'Iain Dale All Talk' Podcast Episode List

  • 25 Aug 2022

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

  • 25 Aug 2022

  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.  ...

Edinburgh Fringe Diary Days 6-10

  • 19 Aug 2022

I dubbed the Wednesday of my Edinburgh run, ‘Super Wednesday’, as it involved hosting three shows rather than two. I was actually quite anxious about it as two of the interviews involved Nicola Sturgeon and Jeremy Corbyn, both of who have the ability to be quite tricky intervi...

What I Really Said About Nicola Sturgeon & Her Critics

  • 16 Aug 2022

I don't know what has got into the water supply but for the last week I have been under attack for things I haven't said and don't believe.. That's Twitter for you, I suppose, but it's incredibly frustating to read stuff which is simply a lie. It all stems from the interview I...

Edinburgh Fringe Diary: Days 4 & 5

  • 12 Aug 2022

Monday proved to be quite a day here at the Fringe. The first show was with Rory Bremner, who was everything I knew he would be. In fact, I barely had to ask a question! He was an absolute joy to listen to, and his impressions were as spot on as ever. He also talked about ...

Edinburgh Fringe Diary Days 1-3

  • 7 Aug 2022

My Edinburgh experience started early on Friday morning. I finished doing my regular stint with Jacqui Smith on Good Morning Britain at 7am and was then driven to Kings Cross station to get the 8.30 train to Edinburgh. I normally fly, but thought this time I’d let the train ta...

Have We Misjudged Liz Truss?

  • 31 Jul 2022

It’s been quite a week in the Tory leadership contest with Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss continuing to knock ten bells out of each other. Sometimes the person who wants something most is the person who prevails, at least that is how it seemed last Sunday in the ITV debate. Rishi S...

Taking the Plunge Into an Orchestra Pit [UPDATED]

  • 24 Jul 2022

I’ve spoken at quite a few literary festivals over the last couple of years, but Buxton International Festival is my favourite. Buxton is a sublimely beautiful town and the organizer of the books side of the festival, Victoria Dawson, is a delight to deal with...

Tips for the Conservative Leadership Hustings

  • 24 Jul 2022

The way some people are talking, the Tory leadership campaign is already over. They seem to believe that Tory members have made up their minds that Liz Truss is the woman who can win them a fifth general election. I would suggest that is far from the case. My experience fro...

60th Birthday Photo Gallery

  • 22 Jul 2022

Fr Friday 15 July marked my 60th birthday. It started at Good Morning Britain, then Jeremy Vine, and at lunchtime I held a drinks and canapes reception on the roof terrace at The Hippodrome. After that a small group of us went for afternoon tea at the Clermont, and then on ...

Second Tory Minister Confirms Penny Mordaunt Was Never in Favour of Self-ID & My Analysis of the Tory Leadership Contest So Far

  • 17 Jul 2022

The Character Assassination of Penny Mordaunt Continues... In all my years in politics I have never seen such an attack on a British politician in a leadership contest. The whole of the right of centre press has, with the encouragement of several of the other candidates, tr...

Celebrating my 60th Birthday

  • 17 Jul 2022

I had been dreading July 15 2022 for quite a few years. And then it came. On Friday. I turned 60. Why was I dreading it? After all, we’re told that 60 is the new 40. If only… Part of me was intending to just ignore it. Treat it as just another day, no party, no celebration,...

The Tory Leadership Runners & Riders: My Take for The Telegraph

  • 10 Jul 2022

Party leadership contests often come down to being between a ‘change’ candidate and one who promises more of the same. This time, a key dividing line maybe between candidates without a huge amount of government experience and those who have been vocal adherents of the policies...

Reflections on the Vote of Confidence in Boris Johnson

  • 6 Jun 2022

Tonight’s vote is a numbers game. That may seem like a statement of the bleedin’ obvious, but it’s not just about the Prime Minister winning a majority of one. Churchill once said a win is a win and one is enough. In normal circumstances that might be true, but we are not in n...

Some Reflections on the Platinum Jubilee Weekend & On Meeting The Queen

  • 5 Jun 2022

The last four days have shown our nation at its best. It’s been full of people from all walks of life celebrating the reign of our Queen. The country has been brought together after a traumatic few years, and it has been great to witness. I am pro-monarchy but not unthinkin...

Politeness Costs Nothing

  • 25 May 2022

The Sue Gray Report may be many things but it is not going to end the Johnson premiership. There was precious little in it that we didn’t know before, and so far as I can see, very little that will provoke Conservative MPs to send letters of no confidence in the Prime Minister...

Broadcasting from Belfast: My Day in Northern Ireland

  • 22 May 2022

  For two years I have been planning to host my radio in Belfast, and finally, on Tuesday, it came to pass. The day did not get off to a good start. Why is it that it’s always me who has a transport disaster? Global had booked flights for me and five others. All of them...

How Not to be an Electic Car W****r

  • 8 May 2022

If you’d told me a few years ago that I would now be driving an electric car, I’d have laughed in your face. You see, I could rival Jeremy Clarkson in the petrol-head stakes. I love driving, I love cars and most of all I love Audis. I have had 15 of them. Then, last November, ...

Announcing This Year's IAIN DALE ALL TALK at the Edinburgh Fringe

  • 3 May 2022

UPDATE: The Scotsman writes up my show HERE. I'm delighted to announced this year's lineup for my Iain Dale All Talk show at the Edinburgh Fringe. And the big news is, Jacqui Smith and I will be hosting 5 For the Many Live! shows too!  Headline guests include Sir Keir St...

The Consequences of Not Pulling Up a Politician: Why I Failed To Correct Nadine Dorries

  • 30 Apr 2022

  Now they say 'never complain, never explain'. I'm going to ignore those wise words today, despite many people advising me not to. Apparently, with one interview, I've become the worst interviewer in the world. Well, according to Twitter. Read on... When you’re a...