Episodes
Matt Chorley discusses the future of British space travel with Joshua Western, CEO and Co-founder of Space Forge; Melissa Thorpe, Head of Space Port Cornwall; David Oxley, Director of Strategic Projects at Space Hub Sutherland; and Matthew Archer, Director of Commercial Spaceflight at the UK Space Agency. PLUS: James Marriott and India Knight discuss why charming people always come a cropper in the end. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more...
Published 08/11/22
Matt Chorley explores all four corners of the UK in Disunited Kingdom. He speaks to Ciaran Jones, Head of News at Wales Online, Caroline Wilson, Senior Reporter at The Herald, John Manley, Political Correspondent for Irish News, and Nicola Adam, Editor of the Lancashire Post and Blackpool Gazette. PLUS Alice Thomson and Trevor Kavanagh discuss the cost of living crisis and troubled teens. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 08/10/22
Published 08/10/22
Matt Chorley speaks to the former Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull on why British politics is similar to down under, Boris Johnson, the monarchy and his tribute to Olivia Newton-John. Also columnists Oliver Kamm and David Aaronovitch on not having a government, amnesty international and fine wines.  Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 08/09/22
Matt Chorley speaks to Sunday Times Chief Foreign Correspondent Christina Lamb who has travelled back to Kabul, Afghanistan to find out how the country has changed a year since the Taliban began its march into the capital. PLUS: Rachel Cunliffe and Rachel Sylvester discuss the days news. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 08/08/22
Patrick Maguire celebrates 100 years since Philip Larkin's birth. He speaks to former Poet Laureate and biographer Sir Andrew Motion who worked with Larkin at the University of Hull, James Marriott, Times' Deputy Books Editor and Daljit Nagra, Chair of the Royal Society of Literature. PLUS James Forsyth and Melanie Reid on Truss's tax proposals and the hosepipe ban. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 08/05/22
Both Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss plan to usher in the return of grammar schools, but do they actually help provide opportunities to working class families? Patrick Maguire traces the history of the debate with Margaret Thatcher's Education Secretary Lord Baker, and asks Tory MP Jonathan Gullis why he thinks now is the right time to bring them back. PLUS: James Marriott and Martha Gill on youthful optimism and friendship in politics. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022....
Published 08/04/22
Patrick Maguire explores all four corners of the UK in Disunited Kingdom. He speaks to Liam Thorp Political Editor at the Liverpool Echo, Liz Perkins Senior Reporter at the South Wales Evening Post, Hannah Brown, Political Reporter at The Scotsman and Caoimhe Quinn broadcast journalist at U105 in Belfast. PLUS Robert Crampton and James Kirkup discuss politicians' fears of nannying and swimming pools. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more...
Published 08/03/22
Patrick Maguire questions whether the levelling up agenda is dead under a new Prime Minister. He hears from Ben Houchen, the Conservative mayor of the Tees Valley, Tory MP for Rother Valley Alex Stafford and Adam Hawksbee, the head of levelling up at Onward. PLUS Hugo Rifkind and David Aaronovitch discuss Penny Mordaunt's leadership endorsement and smartphones not rotting your brain. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 08/02/22
Patrick Maguire speaks to former Treasury Minister John Glen, Poppy Trowbridge, who was Special Adviser to the former Chancellor Philip Hammond, Jeevun Sandher a former economist at HM Treasury and the Department of Work and Pensions and Stian Westlake, the CEO of the Royal Statistical Society to talk all things Treasury. PLUS Libby Purves and Patrick Kidd discuss England's jubilant victory and being an influencer. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit...
Published 08/01/22
Last year, to mark 300 years since Robert Walpole became Prime Minister, Matt Chorley learnt about every PM through history each week. This year, he's learning about each Leader of the Opposition with Nigel Fletcher from the Centre for Opposition Studies. Each month you'll find a collection of episodes on the podcast. This month George Lansbury, James Maxton, Hastings Lees-Smith and Frederick Pethick-Lawrence. This episode is hosted by the Times Red Box Editor Patrick Maguire. Our GDPR...
Published 07/30/22
Patrick Maguire sits in for Matt Chorley. Ahead of the Women's Euros final this Sunday, we dive into the history of women's football, the politics at play, and how far the game has come with the Times' Molly Hudson, the grandson of the women football legend Lizzy Ashcroft Steve Bolton, former England player Lucy Ward and Yvonne Harrison from Women in Football. PLUS James Forsyth and Melanie Reid on the five big arguments the Conservatives need to have and colostomy bags. Our GDPR privacy...
Published 07/29/22
Patrick Maguire sits in for Matt Chorley and today's episode is all about Scotland. Can Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak save the Tories in Scotland and with it the Union? Patrick speaks to Times' Scottish Political Editor Kieran Andrews, Professor Sir John Curtice plus a few Scottish MPs and MSPs on how they feel the leadership race is going. Plus columnists Patrick Kidd and James Marriott on labour at the pickets line and favourite middlebrows. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8,...
Published 07/28/22
Patrick Maguire explores who Labour might want as the new Prime Minister and how they might oppose them. With exclusive polling from Patrick English from YouGov, Labour spinners, Peter Mandelson, Ayesha Hazarika and John McTernan and Red Wall Tory MP Richard Holden. PLUS Robert Crampton and Martha Gill discuss Thatchermania, Lionesses and hot hot holidays. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 07/27/22
Patrick Maguire sits in for Matt Chorley. Boris Johnson is plotting a comeback, so we take you back in time to when former prime ministers tried to get back in power for the second time with Tim Montgomerie, Professor Richard Toye, Nick Thomas- Symonds and across the waters, Bernard Lagan. Plus columnists David Aaronovitch and Rachel Cunliffe on the leadership TV debate and Keir Starmer going back on his leadership pledges. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit...
Published 07/26/22
Patrick Maguire sits in for Matt Chorley and finds out about the 160,000 Tory members who will be deciding who is the next Prime Minister will be and why do they have so much power with Professor Tim Bale, Henry Hill from Conservative Home and Charlotte Pole from Women2Win. PLUS COLUMNISTS: Libby Purves and Carol Lewis discuss the nitty gritty policies from the two conservative leadership candidates, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, and whether they are too soft. Our GDPR privacy policy was...
Published 07/25/22
Matt Chorley speaks to the Pub Landlord, Comedian and friend of the show Al Murray about politics, comedy and missing Boris Johnson PlUS: Melanie Reid and James Forsyth on Margaret Thatcher and sleeper trains. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 07/22/22
Matt Chorley gets to know the two Tory leadership finalists in more detail. Hear the life and times of Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, and why their supporters are backing them to win. PLUS: India Knight and James Marriott on Liz Truss, Jane Austen and Business lunches. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 07/21/22
Matt Chorley and the Times Red Box Editor Patrick Maguire pause the action to analyse the exchanges at Boris Johnson's last ever Prime Minister's Questions. PLUS: CCHQ - Armchair Generals Phil Webster and Elinor Goodman with the latest lowdown on the Tory Leadership race. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 07/20/22
Matt Chorley is joined by Gabriel Milland from Portland Communications who has convened the latest Times Radio Focus Group of swing-voters from Newcastle-under-Lyme who give their verdict on the Tory leadership election candidates. PLUS: Danny Finkelstein and David Aaronovitch with their take on the ins-and-outs of the contest, and whether S-Club 7 are underrated. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 07/19/22
Matt Chorley hears from The Times' Policy Editor Oliver Wright, former Chancellor Lord Lamont and Gemma Tetlow the Chief Economist at the Institute for Government to delve into the Tory Leadership hopeful's economic plans. PLUS: Libby Purves and Rachel Sylvester discuss TV debates and museums. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 07/18/22
Matt Chorley hears from a former spinner from the Tories, Labour and the Lib Dems about how they prepared their respective leaders for political TV debates, and they offer their advice to the current tory leadership contenders. Krishnan Guru-Murthy who is hosting Channel 4's debate tells Matt what he is looking out for. PLUS: Melanie Reid and David Collins on the contest and the heatwave See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/15/22
Who better to divulge the strengths and weaknesses of the Leadership candidates than the people who know them best. Peter Cardwell worked with Rishi Sunak when he was a junior minister, Kirsty Buchanan was an advisor to Liz Truss and Katie Perrior worked at Tory HQ with Penny Mordaunt. They rate the chances of all three of becoming the next Prime Minister. PLUS: India Knight and James Marriott discuss Penny Mordaunt and narcissism in the office. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...
Published 07/14/22
Matt Chorley and the Times Red Box Editor Patrick Maguire pause the action to analyse the exchanges between Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer at Prime Minister's Questions. PLUS: Alice Thomson and Carol Lewis discuss why Penny Mordaunt is popular and why politicians need to target the young. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/13/22
Matt Chorley hears from Phil Webster, former political editor for The Times, and Elinor Goodman, the former political editor at Channel 4 news on Chorley's Campaign Headquarters for the latest from the Conservative leadership race. He also speaks to Andrea Leadsom former leader of the house about her book Snakes and Ladders. PLUS: Danny Finkelstein and David Aaronovitch discuss the Tory Leadership Contest and the Voting System. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/12/22