Articles tagged LBC:

Watch: Video Interview with James O'Brien

  • 5 Dec 2018

This is the full video version of my ‘Iain Dale Book Club’ podcast with my colleague James O’Brien. We talk about his book HOW TO BE RIGHT, which has climbed to number five in the Sunday Times bestseller charts. It’s 55 minutes long.

Sneak Peek of my Interview with James O'Brien

  • 3 Dec 2018

Tomorrow on my ‘Iain Dale Book Club podcast’ we’ll be releasing a 50 minute interview I have recorded with my colleague James O’Brien about his book ‘How to be Right’. The book has been a huge commercial success and is now Number 5 in the Sunday Times bestsellers chart. Here’s...

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 65: Changing Producers - Saying Goodbye to Jagruti Dave

  • 2 Dec 2018

The last time I wrote about the producer/presenter relationship was almost exactly two years ago when my lead producer Matt Harris left LBC after ten years to join Newsnight. The other member of our team, Jagruti Dave, who had already been working on the show for two years ste...

Theresa May is Trying to Deliver a Brexit That No One's Happy With, Apart From Her.

  • 17 Nov 2018

A version of this article first appeared in Friday’s London Evening Standard It’s almost as if Alastair Campbell has been advising Theresa May. When Tony Blair was ever in political trouble, he adopted a “masochism” strategy. He let voters beat him up. And it worked. Yeste...

In Praise of Gyles Brandreth (And Listen to our Book Club Podcast!)

  • 16 Nov 2018

I first met Gyles Brandreth around twenty years ago. He used to come to booklaunches at Politico’s and was always the life and soul of the party. He then invited me on to his Sunday afternoon arts show on LBC, when it used to be based at ITN in Grays Inn Road. I loved it. He’d...

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 64: Herding the Brexit Cats

  • 13 Nov 2018

Each Monday night on LBC we covene a panel to debate what we think is going to be one of the big issues of the week. Sometimes we have panellists that no-one has ever heard of. Sometimes we deliberately invite younger pundits. On Friday my producer, Sophie, and I agreed that B...

The Loan Charge Scandal: Why The Treasury Must Embark on a U-turn

  • 2 Nov 2018

This article first appeared in this week’s edition of The Spectator You probably haven’t heard of the Loan Charge. I hadn’t until a couple of months ago when I told listeners of my LBC radio show that I would soon be interviewing Mel Stride, the Financial Secretary to the Tre...

Would I Want to Join A Club That Would Want me As a Member?

  • 18 Oct 2018

I’ve never been a very ‘clubby’ person. Maybe I’m not very clubbable either, but I’ve never felt the need to join one of these members only clubs. Well, when I say never, that’s not quite true. Around 20 years ago I joined the National Liberal Club, not because I was a Liberal...

The 'Iain Dale's Book Club' Weekly Podcast Has Launched!

  • 15 Sep 2018

When I talked to James Rea, my boss at LBC, about moving to the evening show, I said I’d like to present a books hour. He suggested we do it as a podcast so we needn’t be constrained by format, length or commercial breaks. Two months later I am delighted to tell you that we’re...

It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 62: Broadcasting With a Persistent Cough

  • 7 Sep 2018

One of the worst things that can happen to a broadcaster is to contract a cold or cough, especially if it lasts for some time. At least on radio, there’s a cough button to press while someone else is talking. You don’t get that luxury on TV. I’ve always had a bit of a tickly ...