Matt Forde

The Political Party

The Political Party with Matt Forde
The Political Party

Description

Stand-up comedian, TV host and former political adviser Matt Forde presents The Political Party, a weekly celebration of politics and its personalities.

Episodes

SHOW 97 - Christopher Hope

Apr 12, 2019 01:03:52

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Ten years ago the Expenses Scandal exposed the financial claims of our MPs and was an earthquake in UK politics. Christopher Hope helped break the story at the time and gives an insiders account of how The Daily Telegraph ran with it, his own unique role in the team and how it's changed our politics. He is also Chair of the Lobby and gives a peek into the world of political journalism including some potential help for Matt... You can follow Christopher Hope on Twitter here: @ChristopherHope You can subscribe to Chopper's Brexit Podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/choppers-brexit-podcast/id1213415786 You can follow Matt on Twitter here: @mattforde Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com See Matt's ever-extending 'Brexit Through The Gift Shop' tour on the following dates: 22 April: *** EXTRA DATE ADDED *** London Udderbelly Southbank 9 May: *** EXTRA DATE ADDED*** Salford Lowry 10 May: Aberystwyth Arts Centre 12 May: Edinburgh Stand 13 May: Glasgow Stand 14 May: Newcastle Stand 18 May: Chorley Little Theatre 24 May: *** EXTRA DATE ADDED *** Camberley Theatre 25 May: *** EXTRA DATE ADDED *** London Bloomsbury Theatre Tickets available at www.mattforde.com/live

SHOW 96 - Nick Boles

Apr 5, 2019 01:08:28

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Just a few days ago Nick Boles sensationally resigned from the Conservative Party. In this revealing and honest interview he tells Matt how he reached that point, the changes he's seen in the Tory Party and the way he thinks politics will develop. Oh and a chat about his favourite Ibiza nightclubs. You can follow Nick on Twitter here: @NickBoles You can follow Matt on Twitter here: @mattforde Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com See Matt's ever-extending 'Brexit Through The Gift Shop' tour on the following dates: 5 April: Faversham No5 Club 22 April: *** EXTRA DATE ADDED *** London Udderbelly Southbank 9 May: *** EXTRA DATE ADDED*** Salford Lowry 10 May: Aberystwyth Arts Centre 12 May: Edinburgh Stand 13 May: Glasgow Stand 14 May: Newcastle Stand 18 May: Chorley Little Theatre 24 May: *** EXTRA DATE ADDED *** Camberley Theatre 25 May: *** EXTRA DATE ADDED *** London Bloomsbury Theatre

SHOW 95 - George Osborne (Live)

Mar 29, 2019 01:45:32

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Well, the timing could not have been better. George Osborne joins Matt on the day that Theresa May announced that she would resign if her deal passed in the Commons and the night that the Commons held its indicative Brexit votes. George overcomes his grief at the Prime Minister's imminent departure and shares hilarious stories about working for Iain Duncan Smith, facing Gordon Brown for the first time and Russian spying. He also discusses his new role as editor of the Evening Standard, his opposition to the EU referendum and his time as Chancellor as well as, among other things, Love Island. You can follow George on Twitter here: @George_Osborne You can follow Matt on Twitter here: @mattforde Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com See Matt's ever-extending 'Brexit Through The Gift Shop' tour on the following dates: 31 March: Bristol Hen and Chicken - SOLD OUT 5 April: Faversham No5 9 May: *** EXTRA DATE ADDED*** Salford Lowry 10 May: Aberystwyth Arts Centre 12 May: Edinburgh Stand 13 May: Glasgow Stand 14 May: Newcastle Stand 18 May: Chorley Little Theatre 25 May: *** EXTRA DATE ADDED *** Camberley Theatre Tickets available at www.mattforde.com/live

SHOW 94 - Naomi Smith

Mar 22, 2019 01:24:20

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Brace yourself for some juicy political detail and a burst of positivity as Naomi Smith is the Chief Operating Officer of Best for Britain and co-host of the Remainiacs Podcast is tells Matt about the various anti-Brexit campaigns and how they're distinct from each other, the way to win a second referendum and the things that inform her own politics. Prepare to enter the world of MRP (all will be explained). Oh and there's some food chat scattered throughout the show like seasoning. You can follow Naomi here: @pimlicat You can follow Best for Britain here: @BestForBritain You can follow Remainiacs here: @RemainiacsCast Catch Matt on his ever-extending 'Brexit Through The Gift Shop' here: 26 March: London - Leicester Square Theatre 31 March: Bristol 5 April: Faversham 9 May: *** EXTRA DATE ADDED*** Salford Lowry 10 May: Aberystwyth 12 May: Edinburgh Stand 13 May: Glasgow Stand 14 May: Newcastle Stand 18 May: Chorley 25 May: *** EXTRA DATE ADDED *** Camberley Theatre Tickets available at www.mattforde.com/live

SHOW 93 - The Independent Group (Live)

Mar 8, 2019 02:03:01

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Welcome to this special, bonus live episode with 4 members of the newly formed Independent Group: Ann Coffey, Mike Gapes, Heidi Allen and Chuka Umunna. They all recently left the Labour and Conservative parties to sit together in the House of Commons. In these hilarious and at times emotional interviews, they reveal why they came to their individual decisions, what the future of the group is and what will set them apart from other political parties. Oh and what they had at Nando's. You can find out more about The Independent Group on their website: theindependent.group You can follow the group on Twitter here: @TheIndGroup You can follow Ann on Twitter here: @anncoffey_mp You can follow Mike on Twitter here: @MikeGapes You can follow Heidi on Twitter here: @heidiallen75 You can follow Chuka on Twitter here: @ChukaUmunna Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Matt's 'Brexit Through The Gift Shop' tour continues nationwide and has added extra dates: 7 March: London - Southbank Centre 8 March: Stafford 12 March: London - Southbank Centre 14 March: Cambridge 15 March: Corby 19 March: London - The Other Palace 26 March: London - Leicester Square Theatre 31 March: Bristol 5 April: Faversham 9 May: *** EXTRA DATE ADDED*** Salford Lowry 10 May: Aberystwyth 12 May: Edinburgh Stand 13 May: Glasgow Stand 14 May: Newcastle Stand 18 May: Chorley 25 May: *** EXTRA DATE ADDED *** Camberley Theatre Tickets available at www.mattforde.com/live

SHOW 92 - Johnny Mercer

Mar 1, 2019 01:31:12

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There aren't many politicians who've led a life like Johnny Mercer. In this hilarious and sometimes emotional interview, Johnny tells Matt about his tours of Afghanistan and the effect they had on him, the way he thinks politics should be and his hopes for the future. Oh and some incredible stories you won't hear elsewhere. You can follow Johnny on Twitter here: @JohnnyMercerUK You can follow Matt on Twitter here: @mattforde Matt brings his brand-new 'Brexit Through The Gift Shop' show to these places on the following dates: 1 March: Stourbridge Town Hall 7 March: London - Southbank Centre 8 March: Stafford 12 March: London - Southbank Centre 14 March: Cambridge 15 March: Corby 19 March: London - The Other Palace 26 March: London - Leicester Square Theatre 31 March: Bristol 5 April: Faversham 9 May: *** EXTRA DATE ADDED*** Salford Lowry 10 May: Aberystwyth 12 May: Edinburgh Stand 13 May: Glasgow Stand 14 May: Newcastle Stand 18 May: Chorley 25 May: *** EXTRA DATE ADDED *** Camberley Theatre Tickets available at www.mattforde.com/live

SHOW 91 - Jonathan Isaby

Feb 15, 2019 01:21:11

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Matt is joined by the Editor of Brexit Central, Jonathan Isaby. The pair first met 12 years ago and here they rekindle their love of political impressions, election coverage and football stickers. Jonathan has been a prominent and influential writer and lobbyist, working for The Telegraph, ConservativeHome and running the Taxpayer's Alliance as their Chief Executive. You can follow Jonathan on Twitter: @Isaby You can follow Brexit Central on Twitter: @BrexitCentral Matt brings his brand-new 'Brexit Through The Gift Shop' show to these places on the following dates: 15 Feb: Leicester 18 Feb: Northallerton 19 Feb: Darlington 20 Feb: Barnard Castle 21 Feb: Hexham 7 March: London - Southbank Centre 8 March: Stafford 12 March: London - Southbank Centre 14 March: Cambridge 15 March: Corby 19 March: London - The Other Palace 26 March: London - Leicester Square Theatre 31 March: Bristol 5 April: Faversham 10 May: Aberystwyth 12 May: Edinburgh 13 May: Glasgow 14 May: Newcastle 18 May: Chorley Tickets available at www.mattforde.com/live

SHOW 90 - TONY BLAIR

Feb 8, 2019 00:45:26

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Tony Blair joins Matt for a discussion about the latest on Brexit. What happens with the backstop? Should we delay Article 50? Will he personally protest in the streets if he doesn't get his way? The former Prime Minister answers all those questions and more. You can follow The Institute for Global Change on Twitter and Instagram: @InstituteGC You can read Tony's latest article on Brexit here: https://institute.global/news/tony-blair-what-next-brexit You can catch Matt's tour 'Brexit Through The Gift Shop' here: 9 Feb: Maidstone 15 Feb: Leicester 18 Feb: Northallerton 19 Feb: Darlington 20 Feb: Barnard Castle 21 Feb: Hexham 7 March: London - Southbank Centre 8 March: Stafford 12 March: London - Southbank Centre 14 March: Cambridge 15 March: Corby 19 March: London - The Other Palace 26 March: London - Leicester Square Theatre 31 March: Bristol 5 April: Faversham 10 May: Aberystwyth 12 May: Edinburgh 13 May: Glasgow 14 May: Newcastle 18 May: Chorley Tickets available at www.mattforde.com/live

SHOW 89 - DAVID BLUNKETT (Live)

Feb 1, 2019 01:31:26

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David Blunkett served as Education Secretary, Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions under Tony Blair. One of the most talented and prominent members of the new Labour government, his achievements are even more remarkable given the challenges he had to overcome. David talks warmly and openly about politics then, politics now and how being blind at football matches is a lot better than it used to be. Oh and listen out for a timely intervention from his dog, Barley... Matt is now on tour with his show 'Brexit Through The Gift Shop' on the following dates: 1 Feb: Camberley 2 Feb: Gloucester 3 Feb: Salford 9 Feb: Maidstone 15 Feb: Leicester 18 Feb: Northallerton 19 Feb: Darlington 20 Feb: Barnard Castle 21 Feb: Hexham 7 March: London - Southbank Centre 8 March: Stafford 12 March: London - Southbank Centre 14 March: Cambridge 15 March: Corby 19 March: London - The Other Palace 26 March: London - Leicester Square Theatre 31 March: Bristol 5 April: Faversham 10 May: Aberystwyth 12 May: Edinburgh 13 May: Glasgow 14 May: Newcastle 18 May: Chorley Tickets available at www.mattforde.com/live

SHOW 88 - SOPHIE JARVIS

Jan 25, 2019 01:08:00

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Sophie Jarvis is Head of Public Affairs at the Adam Smith Institute, a neoliberal think tank inspired by the great Scottish economist and philosopher. She joins Matt to discuss what makes the ASI different to other think tanks, showcases some of their more eye-catching policies and has a wider discussion about markets and the role of the state. Get tickets to Matt's 2019 tour here: www.mattforde.com/live Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Follow Sophie on Twitter: @SophieJarvis94 Follow the ASI on Twitter: @ASI

SHOW 87 - Christmas Special 2: Alastair Campbell and Adam Boulton

Jan 10, 2019 01:35:31

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In this second festive special Alastair Campbell and Adam Boulton bury the hatchet... or do they? To get tickets for Matt's 'Brexit Through the Gift Shop' Tour, including his recently added dates at the Southbank Centre and Other Palace, go to www.mattforde.com/live Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Alastair on Twitter: @campbellclaret Follow Adam on Twitter: @adamboultonSKY

Christmas Special 1: Jess Phillips and Sarah Wollaston

Jan 4, 2019 01:26:50

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Jess and Sarah join Matt for a lively Christmas special at the Leicester Square Theatre. To get tickets for Matt's 'Brexit Through the Gift Shop' Tour, including his recently added dates at the Southbank Centre and Other Palace, go to www.mattforde.com/live Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Jess on Twitter: @jessphillips Follow Sarah on Twitter: @sarahwollaston

SHOW 85 - PATRICK O'FLYNN

Dec 13, 2018 01:18:05

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Patrick O'Flynn is an MEP for the East of England and recently defected from UKIP to the SDP. Yes, the SDP are still going and they're Eurosceptic. Paddy takes us inside UKIP, his experience of being a 'centrist' member of it and shines a light on some of the disputes within the party in the last few years, including the final one with Gerrard Batten and why he could no longer stay in the party. He and Matt also discuss what a No Deal Brexit would mean. This one really could have lasted ten hours. Buy tickets for the Christmas specials here: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873589775 Buy tickets for Matt's tour here: www.mattforde.com/live Follow Paddy on Twitter here: @oflynnmep Follow Matt on Twitter here: @mattforde

Show 84 - PROF PHILIP COWLEY

Dec 5, 2018 01:08:17

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Prof Philip Cowley Philip Cowley is Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London. His latest book 'The British General Election of 2017' is widely regarded as the Bible of the last general election. He's an expert on Parliamentary voting and behaviour. In this light-hearted interview he explains what he loves and loathes about politics as well as giving a fascinating insight into the forces shaping politics. Buy tickets to the Political Party Christmas Specials here: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873589775 Order 'The British General Election of 2017' here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-General-Election-2017/dp/3319959352/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1544018588&sr=1-1&keywords=philip+cowley Follow Philip on Twitter: @philipjcowley Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde

Show 83 - EMILY THORNBERRY (Live)

Dec 1, 2018 01:21:37

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Emily Thornberry - Live Emily Thornberry is one of the biggest stars in British politics. She joins Matt for a raucous evening with risque tales of campaigning as well as emotional stories about her upbringing. Emily and Matt also discuss the merits of her voice. Oh and there's Brexit. Because of course there is. Get tickets to Matt's live 'Brexit Through the Gift Shop' shows on 1 and 5 December here: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/133159-brexit-through-gift-shop-matt-forde-2018 The guests for Matt's Political Party Christmas Specials are: 19 December: Jess Phillips and Sarah Wollaston 20 December: Alastair Campbell and Nick Boles You can get tickets here: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873589775 Follow Emily on Twitter: @EmilyThornberry Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com

Show 82 - KEVIN HAGUE

Nov 23, 2018 01:38:28

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Kevin Hague is an entrepreneur and founder of 'These Islands', a forum to promote unity between the people of the United Kingdom. In this fascinating interview he outlines his work trying to hold the SNP's Sustainable Growth Commission to account and the pros and cons of making a positive case for 'the Union'. Tickets for Matt's Southbank shows are here: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/133159-brexit-through-gift-shop-matt-forde-2018 Ticket's for the Leicester Square Theatre Christmas Specials are here: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873589775 Visit the website: http://www.these-islands.co.uk/ Follow Kevin on Twitter: @kevverage Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde

Show 81 - Aaron Bastani

Nov 16, 2018 01:37:07

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Aaron Bastani is the founder of left-wing website Novara Media and author of the forthcoming book 'Luxury Automated Communism Now!'. A prominent and passionate supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, he and Matt discuss the future of the economy, dieting, Brexit, poppies and WhatsApp groups. Buy tickets to Matt's fully updated 'Brexit Through the Gift Shop': https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/133159-brexit-through-gift-shop-matt-forde-2018 Buy tickets to the Political Party Christmas Specials: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873589775 Follow Aaron on Twitter: @AaronBastani Pre-order 'Fully Automated Luxury Communism Now' here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fully-Automated-Luxury-Communism-Manifesto/dp/1786632624/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1541506954&sr=8-1&keywords=bastani Visit Novara Media: https://novaramedia.com/

Show 80 - Lord Andrew Cooper

Nov 9, 2018 01:30:50

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Lord Andrew Cooper Andrew Cooper is the founder of polling company Populus and was Director of Strategy to David Cameron in Downing Street. In this gripping interview, he explains how polling works, how the industry has changed, how mistakes happen and the social changes influencing our politics. He also discusses his own political beliefs and his time working in Number 10. Get tickets to see Matt at the Southbank Centre here: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/133159-brexit-through-gift-shop-matt-forde-2018 Get tickets to the Political Party Christmas Specials here: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873589775 Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Andrew on Twitter: @AndrewCooper__ Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde

Show 79 - Carwyn Jones (LIVE)

Nov 6, 2018 01:38:53

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Carwyn Jones Carwyn Jones is the First Minister of Wales and Leader of the Welsh Labour Party. He has led Wales for 9 years and as he comes to the end of his time as FM, he tells Matt about what he's learned from leadership, what being Welsh means and explains the Welsh love of nicknames. Never has pragmatism sounded so exciting and vital. Tickets for the Political Party Christmas Specials here: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873589775 Tickets for 'Brexit Through The Gift Shop' at the Southbank Centre: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/133159-brexit-through-gift-shop-matt-forde-2018 Follow Carwyn on Twitter: @AMCarwyn Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde

Show 78 - JANE MERRICK

Oct 18, 2018 01:15:14

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Jane Merrick Jane was a Time Person of the Year in 2017 and has been at the heart of British political journalism for nearly 20 years. She joins Matt to discuss her career - including the differences between working for the Daily Mail and the Independent on Sunday - an her politics. Jane also talks about her experience of sexual harassment in Westminster, which led to Michael Fallon leaving the Cabinet. Follow Jane on Twitter here: @janemerrick23 Sign up to The Spoon here: https://us15.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=21fa5128a0c21d9389adf24c1&id=04bf766052 Follow Matt on Twitter here: @mattforde Buy tickets to The Political Party here: https://www.theotherpalace.co.uk/whats-on/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/booking

Show 77 - Al Murray

Oct 4, 2018 01:13:45

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Al Murray Al is the first comedian to join Matt on the Political Party. The pair discuss political history, the reinvigoration of the Landlord with Brexit and the free speech. Plus loads more. You can watch Al Murray: Why does Everyone Hate the English on the 8th October at 9pm on The History Channel. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mattforde You can follow Al on Twitter @almurray

Show 76 - Justine Greening (LIVE)

Sep 28, 2018 01:28:07

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Justine Greening - Live The former Education Secretary and Secretary of State for International Development tells Matt about her passion for education, how realistic the TV series Bodyguard is and what she really said to David Cameron's face on reshuffle day. You can follow Justine on Twitter here: @JustineGreening You can follow Matt here: @mattforde For tickets to the Political Party and Matt's other live dates: www.mattforde.com/live Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com

Show 75 - John Swinney (LIVE)

Sep 13, 2018 00:59:45

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John Swinney John is a former leader of the SNP and is currently Deputy First Minister of Scotland and the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills. Thoughtful and reflective, he is popular across the political spectrum. He talks to Matt about what made him join the SNP instead of other parties, the emotional side of politics and reveals who he wanted to win the World Cup...

Show 74 - Tommy Sheridan (LIVE)

Sep 6, 2018 01:05:05

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Tommy Sheridan Tommy is one of Scotland's most outspoken, controversial and passionate political voices. He rose to fame as a prominent campaigner against the Poll Tax and has led a colourful life which has seen him serve in the Scottish Parliament, live inside the Big Brother house and serve time in prison. He remains a passionate advocate for Scottish independence and socialism. He and Matt discuss the case for a second independence referendum, Jeremy Corbyn, phone hacking and how he survived on the inside.

Show 73 - Andrew Mitchell (LIVE)

Jun 29, 2018 01:30:14

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Andrew Mitchell was Secretary of State for International Development under David Cameron and one of John Major's whips during Maastricht. He gives a thrilling interview on life in government and politics, with hilarious tales about his life as a Whip, dealing with Boris Johnson and his surprising friendship with Jeremy Corbyn. Andrew gives a passionate defence of Britain's role in Development as well as an emotional insight into what it's like to be at the centre of political controversy. You can follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde You can buy tickets to Matt's new show 'Brexit Through The Gift Shop' at the Edinburgh Festival here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/matt-forde-brexit-through-the-gift-shop You can buy tickets to the 2 Political Party Specials at the Edinburgh Festival here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/matt-forde-s-political-party-podcast You can buy tickets to The Political Party Live here: https://theotherpalace.co.uk/whats-on/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/booking

Show 72 - Owen Jones

Jun 21, 2018 01:55:20

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Owen Jones is a star in the world of political commentary. The most prominent Corbyn supporter in the British media he is also a highly successful author and shot to fame with his work 'Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class' which he followed up with 'The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It'. He joins Matt for a wildly meandering conversation about his own brand of left-wing politics, his Corbyn wobble, the personal cost of being a political activist, Alan Partridge and a whole load of other things. It's long but it flew by. You can follow Owen on Twitter here: @OwenJones84 You can buy Owen's books here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chavs-Demonization-Working-Owen-Jones/dp/1844678644 (not sure if he'd want you to buy them off Amazon) You can follow Matt on Twitter here: @mattforde You can buy tickets to Matt's brand new Edinburgh show 'Brexit Through The Gift Shop' here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/matt-forde-brexit-through-the-gift-shop and to his two Political Party specials in Edinburgh here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/matt-forde-s-political-party-podcast

Show 71 - Jon Lansman (LIVE)

Jun 7, 2018 01:34:06

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Jon Lansman is the founder and creator of Momentum - the grassroots movement which helped propel Jeremy Corbyn to the Labour leadership and has transformed the Labour Party. Jon has been involved in left-wing activism his whole life and speaks movingly about his education, his relationship with Tony Benn and the reason his beard changed. It's an insight into the history of Corbynism and its roots in radical left-wing politics. You can follow Jon on Twitter @jonlansman You can follow Matt on Twitter @mattforde

Show 70 - MATT ZARB-COUSIN

May 25, 2018 01:15:28

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Matt Zarb-Cousin was Jeremy Corbyn's spokesman and gives us a fascinating insight into working for him. He's still a strong advocate, not just for Corbyn as a person and politician, but for Corbyn's ideas. In this intriguing chat, Matt explains why Labour had to change and why he believes the party must become more democratic. He also talks frankly about his gambling addiction and his role in getting the government to limit maximum stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals to £2. Oh and the two Matt's ponder a suggestion to make social media a bit friendlier... You can follow Matt Zarb-Cousin here: @mattzarb You can read about Matt's work for the Campaign For Fairer Gambling here: http://fairergambling.org/about-the-campaign/ You can follow Matt Forde here: @mattforde You can buy tickets to Matt Forde's tour and his new Edinburgh show 'Brexit Through The Gift Shop' here: www.mattforde.com/live

Show 69 - Professor Angelia Wilson

May 10, 2018 01:23:26

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Professor Angelia Wilson Professor Angelia Wilson is Professor of Politics at the University of Manchester and Chair of the Political Studies Association. The daughter of a Texan preacher, she is an expert in the strategies of the Christian Right in America. In this thrilling interview, she discusses her own sexuality, her brilliant book 'Below the Belt' and imparts just some of her vast knowledge. Oh and Matt almost ties himself in knots trying to find the right words for things... You can follow Ange on Twitter here:@AngeliaWilson89 You can follow The Political Party on Instagram here: @politicalpartypodcast You can follow Matt on Twitter here: @mattforde You can buy 'Below the Belt' here: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/below-the-belt-9780304335503/ You can read Ange's fascinating interview with THE here: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/left-needs-to-listen-better-and-learn-little-bit-of-political-strategy-from-right You can follow Ange's academic work here: https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/angelia.r.wilson.html

Show 68 - Professor Anand Menon

May 2, 2018 01:09:43

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Professor Anand Menon Forget every other discussion you've heard about Brexit because Professor Anand Menon is going to explain it all. In this engrossing dissection of modern British politics, the professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at Kings College doesn't just put the debate into a fascinating context, he also delivers various bolts of positivity and some brilliant facts. Just when you thought you were fed up of Brexit, Anand will reawaken the excitement of it all. Vote for the Political Party here: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote You can follow Anand here: @anandMenon1 You can follow Matt here: @mattforde Buy Anand's latest book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brexit-British-Politics-Geoffrey-Evans/dp/1509523863/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1525266370&sr=1-1&keywords=anand+menon That discussion on the Bank of England and Spotify... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43960998 'Listen, Liberal' book available here: http://listenliberal.com

Show 67 - Heidi Allen (LIVE)

Apr 26, 2018 01:29:36

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Heidi Allen MP Heidi Allen has only been an MP for three years but has already had a huge impact on British politics. Her honesty and passion are part of her refreshing approach to politics. In this funny and frank interview, she tells Matt about where her own politics come from, her hope from the future and spraying motorbikes. Oh and Amber Rudd's gifs... You can vote for The Political Party in the British Podcast Awards here: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote/ You can follow Heidi here: @heidiallen75 You can follow Matt here: @mattforde

Show 66 - Professor Rosie Campbell

Apr 19, 2018 01:17:21

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Professor Rosie Campbell is Professor of Politics at Birkbeck University and specialises in voting behaviour. In this rickshaw ride through the psychology of voting, Rosie and Matt explore the appeal of local candidates, the Derren Brown-style techniques used in Rosie's latest research, a fascinating concept of 'Motivated Cognition' which could determine your opinion of a cat, plus loads more including a discovery of how sad they are which leads to a suggestion for possibly the best day trip ever. Oh and there's a revelation about halfway through about the studio which may not surprise you. You can vote for The Political Party in the British Podcast Awards here: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote You can follow Rosie here: @ProfRosieCamp You can hear Rosie's Radio 4 series 'How Voters Decide' here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08ff18d You can access Rosie's research here: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/politics/our-staff/academic/rosie-campbell/index_html You can follow Matt here: @mattforde

Show 65 - Professor Sarah Childs

Apr 12, 2018 01:21:08

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Professor Sarah Childs Professor Childs is Professor of Politics and Gender and Director of the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life at Birkbeck University. In this fascinating interview, Sarah and Matt discuss the 8 key questions of representation theory and explore the issues facing women in politics. Sarah also discusses her role advising various Parliamentary bodies on improving representation. It's an engrossing analysis of what progress has been made, what more needs to be done and how it can be achieved. You can follow Sarah on Twitter here: @profsarahchilds You can follow Matt on Twitter here: @mattforde You can read Sarah's 'The Good Parliament' report here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/media-library/sites/news/2016/july/20%20Jul%20Prof%20Sarah%20Childs%20The%20Good%20Parliament%20report.pdf Sarah's essay in the Political Representation Handbook is here: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/politics/our-staff/academic/joni-lovenduski/PoliticalRepresentation.pdf

Show 64 - Chris Coghlan

Apr 6, 2018 01:06:16

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Chris Coghlan Chris recently took the unusual step of setting up a new political party. They're called 'Renew' and are a centrist, pro-European party, but will they be able to gain a foothold in British politics? Chris explains what setting up a new party involves, how policy is made, what their aims and ambitions for the future are and where his driving force comes from. It's a fascinating insight into how to create a political movement. You can follow Chris here: @_chris_coghlan You can follow Renew here: @Renew_Britain You can follow Matt here: @mattforde And you can buy tickets to Matt's live shows and the tour that he won't shut up about here: www.mattforde.com/live

Show 63 - Owen Smith (LIVE)

Mar 29, 2018 01:31:41

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Owen Smith was, until a few days ago, the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. In this exclusive and wide-ranging interview, Owen tells Matt about how some strange animals dominated his early political life, the nickname his battlebus got and his departure from the Shadow Cabinet. You can follow Owen here: @OwenSmith_MP You can follow Matt here: @mattforde For tickets to Matt's nights at the Soho Theatre, other tour dates and the Political Party go to: www.mattforde.com/live

Show 62 - Laura Round

Mar 15, 2018 01:18:10

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Laura Round Laura Round of the liberal conservative think tank Bright Blue takes us inside the world of policymaking and shares some behind-the-scenes stories from the Remain campaign. Oh and don't forget your wellies, we're off to Tory Glastonbury! You can follow Laura here: @LauraRound You can follow Bright Blue here: @WeAreBrightBlue You can follow Matt here: @mattforde For tickets to all of Matt's tour dates, and to stop him endlessly self-promoting, go to: www.mattforde.com/live

Show 61 - Prof. Roger Scully

Mar 8, 2018 01:04:08

Description:

In a Political Party first, Matt is joined by an academic, Prof Roger Scully. Roger is Professor of Political Science at Cardiff University and author of 'The End of British Party Politics' which is out in April 2018. As well as exploring the competing political forces in each of the nations of the UK, Matt tries to get Roger to predict the future... Follow Roger here: @roger_scully Follow Matt here: @mattforde Get tickets for all of Matt's tour dates: www.mattforde.com/live Order Roger's book 'The End of British Party Politics' here: https://www.bitebackpublishing.com/books/the-end-of-british-party-politics

Show 60 - Ed Miliband (LIVE)

Mar 2, 2018 01:40:02

Description:

Former Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband joins Matt for a whirlwind ride which includes amongst many other things: impressions, snooker and the Sunday Sport.

SHOW 56 - LORD DANIEL FINKELSTEIN

Feb 22, 2018 01:16:33

Description:

Lord Daniel Finkelstein has advised more Conservative leaders than almost anyone else in recent history and gives Matt an illuminating peek behind the curtain of the leaderships of John Major, William Hague, David Cameron and Theresa May. He also gives some tips on how to get the most of your time in the House of Lords - should you ever be enobled - and gives his unique perspective on the Jeremy Corbyn Czech spy story. An hour just wasn't enough... Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Daniel on Twitter: @dannythefink Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Get tickets to see Matt's brand new tour here: www.mattforde.com/live

Show 55 - Dr Jan Halper-Hayes

Feb 16, 2018 01:20:02

Description:

Dr Jan Halper-Hayes was a consultant to President Trump's transition team and Chair of Republicans Overseas from 2013-2016. As well as her political insight, Jan also shares her psychological insight on the President, politicians in general and her findings about successful men. Tickets for Matt's tour shows can be bought here: www.mattforde.com/live Follow Jan: @biz_shrink Follow Matt: @mattforde Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com

Show 54 - Paul Staines

Feb 9, 2018 01:04:39

Description:

Paul Staines aka Guido Fawkes gives Matt a rare interview and takes us behind the scenes at Britain's most successful political blog site. As well as the history of the site and the driving force behind it, he and Matt discuss Paul's relationship with politics and politicians, his role in exposing the infamous 'Red Rag' story and a heck of a revelation about which influential individual was planning to buy the website off him and how much for. You can follow Paul on Twitter: @GuidoFawkes You can follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com

Show 53 - James Cleverly (LIVE!)

Feb 3, 2018 01:27:32

Description:

James Cleverly, the new Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, joins Matt for a riotous political hour. The pair discuss everything from housing to pornography. Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow James on Twitter: @JamesCleverly Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde To buy tickets to the Political Party and Matt's other live dates go to www.mattforde.com/live

Show 52 - Owen Bennett

Jan 26, 2018 01:06:23

Description:

Owen Bennett, Deputy Political Editor of Huffington Post, gives us a first on the Political Party: a journalists perspective on politics. He takes Matt on a hilarious and magical journey into the Lobby - the exclusive group of reporters who are privy to regular briefings from Downing Street. Owen reflects on the highs and lows of the job, from bantering with Prime Ministers to getting spat at in the street. Decide which you think is worse... Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Owen on Twitter: @owenjbennett Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde

Show 51 - Theo Bertram

Jan 20, 2018 01:06:00

Description:

Welcome to the new Political Party weekly. In the first episode of this bold new era Matt is joined by Theo Bertram who worked as a Special Adviser to both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown in Downing Street. Theo shares some brilliant inside stories that you won't hear anywhere else about working at the very top of UK politics, including going 'undercover' to record George Osborne... which doesn't exactly go to plan. Email the show with any questions, reactions or thoughts: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com You can follow Matt on Twitter @mattforde You can follow Theo on Twitter @theobertram

A Special Podcast Announcement

Jan 10, 2018 00:02:39

Description:

An exciting announcement for the podcast and information on how to get tickets for the up and coming series of Unpsun on Dave TV Channel. Email: Unspuntickets@avalonuk.com with date you would like to come, your name and number of tickets required.

Christmas Special With Anna Soubry & Ken Livingstone

Dec 25, 2017 01:32:21

Description:

Outspoken Conservative MP Anna Soubry and former London Mayor Ken Livingstone join Matt in the second of two shows recorded at the Leicester Square Theatre. Also features MP4 - the world's only Parliamentary rock band! For future dates please visit www.mattforde.com

Christmas Special with Sayeeda Warsi & Nick Clegg

Dec 20, 2017 01:23:47

Description:

Former Conservative Party chair Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg join Matt to discuss their books, Cabinet rows, Christmas and why Sayeeda definitely wasn't part of an Islamist sleeper cell. The world's only Parliamentary rock band, MP4 are also part of the action. For future dates please visit www.mattforde.com

Show 50 - Jacqui Smith

Dec 6, 2017 01:30:42

Description:

Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith tells Matt about what's it like taking protection to an Aston Villa game, the realities of Cabinet meetings, the pressures of being Home Secretary and why politicians shouldn't work with cats. You can follow Matt on Twitter here: @mattforde and Jacqui here: @jacqui_smith1 For tickets to the live shows, including the Christmas specials on 6 and 7 December and all of Matt's tour dates, go to www.mattforde.com/live

Christmas Special Announcement (6 & 7 December - Leicester Square Theatre)

Nov 17, 2017 00:01:20

Description:

Matt Forde's Christmas Special Political Party is back on the 6 & 7 December at Leicester Square Theatre Guests on 6th Dec - Anna Soubry & Nick Clegg Guests on 7th Dec - Ken Livingstone & TBC Get your tickets now from www.mattforde.com or direct from Leicester Square Theatre website: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873570149

Show 49 - Clive Lewis

Oct 28, 2017 01:23:03

Description:

Labour MP Clive Lewis joins Matt to discuss his time serving in Afghanistan, Labour's changing fortunes under Corbyn, Clive's own experience of apologising for offence language and lots more. You can follow Matt here: @mattforde and Clive here: @labourlewis For tickets to the live shows, including the Christmas specials on 6 and 7 December and all of Matt's tour dates, go to www.mattforde.com/live

Show 48 - Michael Heseltine

Sep 29, 2017 01:22:33

Description:

One of the biggest beasts in the history of British politics joins Matt for a unique discussion, covering Margaret Thatcher, Brexit and iPhones. It's an enlightening interview with an era-defining politician. Matt is on a nationwide tour from this weekend and you can get tickets for all of his shows here: www.mattforde.com/live

Show 47 - Alistair Darling

Aug 18, 2017 01:02:44

Description:

In a special episode recorded at the Edinburgh festival, Matt is joined by former Chancellor Alistair Darling. Alistair was Chancellor of the Exchequer during the most turbulent period since the war, and also at the centre of another major event – leading the campaign against Scottish independence referendum of 2014. For tickets to Matt Forde's Live dates go to www.mattforde.com

Show 46 - William Hague

Jul 1, 2017 01:23:44

Description:

The former Conservative leader and Foreign Secretary joins Matt to reflect on the recent 2017 General Election and talk about his fascinating career. Arguably the funniest Parliamentarian of his generation, William gives a frank and hilarious account of the state of British and global politics. Tickets for Matt's brand new Edinburgh show can be bought here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/matt-forde-a-show-hastily-rewritten-in-light-of-recent-events-again

Show 45 - Chris Huhne

Jun 3, 2017 01:22:12

Description:

Matt is joined this month by Chris Huhne, British journalist and former politician who was the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Eastleigh from 2005 to 2013. You can still get FREE tickets to the last two episodes of UNSPUN Series 3, Sunday 4th June and Wednesday the 7th June at www.tvrecordings.com

Show 44 - Anna Soubry

May 12, 2017 01:26:32

Description:

Matt is joined this month by Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire since the 2010. Filming for UNSPUN Series 3 begins on the 17th May 2017 in London and continues every Wednesday and Sunday until 7th June. As a subscriber to the podcast you can get exclusive guaranteed tickets to Unspun recordings by emailing: unspuntickets@avalonuk.com Subject: FREE UNSPUN TICKETS Body: quantity of seats you would like and Date(s)you want to attend Show dates are: London Studios: May 17th, 21st, 24th, 31st Jun 4th and 7th Elstree Studios: May 28th Go to www.mattforde.com or www.tvrecordings.com for more information.

Guaranteed Free Audience Tickets to Unspun Recordings

May 10, 2017 00:01:28

Description:

UNSPUN with Matt Forde is back for the run-up to the election. Filming begins on the 17th May 2017 in London and continues every Wednesday and Sunday until 7th June. As a subscriber to the podcast you can get exclusive guaranteed tickets to Unspun recordings by emailing: unspuntickets@avalonuk.com Subject: FREE UNSPUN TICKETS Body: quantity of seats you would like and Date(s)you want to attend Show dates are: London Studios: May 17th, 21st, 24th, 31st Jun 4th and 7th Elstree Studios: May 28th Go to www.mattforde.com or www.tvrecordings.com for more information.

Unspun Podcast - Show 11 with Tony Blair

Apr 12, 2017 00:32:55

Description:

This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt Forde. You can watch the show in full on Dave catch-up online. dave.uktv.co.uk/shows/unspun-with-matt-forde/

Show 43 - Nicky Morgan

Mar 31, 2017 01:16:59

Description:

Former education secretary MP Nicky Morgan sat down with Matt on the day Article 50 was triggered and discuss what life has been like in her diverse roles in government. You can get FREE tickets to the season finale of UNSPUN at www.tvrecordings.com For live dates and more info on up-and-coming events please visit www.mattforde.com

Unspun Podcast - Show 10 with Jess Phillips

Mar 28, 2017 00:23:09

Description:

This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt Forde. You can watch the show in full on Dave catch-up online. dave.uktv.co.uk/shows/unspun-with-matt-forde/

Unspun Podcast - Show 9 with Harriet Harman

Mar 18, 2017 00:21:49

Description:

This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt Forde. You can watch the show in full on Dave catch-up online. dave.uktv.co.uk/shows/unspun-with-matt-forde/

Unspun Podcast - Show 8 with Michael Fabricant

Mar 13, 2017 00:23:10

Description:

This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt Forde. You can watch the show in full on Dave catch-up online. dave.uktv.co.uk/shows/unspun-with-matt-forde/

Unspun Podcast - Show 7 with Tim Farron

Mar 4, 2017 00:21:35

Description:

This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt Forde. You can watch the show in full on Dave catch-up online. dave.uktv.co.uk/shows/unspun-with-matt-forde/

Show 42 - Jon Ashworth

Feb 24, 2017 01:20:48

Description:

Matt is joined this month by Labour party MP for Leicester South and shadow secretary of state for health, Jon Ashworth. Book FREE tickets to see live recording of UNSPUN with Matt Forde weekly from Tuesday the 28th Feb 2017 here: www.tvrecordings.com and find out more at: www.mattforde.com

Free Audience Tickets to Unspun Recordings & Live Dates Announcement

Feb 7, 2017 00:02:06

Description:

UNSPUN with Matt Forde is back this month! Filming begins on the 28th February 2017 in London and continues every Tuesday for 6 weeks. Book your FREE AUDIENCE TICKETS via www.tvrecordings.com Matt is also on tour! Book via www.mattforde.com

Show 41 - Jess Phillips

Jan 27, 2017 01:32:19

Description:

Matt is joined by Labour rising star Jess Phillips on the latest Political Party Podcast. For future shows visit www.mattforde.com

Christmas Special with Ed Balls & Alastair Campbell

Dec 17, 2016 01:29:54

Description:

Matt hosted a Christmas Special political party with on stage guests Alastair Campbell and Ed Balls, there was also music from Unspun live band of MP4. For future dates please visit www.mattforde.com

Show 40 - Paddy Ashdown

Dec 7, 2016 01:33:55

Description:

Matt is joined on stage this month by Paddy Ashdown, politician and former diplomat who served as Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1988 until August 1999. For future dates please visit www.mattforde.com

Christmas Special Announcement

Nov 15, 2016 00:01:54

Description:

Matt announces a Political Party Christmas Special on 15th December at Leicester Square Theater where he will be joined by two fantastic guests, Ed Balls and Alastair Campbell. Book tickets via the link below: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873565530

Show 39 - Ed Balls

Oct 29, 2016 01:33:37

Description:

Matt is joined on stage this month by Ed Balls who was the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer when he lost his seat in 2015. Ed has recently been labeled a "National Treasure" whilst competing on BBC One's - Strictly Come Dancing. For future dates please visit www.mattforde.com

Unspun Podcast - Show 6 with Angus Robertson

Oct 24, 2016 00:16:06

Description:

This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt Forde. You can watch the show in full on Dave catch-up online. dave.uktv.co.uk/shows/unspun-with-matt-forde/

Unspun Podcast - Show 5 with Ruth Davidson

Oct 18, 2016 00:14:17

Description:

This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt Forde. Watch the full show every Wednesday on Dave at 10pm. Watch this episode in full at dave.uktv.co.uk/shows/unspun-with-matt-forde/

Unspun Podcast - Show 4 with Chuka Umunna

Oct 8, 2016 00:16:06

Description:

This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt Forde. Watch the full show every Wednesday on Dave at 10pm. Watch this episode in full at dave.uktv.co.uk/shows/unspun-with-matt-forde/

Show 38 – Nick Clegg

Sep 30, 2016 01:20:20

Description:

Matt is joined on stage this month by Nick Clegg who was deputy prime minister during the Cameron coalition and previous leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick has been MP for Sheffield Hallam since 2005.

Unspun Podcast - Show 2 with Anna Soubry

Sep 24, 2016 00:16:32

Description:

This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt Forde. Watch the full show every Wednesday on Dave at 10pm. Watch this episode in full at http://dave.uktv.co.uk/shows/unspun-with-matt-forde/

Unspun Podcast - Show 1 with Alan Johnson

Sep 17, 2016 00:15:49

Description:

This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt Forde. Watch the full show every Wednesday on Dave at 10pm. Watch this episode in full at http://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/shows/unspun-with-matt-forde/watch-online/?video=5126884937001

Free Audience Tickets to Unspun TV Recording

Sep 6, 2016 00:00:44

Description:

Matt is recording a brand new political TV show for Dave called "Unspun". Filming begins on the 13th September 2016 in London and continues every Tuesday for 6 weeks. Book your FREE AUDIENCE TICKETS via www.tvrecordings.com

Show 37 - Tim Loughton

Aug 19, 2016 00:54:42

Description:

This month Matt is at Edinburgh Festival where he is joined by Andrea Leadsoms Conservative bid campaign manager and prominent Brexiteer, MP Tim Loughton. Find out about more of Matt’s up and coming shows here: www.mattforde.com or follow Matt on Twitter @mattforde

Show 36 - Nigel Evans

Jun 30, 2016 01:35:54

Description:

This month Matt is joined by prominent Brexit campaigner and Conservative MP for Ribble Valley, Nigel Evans. Find out about more of Matt’s up and coming shows here: www.mattforde.com or follow Matt on Twitter @mattforde

Show 35 - Tim Farron

May 27, 2016 01:32:31

Description:

Matt is joined on stage this month by Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, and the MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale since 2005.

EU Referendum Special Announcement (18 June - Leicester Square Theatre)

May 18, 2016 00:01:39

Description:

Matt announces an EU Referendum special on 18th June at Leicester Square Theatre where he will be joined by TWO of the biggest names in the debate: Alan Johnson (Remain) and Dr Liam Fox (Leave). Book tickets via the link below: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873555295

Show 34 - Angus Robertson

May 3, 2016 01:32:11

Description:

This month Matt is joined by the SNP's parliamentary leader and spokesperson in the UK House of Commons as well as MP for Moray, Angus Robertson.

Show 33 - Jacob Rees-Mogg

Apr 4, 2016 01:44:28

Description:

For the latest show Matt is joined by talented filibuster and Conservative party Eurosceptic, Jacob Rees-Mogg, MP for North East Somerset since 2010. For info on future guests visit www.mattforde.com

Show 32 - Liz Kendall

Mar 31, 2016 01:38:04

Description:

Matt is joined by 2015 Labour leadership candidate and the current MP for Leicester West, Liz Kendall.

Show 31 - John Bercow

Mar 30, 2016 01:49:35

Description:

Matt is joined by the current Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow. For future dates please visit www.mattforde.com

I'm making a television pilot.

Feb 26, 2016 00:01:21

Description:

Matt is recording a television pilot called "Unspun" at London Studios on 6th March 2016. You can get tickets to watch the TV recording by emailing the following contact. Email - tvrecordings@avalonuk.com Subject - "Political Party"

Show 30 - Tommy Sheppard

Feb 5, 2016 01:22:17

Description:

Matt is joined by SNP politician and Edinburgh East MP, Tommy Sheppard. For future dates please visit www.mattforde.com

Show 29 - Tony Blair

Nov 27, 2015 01:29:07

Description:

In the latest show Matt is joined by former Prime Minister Tony Blair. For future dates please visit www.mattforde.com

Show 28 - Suzanne Evans

Nov 24, 2015 01:14:38

Description:

Matt is joined by the Deputy Chairman of UKIP, Suzanne Evans For future dates please visit www.mattforde.com

Show 27 - Ruth Davidson

Nov 17, 2015 00:59:29

Description:

Matt is joined by the leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, Ruth Davidson, in a show recorded live at the Edinburgh Festival 2015. For future dates please visit www.mattforde.com

Show 26 - Jim Murphy

Oct 29, 2015 01:54:35

Description:

Matt is joined by former leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Jim Murphy, in his first interview after leaving the role. For future dates please visit www.mattforde.com

Show 26 - Neil Kinnock

Jul 10, 2015 01:42:49

Description:

Recorded just after the 2015 General Election, Matt is joined by former leader of the Labour Party, Neil Kinnock For future dates please visit http://www.mattforde.com

Show 25 - Tommy Robinson

Jun 19, 2015 01:53:26

Description:

Matt is joined by former leader of the English Defence League, Tommy Robinson. For future dates please visit http://www.mattforde.com

Show 24 - David Lammy

May 8, 2015 01:42:00

Description:

Matt meets MP for Tottenham and London mayoral hopeful David Lammy. Recorded at St James Studio. For future shows visit http://www.mattforde.com

Show 23 - Douglas Alexander

Mar 7, 2015 01:33:46

Description:

Matt interviews Shadow Foreign Secretary and man in charge of Labour's 2015 election campaign, Douglas Alexander. For future shows visit www.mattforde.com

Show 22 - Paul Nuttall

Feb 28, 2015 01:18:44

Description:

Matt meets the Deputy Leader of UKIP and Member of the European Parliament for North West England, Paul Nuttall. For future shows visit www.mattforde.com

Show 21 - Luciana Berger

Feb 26, 2015 01:27:40

Description:

Matt is joined by Labour rising star Luciana Berger on the latest Political Party Podcast. For future shows visit www.mattforde.com

Show 20 - Michael Portillo

Jan 18, 2015 01:31:53

Description:

Matt is joined by journalist, broadcaster, and former Conservative Party politician and Cabinet Minister Michael Portillo. For future shows visit http://www.mattforde.com

Show 19 - Tessa Jowell

Sep 26, 2014 01:16:14

Description:

Matt is joined by Labour MP, former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and key force behind London 2012, Tessa Jowell. For future shows visit http://www.mattforde.com

Show 18 - Labour Conference Special With John Prescott

Sep 25, 2014 01:05:47

Description:

For a special show recorded live at the Labour Conference 2014, Matt is joined by former Deputy PM John Prescott. This show was recorded at The Comedy Store Manchester and arranged by Lexington Communications. To book tickets for future shows visit http://mattforde.com/

Show 17 - NO To Scottish Independence With Jim Murphy

Aug 27, 2014 01:04:04

Description:

For the second Edinburgh special show ahead of the Scottish Independence Referendum, Matt is joined by MP and NO campaigner Jim Murphy.

Show 16 - YES To Scottish Independence with Willie Black

Aug 23, 2014 00:56:17

Description:

For the first of two Scottish Independence Specials focusing on the YES and NO debates, Matt is joined by pro Independence campaigner Willie Black.

Show 15 - Maajid Nawaz

Jul 23, 2014 01:39:02

Description:

For the latest show Matt is joined by Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate and co-founder and chairman of Quilliam, Maajid Nawaz. For info on future guests visit http://www.mattforde.com. To book tickets for the show in Edinburgh visit https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/matt-forde-24-hour-political-party-people

Show 14 - Michael Fabricant

May 20, 2014 01:36:58

Description:

For the latest show Matt is joined by former Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party, Michael Fabricant. For info on future guests visit http://www.mattforde.com

Show 13 - Alastair Campbell

Apr 3, 2014 01:49:31

Description:

Matt is joined by former Director of Communications and Strategy for the Labour Party, Alastair Campbell, for a very special show recorded live at the St James Theatre. For info on future guests visit http://www.mattforde.com

Show 12 - John Woodcock

Mar 26, 2014 01:17:41

Description:

For the 12th show Matt is joined by rising political star John Woodcock, Labour Co-operative MP for Barrow and Furness. For more info on the show and future guests visit www.mattforde.com

Show 11 - Alan Johnson

Feb 12, 2014 01:31:54

Description:

For the show 11 Matt is joined but is joined by former Home Secretary Alan Johnson. Recorded live at the St James Theatre. For more info on the show and future guests visit http://www.mattforde.com

Show 10 - David Davis

Jan 29, 2014 01:37:34

Description:

For the tenth show, recorded just before Christmas, Matt is joined by the Conservative MP David Davis.

Show 9 - Stella Creasy

Jan 17, 2014 01:39:21

Description:

For the ninth show Matt is joined by Labour MP Stella Creasy. For details of The Political Party 2014 shows at St James Theatre, London visit www.mattforde.com

Show 8 - Tom Watson

Nov 12, 2013 01:43:08

Description:

Matt is joined by Labour politican and 'Dial M for Murdoch' author Tom Watson. For details of The Political Party autumn shows at St James Theatre, London visit www.mattforde.com

Show 7 - Matthew Parris

Sep 11, 2013 01:08:18

Description:

Matt is joined by journalist and former Conservative politician Matthew Parris in a special one-off show recorded at The British Library. For details of The Political Party at autumn shows at St James Theatre, London visit www.mattforde.com

Show 6 - Jack Straw

Jul 5, 2013 01:43:54

Description:

For the last show of the run Matt is joined by former Home and Foreign Secretary Jack Straw. Recorded live at St James Theatre. For details of The Political Party at Edinburgh Festival visit http://www.mattforde.com

Show 5 - Tim Loughton

Jun 7, 2013 01:32:45

Description:

For the fifth show Matt is joined by Conservative MP Tim Loughton to talk about the current government. Recorded live at the St James Theatre, for future dates visit http://www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/ | http://www.mattforde.com

Show 4 - Lembit Opik

Apr 26, 2013 01:28:27

Description:

For the forth show, recorded on the day of Margaret Thatcher's funeral, Matt is joined by former Liberal Democrat Lembit Öpik. Recorded live at the St James Theatre. For more info and to book tickets visit http://www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/

Show 3 - Charles Clarke

Apr 12, 2013 01:36:33

Description:

For the third show Matt is joined by former Labour Home Secretary Charles Clarke. Recorded live at the St James Theatre. For info and tickets to future shows visit http://www.stjamestheatre.co.uk

Show 2 - Nigel Farage

Mar 8, 2013 01:19:21

Description:

For the second show Matt is joined by the UKIP leader Nigel Farage to discuss Europe, immigration, gay marriage and the environment. Recorded live at the St James Theatre. For info and tickets to future shows visit http://www.stjamestheatre.co.uk

Show 1 - George Galloway

Feb 9, 2013 01:11:33

Description:

For the first show Matt is joined by the Respect MP and broadcaster George Galloway. Recorded live at the St James Theatre.

Matt's Intro

Jan 10, 2013 00:00:36

Description:

Matt's Intro by The Political Party