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Best UK podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best UK podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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Adam Fleming and the BBC’s politics team bring you the essential guide to the 2019 UK general election.
 
The Guardian's political editor Heather Stewart and political correspondent Jessica Elgot are joined every week by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the biggest stories in politics
 
Download the latest documentaries Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
 
REMAINIACS is a no flim flam Brexit podcast for everyone who knows that leaving the EU won't be un morceau de gateau. We're not sick of experts and we won't shut up and get over it. Presented by Dorian Lynskey of The Guardian with Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk, Naomi Smith of Best For Britain (personal capacity only!), Ros Taylor of the LSE (personal capacity only, again), Alex Andreou AKA @SturdyAlex, German-Nepalese journalist Nina Schick, actor Ingrid Oliver and scores of special guests. Fol ...
 
The weekly UK True Crime Podcast is the home of UK true crime. We examine lesser known UK cases in depth, talk to true crime authors, review products/shows and interview other experts in the field of UK True Crime to offer you the very best insight and analysis.
 
They Walk Among Us is an award-winning weekly UK true crime podcast covering a broad range of cases from the sinister to the surreal.
 
Nominated for the BEST TRUE-CRIME PODCAST award at the British Podcast Awards 2018, Murder Mile is a uniquely different UK true-crime podcast, presented as an audio guided walk of 300+ of London’s untold, unsolved and (often) forgotten murder cases, all within the West End.
 
Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies
 
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcasts every Tuesday and Friday.
 
The Guardian's Audio Long Reads podcasts are a selection of the Guardian’s long read articles which are published in the paper and online. It gives you the opportunity to get on with your day whilst listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer: in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more
 
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Football Daily
Weekly+
 
The latest from the Premier League, EFL, European football and more!
 
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FT News Briefing
Daily
 
A rundown of the most important global business stories you need to know for the coming day, from the newsroom of the Financial Times. Available every weekday morning.
 
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
 
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BBC Minute
Daily+
 
One minute of the world's most shareable news - updated every half an hour, 24/7
 
How To Fail With Elizabeth Day is a podcast that celebrates the things that haven’t gone right. Every week, a new interviewee explores what their failures taught them about how to succeed better.
 
Discussion and analysis of UK politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Presented by Sebastian Payne.
 
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Today in Focus
Daily
 
Hosted by Anushka Asthana, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, Today in Focus is The Guardian's daily podcast that takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday.
 
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Football Weekly
Weekly+
 
The Football Weekly pod squad bring you a twice-weekly dose of puns and punditry, news and analysis from the Premier League and beyond throughout the 2017-18 season
 
Nick Robinson talks about what’s really going on in British politics.
 
Elis James and John Robins with big laughs and top quality #content. Email: elisandjohn@bbc.co.uk #elisandjohn
 
The Runner's World podcast is your weekly dose of all things running, here to inform and entertain with unique interviews, news, advice, in-depth discussion and much, much more.
 
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The Edition
Weekly
 
The Spectator's flagship podcast featuring discussions and debates on the best features from the week's edition. Presented by Isabel Hardman and Lara Prendergast.
 
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FT News in Focus
Weekly+
 
News features and analysis from Financial Times reporters around the world. FT News in Focus is produced by Fiona Symon.
 
Instant political analysis from the Spectator's top team of writers, including Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth, Isabel Hardman, Katy Balls, Alex Massie and many others.
 
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The WIRED Podcast
Weekly
 
The award-winning WIRED UK Podcast with James Temperton and the rest of the team. Listen every week for the an informed and entertaining rundown of latest technology, science, business and culture news. New episodes every Friday.
 
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Money Box
Weekly+
 
The latest news from the world of personal finance plus advice for those trying to make the most of their money.
 
The authoritative source for independent rigorous high-quality academic research on UK-EU relations#Brexit #Brexit2016 #Economy #Brexitfacts #politics #Europe #podcasts #JohnCurtice #Generalelection #TheUKinaChangingEurope #partypolitics #Brexitvote #Facts #BrexitBreakdown #Parliament #EuropeanUnion #Referendum2016 #Leave #Remain #impartial #news #UnitedKingdom #AnandMenon #SimonUsherwood #NorthernIreland #Brussels #JeremyCorbyn #TheresaMay #Evidence #Asktheexperts #Westminster #HardBorder # ...
 
The inside line on Brexit. Interviews with top politicians and commentators, analysis from the Telegraph’s Westminster team -- and the occasional musical interlude. Presented by Christopher Hope.
 
In 2007, The Football Ramble was born out of Luke Moore, Pete Donaldson, Marcus Speller and Jim Campbell’s passion for the most popular sport in the world and inability to take themselves too seriously. Since then the boys have come a very long way; from best-selling book to sold out live shows, The Football Ramble’s irreverent takes on football have clearly resonated with other fans of the sport. Now, The Football Ramble becomes Football Ramble Daily--featuring brand new shows and voices Mo ...
 
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Politics Weekly
Weekly
 
Political analysis from the Guardian and Observer's top journalists and commentators.
 
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Law Pod UK
Weekly
 
Law Pod UK covers developments across all aspects of civil and public law in the United Kingdom. It is brought to you by the barristers at 1 Crown Office Row, and is presented by Rosalind English and Emma-Louise Fenelon.
 
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Test Match Special
Weekly+
 
Insight and analysis from the Test Match Special team - including interviews with top players and special features.
 
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LBC Election 2019
Weekly+
 
From now until polling day, this is the podcast home for LBC election coverage. Over the campaign period, you’ll hear LBC presenters including Iain Dale, Shelagh Fogarty, Nick Ferrari, Eddie Mair and James O’Brien putting politicians and their policies under the spotlight.In addition to this, you’ll still get 2 episodes of 'For The Many’ and we’ll also bring you the infamous LBC listeners speaking directly with those fighting for power in what promises to be the most explosive election in de ...
 
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Economist Radio
Daily
 
The Economist was founded in 1843 "to throw white light on the subjects within its range". For more from The Economist visit http://shop.economist.com/collections/audio
 
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IGN UK Podcast
Weekly
 
Hear the magic that happens when all members of the IGN UK team run head first at each other to chat about video games, movies, TV shows and weird things they've put in their mouths.
 
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All Out Politics
Weekly
 
A weekly politics podcast presented by Adam Boulton. The Sky News political team provides in-depth context and analysis around the big issues in politics in the UK and beyond.
 
Elis James chews over the week's football in the company of former Wales internationals Danny Gabbidon and Iwan Roberts.
 
Discussion and analysis of UK politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Presented by Sebastian Payne.
 
The major talking points and post-match analysis from Redknapp, Henry, Carragher and Co following the big matches on Sky Sports
 
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6 Minute English
Monthly
 
Learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations with the BBC. A weekly instruction manual for saying or doing something in English is published every Thursday.
 
Our editors and correspondents give their authoritative take on the markets, the economy and the world of business. Published every Tuesday on Economist Radio.
 
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House of Rugby
Weekly
 
James Haskell and Alex Payne and special guests do their best to discuss anything but rugby. Subscribe free to get a new episode every Wednesday. The UK's No1 rugby show, brought to you by JOE.
 
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CakeWatch
Monthly+
 
Steve - @guitarmoog - and Chris - @ottocrat - investigate cakeism: the philosophy of having your cake and eating it, as preached and practised by the British government in its approach to Brexit. Each week, we explore the latest developments as we head towards Brexit and spend time wading through the weeds from the perspective of two long-standing Brussels and UK government insiders. Our aim: to inform you, our listeners, about EU realities and so, hopefully, to equip you to spot lies and to ...
 
In these tumultuous political times, does anyone know where it's all heading? Join Channel 4 News' Political Editor Gary Gibbon and guests as they thrash out the possibilities.
 
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6 Minute Grammar
Weekly
 
Learn English grammar in six minutes. Every Tuesday join two of our presenters and learn a new key area of grammar.Our presenters include Finn, Emma, Rob, Neil, Sophie & Alice.
 
Matt Chorley and a selection of leading Times writers and columnists give their perspective on major national and international stories. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/
 
John Pienaar shares his keen political observations, with news and interviews from key political figures in Westminster
 
A comedy podcast about hip hop presented by award winning comedian Romesh Ranganathan. Edited by James Torrance. Co-produced by RangaBee Productions and Mr Box (mrbox.tv) www.romeshranganathan.co.uk/podcast
 
Reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.
 
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The last full week of the UK’s election campaign was dominated by Boris Johnson’s failure to turn up to an interview with Andrew Neil, yet another anti-Semitism row in Labour and the Brexit party descending into more infighting. We analyse all the latest developments, plus we discuss our exclusive interview with John McDonnell and what is happe ...…
 
Jill Rutter speaks to Shelagh Fogarty about a possible future trade deal with the EU. Rutter says Boris Johnson's deal will inevitably mean checks on goods from Great Britain into Northern Ireland. There will also be some checks on goods coming from Northern Ireland into Great Britain. This follows leaked documents from the Treasury on the impa ...…
 
As the UK general election approaches, all parties are stepping up their rhetoric on climate change. What are their manifesto pledges and are they even realistic? Jim Pickard and Nick Butler talk to Leslie Hook about what a new government could spell for the environment and the need for an international approach to tackling the climate crisis. ...…
 
There's not much going on with video games at the moment so this week Cardy, Joe and Matt talk all about them movies. There's new Bond and Black Widow trailers to dissect, plus Matt has seen 1917 and tells us why its an absolute banger. Joe got the chance to speak with Joker director Todd Phillips which inspired us to come up with our own pitch ...…
 
This is Part Three of Six of Sulphuric: the true story of serial killer John George Haigh. On Monday 2nd July 1945, British serial-killer John George Haigh lured the reclusive parents of his first victim and friend – William Donald McSwan – to his basement at 79 Gloucester Road to be murdered and their bodies disposed of in acid. But how did he ...…
 
Rowena Mason is joined by Joe Twyman, Marie Le Conte and Joe Owen to look at how influential President Trump may be on next week’s election. Plus, Rajeev Syal reports on how BAME voters might dictate some crucial swing seats across the country.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
In 1976 a boy was photographed. The picture appeared in The Daily Mirror. The 3-year-old was marching up and down in front of a sentry who stood outside Clarence House in London. Wearing a faux Queens Guard uniform, the boy was excited for the trooping the colour ceremony the next day. A snippet in the article mused about the child and his futu ...…
 
A former member of the Runner's World team and now a yoga teacher, Annie Rice was always going to be the best placed person to join Ben and Rick for a chat about the benefits of yoga for runners. We cover off the performance and holistic benefits of adding some yoga to your training life, plus Rick mentions something about cheese rolling, but t ...…
 
The Orkney Isles 10 miles north of Scotland are stunning, offering a peaceful life surrounded by amazing scenery. People are drawn to the Islands for many reasons, often escaping difficult lives and looking for a clean break. Although crime is rare, in today's episode of the UK True Crime podcast we examine a love triangle which resulted in an ...…
 
Middle Temple’s exhibition celebrates the centenary of the admission of women to the legal profession. It consists of 25 portraits of women Middle Templars over the last 100 years, including Helen Normanton, the first woman to become a member of an Inn. It is accompanied by a digital exhibition of many more of our distinguished women members. T ...…
 
Navigating the roadblocks into Britain gets ever more difficult and expensive, as government hostility leaks into every transaction. By Maya Goodfellow. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpodBy The Guardian
 
Drop into BBC Minute every half an hour, 24/7, for the biggest news, sport, technology, health, science, social media and business stories; all in 60 secondsBy BBC World Service
 
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 CloseEditor: Dino SofosBy BBC Radio 5 live
 
For many households, Christmas is the most expensive time of year. Food, drink, presents - the list of things to spend money on can be endless. Many of us will be using debt as a way to make that spending happen. Figures this week show that there is so much unmanageable and unsustainable debt in the UK that just the fees and charges on it all w ...…
 
With James Ball, journalist and author of Post-Truth, and Katy Balls. Presented by Cindy Yu.By The Spectator
 
The last full week of the UK’s election campaign was dominated by Boris Johnson’s failure to turn up to an interview with Andrew Neil, yet another anti-Semitism row in Labour and the Brexit party descending into more infighting. We analyse all the latest developments, plus we discuss our exclusive interview with John McDonnell and what is happe ...…
 
We’re heading back to 2006 for the latest episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, to a match our guest described as “perhaps the best FA Cup final there had ever been.” It’s the 2006 final between Liverpool and West Ham, and our guest is the Guardian football writer Jacob Steinberg! The FA Cup had seen some fairly underwhel ...…
 
Adam, Laura and Nick Robinson bring you the highlights, analysis and backstage goss from the final BBC leaders’ debate in Maidstone.Producer: Harriet NobleEditor: Dino SofosBy BBC Radio 5 live
 
With Stephen Bush, Political Editor of the New Statesman, and James Forsyth. Presented by Katy Balls.By The Spectator
 
Kyle Walker is joined by Gaz Drinkwater, former Manchester United and West Brom midfielder Jonathan Greening & former Manchester City & Spurs midfielder Michael Brown to preview another bumper weekend of Premier League action. Will Man United do Liverpool a favour in the derby? And how will 'Big' Dunc rally the troops at Everton?** DISCLAIMER * ...…
 
Mere days away from the general election, Gary Gibbon sits down with the political editor of the Daily Mirror, Pippa Crerar, and by James Kirkup, director of the Social Market Foundation, and before that a senior journalist at The Telegraph.By Channel 4 News
 
In this episode Shealgh Fogarty is joined by LBC's Matthew Thompson. They dicusses Boris defending his decision not to do Andrew Neil interview. Tony Blair and John Major appear alongside each other to urge tactical voting and the leaked document on trade deal impact on Northern Ireland dismissed by the Tories.…
 
Taking ‘live and loose’ to new levels, the ‘Enfant Terrible’ are back and badder than ever! In other words, it’s a fun show, which will raise a smile. Enjoy!By BBC Radio 5 live
 
Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney talks about his new film Citizen K. Plus film reviews including Shia Leboeuf in Honey Boy, Natalie Portman and Jon Hamm in Lucy in the Sky, Edward Norton’s neo-noir Motherless Brooklyn and Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville in Ordinary Love.Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing in UK cinemas in ...…
 
Managing a successful Premier League football team or a major company takes extraordinary fortitude and foresight. But try leading a nation of millions – and then persuading them to follow you into war, with all the pain and sacrifice that entails. That’s real leadership. So what makes for a wartime leader? This question has fascinated historia ...…
 
The historian Jung Chang, a survivor of the Cultural Revolution and the author of “Wild Swans”, talks to Anne McElvoy about her latest book, “Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister”. It follows three remarkable women from China’s brief period of democracy in the 1920s to positions of influence that shaped their country’s history. They talk about ...…
 
The UK General Election is fast approaching, top of the agenda are the political parties green ambitions and one particular initiative is garnering a lot of attention, tree planting. The Labour Party has the most ambitious target – a whopping 2 billion trees planted by 2040. How much land would this take, how does it stack up against other part ...…
 
Coming up today: the collapse of Isis on Telegram, the wild rise of novelty Christmas advent calenders and the big problem with big carsThe stories we talked about this week:The decimation of Isis on Telegram is big, but it has consequenceshttps://www.wired.co.uk/article/isis-telegram-securitySUVs are way worse for the planet than anyone previo ...…
 
Sky Sports' Football Features Editor Pete Smith, Senior Journalist Gerard Brand and Features Writer Nicholas Wright look ahead to another huge weekend of Premier League action on Sky Sports, including the first Manchester derby of the season.By Sky Sports
 
The great trick of online retail has been to get us to shop more and think less about how our purchases reach our homes. By Samanth Subramanian. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpodBy The Guardian
 
With Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth. Presented by Katy Balls.By The Spectator
 
Our correspondent walked the length of Hadrian’s Wall, in northern England, finding shifting party alliances and surprising views on Brexit. We take a look at the phenomenon of Japan’s hikikomori, who shut themselves in for years on end. And why a plague of rats in California is likely to get even worse. Want to weigh in on our podcasts? Please ...…
 
With less than two weeks to go, how is this simultaneously the most terrifying and consequential – yet somehow boring – General Election in history? Even with the Conservatives looking to stack every aspect of the constitution permanently in government’s favour? Plus: what the party leaders’ stock reactions to the London Bridge terror attack re ...…
 
With less than two weeks to go, how is this simultaneously the most terrifying and consequential – yet somehow boring – General Election in history? Even with the Conservatives looking to stack every aspect of the constitution permanently in government’s favour? Plus: what the party leaders’ stock reactions to the London Bridge terror attack re ...…
 
Dark money has made it way into political advertising in the UK general election, buyout group CVC Capital Partners holds talks with Fifa and Real Madrid about creating new global football tournaments and Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Uber releases its first-ever safety report and Nancy Pelosi, instructs fellow Democrats to draw u ...…
 
The Amazon era has begun! Liverpool left five goals with neighbours Everton as the streaming behemoth gave us a glimpse into the future. In the same evening, Jose Mourinho made an unhappy return to Old Trafford, Jamie Vardy continued to close in on his own scoring record and Watford kept being rubbish. We still had time to ruminate on a potenti ...…
 
With just one week until the country heads to the polls, every move the candidates make is crucial. Joining Christopher Hope in the Red Lion this week are four people with very different opinions on the key issues at play. First up, economist Liam Halligan tells us why Boris Johnson should be doing more to attract “generation rent”. Next we hea ...…
 
Anushka Asthana reports from inside Momentum, the grassroots movement hoping to propel Jeremy Corbyn into Downing Street. And: Rana Foroohar on why we need to regulate big tech. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocusBy The Guardian
 
The Times invited people from swing seats across England and Wales to talk parties, policies and polls. Matt Chorley speaks to Emma Tucker, Oliver Wright and Ben Macintyre about what they said, and what it means for politics and the way we report on it. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy…
 
Steve Crossman is joined by Chief football writer for BBC Sport Phil McNulty, former Manchester City and Spurs midfielder Michael Brown and Everton legend Leon Osman as they dissect Marco Silva's sacking by Everton and who’s in frame to replace the Portuguese at Goodison Park. The team are also joined by Derby County defender Curtis Davies, who ...…
 
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 WellsEditor: Dino SofosBy BBC Radio 5 live
 
Elis, Danny and Iwan discuss Wales' opponents in Group A at the Euro 2020 finals.By BBC Radio Wales
 
In this episode, Shelagh and Iain look at whether the wheels are starting to come off Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party with the loss of four MEP’s? Boris Johnson refuses to commit to doing an interview with Andrew Neil. Is Sajid Javid right or wrong when he says Labour are to blame for the rise in homelessness and seventy Labour staffers give statem ...…
 
With just a week to go until polling day, we take a look at what Corbyn’s Britain would look like (00:45). Plus, is planting more trees the panacea to climate change (16:15)? And last, how young is too young to have political opinions (28:15)? With Liam Halligan, Michael Jacobs, Jamie Blackett, Will Skeaping, Andrew Watts, Freddy Gray, Gus Gray ...…
 
A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, an electoral nightmare before Christmas for Britain. (10:10) China’s behind-the-scenes battle for influence in the United Nations. (18:10) And, how to make a small supercomputer with a really big chip Please subscribe to The Economist for full ...…
 
With Marcus Roberts from YouGov and James Forsyth. Presented by Katy Balls.By The Spectator
 
Max Rushden, Simon Burnton, Philippe Auclair and Kate Mason discuss Sadio Mané, Mourinho’s long ball, Jesus scoring past Pope, Lampard v Terry, Eddie Howe’s choices and another update from Barry’s trip to India. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypodBy The Guardian
 
Former Middlesbrough boss and Real Madrid defender Aitor Karanka and agent Jonathan Barnett join Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague and Mina Rzouki to discuss the future of Gareth Bale, his relationship with Zinedine Zidane and what Jose Mourinho will bring to Tottenham.By BBC Radio 5 live
 
There’s a new climate of fear in Sri Lanka. This time it’s the Muslim community who are fearful of the future. The Easter bomb attacks in Sri Lanka - targeting churches and international hotels - horrified the island. It’s suffered civil war but never known jihadi violence. But the attacks also intensified a creeping campaign by the Sinhala Bud ...…
 
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