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The UK’s flagship daily news podcast from the BBC, Newscast dives into the day’s big stories so you’re never out of your depth.

Newscast picks the brains of BBC News experts so you’re ready if someone picks yours, covering the latest developments in politics in Westminster and beyond, what the cost of living means for the money in your pocket and the impact of climate change.

Can Rishi Sunak bring down inflation? Will Sir Keir Starmer and the Labour Party win the next general election? What will be uncovered in the Covid inquiry and what's happening at the COP28 climate change conference? Newscast will give you all the best insights from BBC News so you’re across all the day’s top stories.

Newscast is hosted by trusted journalists including Adam Fleming, BBC Political Editor Chris Mason, Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. Joined by special guests, including Lyse Doucet, Katya Adler, Marianna Spring, John Simpson and Victoria Derbyshire among others.

With potentially just under a year until the general election, Newscast will track all the developments from Westminster - as well as following all the big developments around the world, from Israel-Gaza, Ukraine to the United States.

Catch Newscast seven-days a week and watch on BBC One at 23:40 on Thursday night or later on BBC iPlayer

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The UK’s flagship daily news podcast from the BBC, Newscast dives into the day’s big stories so you’re never out of your depth.

Newscast picks the brains of BBC News experts so you’re ready if someone picks yours, covering the latest developments in politics in Westminster and beyond, what the cost of living means for the money in your pocket and the impact of climate change.

Can Rishi Sunak bring down inflation? Will Sir Keir Starmer and the Labour Party win the next general election? What will be uncovered in the Covid inquiry and what's happening at the COP28 climate change conference? Newscast will give you all the best insights from BBC News so you’re across all the day’s top stories.

Newscast is hosted by trusted journalists including Adam Fleming, BBC Political Editor Chris Mason, Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. Joined by special guests, including Lyse Doucet, Katya Adler, Marianna Spring, John Simpson and Victoria Derbyshire among others.

With potentially just under a year until the general election, Newscast will track all the developments from Westminster - as well as following all the big developments around the world, from Israel-Gaza, Ukraine to the United States.

Catch Newscast seven-days a week and watch on BBC One at 23:40 on Thursday night or later on BBC iPlayer

GET IN TOUCH:
You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere
Send us a message or voicenote via WhatsApp to 03301239480
Email Newscast@bbc.co.uk
Or us #Newscast

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    Prince William Intervenes in Israel Gaza + Are Farmers Turning Against the Tories?

    Prince William Intervenes in Israel Gaza + Are Farmers Turning Against the Tories?

    Today, we look at Prince William’s calls to end the fighting in Israel and Gaza, as the US warn Israel not to invade the city of Rafah.
    The US has vetoed a resolution at the UN demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza after proposing its own draft urging a temporary ceasefire. Plus Labour change their stance as they call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire for the first time. To find out why, Adam and Chris speak to international editor Jeremy Bowen.
    And Rishi Sunak announces support for farmers as he describes the industry as “in crisis”. Adam is joined by the president of the National Farmers Union, Minette Batters.
    You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere

    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 37 min
    No More Phones 4u School Kids

    No More Phones 4u School Kids

    Today, we look at new guidance given to schools on mobile phones + whether citizens’ assemblies could help solve some of the big issues in our democracy.
    The government has announced new advice for schools in England to try to stop mobile phone use. To explain what difference it will make, Adam is joined in the studio by the BBC’s education editor, Branwen Jeffreys, former children’s commissioner, Anne Longfield and headteacher Becky Arnold.
    And Labour could implement citizens’ assemblies to propose new laws if they win the election. Shadow health secretary Wes Streeting has suggested they may be used to tackle sensitive issues like assisted dying. Adam is joined in the studio by the CEO of Demos, Polly Curtis.
    You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere

    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Johnny Baker. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 31 min
    Can the Tories win back the Reform vote?

    Can the Tories win back the Reform vote?

    Today, we look at where the Conservatives go now after big byelection losses in the week, and how the West might respond to the death of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
    Laura and Paddy are joined by BBC chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman to discuss the challenges the Conservatives face from Reform and Labour’s divisions over a ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza conflict.
    We also hear from the wives of two politicians in prison. The exiled Belrusian opposition politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s husband Sergei is being held in Belarus, and Evgenia Kara-Murza’s husband Vladimir Kara-Murza's husband is being held in Russia.

    You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere

    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 27 min
    Marina Litvinenko on the death of Alexei Navalny

    Marina Litvinenko on the death of Alexei Navalny

    Today, we look at the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and speak to the youngest peer ever to be appointed to the House of Lords.
    Laura and Paddy are joined by Marina Litvinenko, the wife of Alexander Litvinenko whose killing in London is suspected to have been carried out by Russian agents in 2006. She discusses how Alexei Navalny’s death reminds her of the murder of her husband.
    When asked about how he died, Dmitry Peskov, Mr Putin's spokesman, said "medics must somehow figure this out".
    And Carmen Smith, soon to become the country’s youngest peer at 27 talks about her joining the House of Lords, and how she wants to see it abolished.

    You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere

    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 24 min
    Ukrainecast: Alexei Navalny Reported Dead

    Ukrainecast: Alexei Navalny Reported Dead

    Putin’s main rival, opposition politician Alexei Navalny, is dead according to the Russian prison service.
    This is today's Ukrainecast episode, and we thought you might want to listen to it.
    BBC correspondent Sarah Rainsford, who was herself expelled from Russia, explains what we know so far - and if the Kremlin could face any consequences. And Georgian-Russian writer Boris Akunin, a long-standing critic of Putin and personal friend of Navalny, gives his reaction to the news.

    • 20 min
    By-Election Newscast Special!

    By-Election Newscast Special!

    Today, we look at the results from a double by-election day in a special live version of Newscast.
    Labour has won two by-elections in Wellingborough and Kingswood, overturning big Conservative majorities in the process. Where does this leave the government? How well did Reform do?
    Adam and Paddy are in the studio, Chris is in a messy bedroom, and they are joined by pollster, Scarlett Maguire, Shadow Secretary of State for Science, Peter Kyle. Plus chief political correspondent, Henry Zeffman and political correspondent Iain Watson drop in from Wellingborough and Kingswood.
    You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere

    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson, Natasha Mayo, Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
364 Ratings

364 Ratings

Johnny in the Mass Hills ,

My Favorite Podcast

I’m a longtime American devotee of your show and just want to thank you for expanding to the weekend. The crisis period we’ve all lived through rolls on, and nobody really can say when things will stabilize. The high standard of journalism set by the BBC is more essential than ever.

Joey 5cents ,

Slanted viewpoints

I used to really enjoy this podcast back when it was Brexitcast and even in the last couple of years as Newscast. But it seems the last few months or so, the viewpoints feel less and less balanced and more and more slanted in a left leaning direction.I've always looked to the BBC for a balanced approach, but it seems Newscast is following suit with a lot of the other BBC articles I read on the News app. Sad and disappointing.

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Chris Macy

Just caught up on Have I Got a Bit More News for You and had such a good time playing Where’s Chris Macy!

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