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Emily Maitlis, Jon Sopel and Lewis Goodall – three of the UK’s top journalists – host an award-winning daily news podcast: The News Agents.

They’re not just here to tell you what's happening, but why. Expect astute analysis and explanation of the day's news – and a healthy dose of scepticism and the ability to laugh at it all when needed.

Episodes are available every weekday afternoon. You can listen to The News Agents on Alexa, just say "Alexa ask Global Player to play The News Agents"

The News Agents is a Global Player Original podcast.

For advertising opportunities on this podcast email: dax@global.com

The News Agents The News Agents

    • News
    • 4.5 • 98 Ratings

Emily Maitlis, Jon Sopel and Lewis Goodall – three of the UK’s top journalists – host an award-winning daily news podcast: The News Agents.

They’re not just here to tell you what's happening, but why. Expect astute analysis and explanation of the day's news – and a healthy dose of scepticism and the ability to laugh at it all when needed.

Episodes are available every weekday afternoon. You can listen to The News Agents on Alexa, just say "Alexa ask Global Player to play The News Agents"

The News Agents is a Global Player Original podcast.

For advertising opportunities on this podcast email: dax@global.com

    Is the US presidential race about to get dirty?

    Is the US presidential race about to get dirty?

    Kamala Harris raised a hundred million dollars in the day and a half since Joe Biden announced he wouldn't be standing for re-election.
    She has now passed the delegate threshold to stand as the candidate - and as we record no one else has thrown their name into the ring.
    Republicans are meanwhile having to accommodate the new reality of having the oldest candidate in the race.
    Later, we look at the UK broadcasting landscape with Ofcom regulator Melanie Dawes. Does Ofcom have teeth? And will it use them?
    Editor: Tom Hughes
    Senior Producer: Gabriel Radus
    Producer: Natalie Indge
    Video Production: Shane Fennelly
    You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents"
    The News Agents is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/
    https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

    • 34 min
    Will Kamala Harris replace President Biden?

    Will Kamala Harris replace President Biden?

    There is a dizziness to American politics right now - Vice President Kamal Harris raised 49 million dollars in the first twelve hours following Joe Biden's announcement that he would exit the race.
    She spent ten hours hitting the phones to garner Democratic support and is insisting she must 'earn' the votes of the delegates. But is the race already sewn up? Or might other candidates throw their names in the mix? And how well do we really know the figure who could be America's first female president?
    We talk to Ambassador Tony Gardner - a man right at the centre of the Democrats presidential campaigns, and to our leading historian Simon Schama - about the legacy Biden will leave and what this moment means for America.
    Editor: Tom Hughes
    Producer: Natalie Indge
    Video Production: Shane Fennelly
    You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents"
    The News Agents is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/
    https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

    • 43 min
    Special Episode: President Biden quits 2024 race

    Special Episode: President Biden quits 2024 race

    Chaos reigns in the Democratic party. In a virtually unprecedented move President Joe Biden has stepped aside from the presidential race weeks before he was due to become the Democrats’ candidate at their national convention in Chicago.
    Biden has endorsed his VP Kamala Harris. But is she assured of the crown?
    In a hastily assembled emergency podcast Jon, Emily and Lewis discuss the implications for the Dems, the election and the rest of the world.
    Editor: Tom Hughes
    Video Production: Shane Fennelly
    You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents"
    The News Agents is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/
    https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

    • 17 min
    Weekend Edition - The Sports Agents

    Weekend Edition - The Sports Agents

    This week on The Sports Agents, Gareth Southgate resigned following England's Euro 2024 final defeat, and the world's best golfers tee'd it up for the 152nd Open Championship...
    The man who hired Gareth, former FA Managing Director Martin Glenn, joined Gabby & Mark for an insight into the process of finding his replacement and The Athletic's Jack Pitt-Brooke joined us in the studio to help assess the leading candidates.
    After Rory McIlroy defended his own caddie ahead of his first appearance at a major tournament since his US Open collapse, we were also joined by caddies Billy Foster (Matt Fitzpatrick) and Jeff Brighton (Colin Montgomerie) to find out more about the mind-blowing complexities of the role and how much difference a great one can really make.
    Search for The Sports Agents to hear these episodes in full. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.

    • 18 min
    Harriet Harman on misogyny, trans rights and whether Tony Blair was a feminist

    Harriet Harman on misogyny, trans rights and whether Tony Blair was a feminist

    Lewis is joined in the studio by one of the most senior women in British political history, former Labour Deputy Prime Minister, Harriet Harman.
    Two weeks into a new Labour government, she joins us for an extended conversation about her political life and journey, her memories of working alongside Gordon Brown and Tony Blair, and her advice to her successors in the party.
    Editor: Tom Hughes
    Producer: Natalie Indge
    Video Production: Shane Fennelly & Arvind Badewal
    You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents"
    The News Agents is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/
    https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

    • 38 min
    What is Clacton MP Nigel Farage doing in Milwaukee?

    What is Clacton MP Nigel Farage doing in Milwaukee?

    It feels like the walls are finally closing in on President Biden. His closest political allies, the leaders of the Democratic Party in Congress, are abandoning him.
    Every interview he does poses more questions than it answers. How long can he fight on? Jon, Lewis and Emily discuss.
    Talking of Emily - have you ever thought she might need to get her head examined? Kari Lake, the Republican candidate for Senate in Arizona, thinks so. Meanwhile, Nigel Farage thinks she has no friends.
    Listen to both interviews to reveal all.
    Editor: Tom Hughes
    Senior Producer: Gabriel Radus
    Producer: Natalie Indge
    Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell
    Video Production: Rory Symon, Shane Fennelly & Arvind Badewal
    You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents"
    The News Agents is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/
    https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

(Gibberer) ,

Named after a shop

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•EPISODE: “Does Sunak Care About Climate Change” in which the subject cares about the difference between “uninterested” and “disinterested” but the expert guest, a journalist, doesn’t.

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Micnic121 ,

Insightful show

A great listen, informative and respectful political insight.

Bleeding_heart ,

Ask the question, listen to the answer

I generally enjoy the podcast but did get irritated with the episode with the amazing Fiona Hill as guest. The interviewer asked questions then interrupted her answers.

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