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The UK's flagship daily news podcast from the BBC, Newscast Electioncast is the best place to follow the UK General Election campaign.

Newscast picks the brains of BBC News experts so you're ready if someone picks yours, covering the latest developments in politics in Westminster and beyond.

Newscast will give you all the best insights from the campaign trail - so you're across all the day's top stories.

Newscast is hosted by trusted journalists including Adam Fleming, BBC Political Editor Chris Mason, Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O'Connell. Joined by special guests, including Lyse Doucet, Katya Adler, Marianna Spring, John Simpson and Victoria Derbyshire among others.
Catch Newscast seven-days a week and watch on BBC One at 23:40 on Thursday night or later on BBC iPlayer.
To listen to Newscast on you smart speaker - on most smart speakers just say: "Ask BBC Sounds to play Newscast'

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Send us a message or voicenote via WhatsApp to 03301239480
Email Newscast@bbc.co.uk
Or us #Newscast
Newscast is part of the BBC News Podcasts family of podcasts. The team that makes Newscast also makes lots of other podcasts, including The Global Story, The Today Podcast, and of course Americast and Ukrainecast. If you enjoy Newscast (and if you're reading this then you hopefully do), then we think that you will enjoy some of our other pods too. See links below.
The Global Story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/w13xtvsd
The Today Podcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p0gg4k6r
Americast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p07h19zz
Ukrainecast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p0bqztzm

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The UK's flagship daily news podcast from the BBC, Newscast Electioncast is the best place to follow the UK General Election campaign.

Newscast picks the brains of BBC News experts so you're ready if someone picks yours, covering the latest developments in politics in Westminster and beyond.

Newscast will give you all the best insights from the campaign trail - so you're across all the day's top stories.

Newscast is hosted by trusted journalists including Adam Fleming, BBC Political Editor Chris Mason, Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O'Connell. Joined by special guests, including Lyse Doucet, Katya Adler, Marianna Spring, John Simpson and Victoria Derbyshire among others.
Catch Newscast seven-days a week and watch on BBC One at 23:40 on Thursday night or later on BBC iPlayer.
To listen to Newscast on you smart speaker - on most smart speakers just say: "Ask BBC Sounds to play Newscast'

GET IN TOUCH:
You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere
Send us a message or voicenote via WhatsApp to 03301239480
Email Newscast@bbc.co.uk
Or us #Newscast
Newscast is part of the BBC News Podcasts family of podcasts. The team that makes Newscast also makes lots of other podcasts, including The Global Story, The Today Podcast, and of course Americast and Ukrainecast. If you enjoy Newscast (and if you're reading this then you hopefully do), then we think that you will enjoy some of our other pods too. See links below.
The Global Story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/w13xtvsd
The Today Podcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p0gg4k6r
Americast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p07h19zz
Ukrainecast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p0bqztzm

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Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Electioncast: Billionaire Backs Labour

    Electioncast: Billionaire Backs Labour

    Today, we look at a billionaire former donor to the Conservative Party who has told Chris Mason he will vote Labour for the first time in his life.

    John Caudwell, the entrepreneur businessman who founded Phones 4U gave the Tories half a million pounds before the last general election. Caudwell has told Chris that Labour have undergone a “transformation” and that Rishi Sunak is an “absolute dud” in an exclusive interview.

    And Marianna is back in the studio to talk about the UK Undercover Voters and the political ads they’ve been seeing on their social media feeds.

    Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighter

    You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere

    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Elliot Ryder. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

    • 30 min
    Leader Profiles: Sir Ed Davey

    Leader Profiles: Sir Ed Davey

    This bonus episode of Newscast is a profile of the leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Ed Davey.
    Adam and Alex are joined by Dr Tim Leunig, economist and long-time friend of the Lib Dem leader, to chronicle his early life and political career. They look at his family life, what he has achieved in politics, including during his time as a minister, plus the origin of his political stunts.
    This episode is part of a series where Newscast profiles each of the leaders of major political parties.
    Rishi Sunak: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j477c7
    Sir Keir Starmer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j47dw8
    John Swinney: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x4rt
    You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere
    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Gemma Roper. The technical producers were Antonio Fernandes and Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

    • 25 min
    Leader Profiles: John Swinney

    Leader Profiles: John Swinney

    This bonus episode of Newscast is a profile of the leader of the Scottish National Party and First Minister of Scotland, John Swinney.
    Adam and James are joined by Liz Lloyd, former special adviser to John Swinney and Nicola Sturgeon’s chief of staff, to chronicle John Swinney’s early life and political career. They discuss his family life, his long political career with the SNP, and how he kept trying - and failing - to step back from Government.
    This episode is part of a series where Newscast profiles each of the leaders of major political parties.
    Rishi Sunak: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j477c7
    Sir Keir Starmer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j47dw8
    Sir Ed Davey: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x9cv
    You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere
    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

    • 25 min
    Electioncast: Labour Uses the B Word

    Electioncast: Labour Uses the B Word

    Today, we look at Labour’s plans for business and the Reform Party’s “contract with voters”.

    Keir Starmer has been speaking about Brexit and a “National Wealth Fund” on the campaign trail while Rishi Sunak has stressed that the Conservatives “can win”. Adam is joined by Alex Forsyth and Simon Jack.

    And Nigel Farage and Richard Tice have launched Reform UK’s policy plan calling it a “contract with voters” instead of a manifesto.

    Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighter

    You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere

    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper, Sam McLaren and Elliot Ryder. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

    • 28 min
    Electioncast: A National Health (Service) Check

    Electioncast: A National Health (Service) Check

    Today, we look at what the parties are offering for the NHS and social care, and how they’re going to pay for it.
    Laura’s been speaking to shadow health secretary Wes Streeting about Labour’s plans. We also hear from transport secretary Mark Harper, and the leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey
    Plaid Cymru leader Rhun ap Iorwerth is also explains why independence isn’t front and centre of his campaign.
    And, want to sound like you know about the football while watching England? Mark Pougatch, main presenter of ITV’s tournament coverage, is on hand.
    Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighter
    You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere
    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It is presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It is made by Chris Flynn and Josh Jenkins. The technical producer is Gareth Jones. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

    • 29 min
    Electioncast: How SUPER is a Supermajority?

    Electioncast: How SUPER is a Supermajority?

    Today, in this podcast recorded live on Radio 4, we’re looking at warnings from Defence Secretary Grant Shapps about a big Labour majority.
    Adam, Paddy and Laura also look at Reform UK, which one poll put a point ahead of the Conservatives for the first time.
    Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighter
    You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere
    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg, Adam Fleming and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Hanna Ward. The technical producers were Phil Bull and Frank McWeeny. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

Paddystarbucks2016 ,

Superb show!

This has become one of my ‘have-to’ listens during the week.

Incredibly informative, with a lovely mix of friendly banter, fireside chat, and quirky humour.

And of course more than the odd reference to Star Wars 👍🏻

killiskey ,

Fabulous

Great podcast - informative, authoritative, witty, relaxed. Likeable participants. Surprise guests. Great fun. All round a marvellous listen. Go on, give it a whirl. You won’t regret it.

RosemaryPallas ,

Why why destroy it by turning it into TV?

In a time of chaos this podcast captures a sense of how things are falling apart - including the correspondents who now sound exhausted - frustrated and somewhat terrified as we move into a political landscape without form or reason. Sadly the once great podcast has been lost by the BBC now, at the height of brexit chaos , turning it into a TV show. It's the old BBC thinking that audio success is not enough. Turning brexit cast into corona cast was a dog's dinner of a solution

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