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Comedian, Broadcaster (and former political adviser) Matt Forde presents The Political Party, the show where renowned politicians and experts open up and give their most honest, revealing and often hilarious answers.

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Comedian, Broadcaster (and former political adviser) Matt Forde presents The Political Party, the show where renowned politicians and experts open up and give their most honest, revealing and often hilarious answers.

    Show 255 - Ayesha Hazarika

    Show 255 - Ayesha Hazarika

    If you like surprises you're going to love this. Ayesha has so many brilliant stories from her time in politics and her account of the night of the 2015 election is absolutely electric. It's one of many great tales that will have you completely absorbed, including her visit to Iraq shortly after the removal of Saddam Hussein. Ayesha is also a successful comedian, writer and broadcaster. She reflects on her varied career and how she became political while working in the civil service. 
     
    Follow Ayesha on Twitter: @AyeshaHazarika
     
    NEW GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE POLITICAL PARTY LIVE:
     
    6 Dec: Jeremy Hunt
    20 Dec: Christmas Special with Jacob Rees-Mogg, Rosena Allin-Khan and MP4
    10 Jan: Neil Kinnock
     
    Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next who with JEREMY HUNT on Monday 6 December here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/
     
    Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com
     
    Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde
     
     
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Show 254 - *Anthony Scaramucci - LIVE*

    Show 254 - *Anthony Scaramucci - LIVE*

    Oh boy. This will knock your socks off. The hurricane that is The Mooch whirls into London for this gripping, hilarious and heartfelt show. Packed full of incredible stories from inside the Trump White House and never-before-heard details about Steve Bannon, this is even better than you'd hope. It's a fantastic analysis of recent American politics, including how Trump appealed to blue collar America and why Anthony was initially attracted to the project. Anthony charts the deterioration of his relationship with Trump and his horror at some of the shocking moments in the last few years. Nothing can prepare you for this. 
     
    Follow Anthony on Twitter: @Scaramucci
     
    NEW GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE POLITICAL PARTY LIVE:
     
    6 Dec: Jeremy Hunt
    20 Dec: Jacob Rees-Mogg, Rosena Allin-Khan and MP4
    10 Jan: Neil Kinnock
     
    Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with JEREMY HUNT on Monday 6 December here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/
     
    Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com
     
    Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde
     
     
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Show 253 - Gemma Doyle

    Show 253 - Gemma Doyle

    This is a story about how quickly politics changes. Gemma Doyle was elected the MP for her hometown in 2010 with a massive majority. Then the 2014 independence referendum happened, upending Scottish politics. A year later Gemma lost her seat to the SNP on a 34% swing. Then Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the Labour Party. This is a refreshingly honest account of what it's like to be a Labour politician of this generation. Gemma worked for Labour in government, became an MP in opposition and saw British politics completely transform. No longer an MP, she is still involved with the party and she explains why, when others left, she decided to stay. 
     
    Follow Gemma on Twitter: @gemmacdoyle
     
    NEW GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE POLITICAL PARTY LIVE:
     
    22 Nov: Anthony Scaramucci
    6 Dec: Jeremy Hunt
    20 Dec: Christmas Special with Jacob Rees-Mogg, Rosena Allin-Khan and MP4
    10 Jan: Neil Kinnock
     
    Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the opening night with THE MOOCH on Monday 22 November here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/
     
    Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com
     
    Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde
     
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Show 252 - *Anas Sarwar - LIVE*

    Show 252 - *Anas Sarwar - LIVE*

    You are about to hear something very special. Anas Sarwar is a captivating politician, blessed with a unique ability to transfix an audience and move them emotionally. This is somehow mixed with another ability. The ability to dance so well it creates complete chaos at a live podcast recording. It's an instant classic of an episode and includes Anas' analysis of how Labour can recover in Scotland and across the UK, the racism he has faced throughout his life and issues of national identity and privilege. It also contains massive laughs, largely at Matt's expense as Anas starts to take over the night. Enjoy!
     
    Follow Anas on Twitter: @AnasSarwar
     
    NEW GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE POLITICAL PARTY LIVE:
     
    22 Nov: Anthony Scaramucci
    6 Dec: Jeremy Hunt
    20 Dec: Christmas Special with Jacob Rees-Mogg, MP4 and Rosena Allin-Khan
    10 Jan: Neil Kinnock
     
    Buy tickets to The Political Party including the show with ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI at The Vaudeville Theatre on Monday 22 November here: www.mattforde.com/live
     
    Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com
     
    Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde
     
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Show 251 - Stephen Kinnock

    Show 251 - Stephen Kinnock

    Kinnock is on a mission to make Labour electable... sound familiar? Stephen Kinnock is very much his own man and his own politician, and his new project 'Labour Renaissance' has published a fascinating report into the voters Labour lost and what the party can do about it. This is a brilliant analysis of where Labour has gone wrong, combined with practical recommendations about how it reconnects with the public. Stephen also talks about his upbringing, how it made him who he is and an incredible experience in Russia that had a profound effect on him. 
     
    Follow Stephen on Twitter: @SKinnock
     
    NEW GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE POLITICAL PARTY LIVE:
     
    8 Nov: Anas Sarwar
    22 Nov: Anthony Scaramucci
    6 Dec: Jeremy Hunt
    20 Dec: Christmas Special
     
    Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the opening night with ANAS SARWAR on Monday 8 November here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/
     
    Read the Labour Renaissance report here: https://labour-renaissance.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Renaissance-Report-FINAL-17.10.21.pdf
     
    Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com
     
    Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Show 250 - Kevin Brennan

    Show 250 - Kevin Brennan

    Kevin Brennan isn't a typical MP and although he studied PPE at Oxford, he certainly doesn't fit the stereotype. A man of varied interests and talents, he's just recorded an album with a Sex Pistol. Kevin worked for Rhodri Morgan before replacing him as the MP for Cardiff West and this is packed full of great stories and insights from 20 years in Parliament, including some as a government minister. Kevin voted against the war in Iraq and then ending up as a government whip. He describes both experiences and his personal take on new Labour. It's the perfect listen for an autumn evening. 
     
    Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinBrennanMP
     
    Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the opening night with CAROLINE FLINT on Monday 25 October here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/
     
    25 Oct: Caroline Flint
    8 Nov: Anas Sarwar
    22 Nov: Anthony Scaramucci
    6 Dec: Jeremy Hunt
     
    Pre-order 'The Clown & The Cigarette Girl': https://revolverrecords.com/kevin-brennan-the-clown-the-cigarette-girl/
     
    Listen to 'Tabernacle Lane': https://open.spotify.com/track/76lkzqbBd4V4MZ4BDj5H75
     
    Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com
     
    Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

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Gives great insight! Well worth a listen

These free-flowing conversations with people making a difference to our world are both light-hearted and deeply probing at the same time. Matt Forde is able to put his interviewees at ease and let them open up as people rather than the public persona they’ve become. His comedian/impersonator humour is never far away and helps the connection he develops with his guests.

Would have been five stars but Matt’s sometimes gratuitous use of obscenities seems to me to embarrass his guests unnecessarily even if only momentarily. Or perhaps I’m being too old-fashioned!

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