110 episodes

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

    Is the UK regretting Brexit?

    Is the UK regretting Brexit?

    Brexit is three years old. And like a raging toddler after a missed lunchtime nap it's kicking and screaming its way through our national consciousness creating chaos as it goes. New polls suggest a sizeable proportion of those who voted for Brexit now regret it. What do those who created the Brexit deal make of it now? We talk at length to Lord David Frost - architect of the Northern Ireland Protocol and Chief Brexit Negotiator about why he still believes in it.
    You can watch our episodes in full at https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/brands/news-agents/the-news-agents/
    The News Agents is a Global Player Original and a Persephonica Production.

    • 50 min
    Are the Tories suffering from 'Long Boris'?

    Are the Tories suffering from 'Long Boris'?

    New polls show more bad news for Rishi Sunak less than a day after his decisive action to sack his ministerial-code breaking Conservative Party Chair, Nadhim Zahawi. Why can't the PM catch a break? And is the Zahawi saga over - or is there more to come out?
    We speak to former Chief of Staff at No.10 Gavin Barwell about what's happening at Tory HQ.
    And, who do you trust more: Boris Johnson, or the Kremlin?
    You can watch our episodes in full at https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/brands/news-agents/the-news-agents/
    The News Agents is a Global Player Original and a Persephonica Production.

    • 25 min
    Nicola Sturgeon on Gender, Starmer and Prince Harry

    Nicola Sturgeon on Gender, Starmer and Prince Harry

    We travel to Edinburgh and Holyrood, the home of the Scottish Parliament, and sit down in a meeting room in the belly of the building housing Scottish power.
    In walks one of the most formidable people on this sceptred isle. Nicola Sturgeon. She gamely gives us nearly an hour of her time.
    She’s the great survivor of British politics. She’s on her fifth Tory Prime Minister. She’s bestrode Scottish politics for a decade. And in the last weeks she’s found herself central to the British political conversation once again. Lewis talks to Scotland’s First Minister about her controversial Gender Recognition Reform Bill, about the coming battle (or deal?) with Labour and Keir Starmer, about the strengths and weaknesses of the prime ministers who have come and gone and who she’s observed, and even a bit on Prince Harry.
    And, after finding out pre-interview that she's a regular listener of the podcast(!), who does she prefer: Emily or Jon?
    Socials: Georgia Foxwell
    Video: Rory Symon
    Planning: Alex Barnett
    Production: Gabriel Radus
    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/
    You can watch our interviews in full at https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/brands/news-agents/the-news-agents/
    The News Agents is a Global Player Original and a Persephonica Production.

    • 40 min
    Is Britain becoming irrelevant?

    Is Britain becoming irrelevant?

    The News Agents are on Nadhim-watch. Alas there have been no actual sightings of him this week, but he’s been talked about plenty.
    And now, the head of HMRC has been speaking about tax penalties, and not helpfully for the Tory party chairman, who appears to be edging ever closer to the brink.
    There was further bad news for the government this morning as the latest car production figures show production is now down to its lowest level for over 60 years. Why? Is it another stark illustration of Britain's shrinking manufacturing industries?
    And Donald Trump has got his Facebook account back, but he’s very much on probation.
    Socials: Georgia Foxwell
    Video: Will Gibson-Smith
    Planning: Alex Barnett
    Production: Gabriel Radus
    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/
    You can watch our interviews in full at 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
    Is the job too big for Rishi Sunak?

    Is the job too big for Rishi Sunak?

    In Prime Minister's Questions this afternoon, Leader of the Opposition Keir Starmer landed the blow that seems to have thus far defined political discourse since PM Rishi Sunak took office. Is he too weak to sack ministers when he needs to? Is the job just too big for him? We discuss.
    And, Germany and the US have agreed to send tanks to Ukraine to help ward off Russia's invasion. Are tanks useful in modern warfare? What does this mean for the Ukrainian war effort? And will this shift the dial in a war that appears to be stagnating? We ask the former Commanding Officer of one of Britain's tank regiments, Hamish de Bretton-Gordon.
    Socials: Georgia Foxwell
    Video: Will Gibson-Smith
    Planning: Alex Barnett
    Production: Gabriel Radus
    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/
    You can watch our interviews in full at https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/brands/news-agents/the-news-agents/
    The News Agents is a Global Player Original and a Persephonica Production.

    • 28 min
    Is Sunak too weak to sack Zahawi?

    Is Sunak too weak to sack Zahawi?

    Nadhim Zahawi’s tax affairs are now becoming a problem for Rishi Sunak. The PM has asked for a full acount of what happened - a change of tune from last week when he said there was nothing to see. Does the PM show resilience from holding on to a colleague under-fire? Or weakness by refusing to face the awkward facts?
    And we speak to YouTube megastar Nas Daily about Chat GPT and replacing creatives with AI, artificial intelligence.
    Socials: Georgia Foxwell
    Video: Will Gibson-Smith
    Planning: Alex Barnett
    Production: Gabriel Radus
    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/
    You can watch our interviews in full at https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/brands/news-agents/the-news-agents/
    The News Agents is a Global Player Original and a Persephonica Production.

    • 31 min

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