Full Disclosure with James O'Brien

Full Disclosure with James O'Brien

By LBC

Award-winning LBC presenter and best-selling author James O’Brien hosts a series of compelling conversations with fascinating people. These are revealing interviews with people who rarely give in-depth interviews, be it from politics, entertainment or news. Subscribe to get a new episode every Monday.

Episodes

Jess Phillips

James speaks to Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley
06/07/2049m 28s

Janey Godley

James O'Brien is joined this week by comedian Janey Godley
29/06/2049m 18s

Caitlin Moran

James O'Brien is joined this week by journalist, author, and broadcaster Caitlin Moran
22/06/2043m 16s

Hassan Akkad

James O'Brien is joined this week by Syrian refugee and BAFTA-winning filmmaker Hassan Akkad
15/06/2056m 20s

Kathy Burke

James O'Brien is joined this week by the actress, writer, comedian, director and producer, Kathy Burke
05/06/2051m 35s

Lili Pohlmann

James O'Brien speaks to Lili Pohlmann, a survivor of the Holocaust
22/05/2045m 46s

Dom Joly

Dom Joly joins James O'Brien on his award winning podcast
15/05/2049m 13s

Matty Healy

James O'Brien's award-winning podcast returns this week with superstar Matty Healy from the 1975
08/05/2048m 27s

Full Disclosure: The Coronavirus Special

On this week's Coronavirus special, we delve into the politics of lock-down. Some of you are getting reckless, and I want to know if you're ready to start going back to work. When the Government lift the lock-down, will you be straight out the door? Or will you stay secluded in safety? Next week: Full Disclosure returns to normal with superstar Matty Healy from the 1975
01/05/2050m 23s

Full Disclosure: The Coronavirus Special

This week, we're talking politics; specifically: the politics of Coronavirus. We're doing our bit by staying indoors, but are the Government holding up their side of the bargain? Are they providing enough PPE? Are they providing enough tests? Are they providing economic stability? All this, and more, in this week's Full Disclosure. Don't forget you can e-mail the show on coronacrisis@global.com
24/04/2053m 37s

Full Disclosure: The Coronavirus Special

The response to last week's edition of Full Disclosure was overwhelming, so we've decided to do it again. This week, the focus is your mental health. *CONTENT WARNING* - This episode is a hard listen. It features a number of callers who have found themselves struggling during the lockdown. If you are struggling to cope, you are not alone. The Samaritans will take your call 24 hours a day on 116 123. You can also search online for Mind and The Citizen's Advice Bureau. Do not suffer alone, talk to someone. Have we missed something? Email the show: coronacrisis@global.com
17/04/2047m 21s

Full Disclosure: The Coronavirus Special

This week, we're doing this a little differently. Full Disclosure turns the spotlight onto the heroes stabilising our National Health Service. Listen to best calls made this week to James O'Brien's daily show - cherry picked and guaranteed to make you see the crisis differently. From nurses, to police to carers - hear stories from the frontline of the pandemic. Share your thoughts with James himself, on coronacrisis@global.com
10/04/2051m 54s

Message from James O'Brien

Stay tuned to LBC for further updates
16/03/2028s

Daniel Radcliffe

Your childhood hero, David Radcliffe, joins James O'Brien for this week's Full Disclosure
09/03/2035m 39s

George The Poet

London-born spoken word performer, George Mpanga, has taken the literary world by storm. Listen to this week's episode to find out how.
02/03/2045m 54s

Sharon Horgan

The formidable Sharon Horgan is a staple of British television. Now, as she prepares to make the leap to the silver screen, she calls in for a chat with O’Brien. From her humble beginnings on a Turkey Farm, through the perils of Catholic school to her life as an established writer, director and actor - Horgan’s personal life is as exciting as her on-screen persona.
24/02/2040m 45s

John Bercow

ORDER.. ORDERRRR - The Former Speaker of the House of Commons is here with James O'Brien to prattle all things Parliament.
17/02/2041m 4s

Ed Miliband

Ex Labour leader Ed Miliband joins James O'Brien for this Episode of Full Disclosure
10/02/2056m 47s

Hashi Mohammed

In 1993, Hashi came to Britain as a child refugee. Listening to him now, a natural orator, it's hard to conceive he arrived speaking no English. Now a top Barrister, he's here to talk about social mobility, and how in these turbulent political times, this is the conversation we need to be having.
03/02/2043m 29s

Matthew Parris

Having worked as an MP under Margaret Thatcher, Matthew Parris shook the political hemisphere when he announced he was voting Liberal Democrat in the recent general election. A man of principle, his disdain of Brexit has never been a secret, and he willfully sold his Conservative roots to preserve his principles. So what caused this change of heart? And how does he feel about the looming, but steadily nearing, 31st January?
27/01/2051m 54s

Tom Watson

As deputy leader of the Labour Party, Tom Watson championed gambling addiction. But late last year, he hung his hat over the party’s Brexit stance and inability to handle anti-semitism. This week, in his first in-depth discussion since standing down, Tom talks to James about the highs and lows of overseeing Her Majesty’s opposition.
20/01/2059m 12s

Full Disclosure Christmas Break Until Jan 2020

Full Disclosure is taking a short break over the Christmas period. Back soon with loads more episodes starting Jan 2020! Ankd remember that you can listen to all this years episodes on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and listen now! Have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
23/12/1930s

John Sweeney

TV legend, John Sweeney, divulges his life story in the world of broadcast. Still in recovery from his infamous Scientology expedition, Sweeney talks about the perils of Journalism: from being chased through Russia by Putin, to grizzly sights at the scene of the MH17 plane crash - if it has made world news, Sweeney has covered it.
16/12/1955m 49s

Lord Michael Heseltine

Former Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party, Lord Michael Heseltine, gives a searing account of his life and times in Politics. 'Ashamed' to be part of the generation that orchestrated Brexit, his is a stark warning against the current Tory party, gripped by the 'narrative of Farage' and invaded by Trumpism. Ahead of this week's general election, this is a must-listen.
09/12/1937m 47s

Lesley Manville

Oscar-nominated actress, Lesley Manville, joins James O'Brien this week for an in-depth look at a career in acting. Since leaving school at 15, Manville has been a regular haunt of the West End - only recently breaking Hollywood. Despite her stardom, she still takes the bus and is now on a campaign against becoming the 'poster girl' for the older female actor. You might know her for playing Margaret Thatcher - but as this podcast-exploration shows, her politics don't quite match the role.
02/12/1945m 30s

David Mitchell

Staple of British Television, David Mitchell, joins James O'Brien for a rarely heard, in-depth discussion of his life and rise to fame. Produced by Ava Evans & Chris Janes
25/11/1947m 1s

Nazir Afzal

One of Nazir Afzal's first jobs as chief crown prosecutor was on the Rochdale sex trafficking gang, overturning all previous decisions and initiating prosecutions. He brought the case to the public eye, and expose a deep-rooted evil operating previously without conviction. Afzal has spearheaded many inequality campaigns, fighting what he calls 'white male power' presiding over minority communities. Making his name as being one of the first to prosecute an honour killing, he is the true face of British justice.
18/11/1949m 39s

Ross Noble

Longtime-listener Ross Noble has flown in from Australia to make his Full Disclosure debut. Now an expat, Ross catches James' daily show from down under - and has a few pointers for him. Esteemed comedian, motorbike-mad, and politically charged Noble is one of James' best interviews.
11/11/1950m 41s

Gulwali Passarlay

Gulwali Passarlay came to the UK from Afghanistan in the back of a refrigerated lorry. In a fascinating episode of Full Disclosure, the TedX speaker told James O'Brien about his journey as a refugee to Britain.
04/11/1951m 20s

Lemn Sissay

Best-selling author Lemn Sissay speaks to James O'Brien about growing up facing racism, the moment his foster family "gave him back" and being the official poet of the London 2012 Olympics.
28/10/1948m 2s

Lenny Henry

Living legend Lenny Henry sits down with James O'Brien for an in-depth look at his life and times on the small screen.
21/10/1942m 20s

Romesh Ranganathan

Growing up in Crawley, Romesh Ranganathan was given the name Jonathan by his parents - to help him 'fit in'. Now at 41, with a chart-topping podcast, a hit television series, and now a book, his aim is far from fitting in. During this in-depth conversation with James, Romesh talks mental health, the need for therapy, and the familial death that has come to shape him.
14/10/1944m 54s

Michael Morpurgo

Hear the life story and experiences of Author Sir Michael Morpurgo, writer of some of the most influential children's novels including War Horse, Beowolf and Running Wild. Join LBC's James O'Brien to explore Sir Michael's childhood years, his years as an educator and his appreciation of a story told well. We hear how Sir Michael used city farms provided a place of imagination and inspiration for some of the children he taught. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
07/10/1951m 9s

Bonus Episode - International Podcast Day

Monday 30th September is International Podcast Day, and is an international celebration of the power of podcasts! To celebrate, James is sharing some of his favourite podcasts and why you should be listening too! Have a listen, subscribe to some new shows and share your favourite shows on Twitter by using the hashtag #InternationalPodcastDay
30/09/1910m 20s

Russell Howard

One of the UK's best loved comedians Russell Howard joins James this week. They discuss Russell's rise to fame. From Stand-Up at the age of 18, to the encouragement of his parents for him to pursue comedy full time, and how Mock the Week became the turning point in his career. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
30/09/1942m 20s

Malcolm Gladwell

Join James O'Brien for an exclusive in-depth interview with Malcolm Gladwell
23/09/1945m 3s

Ben Elton

He's one of the most influential writers that has shaped the last 30 years of British Comedy. This week, James sits down with writer, comedian, author, playwright and director, Ben Elton. Together they discuss how he began writing from the age of 12 and how his formative years lead him on to his first major job as a sitcom writer on The Young Ones, the inspiration behind one of his biggest and most successful shows to date, We Will Rock You, and how he feels about his return to stand up comedy, after 15 years. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
16/09/1943m 40s

Michael Palin

Comedy legend, Sir Michael Palin joins James to discuss his life and incredible career. They talk about the origins or Monty Python and how he became apart of one of the most revolutionary sketch shows and comedy groups of all time, as well as his later career and back catalogue of travel programmes, including his most recent TV show, which is now also a book, Michael Palin in North Korea. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
09/09/1947m 53s

Timothy Spall

Actor Timothy Spall joins James O'Brien this week to discuss his career journey, how he got to where he is today and how he discovered the thrill of performing from an early age. They also discuss his new film, Mrs Lowry and Son, where he gives an outstanding performance as the artist, L.S. Lowry. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
02/09/1946m 45s

Danny Baker

In his first long form interview since leaving the BBC, broadcaster Danny Baker is in conversation with James. They discuss the breadth of his 40 year career from leaving school at the age of 14 to establishing a long standing career in radio and TV. They also discuss in depth the tweet and comments about Meghan Markle that ultimately cost him his job at BBC Radio 5 Live. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
05/08/191h 0m

Adam Kay

Former doctor, turned writer and comedian Adam Kay joins James O'Brien this week. Together they discuss his best selling book, 'This is Going to Hurt' which reflects on his experiences as a junior doctor and why he eventually left the profession, and how he took a different path into comedy and writing for some of the UK's top TV shows such as Mitchell and Mrs Brown's Boys. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
29/07/1948m 46s

Rory Stewart

From being in the running for party leader, to being asked to leave the party in the space of a mere six weeks, Tory Leadership Contender and Politician joins James O'Brien in his first long form interview since leaving the Conservative party. Together they discuss the breadth of his career from his political life, to being a lecturer at Harvard University, running an NGO and spending 2 years walking across Asia, where he documents his experience in his book, 'The Places in Between.' Together they discuss his 'disastrous' performance in the Conservative leadership debate, what he thinks will happen with Brexit and what he's planning for the next step in his career. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
22/07/1944m 2s

Chris Moyles

Chris Moyles: always the interviewer, never the interviewee, sits down with James O'Brien for a tantalizing look through the keyhole at the life of one of Britain's most infamous broadcasters. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
15/07/1955m 13s

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith is known for her voice: but did you know she found it in campaigning? From Maggie Thatcher's poll tax, to encroaching climate change Paloma has striven and struggled against it all. Join Faith and O'Brien for this in-depth look at one of Pop music's most-formidable singers. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
08/07/1945m 16s

Katherine Ryan

James O'Brien meets the infamous Canadian-Irish comedian writer presenter and actress Katherine Ryan. They discuss her formative years, her unwaivering self-esteem and her journey from Hooters-girl to revered comedy writer and TV personality. Find out how she has managed to balance her hectic working life with being a single mother and remain grateful for life's experiences. Subscribe on Global Player now! Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
01/07/1948m 24s

Interview with James O'Brien on his book 'How To Be Right In A World Gone Wrong'

This week, we're doing it a little differently: with thanks to Penguin Random House, James is handing his microphone over to Danny Wallace. Live from The Shaw Theatre in London, the two discuss the secrets of James' bestselling book 'How To Be Right In A World Gone Wrong', now available in Paperback.
24/06/1948m 51s

Frank Skinner

Frank Skinner is a household name - the comedian, also known for his writing, acting and presenting is in conversation with James O'Brien this week. Together they discuss his career from the very beginning - from being expelled from school, his early days performing as a stand up at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and how he eventually broke into the comedy world and became one of the UK's most loved comedians. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
17/06/1941m 11s

Bill Nighy

Best known for his role in Love, Actually, actor Bill Nighy is in conversation with James O'Brien this week. Together they discuss life growing up, how he came to fame and dealt with the pressures of it in his mid 40s and his most memorable moments from his career so far. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
10/06/1943m 58s

Billy Bragg

Living Legend Billy Bragg joins James O'Brien on this week's episode of Full Disclosure. The Barking born, rock & roll raised, English icon takes us on a tour of a lifetime of activism: from the mining strike, the rise (& calamitous fall) of the BNP, right up to the Brexit fallout, Bragg has seen and campaigned against it all. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
20/05/1941m 0s

Ian Hislop

Have I Got News For You legend, Ian Hislop, sits down with James O'Brien for this week's episode of Full Disclosure. Discover the man behind the machine that is Private Eye: ascending to Editor at the tender age of 26, Hislop boasts over 30 years experience at the brink of breaking news - could he teach James anything? Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
13/05/1946m 17s

Steve Coogan

Radio royalty Steve Coogan joins James O'Brien for this week's episode of Full Disclosure. Join the two on Coogan's couch in Lewes, as James lifts the veil on Partridge. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
06/05/1957m 35s

Prue Leith

Great British Bake Off star Prue Leith joins James O'Brien on this week's episode of Full Disclosure. In the fascinating interview, she discusses growing up in apartheid era South Africa, learning how to cook in France and whether she doubted whether to take the Bake Off job. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
29/04/1948m 45s

Kenneth Clarke

Father of the House, Ken Clarke, joins James O'Brien on this week's episode of Full Disclosure. Walking James through his near-50 years as a Member of Parliament, from the rise of Margaret Thatcher to the fall of parliamentary decorum during Brexit proceedings, Ken recalls his highs and lows for this week's installment of James' brand new podcast. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
15/04/1952m 40s

Brian Wood

This week James O'Brien is joined by Brian Wood, a former Colour Sergeant who was awarded the Military Cross, one of Britain’s highest awards for gallantry in combat, following his courageous leadership under enemy fire in Iraq. However, five years later he was wrongly accused of war crimes. In this episode, Brian discusses his love affair with the army, the public enquiry into the Battle of Danny Boy and how his reslience through these experiences led him to becoming a best selling author and public speaker, through sharing his experiences from the battlefield and suggesting ways that the lessons he has learnt can be applied in the corporate world. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
08/04/1948m 55s

Sanjeev Bhaskar

This week, James O'Brien is joined by comedian, actor and writer, Sanjeev Bhaskar, who is best known for his roles in Goodness Gracious Me, The Kumars and Porters. He discusses growing up in UK in an Asian family in London and navigating self identification as he grew up. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
01/04/1951m 33s

Deborah Meaden

Dragon's Den star and entrepenuer Deborah Meaden joins James O'Brien this week for an inclusive and in-depth interview. Deborah discusses her journey from starting her own businesses at the age of 19, to becoming a business investor and one of the most famous business women in the UK. She also discusses her view on Brexit and her take on why she feels retainers are the true patriots who love their country. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
25/03/1944m 45s

Simon Amstell

James O'Brien meets Simon Amstell as he reveals the inspiration behind his film Benjamin, his struggles with social confidence and how his life experiences have spilt into his career. Join James O’Brien as he sits down with Simon Amstell in an in-depth, candid interview for the third episode of Full Disclosure. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
18/03/1945m 19s

Ricky Gervais

In the wake of the release of his new show, Ricky Gervais talks about his thoughts and inspirations behind Afterlife. Ricky reveals how his real life experiences play a part in his writing, and how he negotiates hostile reactions to his risqué comedy. Join James O’Brien as he sits down with Ricky Gervais in an in-depth, candid interview for the second episode of Full Disclosure. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
11/03/1949m 7s

Tony Blair

With Brexit drawing nearer, Tony Blair discusses his stance on Britain leaving the EU, the newly formed Independent Group, as well as his disappointment of the Anti-Semitism claims within the Labour party, and his point of view on the recent 'White Savior' debate surrounding his former colleague David Lammy and Comic Relief. Join James O’Brien as he sits down with Tony Blair in an in-depth, candid interview for the debut episode of Full Disclosure. Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with James on Twitter: @mrjamesob
04/03/1931m 39s

Trailer - Full Disclosure with James O'Brien

Full Disclosure with James O'Brien - a series of in-depth, revealing, long-form interviews with stars of screen, stage, sport, comedy, politics, music and much more.
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