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Tortoise Media
The Backstory with Andrew Neil
A series of in-depth conversations from Britain's most forensic interviewer. Andrew Neil speaks to people with the power to shape events, and to influence our understanding of them. Subscribe to get a new episode every Tuesday. Tortoise members get access to a weekly bonus episode every Friday called Inside the Interview where Andrew reflects on the conversations he has with his guests. You'll also get access to more of our journalism, and invites to exclusive events. For half price digital membership for £50 go to
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Ratings & Reviews
4.1 stars from 172 ratings
Why do people keep giving this fascist loser second chances. First C4 and now you lot.
Velvet Crocodile via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/30/22
Softball interviewing
Disappointing, I thought Neill was an incisive interviewer. These are bland, no challenging of assertions or probing of assumptions.
tiernay via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/05/22
Charles M
So good to have Andrew back.
D7T7 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/07/22
Recent Episodes
Published 07/07/22
In the final episode of this series Andrew Neil talks to the headteacher and chair of the Social Mobility Commission about education policy, her teaching philosophy and how her own background shapes it. Subscribe to get new episodes. Tortoise members and Tortoise+ subscribers on Apple Podcasts...
Published 07/04/22
Andrew Neil talks to the former Australian prime minister and president of the Asia Society about China under President Xi Jinping, its relationship with the United States and whether Australia could become a republic under the new Labour government. Subscribe to get a new episode every Tuesday....
Published 06/27/22
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