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Expect interviews with high-profile guests from Westminster and beyond, commentary from our political friends - and analysis of the news stories that affect us all. This podcast features the best interviews and political commentary from Wednesday night’s Peston show.

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Expect interviews with high-profile guests from Westminster and beyond, commentary from our political friends - and analysis of the news stories that affect us all. This podcast features the best interviews and political commentary from Wednesday night’s Peston show.

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The Peston Podcast

Latest release on Jan 21, 2021

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Rank #1: Biden’s America, the ‘Special Relationship’ and Trump’s Legacy

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This week on the #Peston Podcast we’re discussing:

❶ What does the end of Trump and the beginning of Biden mean for America?
❷ What are the prospects of a UK-US free trade deal?
❸ What will Trump’s legacy be?

Join ITV's Political Editor Robert Peston as he sits down with Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney TD, Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss MP, Writer and Director Armando Iannucci, plus Conservative MP Sir Charles Walker and Former Labour Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls.

Jan 21 2021

39mins

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Rank #2: Lockdown Restrictions, #AskVallance and Trump's Impeachment

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This week on the #Peston Podcast we’re discussing:

❶ Is lockdown working in driving down the rate of infection?
❷ When will schools reopen?
❸ What does Trump's impeachment mean for him and America?

Join ITV's Political Editor Robert Peston, and Anushka Asthana, as they sit down with Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance, former British Ambassador to the United States Lord Darroch plus former Education Secretary Baroness Morgan and Labour’s Shadow Minister for Schools Wes Streeting MP.

This podcast features the best interviews and political commentary from Wednesday night’s Peston show on ITV.

Jan 14 2021

40mins

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Rank #3: Trouble in America, Crisis in the NHS & Lockdown 3.0

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This week on the #Peston Podcast we’re discussing:

❶ How serious is the assault on democracy in America?
❷ Why didn’t Boris Johnson lock down earlier?
❸ How concerned should we be about the crisis in NHS hospitals?

Join ITV's Political Editor Robert Peston, and Anushka Asthana, as they sit down with Human Rights Activist Martin Luther King III, Work and Pensions Secretary Thérèse Coffey MP, CEO of Ryanair Michael O’Leary, Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Former Shadow Chancellor and Labour MP John McDonnell MP and Conservative Peer Baroness Warsi.

This podcast features the best interviews and political commentary from Wednesday night’s Peston show on ITV.

Jan 07 2021

38mins

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Rank #4: Vaccines, the Virus and Johnson's Dinner with Von Der Leyen

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This week on the #Peston Podcast we’re discussing:

❶ After that fish supper between Boris Johnson and Ursula Von Der Leyen - will we have a deal or no deal?
❷ How quickly will the vaccine give us back our lives?
❸ Should we be worried about reports of allergic reactions?

Join ITV's Political Editor Robert Peston, and Anushka Asthana, as they sit down with Housing and Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick MP, W.H.O. Director of Vaccines Professor Katherine O’Brien, Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary Kate Green MP and Former Conservative Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

This podcast features the best interviews and political commentary from Wednesday night’s Peston show on ITV. Subscribe and rate 5 stars.

Dec 10 2020

39mins

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Rank #5: V for Vaccine Day. Who gets it first? What happens next? What are the challenges?

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This week on the #Peston Podcast we’re discussing:

❶ Who in the UK will get the vaccine first?
❷ What does the world will look like when enough of us are vaccinated?
❸ What are some of the challenges we'll need to overcome?

Join ITV's Political Editor Robert Peston, Anushka Asthana, and Paul Brand in conversation with First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, Shadow Minister for Schools & Labour MP Wes Streeting, ex-England footballer Gary Neville, and Conservative MP & Chair of Commons Health Select Committee Jeremy Hunt.

This podcast features the best interviews and political commentary from Wednesday night’s Peston show on ITV. Subscribe and rate 5 stars.

Dec 02 2020

40mins

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Rank #6: Spending Review Summary, New Tiers and a Looming Economic Crisis?

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This week on the #Peston Podcast we’re discussing:

❶ The looming economic crisis with former Chancellor Ken Clarke
❷ The Spending Review 2020 with Chief Secretary to the Treasury Steve Clarke
❸ The new tier system with Professor Tim Spector

Join ITV's Political Editor Robert Peston as he sits down with Chief Secretary to the Treasury Steve Clarke, former Chancellor Lord Ken Clarke, epidemiologist Professor Tim Spector, Shadow Minister for Social Care Liz Kendall and chef Angela Hartnett.

This podcast features the best interviews and political commentary from Wednesday night’s Peston show on ITV. Subscribe and rate 5 stars.

Nov 26 2020

40mins

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Rank #7: Starmer, Corbyn, the PLP and The Government's 'Green Industrial Revolution'

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This week on the #Peston Podcast we’re asking:

❶ Was Keir Starmer right or wrong in telling Jeremy Corbyn that he’s not welcome back in the Parliamentary Labour Party?
❷ Are we going to get any escape from lockdown over Christmas?
❸ Why has the Government banned the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030?

Join ITV's Political Editor Robert Peston as he sits down with SAGE advisor Professor John Edmunds, Environment Secretary George Eustice, Shelter's Legal Services Ambassador Robert Rinder (aka Judge Rinder), David Cameron’s former Deputy Chief of Staff Baroness Fall and Labour MP Rebecca Long-Bailey.

This podcast features the best interviews and political commentary from Wednesday night’s Peston show on ITV. Subscribe and rate 5 stars.

Nov 19 2020

39mins

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Rank #8: Tussle in No10, Lee Cain's Resignation and the PM's relationship with the President-Elect

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This week on the #Peston Podcast we’re asking:

❶ What does the resignation of Lee Cain, the PM's Director of Communications, mean for Dominic Cummings?
❷ Is the vaccine going to save us? At what point will our lives be allowed to return to normal?
❸ Can Britain establish a relationship with America, considering the PM has never met the President-elect?

And for those of you that listen far enough, keep an ear out for #AskKen where we put our Twitter audience's questions to the man who (probably) knows British politics best.

Join ITV's Political Editor Robert Peston as he sits down with former UK Ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch, activist and author Naomi Klein, former Chancellor Ken Clarke, Labour MP Angela Eagle and Secretary of State for Work & Pensions Therese Coffey.

This podcast features the best interviews and political commentary from Wednesday night’s Peston show on ITV. Subscribe and rate 5 stars.

Nov 12 2020

43mins

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Rank #9: Trump, Biden & the Future of the ‘Special Relationship’

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This week on the #Peston Podcast we’re asking:

❶ How far could Donald Trump go to claim victory in the US Presidential elections?
❷ What are the consequences of a potentially long dispute for the American people?
❸ Are there lessons the Labour party can learn from Joe Biden?
❹ How does the UK Government feel about the possibility of Trump losing the election?
❺ And will the Conservative Party accept a longer return to lockdown?

Join ITV's Political Editor Robert Peston as he sits down with former White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, Shadow International Trade Secretary Emily Thornberry, Activist and Campaigner DeRay Mckesson, plus former shadow Chancellor Ed Balls and Baroness Morgan.

This podcast features the best interviews and political commentary from Wednesday night’s Peston show on ITV. Subscribe and rate 5 stars.

Nov 05 2020

39mins

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Rank #10: A COVID Christmas, the Upcoming US Elections & Saving UK Arts

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This week on the Peston Podcast - can this second wave of COVID19 that's building across Europe be dampened? Can it be suppressed in time for Christmas? Will there be a new President in the White House by next Wednesday? And what does Kit Harington think about the impact of COVID on the arts & the future of UK culture?

Join ITV's Political Editor Robert Peston as he sits down with Actor Kit Harington, Justice Secretary Robert Buckland MP, Senate Democratic Whip Senator Dick Durbin, Labour’s Rosie Duffield MP and Former Downing Street Chief of Staff Lord Barwell.

This podcast features the best interviews and political commentary from Wednesday night’s Peston show on ITV. Remember to subscribe and rate 5 stars.

Oct 29 2020

36mins

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