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Best UK podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best UK podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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Adam Fleming and the BBC’s politics team bring you the essential guide to the 2019 UK general election.
 
The Guardian's political editor Heather Stewart and political correspondent Jessica Elgot are joined every week by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the biggest stories in politics
 
Download the latest documentaries Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
 
REMAINIACS is a no flim flam Brexit podcast for everyone who knows that leaving the EU won't be un morceau de gateau. We're not sick of experts and we won't shut up and get over it. Presented by Dorian Lynskey of The Guardian with Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk, Naomi Smith of Best For Britain (personal capacity only!), Ros Taylor of the LSE (personal capacity only, again), Alex Andreou AKA @SturdyAlex, German-Nepalese journalist Nina Schick, actor Ingrid Oliver and scores of special guests. Fol ...
 
The weekly UK True Crime Podcast is the home of UK true crime. We examine lesser known UK cases in depth, talk to true crime authors, review products/shows and interview other experts in the field of UK True Crime to offer you the very best insight and analysis.
 
They Walk Among Us is an award-winning weekly UK true crime podcast covering a broad range of cases from the sinister to the surreal.
 
Nominated for the BEST TRUE-CRIME PODCAST award at the British Podcast Awards 2018, Murder Mile is a uniquely different UK true-crime podcast, presented as an audio guided walk of 300+ of London’s untold, unsolved and (often) forgotten murder cases, all within the West End.
 
Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies
 
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcasts every Tuesday and Friday.
 
The Guardian's Audio Long Reads podcasts are a selection of the Guardian’s long read articles which are published in the paper and online. It gives you the opportunity to get on with your day whilst listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer: in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more
 
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FT News Briefing
Daily
 
A rundown of the most important global business stories you need to know for the coming day, from the newsroom of the Financial Times. Available every weekday morning.
 
How To Fail With Elizabeth Day is a podcast that celebrates the things that haven’t gone right. Every week, a new interviewee explores what their failures taught them about how to succeed better.
 
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
 
Discussion and analysis of UK politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Presented by Sebastian Payne.
 
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Football Daily
Weekly+
 
The latest from the Premier League, EFL, European football and more!
 
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BBC Minute
Daily+
 
One minute of the world's most shareable news - updated every half an hour, 24/7
 
Nick Robinson talks about what’s really going on in British politics.
 
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Today in Focus
Daily
 
Hosted by Anushka Asthana, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, Today in Focus is The Guardian's daily podcast that takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday.
 
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Football Weekly
Weekly+
 
The Football Weekly pod squad bring you a twice-weekly dose of puns and punditry, news and analysis from the Premier League and beyond throughout the 2017-18 season
 
Elis James and John Robins with big laughs and top quality #content. Email: elisandjohn@bbc.co.uk #elisandjohn
 
The Runner's World podcast is your weekly dose of all things running, here to inform and entertain with unique interviews, news, advice, in-depth discussion and much, much more.
 
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The Edition
Weekly
 
The Spectator's flagship podcast featuring discussions and debates on the best features from the week's edition. Presented by Isabel Hardman and Lara Prendergast.
 
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FT News in Focus
Weekly+
 
News features and analysis from Financial Times reporters around the world. FT News in Focus is produced by Fiona Symon.
 
In 2007, The Football Ramble was born out of Luke Moore, Pete Donaldson, Marcus Speller and Jim Campbell’s passion for the most popular sport in the world and inability to take themselves too seriously. Since then the boys have come a very long way; from best-selling book to sold out live shows, The Football Ramble’s irreverent takes on football have clearly resonated with other fans of the sport. Now, The Football Ramble becomes Football Ramble Daily--featuring brand new shows and voices Mo ...
 
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The WIRED Podcast
Weekly
 
The award-winning WIRED UK Podcast with James Temperton and the rest of the team. Listen every week for the an informed and entertaining rundown of latest technology, science, business and culture news. New episodes every Friday.
 
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Coffee House Shots
Daily
 
Instant political analysis from the Spectator's top team of writers, including Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth, Isabel Hardman, Katy Balls, Alex Massie and many others.
 
The inside line on Brexit. Interviews with top politicians and commentators, analysis from the Telegraph’s Westminster team -- and the occasional musical interlude. Presented by Christopher Hope. Every Friday.
 
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Money Box
Weekly+
 
The latest news from the world of personal finance plus advice for those trying to make the most of their money.
 
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Test Match Special
Weekly+
 
Insight and analysis from the Test Match Special team - including interviews with top players and special features.
 
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Politics Weekly
Weekly
 
Political analysis from the Guardian and Observer's top journalists and commentators.
 
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LBC Election 2019
Weekly
 
From now until polling day, this is the podcast home for LBC election coverage. Over the campaign period, you’ll hear LBC presenters including Iain Dale, Shelagh Fogarty, Nick Ferrari, Eddie Mair and James O’Brien putting politicians and their policies under the spotlight.In addition to this, you’ll still get 2 episodes of 'For The Many’ and we’ll also bring you the infamous LBC listeners speaking directly with those fighting for power in what promises to be the most explosive election in de ...
 
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Economist Radio
Daily
 
The Economist was founded in 1843 "to throw white light on the subjects within its range". For more from The Economist visit http://shop.economist.com/collections/audio
 
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All Out Politics
Weekly
 
A weekly politics podcast presented by Adam Boulton. The Sky News political team provides in-depth context and analysis around the big issues in politics in the UK and beyond.
 
Discussion and analysis of UK politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Presented by Sebastian Payne.
 
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Law Pod UK
Weekly
 
Law Pod UK covers developments across all aspects of civil and public law in the United Kingdom. It is brought to you by the barristers at 1 Crown Office Row, and is presented by Rosalind English and Emma-Louise Fenelon.
 
The major talking points and post-match analysis from Redknapp, Henry, Carragher and Co following the big matches on Sky Sports
 
We delve into the nitty gritty of Brexit and try to make some sort of sense of it, bringing you episodes as and when you need them. We’ll be hearing from Britons and Europeans, Leavers and Remainers, politicians and ordinary people, economists, businessmen, lawyers, researchers, campaigners and many more about what Brexit means for them, for the UK and for the EU, how it might work – and how it might not. It will be a podcast that can’t get enough of experts ... and we want to hear from you too.
 
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6 Minute English
Monthly
 
Learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations with the BBC. A weekly instruction manual for saying or doing something in English is published every Thursday.
 
Our editors and correspondents give their authoritative take on the markets, the economy and the world of business. Published every Tuesday on Economist Radio.
 
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House of Rugby
Weekly
 
James Haskell and Alex Payne and special guests do their best to discuss anything but rugby. Subscribe free to get a new episode every Wednesday. The UK's No1 rugby show, brought to you by JOE.
 
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CakeWatch
Monthly+
 
Steve - @guitarmoog - and Chris - @ottocrat - investigate cakeism: the philosophy of having your cake and eating it, as preached and practised by the British government in its approach to Brexit. Each week, we explore the latest developments as we head towards Brexit and spend time wading through the weeds from the perspective of two long-standing Brussels and UK government insiders. Our aim: to inform you, our listeners, about EU realities and so, hopefully, to equip you to spot lies and to ...
 
Elis James chews over the week's football in the company of former Wales internationals Danny Gabbidon and Iwan Roberts.
 
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IGN UK Podcast
Weekly
 
Hear the magic that happens when all members of the IGN UK team run head first at each other to chat about video games, movies, TV shows and weird things they've put in their mouths.
 
Matt Chorley and a selection of leading Times writers and columnists give their perspective on major national and international stories. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/
 
In these tumultuous political times, does anyone know where it's all heading? Join Channel 4 News' Political Editor Gary Gibbon and guests as they thrash out the possibilities.
 
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6 Minute Grammar
Weekly
 
Learn English grammar in six minutes. Every Tuesday join two of our presenters and learn a new key area of grammar.Our presenters include Finn, Emma, Rob, Neil, Sophie & Alice.
 
Reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.
 
A comedy podcast about hip hop presented by award winning comedian Romesh Ranganathan. Edited by James Torrance. Co-produced by RangaBee Productions and Mr Box (mrbox.tv) www.romeshranganathan.co.uk/podcast
 
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This is Part One of Six of Sulphuric: the true story of serial killer John George Haigh. On Monday 28th February 1949, 39 year old John George Haigh; an amiable and smartly-dressed director of an engineering firm sat in interview room three of Chelsea Police Station, assisting the police with the disappearance of his friend Mrs Henrietta Durand ...…
 
Matt Bevington speaks to Shelagh Fogarty about the Liberal Democrats, ahead of the 2019 general election. Jo Swinson was excluded from the ITV leaders debate, but are there advantages to that? What are the Lib Dems' chances of doing well in the election?By The UK in a Changing Europe
 
Heather Stewart is joined by Ayesha Hazarika, Paul Harrison and Will Jennings to pick apart the ITV debate. Plus, Rowena Mason calls in from the Tory battlebus and Peter Walker reports from the Green party’s manifesto launch. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspodBy The Guardian
 
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn survived their first head-to-head encounter but neither candidate to be prime minister scored major points or made much headway. Plus, we discuss the manifestos from the Liberal Democrats and Labour and where the opposition parties sit in the campaign. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Robert Shrimsley, Laura Hu ...…
 
A traffic warden discovers a man stabbed to death in a parked car. Scotland Yard struggle to find any clues that would link a suspect to the scene. A month later they receive a call from a headteacher at a college around 70 miles away. Police were told the victim could have been killed as part of an initiation test for the special air service. ...…
 
Some of us here at the IGN UK office spend more time than is healthy - both professionally and medically - talking about Football Manager. That's why we've finally given into our desires and created a spin-off podcast all about the newest game in the series, Football Manager 2020. Welcome to It's Football Day, our twice-monthly show all about t ...…
 
Ultra adventurer, Anna McNuff, joins us once again on the RWUK podcast, but this time to talk about her incredible 2000 mile barefoot run down the length of Great Britain. This sparks a chat about barefoot running (and we'd like to hear from you too if that's your thing; podcast@runnersworld.co.uk) and then Ben and Rick rejoice in some of your ...…
 
In September 1992, life was good for newly married Bob Wignall and his wife Sandra, as they strolled in the woods by their home on a beautiful autumn evening. But Bob was unaware that convicted murderer Terry Bewley was having an affair with his wife. And that Bewley was waiting for Bob in the woods.... Sources https://totalcrime.co.uk/real-lif ...…
 
There should be a distinction between AI and algorithms being tools for lawyers as opposed to lawyers and laws being the tools for the use of AI. The huge emancipatory opportunities offered by technology could be lost if we don’t get on top of it and allow it to overtake us, as we subject ourselves to all its processes. Rosalind English talks t ...…
 
Veteran political analyst Professor John Curtice and Professor Matthew Goodwin of the University of Kent tell Gary Gibbon their predictions for this general election. Curtice is also a senior fellow of the UK in a Changing Europe research unit, where we sit down to record this week's podcast.By Channel 4 News
 
We have another FT podcast to share. With FT Politics: UK Election Countdown, you can keep up with the twists and turns of the December 12 poll. The first week of the election did not go to plan for the Conservatives, as their campaign was beset by gaffes and mistakes. Can Boris Johnson get back on track? Is Labour pleased with how its campaign ...…
 
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and George Elek discuss Pochettino, Mourinho and Spurs, Elis James’s Wales wonderland, Euro 2020 draw confusion and swapping Europa League for Barnsley. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypodBy The Guardian
 
With Fraser Nelson and Katy Balls. Presented by James Forsyth.By The Spectator
 
Drop into BBC Minute every half an hour, 24/7, for the biggest news, sport, technology, health, science, social media and business stories; all in 60 secondsBy BBC World Service
 
Domestic abuse in Russia is endemic with thousands of women dying at the hands of their partners every year. Despite this a controversial law was passed in 2017, which scrapped prison sentences for first-time abusers. Beatings that do not cause broken bones or concussion are now treated as administrative offences rather than crimes. As one acti ...…
 
Can technology look after us? We discuss robot carers being introduced into social care.By BBC Radio
 
Hei og velkommen to another episode of On The Continent! Lars Sivertsen joins Andy and Luke this week to discuss some fallout from the European qualifiers, and look ahead to the return of the European domestic game. We begin with discussing Gareth Bale's latest troubles at Real Madrid, after the flying of the ill-advised 'Wales, Golf, Madrid' f ...…
 
After petrol subsidies were slashed, protests of surprising ferocity have flared up across the country—and neither the government nor the demonstrators seem to be backing down. The illicit trade in rhinoceros horn threatens the animals’ survival, but scientists have come up with a convincing fake that could collapse the market. And the surprisi ...…
 
Sheffield United host Manchester United on Sunday - live on 5Live Premier League Sunday at 4:30. So Steve Crossman went to Yorkshire to spend some time with the surprise team from the Championship who sit fifth in the Premier League. We hear from defender Jack O'Connell on boxing and yoga, from Chris Wilder on his love of bobble hats, and strik ...…
 
This selection of economics must-reads from the last six months take on capitalism, inequality, trade, AI, the law and more. Martin Wolf tells Frederick Studemann about the books we should all be reading this winter. Contributors: Frederick Studemann, literary editor and Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator. Producer: Persis Love For inform ...…
 
We discuss robot carers being introduced into social care, and teach you vocabulary.By BBC Radio
 
Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale delve into the latest election campaign developments, including the ITV leaders debate, the CCHQ factchecking farrago and trawl over the entrails of the ‘Camelgate’ scandal. Smut quota: LowishBy LBC
 
England began their two test series with New Zealand, winning the toss and batting first, making 241-4 by the close.Joe Denly made 74, Rory Burns 52 and Ben Stokes is 67 not out. New England opener, Dominic Sibley scored 22.We review the day with Jonathan Agnew, Steve Finn and Mark Ramprakash. Plus interviews with Rory Burns and Neil Wagner.Als ...…
 
The US ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, turns against Donald Trump in an explosive impeachment testimony, Saudi Arabia marginalises global banks in the final stage of Saudi Aramco’s flotation process and GM sues rival Fiat Chrysler, claiming FCA bribed officials of the UAW union during bargaining talks with GM. Plus, the FT’s Alistair Gra ...…
 
On the day of Labour’s manifesto launch, economics editor Larry Elliott and financial editor Nils Pratley discuss the party’s radical plans to nationalise key British industries. Plus Max Rushden on the return of Jose Mourinho to the Premier League. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus…
 
The Liberal Democrats launch their manifesto in a North London nightclub and Boris Johnson says he wants to change National Insurance rules.Producers: Emma Close and Nick RotherhamEditor: Dino SofosBy BBC Radio 5 live
 
How does José Mourinho transform Tottenham Hotspur? And will he win trophies for the north London club? Mark Chapman is joined by the former Tottenham midfielder Michael Brown, former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher, ex Liverpool and England defender Stephen Warnock and Oliver Kay from The Athletic.Darren Fletcher reveals that afte ...…
 
Tim Bale speaks to talkRadio's Mike Graham, following the leaders' debate on ITV between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, looking at who performed the best. Tim Bale said it's unclear who really won the debate, as neither leader shone.By The UK in a Changing Europe
 
In today’s episode, we look at the fallout from those TV debates and the warning to CCHQ Press Office over their Fact Check Twitter account. We also look at the Lib Dem manifesto launch which includes frequent flyer levy’s and Boris Johnson's pledge over national insurance contributions.By LBC
 
Guardian — Heather Stewart is joined by Ayesha Hazarika, Paul Harrison and Will Jennings to pick apart the ITV debate. Plus, Rowena Mason calls in from the Tory battlebus and Peter Walker reports from the Green party’s manifesto launch. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
From comic books to Dinky Toys, costume jewellery to milk bottles, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to collecting. But where should you buy and how to be sure you’re getting a good price, whether you're buying or selling? Paul Lewis is joined by Roo Irvine from Kilcreggan Antiques shop in Argyle and Bute. She's also an expert on BBC's Ant ...…
 
Virtual reality continues to make people sick. Will the technology ever take off and is it designed for women? Leo Murray, from “Riding Sunbeams”, on using solar power to propel future commuter journeys. Also, how slippery toilets could reduce water-use. Alok Jha hosts Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audi ...…
 
With Isabel Hardman and James Forsyth. Presented by Cindy Yu.By The Spectator
 
The American administration’s shifting position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank will have little immediate effect—but may end up sharply crimping hopes for a Palestinian state. The first debate ahead of Britain’s general election didn’t leave much room for the two main candidates to get past canned talking points. And how high-end gin i ...…
 
Jonathan Agnew is joined by Steve Finn at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, the day before the first Test against New Zealand. We hear from England captain Joe Root, on England's 'reset' approach to Test cricket, and new opener Dom Sibley says how he dreamed about playing for England after watching the first day of the 2005 Ashes Test as a 10 year ...…
 
*SEASON FINALE KLAXON* I mean...where does the time go? A minute ago it was summer and now here I am posting the final episode of Season Six and it's a mere 24 shopping days left until Christmas. Sheesh. But what a pleasure I have in store for you! She comes in the form of the ICONIC Jane Garvey: broadcaster extraordinaire, host of Radio 4's Wo ...…
 
Boris Johnson narrowly beats rival Jeremy Corbyn in a high-stakes televised duel, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, a current White House official, testifies that Donald Trump made an ‘improper” demand in a July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president, and the US National Transportation Safety Board says the main cause of a fatal acciden ...…
 
Gary Lewin has been at the forefront of physiotherapy and medical care in football for over 30 years. The former Arsenal, West Ham and England physiotherapist joins Luke Moore to discuss his experiences in the game, from his time under George Graham and Arsene Wenger up to setting up his own private clinic this year. In this exclusive interview ...…
 
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn survived their first head-to-head encounter but neither candidate to be prime minister scored major points or made much headway. Plus, we discuss the manifestos from the Liberal Democrats and Labour and where the opposition parties sit in the campaign. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Robert Shrimsley, Laura Hu ...…
 
Rachel Humphreys reports on her time in Fairbourne, which will be dismantled by 2045 due to rising sea levels, while Sandra Laville looks at why flooding and the climate crisis should be a key issue in the general election. And Lily Kuo on the Hong Kong protesters still inside the Polytechnic University. Help support our independent journalism ...…
 
Alex and Mike are joined by the former European MVP and the current Harlequins Ladies captain, Rachael Burford to talk Haskell in the jungle, ask whether England could play the Six Nations without their Saracens players, and discuss England's Red Roses and their comeback win against France. Plus there's rats, spiders and kangaroos. Join the [Ho ...…
 
The prepared sound bites of the two protagonists were almost drowned out by the guffaws from the cynical audience. And then the BBC's top hacks foraged for facts through the manifesto of the Green Party (for England and Wales).Producers: Emma Close, Franki Tobi and Rianna Croxfrod Editor: Dino SofosBy BBC Radio 5 live
 
Steve Crossman, John Murray, Harry Redknapp, Chris Waddle, Guillem Balague, Nihal Arthanayake and Ben Haines discuss the sudden sacking of Mauricio Pochettino and debate who would be the right fit for Spurs.By BBC Radio 5 live
 
With Isabel Hardman and Katy Balls. Presented by James Forsyth.By The Spectator
 
Ahead of the UK’s general election, party leaders courted businesses at the annual conference of the Confederation of British Industry. We ask the CBI’s chief economist Rain Newton-Smith what attendees made of their proposals. Also, Scott Kupor of Andreessen Horowitz reveals the secrets of success in the world of venture capitalism. And, why th ...…
 
Ahead of the UK’s general election, party leaders courted businesses at the annual conference of the Confederation of British Industry. We ask the CBI’s chief economist Rain Newton-Smith what attendees made of their proposals. Also, Scott Kupor of Andreessen Horowitz reveals the secrets of success in the world of venture capitalism. And, why th ...…
 
Matt Chorley takes you behind-the-scenes with three people who know what it is really like trying to win the nation's vote. Polly Mackenzie was a policy adviser to Nick Clegg, and now runs the Demos think tank. She explains how a manifesto is written, and the pitfalls of party democracy. James Johnson was Theresa May’s Downing Street pollster a ...…
 
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