Iain Dale All Talk

Iain Dale All Talk

By LBC

Award-winning LBC radio presenter, CNN political commentator and ‘For the Many’ podcast co-host, Iain Dale brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs as he speaks with high profile media and political figures.

Episodes

Sparks – Ron & Russell Mael

Iain Dale talk to two of his musical heroes, Ron & Russell Mael, better known as SPARKS. Their career spans five decades and there is a new documentary about them which is in cinemas this week by Edgar Wright called THE SPARKS BROTHERS. Iain talks to them about the documentary, their music and their special relationship with the UK, and much more besides.
01/08/2140m 22s

*BONUS* Unite the Union General Secretary Hustings

Iain Dale is joined by candidates for the position of General Secretary for Unite the Union Sharon Graham and Gerard Coyne. Candidate Steve Turner declined to appear.
29/07/2147m 35s

Jonathan Reynolds

Iain Dale talks to the Labour MP for Stalybridge & Hyde & Shadow Work & Pensions Secretary Jonathan Reynolds about his life, his family, his religion and what he wants to achieve in politics. Oh, and how he’d like to play centre forward for Sunderland.
28/07/211h 0m

Chris Grayling

Iain Dale talks to Chris Grayling about his life, politics and ministerial career and asks how the jibes of ‘failing Grayling’ affect him.
21/07/2153m 57s

Owen Paterson

Iain Dale talks to Conservative MP Owen Paterson, a year on from his wife taking her own life. It's an open, frank discussion about the impact suicide can have on family members, and the importance of spotting the signs early and seeking the right help. Iain and Owen take calls from listeners about their experiences.
16/07/2147m 23s

Tim Farron

Iain Dale talks to former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron about his life and career in politics. It’s a very wide-ranging interview and includes lots of personal examination, not least on his Christian faith and why it cost him the Liberal Democrat leadership. Iain also asks him very directly about his views on gay sex and whether he considers it a sin.
14/07/2158m 11s

A Gay & A Non Gay

Iain Dale talks to the hosts of the ‘A Gay & A Non Gay’ podcast James Barr (Gay) and Dan Hudson (Non Gay). They delve into the podcast’s success and various gay related issues, and have a good laugh along the way.
07/07/211h 22m

Introducing 'I've Been Thinking with Peter Frankopan'

Hi, All Talk 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

Greg Clark

Iain Dale talks to the Conservative MP for Tunbridge Wells (he’s Iain’s own MP) about his childhood in Middlesbrough, how he got into politics, his time as Business Secretary and THAT select committee hearing with Dominic Cummings. And much else besides.
30/06/211h 17m

Geoff Norcott

Iain talks to comedian Geoff Norcott about his book WHERE DID I GO RIGHT: HOW THE LEFT LOST ME and his life in comedy. He tells of the challenges of being a right wing comedian and talks about his career in teaching and growing up in South London.
23/06/211h 9m

Stephanie Moore

Iain Dale talks to Stephanie Moore, the wife of the late legendary footballer Bobby Moore, about her husband's struggle with bowel cancer, and the need for a wider awareness of the disease. Stephanie speaks about The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, which raises vital funds for research into bowel cancer. Iain and Stephanie take calls from listeners, alongside Sophia Lowe, Health Information Manager at Cancer Research UK.
21/06/2141m 5s

Michael McManus

Iain Dale talks to political biographer and playwright Michael McManus about his life in the world of politics, books and theatre. Michael’s new play MAGGIE & TED is about to be launched on a short run at the Garrick Theatre. He worked for Sir Edward Heath as Private Secretary for many years and shares his insights into the former Prime Minister’s character. He also talks about his biography of former Liberal Leader Jo Grimond and his history of homosexuality in the Conservatives Party, ‘Tory Pride & Prejudice’
16/06/211h 0m

BONUS: Ben Rhodes and Mitchell Reiss

Iain Dale interviews former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama and author Ben Rhodes, plus former US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Mitchell Reiss, on his LBC show.
11/06/2146m 11s

Introducing 'If It Bleeds It Leads'

Hi All Talk 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

Jerry Hayes

Iain Dale talks to criminal barrister and former Conservative MP for Harlow (1983-1997) about his life in the law, politics and the media. Warning: be prepared for some fruity/sweary language.
09/06/2148m 13s

Edwina Currie

Iain Dale talks to former Conservative minister Edwina Currie about her life, politics, writing and broadcasting. They talk about the fallout from her affair with John Major, the eggs affair, her childhood in Liverpool and her life after politics. Believe us, you’ll love this one.
02/06/211h 33m

Gillian Reynolds

Iain Dale talks to veteran radio reviewer Gillian Reynolds about her career in journalism covering the radio sector. Gillian has been a radio reviewer for The Guardian, the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Times for more than 50 years. She was also part of the team which set up Radio City in Liverpool.
26/05/2158m 42s

Sir David Amess

Iain Dale talks to Conservative MP Sir David Amess about his political career and his book AYES & EARS: A SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TO WESTMINSTER
19/05/2158m 59s

Peter Riddell

Iain Dale talks to former Financial Times and Times political journalist and commentator Peter Riddell about his life in journalism and the politicians he has encountered. They talk about his latest role as Commissioner for Public Appointments and what it’s like to be an older Dad.
12/05/211h 1m

Steve Richards

Iain Dale talks to broadcaster, writer, author and creator of Rock ‘n’ Roll Politics, Steve Richards about his life as a political journalist and what it’s like to perform in a political stage show.
05/05/211h 5m

Konstantin Kisin

Iain Dale talks to the co-star of the Triggernometry Youtube Channel and podcast, Konstantin Kisin. They talk about his journey from Russia to England, how he got into standup comedy and how lockdown has impacted his future career plans.
28/04/2159m 18s

Stephen Pound

Iain Dale talks to former Labour MP Stephen Pound, who represented Ealing North from 1998-2019. It’s an anecdote-tastic episode of All Talk with lots of laughs and more than a few revelations – not least who Gordon Brown threw a mobile phone at, and the role Stephen played in the Profumo affair at the age of 15. And if that doesn’t get you listening, nothing will.
21/04/211h 15m

BONUS: Alex Salmond

Iain Dale interviews former Scottish First Minister and leader of the new Alba Party Alex Salmond on his LBC show, as part of a series of interviews with Scottish party leaders.
14/04/2131m 56s

Baroness Tina Stowell

Iain Dale talks to Tina Stowell about her background and education and how it has affected her career. She talks about working at the British Embassy in Washington, in the Number Ten Press Office under John Major, working as Deputy Chief of Staff to William Hague, her life at the BBC, her peerage and subsequent appointment as leader of the House of Lords and her time as chair of the Charity Commission.
14/04/211h 9m

Seema Kennedy

Iain Dale talks to Seema Kennedy about her time as an MP and her role in the Levelling Up Goals initiative.
07/04/2157m 6s

Nigel Kahn

Iain Dale speaks to Nigel Kahn about his West Ham obsession and how it’s affected his life and family. This is not a football podcast, or a podcast about West Ham (well, it is at times!) but the conversation takes many an unexpected, and often emotional turn. Nigel was born in Plaistow and grew up in Canning Town and Barking. He was a perpetual truant and he explains how West Ham provided him with an escape, both in his school days and since. Nigel writes about football and is a member of the ‘Moore Than Just a Podcast’ team. This is the longest ever Iain Dale All Talk podcast, at just over two hours. Even if you’re not a West Ham fan, we guarantee you’ll find yourself sticking with it to the end!
30/03/212h 3m

Denis MacShane

Iain Dale talks to former Labour MP Denis MacShane about his life and career in the media and politics. They discuss his family background, the tragic death of his daughter, his years as a red, left wing activist in journalism and the unions, his entry into the political world, his years as a Foreign office minister, the Rotherham child grooming scandal, his fall from grace in the expenses scandal and what it was like spending 7 weeks in prison. This is the longest All Talk interview yet.
23/03/211h 30m

Cheryl Baker

Iain Dale talks to Cheryl Baker about her life and career as a singer in the group Bucks Fizz, and now The Fizz, including her memories of winning the Eurovision Song Contest 40 years ago with MAKING YOUR MIND UP.
16/03/2149m 13s

Justine Greening

Iain Dale talks to former Cabinet Minister Justine Greening about her life and career in politics, including how she said ‘no’ to Theresa May, her coming out by tweet, the levelling up agenda and much more besides.
10/03/211h 3m

Nicky Campbell

Iain Dale talks to broadcaster, presenter and author Nicky Campbell about his new book ONE OF THE FAMILY: WHY A DOG CALLED MAXWELL CHANGED MY LIFE, his career in broadcasting, his love of dogs and the appeal of his hit TV show, LONG LOST FAMILY.
02/03/211h 22m

Gillian Keegan

Iain Dale talks to Chichester MP Gillian Keegan about her life and career in and outside politics, and her role as Minister for Apprenticeships & Skills. They trawl back through her upbringing in Liverpool and business career as well as indulge in a lot of laughs and very amusing anecdotes towards the end!
23/02/211h 15m

Jane Garvey

Iain talks to broadcaster Jane Garvey about her life and her radio career on BBC local radio, 5 Live and Radio 4 as well as the impact of the Fortunately podcast.
17/02/211h 6m

Andrew Kennedy

Iain Dale talks to Conservative Party Agent Andrew Kennedy about the job and challenges of being a party agent. Andrew grew up in a working class community on Merseyside and with brief sojourns on HMS Canberra and in Sydney he has been an agent for thirty years. He talks about being gay in the political world and the challenges of running seven different Conservative Associations in Kent.
09/02/211h 6m

Iain Dale ‘On the Couch with Richard Sefton’.

This is a pilot episode of a podcast called ‘On the Couch’, hosted by mental health professional and counsellor Richard Sefton. It gets quite emotional as Iain talks about his life experiences and mental health.
02/02/211h 26m

Michael Crick

Iain talks to political journalist, broadcaster and author Michael Crick about his life and career in the media, and what might have been if he had gone into politics.
26/01/211h 5m

James Comey

Iain Dale talks to former FBI Director James Comey about his new book Saving Justice.
19/01/2131m 9s

Matt Forde

Iain Dale interviews standup comedian, broadcaster, interviewer, impressionist and all round funny guy Matt Forde. They also talk about his book Politically Homeless.
12/01/211h 28m

Peter Dickson

Iain Dale talks to Peter Dickson, the country’s leading voiceover artist and the voice behind X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. He has had an extraordinary career in radio and TV and has just published a memoir, “Voiceover Man”. He started life in Northern Ireland before moving to London to work on Radio 1 and Radio 2 before moving into the world of voiceovers. A man with a wonderful voice and brim full with anecdotes about personalities like Steve Wright and Simon Bates, Peter Dickson is one of the most entertaining people Iain has interviewed on the podcast.
05/01/211h 10m

Best of 2020

A collection of the best All Talk interviews from 2020.
30/12/202h 25m

Wes Streeting MP

Iain Dale talks to the Labour MP for Ilford North and Shadow Schools Minister, Wes Streeting. In a wide ranging and very personal conversation Wes talks about his background, his education, his unconventional family, the extent of his political ambition, and how his sexuality has been impacted by his faith.
23/12/201h 22m

Caroline Flint

Iain Dale talks to former Labour MP Caroline Flint about her life and political career. In an intensely personal conversation she talks about how she’s coped with losing her seat, her family background, her ministerial career and how political friendships have been shattered over Brexit.
16/12/201h 15m

Paul Embery

Iain Dale talks to trade unionist Paul Embery about his time with the Fire Brigades Union, why Labour has lost its working class roots, and his new book DESPISED: WHY THE MODERN LEFT LOATHES THE WORKING CLASS.
09/12/2053m 51s

Jonny Oates

Iain Dale talks to LibDem Peer and former chief of staff to Nick Clegg in the Coalition years, Jonny Oates, now Lord Oates about his book I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN. He talks movingly about running away to Addis Ababa as a 15 year old, his work in Zimbabwe and South Africa and his career as a public affairs consultant. He discusses how the coalition came into being, what it was like working for Nick Clegg, and where the Liberal Democrats go from here.
02/12/201h 1m

Peter Cardwell

Iain Dale talks to former Government Special Advisor Peter Cardwell about his life as a special advisor to four cabinet ministers and his new book THE SECRET LIFE OF SPECIAL ADVISERS.
25/11/2051m 2s

Chris Bryant MP

In an intensely personal conversation Iain Dale talks to Chris Bryant about his life, career, motivations, reputation and books. They spend the last part of the interview discussing his new book ‘The Glamour Boys’. This is one you won’t want to miss.
18/11/201h 4m

Introducing Hunting Ghislaine with John Sweeney

Hi All Talk 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

Christian Wolmar

Iain talks to transport journalist and activist Christian Wolmar about his journalism, influences and career, and his campaign to be Mayor of London in 2016, during which he and Christian had a falling out.
11/11/201h 3m

Bonus : Cliff Richard

Iain Dale achieves one of his lifetime ambitions and interviews Sit Cliff Richard for a whole hour. They discuss his life, career, music and the allegations that nearly ruined his life, but fought back against. They discuss his religion, and how he intends to spend the rest of his life. Let’s get ‘Wired for Sound’…!
05/11/201h 4m

Sir Vince Cable

Iain Dale talks to Sir Vince Cable about his life, politics, being LibDem leader, his fascination with ballroom dancing and his new book CHINA ENGAGE.
04/11/201h 7m

Austin Mitchell

Iain Dale talks to Austin Mitchell who served as Labour MP for Great Grimsby from 1977 to 2015. They talk about his political and broadcasting careers, his love of photography and his new book on J B Priestley’s wartime broadcasts.
28/10/201h 4m

John Kampfner

Iain talks to the former New Statesman editor about his career in journalism and his new book WHY THE GERMANS DO IT BETTER.
21/10/2052m 49s

Steve Baker MP

Iain Dale talks to Conservative MP for Wycombe, Steve Baker, about his life in politics, why he became an MP, the Brexit debate and his role in it, his period as a Brexit Minister, his religious faith, his love of skydiving and his near death experience, and whether he would accept a ministerial job in a reshuffle and who his political heroes are.
14/10/201h 9m

Margot James

In a deeply personal conversation, Iain Dale talks to former Conservative MP Margot James about her life, career in politics, sexuality and whether there’s life after leaving Parliament.
07/10/201h 11m

Sir Richard Evans

Iain Dale talks to one of the country’s most eminent historians, Sir Richard Evans, who also happened to be Iain’s history tutor at university. He is the country’s leading authority on the Nazis and has written a new book on Nazi conspiracy theories, THE HITLER CONSPIACIES: The Third Reich and the paranoid imagination. They venture far and wide in a warm and personal conversation.
30/09/2056m 26s

Will Young

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

Douglas Murray

Iain Dale talks to the writer Douglas Murray about his life, career, books and beliefs
09/09/2049m 42s

Gyles Brandreth

The 3rd episode of a digital edition of Iain Dale: All Talk at the Edinburgh fringe, Iain is in conversation with Gyles Brandreth - writer, broadcaster, actor, former MP and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury.
02/09/201h 10m

Alastair Campbell

In the second of 3 All Talk episodes as part of an Edinburgh digital fringe, Iain Dale talks to Alastair Campbell and covers topics from Brexit, to Coronavirus, mental health and leadership. Also, Alastair reveals his sleeping habits, why he wants to be fluent in German and the reasons he hasn’t rejoined Labour.
26/08/201h 15m

David Davis

In the first of 3 All Talk episodes as part of an Edinburgh digital fringe, Iain Dale talks to David Davis and covers topics from the government handling of the Coronavirus pandemic, to David's career in Theresa May's cabinet. Also, what happened when David & Iain flew in a helicopter and the pilot let David take the controls...
19/08/201h 17m

Daniel Forrester

Daniel Forrester is an American entrepreneur and political commentator. He also happens to be Iain Dale’s best friend. They talk about the power of friendship, meeting your heroes, their relationships with their fathers and how they’ve stayed friends despite rarely seeing each other. It’s the kind of emotional and personal conversation that only best friends can have. Expect a few revelations, a lot of laughs and also a few tears (from both of them) along the way.
12/08/201h 17m

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Iain Dale talks to top columnist and commentator Yasmin Alibhai-Brown about her life, views and career. She’s in a very reflective mood. They talk at length about her violent and difficult childhood in Uganda, what Britain means to her, how she deals with social media abuse and much more besides. It’s Yasmin as you’ve never heard her before.
05/08/2059m 19s

BONUS: Iain addresses male rape and sexual assault on his LBC show

BONUS: Iain addresses male rape and sexual assault on his LBC show
03/08/201h 33m

Tom Harris

Iain Dale talks to Telegraph columnist and former Labour MP, Minister and award-winning blogger, Tom Harris.
29/07/201h 0m

Andrea Leadsom

Iain Dale has a deeply personal conversation with former Cabinet Minister and two time Conservative leadership contender about her life, career and time in politics.
22/07/201h 17m

BONUS: Beijing's cover-up of its human rights abuses against the Uighur community

Iain Dale covers Maajid Nawaz's Saturday afternoon show. Recent footage has surfaced on social media showing Uighur people being bussed out of their region to wo as forced labour in factories across the country during the coronavirus pandemic. Iain asks, how can this be stopped?
18/07/2052m 35s

Senator James McGrath

James McGrath is a Senator in the Upper House of the Australian Parliament, representing Queensland. He started out in political life in Westminster, working for the Conservatives and then becoming Deputy Director of Boris Johnson’s first London mayoral campaign. He gives some very honest analysis of Boris Johnson’s qualities and failings, goes into detail about the art of political campaigning, and has some interesting thoughts on Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Malcolm Turnbull and the viscerality of Australian politics.
15/07/201h 7m

Tim Montgomerie

Iain talks to Conservative polemicist Tim Montgomerie about his life in politics, his religious beliefs, the creation of ConservativeHome, being chief of staff to Iain Duncan Smith and what he wants to do next.
08/07/201h 0m

Chris Mason

Iain Dale talks to political journalist and presenter Chris Mason about his career in broadcasting, what it’s like presenting ‘Any Questions’, how Coronavirus has affected broadcasting, his sense of imposter syndrome and whether regional accents are a bonus or a hindrance to a successful career in broadcasting.
01/07/201h 19m

BONUS: Iain takes your calls on his LBC show about your adoption experiences

BONUS: Iain takes your calls on his LBC show about your adoption experiences
30/06/2033m 42s

Simon Marks

Iain Dale talks to Simon Marks, LBC’s Washington Correspondent about his career in radio and television, working for LBC in the early days, life at Radio Luxembourg and ITN, and how he came to found his international news network Feature Story News. If you’re interested in the business of news or are a bit of a radio geek, you’ll love this hour long conversation.
24/06/201h 2m

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.
19/06/2036m 13s

Tracey Crouch MP

Iain talks to the popular Conservative MP Tracey Crouch about her life before politics, how she got elected, being Sports Minister and the importance of family life. And she nearly reveals for the first time how she voted in the European referendum. And we find out whether she would give up a cabinet job as Secretary of State for DCMS to play one game for her beloved Tottenham Hotspur.
17/06/201h 2m

Liam Halligan

Iain spends an hour with top economics commentator, broadcaster and author, Liam Halligan. Liam is a columnist for the Sunday Telegraph and broadcasts about economic and business matters. He is the author of CLEAN BREXIT and HOME TRUTHS.
10/06/201h 1m

BONUS: Interview with Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG

BONUS: Interview with Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG
08/06/2024m 16s

BONUS: Denise Headley, aka 'Denise in Enfield', joins Iain on his evening show.

BONUS: Denise Headley, aka 'Denise in Enfield', joins Iain on his evening show.
05/06/201h 2m

Andrew Marr

In the first of a new series of podcast interviews with leading political and media figures, Iain interviews BBC broadcasting legend Andrew Marr about his career in journalism and broadcasting. Andrew talks about his love of painting, the difficulties of broadcasting in a Covid 19 world and they discuss the art of the political interview.
03/06/2048m 9s

The City trader who quit his job to fight ISIS

Award-winning LBC radio presenter and For the Many podcast host Iain Dale brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs to conversations with leading figures from politics and broadcasting. This week Iain speaks to the former City trader Macer Gifford who spent three years fighting with the YPG against Isis in Syria. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
27/05/2058m 32s

David Petraeus on Military Command, Brexit and Donald Trump

Award-winning LBC radio presenter and For the Many podcast host Iain Dale brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs to conversations with leading figures from politics and broadcasting. This episode features an interview with General David Petraeus from December 2018 - a leading military figure in Iraq and Afghanistan under George W Bush. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
19/05/2047m 26s

Ed Balls on Brexit, Norwich City and Strictly Come Dancing

Award-winning LBC radio presenter and For the Many podcast host Iain Dale brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs to conversations with leading figures from politics and broadcasting. This episode features two interviews with Ed Balls from 2016 - discussing Brexit, Norwich City, his time in politics and on Strictly Come Dancing. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
12/05/2040m 22s

Motor Neurone Disease and Gordon Aikman

Award-winning LBC radio presenter and For the Many podcast host Iain Dale brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs to conversations with leading figures from politics and broadcasting. This episode features an LBC show from 2015 with Gordon Aikman, who died from Motor Neurone Disease aged 31. He tells his story via diary entries and interview, followed by Iain's tribute to him after he passed away. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
05/05/2049m 48s

Psychics and Mediums

Award-winning LBC radio presenter, CNN political commentator and For the Many podcast host Iain Dale brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs to conversations with leading figures from politics and broadcasting. This episode features an hour on psychics and mediums, from the archives of Iain's LBC show from 2012. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
28/04/2057m 51s

Election Nights

Award-winning LBC radio presenter, CNN political commentator and For the Many podcast host Iain Dale brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs to conversations with leading figures from politics and broadcasting. This episode features 'Counting Chickens' - a documentary Iain made for 5 Live in June 2001 about the history of election night broadcasting. It went out half an hour before the polls closed on June 8 2001... Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
21/04/2025m 5s

Jim Bleat for Prime Minister

Award-winning LBC radio presenter, CNN political commentator and For the Many podcast host Iain Dale brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs to conversations with leading figures from politics and broadcasting. This episode features 'Jim Bleat for Prime Minister' by Margaret Woodhouse - a children’s book on politics. It seeks to explain politics and elections to children in a unique and entertaining story about how a sheep becomes prime minister. Iain published it as a book and audiobook through his company Politico’s in 2000. Each chapter is read by a UK politician – John Redwood, Martin Bell, Charles Kennedy, Teresa Gorman and Harriet Harman. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
14/04/2042m 38s

Politico's with Margaret Thatcher and Gyles Brandreth

Award-winning LBC radio presenter, CNN political commentator and For the Many podcast host Iain Dale brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs to conversations with leading figures from politics and broadcasting. This episode is from a literary dinner held at The Savoy in April 2002 to mark the fifth anniversary of Politico’s. Margaret Thatcher was the guest of honour, Gyles Brandreth was master of ceremonies and there were speeches by Iain Dale, Sir John Nott, Sir Bernard Ingham and Professor Peter Hennessy. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
07/04/2057m 5s

Sir Keir Starmer on Labour leadership and Coronavirus

Award-winning LBC radio presenter, CNN political commentator and For the Many podcast host Iain Dale brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs to conversations with leading figures from politics and broadcasting. In this episode, Iain interviews Sir Keir Starmer KCB QC about coronavirus, political opposition and his bid to become Labour's next leader. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
31/03/2048m 11s

Nicolas Pelham on the press, coronavirus and being trapped in Iran

Following a hugely successful and headline-grabbing debut run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, award-winning LBC radio presenter, CNN political commentator and For the Many podcast host Iain Dale brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs to the stage, in conversation with leading figures from politics and broadcasting. In this episode, Iain interviews Nicolas Pelham about his extraordinary story of being trapped in Iran. On the day he was due to fly back to London he was detained by intelligence officials from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and prevented from leaving the country for seven weeks Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
25/03/2021m 46s

Keith Simpson and Sir Norman Lamb at UEA

Following a hugely successful and headline-grabbing debut run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, award-winning LBC radio presenter, CNN political commentator and For the Many podcast host Iain Dale brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs to the stage, in conversation with leading figures from politics and broadcasting. In this episode, Iain interviews Keith Simpson and Sir Norman Lamb. Keith Simpson is a British Conservative Party politician and military historian who served as Member of Parliament for Broadland from 2010 to 2019, having previously served as the MP for Mid Norfolk from 1997 to 2010. Sir Norman Lamb is a British Liberal Democrat politician and solicitor. He was the Member of Parliament for North Norfolk from 2001 to 2019 and chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee from 2017 to 2019. Lamb was a candidate in the 2015 Liberal Democrats leadership election. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
18/03/201h 6m

Michael Foot on Journalism, Iraq and Labour Leadership

Following a hugely successful and headline-grabbing debut run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, award-winning LBC radio presenter, CNN political commentator and For the Many podcast host Iain Dale brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs to the stage, in conversation with leading figures from politics and broadcasting. In this episode, Iain interviews Michael Foot, who was a British Labour Party politician who served as Labour Leader from 1980 to 1983. Foot began his career as a journalist on Tribune and the Evening Standard. He co-wrote the 1940 polemic against appeasement of Adolf Hitler, Guilty Men, under a pseudonym Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
11/03/201h 2m

The Political Classics

Following a hugely successful and headline-grabbing debut run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, award-winning LBC radio presenter, CNN political commentator and For the Many podcast host Iain Dale brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs to the stage, in conversation with leading figures from politics and broadcasting. In this episode, Iain publishes a range of classic political speeches, read by contemporary politicians. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
04/03/201h 6m

Ann Widdecombe on politics, fame and working with Iain

Following a hugely successful and headline-grabbing debut run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, award-winning LBC radio presenter, CNN political commentator and For the Many podcast host Iain Dale brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs to the stage, in conversation with leading figures from politics and broadcasting. In this episode, Iain interviews British politician, author and television personality Ann Widdecombe in 2003. It is a radio version of the theatre show ‘An Audience with Ann Widdecombe’ that Iain used to host in theatres all over the country. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
26/02/201h 6m

Kenneth Clarke on the House of Commons, Nottinghamshire and Valentine's Day

Following a hugely successful and headline-grabbing debut run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, award-winning LBC radio presenter, CNN political commentator and For the Many podcast host Iain Dale brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs to the stage, in conversation with leading figures from politics and broadcasting. For the Nottingham date of his tour, Iain welcomes as his guest the recently retired MP for Rushcliffe, Kenneth Clarke, to discuss his distinguished career and his eventful time as Father of the House of Commons. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
19/02/201h 57m

Tony Blair on Brexit, leadership and referendums

Iain Dale talks with Tony Blair in 2019. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
12/02/2028m 14s

Donald Trump on The Apprentice, success and achievements

Iain Dale talks with Donald Trump in 2012. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
05/02/2012m 44s

Andrew Doyle, Grace Campbell, Matt Forde and Konstantin Kisin

Iain Dale talks with comedians Andrew Doyle, Grace Campbell, Matt Forde and Konstantin Kisin about getting into comedy, it's intersection with politics - and their take on the political stories of 2019. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
29/01/2058m 51s

Alan Johnson on Labour, polling and his childhood

Alan Johnson is a British Labour Party politician who served as Home Secretary from June 2009 to May 2010. Before that, he filled a wide variety of cabinet positions in both the Blair and Brown governments, including Education Secretary, Health Secretary and Home Secretary. He was in the House of Commons until 2017. He wrote a memoir, This Boy: A Memoir of a Childhood, telling the story of his childhood. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
22/01/2054m 8s

Jess Philips on leadership, the Midlands and being outspoken

Jess Phillips was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Lucy Powell, then Shadow Education Secretary, in September 2015 and In September 2016, she was elected chair of the Women's Parliamentary Labour Party (WPLP). Yesterday, she quit the Labour Party leadership race. Iain Dale All Talk brings his live show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
22/01/2042m 14s

Heidi Allen and Layla Moran on changing parties, career aspirations and poverty

Heidi Allen is a British politician who served as the Member of Parliament for South Cambridgeshire from 2015 to 2019. Initially elected as a Conservative, she resigned from the party in February 2019, joining and later serving as leader of Change UK. Layla Moran is a British Liberal Democrat politician. She has served as the Member of Parliament for Oxford West and Abingdon since the 2017 general election. She was re-elected in 2019. Moran studied Physics at Imperial College London and worked as a maths and physics teacher before becoming an MP. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
15/01/2055m 34s

Paul Gambacini on Radio, the Metropolitan Police and Operation Yewtree

Paul Gambaccini is an American-British radio and television presenter and author in the United Kingdom, known as "The Great Gambo" and "The Professor of Pop" from his days at Radio 1. He is currently the presenter of “Pick of the Pops” on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday afternoons. Inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame in 2005, Gambaccini is the author of more than 15 books. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
08/01/2051m 29s

Neil and Christine Hamilton discuss Resilience, Partnership and UKIP

Neil Hamilton is a British politician, non-practising barrister, and former teacher. He has been a UK Independence Party (UKIP) Member of the National Assembly for Wales for the Mid and West Wales region since 2016. His wife Christine and he went on to become media celebrities. Christine Hamilton is an English media personality and author. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
01/01/2057m 6s

Anne Diamond and Nick Owen discuss TV-AM

Anne Diamond is a British journalist and broadcaster. She hosted Good Morning Britain for TV-am and the similarly titled Good Morning... with Anne and Nick for BBC One, both with Nick Owen as her co-presenter. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
25/12/1959m 52s

Johnny Mercer on Defence, Elections and Boris

John Luther Mercer is a British politician who has served as the Conservative MP for Plymouth Moor View since the 2015 general election. He is a former British Army officer and an author. In 2019, he was made a minister in the Ministry of Defence in the government led by Boris Johnson. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
18/12/1954m 48s

Brandon Lewis and Eric Pickles on Brexit, getting into Politics and Social Media

Brandon Kenneth Lewis CBE PC is a British Conservative Party politician who has served as Minister of State for Security and Deputy to Home Secretary Priti Patel for EU Exit and No Deal Preparation since July 2019. Eric Jack Pickles is a British Conservative Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Brentwood and Ongar from the 1992 general election to the 2017 general election and was the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government until May 2015. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
11/12/1957m 10s

Christopher Biggins on Comedy, Show Business and Higher Powers

Christopher Biggins is an English actor and television presenter, best known for his role as Lukewarm in the BBC sitcom Porridge. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
04/12/1959m 24s

Fi Glover and Sarah Smith on the Gender Pay Gap, Fortunately and Boris

Fi Glover is a British BBC journalist and presenter who currently presents the Fortunately Podcast with Jane Garvey, The Listening Project for BBC Radio 4, Shared Experience for BBC Radio 4 and My Perfect Country for the BBC World Service. Sarah Smith is a Scottish radio and television news reporter with the BBC. She holds the post of Scotland Editor and also presents the BBC Radio 4 Today programme. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
27/11/1950m 49s

Kate Adie and Yasmin Alibhai Brown on Journalism, Freedom and the Law

Kate Adie and Yasmin Alibhai Brown are two of the UK's top journalists. Kate Adie was chief news correspondent for BBC News between 1989 and 2003, during which time she reported from war zones around the world. Yasmin Alibhai Brown is a regular columnist for the i and the London Evening Standard, she is a well-known commentator on immigration, diversity, and multiculturalism issues. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
20/11/191h 1m

Sadiq Khan on Policing, Trump and Surviving Brexit

Sadiq Khan is a British politician who has served as Mayor of London since 2016. He was previously the Member of Parliament for Tooting from 2005 until 2016. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
13/11/1955m 35s

Dame Louise Casey & Jacqui Smith on Political Positions and Fields of Wheat Moments

Dame Louise Casey is a British government official working in social welfare. She was the deputy director of Shelter in 1992, head of the Rough Sleepers' Unit (RSU) in 1999, a director of the national Anti-Social Behaviour Unit (ASBU) in 2003, head of the Respect Task Force in 2005 and the UK's first Victims' Commissioner in March 2010. She became director general of Troubled Families on 1 November 2011. Jacqui Smith is a British Labour politician. She was the Member of Parliament for Redditch from 1997 until 2010, the first female Home Secretary and the third woman to hold one of the Great Offices of State, after Margaret Thatcher (Prime Minister) and Margaret Beckett(Foreign Secretary). Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
06/11/191h 0m

Jo Swinson on Power, Privilege and Politics

Jo Swinson CBE is a British politician from Scotland serving as Leader of the Liberal Democrats since 2019. She is the first woman and the youngest person to hold the position. She has been the Member of Parliament for East Dunbartonshire since 2017, having previously held the seat between 2005 and 2015. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
30/10/1949m 40s

Kirsty Wark on Losing Parents, Boris and Mental Health

Kirsty Wark is a Scottish journalist and television presenter, best known for fronting BBC Two's news and current affairs programme Newsnight since 1993. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
23/10/1956m 48s

Christiane Amanpour on journalism, CNN and the future

Christiane Amanpour is a British-Iranian journalist and television host. Amanpour is the Chief International Anchor for CNN and host of CNN International's nightly interview program Amanpour. She is also the host of Amanpour & Company on PBS. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
16/10/191h 0m

Bonus: Dominic Raab

Dominic Raab is a senior British politician serving as First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since July 2019. Raab served in the British Cabinet as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union in 2018, until his resignation. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
12/10/191h 0m

Len McClusky on Trade Unions, Casual Workers and the future of Great Britain

Len McClusky is a British trade unionist. He is General Secretary of Unite the Union, the largest affiliate and a major donor to the Labour Party. As a young adult, he spent some years working in the Liverpool Docks for the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, prior to becoming a full-time union official for the Transport and General Workers' Union (T&GWU) in 1979. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
09/10/191h 0m

Bonus: The Conservative Party Conference on Socialism

In this bonus edition of Iain Dale All Talk, Iain is at a fringe event from the Conservative Party conference that he chaired. Hear their balloon debate: Socialism – Future or Failure put on by the Institute of Economic Affairs and the Taxpayers Alliance. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
06/10/1951m 20s

Nicholas Soames on Churchill, Brexit and Mugabe

Nicholas Soames is a British politician serving as the MP for Mid Sussex since 1997. He was Minister for State for the Armed Forces from 1994 to 1997. And he is the grandson of Winston Churchill. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
02/10/191h 1m

David Starkey on history, naughtiness and homosexuality

David Starkey is a well-known radio and television personality, first appearing on television in 1977. While a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4, his acerbic tongue earned him the sobriquet of "rudest man in Britain". Starkey has presented several history documentaries. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
25/09/191h 4m

Tony Abbott on Brexit and being Prime Minister

Tony Abbott is an Australian politician who served as the 28th Prime Minister of Australia from 2013 to 2015 and leader of the Liberal Party from 2009 to 2015. He served as Leader of the Opposition from 2009 to 2013, and as Member of Parliament (MP) for Warringah from 1994 to 2019. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
20/09/1949m 59s

Jess Phillips on feminism, online abuse and knifing Jeremy Corbyn

Jess Phillips was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Lucy Powell, then Shadow Education Secretary, in September 2015 and In September 2016, she was elected chair of the Women's Parliamentary Labour Party (WPLP). Iain and Jess discuss the politics, her aspirations for Prime Minister, clashing with Diane Abbott and knifing Jeremy Corbyn ‘in the front’. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
18/09/1958m 31s

Sayeeda Warsi on Politics, Racism and Power

“In politics, if you get the platform to make a difference – rather than getting precious about the power you don’t have, use the power you do have” Sayeeda Warsi served in David Cameron’s Cabinet and was co-chairman of the conservative party from 2010 to 2012. She grew up in West Yorkshire, in a family of Pakistani Muslim immigrants – and trained as a solicitor with the Crown Prosecution Service before leaving to move into politics. Iain and Sayeeda discuss the conservative party, politics, racism and being in positions of power. Iain Dale All Talk brings a sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to the podcast world, where he interviews some of the most high profile names from the world of media and politics. Rate and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Iain on Twitter: @iaindale
11/09/1952m 53s

John McDonnell

Iain Dale spends an hour with Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell at the Edinburgh Fringe, in what turned out to be a headline making interview.
04/09/1954m 59s

Sir John Curtice & Michael Crick

Iain Dale brought leading political psephologist Professor Sir John Curtice and top political journalist Michael Crick together at the Edinburgh Fringe to impart their unique insights into the current political situation. It was a sell-out audience and proved to be one of the best shows Iain hosted. Next week: John McDonnell
28/08/191h 1m

Bonus: Harvey Proctor

Four years ago former Tory MP Harvey Proctor was accused by a man the police called ‘Nick’ of sexually abusing him as a teenager. ‘Nick’ also accused Edward Heath, Leon Brittain and Field Marshall Lord Bramall of abusing him too. Harvey Proctor’s house was raided, he lost his job, his house and his livelihood. Iain interviewed him several times on LBC at the time and commissioned his book ‘Credible & True’. Eventually the Metropolitan Police admitted that Harvey had no case to answer and they launched criminal proceedings against ‘Nick’, real name Carl Beech. At the end of July he was found guilty of perverting the course of justice. Harvey Proctor’s story doesn’t end there. In midAugust Harvey came into the LBC studio. You will hear how the case has affected him and what he plans to do now, as well as his views on the behaviour of the Metropolitan police and about deputy Labour leader Tom Watson. At times, it’s an emotional listen.
24/08/1946m 43s

Nicola Sturgeon

Iain Dale interviews First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the Edinburgh Fringe at the Gilded Balloon. Next week: John McDonnell.
21/08/1958m 5s

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