LBC presenter Iain Dale and former Labour Home Secretary Jacqui Smith untangle the world of politics and media. Expect plenty of jokey banter and informed speculation.
252. Statues of Lenin
Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale discuss Alex Salmond’s evidence yesterday, vaccine priorities, JVT’s message, Labour’s new defence policy, the CIA report into the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Shamima Begum ruling, next week’s budget, Lady Gaga’s dogknapping, narcissism and, er, Yorkshire puddings. Oh, and they’ve been nominated for another award. Smut quota: Lowish
251. Hole in One
Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith review Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown, they discuss Matt Hancock’s comments on PPE, Alex Salmond’s accusations, Tiger Woods’ crash and the increasing number of women on company boards. This episode contains a nun joke. You have been warned. Smut quota: Middling.
250. Our Universal Service
Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith celebrate their 250th episode of the For the Money podcast by recording for more than 2 hours 10 minutes. Plenty of incentives to stick with it to the end, though! As well as covering all the political news of the week – Covid, Keir Starmer’s big speech, comings and goings in Number 10, Matt Hancock’s court case, Uber, IR35, Harry and Meghan, the Duke of Edinburgh and coming out of lockdown – we also learn about the dangers of wearing a bra holster and Jacqui’s tidying habits. Or lack of them. Smut quota: Low to middling.
249. Sending Jacqui into Space
Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith review the latest Covid and vaccine developments, they discuss Princess Latifa’s plight in Dubai, free speech in universities, the Munich Security conference, the hunt for a British astronaut and a new book about Jeremy Heywood. Smut quota: Low
248. Soggy Crackling
Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith set the world to rights by discussing if we’ll have to learn to live with Covid, quarantine, holidays, whether the Home Office is fit for purpose, the NHS white paper, Donald Trump’s impeachment, Iain’s talk to Swindon Labour Party, Boris Johnson’s hair, the Number 10 Photographer, whether letters should remain private, the joys or otherwise of outdoor sex and Iain reveals why he spent the morning in tears. Happy Valentine’s Day! Smut Quota: Lowish
247. Leaving Dirty Underpants in the Kremlin
Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith recount their experience of going viral and then discuss border closures, the latest Covid figures, apprenticeships, trade union membership, cladding, Alex Salmond and much else besides. Smut quota: Middling.
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Perfect balance of serious and stupid
This podcast gets the balance of serious and stupid just right.
great love this so much esp 2 at moment love the bants and great drop ins from cars incidents to page 3 to dogs and sons makes it real not perfect which i love as esp content is varied from guns in bras to which car to get.
Love your podcasts here’s to the next 250.