor

Tony Brown looks back on the centenary year of R.S. Thomas

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A train on the move (for once)

Tim Holmes on rebalancing transport infrastructure in Wales

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Radical Independence Campaign for Scotland

Stewart Sanderson reports back from the Radical Independence Conference in Glasgow, 23.11.13

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Poetry Podcast 5

Following on from an inteview with Ros Hudis in podcast 4, Matthew Jarvis reviews the rest of 2013's Rack Press titles

Poetry Podcast 4

Emerging poet Ros Hudis chats to us about her experience of publishing a pamphlet, Terra Ignota, with Rack press in 2013 (opens an audio file)

WNO Maria Stuarda & Anna Bolena

Hywel Dix on Welsh National Opera's new Tudor-themed productions of Maria Stuarda and Anna Bolena

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International Law

Tim Holmes looks on as commentators on Syria tie themselves in knots over the rule of international law

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Radical Independence Campaign for Scotland

Rhian E. Jones reflects on the longer shadows cast on the centenary of the 1913 Senghenydd disaster

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Poetry Podcast 3

Interview with Philip Gross, winner of the TS Eliot and Wales Book of the Year prizes and featuring the indefatigable Matthew Jarvis

Rewind the Film

Rhian E. Jones finds a militant melancholy in the video for 'Rewind the Film', the title track from Manic Street Preachers' new album.

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Peter Lord Podcast

Peter Lord drops in to the Planet studio to talk about his book, Relationships with Pictures - Lloyd Roderick poses the questions

Gwales 2007 by Iwan Llwyd

The poet Iwan Llwyd gives his thoughts on the National Eisteddfod and its interaction with the outside world: 'There’s something about islands that has always gripped and fired the imagination...'

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Quebec

Jean-François Joubert reflects on the student protests in Québec which brought hundreds of thousands onto the streets in support of free education and the right to demonstrate

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Poetry Podcast 2

Jemma L. King guests while Matthew Jarvis reviews Shadow Dispatches, God Loves You and She Inserts the Key

football fascism

Tim Hartley on a week in Ukraine at Eurofan 2013 – the friendly football festival marred by persisting signs of fascism and racism.

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Poetry Podcast 1

Damian Walford Davies, John Barnie and Richard Marggraf Turley join Matthew Jarvis to talk blues and poetry in the scorching Planet office. This podcast features live music and a snippet of the Reverend Davies giving soul.

Six printmakers

Stuart Evans on the Recent fine-art printmaking exhibition at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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Lure

Ellen Bell on Helen Sear's solo exhibition, Lure, at Oriel Davies in Newtown.

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Lance Armstrong's Legacy

Craig Owen Jones on the damage to the credibility of cycling arising from the Lance Armstrong doping scandal

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Saer Doliau

A review of Saer Doliau (Doll Mender) at Finborough Theatre, London

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Census 2011

Simon Brooks examines the full census figures regarding Welsh language use

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football fascism

Sian Howys responds to the Assembly's Official Languages Bill

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A - E - I - O - U - W - Y

Jane Houston on learning Welsh as a second language

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Jeptha

A Review of Welsh National Opera's Jeptha

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cuts part 2

In the 2nd of parallel articles Huw Diprose discusses the implications of Westminster's austerity measures

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cuts part 1

In the 1st of parallel articles Doug Jones discusses the implications of Westminster's austerity measures

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Nick Bourne

Alan Sandry interviews the ex-Conservative leader in Wales

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