41 episodes

John Sweeney is trouble. He's taken on Vladimir Putin, challenged Donald Trump, and after months of uncovering hard truths in Ukraine, this old-school reporter is back. John is never silent about what he’s experienced. Sweeney talks, and in this podcast, so do his guests.

John speaks to people like him, who are not prepared to be part of the silent majority. They have put their livelihoods and personal reputations on the line to challenge those who run our governments, lead our industries, control our finances and dictate the way we live. They refused to toe the line, and have found themselves in trouble. Big trouble. Activists, agitators, heroes… or villains. You decide.

Go to Global Player for exclusive bonus episodes where John offers candid reflections on what he's discovered during each interview, what surprised him and what we can learn from it all.

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Sweeney Talks LBC

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 131 Ratings

John Sweeney is trouble. He's taken on Vladimir Putin, challenged Donald Trump, and after months of uncovering hard truths in Ukraine, this old-school reporter is back. John is never silent about what he’s experienced. Sweeney talks, and in this podcast, so do his guests.

John speaks to people like him, who are not prepared to be part of the silent majority. They have put their livelihoods and personal reputations on the line to challenge those who run our governments, lead our industries, control our finances and dictate the way we live. They refused to toe the line, and have found themselves in trouble. Big trouble. Activists, agitators, heroes… or villains. You decide.

Go to Global Player for exclusive bonus episodes where John offers candid reflections on what he's discovered during each interview, what surprised him and what we can learn from it all.

https://www.globalplayer.com/podcasts/42KuWb/

Download Global Player from the App Store or go to globalplayer.com

    EXCLUSIVE Sweeney Keeps Talking: Jackie Malton

    EXCLUSIVE Sweeney Keeps Talking: Jackie Malton

    Find out what John Sweeney really thinks about his interview with Jackie Malton, a former senior police officer known for being the real-life inspiration for the character DCI Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect. Available exclusively on Global Player.

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    • 54 sec
    Jackie Malton: The Real Prime Suspect

    Jackie Malton: The Real Prime Suspect

    Known for being the real-life inspiration for the character DCI Jane Tennison in the Prime Suspect TV drama series, Jackie Malton always wanted to be a detective. She joined the police force in the 1970s, when male police recruits were given a truncheon and female recruits were given a handbag. Jackie rose through the ranks to become one of only three female detective chief inspectors in the Metropolitan Police. But then she made a complaint about another officer, accusing them of corruption. Her reward? To be treated as if she was a traitor.

    • 36 min
    EXCLUSIVE Sweeney Keeps Talking: Aiden Aslin

    EXCLUSIVE Sweeney Keeps Talking: Aiden Aslin

    Find out what John Sweeney really thinks about his interview with Aiden Aslin, the British-born former soldier who was captured by Russian forces whilst fighting in Ukraine. Available exclusively on Global Player.

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    • 57 sec
    Aiden Aslin: Prisoner of War

    Aiden Aslin: Prisoner of War

    Detained, tortured, stabbed, and sentenced to death. This is Aiden Aslin’s astonishing story, from the heart of the conflict in Ukraine. Aiden fought with the Ukrainians and was captured by Russian forces during the siege of Mariupol. After a normal childhood in Nottinghamshire and ambitions to be a policeman, how did he find himself a prisoner of war? And how did he survive it?

    This episode contains detailed descriptions of torture and violence which some listeners may find distressing. If you are affected by anything you hear in this episode and need support please see the suggested helpline and website links below.

    Samaritans helpline: 116 123
    https://www.samaritans.org/
    https://www.ptsduk.org/
    https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines/
    https://combatstress.org.uk/
    https://www.freedomfromtorture.org/what-we-do/therapy-and-support

    • 59 min
    EXCLUSIVE Sweeney Keeps Talking: Alan Johnson

    EXCLUSIVE Sweeney Keeps Talking: Alan Johnson

    Find out what John Sweeney really thinks about his interview with former Labour Home Secretary, Alan Johnson. Available exclusively on Global Player.

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    • 58 sec
    Alan Johnson: Orphan, postman, politician like no other

    Alan Johnson: Orphan, postman, politician like no other

    To many, he’s the greatest Prime Minister we never had. Born into post-war poverty, Alan Johnson’s childhood was tough. Alan was orphaned when he was 12 and brought up by his sister, Linda. They fought to stay together and escape the slums. Alan became a postman at the age of 18 before becoming a politician, holding a range of ministerial posts including Home Secretary. He tells John Sweeney what it was like to be grindingly poor in 1950’s Britain and what he loves and loathes about the Labour Party.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

Barbienor ,

Hunting Ghislaine

Brilliant podcast, I hope Ghislaine Maxwell gets her just desserts! My husband & I were on holiday in Tenerife when Robert Maxwell drowned!

UOC ,

Sneaky Sweeney

Rebranding a show I subscribed to in 2020 out of sheer boredom and a vague interest in the Ghislaine Maxwell story into a vehicle for John Sweeney’s ego that has Trojan horsed into my podcast feed rather disingenuous don’t you think?

aaaaaatttttsssss ,

Hunting Ghislaine

Excellent, gripping

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