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For The Many


LBC presenter Iain Dale and former Labour Home Secretary Jacqui Smith untangle the world of politics and media. Expect plenty of jokey banter and informed speculation.


288. Shuffling the Pack

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the week’s events including the government reshuffle, Jacqui’s appearance on Pointless Celebrities, Aukus, their nun joke going viral, the M25 protests, Shamima Begum, speaking at party fundraisers, weight & measures, Andrew Neil leaving GB News and the triumph of Emma Raducanu. Smut Quota: Middling.
18/09/212h 7m

287. Jacqui to join Only Fans?

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith review the week’s news and discuss Cressida Dick’s future, Social Care reform, Triple Lock, Abba tickets, Gavin Williamson’s little local difficulty, Priti Patel’s war with France, Covid booster jabs and vaccine passports, David Starkey on Cross Question, Phone in on bisexuality, the 9/11 anniversary, Dominic Cummings Only Fans page, Afghan women, the government’s new LGBT business champion, Emma Raducanu and Jacqui’s ‘graduation’. Smut content: Extremely low.
11/09/212h 2m

286. Thruppling With Wes

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith reunite after a month apart, and they have a lot to discuss including Afghanistan, Abba’s big announcement, Jabs for children, Social care funding, the leaking of the Queen’s funeral plans, Piers Morgan being cleared by Ofcom, the German Election, Hungary’s racist football fans, the Canadian election, the start to the Football season, the Green party leadership debate on LBC and much else besides. Smut quota: Middling
04/09/211h 54m

285. The Wes Streeting Fit & Well Mix

Iain Dale welcomes guest host Wes Streeting to the podcast. They discuss events in Afghanistan, the Unite election result, the Green Party leadership contest, Only Fans’s reverse ferret, Wes’s plumbing difficulties and his 10 by 10 initiative. Smut content: Low
29/08/211h 52m

284. Imbeciles & Flinty Mattresses

Iain Dale and Caroline Flint take a trawl through the week’s news agenda, concentrating on Afghanistan but also turning their attention to the SNP/Green coalition in Scotland, the death of Austin Mitchell, a report on the apparent decline in swearing, Ed Balls’ new cookbook, the banning of porn on ‘Only Fans’ and, er, Harriet Harman’s hair. Smut quota: Lowish
22/08/211h 23m

283. Geronimo’s Last Stand

This week Jacqui welcomes Grant Tucker who spills the beans about sharing a flat with Iain. They discuss Plymouth, Afghanistan, Climate change, tensions in government and Prince Andrew as well as making some alpaca-loving enemies when discussing Geronimo. Grant can remember what A Level grades he got, but neither are impressed by Gavin Williamson. Smut levels: medium.
13/08/211h 25m

282. The Choirboy and the Whip

Jacqui welcomes Tim Montgomerie to fill Iain’s big shoes (small opportunity for smut) and they discuss Tim’s time advising Boris Johnson and where it all went wrong; teenage political crushes; Alok Sharma’s airmiles; travel traffic lights and whether Jacqui will get a holiday away from the caravan she is filling with young men; Latin and Jack Grealish. Smut quota: Lowish.
07/08/211h 34m

281. The Munchies

Iain and Jacqui discuss the latest Covid issues, a cowering Sajid Javid, Boris Johnson’s crime announcement, the Olympics, holidays, the Unite LBC hustings and much more! Smut quota: Middling. Next week it’s Jacqui with Tim Montgomerie.
31/07/211h 19m

280. Playing Nurses

Iain and Jacqui discuss the NHS payrise, the Police Federation’s no confidence in Priti Patel, Dawn Butler being expelled from the House of Commons, the Olympics and much else besides. Smut quota: Middling to low.
24/07/211h 14m

279. Flicking the Bogey

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the aftermath of the Euros, the foreign aid vote, ‘freedom day, Boris Johnson’s ‘levelling up’ speech, floods, the National Food Strategy, golf, Sian Berry, GB News, Iain’s new book and the sudden death of Guardian columnist Dawn Foster. Smut quota: Low-ish
17/07/212h 13m

278. La Cream Pearling & Sugar Kane

Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale discuss the Euros, with a new list of footballer drag queen names, the lifting of Covid restrictions, the withdrawal from Afghanistan, the BBC, Jacqui’s Jet2 experience and Iain’s trip to the Buxton International Festival. Smut quota: Middling
11/07/212h 7m

277. Starmer & Spen

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith talk about the Batley & Spen by-election result and its consequences, the aftermath of Matt Hancock’s resignation and Sajid Javid’s appointment, the Euros, lockdown lifting, Angela Merkel, the Gove marriage split and the Princess Diana statue. Smut quota: Middling to low.
04/07/211h 49m

Introducing 'I've Been Thinking with Peter Frankopan'

Hi, For The Many listener, We’ve got another brand new podcast we think you’ll enjoy. ‘I’ve Been Thinking’ is a new weekly show hosted by Peter Frankopan. As well as being a best-selling author (Silk Roads), Professor of Global History and Oxford and voted as one of the World’s Top 50 Thinkers, Peter uses this podcast to speak with some incredible guests looking at topics from around the world that help understand and explain the past, present and future. Guests include former Director of the FBI James Comey and Chinese artist & activist Ai Weiwei. This is a taster of what you can expect from the show. If you like what you hear please search for I’ve Been Thinking with Peter Frankopan on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts.
01/07/212m 42s

276. Hatt Mancock

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss Matt Hancock’s troubles, the Royal Navy and the Russians, the sentencing of Derek Chauvin, Keir Starmer’s back office reshuffle, social care, John Bercow, a new royal yacht, rape convictions, periods, Euro 2020, Batley & Spen and much more besides. Smut quota: It gets worse as it goes on…
26/06/212h 2m

275. Sloppy Seconds

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the delay to the lifting of lockdown restrictions, the Chesham & Amersham by election result, Batley & Spen, the Euros, the launch of GB News, events in Northern Ireland, Dominic Cummings, Nick Watt and the future of Cressida Dick. Smut quota: Middling to high. Sorry.
19/06/212h 1m

274. The Indestructible Relationship

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith discuss the G7, lifting of lockdown, Gareth Southgate, Euro 2021, the Queen’s Portrait, President Smackron, the Honours List, Matt Hancock & Dominic Cummings and Jacqui’s appearance on Cross Question. Smut content: Lower than last week.
12/06/211h 50m

Introducing 'If It Bleeds It Leads'

Hi For The Many fans – we have a new True Crime podcast we think you’ll enjoy called ‘If It Bleeds It Leads’ Could you be a criminal? What separates the way you think, from the criminal mind? Join the world’s leading professor of criminology, Prof. David Wilson and star of Silent Witness Emilia Fox as they discover what’s really going on behind some of the most notorious crimes. What do you do with have-a-go heroes who try to stop you robbing a bank? What's it like inside an escalating prison riot? And how do you deal with Britain’s most infamous hitman telling you he's been ordered to kill you? In this podcast series you’ll hear from offenders, the police, crime experts and investigators as we delve into the workings of the criminal mind. Here’s a sneaky peak and the first Episode drops on Monday 14th June. If you like what you hear search for ‘If It Bleeds It Leads’ on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts.
11/06/212m 57s

273. Tan Lines Surprise

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith ruminate over trips to Portugal, the spread of Covid, money for schools, foreign aid, the political situation in Israel, Keir Starmer on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories and much else besides. We would like to apologise for the unusually high level of smut in this episode. Sorry Graham.
05/06/211h 25m

272. Friends Reunited

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith discuss the week’s events and have a lot of laughs along the way. This week they talk about Dominic Cummings, Rob Roberts MP’s suspension from the Commons, the Batley & Spen by-election, the Ryanair flight hijacking by Belarus, mismessaging on Covid, the George Floyd murder one year on, the Tory islamophobia report, the Usman Khan inquest, Arlene Foster, Lord Geidt’s report, the Friends reunion, UFOs, the British podcast awards, Blue light glasses and the Playoff final/Champions League final. Phew. Smut quota: Lowish
29/05/211h 50m

271. Plant Based Burgers

Iain and Jacqui review the week’s news and cover the Martin Bashir scandal, Israel and Gaza, the different meanings of Amber, burgers and much more besides. Smut Quota: Middling.
22/05/211h 34m

270. Poots Alors!

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the fallout for Keir Starmer from last week’s elections, they fall out over Voter ID, discuss the situation in Israel and Gaza and what the election of Edwin Poots as DUP leader might mean. Iain reveals his Love DC text and they discuss whether David Cameron can recover his reputation. And on behalf of all For the Many listeners they send their love and support to Wes Streeting, occasional host of the podcast, who has been diagnosed with kidney cancer. Iain reveals his latest Spotify playlist and Jacqui laments the demise of Debenhams. Smut quota: A smattering.
15/05/211h 40m

269. Steer Karmer

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith examine the political situation following last Thursday’s elections. And believe it or not they don’t have a cross word.
10/05/211h 5m

268. For the Many Live 2: Long Corbyn

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith hosted their second For the Many Live event and it’s their longest podcast ever. They discuss the first batch of results from Thursday’s elections and the Battle of Jersey and answer a lot of questions from listeners. Smut quota: Middling to low. You can also watch this episode on Iain Dale’s Youtube Channel.
08/05/212h 37m

267. Tinted Eyebrows

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith record their longest ever podcast to compensate their dear listeners for the loss of the Wednesday podcast! This week they cover the latest developments in the decoration of Boris Johnson’s Downing Street flat, the resignation of Arlene Foster, the anniversary of Tony Blair’s election victory in 1997, next Friday’s live podcast, Tony Blair’s hair, next week’s local elections, the opportunities for micro local businesses post Covid, Noel Clarke, John Snow leaving Channel 4 News and Iain’s latest travails on the A11. Smut quota: Low. Graham will be pleased.
01/05/212h 18m

266. Vacuum of Integrity

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith have a lot to discuss after Jacqui’s caravan break last week. They get straight into the latest political developments on Greensill and James Dyson’s lobbying of the government. What’s Dominic Cummings up to? They discuss Covid in India, the end of the Number Ten Briefing Room, the Derek Chauvin verdict, the Post Office fraud scandal, the collapse of the European Super League, Johnny Mercer leaving the government, St George’s Day, will Jacqui apply to be the new HS2, Iran chairing the UN Committee on Women, who is mostly likely to be the Mayor of the West Midlands, Jeremy Corbyn’s appearance on LBC, Line of Duty, Tom Swarbrick’s golf swing, Southwark LibDems and having a baby at 73. And a very happy birthday to Aaron Barrie. Smut Quota: Middling
24/04/212h 6m

265. Return of the Flint

With Jacqui Smith away, Iain Dale and Caroline Flint discuss the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, the Greensill scandal, Ukraine, Shirley Williams, Astra Zeneca, Caroline’s work as a vaccine volunteer, local elections and Labour’s poll ratings, the joys or otherwise of photoshoots, and Iain describes the trauma he experienced when his Jack Russell went missing. Smut quota: Very low.
17/04/211h 58m

264. Required Decorum

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh and the deaths of three politicians, but don’t worry, it gets a bit more cheerful after that. They also talk about the riots in Northern Ireland, the worrying border conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Alan Duncan’s diaries, the Astra Zeneca decision, Ursula Von der Leyen’s seating issues, David Cameron and Rishi Sunak and Iain’s new obsession with Spotify. And who should replace Jacqui when she’s at her caravan next weekend. Smut quota: Appropriately low. But not quite non existent. They tried their best…
10/04/212h 15m

263. BONUS: Drag Names Compilation 1

BONUS EPISODE: A compilation of drag names by listener Oliver Turner | Prime Ministers, The Cabinet, The Shadow Cabinet, Lib Dems & World Leaders
07/04/2119m 43s

262. Do you believe?

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss religion and Easter (what could possibly go wrong?), whether they’ve won Euromillions (they haven’t), 300 years of Prime Ministers (Jacqui’s lack of knowledge is shocking), Keir Starmer’s first year (6 out of 10, says Iain) and the best Drag Queen corpsing session yet (thanks Oliver Turner!). Smut quota: Very low.
03/04/211h 41m

261. Au Revoir to the Wednesday Podcast

In the last Wednesday podcast for the time being (Saturdays continue as normal!) Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale discuss the lifting of lockdown, the Commission on race, why vaccine take up among some ethnic minorities is so low, David Cameron’s lobbying activities and Joe Biden’s dog. Smut quota: Disappointing middling for the final Wednesday podcast. We’ve let ourselves down, the podcast down, but thank you for all you do.
31/03/211h 8m

260. Cunning Cats

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss Alex Salmond’s new party, the EU vaccine blockade, Lockdown powers, Chinese sanctions, Mondeos, Batley Grammar, flags and musicals. Smut quota: Middling
27/03/211h 58m

259. Pansies in the Hot Tub

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the Bristol protests, the vaccine latest, a year of Covid, Boris Johnson’s greed comments, Prince Harry’s new job title, the death of Barbara Hosking and Lord Tony Greaves and a few other things too. Smut quota: Low to middling
24/03/211h 34m

258. Knickers at Work

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss Nicola Sturgeon’s woes, the vaccine rollout and the EU’s position, the Hartlepool by election, the BBC moving to the regions, Iain winning a Parliamentary Book Award, World Happiness and Joe Bidens stumble(s). Smut quota: Low to middling
20/03/211h 45m

257. We’re Very Sorry, But…

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith announce the end of the Wednesday podcast after Easter, discuss the Astrazeneca suspension by 17 EU countries, David Davis’s speech on the Salmond?Sturgeon crisis, the Policing Bill and the aftermath of the Women’s vigil, the Number Ten 10 TV room, the Integrated Review and the Hartlepool by election. Smut quota: Middling. NOTE: Iain's audio quality is slightly distorted due to some technical difficulties.
18/03/211h 9m

256. Jacqui’s Recital

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss violence towards women, their failure to win the Podcast of the Year award, Margaret Beckett’s insult to Laura Pidcock, British exports to the EU, a new Covid wave on the continent, the naked protest at the French Oscars and they ask, what next for Nigel Farage? Smut Quota: Too high for a Saturday
13/03/211h 49m

255. Senior Moments

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith reveal they’ve missed out on yet another podcast award, they discuss the consequences of the Harry and Meghan interview, Piers Morgan’s departure from Good Morning Britain, Joe Biden’s senior moment, the PAC report on track & Trace, Charles Michel’s untruth about Britain banning vaccine exports and much else besides. Smut quota: Higher than usual.
10/03/211h 34m

254. Toilet Break

Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale review the budget, the proposed NHS pay rise, levelling up, Priti Patel’s bullying payoff, Schools reopening, Downing Street spending money on refurbishment, the royal interview and much else besides. Smut quota: A little higher than a normal Saturday. We’re very sorry.
06/03/211h 59m

253. Addicted to Coke

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss someone impersonatin Iain on Instagram, Rishi Sunak’s coke addiction, the budget, the latest Salmond/Sturgeon shenanigans, Pontins’ anti-Irish discrimination, cutting famine aid to Yemen, the jailing of Nicolas Sarkozy, Trump at CPAC, the success of Zoom and why they won’t be doing a charity sky dive. Smut quota: Lowish
03/03/211h 5m

252. Statues of Lenin

Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale discuss Alex Salmond’s evidence yesterday, vaccine priorities, JVT’s message, Labour’s new defence policy, the CIA report into the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Shamima Begum ruling, next week’s budget, Lady Gaga’s dogknapping, narcissism and, er, Yorkshire puddings. Oh, and they’ve been nominated for another award. Smut quota: Lowish
27/02/211h 55m

251. Hole in One

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith review Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown, they discuss Matt Hancock’s comments on PPE, Alex Salmond’s accusations, Tiger Woods’ crash and the increasing number of women on company boards. This episode contains a nun joke. You have been warned. Smut quota: Middling.
24/02/2158m 39s

250. Our Universal Service

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith celebrate their 250th episode of the For the Money podcast by recording for more than 2 hours 10 minutes. Plenty of incentives to stick with it to the end, though! As well as covering all the political news of the week – Covid, Keir Starmer’s big speech, comings and goings in Number 10, Matt Hancock’s court case, Uber, IR35, Harry and Meghan, the Duke of Edinburgh and coming out of lockdown – we also learn about the dangers of wearing a bra holster and Jacqui’s tidying habits. Or lack of them. Smut quota: Low to middling.
20/02/212h 13m

249. Sending Jacqui into Space

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith review the latest Covid and vaccine developments, they discuss Princess Latifa’s plight in Dubai, free speech in universities, the Munich Security conference, the hunt for a British astronaut and a new book about Jeremy Heywood. Smut quota: Low
17/02/211h 26m

248. Soggy Crackling

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith set the world to rights by discussing if we’ll have to learn to live with Covid, quarantine, holidays, whether the Home Office is fit for purpose, the NHS white paper, Donald Trump’s impeachment, Iain’s talk to Swindon Labour Party, Boris Johnson’s hair, the Number 10 Photographer, whether letters should remain private, the joys or otherwise of outdoor sex and Iain reveals why he spent the morning in tears. Happy Valentine’s Day! Smut Quota: Lowish
13/02/211h 51m

247. Leaving Dirty Underpants in the Kremlin

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith recount their experience of going viral and then discuss border closures, the latest Covid figures, apprenticeships, trade union membership, cladding, Alex Salmond and much else besides. Smut quota: Middling.
10/02/211h 11m

246. Page Three Boy Speaks!

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss vaccines, the prospects for economic recovery, the goings on at Hanforth Parish Council, Keir Starmer’s woes, Kemi Badenoch’s tweets, why they hate doing their VAT returns, local elections, West Ham’s victory over Aston Villa and, er, Celebrity Sumo. Smut quota: A little too high for a Saturday.
06/02/211h 40m

245. Projectile Vomiting Capers

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith pay tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore, discuss the leaked Labour strategy paper, the sacking of SNP MP Joanna Cherry, racism in football, Myanmar and Russia. Iain asks for advice on buying an electric car, and Jacqui reveals a shameful episode in her ministerial past. Smut quota: Low
03/02/211h 21m

244. For the Many Goes Zoom!

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith host their first ever live edition of the podcast on Zoom, with an audience of 1500 listeners watching on the night the EU had to backtrack on plans to create a hard border in Northern Ireland. They discuss the EU Vaccine dispute, Macron’s comments on the AZ vaccine, Sir Desmond Swayne, Boris in Scotland, the withdrawal of the government’s “sexist advert” and much else. Smut Quota: Low to middling. You can watch this episode on Iain Dale’s Youtube Channel
30/01/212h 3m

243. C+ For Effort

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith are in reflective mood on the day after it was announced 100,000 people in the UK have died with Covid. They discuss the EU vaccine rollout, or lack of it, cutting the size of juries, Holocaust Memorial Day, unemployment and the Channel 4 series ‘It’s a Sin’. Smut quota: Middling in the second half.
27/01/211h 23m

242. Coals to Cumbria

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the vaccine rollout, why members of the BAME community seem reluctant to have the vaccine, Joe Biden’s first few days in power, the prospect of a new coalmine, new railway lines, the Chips Channon Diaries and much more besides. Smut quota: Middling to low.
23/01/211h 47m

For The Many Live Zoom Event!

Iain Dale announces a live For the Many podcast on Friday 29 January at 7.30pm. Register for your Zoom ticket at
21/01/212m 3s

241. A Game For All the Family

Iain Dale and Jacqui discuss Joe Biden’s inauguration, presidential pardons, the latest Covid developments, Opposition Day motions and he joys of power naps. Smut quota: Medium to low.
20/01/211h 15m

240. Black Eyes and Kissing Cousins

Iain and Jacqui review the week’s news with sections on vaccines, travel bans, fish, workers’ rights, Angela Merkel and much else besides. Smut quota: Lowish
16/01/211h 28m

239. Toad in the Hole

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss Priti Patel, enforcing Covid guidelines, the vaccine rollout, Donald Trump, Marcus Rashford and free school meals, the abolition of the Brexit select committee and their joint liking for Toad in the Hole. Smut Quota: Middling
13/01/211h 13m

238. Everyone Needs Good Neighbours

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith give us the benefits of their thoughts on Donald Trump and the events on Capitol Hill this week, and Iain reveals the true story of how high neighbours snitched on him enjoying a bit of Trance music. They also talk about lockdown and the vaccine rollout as well as Alex Salmond’s accusations against Nicola Sturgeon. And Page 3 Boy treats us to two jokes. Smut Quota: Non existent. Sorry.
09/01/211h 53m

237. Lockdown: The Sequel

Iain and Jacqui are back with a New Year’s bang with a bumper length edition. They discuss lockdown, vaccines, closing borders, exams, Brexit, Trump, parliamentary boundaries, local elections, what they read and watched over Christmas and much else. Smut quota: Low until the last three minutes.
06/01/212h 2m

236. The For the Many Awards of 2020

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith dole out their much coveted awards for 2020, with their characteristic wit and humour. Well, that’s what it says here. Find out who their sexiest politician of the year is, who wins the award for Best interview, Moment of the year, and much much more. A cracking way to start 2021.
02/01/211h 14m

235. Best of Smut 2020

Iain and Jacqui's best bits of 2020
30/12/202h 37m

234. CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Iain & Jacqui's People of 2020

Iain & Jacqui interview Rory Bremner, David Miliband, Keir Starmer & Ann Widdecombe to discuss the people of 2020
25/12/2045m 30s

233. Ball or Aerosol?

On the eve of Christmas Eve Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale start loading your Christmas stocking with 90 minutes of festive banter, frivolity and the odd bit of political commentary. They discuss the state of the Brexit free trade talks, the likelihood of another national lockdown, Vaccinations, Nigella’s Christmas recipe, the appointments to the House of Lords and the prison system. Smut Quota: Middling.
23/12/201h 34m

BONUS: A new theme tune?

A new theme tune for the new year?
20/12/202m 39s

232. Projectile Vomiting in Caroline Flint’s Car

Jacqui Smith is away on Strictly duties so Caroline Flint deputises again. She and Iain Dale discuss the latest Covid developments and speculate on the likelihood of a last minute Brexit deal. They talk about drug deaths in Scotland, what they’re getting up to for Christmas and answer a lot of questions from listeners. Smut Quota: Virtually non existent. Graham will be pleased.
19/12/201h 33m

231. Home for Christmas

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith give their views on Christmas restrictions, the tier system and veer off into some Ronnie Corbett style stories, before getting back on track to discuss the progress on a Brexit free trade deal. It’s a more or less smut free podcast, until the last twenty minutes. Graham should then switch off, as they both disgrace themselves. Smut Quota: Very High
16/12/201h 23m

230. Hoovering up the body hair

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith evaluate the prospect of no deal with the EU, look at the latest Covid developments, look at the year since the December 2019 general election, discuss Donald Trump’s loss in the Supreme Court, Jacqui’s re-entry into Strictly, the death of Dame Barbara Windsor, Iain’s skip delivery, Jacqui’s dream about body air, her panting lurcher and manicured eyebrows. Smut quota: Very low.
12/12/201h 26m

229. Tiers at Christmas

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith discuss vaccinations, Brexit, the unthinkable thought that journalists might break Tier 3 rules (the very thought) and they answer your questions. Smut Quota: Middling getting higher towards the end.
09/12/2051m 41s

228. Packed Lunch

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the progress, or lack of it, in the EU free trade talks, before moving on to more on vaccines and Covid. They both have a rant at Lloyds Bank and discuss deportations to Jamaica and the death of Valery Giscard D’Estaing. Smut quota: Medium
05/12/201h 27m

227. German Humour

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the House of Commons vote on Covid restrictions, vaccination passports, the Welsh alcohol ban, the collapse of Arcadia and Debenhams and Scottish independence. And as it’s Wednesday there are even more laughs than usual.
01/12/201h 3m

226. A Total Letdown

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith talk about the new tier system, Christmas arrangements, the Autumn Statement, the (lack of a) Free Trade Agreement, the possible collapse of Arcadia, Nicola Sturgeon, Diego Maradona and they ask their listeners for nominations for a Best of For the Many 2020. Smut quota: A bit too much for a Saturday.
28/11/201h 32m

225. Short But Sweet

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith talk Christmas, Rishi Sunak’s autumn statement, Shamima Begum and the Covid vaccines. And there’s a special message from Page Three Boy. Smut content: High.
25/11/2051m 28s

224. One Night in Bangkok

In a bumper two hour edition, Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith chew over the week’s political news and spend a lot of time dissecting the Priti Patel bullying scandal, as well as discussing what happens when lockdown ends in England, what the government might announce about Christmas arrangements, Defence spending, Public sector pay, International Men’s Day, bad book reviews, Amazon delivery times, Iain’s interview with Chris Bryant, The Crown and episode two of Naked attraction. And there are some brilliant questions including one about how Iain and Jacqui caused a car crash in Thailand. Smut quota: Middling
21/11/202h 4m

223. Rearranging Downstairs

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss Jeremy Corbyn’s readmission to the Labour Party, COVID vaccines, Brexit, road pricing, electric cars... and Iain’s back problems. And they play agony aunt and uncle to their listeners. Smut quota: Quite unacceptably high.
18/11/201h 21m

222. Shut the door on your way out

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith review another momentous week in politics. They concentrate on the departures of Lee Cain and Dominic Cummings from Number Ten, the presidential transition, the death of Peter Sutcliffe, the Brexit free trade talks and the publication of Iain’s new book, THE PRIME MINISTERS. Smut content: For a Saturday, high. They’ve let themselves down. Again.
14/11/201h 36m

Introducing Hunting Ghislaine with John Sweeney

Hi For The Many 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

221. The Wednesday Podcast is Back!

Due to no public demand whatsoever, Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale have decided to record a second podcast each week on a Wednesday, ostensibly to help their bereft listeners survive the second lockdown. Frankly it’s because they have got bugger all else to do. They do discuss Biden and Trump, Covid and the resignation of the FA Chairman Greg Clarke (not that one). And then it all gets a bit silly. Smut Quota: Middling to High. It’s Wednesday. Deal with it, Graham. (Not that one).
11/11/201h 8m

220. Papped!

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss in detail the ramifications of what is happening in the United States and what Donald Trump will do next, the latest developments in Covid, the new For the Many face coverings (on sale at, Jacqui’s post Strictly comedown, and while she is recording the podcast Jacqui is papped through her window! And they make an announcement about the future of the podcast. The Wednesday podcast is to return! Smut quota: Low
07/11/201h 46m

219. BONUS: Strictly Over

In a special bonus edition of the podcast Jacqui Smith tells us about the weekend’s events which saw her voted off Strictly Come Dancing. It all gets a little bit “totes emosh” on occasion and Jacqui takes us on her emotional rollercoaster, what the experience has been like, and what it has meant to her. Get your Kleenex ready.
02/11/2035m 34s

218. Will Wednesday Podcasts Return?

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith avoid discussing Strictly (mostly) – as there will be a special bonus podcast tomorrow evening. Instead they spend most of this two hour edition talking lockdown and Corbyn, with the odd thought on the US election and the French terror attack thrown in for good measure. And you get to Iain practising his Welsh. What could possibly go wrong? Smut Quota: Low
01/11/201h 58m

217. Pointless Victory

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith bask in the glory of their victory on ‘Pointless Celebrities’ and Jacqui updates us all on her debut on Strictly Come Dancing. That takes up the first twenty minutes of the podcast before they move on to discussing lockdown in Wales, Free School meals, Angela Rayner’s ‘scum’ comments, test & trace, Emmanuel Macron’s response to the French terror attack, the Pope’s views on civil unions, the US election and devolution. Smut Quota: A little higher than normal. Sorry.
25/10/201h 43m

216. Tits Out, Stomach In

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith spend the first twenty minutes of the podcasts discussing Jacqui’s entry into Strictly Come Dancing and then they turn their attention to the three big political issues of the week – the latest developments in the Covid crisis, the diminishing prospects of a free trade agreement with the EU and developments in the US election campaign. They also spend an hour answering listener questions. Smut Quota: Low to middling. Note: For the next few weeks the podcast will be available from Sunday evenings.
18/10/202h 5m

Introducing 'What Next?' with Lionel Barber

Hi For The Many fans LBC have a new podcast we think you’ll enjoy - Hosted by Lionel Barber, the former Editor of the Financial Times, What Next? focuses on life after COVID-19 and sees the multi-award-winning journalist and author discover how the world is adapting to the pandemic, what needs to change and, most importantly, what lessons we have learnt that will shape our lives for the future. Each week, Lionel will be speaking to some of the biggest leading influential figures in the health, politics, business, technology, arts and environment world, such as former Prime Minister Tony Blair; Elizabeth Cousens, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation; ITV’s Chief Executive Dame Carolyn McCall and many more. Follow Lionel on Twitter: @lionelbarber. Listen and subscribe now on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts

215. Diva!

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss new Covid new restrictions, Allegra Stratton’s appointment as the PM’s spokeswoman, Nicola Sturgeon’s political troubles, the latest developments in the US election, the government’s careers app, Darren Grimes and MPs’ pay. Smut quota: Middling
10/10/201h 24m

214. Spin Cycle Defcon 5

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis, his debate with Joe Biden, the idiocy of people who break Coronavirus rules (yes you Jeremy Corbyn, Stanley Johnson and Margaret Ferrier!), the latest from Strictly, Jenny Murray’s last Woman’s Hour, Priti Patel’s latest brainwave and National Poetry Day. Smut Quota: High at the start, low elsewhere.
03/10/201h 29m

213. Frothy Coffee

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economic Plan, Student ‘incarceration’, office romances, Trump and the transferral of power, Ben Wallace’s comments on an ‘illegal war’, the disappearance of Priti Patel, Iain needing a passport to get into Kent, Harry & Meghan’s comments on the US election, Diane Abbott’s book and Jacqui gives us an update on her ‘Strictly’ activities. Smut Quota: Low. Ish.
26/09/201h 36m

212. Emergency Smutcast

In this welcome return of the Wednesday podcast Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale turn their beady eye on Boris Johnson’s address to the nation and ask whether the measures taken to limit the spread of Coronavirus really go far enough. They also discuss Sir Keir Starmer’s virtual Labour party conference speech, and they lighten the mood at the end with a conversation about ‘bushiness’. Graham should stop listening at approx. 30 mins. Smut Quota: High at the end.
23/09/2037m 48s

211. Second Spike

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the Internal Markets Bill, ask whether a second spike of coronavirus is about to happen, the death of Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, Jacqui’s wardrobe fitting for Strictly Come Dancing and much more besides. Smut Quota: Non existent. Graham will be pleased.
19/09/201h 11m

210. Better Late Than Never

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the latest round of Brexit shenanigans, the Rule of Six, UKIP’s new leader, Rugby, the Proms and the Japan trade deal. Smut Quota: Lowish
13/09/201h 48m

209. Strictly Not a ‘Strictly’ Podcast

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith start of this week’s podcast by discussing the news that Lady Smut will be contestant in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing show. So that’s the first twenty minutes done and dusted. They then move on to their normal fayre of political analysis, gossip and intrigue. This week they discuss Tony Abbott’s appointment as a UK trade adviser, Tim Davie’s first major speech as BBC DG, the XR protests, the rising number of coronavirus cases, and they preview the new James Bond film. Smut quota: Iain: Low, Jacqui: Can’t help herself.
05/09/201h 45m

208. Totes Emosh

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the week’s political news including possible tax rises, the new BBC Director General, developments in Belarus, the return of Parliament and the appointment of a new cabinet secretary. They also get a little emotional when answering a listener’s question. And they break some sad news… Smut Quota: Middling to high. Sorry Graham.
02/09/201h 34m

207. LibDem Advice Surgery

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith dole out some well meant advice to the new LibDem leader Sir Ed Davey, scratch their heads about Chris Grayling’s resignation, talk local government reorganisation (don’t worry, not for long) and Jacqui wonders how on earth Iain’s partner John has put up with him for 25 years. Smut quota: Low.
29/08/201h 27m

206. She’s Back!

Jacqui Smith returns from her holiday’s full of vim and vigour and tries desperately to convince Iain her services are worth retaining, following the popularity of her three stand-ins. They discuss Face masks, returning to school, Gavin Williamson’s continuing travails, Belarus, the BBC and the Proms and answer a lot of your questions. Smut Quota: Low to middling.
26/08/201h 45m

205. The Caroline Flint Show

Jacqui Smith is still on her holidays (she’s back next week) so Iain is joined by former Labour MP Caroline Flint to discuss the week’s news events and much else besides. It turns out to be the longest edition of the For the Many podcast ever – two hours and ten minutes of pure, unadulterated joyful political commentary and entertainment! Do listen to the end as you won’t want to miss some very revealing anecdotes from both Caroline and Iain. In the first part of the podcast they discuss Joe Biden, Gavin Williamson’s week, the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, evictions, Floridian genetically modified mosquitos and the possibility of a new news channel to rival Sky. Smut quota: Low
22/08/202h 10m

204. The Wes Streeting Show

With Jacqui Smith away, Iain Dale invited Labour MP and For the Many podcast Superfan Wes Streeting to sit in the hot seat. They discuss the A Level grading fiasco, Public Health England and the Democrats National Convention, as well as taking on a whole host of listener questions. Smut quota: Disappointingly low for a Wednesday.
19/08/201h 9m

203. The Denise Headley Show

Jacqui Smith is on holiday so Denise Headley joins Iain to chew over the week’s events. They discuss the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, the new Quarantine measures, the reaction to the A Level results and what the government should do next. They answer listener questions too. Smut Quota: Non existent (Graham will be pleased).
15/08/201h 44m

202. Arrivederci Jacquelina!

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the Channel migrants, Kamala Harris, bleak economic figures, Dawn Butler and Ben & Jerries. They also talk about Jacqui’s imminent summer holiday and who will be replacing her on the next three episodes. Stand by for some quality corpsing too. Smut quota: Medium
12/08/201h 16m

201. On White Horses

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith review the news of the last few days and talk about the latest Coronavirus developments, the weird interviews given this week by Trump and Biden, and the likelihood of a Japan-UK trade deal. They answers lots of your questions and reminisce over 1970s television. Smut Quota: Lowish
09/08/201h 46m

200. Not Out

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the explosion in Beirut, the latest developments on Coronavirus, the death of John Hume, Peerages and whether the Tory MP being questioned over sexual assault should have the party whip withdrawn. Smut quota: Middling to low.
05/08/201h 16m

199. The Caravan Rocks

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the latest emergency lockdown in the North West, Donald Trump’s election rigging tweet, Charlie Elphicke’s conviction and much else besides. Smut Quota: Low (with one transgression).
31/07/201h 21m

198. Loving Brandi Carlile

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith turn their attention to Wiley’s antisemitic tweets, the LibDem leadership contest, the Spanish quarantine, the government’s new obesity strategy and BAME representation in the boardroom. And they answer your questions in their own inimitable manner. Smut quota: Middling.
29/07/201h 19m

197. Fat Chozzers

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the government’s new obesity strategy, face coverings, Aston Villa’s chances of avoiding relegation, Wiley’s Twitter shame and how worried the Tories should be about Scotland. And a lot of other nonsense too including the size of Jacqui’s new bed. Listen to the end… Smut quota: Lowish
25/07/201h 53m

196. The Putin Kompromat

The now award winning Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss their Civility in Politics Award before discussing the entrails of the ISC report into Russian activity in the UK. They talk about Labour’s decision to reach a settlement with 7 former employees and Panorama journalist John Ware. Jacqui gets emotional over Aston Villa’s hopes of retaining their Premier League status and they answer a shed load of listener questions. Smut quota: Middling to high.
22/07/201h 26m

195. Eat Out to Help Out

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith indulge in some post watershed chat about the week’s political events including the Intelligence & Security Committee shenanigans, Boris’s Back to Work speech, the plight of the Uigher Muslims, Russia and the vaccine, Liam Fox’s bid to be WTO chief, the EU rescue package, the LibDem leadership contest and the death of civil rights campaigner, John Lewis. Smut quota: Middling
18/07/201h 48m

194. Runny Custard

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss Huawei, Face Masks, Paedophile hunters, Sir Keir Starmer’s first 100 days and PMQs. Smut quota: Possibly a little too high
15/07/201h 25m

193. Dreaming of Layla

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith ask whether the wearing of facemasks should be made mandatory. They ask why Donald Trump would intervene on Roger Stone’s behalf and commute his sentence and bemoan the retail job losses on the UK High Street. They discuss the membership of the Intelligence and Security Committee and the non publication of the Priti Patel report. They then talk about the use of personal pronouns and a few other things besides: Smut quota: Very low, apart from at the end.
11/07/201h 29m

192. Snort, Snort

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith analyse Rishi Sunak’s Summer Statement and ask the all important question: Can someone who is 5’7” become Prime Minister? They lament that the party conferences have all been cancelled and they discuss the imminent demise of the BBC’s Politics Live programme and ask how the BBC can seriously call itself a public service broadcaster if this happens. And Iain panics when he learns his books have gone out of stock. Smut quota: Middling to high right from the start.
08/07/201h 31m

191. Hong Kong Phooey

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith turn their attention to Hong Kong, lifting lockdown, David Starkey and televised press conferences in Number Ten. And Jacqui insists on talking about The Clap…. for the NHS… Smut Quota: Low
04/07/201h 45m

190. Build, Baby, Build

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the Leicester lockdown, Boris Johnson’s big speech in Dudley, job losses and Richard Madeley’s mea culpa on domestic violence. Smut quota: Middling
01/07/201h 18m

189. Rebecca Who?

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith examine the entrails of Rebecca Long-Bailey’s political career and ask if Keir Starmer did the right thing by sacking her. They talk about why some people think lockdown is over and the consequences of abandoning social distancing. They ask if Robert Jenrick is safe in his job and Jacqui bemoans the cancelling of Glastonbury (Iain doesn’t). They discuss Parler, a new rival to Twitter and at the end of the podcast they indulge in the best corpsing you’ll ever hear, in reaction to Alison’s question. Enjoy: Smut Quota: Middling.
27/06/201h 52m

188. Twice a Week

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the lockdown measures which are being lifted, the Reading terror attack, the Windrush and Brexit anniversaries, and ask who should be the three Jokers in a pack of prime ministerial playing cards. Iain and Jacqui wish to apologise for the lack of a question from Noah Keates. Smut Quota: Medium to high
24/06/201h 25m

187. Blue Rim, Red Rim

Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale discuss events in the week’s political debate including the relaxing of the 2 metre social distancing rule, the failure of the Tracing App, Black Lives Matter, Why Trump hates Bolton (has he ever been there?!), and the return of Premier League football. Smut Quota: Lowish
20/06/201h 21m

186. Jacqui’s Front Door

Iain and Jacqui discuss free school meals and the abolition of the Department for International Development before moving on to answer lots of listener questions like: Might they one day get married? Have either of them ever had a strong accent? The podcast ends rather abruptly when Jacqui hears a man knocking on her front door. Smut quota: Medium
17/06/201h 8m

BONUS: Getting Together

In this podcast for the Jo Cox Foundation, Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale talk about the Great Get Together weekend, their own friendship and why public discourse is at an all time low.
17/06/2036m 13s

185. Bubbling with Support

Iain and Jacqui discuss how Jacqui is deploying her own support bubble, the terrible GDP figures announced this week, the Black Lives Matter protests, whether Little Britain and other shows should be censored, the return of Denise from Enfield and whether Britain and the EU will, in the end, come to a free trade deal. Smut Quota: Ish
13/06/201h 53m

184. Jacqui on 33 1/3

Iain and Jacqui discuss the Black Lives Matter protests, PMQs, British Airways and they answer your questions. There were a few technical difficulties in the first half which resulted in Jacqui being played at 33 1/3 RPM (younger listeners should ask their parents). Smut quota: Middling
10/06/201h 12m

183. Denise

Iain and Jacqui talk about facemasks, China and Hong Kong, Donald Trump’s reaction to the killing of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter protests, Madeleine McCann and the new BBC Director General. Iain also relates how Denise from Enfield came to co-present his LBC show on Thursday. And there are lots of your questions. Smut quota: Middling
06/06/202h 2m

182. Revelations

Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale take on their usual Wednesday role of Agony Aunt and Uncle to the nation. However, they commence by talking about Coronavirus, PMQs and events in America. Jacqui reveals all (well, that’s a bit of an exaggeration) about the new man in her life, and they both have a couple of corpsing moments, due to the hilarious emails they are getting from you, the dear listener. Smut Quota: Middling to high.
03/06/201h 21m

181. Hong Kong Fooey

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith cast their beady eyes over the latest Coronavirus developments and wonder whether we are lifting lockdown too quickly. They discuss Hong Kong and the terrible events in Minneapolis and how Donald Trump has worsened the crisis. They talk about the latest controversy hitting Newsnight, and answer more questions than ever. And Iain reads out possibly the longest poem ever written by a reader. Smut Quota: Lowish with the odd fall off the tightrobe of double entendres. Sorry Graham.
30/05/201h 55m

180. Paddington Glitter

Iain and Jacqui spend most of the podcast answering your questions on everything from Dominic Cummings to career advice and Gin recommendations. Given Iain doesn’t drink, he wasn’t very interesting on that one, until Jacqui mentioned Gin with glitter in it. It went downhill from there…
27/05/201h 16m

179. Not So Classic Dom

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith host an emergency edition of the For the Many podcast in which they spend half an hour discussing the latest developments in ‘Domgate’ and speculate on whether his press conference did more harm than good.
26/05/2031m 56s

178. Cummings & Goings

Iain and Jacqui discuss Dominic Cummings and whether he can stay in his job as Boris Johnson’s chief adviser. They talk about the debate about schools reopening, the climbdown by Boris Johnson over the NHS surcharge and whether Parliament should return without remote access. They start off by talking about Jacqui’s appearance on the DumTeeDum podcast and Mental Health Awareness Week. They wish to apologise for the lack of corpsing moments, and for the fact there are only two moments of smut during the whole podcast. They promise to up their game on Wednesday.
23/05/201h 29m

Windy Gussets

Iain and Jacqui get highly excited about the LibDem leadership contest, they debate the situation in care homes, the NHS surcharge for immigrants, the row between Sadiq Khan and the government and the TFL bailout and just how good is Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister of Scotland.
20/05/201h 26m


Iain and Jacqui discuss whether schools should reopen or not and all the latest coronavirus developments, as well as answer even more questions than usual, even if they do get diverted down some rhetorical alleyways on the way. It’s one of their more thoughtful podcasts…. Until someone asks which cartoon characters they fancy. Yabbadabbadoo!
16/05/201h 53m

Surprise Package

Iain and Jacqui discuss the government’s announcements on lockdown and whether mixed messaging is a ‘thing’. They answer a lot of your questions and at the end of the podcast Jacqui receives a surprise package from her Hermes delivery driver. It’s probably their chattiest podcast yet. Lots of laughs and the odd meaningful moment.
13/05/201h 24m

We’ll Meet Again

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss mugs, VE day celebrations, lifting the Coronavirus lockdown, quarantining new arrivals into the country, Adam Boulton, whether the Electoral Commission is fit for purpose and Iain’s new tractor. Smut quota: Very low
09/05/201h 36m

Snorting Jacqui

Iain and Jacqui discuss three resignations, Keir Starmer’s first PMQs and all the latest developments in the Coronavirus crisis. They answer your agony aunt questions and speculate who their most likely murderers would be. Smut quota: Medium.
06/05/201h 18m

Mugs & Jugs

Iain and Jacqui celebrate the arrival of the For the Many mugs and then turn their attention to the latest developments in the Coronavirus crisis. They talk about whether Health Secretary Matt Hancock fiddled the figures to achieve his target of 100,000 tests a day, whether we should wear face masks and the prospects of lockdown being lifted. Jacqui talks about her singing in a virtual choice, while Iain reveals why he is gripped by a new Australian political documentary. Smut Quota: Medium
02/05/201h 54m

The Stork Delivers

Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale discuss Priti Patel, Dominic Cummings, Coronavirus, the new Johnson baby and whether Boris Johnson should take paternity leave. Iain says no and Jacqui says yes. They also answer a zillion of your questions in a bid to inform and entertain in their unique matter to take your mind off all your troubles! Smut Quota: Medium
29/04/201h 3m

Plops & Parps

Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale have a bit of a falling out over Dominic Cummings (but they do it nicely, obvs) and they discuss all the latest politics surrounding Coronavirus. Iain talks about his new job as media critics for Reaction.Life and they discuss the merits or otherwise of mushy bananas. Lots of your questions answered too. Smut Quota: Medium (sorry).
25/04/201h 47m

Front door, back door

Iain and Jacqui debate the latest developments on the Coronavirus crisis and answer a multitude of your varied Dear Auntie Jacqui and Dear Uncle Iain questions. To the best of their ability. Listen out for a very long corpsing moment, and also for their advise on consuming an Arctic Roll or a Viennetta. Seriously. Top quality political analysis, this. Smut Quota: Not quite as high as last Wednesday, but not far off.
22/04/201h 4m

Islands in the Stream

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith put the world to rights on Coronavirus, a Brexit extension and Keir Starmer, and they answer more questions from their devoted listeners. They break into song (sorry about that) and Iain tells a listener’s dirty joke only to find that Jacqui often tells the same joke herself. Smut Quota: Medium
18/04/201h 40m

Corpsing Aunties

Iain and Jacqui discuss the lastest Coronavirus developments and Labour’s leaked document on anti-semitism before taking on the role of Agony Aunt and Uncle to the Nation. You have been warned. Smut Quota: Off the scale
15/04/201h 10m

Car keys in the bowl

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith pore over the latest developments in the Coronavirus crisis and analyse Keir Starmer’s front bench appointments, as well as answering loads of very incisive questions from you, the dear listener. Smut Quota: Medium to High (Again)
11/04/201h 32m

Dear Auntie Jacqui

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the plight the Prime Minister is in in intensive care and whether there is a power vacuum at the top of government. They conclude there isn’t. And they spend 45 minutes answering questions from listeners with, shall we say, a little too much candour at times. Smut quota: High
08/04/201h 1m

Dogs On The Bed

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the election of Sir Keir Starmer as leader of the Labour Party and wonder whether he can rebuild its electoral fortunes. They talk about all the latest developments on Coronavirus and answer a shedload of listener questions in their unique and ribald way. Smut quota: disappointingly low to middling.
04/04/201h 35m

Eating a Crème Egg

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith reprise their roles as Agony Uncle and Aunt to the nation in these difficult times. They review the latest developments on Coronavirus then take listener questions and give tips on how to survive self-isolation – some of them more helpful than others. Smut Quota: Medium to Highish
01/04/201h 0m

Jugs & Duvets

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith analyse the implications of Boris Johnson getting the Coronavirus and question the role of the media in this crisis. They also answer a lot of listener questions. Smut Quota: Middling
29/03/201h 24m

Snatch, Lift, Jerk

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith go into agony aunt and uncle mode on their new midweek podcast. They discuss latest developments in the Coronavirus crisis and how they’re coping being at home all the time. They then answer listeners’ questions including what to do if your wife gets a piece of Special K stuck? Smut Quota: Middling to high.
25/03/2059m 4s

Dungeons & Gimp Masks

Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale talk extensively about the Coronavirus crisis but intersperse the seriousness with their characteristic humour, laughs and a lot of smut. Seriously. Well, someone needs to lighten the national mood, don’t they? And these two prove they’re up to the task… Smut Quota: Off the scale
21/03/201h 34m

What Gloria Gaynor Said

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith review the latest developments in the Coronavirus crisis and the budget. Jacqui isn’t impressed by Chris Grayling’s new job and they discuss a very creepy photo of Iain. Smut quota: Low
14/03/201h 25m

Muffled Applause

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith analyse the government and public response to the Coronavirus crisis, they wonder whether Priti Patel can survive and express surprise at the way the Democratic primaries have turned out. They talk ‘tampon tax’ and ‘For the Many’ mugs, as well as answer listener questions. Smut quota: High, from the beginning
08/03/201h 21m

Priti Vacant

This emergency extra edition of the For the Many podcast sees Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale reacting to the breaking news of the resignation of Sir Philip Rutnam as Permanent Secretary of the Home Office. Jacqui shares her insights as a former Home Secretary, while Iain assesses the political fallout. Smut quota: Absolutely zero.
29/02/2019m 2s

Blowing Horns

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith talk about the Labour leadership and Jacqui reveals who she will be voting for. Will she betray the sisterhood? Listen and find out. They discuss the developing Coronavirus situation, the report on paedophilia in Westminster, changes in university application procedures and the appeal court decision on Heathrow expansion. Plus they both reveal how much it would take for them to get their kit off on TV. Brace yourselves. Smut quota: A bit too high for comfort.
29/02/201h 26m

Mugged Off

Jacqui Smith returns to the podcast after her sojourn in India and reveals what going on a singles holiday is like. She and Iain then discuss the death of Caroline Flack, Priti Patel’s bumpy week, the government’s new points based immigration system, Michael Bloomberg’s terrible presidential debate performance, the dangers of hiring ‘weirdos’, #WheresBoris and they discuss the latest developments in the Labour leadership contest: Smut quota: Fair to middling
23/02/201h 23m

Classic Dom

Iain Dale and Ayesha Hazarika dissect the cabinet reshuffle and wonder if Dominic Cummings has completed his takeover of the political side of the government machine. Iain talks for the first time about his walkout from the Good Morning Britain studio and they discuss the latest developments in the Coronavirus crisis, the New Hampshire Primary and the deportation of foreign criminals. And Ayesha falls of her chair. Smut quota: Medium
14/02/201h 18m

Jazz Hands

Jacqui Smith is away! So Iain Dale & Ayesha Hazarika discuss the latest developments on Donald Trump’s impeachment and the US Presidential race. Ayesha declares her love for Nancy Pelosi and Iain rolls his eyes. They talk about the Labour leadership, the impending government reshuffle, Tracy Brabin’s bare, naked shoulder and Diane Abbot’s tweet on the Bercow bullying allegations. Smut quota: High. From the start.
08/02/201h 3m

Scented Candles

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith look back on Brexit Day and wonder what will be different. They analyse the cuts to BBC News, the seriousness of the Coronavirus, the coming cabinet reshuffle, the Iowa caucuses, Huwawei, HS2 and Iain wonders if Jacqui has ever ‘walked like an Egyptian’. And Jacqui looks forward to her holiday in India. Smut quota: unusually high. We’re sorry.
02/02/201h 28m

Snatching Victory

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the Coronavirus, the prospects of the four remaining Labour leadership candidates and how they will each mark our exit from the European Union on Friday. They look at the BBC after Tony Hall, why Victoria Derbyshire’s show has been axed and the future funding of the Corporation. They talk about HS2, Holocaust Memorial Day and the importance of maiden speeches. Smut from the very beginning!
26/01/201h 44m

Foot Long German Sausage

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith talk about royal developments (not because they want to), ask which of the candidates for the Labour leadership have had a good or a bad week and wonder why the LibDems won’t have a new leader until July. Jacqui takes on her critics over the Manchester grooming sex abuse scandal and they answer the question: to bong, or not to bong.
19/01/201h 37m

Whispering Barry Gardiner Memorial Edition

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith pour over the week’s news and debate the royal goings on, events in Iran and the Labour leadership contest. Jacqui reveals what she will do if a certain candidate wins and Iain gives Jess Phillips some well meant advice. They discuss the consequences of Samira Ahmed’s employment tribunal win for the BBC and look forward to their appearance on Pointless Celebrities this week.
12/01/201h 9m

Happy New Beaver

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith reveal how they spent Christmas and the New Year, discuss the growing crisis over the assassination of the Iranian military leader General Soleimani, and they spend the rest of the podcast answering a wealth of your questions on subjects like the Labour leadership, Dominic Cummings, football and which country they’d like to be British Ambassador in. Smut quota: Low
04/01/201h 12m

Review of 2019

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith look back at a year which saw a change of prime minister, a general election, protests in Britain, France and Hong Kong, Donald Trump impeached and a Brexit deal done and ready to put in the over. Sort of. So not much to talk about then… Smut quote: Low
31/12/191h 13m

Awards of 2019

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith dish out their end of year awards to the politically deserving and undeserving. They empty their sack of awards doling out Worst Minister of the Year, Sexiest politician of the year and much more besides. What better way to celebrate Christmas than listening to two people who genuinely believe giving is better than receiving? Smut Quota: High, at the start!
24/12/191h 5m

Yuletide Ladyparts

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the week’s post-election events including the Queen’s Speech, the passing of the Brexit Bill, political appointments, the Labour leadership race and they reveal how they will be spending Christmas day. They also discuss the impeachment of Donald Trump and why people send homophobic hate mail. Smut Quota: Low
22/12/191h 19m

Heaving Chests

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith discuss the momentous result of the general election and Jacqui loses not time into ripping into Jeremy Corbyn. They look at the consequences for British politics over the next five years and wonder how Labour can rebuild. They talk reshuffles, Brexit and identify the potential candidates for the Labour leadership. They talk about their run-in with Grace Blakely on Good Morning Britain and answer a lot of listener questions. Smut quote: Low
15/12/191h 59m

DAILY TRAIL: Campaign Trail comes to an end

In this episode Shelagh and Iain discuss Nigel Farage's comments saying Britain will face another Brexit crisis in the spring if Tories win. Nicola Sturgeon attacks Boris Johnson saying he is the 'greatest threat to Scotland of any Tory PM in modern times' And the leader of Plaid Cymru has called for a law to stop politicians lying to public.
11/12/1927m 59s

For The Many: Once Over Easy

In their final podcast before polling day Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith review the election events of the past few days. They wonder why Boris Johnson behaved as he did over the child at Leeds Infirmary and talk about Labour’s Jonathan Ashworth falling victim to a leak by a supposed friend. They give their predictions for the result on Thursday and preview LBC’s election night show. Smut Quota: Low.
11/12/1939m 12s

DAILY TRAIL: That non punch

Shelagh and Iain discuss the “fake news” surrounding the Conservative's after party sources wrongly claimed that a Cabinet minister’s aide was punched outside the hospital where a four-year-old boy was photographed lying on the floor.
10/12/1911m 54s

DAILY TRAIL: Bobot and lessons in being human

In this episode Shelagh and Iain discuss the extraordinary moment where Boris grabs a reporter’s phone so he didn’t have to look at a photo of a sick child that was featured on the front page of the Mirror. Plus, the PM hints that the BBC Licence Fee may go. Elsewhere on the campaign trail, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell sets out Labour’s first 100 days in power which includes, mass nationalisation a budget to save the NHS. They also discuss politicians not being able to break away from campaign mode.
09/12/1932m 31s

For The Many: Knocking Up

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith discuss the latest events in the election campaign including the final debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn. Jacqui relates her experience knocking on doors in Workington and they both tell their stories about being a candidate on polling day and then making a concession speech at the count. Smut quota: Zero
08/12/191h 4m

DAILY TRAIL: Boris picking and choosing interviews

In this episode Shealgh Fogarty is joined by LBC's Matthew Thompson. They dicusses Boris defending his decision not to do Andrew Neil interview. Tony Blair and John Major appear alongside each other to urge tactical voting and the leaked document on trade deal impact on Northern Ireland dismissed by the Tories.
06/12/1919m 4s

DAILY TRAIL: Brexit Exit for MEP's & Andrew Neil still waiting for Boris

In this episode, Shelagh and Iain look at whether the wheels are starting to come off Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party with the loss of four MEP’s? Boris Johnson refuses to commit to doing an interview with Andrew Neil. Is Sajid Javid right or wrong when he says Labour are to blame for the rise in homelessness and seventy Labour staffers give statements to antisemitism inquiry. Plus would Jeremy Corbyn stand down if he loses this election?
05/12/1924m 59s

For The Many: Nice Beaver

Jacqui Smith & Iain Dale discuss the NATO summit, Justin Trudeau’s faux pas, the LibDem XR protest, the New Statesman refusing to endorse Corbyn and Jeremy Corbyn’s irritating habit… Jacqui reveals she wished she hadn’t contested the 2010 election and they both relate how it feels to lose an election.
05/12/1935m 34s

DAILY TRAIL: Trump labels Trudeau 'Two-Faced'

Did diplomacy fail when Justin Trudeau was caught on camera laughing behind the President’s back at Buckingham Palace? And was it diplomatic for the President to call him ‘two-faced’? Shelagh reveals for the first time ever that she supports Trump, plus what can we read into the President cancelling his press conference at the Nato summit?
04/12/1917m 31s

ELECTION: Sadiq Khan responds to London Bridge Attack & where’s Moggy?

In this episode Ann Widdecombe tells us what offers she had from Number 10 to stand aside. Michael Gove is quizzed over that confusing number of new nurses they plan for the NHS. Sadiq Khan is asked what went wrong at London Bridge that led to the deaths of Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones and Labour’s Barry Gardiner is put on the spot about Labour’s Brexit position
04/12/1931m 29s

Iain Dale introduces Rule Britannia with Tom Swarbrick

If you're enjoying this podcast, then you should listen to Rule Britannia! Join LBC's Tom Swarbrick as he interviews leading experts, politicians and industry influencers to gather a weekly round up of the most important world news and hidden topics that you won't have heard about. Find out just what goes on behind closed doors and how today's decisions will affect Britains future. Coming soon. Search for Rule Britannia, subscribe on Global player or wherever you get your podcasts, now!
04/12/191m 55s

DAILY TRAIL: Columbo, Trump and Ronnie Corbett

In this episode Shelagh and Iain examine the words coming out of Donald Trump’s mouth as he held nearly an hour long press conference here in London. Should we trust him when he says he’s not interested in the NHS? And as Columbo would say, just one more thing....Is the President correct when he says that he predicted Brexit the day before Brexit happened?
03/12/1923m 12s

DAILY TRAIL: Politicisation of London Bridge & Donald Trump's Arrvial

In this episode Shelagh and Iain look at the politicisation of the terror attack at London Bridge and whether it was inevitable that the debate would form part of the campaigns? Also what impact will Donald Trump have on the election when he touches down in the UK? Plus Shelagh and Iain work out their UKIP names.
02/12/1927m 49s

ELECTION: Boris Johnson Interview with Nick Ferrari

In this episode, you can hear the full unedited interview with Prime Minister Boris Johnson where he is questioned over the NHS, Donald Trump and his comments about single mothers. Also when was the last time Boris had a Greggs sausage roll?
02/12/1959m 13s

For The Many: The Bravery of Crowds

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith review the London Bridge terror attack and try to work out what effect, if any, it might have on the election campaign. They review the latest polls and debates and review the performances of the 7 politicians who took part in Friday’s BBC debate in Cardiff. Smut Quota: Very Low
30/11/191h 1m

DAILY TRAIL: London Bridge Incident & Boris on LBC

In this episode having just come off air Shelagh discusses with Iain the importance of factual reporting during on going incidents such as London Bridge. They also look to the seven way TV debate and whether Channel 4 was right to use an ice scuplture as a stand in for Boris?
29/11/1923m 31s

DAILY TRAIL: Whats a billion Between Friends

Today Iain Dale is joined by LBC's Senior Reporter Matthew Thompson. The pair talk about the IFS, Women in politics and Northern Ireland.
29/11/1922m 29s

For The Many: Thin Gruel

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith turn their attention to a rather thin Tory manifesto, Labour’s promise to the WASPI women, Jeremy Corbyn’s car crash interview with Andrew Neil and whether the NHS is for sale to America. Jacqui explains her reverse advent calendar and they pay tribute to Clive James. Smut quota: Non existent
28/11/1941m 18s

DAILY TRAIL: Is The NHS Up For Sale?

Shelagh and Iain focus their attention on labour, saying the NHS is up for sale! Labour aren’t free yet as the pair reflect on the interview with Andrew Neil and Jeremy Corbyn. Also, they pay their respects to the late Gary Rhodes, Jonathan Miller and Clive James.
27/11/1922m 41s

DAILY TRAIL: Chief Rabbi Intervention & Register to Vote!

In this episode Shelagh and Iain examine the intervention by the Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, who highlights the anxieties over Mr Corbyn’s fitness to govern. Have religious leaders always been vocal in general elections? Plus Tuesday the 26th November is last day to register to vote, with over 2 million registering already, what impact will this have on the election result?
26/11/1920m 11s

DAILY TRAIL: Skinnyfesto's and Baaaaaaa

Shelagh and Iain turn their attention to the Tory manifesto and Jo Swinson's comments on Andrew Marr's programme about trans women. We also learn something very interesting about Iain's mum.
25/11/1926m 51s

ELECTION: Swinson on Prince Andrew and candidates failing to know their manifesto

In this episode Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson shares her views over that Prince Andrew interview. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is asked about the Conservative Press Office fake fact check account. Nigel Farage reveals who he will be voting for and two Lib Dem candidates fail to know the detail of their manifesto.
25/11/1932m 18s

For The Many: Fluffy Bunnies

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith examine the latest election developments including the Labour and Brexit Party manifestos, the BBC Question Time debates, why some politicians are being hidden from us in this campaign, and much more besides. They also play ‘fluffy bunnies’ (yes, really) and Jacqui explains some unfortunate happenings at her yoga class. Smut quota: Middling to low.
24/11/191h 36m

DAILY TRAIL: Brexit Party Manifesto & Social Care

In this episode Shealgh & Iain look at the Brexit Party's 'contract with the people' and what each of the parties stance is on social care.
22/11/1919m 55s

DAILY TRAIL: Labour Manifesto & Priti Patel's Poverty Comments

In today’s episode, we look at the Labour Manifesto Launch and Home Secretary Priti Patel’s comments that Government is not to blame for poverty. Also what brings Iain close to tears? Download to find out!
21/11/1921m 7s

For The Many: Fact-checking Teabags

Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale delve into the latest election campaign developments, including the ITV leaders debate, the CCHQ factchecking farrago and trawl over the entrails of the ‘Camelgate’ scandal. Smut quota: Lowish
21/11/1937m 48s

DAILY TRAIL: CCHQ Twitter Warning & Lib Dem Manifesto

In today’s episode, we look at the fallout from those TV debates and the warning to CCHQ Press Office over their Fact Check Twitter account. We also look at the Lib Dem manifesto launch which includes frequent flyer levy’s and Boris Johnson's pledge over national insurance contributions.
20/11/1923m 38s

ELECTION: Farage Payback, Nuclear Deterrents and Lib Dem Pacts

In this episode Eddie Mair grills Nigel Farage on the Brexit party candidates he stood down and whether or not he will pay them back. Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry responds to Nick Ferrari’s question on whether Jeremy Corbyn would ever use a nuclear deterrent. Should we be concerned about foreign meddling in this General Election? Former Culture Secretary John Whittingdale defends the postponement of the report into Russian interference. Will the Lib Dem’s form a remain pact with Labour? Lib Dem Deputy Leader Ed Davey is asked to explain and Green Party Candidate Caroline Lucas admits to long haul flights.
18/11/1932m 49s

For the Many: Game, Set & Snatch

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith cast their beady eyes over all the developments in the election campaign. Will Labour’s free Broadband be an election winner or will people be sceptical about ‘free stuff’ and the cost to the taxpayer? They preview Tuesday’s ITV head to head debate between Corbyn and Johnson and then turn their attention to the Tump impeachment hearings, the Prince Andrew interview, as well as pay tribute to Frank Dobson, who died last week. They end by talking about the new series of ‘I’m a Celebrity’, ‘The Crown’ and ‘The Man in the High Castle’. Smut Quota: Medium
17/11/191h 31m

For the Many: Unhappy Endings

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith turn their attention to the latest developments in the election campaign and debate whether Nigel Farage’s decision not to stand candidate in Tory seats will have any impact on the final result. They look at the arguments about flood defence policy and the various candidate problems each of the parties has been experiencing. Smut Quota: Medium to High
14/11/1939m 49s

LBC Election 2019: Informing Your Choice at the Ballot Box

For the next few weeks up to the General Election, For The Many will be changing it's name to LBC Election 2019. You will still be able to enjoy two episodes of For The Many each week along with the best bits of LBC’s election coverage. Over the campaign period, LBC’s biggest names including Iain Dale, Eddie Mair, James O’Brien and Nick Ferrari will be regularly grilling politicians from all the parties and this will be the place that brings all those key election moments. You will also hear those LBC callers putting those in power on the spot. Hosted by a different LBC Presenter each week, we’ll make sure you don’t miss a trick during this election campaign so that you will be better informed at the ballot box.
13/11/191m 2s

Election, Schmelection

Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale analyse the candidate woes that both main parties have experienced this week, but they do find a little time to talk about policy. A very little. They look at Tom Watson’s motivations for not standing in this election and examine the latest opinion polls. Jacqui’s a little sniffly this week. Remember, throughout the election there will be two episodes a week of the For the Many podcast, usually on Thursday and Sunday mornings. Smut quota: Low
10/11/191h 13m

A Mass Debate

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith analyse the first few days of the election campaign. They rate the performances of the main parties and their leaders, talk about TV debates, the travails of the Tory campaign and there’s the odd bit (well, two bits actually) or Jacqui Smith inspired smut. What more could you ask for from a bonus podcast!
07/11/1941m 5s

Jacqui’s Spin Cycle

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss all aspects of the beginning of the general election campaign, where the parties are in the polls, how the Brexit Party may affect the result, who’s had the best start to the campaign, Nigel Farage’s LBC interview with Donald Trump, . They also turn their attention to the Grenfell Tower report, the government’s failure to publish the ISC report, the election for a new Speaker, Rod Liddle, Any Questions, booing journalists and why Asda is treating its workers so badly. They also answer a shed load of questions in amongst which they both corpse. Smut quota: Medium to High
03/11/191h 43m

Jezza’s Election Dilemma

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss the likelihood of a general election and speculate on whether Jeremy Corbyn is at odds with his party over the issue. They talk about the death of 39 Chinese nationals in a container truck in Essex, the LBC Rajar figures, Jacqui’s trip to Beirut and Boris Johnson’s failure to appear before the Liaison Committee. And Iain wants your money, and announces some new theatre dates. SMUT QUOTA: Almost non existent. Sorry.
25/10/191h 4m

Puff the Magic Dragon

Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale spend much of the podcast discussing Boris Johnson’s deal and the ramifications of the Letwin amendment. Suffice today, there’s not too much agreement this week! They also discuss Dame Louise Ellman’s resignation from the Labour Party and the Rugby World Cup, as well as revealing a bit too much (in Iain’s case) in questions. Smut quota: Low
20/10/191h 6m

Beirut Babes

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith record an earlier than usual podcast because she’s off to Beirut for the weekend and Iain’s in North Devon. Well that’s their story anyway. In this hour long episode they discuss the prospects of an EU deal and whether the Boris/Leo meeting might be a breakthrough moment. They discuss diplomatic immunity in the light of the Harry Dunn tragedy, the conflict between Turkey and Syria, and the prospect of gay couple on Dancing on Ice and Strictly. Oh, and the big news of the week featuring Colleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy can’t be avoided. Smut quota: Too high
11/10/1958m 8s

The late Jacqui Smith

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith record this week’s (shortish!) episode live at Podcast Live at The Light in central London. They discuss Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal proposals, Rory Stewart leaving the Conservative Party, Tom Watson’s culpability in the Henriques report, the future of Thought for the Day and they pay tribute to Peter Sissons.
06/10/191h 4m

Surprise, Surprise

In the longest episode ever Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith discuss the seismic political events of the week and try to make some sense of what has happened, and in the last half an hour they welcome a much loved surprise guest from the world of political media. They start by discussing the Supreme court decision, the use of language in politics, the Labour and Tory conferences, John Major, David Cameron’s book, Naga Munchetty and the return of Spitting Image. Smut quota: Medium
29/09/191h 57m

Labour’s Circular Firing Squad

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith discuss Labour’s shambolic start to its annual conference and speculate as to the real agenda behind the attempt to oust Tom Watson. They review this week’s Supreme Court hearing, discuss Boris Johnson’s visit to Luxembourg and his confrontation at Whipps Cross hospital, which provokes another of Iain’s disgusting anecdotes. They also cover David Cameron’s book and Iain comes to regret seeing if Jacqui is in the index, as well as Thomas Cook, John Humphry’s departure from Today and they recall their experiences of Freshers’ Fairs. Smut quota: Medium
22/09/191h 40m

The Longest Podcast Evah!

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith turn their attentions to a multitude of subjects including defections to the LibDems, John Bercow’s imminent departure, legal battles over Brexit, David Cameron’s new book. Amber Rudd’s resignation, the fall in rape convictions, Gareth Thomas telling the world he is HIV positive and most important of all that Snickers is reverting to its original name of Marathon. They answer a lot of your incisive questions but there’s a disappointingly low level of smut this week.
15/09/191h 39m

Mr Johnson’s Difficult Week

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith cast their beady eyes over the week that Jeremy Corbyn outfoxed Boris Johnson. They speculate about what may happen over the next month as well as analyse the effect of the withdrawal of the whip from 21 Tory rebels, as well as the defections to the Liberal Democrats. Iain tells Jacqui he will not be going back into politics and explains what it was like to be on this week’s BBC Question Time panel. Smut quota: Medium
08/09/191h 25m

For the Many is Prorogued

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith spend an hour explaining what proroguing parliament means and why people have become so excited about it, and they do it with barely a raised voice. It can’t last. They also discuss Ruth Davidson’s resignation, sacking SPADs and in questions they reveal what their student accommodation was like and which musical instrument could soothe the nation’s mood. It is at this point that the conversation degenerates into the usual cesspool. You have been warned.
01/09/191h 33m

Mr Johnson’s 30 days

Iain and Jacqui award exam style grades to Boris Johnson for his first month as prime minister and analyse his track record so far. They do their own review of HS2 and cast a weary eye over Dorothy Byrne’s Mactaggart lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival. And they answer lots of your questions.
25/08/191h 0m

No Woman, No Cry

Iain is without any female companionship in this episode, what with Jacqui Smith rocking her caravan in Wales and technology defeating Jess Phillips. So he makes as good a fist of it as he can and in the words of The Beautiful South, carries on regardless. He discusses the possibility of a government of national unity, Jo Swinson’s first three weeks and then answers a lot of listener questions. Back to ormal next week, though. Thank God. Smut quota: Almost non existent.
18/08/1936m 0s

Edinburgh Melons

Iain and Jacqui cast their beady eyes over Boris Johnson’s first two and a half weeks as prime minister, and discuss the latest state of Brexit. They talk prisons and answer your questions on the Edinburgh Fringe and who might replace the holidaying Jacqui on next week’s podcast. Smut level: Medium
11/08/191h 2m


A rather shortened version of the podcast this week, entirely down to Iain’s lack of ability to notice his hard drive was full. Normal service will be resumed next week. At least we think it will!
04/08/1919m 55s

BoJo MoJo

Iain and Jacqui cast their beady eyes over the first four days of Boris Johnson’s premiership, plus a word or two about the new LibDem leader Jo Swinson and the sentencing of Carl Beech. #MoreDan joins them for the Q&A.
28/07/191h 35m

The Plumber Calls

Iain and Jacqui review the latest developments in the Tory leadership, they bid a fond farewell to Andrew Neil and discuss the worrying developments in the Strait of Hormuz. They discuss Iain’s various bits of media tartery and Jacqui reveals perhaps more than she had intended in answering a question on… well, you’ll just have to listen to find out.
21/07/191h 19m

Iain enjoys Five Guys

Iain and Jacqui review the latest developments in the Tory leadership race, the resignation of Sir Kim Darroch and Labour’s continuing woes over anti-semitism. They have some great anecdotes about Mo Mowlam and answer lots of your questions.
14/07/191h 9m

Iain enjoys Five Guys

Iain and Jacqui review the latest developments in the Tory leadership race, the resignation of Sir Kim Darroch and Labour’s continuing woes over anti-semitism. They have some great anecdotes about Mo Mowlam and answer lots of your questions.
14/07/191h 9m

#MoreDan Returns

Iain and Jacqui are joined once again by Daniel Bryce, who describes himself as the voice of “the many, not the few”. How true this is. Which is worrying in itself. Jacqui is recording the podcast from the Holiday Inn in Swindon, while Iain has been spending the day chairing another hustings in Nottingham. They discuss the latest developments in the Tory leadership contest, the letter from Police Chief to The Times, Ann Widdecombe’s speech in the European Parliament plus the Brexit Party and Liberal Democrats’ protests.
07/07/191h 13m

Jacqui’s Candles

Iain and Jacqui delve into the Tory leadership contest, and Iain reveals the secrets of the Tory hustings. Jacqui reveals what she used to do with candles on a reshuffle day (stop it at the back!), they both discuss the G20 and Donald Trump’s handshake with Kim Jong Un, and who’s likely to win the LibDem leadership contest.
30/06/191h 1m

3-0 to the Ingerland

Iain and Jacqui demonstrate their powers of multi-tasking in this podcast. They talk about politics but keep an eye on the Lionesses who were playing Cameroon while they were recording. Iain explains what it was like to chair the first Tory hustings and how he reacted to being booed by the audience, while Jacqui tells how she outran Tom Watson at the Great Get-Together in memory of Jo Cox. They talk about Iran, arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the departure of Sarah Huckerbee-Sanders and the forthcoming Brecon & Radnor by-election. Oh, and they talk yet again about tattooed cocks. It’s becoming an obsession. And Happy Birthday to Josh Brown. Smut quota: Medium
22/06/191h 13m

Mr Johnson’s record length

Jacqui and Iain review the latest shenanigans in the Tory leadership contest were Boris Johnson (Mr Johnson, to Jacqui) seems to be storming through. They discuss Hong Kong, Iran, state banquets, the third anniversary of the murder of Jo Cox and Iain reviews the lineup for his 24 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Smut quota: Low to medium
17/06/191h 36m

Iain’s Skanky Nic-nacs

Iain and Jacqui discuss the result of the Peterborough by-election and Jacqui calls for the winning Labour candidate to be suspended from the party over anti-semitism allegations. They discuss whether Michael Gove’s cocaine revelations will have any impact on his chances in the Tory leadership contest, as well as ask whether Donald Trump’s visit was a success. They speculate on whether Rebecca Long-Bailey is Jeremy Corbyn’s favoured successor, and Jacqui wonders about Iain’s choice of underpants. Smut quota: Low.
09/06/191h 16m

Game of Tories

Jacqui and Iain cast their eyes over the runners and riders in the Tory leadership contest and wonder if Boris Johnson and Michael Gove will be the two to contest it among the party membership. They discuss Donald Trump’s state visit, the LibDem leadership race, Alastair Campbell, Julia Hartley-Brewer and Iain reveals something new about his Edinburgh fringe show.
01/06/191h 12m

Come What May

Iain and Jacqui discuss the resignation of the Prime Minister, analyse the runners and riders in the Tory leadership contest and wonder how the European elections will turn out when the results are announced on Sunday evening. They answer a lot of your questions and, I’m afraid to say, sing rather a lot. They promise it won’t happen again.
25/05/191h 31m

Null Points to Change UK

On Eurovision weekend Jacqui and Iain reflect on the likelihood of Boris Johnson gaining ‘douze points’ in the Tory leadership race, they analyse why the cross party Brexit talks have broken down and Iain tries (and fails) to enthuse Jacqui about Eurovision. They even sing some Eurovision songs, but please don’t switch off. And they play snog, marry or avoid with Andrew Neil, Piers Morgan and James O’Brien. And Jacqui reveals the laziest ex Labour cabinet minister. Clue: It wasn’t her.
19/05/191h 23m

Sex Tape

Jacqui and Iain delve into the latest developments in the European Election campaign, analyse why Change UK seem to be getting it all wrong and talk about the difficulties broadcasters have in achieving balance in elections. They discuss whether the BBC was right to sack Danny Baker, Jacqui coos over the Royal Baby and Iain introduces Jacqui to the Channel 4 ‘Sex Tape’ programme. And they answer a shed load of your questions. Smut Quota: Medium to Low.
12/05/191h 20m

False Start

Iain and Jacqui delve into the local election results and ponder the sacking of Gavin Williamson. They discuss Jeremy Corbyn’s most recent brush with anti-semitism and Jacqui’s new job, chairing the Jo Cox Foundation. Iain reveals he likes vibrations up his back. Really. No smutvthis week. Well, very little.
05/05/191h 18m

Cut, or Uncut?

Iain and Jacqui turn their attention to events in Sri Lanka, Donald Trump’s state visit, Ann Widdecombe joining Nigel Farage’s new party, leaks from the National Security Council, developments in Northern Ireland, Great Thunberg and Joe Biden’s presidential candidacy. Iain reveals why he has been circumcised (no, really), Jacqui imagines being married to Nigel Farage and Iain reveals a secret admiration for someone he’s banned from his programme. And they reveal their political Spice Girls, but have trouble finding a political Ginger Spice. All in the name of topical, incisive political commentary of course. You have been warned. Smut quota: Very high, verging on outrageous. Especially towards the end.
28/04/191h 39m

David Starkey’s Potty Mouth

Iain and Jacqui kindly interrupt their Easter weekend to talk about terrorism in Sri Lanka, the Notre Dame fire, Nigel Farage’s poll ratings, the Edinburgh Fringe, Diane Abbott’s train tipple, the Mueller Report and David Starkey’s pottymouth. And all in just over an hour!
21/04/191h 12m

Squeezing Zits

Iain and Jacqui look at Theresa May’s week, look forward to the European elections, ask if Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party can succeed and both express their wish to see the back of Julian Assange. Iain teaches Jacqui about the Amritsar massacre and Jacqui offers to squeeze Iain’s zits… except he has perfect skin. Smut quota: Low to middling.
14/04/191h 5m

Live at PodcastLive

Iain and Jacqui do a special live podcast in front of an audience at PodcastLive at The Light, opposite Euston Station. Around 250 people listened to them discussing the latest Brexit development, the Sultan of Brunei as well as answering lots of questions. And the audience contained a special guest, whose presence ensured a limited smut quota. And, no it wasn’t HM The Queen.
07/04/191h 3m

Boulton’s ‘Bollocks’

It’s another Brexit-tastic edition of the podcast in which Jacqui and Iain look back at the week’s momentous events in which the PM announced she would quit and parliament remained gridlocked. They discuss the possible deselection of Dominic Grieve and Iain’s encounter with Adam Boulton’s ‘bollocks’ on Sky News, the coming Tory leadership contest, while Iain reveals he is tempted to return to the political fray. Jacqui, less so. And they have some brilliant questions from listeners to answer including: “If you ate yourself would you disappear or double in size?”. Smut quotient: Medium
31/03/191h 32m

Rocking the Caravan

Iain and Jacqui take you through the astonishing developments on Brexit this week, discuss Jacqui’s love for caravanning, and whether caravan sites are centres for debauchery and swinging. Iain reveals a secret love for the Dutch language and they debate whether Birmingham schools are right to ban teaching about gay relationships. Smut Quotient: Low to medium
23/03/191h 15m

Jacqui’s Runny Yolk

Iain and Jacqui discuss the terror attack in New Zealand and what we should learn from it in Britain. They look back on the last week of Brexit shenanigans and speculate what this week has in store, as well as predict who the next leader of the Liberal Democrats might be. Jacqui’s excited about her new car and tells a story from her time as Chief Whip when she told Diane Abbott to, well, go forth. Jacqui explains why she thinks Iain played a blinder on ‘Any Questions’. Iain is naturally too modest to comment. Not. And they reveal what they like to spread of their soldiers. Arf arf. Smut quotient: High to variable.
17/03/191h 25m

Bonus: Jacqui’s Brexit Vibrations

Given that so much has happened this week on the Brexit front, Iain and Jacqui give you their view on where things might be heading, but as susual they stray off into the world of Bloody Sunday and the Inquiry into Historic Child Sexual Abuse. Normal service will be resumed on Sunday.
14/03/1943m 0s

Blairites for Tom Watson!

Iain and Jacqui look into their crystal balls and try (and fail) to work out how Theresa May will get her Brexit deal through Parliament. They ponder on solutions to the knife crime epidemic and look at the continuing rows over antisemitism and Islamophobia in the two main political parties. They discuss the Michael Jackson documentary and whether Sajid Javid is any way to blame for the death of Shamima Begun’s baby. The Will Self/Mark Francis stare-out gets a mention and Iain puts Jacqui on the spot about her new job in political lobbying. Smut Quotient: It takes a while, but they get there in the end…
10/03/191h 30m

Come And Have A Go

In a packed new episode Jacqui and Iain look at all the latest Brexit controversies, a bad week for Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn. They mull over how Liam Fox’s department could spend £100k on a podcast and ask if MPs should be paid more than £79k. They answer lots of listener questions and you can have the benefit of finding what is their favourite cheese. Smut quotient: Low, apart from one appalling aberration from Jacqui.
03/03/191h 26m

The Caroline Flint Threesome

Jacqui and Iain are joind by Caroline’s ‘bessie’ mate Caroline Flint from Doncaster, where Jacqui is spending the weekend. They discuss this week’s defections and Jacqui reveals for the same time what would tip her over the edge. Caroline and Iain reminisce about their time together at university, but they also fit in the odd word about Brexit and Shamima Begum. Smut Quota: Medium to low.
24/02/191h 28m

Kleenex 4 Brexit?

Iain and Jacqui discuss whether Jihadi bride Shamima Begum should be readmitted to Britain, ask if Theresa May knows what her Brexit strategy is and question whether middle class kids should have taken the day off school to take part in climate change protests. They discuss the recent passing of Lady Falkender and whether Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson was right to take China to task. They answer lots of questions including whether either of them have been offered a peerage, who could follow Andrew Neil and how they will be marking Brexit on 29 March. Oh, and Iain relates a disgusting take about an Australian… Smut Quota: High
17/02/191h 17m

Naked Interviews

Iain and Jacqui discuss the week’s Brexit developments and both come to the conclusion that a deal will eventually be cobbled together. They wonder whether Italy & France are about to go to war, discuss LBC’s latest audience figures, “Failing Grayling”, the parliamentary antics of Sir Christopher Chope and reveal whether they have ever been interviewed naked. Smut quota: Medium
10/02/191h 18m

Applying the Gel

Iain and Jacqui review a week in which fewer people appear to have committed news. They speculate on the chances of Theresa May persuading Brussels to reopen the Brexit deal, as well as review the situation in Venezuela. Iain expresses his bemusement at where men are expected to apply a new contraceptive gel, and they both reveal their ‘running through a wheatfield’ moments – one rather naughtier than the other. Smut quota: Off the scale.
03/02/191h 16m

Ladygarden Edition

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith try to work out just what the hell is going on in the world of Brexit and find more common ground than they expected. They discuss Iain’s media whorish tendencies and Jacqui explains the delights of Malvern and the importance of trimming her bush. They analyse the latest developments in Trumpland and wonder what the appeal of Davos is. They finish up by discussing Holocaust Memorial Day and answering zillions of your listener questions, which include one asking what they earn from the podcast and what they would eat as their last meal on death row. Smut Quota: Medium verging on high at times.
27/01/191h 26m

Nothing Has Changed

Iain and Jacqui review the week in Brexit (natch), discussing the Meaningful vote and the Vote of No Confidence ask as where does the country go from here? They assess Michael Gove’s leadership chances, whether Dominic Grieve is launching a constitutional coup and whether cross party talks can succeed. They talk about Iain’s appearance on this week’s ‘Fortunately’ podcast and Jacqui’s love of Wassailing. Whatever that is. Smut quota: High towards the end.
20/01/191h 16m

Meaningful Vote Edition

Jacqui and Iain preview what could be one of the most momentous weeks in British politics, analyse the abuse experienced by Anna Soubry & Owen Jones, as well as cast their eye over Fiona Bruce’s debut on Question Time. They debate the merits of the Speaker’s decision to overturn parliamentary convention and apologise for the lack of innuendo in this week’s podcast.
13/01/191h 10m

Happy New Year?

Iain and Jacqui wonder if it’s going to be a very happy new for Theresa May, and speculate about how she will get her Brexit plans through Parliament. They talk about The Saj and The Jez and how their leadership campaigns are progressing as well as the latest goings on with Donald Trump. They answer your questions with a little bot of help from #MoreDan
06/01/191h 3m

Review of 2018

Iain and Jacqui look back on a year which saw Theresa May survive, Donald Trump amaze and Emmanuel Macron disappoint. They analyse the highs and lows of the year and pick some of the most memorable moments. Any smut comes right at the end. Happy New Year from all involved with the For the Many podcast!
30/12/181h 10m

Awards of 2018

Jacqui and Iain hand out more than 50 awards to the deserving and undeserving of 2018. They’re just like Santa. So who gets the ‘WTF Moment of the Year Award’? Or ‘Worst Minister of the Year’. Or ‘Best Male Politician to Dress Up As a Woman’ Award. OK, we made that one up. What better way to celebrate Christmas than listen to the two people who truly believe that giving is better than receiving. Matron!
23/12/181h 21m

Christmas Confidence

Iain and Jacqui analyse Theresa May’s worst week ever, they have a stooshie about food banks, Iain talks about mental health and this episode sees the return of Dan #MoreDan. He dispenses his unique version of Christmas cheer to Jacqui…
16/12/181h 18m

Brexit & 36 Mince Pies

Iain Dale look forward to the Brexit vote on Tuesday and speculate about what might happen afterwards. They also discuss who the next Tory leader might be, the demise of UKIP and the French riots. Jacqui extolls the virtues of roundabouts in Redditch and tell us about seeing the Buzzcocks live in 1977, while Iain reveals he once ate 36 mince pies in one day. And lots more!
09/12/181h 14m

Whipping & Boxing

Iain and Jacqui preview this weeks parliamentary debate on Brexit and discuss how effective the whipping operation will be. They assess the likelihood of a TV debate going ahead, pay tribute to President Bush and comment on the resignation of Shadow Cabinet member Kate Osamor. Jacqui the reveals her love of Boxing and wonders if she can get Iain on the turn… Smut quota: Medium
02/12/181h 9m

Cannon Fodder

Iain and Jacqui trawl over the EU Brexit deal and what happens if it doesn’t get through the Commons. They discuss Sadiq selling Boris’s Watercannon, John Hayes’ Knighthood, the jailing of Matthew Hedges in the UAE and they have a bit of a bitch about Owen Jones. As well as answering your questions, including what they’d have on their heraldic crests.
25/11/181h 9m

Darling Raabs of May

Iain and Jacqui spent virtually the whole podcast analysing the state of play on Brexit and the Conservative leadership. However, fear not because at the end they lapse into their normal smut. Except it’s not normal. They’ve gone too far this week… Judge for yourselves. Smut Quota: Off the scale.
18/11/181h 1m

JoJo & Turkeynecks

Iain and Jacqui look at the potential consequences of Jo Johnson’s resignation. They debate what would happen in the event of no deal on Brexit, as well as what happened in the US midterm elections. They ask why the commemorations to mark the centenary of the end of World War One haven’t been more extensive, and they answer a lot of your questions. Some of which provoke smut-tastic answers.
11/11/181h 11m

Griefcast Lite

Iain & Jacqui mark the first anniversary of the For the Many podcast, but the celebrations are tinged with sadness. They analyse Tracey Crouch’s resignation, look back on the budget, wonder if David Cameron really wants to return to front line politics, as well as look at the latest Brexit developments, the US midterms and question if Andrew Marr was right to invite Arron Banks onto his programme. Lots of excellent listener questions too. Smut quota: Almost non existent.
04/11/181h 0m

Bonus: In Conversation with Jacqui Smith

In association with the Progressive Britain Podcast, this is a recording of an event organised by Progress. It features an ‘In Conversation’ with Jacqui Smith and Margaret Beckett. The chair is Progress Deputy Director Stephanie Lloyd.
31/10/181h 18m

Budget Sex Toys

Iain and Jacqui preview the budget but get rather side-tracked by the decision of Sainsbury’s to sell sex toys. Iain’s friend Dan makes a guest appearance with hilarious consequences. Iain and Jacqui eventually recover their equilibrium to talk about the US pipe bomb attacks, Theresa May, Jamal Khashoggi, the British high street, and they reveal… cue drumroll… what they eat for breakfast. Smut Quota: Astronomical.
29/10/181h 11m


Iain amd Jacqui review the week’s Brexit developments and Iain wonders why Jacqui wasn’t on the People’s Vote march. Jacqui predicts that Jeremy Corbyn will stand down as Labour leader before the next election and will be replaced by Angela Rayner. They discuss the release of Anjem Choudary, the Huddersfield grooming gang sentences, Nick Clegg joining Facebook and John Bercow’s position. And they answer more questions from listeners than ever before. It’s the longest podcast so far, but possibly with the lowest smut quota so far. They promise to do better next week.
21/10/181h 10m

Murder In Istanbul

Iain and Jacqui try to make sense of the murder of Jamal Kashoggi, they try to make sense of the government’s latest stance on Brexit and look ahead to the budget. Jacqui extolls the virtue of the new Dr Who, while Iain is bemused over the latest Strictly scandal. Smut quote: Medium
14/10/1855m 0s

Dancing Queen

Iain and Jacqui review the party conferences, talk about Russia, Brett Kavanaugh and car crashes they’ve been involved in.
07/10/181h 6m

Live from Birmingham

Live from Birmingham at the Conservative Party Conference, Iain and Jacqui wonder if Boris Johnson is over cooking his goose, they reflect on Labour in Liverpool and the latest developments in the Novichok poisoning. They discuss Brett Kavanaugh’s chances of being confirmed for the Supreme Court. And Theo Usherwood invaded the podcast at the end.
30/09/1851m 0s

The Lonely Goatherd

Iain and Jacqui indulge in a bit of singing and ponder the consequences of the disastrous EU summit in Salzburg. They look ahead to the Labour Party conference and wonder what lies ahead for The Bodyguard. And they answer a shed load of your questions including which politician has the weakest handshake (you might be shocked by both their answers) and which is Iain’s favourite Abba track. Do podcasts get better than this? Smut Quota: Lowish.
23/09/181h 0m

The Arch Bishop…

Iain and Jacqui are reunited to discuss the fallout from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s speech to the TUC conference and Iain recalls the occasion when he called Justin Welby a ‘c’ bomb. They preview the LibDem conference and speculate on Uncle Vince’s successor. They discuss the interview given by the two Russian Salisbury suspects and speculate on whether Salisbury is actually a mecca for gay weekends. Iain relates his hospital experience and Jacqui hankers after a VW Beetle. Smut Quota: High.
16/09/181h 4m

Liam & Iain Go Boristastic

Iain Dale is joined by Liam Halligan for this week’s podcast. They spend a lot of effort trying to get to the root of Boris Johnson’s leadership plans and speculate on who is rivals might be. They discuss latest developments in Salisbury, the Swedish election result and various moves in the world of radio. And Iain tries to persuade you to subscribe to his new ‘Cross Question’ and ‘Iain Dale Book Club’ podcasts. Iain and Liam would like to apologise for the pure filth in this episode. Normal service will be resumed next week with Jacqui.
10/09/1849m 0s

Iain Reveals All

Iain reveals all the details of his change of show on LBC. He teases Jacqui about how many times she had it away with her bodyguard as Home Secretary – apparently the answer is a disappointing zero. They also discuss the latest woes for Jeremy Corbyn and whether other Labour MPs might follow Frank Field’s lead.
02/09/181h 2m

Jacqui’s Revelations

Iain and Jacqui discuss Jeremy Corbyn’s plans for the media and his latest descent into anti-semitic controversy, Jacqui reveals she nearly stood down from Parliament and her memory of Alex Salmond after the Glasgow terror attack, and Iain says that Emmanuel Macron has something of the ‘Tommy two ways’ about him. They bid adieu to Ian Collins from LBC and congratulate Iain’s former PA Grant Tucker on his new position as Media & Entertainment Editor of The Sunday Times. And they ask, are ‘big tents’ a good thing for political parties.
26/08/1859m 0s

Terror, or was it?

Iain and Jacqui discuss the fallout from the alleged terror attack outside Parliament, they pull apart Iain’s week in Spain and answer some pretty direct questions, including will Iain still have a radio show when he returns from his week in Norfolk. A nation’s breath is baited.
19/08/1858m 0s

Oh Boris…

Jacqui and Iain tear into Boris in the way only they can, Jacqui reveals her maternal inadequacies, they discuss what to do if you discover your child’s a racist, and LBC’s political editor Theo Usherwood puts in a surprise guest appearance. Jacqui pushes Iain again on you know what, but you’ll have to listen to find out if she’s successful.
13/08/181h 1m

The Art of Getting Selected

Iain and Jacqui discuss what it’s like to be on the parliamentary candidate circuit and the art of getting selected. Jeremy Corbyn’s latest anti-semitism travails are pored over, as well as a possible change in the organ donation laws. They ponder Theresa May’s meeting with Emmanuel Macron, and wonder what’s going wrong on a certain BBC network. Smut Quota: Almost non existent. They promise to do better next week
05/08/181h 7m

Mamma Mia, Here They Go Again

Iain and Jacqui question Sajid Javid’s decision to extradite two Daesh murderers with no guarantee they won’t b put on Death Row, they fall out over a so-called ‘People’s Vote’ and Iain explains how he felt when Sean Spicer terminated an interview. They agree babies should be banned for having their ears pierced and reveal a mutal hatred of body piercings and tattoos. Smut Quota: Low.
29/07/1858m 0s

Topless Iain & Rampant Rabbits

Iain and Jacqui lay into Tory chief whip Julian Smith, the BBC over Cliff Richard and Jeremy Corbyn over anti-semitism. Jacqui rips into the government over the latest crime figures and they discuss which books taught the most about sex as teenagers. Not for the faint-hearted. Smut quota: High.
21/07/181h 2m

Boris Who?

Iain and Jacqui discuss the week’s Brexit resignations and analyse Boris Johnson’s lack of a future. They look bac on Donald Trump’s UK visit, discuss how difficult they find it to write articles, and Iain’s little contretemps with Newsnight’s Evan Harris. Smut quota: Medium.
15/07/181h 3m

Brexity Trumpery

Iain and Jacqui look at the pros and cons (only cons in Iain’s case) of the agreement Theresa May struck with her Cabinet at Chequers. Things don’t get much better when they move on to preview Donald Trump’s visit to the UK this week. Jacqui has a particularly bad case of the potty mouths this week do the Smut Quota is disgustingly high. At various points you might want to avert your ears. Meanwhile Iain goes all Eurovisiony and the two of them enjoy some football banter.
08/07/181h 0m

Iain’s Brexit Depression

Iain and Jacqui run the runes over the Cabinet’s Chequers sleepover and Iain reveals he’s more depressed about Brexit than ever. They discuss possible Tory leadership contenders, the NHS at 70 and the Intelligence & Security Committee report on rendition. They then give their World Cup tips and Iain says something nice about Russia, which has to be a first. And they answer lots of your questions. Smut quota: Medium.
02/07/1857m 0s

Live at the Politics Festival

Iain and Jacqui perform live at the Kings Place Politics Festival in central London. They cover the latest in Trumpland, Brexit, the NHS and whether Question Time should be axed altogether. They take questions from the audience too.
24/06/181h 2m

Theresa Plays Sister Bountiful to the NHS

Back from her holidays, Jacqui Smith wastes little time in laying into the Prime Minister for promising £600 a week for the NHS, money which Iain says if Jeremy Corbyn had promised, she’d have been wholly supporting. They talk about the latest Brexit chaos and the summit in Singapore. Jacqui waxes lyrical about her love of ‘dicks’ – spotted ones and otherwise, and they discuss ‘Upskirting’. They also discuss the World Cup so far and answer your questions. It’s a packed episode, and the smut quota is medium.
17/06/181h 6m

Clout and Jeremy Thorpe

Iain and Jacqui review the BBC drama about Jeremy Thorpe, they discuss a new book by CNN’s Max Foster about the importance of Clout and they preview the World Cup. They also answer a voluminous amount of your questions. And Jacqui increases the smut quotient this week by a factor of ten. Iain is appalled. Obvs.
10/06/1846m 0s

The Madness of A C Grayling

Iain and Jacqui discuss Donald Trump’s latest antics on steel tariffs and speculate about whether the on-off-on summit with Kim Jong Un will take place. They talk about the art of political interviewing and question Richard Madeley’s tactics in cutting off Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson. They ask why Brexit continues to drive some people mad, and Iain has some strong words about Professor A C Grayling. They discuss why the trend seems to be for some countries to appoint very good looking prime ministers – yes, they really are that shallow.
04/06/1853m 0s

Ireland, Abortion & the Trump Flip-Flop-Flip

Iain gets a bit ‘totes emosh’ about the Irish abortion referendum, while Jacqui takes Donald Trump to task for his decision to cancel the North Korean summit. They discuss what it’s like for a Home Secretary to address the Police Federation conference and assess Sajid Javid’s performance this week. They also ask why Oxford is failing to attract more BAME and disadvantaged students. And we find out what Jacqui’s ‘sex noise’ sounds like. Gulp.
27/05/1859m 0s

Special Live Edition from the Bath Festival

Iain & Jacqui take the podcast on the road, and talk to the people of Bath about the Royal Wedding, the future of the Speaker of the House of Commons and Carillion. Jacqui reveals more about her time as Home Secretary including the time she was bollocked by Gordon Brown. She even does a Gordon Brown impression. A bad one. And they answer lots of questions from the Bath audience.
20/05/1859m 0s

Tessa Jowell Tribute

An extra podcast in which Iain and Jacqui pay tribute to their friend Baroness Tessa Jowell, whose death was announced today.
13/05/1819m 0s

Iran, Brexit & Eurovision

Iain and Jacqui discuss Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuke deal, and its effect on peace in the Middle East, but don’t worry, they revert to a spirited discussion on Brexit and why Heidi Alexander has resigned from the Commons. Iain tests Jacqui’s Eurovision knowledge (it isn’t vast…) and they discuss next week’s live episode of the podcast at the Bath Literary Festival.
13/05/181h 5m

Elections, Home Secretaries & Willies…

Jacqui Smith reveals what it’s like to be appointed Home Secretary, and for the first time tells the full, rather emotional, story of her own resignation from the office in 2009. She and Iain also discuss the political and electoral fallout from Thursday’s local elections. Have we reached Peak Corbyn? Where does the last week leave Theresa May? And they ask if Theresa May needs a ‘Willie’. Naturally, this is the cue for this week’s rational of full blown smut.
06/05/181h 2m

Local Election Night With Iain & Jacqui

This is the unedited show which Iain and Jacqui co-hosted on LBC from 10pm on local election night through until 4am the following morning, minus the adverts. Results, analysis and quite a few laughs with studio guests Liz Truss, Barry Gardiner, Liam Fox, Susan Kramer, James Cleverly, Dawn Butler, Ayesha Hazarika, Rachel Shabi, Matt Zarb-Cousin, Jonathan Bartley, Suzanne Evans, Paul Scully, Siobhan McDonagh and Chris Skidmore.
04/05/184h 56m

Amber Alert, Windrush, Laughs & Smut

Iain is joined by guest presenter Ayesha Hazarika for one week only, while Jacqui suns herself in Spain. They begin by asking if Amber Rudd can survive as Home Secretary and then discuss the ‘bromance’ between Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron. It’s left Iain feeling positively queasy. Ayesha previews her new book about Prime Minister’s Question Time, and the reveals what she knows about ‘happy endings’ at health farms. Possibly our funniest, but definitely the smuttiest episode yet. Not for people of a nervous disposition…
28/04/181h 1m

A Big Announcement, Windrush & Question Time

Iain and Jacqui chew over the Windrush children scandal and Jacqui give the insight only a former Home Secretary can. They discuss Iain’s appearance on Question Time, which apparently impressed Jacqui’s mates, they talk about Kim Jong Un’s nuclear announcement and ask if there could be imminent cabinet resignations over anti-terror laws or the customs union. And do listen to the end to hear a big announcement. Are they getting married? Having a baby? Well no, but… well, you’ll just have to listen.
22/04/1856m 0s

Syria, Enoch Powell & Rockin’ Caravans

Iain and Jacqui dissect the decision to bomb Syria and wonder whether there should have been a vote in Parliament. They mull over whether the BBC were right to broadcast the Enoch Powell ‘Rivers of Blood’ programme and discuss the play with the controversial title of “The Assassination of Katie Hopkins”. There then follows a discussion about snoring and farting in Jacqui’s caravan. And how do Iain and Jacqui like their eggs? Scrambled, runny, or fertised…! And Iain recounts the times he has been mistaken for Rick Stein, Simon Schama, Dale Winton, and, er James O’Brien…
15/04/1843m 0s


This 18 minute ‘best of’ taster of the For the Many podcast should be enough to tempt you in to listen to the entire back catalogue! Iain and Jacqui at their most feisty and fruity!
12/04/1821m 0s

Knife crime, Russian propaganda and Lazy journalists

Iain and Jacqui discuss why knife crime is proliferating in London and whether the authorities can get a grip. They then turn their attention to Russian propaganda as well as looking at the pros and cons of the sugar tax. Iain also wonders why politics seems to stop over Easter and wonders whether voters are being shortchanged. They then answer your questions – or at least try to…
08/04/1849m 0s

Sweary Edition, Banning Boxing & Cricket Wimpery

Jacqui and Iain have the latest on Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-semitism woes, they discuss whether Russia should be given consular access to Yulia Skripal and Iain recalls when Jacqui told a journalist to ‘F’ off. Iain lays into boxing and suggests it should be banned, while Jacqui makes some very sweary revelations and tears into the teary Aussie cricketing wimps, all while she’s sitting in a Premier Inn car park in Weymouth. Really.
01/04/1844m 0s

When Iain Voted Green & Jacqui Voted LibDem

Iain and Jacqui delve into some of the issues raised by the Cambridge Analytica case, question the merits of Jeremy Corbyn sacking Owen Smith, look at the security benefits of staying in the EU (or not) and Iain wonders how Jacqui can continue to vote Labour after further anti-semitism issue for the Labour leadership. They also answer lots of your questions!
25/03/1859m 0s

Defcon 3, Terror & Telford

Jacqui Smith & Iain Dale review the latest events in politics including a detailed discussion of the week’s developments on the Russian spy scandal and grooming in Telford. They take the authorities to task for failures over the Parsons Green bomber and talk about the deaths of Stephen Hawking, Brenda Dean, Ken Dodd and Jim Bowen. They them discuss Iain’s five years presenting LBC Drive and Iain gets more than he bargained for when Jacqui talks about the menopause. Much more…
18/03/1853m 0s

Trump & the Kim Jong Con Trick

Iain and Jacqui wonder whether the Trump/Kim Jong Un summit will ever happen and they discuss whether the propaganda channel Russia Today should be shut down in the UK given its disgraceful reporting of the Salisbury poisoning. Jacqui fulminates about London-centric Channel 4, while Iain makes clear he isn’t a fan of a particular regional accent. They also fall out over whether NHS workers should lose a day’s holiday entitlement.
11/03/1849m 0s

Brexit Unity, Council Corruption & the Monroe Doctrine

Iain & Jacqui dissect the week’s Brexit speeches, Jacqui defends “His Toniness” while Iain launches into an attack on corrupt councils and incompetent councillors. They question the appointment of Monroe Bergdorf as equalities adviser to Dawn Butler, while Iain explains how you can be both gay and Tory. Iain tells of the moment he was spooked by Peter Mandelson and reveals he’s joining a gym!
04/03/1856m 0s

Justin Trudeau, Emily Thornberry & Banning Male Circumcision

Iain and Jacqui talk about the latest on Brexit, Stephen Fry’s prostate cancer, organ donation, whether male circumcision and religious slaughterhouses should exist and Justin Trudeau’s trip to India. Somehow they manage to talk about Jacqui’s boobs and Iain’s nether regions, but don’t let that put you off downloading the podcast. Just don’t listen to it while having your tea…
25/02/1855m 0s

Banning Sex & Guns & Was Corbyn an Informer?

Iain & Jacqui trawl through the big political stories of the week. They have a right go at Oxfam Chief Executive Mark Goldring, take Donald Trump to task for his attitude to gun control and analyse Theresa May and Boris Johnson for their speeches on security and the opportunities after Brexit. Jacqui doesn’t think Jeremy Corbyn was a Communist spy … or does she? And they speculate about whether Theresa May might follow Australia’s lead and ban sex between ministers and their staff. Whatever next. And they debate the merits of Outlander…
18/02/1849m 0s

Barnier’s bullying, Snow in Seoul & Becoming Adam Rickitt

Jacqui and Iain cast their eyes over the Brexit news of the week and wonder whether politics is casting a shadow over the Winter Olympics. Jacqui tells how she survived her 10km charity run, while Iain imagines being reincarnated in Adam Rickitt’s body. Really. They discuss Trinity Mirror’s takeover of the Daily Express and Jacqui talks of her years playing Kelly Garrett in Charlie’s Angels. Sort of. They discuss the Oxfam scandal and end on an unfortunate note while discussing Pancake Day … and tossing.
11/02/1843m 0s

The ‘Mancock’ App, May in China & Leaving Parliament

Iain and Jacqui chew over the big news stories of the week including a highly intellectual analysis of Ann Widdecombe coming second on Big Brother. They look at the new Mat Hancock App, speculate on where Parliament should move to and whether Jacqui would ever leave the Labour Party. Spoiler: She won’t. They answer the question of how they would spend a £50 million lottery win and Jacqui fails lamentably in Name That Tune.
04/02/1845m 0s

Davos, May’s Muddles & Pervy Charity Dinners

Iain and Jacqui tootle through the big events of the week including the fallout from the Presidents’ dinner, Trump’s triumph in Davos and Iain explains why he got a bit emosh on the radio about Tessa Jowell. They assess Theresa May’s prospects of survival and Iain tips Michael Gove as a possibility to replace her. They answer your questions from Facebook and Twitter, including Jacqui being asked if she’s had a facelift. (Spoiler alert: She hasn’t). They also play Name That Theme Tune and play Truth or Dare. They also discuss their funeral arrangements. A nice, cheerful podcast this week!
28/01/1847m 0s

Soapy Themes Edition

Iain & Jacqui disagree on President Macron and Boris’s bridge but are united on Donald Trump’s first year in office. They take Justice Secretary David Gauke to task over the failure to seek a judicial review over the release of John Worboys and slam the directors of Carillion. They reveal their favourite soaps, to musical accompaniment, and analyse Ann Widdecombe’s latest antics in #cbb.
21/01/1851m 0s

Jacqui Goes a Wassailing

Iain & Jacqui discuss ‘s***hole’ countries and Trump cancelling his London visit, Iain explains why he blindfolds himself on cross channel ferries, Jacqui explains her love of wassailing and they wonder what lay behind Nigel Farage’s rather surprising call for a second EU referendum. And Iain reveals the date of his own death. Really.
14/01/1846m 0s

Stable & Genius Edition

In their first podcast of 2018 Iain & Jacqui discuss the NHS crisis, the release of serial sex offender John Worboys, how Iain became a victim of moped crime this week and ask if Toby Young is fit for purpose. And right at the end Iain asks if we have reached ‘peak’ Jacqui Smith. As if.
07/01/1850m 0s

Iain & Jacqui’s End of Year Awards

Politician of the year, sexiest male and female politicians of the year, political journalist of the year - they’re all here, as Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale bring their unique brand of insight and humour to the best and the worst of 2017.
30/12/1747m 0s

Jacqui & Iain’s Review Of 2017

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith look back on some of the events that shaped our world in 2017. Trump’s year, Kim Jong Un’s threats, Grenfell, the general election, terror attacks, the defeat of ISIS, Brexit, the fall of Mugabe and the Harvey Weinstein scandal. They give their own personal and professional highlights and end up paying tribute to some famous people who we lost this year.
24/12/1750m 0s

Lonely Theresa, Ghastly Brussels & Iain Kisses A *******

Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith review three of the big stories of the week and have some fun along the way. They explain they’re not great fans of the city of Brussels, how Donald Trump will live to rue Alabama and reveal the times in their lives when they have experienced loneliness. Find out if Iain would like to run for mayor of London and why he once kissed a tractor.
17/12/1741m 0s

Trump, Brexit & Michael Gove’s Beaver

Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith meander through the week’s political and media headlines, dishing it out to all and sundry and having quite a few laughs along the way. They discuss Trump & Jerusalem, which Jacqui can see from her hotel room in Jordan, as well as cast their beady eyes over Theresa May’s Brexit deal.  Iain reveals who his top lunch companion is while Jacqui can’t quite get used to the thought of sharing a bed with Nigel Farage on a desert island. They play their weekly game of ‘Truth or Dare’ and Iain explains why Michael Gove would be proud of his sister’s beaver. Sort of. Guess you had to be there.
11/12/1752m 0s

Jacqui & Damian Green: The Truth

Iain & Jacqui discuss the impact of Alan Milburn’s resignation as Social Mobility Tsar, and Jacqui reveals the truth about her role in the Damian Green arrest in 2008. Iain bemoans the media coverage of the engagement of Harry and Meghan. They ask if GQ were unfair on Jeremy Corbyn and Iain reveals his own fashion shoot problems. Jacqui and Iain play Truth or Dare, and reveal which politicians they take a fancy to. Sickbags may be passed at this point. And they end with a bit of footie banter.
04/12/1748m 0s

Egypt, Being English & Jacqui’s yoga

Iain & Jacqui fall out of Fiscal Phil’s health spending, contemplate a Brexit stalemate and try to identify what it means to be English, with little success. They also identify the Person(s) of the Year and talk about their favourite foreign correspondents. Jacqui reveals her yoga habits and Iain bemoans his lack of exercise. And find out what Jacqui bought on Black Friday…
27/11/1750m 0s

Brexit 'mutineering' & Fiscal Phil's budget

Iain & Jacqui agree on the Brexit 'mutineers', try to predict what's in Wednesday's budget and find out why they don't like Question Time.
20/11/1733m 0s

Priti, Penny, Boris & Damian

Iain and Jacqui chew over the week’s events in politics and the media and wonder whether they are tax avoiders! They speculate over the future of Boris Johnson, talk about a night with Ann Widdecombe and debate the merits of Gordon Brown’s memoirs.
12/11/1741m 0s

Trailer: For the Many with Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith

LBC presenter Iain Dale and former Labour Home Secretary Jacqui Smith untangle the world of politics and media. Expect plenty of jokey banter and informed speculation.
03/11/176m 0s
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