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.
338. FOR THE MANY LIVE: Jane Garvey & Fi Glover
FOR THE MANY LIVE: Jane Garvey & Fi Glover at the Edinburgh Fringe
337. Two Snorts
Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith review the week’s news and discuss the Tory leadership contest, the terrible economic news, China and Taiwan, England winning the Women’s Euros, whether gay sex is a sin and… moles. Smut quota: Middling to high. We apologise for the occasional cutout of Jacqui’s line, but it turned out to be quite funny (if you like to hear a grown woman repeatedly swear).
336. It Could Have Been Worse…
Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith review the week’s news in politics and beyond. They discuss the latest in the Tory leadership contest, the sacking of Sam Tarry, the Commonwealth Games, the Women’s Euros, the deaths of Sir Christopher Meyer and David Trimble, the end of Neighbours and Noah Keate’s graduation. And as a special bonus we have Oliver Turner’s review of the smut-ridden race to be the top Tory drag queen. Much corpsing ensues, given that it includes stories of Sue Knackers, Jizzy Trust, Penny Frigate and Kemi Badknockers, among others… You have been warned. Smut quota: Middling
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335. Boris Protects Beavers
Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the Tory leadership, the heat, the Covid inquiry, protecting beavers, Iain’s railcard and the Womens’ Euros. Smut quota: Middling
334. I am Sixty, Going on Seventy
Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith talk about Iain turning 60, the Tory leadership latest, events in Sri Lanka and Italy and the effects of the heatwave. Smut quota: Low
333. Length, Girth & Boris
Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith record what could be their longest podcast ever (we’re not sad enough to scroll back and compare). After Thursday’s emergency pod, they turn their attention to the Tory leadership candidates and analyse all the different candidates. They speculate on Boris Johnson’s future, why he would have met Aleander Lebedev on his own, and also talk about the assassination of Shinzo Abe. They conclude by discussing Iain’s 60th birthday next Friday. Smut quota: High. You have been warned.
Best Political Pod
Great listen! Not always rushed into a short time so get loads of content ! Amazing chemistry sets it apart from the rest.
Me and my partner used to love this show and listen together- unfortunately I can’t listen to Iain dale refer to the woman's football as ‘ladyball’ any longer. This is just the icing on the cake of his arrogance, privilege and self promotion. Shame because I used to love Iain and Jackie. New podcast recommendations welcome!
Used to love this podcast but getting increasing bored of listening to Iain talk about himself or promote his own interests. The actual discussion and supposed insight into current and political events seems to be a complete afterthought and has become increasingly sketchy. The rest is politics now my go to pod.