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Comedian, Broadcaster (and former political adviser) Matt Forde presents The Political Party, the show where renowned politicians and experts open up and give their most honest, revealing and often hilarious answers.
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The Political Party The Political Party

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Comedian, Broadcaster (and former political adviser) Matt Forde presents The Political Party, the show where renowned politicians and experts open up and give their most honest, revealing and often hilarious answers.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Show 341. Matthew McGregor

    Show 341. Matthew McGregor

    How did Jon Cruddas help Barack Obama win the White House?
     
    It's all thanks to a wonderful chance taken by Matthew McGregor, now boss of 38 Degrees. 
     
    This is an absolute blast and a real education about the power of online activism. 
     
     
    Buy Tickets to see Matt's return to stand-up: https://sohotheatre.com/events/matt-forde-work-in-progress/#performances
     
    Follow @mattforde on Twitter for the latest news 
     
    Follow @mcgregormt on Twitter
      
    Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com 

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Show 340. Tim Loughton Returns. Again.

    Show 340. Tim Loughton Returns. Again.

    One of the most entertaining guests in the history of the show returns, to tell the incredible story of his deportation from Djibouti. 
     
    Tim is one of five MPs to be sanctioned by China, but never expected that to have an effect in Africa,
     
    He's standing down at the next election and gives his entertaining assessment of the issues facing the Conservatives, including his revoew of Liz Truss's book. 
     
    This is a great story, well told. 
     
     
    Buy Tickets to see Matt's return to stand-up: https://sohotheatre.com/events/matt-forde-work-in-progress/#performances
     
    Follow @mattforde on Twitter for the latest news 
     
    Follow @timloughton on Twitter
      
    Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com 

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    • 36 min
    Show 339. *Local Election Results Bonus Episode with Greg Cook*

    Show 339. *Local Election Results Bonus Episode with Greg Cook*

    Psephologist extraordinaire Greg Cook returns to analyse the election results and break down what they mean.
     
    Are Labour heading for a victory? If so, could they win a landslide?
     
    Does the Tories winning Tees Valley mean as much as they claim as does?
     
    Does this feel like 1995, heading into 1997?
     
    All the big questions answered!
     
     
    Buy Tickets to see Matt's return to stand-up: https://sohotheatre.com/events/matt-forde-work-in-progress/#performances
     
    Follow @mattforde on Twitter for the latest news 
     
    Follow @euanmccolm on Twitter
      
    Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com 

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    • 48 min
    Show 338 *Humza Resignation Bonus Episode with Euan McColm*

    Show 338 *Humza Resignation Bonus Episode with Euan McColm*

    Why has Humza resigned and what does it mean for Scotland and the SNP?
    This is an entertaining and comprehensive briefing on what's happening in Scottish politics with the engaging Euan McColm. 
    Buy Tickets to see Matt's return to stand-up: https://sohotheatre.com/events/matt-forde-work-in-progress/#performances
     
    Follow @mattforde on Twitter for the latest news 
    Follow @euanmccolm on Twitter
      
    Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com 

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    • 53 min
    Show 337. Steve Rotheram

    Show 337. Steve Rotheram

    Liverpool's Metro Mayor is standing for a third term on 2 May. He's already led a fascinating life, starting out as a bricklayer, then being an MP and Jeremy Corbyn's PPS before becoming the Metro Mayor for the city he loves.
    Steve is a big personality and this goes way beyond the usual boundaries of politics. This is about how people feel about places and how places feel about themselves. 
    Plus who has the better music... Liverpool or Manchester? 
    (Manchester, obviously) 
    Follow @mattforde on Twitter for the latest news 
    Follow @MetroMayorSteve on Twitter
      
    Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com

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    • 44 min
    Show 336. Kevin Schofield

    Show 336. Kevin Schofield

    This is a fascinating insight into life as a modern political editor, what the pressures are and how different outlets make themselves distinct from one another. 
    Kevin has worked everywhere covering UK and Scottish politics. The Sun, The Herald, The Scotsman and now he's Political Editor of HuffPost UK. 
    Does The Sun lead or follow its readers?
    What has been the most exciting political event to cover in the last 20 years?
    And what happens when you get into a lift with Rupert Murdoch?
     
    Follow @mattforde on Twitter for the latest news 
    Follow @KevinASchofield on Twitter
      
    Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com 

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

Mrs Quinny ,

Stephen Flynn

Really enjoyed, as always, this episode. So interesting to hear about Stephens life, he’s a brilliant role model. Glad you are back Matt, missed your interviews very much.

webcoast_pilot ,

Great podcast

Great chat with Stephen Flynn, Matt. Glad to have you back in rhe saddle!

Hatzipscvfcxzd ,

Great to have Matt back!

So great to have you back in my ear ‘oles, Matt!
I think you are such a great interviewer. I always find it fascinating to hear political figures who I really don’t agree with opening up to you about themselves, their lives, their values and where they’ve come from. You bring the human side back to politics, which is a much needed reminder in our polarised times that rarely are our politicians trying to do anything other than making the world/country or their community a better place; we just might not always agree with how they are doing it.
Looking forward to the next ep. :-)

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