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News Podcast of the Year


Matt Chorley and a selection of leading Times writers and columnists give their perspective on major national and international stories. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/

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    • 4.7, 35 Ratings

News Podcast of the Year


Matt Chorley and a selection of leading Times writers and columnists give their perspective on major national and international stories. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/

    Testing Cummings’ hindsight

    Testing Cummings’ hindsight

    Matt Chorley is joined by Steven Swinford and Hugo Rifkind to discuss why Dominic Cummings is going nowhere. Which makes a change.
     
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    • 21 min
    Life after Italy's lockdown

    Life after Italy's lockdown

    Matt Chorley speaks to Tom Kington, who was on the streets of Venice, about tourism, loan sharks and the rising price of coffee.
     
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    • 22 min
    Pulling polls apart

    Pulling polls apart

    Matt Chorley speaks to Deborah Mattinson (Gordon Brown's former pollster), James Johnson (Theresa May's former pollster) and YouGov's Chris Curtis about the shifting public attitude towards the government and opposition.
     
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    • 33 min
    Pienaar's politics

    Pienaar's politics

    Matt Chorley speaks to John Pienaar about the impact of coronavirus on politics and the media, and his new Times Radio show.
     
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    • 29 min
    Disunited Kingdom

    Disunited Kingdom

    As the four nations go their own way on coronavirus, Matt Chorley speaks to political journalists in Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast about the differing politics and policies, and what it means for the Union.


    The panel includes:


    Kieran Andrews, Scottish political editor of The Times
    Jennifer Williams, politics editor of the Manchester Evening News
    Sam McBride, political editor of the Belfast Newsletter
    Will Hayward, political editor of Wales Online
     
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    • 38 min
    PMQs: Courtroom drama

    PMQs: Courtroom drama

    Matt Chorley and Esther Webber watch as Sir Keir Starmer cross-examines Boris Johnson for the first time.
     
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 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.

REPay1 ,

Companionable Journalist

Matt Chorley is a cheery guy down the pub, interested and engaged. He asks sensible questions and doesn't seem to want to force his own opinions in the questioning line unlike the new woke BBC.

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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