The Political Party

Comedian, Broadcaster (and former political adviser) Matt Forde presents The Political Party, the show where renowned politicians and experts open up and give their most honest, revealing and often hilarious answers. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h14m. Bisher sind 365 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 18 days 10 hours 45 minutes


Show 335. Gloria De Piero

This is so much fun, you won't want it to end.

Gloria De Piero brings politics to life in a way very few people are able to. 

Totally honest about why she'd never want to be an MP again, what working at GB News is really like and why she's dedicated to Labour even when the party hasn't valued her. 

It's got everything: Lee Anderson, pina coladas and P&O cruises. 

You'll want to listen back to it all over again...



Show 334. Kate Fall

As David Cameron strides the international stage, his former Deputy Chief of Staff reflects on his renaissance and the contrast between him and Rishi Sunak. 


Well, not just Rishi Sunak, but all of Cameron's successor's as Prime Minister. 


Kate has experienced politics at the highest level and now sits in the Lords...



Show 333. Jonny Owen

Jonny Owen is the great storyteller of our age. 

His superb new series 'Strike' for BBC Sounds examines the impact of the 1984 Miner's Strike on South Wales and Britain more widely.

In the making of it Jonny sat with the politicians who'd made the decisions, the people impacted by them and uncovered truths he was previously unaware of.

He also has a fantastic voice. 


Listen to Strike:



Show 332. John O'Farrell

The author of 'Things Can Only Get Better' gives his take on modern politics, the state of the Labour Party and what it's like making comedy now compared to when he started. 

John is a successful author, west end playwright and satirist, working on shows like Spitting Image and Have I Got News For You. He also stood for Parliament twice.

This is a great chat about politics and comedy from someone who's been on both sides of the fence...



Show 231. Siobhain McDonagh

This is a ray of sunshine for the ears. Siobhain isn't just positive, she is inspiringly pragmatic. 


A Labour MP since 1 May 1997 and a passionate Blairite, she stayed in the party during its darkest period and is now hopeful of a Labour victory at the next election. 


This is about more than politics. It's about life and what it's about...



Show 230. Stephen Flynn

The leader of the SNP in Westminster has been an MP less than 5 years and is barely 35 years old. He's not just risen fast, he's done it despite overcoming physical disability from a young age. 

Passionate and driven, this is a timely chat with a politician at the centre of things in the Commons.

After you've listened to the show, this YouTube link will make a lot more sense..

Watch Ray McKinnon's hat-trick of free kicks: https://www...


 March 11, 2024  53m

Show 329 - Tom Baldwin

Tom has been at the centre of many projects, most notably The People's Vote campaign and Ed Miliband's leadership.

But it's his solo work which is creating the most headlines. 

He's just written a biography of Keir Starmer, but what more is there to know about a politician in the public eye?

Well, it turns out... quite a lot

Buy Keir Starmer: The Biography here:


 March 4, 2024  49m

Show 328. Bridget Phillipson

That's right, it's another brand new shiny episode! And what an episode it is. 

Bridget Phillipson is one of Labour's brightest stars and is increasingly in the limelight. Despite having been an extra in Byker Grove (if you're under 40, Google it), the spotlight isn't what she's about. This is a fascinating hour with a highly driven politician who may be shyer than some of her peers, but is no less animated about changing the world...


 February 26, 2024  57m

Show 327. Lee Anderson

It's a brand new episode! Woohoo! And what a way to come back...

Lee Anderson's rise has been meteoric. Just a few years ago he was a local Labour councillor and now he's one of the most recognisable stars of the Tory Party with his own TV show. 

He's led a fascinating life. A coal miner for 10 years, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer at 36. Both had a profound effect on him...


 February 19, 2024  59m

Nicola Sturgeon - Replay

Four years ago Nicola Sturgeon was the indomitable leader of Scotland. So much has changed since.

This interview was recorded at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival. The former First Minister reveals what really happened behind closed doors with Boris Johnson and discusses the economic case for independence. Plus a lot more!

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 February 13, 2024  1h3m