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If you’re a reader, this is the podcast for you. Iain Dale speaks to some of the world’s biggest authors about what inspired them to write their books

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    • 4.7 • 155 Ratings

If you’re a reader, this is the podcast for you. Iain Dale speaks to some of the world’s biggest authors about what inspired them to write their books

    Chapter 111 : Jonny Oates

    Chapter 111 : Jonny Oates

    Iain Dale talks to LibDem Peer and former chief of staff to Nick Clegg in the Coalition years, Jonny Oates, now Lord Oates about his book I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN. He talks movingly about running away to Addis Ababa as a 15 year old, his work in Zimbabwe and South Africa and his career as a public affairs consultant. He discusses how the coalition came into being, what it was like working for Nick Clegg, and where the Liberal Democrats go from here.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Chapter 110 : Peter Cardwell

    Chapter 110 : Peter Cardwell

    Iain Dale talks to former Government Special Advisor Peter Cardwell about his life as a special advisor to four cabinet ministers and his new book THE SECRET LIFE OF SPECIAL ADVISERS.

    • 50 min
    Chapter 109 : Chris Bryant MP

    Chapter 109 : Chris Bryant MP

    In an intensely personal conversation Iain Dale talks to Chris Bryant about his life, career, motivations, reputation and books. They spend the last part of the interview discussing his new book ‘The Glamour Boys’. This is one you won’t want to miss.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Introducing Hunting Ghislaine with John Sweeney

    Introducing Hunting Ghislaine with John Sweeney

    Hi Book Club fans

    LBC have a new podcast we think you’ll enjoy - Hosted by legendary reporter John Sweeney, Hunting Ghislaine is a 6 part series about Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of a disgraced billionaire and the former partner of a super-rich paedophile who killed himself while awaiting trial for sex trafficking.

    After hiding for almost a year, she now finds herself facing multiple charges for helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually exploit and abuse under-age women which could lead to her spending the rest of her life in jail.

    In this new podcast series, Hunting Ghislaine, reporter John Sweeney investigates a fairy story which happens the wrong way round, of how a princess ends up accused of being the monster and no-one at all ends up happily ever after. First Episode available 19th November. Listen on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts

    • 1 min
    Chapter 108 : Sir Richard Evans

    Chapter 108 : Sir Richard Evans

    Iain Dale talks to one of the country’s most eminent historians, Sir Richard Evans, who also happened to be Iain’s history tutor at university. He is the country’s leading authority on the Nazis and has written a new book on Nazi conspiracy theories, THE HITLER CONSPIACIES: The Third Reich and the paranoid imagination. They venture far and wide in a warm and personal conversation.

    • 55 min
    Chapter 107 : Cliff Richard

    Chapter 107 : Cliff Richard

    Iain Dale achieves one of his lifetime ambitions and interviews Sit Cliff Richard for a whole hour. They discuss his life, career, music and the allegations that nearly ruined his life, but fought back against. They discuss his religion, and how he intends to spend the rest of his life. Let’s get ‘Wired for Sound’…!

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

Lisa Abrahmsohn ,

Enjoyable

Iain Dale puts his guests at their ease and one feels one is in the room with them. I have always learnt something from these interviews and have often bought the books thereafter. At the moment the Andrew Gibson books of Brief Lives. US Presidents. UK Prime Ministers and UK Kings and Queens are proving to be wonderful quick reference books.

More please Iain. I’m missing this podcast!!

D7T7 ,

David Starkey

I love listening to DS. He’s fascinating. And who else can get away with a monologue?!

Lexie 77 ,

This is a don’t miss podcast for me.

I love this podcast - the space it allows for a proper discussion with an author, hearing the ideas behind the book. Like other reviewers I too have the blunt cut off at the end of the podcast. Wish it could be sorted out.

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