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News Podcast of the Year


Matt Chorley and a selection of leading Times writers and columnists give their perspective on major national and international stories. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/

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News Podcast of the Year


Matt Chorley and a selection of leading Times writers and columnists give their perspective on major national and international stories. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/

    Hague on Rishi

    Hague on Rishi

    Matt Chorley speaks to former Conservative Foreign Secretary William Hague on Rishi Sunak's summer statement and Britain's place in the world.
     
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    • 30 min
    PMQs Unpacked

    PMQs Unpacked

    Matt Chorley is joined by Sunday Times Political Editor Tim Shipman to dissect the ballot box exchange, and pause the action to explain what's going on.
     
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    • 28 min
    One month after Colston

    One month after Colston

    A month after the statue of slave-trader Edward Colston was toppled in Bristol, Matt Chorley talk's to the city's Mayor Marvin Rees about how the protests have changed the city.
     
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    • 26 min
    Pensions, Actually

    Pensions, Actually

    Director of Bridget Jones, Notting Hill and Love Actually talks to Matt Chorley about pensions, and we hear from a hotelier who's been housing rough sleepers during the Coronavirus crisis.
     
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    • 20 min
    Who Run The World?

    Who Run The World?

    Matt Chorley talks to not one, but two former Prime Ministers. Helle Thorning-Schmidt was Prime Minister of Denmark at the same time Julia Gillard was in charge of Australia. They talk to Matt about how it feels to wake up and realise you're in charge of a country, what it's like when a crisis lands on your desk, and who the most fun member of the leaders' club is.
     
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    • 29 min
    Focus Pocus

    Focus Pocus

    Matt Chorley unveils the first ever Times Radio focus group, and talks through the results with former Number 10 pollster James Johnson.
     
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
867 Ratings

867 Ratings

the-real-iggs ,

Don’t get too cozy with politicians

As Matt morphs over to Times Radio, he needs to remember the need for challenge. The interview with Marvin Rees showed the Bristol mayor to be a decent person, but he made a few points that needed challenge. It was far too much like a slot for Mr Rees to say whatever he liked. If there’s no opposing voice alongside, the interviewer has to step in (without coming over all Maitlis or Marr).

youvebeentangod ,

Sad

The best weekly political podcast has sadly turned into a feed of daily radio clips.

Mark terrace ,

Disappointing so far

The ‘new’ format of a half hour extract from the radio show has been very poor so far. Nothing but a platform for ex-politicians to publicise their new books and charity positions with little or no insight or comment on today’s issues. And much as I like Richard Curtis’ films, why on earth would I want to know about his political views? (And who’d of thought he’d turn out to be a left, woke luvvie. Oh yes, only everyone).

Sadly unless we get some more analysis and comment as in the ‘good old days’ I’ll be unsubscribing.

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