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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 Friday. 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 Friday. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/
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    The Politics of Gogglebox

    The Politics of Gogglebox

    Forget focus groups, watching Channel 4's Gogglebox can be a great insight into what the nation thinks about its politicians. The show's creator Stephen Lambert tells Matt how the idea came about and how it became must-see TV for prime ministers. Ex-Goggleboxers Steph and Dom talk about their time on the sofa, and Josh Tapper says it led him to want to be an MP.
    Plus columnists James Forsyth and Melanie Reid on Boris Johnson and Liz Truss joining a backbench rebellion, whether foreign students should be counted in the immigration figures, and why journalists - apart from James - don't dress as smartly as they used to.

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    • 43 min
    Nothing as Ex as an Ex-MP

    Nothing as Ex as an Ex-MP

    After more Conservative MPs announce they will stand down at the next election, Matt Chorley asks Lucy Fisher and Matthew Parris if it could turn into an exodus. He also hears from former MPs Gyles Brandreth and Edwina Currie, who talks about her later career as a novelist.
    Plus columnists James Marriott and Manveen Rana on immigration, energy saving, artificial intelligence and what happened when a minister sent the wrong recorded message to a conference.

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    • 47 min
    PMQs Unpacked: League of Their Own

    PMQs Unpacked: League of Their Own

    Matt Chorley and Tim Shipman pause the action and analyse the exchanges at Prime Minister's Questions, as Sir Keir Starmer compares Rishi Sunak to a bottom of the league football manager and Sunak accuses Starmer of flip-flopping.
    Plus columnists Alice Thomson and Robert Crampton on whether union boss Mick Lynch is the Grinch, how to escape 'goblin mode', holidaying in Qatar and our addiction to fast fashion.

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    Who Cares About Corbyn

    Who Cares About Corbyn

    Keir Starmer has withdrawn the whip from Jeremy Corbyn, but has to decide whether he can stand for Labour at the next election. If he doesn't, could he end up running as an independent?
    Matt and Times Red Box Editor Patrick Maguire talk to Corbyn's former spokesman James Schneider and Labour MP Ben Bradshaw, and look at exclusive polling suggesting the Conservatives should stop going on about him.
    Plus columnists Daniel Finkelstein and David Aaronovitch talk about whether we need to hear from ministers every day, reports that Rishi Sunak is registered with a private GP and Meghan Markle.

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    • 48 min
    Lorraine Kelly Rules the World

    Lorraine Kelly Rules the World

    TV legend Lorraine Kelly tells Matt Chorley what she would do if she ruled the world, including appointing Captain Kirk as Prime Minister and locking up litter bugs. She also discusses why politicians underestimate "fluffy" daytime shows, and says she'll never follow Matt Hancock into the 'I'm a Celebrity' jungle.
    And after the Chancellor announces a review into an exodus from the workforce, Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride and his Labour Shadow Jonathan Ashworth talk about how to get millions of people back into work.
    Plus columnists Libby Purves and Rachel Sylvester on corruption at the World Cup, whether we need more male teachers, and was anything achieved at the climate conference in Egypt?

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    • 53 min
    Has The Lobby Lost It?

    Has The Lobby Lost It?

    The Lobby is the group of journalists who have special access at Westminster and cover the daily twists and turns of British politics.
    Have they become hooked on political drama and bringing down ministers at the expense of covering issues of substance?
    Matt is joined by writer Andrew Gimson, former political editor of the Times Philip Webster, political reporter for the Sun Noa Hoffman and Sir Craig Oliver, former director of communications for David Cameron.
    Plus columnists James Forsyth and Melanie Reid discuss whether Conservative MPs will swallow Jeremy Hunt's tax rises, Labour's response to the Autumn Statement and when is the right time to put up your Christmas decorations.

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

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Love the show especially the guest columnists. After Brexit I became obsessed with British politics and this show is a gem.

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