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Sky News’ Sophy Ridge analyses the best of her agenda-setting political interviews.

Every Sunday, Sophy examines how decisions made in Westminster affect all our lives around the country. This podcast features the best of her interviews, with analysis from Sophy, and her team.

Sophy Ridge on Sunday Sky News

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    • 3.9 • 130 Ratings

Sky News’ Sophy Ridge analyses the best of her agenda-setting political interviews.

Every Sunday, Sophy examines how decisions made in Westminster affect all our lives around the country. This podcast features the best of her interviews, with analysis from Sophy, and her team.

    Labour Party Conference: Ed Miliband, Andy Burnham, RMT and Unison

    Labour Party Conference: Ed Miliband, Andy Burnham, RMT and Unison

    The Sophy Ridge on Sunday podcast comes from Liverpool this week, where Labour’s party conference is taking place.

    On this episode, Sophy is joined by our political correspondent Liz Bates as they discuss reaction to the Tories’ mini-budget from new Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng and fears over potential general strike action as well as today’s interviews – featuring Labour's Energy and Climate Change Secretary and former party leader Ed Miliband, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham, trade union general secretaries Christina McAnea, from Unison, and Mick Lynch, from the RMT.

    Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer
    Paul Stanworth – editor

    • 46 min
    The day before a new PM | Nicola Sturgeon, Philip Hammond, Edward Lister

    The day before a new PM | Nicola Sturgeon, Philip Hammond, Edward Lister

    Sophy Ridge is back after the summer recess to a busy week in politics, interviewing Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, former chancellor Philip Hammond, and former adviser to Boris Johnson Lord Edward Lister.

    The day before a new prime minister is chosen by Conservative party members, Sophy is joined by Sky’s political correspondent Amanda Akass and producer Scott Beasley to discuss the fractures in the Tory party, and analysis of today’s interviews.

    Producers: Soila Apparicio and Scott Beasley

    • 55 min
    Race to replace Boris Johnson | Dominic Raab, Sir Iain Duncan Smith and Lee Rowley

    Race to replace Boris Johnson | Dominic Raab, Sir Iain Duncan Smith and Lee Rowley

    Tory leadership debates got underway this week, as the race to become the next prime minister sees five candidates battle it out – Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss, Penny Mordaunt, Kemi Badenoch and Tom Tugendhat.

    Sophy Ridge is joined by Sky’s political correspondent Rob Powell and editor Toby Sculthorp as they discuss interviews with those backing three of the hopefuls looking for the keys to Number 10.

    Also, a reminder that on Sky News this Tuesday at 8pm, Kay Burley will host a leadership debate, with the final Tory candidates taking part.

    Host: Sophy Ridge
    Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce
    Editor: Paul Stanworth

    • 51 min
    Conservative leadership contest: Grant Shapps, Tom Tugendhat & Jeremy Hunt

    Conservative leadership contest: Grant Shapps, Tom Tugendhat & Jeremy Hunt

    Interviews with three Conservative leadership hopefuls: Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Tugendhat and former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Sophy and team on discussions of tax and spending plans from three of those hoping to replace Boris Johnson as Prime Minister.

    Host: Sophy Ridge
    Contributors: Scott Beasley & Toby Sculthorp
    Producer: Scott Beasley

    • 1 hr
    Strike strife | Grant Shapps & Mick Lynch

    Strike strife | Grant Shapps & Mick Lynch

    Interviews with Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and RMT union General Secretary Mick Lynch. This week we’re focusing on the nationwide train strikes that will see mass disruption as railway workers walkout to demand big pay rises given the cost of living crisis.

    Host: Sophy Ridge
    Contributors: Scott Beasley & Toby Sculthorp
    Producer: Scott Beasley

    • 46 min
    Brandon Lewis, Mick Lynch & Kira Rudik

    Brandon Lewis, Mick Lynch & Kira Rudik

    Interviews with Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis, RMT trade union general secretary Mick Lynch and Ukrainian MP Kira Rudik. There are discussions about the Prime Minister’s future following the Sue Gray report, the potential for a nationwide rail strike and an extremely powerful account of what has happened to Ukraine and its people.

    Host: Sophy Ridge
    Contributors: Rob Powell and Scott Beasley
    Producer: Scott Beasley

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

TimComley ,

Fascination with saying right at end of every sentence

🙄 awful to hear

g3540 ,

Hit and miss

Better when there are three people to analyse, but more often there are two

Izzy Pumpkin ,

Sophie Ridge on Sunday

What has happened. Last show was 17 January?😧

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