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Full Disclosure with James O'Brien

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Award-winning LBC presenter and best-selling author James O’Brien hosts a series of compelling conversations with fascinating people. These are revealing interviews with people who rarely give in-depth interviews, be it from politics, entertainment or news. Subscribe to get a new episode every Friday.
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Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner

2021-09-2301:07:30

The Deputy Leader of the Labour party was brought up by a parent who could not read or write. After getting pregnant and leaving school aged 16, Angela Rayner became a home carer where she found her feet as a union representative, eventually rising to be Unison’s most senior official in the North West. Now she’s taking on the government over workers’ rights and cronyism; her battles no longer fought on the estate she grew up on, but from across the despatch box.
Joe Mulhall

Joe Mulhall

2021-09-1601:06:121

In the run up to the 2016 Trump election, Joe Mulhall of Surrey, England managed to convince the American white supremacist terrorist group, the Ku Klux Klan, of his support for them. Shortly afterwards he found himself armed and accompanying an Alabaman militia group on the hunt for undocumented migrants and ISIS members on the Mexican border. Mulhall works for Hope Not Hate, an advocacy group that campaigns against racism and fascism. His book, Drums in the Distance: Journeys Into the Global Far Right is out now and documents his decade as an anti-fascist infiltrator.
Brian May

Brian May

2021-09-0955:02

For 20 years, Queen guitarist and astrophysicist, Brian May had been too busy to realise that he didn’t belong to a record label. Then at the height of lockdown he decided to reissue his 1992 solo album, Back To The Light. He speaks to James about his friendship with Freddie Mercury, his love of science and becoming a grandfather.
Jolyon Maugham

Jolyon Maugham

2021-09-0201:02:474

After leading a series of successful challenges to the Brexit process, Jolyon Maugham QC was thrust into the limelight and depicted by right-wing Brexiteers as an out of touch, elitist, Remainer. But for the first 17 years of his life, Jolyon was unaware of the existence of his biological Eton-educated father and was brought up on ‘nuisance payments’ of £5 a week. He is now the Director of the Good Law Project, a not-for-profit campaign organisation that uses the law to protect the interests of the public - regardless of the way they voted in the 2016 referendum.
Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz

2021-08-1252:091

Aged 10 and deeply unhappy, Anthony Horowitz OBE realised that he was a writer. Since then he has been difficult to pin down. His diverse oeuvre ranges from Midsomer Murders and Foyle’s War, to the bestselling Alex Rider teen spy series. In his latest book, A Line To Kill, Horowitz himself enters the fictional fold.
John Amaechi

John Amaechi

2021-08-0501:03:443

When John Amaechi OBE was a boy, his white grandfather would lean out of the car window to shout racist abuse at other drivers whilst he sat in the back. He went on to become the first British NBA star and is now an organisational psychologist, called upon to solve intractable people problems in companies wanting to embrace workplace diversity. His new book, The Promises of Giants is out now.
Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett

2021-07-2901:00:474

Joe Lycett, the comedian formerly known as Hugo Boss has no discernable backstory of trauma to speak of. He has ‘a tendency to do just enough’ and is frustrated with himself when he accepts the offer of work. But he is motivated by a strong moral compass and a desire to dazzle. Tickets for his 2022 UK and Ireland tour, More, More, More! How do you Lycett? How do you Lycett? are on sale now.
Lucy Kellaway

Lucy Kellaway

2021-07-2358:272

Having separated from her husband, Lucy Kellaway quit her full-time, high-status job as a journalist at the Financial Times to become a trainee teacher at a secondary school. In Re-educated, Lucy shows that age is no barrier to ripping up and starting again. Her charity, Now Teach encourages experienced people to step into the classroom to help plug the colossal teacher shortage and bring freshness to the system.
Before the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 a pandemic, scientists Professor Sarah Gilbert and Dr Catherine Green had already started developing a vaccine against the virus which would go on to bring the world to a standstill. Their book, Vaxxers reveals the story behind the Oxford AstraZeneca jab, one of the greatest accomplishments in the history of medicine.
Mary Portas

Mary Portas

2021-07-0958:481

Mary Portas made her name transforming the luxury retailer, Harvey Nichols into a destination. But as the high street crumbles, and as the earth continues to buckle under the pressure of consumerism, the Queen of Shops is dedicating herself to transforming her industry.
Hi, Full Disclosure listener, We’ve got another brand new podcast we think you’ll enjoy. ‘I’ve Been Thinking’ is a new weekly show hosted by Peter Frankopan. As well as being a best-selling author (Silk Roads), Professor of Global History and Oxford and voted as one of the World’s Top 50 Thinkers, Peter uses this podcast to speak with some incredible guests looking at topics from around the world that help understand and explain the past, present and future. Guests include former Director of the FBI James Comey and Chinese artist & activist Ai Weiwei. This is a taster of what you can expect from the show. If you like what you hear please search for I’ve Been Thinking with Peter Frankopan on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts.
Hi Full Disclosure fans – we have a new True Crime podcast we think you’ll enjoy called ‘If It Bleeds It Leads’ Could you be a criminal? What separates the way you think, from the criminal mind? Join the world’s leading professor of criminology, Prof. David Wilson and star of Silent Witness Emilia Fox as they discover what’s really going on behind some of the most notorious crimes. What do you do with have-a-go heroes who try to stop you robbing a bank? What's it like inside an escalating prison riot? And how do you deal with Britain’s most infamous hitman telling you he's been ordered to kill you? In this podcast series you’ll hear from offenders, the police, crime experts and investigators as we delve into the workings of the criminal mind. Here’s a sneaky peak and the first Episode drops on Monday 14th June. If you like what you hear search for ‘If It Bleeds It Leads’ on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts.
Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

2021-05-2754:471

Rushdie's life changed forever on February 14, 1989, when Iran’s spiritual leader ordered his execution. Forced to spend the subsequent 13 years living under a false name and constant police protection, he now lives freely in New York.
Peter Oborne

Peter Oborne

2021-05-2147:254

Peter Oborne is a British journalist and broadcaster. He is the former chief political commentator of The Daily Telegraph, from which he resigned in early 2015. He is author of The Assault on Truth - Boris Johnson,
Professor Corinne Fowler

Professor Corinne Fowler

2021-04-3047:122

You might not have heard of her, but you'll certainly have seen her work: she is the academic at the centre of an escalating row over the National Trust’s efforts to explore links between its properties and colonialism.
Nish Kumar

Nish Kumar

2021-04-2201:01:593

Nish Kumar talks to James O'Brien about plans for his new 2022 tour : Control, and finding the funny again after a turbulent few months
Reverend Richard Coles

Reverend Richard Coles

2021-04-1552:345

Rev Richard Coles on The Madness Of Grief, his account of coping with the death of his long-term partner
Robert Webb

Robert Webb

2021-03-2549:247

Last year, emergency surgery saved Robert Webb's life. This year, he's back with a new show and a new book.
Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben

2021-03-1947:521

Prolific thriller writer Harlan Coben joins James O'Brien to mark surpassing 73 million sales
David Harewood

David Harewood

2021-03-1101:04:195

Homeland star David Harewood talks to James O'Brien about racism in Hollywood.
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Karl Lofthouse

About 40mins in 😢

Jan 29th
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Richard Bowen

One of the best interviewers on radio. Mr O'Brien is honest, empathetic and thoughtful. His interviews are a great listen on the way to work or on the way home. I've got my kids listening now as well (ages 20 and 18) and they are also big fans. Great work, please keep going!

Nov 10th
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Jonathan Gist

Piers and James going at each other.... fantastic...

Oct 31st
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Kevin

Great episode. Piers Morgan is an intelligent bloke who's probably become too fond of defending a position for its own sake. He reminds me of family debates at our dinner table, where one person refuses to back down.

Oct 30th
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Trish Bermingham

I have never heard a human speak as fast as the lady interviewing, I couldn't understand the questions so effectively only heard the answers.

Oct 26th
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Trish Bermingham

Marcus Rashford, please.

Oct 15th
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Simon Barry

awful host.

Sep 10th
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Trish Bermingham

I would love to hear a Full Disclosure with Marcus Rashford

Sep 6th
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Sharon Randall

ah brill! it's woeking now! thanks! very funny, love this lady, she is awesome x 😁

Jul 21st
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Ernest Merchant

me too ! What to do?

Jun 30th
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stolo66

Me too!

Jun 16th
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Sharon Randall

this episode won't play? seems to be a technical error, hope you get it sorted as I'd really like to listen to this one.

Jun 11th
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Nicole Hawkins

Absolutely loved this interview, So honest and easy to listen to on a gloomy day in lock down. Agreed with a lot of what he said

Apr 28th
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Trish Bermingham

I absolutely loved George the Poet & Hashi Mohammed, both extraordinary young men who are fantastic role models.

Mar 7th
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Valeria27_4ever, Esq. 🇮🇹🇪🇺🇬🇧 #FBPE

What a fascinating and inspiring young man!!!

Mar 4th
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J R

Very very funny.

Mar 2nd
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Ruth Langley

seems like the only people James finds interesting are male...? the ratio m/f is awful.

Mar 1st
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Billy Piper

Kidderminster calling

Feb 14th
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SilkeT

Enjoyed the interview with Ed Milligan’s. Very interesting insight into Labour drivers and his own motivations for someone like me, who (not being a UK citizen) is not deeply appraised of UK politics. Thank you.

Feb 11th
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TJ

Ed Miliband is not a very interesting guest and his inability to answer a question without starting off spluttering and stuttering for 30 seconds is torturous.

Feb 10th
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