After 50 fantastic episodes, James O’Brien’s time at the helm of Unfiltered is sadly coming to an end. In this special episode with BBC Radio 4 presenter Fi Glover, James signs off from the interviewees chair with a touching conversation about his life. James shares his experiences from growing up adopted and getting expelled from school to breaking into journalism through gossip columns and showbiz, before ultimately finding his ideal platforms at LBC and JOE. He talks about the curse of...
You probably know Gina Miller as the woman who took the government to court for attempting to implement Brexit without a vote in Parliament, but there’s much more to Gina Miller than the headlines. In this fascinating interview with James O’Brien, Gina shares her story, moving from Guyana to the UK, becoming a successful businesswoman, her campaigns and crusades for transparency and fairness, culminating in the Brexit legal challenge and the fallout that followed.
Former editor-in-chief of The Guardian Alan Rusbridger joins James O’Brien for a fascinating interview about the extraordinary stories and technological revolutions that defined his tenure, from the News of the World phone hacking scandal to the WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden revelations, through to the future of journalism in the information age.
David Baddiel’s mother had an impressively open 20-year-long affair with a golf memorabilia collector, and his father’s rare form of dementia removed his sexual inhibitions and causes him to swear incessantly. The comedian and writer joins James O’Brien for a funny and thoughtful interview that looks at family, comedy and the line that divides the two.
Writer and now fellow podcaster Jon Ronson joins James for a remarkable interview that dives into some of the dark worlds his work inhabits, from public shaming to psychopaths, right up to internet porn revolution and the twisted journeys it took Jon on. Jon discusses his latest project The Butterfly Effect, as well as highlights from his spectacular body of work including The Psychopath Test, The Men Who Stare At Goats, So You've Been Publicly Shamed, Them: Adventures with Extremists and...
Comedy legend Matt Lucas joins James O’Brien in a frank and candid interview to talk about the staggering success of Little Britain and the controversies it provokes today, the pain and pitfalls of his coming out, and how David Walliams helped him to accept his own sexuality.
The one and only Eric Cantona joins James for a very special career-spanning interview in which we explore the life and mind of an icon. No stone is left unturned as King Eric takes us through his early life and career, his thoughts on the state of the Western world, and everything in between.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy sits down with James O'Brien for an enlightening interview that discusses his life, the role of the media in modern Britain, how a lack of access to politicians could be sewing the seeds of a democratic crisis, and why he would be fired by Channel 4 if he gave his true opinion on Brexit.
Bill Browder is Vladimir Putin’s No. 1 enemy. Armed with a true life story cut straight from a bestselling thriller, listen as Bill grippingly recounts his tale from Red Notice in an extraordinary interview, which sees him placed on Interpol’s most-wanted list, exposing crime, corruption and conspiracy at the highest levels of the Kremlin, and rededicating his life to find justice for his friend and lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, killed at the hands of the Russian government. There’s also the...
James sits down for an interview with writer and presenter June Sarpong to talk about the real meaning of diversity, beating the British class system, otherness, and how growing up on a predominantly white council estate helped bring her closer to people.
In our most ‘unfiltered’ interview so far, Lily Allen talks to James about the right-wing tabloids, phone hacking, women’s sexuality, Grenfell, and the Harvey Weinstein allegations, as well as her life growing up and making it in the music business. New episodes of Unfiltered come out every Tuesday. Subscribe at hyperurl.co/unfiltered
James meets Armando Iannucci, the man behind The Day Today, I’m Alan Partridge, The Thick of It and Veep. Armando talks about his new film The Death of Stalin, working with Steve Coogan and Chris Morris, and how being a director nearly turned him into a dictator himself.
James meets Armando Iannucci, the man behind The Day Today, I’m Alan Partridge, The Thick of It and Veep. In this career-spanning interview, Armando offers his astute observations of American and British politics through the lenses of Trump and Brexit, talks about his new film The Death of Stalin, working with Steve Coogan and Chris Morris, and how being a director nearly turned him into a dictator himself.
Robert Webb talks to James O’Brien about the problems with masculinity, losing loved ones, meeting David Mitchell, finding success with Peep Show and That Mitchell and Webb Look, and how his difficult relationship with his dad affected him as a parent. Watch a video of this interview on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/QixnWfVwmsk To get a new episode of Unfiltered with James O'Brien every Tuesday, subscribe at http://hyperurl.co/unfiltered
In a startlingly frank interview, Alastair Campbell talks to James O'Brien about his battle with depression and alcoholism, his breakdown, suicidal thoughts and his admiration for Roy Keane (and how all these things are related). Watch a video of this interview on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/ONB-EkyZQzo To get a new episode of Unfiltered with James O'Brien every Tuesday, subscribe at hyperurl.co/unfiltered
In the first episode of our new longform interview series host James O'Brien is joined by Russell Brand for an under the skin discussion about life, love, addiction, recovery, and how becoming a dad has changed him. Watch a video of this interview on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/h7gnhFHsHdY To get a new episode of Unfiltered with James O'Brien every Tuesday, subscribe at hyperurl.co/unfiltered