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Paul Flack
 Mar 21, 2020
much needed info

 Nov 7, 2019

 Sep 4, 2019
A must-listen podcast. Thank you for the enlightening discussions and viewpoints from the UK, EU and across the political spectrum. Would be lost without this podcast!

 Jul 11, 2019

 Jun 14, 2019
Class act


Every day, Adam Fleming, Laura Kuenssberg, Fergus Walsh and Chris Mason bring you the latest on the coronavirus pandemic in the UK.

Episode Date
PM admitted to hospital
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is admitted to hospital for tests, ten days after testing positive for coronavirus. Adam chats to Laura, Chris and Fergus about this and the resignation of Scotland’s chief medical officer for breaking the lockdown rules. Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
Apr 05, 2020
'We’ll meet again'
The Queen addresses the country. In a rare address, the monarch says the UK "should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return".
Apr 05, 2020
Alexander Armstrong
A Pointless-style coronavirus quiz hosted by the main man himself. Plus Laura talks Adam through the issues facing the elderly in care homes around the UK due to coronavirus. Producers: Hariet Noble, Frankie Tobi and Seren Jones Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
Apr 04, 2020
One Heck of a Target
As the government announces its plans to carry out more than 100,000 coronavirus tests a day by the end of April, Adam, Laura, Chris and Fergus discuss how this may or may not work. And Fergus takes a test! Producers: Nick Rotherham, Frankie Tobi, Ione Wells. Assistant Editor: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
Apr 02, 2020
Bad News
Adam gets to grips with grief. He talks to a palliative care expert, Kathryn Mannix, about how to deal with death. Sean Farrington is on hand to help with your pandemic-related personal finance dilemmas. And Wimbledon superfan, Simon Mundie’s, worst fears come true. Producers: Ione Wells, Jo Deahl, Hariet Noble and Nicholas Rotherham. Assistant Editors: Sam Bonham and Emma Close. Editor: Dino Sofos
Apr 01, 2020
What’s Not Allowed? And Girls Aloud!
What powers do the police have to fight coronavirus? Ex-policeman and Crimewatch presenter, Rav Wilding, joins us to talk about the challenges facing the police during the coronavirus pandemic. And how are Asian communities in the UK responding to the coronavirus crisis? We chat to Mobeen Azhar, Dr Rosena Allin Khan and Harjap Singh Bhangal. Producers: Natalie Ktena, Sej Asar, Seren Jones, Ione Wells and Nick Rotherham Assistant Editors: Emma Close and Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 31, 2020
Sir Patrick's Slideshow
The country’s social distancing measures are “making a difference” says the UK’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance. And Adam talks to hair stylist, Nicky Clark, about how to cut your hair at home.
Mar 30, 2020
Nigella Lawson
Nigella Lawson is here to solve your isolation dinner dilemmas! Emily, Laura, Adam and Fergus discuss the news that Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus. Producers: Ione Wells and Harriet Noble Assistant Editors: Emma Close and Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 27, 2020
Clapping for Carers & Charli XCX
NHS tributes and isolation tips from Charli XCX. Adam, Laura and Fergus are joined by Sean Farrington from 5Live’s Wake Up To Money to help unpack the government’s new measures to support the self-employed. And musician Charli XCX gives us some tips on keeping fit, staying creative and painting rocks. Producers: Emma Close, Natalie Ktena, Nick Rotherham and Harriet Noble. Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 27, 2020
Park Patrol
Adam is joined by Laura, Fergus and Chris to talk through the day’s coronavirus news. BBC Reporters across the UK patrol the country’s parks looking for people not following the government’s rules to tackle coronavirus. And we take ‘nice-olation’ on the road, chatting to Marie Lennon from BBC Wiltshire about how people are managing being stuck indoors. Producers: Jo Deahl, Ione Wells and Nick Rotherham Assistant Editors: Sam Bonham and Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 25, 2020
Martin Lewis & Carol Vorderman
The Money Saving Expert joins Adam, Laura and Fergus to help answer your coronavirus related personal finance questions. And Carol Vorderman joins us for some homeschooling tips. Producers: Nick Rotherham, Emma Close, Jo Deahl and Ione Wells Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 24, 2020
Strict new curbs on life in the UK to tackle the spread of coronavirus have been announced by the prime minister. Adam, Laura and Fergus discuss. And chef and Bake Off champion Nadiya Hussain joins us for some Nice-olation cooking tips! Producers: Nick Rotherham, Ione Wells, Jo Deal and Natalie Ktena Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 24, 2020
Last Orders
Pubs and restaurants told to shut... The PM tells pubs, restaurants and cinemas to shut so the UK can fight the virus. And the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, makes some huge announcements to help the jobs market. Emily Maitlis joins Fergus and Adam. Producers: Nick Rotherham and Ione Wells Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 20, 2020
Boris Johnson says that the UK can “turn the tide” on the coronavirus crisis within 12 weeks. But the chief scientific adviser says you have got to stop going to pubs and restaurants - yes, even if you’re young! And bored celebrities have been singing on social media… they mean well but it’s cringe. Producers: Ione Wells and Nick Rotherham Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 19, 2020
School's Out
Boris Johnson announces that schools will close from Friday and exams will not go ahead this summer. Scott Mills is with us to talk about Eurovision being cancelled and our big boss, Lord Tony Hall, joins us for our first episode. Producers: Ione Wells and Jo Deahl Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofo
Mar 18, 2020
‘Whatever It Takes’
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, unveils an "unprecedented" set of financial measures to support the UK economy through the coronavirus pandemic. But is it enough? Adam is joined by Laura Kuenssberg, Fergus Walsh and Faisal Islam. Producer: Ione Wells Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 17, 2020
'Drastic Action'
The government changes its Coronavirus strategy. The plan has shifted because scientific modelling shows the UK was on course for a “catastrophic epidemic”. Vicki Young, Chris Mason and James Gallagher join Adam Fleming to discuss. Producers: Ione Wells Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 16, 2020
The Coronavirus Crisis
We unpick the latest statement from the PM on Coronavirus and hear from one of the MPs who is self-isolating. And Americast’s Anthony Zurcher joins us to react to Donald Trump banning all travel to the US from the Schengen area. Producer: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 12, 2020
If you don’t want to hear about our esteemed Middle East Editor broadcasting in the buff then delete this episode now. Or just skip 30 minutes in to hear Chris Mason’s review of Friends. 
Producer: Ione Wells and Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 05, 2020
The One with the Mandates
The Brexitcast ensemble are back together again to talk trade, Heathrow, Coronavirus and Friends. Producers: Emma Close and Ione Wells Editor: Dino Sofos
Feb 27, 2020
We're all Dommed!
All the cummings and goings in Westminster this week, including Brexit, immigration and weirdos. Adam and Chris are joined by Newsnight's Nick Watt and our old friend Vicki Young. Producer: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
Feb 21, 2020
Get Rishi Quick
Newscast ushers in Sajid Javid's replacement the way Newscast does best... with the world’s first Rishi Sunak quiz! The Saj's former special advisor Salma Shah joins us to unpick the cabinet reshuffle. And Rory Stewart wants a sleepover. Producers: Emma Close and Ione Wells Editor: Dino Sofos
Feb 13, 2020
We’re all Newscasters now
The podcast formerly known as Brexitcast is here! And guess what? We’re still wanging on about Brexit. Emma Vardy joins us from the Irish election campaign and Adam has some podcasting tips for the new kids in town across the pond. Producers: Emma Close & Ione Wells Editor: Dino Sofos
Feb 06, 2020
Over and Out!
The moment we've been wanging on about for 2 and a half years. Editor: Dino Sofos Producer: Emma Close & Ione Wells
Feb 01, 2020
Jermv Vince and The Lord introduce our final BREXITCAST LIVE. We invited Jake Yapp and booked an ABBA tribute act for LOLs. We laughed a lot and cried a little. Thank you Brexitcasters! What an amazing journey. Bring on Newscast! (Yes we know it sounds crap now but they said that about Brexitcast at the start). Editor: Producer Dino Producers: Emma Close and Ione Wells
Jan 30, 2020
The Leo Low-Down
Laura finally gets a one-to-one with the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. And we have some news (but no spoilers) about our live show. Producer: Ione Wells Editor: Dino Sofos
Jan 27, 2020
Netflix and Chi…nese
A culinary extravaganza with some new friends! LK welcomes Helen Lewis from The Atlantic, Matt Chorley from The Times and our pal Alex Forsyth to the Brexitcast table to chew over Rebecca Long-Bailey’s Chinese takeaways, ravioli trade deals and Chris Mason’s ministerial pudding habit. Producers: Ione Wells & Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
Jan 23, 2020
Bongs for Brexitcast!
The EU lands a blow to Boris Johnson's plan for a trade deal by the end of the year. And the House of Commons Authorities land a blow to the Brexiters’ appeal for Big Ben to bong on 31st Jan. We also have some exciting news about BREXITCAST LIVE! Head to to apply for free tickets! Producers: Emma Close & Ione Wells Editor: Dino Sofos
Jan 16, 2020
Things feel very different around here now… but Michel Barnier is still knocking about. And he has cake! Producer: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
Jan 09, 2020
Reflectioncast: Ayesha Hazarika & Matthew Elliot
Comedian and former Labour adviser Ayesha Hazarika and Matthew Elliott, the strategist and former Vote Leave campaign CEO give us their take on the historic election result. We’ll be back with Brexitcast next week. Producer: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
Dec 13, 2019
Electioncast: THE RESULTS!
The results are in! It's been a brilliant night for Boris Johnson and the Tories and a terrible one for Jeremy Corbyn and Labour. Adam has been up all night watching the thrills and spills from BBC HQ. Producers: Harriet Noble & Nick Rotherham Editor: Dino Sofos
Dec 13, 2019
Electioncast: An Ele-Xmas Carol
So that’s it... campaigning is over! We hear what the party leaders got up to on the final day, Jeremy Vine quizzes Adam on the Labour and Conservative manifestos and we bring you an Ele-Xmas carol. Producers: Emma Close, Harriet Noble & Ione Wells Editor: Dino Sofos
Dec 11, 2019
Electioncast, Actually
It’s the penultimate day of the campaign! Boris Johnson is driving through a polystyrene wall, Jon Ashworth’s been caught on tape and Hugh Grant wants people to vote tactically. Plus Emma Barnett joins us to talk last night’s under-30s Question Time. Producers: Harriet Noble, Emma Close and Ione Wells Editor: Dino Sofos
Dec 10, 2019
Electioncast: (Not) So Solid Crewe
With only three days left of campaigning, Boris Johnson is criticised for initially refusing to look at a picture of a sick boy who had to sleep on the floor of a Leeds hospital. And Adam heads to Crewe to chat to a group of undecided voters. Producers: Ione Wells & Harriet Noble Editor: Dino Sofos
Dec 09, 2019
Reflectioncast: Guto Harri & Laura Parker
Not long to go… Guto Harri, a former adviser to Boris Johnson and Laura Parker, the national coordinator of Momentum, tell us why their man should get the top job. Producer: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
Dec 07, 2019
Adam, Laura and Nick Robinson bring you the highlights, analysis and backstage goss from the final BBC leaders’ debate in Maidstone. Producer: Harriet Noble Editor: Dino Sofos
Dec 06, 2019
It’s the last Brexitcast before polling day. We look at what the main parties have been saying about Brexit on the campaign trail. And we invite Jon Culshaw and Jan Ravens from Dead Ringers in to take the piss out of us. Producers: Emma Close & Ione Wells Editor: Dino Sofos
Dec 05, 2019
Electioncast: Snow Comment
In this extra-special bumper edition we talk Trump’s tiff with Trudeau, Labour’s spending plans and Jo Swinson meeting some bees. Plus Northern Ireland, what the parties are promising to disabled voters, and the history of general elections. And perhaps most importantly… what is the weather going to be like when we go to the polls? Producers: Harriet Noble and Ione Wells Editor: Dino Sofos
Dec 04, 2019
Electioncast: Trump's In Town
President Trump’s in the UK for the NATO summit, so we called up our favourite America-watcher Emily Maitlis to dissect what that means, if anything, for the election. Plus Jeremy Corbyn says sorry for anti-semitism in the Labour party, and we take a trip to Merseyside to find out what a “Southport Swinger” is. Producers: Harriet Noble and Frankie Tobi Editor: Dino Sofos
Dec 03, 2019
Two Johns and a Vicki… John Pienaar and Vicki Young join us to discuss the political fallout from the London Bridge attack, and the ultimate election guru Professor Sir John Curtice explains what the polls are really telling us. Producers: Harriet Noble and Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
Dec 02, 2019
Reflectioncast: Leaders respond to London Bridge attack
Chris Mason is joined by former Boris Johnson adviser, Jo Tanner and Lord Stewart Wood, a former adviser to Ed Miliband and Gordon Brown, to reflect on the election campaign. Chris also talks to the BBC’s Security Correspondent, Frank Gardner, after the terror attack at London bridge. Producers: Cristina Criddle and Ione Wells Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 30, 2019
Last night Channel 4 hosted a debate among party leaders focusing on climate change. Although seven were invited only five took to the stage, with Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage being replace with ice sculptures. Sadly we couldn’t afford any frozen effigies of prominent politicians, but we can bring you a special episode with Leila Nathoo and David Shukman looking back at the debate. Producer: Harriet Noble Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 29, 2019
What's Gove Got To Do With It?
The BBC Scotland Editor, Sarah Smith, joins Adam and Chris to discuss the SNP manifesto. And we have a Tina Turner quiz to mark her 80th birthday... naturally. Producers: Emma Close and Harriet Noble Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 28, 2019
The Receipts Special
In a special bumper mega edition, we welcome the hosts of The Receipts podcast to Electioncast HQ. They're here to answer your election-related relationship dilemmas. Plus Labour's "major" NHS announcement, and Electionfiles returns. Producers: Rianna Croxford, Emma Close and Harriet Noble Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 27, 2019
Electioncast: Stormzy vs MC Gove
The Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis attacks Labour’s record on anti-Semitism, we take the political temperature in the South West…. and Michael Gove (sort of) tries his hand at rap. Producers: Harriet Noble, Frankie Tobi and Cristina Criddle Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 26, 2019
Stand by your man... ifesto
It’s manifesto season, and today we’re looking at not one but five launches (well, one is technically a “contract”). Plus we explain nurse numbers using Christmas cupcakes. Producers: Emma Close, Harriet Noble and Cristina Criddle Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 25, 2019
Reflectioncast: David Blunkett & Polly Mackenzie
Electioncast is in Sheffield! Former Home Secretary David Blunkett and Nick Clegg’s ex policy director Polly Mackenzie talk about the campaign this week and the leaders Question Time debate. Plus Adam gets a tour of the city from local radio legend, Toby Foster. Producers: Frankie Tobi and Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 23, 2019
Electioncast: Ask the Leaders
We’ve escaped Electioncast HQ and are in Sheffield for the Question Time leaders' special. And while we're here Adam decided to stage a hostile takeover of Sheffield University's student radio station, Forge Radio. Producers: Emma Close and Harriet Noble Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 22, 2019
Brexitcast: Gimme Gimme Gimme
The Brexitcast gang look back at this week’s election pledges as Labour takes to the stage in Birmingham. And you can play along to the best musical-manifesto-quiz ever. It’s so good you’ll cry. Producers: Harriet Noble and Rianna Croxford Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 21, 2019
Electioncast: Folder Fillers
The Liberal Democrats launch their manifesto in a North London nightclub and Boris Johnson says he wants to change National Insurance rules. Producers: Emma Close and Nick Rotherham Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 20, 2019
Electioncast: Debate Night
The prepared sound bites of the two protagonists were almost drowned out by the guffaws from the cynical audience. And then the BBC's top hacks foraged for facts through the manifesto of the Green Party (for England and Wales). Producers: Emma Close, Franki Tobi and Rianna Croxfrod Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 20, 2019
The B-Files
The party leaders spell out their business pledges, Jennifer Arcuri asks why Boris Johnson is ghosting her, and the BBC’s answer to Mulder and Scully reveal why bar charts are wreaking havoc in Hastings. AND we're joined by a special celebrity guest - Jeremv Vince! Producers: Emma Close, Rianna Croxfrod & Natalie Ktena Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 18, 2019
TGIF Electioncast: Matt Forde & Salma Shah
Comedian and former Labour adviser Matt Forde and former Conservative adviser Salma Shah discuss the art of a not-so-savvy political interview. Plus what’s going on with all the big numbers being thrown around in this campaign? Producers: Emma Close and Rianna Croxford Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 15, 2019
Brexitcast: Tusk No One
Donald Tusk, the soon to be former President of the European Council, bows out from Brussels, urging Brits not to "give up" on stopping Brexit. Meanwhile in the UK, parties try to avoid scoring own goals on immigration. Producers: Emma Close, Poppy Damon and Rianna Croxford Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 14, 2019
Electioncast: A Warm Yorkshire Welcome
It's all in a day's campaigning... Boris Johnson faces the rough and the smooth of being on the road: heckles from unhappy voters on flooding, then a set-piece-speech setting out an optimistic vision for Britain. Producers: Harriet Noble, Emma Close, Poppy Damon and Rianna Croxford Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 13, 2019
Electioncast: Feat. Emily Maitlis
Clinton’s cards are on the table (geddit?). Meanwhile, we have the very latest from our Trending team and a look at the political fallout of the floods.
Nov 12, 2019
Electioncast: Pulling pints. And candidates
It’s week two of the campaign and we've decided we need to learn some election slang. Laura joins us to discuss Nigel Farage’s announcement that the Brexit Party won’t run in seats won by the Tories in 2017. And our Reality Check team look into the parties’ spending claims.
Nov 11, 2019
TGIF Electioncast: Ash Sarkar & Paul Harrison
Journalist Ash Sarkar and former Tory special advisor Paul Harrison join Adam, Chris and Laura to look back at the week. Plus we share some HILARIOUS titbits from a revealing focus group on the party leaders. Producers: Emma Close, Rianna Croxford and Poppy Damon Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 08, 2019
Brexitcast: Brexit Through The Carpark
The election is ON. But what does it all mean for Brexit? Meanwhile the BBC’s Media Editor, Amol Rajan, tells us more about campaigning on the interweb and so-called "s**t posting". Producers: Poppy Damon and Rianna Croxford Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 07, 2019
Electioncast: A-Tom Bomb
The main news tonight is that the Speaker of the House Sir Lindsay Hoyle has recorded some jingles for Electioncast. Oh, and the Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson has resigned. We bring you the reaction to that and the Tory campaign launch in Birmingham. Producers: Harriet Noble and Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 06, 2019
Electioncast: That's All Fawkes!
There’s a distinct smell of Brexit in the air as the Lib Dems hit the campaign trail. Producers: Harriet Noble, Emma Close, Rianna Croxford and Poppy Damon Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 05, 2019
Electioncast is here!
We know how much you all love politics... so in the run up to the general election, we'll be bringing you a daily Electioncast, EXCEPT on a Thursday when Brexitcast will be here as usual. Enjoy! Producers: Emma Close, Rianna Croxford, Poppy Damon and Harriet Noble Editor: Dino Sofos
Nov 04, 2019
The Adam Family
No more WITCHful thinking! It’s the 31st October, so Adam dressed up as something that’s haunted him…The Withdrawal Agreement! Plus Little Britain does Little Brexit. Producer: Poppy Damon. Editor: Dino Sofos.
Oct 31, 2019
What we all need now is a good old fashioned 'democratic event'. Producer: Poppy Damon. Editor: Dino Sofos.
Oct 29, 2019
Brexitcast Goes GLOBAL!
We team up with the World Service's Global News Podcast to answer your questions! And Chris has a new cardigan. BIG DAY. #GlobalNews #Brexitcast You can find more from the Global News Podcast here, if you're a new fan:
Oct 25, 2019
Do They Know It’s BreXmas?
Boris Johnson tells Laura he wants an election, but will Labour let him have it? Producer: Poppy Damon. Editor: Dino Sofos.
Oct 24, 2019
WABsolute Scenes
Boris Johnson pauses his Brexit legislation after MPs reject his super-fast timetable. Now what? A Christmas election? And should Laura, Katya, Adam & Chris just sack it all off and become CBeebies presenters? Producer: Poppy Damon Editor: Dino Sofos
Oct 22, 2019
Super(ish) Saturday
The Letwin amendment has passed...which means what exactly? Producer: Poppy Damon. Editor: Dino Sofos.
Oct 19, 2019
Déjà vEU
A new deal has been secured but will it get through Parliament? Producer: Poppy Damon. Editor: Dino Sofos.
Oct 18, 2019
Vintagecast: VAT-CHAT
Adam delves into the Brexitcast archives to bring you an episode about VAT after Brexit from Junes 2018. He was joined by the Financial Times Economics Editor, Chris Giles. How young and less knackered did we all sound back then?! Editor: Dino Sofos
Oct 16, 2019
Saturday Night Leaver
Johnson and Varadkar say they're hopeful for a deal but what does that actually mean? And ever wondered what a Brexit disco concept album sounds like? Well, you're about to find out whether you like it or not. Producer: Poppy Damon. Editor: Dino Sofos.
Oct 10, 2019
Blame Academy
Dogging and Arctic Monkeys B-sides. Don't forget to send your song suggestions for our Brexitcast playlist before next week! Email Producer: Poppy Damon. Editor: Dino Sofos.
Oct 08, 2019
Poisonous Testicles
We read your rubbish Brexit poems to celebrate National Poetry Day. Producer: Poppy Damon. Editor: Dino Sofos.
Oct 03, 2019
Boris Johnson wants to get Brexit done. He does not want to sit on stools. Producer: Poppy Damon. Editor: Dino Sofos.
Oct 01, 2019
Fear and Loathing in Westminster
Parliament as we've never seen it before...
Sep 26, 2019
One Hale Of A Ride
The Supreme Court has ruled the suspension of Parliament was unlawful. Meanwhile, what's happening at the Labour Party Conference?
Sep 24, 2019
Bettel The Devil You Know
LECTURNgate, "the mother of parliaments" and a Cameron-book-free-zone.
Sep 19, 2019
What does 'podiumgate' say about the chances of a deal?
Sep 17, 2019
Brex, Lies and Barnier Tape
A Scottish court says the Queen has been misled...meanwhile Barnier says he is a fan of Brexitcast! Producer: Poppy Damon. Editor: Dino Sofos.
Sep 12, 2019
Flying Flamingos & Executive Fiats
What in the flaming flamingo is an executive fiat? Producer: Poppy Damon. Editor: Dino Sofos.
Sep 10, 2019
I have a Cummings plan...
Gavin Barwell, former Chief of Staff to Theresa May, tells us why he thinks Team Johnson has hit a brick wall. Producer: Poppy Damon. Editor: Dino Sofos.
Sep 05, 2019
Oh, What A Night
Could there be an election on Global Handwashing Day? Stay tuned to Brexitcast kids! Editor: Dino Sofos
Sep 03, 2019
The Plot Thickens
Boris Johnson DEFINITELY doesn’t want to call an election, OK? Producer: Poppy Damon. Editor: Dino Sofos.
Sep 02, 2019
We’re going to need a bigger klaxon
So Parliament is going to be suspended in September. What does this mean for Brexit?
Aug 28, 2019
RE: Out Of Office
Labour MP Caroline Flint joins us for the last Brexitcast before our summer jollies. Producer: Poppy Damon Editor: Dino Sofos
Jul 25, 2019
Home Cummings
We’re joined by our regular Tory watchers, Henry Newman and Iain Anderson, to take us through all the gossip from Boris Johnson’s first day as PM.
Jul 25, 2019
Kipper lid on it
Boris Johnson has been waving a kipper around to make a point, but the facts are a bit fishy. And Adam puts the Brexit Secretary to the test in the Steve Barclay Testimonial Quiz! Producer: Poppy Damon Editor: Dino Sofos
Jul 18, 2019
Pretty Major
Nothing to see here. Just the US ambassador quitting and a former Tory prime minister threatening to take the next Tory prime minister to court… oh, and the EU fining Hello Kitty.
Jul 10, 2019
24-Karat Moons on Sticks
Andrea Leadsom pops in for a proper chat and Laura speaks to Jeremy Hunt in Kent - don’t try and read this out loud on live radio. And we catch up on all the Brussels #TopJobs goss. Editor: Dino Sofos
Jul 04, 2019
Pod Save Brexitcast
We pinch Pod Save America’s ‘OK, Stop’ feature as we dissect Katya’s interview with Mark Rutte. In other news, Chris visits Shoreditch for the first time and discovers ‘posh toast’. Editor: Dino Sofos Engineer: Richard Townsend
Jun 28, 2019
Two is the magic number
So we’re down to two riders in the ‘Poisoned Chalice Trophy’. I wonder what John Barnes thinks about all this?
Jun 21, 2019
Dressed Down by Lorraine
So Boris takes the lead in the race to be the next PM. But what about Lorraine Kelly throwing shade at Esther McVey? And Adam rediscovers the size of an old haunt. Editor: Dino Sofos Producer: Poppy Damon
Jun 13, 2019
Doncaster Races meets Game of Thrones
Brexit minister and Brexitcaster, James Cleverly, tells us why he pulled out of the Tory leadership race. And Justine Greening tells us why she never ran in the first place. Editor: Dino Sofos Producer: Poppy Damon
Jun 06, 2019
From Tusk ‘til Dawn
So they let us loose on the actual BBC coverage of the Euro election results and it wasn’t a total car crash. Phew. But more importantly, WE’RE GETTING A CAT!!! While you’re helping us think of a name, you can listen back to our ‘best bits’ from the results programme. Editor: Dino Sofos Producer: Poppy Damon
May 27, 2019
The PM finally chucks in the towel. There are Maybot tears, Cabinet crocodile tears and definitely no whistling
May 24, 2019
Size Matters
Are those MEP sanctions or are you just happy to see me? And Theresa claps back at Laura for asking about her leadership. Engineer: Edward Swift Producer: Poppy Damon Editor: Dino Sofos
May 21, 2019
WOW… We just won the ‘Listeners’ Choice Award’ at the British Podcast Awards, voted for entirely by listeners. We’re so chuffed and we just wanted to say THANK YOU! Adam, Chris, Dino, Katya and Laura xxx
May 19, 2019
EX-X-X Party Talks
It’s official, Labour and the Tories can’t come to an agreement over Brexit. Who’d have thunk it? We gather for the wake of the cross-party talks. And what is Porn Hub???
May 17, 2019
In Europe but not sung by Europe
Yeah, we know Theresa May’s pretty much announced her resignation BUT Eurovision is on and Scott Mills off of Radio 1 is in Tel Aviv to bring us up to speed
May 16, 2019
The Poisoned Chalice Trophy
Horse racing commentator extraordinaire, Cornelius Lysaght, joins us for the Conservative leadership Steeplechase. Who are the runners and riders for the top job? And you’ve only got until Monday 13th May to vote for us in the British Podcast Awards. Head to www.britishpodcastawards/vote - search for Brexitcast and do your thing!
May 09, 2019
A kick in the ballots
Laura’s been up all night watching the local election results come in… A bad night for the Tories and Labour. A good night for smaller parties. But what does this mean for Brexit? Editor: Dino Sofos
May 03, 2019
My way or the Huawei
Adam has ploughed through 25 episodes of Game of Thrones since last week’s Brexitcast, so that gives you an idea of how busy things are in Brussels. Meanwhile, in Westminster… Editor: Dino Sofos
May 01, 2019
13 Days Later
Adam is armed with a long list of Brexit-related topics to discuss from the past thirteen days. And while you’re listening, we’d be very grateful if you could vote for us in the ‘Listeners’ Choice’ category of the British Podcast Awards: Editor: Dino Sofos
Apr 25, 2019
Whatever you think about the Brexit delay, I'm sure we can all agree that the extension of Brexitcast is fantastic news. To celebrate, Adam is playing the inaugural 'Brexitcast Drinking Game'. Please do not try this at home and please vote for us in the British Podcast Awards:
Apr 11, 2019
Recorded in London at the 'Podcast Live' festival with special guest presenter, Jo Coburn and a mystery politician caller. Thanks to Phil Riley and Matt Deegan for having us and a BIG shout out to all the Brexitcasters who travelled by trains, planes and automobiles to see us! Editor: Dino Sofos
Apr 07, 2019
WhatsApp is in Control!
Tory MP, Andrew Percy and Labour's Anna Turley join us for a no holds barred chat about what it's like to be living through the Brexit process in parliament. Editor: Dino Sofos Studio Manager: Edward Swift
Apr 04, 2019
Theresa's Choice
Theresa tears up her red lines and chooses Brexit with a deal over the unity of her party. Editor: Dino Sofos
Apr 02, 2019
Round and round and round...
The Commons failed to reach any sort of agreement again and some protesters stripped off. In other news, IT'S ADAM'S BIRTHDAY!  Editor: Dino Sofos
Apr 02, 2019
29.03.19: No Brexit, More Brexitcasts
It’s March 29th 2019 and all we have to show for it is a half-eaten custard tart. But thank you to Brexitcaster Kynthia for the lovely voice note – we will take you up on that offer for a couple of bottles of Tsipouro! Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 29, 2019
Come On Arlene
Theresa May says she’ll quit if Parliament passes her deal but Arlene says she isn’t up for it. In other news, you can watch this episode on YouTube at some point. Subscribe to the BBC News channel and enjoy Adam’s jumper and chino combo. Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 28, 2019
We held a paper ballot and voted unanimously to do our first Emergency Brexitcast of the week. In other news, Adam has made an ASMR video with the Withdrawal Agreement…. YOU OK HUN? Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 26, 2019
Très Spikey
The EU agrees to delay Brexit and problems have been postponed. Again. Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 22, 2019
The Blame Game
Theresa brings out the podium again and blames MPs for the mess… and they aren’t too happy about it. Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 21, 2019
"The Last Days of Rome”
Guess what? We still don’t know what Brexit means… Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 19, 2019
Erskine Mayhem
Adam left the Irish Embassy’s St Patrick’s day party early for this. But don’t worry, he’s been stockpiling Gin and Tonics. Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 18, 2019
The Late Night Centenary Special
Beard stroking, Brexity chat. It’s been a long week and we have cake and a glass of wine – perfect conditions for a late night nostalgia-fest! Here’s to the next 100 episodes. This one goes out to all you Brexitcasters (well they all do really, but you know what we mean).
Mar 15, 2019
Something has changed
Even more absolute scenes in the Commons. We were going to have a night off but you twisted our arms, so Adam is presenting from bed.
Mar 14, 2019
More Drama & Keir Starmer
A good night for an Emergency Brexitcast! And the Shadow Brexit Secretary, Keir Starmer, joins us for a long chat and to take part in the ‘Keir Starmer Memorial Quiz’. Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 12, 2019
See you in Strasbourg
The EU has given Theresa May some 'legally binding' changes to the backstop. But will they be enough to convince her backbenchers?
Mar 12, 2019
Codpieces & Bidets
Anyone remember Cameo and his massive red codpiece? If not, this episode might be lost on you... Editor: Dino Sofos
Mar 07, 2019
Boring People into Submission
A delay to Brexit can only mean one thing… MORE BREXITCASTS. We celebrate by ruining yet another of Adam’s badly-timed holidays.
Feb 27, 2019
Thereasy Jet
Will Brexit be delayed? Will Laura make it onto 'Thereasy Jet' in time? Can the PM play pool? All the big questions discussed on today’s Emergency Brexitcast. Apologies for the terrible phone line. Editor: Dino Sofos
Feb 25, 2019
The Sharm Offensive
When you’ve finished listening to this classic episode of Brexitcast, why don’t you check out our Brexit mix on the BBC Sounds app?
Feb 21, 2019
"A dialogue of the deaf"
An emergency Brexitcast! Jaws on the floor all over Westminster today, as seven Labour MPs quit the party... and Brexit was hardly mentioned once. Editor: Dino Sofos
Feb 18, 2019
You can’t trademark a heart
Adam and Katya spend Valentine’s night together in Brussels Studio 1. Laura is all alone in Westminster, but is she using her choice of coat to send subliminal messages about Brexit? (Spoiler alert: No, she isn’t).
Feb 14, 2019
Is this a special place in hell or the Eurostar departure lounge?
Feb 07, 2019
You can’t have a full barrel and a drunken wife
You spoke, we listened! John Campbell, the BBC’s backstop’s ‘backstop expert’, joins the gang from Northern Ireland. And Katya teaches us a useful Italian proverb. Editor: Dino Sofos
Jan 31, 2019
Late Night Feels
If you make it to the end, Adam will explain how to come up with your own name for a Brexit compromise / your Scottish porn star name.
Jan 30, 2019
Brexy is the new sexy
We’re sitting proudly beneath Katy Perry in Grazia magazine’s ‘Chart of Lust’. Adam has never been prouder
Jan 24, 2019
Dog’s Brexit?
It’s like 2010 all over again! Laura’s loitering outside the Cabinet Office and we’re talking backroom deals with former advisers to Michael Gove and Theresa May. More importantly, Yanis Varoufakis performs a new take on his infamous “Dog’s Brexit” line EXCLUSIVELY for Brexitcast. What a day. Producer: Dino Sofos
Jan 17, 2019
Chame of Gicken
Parliament rejects Theresa May’s Brexit deal and Jarvis Cocker asks Adam for hotel recommendations in Schengen. Welcome along
Jan 15, 2019
Adam was very disappointed that none of his friends or family wanted to hear him talk about the contents of his binders over Christmas lunch, so it’s good job he does this podcast. Brace yourselves. Producer: Dino Sofos
Jan 10, 2019
If you want to hear your favourite Brexit geeks have a good old gossip with their mouths full of toffee then you’re in luck. And why do you only hear glockenspiels at Christmas?….This and more fascinating insights on the last Brexitcast of 2018!
Dec 20, 2018
Nebulous, moi?
All the major summit goss and a debate about the meaning of the word ‘nebulous’. What more do you want? Producer: Dino Sofos
Dec 14, 2018
Definitely May-be
Theresa calls off the vote. Sound the klaxon... Again!
Dec 10, 2018
So, the government doesn't have a majority it can rely on…. pretty major really. In other news, ‘Plan B’ lives! Producer: Dino Sofos
Dec 04, 2018
What’s new Buenos Aires?
Some BIG Brexitcast news and Laura’s about to board May Force One to Argentina with the PM.
Nov 29, 2018
SEASON FINALE!… New episodes coming this week.
After 20 long months, the 27 gave the deal their blessing after less than an hour’s discussion. Now what?
Nov 26, 2018
Spanish Eyes
So Theresa May will have to come back to Brussels AGAIN on Saturday to try and seal the deal. What’s going on? Is this just stage-managed drama or genuine jitters that could sink the whole thing? Adam also reveals he’s a Backstreet Boys fan. Who’d have thunk it?
Nov 21, 2018
WOW. The third Brexitcast of the week! We'll take you through the crazy events of Thursday and then you can listen to Adam's exclusive interview with Mr. Blobby... and if you think that's weird, you've clearly not listened to this podcast before. Producer: Dino Sofos
Nov 15, 2018
Bring Out The Binders
585 pages of the draft withdrawal agreement have been published. The big question on everyone’s lips - will there be a binder big enough?
Nov 15, 2018
Klaxons & Crinkley Bottoms
THE DRAFT TEXT HAS BEEN AGREED. SOUND THE KLAXON! In other news, Chris Mason has gone AWOL after saying that Mr Blobby knows more about Brexit than he does. So instead, we’re joined by Sam Coates off of The Times for a special Emergency Brexitcast. Enjoy!
Nov 13, 2018
You've been nagging us for ages to change our theme music, so we did. And it has Danny Dyer and Hayley from Love Island in it. You can thank us later.
Nov 08, 2018
See You Next Tuesday?
Could the proverbial hit the fan in Westminster next week? In other news, Adam has recorded a special report from the swanky BBC Sounds launch party. Lucky you.
Nov 01, 2018
Are we nearly there yet?
So Theresa says the divorce deal is 95% done. Michel reckons it’s more like 90%. We’re almost there but, crucially, we’re not. And as all good Brexitcasters know… NOTHING IS AGREED UNTIL EVERYTHING IS AGREED.
Oct 25, 2018
Kafka, crap microphones and willies in zips
Another summit, which we’ll explain with the help of Franz Kafka, an analogy of a willy stuck in a zip and some terrible microphones that the BBC really need to replace
Oct 18, 2018
Dominque dashed to Brussels and ruined Adam’s weekend with Pete. SOUND THE KLAXON! Also, lots of Brexitcasters have been asking us to explain what the Irish backstop actually is. So we have. You’re welcome.
Oct 15, 2018
Aren’t you bored yet?
It’s really starting to kick off now. But then Michel Barnier asked Adam if he’s bored yet. WHAT DO YOU THINK MICHEL? (And just to warn you this podcast contains some very naughty words)
Oct 11, 2018
Truly Abba’d
We’re at the Conservative party conference, where Theresa May has been dancing again and talking ‘no deal’.
Oct 03, 2018
Starmer Drama!
We’ve recorded Brexitcast at the Labour party conference in Liverpool and Adam has a Sound of Music quiz. ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?
Sep 26, 2018
The Dom Raab Special
We’re joined by the actual Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab. This episode went out live on the telly during what’s usually the ‘Politics Live’ show. Head to the BBC iPlayer if you want to watch us squirm in their TV studio.
Sep 21, 2018
Brexitcast - Six Months To Go
What's going to happen?
Sep 17, 2018
Have we missed much?
There’s actually been quite a lot going on this summer apart from Theresa May auditioning for Strictly. Don’t worry, we’ve been following it all so you didn’t have to. You’re welcome.
Sep 06, 2018
Well. Stuff has happened. Lots of it. And Laura’s got an explosion sound effect she’s borrowed from Charlie Sloth. Enjoy.
Jul 19, 2018
Well this isn’t awkward...much
The government’s published its Brexit blueprint and both leavers, remainers and Donald Trump are asking, ‘what’s the point?’… a bit like Adam’s holiday.
Jul 12, 2018
Brexit goes KABOOM!
OMG. Boris Johnson and David Davis have resigned! What now for Brexit?... and find out how to say ‘football’s coming home’ in Croatian.
Jul 09, 2018
May gets backing for Brexit plan
Theresa May says the Cabinet has reached an agreement on what kind of relationship Britain wants to have with the EU. Ministers have signed up to a plan to create a free trade area for industrial and agricultural goods. The BBC’s Brussels reporter Adam Fleming and Political Correspondent Chris Mason discuss the implications.
Jul 06, 2018
Trotters Up
The gang are at another EU summit. Meanwhile, Danny Dyer wants to know, ‘what’s happened to that t*** David Cameron who called this whole Brexit thing on’.
Jun 29, 2018
A Brexitcastaway on Love Island
A bonus Brexitcast for all you Love Island fans. Hayley, who’s just been booted off the island, has some burning Brexit questions for Adam.
Jun 22, 2018
Oi Theresa! WE are the Brexit dividend!
The Queen’s rubber stamp is hovering over the EU Withdrawal Bill and the gang is joined by city expert Iain Anderson to tell us what happens if there’s no post Brexit trade deal.
Jun 21, 2018
‘No Man is a Love Island’
What a week. But never mind the parliamentary meltdowns, does Brexit mean we won’t have any trees?… No babe.
Jun 14, 2018
I can’t believe it’s not an Emergency Brexitcast
Adam, Katya and Laura on the dramatic happenings in Downing Street, where the backstop document threatens to scupper the cabinet’s shaky truce over Brexit. The team are joined by guests Jill Rutter from the Institute for Government and Henry Newman from Open Europe.
Jun 07, 2018
Chris and Adam are joined by the Financial Times Economics Editor Chris Giles and they try and figure out what will happen about VAT after Brexit... And will they ever track down jet-setting Katya?
Jun 01, 2018
At least we’re not throwing keys into a bowl…
There are loads of new Brexit papers for Adam to get excited about. Brace yourselves.
May 24, 2018
Standby for a Brexiteer explosion…
The gang discuss the customs ‘backstop’. Will there be an extension of the existing customs arrangement? And how will this go down with the Brexiteers in the cabinet? In other news, Adam finally gets name-checked by Michel Barnier.
May 17, 2018
Pro-Brexit Eyeliner
The gang answer your Brexit questions. But don't send more in as you're listening because we're not live… obviously.
May 10, 2018
It would be Rudd not to.
The Home Secretary gets herself into a spot of bother over lunch with hacks. And Adam is joined by Ian Wright from the Food and Drink Federation to talk about Brexit’s impact on grub.
Apr 27, 2018
Mamma Mia! Björn from Abba joins Brexitcast
The whole gang are back together after the Easter hols and they’re joined by a very special guest – Björn Ulvaeus from Abba!
Apr 20, 2018
Down le pub
Everyone's on holiday except Adam. So he's decided to host this week's Brexitcast from a pub in Brussels with some of his hack pals. There's a pub quiz, naturally.
Apr 12, 2018
BREXITCAST LIVE: The arena spectacular!
There’s just one year to go until Brexit day so we’ve invited 330 lovely Brexitcasters to the BBC Radio Theatre in London! How exciting!
Mar 29, 2018
‘No Adam, you’re not seeing my passport photo you idiot’
Oh no! The gang are stuck in a cupboard at yet another EU summit. Warning: This podcast features Abba.
Mar 23, 2018
Emergency Brexitcast: As exciting as having a ticket to Hamilton
The full gang is here with a transition deal special!
Mar 19, 2018
Spectacular nerds and Greek dentists
Everyone is not OK Hun this week. But don’t worry, David Henig, who was until recently a very big cheese in the Department of International Trade, is on hand to spill the beans. Oh, and if you’d like to come to be in the audience for ‘Brexitcast Live!’ on the 28th March in the BBC Radio Theatre, head to Tickets are free… unsurprisingly.
Mar 15, 2018
Plenty more fishfingers in the Brexit sea?
Chris, Adam and Laura with special guest Simon Collins all the way from the Shetlands. Producer: Jenny Sneesby
Mar 08, 2018
Bumper Brexitcast: No more cake and eating it
Theresa May admits she no longer wants to have her cake and eat it. The end of all cake jokes? As if! In this bumper edition of Brexitcast, the gang are joined by Craig Oliver, David Cameron’s former director of communications and Henry Newman from Open Europe. Let them eat cake (and joke about it). Producer: Dino Sofos
Mar 02, 2018
Brexitcast Special! Adam in Tony Blair’s hotel room
Adam chats to former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, before his big speech in Brussels. On the agenda: lube, stools, soccer, personal abuse and Brexit. And will he take the ‘which world leader are you quiz? (Spoiler alert: he won’t).
Mar 01, 2018
EMERGENCY BREXITCAST: Something has to give
Stop everything! The EU has published the draft withdrawal agreement.
Feb 28, 2018
EMERGENCY BREXITCAST: Two things can be true at the same time
Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech backing customs union membership. But what happens if the EU says no?
Feb 26, 2018
Sherry picking
Damon Albarn, dogs and David Davis… another classic Brexitcast episode!
Feb 22, 2018
It’s half-term and Adam is alone, but Boris Johnson has made a ‘major’ speech about Brexit, so he’s found some friends (the Beeb’s very own Norman Smith and Kate McCann from The Telegraph) to listen to it so you don’t have to. You’re welcome.
Feb 14, 2018
When the tin can comes home to roost
John Pienaar explains what we learnt (or didn't) about the Cabinet's Brexit plans this week. Plus, how far you can kick a can down a road? And what's all this about secret plots?
Feb 08, 2018
Everything could collapse at any moment
Theresa May is facing pressure from her own backbenchers on both sides of the Brexit divide. But will they pull the plug on her premiership?
Feb 01, 2018
EMERGENCY BREXITCAST: Nightmare on Downing Street?
A government document on the impact of Brexit on the UK economy has leaked and Laura’s about to get on a plane to China with the PM… SOUND THE KLAXON!!!
Jan 30, 2018
The Night of the Mogg Knives
Arch Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg talks to us on the way to his speech where he’ll criticise the government’s approach to the Brexit talks.
Jan 25, 2018
Le beurre et l'argent du beurre
President Macron is over in Blighty for a ‘bi-lat’ with Madame May. We listened to it so you don’t have to… you’re welcome. We also invited the French MP for Northern Europe (yes, this is actually a thing) in for a chat to discuss Brexit and Jaffa Cakes Producer: Dino Sofos
Jan 18, 2018
Not ANOTHER one?
We’re back and Nigel Farage says he’s come round to the idea of a second Brexit referendum. The gang discuss what he’s up to. Plus Adam gets top astrologer Russell Grant to tell us how the Brexit negotiations might play out by analysing Barnier and Davis’ star signs. We’re proper journalists don’t you know... Producer: Dino Sofos
Jan 11, 2018
Merry Brexmas!
Merry Christmas Brexitcasters! As a little thank you for listening, Adam’s here with some festive tips on how to blag your way through any Brexit conversations during the Christmas season. Have a good one!
Dec 22, 2017
Brexitcast LIVE: Look mum, we’re on the telly (and the actual radio)!
Someone thought it would be a good idea to turn our geeky little nerd-fest into a live radio show, web stream and TV programme for a global audience. We made sure it was rubbish enough to make sure they never, ever ask us again.
Dec 18, 2017
Intense Whipping
Chris gets the goss the from the best sourced newspaper hack in Westminster, Tim Shipman. Meanwhile, Laura and Adam are a bit bored in Brussels with two beers they can’t drink yet. Producer: Dino Sofos
Dec 14, 2017
Emergency Brexitcast: The second 'what the hell is going on?’ edition
There’s a deal! And we’re absolutely knackered, but here we are again. Producer: Dino Sofos
Dec 08, 2017
What happened in Brussels? What happened to those impact assessments? What happens next? Laura, Chris and Adam are joined by former Number 10 spinner Matthew O'Toole, and the guys crash Nick Robinson's studio to share the great news about Brexitcast's latest podcast chart position. Producer: Dino Sofos
Dec 07, 2017
Emergency Brexitcast: What the hell is going on? PS, would you like a biscuit?
The gang discuss what’s going on in Brussels after talks break down over the Irish border issue. Adam, Laura and Dr Adler are all in Brussels and Chris is in Westminster (for once). And RTE’s main man, Tony Connelly is with us again!
Dec 04, 2017
Emergency Brexitcast! Hans Free
Adam, Laura and Doctor Adler dissect the UK’s latest Brexit ‘divorce bill’ offer. And is Meghan Markle a Remoaner?!
Nov 29, 2017
Duck Nuggets
It’s a Brexitcast Ireland special and the gang are joined by RTE’s Europe Editor, Tony Connelly. On the menu: Hard or soft border, will Ireland use its veto, and duck nuggets!
Nov 23, 2017
Just because I can hear does not mean I am listening
It’s a Brexitcast Germany special! Laura von Kuenssberg is in Berlin with Herr David Davis. Doctor Adler and Adam Fleming are in Brussels as usual. The Labour Brexiteer MP Gisela Stuart (who also just happens to be German) joins us too.
Nov 17, 2017
Capelets, Birretes, Gloria Gaynor… and cake
Laura and Doctor Adler join us for another busy week in Westminster and Brussels. Also: Juncker fashion-watch!
Nov 09, 2017
Scandal, reshuffle... er, Brexit?
We know it’s called Brexitcast, but the focus has been on Westminster this week - and for all the wrong reasons. Laura Kuenssberg and Labour MP / remainer, Stephen Doughty, pop in for a chat.
Nov 02, 2017
‘Brussels 999’
Tory MP, Brexiteer and self-confessed wannabe PM James Cleverly pops in.
Oct 26, 2017
27 ways to say 'No'
Chris and Adam are joined by Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg and Europe Editor Katya Adler at the EU Summit in Brussels where the UK is told there hasn’t been enough progress in the Brexit divorce talks so we can’t move on to trade talks yet.
Oct 20, 2017
‘Nous sommes dans une impasse’
Laura shows off her language skills, Adam follows Nick Clegg around Brussels train station and Brexiteer Kit Malthouse pops in for a chat.
Oct 12, 2017
Check Against Delivery
Theresa May’s ‘eventful’ speech and behind the scenes Brexit chat at the Tory party conference in Manchester.
Oct 04, 2017
Pass the rosé
Chris tries to get Adam to break off his holiday to discuss the latest Barnier/Davis press conference. Also, Labour MP and ‘Open Britain’ representative, Alison McGovern, tells us what happened at her party’s conference in Brighton.
Sep 28, 2017
Florence. And the clatter of hooves in Bruges.
Chris and Adam weren't important enough to go to Florence but Kevin Connolly was and he's on. Plus we hear from Sarah Collins, George Osborne's latest hire as the London Evening Standard's new Brussels Correspondent.
Sep 22, 2017
The Ballad of Jean & Bojo
Ringo Starr says it’s time to get on with Brexit, German elections and Jean-Claude Junker’s big speech. Our Europe Editor, Katya Adler and our Political Editor, Laura Kuenssberg, pop in for a chat as well.
Sep 14, 2017
Leaks and tans
Parliament is back. So is Laura Kuenssberg – and both Laura and Adam have been leaked to.
Sep 07, 2017
Davis v Barnier: Round 3
Chris, Adam and Catherine Feore from EU reporter discuss Barnier v Davis: Round 3. Michel Barnier says “no decisive progress” has been made.
Aug 31, 2017
Two-timing over Kir Royals
We’re joined by an actual minister for an ECJ special.
Aug 24, 2017
Welcome Backcast!
We’re ending the summer holidays early with a proper geek-fest on trade in goods post Brexit Jill Rutter from the Institute for Government joins Chris and Adam.
Aug 17, 2017
Notebooks, Doughnuts and Phone Holsters
Laura Kuenssberg tells us why the government is like a doughnut and reveals which senior minister has a phone holster on his belt.
Jul 21, 2017
Telling Euratom from Eurelbow
We take a closer look at the implications of leaving Euratom. Plus Jeremy Corbyn makes a special guest appearance.
Jul 13, 2017
Très Ridicule!
Chris and Adam have their first interview with an actual head of government! They’re also joined by Matthew Elliott - one of the architects of the Leave campaign. What does he think about the prospects for Brexit?
Jul 06, 2017
Bickering, budgets & bull sperm
We ask if cabinet ministers are on the same page over Brexit, why the EU says the UK’s departure will leave a massive hole in their budget and, as Estonia takes over the EU presidency, Lembit Opik tells us everything you need to know about his motherland. And what’s bull sperm got to do with EU?
Jun 29, 2017
EMERGENCY BREXITCAST: Chewy negotiations over macerated cherries
Theresa May makes her first big offer to the European Union on citizens’ rights over pudding in Brussels. We deploy our first emergency Brexitcast!
Jun 23, 2017
Electioncast is dead. Long live Brexitcast!
Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU have officially begun - and so has our new podcast. We’ll be following the twists and turns of the talks and bringing you all the behind the scenes developments from Westminster and Brussels.
Jun 19, 2017