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News Podcast of the Year: Matt Chorley presents the best interviews, analysis and panel discussions from his Times Radio show. Listen live 10am-1pm Monday to Thursday. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/

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News Podcast of the Year: Matt Chorley presents the best interviews, analysis and panel discussions from his Times Radio show. Listen live 10am-1pm Monday to Thursday. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/

    Hereditary Peers

    Hereditary Peers

    As the Lords debate a bill over whether to scrap Hereditary Peers by-elections, Matt Chorley finds out how the Hereditary Peer by-election system works and speaks to the Lord behind the bill.


    PLUS: Melanie Reid and James Forsyth discuss the day's headlines
     
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    • 46 min
    50 years of the campaign against smoking

    50 years of the campaign against smoking

    Matt Chorley looks at the progress of the campaign against smoking, which began in 1971, and the politics of lighting up with Former Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt who passed the public smoking ban in 2007. 


    PLUS: India Knight and John Stevens discuss whether they'll go to their office Christmas party and whether they'll miss Angela Merkel.
     
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    • 43 min
    PMQS Unpacked 01 - 12- 21

    PMQS Unpacked 01 - 12- 21

    Matt Chorley and Times Red Box Editor Patrick Maguire pause the action to analyse the exchanges between Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer at Prime Minister's Questions.




    PLUS: Robert Crampton and Alice Thompson discuss the top stories of the day.
     
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    • 44 min
    Times Radio Focus Group 30-11-21

    Times Radio Focus Group 30-11-21

    Former Number 10 pollster James Johnson convenes the final Times Radio focus group of the year to discuss new covid measures and what to get Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer for Christmas.


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    Daniel Finkelstein and David Aaronovitch discuss reshuffles.
     
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    • 50 min
    Entente Discordiale

    Entente Discordiale

    Matt Chorley assesses the state of relations between Britain and France with Lord Ricketts, Britain’s ambassador to Paris from 2012 until 2016, and Sylvie Berman, France’s ambassador to London from 2014-17. One of them rates the relationship as 3 or 4 out of 10, the other thinks it's as bad as anything since Waterloo.


    Plus Libby Purves and Rachel Sylvester on the politics of pandemic panic and the prospect of a Labour reshuffle.
     
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    • 41 min
    Best of Enemies

    Best of Enemies

    Matt Chorley interviews Writer James Graham and Director Jeremy Herrin. Their new play: "Best of Enemies" is about the debates of William F Buckley Junior and Gore Vidal which aired on ABC more than half a century ago, introducing viewers to a whole new style of dramatic on-screen punditry.


    PLUS: James Forsyth and Melanie Reid discuss the day's news.
     
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    • 39 min

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