The 'Yet to be Award Winning For the Many Podcast' Is No More!

  • 22 Jul 2020

Jacqui Smith and I have taken a perverse pride in describing our offering as the 'yet to be award winning 'For the Many Podcast''. Well, no longer. No, we're not being cancelled, but we have won an award!  It's the Civility in Politics Award for 'Co-operation of the Yea...

Iain's Powerful Plea to British Airways' Management

  • 20 Jul 2020

IainDale · Iain Dale takes BA Management to Task   This evening I hosted another phone-in asking people to comment on British Airways' treatment of its workers by sending them so-called 'Fire & Rehire' letters and emails. It's a terrible way to treat loyal worker...

'Iain Dale All Talk' Episode List

  • 20 Jul 2020

In August 2019 I launched a new podcast called IAIN DALE ALL TALK. During my Edinburgh Fringe show I was inundated with people asking if they could listen to the interviews if they weren't able to attend the shows themselves, so we decided to release them all on a podcast. And...

Iain Dale's Book Club Podcast - Episode List

  • 19 Jul 2020

  Iain's Book Club podcast was launched in September 2018. Each week (sometimes twice a week) Iain interviews some of the most interesting authors in the country with new books out. And there's the occasional bonus episode or an author interviews from the archives.  ...

Reaction Life Media Review 12: Test Match Cricket & Radio Moments Podcast

  • 14 Jul 2020

This article first appeared on Reaction.Life   Test Match Cricket, Sky Sports Test Match Special, 5 Live Sports Extra On Wednesday cricket fans around the world finally got what they were almost panting for – some live test match action. It didn’t last long, given ...

Reaction.Life Media Review 11: 'Eurovision' & Westmonster News Podcast

  • 7 Jul 2020

This column first appeared on Reaction.Life. Eurovision – The Story of Fire Saga, Netflix I’ve never quite understood the appeal of Will Ferrell, so it was with some degree of trepidation that I decided to take the advice of several friends who had seen “Eurovision” with...

Expect a Chinese Cyber-Attack on Britain Anytime Soon

  • 4 Jul 2020

Wednesday was a sad day for every right thinking person in Hong Kong, and it is a day that will be full of consequence, not just for the people of Hong Kong, but for the future of international relations and the world’s dealings with China. China has been flexing its muscle...

Reaction Life Media Review 10: The Return of Football & Mahyer Tousi

  • 30 Jun 2020

Last week's review on Reaction.Life. The Return of Premier League Football, Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC1 Back in early March I remember saying to a colleague that I wouldn’t be going to the London Stadium to see West Ham v Wolves on 17 March because of Coronavirus. This wa...

Reaction Life Media Column 9: 'The Salisbury Poisonings' & 'One of the Family'

  • 23 Jun 2020

  The Salisbury Poisonings, BBC1 Spread over three consecutive nights, this series sought to tell the story of the poisonings of Julia and Sergei Skripal from the point of view of the residents of Salisbury. And it succeeded in spades. It’s just the sort of thing I wish ...

Reaction Life Media Review 8: 'You', Iain Lee & 'Confessions'

  • 19 Jun 2020

You, Series 2, Netflix “You” has been one of Netflix’s greatest hits. It is summed up very simply by the Netflix PR blurb: “Boy meets girl. Boy falls for girl. Boy obsesses over girl. Just how far will boy go to get girl?” But it’s darker than that. Far darker. In fact, it’...

Gillian Reynolds Reviews Iain Dale in the Evening in the Sunday Times

  • 14 Jun 2020

This is from Gillian Reynolds' weekly Radio Review in the Sunday Times Culture Magazine... Happy birthday to June Spencer, Peggy on The Archers. She’s 101 today, active as ever, but absent from Ambridge, which seems to have been invaded by aliens. I used to be glued to Th...

Radio Review in The Guardian: Iain & Denise

  • 13 Jun 2020

From a Radio Review in The Guardian by Stuart Jeffries.   One evening last week, Denise from Enfield rang in to Iain Dale’s show. Dale is having a good lockdown – his ratings are up and his kindly, intelligent, albeit Tory, persona has been soothing for many of us....

Reaction Life Media Review 7: Naked Attraction, Nigel Farage on LBC & Desert Island Dicks

  • 10 Jun 2020

Last week's review on Reaction.Life.   Naked Attraction, Channel 4/E4 If you ask someone if they have ever seen Naked Attraction the usual answer is ‘no, but I did catch sight of it while channel hopping’. Yeah, right. The show has a strange addictive quality. It’s th...

Evening Standard Column: Violent Protest Persuades No One

  • 9 Jun 2020

  “You’re looking at this through your own prism as a white man,” said Denise in Enfield during a phone-in on the Black Lives Matter protests on Wednesday on LBC. “Am, I?” I said. “Do tell me what my prism is!” Her reply really set me thinking about how I view race issues. ...

Reaction Life Media Column 6: Emily Maitlis, Newsnight and why newsrooms need more plurality

  • 2 Jun 2020

This is the fifth of a new weekly column I am writing for Reaction.Life   Back in the day it was clear what Newsnight’s role was. Put simply it was there to cover the day’s news stories in more depth than is possible on a news bulletin, to explain more complicated storie...

Reaction Life Media Column 5: Outlander, Eurovision, World at One & Never Mind the Barcharts

  • 26 May 2020

This is the fourth of a new weekly column I am writing for Reaction.Life   Outlander (Series 5), Amazon Prime Eurovision Night, BBC1   Prepare yourself for quote a big claim. Outlander is the best TV drama series I have seen in the last ten years Forget ‘Bodygua...

Cummings & (Not) Goings

  • 24 May 2020

I write this as the Prime Minister has announced he's standing by Dominic Cummings and a lot of what follows is based on a Twitter thread that I posted last night. I've been in isolation for 67 days in Kent. I could have driven 158 miles to my house in Norfolk, where in the...

A Tribute to Peter Cropper

  • 24 May 2020

Peter Cropper was a very great man, and I don't use the word 'great' about many people.  I first met Peter in 1990 when Nicholas Finney and I started a new transport based public affairs consultancy, The Waterfront Partnership, and he joined us in the venture. Up to that po...

Who are the 100 Most Powerful & Influential People in British Politics?

  • 22 May 2020

Twelve years ago I founded Total Politics magazine. It was a monthly magazine for people who were part of the political process. It wasn't a good time to start a magazine, seeing as the financial crash led to a bit of a collapse in the advertising sector. It was sent free of c...

What I Did to Mark Mental Health Awareness Week

  • 22 May 2020

Over the ten years I have been on LBC I have hosted many programmes on a whole range of mental health issues, such as loneliness, anxiety, suicide, bereavement etc. Each time I do so I am humbled by the calls I get, many from people who have never discussed their mental he...