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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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    Bankrupt Birmingham + Could Reproductive Rights Derail Trump?

    Bankrupt Birmingham + Could Reproductive Rights Derail Trump?

    Today, we look at the financial crisis at Birmingham City Council, which has led to the “largest” budget cut in local authority history + How is IVF impacting the US Presidential Race?
    The council is attempting to fill a £300m budget shortfall over the next two years after effectively declaring itself bankrupt in September. Plans to tackle the deficit over the next two years were signed off by the cabinet on Tuesday ahead of being voted on by the full council on 5 March. Adam speaks to BBC political correspondent Alex Forsyth and Jane Haynes politics editor at Birmingham Live.
    Plus, as Alabama’s supreme court defines frozen embryos as children, many IVF clinics stop their work. To find out more about the reproductive rights debate which is splitting the US Republican party Adam speaks to US special correspondent Katty Kay and chief election & campaign correspondent for CBS News, Robert Costa.

    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 and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 32 min
    No Apology by Lee Anderson + SNP v Speaker (Round 2)

    No Apology by Lee Anderson + SNP v Speaker (Round 2)

    Today, we look at the continued row over Lee Anderson’s refusal to apologise for comments aimed at Sadiq Khan. The Ashfield MP has said his words were “clumsy”, but said saying sorry “would be a sign of weakness”. Rishi Sunak says the comments by Mr Anderson were “wrong” but fell short of describing them as Islamophobic.
    Plus Adam and Chris are joined by leader of the SNP in the House of Commons, Stephen Flynn who says the Speaker Lindsay Hoyle is “pulling parliament into disrepute”.
    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 Miranda Slade and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 30 min
    Lee Anderson, Suella Braverman, and the future of the Conservative Party

    Lee Anderson, Suella Braverman, and the future of the Conservative Party

    Today we look at the Conservative party’s response to Lee Anderson’s comments about the London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
    Laura’s been talking to the Deputy PM Oliver Dowden. Paddy’s interviewed the former justice secretary Robert Buckland.
    Newsnight political editor Nick Watt is also in the Newscast studio for analysis on the politics of it all, and he helps us get to the bottom of the row over whether the Speaker was threatened before his key Commons decision.
    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 Catherine Fusillo. The technical producer was Jonny Baker. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 30 min
    Lee Anderson suspended from Tory party over Sadiq Khan comments

    Lee Anderson suspended from Tory party over Sadiq Khan comments

    Today, we look at the reasons behind Lee Anderson’s suspension from the Tory party after "refusing to apologise" for comments aimed at Sadiq Khan. The London Mayor has accused Anderson of racism.
    Laura and Paddy also speak to Vadym Prystaiko, former Ukrainian ambassador to the UK, about the two year anniversary of the Russian full scale invasion of Ukraine, and about his sacking by Volodymyr Zelensky.
    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 Catherine Fusillo and Samuel McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 32 min
    No Return for Shamima Begum + Is This The Real Keir Starmer?

    No Return for Shamima Begum + Is This The Real Keir Starmer?

    Today, we look at Shamima Begum losing her latest bid to regain UK citizenship, and the upcoming release of Keir Starmer’s political biography.
    Begum has lost an appeal against a decision to revoke her UK citizenship. The 24 year old travelled to Syria aged 15 to join Islamic State Group, with the government revoking her citizenship in 2019. Is this the end of her legal options? Adam is joined by Joshua Baker, creator of ‘I’m Not A Monster, The Shamima Begum Story’.
    To hear the full story, listen on BBC Sounds here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p08yblkf
    And, who is the real Keir Starmer? Adam speaks to his biographer Tom Baldwin about Starmer’s upbringing, his career before Westminster and claims he is “boring”.

    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 and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Matt Hewitt. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 33 min
    Speaker Hoyle on the Brink + Shapps on Ukraine

    Speaker Hoyle on the Brink + Shapps on Ukraine

    Today we look at the pressure building on Sir Lindsay Hoyle, and ask whether he could be replaced as speaker of the House of Commons?
    Rishi Sunak says Sir Lindsay Hoyle's decision to break with convention on a Gaza ceasefire vote is "very concerning". More than 60 MPs now say they have no confidence in Hoyle, who has apologised twice for making the "wrong decision". Adam speaks to defence secretary Grant Shapps about that, the anniversary of the war in Ukraine and the failed Trident missile launch.
    Plus Adam hears how likely Hoyle is to be replaced from Chris and the Institute for Government’s Hannah White.
    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 Gemma Roper. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 36 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.

beacape ,

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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