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The chancellor drops four Es.

From Newscast at 2023-01-27 19:09:00

EEEEconomics (p0dzcx50.mp3)

Newsnight's economics editor Ben Chu discusses Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's strategy, and what all those Es stand for. Chris Packham also joins from Ken Hill Farm in Norfolk, where he's been filming a special Winterwatch in which he interviews Sir David Attenborough. And Josh Widdicombe tells Adam what it was like reporting for local papers across the UK with his friend Nish Kumar for a new TV show. Today's episode was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade and Amy Elizabeth. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editor was Damon Rose.

From Newscast at 2023-01-26 22:12:00

TaxTok (p0dz54ms.mp3)

As a HRMC boss says there are “no penalties for innocent errors”, Adam and Chris talk through the latest with Nadhim Zahawi’s tax affairs. They’re joined by shadow foreign secretary David Lammy, who sets out Labour’s view on the UK’s relationship with Europe. And Dame Arlene Foster, former first minister of Northern Ireland, talks about breaking the Brexit stalemate in Northern Ireland, and the state of the the Good Friday Agreement. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason, and was made by Chris Flynn with Danny Wittenberg. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2023-01-25 21:52:00

Tanksgiving (p0dyw967.mp3)

Is the West’s supply of tanks to Ukraine a game-changer? Adam is joined by Ukrainecast’s Vitaly Shevchenko and BBC Europe editor Katya Adler to discuss whether the delivery of battle tanks from Washington and Berlin to Kyiv will make any kind of difference in the war against Russia. And we perform a check-up on the health service with Chris Hopson, chief strategy officer for NHS England. Today’s episode was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Rufus Gray, Daniel Wittenberg and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2023-01-24 21:40:00

Together in Electric Schemes (p0dykjwc.mp3)

A million people have signed up to a scheme with the National Grid which rewards them with discounts if they reduce how much energy they use. Adam finds out how one customer has already saved £35 after signing up to the scheme and Newsnight’s economics editor Ben Chu explains how it works and why it was introduced. The BBC’s Home Affairs correspondent, June Kelly looks at the future of the probation service, after a report highlighted a catalogue of failings that left a serial offender free to murder Zara Aleena. Today's episode was presented by Adam Fleming and was made by Tim Walklate with Madeleine Drury and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Louisa Lewis.

From Newscast at 2023-01-23 21:51:00

Huw'scast (p0dyby3p.mp3)

Newsreader Huw Edwards is in the Newscast studio to discuss addressing the nation following the Queen's death, the annual BBC Young Reporter Competition and why podcasts maybe aren't his thing. Also, Adam and Chris are joined by tax expert Rebecca Benneyworth to crunch the numbers on Conservative party chairman Nadhim Zahawi's tax headache. Today's episode was presented by Adam Fleming and was made by Tim Walklate with George Dabby, Madeleine Drury, Annabel Dry, and Daniel Wittenberg. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The editor was Damon Rose.

From Newscast at 2023-01-20 19:39:00

Fasten Your Seatbelts For Greg James and Roisin Hastie (p0dxtqp0.mp3)

The BBC Radio 1 Breakfast duo takeover Newscast. They chat to Laura Kuenssberg about strikes, Sunak’s seatbelt, and unpopular opinions. The BBC’s chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet, speaks from Kabul after interviewing Amina Mohammed, who's leading the United Nations visit to Afghanistan. And Newscast adopts "Animal News" from Radio 1 , with reports of a giant toads, shouting dolphins, and busy beavers. Today’s episode was presented by Greg James and Roisin Hastie and was made by Chris Flynn with Daniel Wittenberg, Adam Chowdhury, Cordelia Hemming, and Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2023-01-19 23:02:00

The Gender Say Gap (p0dxm7mc.mp3)

With Conservative Business Secretary Grant Shapps, Labour's Bridget Phillipson and the SNP's Mhairi Black. Three of the country’s leading politicians are on the podcast talking through some of the biggest political issues right now, including the UK government blocking a Scottish bill for the first time ever. This episode of Newscast was presented by Chris Mason and James Cook and was made by Chris Flynn with Danny Wittenberg. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2023-01-18 23:21:00

Economy Class (p0dx9m3c.mp3)

Why is UK inflation dropping... while some food prices are still rising? Newsnight's Sima Kotecha is in the hotseat for today’s episode, and she’s joined by the BBC’s Evan Davis and Claer Barrett from the FT, to chew over the latest economic trends. Also, after the head of the food watchdog suggested that it’s unwise to bring cake into the office, The Great British Bake Off winner and Today programme host, Martha Kearney, tells us whether she’ll be taking on that advice. Today’s episode was presented by Sima Kotecha and made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn, Dany Wittenberg, and Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2023-01-17 22:06:00

Ken Brucecast (p0dx0ms3.mp3)

As the Radio 2 legend announces he’s hanging up his BBC boots, Adam challenges Chris Mason to Newscast’s version of ‘Popmaster’. Chris discusses the ongoing row over Scotland's gender reforms. And, with China facing an historic population decline, the BBC’s Jeremy and Cindy Yu from the Spectator join Adam to analyse what this could mean for the world's most populous nation. Today’s episode was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Josh Jenkins, George Dabby, and Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2023-01-16 22:00:00

School's Out (for Teachers) (p0dwsddp.mp3)

What could the teachers' strikes in England and Wales mean for parents? Adam is joined by Mary Bousted from the National Education Union and the BBC’s Branwen Jeffreys to discuss the upcoming industrial action. Also, former police watchdog Zoë Billingham joins the BBC’s Helena Wilkinson to explore police reform after an officer pleaded guilty to 49 offences, including dozens of rapes. Today’s episode was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn, George Dabby, Miranda Slade and Rufus Gray The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The editor was Damon Rose.

From Newscast at 2023-01-13 19:18:00

The James Norton Show (p0dw7ycd.mp3)

Happy Valley star James Norton talks about the success of the show, helping Ukrainian friends caught up in the war, and how a health breakthrough could improve his life. Plus, the government’s net zero strategy is put under the spotlight by Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the UK's Climate Change Committee and Sophie Eastaugh from the BBC’s The Climate Question podcast. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and was made by Chris Flynn with Ivana Davidovic, Miranda Slade, Cecelia Armstrong and Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Damon Rose.

From Newscast at 2023-01-12 22:50:00

Gender Politics (p0dw1kgw.mp3)

The Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan tells Adam and Chris that she’s disappointed with Scotland’s Gender Recognition Bill. She also says she’s "not ruling out" the idea of sending social media bosses to prison if they fail to protect children from damaging content online. The head of the TUC Paul Nowak says the unions still have public support as we face more strikes. Plus, stick around for a taste of his musical talent. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason and was made by Chris Flynn with Danny Wittenberg with Cecelia Armstrong. The editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2023-01-11 22:10:00

The Influence of Andrew Tate (p0dvr1wf.mp3)

Who is the self-proclaimed misogynist and why are people worried about his influence over young boys’ behaviour? Adam talks to the BBC’s Marianna Spring and Michael Conroy, founder of Men at Work, about the controversial British-American influencer who is in custody in Romania. And Josh Baker from the new podcast, The Shamima Begum Story, tells us about his interviews with Shamima Begum. Today’s episode was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Madeleine Drury, Chris Flynn, Verity Wilde and Cecelia Armstrong. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2023-01-10 22:16:00

Blue Lights Out (p0dvgjwk.mp3)

Talking strikes, pay negotiations and GPs with Labour’s Wes Streeting. Adam and Chris sit down with the shadow health secretary discuss what Labour would be doing differently if they were in government. Plus, Tim Harford from More or Less brings his spreadsheet for some NHS number crunching. Today’s episode was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Madeleine Drury, Danny Wittenberg and Ivana Davidovic. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor was Verity Wilde.

From Newscast at 2023-01-09 21:37:00

Prince Harry: Spare On Air (p0dv7rjb.mp3)

What did we learn from Prince Harry’s round of interviews? Before shoppers queue up to buy his new book, BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond, and culture editor Katy Razzall join Adam to discuss the Duke’s relationship with his brother, allegations about the Queen Consort, and his facial hair. Also, 5 Live’s Nicky Campbell and Radio 4’s Alex Renton discuss their experiences of child abuse. Today’s episode was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Verity Wilde, Chris Flynn, Madeline Drury, Danny Wittenberg, and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham. If you have been affected by any of the issues mentioned in this episode, you can find help and support here https://www.bbc.co.uk/actionline Prince Harry interview clips courtesy of ITV’s ‘Harry: The Interview’ and CBS’s 60 Minutes.

From Newscast at 2023-01-06 19:35:00

New Year, New Sub-Variant (p0dtqrlz.mp3)

How worried should we be about the spread of Covid abroad? Restrictions are about to ease in China and there’s a new strain of Coronavirus in the USA. James Gallagher, presenter of Radio 4’s Inside Health and Kerry Allen, the BBC’s China media analyst put Covid back on the agenda. How to Fail podcast presenter Elizabeth Day also joins Adam to talk about New Year’s resolutions, and Radio 4’s Just One Thing host Dr Michael Mosley shares his top tips for sticking with them. Today’s episode was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Rufus Gray, Danny Wittenberg, Miranda Slade and Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2023-01-05 21:58:00

Prince Harry: Royality Check (p0dtjdj1.mp3)

Duke of Sussex accuses his brother William of physically attacking him. Royal Correspondent Jonny Dymond reveals details of a stream of sensational claims and accusations from Prince Harry's new memoir, Spare. And Lord Mandelson, Labour’s election campaign director under Tony Blair, joins Adam and Chris to give his assessment of Sir Keir Starmer’s speech today, and of the state of the party as a whole. Today’s episode was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn, Josh Jenkins and Adam Chowdhury. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2023-01-04 22:11:00

The Rish List: Sunak’s New Year’s Resolutions (p0dt6g29.mp3)

The Prime Minister sets out plans in his first major speech of 2023. Former speech writer to David Cameron and Theresa May, Jessica Cunniffe, joins Adam and Chris to go through Rishi Sunak’s first speech of the year, in which he set out his five pledges for the public to judge him on. And with train services disrupted again this week due to ongoing strikes, the boss of Network Rail, Andrew Haines, tells us how close he thinks he is to a deal with the unions. Today’s episode was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Chris Flynn with Josh Jenkins and Kamilah McInnis. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2023-01-03 22:53:00

NHS Under Pressure (p0dsxpqt.mp3)

As the government admits the NHS is facing an “unprecedented challenge”, A&E consultant Dr Maya Naravi tells us that in 25 years of working in emergency medicine, this is “the worst I have ever seen it”. BBC health editor Hugh Pym joins us to explain what’s behind the problems and what’s being done to try to relieve them. And amid widespread walkouts, Alan Jones, the PA’s industrial correspondent, talks us through what disruption we should expect as a result of strike action this year. Today’s episode was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Chris Flynn with Rufus Gray, Josh Jenkins and Kamilah McInnis. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-12-30 11:35:00

Best of Castfest (p0ds68sx.mp3)

Reliving the first live Castfest from the BBC Radio Theatre. On 18th October 2022, Newscast and all of our sister podcasts came together in front of a studio audience to mark 100 years of the BBC. For the first time, and for our final episode of this year, here are some highlights from the event, which was hosted by Adam and Ukrainecast’s Victoria Derbyshire. As you’ll hear, it came at a key time in 2022: in the run-up to the US mid-term elections, at a potential turning point in the war in Ukraine, and shortly before the demise of Liz Truss. Remember her? Today’s Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg and Ivana Davidovic. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-12-29 16:12:00

The Newscast Christmas Leftovers (p0ds2k52.mp3)

Never before heard conversations with Richard Osman, Hans Zimmer, and Hugh Bonneville. In this special edition of Newscast, we bring you the interviews that had to be left in storage when major news events took over. Adam talks to gameshow host and Thursday Murder Club author Richard Osman about how he writes the books, and why he chose detectives in their 70s as his main characters. We hear from the man who wrote the music for some of the biggest films ever, Hans Zimmer. He speaks about working on The Lion King, Top Gun, and Frozen Planet II with Sir David Attenborough and Camila Cabello. And Downton Abbey, W1A, and Paddington actor, Hugh Bonneville, talks about how he got into the profession. This episode of Newscast is presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Danny Wittenberg, Miranda Slade, and Ivana Davidovic. The studio manager was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-12-28 10:35:00

2022: The Newscast Review (p0drvzk2.mp3)

After 12 months that saw war in Ukraine, three prime ministers in Number 10, the end of the second Elizabethan era and the Lionesses bringing football home, Radio 4 asked us to look back at some of the most memorable stories. And, of course, we thought we’d share that with you too. Adam and Chris are joined by Lyse Doucet, the BBC’s chief international correspondent, Newsnight’s economics editor Ben Chu and our technology editor Zoe Kleinman to look back on the events that shaped 2022. Today’s Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg and Arlene Gregorius with Matt Toulson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-12-23 16:50:00

The Newscast Christmas Party 2022 with Greg James, Zoe Ball and Joe Lycett (p0dr7vsn.mp3)

Adam is joined by the UK's biggest breakfast show presenters: Radio 2’s Zoe Ball and Radio 1’s Greg James. Joe Lycett also joins to look back at the biggest broadcasting moments of 2022 including Sam Ryder's Eurovision triumph, the Lionesses' Euro 2022 win and the coverage of the Queen's death. And Grammy winning vocal group The King's Singers have a very special rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas, made with the help of you Newscasters. This episode of Newscast is presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Daniel Wittenberg, Miranda Slade. Phil Marzouk and Alix Pickles. The studio manager was Emma Crowe. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-12-22 18:43:00

Driving Home For Christmas? (p0dr1rp6.mp3)

As further strike action hits air, road, and rail over Christmas, we discuss the implications with the the country’s most recognised travel journalist Simon Calder, and Radio 2’s travel reporter Bobbie Pryor. Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge talks about how business is going as food prices rise, and gives his best Christmas recipes on a budget. And Scotland makes history in passing a bill that makes it easier to change your legal gender. This episode of Newscast is presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Alix Pickles and Phil Marzouk. The studio manager was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-12-21 20:46:00

Call In a Strike (p0dqtpbd.mp3)

As thousands of ambulance workers across England and Wales strike, we discuss how it’s impacting people at a local level. BBC Radio Sheffield’s Toby Foster, BBC Radio Cornwall’s Julie Skentelbery, and BBC Radio Kent’s Anna Cookson join Adam to discuss how listeners have reacted to the industrial action. Also, it’s been a busy week for former US president Donald Trump. Americast presenter Justin Webb fills us in on the news from across the pond.

From Newscast at 2022-12-21 20:21:00

Call In a Strike (p0dqtmxb.mp3)

As thousands of ambulance workers across England and Wales strike, we discuss how it’s impacting people at a local level. BBC Radio Sheffield’s Toby Foster, BBC Radio Cornwall’s Julie Skentelbery, and BBC Radio Kent’s Anna Cookson join Adam to discuss how listeners have reacted to the industrial action. Also, it’s been a busy week for former US president Donald Trump. Americast host Justin Webb fills us in on the news from across the pond. This episode of Newscast is presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn, Alix Pickles and Greg Brosnan. The studio manager was Mike Regaard. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-12-20 21:18:00

The Ambulance Strike (p0dqlbqs.mp3)

Health bosses have warned they cannot guarantee patient safety during strikes by thousands of ambulance workers in England and Wales on Wednesday. Adam is joined by Unison boss Christina McAnea and BBC health reporter Jim Reed to explore how the industrial action could impact the NHS. And the BBC’s Fergus Walsh celebrates some of the latest medical innovations, including a trial of a personalised cancer vaccine and how a baby's life was 'probably saved' by umbilical stem cells. This episode of Newscast is presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with Alix Pickles and Phil Marzouk. The studio manager was Philip Bull. The assistant editor was Louisa Lewis.

From Newscast at 2022-12-19 21:24:00

Rwanda Ruling (p0dqc6b5.mp3)

Where does today’s High Court ruling leave the Rwanda migrant plan? The UK High Court has found that the government's plan to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda is lawful. Adam is joined by the BBC’s Dominic Casciani and Nick Eardley to discuss the political, legal and practical ramifications of the decision. Former White House adviser, and soon-to-be Chancellor of Durham University, Fiona Hill, talks about fears of nuclear war, the upcoming winter in Ukraine and how high fees may have kept her away from university. And we find out who’s won the Newscast World Cup sweepstake… This episode of Newscast is presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn and Phil Marzouk. The studio manager was Philip Bull. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-12-16 21:55:00

Support v Disruption: Striking a Balance? (p0dpvcw7.mp3)

Does the public support the strikes? We speak to two people who talk to the general public for a living. 5 Live Breakfast’s Your Call presenter Nicky Campbell, and presenter of Radio 4’s Any Questions, Alex Forsyth are on to help us understand about the country’s mood. Plus, Marina Glasgow, the chief conciliator at the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service - also known as ACAS - explains her role in finding a resolution to the disputes. Also, actor and director Mark Gatiss talks about his famous Christmas ghost story, class, and why he’s supporting strikers. Today’s episode was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Chris Flynn with Rufus Gray and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor is Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-12-15 21:46:00

Three Wise Political Editors (p0dpk53v.mp3)

ITV’s Robert Peston and Sky’s Beth Rigby join Chris and Adam to look back on a tumultuous year in politics, recapping the biggest political moments of 2022 - as well as what happened behind the scenes. Nurses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are on strike in the first of two days of industrial action this month. Sunday Times health editor Shaun Lintern explains what impact the strikes are having on the NHS. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn, Cordelia Hemming and Miranda Slade. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-12-14 21:06:00

The Iceland Boss: Frozen Food For Thought (p0dp7p72.mp3)

The UK rate of inflation is down, but will it continue to fall? Adam speaks to Richard Walker, the managing director of Iceland Foods, about the price of food this Christmas… as well as his ambitions to be prime minister. Who is Sam Bankman-Fried, the man behind the failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX? Adam is joined by the BBC’s cyber reporter Joe Tidy and Jamie Bartlett, presenter of the BBC Sounds podcast series The Missing Cryptoqueen. Today’s episode was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Rufus Gray and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor was Damon Rose

From Newscast at 2022-12-13 21:58:00

Leaping to Nuclear Fusion Conclusions (p0dp09d6.mp3)

Is today’s scientific breakthrough the “holy grail” of clean energy? Adam is joined by the BBC’s science editor, Becky Morelle, who explains what nuclear fusion is, and why today’s news is a big deal. Chris Mason talks us through Rishi Sunak’s immigration plans. And business editor, Simon Jack, joins Newscaster Chana Horn to discuss what impact the current strike action is having in her business and the wider economy. Today’s episode was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Rufus Gray, Cordelia Hemming and Benita Barden. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-12-12 21:49:00

Weather (Or Not) To Travel (p0dns47p.mp3)

Bad weather adds to a week of significant strike disruption. Chris tells Adam why there’s no hope of the strikes being called off, despite talks, and crisis management expert Rob Doran explains what the government might be doing to soften the blow caused by the industrial action. And after Adam’s successful performance on Celebrity Mastermind at the weekend, presenter Clive Myrie gives his take on why he triumphed. Today’s episode was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Madeleine Drury, Rufus Gray and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-12-09 21:08:00

Banking "Big Bang" Theory 2.0 (p0dn7xly.mp3)

Is it the biggest shake-up for 30 years? The government has announced banking reforms that it says will "cut red tape" and "turbocharge growth". The BBC's economic editor, Faisal Islam, and banking analyst, Frances Coppola, unpack the government's plans to ease regulation. And winner of this year’s Turner Prize, Veronica Ryan, discusses the artwork that got people’s attention, and whether the Elgin Marbles should be returned. Today’s episode was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Chris Flynn with Cordelia Hemming and Khadra Salad. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-12-08 21:35:00

When Harry met Meghan (p0dmz40p.mp3)

Royal correspondent Jonny Dymond and culture editor Katie Razzall reveal how the Palace is reacting to Harry and Meghan’s new Netflix programme. And as A&E waiting times hit their worst levels on record across the UK, emergency medicine consultant Dr Salwa Malik gives us an insight into what’s it’s really like in hospitals at the moment. Also, travel journalist Simon Calder advises on how to navigate travel disruption during strikes this Christmas. Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason and made by Chris Flynn with Daniel Wittenberg. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-12-07 21:25:00

The Coal, the Cold and the "Coup" (p0dmpyf6.mp3)

Government faces backlash following controversial coal mine approval. Adam gets instant reaction from Chris Mason, following news that the Cumbria coal mine has been approved, despite concern from some about its climate impacts. Also, with all the cold weather warnings, the BBC’s James Gallagher tells us how the cold affects our bodies, and Scotland’s national clinical director, Professor Jason Leitch, gives his health advice on how to stay safe and warm in the coming days. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Cordelia Hemming, Chris Flynn and Cat Farnsworth. The technical producer was Mike Regaard and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-12-06 21:27:00

A Striking Dilemma (p0dmch7d.mp3)

Could the strikes this winter spell trouble for the government? Adam and Chris speak to Alan Jones, industrial correspondent for the Press Association about what's behind the industrial action that's taking place and what impact these strikes could have. Also, the BBC’s media editor Amol Rajan discusses what he’s found out about the role accents play in social mobility for his new documentary ‘How to Crack the Class Ceiling’. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Emma Jacobs, Miranda Slade and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Mike Regaard and the assistant editor was Louisa Lewis.

From Newscast at 2022-12-05 21:54:00

Strep A Explained (p0dm184s.mp3)

How worried should we be about strep A? Eight children have died from severe cases of the bacterial infection. Adam is joined by Fergus Walsh, the BBC’s medical editor and Dr Susan Hopkins, chief medical adviser at the UK Health and Security Agency to discuss the disease, and what symptoms to look out for. Also, as the RMT union says that extra rail strikes have been scheduled over the Christmas period, Chris dials in from a delayed train to give his instant analysis. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Emma Jacobs, Madeleine Drury, Miranda Slade and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Mike Regaard and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-12-02 20:26:00

Harry and Meghan: Netflix and Spill? (p0dlhysn.mp3)

Has the announcement of an upcoming Netflix documentary series, plus a racism row involving Prince William's godmother, blighted a royal trip to the US? Royal correspondent Jonny Dymond is on to discuss. Also, we check in with our World cup Sweepstake as BBC Breakfast’s Jon Kay analyses Japan’s World Cup success, while the BBC’s Emma Vardy has high hopes for Senegal who face England on Sunday. And in our book review, Adam speaks to broadcaster Nick Grimshaw about his new memoir, ‘Soft Lad’. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Chris Flynn with Madeleine Drury, Emma Jacobs and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-12-01 22:29:00

Professor Green and Chris Mason: Friends Reunited (p0dl8l4q.mp3)

Conservative treasury minister Victoria Atkins and shadow immigration minister Stephen Kinnock discuss whether private schools should get tax breaks and what it’s like being the children of politicians. And rapper Professor Green speaks about how we should approach mental health at a time when people are struggling with the cost of living. Also, on the day that Ian Blackford steps down as SNP Westminster leader, we check in on his pet lambs Mango and Chutney. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason and was made by Chris Flynn and Danny Wittenberg with Emma Jacobs. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-11-30 18:23:00

David Cameron on the Alzheimer's Breakthrough (p0dkyyjy.mp3)

The former prime minister says it’s his “happiest day” as president of Alzheimer’s Research UK, after the discovery of the first drug to slow the disease. He also speaks about whether he did enough during his premiership to support those who needed dementia care. And, the BBC’s health and science correspondent, James Gallagher, explains how the medication works. This episode of Newscast was presented by James Cook and made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade, Madeleine Drury, Chris Flynn and Emma Jacobs. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-11-29 21:26:00

Census: Losing My Religion (p0dkpt6h.mp3)

For the first time less than half of people in England and Wales describe themselves as Christian, according to Census data. Scotland Editor James Cook is off the bench, subbing in for Adam, to unpack the headcount on ethnicity and religion. He is joined by the BBC’s Global Population Correspondent Stephanie Hegarty and think-tank director Sunder Katwala. Marianna Spring, the BBC’s Disinformation & Social Media correspondent, discusses campaigner’s fears that the Online Safety Bill has been watered down. This episode of Newscast was presented by James Cook and made by Tim Walklate with Madeleine Drury, Chris Flynn and Emma Jacobs. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham. If you have been affected by any of the issues mentioned in this episode, you can find help and support here https://www.bbc.co.uk/actionline

From Newscast at 2022-11-28 21:02:00

China's Lockdown Protests (p0dkfqxj.mp3)

Thousands take to the streets in China to protest against Xi Jinping’s Covid lockdown restrictions. Adam is joined by John Simpson, the BBC’s world affairs editor and Kerry Allen, the BBC’s China media analyst to discuss what’s happening, what it’s like to be arrested as a journalist in China, and whether state media there is censoring images of maskless fans at the World Cup. I’m a Celebrity campmate and TV presenter Scarlette Douglas reveals what it was like living with Matt Hancock in the jungle. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Chris Flynn with Madeleine Drury, Miranda Slade and Emma Jacobs. The technical producer was Ben Andrews and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-11-25 18:46:00

Strikes, Nurses, Action (p0djw21j.mp3)

The largest nursing strike in NHS history is set to go ahead in December. Adam is joined by the BBC's Hugh Pym and Newscaster (and former NHS nurse) Ruth Harrison to discuss why staff are walking out. The World Cup is in full swing and Piers Morgan joins Adam from Qatar to talk about the fall out around his interview with Cristiano Ronaldo. And Historian Dan Snow presents: The History Of Newscast This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Chris Flynn with Amy Elizabeth, Cordelia Hemming and Kahdra Salad. The technical producer was Michael Regaard and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-11-24 22:24:00

Migrate Britain (p0djn13x.mp3)

As net UK migration hits its highest ever yearly figure at 504,000, Labour MP Diane Abbott is in the studio to talk about her party’s attitude to more people coming to the country. Also, Douglas Ross, leader of the Scottish Conservative party, joins Adam and Chris, after a court blocked a bid for a second independence referendum. And Europe editor Katya Adler talks about her recent trip to a major gas pipeline between Russia and Europe, after it was blown up. This episode of Newscast is presented by Adam Fleming and the BBC’s political editor Chris Mason. It was made by Chris Flynn and Danny Wittenberg. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-11-23 21:59:00

IndyRef-lections (p0djdf9j.mp3)

The Scottish government loses its case for a second independence referendum. Scotland Editor James Cook and Newsnight’s Kirsty Wark are in Edinburgh. They join Adam and Chris to assess what Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister of Scotland, might do next. Also on the podcast - the head of the RMT union, Mick Lynch. He explains why there are more rail strikes coming down the track and reveals what he’s going to say to the transport secretary at their first meeting. And what is happening with Manchester United? Fan (and Today programme presenter), Nick Robinson, takes Adam through the latest twists and turns. This episode of Newscast is presented by Adam Fleming and made by Chris Flynn with Amy Elizabeth and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Louisa Lewis.

From Newscast at 2022-11-22 21:14:00

The Strike Before Christmas (p0dj3kt5.mp3)

Rail passengers face disruption in the festive period. Adam talks it through with Chris, who is travelling on a train from Birmingham, where he was quizzing the Labour leader on his immigration policy. Madeleine Sumption, from the Migration Advisory Committee, climbs aboard too and assesses how Labour's approach could work. And the Newscast World Cup sweepstake intensifies after the tournament sees some surprising results. We chat to Steve Crossman, from the World Cup Daily Podcast. This episode of Newscast is presented by Adam Fleming and made by Sam Bonham with Amy Elizabeth, Chris Flynn and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and the editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-11-21 20:43:00

Political Football (p0dhtk9v.mp3)

Post-match political analysis from the Newscast line-up. As the World Cup opens in Qatar, Adam is joined by a line-up of correspondents to analyse events on and (mainly) off the pitch. Jack Murley, host of the BBC’s LGBT Sport podcast, talks about the decision for England and Wales not to wear the OneLove armband promoting diversity and inclusivity. 5 Live’s Rick Edwards, who went to the England game in Qatar, gives us his first impressions of how supporters are experiencing the tournament. And the BBC's Marianna Spring, who has been investigating claims of “fake fans”, explains why we should keep an open mind. The BBC's Chris Mason and Faisal Islam also reflect on politics closer to home with renewed arguments over immigration and Brexit coming out of the Autumn Statement. Today’s Newscast made by Danny Wittenberg with Cordelia Hemming and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-11-18 20:03:00

World COP (p0dh9813.mp3)

Looking back at the UN climate conference and looking ahead to the football. The BBC’s Shaimaa Khalil joins Adam from Qatar as she takes us through everything we need to know about the controversies surrounding the World Cup. And the Newscast friends and family sweepstake is launched with BBC 5 Live's Kelly Cates... Also, as the UN COP climate conference draws to a close, catch up with the Deputy Editor of the Carbon Brief, Dr Simon Evans, who has been at the conference in Egypt. This episode of Newscast is presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Danny Wittenberg, Cordelia Hemming and Khadra Salad. The technical producer was Mike Regaard and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-11-17 21:29:00

Making an Autumn Statement (p0dgzcys.mp3)

Labour’s shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves reacts, after the government announces tax rises and a spending squeeze, as well as money for schools and the NHS. She’s also quizzed on what her party would do differently. Following her, host of Radio 4’s Money Box Live Adam Shaw, with maths teacher and podcast host Bobby Seagull. The two cast their expert eyes over the chancellor’s workings out. This episode of Newscast is presented by Adam Fleming and the BBC’s political editor Chris Mason. It was made by Chris Flynn and Danny Wittenberg. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-11-16 20:49:00

Adam and Autumn Statement Eve (p0dgp8p0.mp3)

What can we expect from Thursday’s budget? Adam is joined by the BBC’s Vicki Young in Westminster and Carl Emmerson, deputy director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, to talk through what the chancellor’s plans could mean for the months ahead. And Gabriel Gatehouse, from Ukrainecast and The Coming Storm podcast, outlines what we know about a missile strike that killed two people in Poland on Tuesday evening. He also shares his thoughts on Donald Trump launching his 2024 presidential bid. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Cordelia Hemming and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-11-15 19:47:00

G20/20 Hindsight (p0dggcwn.mp3)

PM admits the UK’s reputation has taken “a bit of a knock” around the world. Chris chats to Adam about his interview with Rishi Sunak, and is joined by Newsnight’s diplomatic editor, Mark Urban, who takes us through the main talking points from meetings between international leaders at the G20. And, Professor Hannah Fry is on to explain the driving forces behind the global population rising to 8 billion, and whether that number might continue to rise. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Cordelia Hemming and Chris Flynn. The technical producers were Basil Oxtoby and Mike Regaard. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-11-14 20:36:00

G20 Questions (p0dg7j2k.mp3)

US President Joe Biden met Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time and had questions about Taiwan, climate change and the Ukraine war. Chris chats to Adam from the G20 summit in Bali and China expert Isabel Hilton jumps on the podcast too. Also, Adam ventures to the dragon’s den with Deborah Meaden to talk about the upcoming Autumn Statement, COP27, and whether businesses are doing enough to fight climate change. This episode of Newscast is presented by Adam Fleming and made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade and Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Mike Regaard and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-11-11 18:58:00

More or Less a Recession? (p0dfmcx9.mp3)

Is the UK economy headed for its longest ever recession? Tim Harford, BBC presenter and “Undercover Economist”, unscrambles the latest figures, explains what happens when the economy starts to shrink, and chats to Adam about his uni lessons with former PM Liz Truss. Also, as Just Stop Oil suspend their protests that have parked traffic on the M25, we ask what makes an effective protest with Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, and Georgia Catt, whose latest podcast explores the world of radical environmentalists. Today’s Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg with Miranda Slade, Paige Neal-Holder and Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The series producer is Tim Walklate.

From Newscast at 2022-11-10 23:54:00

Trump V DeSantis (p0dfcr38.mp3)

As the midterm results continue to come in, the Americast team are taking over the Newscast feed for one day only! The team are in Washington DC, taking a closer look at the rivalry between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and President Donald Trump. Americast is presented by North America editor Sarah Smith, Today presenter Justin Webb and North America correspondent Anthony Zurcher. Find out more about the Americast ‘undercover voters’ here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-62742687 This episode is made by Phil Marzouk and Alix Pickles. The studio director is Emma Crowe. The assistant editor is Louisa Lewis. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-11-09 21:02:00

Nursing a Dispute (p0df3lxn.mp3)

Why are nurses going on strike and what could it mean for the NHS? Pat Cullen, general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, and Shaun Lintern, health editor at the Sunday Times, discuss what’s driving nurses to strike and how patients could be affected. Jeremy Vine updates us on the latest results from the US midterms. And David Miliband, president of the International Rescue Committee and a former Labour MP, talks all things COP27, and debates whether he should join Mastodon. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade, Danny Wittenberg and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-11-08 22:23:00

Sir Gavin Williamsgone (p0ddwcmp.mp3)

A cabinet minister has resigned after bullying claims, so we get instant analysis from the BBC’s Alex Forsyth. And, as the US midterm elections start, Americast’s Sarah Smith and Justin Webb explain why the results could have big implications for the everyday lives of voters. Plus, Adam and Louis Theroux share interview tips! This episode of Newscast is presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn and Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Jonny Hall and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-11-07 21:55:00

COP Heavy (p0ddktzq.mp3)

World leaders gather in Egypt and UN chief warns of “climate hell”. Adam is joined by Chris from the COP27 climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh to discuss Rishi Sunak’s first international outing since becoming prime minister. They untangle the day’s diplomacy with climate scientist, Dr Tamsin Edwards. Also, Nigel Topping, the UN Climate Change High-Level Champion, joins Adam to explain how the biggest polluting countries could make up for environmental impacts on developing countries. This episode of Newscast is presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn and Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Gareth Jones and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-11-04 16:25:00

Good COP? Bad COP? (p0dcxprm.mp3)

World leaders will start meeting in Egypt on Sunday at COP27, the sequel to last year's climate summit in Glasgow, in an effort to tackle climate change. But with the UN warning that the global effort to cut emissions is "woefully inadequate", could this COP be more of a flop? Adam previews the conference with COP26 President Alok Sharma and the BBC’s climate editor Justin Rowlatt. Also, writer Dolly Alderton turns into Newscast's agony correspondent to help us navigate worries about the news after a relentless few weeks. Today's Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Alix Pickles, Madeleine Drury and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The series producer is Tim Walklate.

From Newscast at 2022-11-03 22:04:00

An interest rate rise... and Rob Delaney (p0dcrddl.mp3)

The Bank of England expects the UK to fall into the longest ever recession. Stephanie Flanders, Head of Bloomberg Economics, and Claer Barrett, Consumer Editor at Financial Times, talk it all through. Also, American comedian Rob Delaney speaks movingly about the loss of his young son, and why he’s chosen to write about it. This episode of Newscast is presented by Adam Fleming and the BBC’s political editor, Chris Mason. It was made by Chris Flynn and Danny Wittenberg. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-11-02 21:39:00

“Predators” in the Police (p0dchnc5.mp3)

Watchdog finds it's "too easy for the wrong people” to join. A critical police report has found that hundreds of officers who should have failed vetting checks may be working in forces in England and Wales. Zoe Billingham, who was Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue until 2021, joins Adam to talk through her former employers findings, as does policing commentator, Danny Shaw. And BBC Middle East correspondent, Tom Bateman, joins from Jerusalem to explain what’s behind the dramatic comeback of former Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Maddie Drury and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Mike Regaard and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-11-01 19:57:00

I'm a Celebrity... Greta Me Out of Here! (p0dc58ls.mp3)

One of the world's best known climate campaigners talks COP27, Matt Hancock and Kim Kardashian. It's Greta Thunberg as you've never heard her before! Also, political editor Chris Mason runs through a potted history of MPs on reality TV. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade, Maddie Drury and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Mike Regaard and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-10-31 21:41:00

Home Secretary Truths (p0dbx1gt.mp3)

Suella Braverman speaks out amid criticism she’s unfit for office. Home Secretary Suella Braverman has challenged critics to try to "get rid of me", as she rejected claims she was to blame for dire conditions at a migrant processing centre. Adam and Chris Mason are joined by Michael Keohan, from BBC Radio Kent, to explore the politics and the policy behind this latest asylum row. And the BBC’s Marianna Spring tells us about her new podcast, Disaster Trolls, telling the story of how conspiracy theorists, who claim UK terror attacks have been staged, are tracking down survivors to see if they are lying about their injuries. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Mike Regaard and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-10-28 18:23:00

“Chief Twit” (p0dbbxf3.mp3)

Elon Musk finally completes his Twitter takeover. Adam dives into what it means for the platform’s future with the BBC’s Technology editor, Zoe Kleinman, and Tim Higgins, author of “Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century”. And documentary film-maker Adam Curtis talks about raiding the BBC Moscow archives for his new series “Russia 1985-1999: TraumaZone”, and discusses the impact of the Soviet Union’s collapse on its citizens with the help of BBC Russia editor, Steve Rosenberg. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Alix Pickles and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Mike Regaard and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-10-27 22:20:00

Andrew Marr’s Impressions (p0db44nl.mp3)

Former BBC presenter, Andrew Marr, is in the studio with his view on Rishi Sunak’s first few days in Number 10. He also reveals himself to be quite good at impersonating a former prime minister. Also on the programme, we hear from someone who was quite good at impersonating a current prime minister, Shri Patel, who played Rishi Sunak in Sky TV show This England. And, BBC Ireland correspondent, Emma Vardy, explains why people in Northern Ireland are going to the polls. This episode of Newscast is presented by Adam Fleming, the BBC’s political editor Chris Mason, and political correspondent Alex Forsyth. It was made by Chris Flynn and Danny Wittenberg. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-10-26 21:42:00

Honey, I’m Home Secretary (p0d9t3t6.mp3)

What's behind Suella Braverman's comeback? Rishi Sunak defends the home secretary's return to the Home Office at his first PMQs. Chris Mason joins Adam to assess how it went, and updates us on the future of the government’s economic plan. Historian and host of the BBC podcast You’re Dead to Me, Greg Jenner, explores the parallels between today’s Westminster politics and ancient Rome. And Newsnight’s Kirsty Wark and China expert, Isabel Hilton, discuss the future of China under Xi Jinping. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn and Miranda Slade. Emma Crowe was the technical producer and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-10-25 21:03:00

The Sunak Pack (p0d9hv2z.mp3)

Who’s in and who’s out of the new PM’s cabinet? Rishi Sunak has been assembling his new top team - and some familiar faces have been brought back into the fold. The BBC’s Chris Mason and Vicki Young join Adam to talk about the top appointments and look at who’s been snubbed. And newsreader George Alagiah discusses the significance of the UK’s first British-Asian prime minister. This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn and Miranda Slade. Emma Crowe is the technical producer and the assistant editor is Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-10-25 14:56:00

New PM this AM (p0d9fhqw.mp3)

Rishi Sunak has become the new UK prime minister after meeting King Charles at Buckingham Palace. In his first speech outside No 10, he said the UK is facing a "profound economic crisis". Adam is joined by BBC political editor, Chris Mason, to get his instant reaction. Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-10-24 21:59:00

Rishi Whonak? (p0d98sz1.mp3)

In his first speech since becoming Tory leader, Rishi Sunak warned that the UK faces a “profound economic challenge”. Faisal Islam, the BBC’s economics editor, is back with us to help profile our next PM and explore what ‘Sunakonomics’ might mean for the country and our finances. Chris, who’s in Westminster, and Alex, who’s been talking to voters in Wakefield, also look at what happens next in the turbulent world of British politics and whether Sunak can succeed in an area where the Liz Truss failed – uniting the various factions in the Conservative party. Today’s Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Chris Flynn and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The series producer is Tim Walklate. Thanks to the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

From Newscast at 2022-10-24 15:58:00

Prime Minister Sunak (p0d96h5k.mp3)

Penny drops... Laura K gives us her instant take. The ex-Chancellor who lost to Liz Truss in the Tory leadership race just seven weeks ago now has the keys to Number 10, after Penny Mordaunt failed to secure the nominations she needed to set up a vote among Conservative MPs. How did Rishi Sunak get here, what will he actually do as PM and what challenges will be face? Laura Kuenssberg gives us her instant take. This emergency Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-10-23 18:40:00

The Leadership Race... What next? (p0d90z8p.mp3)

Chris Mason and Alex Forsyth talk it all through with Adam Fleming. What will happen this week? How does the leadership race work? And how much support has each candidate got? Rishi Sunak says he is in the race to be the next Conservative leader (and prime minister), Business Secretary, Jacob Rees-Mogg, tells the BBC that Boris Johnson "will clearly stand" and Penny Mordaunt (who had already declared she was going to run) says she regrets Liz Truss's mini-budget. This emergency Newscast was made by Sam Bonham. The studio manager was Matthew Cadman. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-10-21 19:37:00

The Leadership Race... Any Questions? (p0d8qqw7.mp3)

The Conservative leadership race is on, and rumours are swirling about which MPs will join Penny Mordaunt in putting themselves forward to become the next Prime Minister. Adam is joined by Rob Watson from the BBC World Service, and Will Walden, former communications director to Boris Johnson, to talk about the possible contenders - and ask whether Johnson could be eyeing up a return to Number 10 Downing Street. Stephen Jardine from BBC Radio Scotland , Trish Adudu from BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, and Jack Murley from BBC Cornwall let us know how their listeners have reacted to the news, and share insights from their phone-ins. This episode of Newscast is presented by Adam Fleming and made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade and Alix Pickles. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-10-20 21:40:00

A(nother) Leadership Race (p0d8h7q2.mp3)

Who could be the new PM, and how will they be chosen? Adam, Chris and are back in the studio to look at how the leadership race will work, who might put themselves forward, and who might be in with a shout. This episode of Newscast is presented by Adam Fleming, the BBC’s political editor Chris Mason, and political correspondent Alex Forsyth. It was made by Chris Flynn and Danny Wittenberg. The assistant editors were Sam Bonham and Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-10-20 16:00:00

The Liz Truss Resignationcast (p0d8d6rk.mp3)

And Newscast chats to Sir Keir Starmer. He says he has a “ready-to-go” manifesto and defends himself from those who accuse him of being boring. This episode of Newscast is presented by Adam Fleming, the BBC’s political editor, Chris Mason, and political correspondent Alex Forsyth. It was made by Chris Flynn and Danny Wittenberg. The technical producer was Joe Leates. The assistant editors were Sam Bonham and Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-10-19 19:58:00

Another One Bites the Truss (p0d83wfp.mp3)

Suella Braverman has resigned as home secretary and Grant Shapps has taken over. Adam and Chris are joined by Pippa Crerar, the Guardian’s Political Editor, who broke the story. And Frances O’Grady, the General Secretary of the British Trades Union Congress (TUC), talks through what’s been happening at the Brighton Congress and shares her perspective on working with Shapps. Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Chris Flynn. The producers were Miranda Slade and Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-10-18 21:06:00

Castfest Live 2022 (p0d7vv8h.mp3)

Adam is back from his holiday and behind the microphone at the BBC Radio Theatre for a live recording of today’s Newscast. He’s joined by Chris and BBC Economics Editor Faisal Islam to discuss the Prime Minister’s battle to regain authority amid Tory party unrest. Culture Editor Katie Razall is also on stage to say happy 100th birthday to the BBC. Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason and made by Tim Walklate. The producers were Chris Flynn and Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and Sam Bonham is the assistant editor.

From Newscast at 2022-10-17 22:00:00

Chris's Liz Truss Interview (p0d7n2yv.mp3)

The PM apologises for her ‘mistakes’. Chris interviews Liz Truss about the U-turns she has made since sacking Kwasi Kwarteng and making Jeremy Hunt chancellor. Today’s Newscast was presented by political correspondent Alex Forsyth, BBC News political correspondent, and made by Tim Walklate. The producer was Miranda Slade. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-10-17 20:30:00

The Hunt Is On (p0d7ms06.mp3)

The Chancellor ditches almost all of PM Liz Truss's tax cuts announced in the government's mini-budget three weeks ago. The BBC's Alex Forsyth hosts Newscast, and chats to the BBC's Ben Chu, as well as Charlotte Ivers from Times Radio, and Gavin Barwell, the former Downing Street Chief of Staff to Theresa May. Today’s Newscast was presented by Alex Forsyth, BBC News political correspondent, and made by Tim Walklate. The producers were Miranda Slade and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Russell Newlove. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-10-14 21:45:00

KamiKwasi (p0d73vwc.mp3)

Liz Truss replaces her Chancellor and U-turns again. Is that enough for her to stay on as prime minister? Chris Mason and Alex Forsyth have been chatting to politicians and the public, while BBC Newsnight’s economics editor Ben Chu explains what it means for the markets and our money. Plus, two people who know the PM and her new next-door neighbour Jeremy Hunt very well, former special adviser Kirsty Buchanan and ex-Conservative minister Ed Vaisey, give us the inside scoop on what Downing Street – and the Tory party – might do next. Today’s Newscast was presented by James Cook, BBC News Scotland editor, and made by Daniel Wittenberg. The producers were Miranda Slade and Alix Pickles. The technical producer was Russell Newlove. The series producer is Tim Walklate.

From Newscast at 2022-10-13 22:24:00

The Spin Doctor Will See You Now (p0d6w11k.mp3)

Two former communications directors, for both Labour and Conservative governments, say they would struggle to spin their way out of the situation Liz Truss is in. Alastair Campbell, who worked for Tony Blair, says Tory MPs are telling him they want her to go. And Craig Oliver, who worked for David Cameron, says it’s possible she won’t be prime minister at Christmas. Also, Marianna Spring, Americast host and disinformation and social media correspondent, gives us an update on her investigation into what US voters are being fed in their social media feeds ahead of elections. This episode of Newscast is presented by the BBC’s political editor Chris Mason and political correspondent Alex Forsyth. It was made by Chris Flynn and Danny Wittenberg. The assistant editor is Alison Gee. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-10-12 22:20:00

No cuts, Truss me (p0d6jsjd.mp3)

PM pledges no public spending reductions. Chris Mason joins Rachel Burden and Rick Edwards, who are standing in for Adam today, to pour over the PM’s pledge to cut taxes without reining in public spending. And we discuss why life can be so tough for referees in English grassroots football, with BBC sports presenter and amateur official, Ben Croucher, and Janie Frampton, from the charity, Ref Support. Today’s episode was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-10-11 22:00:00

Gilt Trip (p0d67khm.mp3)

Can the Bank of England calm the markets? Victoria Derbyshire is in the presenter’s chair and is joined by Ben Chu, Newsnight’s economics editor, who explains what's going on, and how it could affect your finances. Chris Mason is also on, after the Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, gets questioned by MPs in the Commons over his economic plans. And, Dictionary Corner’s Susie Dent helps translate some journalese. Today’s episode was made by Tim Walklate with Clare Williamson and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Russell Newlove. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-10-10 21:22:00

Strikes Across Ukraine (p0d60z4g.mp3)

Russian missiles hit Ukrainian cities as Putin threatens "harsh" action. We get the latest on Monday’s deadly blasts with the BBC’s International Editor, Jeremy Bowen, and Ukrainecast host, Vitaliy Shevchenko. They discuss President Putin’s motivation, the risk of further "escalation" and the chances for diplomacy. And on the final day of the SNP conference, Scotland editor, James Cook, explores Nicola Sturgeon’s plans for Scottish independence. This episode of Newscast is presented by the BBC’s political correspondent Alex Forsyth. It was made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn, Clare Williamson and Madeleine Drury. The technical producer is Emma Crowe. The assistant editor is Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-10-07 18:52:00

Covid Catch-up (p0d5h5lk.mp3)

Covid levels are rising again in the UK. The BBC’s medical editor Fergus Walsh talks us through what could happen if the increase coincides with flu season. This episode of Newscast is presented by BBC Newsnight’s UK editor Sima Kotecha, who also talks us through a story she’s been investigating about racist and homophobic abuse in a WhatsApp group of former Metropolitan Police officers. She discusses what the force can do to tackle racism in its ranks with former Met Police Chief Superintendent Parm Sandhu. And Graham Norton is on Newscast’s virtual sofa, as he swaps roles and is interviewed by Adam Fleming. This episode was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade and Alix Pickles. The assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-10-06 22:04:00

Political Editors Assemble (p0d57prx.mp3)

We’ve assembled the political editors from ITV, Sky and the BBC to reveal what’s been going on behind the scenes at the Labour and the Conservatives party conferences. Robert Peston, Beth Rigby and Chris Mason have the inside track on what ministers and backbenchers are saying about their leaders, the changes they’ve seen in Liz Truss since she became prime minister and why they think MPs find it more fun to be a rebel than toe the party line. This episode of Newscast is presented by the BBC’s political editor Chris Mason, political correspondent Alex Forsyth, and Scotland editor James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn and Danny Wittenberg. The assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-10-05 17:36:00

Liz Truss's Speech (p0d4tshg.mp3)

Liz Truss delivers her first leader’s speech at Tory conference. Adam and Chris are joined by Charlotte Ivers, political correspondent at Times Radio, to unpack the PM’s economic plan, what she means by the ‘anti-growth coalition’, and what happened when protesters interrupted the speech. Liz Truss arrived to the sound of M People's 90s hit Moving on Up - Adam speaks to the group’s founder Mike Pickering, who isn’t happy about it. Today’s Newscast is hosted by Adam Fleming and political editor Chris Mason. This episode was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade and Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Gareth Jones and the assistant editor was Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-10-04 21:23:00

Abuse of Truss (p0d4lkbr.mp3)

Cabinet divisions dominate the Tory party conference. Adam and Chris chew over another challenging day for Prime Minister Liz Truss, who faces mounting pressure over her refusal to commit to increasing benefits in line with inflation. We discuss a huge protest movement sweeping across Iran with the BBC’s international correspondent Lyse Doucet. And the James Bond film franchise is 60! Adam speaks to producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson about when we can expect the next film. Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming and political editor Chris Mason. This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade, Cordelia Hemming and Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Mike Regaard and the editor was Jonathan Aspinwall. Thanks to Amazon for clips from ‘The Sound of 007’ documentary, which is available on Prime Video.

From Newscast at 2022-10-03 22:02:00

Tax Cut Cut (p0d4cxgh.mp3)

The government has U-turned on plans to scrap the 45p rate of income tax for higher earners, a day after the prime minister committed to them. Chris and Adam are in Birmingham for the Conservative party conference, where Kwasi Kwarteng defended economic plans but admitted there had been “a little turbulence”. Conservative MP and former cabinet minister Grant Shapps joins them, as does Bloomberg’s Stephanie Flanders. This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and the editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-10-02 10:29:00

Laura’s Liz Truss Interview (p0d42y7j.mp3)

We bring you Laura Kuenssberg’s interview with Liz Truss, in which the prime minister said she was committed to scrapping the 45p top rate of tax, but called it ‘a decision the chancellor made’. Straight after coming off air, we also get Laura’s thoughts on what the prime minister had to say and what Michael Gove said in response. Newscast is hosted by Adam Fleming. This episode was made by Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-09-30 18:58:00

Beyond the Palin (p0d3vl0p.mp3)

As energy prices go up for millions of households this weekend, Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis and The Economist’s Soumaya Keynes explain what could happen to our bills. Alex is in Westminster to talk through the PM’s emergency meeting with the Office for Budget Responsibility. And comedian and documentary maker Michael Palin tells Adam about his recent travels through Iraq, his previous experience in Ukraine, and why Monty Python director Terry Gilliam’s humour is unique.   Today’s Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Miranda Slade, Alix Pickles and Tim Walklate. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall. Thank you to ITN Productions, Prominent Television, Passepartout Productions and Arts and Entertainment for use of the Michael Palin clips.

From Newscast at 2022-09-29 22:35:00

Alan Partridge on Liz Truss (p0d3my0k.mp3)

On the day when the country’s attention turned to BBC local radio as Liz Truss did the morning interview round, we hear what Steve Coogan, and Alan Partridge, make of the PM. Also on with Adam, Chris and Jo is BBC broadcasting legend David Dimbleby, who has some choice words about the economic challenges people in the country are facing. And, Tory MP Bim Afolami explains why he’s still got full confidence in the prime minister and chancellor. Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming, Political Editor Chris Mason and Politics Live presenter Jo Coburn. This episode of Newscast was made by Chris Flynn and Danny Wittenberg. The assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-09-29 11:28:00

The Liz Truss BBC Local Radio Interviews (p0d3fl62.mp3)

Liz Truss speaks to eight BBC Local Radio stations, defending her mini-budget, saying she was prepared to make "controversial and difficult decisions" to get the economy moving. Newscast has assembled the full set of interviews. The BBC local radio round has been a pre-conference tradition for political party leaders for many years, a chance to speak directly to voters. Thanks to our colleagues at BBC Local Radio in Leeds, Norfolk, Kent, Lancashire, Nottingham, Tees, Bristol and Stoke who produced these interviews. The presenters were Rima Ahmed, Chris Goreham, Anna Cookson, Graham Liver, Sarah Julian, Amy Oakden, James Hanson and John Acres. Newscast is hosted by Adam Fleming. The producers of this episode were Louisa Lewis, Jonathan Aspinwall, Chris Brindley and Carlie Swain.

From Newscast at 2022-09-28 22:03:00

Bank Statement (p0d39zff.mp3)

The government has rejected calls to abandon its mini-budget despite the Bank of England having to step in, in an unprecedented move, amid market turmoil. Adam is joined by Chris, Simon Jack, the FT’s Gillian Tett and author Duncan Weldon to help us understand the economics, politics and history behind what’s going on. This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-09-27 21:47:00

Loud and Keir? (p0d30zr8.mp3)

How did the Labour leader’s conference speech go down in Liverpool? Adam heads to Merseyside and is joined by Chris and shadow climate change secretary Ed Miliband to discuss Sir Keir Starmer’s speech at his party’s conference. The BBC’s Science Editor Rebecca Morelle is also on to explain why flying a spacecraft directly into an asteroid is actually a really clever idea. This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-09-26 21:35:00

Pound Down (p0d2t0zy.mp3)

Newscast's guide to Sterling's historic slide. As the Bank of England and the chancellor try to steady the ship, we explain the forces behind the fall in value of the pound, as well as the economic jargon being used to describe what’s going on. Head of Bloomberg Economics Stephanie Flanders joins Adam and Chris to help. And the former shadow chancellor John McDonnell gives his view from Liverpool, where the Labour conference is taking place. This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade, Danny Wittenberg and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-09-23 21:35:00

Mini Maxi Budget (p0d2b6jq.mp3)

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng unveils the biggest package of tax cuts in 50 years, before being questioned by Chris on his thinking. We hear what the chancellor has to say, as well as Chris’s thoughts, and those of the Financial Times’ Clear Barrett and former Bank of England Chief Economist, Andy Haldane. Also pop star sensation Dua Lipa stops by to talk about making social media algorithms kinder, if there’s still a place for livestreaming in the music industry post-lockdown, and her new podcast. This episode of Newscast was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade and Alix Pickles. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-09-22 21:58:00

What’s the story Lord Bilimoria? (p0d22ysr.mp3)

Chris is back from his trip to New York with the prime minister and joins Adam and Alex to talk about the government’s latest economic plans, and investments in health and social care. With them are Lord Karan Bilimoria, who founded and chairs Cobra Beer, as well as Natasha Loder, health policy editor at The Economist. They also look ahead to more economic announcements tomorrow. This episode of Newscast was made by Chris Flynn and Danny Wittenberg. The assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-09-21 22:41:00

Nuclear Threats (p0d1sxts.mp3)

President Putin has sent the West a veiled nuclear warning and says he’s not bluffing. Chris is in New York, where world leaders have gathered for the UN General Assembly. He joins Adam to discuss their reaction, and Sarah Rainsford explains what is behind the words coming from the Kremlin. Also, 33 million people have been affected by floods in Pakistan – Rajini Vaidyanathan has been talking to people who have lost their homes. And the UK government has announced plans to help businesses cope with rising energy costs. Alastair Horabin, who runs a chain of fish and chip shops, shocks Adam when he reveals the size of his bills. This episode of Newscast was made by Clare Williamson with Chris Flynn and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-09-20 21:56:00

Transatlantic Trussonomics (p0d1hsd0.mp3)

Liz Truss has signalled she will go ahead with her plan to lift the cap on bankers’ bonuses, in her first interview with Chris Mason as prime minister. Chris joins Adam from New York, where Truss is attending the UN General Assembly. 47 people have been arrested in Leicester over the last few weeks after clashes involving mainly young men from sections of Muslim and Hindu communities. BBC Correspondent Navtej Johal discusses the situation in the city, and the BBC's Zubair Ahmed describes the reaction from Delhi. And Spice Girl Mel C talks to Adam about the mental health struggles she has experienced. This episode was made by Chris Flynn with Clare Williamson and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-09-19 20:58:00

Queen Elizabeth II: Reflecting on the State Funeral (p0d196dl.mp3)

The state funeral has been held for Queen Elizabeth II, as hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of Westminster and Windsor, along with billions around the world, to watch and say goodbye. Fergal Keane, who was commentating for BBC TV inside Westminster Abbey, and Katty Kay, who was presenting outside Buckingham Palace, reflect on the funeral of the longest-reigning monarch in British history. And we catch up with Chris Mason to look at how the past 12 days have affected the country and its politics. Today’s Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Cordelia Hemming and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.