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‘Drunken, drugged-up thugs’ could have caused death at the Euro final, a review finds.
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Foul Play

Foul Play

2021-12-0338:013

‘Drunken, drugged-up thugs’ could have caused death at the Euro final, a review finds. Two thousand ticketless fans stormed the stadium for one of English football’s biggest matches, and the official report says a “perfect storm” of problems might have turned it into a tragedy. We speak to the BBC’s Sports Correspondent, Natalie Pirks, at Wembley. It’s also time for a COP catch-up. Chris Stark, chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change, rejoins Adam to assess the aftermath of the Glasgow summit. And after footage emerged of an antisemitic attack on a bus in London’s Oxford Street, we hear from British-Jewish BBC journalist Tom Brada, who has just made a documentary investigating a spike in reports of antisemitism in the UK. Today’s Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with producers Alix Pickles, Maia Lowerson and Georgia Coan. The studio director was Emma Crowe. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
Intimate Oral Contact

Intimate Oral Contact

2021-12-0232:511

Find out which cabinet minister won’t be snogging under the mistletoe. Adam, Laura and Chris mull over what really happened at a Downing Street gathering last Christmas. Also, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says he won’t be cancelling festive events and warns Chris to back off over criticism of the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square. Today’s Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg, Ros Jones and Vicky Farncombe. The assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
Carry on Christmas

Carry on Christmas

2021-12-0129:134

Laura chats to Adam about reports that Christmas parties were held in Downing Street at the height of last year’s lockdown. The BBCs Hugh Pym and Branwen Jeffreys join Adam to discuss whether festivities and school nativities will go ahead this year. We hear views from the picket line as university staff go on a three-day strike over pay, working conditions and pensions. Adam brings you Newscast’s very own – and very brief – version of Radio 4’s ‘The Reith Lectures’. It’s all about AI. And as advent calendars are opened, Adam invents his own version, ‘the badvent calendar’, a collection of the most cringeworthy moments of 2021. Please share yours: newscast@bbc.co.uk This episode of Newscast was made by Ros Jones with Georgia Coan, Ben Cooper, Alix Pickles and Sally Abrahams. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall. The studio manager was Michael Regaard
"C"

"C"

2021-11-3031:034

The boss of MI6 speaks! His name is Richard Moore and he's said some really interesting things about China, Afghanistan and green ink! Adam talks it through with the BBC's Gordon Corera. And after another Covid press conference from Boris Johnson, Adam and Fergus chat with a pharmacist in Surrey. How will the roll out of the booster jabs really work? This episode of Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Sally Abrahams and Rosamund Jones. The studio director was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.
Every adult in the UK will be offered a Covid booster jab... Fergus and Laura talk through all the new changes. And as British socialite, Ghislaine Maxwell, goes on trial accused of grooming underage girls for convicted paedophile, Jeffrey Epstein, we hear about his controlling behaviour from a journalist who has interviewed him many times. This episode of Newscast was made by Emma Close with Sally Abrahams, Serena Tarling and Rosamund Jones. Thestudio director was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.
The 'Nu' Variant

The 'Nu' Variant

2021-11-2636:493

'Nu' variant, new concern. Scientists are closely watching a new variant of coronavirus circulating in southern Africa, nicknamed the 'nu' variant. The BBC’s Health and Science Correspondent, James Gallagher, tells Adam what the experts are telling him. So how worried should we be? France has uninvited the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, from a meeting set up to deal with the recent surge in dangerous crossings of the Channel. The Economist’s Paris Bureau Chief, Sophie Pedder, explains why relations are so tense. And appendicitis can be extremely painful – and a real pain to diagnose. BBC News Presenter Reeta Chakrabarti shares her experience with appendicitis and tells us why it’s so important that it’s spotted early. Today's Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with producers Rosie Blunt, Georgia Coan and Ben Cooper. The studio manager was Frank McWeeny. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
Oh no Boris!

Oh no Boris!

2021-11-2533:212

The Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle brings his pet parrot, Boris, into the Newscast studio. He also reveals that he’s been "heavily lobbied" by women MPs not to change the rules on bringing children into parliamentary debates. Labour MP Stella Creasy was told it was against the rules to bring a child to a debate after her three-month-old son accompanied her earlier this week. And Katya talks to Laura and Chris about the political ramifications following the deaths of people trying to cross the Channel in dinghies. Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg, Ali Gee and Ros Jones. Jonathan Aspinwall is the editor.
More than 30 people have drowned after their boat sank on the way to the UK… Emily Maitlis (who was en route to Dover as the story was unfolding) takes us through the details. After his exclusive interview with the President of Belarus went viral, the BBC’s Steve Rosenberg and his producer Will Vernon tell all about what it was like meeting “Europe’s last dictator”. And Laura joins Adam from a windy walk in Edinburgh to chat through her interview with Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Today’s Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Rosamund Jones, Ben Cooper, Georgia Coan and Rachel Judah. Hannah Montgomery is the studio director.
Twitter Threads

Twitter Threads

2021-11-2334:422

What connects a Chinese tennis star, the new Culture Secretary and a viral karaoke show? Adam explains why the answer is Twitter, with a load of great voices for this bumper Tuesday episode... The BBC's new Culture Editor, Katie Razzall, was watching the Culture Secretary, Nadine Dorries. BBC China's John Sudworth and Kerry Allen have been following the tale of the tennis legend, Peng Shuai. And Jacob McLaughlin, from Manchester, really knows how to host an online karaoke gig! Today's Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Georgia Coan, Ben Cooper, Rachel Judah and Ros Jones. The studio director was Emma Crowe.
The Pig Idea

The Pig Idea

2021-11-2224:012

The PM says Peppa Pig World is his "kind of place" in a pork-ward speech today... Adam, Laura and Chris get together to chew it all through. Also, Dr Katya Adler joins from Brussels (to complete the Brexitcast crew) and explains what's been going on with the protests in Europe. Today’s Newscast was made by Sam Bonham, Rosamund Jones and Georgia Coan. The studio director was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.
Simon says, Marr goes

Simon says, Marr goes

2021-11-1935:134

As lockdowns are reintroduced in Europe, Katya and Adam discuss soaring infection rates with Professor Hendrik Streeck of the Institute of Virology in Bonn. Plus, as Andrew Marr announces he’s leaving the BBC, we find out what he thinks Adam should be reading. Also, Simon Reeve talks rural poverty, wiggly rivers and curried squirrel in Cumbria. And Newscasters remember Ghostbusters – aka Phantom Breakers (if you get lost in translation). Newscast was made by Ben Cooper, Danny Wittenberg, Sally Abrahams, Serena Tarling, Rosamund Jones, Ali Gee and Emma Crowe.
Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

2021-11-1830:322

There are accusations of betrayal as the HS2 rail extension to Leeds is scrapped. Train enthusiast, David Brewer, who has visited all the railway stations in the UK, shares his thoughts about how the money should be spent. Ireland’s Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, admits to Laura K that he’s frustrated over the situation with trade and Northern Ireland. And Adam, Laura and Chris explain changes to the cap on the cost of social care. Today’s Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg and Sally Abrahams. The assistant editor was Alison Gee and the editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
MPs’ booster jobs

MPs’ booster jobs

2021-11-1734:152

There's been a heated row in parliament today about MP's taking on second jobs... Adam and Laura chat it through. The BBC's Sima Kotecha and her mum, Hansa, are back! We discuss the huge public reaction to former Yorkshire cricketer, Azeem Rafiq’s, emotional testimony on Tuesday. And the cost of living has surged at its fastest pace in almost 10 years. Another friend of the pod, Bloomberg’s Lizzy Burden, explains how it’s affecting everything from crisps to second-hand cars. Today’s Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Georgia Coan and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Cassie Galpin. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
Fresh Airbnb

Fresh Airbnb

2021-11-1632:032

Are we going through the biggest change in travel since the invention of the aeroplane? The boss of Airbnb pops in on Newscast... Adam bumps into the absolutely fabulous Joanna Lumley, who is having a very good day. And we find out what’s going on with the Belarus-Poland border crisis (and how the implications are trickling down the political pipeline) with the BBC's Nick Beake. Today’s Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Georgia Coan, Alix Pickles and Serena Tarling. The studio director was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.
Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux

2021-11-1534:454

When Adam met… one of his heroes he talked to him about life in lockdown, good interview techniques and how to make a hit podcast! As well as Louis Theroux, in this episode Adam is chatting to Fergus about the latest Covid news (there’s lots today) and also the BBC’s Gordon Corera, who explains what happened at the Liverpool Women's Hospital explosion on Sunday. Today’s Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Alix Pickles and Sally Abrahams. The studio director was Ash Taylor and the assistant editor was Alison Gee.
Coalplay

Coalplay

2021-11-1321:024

A global climate deal has been agreed in Glasgow... and here's our episode on how it happened. Adam and Rebecca Morelle talk it all through as the final gavel comes down. Today’s Newscast was made by Sam Bonham. The studio director was Michael Regaard. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
COP26: Endgame

COP26: Endgame

2021-11-1241:232

We're still assembled in Glasgow as the climate summit reaches its climax. After two weeks of intense talks, negotiations are continuing over a final deal to try and slow temperature rises. Former PM Tony Blair tells us what he believes can be achieved before the conference (finally) comes to an end. Adam also catches up with the BBC’s Science Correspondent, Rebecca Morelle, and rubs shoulders with our broadcasting rival, Robert Peston, as we go through the changes to the draft agreement. Plus, we speak to Newscaster Dr Amanda Edgeworth, who emailed in about the role she played in an extraordinary cave rescue earlier this week. Today’s Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with producers Georgia Coan, Serena Tarling and Sally Abrahams. The studio director was Emma Crowe. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
High Drama Sharma?

High Drama Sharma?

2021-11-1129:592

Alok Sharma needs to turn up the drama to get COP where it needs to be, says Ed Miliband. Instead of ‘No Drama Sharma’, the former Labour leader thinks the president of COP26 should go for ‘High Drama Sharma’. Political sleaze is also on the agenda as Laura K noses around Westminster to check which MPs are in the office. And Adam shares some (unscientific) analysis about whether Newscasters are more likely to listen when they are walking the dog or brushing their teeth. Today’s Newscast was made by Alix Pickles, Georgia Coan, Danny Wittenberg and Ros Jones. The assistant editor is Alison Gee. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
Secretary Pete!

Secretary Pete!

2021-11-1033:072

We chat with Pete Buttigieg, the US transportation secretary about today's draft COP26 climate change agreement, life as a working parent in the US and the MP sleaze row. Also, a new study suggests that the best time to get to sleep is between 10pm and 11pm. So, when are you meant to listen to Newscast? Dr Nerina, the sleep expert, knows when to put your head down. Zzzzzzzzz.   Today’s Newscast was made by Ben Cooper and Alix Pickles. Michael Regaard is the studio director. Sam Bonham is the assistant editor.
A Cox Up?

A Cox Up?

2021-11-0934:364

Sir Geoffrey Cox MP has been working remotely from the Caribbean... Laura is in the back of a cab (again) to explain what it all means for the Government. Dr Tamsin Edwards from the pod 39 Ways To Save The Planet chats through the latest at COP26. How optimistic is she right now? And former Facebooker, Frances Haugen, stops off at Newscast (after testifying in front of the EU Parliament) as part of her European whistle-stop tour. Today’s episode of Newscast was made by Sally Abrahams, Georgia Coan and Rosamund Jones. The studio director is Emma Crowe. The assistant editor is Sam Bonham.
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Comments (388)

Ju Bi

Whole series spolit by too much false extended laughter, everyone trying to get the last word and LAURA who loves the sound of her own voice and like a child has to ruin it when others are talking 'look at me, look at me'

Sep 8th
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GJ

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Aug 7th
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ratchet2505

Goodbye Deno' we will all miss you and your editor skills, look after yourself and success with your next adventure!

Jul 30th
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Hannah Morgan

Loved Dave as a guest, would listen to an entire podcast with him.

May 12th
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Andrew Parker

Sickly sweet, "tripping through the tulips", slightly weird approach to broaching the big subjects. Occasionally inappropriately light-hearted about tragic events, I feel. Has the air of journos getting together for a pint after work...in the sense that they are a little hardened to things we "Joe Publics" might be a little more sensitive about. Have a listen and make your own mind up!

Apr 22nd
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Paul Billington

Please, no more Prince Philip shows!

Apr 17th
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Clive Rogers

no response to question. are drug companies exempt from liability.

Mar 27th
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stephen murray

I saw gompertz give a talk at Edinburgh Fringe about 12 years ago, before he was with BBC and it was brilliant. he's a great communicator

Mar 26th
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ratchet2505

North of England is such a happy place, I miss it!

Mar 19th
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DAN NOSWORTHY

you get normal sugar in coke in this country Rishi.....

Mar 3rd
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Elaine E

Hi Adam, just to let you know that staff in Primary schools and nursery settings do not wear PPE whilst with the children, and neither do the children! And most of the time we can't maintain a distance of 2m. My classroom certainly isn't big enough. We have had to have all the windows open theoughout the winter - even in the freezing temperatures and yet we have not been prioritised for the jab (and neither have the police or fire srevice 😢) Wish us luck as we return to full classrooms and no PPE on 8th March. 🤞

Feb 26th
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Lauren MacDonald

Firstly, I'm loving the podcast and really appreciate that you present the news in an informed, non-sensastionalised way. That said, I was surprised today to hear one of the speakers use the term 'chink' (e.g. in the armour of) when referring to Nicola Sturgeon's pandemic response. I'm sure no offense was intended but language is important and (as someone pointed out to me) it's important to speak up so we can all learn to do better. Cheers!

Feb 3rd
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Bruce McKinlay

Hi Team. Thanks for a most amazing year of news/grexit cast for 2020. It been amazing the quality of the coverage. Thanks Bruce Dunedin New Zealand

Dec 31st
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ratchet2505

Thank you for being there 🙏👍

Dec 28th
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Andrew HG

Nice comments from Laura at the end. Congrats Adam. You all keep my life that little bit more interesting.

Dec 22nd
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ratchet2505

Don't know what to say, well good evening everyone.

Dec 11th
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Paul Billington

no comments? does anyone listen to this podcast?

Nov 21st
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Barry Edwards

unknown error occurred so can't listen sadly...

Nov 11th
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Vicki McLeod

this is a really distasteful title considering the tragedy that occurred.

Nov 7th
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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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