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Emily Maitlis, Jon Sopel and Lewis Goodall – three of the UK’s top journalists – host a brand-new 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.

The News Agents is a Global Player Original podcast and a Persephonica production.

The News Agent podcast is brought to you by BT. BT means business - visit business.bt.com to find out how we can help you with your business today.

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    • 4.4 • 54 Ratings

Emily Maitlis, Jon Sopel and Lewis Goodall – three of the UK’s top journalists – host a brand-new 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.

The News Agents is a Global Player Original podcast and a Persephonica production.

The News Agent podcast is brought to you by BT. BT means business - visit business.bt.com to find out how we can help you with your business today.

    Why is Trump hanging out with racists (again)?

    Why is Trump hanging out with racists (again)?

    Donald Trump is insisting he was set up by Kanye (Ye) West over that dinner party he accidentally hosted for a white supremacist leader. NBC News is reporting Trump's fury at West - who he thinks is deliberately trying to embarrass him off the electoral map. But some think Trump can do that all by himself. Today, we hear from a former advisor to two Bush presidents (George H.W & George W.) who tells us the stringent security around ex-presidents means NO ONE could turn up to dinner without clearance.
    And talking of former populist leaders, Boris Johnson has announced he will stand again in his relatively marginal West London seat. He could very well lose. What's that all about?
    Planning: Melissa Tutesigensi
    Social Media: Georgia Foxwell

    Video: Will Gibson-Smith

    Production: Gabriel Radus

    Deputy Editor: Tom Hughes

    Executive Producer: Dino Sofos

    For exclusive daily videos from The News Agents visit Global Player: https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/brands/news-agents/the-news-agents/

    The News Agents is a Global Player Original and a Persephonica Production.

    • 29 min
    Should private schools get tax breaks?

    Should private schools get tax breaks?

    Sir Keir Starmer wants private schools to pay more tax. He's also talking about removing their charitable status. Today at PMQ's he asked the PM why Winchester deserved 6 million pounds to spend on rowing clubs and rifle clubs which could be going to fund the state sector instead. Is the country where Starmer is now - or does this policy represent a polemic talking point which creates more class warfare than cash? And what do head teachers think about it? Today, we hear from the state sector, the private sector , a former advisor to the government on education and a staunch progressive. Warning: there is nuance.
    Planning: Melissa Tutesigensi
    Social Media: Georgia Foxwell

    Video: Will Gibson-Smith

    Production: Gabriel Radus

    Deputy Editor: Tom Hughes

    Executive Producer: Dino Sofos

    For exclusive daily videos from The News Agents visit Global Player: https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/brands/news-agents/the-news-agents/

    The News Agents is a Global Player Original and a Persephonica Production.

    • 33 min
    Quitters not Fighters? - The Tory MPs fleeing Parliament

    Quitters not Fighters? - The Tory MPs fleeing Parliament

    12 Tory MPs have already announced they're standing down at the next election. That includes some young politicians who would once have represented the party's future.
    Today, we look at how many more are likely to follow - with a looming December 5th deadline by which they need to submit their names. We speak to Seb Payne - author of Broken Heartlands - and the Tory Peer and Pollster Robert Haywood .
    And also to China - where police are now checking the apps on people's phones to learn of planned protests. Rishi Sunak has called for a 'robust pragmatism 'in relations with China. Honestly? There's nothing that new in that - we go back through the decades - to Tiananmen and John Major - to look at how the West has tried to deal with China.
    Planning: Melissa Tutesigensi
    Social Media: Georgia Foxwell
    Video: Will Gibson-Smith
    Deputy Editor: Tom Hughes
    Executive Producer: Dino Sofos
    For exclusive daily videos from The News Agents visit Global Player: https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/brands/news-agents/the-news-agents/
    The News Agents is a Global Player Original and a Persephonica Production.

    • 27 min
    Tony Blair on Qatar, Starmer and kissing Tories

    Tony Blair on Qatar, Starmer and kissing Tories

    Sir Tony Blair speaks exclusively with The News Agents.
    He has words that may surprise Matt Hancock and Liz Truss, and a gentle message for Keir Starmer to go further.
    He talks about gesture politics over the banning of Qatar state advertising - and he tells us he thinks he's kissed at least one Tory.
    Watch the full interview with Tony Blair exclusively on Global Player.
    https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/2JsSYUgsZkC/?category=the-news-agents/
    Video: Will Gibson-Smith
    Social Media: Georgia Foxwell
    Production: Sophie Snelling & Gabriel Radus
    Deputy Editor: Tom Hughes
    Executive Producer: Dino Sofos

    • 37 min
    Living in a house that might kill you

    Living in a house that might kill you

    There are thousands of homes in Britain not fit for purpose with people living in neglected and dangerous conditions - with damp, mould and vermin.
    Lewis talks to social housing campaigner, Kwajo Tweneboa, former Levelling Up and Housing Secretary, Simon Clarke to get to the heart of what needs to change.
    And playwright James Graham talks to us about the art of bringing to life political events.
    Planning: Melissa Tutesigensi
    Socials: Georgia Foxwell
    Video: Will Gibson-Smith
    Production: Gabriel Radus
    Executive Producer: Dino Sofos
    For exclusive daily videos from The News Agents visit Global Player: https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/brands/news-agents/the-news-agents/
    The News Agents is a Global Player Original and a Persephonica Production.

    • 39 min
    Jeremy Clarkson: The bird flu crisis and why food prices must rise

    Jeremy Clarkson: The bird flu crisis and why food prices must rise

    Bird Flu is bringing Britain's farmers to their knees. The disease has killed nearly a hundred million birds world wide - nearly 4 million of them in the UK - and it poses a serious threat to our food supply.
    So today we're on a farm talking to a twitcher, a farmer and erm a motoring journalist. And it's all the same bloke. Jeremy Clarkson talks about the dearth of birds, the cost of feed and how hard it is to get pigs to make other pigs. We also hear from a poultry farmer who's had to slaughter thousands of his own birds after avian flu hit his farm -which has been in the family for generations.
    Planning: Melissa Tutesigensi
    Socials: Georgia Foxwell
    Video: Will Gibson-Smith
    Production: Gabriel Radus
    Day Editor: Ellie Clifford
    Executive Producer: Dino Sofos
    For exclusive daily videos from The News Agents visit Global Player: https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/brands/news-agents/the-news-agents/
    The News Agents is a Global Player Original and a Persephonica Production.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Woodsie9 ,

Intoxicatingly good journalism

Lewis Goodall, Emily Maitless and Jon Sopel are phenomenal reporters. A daily podcast that gives the inside track on British and international current affairs. Fabulous.

KLehane ,

Fantastic

A new way to get news. Great coverage and delivered with good form.

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