Welcome to On the Couch, a political podcast from Reaction and broadcaster and psychotherapist Lucy Beresford. In each episode, Lucy is joined by a special guest to take a deep dive into the relationships making the headlines in politics today and explore the psychology of so much in political life.

This week, On the Couch, Lucy Beresford is joined by Reaction’s publisher and founder Iain Martin. They discuss the current state of the British economy, the boom and bust cycle, how public panic often stems from being kept in the dark and why they’re holding onto a sliver of hope that, in the long term, Kwasi Kwarteng’s budget might just be a good thing…