314 episodes

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 300 - *Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel - LIVE*

    Show 300 - *Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel - LIVE*

    This is a riot. Emily and Jon are even more fun than you'd imagine. 
     
    They were already two of the biggest stars in broadcasting. Then their podcast, The News Agents, propelled them to even higher heights. They talk candidly about leaving the BBC and the risks involved. Both passionate about journalism and holding powerful people to account, they share hilarious stories from their encounters with Prince Andrew, Donald Trump and the things they saw at Davos. You won't want this to end.  
     
    Buy 'Tony Blair, The Moderniser' here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tony-Blair-Moderniser-Jon-Sopel/dp/0553503871
     
    Buy 'Airhead' here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Untitled-Emily-Maitlis-Inside-Junkie/dp/0241362857
     
    Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/
    Forthcoming guests include:
    6 Feb: Ian Blackford
    20 Feb: Keir Starmer
    6 March: Eddie Izzard
    20 March: Krishnan Guru-Murthy
    3 April: Ruth Davidson
     
    Plus more to be announced! 
     
    Follow @mattforde on Twitter for the latest news
     
    Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com

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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Show 299 - Helen Lewis

    Show 299 - Helen Lewis

    Helen is one of Britain's most gifted journalists and after many years at The New Statesman is now staff writer at The Atlantic. She's also made an exceptional podcast called 'The New Gurus' which you have to listen to. The link is below. Having been a journalist since 2010, Helen has covered a number of major political and social changes and has found herself at the centre of various contentious debates, despite holding mainstream opinions. So what happened and why was she no-platformed by Stonewall? This is a brilliant account of the political changes of the last few years and they way they've been expressed. It's also a passionate defence of journalism and what it should be. Plus lots of cult chat. Enjoy! 
     
    Listen to Helen's podcast 'The New Gurus' here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/m001g9sq?partner=uk.co.bbc&origin=share-mobile
     
    Subscribe to Helen's Substack here: https://helenlewis.substack.com/
     
    Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/
    Forthcoming guests include:
    23 Jan: Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel 
    6 Feb: Ian Blackford
    20 Feb: Keir Starmer
    6 March: Eddie Izzard
    20 March: Krishnan Guru-Murthy
    3 April: Ruth Davidson
     
    Plus more to be announced! 
     
    Follow @mattforde on Twitter for the latest news

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Show 298 - Dan Hodges

    Show 298 - Dan Hodges

    One of Britain's most prominent political commentators shares his experience of writing in the online era - with all its pros and cons. Dan has led a fascinating life. Son of Glenda Jackson, the Oscar winning former Labour MP, he worked for her and then embarked on a varied career which includes working for the Mail on Sunday. Fascinated by politics but not obsessed with it, he has a unique perspective on Westminster. This is the perfect start to 2023, 
     
    Follow Dan on Twitter: @DPJHodges
     
    Buy Dan's book One Minute to Ten: https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Minute-Ten-Miliband-Ambition/dp/0718183312
     
    Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/
    Forthcoming guests include:
    23 Jan: Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel
    20 Feb: Keir Starmer
    6 March: Eddie Izzard
     
    Plus more to be announced! 
     
    Follow @mattforde on Twitter for the latest news

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Show 297 - Christmas Special Part 2 - Yvette Cooper and Emily Thornberry

    Show 297 - Christmas Special Part 2 - Yvette Cooper and Emily Thornberry

    Well, this Christmas Party goes up a gear in the second half...
     
    Yvette and Emily continue the festivities with a detailed analysis of Labour's crime policy and a conversation you won't get anywhere else... Emily's love of puffins. It really is the show with everything. 
     
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 
     
    Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/
    Forthcoming guests include:
    23 Jan: Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel
    20 Feb: Keir Starmer
    6 March: Eddie Izzard
     
    Plus more to be announced! 
     
    Follow @mattforde on Twitter for the latest news

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    • 57 min
    Show 296 - Christmas Special Part 1 - Yvette Cooper and Emily Thornberry

    Show 296 - Christmas Special Part 1 - Yvette Cooper and Emily Thornberry

    Merry Christmas!
     
    What better way to celebrate the birth of Jesus than with Yvette Cooper, Emily Thornberry and a gin and tonic? This is the perfect end-of-year party with two of Labour's biggest stars. Yvette and Emily are on top form in this riotous first half. As well as the sharpest political analysis there's a great story about Yvette and Ed Balls' worst Christmas and a song written and performed by Emily Thornberry. It's even better than it sounds.  
     
    Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/
    Forthcoming guests include:
    23 Jan: Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel
    20 Feb: Keir Starmer
    6 March: Eddie Izzard
     
    Plus more to be announced! 
     
    Follow @mattforde on Twitter for the latest news

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    • 42 min
    Show 295 - *Rachel Reeves LIVE*

    Show 295 - *Rachel Reeves LIVE*

    The Shadow Chancellor is on rollicking form in this hilarious, lively and impassioned interview. Rachel is steeped in economics, having worked for the Bank of England (at the same time Matt Hancock, more on that later). She sets out the dividing lines between herself and the Tories and explains the different decisions Labour would take if they win the next election. Rachel has only been Shadow Chancellor for a year and a half but in that time she has helped salvage Labour's economic credibility. She's also faced 4 Chancellors this year alone and gives us the inside story on how she prepares for each 'fiscal statement'. This is great fun with a politician at the top of their game. 
     
    Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/
    Forthcoming guests include:
    19 Dec: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Yvette Cooper, Emily Thornberry and music from MP4
    23 Jan: Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel
    20 Feb: Keir Starmer
    6 March: Eddie Izzard
     
    Plus more to be announced! 
    Follow @mattforde on Twitter for the latest news

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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

hmhbfc ,

5 stars

Really enjoy these long form interviews, which aren’t searching for the gotcha viral content
you find on most broadcast media. There have been people on all parts of the spectrum who I’ve reassessed after listening to interviews with them on here. And even if I don’t agree with them, it’s that acknowledgment that all politicians are people looking to do the right thing, from whatever their perspective might be . 5 stars.

GarethSH09 ,

This is a class act….

Matt, fantastic podcast thank you. Every episode is entertaining and very informative to me, as I have become much more politically aware since listening to your shows. After many years of “herd voting”, your podcasts have made me realize I need to give my vote some serious thought. The lighter side with a comical approach in your shows is just class. Thanks

Fr1end of the Show ,

A Political “Must Listen”

The Political Party is consistently a hugely entertaining podcast which can be enjoyed by those of who who consider ourselves to be political connoisseurs and normal people alike!
Matt Forde is at the top of his profession in terms of stand-up and impersonations, and the Duchess Theatre shows (I must report an interest here - I’m invariably sat in the front row) always begin with a routine guaranteed to bring huge laughs.
But his enthusiasm, easy going style, and sense of mischief put political guests of all parties and none at ease, ensuring wonderful banter and anecdotes every time.
And I hope with that, that I can now call myself a friend of the show!

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