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In a country obsessed with gossip, the great and the good fear one thing more than any other - scandal.
British scandals change the course of history. They bring down governments, overthrow the rich and cause the mighty to fall. Some are about sex, others about money. In the end, they’re all about power. 
But often at the heart of a scandal, there are ordinary human stories. Stories of those caught up in the swirl of outrage. 
Who was really to blame for what happened? Why did they do it? And when all is said and done, did anything really change?   
From the creators of Business Wars, American Scandal and Ghost Story, comes British Scandal. Each week, hosts Alice Levine and Matt Forde delve into the murkier side of the British elite, from Phone Hacking to Profumo to the short-lived premiership of Liz Truss. Because sometimes the truth doesn’t set everyone free…
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In a country obsessed with gossip, the great and the good fear one thing more than any other - scandal.
British scandals change the course of history. They bring down governments, overthrow the rich and cause the mighty to fall. Some are about sex, others about money. In the end, they’re all about power. 
But often at the heart of a scandal, there are ordinary human stories. Stories of those caught up in the swirl of outrage. 
Who was really to blame for what happened? Why did they do it? And when all is said and done, did anything really change?   
From the creators of Business Wars, American Scandal and Ghost Story, comes British Scandal. Each week, hosts Alice Levine and Matt Forde delve into the murkier side of the British elite, from Phone Hacking to Profumo to the short-lived premiership of Liz Truss. Because sometimes the truth doesn’t set everyone free…
New episodes come out every Wednesday for free, or 1-week early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Hitler's Angel| Bright Young Fascist

    Hitler's Angel| Bright Young Fascist

    It’s 1932, and aristocratic beauty Diana Guinness is the belle of high society London. But her world - and her marriage - are turned upside down when she meets alluring politician, Oswald Mosley. Together they become a very dangerous double act. And Diana is forced to choose between friends and family, and fascism.

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    Hitler's Angel | Uncle Wolf

    Hitler's Angel | Uncle Wolf

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    Diana has already chosen fascism over her family. But now the world is going to war, and she has to choose between fascism and her country. Winston Churchill tries to win Diana over, but she has already met Germany’s charismatic leader, Adolf Hitler. And she’s hooked.

    Noel and Liam | Rock 'n' Roll Star

    Noel and Liam | Rock 'n' Roll Star

    Matt Forde is back! He joins Alice Levine to delve into one of the rockiest relationships in music history. The story of two brothers who went from sharing a bedroom at their mum’s house to becoming one of the world’s most successful bands. But their feud was almost as famous as their talent. Welcome to Manchester in the rock ’n’ roll 1990s, where a music manager is just trying to keep his latest band from self-imploding.

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    Noel and Liam | The Battle of Britpop

    Noel and Liam | The Battle of Britpop

    It’s 1995 and Noel and Liam have a new enemy. But this time it’s not each other. The brothers have put aside their differences to face Britpop band, Blur, in the UK’s most intense chart battle for thirty years. The country is holding its breath as the groups prepare to release singles on the same day. But will the bad boy brothers of Britpop cope if they fail to emerge victorious?

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    Noel and Liam | Look Back in Anger

    Noel and Liam | Look Back in Anger

    When Noel tells a journalist he’s leaving Oasis, Liam feels like he’s losing control. If the band is going down, he wants to be the one to call time on it. But in reality neither brother has control over the future of Oasis. Because their bandmates have had enough of the feuding. They want out.

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    Noel and Liam | Radio legend Steve Lamacq on the most chaotic interview of his career

    Noel and Liam | Radio legend Steve Lamacq on the most chaotic interview of his career

    In 1997, Steve Lamacq thought he was interviewing Noel Gallagher live on Radio 1. So he was delighted when Liam turned up too. He knew the brothers could be unpredictable, but he didn’t know that this interview would go down in Oasis history. Their alcohol-fulled, expletive-filled argument was both radio gold and every presenter’s nightmare. Steve takes Alice Levine and Matt Forde inside that day. Plus he tells us who really won the Battle of Britpop and weighs in on the band’s future.

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
944 Ratings

944 Ratings

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Can’t put it down.

I love this podcast. Interesting and funny.

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Hooray! Matt’s back!!

I listen ad-free on Amazon-prime but can’t work out how to review the podcast there! Absolutely love this show - Alice is awesome and it’s just so fabulous to have the amazing Matt back on deck. Best wishes from Canberra, Australia 🇦🇺

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My favourite podcast ever!!!

I adore Alice and Matt and can’t wait to hear Matt’s giggle back!
It’s just the funniest and most interesting podcast focusing on such fascinating topics. My favourites are Phone Hacking, Millionaire and Canoe Con (I wasn’t originally interested in this story that I assumed was about canoeing but it is SO FUNNY! Give it a listen).
Just so well done. Great work team, never stop!

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