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Iain Dale’s Book Club
56 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
Chapter 152 : David Owen
Iain Dale talks to Lord Owen, formerly Dr David Owen, about his new book about British-Russian Relations over the last two centuries RIDDLE, MYSTERY & ENIGMA: TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF BRITISH RUSSIAN RELATIONS
37 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
Chapter 151 : Andrew Roberts
Iain Dale talks to historian Andrew Roberts about his new biography of King George III.
37 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
Chapter 150 : Dr Hilary Jones
Iain Dale talks to Dr Hilary Jones about his new novel about WW1 and the Spanish Flu pandemic, FRONTLINE. Iain also talks to him about his TV work and what it’s been like to dispense advice during the Covid pandemic.
47 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
Chapter 149 : Peter & Steph Shilton
Iain Dale talks to England goalkeeping legend Peter Shilton and his wife Steph about their book SAVED: OVERCOMING A 45 YEAR GAMBLING ADDICTION
69 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Chapter 148 : 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?
39 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Chapter 147 : Sebastian Payne
Iain Dale interviews Financial Times Whitehall Editor about his book BROKEN HEARTLANDS – A JOURNEY THROUGH LABOUR’S LOST ENGLAND.
52 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Chapter 146 : Carole Angier
Iain Dale talks to literary biography Carole Angier about her book SPEAK, SILENCE: IN SEARCH OF W G SEBALD. Iain was a friend of Max Sebald, who was an academic at UEA during his time there in the 1980s.
46 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Chapter 145: Michel Barnier
Iain Dale talks to Former Chief Brexit Negotiator for the EU Michel Barnier about his new book MY SECRET BREXIT DIARY
61 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
Chapter 144 : Steve Richards
Iain Dale talks to Steve Richards about his book THE PRIME MINISTERS WE NEVER HAD: SUCCESS & FAILURE FROM BITLER TO CORBYN which features chapters on 11 politicians who didn’t quite make it to Number 10 – Rab Butler, Roy Jenkins, Barbara Castle, Denis Healey, Neil Kinnock, Michael Heseltine, Michael Portillo, Ken Clarke, David & Ed Miliband and Jeremy Corbyn.
47 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
Chapter 143 : Ian Dunt
Iain Dale talks to political journalist Ian Dunt about his book HOW TO BE A LIBERAL.
44 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Chapter. 142 : Toby Harnden
Iain Dale talks to journalist and author Toby Harnden about his new book, published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of 9-11, FORST CASUALTY: The Untold Story of the Battle That Began the War in Afghanistan.
31 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Chapter 141 : Lucy Fisher
Iain Dale talks to the Daily Telegraph’s Deputy Political Editor, Lucy Fisher, about her new book WOMEN IN THE WAR: THE LAST HEROINES OF BRITAIN’S GREATEST GENERATION.
29 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
Chapter 140: Alex Deane
Iain Dale talks to consultant and broadcaster Alex Deane about his new book LESSONS FROM HISTORY: HIDDEN HEROES AND VILLAINS OF THE PAST AND WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THEM
62 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
Chapter 139 : John Stonehouse: The Julian Hayes Book
In this first of two episodes featuring books about the former Labour Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse, who effected a ‘Reggie Perrin’ style disappearance in Miami in 1974 and was subsequently sent to prison, Iain Dale talks to Julian Hayes, John Stonehouse’s Great Nephew about his book STONEHOUSE: CABINET MINISTER, FRAUDSTER, SPY. In the next episode Iain talks to Stonehouse’s daughter Julia, who gives a decidedly different version of events to her cousin.
37 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Chapter 138 : Duncan Brack & Iain Dale
Duncan Brack and Iain Dale discuss their new collection of 23 political and historical counterfactual essays in their book PRIME MINISTER PRITI & OTHER THINGS THAT NEVER HAPPENED.
69 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Chapter 137 : Geoff Norcott
Iain talks to comedian Geoff Norcott about his book WHERE DID I GO RIGHT: HOW THE LEFT LOST ME and his life in comedy. He tells of the challenges of being a right wing comedian and talks about his career in teaching and growing up in South London.
45 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Chapter 136 : Ben Rhodes & Mitchell Reiss
Iain Dale talks to Ben Rhodes who was Deputy National Security Adviser to Barack Obama, and Mitchell Reiss who was Ambassador to Northern Ireland in the George W Bush White House. Ben’s book is called AFTER THE FALL – BEING AMERICAN IN THE WORLD WE’VE MADE. It is a New York Times bestseller.
46 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Chapter 135 : Ed Husain
Iain Dale talks to Ed Husain about his new book Among the Mosques: A Journey Across Muslim Britain
58 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Chapter 134 : Lord Young of Graffham
Iain Dale talks to David Young, Lord Young of Graffham about his new set of political diaries INSIDE THATCHER’S LAST ELECTION. It covers the period April-June 1987 and details all the machinations at the heart of the Margaret Thatcher’s third election campaign as leader of the Conservative Party.
44 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Chapter 133 : Alastair Campbell
Iain Dale talks to Alastair Campbell about Volume 8 of his diaries, covering the period 2010-2015
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