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The best interview podcasts can reveal a lot about their subject. The more informal atmosphere and relaxed environment of podcast interviews, can lead to some truly remarkable insights into the lives and careers of guests. Engaging discussions are had over the dinner table or on a dog walk and cover topics as diverse as grief to food, politics to comedy. We have selected a few of our favourites so you can listen to candid conversations with some of the world’s most interesting people.
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In a podcast for The Times, Emily Dean takes some of her friends for a walk with their dogs. They talk about the weird, the wonderful, the funny and the extraordinary.
In this episode : Emily and Ray go for a stroll with legendary chef Heston Blumenthal, around the village of Bray in Berkshire, the location of his world famous restaurant. They talk about Heston’s childhood Christmas dinners, the meal that changed his life as a teenager, and his bulldog Harry.Play
(1 hr 5 mins)
Stand-up comedian, TalkSport host and former political advisor Matt Forde presents The Political Party, a monthly celebration of politics and its big personalities.
In this episode : Laura Kuenssberg, the BBC’s Political Editor takes us inside the life of the modern political reporter. This is packed with insight and wisdom about the role of the media in holding politicians to account, the decisions about what to prioritise, the power of pictures and so much more.Play
How can you change the world? Join Krishnan Guru-Murthy and his guest of the week as they explore the big ideas influencing how we think, act and live.
In this episode : Cherie Blair, international human rights lawyer and wife of former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, talks about life in 10 Downing Street, choosing law over politics and feminism.Play
(1 hr 4 mins )
Jessie Ware hosts a podcast about food, family, and the beautiful art of having a chat, direct from her very own dinner table. With help from her chef extraordinaire mum Lennie, each week guests from the worlds of music, culture and politics drop by for a bite and a bit of a natter.
In this episode : Table Manners is joined by the legendary comedy screenwriter and co-founder of Comic Relief, Richard Curtis and his wife Emma Freud.Play
(1 hr 5 mins)
Funny people talking about death and grief, hosted by Cariad Lloyd. Griefcast won Podcast of the Year in 2018.
In this episode : Cariad talks to broadcaster and podcaster Fi Glover (BBC Radio 4, Fortunately) about her Dad who died fifteen years ago, while she was pregnant with her first son. As ever they talk grief, memories and motherhood.Play
LBC presenter James O’Brien hosts a series of compelling conversations with fascinating people. These are revealing interviews with people who rarely give in-depth interviews, be it from politics, entertainment or news.
In this episode : Sir Michael Palin joins James to discuss his life and incredible career. They talk about Monty Python and how he became apart of one of the most revolutionary sketch shows and comedy groups of all time, as well as his later career and back catalogue of travel programmes.Play
BBC Radio 4 broadcasters Jane Garvey and Fi Glover share musings on their lives before being joined by a radio, TV or podcast star. It’s like sitting in on a tipsy conversation in a BBC green room.
In this episode : Dawn O’Porter drops by in, giving Fi and Jane an insight on life in Los Angeles. Together they discuss the Royals, setting up a charity, fringes, names and last suppers.Play
David Tennant gets talking with the biggest names from TV, movies, comedy and elsewhere. Revealing conversation, surprise stories and lots of laughs.
In this episode : Catherine Tate joins David to talk about becoming ‘the funny one’ at school, The Catherine Tate Show, Dr Who and teaching Former Prime Minister Tony Blair to say “Am I Bovvered?”.Play
Louis Theroux is using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious.
In this episode : he speaks to actor Helena Bonham Carter, who is in lockdown in London. They discuss going to the same school, handling criticism and working with your significant other.Play