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What makes a prolific political figure tick? Alastair John Campbell (born 25 May 1957) is a British journalist, broadcaster, political aide and author, best known for his work as Director of Communications and Strategy for Prime Minister Tony Blair between 1997 and 2003. In this interview from 20th June at Mile End Group, Alastair explores his recent autobiography, recounting the key parts of his, and Tony Blair's, career in politics, from the Iraq war to 9/11, and even the Premier's relatio ...
 
Former political advisor Laura Round speaks to politicians, opinion formers and business leaders to find out about the experiences, people and places that have inspired them. What motivates them? Why did they decide to do what they do? What are the most memorable and surprising situations they have found themselves in? The answer is often unexpected.
 
During lockdown, Saracens, England and Lions rugby player Maro Itoje chats to leaders and groundbreakers from across society, ranging from musicians and athletes, to politicians and artists. He’ll find out what makes them tick, discover the driving forces behind their successes, lessons they have learned from failure and their views on life in 2020. This mix of unique, open and honest insight forms the podcast Pearl Conversations! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Paul Boross talks to the funniest and most successful leaders in business, sport and entertainment about how humour measurably improves your business and your life. Humourology is a study into why a good sense of humour is much more than a means to raise a smile – it’s a critical psychological defence against the stresses of everyday life, it’s the source of our resilience and it’s the secret weapon of all successful leaders. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Actor Jason Flemyng interviews former prisoners and addicts with powerful stories to tell, exploring their struggle to turn their lives around and challenging the barriers and stigmas that can hold these people back. For more information and to view dozens more stories, go to www.morethanmypast.org.uk.
 
Jeremy Paxman, of Newsnight and University Challenge fame, has decided there must be more to life than cudgelling politicians and students on TV. ‘The Lock In’ is, as he puts it, “an excuse for me to talk to people I want to hear from, in a place I want to be...the pub”. So it is that, free at last of any editorial oversight, Jeremy has been sitting down in some of London’s finest boozers to enjoy drink and conversation with an eclectic bunch of guests. There are famous ones and obscure ones ...
 
Welcome to the debut season of the Woodland Trust podcast, 'Woodland Walks'. We'll be exploring some of the greatest woods, forests and sites in the Woodland Trust estate. Join our host, Adam Shaw, as we discover the stories and characters that make each of our woods so very special. We’ll explore awe-inspiring ancient woodland and get lost together in the rich habitats that support our native wildlife. We'll meet the site managers and the magnificent volunteers who protect woods and plant t ...
 
A podcast about fame. If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send us any thoughts or questions you have in the comments section and rate the podcast out of 5 stars. Thanks so much for listening! Follow Almost Famous on: Twitter: @podalmostfamous Instagram: almostfamousthepodcast More info at www.almostfamousthepodcast.com Enquiries: almostpodcastfamous@gmail.com Listen to Barnaby's other podcasts: Crazy Stupid Love https://linktr.ee/crazystupidlovepod It's Your Funeral ...
 
What’s really going on in Parliament? What’s happening in politics that the mainstream media always misses? Join MPs Sam Gyimah and Dr Phillip Lee plus friends, colleagues and friendly rivals for candid, irreverent political chat about what really matters, over that great leveller – a drink after work.
 
Comedian and writer Mitch Benn is joined by celebrity guests to discuss ways of staying sane and positive while we're all Confined to Barracks. Listen to their recommendations - a book; a TV show or movie; a podcast and - perhaps most importantly - something we can do or learn to make our own, or indeed other people's, lives better. To support Mitch Benn for as little as $1 a month, and get access to exclusive content, go to www.patreon.com/mitchbenn
 
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André Langlois speaks to journalist and former Number 10 communications chief Alastair Campbell and journalist and education campaigner Fiona Millar about life with serious mental health challenges, as documented in Alastair's book, Living Better: How I Learned to Survive Depression. This episode is an interview from the live online event Ham&High:…
 
This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by political strategist and author Alastair Campbell. The former No.10 insider discusses his book 'Living Better: How I Learned to Survive Depression', which explores mental illness in a family. Alastair also describes his perfect macho photoshoot, professes the importance of jam jars and offers to p…
 
Laura Round speaks to Alastair Campbell. Alastair rose to prominence as Tony Blair’s Director of Communications in Number 10 and has remained a household name till this day! He is widely believed to be the inspiration for Malcom Tucker in the Thick Of It and has published countless book. Most recently Volume Eight (!) of his famous diaries. They co…
 
Will Greenwood's Podcast is back - this time with a Lions flavour. In this first episode, Will catches up with former Downing Street Director of Communications, Alastair Campbell who was also in charge of all communications on the 2005 Lions Tour to New Zealand. They discuss life at 10 Downing Street, Campbell's love for Burnley FC and they reminis…
 
In this week's episode, Steve Anglesey is joined by chair of the European Movement Andrew Adonis to discuss how the pandemic has clouded the real impact of Brexit, and shares why he will be donning his beloved EU socks in parliamentary proceedings from now on. Former BBC business correspondent Jonty Bloom talks the realities of the post-Brexit trad…
 
Laura Round speaks to Tobias Ellwood MP, Chair of the Defence Select Committee and former Defence and Foreign Office Minister. They talk about the security threats facing the UK and the West and what foreign policy for Global Britain could look like. He pulls no punches. They also discuss the people, places and experiences that have impacted his th…
 
Legendary comic Jo Brand joins the show to share stories from her history as a psychiatric nurse and her time as one of the country’s top comics. Jo pulls on years of experience to talk about the psychological benefits of having a great sense of humour. Jo says that in the darkest of times, a sense of humour can build your resilience and protect yo…
 
On this week’s episode of the Ipsos MORI Politics and Society podcast, Keiran Pedley and Cameron Garrett sit down to discuss the latest wave of Ipsos MORI’s Political Monitor. They ask what is behind the Conservative’s growing poll lead and examine Keir Starmer’s falling poll ratings.By Keiran Pedley
 
Hello! From New Zealand to Finland, countries are experimenting with alternatives to using gross domestic product (GDP) as the primary measure of national success. For our second special episode on ideas from Ed’s book Go Big, we’re asking: could changing what we measure help to reimagine the economy? Katherine Trebeck from the Wellbeing Economy Al…
 
Back on Scotland’s beautiful Isle of Harris, Helen meets Apothecary Amanda Saurin & finds out how she creates her natural skincare range as well as botanicals for drinks companies using flowers, bark, blossom, roots, moss - everything “Mother Nature’s larder” has to offer. Amanda - who founded the small batch distiller A.S Apothecary - is also a ho…
 
This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane chat to novelist Kate Mosse. The author of 'Labyrinth' and 'Sepulchre' joins the podcast to discuss her memoir on caring, 'An Extra Pair of Hands', which talks about her experience as a carer in a multi-generational household. Kate also offers a lesson on French etymology and the three of them choose a soundtra…
 
It’s the week in which the delta variant (formerly known as the Indian variant) is growing in Scotland, sparking conversation about how this may impact the ‘coming out of lockdown’ plans. You’ll also find out about why the potential tariff free trade deal with Australia has caused concern among Scottish farmers. Plus, how will the Scottish governme…
 
In this week's episode, Steve Anglesey is joined by historian James Hawes to look back at how Brexit could have been sparked by former pro-European prime minister John Major. Journalist Liz Gerard looks at the fall of the Murdoch empire, and how the Sun has lost its way since the EU referendum. Is their loyal allegiance to Boris Johnson part of the…
 
The second episode of Will Greenwood’s Lions Podcast sees him reunited with Dr. James Robson. ‘Robbo’ as he’s affectionately known, was the Lions Team Doctor & Physio on six consecutive Lions tours from 1993-2013 and saved Will’s life on the 1997 tour in South Africa. The two go down memory lane and share their recollections of that incident, they …
 
Award-Winning celebrity chef and TV personality Ainsley Harriott continues his conversation with his childhood chum Paul Boross. The two reminisce on their days sharing the stage and expand on the power of humour in human connection. Years of experience have taught Ainsley that the best teams are filled with people who feel valued. Ainsley knows th…
 
Hello! For the next few episodes we’re going big with some of the ideas from Ed’s new book. This week: could better parental leave for dads help promote gender equality? Icelandic Prime Minister and friend of the pod Katrín Jakobsdóttir explains Iceland’s world-leading approach. Then Molly Mayer from the Fawcett Society and Jeremy Davies from the F…
 
Anderson ‘Burr’ Bakewell fell in love with the rare & elusive spirit of the beautiful, remote Isle of Harris & pondered how one could bottle the island & share it with the world. Shona Macleod – one of the first members of staff at the Isle of Harris Distillery – reveals how the distillery came about with a focus on providing employment for the com…
 
If you thought it was only the exams for 2020 that were thrown into chaos by the pandemic, think again. This year, confusion and stress about the exams – sorry, assessments – have reignited calls to examine how we assess pupils’ work, and who does that assessment. Plus, a mental health crisis, with key posts left unfilled, and the scourge – and opp…
 
On this week's podcast, host Steve Anglesey is joined by former German newspaper editor Tanit Koch to give a European perspective on post-Brexit politics and culture. Award-winning journalist James Ball talks about how Joe Biden has shaken off his 'sleepy Joe' nickname, and we discuss how Keir Starmer fared against Piers Morgan on Life Stories. Fin…
 
It’s the big day! Ed’s book ‘Go Big: How to Fix Our World’ is out now. To celebrate, here’s an extract from the audiobook read by Ed. Buy the audiobook here: https://adbl.co/31yPi9O Buy the book from your favourite bookshop or online: https://bit.ly/3u9CVOL See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Jeremy sits down with Michael Burleigh, a distinguished historian who has recently turned his hand to the subject of political assassination in his book 'Day of the Assassins. It's a blood-spattered thriller of a read, and the conversation covers assassinations of all stripes and from all angles, including the murderers of Trotsky, JFK, Martin Luth…
 
Award-Winning celebrity chef and TV personality Ainsley Harriott joins Paul Boross for a conversation about cooking up comedy, Calypso Twins and connections. Ainsley discusses the importance of listening and feeling the energy of a room to connect with others across cultures. Ainsley and Paul recollect on a childhood full of comedy and the importan…
 
Hello! A big theme of the podcast has been the need for big change. We’re chatting to two people with really interesting perspectives on that. FT writer Martin Sandbu talks about why this is a moment that demands a transformation of our economy and what it could look like. Then Heather McGhee, one of the leading thinkers on the US left, talks about…
 
Inspired by his brother-in-law’s battle with dementia, Frank Rothwell explains why he took on the 3,000-mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic race alone, aged 70, arriving early after 56 days at sea. Frank raised more than a million pounds for Alzheimer’s Research UK & hopes it will make a difference supporting the charity's scientists in their quest to fi…
 
On May 21 we held Ham&High: Our Community’s Mental Health – a day of online events around wellbeing. We’ll be releasing some of the sessions in the coming weeks and we start with a really fun discussion around comedy. Joining Ham&High editor André Langlois were stand-ups Charlie George and Rich Wilson, Tash Alexander from the social enterprise Head…
 
It’s the week in which explosive testimony from Dominic Cummings cast the UK government in a very dim light indeed. Of course, a dose of scepticism is advised given his track record, as the team discuss, but this is still the most explicit picture we’ve yet got of Boris Johnson’s administration’s response in the early days of the pandemic. Plus, co…
 
This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane chat to space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock. The Sky at Night Presenter discusses multigenerational voyages, the power of the moon and she also ponders why Jane's food tastes better after a few hours in the fridge. Before Maggie arrives there is an apology seminar and a new way to tell someone to take it easy.…
 
Barnaby interviews his mother, singer Stephanie De-Sykes, as part of a new podcast called Crazy Stupid Love. Please subscribe/follow Barnaby's new podcast Crazy Stupid Love here: https://linktr.ee/crazystupidlovepod If you’d like to be a guest on the show or you’d like something discussed on Crazy Stupid Love, please email: Crazystupidlovepod@gmail…
 
On this week's podcast, Steve Anglesey discusses Dominic Cummings' select committee appearance and is joined by award-winning journalist John Kampfner to talk about Vladimir Putin's latest gamble in the Arctic and why Europe should brace itself for more aggression from Moscow. Meanwhile, Francis Beckett discusses Labour's 2024 election fortunes and…
 
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