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News Podcast of the Year: Matt Chorley presents the best interviews, analysis and panel discussions from his Times Radio show. Listen live 10am-1pm Monday to Thursday. 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 presents the best interviews, analysis and panel discussions from his Times Radio show. Listen live 10am-1pm Monday to Thursday. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/

    Best of Enemies

    Best of Enemies

    Matt Chorley interviews Writer James Graham and Director Jeremy Herrin. Their new play: "Best of Enemies" is about the debates of William F Buckley Junior and Gore Vidal which aired on ABC more than half a century ago, introducing viewers to a whole new style of dramatic on-screen punditry.


    PLUS: James Forsyth and Melanie Reid discuss the day's news.
     
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    • 39 min
    After Prison

    After Prison

    Do prisons work? Matt speaks to the former justice secretary Robert Buckland, former prisoners Tyrell and David Breakspear and Paula Harriott from the Prison Reform Trust.


    PLUS columnists India Knight and James Marriott on migrants, old photos and Matt's flared jeans.
     
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    • 39 min
    PMQS Unpacked 24 - 11- 21

    PMQS Unpacked 24 - 11- 21

    Matt Chorley and Chief Political Commentator of the Sunday Times Tim Shipman pause the action to analyse the exchanges between Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer at Prime Minister's Questions.






    PLUS: Robert Crampton and Alice Thomson on anti-depressants, babies in the House of Commons and the snowflake generation.
     
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    • 43 min
    What Does Putin Want?

    What Does Putin Want?

    Matt Chorley speaks to former White House advisor Fiona Hill, former UK Ambassador Tony Brenton and former Kremlin spokesperson Sergei Markov about how the West can deal with the migrant crisis on the Polish border and increased military activity on the Ukrainian border. 


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    Daniel Finkelstein and David Aaronovitch discuss speeches, business and social care. 
     
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    • 43 min
    Katharine Birbalsingh

    Katharine Birbalsingh

    Matt Chorley interviews Katharine Birbalsingh, the new Chair of the Social Mobility Commission, also known as "Britain's Strictest Headteacher".


    PLUS: Rachel Sylvester and Carol Lewis discuss the day's news. 
     
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    • 40 min
    I'm A Politician, Get Me In There!

    I'm A Politician, Get Me In There!

    Why MPs do reality TV? Matt speaks to the culture secretary Nadine Dorries, former MPs; Matthew Parris, Julia Goldsworthy, Michael Fabricant and more.


    PLUS columnists Melanie Reid and James Forsyth on migrants and HS2.


    Thanks to the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 for the archive material.
     
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

JSO'B ,

Nice and varied!

Great one for non-UK residents, definitely the one to listen if to if you can only listen to one, decent balance of constituencies, parliament, gov, polls and interviews!

Ballysmuttan ,

Matt is great

Honestly

Gormally.Joe ,

Very informative and funny

Based in the Republic of Ireland, Brexit is a big concern. The Times address Brexit, and other current affairs, in a informative and interesting way while maintaining humor. A number of special guests and focused topics is fantastic.

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