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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/

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War! Royals! Britney!

War! Royals! Britney!

2020-01-1400:37:413

Matt Chorley is joined by Lucy Fisher, The Times defence editor, on how President Trump avoided World War Three; David Aaronovitch wonders why everyone is so excited about Harry and Meghan; and James Marriott, the deputy books editor, examines the cultural hinterland of Labour leadership candidates, including the one who cites Toxic by Britney Spears as an influence. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Drama out of a Cobra crisis

Drama out of a Cobra crisis

2020-01-0900:30:051

Matt Chorley speaks to actor Robert Carlyle about playing the prime minister in new Sky One drama Cobra, and its creator Ben Richards explains that a solar storm is a real threat. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Matt Chorley is joined by Lord O'Donnell, the former cabinet secretary, David Gauke, the former cabinet minister, and Polly Mackenzie, the former No10 policy adviser, to ask if Whitehall is broken, who really has control, and if Dominic Cummings is right that the civil service needs more weirdos. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
2020 Vision

2020 Vision

2019-12-3100:39:112

Matt Chorley asks Francis Elliott, Times political editor, Steven Swinford, deputy political editor, and Lucy Fisher, defence editor, what the new year will bring for the Tories, Labour, and everybody else. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
This. Is. Not. Normal.

This. Is. Not. Normal.

2019-12-2400:37:202

How did Matt Chorley end up embarking on a political stand-up tour? The tables are turned as he is interviewed by Alex Jacques about satire, reading an audience and the Two Ronnies. Matt Chorley is performing This. Is. Not. Normal. at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London on January 25 2020. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Forget the election, this is the big political battle of the year. Part two of the Red Box podcast 2019 Quiz of the Year. Will Patrick Kidd and Esther Webber make it four years in a row for the reporters' team? Can Daniel Finkelstein and Rachel Sylvester avoid the usual fate of the columnists coming last? Can MP Tom Tugendhat remember the names of his own colleagues and can Angela Rayner remember why Boris Johnson last used the NHS? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
As another bizarre year in politics comes to an end, Matt Chorley poses the questions to see who has been paying most attention. The MP team has Tom Tugendhat, one of the only Tories not to run for leader this year, and Angela Rayner, one of the only Labour MPs left in Britain. Patrick Kidd, Times diary editor, and Esther Webber, Red Box reporter, return to see if the reporters’ team can win for a fourth year in a row. Daniel Finkelstein is joined by Rachel Sylvester on the columnists’ team. Let’s start as the PM would, by pulling a cracker... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The morning after

The morning after

2019-12-1300:55:013

As the full scale of the election result became clear, Red Box assembled a stellar line-up of Times and Sunday Times reporters and columnists to explain what happened and why, and what happens next. Henry Zeffman talks through the key seats and swings. Columnists Camilla Long, Daniel Finkelstein, Alice Thomson and Matthew Parris discuss what kind of prime minister Boris Johnson will be now. Red Box reporter Esther Webber, Times deputy editor Emma Tucker, columnist David Aaronvitch and Henry Zeffman on an existentialist crisis in the Labour Party. And Tim Shipman, political editors of The Sunday Times, on Boris Johnson plans and the role of Dominic Cummings. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Matt Chorley brings you everything you need to know, with Esther Webber’s guide to the key seats to stay up for, TV reviewer Hugo Rifkind on what to watch, Tony Turnbull on what to eat, and former May spokesman Paul Harrison and ex-Miliband aide Stuart Wood on what to do if you lose on the night. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
100 voters in one room

100 voters in one room

2019-12-0600:38:261

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
Election road trip

Election road trip

2019-12-0300:34:481

Matt Chorley speaks to Times writers Janice Turner, Patrick Kidd and Robert Crampton about what they found during their election road trips, discuss voters really think of the party leaders, and reveal the secrets of the successful vox-pop. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Matt Chorley chats to Philip Bowern and Keith Rossiter from the Western Morning News about election prospects in Cornwali and Devon, then Kieran Andrews, Scottish political editors of The Times, reveals the seats to watch north of the border. Plus Esther Webber helps to round up the week For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Is this the election result?

Is this the election result?

2019-11-2700:17:372

As YouGov releases its seat-by-seat forecast for the election, Matt Chorley speaks to pollster Chris Curtis about how it works, and what could change. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
After Red Box listeners sent in questions about the election, Matt Chorley assembles a stellar panel to answer them. Henry Zeffman, The Times’ political correspondent, Katie Perrior, a former adviser to Theresa May and Boris Johnson, and pollster Matt Singh to explain the polls, Northern Ireland, the Queen and rosettes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Loony tunes

Loony tunes

2019-11-2100:23:46

Matt Chorley meets Alan “Howling Laud” Hope, leader of the Monster Raving Loony Party and veteran of eight general elections, and asks: what’s the point? PLUS: Esther Webber rounds up the week, including TV debates, manifesto muddles and an “impromptu rally”. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Matt Chorley takes you behind-the-scenes with three people who know what it is really like trying to win the nation's vote. Polly Mackenzie was a policy adviser to Nick Clegg, and now runs the Demos think tank. She explains how a manifesto is written, and the pitfalls of party democracy. James Johnson was Theresa May’s Downing Street pollster and now runs JL Partners. He will explain what campaign bosses look out for in the polls, and how messages are tested before voters ever see them. And Theo Bertram, a former adviser to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, discusses how things go wrong, from Bigotgate to a blue lizard riding a bicycle. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Can we trust the polls?

Can we trust the polls?

2019-11-1400:37:141

Matt Chorley talks to polling guru Sir John Curtice about where the polls went wrong, whether they are right now, and how his election night exit poll works. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Matt Chorley examines what a Labour government would do. He speaks to Andrew Gwynne, the party's election co-ordinator, about what sort of PM Jeremy Corbyn would be. Alice Thomson and Rachel Sylvester unpick the policy programme on offer, and David Aaronovitch and Henry Zeffman examine the personnel who would be lurking in the corridors of power. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Matt Chorley heads to Leeds, where Yorkshire Post political editor Rob Parsons and ITV Political Correspondent Joe Pike warn it will be harder for the Tories to make gains in the north than they think. Plus Esther Webber casts a critical eye over the chaotically bad first week of the election campaign. Jacob Rees-Mogg clip courtesy of LBC For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The Bye Election

The Bye Election

2019-11-0500:31:241

And they're off! MPs are leaving in Westminster, back to their constituencies in search of re-election.  But not all of them: dozens of MPs of all parties and all ages are standing down, saying goodbye at this election. Matt Chorley speaks to three of them about their reasons for quitting, and the highs and lows of life as a politician. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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Andrew

oh my god. what political insight does this useless comedienne have to offer? this is the times and it's meant to be serious. not a Skwarkbox mouthpiece for juvenile Corbynistas. deary me. sort it out.

Nov 18th
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Inver Darroch

Obey the results of democratically cast votes?

May 23rd
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Mick Nugent

I find I have to listen to these episodes quickly before they go out of date!

Mar 20th
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Inver Darroch

Ruth Davidson is such an articulate speaker. I’d like to see her in No.10 !

Oct 30th
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