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With Adam Fleming, Laura Kuenssberg, Fergus Walsh and Chris Mason.

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    • 4.3, 27 Ratings

With Adam Fleming, Laura Kuenssberg, Fergus Walsh and Chris Mason.

    Viral voicemails

    Viral voicemails

    Our medical and scientific friends leave voicemails for their younger selves. What do they wish they had known about coronavirus back in January? Fergus and Adam chat to Professor Clare Wenham about what we know now and what that means for what comes next.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Ben Weisz, Natalie Ktena
    Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 34 min
    Fitness Last

    Fitness Last

    Gyms, beauty salons and outdoor pools are able to open from as early as this weekend in England. Adam, Laura and Fergus look at the small print. And as the government announces that plays and gigs can start happening outdoors again, the comedian Russell Kane tells us he's worried about the future of live comedy.

    Producers: Frankie Tobi, Seren Jones, Natalie Ktena
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 30 min
    Sunak’s summer statement

    Sunak’s summer statement

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlined the government’s plan for rebuilding the economy today. But will it be enough? Adam and Laura are joined by the economist Stephanie Flanders. And we speak to the chief executives of Burger King and the house-building company Taylor Wimpey about what they think of the announcements.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Frankie Tobi, Natalie Ktena, Ben Weisz
    Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 37 min
    Huawei explained

    Huawei explained

    Vicki Young and Frank Gardner join Adam to discuss the Chinese technology firm, Huawei. Who are they and why is everyone talking about them? And also Lizo Mzimba explains what it is like in a socially distanced courtroom watching the start of Johnny Depp’s libel action.

    Producers: Ben Weisz, Frankie Tobi, Jo Deahl
    Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
    Editor: Dino Sofos
    Studio Director: Emma Crowe

    • 29 min
    Trimdependence Day

    Trimdependence Day

    Will the government's emergency arts funding save live music? And how super was "Super Saturday" for the hospitality industry?

    In other news, Chris Mason, gets a trim!

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Harriet Noble, Frankie Tobi and Jo Deahl
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 32 min
    Saturday

    Saturday

    Boris Johnson warns the nation to be responsible when pubs reopen this Saturday, but Radio 1’s Arielle Free tells us why she won’t be one of those going to her local this weekend. We explain the changes in quarantine rules for people arriving back in England after travelling abroad and what that could mean for holidays. And James Gallagher explains some of the context behind new care home death statistics.

    Studio Director: Tom Burchell
    Producers: Harriet Noble, Seren Jones and Natalie Ktena
    Output Editor: Frankie Tobi
    Assistant Editor: Emma Close
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

martin, copenhagen ,

Funny and clever and very good company

Best political podcast around. Makes sense of brexit to a Dane. And always a pleasure to be in your enlightning and entertaining company. Best regards Martin Nielsen, Copenhagen

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Pronunciations

The whole world has to make the effort to speak English, however, I have never heard an English speaking person pronounce the German chancellors name correctly - Merkel. And not so in Brexitcast either. The British natives - make the effort!

London Dain ,

One eyed clap trap

Load of biased nonsense

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