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Laura Kuenssberg and Katya Adler join Adam Fleming and Chris Mason for some geeky gossip about Brexit from Westminster and Brussels (warning: there may be some biscuit chat).

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Truss Issues

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 34:30

The Foreign Secretary Liz Truss sets out new legislation to rewrite parts of the post-Brexit trade deal. Adam and Katya chew over how the European Union might respond. Also, Alex Baker, chair of England's most successful LGBT football club, Stonewall FC, explains the significance of professional footballer Jake Daniels' decision to come out as openly gay. And, Gordon Corera shows Adam around a new app designed to spot social-networking spies. 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.

Stormont Stalemate

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 32:20

The prime minister has been in Northern Ireland to try to resolve the power-sharing crisis. Adam is joined by Chris Mason in Belfast, and Prof Katy Hayward from the think tank UK in a Changing Europe, to discuss the crisis over the Brexit deal. Also, Professor Hazel Smith from SOAS tells us what the North Korean health system is like after more than a million people there are believed to have caught Covid-19. 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.

Vardy v Rooney

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 33:06

Half-time analysis of the “Wagatha Christie” trial. Abi Clarke, host of 5 Live's Wagatha Christie podcast, dissects the latest developments in Rebekah Vardy's libel case against Coleen Rooney, with BBC football correspondent John Murray commentating on the most dramatic moments so far. Legendary pop master Ken Bruce joins us from Turin, where he previews the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, along with Russia editor (and Eurovision superfan) Steve Rosenberg. And BBC political correspondent Ione Wells chats about nuclear power, gridlock in the Northern Ireland Assembly, and potential job cuts in the civil service. Today's Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Alix Pickles, Cordelia Hemming and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

'A culture of entitlement'

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 29:36

Labour MP for Walthamstow Stella Creasy tells Adam, Chris and Alex about experiencing sexual harassment at university and threats of rape. She also explains why she thinks MPs should get full maternity cover. Also, Ireland's Minister for European Affairs Thomas Byrne explains what's at stake with the Northern Ireland Protocol. This edition of Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg, Chris Flynn and Miranda Slade. The assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

Protocol The Whole Thing Off?

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 36:36

Brussels and London at odds over the post-Brexit treaty for Northern Ireland. Adam is joined by Vicki Young and Katya, to mull over the potential consequences. Also, after BBC podcaster Deborah James' cancer research fundraising passed £3 million, we talk through the diagnosis and treatment of bowel cancer with Fergus and Gemma Savory, who was diagnosed with stage three of the disease when she was 30. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Chris Flynn and Cordelia Hemming. The Technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

The Prince's Speech

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 32:20

Charles steps in for the Queen, setting out the government's agenda. Adam is joined by Chris, as well as former BBC royal correspondent, Jenny Bond, to talk pomp, pageantry and legislation. Also..…….. The BBC's Colin Paterson and Liz Lake, co-writer and producer of TV drama "Footballers' Wives", discuss day one of the so-called "Wagatha Christie" trial. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Miranda Slade and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

Beer Today, Gone Tomorrow?

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 36:48

Sir Keir Starmer says he'll quit if he's fined for breaking lockdown rules… Adam chews over the Labour leader's predicament with Chris, who's having a busy first day in the job as BBC political editor. They also discuss the news that the Queen won't be at the State Opening of Parliament – the first time she's missed it since 1963. Also… the BBC's Chris Page joins us from Belfast to give us the latest on the stalemate in Stormont. And… Professor Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, author of The Red Mirror: Putin's Leadership and Russia's Insecure Identity, tells us why Victory Day is such a big deal in Russia. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Cordelia Hemming and Alix Pickles. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

Electioncast 2022 Part 2

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 28:08

Boris Johnson admits it was a tough night for the Tories as they lost hundreds of seats. Chris Curtis, the head of political polling at Opinium Research, joins Adam and Laura to run through the results and what it all means. Also, Durham police are investigating whether Sir Keir Starmer broke lockdown rules when he drank beer in an MP's office last year. They originally said no offence had occurred but they've now received "significant new information". And the convenience store chain McColls has gone into administration, putting 16,000 jobs at risk. Dr Sarah Montano from the University of Birmingham Business School explains what's gone wrong. This edition of Newscast was made by Alison Gee, Chris Flynn and Cordelia Hemming. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

Electioncast 2022

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 22:08

We stayed up all night so you didn't have to... Adam, Laura and Chris get together first thing in the morning to figure out what happened in the election results overnight and what it all means. This morning's Newscast was made by Sam Bonham. Emma Crowe was the technical director. Jonathan Aspinwall was the editor.

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Inflation Nation

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 29:37

Interest rates rise as the Bank of England warns we're facing a “sharp economic slowdown”... Adam is joined by Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, to discuss the state of the UK economy and the Bank's attempts to stem the pace of rising prices. Also… as the World Health Organization estimates that the Covid pandemic caused the deaths of nearly 15 million people around the world, Fergus Walsh and Natasha Loder from the Economist unpack the data. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Alix Pickles and Cordelia Hemming. The Technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

They Think it's Oil Over

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 34:31

The EU has proposed some of its toughest measures yet against Russia, including a total ban on oil imports. Adam is joined by Katya and energy expert (and friend of the podcast) Daniel Yergin, to explore how united member states are over the plan. Also… as promised, we preview the local elections in Scotland and Wales with BBC political editors Glenn Campbell and Felicity Evans. And the much-delayed and over-budget Crossrail project will finally open later this month. We speak to a man who has had a sneak preview of the new line, Philip Sherratt, editor of Modern Railways magazine. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Alix Pickles and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

"Who's Lorraine?"

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 34:43

Boris Johnson asks, Newscast answers... by profiling the ITV "legend" Lorraine Kelly. Also, a leak from the US Supreme Court suggests the national right to abortion could be overturned. North America Editor, Sarah Smith, joins Adam from the protests in Washington to discuss what the end of Roe v Wade could mean. And… we preview elections taking place across England and Northern Ireland on Thursday with Alex Forsyth, the BBC's Chris Page and Kelly Beaver, Chief Executive of Ipsos (Wales and Scotland elections preview coming tomorrow). Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Cordelia Hemming and Alix Pickles. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

Grand Slammed

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 29:56

Former tennis champion Boris Becker has been jailed over his bankruptcy. The BBC's tennis correspondent, Russell Fuller, joins Adam to discuss the ruling and the German star's fall from grace. Also…. businesswoman and Dragons' Den star, Deborah Meaden, tells us why she's campaigning to make the upcoming Jubilee bank holiday a permanent fixture. And… Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, gives Adam advice on how to edit his own wiki page, and discusses Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Cordelia Hemming, Miranda Slade and Ben Cooper. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

Chelsea Blues

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 29:34

The Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries tells Adam and Chris that Chelsea FC are on "borrowed time" and must be sold within weeks. She also says that the culture in Westminster is getting worse. And speaking on the day the government's broadcasting white paper was published, she denied accusations that the privatisation of Channel 4 was politically motivated. Today's episode of Newscast was made by Chris Flynn and Danny Wittenberg. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

Porn in Parliament

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 34:40

The Conservative Party is investigating claims that an MP watched pornography on his mobile phone in the Commons. Adam and Vicki Young discuss the latest following another busy day in Westminster. Also… the High Court has ruled that government policies on discharging untested patients to care homes in England during the pandemic were unlawful. Newsnight's Sima Kotecha and Nadra Ahmed from the National Care Association chew over the details. And Dr Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, joins Adam to talk about the Church's role in Ukraine and what he thinks about the UK's plans to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade, Ben Cooper, Alix Pickles and Lauren Stanley. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Alison Gee.

A Musk Buy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 30:15

Why is Elon Musk taking over Twitter? Adam is joined by Jill Lepore, presenter of the Podcast Elon Musk: The Evening Rocket, and Tim Higgins of the Wall Street Journal, to discuss the man, the myth and the $44bn deal. Also… as the cost of living continues to rise, we get an update on our basket of goods with Fraser McKevitt at Kantar, who tells us that the price of dog food is starting to bite. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Alix Pickles, Lauren Stanley and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery and the assistant editor was Alison Gee.

Misogyny in Parliament

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 33:07

MPs have condemned claims made about Labour's deputy leader, Angela Rayner, as misogynistic. MP Kim Leadbeater tells Adam why stories like this put women off politics and she shares her own experiences of Parliament. Also, millions of people in Beijing are being tested for Covid after a spike in cases. The BBC's Kerry Allen explains why China is imposing strict lockdowns in lots of cities and how people are panic buying food in response. And the government has said it wants to create an independent regulator to oversee football in England. Kieran Maguire, sports finance specialist, explains what difference it could make to fans and the way clubs are run. Today's Newscast was made by Alison Gee with Alix Pickles, Lauren Stanley and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Gareth Jones and the editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

L'électioncast: the result

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 28:50

Emmanuel Macron wins five more years as French president after beating Marine Le Pen… Adam is joined by our Europe Editor Katya Adler and the BBC's Jessica Parker, as well as French pollster Edouard Lecerf, to chew over the election results. This bonus episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate and Danny Wittenberg. The technical producer was Rohan Madison and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

L'Électioncast part deux

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 29:21

France gears up for Sunday's presidential run-off… In true Brexitcast style, Katya Adler updates Adam from the back of a taxi in Paris as the Macron and Le Pen campaigns draw to a close. Also… With more details emerging around Elon Musk's plan to buy Twitter, Vivian Schiller, a former Twitter executive, explains what the billionaire's possible takeover could mean. And Robin Porter, chief executive of Luton Council, tells us what makes Luton Airport Parkway an inspirational destination. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Ben Cooper, Michele Theil and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Cassie Galpin and the editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

Partygate Probelem

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 31:46

With Boris Johnson thousands of miles away in India, MPs have approved an investigation into whether he misled Parliament over lockdown parties. Adam is joined by fellow BBC presenters Alex Forsyth and Jo Coburn to talk through how we got here. Also in the studio is Labour's Shadow Minister for Health and Social Care, Wes Streeting, who gives his thoughts on what all this means for the PM's position, and he reflects on life nearly a year after receiving treatment for kidney cancer. This edition of Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg, Chris Flynn and Miranda Slade. The assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

Netflixodus

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 30:06

As Netflix loses 200,000 subscribers, has the bubble burst for the streaming giant? Adam is joined by director, producer and filmmaker Alastair Fothergill, and Brian Steinberg, TV editor at Variety, to get their take on the platform's future. Also… Vicki Young gives us the latest on Partygate. And… Cricket broadcasting legend, Jonathan Agnew, compares the PM's fixed penalty notice and a batsman getting ‘out' via DRS in cricket. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Cordelia Hemming and Ben Cooper. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

After-Partygate

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 32:18

The PM again apologises for lockdown fines - but could backbench Tory MPs turn on him in the coming days and weeks? Adam is joined by the BBC's Vicki Young to chew over another day of high drama in the Commons. Also… It's thought that Downing Street and Foreign Office computer systems have been infected with spyware. We speak to the BBC's Gordon Corera and cyber security expert Robert Pritchard about the spyware ‘Pegasus' which is believed to have been used to carry out surveillance through infecting phones with malicious software. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Ben Cooper, Miranda Slade and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and the editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

Ticket to Rwanda

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 27:51

The UK government has been criticised over plans to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda… Adam is joined by the BBC's Mark Easton who's in the capital Kigali, and Camille Le Coz from the Migration Policy Institute to chew over the plans and explore whether they'll ever take off. Also… as trains, planes, cars and boats look set to be hit by travel disruption over the Easter weekend, we speak to John Irving, CEO of Liverpool John Lennon Airport, to see how he's preparing for one of the busiest bank holidays since the start of the pandemic. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Cordelia Hemming and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Alison Gee.

The Sneeze and the Squeeze

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 29:47

Going viral without a sniffle, soaring inflation, the life of a Russian journalist... With the cost of goods and services rising at their fastest rate for 30 years, Marianna Spring (who's sitting in for Adam) is joined by Louise Cooper, financial analyst and presenter of Radio 4's Money Box Live, to discuss what this means for us all. BBC presenter Shaun Ley gives his tips on how to sneeze - or not sneeze - gracefully on air. And independent Russian broadcaster, Sergei Buntman, tells us what life is like for a journalist in Moscow. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Cordelia Hemming and Ben Cooper. Emma Crowe was the technical producer. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

Partygate Fine for PM

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 32:52

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have been fined and are facing calls to resign for breaking lockdown rules... Adam is joined by the BBC's Vicki Young and former Downing Street director of communications, Sir Craig Oliver, to discuss what next for the prime minister and the chancellor. Also… as the US and Britain say they are looking into reports that chemical weapons have been used by Russian forces in Ukraine, former weapons inspector Jerry Smith explains the challenges when it comes to verifying claims like these. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Ben Cooper and Osman Iqbal. Emma Crowe was the technical producer. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

L'électioncast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 32:43

Macron and Le Pen set to face-off again... Following Sunday's results from the first-round of the French presidential elections, incumbent Emmanuel Macron will take on challenger Marine Le Pen in a repeat of the 2017 contest. Philippe Marlière, Professor of French and European Politics at University College London, runs us through the possible outcomes. And on another busy day in Westminster, Adam is joined by the BBC's Vicki Young and Dominic Casciani to discuss the guilty verdict in the murder of Sir David Amess MP, the conviction of Wakefield MP, Imran Ahmad Khan, for sexual assault, and the ongoing row over the Chancellor's tax affairs. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Cordelia Hemming and Ben Cooper. The studio director was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

Sunflower TurmOil

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 30:24

Sima Kotecha is sitting in for Adam while he's on his holiday… and where Sima goes, her mum often follows. She's realised that the war in Ukraine is having an impact on supply chains, in particular sunflower oil. Gary Lewis, the president of the National Edible Oil Distributors' Association explains what's happening. Actor Siobhán McSweeney, also known as Sister Michael from Channel 4's Derry Girls, speaks about the government's intentions to privatise the channel. And we talk to a woman in Devon who's trying to provide a home for a family that's fled Ukraine, but they've been dogged by bureaucracy and delays. The BBC's home editor Mark Easton is also on the programme, having interviewed Home Secretary Priti Patel about government schemes to help refugees. Today's Newscast was made by Alison Gee, Chris Flynn, Cordelia Hemming and Miranda Slade. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

Watt Strategy?

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 33:21

Government launches its nuclear and wind energy plans... Secunder Kermani hosts today's Newscast. He's joined by the BBC's Alex Forsyth and Emma Pinchbeck, boss of the energy industry's trade body, to pore over the details.   Meanwhile, there's political chaos in Pakistan (where Secunder is based right now). The Wall Street Journal's Saeed Shah explains what's been going on. Today's Newscast was made by Cordelia Hemming, Ben Cooper and Miranda Slade. The studio director was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

Sheer-an Relief

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 27:47

Ed Sheeran wins Shape of You copyright case... Sinéad Garvan, entertainment reporter, and Dr Hayleigh Bosher, an intellectual property expert, chat it all through with Alex Forsyth. What could the judgement mean for the music industry? And, from today employers and employees will start paying more National Insurance to help fund the NHS and social care. We're joined by the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Paul Johnson, to examine the impact on people's budgets.   Today's Newscast was made by Ben Cooper and Cordelia Hemming. The studio director was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

DespAirports

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 26:48

Covid causes more travel chaos... With Easter getaways disrupted for people up and down the country, Steffan Powell (who's sitting in for Adam on today's episode) and medical editor, Fergus Walsh, talk through the latest Covid developments.   And, as the Environment Agency teams up with the makers of the video game Minecraft, Miles Jacobson, creator of the Football Manager game, explains the roles that video games can play in the real world.   Today's Newscast was made by Cordelia Hemming, Ben Cooper and Miranda Slade. The studio director was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

Goodbye Dot Cotton

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 30:08

We mark the death of EastEnders legend June Brown, who played Dot Cotton. She was 95. In its latest report, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says we need to cut emissions immediately and use technology to suck CO2 from the atmosphere. One of the authors, Gregory Nemet, tells Lewis Goodall that there's reason to be optimistic. And, as the cost of living continues to rise, we hear from one woman who's been unable to heat her home for more than three weeks. Today's Newscast was made by Alison Gee, Cordelia Hemming, Chris Flynn and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

Newscastround

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 33:03

Celebrating 50 years of Newsround... Adam chats through some of the highs (and lows) of the programme with his fellow ex-presenters, Julie Etchingham and Krishnan Guru-Murthy, as well as current presenter, De'Graft Mensah. And we talk energy bills with the BBC's Simon Jack and Claer Barrett, Consumer Editor at the Financial Times... Today's Newscast was made by Cordelia Hemming, Chris Flynn and Ben Cooper. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

The Fresh Prince of Excheq-Air

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 29:14

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak talks inflation, energy prices, taxes… and Will Smith. In Laura's last interview as the BBC's political editor, the chancellor defends his Spring Statement and says being popular is not his priority. He also likens his difficult week to Hollywood star Will Smith's after his wife received unwanted attention. This edition of Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg, John Murphy and Chris Flynn. The editor was Alison Gee.

Shropshire Maternity Scandal

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 32:13

A review into the maternity practices at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust by senior midwife, Donna Ockenden, has found that catastrophic failures may have led to the deaths of more than 200 babies, nine mothers and left other infants with life-changing injuries. Adam discusses the report and its consequences with Newsnight's Sima Kotecha and Shaun Lintern, health editor at the Sunday Times. Also, Jamie Wallis, the Conservative MP for Bridgend, has become the first MP to come out as trans. The BBC's Gareth Lewis explains the significance. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with John Murphy and Ben Cooper. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

Wined and Fined

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 32:49

Police say they're issuing 20 fines over No 10 lockdown parties, but will this put the PM under renewed political pressure? Adam is joined by Laura and the BBC's Daniel Sandford to chew over what we know so far. Also… Will Smith's Oscars slap apology is deconstructed by Lux Alptraum, who has studied the art of saying sorry. And a report says Jackie Weaver did NOT actually have the authority. We get her reaction. This edition of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with John Murphy and Ben Cooper. The technical producer was Emma Crowe.

The Punchline

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 31:07

Controversy at the Oscars as Will Smith hits Chris Rock… Adam is joined by the BBC's Culture Editor Katie Razzall and LA-based entertainment reporter KJ Matthews to discuss the background to the slap - and the possible repercussions. Also… the UK ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons – currently in Warsaw - talks Biden, getting out of Kyiv and her own Ukrainian background. This edition of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, John Murphy and Chris Flynn. Emma Crowe was the technical producer. Sam Bonham is the assistant editor.

Biden Joe's Time

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 31:41

The US President wraps up his trip to Europe, but is he taking the lead on Ukraine? The BBC's North America editor, Sarah Smith, who has been travelling with the US Commander-in-Chief on Air Force One, and Europe Editor, Katya Adler, drop by to chew over the transatlantic approach to the crisis. Also… amid a growing feeling of global instability, Adam speaks to historian, philosopher, and best-selling author of 'Sapiens', Yuval Noah Harari, about the consequences – some unintended and overlooked – of the conflict in Ukraine. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Chris Flynn and Ben Cooper. The studio director was Hannah Montgomery. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

Permacrisis Chancellor

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 30:42

Rishi Sunak has been accused of doing too little to help people struggling to feed their families and heat their homes, following Wednesday's Spring Statement. Laura and Chris are joined by economists Miatta Fahnbulleh, who has advised three prime ministers, and Rupert Harrison, who was George Osborne's chief of staff, to chew over the chancellor's announcement. Could he have done more? Should he have done more? This edition of Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg and John Murphy. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

Making a Spring Statement

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 31:54

Spring is in the air… along with inflation and a rise in the cost of living. The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, unveiled his Spring Statement today against a backdrop of rising inflation at home, and economic uncertainty abroad amid the Ukraine crisis. To help pore over the pennies, percentages and decimal points in the Chancellor's plans, Adam is joined by Laura, the BBC's Evan Davis and Gareth McNab from debt counselling charity Christians Against Poverty. Also… Phil McCann is at a petrol station in Chester to discuss the fuel duty cut. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with John Murphy and Ben Cooper. The studio director was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

The Thaw that Counts

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 32:46

There's a heatwave in the North Pole (and the South Pole)… Adam chats to the BBC's Climate Editor, Justin Rowlatt, and Dr Bethan Davies, a glacial geologist, about what it all means. Simon Shuster, from TIME Magazine, tells us what it's like interviewing the Putin-critic, Alexei Navalny, after he was given nine years in a penal colony in Russia. On “Spring Statement Eve” Chris pops on the pod to explain what we should all be looking out for from the Chancellor on Wednesday. And Prof Al Edwards opens up about why Adam (who is still broadcasting from his cupboard at home because he's got Covid) is still getting two thick lines on his lateral flow test! This edition of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, John Murphy and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

Mr and Mrs

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 31:32

As the crisis deepens in Ukraine and the West seeks to wean itself off Russian oil and gas, Adam takes a deep dive with Russia analyst Angela Stent, and her husband Daniel Yergin, a global energy expert. The couple are also put through Newscast's Mr and Mrs quiz. Nazanin Zaghari-Radcliffe has spoken publicly for the first time, saying her case could have been resolved six years ago. And Jonathan Van-Tam takes Chris Whitty to the football. This edition of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with John Murphy and Alix Pickles. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

Ferry Angry

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 34:01

Did P&O break the law when they sacked 800 staff? We chat to Kathryn Evans, an employment lawyer, to find out...   The US and Chinese Presidents have been talking about Ukraine. North America editor, Sarah Smith, makes her Newscast debut and explains what's what...   And the BBC's Fergal Keane is in Lviv in Ukraine, where a factory has been hit by an airstrike. We get the latest. This edition of Newscast was made by Chris Flynn, Miranda Slade and Ben Cooper. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

The Shipping News

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 29:28

P&O Ferries has caused outrage after sacking 800 workers via a recorded video message. The company plans to replace them with cheaper agency workers. Chris gets the latest from the BBC's Danny Savage in Hull, where a P&O crew had been refusing to leave their ship. Covid infection rates have been increasing rapidly across the UK – one of the people to catch the virus is Adam. GP Ellie Cannon worries about the long-term mental health fallout of the pandemic. And Chris asks Britain's chief Brexit negotiator, Lord Frost, if Boris Johnson is governing as a Conservative. His answer: “Up to a point.” This edition of Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg and John Murphy. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

TWOS-cast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 32:34

As the daily pod turns two, we're still wrestling with Covid. Self-isolating at home following a positive lateral flow test, Adam - along with the BBC's James Gallagher in the studio - reflects on that televised Downing Street briefing two years ago to the day, when it became clear that our lives would never be the same again. Also, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian aid worker detained for six years in Iran on charges of spying, has finally been released by Tehran. Adam discusses the news with Ceri Thomas, host of the podcast Nazanin, and journalist Jason Rezaian, who spent 18 months in an Iranian prison. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with John Murphy and Ben Cooper. The studio director was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

Arabian Flights

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 31:46

Boris Johnson heads to Saudi to talk oil supply... Adam is joined by Laura and oil-expert, Prof Karen Turner, to discuss the trip and unpick the government's energy strategy. The BBC's correspondent in Moscow, Carrie Davies, is outside the court where Russian journalist, Marina Ovsyannikova, was fined and released after protesting against the invasion of Ukraine on TV. And, as concern in China grows over rapidly-rising Covid cases, Natasha Loder, the Economist's health policy editor, explains what the implications could be for the rest of the world. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with John Murphy and Ben Cooper. The studio director was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

Home Service

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 33:39

Levelling Up Secretary, Michael Gove, has unveiled the government's new “Homes for Ukraine” refugee scheme. Adam is joined by the BBC's Mark Easton and prospective host, hotel manager Charlie Green to chew over how it will work. We ask the UK's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dame Barbara Woodward, what it's like facing the Russians at the Security Council and what role China has to play in the Ukraine conflict. And with food prices predicted to rise by 15% this year, we officially launch Newscast's basket of goods. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with John Murphy and Ben Cooper. The studio directors were Gareth Jones and Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

Platform 5

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 30:35

Taking the next train out of Ukraine... We speak to the BBC's Fergal Keane in Lviv, where he's been speaking to Ukrainians fleeing to Poland. Writer and podcaster, Jon Ronson, joins Adam and the BBC's Marianna Spring to talk about culture wars and misinformation in Ukraine And broadcasting (and election-graphics) legend, Jeremy Vine, gives us his verdict on South Korea's presidential election coverage (which includes a faceless bear and presidential candidates enjoying a seaside sunset)! Today's Newscast was made by Alix Pickles. The studio manager was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

Newscast + Ukrainecast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 31:59

As talks between Russia and Ukraine fail again, the human toll of the war is escalating. Laura, Chris and Adam are joined by Gabriel Gatehouse of Ukrainecast, to discuss the latest developments in both countries, and try to work out what President Putin and his small circle of “strongmen” are thinking. The BBC's diplomatic correspondent James Landale is in Turkey, where that meeting between Russia's Sergei Lavrov and Ukraine's Dmitry Kuleba ended without any meaningful discussion even beginning. Labour's Lisa Nandy reacts to the latest changes to the government's refugee policy for Ukrainians and argues that much more bureaucracy needs to be stripped away immediately. This edition of Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg and John Murphy. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

From Russia with Steve

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 33:10

Ordinary Russians are beginning to notice a difference in their daily lives as Western companies halt business in the country following the invasion of Ukraine. BBC Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg tells Adam what life is like in the city as sanctions begin to bite. Meanwhile… with the foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine set to meet in Turkey, the BBC's James Landale analyses what's at stake and the prospects for success. And… TV historian Dan Snow joins us from the Southern Ocean to explain how he helped to discover Shackleton's lost ship The Endurance. Today's Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Ben Cooper and John Murphy. The studio director was Ash Taylor. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.

McClosures

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 32:28

McDonald's joins the growing list of companies halting business in Russia, as Boris Johnson announces that the UK will phase out Russian oil imports. Adam discusses the ramifications with Bloomberg's Stephanie Flanders and the BBC's James Landale. And on the day that Ukrainian President Zelensky gives an historic address to the House of Commons, a report brands former speaker John Bercow “a serial bully.” Chris Cook of the Financial Times gives his assessment. This edition of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with John Murphy and Alix Pickles. The studio manager was Gareth Jones. The Assistant Editor was Alison Gee.

Crude Awakenings

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 32:25

As oil and gas prices soar, can European countries wean themselves off Russian energy supplies? Boris Johnson has been meeting the Canadian and Dutch prime ministers to talk about more sanctions against Russia and what to do about many European nations' dependence on Russian hydrocarbons. Adam, Laura and the BBC's Simon Jack discuss the difficult politics and economics facing western leaders. Also… A new scientific study has found that even a mild infection of Covid could cause your brain to shrink. The BBC's Rebecca Morelle explains what might be happening. This edition of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with John Murphy and Natasha Fernandes. The studio manager was Jonathan Greer. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

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