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Rory Stewart and Alastair Campbell, hosts of Britain's biggest podcast (The Rest Is Politics), have joined forces once again for their new interview podcast, ‘Leading’.

Every Monday, Rory and Alastair interrogate, converse with, and interview some of the world's biggest names - from both inside and outside of politics - about life, leadership, or leading the way in their chosen field.

Whether they're sports stars, thought-leaders, presidents or internationally-recognised religious figures, Alastair and Rory lift the lid on the motivation, philosophy and secrets behind their career.

Tune in to 'Leading' now to hear essential conversation from some of the world's most enthralling individuals. 

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Rory Stewart and Alastair Campbell, hosts of Britain's biggest podcast (The Rest Is Politics), have joined forces once again for their new interview podcast, ‘Leading’.

Every Monday, Rory and Alastair interrogate, converse with, and interview some of the world's biggest names - from both inside and outside of politics - about life, leadership, or leading the way in their chosen field.

Whether they're sports stars, thought-leaders, presidents or internationally-recognised religious figures, Alastair and Rory lift the lid on the motivation, philosophy and secrets behind their career.

Tune in to 'Leading' now to hear essential conversation from some of the world's most enthralling individuals. 

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    Lisa Nandy: Making Britain a cultural superpower

    Lisa Nandy: Making Britain a cultural superpower

    What responsibilities will Lisa Nandy take on as the new Secretary of State for Culture, Media, and Sport? Why was this the most toxic election campaign she has fought? How has the importance of Britain's soft power evolved post-Brexit?

    Rory and Alastair are joined by Lisa Nandy to discuss all this and more.

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    Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell
    Social Producer: Jess Kidson
    Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas
    Producer: Nicole Maslen
    Senior Producer: Dom Johnson
    Head of Content: Tom Whiter
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Denmark's former PM on the power of centrist politics, fighting misogyny and joining the Kinnock empire (Helle Thorning-Schmidt)

    Denmark's former PM on the power of centrist politics, fighting misogyny and joining the Kinnock empire (Helle Thorning-Schmidt)

    How can we unite the extreme right and extreme left? What impact can small countries have on global politics? How was the former Danish Prime Minister influenced by New Labour?

    Rory and Alastair are joined by Denmark's former Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, to discuss all this and more.

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    Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics.

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    To buy tickets for our October Tour, just head to www.therestispolitics.com
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    Podcast Editor: Chris Sawyer
    Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell
    Social Producer: Jess Kidson
    Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas
    Producer: Nicole Maslen
    Senior Producer: Dom Johnson
    Head of Content: Tom Whiter
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport
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    • 1 hr
    The Man Who Ran Downing Street

    The Man Who Ran Downing Street

    What are prime ministers really like behind closed doors? How do you become Britain’s most powerful civil servant? Are special advisors a force for good or ill?

    On today’s episode of Leading, Rory and Alastair are joined by Gus O’Donnell, the former Cabinet Secretary and Head of Civil Service, to answer all these questions and more.

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    Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes.
    Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics.

    TRIP TOUR:
    To buy tickets for our October Tour, just head to www.therestispolitics.com
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    @RestIsPolitics
    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com

    Audio Editor: Nathan Copelin
    Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell
    Social Producer: Jess Kidson
    Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas
    Producer: Nicole Maslen
    Senior Producer: Dom Johnson
    Head of Content: Tom Whiter
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport
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    • 55 min
    The Man Who Ran Downing Street

    The Man Who Ran Downing Street

    What are prime ministers really like behind closed doors? How do you become Britain’s most powerful civil servant? Are special advisors a force for good or ill?

    On today’s episode of Leading, Rory and Alastair are joined by Gus O’Donnell, the former Cabinet Secretary and Head of Civil Service, to answer all these questions and more.


    TRIP TOUR:
    To buy tickets for our October Tour, just head to www.therestispolitics.com


    Instagram:

    @restispolitics

    Twitter:

    @RestIsPolitics

    Email:

    restispolitics@gmail.com

    Audio Editor: Nathan Copelin

    Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell

    Social Producer: Jess Kidson

    Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas

    Producer: Nicole Maslen

    Senior Producer: Dom Johnson

    Head of Content: Tom Whiter

    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport

    Wes Streeting: Labour, privatisation, and the NHS

    Wes Streeting: Labour, privatisation, and the NHS

    Could privatising areas of the NHS save it? How easy is it to reconcile one's faith and sexuality? What is Labour's plan for health and social care?

    Rory and Alastair are joined by the Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Wes Streeting, to discuss all this and more.

    TRIP Plus:
    Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes.
    Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics.

    TRIP TOUR:
    To buy tickets for our October Tour, just head to www.therestispolitics.com
    Instagram:
    @restispolitics
    Twitter:
    @RestIsPolitics
    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com

    Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell
    Social Producer: Jess Kidson
    Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas
    Producer: Nicole Maslen
    Senior Producer: Dom Johnson
    Head of Content: Tom Whiter
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport

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    • 58 min
    Alex Chalk, Lord Chancellor: How to fix Britain’s prisons

    Alex Chalk, Lord Chancellor: How to fix Britain’s prisons

    What are the powers of the Lord Chancellor? How important are friendships in politics? What needs to change to solve the prison crisis in the UK?

    Rory and Alastair are joined by Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Alex Chalk to answer all these questions and more.

    TRIP Plus:
    Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes.
    Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics.

    TRIP TOUR:
    To buy tickets for our October Tour, just head to www.therestispolitics.com

    Instagram:
    @restispolitics
    Twitter:
    @RestIsPolitics
    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com

    Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell
    Social Producer: Jess Kidson
    Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas
    Producer: Nicole Maslen
    Senior Producer: Dom Johnson
    Head of Content: Tom Whiter
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

In the Wet ,

In The Wet

When the hosts spoke of the desirability of giving youth more electoral weight,forthe Brexit vote, where they aware of Neville Shute’s book “In the Wet”where such a system was proposed, everyone got a vote , a second vote for having Degree, a third for speaking a foreign language etc etc up to seven, which, the seventh vote,was the equivalent of a Knighthood. I was ,for many years in the hospitality business in California, l mentioned to a patron the absolute clarity of Neville Shutes writing, the gentleman remarked that they were in the RAF together during the war and Shute had a very debilitating stutter, hence the literary clarity.. There was one line in the book that has remained with me for over 50 years, “I’m a four man vote models” l always imagined it said by Peter Cook.

Enjoy the Podcast Calvin Wilkes

AlistairCandlin ,

Rory’s pronunciation

Rory occasionally has really really weird pronunciation. Great interview with Caroline Lucas but her name is Ca-ro-line, not Kerin. Honestly it’s almost unlistenable because of that; it’s so annoying. You say it over and over again in the interview. Maybe Alastair can learn you to speak proper and train you to resist that bizarre kind of Etonian drawl. Apart from that, great job lads!

Carol Symes ,

The Lost Cause

The Latin quotation which Rory quoted as sent to him by Mr Kwarteng is infamous for being the inscription on the memorial to the U.S. Confederacy in our National Cemetery, and was recently dismantled because it was erected as a monument to the Southern “Lost Cause” narrative which has continued to hold such sway among right-wing racists here. I am dismayed that neither he nor Rory, who both claim such a love of history, know that — or if Mr Kwarteng *does* know that, it has more sinister implications.

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