Taking on Putin
The journalist John Sweeney has been on Vladimir Putin's case for 22 years since he first saw evidence of war crimes by the Russian army under Putin's command in Chechnya. John first called Vladimir Putin a war criminal in March 2000. And again and again he's seen evidence of Vladimir Putin killing people, killing people in Russia, killing people in Britain and around the world.Reporting from Kyiv this podcast will answer the question on everyones lips, who could do this to Ukraine, to civilians, to children? Who is Putin? Taking On Putin is funded by you - the listener. You can...
Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian • Apr 23, 2022
"...a chance to demonstrate his vast knowledge and great contacts. Sweeney’s take is definitely worth a listen. the punchiness hasn’t stopped. He weaves the Russian leader’s past with snapshots from today’s war. He pulls up old recordings of him doorstepping Putin...A great listen from an alternative national treasure."
Fiona Sturges • Financial Times • Apr 17, 2022
"...he describes himself as an “old-school reporter”, though his modus operandi is distinctly modern, with his daily video diaries and a crowdfunded podcast made on the hoof. Taking on Putin features a liberated Sweeney free to rant, swear and speak his mind, with no management telling him to apologise."