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Emily Maitlis, Jon Sopel and Lewis Goodall – three of the UK’s top journalists – host an award-winning daily news podcast: The News Agents.

They’re not just here to tell you what's happening, but why. Expect astute analysis and explanation of the day's news – and a healthy dose of scepticism and the ability to laugh at it all when needed.

Episodes are available every weekday afternoon. You can listen to The News Agents on Alexa, just say "Alexa ask Global Player to play The News Agents"

The News Agents is a Global Player Original podcast.

For advertising opportunities on this podcast email: dax@global.com

The News Agents The News Agents

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    • 4.4 • 128 Ratings

Emily Maitlis, Jon Sopel and Lewis Goodall – three of the UK’s top journalists – host an award-winning daily news podcast: The News Agents.

They’re not just here to tell you what's happening, but why. Expect astute analysis and explanation of the day's news – and a healthy dose of scepticism and the ability to laugh at it all when needed.

Episodes are available every weekday afternoon. You can listen to The News Agents on Alexa, just say "Alexa ask Global Player to play The News Agents"

The News Agents is a Global Player Original podcast.

For advertising opportunities on this podcast email: dax@global.com

    Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson and the Daily Mail

    Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson and the Daily Mail

    Why is the Mail having a go at Nigel Farage and why is Nigel Farage having a go at Boris Johnson? These three are now firm 'frenemies' - calling each other 'morally repugnant' and calling in the lawyers...
    What does it tell us about the power on the right of British politics? And is Farage now regretting his 'Putin friendly' comments?
    Later, the Gambleshambles has reached the dizzy heights of second most damaging gaff for the election campaign amongst members of the public.
    Why has the cut through been so strong?
    And why hasn't anyone in Tory HQ managed this scandal better?
    Editor: Tom Hughes
    Senior Producer: Gabriel Radus
    Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell
    Video Production: : Rory Symon, Shane Fennelly & Arvind Badewal
    You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents"!
    The News Agents is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/
    https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

    • 38 min
    How high in the Tory party does 'Gamblegate' go?

    How high in the Tory party does 'Gamblegate' go?

    The Sunday Times report that Nick Mason, the party's chief data officer, is the fourth Conservative being looked into over bets allegedly placed on the date of the general election. But still, no one has been suspended by Rishi Sunak. Why not? And, how far and how high does Gamblegate go? Could even someone as high up as a cabinet member be allegedly implicated?
    And later, we talk Brexit 8 years on and Lewis is at a focus group in the crucial voting area and demographic of Whitby.
    Editor: Tom Hughes
    Senior Producer: Gabriel Radus
    Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell
    Video Production: : Rory Symon, Shane Fennelly & Arvind Badewal
    You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents"!
    The News Agents is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/
    https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

    • 45 min
    Weekend Edition - The Sports Agents

    Weekend Edition - The Sports Agents

    This week on The Sports Agents,
    After Rory McIlroy's dramatic decision to take a break from Golf, following his collapse at the US Open, Gabby & Mark were joined by 2010 Ryder Cup winning captain and five-time major runner up Colin Montgomerie, to debate whether golf is the most mentally-challenging sport out there and to re-live the US Open he himself 'threw away' back in 2006. 
    Later in the week, as Scotland kept their hopes a place in the knock-out stages of Euro 2024 alive, David Moyes joined Gabby for a morning coffee in Berlin, to discuss Tartan Army spirit, his own managerial future and player welfare as the number of games they're expected to play each season, continues to grow.
    Plus, with the new season's Premier League fixtures announced, we explored how the televised calendar really comes together with Sky Sports Director of Football Gary Hughes. 
    Don't forget to rate, follow or subscribe so you never miss a show.
    Send your questions (or voicenotes) for our upcoming Euro 2024 Q&A to us at thesportsagents@global.com or via our socials.
    New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.

    • 16 min
    Q&A general election special

    Q&A general election special

    Emily, Jon and Lewis answer your General Election questions
    Editor: Tom Hughes
    Senior Producer: Gabriel Radus
    Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell
    Video Production: : Rory Symon, Shane Fennelly & Arvind Badewal
    You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents"!
    The News Agents is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/
    https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

    • 40 min
    The Tory betting scandal, and 'venal' campaigners

    The Tory betting scandal, and 'venal' campaigners

    In a move that I think we can safely say no-one saw coming , the Conservative campaign director has announced his own leave of absence two weeks out from polling day.
    His wife is a candidate. They are both being investigated for allegedly placing a bet on the date of the election before it was publicly announced.
    Another close protection officer has been arrested for misconduct. What is happening at the heart of his campaign and what is this doing to the state of the race.
    Later we see in a key Lab/Tory marginal talking to former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith who’s been the MP here for 32 years … - and to his newly selected Labour opponent Shama Tatler.
    Editor: Tom Hughes
    Senior Producer: Gabriel Radus
    Producer: Zeynel Can Yuce
    Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell
    Video Production: Rory Symon, Shane Fennelly & Arvind Badewal
    You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents"!
    The News Agents is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/
    https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

    • 38 min
    Does this election campaign need to be a bit more dirty?

    Does this election campaign need to be a bit more dirty?

    Election day is two weeks tomorrow. For some that can't come soon enough.
    Today - with the help of former Tory Chairman and ad man Lord Maurice Saatchi we assess the state of the campaign and ask how politicians are communicating with the public, and what the public is saying back.
    Is there such a thing as a campaign that's 'too nice'? And is this it?
    Later, we have the latest The News Agents/More in Common MRP poll and ask what will happen to the SNP and whether the methodology of how pollsters ask questions has changed?
    Editor: Tom Hughes
    Senior Producer: Gabriel Radus
    Producer: Zeynel Can Yuce
    Social Media Editor: Georgia Foxwell
    Video Production: Rory Symon, Shane Fennelly & Arvind Badewal
    You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The News Agents"!
    The News Agents is brought to you by HSBC UK - https://www.hsbc.co.uk/
    https://store.global.com/collections/the-news-agents

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

1300steps ,

Newsagents cannot forget their BBC roots

As an avid listener I was disappointed that you questioned President Biden’s acuity because of his slip of the tongue, duly corrected during his address to the joint houses of the Oireachtas.

b hclare ,

Love news agents and news agents USA

Love it folks, bar the sports. Please stop adding to feed. By all means spin it off as its own show. But hate sports in general. Thanks.

KateLeve ,

John Bercow Interview

Enjoyed John Bercow interview at the time. Only heard subsequently about the inquiry and findings of bullying against him. Very disappointed that you didn’t refer to it in interview or before or after. Impacts my view of he podcast as a whole

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