Best UK Politics podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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The Guardian's political editors Anushka Asthana and Heather Stewart are joined every week by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the biggest stories in politics.
 
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UK Politics
Weekly
 
If you’re keen to keep abreast of UK and international politics then our Politics Weekly podcast is for you. The Guardian’s politics team unwind the political spin and delve into the key issues that drives the people in power. UK politics is the focus but the team also look at the big global political stories each week. Panellists include Guardian writers such as Gary Younge, Rowena Mason, Polly Toynbee, Michael White and Rafael Behr and we regularly have guests from all side of the politica ...
 
Chit chat and debate about politics and culture in the US and UK, with Host Roifield Brown and guests.
 
Apolitical is a weekly podcast featuring interviews with people involved in Scottish politics. The show will be taking a non-partisan approach and we'll be speaking with politicians, activists, journalists and others about their political backgrounds and influences.
 
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Politics UK
Daily+
 
21st Century Politics
 
Nick Robinson talks about what’s really going on in British politics.
 
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Commons People
Weekly
 
The HuffPost UK politics team take a look at the week in Westminster and the repercussions of the motions and personality clashes.
 
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Westminster Hour
Weekly
 
The big political stories with lively discussion and expert comment and analysis. Presenter Carolyn Quinn is joined by politicians and journalists 10pm every Sunday on BBC Radio 4
 
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Birkbeck Politics
Monthly
 
The Birkbeck Department of Politics and its research centre, the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life, hosts a range of talks, lectures, seminars and workshops throughout the year. Our events feature leading academics, public figures and commentators from a range of fields. Listen to them here.
 
As truthful as resources permit.
 
We delve into the nitty gritty of Brexit and try to make some sort of sense of it, bringing you episodes as and when you need them. In the coming months we’ll be hearing from Britons and Europeans, Leavers and Remainers, politicians and ordinary people, economists, businessmen, lawyers, researchers, campaigners and many more about what Brexit means for them, for the UK and for the EU, how it might work – and how it might not. It will be a podcast that can’t get enough of experts... And we wa ...
 
A podcast made by students for students studying alevel politics brought to you by www.alevelpolitics.com
 
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Brexitcast
Weekly
 
Laura Kuenssberg and Katya Adler join Adam Fleming and Chris Mason for some geeky gossip about Brexit from Westminster and Brussels (warning: there may be some biscuit chat).
 
Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster
 
REMAINIACS is a no flim flam Brexit podcast for everyone who knows that leaving the EU won't be un morceau de gateau. We're not sick of experts and we won't shut up and get over it. Presented by Dorian Lynskey of The Guardian with Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk, Naomi Smith of Best For Britain (personal capacity only!), Ros Taylor of the LSE (personal capacity only, again) and scores of special guests. Follow us on Twitter at @RemainiacsCast (https://twitter.com/RemainiacsCast)!Support us on Pat ...
 
What are the differences between the US and UK? How do the countries run themselves and who's in charge?
 
UK Election Politics - Audio
 
A weekly politics podcast presented by Adam Boulton. The Sky News political team provides in-depth context and analysis around the big issues in politics in the UK and beyond.
 
The Telegraph's weekly Brexit podcast hosted by Chief Political Correspondent Christopher 'Chopper' Hope.
 
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The Jon Gaunt Show
Weekly+
 
The Jon Gaunt show for those bored with the bias of the Mainstream Media. Jon fires from the lip in his no holds barred show.
 
Newsnet.scot's regular podcast is a popular feature of Scottish political debate. reflecting the views of the pro-independence audience, but also tackling UK and international issues. Chaired by former broadcaster Derek Bateman and guests, it aims to encourage discussion of politics without the confrontational tone favoured by today political programmes.
 
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FT Politics
Weekly
 
Discussion and analysis of UK politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Presented by Sebastian Payne.
 
This is Not Another Fake NewsCast, A lighthearted but informative look at the current Fake news stories, each month we aim to provide an episode with an over arching theme with some lighthearted humor thrown in.
 
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The Pod Delusion
Monthly
 
The Pod Delusion is a weekly news magazine podcast about interesting things. From politics, to science to culture and philosophy, it's commentary from a secular, rationalist, skeptical, somewhat lefty-liberal, sort of perspective.
 
Independent Media | Campaigning Journalism
 
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American English
Monthly
 
American English is an American gal and British guy talking all things news, culture, politics and entertainment. Each episode will see us comment on key developments in both the UK and USA, as well as take the time to explore the differences between our interpretations of events or between our countries. Featuring guest interviews with people way smarter than ourselves, comparisons on which country does it better, as well analysis on current affairs. American English will keep you up-to-dat ...
 
Come for the political analysis, stay for the bad jokes and wrong predictions. Not Enough Champagne is run by Steve Haynes, who in a previous life was a Parliamentary Candidate for the Liberal Democrats, and Cory Hazlehurst, a Labour activist who has written about politics for the New Statesman. We try to work out what the hell is going on with British Politics and take a step back to shed new light on issues most news outlets don't talk about.
 
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Party Games
Monthly+
 
Cutting through the nonsense of British politics, a concise run through events at Westminster and beyond. "Quite funny" as one reviewer put it..
 
An award winning history content producer – highlighting exciting, important and awesome stories from the past
 
The Full Fact podcast brings you the facts behind the spin. Full Fact is the UK’s independent fact checking organisation. Tune in to hear from our researchers about their latest investigations.
 
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Chatter
Monthly+
 
Chatter is an interview podcast from www.TheJist.co.uk. We try to find people willing to have interesting, open, and frank discussions about politics, current events, and the whole world around us.
 
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Cooper Talks UK
Daily+
 
A series of podcasts about issues and themes in UK Politics, designed to help those studying A Level Politics or with an interest in learning more about Government and Politics in the UK.
 
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Polarised
Monthly+
 
The overriding story we keep hearing about our politics and our society is that we’ve never been more divided. The RSA's Matthew Taylor and the author of 'Born Liars' and 'Curious', Ian Leslie, investigate the forces driving us further apart – and what can be done about them.
 
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Genuine Chit-Chat
Weekly
 
Honest Conversations With Interesting People
 
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Anxious & Insecure
Monthly+
 
Anxious and Insecure is a current affairs podcast with the two most millennial millennials ever. Warning: this podcast contains strong language, politics, bad jokes and the opinions of young people.
 
Resolution Foundation's podcast series: bite-size interviews with big names in UK politics and economics, plus the latest RF analysis.
 
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Amy Talks Politics
Monthly
 
Amy Talks Politics is a bi-weekly podcast discussing the biggest current affairs issues of the moment, with interviews and opinion from guests in these industries and beyond. "Funin and Sunin" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
 
Debated Podcast is a light-hearted news and politics podcast hosted by three students of differing political views.
 
Which ten women in the UK have done most to game-change the way power operates in the UK, whether in culture, business, politics or campaigns? Emma Barnett, chairs our 2014 panel. From BBC Radio 4
 
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Podcast Four
Rare
 
Email: podcastfour@gmail.com. Download below and from iTunes. New Podcast Four episode every Sunday. Usually.
 
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J&R's Podcast
Daily+
 
Jelmer and Robin get together for stupid discussions about Intelligent topics.
 
Activist - Revolutionist - Aspiring LeaderSharing ideas to reveal the wrong and create change. Come on a continuing journey to reveal the injustice, create possible solutions, and seek to make change in the world. We focus mainly on the UK, looking at a variety of social, political, environmental and economic issues. But also discuss other international events and conflicts, looking at the US, Middle East, and a variety of other places. The hope to create an increasingly larger platform for ...
 
Starting in Australia and now in the UK, Token is a podcast about marginalised identities. But it's fun - we promise. We talk about race, gender, sexuality, culture, politics and whatever else makes you feel like a token in today's world. The only constants are fun, frank discussion and the freedom to politely ask awkward questions. And we want to hear from you too. So, whether you agree or disagree with us, or you simply have a different perspective, keep it respectful and get in touch!
 
A podcast discussing UK and world politics with an unrepentant left-wing bias. So much for the tolerant left.
 
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PostDesk
Weekly+
 
Podcast by PostDesk
 
Coming from a One Nation Conservative stand-point, co-hosts Nick Lampen and Neil Freshwater look at pragmatic options for addressing the political issues of the day in Scotland and the UK.
 
Mark James Hammond presents his alter-ego, The Intelligentleman. A podcast in which Mark discusses his life and questions various things within it. Mark ponders life and takes you meandering through topics such as Anxiety, Culture, Depression, Music, Politics and Social issues. Please Subscribe! www.markjameshammond.com
 
Based on his live one man show Rock N Roll Politics, the broadcaster and author, Steve Richards, takes a weekly behind the scenes tour of UK politics and the media that shapes the way we view the epic political dramas. The future is ridiculously unpredictable and the past is so easy to misread. Subscribe to your weekly guide through seismic times.
 
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News Hash
Monthly
 
News Hash is a weekly podcast discussing all things newsy. Presented by a motley panel made up of the average and slightly destitute they ride roughshod over the hot topics of the last seven day. Think of it as the laymam's news... with swearing.
 
London gets a Playbook. Politics and policymaking in the UK capital, written by Jack Blanchard.
 
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jon Gaunt has had enough with the political elite in the Westminster bubble. He is no longer willing to not look back in anger over terrosim and in fact he is raging angry about this latest alleged terror attack on the streets of London. Jon wants less holiding hands, lighting candles and singing Kumbaya and much more of the tough uncompromisin ...…
 
Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West, Christine Jardine, was our guest on today's show. We had a fantastic conversation about the current state of the Liberal Democrats, the party's role in the Brexit process in Parliament (including the absence of Vince Cable and Tim Farron from votes on the latest round of amendments proposed by the ERG), a ...…
 
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Another day and another terror attack in the UK Jon Gaunt is angry very very angry. He is fed up of being told not to look back in anger and he wants people now to start getting angry. Angry at the Establishment Elite who seem to be more upset by one of their own talking about banning the Burka than the enemy within and out that actually want t ...…
 
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Jon Gaunt can not believe that the Boris/Burka row is still going on and believes it is just the latest example of how powerless and useless Theresa May is. It is clear now that she is toast. Whilst the Tories have been fighting amongst themselves Jeremy Corbyn has been getting away with not dealing with the anti-semites in his party. Now it em ...…
 
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Carolyn Quinn and guests discuss homelessness, Brexit and the railways.
 
With Jeremy Corbyn still failing to act on Labour’s anti-semitism crisis, now Boris Johnson creates his own chaos for the Conservatives. But did the former Foreign Secretary know what he was doing when he made his incendiary remarks about women who wear the burka? We assess how Britain’s two main parties have ended up struggling to contain extr ...…
 
This week brings part 2 of Mike’s chat with Rhys & Josh regarding video games and this part is primarily about the current state of the industry and the politics involved. This chat continues on why Star Wars Battlefront 2 was such a disgrace to the gaming industry/community and how loot boxes, pre-orders, season passes & micro-transactions are ...…
 
In this episode, Steve and Cory discuss Boris Johnson's comments about the Burkha in the context of the rise of the far-right and UKIP over the last few months. James Cram designed our logo and Dave Depper is responsible for our theme tune, Plucky Good Times.
 
In the second of this series, the Financial Times speaks to the Conservative MP for North East Somerset and ardent Brexit supporter. We discuss whether a ‘no-deal’ exit from the EU could be a good outcome, why passing any exit deal with opposition votes is “dangerous” and whether he aspires to be Speaker of the House of Commons. Presented by Se ...…
 
In a bonus podcast for Political Thinking subscribers over the summer break, the FT’s George Parker presents the second episode in the Radio 4 series, ‘The Long March of Corbyn’s Labour’. He explores Labour’s approach to the economy and how far reaching its policies will be. Political Thinking will return in September.…
 
In a bonus podcast for Political Thinking subscribers over the summer break, the FT’s George Parker presents the second episode in the Radio 4 series, ‘The Long March of Corbyn’s Labour’. He explores Labour’s approach to the economy and how far reaching its policies will be. Political Thinking will return in September.…
 
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This week: Are Brexit jihadis using the summer break to acclimatise voters to No Deal as if it’s some sort of sensible idea instead of kamikaze economics? ALSO: Chilli con Carney on the menu as Bank of England boss Mark Carney receives a punishment beating for doing his job. Wild praise for Emily Maitlis and a terrible shoeing for Bernard Jenki ...…
 
Today we are joined by the journalist of a thousand quips Mic Wright in Norwich, England and by that sensible man of the left who likes good wine Doug Levy in San Francisco California. In a week that has seen Another warning bell for Republicans In the shape of the closeness of the special election in Ohio we ask who will ever drain Washington’ ...…
 
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Paul and Gerry have another look at the news stories that have caught their attention over the last month, Trumps flip flopping, Steve Bannon, Brexit update, CorbynGate and a few other fun stories that they enjoyed. as ever you can contact us at Info@notanotherfakenewscast.com all our sources will be available at www.NotAnotherFakeNewsCast.com ...…
 
Jon Gaunt states it very simply, Boris must win this battle of the Burka. He is not being racist with his views as Muslims are not a race. We do need to discuss integration and the debate can not be shut down by people like Theresa May playing to the gallery or appeasing Saudi Arabia. Jon says it is disgusting the way Boris has been hung out to ...…
 
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Jon Gaunt criticised Boris Johnson yesterday for sitting on the fence over the banning of the Burqa but now the Tories are demanding he apologises for criticising the wearing of the veil. This Country is going to the dogs if a major Politician cannot criticise this oppressive garb with out being shouted down as a racist, a pound shop Donald Tru ...…
 
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Jon Gaunt wants to ban the Burqa just as Denmark have done and lots of other European Countries. He sees it as a symbol of oppression and he says it has no place in twentieth century tolerant Britain. Boris Johnson is facing a barrage of criticism for suggesting even less than a ban and the usual suspects are screaming that he is a racist and a ...…
 
Ninth episode of Revolutionary Despatches with Chris Wright and David Brian. Recorded 2nd August 2018. Released 6th August 2018.In this episode, we discuss:- [00:00:29] Introduction, housekeeping and accidental art crticism- [00:06:14] Brexit, again- [00:24:38] The Trump-Russia scandal- [00:42:47] Israel-Palestine and the new 'Nation State' law ...…
 
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Carolyn Quinn and guests discuss anti-Semitism and Brexit.
 
This week brings the return of Josh & Rhys and this time it’s a chat for the video gamers among you! In part 1 of their chat, they discuss a few random topics for the first few minutes before having a trip down memory lane, reminiscing about games such as Crash Bandicoot, Halo, Jak & Daxter, Devil May Cry & more – they then discuss cheat codes ...…
 
In this episode, silly season officially kicks off as Steve and Cory idly speculate about the Tory Party's leadership crisis. What are the rules for any leadership crisis? Will May make it til Christmas? And is Boris a busted flush? All this and more. Our logo is designed by James Cram and Dave Depper is responsible for our theme tune.…
 
Westminster is in recess, so this summer we are interviewing interesting MPs who will be setting the political agenda for the rest of the year. First up is Liz Truss, Conservative MP for south-west Norfolk and chief secretary to the Treasury. We discuss the political year so far, whether the Chequers Brexit fudge will hold, what turned her from ...…
 
In a bonus podcast for Political Thinking subscribers over the summer break, Steve Richards presents the first episode in the Radio 4 series, ‘The Long March of Corbyn’s Labour’. He examines the year since the general election and looks at how Jeremy Corbyn has changed as leader. Political Thinking will return in September.…
 
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Special guest STELLA CREASY – Walthamstow MP, out-and-out Remainer and biggest* Wedding Present fan in the Commons – joins us in the week that the Government decided that its own contingency advice for No Deal was too alarming for the simple British public to see. (* OK, only). In a wide-ranging chat with Stella we ask… How can we get Labour to ...…
 
Yesterday Tommy Robinson was released and the Alt Far Left didnt know what to say. However, today they are back spouting their undemocratic bile accusing Raheem Kassam of being an Islamophobe and a racist for supporting Tommy. You always know when your enemy is in freefall though, says Jon Gaunt, as they also begin to attack their own and so to ...…
 
Another year of Parliament is up so ahead of the summer break, Adam Boulton and guests look ahead to the possible outcomes of the tangled web that is Brexit. Will the UK, as planned, leave the EU? If so, what form will it take and what will be the consequences? What next for Theresa May? And will UKIP return to its former heights? Joining Adam ...…
 
My reflections on Brexit latest and the Labour anti semitism row-another in a long line of imprecise UK political scandals...and then a chance to hear Andrew Adonis in spellbinding form live at the recent Kings Place Politics Festival. One pro European said to me afterwards 'For one hour I believed everything was possible'.…
 
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Jon Gaunt is delighted that Tommy Robinson has been released on bail as he believes he was a Political prisoner. Jon loves the way Tommy also refused to speak to the mSM and Sky News in particular calling them liars. He is 100 percent correct in Jon's opinion. The MSM is dying and Tommy has realised that he and you no longer need the corrupt MS ...…
 
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The newspapers are screaming that Salman Abedi betrayed the UK by killing 22 people in the Manchester Arena Terror attack after we had rescued him from Libya. Jon Gaunt begs to differ saying we are all being betrayed by the UK Establishment and that we are not being told the whole truth about our UK Governments's involvement in Libya and with A ...…
 
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, former Lord Mayor of Belfast and Sinn Fein MLA, was our guest on the show today. We had a fantastic conversation about the way Belfast has changed during his time in public office, the lenses through which we should view DUP politics, and the progressive alliance for reform in Stormont. Resources http://www.sinnfein.ie/mair ...…
 
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Lord Mandelson has described all 17.4 Million UK citizens who voted for Brexit as racists and Nationalists saying that they hate foriegners. Jon Gaunt thinks this is outrageous especially for a man who says he is a Patriot but has sworn an allegiance to the EU to protect his EU Pension of £34 Thousand pounds a year for life. Jon Gaunt also stat ...…
 
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Anne McElvoy and guests discuss anti-Semitism, fake news and Brexit.
 
This week Mike continues his chat with his friend Steve Maidment, a homosexual man who opens up about his life, how the world has been changing and his opinions on the LGBTQ+ community! In this week’s release, Steve & Mike discuss whether someone is born gay or if there are other factors that can dictate sexuality, as well as discussing “Polari ...…
 
Steve and Cory sum up a chaotic two weeks in Parliament and talk about why the Brexit talks have deterioated to such an extent that the government is talking about stockpiling tinned food. Our theme tune is Plucky Good Times by Dave Depper and James Cram designed our logo.
 
Steve Richards discusses the state of British politics with fellow presenters George Parker, Helen Lewis and Peter Oborne. The Editor is Peter Mulligan.
 
Talk of a crash Brexit has ramped up this week, but how likely is it actually to happen? And how bad would it be for the UK and the EU? Plus we discuss the final week of the political season and where Theresa May and her Brexit plan stand as her MPs head off for the summer. Presented by Sebastian Payne. With George Parker, Alex Barker, Gideon R ...…
 
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