An Inconvenient Ruth

An Inconvenient Ruth

By Global

Every week Ruth will be speaking to some of the countries' biggest success stories about their achievements, challenges, victories and dissappointments. Ruth will cover the opportunities, triumphs, compromises, failures and inconvenient truths that they have endured and find out what drives some of Britain's most prominent people.


Matt Forde

Ruth speaks to comedian, Matt Forde
25/07/2147m 13s

John Simpson

Ruth speaks to legendary war correspondent, John Simpson
18/07/2150m 43s

Amber Rudd

Ruth speaks to former Home Secretary, Amber Rudd
11/07/2146m 49s

Frank Luntz

Ruth speaks to American's top pollster, Frank Luntz
04/07/2145m 43s

Introducing 'I've Been Thinking with Peter Frankopan'

Hi, An Inconvenient Ruth 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

Pat Nevin

Ruth speaks to Chelsea and Scotland legend, Pat Nevin
26/06/2146m 9s

Frank Gardner

Ruth speaks to the BBC's Security Correspondent, Frank Gardner
13/06/2146m 57s

Introducing ‘If It Bleeds It Leads’

Hi An Inconvenient Ruth 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 58s

Pasha Kovalev

Ruth speaks to Strictly Come Dancing star, Pasha Kovalev
30/05/2146m 10s

Mark 'Billy' Billingham

Ruth speaks to decorated SAS war-hero, Billy Billingham
23/05/2147m 26s

Dr Alex George

Ruth speaks to love island star, Dr Alex George
16/05/2146m 53s

Jonathan Agnew

Ruth speaks to cricket broadcasting legend, Jonathan Agnew
02/05/2146m 6s

Troy Deeney

Ruth speaks to Watford football club captain, Troy Deeney
25/04/2146m 22s

Commander Chris Hadfield

Ruth speaks to International Space Station commander, Chris Hadfield
11/04/2147m 45s

Lord Michael Dobbs

Ruth speaks to the creator of House of Cards, Michael Dobbs
04/04/2146m 25s

David Arnold

Ruth speaks to film composer David Arnold
28/03/2147m 2s

David Baddiel

Ruth speaks to comedian, David Baddiel
21/03/2145m 54s

Linda Calvey

Ruth speaks to author and former armed robber, Linda Calvey - her latest book "The Locksmith" is out March 18th.
18/03/2147m 19s

Sir Anthony Seldon

Ruth speaks to Sir Anthony Seldon, educator and Prime Ministerial biographer
14/03/2147m 10s

Baroness Minouche Shafik

Ruth speaks to LSE Director, Minouche Shafik
28/02/2146m 34s

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar

Ruth speaks to robotics expert, Sethu Vijayakumar
21/02/2147m 6s

Rory Stewart

Ruth speaks to former cabinet minister and definitely not a spy, Rory Stewart
14/02/2150m 21s

Ambassador Samantha Power

Ruth speaks to Samantha Power, former US ambassador to the UN and President Biden's nominee to lead USAID
07/02/2146m 45s

Jess Phillips MP

Ruth speaks to Labour MP Jess Phillips
31/01/2152m 11s

Judge Rinder

Ruth speaks to Britain's favourite TV Judge, Robert Rinder
24/01/2145m 59s

US Capitol Riot Special with Anthony Scaramucci & Professor Scott Lucas

Ruth speaks to former Trump spokesperson and Anthony Scaramucci & Professor of US Politics, Scott Lucas
10/01/2147m 38s

Alan Johnson

Ruth speaks to the Prime Minister we never had, Alan Johnson
03/01/2143m 9s

Kate Adie

Ruth speaks to former war correspondent Kate Adie
31/12/2040m 30s

Alan Davies

Ruth speaks to QI funnyman, Alan Davies
30/12/2051m 39s

Nigel Owens

Ruth speaks to the most capped referee in rugby history, Nigel Owens
29/12/2051m 27s

Eddie Izzard

Ruth speaks to "the lost python", Eddie Izzard
28/12/2038m 57s

Sir Nicholas Soames

Ruth speaks to Sir Nicholas Soames: member of parliament for 36 years, friend to Prince Charles and grandson to Winston Churchill
27/12/2038m 40s

Paloma Faith

Ruth speaks to singer and east London royalty, Paloma Faith
20/12/2045m 3s

James Blunt

Ruth speaks to pop-star, ex tank driver and unofficial king of Twitter, James Blunt
13/12/2043m 58s

YolanDa Brown

Ruth speaks to saxophonist and children's TV maestro, YolanDa Brown
06/12/2043m 10s

Ruby Wax

Ruth speaks to comedian, actress and mental health campaigner, Ruby Wax
29/11/2042m 50s

Tim Minchin

Ruth speaks to comedian and composer, Tim Minchin
22/11/2050m 36s

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Ruth speaks to the queen of Kitchen Discos, Sophie Ellis-Bextor
15/11/2049m 50s

Introducing Hunting Ghislaine with John Sweeney

Hi An Inconvenient Ruth 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

Broadcasting icon, Sir Michael Parkinson

Ruth speaks to Sir Michael Parkinson
08/11/2044m 52s

Former Met Police boss - Lord John Stevens

Ruth speaks to Lord John Stevens, the man who investigated loyalist spies in Northern Ireland, looked into Princess Diana's death, and led Britain's largest police force for five years.
01/11/2044m 5s

Olympic record holder - Dame Katherine Grainger

Ruth speaks to Olympic record holder, Dame Katherine Grainger
25/10/2045m 15s

Sir Mark Walport

Ruth speaks to former Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport
18/10/2042m 51s

Introducing "What Next?" with Lionel Barber

Hi Ruth Davidson 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

Duncan Bannatyne

Ruth speaks to Dragons' Den hardman, Duncan Bannatyne
11/10/2045m 45s

Yanis Varoufakis

Ruth speaks for former Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis
04/10/2045m 43s

Prue Leith

Bake off legend Prue Leith joins Ruth Davidson on 'An Inconvenient Ruth'
27/09/2047m 15s

Kriss Akabusi

Ruth speaks to former Olympian, Kriss Akabusi
20/09/2045m 44s

Tony Blair

Ruth speaks to former Prime Minister Tony Blair
13/09/2056m 25s

New Series

An Inconvenient Ruth returns to LBC with a weekly show & podcast. Listen live on LBC at 9pm on Sundays, or download the podcast.

Sue Black

Former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson interviews one of the UK’s top forensic anthropologists, Professor Dame Sue Black. How do you become an expert in death? In this episode, Black explains how working with dead bodies on a daily basis makes her happier and more appreciative of life. From tragic tales of war crimes in Kosovo to cutting edge science leading to successful convictions - with warmth and humour, one of the world’s top experts in dead bodies shares how she’s far more afraid of the living than she is the dead!
27/12/1950m 22s

Joan Bakewell

With a colourful and varied career, listen to Joan Bakewell as she tells Ruth Davidson of how she was one of the first crews to cross the Berlin Wall in 1989, her affair with Harold Pinter which is the basis for Pinter's 1978 play Betrayal and her work battling ageism and getting people to talk about death.
26/12/1947m 50s

Piers Morgan

In this episode, you’ll hear how Piers Morgan always wanted to be a celebrity journalist, his thoughts on being sacked from the Mirror, his meetings with a ‘complex’ and ‘manipulative’ Princess Diana, how he voted in the 2019 General Election, how he communicates with Donald Trump and being diagnosed as a good psychopath.
25/12/1948m 47s

Martha Lane Fox

A tech pioneer who sits on the board of Twitter and set up the Government’s websites - Martha Lane Fox opens up about how Twitter and tech still don’t do enough for women, how the British tech sector will need 'the most forward facing, skilled workforce' post Brexit and the brutal car accident where she almost lost her life. Despite an innovative vision and dogged determination, the path to success for Martha Lane Fox was far from easy
24/12/1948m 39s

George Osborne

In this episode, Ruth talks to former Chancellor-turned-Editor George Osborne, as he tells her of his upbringing, reforming an "out of date" Tory party, his partnership with David Cameron to lead the Conservatives, austerity and what he really thinks of Boris Johnson.
23/12/1956m 10s
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