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Stand-up comedian, TalkSPORT host and former political advisor Matt Forde presents THE POLITICAL PARTY, a monthly celebration of politics and its big personalities recorded live at the St James Theatre every month.

The Political Party Matt Forde

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Stand-up comedian, TalkSPORT host and former political advisor Matt Forde presents THE POLITICAL PARTY, a monthly celebration of politics and its big personalities recorded live at the St James Theatre every month.

    SHOW 139 - Robert Colville

    SHOW 139 - Robert Colville

    Robert Colville co-authored the Conservative Manifesto 'Get Brexit Done: Unleash Britain's Potential'. He takes us inside the development of editing it, the two phases of the process and the stages the document had to go through as well as the political direction of the manifesto and campaign. He also reveals the role that chicken katsu curry played in winning the election for the Conservatives.

    Follow Robert on Twitter here: @rcolville

    Follow The Centre for Policy Studies here: @CPSThinkTank

    Follow Matt on Twitter here: @mattforde

    Sign up to Matt's mailing list for free treats and goodies: http://mattforde.com/mailing-list

    Get tickets to Matt's 'Brexit Pursued by a Bear' which continues at the Soho Theatre before going nationwide here: www.mattforde.com/live


    BREXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR TOUR DATES:


    *** NEW DATES ADDED *** 20 - 25 January- London - Soho Theatre


    20 February - Crewe: Lyceum Theatre


    21 February - Leicester: Sue Townsend Theatre


    5 March - Darlington: Hullabaloo


    6 March - Hexham: Queen's Hall


    7 March - Bedford: Quarry


    10 March - London: Southbank


    14 March - Maidenhead: Norden Farm


    18 March - Leeds: Hyde Park Book Club


    19 March - York: The Crescent


    20 March - Alnwick: Playhouse


    22 March - Southend: Dixon Studio


    23 March - Cambridge: Junction


    27 March - London Southbank


    29 March - Brighton: Komedia


    2 April - Cardiff: Sherman Theatre


    7 April - Newcastle: Stand


    8 April - Glasgow: Stand


    9 April - Aberdeen: Lemon Tree


    10 April - Chorley: Little Theatre


    12 April - Camberley: Theatre


    17 April - Corby: Cube


    12 April - Shrewsbury: Theatre Severn


    28 April - Exeter: Phoenix


    30 April - Bristol: Tobacco Factory


    1 May - Gloucester: Guildhall


    2 May - London Bloomsbury


    7 May - Maidstone: Hazlitt Arts


    13 May - Nottingham: Spiegeltent


    20 May - Sheffield: Leadmill


    21 May - Stafford: MET


    22 May - London Southbank


    28 May - Eastleigh: The Berry


    30 May - Edinburgh: Stand


    31 May - Edinburgh: Stand

    • 1 hr 3 min
    SHOW 138 - Lucy Powell

    SHOW 138 - Lucy Powell

    Lucy Powell is co-ordinating the review into Labour's general election defeat for LabourTogether - a group which seeks to unite the different factions within the Labour Party. Lucy discusses the parameters and nature of the review, as well as her personal experience of the election. She also reflects on the things that Labour MPs who didn't support Jeremy Corbyn got wrong...

    Contribute to the LabourTogether review: https://www.labourtogether.uk/

    Follow Lucy on Twitter here: @LucyMPowell

    Follow LabourTogether here: @LabourTogether

    Follow Matt on Twitter here: @mattforde

    Sign up to Matt's mailing list for free treats and goodies: http://mattforde.com/mailing-list

    Get tickets to Matt's 'Brexit Pursued by a Bear' which starts at the Salford Lowry on Tuesday 14 January here: www.mattforde.com/live

    BREXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR tour dates:

    14 January - Salford Lowry

    *** NEW DATES ADDED *** 20 - 25 January- London - Soho Theatre

    20 February - Crewe

    21 February - Leicester

    5 March - Darlington

    6 March - Hexham

    7 March - Bedford

    10 March - London Southbank

    18 March - Leeds

    19 March - York

    20 March - Alnwick

    22 March - Southend

    23 March - Cambridge

    27 March - London Southbank

    29 March - Brighton

    7 April - Newcastle

    8 April - Glasgow

    9 April - Aberdeen

    10 April - Chorley

    12 April - Camberley

    17 April - Corby

    28 April - Exeter

    30 April - Bristol

    1 May - Gloucester

    2 May - London Bloomsbury

    7 May - Maidstone

    13 May - Nottingham

    20 May - Sheffield

    21 May - Stafford

    22 May - London Southbank

    30 May - Edinburgh

    31 May - Edinburgh

    • 1 hr 7 min
    SHOW 137 - *Christmas Special* Sadiq Khan and Rosena Allin-Khan

    SHOW 137 - *Christmas Special* Sadiq Khan and Rosena Allin-Khan

    Matt ends the year with a raucous Christmas show featuring the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and possible Deputy Leadership candidate (at the time of recording) Rosena Allin-Khan. Expect plenty of chat about the future of the Labour Party as well as more important subjects like Nando's, aftershave and tactical contact with moped gangs.

    Follow Sadiq on Twitter: @SadiqKhan

    Follow Rosena on Twitter: @DrRosena

    Sign up to Matt's mailing list for free treats and goodies: http://mattforde.com/mailing-list

    Get tickets to Matt's 'Brexit Pursued by a Bear' which starts at the Salford Lowry on Tuesday 14 January here: www.mattforde.com/live

    BREXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR tour dates:

    14 January - Salford Lowry
    *** NEW DATES ADDED *** 20 - 25 January- London - Soho Theatre
    20 February - Crewe
    21 February - Leicester
    5 March - Darlington
    6 March - Hexham
    7 March - Bedford
    10 March - London Southbank
    18 March - Leeds
    19 March - York
    20 March - Alnwick
    22 March - Southend
    23 March - Cambridge
    27 March - London Southbank
    29 March - Brighton
    7 April - Newcastle
    8 April - Glasgow
    9 April - Aberdeen
    10 April - Chorley
    12 April - Camberley
    17 April - Corby
    28 April - Exeter
    30 April - Bristol
    1 May - Gloucester
    2 May - London Bloomsbury
    7 May - Maidstone
    13 May - Nottingham
    20 May - Sheffield
    21 May - Stafford
    22 May - London Southbank
    30 May - Edinburgh
    31 May - Edinburgh

    • 1 hr 44 min
    SHOW 136 - Polling Day (Election Special #24)

    SHOW 136 - Polling Day (Election Special #24)

    It's Polling Day and Matt shares some of brilliant campaign stories from listeners - highlights involve Mr Blobby, Ian Botham and an enormous joint of Roast Beef. Enjoy!

    Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com

    Sign up to Matt's mailing list for free treats and goodies: http://mattforde.com/mailing-list

    Get tickets to Matt's 'Brexit Pursued by a Bear' which starts at the Salford Lowry on Tuesday 14 January here: www.mattforde.com/live

    BREXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR tour dates:

    14 January - Salford Lowry
    20 February - Crewe
    21 February - Leicester
    5 March - Darlington
    6 March - Hexham
    7 March - Bedford
    10 March - London Southbank
    18 March - Leeds
    19 March - York
    20 March - Alnwick
    22 March - Southend
    23 March - Cambridge
    27 March - London Southbank
    29 March - Brighton
    7 April - Newcastle
    8 April - Glasgow
    9 April - Aberdeen
    10 April - Chorley
    12 April - Camberley
    17 April - Corby
    28 April - Exeter
    30 April - Bristol
    1 May - Gloucester
    2 May - London Bloomsbury
    7 May - Maidstone
    13 May - Nottingham
    20 May - Sheffield
    21 May - Stafford
    22 May - London Southbank
    30 May - Edinburgh
    31 May - Edinburgh

    • 9 min
    SHOW 135 - Craig Oliver (Election Special #23)

    SHOW 135 - Craig Oliver (Election Special #23)

    Craig Oliver is uniquely placed to answer some of the biggest questions posed by this election campaign. He was Director of Communications at Number 10 the last time the Conservatives won a majority and before that he was editor of the BBC News at Ten and BBC News at Six. Is the BBC biased? Does it matter if the Tory campaign has crossed the line of decency? What's the best way to deal with stories that are completely untrue?

    Follow Craig on Twitter here: @CraigOliver100

    Follow Matt on Twitter here: @mattforde

    Buy Craig's book 'Unleashing Demons' here: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Unleashing-Demons-Inside-Story-Brexit/dp/1473652480/

    Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com


    Sign up to Matt's mailing list for free treats and goodies: http://mattforde.com/mailing-list

    Get tickets to Matt's 'Brexit Pursued by a Bear' which starts at the Salford Lowry on Tuesday 14 January here: www.mattforde.com/live

    BREXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR tour dates:

    14 January - Salford Lowry
    20 February - Crewe
    21 February - Leicester
    5 March - Darlington
    6 March - Hexham
    7 March - Bedford
    10 March - London Southbank
    18 March - Leeds
    19 March - York
    20 March - Alnwick
    22 March - Southend
    23 March - Cambridge
    27 March - London Southbank
    29 March - Brighton
    7 April - Newcastle
    8 April - Glasgow
    9 April - Aberdeen
    10 April - Chorley
    12 April - Camberley
    17 April - Corby
    28 April - Exeter
    30 April - Bristol
    1 May - Gloucester
    2 May - London Bloomsbury
    7 May - Maidstone
    13 May - Nottingham
    20 May - Sheffield
    21 May - Stafford
    22 May - London Southbank
    30 May - Edinburgh
    31 May - Edinburgh

    • 42 min
    SHOW 134 - Miranda Green (Election Special #22)

    SHOW 134 - Miranda Green (Election Special #22)

    Paddy Ashdown's former Press Secretary gives Matt a frank analysis of the Lib Dem campaign so far and gives her assessment of the political realities facing the party and the country. If you're in despair about modern politics, you are not alone. WARNING: Also contains Pussy Galore...

    Follow Miranda on Twitter here: @greenmiranda

    Follow Matt on Twitter here: @mattforde

    Email your funny campaign stories to politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com


    Sign up to Matt's mailing list for free treats and goodies: http://mattforde.com/mailing-list

    Get tickets to Matt's 'Brexit Pursued by a Bear' which starts at the Salford Lowry on Tuesday 14 January here: www.mattforde.com/live

    BREXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR tour dates:

    14 January - Salford Lowry

    20 February - Crewe

    21 February - Leicester

    5 March - Darlington

    6 March - Hexham

    7 March - Bedford

    10 March - London Southbank

    18 March - Leeds

    19 March - York

    20 March - Alnwick

    22 March - Southend

    23 March - Cambridge

    27 March - London Southbank

    29 March - Brighton

    7 April - Newcastle

    8 April - Glasgow

    9 April - Aberdeen

    10 April - Chorley

    12 April - Camberley

    17 April - Corby

    28 April - Exeter

    30 April - Bristol

    1 May - Gloucester

    2 May - London Bloomsbury

    7 May - Maidstone

    13 May - Nottingham

    20 May - Sheffield

    21 May - Stafford

    22 May - London Southbank

    30 May - Edinburgh

    31 May - Edinburgh

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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Im a Scottish football coach based in Charlotte North Carolina, love the podcast, interviews are magnificent & really enjoy how Matt connects with his guests. As someone who struggles to keep up with political news from back home this has been great 👍🏻

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Great show!

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Brilliantly entertaining

It’s so refreshing to hear someone so funny and intelligent bringing together comedy and politics in such a respectful way.

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