Iain Dale’s Book Club

Iain Dale’s Book Club

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If you’re a reader, this is the podcast for you. Iain Dale speaks to some of the world’s biggest authors about what inspired them to write their books

Episodes

Chapter 155 : Amanda Prowse & Josiah Hartley

Iain Dale talks to Amanda Prowse and her son Josiah Hartley about their book THE BOY BETWEEN: A MOTHER & SON’S JOURNEY IN A WORLD GONE GREY. It’s a very emotional listen.
03/12/2145m 38s

Chapter 154 : Geoff Hoon

Iain Dale talks to former Labour MP and Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon about his life and career in politics.
26/11/211h 15m

Chapter 153 : Gyles Brandreth

Iain Dale talks to Gyles Brandreth about his new memoir ODD BOY OUT.
19/11/2146m 57s

Chapter 152 : David Owen

Iain Dale talks to Lord Owen, formerly Dr David Owen, about his new book about British-Russian Relations over the last two centuries RIDDLE, MYSTERY & ENIGMA: TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF BRITISH RUSSIAN RELATIONS
12/11/2156m 30s

Chapter 151 : Andrew Roberts

Iain Dale talks to historian Andrew Roberts about his new biography of King George III.
05/11/2136m 49s

Chapter 150 : Dr Hilary Jones

Iain Dale talks to Dr Hilary Jones about his new novel about WW1 and the Spanish Flu pandemic, FRONTLINE. Iain also talks to him about his TV work and what it’s been like to dispense advice during the Covid pandemic.
29/10/2137m 0s

Chapter 149 : Peter & Steph Shilton

Iain Dale talks to England goalkeeping legend Peter Shilton and his wife Steph about their book SAVED: OVERCOMING A 45 YEAR GAMBLING ADDICTION
22/10/2146m 40s

Chapter 148 : Fi Glover & Jane Garvey

Iain Dale talks to broadcasters, and the presenters of the Fortunately podcast, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey about radio, life and their new book DID I SAY THAT OUT LOUD?
15/10/211h 8m

Chapter 147 : Sebastian Payne

Iain Dale interviews Financial Times Whitehall Editor about his book BROKEN HEARTLANDS – A JOURNEY THROUGH LABOUR’S LOST ENGLAND.
08/10/2139m 32s

Chapter 146 : Carole Angier

Iain Dale talks to literary biography Carole Angier about her book SPEAK, SILENCE: IN SEARCH OF W G SEBALD. Iain was a friend of Max Sebald, who was an academic at UEA during his time there in the 1980s.
01/10/2152m 10s

Chapter 145: Michel Barnier

Iain Dale talks to Former Chief Brexit Negotiator for the EU Michel Barnier about his new book MY SECRET BREXIT DIARY
29/09/2146m 28s

Chapter 144 : Steve Richards

Iain Dale talks to Steve Richards about his book THE PRIME MINISTERS WE NEVER HAD: SUCCESS & FAILURE FROM BITLER TO CORBYN which features chapters on 11 politicians who didn’t quite make it to Number 10 – Rab Butler, Roy Jenkins, Barbara Castle, Denis Healey, Neil Kinnock, Michael Heseltine, Michael Portillo, Ken Clarke, David & Ed Miliband and Jeremy Corbyn.
24/09/211h 0m

Chapter 143 : Ian Dunt

Iain Dale talks to political journalist Ian Dunt about his book HOW TO BE A LIBERAL.
17/09/2146m 50s

Chapter. 142 : Toby Harnden

Iain Dale talks to journalist and author Toby Harnden about his new book, published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of 9-11, FORST CASUALTY: The Untold Story of the Battle That Began the War in Afghanistan.
10/09/2144m 21s

Chapter 141 : Lucy Fisher

Iain Dale talks to the Daily Telegraph’s Deputy Political Editor, Lucy Fisher, about her new book WOMEN IN THE WAR: THE LAST HEROINES OF BRITAIN’S GREATEST GENERATION.
03/09/2131m 32s

Chapter 140: Alex Deane

Iain Dale talks to consultant and broadcaster Alex Deane about his new book LESSONS FROM HISTORY: HIDDEN HEROES AND VILLAINS OF THE PAST AND WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THEM
27/08/2129m 16s

Chapter 139 : John Stonehouse: The Julian Hayes Book

In this first of two episodes featuring books about the former Labour Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse, who effected a ‘Reggie Perrin’ style disappearance in Miami in 1974 and was subsequently sent to prison, Iain Dale talks to Julian Hayes, John Stonehouse’s Great Nephew about his book STONEHOUSE: CABINET MINISTER, FRAUDSTER, SPY. In the next episode Iain talks to Stonehouse’s daughter Julia, who gives a decidedly different version of events to her cousin.
06/08/211h 2m

Chapter 138 : Duncan Brack & Iain Dale

Duncan Brack and Iain Dale discuss their new collection of 23 political and historical counterfactual essays in their book PRIME MINISTER PRITI & OTHER THINGS THAT NEVER HAPPENED.
30/07/2137m 22s

Chapter 137 : Geoff Norcott

Iain talks to comedian Geoff Norcott about his book WHERE DID I GO RIGHT: HOW THE LEFT LOST ME and his life in comedy. He tells of the challenges of being a right wing comedian and talks about his career in teaching and growing up in South London.
09/07/211h 9m

Chapter 136 : Ben Rhodes & Mitchell Reiss

Iain Dale talks to Ben Rhodes who was Deputy National Security Adviser to Barack Obama, and Mitchell Reiss who was Ambassador to Northern Ireland in the George W Bush White House. Ben’s book is called AFTER THE FALL – BEING AMERICAN IN THE WORLD WE’VE MADE. It is a New York Times bestseller.
02/07/2145m 18s

Chapter 135 : Ed Husain

Iain Dale talks to Ed Husain about his new book Among the Mosques: A Journey Across Muslim Britain
25/06/2145m 54s

Chapter 134 : Lord Young of Graffham

Iain Dale talks to David Young, Lord Young of Graffham about his new set of political diaries INSIDE THATCHER’S LAST ELECTION. It covers the period April-June 1987 and details all the machinations at the heart of the Margaret Thatcher’s third election campaign as leader of the Conservative Party.
18/06/2158m 34s

Chapter 133 : Alastair Campbell

Iain Dale talks to Alastair Campbell about Volume 8 of his diaries, covering the period 2010-2015
11/06/2144m 27s

Chapter 132 : Matthew D’Ancona

Iain Dale talks to author, journalist and broadcaster Matthew D’Ancona about his book, Identity, Ignorance, Innovation: Why the old politics is useless - and what to do about it. They also discuss the state of modern politics and the media.
04/06/211h 2m

Chapter 131 : Ivan Gibbons

Iain Dale talks to author Ivan Gibbons about his book PARTITION: HOW AND WHY IRELAND WAS DIVIDED.
28/05/2143m 38s

Chapter. 130 : Sir David Amess

Iain Dale talks to Conservative MP Sir David Amess about his political career and his book AYES & EARS: A SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TO WESTMINSTER
21/05/2158m 52s

Chapter 129 : Adrian Brettle

Chapter 129 : Iain Dale talks to British historian Adrian Brettle about his book Colossal Ambitions: Confederate Planning for a Post–Civil War World
14/05/2146m 53s

Chapter 128 : Reverend Richard Coles

Iain Dale talks to broadcaster and vicar, the Reverend Richard Coles about his new book THE MADNESS OF GRIEF: A MEMOIR OF LOVE AND LOSS. It concerns the death of Richard’s partner David from alcoholism, and his experience of grief. It’s an emotional, thought provoking and very honest conversation.
07/05/211h 7m

Chapter 127 : Kate Garraway

Iain Dale talks to broadcaster Kate Garraway about her new book THE POWER OF HOPE. She explains how her husband Derek Draper became a victim of Covid and how he became the sickest patient to survive.
30/04/2146m 4s

Chapter 126 : Jonathan Dimbleby

Iain Dale talks to broadcaster and historian Jonathan Dimbleby about his new book BARBAROSSA: HOW HITLER LOST THE WAR. They also talk about broadcasting, the art of interviewing and the Dimbleby Cancer Care charity.
23/04/211h 7m

Chapter 125 : Sir Alan Duncan

Iain Dale talks to former Conservative minister Sir Alan Duncan about his explosive diaries IN THE THICK OF IT, which run from 2016 to 2020 and are dominated by Brexit.
16/04/2143m 7s

Chapter 124 : Hella Pick

Iain Dale talks to veteran foreign correspondent Hella Pick, who came to this country on the Kindertransport in 1938 and went on to be a pioneer in reporting for the Guardian from all over the world in an era when women were very much the exception in that world. She talks about her memoir INVISIBLE WALLS: A JOURNALIST IN SEARCH OF HER LIFE
09/04/2145m 11s

Chapter 123 : Sir Anthony Seldon & Mark Garnett

Iain Dale talks to Sir Anthony Seldon and Mark Garnett on the 300th anniversary of the office of Prime Minister. Sir Anthony’s new book is called THE IMPOSSIBLE OFFICE and Mark Garnett’s book is THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER IN AN AGE OF UPHEAVAL.
02/04/211h 8m

Chapter 122 : Stephen Gethins

Iain Dale talks to former SNP MP for North East Fife, Stephen Gethins, about his new book NATION TO NATION: SCOTLAND’S PLACE IN THE WORLD. They discuss all sorts of issues relating to the question of Scottish independence, and Scotland’s place in the world.
26/03/2154m 2s

Chapter 121 : Nicky Campbell

Iain Dale talks to broadcaster, presenter and author Nicky Campbell about his new book ONE OF THE FAMILY: WHY A DOG CALLED MAXWELL CHANGED MY LIFE, his career in broadcasting, his love of dogs and the appeal of his hit TV show, LONG LOST FAMILY.
12/03/211h 22m

Chapter 120 : Simon Heffer on the ‘Chips’ Channon Diaries

Iain Dale talks to Simon Heffer about the publication of the first volume of the Diaries of Sir Henry ‘Chip’ Channon.
05/03/211h 7m

Chapter 119 : Suzanne Heywood

Iain Dale talks to Suzanne Heywood about her book WHAT DOES JEREMY THINK? The book is a biography of her husband, Jeremy Heywood. He was at the centre of government for more than 25 years, playing a central role advising every Prime Minister from Tony Blair to Theresa May. He rose to be Cabinet Secretary but at the height of the Brexit negotiations with the EU he was diagnosed with cancer and months later he very sadly died. Hers is a fascinating life story too, and this is a truly fascinating insight into the life of one of the most important figures in 21st century government and politics.
26/02/2156m 32s

Chapter 118 : Matt Forde

Iain Dale interviews standup comedian, broadcaster, interviewer, impressionist and all round funny guy Matt Forde. They also talk about his book Politically Homeless.
29/01/211h 27m

Chapter 117 : Dan Morain on ‘Kamala’s Way’

Iain Dale interviews veteran US political journalist Dan Morain about his new biography of Vice President Kamala Harris, ‘Kamala’s Way’.
22/01/2156m 45s

Chapter 116 : James Comey

Iain Dale talks to former FBI Director James Comey about his new book Saving Justice.
15/01/2130m 55s

Chapter 115 : Peter Dickson

Iain Dale talks to Peter Dickson, the country’s leading voiceover artist and the voice behind X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. He has had an extraordinary career in radio and TV and has just published a memoir, “Voiceover Man”. He started life in Northern Ireland before moving to London to work on Radio 1 and Radio 2 before moving into the world of voiceovers. A man with a wonderful voice and brim full with anecdotes about personalities like Steve Wright and Simon Bates, Peter Dickson is one of the most entertaining people Iain has interviewed on the podcast.
08/01/211h 10m

Chapter 114 : Best of...2020

A collection of the best bits from Iain Dale's book club interviews in 2020
25/12/202h 58m

Chapter 113 : Alastair Campbell

Iain talks to Alastair Campbell about his book, Living Better : How I Learned to Survive Depression.
18/12/2046m 21s

Chapter 112 : Giles Edwards

Iain Dale talks to political journalist Giles Edwards about his book “The Ex-Men”, which looks at what former PMs and Presidents do when they leave office.
11/12/2051m 28s

Chapter 111 : Jonny Oates

Iain Dale talks to LibDem Peer and former chief of staff to Nick Clegg in the Coalition years, Jonny Oates, now Lord Oates about his book I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN. He talks movingly about running away to Addis Ababa as a 15 year old, his work in Zimbabwe and South Africa and his career as a public affairs consultant. He discusses how the coalition came into being, what it was like working for Nick Clegg, and where the Liberal Democrats go from here.
04/12/201h 1m

Chapter 110 : Peter Cardwell

Iain Dale talks to former Government Special Advisor Peter Cardwell about his life as a special advisor to four cabinet ministers and his new book THE SECRET LIFE OF SPECIAL ADVISERS.
27/11/2050m 33s

Chapter 109 : Chris Bryant MP

In an intensely personal conversation Iain Dale talks to Chris Bryant about his life, career, motivations, reputation and books. They spend the last part of the interview discussing his new book ‘The Glamour Boys’. This is one you won’t want to miss.
20/11/201h 3m

Introducing Hunting Ghislaine with John Sweeney

Hi Book Club fans LBC have a new podcast we think you’ll enjoy - Hosted by legendary reporter John Sweeney, Hunting Ghislaine is a 6 part series about Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of a disgraced billionaire and the former partner of a super-rich paedophile who killed himself while awaiting trial for sex trafficking. After hiding for almost a year, she now finds herself facing multiple charges for helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually exploit and abuse under-age women which could lead to her spending the rest of her life in jail. In this new podcast series, Hunting Ghislaine, reporter John Sweeney investigates a fairy story which happens the wrong way round, of how a princess ends up accused of being the monster and no-one at all ends up happily ever after. First Episode available 19th November. Listen on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts
13/11/201m 5s

Chapter 108 : Sir Richard Evans

Iain Dale talks to one of the country’s most eminent historians, Sir Richard Evans, who also happened to be Iain’s history tutor at university. He is the country’s leading authority on the Nazis and has written a new book on Nazi conspiracy theories, THE HITLER CONSPIACIES: The Third Reich and the paranoid imagination. They venture far and wide in a warm and personal conversation.
13/11/2055m 55s

Chapter 107 : Cliff Richard

Iain Dale achieves one of his lifetime ambitions and interviews Sit Cliff Richard for a whole hour. They discuss his life, career, music and the allegations that nearly ruined his life, but fought back against. They discuss his religion, and how he intends to spend the rest of his life. Let’s get ‘Wired for Sound’…!
06/11/201h 4m

Chapter 106 : Jeffrey Archer

Iain talked to Jeffrey Archer about his new bestselling novel, HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT, the second in the William Warwick series, and the follow up to NOTHING VENTURED. They also talk about the US presidential election, and Jeffrey takes calls from LBC listeners
30/10/2045m 19s

Chapter 105 : Deborah Mattinson

Iain Dale talks to pollster Deborah Mattinson about her book Beyond the Red Wall: Why Labour Lost, How the Conservatives Won and What Will Happen Next?
23/10/2037m 21s

Chapter 104 : Tom Bower

On Monday Iain Dale spent an hour live on his LBC radio talking to best selling author Tom Bower about his latest book, a biography of Boris Johnson called The Gambler. It’s revelatory book and seeks to explain the Prime Minister in a new light.
16/10/2047m 15s

Chapter 103 : Robert Harris

Iain talks to novelist Robert Harris about his latest book V2, set in 1944 and following the parallel stories of a German V2 rocket scientist and a member of the British Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.
09/10/2018m 52s

Chapter 102 : Hashi Mohamed

Iain talks to barrister and broadcaster Hashi Mohamed about his book PEOPLE LIKE US: HOW TO GET ON IN BRITAIN TODAY. Hashi came to this country at the age of nine, unable to speak English. His is an inspirational story, and a very moving one, as you’re about to find out
02/10/2050m 7s

Chapter 101 : William Dalrymple

Iain Dale chats to best selling historian William Dalyrmple about his new book THE ANARCHY: The relentless rise of the East India Company.
25/09/2055m 42s

Chapter 100 : David Cameron

Iain speaks to former Prime Minister David Cameron on the release of the paperback version of his memoirs, For the Record.
18/09/2048m 44s

Bonus : Will Young

Iain is joined by Pop Idol winner Will Young who discussed his new book, 'To be a gay man' and takes calls from listeners
16/09/2050m 59s

Chapter 99 : Jeremy Vine

Iain Dale talks to Jeremy Vine about his new novel THE DIVER AND THE LOVER. They also chat far and wide about their mutual love of radio, Jeremy’s career, his literary habits and much more besides in this very wide-ranging interview.
11/09/201h 12m

Episode 98 : Daniel Finkelstein

Iain Dale talks to Times columnist Daniel Finkelstein about new book, a collection of his best columns from the last twenty years. It’s called EVERYTHING IN MODERATION. Iain asks about Daniel’s early life, the influence of his parents, his time in the SDP, working for William Hague and his relationship with George Osborne and David Cameron.
04/09/201h 5m

Episode 97 : Iain Dale

The tables are turned for this episode - Iain is interviewed by his producers, Robbie Hawkins & Catriona Beck, about his own book : Why Can't We All Just Get Along...
28/08/201h 1m

Chapter 96 : Nina Schick

Iain Dale talks to political analyst Nina Schick about her new book DEEP FAKES & THE APOCALYPSE: WHAT YOU URGENTLY NEED TO KNOW.
21/08/2054m 31s

Chapter 95 : Andrew Adonis

Iain Dale talks to Labour peer Lord Andrew Adonis about his new biography of Ernest Bevin, ERNEST BEVIN: LABOUR’S CHURCHILL.
14/08/2056m 42s

Chapter 94 : Jonathon Porritt

Iain talks to veteran environmental campaigner Jonathon Porritt about his new book HOPE IN HELL: A DECADE TO CONFRONT THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY. He also talks about his life in the green movement and picks his Desert Island Books.
07/08/2050m 43s

Chapter 93 : Rachel Johnson

Iain Dale talks to journalist Rachel Johnson about her book RAKE’S PROGRESS: MY POLITICAL MIDLIFE CRISIS. She chooses her Desert Island books and regales us with anecdote after anecdote about her family, journalistic career and her abortive bid to be elected an MEP for Change UK.
31/07/2053m 31s

Chapter 92: Jenni Murray

Iain Dale talks to Woman’s Hour presenter Dame Jenni Murray about her new book FAT COW, FAT CHANCE in which she catalogues her fight against her own obesity. She’stotally candid about why she piled on the pounds and the moment she realised if she didn’t do something about it, she was heading for an early grave.
24/07/2056m 2s

Chapter 91 : Fern Britton

Iain Dale talks to Sunday Times bestselling novelist and award winning TV presenter Fern Britton about her ninth novel, DAUGHTERS OF CORNWALL. Fern also talks about her broadcasting career, life in Cornwall and she opens up about the death of her parents and the breakdown of her marriage. It’s a fascinating and very personal conversation.
17/07/2056m 11s

Chapter 90 : Nick Timothy

Former Chief of Staff to Theresa May Nick Timothy talks about his book REMAKING ONE NATION: THE FUTURE OF CONSERVATISM. Iain Dale also quizzes him on his work for Theresa May, the disastrous 2017 general election, and whether Boris Johnson can deliver on his promises to working class Conservative voters.
10/07/2059m 45s

Chapter 89 : Mark Pack

The President of the Liberal Democrats talks about his book BAD NEWS: WHAT THE HEADLINES DON’T TELL US and in a new feature on the podcast we take him to a desert island where he chooses the books that would help him wile away his days.
03/07/201h 6m

BONUS: Lord Ashcroft

Conservative peer, businessman and author, Lord Ashcroft, joins Iain on his evening show to discuss his book "Unfair Game: An exposé of South Africa’s captive-bred lion industry." If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
15/06/209m 14s

A Brief Pause...

Thank you for being such a loyal listener to The Book Club Podcast. You'll notice that we haven't added any new episodes recently. Due to the Coronavirus crisis, Iain is not broadcasting from the LBC studios until it's over. Whilst new interviews could be recorded over Skype, the quality would suffer and Iain much prefers to be face to face with his interviewees and see the whites of their eyes! As a result, this podcast will be paused for the foreseeable future. If you've subscribed, you'll automatically get new episodes the moment they're available; hopefully in the early summer. In the meantime, do listen to the "For The Many" podcast and "Iain Dale: All Talk". You can also hear Iain live on LBC, Monday - Thursday 7-10pm.
23/03/2052s

Chapter 88 : Andrew Gimson

Political journalist and author Andrew Gimson joins Iain to discuss his book "Gimson's Presidents: Brief Lives from Washington to Trump". If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
06/03/2032m 9s

Chapter 87 : David Starkey

From the archives: In this episode, recorded in 2011 - Iain chatted to historian, David Starkey about his book "Crown and Country: The Kings and Queens of England". If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
28/02/2040m 54s

Chapter 86 : Peter Sissons

From the archives: Iain was joined by the late Peter Sissons in 2011, following the release of his book "When One Door Closes". If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
21/02/2043m 5s

Chapter 85 : Paul Gascoigne

From the archives: From an interview with Paul Gascoigne, upon the release of his 2011 book, Glorious: My World, Football and Me. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
14/02/2047m 23s

Chapter 84 : Michael Cashman

Michael Cashman, former actor, EU Parliamentarian and Member of The House of Lords spoke to Iain on LBC about his new book "One of Them: From Albert Square to Parliament Square". If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
07/02/2046m 18s

Chapter 83 : Anthony Seldon

This week, Iain welcomes Anthony Seldon with "May at 10". Theresa May presided over the most dramatic and historic peacetime premiership for a century. May at 10 tells the compelling inside story of the most turbulent period in modern British politics for 100 years. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
31/01/2039m 20s

Chapter 82 : Richard Bradford

This week, Iain is joined by Richard Bradford to talk about "Orwell: A Man of Our Time". As one of the most enduringly popular and controversial novelists of the last century, the 70th anniversary of George Orwell's death in 2020 will certainly be marked by conferences, festivals and media events - but more significant than these acts of commemoration is his relevance today. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
24/01/2034m 53s

Chapter 81: Gyles Brandreth

From the Archives: Gyles Brandreth talks about his book Brief Encounters from a 2001 edition of Stairway to Heaven. This was the first time Iain hosted a show on LBC! If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
17/01/2039m 5s

Chapter 80 : Paul Lay

He's a figure in history of whom many have heard, but how much do you actually know about Oliver Cromwell? Paul Lay's book "Providence Lost: The Rise & Fall of Cromwell's Protectorate" might just help you to fill in some of those gaps in your knowledge of history! If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
10/01/2036m 0s

BONUS : Germaine Greer

This week, we look back into the archives as Iain spoke to Germaine Greer about her 2013 book "White Beech".
03/01/2020m 24s

BONUS : Best of 2019

Welcome to the Best Of the Book Club for this year! Features clips from - Johann Hari Ben Elton Emily Maitlis Gyles Brandreth Macer Gifford Anita Anand Mark Bright Talat Ahmed & Kavita Puri Jacqui Smith Damian Barr Paul Mason Jacob Rees-Mogg Tom Bradby Rod Liddle Matt Stadlen From Iain and Producer Travis, we at the Book Club wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC.
27/12/191h 41m

Chapter 79 : Liam Halligan

Economist, journalist and broadcaster Liam Halligan joins Iain to discuss his book - "Home Truths: The UK's Chronic Housing Shortage – how it Happened, why it Matters and the Way to Solve it". If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
20/12/1926m 52s

Chapter 78 : Jacqui Smith

Another returnee on this episode of the Book Club, she was on the first ever episode of the podcast, promoting the previous volume of Honourable Ladies and today is all about Volume 2 of that book. It is edited by Jackie and our very own Iain Dale! It highlights the profiles of each woman MP elected from 1997 to 2019, and written is by an impressive array of solely female contributors, such as Emily Thornberry, Edwina Currie, Ayesha Hazarika, Natalie Bennett and Dia Chakravarty. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
13/12/1927m 55s

Chapter 77 : John Sweeney & Manuel Delia

Ian is joined by former BBC reporter John Sweeney and Manuel Delia, Maltese blogger and co-author of "Murder on the Malta Express: Who killed Daphne Caruana Galizia?" The book charts the murder of the Maltese journalist following her quest to uncover corruption and dirty money in Malta's political system. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC.
06/12/1933m 15s

Chapter 76 : Asa Bennett

Welcome along to the Book Club for this week. Iain is joined by Asa Bennett to discuss his book 'Romanifesto'. The book is all about how the Roman's did politics and what today's politicians could learn from their Roman predecessors. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC.
29/11/1938m 37s

Chapter 75 : Dorothy Byrne

Welcome to Chapter 75 of Iain Dale's Book Club with Dorothy Byrne. She's the Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4 and she's here to discuss her book, 'TRUST ME, I'M NOT A POLITICIAN: A simple guide to saving democracy'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC.
22/11/1939m 1s

Chapter 74 : Emma Crewe and Andrew Walker

Welcome to Chapter 74, and this week the discussion is all about the Expenses Scandal that shook Westminster back in 2009. The book is called 'An Extraordinary Scandal: The Westminster Expenses Crisis and Why it Still Matters' and the writers Emma Crewe and Andrew Walker join Iain today. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC.
15/11/1938m 33s

Chapter 73 : Mark Bright

Welcome to this edition of the Book Club and this one is a really special chapter. Today Mark Bright joins Iain to talk about his book 'My Story: From Foster Care to Footballer'. He tells us all about his incredible life before and after football. A little pre-warning, it really does get emotional at times but it's also very funny. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC.
08/11/191h 0m

Chapter 72 : Douglas Murray

Chapter 72 brings us a chat with Douglas Murray, the author of new book 'The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity'. Whether you think Douglas' views are offensive or not, this is a fascinating conversation. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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BONUS : Naomi Klein

Welcome to a short but sweet Bonus Book Club. Naomi Klein popped into the LBC studio to talk to Iain about her book which covers quite the 'hot' topic at the moment. 'On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 71 : Charles Moore

Today's guest is Charles Moore, Telegraph columnist who has just released 'Margaret Thatcher: The Authorised Biography, Volume Three: Herself Alone'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 70 : Leo McKinstry

Welcome to this edition of the Book Club, this week's guest is Leo McKinstry, he's here to discuss Attlee and Churchill: Allies in War, Adversaries in Peace. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 69 : Matthew Stadlen

This week, fellow LBC presenter Matt Stadlen joins Iain, initally to talk about his book 'How to See Birds: An Enthusiast's Guide' but it actually turns into an interview of Iain! If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC.
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Chapter 68 : Simon Jenkins

Greetings! Welcome to another edition of the Book Club, this time Iain's chatting to Simon Jenkins, his book is 'A Short History of London: The Creation of a World Capital'. It's "Fascinating for locals and visitors alike, this is narrative history at its finest, from the most ardent protector of our heritage." If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC.
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Chapter 67 : Jonathan Rugman

Welcome to another Chapter of the Book Club, this time Iain is joined by Channel 4's Foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Rugman, who's here to talk about his new book 'The Killing in the Consulate: Investigating the Life and Death of Jamal Khashoggi'. Described by Donald Trump as the 'worst cover-up ever', this is the first comprehensive account of one of the most notorious and outrageous murder plots of our time. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 66: Patrick Kidd

Welcome along to the Book Club! This week, (or should I say Weak) our guest is Patrick Kidd and he's here to talk about his book 'The Weak are a Long Time in Politics: Sketches from the Brexit Neverendum'. It's an anthology of his best columns from the past four years, Kidd plays the role of parliamentary theatre critic, chronicling the collapse of Cameron, the nebulous clarity of May, the rise and refusal to fall of Corbyn and Boris Johnson's repeated failure to keep his foot out of his mouth. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 65 : Jason Webster

The weather might have turned on our shores but hopefully this brings a little sunshine to your podcast app. This Chapter of the Book Club is dedicated to Jason Webster's new book 'Violencia: A New History of Spain: Past, Present and the Future of the West'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 64 : Tim Bale

Welcome! This week's Book Club is one for the politics geeks. Tim Bale joins Iain in the studio for a chat all about a book he's written with Paul Webb and Monica Poletti, 'Footsoldiers: Political Party Membership in the 21st Century'. The book is essential reading for those interested in political parties, party membership, elections and campaigning. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 62 : Alexander Lebedev

Welcome to the book club, this weeks guest is Alexander Lebedev and he's here to talk 'Hunt the Banker: The Confessions of a Russian ex-Oligarch'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 63 : Simon Heffer

Welcome! Joining Iain today is his friend Simon Heffer who's here to talk about his book 'Staring at God: Britain in the Great War'. Enjoy! If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 61 : Gyles Brandreth

Back for 2019 is one of our favourite guests on the Book Club, Gyles Brandreth. His new book is 'Dancing By The Light of The Moon: Over 250 poems to read, relish and recite'. Gyles is a huge fan of poetry, Iain is not. By the end of this chat, will Iain have come round to the idea? If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 60 : Jeffrey Archer

Iain's guest today is another returnee Jeffrey Archer. This time Jeffrey is here to talk about his new book 'Nothing Ventured' which is the start of a brand new series in the style of Jeffrey Archer’s number one Sunday Times bestselling The Clifton Chronicles: telling the story of the life of William Warwick – as a family man and a detective who will battle throughout his career against a powerful criminal nemesis. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 59 : Max Hastings

Welcome again to the Book Club, where we have our first returning guest Max Hastings! This time he's here to chat about his new book 'Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 58 : Matthew Syed

Iain's guest this week is Matthew Syed who you may know better as 'The Ping Pong Guy' from his popular podcast with Robbie Savage and Freddie Flintoff. He's here to discuss his new book 'Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 57 : Edward Stourton and Lode Desmet

This week's guest are Edward Stourton and Lode Desmet and they're talking about their book 'Blind Man's Brexit: How the EU Took Control of Brexit' which was adapted from a documentary. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 56 : Steve Richards

Iain's old friend Steve Richards is here to talk about his book 'The Prime Ministers: Reflections on Leadership from Wilson to May'. A landmark history of the men and women who have defined the UK's role in the modern world - and what makes them special - by a seasoned political journalist. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 55 : Jack Brown

If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 54 : Rod Liddle

This weeks guest is Rod Liddle a journalist, and an associate editor of The Spectator. His book is called The Great Betrayal : The True Story of Brexit. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 53 : Jack Straw

This episode features a conversation with Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, he's discussing his book 'The English Job: Understanding Iran and Why It Distrusts Britain'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 52 : Jesse Norman

Chapter 52 of the Book Club is here, this weeks guest is Jesse Norman MP, he's here to talk about 'Adam Smith: What He Thought, and Why it Matters'. Adam Smith is now widely regarded as 'the father of modern economics' and the most influential economist who ever lived. But what he really thought, and what the implications of his ideas are, remain fiercely contested. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 51 : Owen Bennett

Welcome to Episode 51 of the Book Club where Iain chats to Owen Bennett all about Michael Gove : A Man in a Hurry. The book is a "timely biography of a politician who has had an effect on the shape of British politics more profound than many will openly acknowledge." If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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BONUS: Uighur Muslims in China

Special report into China's mass detention of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, presented by Iain Dale.
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Chapter 50 : Kirsty Wark

Welcome to Chapter 50 of the Book Club, this week Iain chats to Kirsty Wark who has hosted Newsnight since 1993. Her Novel 'The House by the Loch' is the story of a family in all its loving complexity, and the way it can, and must, remake itself endlessly in order to make peace with the past. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 49 : Talat Ahmed and Kavita Puri

Welcome to this episode of the podcast, a fascinating hour ahead. Iain chats to Tales Ahmed about her book 'Mohandas Gandhi: Experiments in Civil Disobedience' and Kavita Puri about 'Partition Voices: Untold British Stories'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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BONUS : Lord Maurice Glasman

Welcome to this special bonus edition of the Book Club, Iain sits down with Lord Maurice Glasman who is an English political theorist, academic, social commentator, and Labour life peer in the House of Lords. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 48 : Peter Riddell

Welcome to another chapter of the book club, this week Iain chats to Peter Riddell who's book is called '15 Minutes of Power: The Uncertain Life of British Ministers'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 47 : Sir Ian Kennedy

Welcome to Chapter 47 of the Book Club, in this episode Iain chats to Sir Ian Kennedy, former Chairman of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA), who dealt with the MP's Expenses scandal in 2009 that shook Westminster and the Nation. His book is 'Cleaning up the Mess: After the MPs' Expenses Scandal'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 46 : Ayesha Hazarika and Tom Hamilton

Welcome to a classic Book Club episode focused on Core Politics. Iain is joined by Ayesha Hazarika and Tom Hamilton to discuss their book 'Punch & Judy Politics: An Insiders' Guide to Prime Minister's Questions'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 45 : Tom Bradby

Welcome to this Chapter of the Book Club with Tom Bradby, you may know him better from the News at 10 but today he's here to talk about his new novel 'Secret Service'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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BONUS : David Blanchflower

Welcome to this special edition of the Book Club, today's guest is David Blanchflower former member of the Bank of England's interest rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee and currently is economics professor at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. His book is called 'Not Working: Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone?' The interview with David was first broadcast on LBC 4/6/19. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's Political (and funny) podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 44 : Peter Caddick-Adams

Welcome to this special edition of the Book Club. Peter Caddick-Adams is here to talk all about D-Day and it's 75th anniversary. His book is called 'Sand and Steel: The D-Day Invasion and the Liberation of France'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 43 : Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg joins Iain for a discussion on his book 'The Victorians'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 42 : Camilla Cavendish

What is the meaning of life? Some think its Chapter 42 of this Podcast... The type of life we're discussing this week is the older type. Camilla Cavendish's book 'Extra Time: 10 Lessons for an Ageing World' is a profound analysis of one of the biggest challenges facing the human population today. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 41 : David Laws

Welcome to Chapter 41 of the Book Club, this week Iain chats to David Laws about his new book 'Who Killed Kitchener? The Life and Death of Britain's Most Famous War Minister' This is the definitive account of an event that shook the country and which has been shrouded in mystery ever since. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 40 : Paul Mason

Welcome to Chapter 40 of the Book Club! This week's guest is one of Iain's regular sparring partners on Newsnight, Paul Mason. In his book Clear Bright Future, Paul calls for a radical, impassioned defence of the human being, our universal rights and freedoms and our power to change the world around us. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 39 : Tim Bouverie

Welcome to the Book Club, this week, Iain is joined by Historian Tim Bouverie who's discussing his book Appeasing Hitler: Chamberlain, Churchill and the Road to War. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 38 : Emily Maitlis

A fantastic episode of the Book Club today with Emily Maitlis. As anchor for the BBC's key political news programme, Newsnight, Emily Maitlis has interviewed some of the most powerful and controversial figures on the political scene. Her book Airhead: The Imperfect Art of Making News is the topic of discussion today. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 37 : Ben Elton

Welcome along to the Book Club with Iain Dale! This week we have Ben Elton joining us to talk about his new novel 'Identity Crisis', a blistering satire of the world as it fractures around us. it's a roller-coaster thriller, where nothing - and no one - is off limits. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 36 : Anita Anand

Welcome to the Book Club, this week's guest is Anita Anand, who's here to discuss her book 'The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj' on the Centenary of the Amritsar massacre. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 35 : Damian Barr

Welcome to this chapter of the Book Club, another fascinating one in store here as Damian Barr joins Iain to chat all about 'You Will Be Safe Here', one of the most-anticipated debut novels of 2019. You Will Be Safe Here is a deeply moving novel of connected parts. Inspired by real events, it uncovers a hidden colonial history and present-day darkness while exploring our capacity for cruelty and kindness If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 34 : Chris Mullin

This week's guest on the book club is Chris Mullin, the author of the incredibly successful 'A Very British Coup'. A mere thirty-five years after the publication of that Novel, former Labour MP Chris Mullin has written a compelling and timely sequel. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 33 : Katie Price and Fern Britton

Welcome to this special Book Club from the archive. The interview with Katie Price was first broadcast on LBC 1/11/13. Fern Britton's chat with Iain was on LBC in 2014. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 32 : Robin Renwick

Welcome to another edition of Iain Dale's Book Club. This week, Robin Renwick is here to talk about 'Not Quite A Diplomat: A Memoir'. The book looks back over Robin's illustrious career in the foreign service and paints vivid and revealing first-hand portraits of some of the giants of international politics over the past forty years, from Mandela and Mugabe to George Bush Sr, the Clintons and Margaret Thatcher. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 31 : Rachel Reeves

Welcome to this edition of Iain Dale's Book Club! It's International Women's Day so we're shining a light on the Women of Westminster: The MPs Who Changed Politics, Rachel Reeves' new book! From household names like Nancy Astor to lesser-known, but equally pioneering politicians such as Florence Horsbrugh and Mavis Tate, Women of Westminster tells the story of the female MPs who shaped Parliament and the country. These women broke into Parliament's boys' club, rewrote the membership rules and in the process set about transforming Britain. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com
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Chapter 30 : Tom Bower

Welcome along to the Book Club, this week Iain sits down with one of Britains most prolific biographers, Tom Bower. His new book is all about the life and times of Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn. Sit and enjoy this in-depth discussion about one of the most polarising politicians of the last few years. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 29 : Caroline Slocock and Theo Barclay

Greetings! This week, we have two guests on the Book Club, Caroline Slocock and Theo Barclay. They've both got great books to talk about, Caroline's is 'People Like Us: Margaret Thatcher and Me', a remarkable political and personal memoir, it details the dying days of Thatcher's No. 10 and reflects on women and power, then and now. Theo's book is entitled 'Fighters And Quitters: Great Political Resignations', it charts the scandals, controversies and cock-ups that obliterated dreams of high office. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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BONUS : Macer Gifford

Welcome to this Bonus chapter of the Book Club podcast. This interview was first broadcast 19th February 2019 on LBC. Iain speaks to Macer Gifford, a former currency trader who travelled to Syria to fight with the Kurdish YPG militia against the Islamic State group. This is one of the most fascinating interviews you're likely to hear and we just had to share it with you. This podcast may not be directly about a book but we wouldn't be surprised if this story isn't turned into one in the coming years! If you enjoyed this podcast, why not listen to For The Many, Iain's political (and funny!) podcast with Jacqui Smith. Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com
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Chapter 28 : Tim Waterstone

Welcome! This week, the guest on the Book Club is a man whose name, at least, surname you will be very familiar with, Tim Waterstone. Tim is one of Britain's most successful businessmen, having built the Waterstone's empire that started with one small bookshop in 1982. The Face Pressed Against a Window is Tim's new book. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 27 : Sir John Nott

Welcome! This week, the guest on the Book Club is Sir John Nott. In this episode John is discussing his book 'Memorable Encounters'. During his varied career John Nott has encountered numerous interesting people, some household names and others well-known in their field. In Memorable Encounters he has selected twenty individuals to discuss and reflect on their contribution. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 26 : William Keegan

Welcome! This week, the guest on the Book Club is William Keegan, he was the Economics Editor of The Observer from 1977 to 2003, and continues to contribute to the paper as a columnist. He's discussing his new book 'Nine Crises: Fifty Years of Covering the British Economy from Devaluation to Brexit'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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BONUS : Joan Collins

Welcome to a Bonus edition of the Book Club, from the Archive. This time Iain is chatting to the wonderful Joan Collins. These interviews were first broadcast on LBC 15th March 2012 and 25th October 2013. If you enjoyed this podcast, why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 25 : Barbara Taylor Bradford

Welcome! This week, the guest on the Book Club is an Author who has sold over 90 MILLION books, Barbara Taylor Bradford. Her new book is Master of His Fate, it's a gripping new Victorian epic from the author of A Woman of Substance. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 24 : Johann Hari

Welcome to Iain Dale's Book Club, this week's guest is Johann Hari and they're discussing Johann's book 'The Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - And the Unexpected Solutions'. *WARNING* Johann recounts a joke from Joan Rivers at the end of the interview that is rather risqué. If you enjoyed this podcast, why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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BONUS : Joan Rivers

Welcome to a Bonus edition of the Book Club from the Archive. This time Iain is chatting to the late, great, Joan Rivers. This interview was first broadcast on LBC 11th October 2012. If you enjoyed this podcast, why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
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Chapter 23 : Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Happy New Year from the whole team behind the Book Club. Today's Chapter features General Stanley McChrystal discussing his book 'Leaders: Myth and Reality'. Stan McChrystal served for thirty-four years in the US Army, rising from a second lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne Division to a four-star general, in command of all American and coalition forces in Afghanistan. During those years he worked with countless leaders and pondered an ancient question: "What makes a leader great?" If you enjoyed this podcast, why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
01/01/1934m 10s

BONUS : Best of 2018

Welcome to the Best of Iain Dale's Book Club 2018. This is a compilation of just a few of the best bits from the podcast this year. Included are clips from: Mary Portas Alistair Campbell Kamal Ahmed Giles & Mary from Gogglebox Gyles Brandreth Max Hastings Kevin Keegan James O'Brien Barbara Hosking Stanley Underhill Derek Draper Max Foster Jeffrey Archer Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you! Iain will be back in the new year with more guests and in the meantime if you enjoyed this podcast, why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/
25/12/181h 5m

Chapter 22 : William Clegg, Jessica Douglas-Home and Simon Jenkins

Welcome to another Chapter of the Book Club, this week Iain chats to William Clegg, his book is 'Under the Wig: A Lawyer's Stories of Murder, Guilt and Innocence'. Jessica Douglas-Home, her book is William Simmonds: The Silent Heart of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Finally, Simon Jenkins, his book is A Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin. If you enjoyed this podcast, please join Iain Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com
18/12/1845m 12s

BONUS: Mark Urban

This is a bonus chapter of the Book Club. This conversation with Mark Urban was first broadcast on LBC on 16th October 2018. Iain and Mark discuss in detail the Russian Spy Poisoning that shocked the everyone in March earlier this year. Mark's book is 'The Skripal Files: The Life and Near Death of a Russian Spy' If you enjoyed this podcast, please join Iain Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC.
14/12/1835m 48s

Chapter 21 : Pete May, Brian Williams & Robert Banks

This week's chapter focuses on one of Iain's main loves, West Ham United. 3 authors, all with books about the Hammers. This is a real treat for fans of the Claret and Blue. Pete May's book is Goodbye To Boleyn: West Ham's Final Season at Upton Park and the Big Kick-off at Stratford. Brian Williams' book is Home From Home: A West Ham Supporter's Struggle to Reach the Next Level. Robert Bank's book is An Irrational Hatred of Everything: My Continuing Odyssey as a West Ham Fan 2003-2018. If you enjoyed this podcast, please join Iain Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com
11/12/1849m 42s

Chapter 20 : Philip Cowley, Tim Shipman & Tom McTague

This Chapter of the Book Club is all about the General election of 2017, it's one for the Politics geeks! Philip Cowley's book is The British General Election of 2017. Tim Shipman's book is Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem. Tim Ross' book is Betting the House: The Inside Story of the 2017 Election.
07/12/1840m 4s

Chapter 19 : James O'Brien

This chapter of the Book Club is one that people have been waiting years to hear. For the first time, Iain Dale sits down with his LBC colleague James O'Brien. They discuss all things about his book 'How To Be Right: … in a world gone wrong', his life and career and they couldn't help it but touch on Brexit too. This episode is essential listening for LBC fans.
03/12/1853m 44s

Chapter 18 : Lewis Goodall, Stephen Kinnock & Francis Beckett

An all Labour Line-up on this chapter of the book club. Lewis Goodall's book is Left for Dead?: The Strange Death and Rebirth of the Labour Party. Francis Beckett's book is co-written with Mark Seddon and is entitled Jeremy Corbyn and the Strange Rebirth of Labour England Stephen Kinnock's book is free from his website and is called Spirit of Britain, Purpose of Labour'.
30/11/1851m 10s

BONUS : Baroness Trumpington

Welcome to this bonus chapter of the Book Club, this interview was first broadcast on LBC in July 2014. Here, Iain is in conversation with Baroness Trumpington, who sadly passed away this week. In 2014 she published 'Coming Up Trumps: A Memoir' and Iain had the chance to talk through her fascinating life. Enjoy.
27/11/1833m 0s

Chapter 17 : Dan Snow, Caroline Shenton & Kamal Ahmed

Dan Snow's book is On This Day in History, it brings to life a key event that happened on each day of the year. Caroline Shenton's book The Day Parliament Burned Down, tells the gripping story of the fire over the course of one fateful day and night. Kamal Ahmed's book is The Life and Times of a Very British Man. A revealing, honest and often comic coming-of-age story about growing up in 1970s Britain on the boundaries of race.
27/11/1854m 23s

Chapter 16 : Mary Portas

This week Iain chats to Mary Portas, an English retail consultant and broadcaster. Her book is entitled 'Work Like a Woman: A Manifesto For Change'.
21/11/1848m 39s

Chapter 15 : Barbara Hosking and Stanley Underhill

This chapter of the Book Club is a special one, 2 guests, both over 90 years old, both homosexual but with very different experiences growing up. Barbara Hosking's book is called 'Exceeding My Brief: Memoirs of a Disobedient Civil Servant' and Stanley Underhill's book is 'Coming out of the Black Country'.
20/11/1832m 6s

Chapter 14 : Gyles Brandreth

This chapter of the book club is a real treat, over an hour's conversation with grammar guru, Gyles Brandreth. He's here to chat about his new book 'Have You Eaten Grandma?' his definitive (and hilarious) guide to punctuation, spelling, and good English for the twenty-first century.
16/11/181h 1m

Chapter 13 : Jeffrey Archer

In this week's chapter, Iain chats to one of the most famous authors in the world, Jeffrey Archer. Jeffrey has sold over 330million books and he's here to talk about his new book 'Heads You Win' which is his first novel for 2 years.
12/11/1841m 34s

Chapter 12 : Andrew Roberts and Christopher Lee

This edition of the Book Club features two fascinating political biographies. Andrew Roberts - Churchill: Walking with Destiny Christopher Lee - Carrington: An Honourable Man
09/11/181h 7m

Chapter 11 : Kate Williams, Robert Hardman & Penny Junor

This Chapter of the Book Club features a trio of Royal watchers and commentators. Kate Williams - Rival Queens - The Betrayal of Mary Queen of Scots Robert Hardman - Queen of the World Penny Junor - All The Queen's Corgis: Corgis, dorgis and gundogs: The story of Elizabeth II and her most faithful companions.
06/11/1846m 36s

Chapter 10 : Giles and Mary from Gogglebox

You can't say we don't give you variety on the Book Club! In this chapter, Iain chats to Gogglebox stars Giles and Mary. This is a fascinating conversation about their book 'The Diary of Two Nobodies'.
02/11/1838m 28s

Chapter 9 : Isabel Hardman, Philip Collins & Tom Baldwin

Whats wrong with our political system, our media and how do we put it right? Isabel Hardman's book is 'Why We Get the Wrong Politicians'. Philip Collins' book is called 'Start Again - How We Can Fix Our Broken Politics'. Finally, Tom Baldwin's book is 'Ctrl Alt Delete: How Politics and the Media Crashed Our Democracy'.
30/10/1845m 55s

Chapter 8 : Jeremy Thompson and Mark Austin

Mark Austin and Jeremy Thompson are this week's guests on the Book Club. Mark's book is called 'And Thank You For Watching: A Memoir'. Jeremy's book is called 'Breaking News: An Autobiography'.
26/10/1850m 9s

Chapter 7 : John Simpson and Paddy Ashdown

This Week on the Book Club, Iain chats to two brilliant authors, one from the world of Politics and one from the world of News. First up, Paddy Ashdown. His new book is called Nein!: Standing up to Hitler 1935–1944. Also on the show, John Simpson has written a novel called Moscow, Midnight.
19/10/1845m 48s

BONUS : Tim Tate, Robert Hutton, Bernard Cornwell & Nick Spindler

In this bonus episode of the book club, Iain chats to 4 authors. Tim Tate has written a book called 'Hitler’s British Traitors: The Secret History of Spies, Saboteurs and Fifth Columnists'. Robert Hutton's book is called 'Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5's Secret Nazi Hunter'. Bernard Cornwell has just written the 11th book in his Last Kingdom series - 'War of the Wolf'. Nick Spindler's first book is 'A Layman's Guide to Space, Time, The Universe and Other Unbelievable Stuff'.
15/10/181h 0m

Chapter 6 : Kevin Keegan

This week, Iain chats to two-time European Footballer of the Year, Kevin Keegan who has just released his Autobiography - My Life In Football. During his career, he was a key player for Liverpool who went on to manage, among others, Newcastle and the England National team.
12/10/181h 0m

BONUS: Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell talks about the seventh volume of his diaries 'FROM CRASH TO DEFEAT', covering the years of Gordon Brown’s premiership.
09/10/1823m 47s

Chapter 5 : Derek Draper and Max Foster

Iain chats to Derek Draper, former advisor to Peter Mandelson and Gordon Brown turned psychotherapist about his new book 'Create Space: How to Manage Time, and Find Focus, Productivity and Success'. CNN Anchor, Max Foster is also on the podcast to talk about his new book 'It's All About Clout'.
05/10/1842m 51s

BONUS: Ruth Davidson on ‘Yes She Can’

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson joins Iain to discuss her new book about women who have inspired her, YES SHE CAN, and her life in politics.
02/10/1848m 59s

Chapter 4 : Max Hastings

Iain talks to former war reporter and newspaper editor turned military historian Max Hastings about his epic new book VIETNAM: An Epic Tragedy 1945-75.
28/09/1851m 28s

Chapter 3 : Sebastian Faulks, Alan Johnson & June Bernicoff from Gogglebox

Iain Dale talks to bestselling novelist Sebastian Faulks about his new book ‘Paris Echo’, and also former Labour Home Secretary Alan Johnson about his unique military memoir ‘In my Life’. Googlebox star June Bernicoff joins them to talk about her memoir ‘Leon and June’ and what it’s like to be on one of the nation’s favourite programmes.
21/09/1859m 54s

Chapter 2 : Dreda Say Mitchell, Amanda Prowse & Judith O’Reilly

Iain talks to three best-selling novelists about their new books, how to get into writing fiction, and how to be successful without an actual publisher. Dreda Say Mitchell – Blood Secrets Amanda Prowse – The Coordinates of Loss and How to Fall In Love Again Judith O’Reilly – Killing State
18/09/1858m 53s

Chapter 1 : Gina Miller, Jacqui Smith & Sophy Ridge

Iain talks to three authors about women in politics, business and the media. Gina Miller (Businesswoman and campaigner: Rise - Life Lessons in Speaking Out, Standing Tall & Leading the Way Sophy Ridge (Sky News presenter): The Women Who Shaped Politics: Empowering Stories of Women Who Have Shifted the Political Landscape Jacqui Smith (Former Home Secretary): The Honourable Ladies – Profiles of Women MPs 1918-1996
14/09/1856m 50s
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