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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.

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    • 4.6 • 1.5K Ratings

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.

    434. I Want Something Bigger

    434. I Want Something Bigger

    Carolyn Quinn sits in whilst Jacqui wanders around India. Iain and Carolyn discuss the bedeviled Mr Speaker, Prince William speaking out on Gaza, the formidable Yulia Navalnaya, photo shoots, Cuba, Tom Baldwin's book on Starmer and loads else. Smut quota: Mucha diversión.

    • 2 hrs 14 min
    433. Behind The Sausage Curtain

    433. Behind The Sausage Curtain

    Iain and Jacqui discuss Labour's tricky week, the recession, Trump sounding off about NATO, Piers Morgan moving to YouTube, the sad death of Steve Wright, Republicans vs Lord Cameron, protests outside MPs' homes, Valentine's Day and chocolate appendages. And our pair get interviewed by Radio Ulster live on the podcast! Smut quota: Ample.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    432. Down The Plug Hole

    432. Down The Plug Hole

    Iain and Jacqui discuss Labour's u-turn on green investment, Sunak getting into hot water at PMQs, Liz Truss and the PopCons, the dental crisis, Jacqui's row with a broadcaster, another political podcast on the scene, Biden's gaffes and loads more besides. Smut quota: Off the scale!
    SPOILER WARNING: The movie Saltburn is discussed in graphic detail.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    431. Political 'Movements'

    431. Political 'Movements'

    Iain and Jacqui discuss Labour's position on banker bonuses, Iceland's Richard Walker abandoning the Tories, the Northern Ireland deal, Biden's foreign policy, safety of MPs after Mike Freer steps back, Paul Waugh, the UNRWA and sweary politicians. Smut quota: F****** s**********.

    • 2 hrs 6 min
    430. The Problem With Cloven Hooves

    430. The Problem With Cloven Hooves

    Iain and Jacqui discuss Sir Simon Clarke sniping at the PM, what happens in Westminster if Trump returns, Jacqui's spat with Carol Vorderman, measles on the rise, conscription and Sarah Champion's campaign to free the lemurs. Smut quota: Like a sunny afternoon at Chester Zoo.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    429. Man with a Plan

    429. Man with a Plan

    Iain and Jacqui discuss Rishi Sunak's victory over Rwanda (but will it be short-lived?), the resignation of 30p Lee, Trump winning in Iowa, Iain's eyes, Davos, taxes vs borrowing, Rishi Sunak's style, banning Hizb ut-Tahrir and lots more. Smut quota: California Dreamin'.

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Lexie 77 ,

Carolyn Quinn

Thoroughly enjoyed this podcast Iain. Carolyn a well informed guest with lots of interesting things to say and a lovely sense of humour. Great to hear a BBC lifer when the ties are cut.

Like Jacqui, she’s a perfect foil for you.

Here’s hoping Carolyn become a permanent second seat for when Jacqui’s off smooching with the prof - or whatever.

Jenni S ,

I adore this podcast

Other political podcast duos owe so much to Iain and Jacqui - the originals and the best. I always hope for maximum length and girth, and they often oblige!
(Also actually loved deputy Carolyn Quinn this week too - funny and fiery!)

J B** ,

Self praise… is no praise at all.

I used to love this pod. But when you’ve heard all the stories over and again, and the hosts trot out their ageing connections repeatedly, I think it’s had its day. The smug tone of ‘know it all - and don’t need any research/learning’ from Iain in particular has increased beyond toleration. Really sad.

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