Episodes
Legendary documentary maker and journalist Michael Cockerell speaks to Matt Chorley about what makes a good political documentary. PLUS India Knight and James Marriott on Keir Starmer's Labour essay and freshers.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/23/21
Matt Chorley and Sunday Times Political Editor Tim Shipman pause the action to analyse the despatch box exchanges at Prime Ministers Questions.  PLUS Alice Thomson and Robert Crampton discuss the day's news.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/22/21
Matt Chorley speaks to former Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch about what Boris Johnson can expect when he sits down to speak to President Joe Biden on Tuesday.  PLUS Daniel Finkelstein and David Aaronovitch pick over the day's news.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/21/21
Matt Chorley speaks to the editors of three of the UK's biggest political magazines including the Spectator and the New Statesman to find out what makes a good one, and why print is still popular despite the rise of digital.  PLUS Libby Purves and Rachel Cunliffe discuss the day's news.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/20/21
Matt Chorley is live from a café in Chorley for the G7 Speakers Conference. The UK's speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle gives him a tour of the market and star of 'The League of Gentleman' Steve Pemberton explains which of his characters were based on Chorley residents. PLUS The Spectator's Political Editor James Forsyth and Associate Editor of the Lancashire Post Nicola Adam discuss the day's news including Michael Gove's plan for levelling up.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...
Published 09/17/21
Matt Chorley and Times Chief Political Correspondent/DJ Henry Zeffman unpack what the new cabinet means for the country, and discuss whether or not they're all singing from the same hymn sheet. PLUS India Knight and the Daily Mail's John Stevens discuss the day's news.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/16/21
Matt Chorley and Times Red Box Editor Patrick Maguire pause the action to analyse the exchanges between Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer at Prime Minister's Questions. PLUS: Crampon: Robert Crampton and Alice Thomson discuss the top stories of the day   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/15/21
As Boris Johnson prepares to host an awkward dinner party at chequers this weekend, Matt Chorley gets the best anecdotes from those who know the Prime Minister's country residence inside out, including Winston Churchill's grandson Sir Nicholas Soames, and former de facto Deputy Prime Minister, David Lidington.  PLUS Daniel Finkelstein and David Aaronovitch discuss the day's news.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/14/21
Matt Chorley speaks to Financial Times journalist Sebastian Payne about his new book Broken Heartlands, which documents the key constituencies Labour leader Keir Starmer needs to win back in the next election, and hears from Andrew Adonis, a former Labour cabinet minister, James Meadway, a former advisor to John McDonnell and Sienna Rogers from Labour list about Starmer's standing with MPs. PLUS Libby Purves and Andy Silvester pick over the day's news.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy...
Published 09/13/21
Matt Chorley looks back at the political response to 9/11 ahead of the 20th anniversary with those who were in the chamber, including Sir Bernard Jenkin and Louise Ellman. PLUS Columnists Melanie Reid and James Forsyth on the day's news.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/10/21
Matt Chorley goes to the Spitting Image studio to speak to some of the stars of the show ahead of its second series PLUS India Knight and the Spectator's Katy Balls discuss the Commons action last night   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/09/21
Matt Chorley and Times Red Box Editor Patrick Maguire pause the action to analyse the exchanges between Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer at Prime Minister's Questions. PLUS: Crampon: Robert Crampton and Alice Thomson discuss the top stories of the day   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/08/21
Are we facing the end of cheap goods and services? Matt Chorley speaks to economists, industry leaders and people working at the sharp end of retail, food and logistics to find out whether consumers are looking at permanently higher prices.  PLUS Former Social Care Minister Alistair Burt and Care England's Martin Green respond to the Prime Minister's Social care plan; and The Times' David Aaronovitch and the New Statesman's Rachel Cunliffe pick over the day's news.    See...
Published 09/07/21
Matt Chorley is live from the House of Commons as parliament returns. He speaks to the chief political correspondent for The Times, Henry Zeffman, to find out who's up and who's down in the cabinet and hears from three MP's who've spent most of their career so far on Zoom. PLUS, The Times' Rachel Sylvester and The Telegraph's Lucy Fisher discussed the social care crisis.     See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/06/21
It's been months since the governments last covid briefing so Matt Chorley steps up to the plate and has re-created it. Speaking to The Times data journalist Tom Calver and experts on the ground Dr Rachel Clarke and Rohini Mathur, epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. PLUS The Times' Melanie Reid and The Financial Times' political editor Jim Pickard discuss the day's news.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/03/21
Three weeks on from the Plymouth shooting, Matt Chorley speaks to Times Miami Correspondent Jacqui Goddard, Republicans Overseas' Greg Swenson and the Adam Smith Institute's Morgan Schondelmaier about the different attitudes to gun ownership and the legacies of mass shootings in the UK and the US.  PLUS The Times' James Marriott and the Telegraph's Olivia Utley discuss the day's news.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/03/21
Three weeks on from the Plymouth shooting, Matt Chorley speaks to Times Miami Correspondent Jacqui Goddard, Republicans Overseas' Greg Swenson and the Adam Smith Institute's Morgan Schondelmaier about the different attitudes to gun ownership and the legacies of mass shootings in the UK and the US.  PLUS The Times' James Marriott and the Telegraph's Olivia Utley discuss the day's news.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/02/21
Matt Chorley speaks to journalists from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to get the news from the four corners of the UK.  PLUS Robert Crampton and Susie Boniface discuss Dominic Raab's fate.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/01/21
Matt Chorley speaks to the Times Scottish political editor Kieran Andrews and editor of the Courier David Clegg about the alliance and feud of Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond, that has dominated Scottish politics for a decade. PLUS Emma Woolf and Daniel Finkelstein discuss Greta Thunberg and the nappy tax.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 08/31/21
Carole Walker, sitting in for Matt Chorley, speaks to politics professors Tim Bale, Matthew Goodwin and Amelia Hadfield about what populism in Europe means for traditional mainstream right-wing parties.  PLUS Rachel Sylvester and Libby Purves discuss Afghanistan and Monica Lewinsky.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 08/30/21
Matt Chorley reassembles the Times Radio Focus Group with views from voters in Dominic Raab’s constituency in Surrey. PLUS columnists Melanie Reid and John Stevens on the death of department stores and political memorabilia.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 08/27/21
Matt Chorley indulges Boris Johnson's request for local leaders to email him with ideas on how to 'Level Up' the UK, hearing from several councillors from around the country. PLUS James Marriott and Rachel Cunliffe reappraise the importance of the suburbs, and whether Nigella Lawson was right to remove the word 'slut' from her recipes.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 08/26/21
Matt Chorley speaks to journalists from the four corners of the UK to get the latest political and pandemic news. PLUS Robert Crampton and Alice Thomson discuss Britain's relationship with animals and the four day working week.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 08/25/21
Matt Chorley speaks to experts and journalists in the US, France, Italy, Germany, Canada and Japan about what their countries want to see happen at the virtual G7, hosted today by Boris Johnson to find an international solution to the situation in Afghanistan.  PLUS  David Aaronovitch and Daniel Finkelstein discuss Dominic Raab and Extinction Rebellion.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 08/24/21
Matt Chorley speaks to Nobel Prize winning behavioural economist Richard Thaler about this new book Nudge: The Final Edition and how governments can change people's behaviour in a pandemic.  PLUS Times columnists Rachel Sylvester and Libby Purves discuss the day's news.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 08/23/21