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Fergus is positive

Fergus is positive

2020-10-2632:172

Back in April, there were fears the NHS would be overwhelmed by the number of people needing treatment for Covid-19. Six months on, Fergus Walsh is back in an intensive care unit speaking to staff and patients. How is everyone coping this time round? And, will the government to change its policy on free school meals? As pressure mounts from both the public and some Conservative MPs, the BBC’s Jessica Parker talks us through the latest. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Frankie Tobi, Jo Deahl Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos Get in touch: newscast@bbc.co.uk
Castermind

Castermind

2020-10-2334:303

Newscaster JR is the first contestant in the first ever Newscast quiz. And why is Beyonce posting about the Nigeria Sars protests? The BBC's Mayeni Jones joins Adam to discuss what is going on in Lagos. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Ben Weisz, Sej Asar, Alix Pickles, Frankie Tobi Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos Get in touch: newscast@bbc.co.uk
George Osborne

George Osborne

2020-10-2235:585

The former Chancellor tells us that Boris Johnson should be more "realistic" about the pandemic and that the government is guilty of "optimism bias". Also, former doctor, bestselling author and comedian, Adam Kay, talks to Adam, Laura and Chris about his new West End show. Producers: Frankie Tobi, Ben Weisz Editor: Dino Sofos
Sodcast

Sodcast

2020-10-2132:584

Adam is joined by the BBC's James Vincent to discuss the reaction in South Yorkshire on the day that tier three restrictions are announced. And Laura helps translate her interview with Lord Mark Sedwill, the ex-head of the civil service. How surprised should we be with what he said? Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Ben Weisz, Frankie Tobi Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos Get in touch: newscast@bbc.co.uk
Manchester united?

Manchester united?

2020-10-2037:105

Tier 3 rules will be imposed on Greater Manchester from Friday, the prime minister has announced. Adam is joined by the BBC’s Vicki Young and Kevin Fitzpatrick to discuss the day's events. And Professor Peter Openshaw, from Imperial College London, explains why the UK is pushing ahead to be the first country to carry out “human challenge” studies where up to 90 healthy people will be deliberately exposed to Covid-19. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Frankie Tobi, Ben Weisz, Jo Deahl Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
Firebreakstarter

Firebreakstarter

2020-10-1939:596

The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, tells us about his 'short, sharp, firebreak' lockdown. Laura and Chris join Adam for some riveting Brexit updates. And Emma Barnett tells us what living with the debilitating condition endometriosis is like. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Jo Deahl and Natalie Ktena Editor: Dino Sofos
As Lancashire becomes the latest area to move into the ‘very-high’ restrictions tier, the Prime Minister has warned that he may ‘intervene’ if new measures for Greater Manchester are not agreed. Adam is joined by Vicki and James to talk through the latest. And, could ‘No Deal’ be on the cards…? We hear the latest on the Brexit negotiations, as the UK say trade talks with the EU are ‘over’. Also on the podcast, Rambler and Broadcaster Stuart Maconie tells us about the joys of a good walk. Studio Director: Michael Regaard Producers: Ben Weisz, Frankie Tobi Assistant Editor: Emma Close Get in touch at newscast@bbc.co.uk
Real Winter is Coming

Real Winter is Coming

2020-10-1555:045

As a row over regional coronavirus restrictions gets heated in England, is it time for a national ‘circuitbreaker’ lockdown? Professor Sir Jeremy Farrar thinks so - he sits on SAGE and directs the Wellcome Trust, and tells Adam and Fergus that without a three week national lockdown, winter could be a bumpy ride. Chris and Laura are back, too, to discuss the fallout in Westminster from these regional rows - and to explain what to make of Dame Louise Casey’s warning about large scale post-pandemic destitution. Katya reunites the Brexitcast crew with the latest on EU trade talks. And Chris Mason’s outro hangs in the balance - as we finally decide whether to ooze it or lose it. Studio Director: Andy Mills Producers: Sej Asar, Frankie Tobi, Ben Weisz, Alix Pickles Editor: Dino Sofos
Adam is joined by Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, the Technical Lead on Covid-19 at the World Health Organization. And the BBC’s Stephen Nolan explains the reaction in Northern Ireland after it’s announced that schools will close from Monday. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Frankie Tobi, Ben Weisz, Jo Deahl Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
Many Questions

Many Questions

2020-10-1335:443

Wipe away your tiers - Newscast is here to answer your questions! Can you still visit others in their support bubbles? Where is the virus spreading? What’s going on with Nightingale Hospitals? Here to answer your corona queries - Deputy Political Editor Vicki Young, Health Editor Hugh Pym, Newscast’s favourite virologist Dr Elisabetta Groppelli and 5 Live’s Nick Garnett. Studio Director: Emma Close Producers: Ben Wesiz and Jo Deahl Editor: Dino Sofos
Tiers for Fears

Tiers for Fears

2020-10-1236:153

The prime minister has announced a new three-tier system of restrictions in England to try to stop the spread of coronavirus. Adam, Laura and Fergus are joined by Claire Hamilton, the BBC's political reporter for Merseyside, to discuss what the new rules mean. And Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham, explains why the support in place for businesses won't be enough. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Frankie Tobi, Jo Deahl Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
David Dimbleby

David Dimbleby

2020-10-0942:415

Legendary broadcaster and former presenter of BBC Question Time, David Dimbleby, chats to Adam about Iraq, the seductive quality of podcasting and the future of the BBC. And Chris Mason lobbies to keep his creepy outro. #DontLoseTheOoze Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Frankie Tobi and Alix Pickles Assistant Editor: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
The West(minster) Wing

The West(minster) Wing

2020-10-0832:403

Are pubs and restaurants in the North going to be forced to close next week? And meet Westminster’s answer to C.J. Cregg! Studio Directors: Andy Mills and Emma Crowe Producers: Ben Weisz and Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
Sober October

Sober October

2020-10-0734:371

Adam is joined by the BBC's Sarah Smith and Vicki Young to discuss the upcoming closure of all pubs and restaurants in central Scotland. And the BBC's Marianna Spring explains why Facebook are taking tougher action against QAnon conspiracy theory accounts. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Ben Weisz, Frankie Tobi Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
DIY Party Conference

DIY Party Conference

2020-10-0636:173

Newscast attends the virtual Conservative party conference. Adam, Laura and Chris listen to Boris Johnson’s speech and speak to Sir Iain Duncan Smith in the virtual conference hotel bar afterwards. And it obviously wouldn’t be a party conference with some karaoke* Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Ben Weisz, Frankie Tobi, Jo Deahl Editor: Dino Sofos *Don’t worry, no BBC journalists actually sang during the making of this episode.
Not Excel-lent

Not Excel-lent

2020-10-0532:162

Jennifer Williams, from the Manchester Evening News, joins Adam to discuss the technical glitch that caused nearly 16,000 cases of coronavirus to be missed. And, as Donald Trump leaves hospital to continue his Covid-19 treatment, the BBC's Fergus Walsh talks us through the various treatments the President has received over the past few days. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Ben Weisz, Jo Deahl Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
Justice delivered?

Justice delivered?

2020-10-0232:084

The President has tested positive for coronavirus. If you can't wait for Americast - Emily Maitlis joins Jane with the briefing you need. Newly-minted Deputy Political Editor Vicki Young explains why SNP Margaret Ferrier is facing calls to resign - and is looking increasingly isolated, and not just because she's quarantining. James Gallagher meanwhile explains why even if a vaccine is ready by Christmas, it might take longer to reach your arm. And the Post Office now says it won't contest dozens of appeals from sub-postmasters convicted of theft, fraud and false accounting - they say wrongly. Was a glitchy computer system to blame? Nick Wallis has been investigating for years - and tells Jane everything he knows. Presenter: Jane Garvey Assistant Editor: Emma Close Studio Manager: Emma Crowe Producers: Ben Weisz and Harriet Noble
Spitting Image

Spitting Image

2020-10-0133:442

New local restrictions announced today for Liverpool, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough now place a quarter of the UK under some form of ‘local lockdown’. Laura and Chris speak to Andy Preston, the independent Mayor of Middlesbrough, on why he thinks the government is making a mistake. And, with Spitting Image returning to our screens this weekend, Matt Forde tells us what it was like to voice Donald Trump and Boris Johnson-- in puppet form. Studio Director: Andy Mills Producers: Frankie Tobi, Seren Jones Assistant Editor: Emma Close
The UNGA Games

The UNGA Games

2020-09-3032:319

The BBC’s Justin Rowlatt explains why China’s announcement at the UN General Assembly could be a significant step in the fight against climate change. And Laura, Fergus and Adam discuss why Boris Johnson says the UK is at a “critical moment” in the coronavirus pandemic. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Ben Weisz, Frankie Tobi Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
Skill Seekers

Skill Seekers

2020-09-2933:431

Boris Johnson has promised “radical” changes to the education system in England to help boost the post-Covid economy. Adam is joined by the BBC’s Vicki Young and former government advisor, Tom Richmond, to talk about how it might work. Producers: Ben Weisz, Sej Asar Output Editor: Frankie Tobi Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
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Comments (367)

Luso metal detecting UK

The Sun King podcast from Dimbleby is only available on Audible which is not free or puts you on some sort of a 30 day trial,was hoping it was available on all podcasting platforms...

Oct 12th
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ratchet2505

Fault lines podcast is amazing with good old Dimbleby

Oct 9th
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ratchet2505

One of the best episodes of news cast to date! Enjoy the rounch near the end of the episode!

Sep 18th
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Dan bartlett

A long 40 min advert for Pret not really what this podcast is for. Stick to normal please

Sep 6th
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Jay

Have never missed an episode but feel annoyed having listened to a long form pret advertisement. Great that you have your favourite brands but it's not in keeping with your great record so far. Hope this is a once off and you'll take note of this genuine feedback.

Sep 5th
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Christine Wright

The first Newscast that I haven't enjoyed. I am interested in hearing how different city centre businesses have been affected by people working from home, but this turned into a long boring advert for Pret.

Sep 4th
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ratchet2505

What an entertaining podcast episode, well done news cast team 👍

Jul 24th
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Andrew HG

Dentists last. I have just been told there is no plan in place for anything other than emergency extractions. Any chance in finding out when they reopen for fillings?

Jul 15th
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Robert Mol

"Imagine a time where the police are no longer necessary" Hahahahahaha that takes a looooot of imagining. Dream on!

Jun 11th
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Michael Norman

Variety is the spice of life, so yes please do continue to include non Covid-19 items in the podcast.

Jun 4th
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ratchet2505

Just a brilliant episode, thank you 👍

May 17th
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SandbarMoons

As ever this episode has fantastic content, pace, and tone. Bit of a downer, but as I suddenly burst into tears at the lead off story I felt so intensely grateful for all those acting, publicly and privately, with science and togetherness against the tyranny of willful ignorance and ostrisation of public health. Thank you, Taylor (USA, Researcher, Self-iso: Day 63)

May 7th
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ratchet2505

Nice episode 👍

May 4th
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John Stanners

can't get it to either download or play in castbox

Apr 19th
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Laurence Doliente

who cares

Apr 17th
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Paul Billington

comparing case numbers between countries. It is nonsense to compare number of cases in USA and Italy because of the differences in their population sizes. They are not football teams!

Apr 9th
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Stephen Davies

need to change your podcast name - covidcast or coronacast surely! keep up good work guys.

Apr 4th
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Emerald Clem

I couldn’t listen to this. I’ve had breathlessness due to anxiety and this makes it worse. I feel like my body is in constant panic.

Apr 2nd
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Nicola Kirk

I don't think Nigella going on about her well stocked cupboards will go down well with the majority gaping at empty supermarket shelves.. I enjoyed the first part of the episode though.

Mar 28th
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David Morgan

Duvetcast! Thank you for continuing to bring us details on the situation.

Mar 28th
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