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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 Thursday. 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 Thursday. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/

    Times Radio Focus Group - June 2021

    Times Radio Focus Group - June 2021

    This month the Times Radio focus group is chaired by legendary US pollster Frank Luntz, who speaks to swing voters about lockdown, taking the knee, Joe Biden's age and how Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer are faring. 


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    Rachel Sylvester and Martha Gill discuss the day's news. 
     
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    • 53 min
    A funny thing happened at the G7

    A funny thing happened at the G7

    Matt Chorley is in Cornwall for the G7.
    He speaks to Esther Webber from Politico and Tom McTague from the Atlantic.
    And with remembrances of G7s past, former foreign secretary Lord Hague, former ambassador to Washington Sir Nigel Sheinwald, former UK permanent representative to the EU Sir Ivan Rogers and former Tony Blair aide Kate Garvey.
     
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    • 35 min
    Boris vs Biden

    Boris vs Biden

    Matt Chorley speaks to Patrick Maguire, the Red Box Editor, who broke the story that US diplomats had issued an extraordinary rebuke to Boris Johnson's government over the impact of Brexit in Northern Ireland. We also hear from Sir Peter Westmacott, a former British ambassador to Washington, and Lewis Lukens, a former US diplomat in London.


    PLUS India Knight and James Marriott on how the culture wars might be fizzling out.
     
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    • 36 min
    PMQs Unpacked 09-6-21

    PMQs Unpacked 09-6-21

    Times columnists Alice Thomson and Robert Crampton pick over the day's news, then Matt Chorley and Tim Shipman pause the action at Prime Minister's Questions to explain the Commons exchanges between Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer.
     
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    • 43 min
    The Special Relationship with Matthew Barzun

    The Special Relationship with Matthew Barzun

    Matt Chorley speaks to Barack Obama's Ambassador to the UK Matthew Barzun about his book, The Power of Giving Power Away, his time in London and what happened when he hosted a tennis match between David Cameron and Boris Johnson.


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    The Atlantic's Tom McTague and the Observer's Andrew Rawnsley discuss the day's news. 
     
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    • 44 min
    Why Bristol ?

    Why Bristol ?

    One year since the toppling of the Colston statue, Matt Chorley tours the city with a long history of protests, and speaks to the mayor Marvin Rees.


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    Columnists Libby Purves and Rachel Sylvester give their take on the news
     
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Olimonde ,

Succinct and perfectly paced

When I don't have time to listen to all of my politics podcasts, I choose this one above the others. Chorley asks the exact questions that go through my mind as I absorb news over the week and his guests give solid, meaningful answers with enough dry wit to keep it interesting. Would love to hear an entire episode devoted to Henry Zeffman's cultural observations of the USA.

CTCNOLA ,

I expected more

The 14 December episode (“Because they are worth it”) was awful. The anti-Brexit, anti-Boris commentators absolutely fawning over Ursula Von Der Leyen was sickening. I turned it off. I usually enjoy this podcast and enjoy hearing differing political points of view, BUT this was just too much. I may give this another chance, BUT this episode is clearly “strike one” as we might say in the USA.

suzshaw ,

Insight from Across the Pond

I’d rather keep current on UK politics than US politics these days — it’s just that little bit less painful. Matt Chorley, Esther Webber and their guests bring both humor and insight to whatever’s going on in British politics. They even dip a toe into US events from time to time. I look forward to this podcast every week, eager to learn what fresh angle they’ve come up with. It supplements the weekday Red Box email newsletter beautifully.

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