If you’re a reader, this is the podcast for you. Iain Dale speaks to some of the world’s biggest authors about what inspired them to write their books
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?
Iain Dale talks to England goalkeeping legend Peter Shilton and his wife Steph about their book SAVED: OVERCOMING A 45 YEAR GAMBLING ADDICTION
Iain Dale interviews Financial Times Whitehall Editor about his book BROKEN HEARTLANDS – A JOURNEY THROUGH LABOUR’S LOST ENGLAND.
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.
Iain Dale talks to Former Chief Brexit Negotiator for the EU Michel Barnier about his new book MY SECRET BREXIT DIARY
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 Jer…
Iain Dale talks to political journalist Ian Dunt about his book HOW TO BE A LIBERAL.
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.
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.
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
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 epis…
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.
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.
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.
Iain Dale talks to Ed Husain about his new book Among the Mosques: A Journey Across Muslim Britain
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.
Iain Dale talks to Alastair Campbell about Volume 8 of his diaries, covering the period 2010-2015
Iain Dale talks to author, journalist and broadcaster Matthew D’Ancona about his book, Identity, Ignorance, Innovation: Why the old politics is useless - and what to do about it.They also discuss the state of modern politics and the media.
Iain Dale talks to author Ivan Gibbons about his book PARTITION: HOW AND WHY IRELAND WAS DIVIDED.
Iain Dale talks to Conservative MP Sir David Amess about his political career and his book AYES & EARS: A SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TO WESTMINSTER
Chapter 129 : Iain Dale talks to British historian Adrian Brettle about his book Colossal Ambitions: Confederate Planning for a Post–Civil War World
Iain Dale talks to broadcaster and vicar, the Reverend Richard Coles about his new book THE MADNESS OF GRIEF: A MEMOIR OF LOVE AND LOSS. It concerns the death of Richard’s partner David from alcoholism, and his experience of grief. It’s an emotional, thought provoking and very honest conversation.
Iain Dale talks to broadcaster Kate Garraway about her new book THE POWER OF HOPE. She explains how her husband Derek Draper became a victim of Covid and how he became the sickest patient to survive.
Iain Dale talks to broadcaster and historian Jonathan Dimbleby about his new book BARBAROSSA: HOW HITLER LOST THE WAR. They also talk about broadcasting, the art of interviewing and the Dimbleby Cancer Care charity.
Iain Dale talks to former Conservative minister Sir Alan Duncan about his explosive diaries IN THE THICK OF IT, which run from 2016 to 2020 and are dominated by Brexit.
Iain Dale talks to veteran foreign correspondent Hella Pick, who came to this country on the Kindertransport in 1938 and went on to be a pioneer in reporting for the Guardian from all over the world in an era when women were very much the exception in that world. She talks about her memoir INVISIBLE WALLS: A JOURNALIST IN SEARCH OF HER LIFE…
Iain Dale talks to Sir Anthony Seldon and Mark Garnett on the 300th anniversary of the office of Prime Minister. Sir Anthony’s new book is called THE IMPOSSIBLE OFFICE and Mark Garnett’s book is THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER IN AN AGE OF UPHEAVAL.
Iain Dale talks to former SNP MP for North East Fife, Stephen Gethins, about his new book NATION TO NATION: SCOTLAND’S PLACE IN THE WORLD. They discuss all sorts of issues relating to the question of Scottish independence, and Scotland’s place in the world.
Iain Dale talks to broadcaster, presenter and author Nicky Campbell about his new book ONE OF THE FAMILY: WHY A DOG CALLED MAXWELL CHANGED MY LIFE, his career in broadcasting, his love of dogs and the appeal of his hit TV show, LONG LOST FAMILY.
Iain Dale talks to Simon Heffer about the publication of the first volume of the Diaries of Sir Henry ‘Chip’ Channon.
Iain Dale talks to Suzanne Heywood about her book WHAT DOES JEREMY THINK? The book is a biography of her husband, Jeremy Heywood. He was at the centre of government for more than 25 years, playing a central role advising every Prime Minister from Tony Blair to Theresa May. He rose to be Cabinet Secretary but at the height of the Brexit negotiations…
Iain Dale interviews standup comedian, broadcaster, interviewer, impressionist and all round funny guy Matt Forde. They also talk about his book Politically Homeless.
Iain Dale interviews veteran US political journalist Dan Morain about his new biography of Vice President Kamala Harris, ‘Kamala’s Way’.
Iain Dale talks to former FBI Director James Comey about his new book Saving Justice.
Iain Dale talks to Peter Dickson, the country’s leading voiceover artist and the voice behind X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. He has had an extraordinary career in radio and TV and has just published a memoir, “Voiceover Man”. He started life in Northern Ireland before moving to London to work on Radio 1 and Radio 2 before moving into the world …
A collection of the best bits from Iain Dale's book club interviews in 2020
Iain talks to Alastair Campbell about his book, Living Better : How I Learned to Survive Depression.
Iain Dale talks to political journalist Giles Edwards about his book “The Ex-Men”, which looks at what former PMs and Presidents do when they leave office.
Iain Dale talks to LibDem Peer and former chief of staff to Nick Clegg in the Coalition years, Jonny Oates, now Lord Oates about his book I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN. He talks movingly about running away to Addis Ababa as a 15 year old, his work in Zimbabwe and South Africa and his career as a public affairs consultant. He discusses how the …
Iain Dale talks to former Government Special Advisor Peter Cardwell about his life as a special advisor to four cabinet ministers and his new book THE SECRET LIFE OF SPECIAL ADVISERS.
In an intensely personal conversation Iain Dale talks to Chris Bryant about his life, career, motivations, reputation and books. They spend the last part of the interview discussing his new book ‘The Glamour Boys’. This is one you won’t want to miss.
Hi Book Club fansLBC have a new podcast we think you’ll enjoy - Hosted by legendary reporter John Sweeney, Hunting Ghislaine is a 6 part series about Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of a disgraced billionaire and the former partner of a super-rich paedophile who killed himself while awaiting trial for sex trafficking. After hiding for almost a year…
Iain Dale talks to one of the country’s most eminent historians, Sir Richard Evans, who also happened to be Iain’s history tutor at university. He is the country’s leading authority on the Nazis and has written a new book on Nazi conspiracy theories, THE HITLER CONSPIACIES: The Third Reich and the paranoid imagination. They venture far and wide in …
Iain Dale achieves one of his lifetime ambitions and interviews Sit Cliff Richard for a whole hour. They discuss his life, career, music and the allegations that nearly ruined his life, but fought back against. They discuss his religion, and how he intends to spend the rest of his life. Let’s get ‘Wired for Sound’…!…
Iain talked to Jeffrey Archer about his new bestselling novel, HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT, the second in the William Warwick series, and the follow up to NOTHING VENTURED. They also talk about the US presidential election, and Jeffrey takes calls from LBC listeners
Iain Dale talks to pollster Deborah Mattinson about her book Beyond the Red Wall: Why Labour Lost, How the Conservatives Won and What Will Happen Next?
On Monday Iain Dale spent an hour live on his LBC radio talking to best selling author Tom Bower about his latest book, a biography of Boris Johnson called The Gambler. It’s revelatory book and seeks to explain the Prime Minister in a new light.
Iain talks to novelist Robert Harris about his latest book V2, set in 1944 and following the parallel stories of a German V2 rocket scientist and a member of the British Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.
Iain talks to barrister and broadcaster Hashi Mohamed about his book PEOPLE LIKE US: HOW TO GET ON IN BRITAIN TODAY. Hashi came to this country at the age of nine, unable to speak English. His is an inspirational story, and a very moving one, as you’re about to find out
Iain Dale chats to best selling historian William Dalyrmple about his new book THE ANARCHY: The relentless rise of the East India Company.