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The UK’s flagship daily news podcast from the BBC, Newscast dives into the day’s big stories so you’re never out of your depth.

Newscast picks the brains of BBC News experts so you’re ready if someone picks yours, covering the latest developments in politics in Westminster and beyond, what the cost of living means for the money in your pocket and the impact of climate change.

Can Rishi Sunak turn the Conservatives fortunes around? Will Sir Keir Starmer and the Labour Party win the next general election? Newscast will give you all the best insights from BBC News so you’re across all the day’s top stories.

Newscast is hosted by trusted journalists including Adam Fleming, BBC Political Editor Chris Mason, Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. Joined by special guests, including Lyse Doucet, Katya Adler, Marianna Spring, John Simpson and Victoria Derbyshire among others.
In this election year, Newscast will track all the developments from Westminster - as well as following all the big developments around the world, from the race to the White House, to the war in Ukraine.
Catch Newscast seven-days a week and watch on BBC One at 23:40 on Thursday night or later on BBC iPlayer

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Newscast is part of the BBC News Podcasts family of podcasts. The team that makes Newscast also makes lots of other podcasts, including The Global Story, The Today Podcast, and of course Americast and Ukrainecast. If you enjoy Newscast (and if you’re reading this then you hopefully do), then we think that you will enjoy some of our other pods too. See links below.
The Global Story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/w13xtvsd
The Today Podcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p0gg4k6r
Americast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p07h19zz
Ukrainecast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p0bqztzm

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The UK’s flagship daily news podcast from the BBC, Newscast dives into the day’s big stories so you’re never out of your depth.

Newscast picks the brains of BBC News experts so you’re ready if someone picks yours, covering the latest developments in politics in Westminster and beyond, what the cost of living means for the money in your pocket and the impact of climate change.

Can Rishi Sunak turn the Conservatives fortunes around? Will Sir Keir Starmer and the Labour Party win the next general election? Newscast will give you all the best insights from BBC News so you’re across all the day’s top stories.

Newscast is hosted by trusted journalists including Adam Fleming, BBC Political Editor Chris Mason, Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. Joined by special guests, including Lyse Doucet, Katya Adler, Marianna Spring, John Simpson and Victoria Derbyshire among others.
In this election year, Newscast will track all the developments from Westminster - as well as following all the big developments around the world, from the race to the White House, to the war in Ukraine.
Catch Newscast seven-days a week and watch on BBC One at 23:40 on Thursday night or later on BBC iPlayer

GET IN TOUCH:
You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere
Send us a message or voicenote via WhatsApp to 03301239480
Email Newscast@bbc.co.uk
Or us #Newscast
Newscast is part of the BBC News Podcasts family of podcasts. The team that makes Newscast also makes lots of other podcasts, including The Global Story, The Today Podcast, and of course Americast and Ukrainecast. If you enjoy Newscast (and if you’re reading this then you hopefully do), then we think that you will enjoy some of our other pods too. See links below.
The Global Story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/w13xtvsd
The Today Podcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p0gg4k6r
Americast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p07h19zz
Ukrainecast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p0bqztzm

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Could Iran attack Israel? And Can Biden Stop It?

    Could Iran attack Israel? And Can Biden Stop It?

    Today, we look at President Joe Biden’s warning that Iran is threatening to launch a “significant attack” on Israel.
    Tensions have risen following what is believed to be an Israeli attack on an embassy in Syria, which killed senior Iranians. America has promised “ironclad” support for Israel. Will this be enough to deter the Iranian leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, or are we about to see the US enter into another conflict in the Middle East?
    Adam is joined by chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucett, and Dr Kenneth Katzman, a former Iran expert for the US Congress and Senior Fellow at the Soufan Centre.
    Plus, close advisers to former Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson have revealed that the PM had an affair with his deputy press secretary during his time in No 10. Why has this come to light now? And why is it significant? Adam speaks to Patrick Maguire, the journalist who broke the story for The Times.

    You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere

    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.

    • 30 min
    How children were ‘let down’ by NHS gender identity services

    How children were ‘let down’ by NHS gender identity services

    Today, we look at the Cass Review: a report by paediatrician Dr Hilary Cass which found that children had been let down by “remarkably weak” evidence on medical interventions in gender care.
    Adam is joined by Health Editor Hugh Pym, and together they talk to Dr Cass in more detail about her review, her recommendations for the future of gender care and the response to today’s publication.

    You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere

    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.

    • 33 min
    Flights, Cameron, Action - DC Meets Trump

    Flights, Cameron, Action - DC Meets Trump

    Today, we look at Lord Cameron’s trip to the US - including his meeting with Donald Trump in Mar-a-Lago.
    Adam is joined by Lord Kim Darroch, Former British Ambassador to the United States, to discuss what Lord Cameron is up to in the US and how he’s getting on as Foreign Secretary.
    And, research finds only 3 in 10 working age autistic people are in employment, when the vast majority want to be in work. Adam is joined by, author of a recent government review on autism and employment, Sir Robert Buckland MP and Dr Sarah Lister, Clinical Director for the National Autistic Society.

    You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere

    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper, Joe Wilkinson and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

    • 35 min
    'I was targeted in Westminster cyber-flashing plot'

    'I was targeted in Westminster cyber-flashing plot'

    Today, we look at the phishing plot targeting people who work in and around Westminster. Journalists, including Newscast’s own Henry Zeffman, and MPs have received flirtatious messages and explicit pictures from unfamiliar WhatsApp profiles. No one yet knows who are behind the WhatsApp accounts - or how they are choosing who to target.
    Henry speaks to Adam about his experience of receiving suggestive messages from the unknown WhatsAppers. And Dr Luke Evans, Conservative MP for Bosworth, talks about his experience of being sent unsolicited explicit images, and why he’s chosen to speak out after reporting the WhatsApp communications to the police.
    Henry Zeffman has written more about his experience here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-68761113

    You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere

    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Miranda Slade and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

    • 33 min
    Israel-Gaza: Six months of war

    Israel-Gaza: Six months of war

    Today, six months after the Hamas attacks on Israel, we look at the obstacles to peace in the region.
    International editor Jeremy Bowen joins Laura and Paddy, and tells them about visiting the homes of people caught up in the attacks, as well as warnings of famine in Gaza.
    He also gives his view on the response from the international community after Laura questioned the Deputy PM this morning on whether Israel is acting in accordance with the law.
    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

    • 26 min
    Boris Johnson, David Cameron, and the row over arming Israel

    Boris Johnson, David Cameron, and the row over arming Israel

    Today, we look at an intervention from the ex-PM over UK arms sales to Israel.
    Boris Johnson has said it’s "shameful" to call for the UK to stop sending weapons, and called out Foreign Secretary David Cameron for not being more outspoken on the subject.
    And, Laura’s been talking to the outgoing head of Nato, Jens Stoltenberg, who's said the West is facing an "alliance of authoritarian powers".
    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

    • 28 min

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