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Unfiltered with James O'Brien

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Revealing and candid one-hour conversations with a different special guest every week, featuring fascinating people from the worlds of sport, politics, entertainment, activism and the media.Subscribe to get a brand new episode every Monday.

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Revealing and candid one-hour conversations with a different special guest every week, featuring fascinating people from the worlds of sport, politics, entertainment, activism and the media.Subscribe to get a brand new episode every Monday.

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44 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Keep Lammy!

By allouy - Sep 07 2018
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The guests alone could have made this a 5-Star podcast. They’ve had some excellent people on with plenty of interesting things to say. Sadly it’s heavily let down by the host. James O’Brien is excellent at running rings around people who aren’t very clever on talk radio but put him in a room with intelligent people with a story to tell and he’s embarrassingly out of his depth. You will find yourself shouting “shut up and let them speak!” At least once an episode.

Excellent!

By Leah8675309 - Mar 09 2018
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A perfect balance between the interviewer and the interviewee.

iTunes Ratings

44 Ratings
Average Ratings
34
3
4
2
1

Keep Lammy!

By allouy - Sep 07 2018
Read more
The guests alone could have made this a 5-Star podcast. They’ve had some excellent people on with plenty of interesting things to say. Sadly it’s heavily let down by the host. James O’Brien is excellent at running rings around people who aren’t very clever on talk radio but put him in a room with intelligent people with a story to tell and he’s embarrassingly out of his depth. You will find yourself shouting “shut up and let them speak!” At least once an episode.

Excellent!

By Leah8675309 - Mar 09 2018
Read more
A perfect balance between the interviewer and the interviewee.
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Unfiltered with James O'Brien

Latest release on Sep 24, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: James O'Brien: Conscience, empathy, and learning how to be right (with Fi Glover)

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After 50 fantastic episodes, James O’Brien’s time at the helm of Unfiltered is sadly coming to an end.

In this special episode with BBC Radio 4 presenter Fi Glover, James signs off from the interviewees chair with a touching conversation about his life. James shares his experiences from growing up adopted and getting expelled from school to breaking into journalism through gossip columns and showbiz, before ultimately finding his ideal platforms at LBC and JOE. He talks about the curse of being right when all is going wrong, his personal politics, views on free speech, the dangers of amplifying extremists, that infamous Nigel Farage interview, and offers his thoughts on private education, capitalism and economics, feminism, sexual abuse, #MeToo, the future awaiting Britain, and of course, Brexit.

Unfiltered will return with a new presenter after a very brief hiatus.

Sep 24 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #2: Gina Miller: Brexit, taking on the government, and ending the chaos

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You probably know Gina Miller as the woman who took the government to court for attempting to implement Brexit without a vote in Parliament, but there’s much more to Gina Miller than the headlines.

In this fascinating interview with James O’Brien, Gina shares her story, moving from Guyana to the UK, becoming a successful businesswoman, her campaigns and crusades for transparency and fairness, culminating in the Brexit legal challenge and the fallout that followed.

Sep 17 2018

58mins

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Rank #3: Alan Rusbridger: phone hacking, WikiLeaks and digital revolutions

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Former editor-in-chief of The Guardian Alan Rusbridger joins James O’Brien for a fascinating interview about the extraordinary stories and technological revolutions that defined his tenure, from the News of the World phone hacking scandal to the WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden revelations, through to the future of journalism in the information age.

Sep 10 2018

55mins

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