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Three households can mix over Christmas.

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Three households can mix over Christmas.

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By Amber DFW_Girl - May 26 2020
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The Cult of Fergus is growing in America

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By beacape - May 19 2020
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Love this podcast. This pictures of the rest of the gang! So nice to see Katya.

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274 Ratings
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231
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10

Love The Pod

By Amber DFW_Girl - May 26 2020
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The Cult of Fergus is growing in America

New Pod

By beacape - May 19 2020
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Love this podcast. This pictures of the rest of the gang! So nice to see Katya.
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Latest release on Nov 24, 2020

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Three households can mix over Christmas.

Rank #1: TGIF Electioncast: Matt Forde & Salma Shah

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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

34mins

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Rank #2: What's Gove Got To Do With It?

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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

28mins

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Rank #3: Brexitcast Goes GLOBAL!

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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:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nq0gn

Oct 25 2019

54mins

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Rank #4: Do They Know It’s BreXmas?

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Boris Johnson tells Laura he wants an election, but will Labour let him have it?

Producer: Poppy Damon.
Editor: Dino Sofos.

Oct 24 2019

29mins

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Rank #5: The Receipts Special

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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

35mins

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Rank #6: Electioncast: A Warm Yorkshire Welcome

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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

20mins

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Rank #7: I have a Cummings plan...

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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

37mins

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Rank #8: Electioncast: Stormzy vs MC Gove

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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

26mins

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Rank #9: TREXIT

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The PM finally chucks in the towel. There are Maybot tears, Cabinet crocodile tears and definitely no whistling

May 24 2019

30mins

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Rank #10: Electioncast: Folder Fillers

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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

28mins

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Rank #11: From Tusk ‘til Dawn

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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

31mins

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Rank #12: THE BREXITCAST LIVE FINAL

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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

1hr 7mins

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Rank #13: Electioncast: Ask the Leaders

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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

21mins

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Rank #14: New York, New York

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An Americast takeover... Emily Maitlis, Jon Sopel and Anthony Zurcher join Adam to talk about how America is dealing with coronavirus. With a stateside view from Congresswoman Donna Shalala, who is the longest serving Health Secretary in US history.

Producers: Nick Rotherham, Frankie Tobi and Alicia Burrell
Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
Editor: Dino Sofos

Apr 10 2020

37mins

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Rank #15: Cupgate

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Boris Johnson wants to get Brexit done. He does not want to sit on stools.

Producer: Poppy Damon.
Editor: Dino Sofos.

Oct 01 2019

31mins

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Rank #16: Chame of Gicken

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Parliament rejects Theresa May’s Brexit deal and Jarvis Cocker asks Adam for hotel recommendations in Schengen. Welcome along

Jan 15 2019

42mins

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Rank #17: NOT ANOTHER ONE?!

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What we all need now is a good old fashioned 'democratic event'.
Producer: Poppy Damon.
Editor: Dino Sofos.

Oct 29 2019

20mins

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Rank #18: Electioncast is here!

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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

24mins

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Rank #19: Come On Arlene

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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

34mins

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Rank #20: The Adam Family

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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

29mins

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(Not) Home Alone

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The news we've all been waiting for... three households can mix over Christmas in the UK. Adam, Vicki and Fergus take us through the festive yules... I mean rules.

And Sacha Lord, the Night Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester, tells us why he thinks the stricter tiers system is a disaster for pubs, and why you might need a 'vaccine passport' to get into a festival next summer.

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producer: Rick Kelsey (new boy!), Jo Deahl, Georgia Coan
Editor: Dino Sofos

Nov 24 2020

28mins

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''Tis the Season To Be Jolly Careful'

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The vaccine developed by the University of Oxford is highly effective at stopping people developing Covid-19 symptoms, a large trial shows. And the Prime Minister announces that gyms and non-essential shops in all parts of England will be allowed to reopen when lockdown ends next month. Adam is joined by Laura and Fergus to discuss the latest.

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Jo Deahl, Frankie Tobi, Ben Weisz, Sej Asar
Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
Editor: Dino Sofos

Got a question? Email newscast@bbc.co.uk...

Nov 23 2020

29mins

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'Wagatha Christie'

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Adam is joined by the BBC's Sinéad Garvan to discuss the latest in the "Wagatha Christie" row. And Paul Johnson, from the Institute of Fiscal Studies, decodes next week's government spending review so you don't have to...

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producer: Ben Weisz
Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
Editor: Dino Sofos

Nov 20 2020

31mins

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Sticking with Prit?

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As Laura learns that Home Secretary Priti Patel appears to have been found in breach of the ministerial code - usually enough to quit Government - what will the Prime Minister do?

Fergus is back - and while he might not be able to promise Adam and Chris the festivities they were hoping for this Christmas - he can bring more exciting vaccine news, this time about the Oxford-AstraZeneca study.

And the gang are joined by former Labour deputy leader Tom Watson, to talk leadership, lawsuits, and Christmas card lists.

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Nov 19 2020

32mins

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Electric Dreams

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Adam is joined by Chris Stark, from the UK's Climate Change Committee, to discuss the government's green plan. Can it actually be delivered?

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Georgia Coan, Jo Deahl
Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
Editor: Dino Sofos

Nov 18 2020

34mins

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Vaxxing 9 to 5

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Jeremy Corbyn has been readmitted to the Labour Party he led until April. Iain Watson brings us up to speed with reaction from all sides.

In other political news - time for a civics lesson for Laura and Adam from Scotland Editor Sarah Smith. The Prime Minister’s walked into another row over devolution - but what is it, exactly?

And as the Government launches its post-Grenfell plan to make sure social housing residents don’t feel ignored again, Inside Housing’s Nathaniel Barker explains what it does and doesn’t achieve.

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Alix Pickles, Jo Deahl and Ben Weisz
Editor: Dino Sofos

Get in touch: newscast@bbc.co.uk

Nov 17 2020

36mins

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Vax Entertainment

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Adam, Laura and James discuss the news that the Moderna vaccine has a nearly 95% efficacy rate. Nick Timothy, former joint Chief of Staff to Theresa May, joins us to dissect the latest Cummings and goings at 10 Downing Street. And get your shoulder pads at the ready! We talk the latest 80s-tastic season of The Crown with broadcasting legends Jennie Bond and Simon McCoy.

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Harriet Noble and Jo Deahl
Episode Editor: Frankie Tobi
Editor: Dino Sofos

Nov 16 2020

39mins

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'Goodbye and good riddance'

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Peter Sutcliffe, the serial killer who was serving a whole life term for murdering 13 women across Yorkshire and north-west England, has died. Adam is joined by Ex-police officer Bob Bridgestock, who worked on the Sutcliffe case. And the BBC's Sima Kotecha explains why Diwali celebrations may be difficult this year.

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Jo Deahl, Alix Pickles, Georgia Coan, Frankie Tobi
Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
Editor: Dino Sofos

Nov 13 2020

36mins

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Brexitcast... You first?

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With a deadline looming for a deal with the EU, Adam is stalking Michel Barnier, Laura and Chris are avidly following the pandemonium in Downing St, while Katya is getting popcorn emojis from officials in Brussels...it’s just like old times!

Brexitcast is back to explain what lies in the way of a post-Brexit trade deal, whether Joe Biden’s election makes it more or less likely to happen, and whether the pandemic is helping or hindering its chances of getting signed off.

Studio Director: Gerard Sudlow
Producers: Ben Weisz, Frankie Tobi, Patrick Baker
Editor: Dino Sofos

Nov 12 2020

31mins

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Cained

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Laura explains what's happening inside Downing Street on the day Boris Johnson's director of communications, Lee Cain, resigns. And Adam is joined by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Sussex to talk about how he is preparing to roll out government’s plan to mass test students. 

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Frankie Tobi, Jo Deahl, Ben Weisz
Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
Editor: Dino Sofos

Nov 11 2020

31mins

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The Yes Man of the Moment

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Adam and Fergus are joined by Professor Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at the University of Oxford, to talk about distribution and regulation of the coronavirus vaccine.

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Ben Weisz, Jo Deahl
Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
Editor: Dino Sofos

Nov 10 2020

40mins

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YES! YES! YES! A Vaccine Special

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Preliminary analysis shows the first effective coronavirus vaccine can prevent more than 90% of people from getting the virus. Fergus brings us his interview with the developers, Pfizer, and Professor of immunology, Peter Openshaw sets the news in context. And as hopes about the vaccine send global markets skyrocketing, Laura and BBC Business reporter Vishala Sri-Pathma help us understand who are the financial winners and losers.

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Frankie Tobi and Jo Deahl
Assistant Editor: Emma Close
Editor: Dino Sofos

Nov 09 2020

39mins

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They Mink It’s All Over

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Authorities in Denmark have found a mutated form of coronavirus in the country's mink farms. Should we be concerned? Dr Claire Standley joins James and Adam to explain the science behind mink and coronavirus.

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Ben Weisz, Georgia Coan
Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
Editor: Dino Sofos

Nov 06 2020

29mins

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Ed Balls

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As counting continues in the US presidential election, former politician and documentary maker Ed Balls shares the insights he learned meeting Trump supporters for his recent series.

Chris and Vicki discuss the Government's about turn on the furlough scheme's return - responding to circumstance or last-minute decision?

And if, like us, you've an ear for slide sass - you'll LOVE the latest from the Downing St press conference.

Studio Director: Gerard Sudlow
Producer: Ben Weisz, Patrick Baker, Sej Asar
Assistant Editor: Emma Close
Editor: Dino Sofos

Get in touch - newscast@bbc.co.uk

Nov 05 2020

29mins

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The Key States of It

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The result of the US election will come down to the undeclared battleground states: Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Adam is joined by the BBC’s Anna Foster from Ohio to discuss the latest in the US election. And Heidi Larson, from the Vaccine Confidence Project, explains how to address concerns people have with the coronavirus vaccine.

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producer: Jo Deahl
Output Editor: Frankie Tobi
Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
Editor: Dino Sofos

Nov 04 2020

33mins

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Oh, Vienna

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Another terror attack on a major European city. This time it's Vienna, where a suspected islamist extremist opened fire. It's a city Katya Adler knows well - she joins Adam and Frank Gardner to discuss the apparent rise in these incidents, and the challenges facing Europe's leaders in deciding how to respond.

Liverpool is to be the test case for mass testing - Mayor Joe Anderson explains how it's going to work, while Adam and Fergus pore through the new lockdown restrictions, hot off the press - and attempt to answer your questions about how they'll work.

Studio director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Ben Weisz, Jo Deahl
Editor: Dino Sofos

Nov 03 2020

36mins

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'Hanging by a thread'

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Last week Fergus described the "positive" mood in a Newcastle Covid ward. Now, one week on, it’s a very different story in Liverpool as the intensive care units struggle to cope. And Johnny Depp has lost his libel case against the Sun newspaper over an article that called him a "wife beater". The BBC’s Helena Wilkinson talks Adam through the ruling.

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Frankie Tobi, Jo Deahl
Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
Editor: Dino Sofos

Nov 02 2020

35mins

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Lockdown 2.0

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On the day that the PM announces a four-week lockdown in England, Adam, Laura, Chris and Fergus discuss what we know and what it all means.

Studio Director: Danny Cox
Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
Editor: Dino Sofos

Oct 31 2020

33mins

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The Strain in Spain

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Adam and James are joined by Dr Emma Hodcroft from the University of Basel to discuss the new coronavirus strain which was discovered in Spain. And the Castermind quiz returns for a second week.

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Ben Weisz, Alix Pickles
Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
Editor: Dino Sofos

Oct 30 2020

32mins

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Corbinned

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Labour has suspended Jeremy Corbyn from the party over his reaction to a highly critical report on anti-Semitism.

Adam, Vicki Young and Nick Watt discuss what's in the long-awaited EHRC report. How did a party that prides itself on anti-racism ended up breaching the Equality Act? And is this the start of a civil war in the party?

And how is France dealing with another grim terrorist attack and impending lockdown?

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Ben Weisz and Frankie Tobi
Editor: Dino Sofos

Oct 29 2020

33mins

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iTunes Ratings

274 Ratings
Average Ratings
231
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12
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Love The Pod

By Amber DFW_Girl - May 26 2020
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The Cult of Fergus is growing in America

New Pod

By beacape - May 19 2020
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Love this podcast. This pictures of the rest of the gang! So nice to see Katya.