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Reaction to the PM’s morning interviews from Steve Coogan, David Dimbleby, and a Tory MP.

From Newscast at 2022-09-29 22:35:00 (unread)

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.

From Newscast at 2022-09-16 19:21:00

Queen Elizabeth II: Looking Ahead to the Funeral (p0d0xlhf.mp3)

What to expect at Monday’s state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Adam chats to James Naughtie and Rachel Burden, who are both part of the BBC radio coverage of the day’s events, as the nation will say a final farewell to Britain's longest-reigning monarch. They’re joined by charity worker Ella Marks MBE who remembers the funeral of George VI and will be attending Monday’s ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Today’s episode was produced by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade and Clare Williamson. Emma Crowe is the technical producer and Sam Bonham the assistant editor.

From Newscast at 2022-09-15 21:04:00

Queues Update (p0d0qm7z.mp3)

Security and diplomacy challenges for the Queen’s funeral as mourners queue for hours. Bob Broadhurst, who was the Met Police commander in charge of both Prince William and Catherine’s wedding and the London 2012 Olympics, talks us through the security risks and how protesters will be policed. Simon McDonald, the UK’s former top diplomat, says the funeral will likely be the biggest diplomatic event the UK has ever seen and explains why he thinks the government was right to invite China’s President Xi. We get up to date on the Treasury’s potential plan to scrap the cap on bankers’ bonuses ahead of a ‘mini Budget’ next week. And Adam talks to musical royalty, Andrew Lloyd Webber, about his memories of writing and performing for the Queen, including in private. Today’s Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Amy Elizabeth and Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-09-14 22:57:00

Queueing for the Queen (p0d0gq28.mp3)

Adam joins the thousands lining up to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II, as she lies in state in Westminster Hall. The BBC’s Lyse Doucet, Rajini Vaidyanathan and Anne Soy discuss the international reaction to the Queen’s death and the future of the Commonwealth. And Katya explains the EU’s plans for a huge energy windfall tax. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade, Cordelia Hemming and Khadra Salad. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Louisa Lewis.

From Newscast at 2022-09-13 21:29:00

News You May Have Missed (p0d06kq9.mp3)

Energy, policing and Ukraine – news you may have missed, while the country continues to mourn the Queen, whose coffin has been moved to Buckingham Palace. The BBC’s Caroline Davies joins Adam to explain what’s happening with the government’s plan to limit energy bills. Greg McKenzie has been speaking to the family of Chris Kaba, the 24-year-old who was shot dead by a police officer in south London, about the investigation that’s been launched. Jeremy Bowen talks through what’s happening in Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces are said to have seized back even more territory from Russia. And the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, looks at the big challenges facing the King and the country. Today’s Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg with Miranda Slade and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-09-12 22:12:00

Queen Elizabeth II: Scotland’s Farewell (p0d00k9x.mp3)

Mourners in Edinburgh pay their respects to the Queen as her coffin lies at rest. Adam is joined by Sarah Smith in the Scottish capital and Chris in Westminster to look at the week ahead. The BBC’s Director of Journalism, Jonathan Munro, talks about his experience producing the Queen’s Christmas messages, and the BBC’s coverage of the Queen’s death. And Ukrainecast presenter, Vitaly Shevchenko, explains how Ukrainian forces are recapturing territory from Russian troops. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-09-10 21:17:00

Queen Elizabeth II: What happens between now and the funeral? (p0czpxy1.mp3)

The Queen's state funeral will be on Monday 19 September. On this special Newscast Adam chats to the BBC's Special Correspondent, Jim Naughtie, and Royal Historian, Dr Tessa Dunlop, about the Queen's funeral and the King's proclamation ceremony. We also hear how William, Kate, Meghan and Harry have been paying their respects in Windsor. Today’s episode was made by Sam Bonham. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

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

The King’s Address (p0czksb4.mp3)

King Charles III addresses the nation for the first time, following the death of his ‘darling mama’, Queen Elizabeth II. As the new King holds his first audience with the new prime minister, Laura Kuenssberg explains the political significance of the change in monarch. And Sir Nicholas Soames, a lifelong friend of the King and grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, shares his memories of the late Queen and tells us what we can expect from the reign of King Charles. Today’s Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg with Miranda Slade and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-09-08 23:01:00

Queen Elizabeth II: Reaction and Tributes (p0czch1l.mp3)

Remembering the UK’s longest-serving monarch. Leaders around the world have paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. BBC special correspondent, Jim Naughtie, who has chronicled her 70-year reign, joins Adam to discuss her legacy. This edition of Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editors were Sam Bonham and Alison Gee. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-09-08 19:59:00

HM Queen Elizabeth has died (p0czbwrm.mp3)

HM Queen Elizabeth, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral. She was 96 and reigned for 70 years. Her family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health. In a statement, Buckingham Palace said she died peacefully. We reflect on her life.

From Newscast at 2022-09-07 21:46:00

PM Clues (p0cz2fy7.mp3)

Liz Truss faces questions on the energy crisis - but what is she planning? Adam and Chris discuss PMQs and the latest cabinet appointments. And Simon Jack and Jess Ralston, senior analyst at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit, look ahead to the Prime Minister’s much-anticipated energy announcement on Thursday. Today’s episode was made by Tim Walklate with Cordelia Hemming, Ben Motley and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Louisa Lewis.

From Newscast at 2022-09-06 20:41:00

Cabinet Maker (p0cyt436.mp3)

Liz Truss assembles her new team. Kwasi Kwarteng has been named chancellor, James Cleverly is foreign secretary, and Therese Coffey is the new health secretary. Adam and Chris are joined by Gavin Barwell, former Downing Street chief of staff, and Charlotte Ivers, political correspondent at Times Radio, to discuss the new Prime Minister’s first day and the latest appointments. Today’s episode was made by Tim Walklate with Cordelia Hemming and Danny Wittenberg. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-09-05 15:31:00

In Liz We Truss? (p0cyjzj2.mp3)

Reaction to the new Tory leader and PM. Adam is joined by Chris, Simon Jack and former Truss adviser, Kirsty Buchanan, to talk through her victory speech and her priorities in the next few weeks. Today’s episode was made by Tim Walklate with Cordelia Hemming, Danny Wittenberg and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-09-03 14:00:00

Americast: Mar-a-Legal Trouble (p0cy6l7r.mp3)

Welcome to episode one of the new-look Americast (we thought you Newscasters might enjoy listening to Americast's first episode back)! Classified documents stored at former President's Florida home were likely concealed as part of an effort to obstruct an FBI investigation, says the US Department of Justice officials. Justin, Sarah and the Zurch chat to former FBI special agent Asha Rangappa, about how attempts to retrieve the documents went down and what could happen next. And Marianna introduces our undercover voters… Americast is made by Phil Marzouk and Alix Pickles. The studio director is Emma Crowe. The assistant editor is Sam Bonham. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-09-02 19:35:00

Votes Cast (p0cy42b4.mp3)

Laura K is back on the day the Tory leadership ballot closes. And another battle is being drawn between the release of Lord of the Rings prequel (The Rings of Power) and the Game of Thrones prequel (House of the Dragon), so we get got two super fans (and politicians), Labour MP Jess Phillips (Thrones) and Tory MP Rob Halfon (Rings), to fight it out. Also, Danny Shaw, ex-BBC Home Affairs Correspondent, explains why Cressida Dick, ex-Met Police Chief, is back in the news. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Cordelia Hemming, Alix Pickles and Daniel Wittenberg. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham. Thank you to the following companies for use of the Thrones and Rings clips: 1:26 Pictures (House of the Dragon) Home Box Office (HBO) (House of the Dragon) Amazon Studios (The Rings of Power) Harper Collins Publishers (The Rings of Power) New Line Cinema (The Rings of Power) Tolkien Enterprises (The Rings of Power) Warner Bros. Television (The Rings of Power)

From Newscast at 2022-09-01 20:06:00

Done and Husted (p0cxx7k3.mp3)

Chris returns to discuss the final stretch of the Tory leadership contest and how the PM is spending his final days in office. Also, Adam hosts his own cost of living phone-in, with the help of BBC radio presenters from across the country. Radio Scotland’s Kaye Adams, Coventry and Warwickshire’s Trish Adudu and Radio Cornwall’s Jack Murley share their most memorable calls. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn, Cordelia Hemming and Daniel Wittenberg. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-08-31 22:03:00

Going Global (p0cxmdfy.mp3)

The biggest international news stories with the BBC’s Jeremy Bowen. Our International Editor discusses the life and death of last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, floods in Pakistan and deadly violence in Iraq. And, our sister pod, Americast, is back! The team are in the studio to give Adam the lowdown. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade, Danny Wittenberg and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-08-30 20:01:00

The No Show (p0cxb1ff.mp3)

Liz Truss has called off her primetime BBC interview. So instead, Adam interviews Nick Robinson, who was meant to be asking the questions, on why these programmes matter. And Dr Dame Jenny Harries, boss of the UK Health Security Agency, gives us an update on monkeypox and responds to comments made by Truss that she would never impose another lockdown. Today’s Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Miranda Slade and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-08-26 19:32:00

How High Could Bills Go? (p0cwpnn5.mp3)

The energy price cap explained. After the energy regulator Ofgem announces an increase in the energy price cap, Adam is joined by Martin Lewis, from Money Saving Expert, Energy UK’s Emma Pinchbeck and BBC Business Editor, Simon Jack, to unpick all the details. This episode was made by Tim Walklate with Natalie Ktena, Danny Wittenberg and Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-08-26 18:59:00

How High Could Bills Go? (p0cwpfbq.mp3)

The energy price cap explained. After the energy regulator Ofgem announces an increase in the energy price cap, Adam is joined by Martin Lewis, from Money Saving Expert, Energy UK’s Emma Pinchbeck and BBC Business Editor, Simon Jack, to unpick all the details. This episode was made by Tim Walklate with Natalie Ktena, Danny Wittenberg and Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-08-25 19:48:00

Grade Down (p0cwh43l.mp3)

GCSE grades are out and they show a growing regional divide in England. Adam is joined by BBC Education correspondent Hazel Shearing, and Sam Freedman, senior fellow at the Institute for Government, to chew over the results. UK households will soon find out how much their bills will rise when the new energy price cap is announced on Friday. Claer Barrett, the consumer editor at the Financial Times, answers your questions on energy costs. And presenter Scott Mills hangs up his Radio 1 headphones for the last time. Today’s episode was produced by Clare Williamson with Natalie Ktena and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-08-24 19:17:00

Ukrainecast: Six Months On (p0cw4rwz.mp3)

Victoria Derbyshire and Vitaliy Shevchenko from Ukrainecast, mark the anniversary of Russia's war in Ukraine by following the stories of Max, Anna, Hussain, Maksym and Viktoria, none of whom will ever be the same again. This episode of Ukrainecast was made by Chris Flynn, Arsenii Sokolov, Philip Marzouk, Louise Hidalgo and Clare Williamson. The technical producer and sound designer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-08-23 19:56:00

Not a Moment too Moon (p0cvwlsz.mp3)

NASA’s mega-rocket lunar mission is go for launch! The BBC's science editor Rebecca Morelle explains everything you need to know about the American space agency’s latest Moon mission. Also, Newsnight’s UK Editor Sima Kotecha and BBC Kent political reporter Michael Keohan discuss why a new 24-hour record has been set for migrant crossings on the English Channel. And Isabel Hilton from ChinaDialogue.net describes the repercussions of China’s most intense heat wave on record. Today’s episode was made by Tim Walklate with Clare Williamson and Natalie Ktena. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-08-22 19:43:00

Raising the Bar (p0cvplb0.mp3)

Criminal barristers in England and Wales will take part in an indefinite strike. The BBC's Dom Casciani and barrister Rosalind Burgin explain what's going on. And at the end of an era... Chris Stark and Scott Mills prepare to leave Radio 1, by reflecting on their decade-long audio bromance. Today’s episode was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade and Natalie Ktena. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-08-19 18:31:00

Rental Arithmetic (p0cv76y7.mp3)

Are the under 30s facing a cost-of-renting crisis? New BBC research has found that four in 10 of this age group are now spending more than 30% of their pay on rent. Adam is joined by Victoria Spratt, author of Tenants, and Adam Shaw from Radio 4’s Money Box Live. Also, pollution warnings were put in place on 40 beaches across England and Wales this week, after flash flooding overwhelmed sewage systems. Friend of the pod Emma Vardy fills us in. Today’s episode was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-08-18 20:06:00

University Challenges (p0cv16c5.mp3)

The results are in! On the day that students receive their exam results, we also find out that the BBC’s Amol Rajan is the new host of University Challenge. Adam is joined by the iconic voice of the game show, Roger Tilling, to talk about outgoing presenter Jeremy Paxman’s legacy. We talk A-Levels, T-Levels and Btecs with Laura McInerney, co-founder of the Teacher Tapp survey app and Simon Beale, history and politics teacher at Vyners School in Uxbridge. And the Finnish Prime Minister, Sanna Marin, is facing a backlash after a video of her partying was shared on social media. Saska Saarikosi, editor of Finland’s largest subscription newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat, takes us through the story. Today’s episode was produced by Tim Walklate with Alix Pickles and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-08-17 17:31:00

Who is Rishi Sunak? (p0ctp0yj.mp3)

Who is Rishi Sunak? How have his politics been shaped by his education and jobs? How is he viewed in his Yorkshire constituency? What does he like to eat and drink apart from Coca-Cola? In this Newscast special Adam is joined by Rishi Sunak’s friend, and fellow Conservative MP in Yorkshire, Kevin Hollinrake, podcaster Jimmy McLoughlin, who has known him since he became an MP, and Charlotte Ivers, Political Correspondent at Times Radio, to profile the man who might be our next prime minister. Today’s episode was produced by Clare Williamson with Daniel Wittenberg and Alix Pickles. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-08-16 18:20:00

Who is Liz Truss? (p0ctg3c2.mp3)

Who is Liz Truss and what would she be like as leader? Are the comparisons with Margaret Thatcher accurate? What was going on with that cheese speech? In this special episode of Newscast, Adam talks to her former special adviser Kirsty Buchanan, Institute for Economic Affairs director and university friend Mark Littlewood, and Charlotte Ivers, political correspondent at Times Radio, to profile the woman who could be our next prime minister. Today’s episode was produced by Tim Walklate with Cordelia Hemming, Danny Wittenberg and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-08-15 20:28:00

The Fall of Kabul: One Year On (p0ct8k4m.mp3)

What’s happened to Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover? Adam is joined by the BBC’s Lyse Doucet and Yalda Hakim to look back at the days and months that followed the fall of Kabul, and what challenges face the country going forward. Labour leader Keir Starmer has said his party would freeze the energy price cap at its current level until March, to help with the cost of living. Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, gives his assessment of the proposals. Today’s episode was produced by Tim Walklate with Alix Pickles and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-08-12 19:44:00

Salman Rushdie Attacked (p0cst6jd.mp3)

The novelist is stabbed in New York state. BBC Culture Correspondent, Katie Razzle, gives Adam the latest on the incident and the background to the author. On the day a drought is declared across parts of England, Gardener’s World and Gardener’s Question Time go head-to-head to give you the best tips for looking after your outside spaces. And seven UK cities are short-listed as potential hosts for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. We chat with Guy Freeman, who produced the last British-based contest in 1998. Today’s episode was made by Beth Rose, Cordelia Hemming and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-08-11 20:08:00

Dry Hard (p0csl6sy.mp3)

Is the UK heading for a drought? Adam speaks to the head of the Environment Agency, Sir James Bevan about the impact of the recent dry weather and soaring temperatures, which are forecast to hit 37C (99F) in some parts of the country in the coming days. Adam is also joined by Charlotte Smith from Radio 4’s Farming Today and BBC Weather’s Matt Taylor to assess how the hot conditions will affect crops and agriculture, and when we can expect some rain. Today’s episode was produced by Tim Walklate with Beth Rose, Cordelia Hemming and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe.

From Newscast at 2022-08-10 20:56:00

We're caught in a cap (p0cs9r3g.mp3)

Inquisitive (not suspicious) minds thinking about energy prices. The energy price cap - the maximum amount suppliers can charge customers in England, Scotland and Wales for each unit of energy - will go up in October and again in January. But what does the price cap mean, and how is it calculated? Adam finds out with Robert Buckley, from Cornwall Insight (the company crunching the numbers behind the forecasts), and Jess Ralston, at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit. Also, health reporter James Gallagher, tells us why London GPs are offering urgent polio boosters to children. Today’s episode was produced by Clare Williamson with Miranda Slade and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-08-09 21:56:00

The X-President Files (p0cs2bvw.mp3)

The FBI searched Donald Trump’s home on Monday evening, in what he says was a raid. The BBC's Chi Chi Izundu is outside his house in Florida and we get analysis from former-US Editor, Justin Webb. Energy bills could soon hit £4,266 for average households, so what are the Conservative leadership candidates going to do to help? We find out from the BBC's Nick Eardley. And we pay tribute to Grease star Olivia Newton-John, who has died from cancer aged 73. All hosted by Emma Vardy. Today's episode was produced by Clare Williamson with Cordelia Hemming and Miranda Slade. Gareth Jones was the technical producer. Sam Bonham was the assistant editor.

From Newscast at 2022-08-08 19:25:00

Tooth be Told (p0crvzz0.mp3)

DIY dentistry on the rise as Britons struggle to find NHS treatment. A BBC investigation has found that nine in 10 practices across the UK are not accepting new adult patients for treatment under the health service. Adam is joined by BBC health correspondent Dominic Hughes and dentist Dr Dipali Chokshi to chew over the findings. And Succession actor Brian Cox chats about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Miranda Slade and Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-08-05 14:59:00

Westminster Picnic (p0crbzwy.mp3)

A political picnic on Westminster’s College Green whilst parliament is on its summer recess. Adam and Chris review the key moments of the last 12 months including Partygate, the war in Ukraine and Prime Minister Johnson’s downfall with two of the journalists who helped break the news: Pippa Crerar, outgoing Political Editor of the Daily Mirror and BBC Political Correspondent Ione Wells. This episode was made by Sam Bonham, Alix Pickles, Clare Williamson, Cordelia Hemming and Danny Wittenberg. The technical producer was Emma Crowe.

From Newscast at 2022-08-04 19:52:00

Economic Matters (p0cr6n6g.mp3)

The UK is expected to fall into recession, inflation could hit 13% and interest rates continue to rise according to the Governor of the Bank of England. The BBC’s Colletta Smith, Torsten Bell of the Resolution Foundation, and Jane Tully from The Money Advice Trust discuss how the economic situation is hitting day to day life. Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has testified that the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting was "100% real" and that it was wrong to call it a hoax. Marianna Spring talks through the defamation trial brought against the prominent radio host. Today’s Newscast was made by Clare Williamson, with Alix Pickles and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe.

From Newscast at 2022-08-03 19:16:00

China’s Taiwan Warning (p0cqx6n5.mp3)

Beijing is planning military drills near Taipei after reacting with fury to a controversial visit by US Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The BBC’s China correspondent Stephen McDonnell examines the possible outcomes. And Adam speaks to Chris Kamara and Ben Shephard about the launch of their new footballing podcast, ‘Kammy & Ben’s Proper Football Podcast’. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Kamilah McInnis, Cordelia Hemming and Danny Wittenberg. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. Clip credit: Sky Sports Soccer Saturday

From Newscast at 2022-08-02 19:45:00

Truss Funds (p0cqp277.mp3)

Conservative leadership hopeful Liz Truss has scrapped a plan to link public sector pay to local living costs, within hours of announcing it. The BBC’s Nick Eardley runs us through the latest. Also, al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who plotted the 9/11 terror attacks with Osama Bin Laden, has been killed in a US drone strike. Adam is joined by the BBC’s Lyse Doucet in Kabul and BBC Security Correspondent Gordon Corera to discuss what happened. And George the Poet stops by to discuss his new book, his podcast and his PhD. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Alix Pickles, Danny Wittenberg and Keiligh Baker. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-08-01 19:38:00

From Russia with Steve and Angela (p0cqgl1l.mp3)

Are Russians being hit hard by economic sanctions? Almost six months on since Russia invaded Ukraine, Adam is joined by BBC Russia Editor Steve Rosenberg and Angela Stent from Georgetown University. It’s home! England’s Lionesses beat Germany 2-1 in the UEFA Womens’ Euro final at Wembley Stadium. We catch up with eight-year-old fan Tess, who became an internet sensation last week and was there for the historic match. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Cordelia Hemming, Alix Pickles and Keiligh Baker. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-07-29 19:10:00

Rooney 1-0 Vardy (p0cq05ph.mp3)

Rebekah Vardy loses libel case against Coleen Rooney in the ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial. Adam is joined by Abi Clarke, host of the BBC Sounds podcast, ‘It’s… Wagatha Christie’, and media lawyer Mark Stephens to analyse the ruling. It’s cold showers for the people of Hanover in Germany as the city responds to the Russian gas crisis. Energy economist Dr Carole Nakhle is in Germany to explain how the country is adapting to reduced gas supplies. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Alix Pickles and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-07-28 20:01:00

Profit Scorning (p0cpt3b8.mp3)

Energy companies have posted huge profits, but energy bills are still going up. The BBC’s Carrie Davies talks through the figures and what’s happening to consumer costs. The 22nd Commonwealth Games are getting underway in Birmingham. Adam is joined by athletes Jonnie Peacock and Ama Agbeze (who’s also a Brummie) to discuss what makes these Games so special. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Chris Flynn, Alix Pickles and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producers were Emma Crowe and Dave O’Neill. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham

From Newscast at 2022-07-27 21:31:00

The Roar of the Lionesses (p0cphc5t.mp3)

England head to Wembley for the Euro 2022 final. Gabby Logan and eight-year-old Tess, whose celebrations at the semi-final went viral, chat to Adam about what’s happening right now in women’s football. The BBC’s Zoe Kleinmann jumps onto Newscast to explain why Instagram is upsetting so many of its users. And Roger Harrabin, environment and science editor, is leaving the BBC after 35 years. What are his tips for Newscast on how to report climate change? This episode was produced by Chris Flynn and Clare Williamson and the technical producer was Emma Crowe. Sam Bonham was the assistant editor.

From Newscast at 2022-07-26 21:28:00

Monkeypox Health Alert (p0cp6f54.mp3)

A global health emergency is declared, so how worried should we be? Adam is joined in the studio by the BBC’s James Gallagher and Dr Rosamund Lewis from the World Health Organisation, to discuss the global outbreak of Monkeypox and how the world can get it under control. Also, there’s a warning today that parts of England may face drought conditions if the hot weather persists without rain. Anglian Water’s Regan Harris talks us through how to save water at home and what companies are doing to prepare for shortages. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Cordelia Hemming and Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-07-26 00:06:00

Our Next Prime Minister (p0cp169v.mp3)

We're backstage at the Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss Tory leadership debate. Adam, Chris and Alex talk it all through... Today's Newscast was made by Chris Flynn. Emma Crowe was the technical producer. Sam Bonham was the assistant editor.

From Newscast at 2022-07-22 17:58:00

They Think It’s All Dover (p0cnjw2l.mp3)

There's a "critical incident" at the English port and holidaymakers are queuing for hours and hours. The BBC’s Katy Austin is in Dover to explain what's going on. Adam chats to Jeremy Spake, star of nineties "docudrama" "Airport", and travel podcaster, Lisa Francesca Nand, about the state of air travel this summer. And we dip into our sister podcast, Ukrainecast, to hear about the grain deal struck between Ukraine and Russia. Today’s Newscast was made by Alix Pickles and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-07-21 22:14:00

Industial Action Man (p0cnd5pc.mp3)

Adam, Chris and Alex question the general secretary of the RMT union, Mick Lynch, about the next round of rail strikes. They also look back on the careers of Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss and bring up a couple of moments the candidates for PM might prefer to forget. This edition of Newscast was made by Chris Flynn. The assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-07-20 21:58:00

Two Blue (p0cn4cd6.mp3)

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak go head to head in the race to be prime minister, after Penny Mordaunt was knocked out of the Conservative leadership contest. Adam and Chris are joined by Charlotte Ivers, political correspondent at Times Radio, to profile the two candidates. Also, Greg James tells Adam why he’s been kicked off the Radio 1 Breakfast show. This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-07-19 21:26:00

40.3C (p0cmw9wk.mp3)

The UK has recorded its hottest-ever temperature, so BBC weather presenter, Matt Taylor, is back in the studio to talk through the impact of this extreme heat. A major incident is declared after a number of fires break out in London and beyond. Fire consultant, Andy Elliot, explains what it’s like fighting the flames on the front line. And, there are now three remaining contestants in the battle to become the next PM. Chris explains who could go through to the final vote. This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate and Clare Williamson, with Chris Flynn, and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Rohan Madison. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham. Credit: Britain’s Next Prime Minister: The ITV Debate

From Newscast at 2022-07-18 22:32:00

The Heatwave (p0cmnn1c.mp3)

The UK experiences one of its hottest days on record, with a high of 38.1C recorded in Suffolk. Adam is joined by BBC Weather presenter Matt Taylor and Dimitri Zenghelis, from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change, to discuss this record-breaking weather. And Tom Tugendhat has been knocked out of the Tory leadership race. Adam and Alex go through the results from the latest round of voting. This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate and Clare Williamson, with Alix Pickles and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-07-15 20:10:00

Forecast (p0cm6g1c.mp3)

A national emergency is declared as the UK faces a record-breaking heatwave. The Sunday Times health editor Shaun Lintern and rail expert Anna-Jane Hunter assess how the NHS and railways will cope if temperatures reach 40C next week. And Adam discusses the US Capitol riot hearings with the BBC’s Anthony Zurcher and Alex Holder, director of Unprecedented. The documentary about President Trump has been used as evidence by the House of Representatives committee investigating what happened that day. This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Phil Marzouk and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-07-14 22:26:00

Chat Hancock (p0cm0wlh.mp3)

Matt Hancock is in the studio to talk about why he’s backing Rishi Sunak to be the next leader of the Conservative Party, as Suella Braverman exits the race. Adam, Chris, and Victoria also discuss why and how Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt has become the bookie’s favourite. And we talk to the former health secretary about the pressures on the NHS and what it was like to be in government at the height of the pandemic.

From Newscast at 2022-07-13 22:56:00

Six pack (p0clry8t.mp3)

Half a dozen Tory leadership candidates remain. As the number of candidates in the race to be the next PM is reduced, Chris looks at who’s in front, and who could pick up votes in the next few days. Also, Laura is back in the studio to chat about her latest Panorama: The Downfall of Boris Johnson.’ And the BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan talks us through the political crisis in Sri Lanka. This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn, Ivana Davidovic and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-07-12 21:31:00

Contesting Times (p0clh3rz.mp3)

Eight candidates remain in the Conservative race to be Prime Minister. Adam and Chris discuss those who have made it through to the first round of voting. Panorama producer, Hannah O’Grady, and BBC Security Correspondent, Gordon Corera, talk through the findings of a new investigation about the behaviour of the SAS in Afghanistan. And, is football coming home? Sports presenter, Jacqui Oatley, chats through England’s 8-0 win over Norway in the Women’s Euros 2022. This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-07-11 22:22:00

11-ish Horse Race (p0cl8y73.mp3)

It's sweltering in Westminster... and the Conservative leadership race is hotting up too. Adam is joined by Chris and Alex, as well as Nick Timothy, who ran Theresa May’s campaign back in 2016, to talk about the timetable to become the next PM and the long list of candidates jockeying for position. And the Met Office has issued an extreme weather warning for this weekend. Professor Hannah Cloke, a natural hazards researcher at the University of Reading, gives us her tips how to keep cool in the heatwave. Today's Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg, Chris Flynn and Alix Pickles. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-07-08 18:06:00

Sir Clear Starmer (p0cksfm2.mp3)

The Labour Leader is cleared by police over Durham lockdown beers. And the former chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has launched his bid to be the leader of the Conservative party. Adam is joined by the Guardian’s Jess Elgot and the Spectator’s Katy Balls for a politics roundup. Japan’s former prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has been shot and killed while giving a campaign speech. We talk through the legacy of the country’s longest-serving leader with the BBC’s Mariko Oi. And Professor Brian Cox is in the studio to talk about his new tour, black holes and climate change. This edition on Newscast was made by Chris Flynn and Alix Pickles. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-07-07 22:31:00

Them’s the Breaksitcast (p0ckm7qb.mp3)

Boris Johnson has resigned but says he will stay on as caretaker prime minister until a new leader of the Conservative Party is chosen. Adam, Chris and Emma reflect on a momentous day in Westminster and discuss who could be in the running to succeed him. Conservative MP Bim Afolami is also in the studio to explain why he resigned as a vice-chairman of the party this week. This edition of Newscast was made by Chris Flynn and Miranda Slade. The assistant editors were Alison Gee and Sam Bonham. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-07-07 14:07:00

Boris Johnson resigns (p0ckgmrd.mp3)

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson quits as Conservative leader. He’s said a “herd instinct” at Westminster rejected his bid to stay on. But a growing number of Tory MPs say he has to leave No 10 now rather than wait. Laura and Chris join Adam to discuss what it all means. This edition of Newscast was made by Alison Gee and Sam Bonham. The technical producer is Emma Crowe. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

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

Resignationcast (Gove sacked) (p0ckcglm.mp3)

The Levelling Up Secretary, Micheal Gove, is removed by Boris Johnson, and the Attorney General, Suella Braverman, says she will stand for the party leadership. On another extraordinary night in Westminster, Adam and Chris are joined by former-Boris Johnson adviser, Will Walden, to talk it all through. This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-07-06 20:19:00

Resignationcast (Part 3) (p0ck9wy9.mp3)

What is going on in No 10 Downing St right now? As more ministers quit and pressure grows on Boris Johnson to resign, Adam is joined by Chris, Vicki and Alex to talk through the latest. This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Alix Pickles and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producers were Emma Crowe and Joe Leates. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-07-06 00:36:00

Resignationcast (Part 2) (p0ck2zns.mp3)

Can Boris Johnson survive? In our second emergency Newscast of the night, Adam, Vicki and Chris discuss the latest comings and goings in Westminster. And, Will Walden, ex-Johnson aide, joins to talk it all through too. This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-07-05 19:42:00

Resignationcast (p0ck1qq7.mp3)

Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid quit Boris Johnson's cabinet. In the first emergency Newscast tonight, Adam and Chris chew over the latest news and talk through what could happen next. This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-07-04 20:34:00

Fuel Stop (p0cjvtxz.mp3)

More than a dozen protesters have been arrested for driving too slowly during demonstrations over rising fuel prices. The BBC’s Katy Austin steers Adam and Chris through what’s been happening. Branwen Jeffreys is back on the podcast to explain why rising food prices are changing what’s on the menu in the school canteen. And ahead of his Mastermind appearance, Adam gets quizzed on his specialist subject by Bond villain David Meyer. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Cordelia Hemming, Alix Pickles and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-07-01 19:00:00

Omicron and On (p0cjdzj7.mp3)

Should we be worried about the rise in Covid infections? Adam is joined in the studio by Newscast regular, the BBC’s James Gallagher. Political correspondent Ione Wells gives us the latest from Westminster following allegations that Chris Pincher groped two men. He’s now been suspended as a Tory MP. And Dragons’ Den star and entrepreneur Steven Bartlett talks to Adam about podcasting with Matt Hancock and his love of musicals. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Daniel Wittenberg, Cordelia Hemming and Alix Pickles. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-06-30 22:34:00

No Pact (p0cj7qk9.mp3)

The Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran says there’ll be no election pact with the Labour Party. As the Nato summit comes to an end, she talks to Adam, Emma Vardy and Sima Kotecha about defence spending. Also, octopuses, jellyfish and surfing are on the table. This edition of Newscast was made by Chris Flynn. The assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-06-29 21:14:00

There’s Summit about Nato (p0chyswl.mp3)

The defensive alliance strengthens its defences and invites Finland and Sweden to join. Adam is joined by Katya and BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner, who are covering the organisation's summit in Madrid. And You, Me and the Big C producer Mike Holt is also on to celebrate the life of Dame Deborah James. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn, Alix Pickles and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Cassie Galpin. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-06-28 21:36:00

Ghislaine Maxwell Sentenced (p0chpf5y.mp3)

Breaking news on the pod as Ghislaine Maxwell is sentenced to twenty years in prison. Also as Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon proposes 19 October 2023 as the date for another referendum on independence, Adam is joined by Chris and BBC Scotland Editor James Cook. And the first results from the 2021 census have been released today! Professor Jane Falkingham from the University of Southampton pores over the details. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Cordelia Hemming, Chris Flynn and Alix Pickles. The technical producers were Ben Andrews and Cassie Galpin. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-06-27 20:43:00

G7-Force (p0chhcxq.mp3)

World leaders meeting Bavaria promise to support Ukraine for “as long as it takes”. Adam chats to Chris, who's interviewed the PM there, and Vicki, back in Westminster, about what’s been discussed so far. Meanwhile, there has been a deadly airstrike on a crowded shopping centre in the city of Kremenchuk. Ukrainecast’s Vitaly Shevchenko has an update on the situation on the ground. And it may have been the biggest music weekend of the year, but Adam didn’t manage to watch any of Glastonbury... so Radio 1’s Jack Saunders gives him some tips for what to catch up on. Today’s Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Chris Flynn and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Frank McWeeny. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-06-24 21:11:00

Dowden and Out (p0ch1h1f.mp3)

Oliver Dowden quits as Conservative Party chairman after the Tories lose two by-elections. Adam, Chris and Alex are joined by Will Walden, former advisor to Boris Johnson, to discuss the prime minister’s political future. Also, the US top court ends the constitutional right to abortion. Sarah Smith is in Washington to explain what this means for millions of women in the country. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Cordelia Hemming and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-06-23 22:04:00

Brexit and by-elections (p0cgv9km.mp3)

Six years after the UK voted to leave the EU, Adam and Victoria Derbyshire speak to one of Brexit’s orchestrators, Nigel Farage. The former politician gives his views on whether it’s been a success. Chris Mason and pollster Chris Curtis from Opinium also join to speak about what the results of the by-elections in Wakefield and in Tiverton and Honiton might mean. This edition of Newscast was made by Chris Flynn. The assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-06-22 20:52:00

Earthquake in Afghanistan (p0cgkh6c.mp3)

Adam is joined by Lyse Doucet and Sayed Rahman from the International Rescue Committee, who’s in Kabul, after an earthquake killed at least 1,000 people and injured 1,500 in eastern Afghanistan. Also, the polio virus has been detected in London’s sewers. Fergus explains all. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-06-21 21:29:00

Trainstopping (p0cg9r87.mp3)

The biggest train strike in 30 years has disrupted travel for millions. Simon Jack and Anna-Jane Hunter, a former Network Rail director, join Adam to discuss the prospect of further disruption over the summer, and not just on the rails. And BBC Sport’s Jane Dougall takes us through the latest decision to ban transgender players from women’s international rugby, while rugby league’s governing body considers its inclusion policies. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producers were Cassie Galpin and Ash Taylor. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-06-20 22:40:00

Happy 5th Birthdaycast! (p0cg447j.mp3)

The biggest rail strikes in 30 years are going ahead after last-minute talks went nowhere. Chris and Laura are back with Adam to think through what it means for passengers and the government. They’re also here to mark the podcast’s birthday with a look at what’s next in the UK’s relations with Europe, plus a trip down Brexitcast memory lane. And a newer friend of the podcast, the BBC’s disinformation reporter Marianna Spring also joins us to talk about her Panorama documentary looking at the role social media played in the murder of a 13-year-old boy called Olly. Today’s Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Cordelia Hemming and Alix Pickes. The technical producers were Dave O’Neill and Cassie Galpin. The assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-06-17 18:00:00

Running Up That Chart (p0cfn680.mp3)

Zoe Ball reacts to Kate Bush’s return to number one and the possibility that the UK might host next year’s Eurovision. We reopen the "Newscast Travel Desk" after Gatwick airport announces it will cut some summer flights, with the help of BBC transport correspondent, Katy Austin. And playwright, James Graham, explains the political backdrop to his new crime drama "Sherwood". Today’s Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg, with Miranda Slade and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham. Email Newscast@bbc.co.uk with your questions and comments. You can also send us a message or voice note via WhatsApp to +44 0330 123 9480.

From Newscast at 2022-06-16 21:58:00

An ‘odious position’ (p0cfh74x.mp3)

We speak exclusively to Sir Alex Allan, who resigned as the PM’s ethics advisor in 2020, about the resignation of his successor Lord Geidt. He tells Adam and Vicki that he’s “really upset” about the situation, and in an unexpected turn, reveals his love for cult rock band the Grateful Dead. There’s analysis from Chris and BBC Breakfast business journalist Nina Warhurst in the studio, as well as a look at interest rates as they reach their highest point since 2009. This edition of Newscast was made by Chris Flynn. The assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-06-15 21:06:00

Geidt Outta Here (p0cf5pmw.mp3)

Adam and Vicki react to the sudden news that Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser Lord Geidt has quit. They’re joined by home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani and former Supreme Court judge Lord Sumption, who gives his view on the resignation, as well as the cancellation of the first flight to Rwanda that was due to deport asylum seekers. And weather presenter Tomasz Schafernaker invites a sweaty Adam into the brand new BBC News TV studio to give us our very own forecast. Today’s Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Chris Flynn, Cordelia Hemming and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-06-14 21:55:00

Grenfell: Five Years On (p0cdxzbp.mp3)

Remembering the 72 people who died... We mark the anniversary with Victoria Derbyshire, who reported at Grenfell Tower in west London five years ago. And Adam is joined by Chris and Dominic Casciani to talk through the government’s first flight due to take asylum seekers to Rwanda, after a load of legal challenges. Today’s Newscast was made by Miranda Slade and Cordelia Hemming plus Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-06-13 21:26:00

Brexitcast (p0cdqyd0.mp3)

Adam, Chris and Katya are back talking Brexit on the day that the UK reveals plans to ditch parts of EU deal. And Jacqui Wakefield, from Panorama, describes what it was like to work undercover as a receptionist in a GP surgery for her latest investigation. Today’s Newscast was made by Miranda Slade and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editors were Sam Bonham and Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-06-10 19:38:00

Jurassic World Service (p0cd8n6y.mp3)

The dinosaur expert on the latest film, palaeontologist Steve Brusatte, tells Adam he thinks the feathered ones are the scariest. And actor Damian Lewis is on the pitch telling Adam all about this year’s Soccer Aid. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Miranda Slade and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-06-09 22:12:00

Angela Rayner (p0cd2tm3.mp3)

Labour’s deputy leader, Angela Rayner, says she sometimes wishes Keir Starmer would "put some more welly into it" to make the public love him as much as she does. She also talks to Adam, Jo Coburn and Emma Vardy about why she’s so confident she and the labour leader won’t be fined for having beer and a curry in Durham last year. And Chris Mason has been in Blackpool where the prime minister announced plans to allow benefits to be put towards mortgages. This edition of Newscast was made by Chris Flynn. The assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-06-08 21:37:00

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (p0ccsvgs.mp3)

A Newscast travel and transport special! Adam is joined by travel expert Simon Calder to discuss whether we’re in for a summer of disruption on the railways after the RMT union announced three days of nationwide strike action later this month. Also, Edmund King, president of the AA, assesses how the jump in petrol prices will impact drivers. And holidaymaker Sheila Money recounts her unexpected four-day journey from Cyprus to London after flight delays and cancellations left her and her family sleeping on the airport floor. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Miranda Slade and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-06-08 21:04:00

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (p0ccsm4t.mp3)

A Newscast travel and transport special! Adam is joined by travel expert Simon Calder to discuss whether we’re in for a summer of disruption on the railways after the RMT union announced three days of nationwide strike action later this month. Also, Edmund King, president of the AA, assesses how the jump in petrol prices will impact drivers. And holidaymaker Sheila Money recounts her unexpected four-day journey from Cyprus to London after flight delays and cancellations left her and her family sleeping on the airport floor. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Miranda Slade and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-06-07 21:43:00

Johnsonwards (p0ccjcxy.mp3)

The prime minister says it’s time to draw a line under Partygate. Adam and Chris are joined by former Downing Street chief of staff, Gavin Barwell, to discuss how Boris Johnson continues in office after he survived an attempt by some Tory MPs to oust him. Also, Countdown’s Susie Dent ruminates on what the collective noun for 148 rebel MPs might be. And, Justin Rowlatt tells us about how he celebrated his birthday at the Bonn climate conference, which looks to lay the groundwork for COP27 in Egypt later this year. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Cordelia Hemming and Alix Pickles. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-06-07 00:37:00

Johnson and on (p0ccbfsr.mp3)

The prime minister wins vote but suffers large Tory rebellion. Adam, Chris, Vicki and Alex get together late on Monday night to talk it all through as Boris Johnson clings to power. Today's Newscast was made by Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-06-03 12:45:00

Ukrainecast: 100 Days of War (p0cbsw7t.mp3)

Thursday February 24th 2022 until today. In this special episode, the Ukrainecast team take you through some of the key moments in the Ukraine war. We thought you Newscasters would want to hear it too. It was made by some of the same team that makes Newscast: Phil Marzouk, Estelle Doyle and Emma Crowe. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-06-01 21:44:00

Depp Wins and the Jubilee Weekend (p0cbkmxp.mp3)

Johnny Depp has won his libel case against Amber Heard – he’s been awarded $15m in damages. Amber Heard has also won one of her counterclaims for defamation against her ex-husband and has been awarded $2m. The BBC’s Nomia Iqbal is outside the courtroom. Also, Newscast marks the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with Roman Kemp, who’s hosting the Party at the Palace this weekend, as he deliberates over the dress code. As the number of letters of no confidence in Boris Johnson tick up, Iain Dale and Ayesha Hazarika join Adam to assess whether Partygate has done permanent damage to the PM. And ahead of kick-off at Scotland v Ukraine, we hear from a Scotland fan and a Ukraine fan who are travelling to Hampden Park together for the World Cup play-off. Today's Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg, with Chris Flynn, Miranda Slade and Alix Pickles. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-05-31 21:40:00

Flightmare (p0cbc5jw.mp3)

Thousands of passengers caught up in half-term flight chaos. Adam discusses the delays and cancellations with Newscaster Anna Saunders and Rory Boland from Which?. And mathematician, Dr Hannah Fry talks to Adam about her new BBC documentary, "Making Sense of Cancer". Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Alix Pickles, Miranda Slade and Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-05-30 21:51:00

Snoozecast (p0cb2slk.mp3)

Dan Walker and Dr Michael Mosley are learning how to get a good night’s sleep. And Liverpool fan, Suzanne Gower, and Mathieu Zagrodski, from the University of Versailles, join Adam to discuss the chaotic scenes outside Saturday’s Champions League final in Paris. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Alix Pickles and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crow. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

From Newscast at 2022-05-27 19:00:00

Any Questions-cast? (p0c9k100.mp3)

Adam gets answers about the £400 energy grant that’s going to every household, as he moonlights on another legendary show. With the help of Simon Jack and Adam Shaw from BBC Money Box Live, he explains the details of the government's £15bn support package to help with soaring energy bills. Ahead of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, headliner Sigrid talks about Eurovision, her love of Abba, and the need for more female headliners at festivals. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Cordelia Hemming, Alix Pickles and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-05-26 22:46:00

Newscast! The Musical (p0c9cdzc.mp3)

One of our listeners has sent in a tribute to Chris Mason, Newscast star. Chief Secretary to the Treasury Simon Clarke joins Adam, Chris and Alex Forsyth to talk about the government’s decision to give every household a £400 discount on their energy bills. It’ll be partly funded by a windfall tax on oil and gas firms’ profits. Conservative MP Mark Harper, who’s calling for Boris Johnson to resign, explains why he believes it’s time for the party to choose its next leader. This episode of Newscast was made by Chris Flynn, Daniel Wittenberg and Miranda Slade. The assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2022-05-25 21:07:00

Sixty Pages of Gray (p0c94bs8.mp3)

After five months and nine days, the Sue Gray report into lockdown gatherings at Downing Street has finally arrived. Adam, Chris and Vicki pore over the details. Also, the BBC’s Sarah Smith is in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 young children and two adults have died in a shooting at a primary school. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Chris Flynn and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

From Newscast at 2022-05-24 20:15:00

Wine Time Fridays (p0c8thjc.mp3)

Insiders tell of packed lockdown parties at Downing Street. Laura is back in the studio to tell Adam about her Partygate Panorama scoop. And they’re joined by the BBC’s Dominic Casciani to chew over the questions facing the PM and the police. Footballer Troy Deeney discusses why he wants the government to diversify the school curriculum. And it’s not just a momentous day for Crossrail (which has now officially opened). The notorious Spaghetti Junction turns 50 today! Ed McCann, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, shares some facts about Britain’s most complex interchange. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Chris Flynn, Cordelia Hemming and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.