About this podcast
Talking dram dramas with International trade secretary, Liz Truss.
About this podcast
Talking dram dramas with International trade secretary, Liz Truss.
Adam chats to Liz Truss about why it’s such a whisky business being the Secretary of State for International Trade. And the BBC's Orla Guerin talks through what impact Yemen’s ongoing civil war has had on children in the country. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Georgia Coan, Rick Kelsey, Danny Wittenberg Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
Our podcasting rival (and shadow business secretary) Ed Miliband gives us his take on the Budget and the outlook for Labour. And the latest on the drama of Buckingham Palace vs Meghan and Harry with our Royal Correspondent, Jonny Diamond. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Cristina Criddle, Georgia Coan and Ben Weisz Editor: Dino Sofos
On the day the chancellor defends his budget plans, we are joined by Radio 4’s Evan Davis and Laura to help us pick through the detail. And we bring back Sarah Smith and Nick Eardley as Nicola Sturgeon gives evidence at the inquiry into her government's unlawful handling of harassment complaints against Alex Salmond. Producer: Georgia Coan Episode Editor: Rick Kelsey Assistant Editor: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
We’re getting new details about Rishi Sunak’s Budget – and his personal habits. We ask how long before all cars are electric and speak to Eurovision’s executive supervisor about staging a contest during the pandemic. Studio Manager: Emma Crowe Producers: Alix Pickles and Daniel Wittenberg Episode Editor: Rick Kelsey Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
How strong is the force in the new coronavirus variants? Adam, Laura and Fergus unite to answer some of the biggest questions of the universe - like how worried should we be that Test and Trace can't seem to find a sixth person infected with the Brazilian strain of Covid-19? And Paul Johnson, from the Institute of Fiscal Studies, tells us what we should be looking out for to seem smarter on budget day later this week. Studio Director: Michael Regaard Producer: Alix Pickles Episode Editor: Ben Weisz Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
Former First Minister Alex Salmond gives evidence to the committee investigating the Scottish government's mishandling of complaints against him. It’s a complicated story, but luckily our Scotland editor, Sarah Smith and political correspondent Nick Eardley are on hand to talk us through the events of the day. And James Gallagher explains how the government is deciding who should be vaccinated next. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Rick Kelsey and Alix Pickles Episode Editor: Rick Kelsey Assistant Editor: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
'The Aldi Vaccine'?
Even with limited supply, Belgium's biggest vaccine hub can jab 1000 patients a day. So why is it only managing 200? Adam and Fergus chat to Europe Correspondent Jean Mackenzie to discuss how public perceptions of the 'Aldi vaccine' could be hampering the rollout. And Oldham headteacher Glyn Potts drops in to discuss plans for teachers, not algorithms, to grade students this summer. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Ben Weisz, Alix Pickles Editor: Dino Sofos“the Aldi vaccine?”
The Jo Whiley Effect
Fergus gives us the latest on the vaccine priority list, with everyone on the GP learning disability register now getting their turn. And Adam talks Tiger Woods with BBC Breakfast presenter – and proper golfer – Naga Munchetty. Studio Manager: Emma Crowe Producers: Alix Pickles, Daniel Wittenberg Episode Editor: Rick Kelsey Assistant Editor: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
Baselines & Basslines
How the clubs might open up. Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw and Newscaster Hannah share the tunes they want to hear in late June. The BBC's Scotland Editor Sarah Smith explains the unlocking plan north of the border and we hear from Dr Marc Baguelin, from Imperial College London, on the different modelling for unlocking! Studio Manager: Emma Crowe Producers: Rick Kelsey, Georgia Coen, Daniel Wittenburg Senior Producer: Rick Kelsey Deputy Editor: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
The Road to Freedom
As Boris Johnson lays out his ‘cautious' and 'irreversible’ plan for lifting England’s lockdown, Adam, Laura, Fergus and Branwen talk you through the steps: from schools to stadia and beyond. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Natalie Ktena and Georgia Coan Episode Editor: Ben Weisz Editor: Dino Sofos
No return for Harry and Meghan... The BBC's royal correspondent, Jonny Dymond, explains what's going on with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. We also try to figure out how poorer countries are going to get their vaccines, with Dr Robin Nandy, chief of immunisation at UNICEF. And astrophysicist, Dr Maggie Lieu, tells us exactly why landing on Mars is such a big deal. Studio manager: Ashley Taylor Producers: Rick Kelsey, Georgia Coan, Kameron Virk, Jack Suddaby Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
"Bond, Recovery Bond"
Long: Keir Starmer wants savers to help pay for the Covid recovery. But will it work? We find out if economist Miatta Fahnbulleh, and former Labour party adviser Ayesha Hazarika, buy the bond idea. Also, our North America technology reporter James Clayton explains why Facebook is blocking news feeds to users in Australia. Studio Director: Emma Crowe. Producers: Rick Kelsey, Kameron Virk and Jack Suddaby Editor: Dino Sofos
'Half-truths' at the Grenfell Inquiry
What’s the latest from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry? The BBC's Tom Symonds explains all. Adam chats to global health policy expert (and friend of the pod), Clare Wenham, about the possibility of a worldwide pandemic treaty. And the BBC's Freya Cole explains why Myanmar's biggest city is currently gridlocked. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Georgia Coan, Kameron Virk, Jack Suddaby Assistant Editor: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
The 'Hostage' Princess
The daughter of Dubai's ruler goes missing. We hear the incredible story and the diplomatic knock-on, with James Landale and Panorama reporter Nawal Al-Maghafi. It’s also the day the vaccination groups got a little tinkering, Fergus has the rundown. Producers: Kameron Virk, Alix Pickles and Jack Suddaby Episode Editor: Rick Kelsey Edtor: Dino Sofos
The Newscast Vaccination Totaliser
How do you actually pronounce "tocilizumab"? Fergus Walsh has got the secret! Well, that, and all the info on the government's next vaccine rollout sprint. Also, after a video of a large (rule-breaking) Orthodox Jewish wedding in North London was shared last month, Adam is joined by the BBC's Harry Farley to find out how the community has reacted. Studio director: Emma Crowe Producers: Alix Pickles, Kameron Virk, Natalie Ktena, Daniel Wittenberg, Jack Suddaby Episode editor: Ben Weisz Assistant editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
The writer and comedian shares his experiences of antisemitism on the football stands and on Twitter. Adam is joined by the BBC's James Gallagher and economist Stephanie Flanders to talk healthcare and the health of the economy. And also, the legendary BBC Radio 4 Newsreader, Neil Sleat (who is leaving the BBC), has one final bulletin... just for us! Producers: Alix Pickles, Ben Weisz, Danny Wittenberg, Jack Suddaby Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
Meet the Covid Recovery Group...
If you choose not to get a vaccine, the risk is on you and the government shouldn't leave restrictions in place to protect anti-vaxxers. That's what Mark Harper, the Conservative chairman of the 'Covid Recovery Group' thinks. He joins us to tell us why his group is putting pressure on the government to lift lockdown. And you may have noticed that it’s rather chilly outside. So we thought we’d head up to Braemar in The Highlands to find out what it’s like to fix a hydro-electric generator at minus 23C. Chilly! Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Rick Kelsey, Alix Pickles Editor: Dino Sofos
Genomics for Dummies
Understanding new variants of the virus is likely to be needed for at least a decade. Adam and Laura hear from the Cambridge scientist in charge of tracking Covid variants, Professor Sharon Peacock. And as quarantine hotels prepare to open in the UK, we catch up with Rebecca in New Zealand as she leaves 14 days isolation. Studio manager: Emma Crowe Producers: Danny Wittenberg, Alix Pickles, Kameron Virk, Jack Suddaby Senior Producer: Rick Kelsey Assistant Editor: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
An app to prove your vaccination status when you fly abroad could be on its way. We hear from Alexandre de Juniac, the head of the international airline trade body IATA, on whether the concept of vaccine passports could become reality. Also Greg James and Bella Mackie tell us how they’re loving going back to school for their new podcast. Studio Manager: Emma Crowe Producers: Natalie Ktena, Alix Pickles, Georgia Coen Senior Producer: Rick Kelsey Deputy Editor: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
The Holy Dose
Adam speaks to James Gallagher and Dr Vanessa Apea for the latest on vaccines, variations and how to ensure higher take-up among those in ethnic minorities. And we are joined by Love Island’s Dr Alex, who’s just been appointed the government's youth mental health adviser. Studio Director: Russell Newlove Producers: Cristina Criddle, Georgia Coan, Jack Suddaby, Kameron Virk and Alix Pickles Episode editor: Ben Weisz Editor: Dino Sofos