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For the Many with Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith

Updated 12 days ago

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LBC presenter Iain Dale and former Labour Home Secretary Jacqui Smith untangle the world of politics and media. Expect plenty of jokey banter and informed speculation.

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LBC presenter Iain Dale and former Labour Home Secretary Jacqui Smith untangle the world of politics and media. Expect plenty of jokey banter and informed speculation.

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8 Ratings
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Cover image of For the Many with Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith

For the Many with Iain Dale & Jacqui Smith

Updated 12 days ago

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LBC presenter Iain Dale and former Labour Home Secretary Jacqui Smith untangle the world of politics and media. Expect plenty of jokey banter and informed speculation.

Rank #1: Local Election Night With Iain & Jacqui

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This is the unedited show which Iain and Jacqui co-hosted on LBC from 10pm on local election night through until 4am the following morning, minus the adverts. Results, analysis and quite a few laughs with studio guests Liz Truss, Barry Gardiner, Liam Fox, Susan Kramer, James Cleverly, Dawn Butler, Ayesha Hazarika, Rachel Shabi, Matt Zarb-Cousin, Jonathan Bartley, Suzanne Evans, Paul Scully, Siobhan McDonagh and Chris Skidmore.
May 04 2018
4 hours 56 mins
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Rank #2: Elections, Home Secretaries & Willies…

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Jacqui Smith reveals what it’s like to be appointed Home Secretary, and for the first time tells the full, rather emotional, story of her own resignation from the office in 2009. She and Iain also discuss the political and electoral fallout from Thursday’s local elections. Have we reached Peak Corbyn? Where does the last week leave Theresa May? And they ask if Theresa May needs a ‘Willie’. Naturally, this is the cue for this week’s rational of full blown smut.
May 06 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #3: Clout and Jeremy Thorpe

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Iain and Jacqui review the BBC drama about Jeremy Thorpe, they discuss a new book by CNN’s Max Foster about the importance of Clout and they preview the World Cup. They also answer a voluminous amount of your questions. And Jacqui increases the smut quotient this week by a factor of ten. Iain is appalled. Obvs.
Jun 10 2018
46 mins
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Rank #4: Boris Who?

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Iain and Jacqui discuss the week’s Brexit resignations and analyse Boris Johnson’s lack of a future. They look bac on Donald Trump’s UK visit, discuss how difficult they find it to write articles, and Iain’s little contretemps with Newsnight’s Evan Harris. Smut quota: Medium.
Jul 15 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #5: Brexity Trumpery

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Iain and Jacqui look at the pros and cons (only cons in Iain’s case) of the agreement Theresa May struck with her Cabinet at Chequers. Things don’t get much better when they move on to preview Donald Trump’s visit to the UK this week. Jacqui has a particularly bad case of the potty mouths this week do the Smut Quota is disgustingly high. At various points you might want to avert your ears. Meanwhile Iain goes all Eurovisiony and the two of them enjoy some football banter.
Jul 08 2018
1 hour
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Rank #6: Iain’s Brexit Depression

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Iain and Jacqui run the runes over the Cabinet’s Chequers sleepover and Iain reveals he’s more depressed about Brexit than ever. They discuss possible Tory leadership contenders, the NHS at 70 and the Intelligence & Security Committee report on rendition. They then give their World Cup tips and Iain says something nice about Russia, which has to be a first. And they answer lots of your questions. Smut quota: Medium.
Jul 02 2018
57 mins
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Rank #7: A Big Announcement, Windrush & Question Time

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Iain and Jacqui chew over the Windrush children scandal and Jacqui give the insight only a former Home Secretary can. They discuss Iain’s appearance on Question Time, which apparently impressed Jacqui’s mates, they talk about Kim Jong Un’s nuclear announcement and ask if there could be imminent cabinet resignations over anti-terror laws or the customs union. And do listen to the end to hear a big announcement. Are they getting

married? Having a baby? Well no, but… well, you’ll just have to listen.
Apr 22 2018
56 mins
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Rank #8: Iran, Brexit & Eurovision

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Iain and Jacqui discuss Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuke deal, and its effect on peace in the Middle East, but don’t worry, they revert to a spirited discussion on Brexit and why Heidi Alexander has resigned from the Commons. Iain tests Jacqui’s Eurovision knowledge (it isn’t vast…) and they discuss next week’s live episode of the podcast at the Bath Literary Festival.
May 13 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #9: Live at the Politics Festival

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Iain and Jacqui perform live at the Kings Place Politics Festival in central London. They cover the latest in Trumpland, Brexit, the NHS and whether Question Time should be axed altogether. They take questions from the audience too.
Jun 24 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #10: Amber Alert, Windrush, Laughs & Smut

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Iain is joined by guest presenter Ayesha Hazarika for one week only, while Jacqui suns herself in Spain. They begin by asking if Amber Rudd can survive as Home Secretary and then discuss the ‘bromance’ between Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron. It’s left Iain feeling positively queasy. Ayesha previews her new book about Prime Minister’s Question Time, and the reveals what she knows about ‘happy endings’ at health farms. Possibly our funniest, but definitely the smuttiest episode yet. Not for people of a nervous disposition…
Apr 28 2018
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #11: Topless Iain & Rampant Rabbits

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Iain and Jacqui lay into Tory chief whip Julian Smith, the BBC over Cliff Richard and Jeremy Corbyn over anti-semitism. Jacqui rips into the government over the latest crime figures and they discuss which books taught the most about sex as teenagers. Not for the faint-hearted. Smut quota: High.
Jul 21 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #12: The Art of Getting Selected

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Iain and Jacqui discuss what it’s like to be on the parliamentary candidate circuit and the art of getting selected. Jeremy Corbyn’s latest anti-semitism travails are pored over, as well as a possible change in the organ donation laws. They ponder Theresa May’s meeting with Emmanuel Macron, and wonder what’s going wrong on a certain BBC network. Smut Quota: Almost non existent. They promise to do better next week
Aug 05 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #13: Special Live Edition from the Bath Festival

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Iain & Jacqui take the podcast on the road, and talk to the people of Bath about the Royal Wedding, the future of the Speaker of the House of Commons and Carillion. Jacqui reveals more about her time as Home Secretary including the time she was bollocked by Gordon Brown. She even does a Gordon Brown impression. A bad one. And they answer lots of questions from the Bath audience.
May 20 2018
59 mins
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Rank #14: Mamma Mia, Here They Go Again

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Iain and Jacqui question Sajid Javid’s decision to extradite two Daesh murderers with no guarantee they won’t b put on Death Row, they fall out over a so-called ‘People’s Vote’ and Iain explains how he felt when Sean Spicer terminated an interview. They agree babies should be banned for having their ears pierced and reveal a mutal hatred of body piercings and tattoos. Smut Quota: Low.
Jul 29 2018
58 mins
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Rank #15: The Madness of A C Grayling

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Iain and Jacqui discuss Donald Trump’s latest antics on steel tariffs and speculate about whether the on-off-on summit with Kim Jong Un will take place. They talk about the art of political interviewing and question Richard Madeley’s tactics in cutting off Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson. They ask why Brexit continues to drive some people mad, and Iain has some strong words about Professor A C Grayling. They discuss why the trend seems to be for some countries to appoint very good looking prime ministers – yes, they really are that shallow.
Jun 04 2018
53 mins
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Rank #16: Theresa Plays Sister Bountiful to the NHS

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Back from her holidays, Jacqui Smith wastes little time in laying into the Prime Minister for promising £600 a week for the NHS, money which Iain says if Jeremy Corbyn had promised, she’d have been wholly supporting. They talk about the latest Brexit chaos and the summit in Singapore. Jacqui waxes lyrical about her love of ‘dicks’ – spotted ones and otherwise, and they discuss ‘Upskirting’. They also discuss the World Cup so far and answer your questions. It’s a packed episode, and the smut quota is medium.
Jun 17 2018
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #17: Ireland, Abortion & the Trump Flip-Flop-Flip

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Iain gets a bit ‘totes emosh’ about the Irish abortion referendum, while Jacqui takes Donald Trump to task for his decision to cancel the North Korean summit. They discuss what it’s like for a Home Secretary to address the Police Federation conference and assess Sajid Javid’s performance this week. They also ask why Oxford is failing to attract more BAME and disadvantaged students. And we find out what Jacqui’s ‘sex noise’ sounds like. Gulp.
May 27 2018
59 mins
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Rank #18: Tessa Jowell Tribute

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An extra podcast in which Iain and Jacqui pay tribute to their friend Baroness Tessa Jowell, whose death was announced today.
May 13 2018
19 mins
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Rank #19: The Lonely Goatherd

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Iain and Jacqui indulge in a bit of singing and ponder the consequences of the disastrous EU summit in Salzburg. They look ahead to the Labour Party conference and wonder what lies ahead for The Bodyguard. And they answer a shed load of your questions including which politician has the weakest handshake (you might be shocked by both their answers) and which is Iain’s favourite Abba track. Do podcasts get better than this? Smut Quota: Lowish.
Sep 23 2018
1 hour
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Rank #20: The Arch Bishop…

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Iain and Jacqui are reunited to discuss the fallout from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s speech to the TUC conference and Iain recalls the occasion when he called Justin Welby a ‘c’ bomb. They preview the LibDem conference and speculate on Uncle Vince’s successor. They discuss the interview given by the two Russian Salisbury suspects and speculate on whether Salisbury is actually a mecca for gay weekends. Iain relates his hospital experience and Jacqui hankers after a VW Beetle. Smut Quota: High.
Sep 16 2018
1 hour 4 mins
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