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Iain Dale All Talk
59 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
Iain Dale talks to Barry Gardiner, the Labour MP for Brent North, about his life and career in politics.
73 minutes | Nov 3, 2021
Iain Dale talks to Conservative MP and former Cabinet Minister Andrew Mitchell about his life and political career, as well as his very funny new book BEYOND A FRINGE.
44 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Iain Dale talked to Theresa May’s former Chief of Staff, Gavin Barwell, about his two years in the job and his new book CHIEF OF STAFF: NOTES FROM DOWNING STREET.
63 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
Iain Dale speaks to award winning political documentary maker Michael Cockerell about his journalistic career making original documentaries about prime ministers and political leaders, and his new book UNMASKING OUR LEADERS.
69 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Fi Glover & Jane Garvey
Iain Dale talks to broadcasters, and the presenters of the Fortunately podcast, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey about radio, life and their new book DID I SAY THAT OUT LOUD?
60 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Iain Dale talks to broadcaster Peter Allen about his upbringing and his career in the media as a local newspaper journalist, emigrating to Australia, joining LBC in its infancy, the joys of radio over TV and then his long career at BBC Radio 5 Live, where he spent four years presenting the Breakfast show and 16 years on Drive.
51 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Baroness Liz Barker
Iain Dale talks to Liz Barker about her life working in the Liberal Democrats, the House of Lords, the coalition and why she found it so difficult to come out.
64 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Iain Dale talks to Mike Read about his career in radio and TV, his love of poetry and Rupert Brooke in particular as well his brief foray into the world of politics.
94 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Iain Dale talks to Patrick Thompson, who was Conservative MP for Norwich North 1983-1997 (and Iain’s first boss) about his childhood in Essex and Yorkshire, his teaching career, how he got into politics and his experiences as a Member of Parliament.
19 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Iain Dale talks to former Norfolk MP and Cabinet Minister under John Major, Gillian Shephard, now Baroness Shephard of Northwold, about her Norfolk upbringing and her political career.
79 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Iain Dale talks to Alistair Burt, who served as Conservative MP for Bury North from 1983-1997 and North East Bedfordshire from 2001-2019. He was a minister at the Department of Social Security, the Department of Health and latterly at the Foreign Office.
47 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Sir Tim Rice
Iain Dale talks to Britain’s leading musical lyricist Sir Tim Rice about his life, career and love of music.
59 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
Iain Dale talks to journalist and broadcaster Kevin Maguire about his career as an industrial correspondent, political editor, radio host and half of the TV duo with Andrew Pierce. They talk about the state of modern journalism and his love of Sunderland FC.
47 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Iain talks to Olympic silver medallist Lutalo Muhammed about his love of Taekwondo, winning two Olympic medals, commentating on Tokyo for the BBC and much more besides.
56 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Phil Hendren (Dizzy Thinks)
Iain Dale spends an hour with the blogger formerly known as ‘Dizzy Thinks’ as they reminisce about the heyday of independent blogging from 2005-2010 and why blogging was usurped by Twitter. He talks about his career in the world of IT and tech and explains the challenges of being a parent to an autistic daughter.
40 minutes | Aug 1, 2021
Sparks – Ron & Russell Mael
Iain Dale talk to two of his musical heroes, Ron & Russell Mael, better known as SPARKS. Their career spans five decades and there is a new documentary about them which is in cinemas this week by Edgar Wright called THE SPARKS BROTHERS. Iain talks to them about the documentary, their music and their special relationship with the UK, and much more besides.
48 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
*BONUS* Unite the Union General Secretary Hustings
Iain Dale is joined by candidates for the position of General Secretary for Unite the Union Sharon Graham and Gerard Coyne. Candidate Steve Turner declined to appear.
60 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Iain Dale talks to the Labour MP for Stalybridge & Hyde & Shadow Work & Pensions Secretary Jonathan Reynolds about his life, his family, his religion and what he wants to achieve in politics. Oh, and how he’d like to play centre forward for Sunderland.
54 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
Iain Dale talks to Chris Grayling about his life, politics and ministerial career and asks how the jibes of ‘failing Grayling’ affect him.
47 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Iain Dale talks to Conservative MP Owen Paterson, a year on from his wife taking her own life. It's an open, frank discussion about the impact suicide can have on family members, and the importance of spotting the signs early and seeking the right help. Iain and Owen take calls from listeners about their experiences.
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