Twenty Five (Good & Bad) Personal Reasons to Remember 2019

  • 29 Dec 2019

New Year is always a time to reflect on what's happened over the previous twelve months - the good and the bad. Friends you've made, loved ones you have lost. Workwise, 2019 was a great year for me. The move to the evening slot tuirned out to be a great thing, given much of...

My Predictions for 2020 (And How My 2019 Predictions Turned Out)

  • 28 Dec 2019

So how did my predictions for 2019 pan out? Well, not too badly. I scored 7 out of 10.   Theresa May loses the Meaningful vote on 14 January. CORRECT (although admittedly it was postponed) West Ham midfielder Declan Rice chooses England over the Republic of Ireland....

My Political Awards of 2019

  • 27 Dec 2019

If you've listened to this week's episode of the 'For the Many' podcast, this won't be new to you. But here goes, anyway...   Politician of the Year – Boris Johnson Minister of the Year – Michael Gove Shadow Minister – Andy McDonald Worst Minister – Jesse Norman...

How Did My Ten Tips for Stardom Fare in 2019?

  • 26 Dec 2019

I do like to do a bit of talent spotting, so this time last year I compiled a list of ten people who I tipped for a bit of stardom in 2019. I reckon I didn't do a bad job... My tips for 2020 will appear over the next couple of days... Grace Blakeley Research Fellow, I...

'Iain Dale All Talk' Episode List

  • 25 Dec 2019

On 21 August LBC launch of 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. It...

Watch: Iain's Best LBC Moments from 2019 (40 mins)

  • 24 Dec 2019

    Thanks to Olly McGrath at LBC for putting together this 40 minute long video of my most memorable interviews and calls of 2013   LibDem MEP Lucy Porritt doesn't seem to know anything about the subject of the interview. (October)  Emily Thornberry incur...

My Top Ten Songs of 2019

  • 24 Dec 2019

My musical tastes are, shall we say, not to everyone's. I like pop, pure and simple. I like misery ballads. I also like electro-pop. You'll find lots of examples here in my list of ten favourite songs of 2019. Ridicule all you like. #wateroffaducksback Anyway, here goes... ...

My Top Tweeters of 2019

  • 23 Dec 2019

This is a list of 250 Tweeters I have most enjoyed during 2019. This is the sixth year I have compiled this list.  I follow about 3600 people on Twitter. Anyway, these are the ones who have entertained, informed, educated, annoyed and, most of all, made me laugh most this y...

Iain Dale's Book Club Podcast - Episode List

  • 20 Dec 2019

  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.  ...

Telegraph Column: The BBC is trapped in a Remainer London bubble of its own making

  • 20 Dec 2019

This is an extended version of an article which first appeared in the Daily Telegraph "Adapt or die” is a maxim the BBC would do well to adopt if it is to survive the coming years. Following its questionable coverage of the general election, it is going through one of its o...

My Ten Christmas Book Recommendations

  • 20 Dec 2019

We all know how difficult it is to buy the right Christmas present for a family member or friend. You can't go wrong with a book. I spent twenty years in bookselling and publishing and although I am no longer involved, my love of books has not diminished. Nor, it seems, has an...

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 71: Coughing Through a General Election Show

  • 13 Dec 2019

Watch the full 8 hour show by clicking above   Back in March 2010 I had only ever presented one show on LBC. Quite how I had the temerity to suggest that I should present their election night show, I have no idea. Looking back I had quite a cheek. I had presented a E...

World's Big Sleepout: Trolled for Trying to be Charitable

  • 13 Dec 2019

This article appeared in the Daily Mail on 12 December 2019.  Click HERE.   Last weekend I found myself sleeping rough in Trafalgar Square after Dame Helen Mirren had read me a bedtime story. That's not a sentence I ever imagined I'd be writing, but let me explain. ...

Polling Day Seen Through The Eyes of A Losing Candidate - Me (And How to Lose Gracefully)

  • 12 Dec 2019

Fourteen years ago I stood as a candidate in the 2005 general election. It seems a very long time ago. It was one of those days which could have changed my life forever, and in some ways did. Ten years ago I wrote a blogpost about polling day and the election count. It got suc...

Hodder to Publish my New Book on Our 55 Prime Ministers

  • 9 Dec 2019

I'm absolutely thrilled to announce that Hodder & Stoughton will publish my new book THE PRIME MINISTERS 1721-2020 in November next year. Here's their press release, which explains all. Hodder & Stoughton have acquired a major new book conceived by political j...

Iain Dale & Shelagh Fogarty to Anchor LBC's Election Night Coverage

  • 6 Dec 2019

LBC is to broadcast its most extensive election night programme to date next Thursday, when the station simulcasts a fully-integrated results show on air on both radio on FM, DAB and global player, and in HD video on global player and LBC’s digital and social media channels. ...

Iain Dale's 2019 General Election Interviews

  • 5 Dec 2019

               

Iain Dale All Talk, Book Tour & Public Event Dates

  • 3 Dec 2019

Following the success of my 'Iain Dale All Talk' shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, we're taking it on the road in 2020. It will kick off with a four show run at the Lowry Theatre, Salford. We hope to do a lot more throughout the rest of the year. I'm also hosting some free luncht...

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 70: Telling Your Producer to 'Shut The F**k Up'

  • 29 Nov 2019

Earlier today Nick Ferrari hosted an hour long phone-in with Boris Johnson. Nowadays all these interviews are not only filmed, but streamed live. We have a whole host of cameras in the studio, and unlike certain other broadcasters if we are going to stream something we are inc...