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Emily Maitlis, Jon Sopel and Lewis Goodall – three of the UK’s top journalists – host an award-winning daily news podcast: The News Agents.

They’re not just here to tell you what's happening, but why. Expect astute analysis and explanation of the day's news – and a healthy dose of scepticism and the ability to laugh at it all when needed.

Episodes are available every weekday afternoon. You can listen to The News Agents on Alexa, just say "Alexa ask Global Player to play The News Agents"

The News Agents is a Global Player Original podcast.

The News Agents The News Agents

    • News
    • 4.2 • 3.4K Ratings

Emily Maitlis, Jon Sopel and Lewis Goodall – three of the UK’s top journalists – host an award-winning daily news podcast: The News Agents.

They’re not just here to tell you what's happening, but why. Expect astute analysis and explanation of the day's news – and a healthy dose of scepticism and the ability to laugh at it all when needed.

Episodes are available every weekday afternoon. You can listen to The News Agents on Alexa, just say "Alexa ask Global Player to play The News Agents"

The News Agents is a Global Player Original podcast.

    Has Starmer lost control of the Diane Abbott story?

    Has Starmer lost control of the Diane Abbott story?

    It's day two of the Diane Abbott fiasco and the Labour party look no closer to getting to grips with the situation.
    Keir Starmer insists that no decision has been made on Abbott, but she says she's been banned from standing. How damaging could this be for the Labour campaign? And how has Starmer allowed it to dominate the headlines for the past 48 hours?
    Later, we discuss Nigel Farage's role in the campaign so far, and ask why he's getting so much airtime and being treated like he's a party leader.
    And we speak to The News Agents' official polling partner for the general election, More in Common, on whether the Tory proposed policy of National Service is actually a lot more popular than you first might think.
    Editor: Tom Hughes
    Senior Producer: Gabriel Radus
    Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell
    Digital Editor: Michaela Walters
    Video Production: Rory Symon & Arvind Badewal
    Production: Abigail Brierley
    You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents"
    The News Agents is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/
    https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

    • 36 min
    Is the Tory campaign already falling apart?

    Is the Tory campaign already falling apart?

    Rishi Sunak has had a gaffe-filled weekend amidst new policy announcements over the triple lock and compulsory National Service. Lib Dem leader Ed Davey has fallen into a 'sewage-stricken' lake whilst paddleboarding. It's only day 5 of the general election campaign, and it already feels like the campaign teams can't get away from awkward videos and uncomfortable photos. Why are the campaigns off to such a strange start?
    The two leaders have agreed to debate each other next week, as per The Telegraph.
    And when will Labour decide what to do with Diane Abbott?
    Editor: Tom Hughes
    Senior Producer: Gabriel Radus
    Production: Abigail Brierley
    Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell
    Digital Editor: Michaela Walters
    Video Production: Shane Fennelly, Rory Symon & Arvind Badewal
    You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents"!
    The News Agents is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/
    https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

    • 38 min
    Why does Rishi Sunak want to conscript teenagers?

    Why does Rishi Sunak want to conscript teenagers?

    The News Agents has new episodes every Sunday as we run-up to July 4th's UK General Election.
    We react as Lewis speaks to Home Secretary James Cleverly about why the Conservatives now want to introduce national service for every UK teenager, and we discuss whether election coverage provides a disproportionately large platform to minor parties with fringe views.
    Editor: Tom Hughes
    Senior Producer: Gabriel Radus
    Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell
    Video Production: Rory Symon & Arvind Badewal
    You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents"!
    The News Agents is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/
    https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

    • 30 min
    Who broke Britain? With James O'Brien

    Who broke Britain? With James O'Brien

    James O'Brien joins us in The News Agents bunker to talk all things client journalism, talk radio, and whether he'll be as harsh on Labour as he has been this Conservative government, should Starmer win July's election.
    A final hurrah from... Laura FitzPatrick
    Editor: Tom Hughes
    Senior Producer: Gabriel Radus
    Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell
    Video Production: Shane Fennelly & Arvind Badewal
    You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents"!
    The News Agents is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/
    https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

    • 37 min
    Weekend Edition - The Sports Agents

    Weekend Edition - The Sports Agents

    This week on The Sports Agents,
    We brought you an exclusive interview between The News Agents' own Jon Sopel and the Arsenal and Ukraine defender Oleksandr Zinchenko - who reflected Arsenal's season and waning support for the war.
    A special insight into how world title fights are actually scored from the referee at the centre of what was described as the 'biggest robbery in boxing history'.
    Gabby & Mark then sat down with the Football League Chairman Rick Parry to discuss the widening gulf between the Premier League and The Championship, ahead of this weekend's Play-Off final.
    Plus, reaction to Gareth Southgate's provisional squad for this summer's Euros with Joe Cole and much more...
    New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.

    • 11 min
    Your election questions answered

    Your election questions answered

    Each Thursday during the election campaign we are answering your questions.
    Do MPs get paid after Parliament breaks up? Why do majorities shrink so fast these days? What is purdah and what’s Farage up to?
    Later, Salman Rushdie talks to Emily about the knife attack that nearly killed him and the premonition he had that it would happen. We discuss censorship, hate, Gaza and Iran. And whether the attack has changed his political leanings.
    The best producer we could have asked for!: Laura FitzPatrick
    Editor: Tom Hughes
    Senior Producer: Gabriel Radus
    Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell
    Video Production: Shane Fennelly & Arvind Badewal
    You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents"!
    The News Agents is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/
    https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

Big Al in Tbilisi ,

Great episode on Georgia

I have lived in Tbilisi for 3 years and I listened with great interest to the podcast broadcast on 17th May: “Is Putin coming for Georgia.” It clarified a lot of the issues and made very clear the stark contrasts and conflict within Georgian society and how Russia uses misinformation to destabilise. I often wonder how people can be so gullible as to believe the rubbish that is propagated on the internet but it obviously works.

disappointed zz ,

Critique

My enthusiasm for this brilliant podcast is cooling a little due to the bias towards Israel but still a great, insightful look on not just the UK but the world. But please , dump the sports

Benjohn Barnes ,

Great, but I don’t want the sports?

Perhaps I’m missing something here, but the show seems to miss politics episodes that I want to listen to and sports episode that I don’t. This seems like an odd mix. Does it need to be mixed like this?

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