This episode is sponsored by Nexo.ioCircle and FTX US.

On today’s episode, NLW looks at the short, fitful reign of the U.K.’s shortest-serving Prime Minister, Liz Truss. He argues that the problems with her time in office were not just about British politics, but serve as a reminder of how every global politician is forced to react to forces much larger than their domestic situation.

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “War” by Enoch Yang and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at