300 episodes

LBC presenter Iain Dale and former Labour Home Secretary Jacqui Smith untangle the world of politics and media. Expect plenty of jokey banter and informed speculation.

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    • 4.2 • 10 Ratings

LBC presenter Iain Dale and former Labour Home Secretary Jacqui Smith untangle the world of politics and media. Expect plenty of jokey banter and informed speculation.

    293. Masking Up Again

    293. Masking Up Again

    Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the Select committee report on Covid, Covid cases and restrictions, Hancock’s new job (or not), Boilers, the death of Colin Powell and much else besides. Smut quota: Middling.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    292. Remembering Sir David Amess

    292. Remembering Sir David Amess

    Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the horrific assassination of Sir David Amess MP and its consequences for politics and MPs. They pay tribute to him and his dedication to his constituents. It’s a very emotional episode of the podcast and at the end Iain reads out tributes to Sir David and the positive work MPs do from For the Many listeners.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    291. A Face Like a Slapped Arse

    291. A Face Like a Slapped Arse

    Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith review the week’s news including the Tory conference, the energy crisis, the death of James Brokenshire, MPs’ pay, the
    Facebook outage, Flu, essays for money to be illegal, the Newcastle United takeover and much else besides. Smut quota: Middling

    • 1 hr 43 min
    290. Chased by Boars

    290. Chased by Boars

    Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the sentencing of Wayne Couzens, the position of Cressida Dick, the Labour conference, the fuel crisis, the new Green Party leaders, the German election result, James Bond, Jacqui’s new job, Iain’s Michel Barnier interview and much more besides. Smut quota: Unacceptably high.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    289. Testing Negative

    289. Testing Negative

    Iain Dale conducts a lateral flow test live on the podcast – it’s negative, by the way. He and Jacqui Smith discuss the petrol queues, the Labour conference, German elections, the murder of Sabina Nessa, Boris Johnson’s trip to America, Paloma Faith and Andrew Neil. And there’s a very good nun joke too! Smut quota: Middling

    • 1 hr 21 min
    288. Shuffling the Pack

    288. Shuffling the Pack

    Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the week’s events including the government reshuffle, Jacqui’s appearance on Pointless Celebrities, Aukus, their nun joke going viral, the M25 protests, Shamima Begum, speaking at party fundraisers, weight & measures, Andrew Neil leaving GB News and the triumph of Emma Raducanu. Smut Quota: Middling.

    • 2 hrs 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

@dermotryanirl ,

Easy listening Iain and Jacqui really spark off each other

Really enjoy this podcast. Easy to listen to whilst also being informative. The presenters cons from opposite political standpoints but clearly like and respect each other which leads to measured and respectful debate. They can also be quite light hearted at times which can be very funny. My go to podcast to get a summary of the week in British politics

Jason O'Mahony, Dublin ,

Conversational politics for non-fanatics.

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith’s weekly musing on current affairs with a smattering of 1970s smut is the antidote to the nasty politics of total destruction we see elsewhere. He leans Tory, she’s Labour, but both start from a point where you can disagree with someone politically without assuming they are a bad person. Politics for rational people. Informative, funny, gossipy, occasionally mucky, and possibly the best UK political podcast going.

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