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Former Chancellor, George Osborne.

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Former Chancellor, George Osborne.

    George Osborne

    George Osborne

    The former Chancellor tells us that Boris Johnson should be more "realistic" about the pandemic and that the government is guilty of "optimism bias".

    Also, former doctor, bestselling author and comedian, Adam Kay, talks to Adam, Laura and Chris about his new West End show.

    Producers: Frankie Tobi, Ben Weisz
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 35 min
    Sodcast

    Sodcast

    Adam is joined by the BBC's James Vincent to discuss the reaction in South Yorkshire on the day that tier three restrictions are announced. And Laura helps translate her interview with Lord Mark Sedwill, the ex-head of the civil service. How surprised should we be with what he said?

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Ben Weisz, Frankie Tobi
    Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    Get in touch: newscast@bbc.co.uk

    • 32 min
    Manchester united?

    Manchester united?

    Tier 3 rules will be imposed on Greater Manchester from Friday, the prime minister has announced. Adam is joined by the BBC’s Vicki Young and Kevin Fitzpatrick to discuss the day's events. And Professor Peter Openshaw, from Imperial College London, explains why the UK is pushing ahead to be the first country to carry out “human challenge” studies where up to 90 healthy people will be deliberately exposed to Covid-19.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Frankie Tobi, Ben Weisz, Jo Deahl
    Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 36 min
    Firebreakstarter

    Firebreakstarter

    The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, tells us about his 'short, sharp, firebreak' lockdown. Laura and Chris join Adam for some riveting Brexit updates. And Emma Barnett tells us what living with the debilitating condition endometriosis is like.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Jo Deahl and Natalie Ktena
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 39 min
    Always Take Your Tiers With You

    Always Take Your Tiers With You

    As Lancashire becomes the latest area to move into the ‘very-high’ restrictions tier, the Prime Minister has warned that he may ‘intervene’ if new measures for Greater Manchester are not agreed. Adam is joined by Vicki and James to talk through the latest.

    And, could ‘No Deal’ be on the cards…? We hear the latest on the Brexit negotiations, as the UK say trade talks with the EU are ‘over’.

    Also on the podcast, Rambler and Broadcaster Stuart Maconie tells us about the joys of a good walk.

    Studio Director: Michael Regaard
    Producers: Ben Weisz, Frankie Tobi
    Assistant Editor: Emma Close

    Get in touch at newscast@bbc.co.uk

    • 30 min
    Real Winter is Coming

    Real Winter is Coming

    As a row over regional coronavirus restrictions gets heated in England, is it time for a national ‘circuitbreaker’ lockdown?

    Professor Sir Jeremy Farrar thinks so - he sits on SAGE and directs the Wellcome Trust, and tells Adam and Fergus that without a three week national lockdown, winter could be a bumpy ride.

    Chris and Laura are back, too, to discuss the fallout in Westminster from these regional rows - and to explain what to make of Dame Louise Casey’s warning about large scale post-pandemic destitution.

    Katya reunites the Brexitcast crew with the latest on EU trade talks.

    And Chris Mason’s outro hangs in the balance - as we finally decide whether to ooze it or lose it.

    Studio Director: Andy Mills
    Producers: Sej Asar, Frankie Tobi, Ben Weisz, Alix Pickles
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
4.5K Ratings

4.5K Ratings

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I love this programme. It has k pt me informed through Brexit to lockdown.

Please, please don’t get to silly or light. I need your sharp and clear information.

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ash19999971 ,

Normally Great but missing main stories now

I normally wait for this podcast to come out because it is so good. But the past two episodes have just completely missed the mark when it comes to main news. On Friday, instead of talking about the actual news story in detail (point of the podcast) they do a 15 minute segment where they do a pointless pub quiz?? Secondly on Tuesday they miss out the big news about the internal market bill passing and ramble on about squid brains? Poor topic decisions guys sort it out.

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At its best when it is focused and detailed

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