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LBC presenter Iain Dale and former Labour Home Secretary Jacqui Smith untangle the world of politics and media. Expect plenty of jokey banter and informed speculation.

LBC presenter Iain Dale and former Labour Home Secretary Jacqui Smith untangle the world of politics and media. Expect plenty of jokey banter and informed speculation.
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LBC presenter Iain Dale and former Labour Home Secretary Jacqui Smith untangle the world of politics and media. Expect plenty of jokey banter and informed speculation.




Special Live Edition from the Bath Festival

Iain & Jacqui take the podcast on the road, and talk to the people of Bath about the Royal Wedding, the future of the Speaker of the House of Commons and Carillion. Jacqui reveals more about her time as Home Secretary including the time she was bollocked by Gordon Brown. She even does a Gordon Brown impression. A bad one. And they answer lots of questions from the Bath audience.


Tessa Jowell Tribute

An extra podcast in which Iain and Jacqui pay tribute to their friend Baroness Tessa Jowell, whose death was announced today.


Iran, Brexit & Eurovision

Iain and Jacqui discuss Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuke deal, and its effect on peace in the Middle East, but don’t worry, they revert to a spirited discussion on Brexit and why Heidi Alexander has resigned from the Commons. Iain tests Jacqui’s Eurovision knowledge (it isn’t vast…) and they discuss next week’s live episode of the podcast at the Bath Literary Festival.


Elections, Home Secretaries & Willies…

Jacqui Smith reveals what it’s like to be appointed Home Secretary, and for the first time tells the full, rather emotional, story of her own resignation from the office in 2009. She and Iain also discuss the political and electoral fallout from Thursday’s local elections. Have we reached Peak Corbyn? Where does the last week leave Theresa May? And they ask if Theresa May needs a ‘Willie’. Naturally, this is the cue for this week’s rational of full blown smut.


Local Election Night With Iain & Jacqui

This is the unedited show which Iain and Jacqui co-hosted on LBC from 10pm on local election night through until 4am the following morning, minus the adverts. Results, analysis and quite a few laughs with studio guests Liz Truss, Barry Gardiner, Liam Fox, Susan Kramer, James Cleverly, Dawn Butler, Ayesha Hazarika, Rachel Shabi, Matt Zarb-Cousin, Jonathan Bartley, Suzanne Evans, Paul Scully, Siobhan McDonagh and Chris Skidmore.


Amber Alert, Windrush, Laughs & Smut

Iain is joined by guest presenter Ayesha Hazarika for one week only, while Jacqui suns herself in Spain. They begin by asking if Amber Rudd can survive as Home Secretary and then discuss the ‘bromance’ between Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron. It’s left Iain feeling positively queasy. Ayesha previews her new book about Prime Minister’s Question Time, and the reveals what she knows about ‘happy endings’ at health farms. Possibly our funniest, but definitely the smuttiest episode yet. Not...


A Big Announcement, Windrush & Question Time

Iain and Jacqui chew over the Windrush children scandal and Jacqui give the insight only a former Home Secretary can. They discuss Iain’s appearance on Question Time, which apparently impressed Jacqui’s mates, they talk about Kim Jong Un’s nuclear announcement and ask if there could be imminent cabinet resignations over anti-terror laws or the customs union. And do listen to the end to hear a big announcement. Are they getting married? Having a baby? Well no, but… well, you’ll just have to...


Syria, Enoch Powell & Rockin’ Caravans

Iain and Jacqui dissect the decision to bomb Syria and wonder whether there should have been a vote in Parliament. They mull over whether the BBC were right to broadcast the Enoch Powell ‘Rivers of Blood’ programme and discuss the play with the controversial title of “The Assassination of Katie Hopkins”. There then follows a discussion about snoring and farting in Jacqui’s caravan. And how do Iain and Jacqui like their eggs? Scrambled, runny, or fertised…! And Iain recounts the times he...



This 18 minute ‘best of’ taster of the For the Many podcast should be enough to tempt you in to listen to the entire back catalogue! Iain and Jacqui and their most feisty and fruity!


Knife crime, Russian propaganda and Lazy journalists

Iain and Jacqui discuss why knife crime is proliferating in London and whether the authorities can get a grip. They then turn their attention to Russian propaganda as well as looking at the pros and cons of the sugar tax. Iain also wonders why politics seems to stop over Easter and wonders whether voters are being shortchanged. They then answer your questions – or at least try to…


Sweary Edition, Banning Boxing & Cricket Wimpery

Jacqui and Iain have the latest on Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-semitism woes, they discuss whether Russia should be given consular access to Yulia Skripal and Iain recalls when Jacqui told a journalist to ‘F’ off. Iain lays into boxing and suggests it should be banned, while Jacqui makes some very sweary revelations and tears into the teary Aussie cricketing wimps, all while she’s sitting in a Premier Inn car park in Weymouth. Really.


When Iain Voted Green & Jacqui Voted LibDem

Iain and Jacqui delve into some of the issues raised by the Cambridge Analytica case, question the merits of Jeremy Corbyn sacking Owen Smith, look at the security benefits of staying in the EU (or not) and Iain wonders how Jacqui can continue to vote Labour after further anti-semitism issue for the Labour leadership. They also answer lots of your questions!


Defcon 3, Terror & Telford

Jacqui Smith & Iain Dale review the latest events in politics including a detailed discussion of the week’s developments on the Russian spy scandal and grooming in Telford. They take the authorities to task for failures over the Parsons Green bomber and talk about the deaths of Stephen Hawking, Brenda Dean, Ken Dodd and Jim Bowen. They them discuss Iain’s five years presenting LBC Drive and Iain gets more than he bargained for when Jacqui talks about the menopause. Much more…


Trump & the Kim Jong Con Trick

Iain and Jacqui wonder whether the Trump/Kim Jong Un summit will ever happen and they discuss whether the propaganda channel Russia Today should be shut down in the UK given its disgraceful reporting of the Salisbury poisoning. Jacqui fulminates about London-centric Channel 4, while Iain makes clear he isn’t a fan of a particular regional accent. They also fall out over whether NHS workers should lose a day’s holiday entitlement.


Brexit Unity, Council Corruption & the Monroe Doctrine

Iain & Jacqui dissect the week’s Brexit speeches, Jacqui defends “His Toniness” while Iain launches into an attack on corrupt councils and incompetent councillors. They question the appointment of Monroe Bergdorf as equalities adviser to Dawn Butler, while Iain explains how you can be both gay and Tory. Iain tells of the moment he was spooked by Peter Mandelson and reveals he’s joining a gym!


Justin Trudeau, Emily Thornberry & Banning Male Circumcision

Iain and Jacqui talk about the latest on Brexit, Stephen Fry’s prostate cancer, organ donation, whether male circumcision and religious slaughterhouses should exist and Justin Trudeau’s trip to India. Somehow they manage to talk about Jacqui’s boobs and Iain’s nether regions, but don’t let that put you off downloading the podcast. Just don’t listen to it while having your tea…


Banning Sex & Guns & Was Corbyn an Informer?

Iain & Jacqui trawl through the big political stories of the week. They have a right go at Oxfam Chief Executive Mark Goldring, take Donald Trump to task for his attitude to gun control and analyse Theresa May and Boris Johnson for their speeches on security and the opportunities after Brexit. Jacqui doesn’t think Jeremy Corbyn was a Communist spy … or does she? And they speculate about whether Theresa May might follow Australia’s lead and ban sex between ministers and their staff....


Barnier’s bullying, Snow in Seoul & Becoming Adam Rickitt

Jacqui and Iain cast their eyes over the Brexit news of the week and wonder whether politics is casting a shadow over the Winter Olympics. Jacqui tells how she survived her 10km charity run, while Iain imagines being reincarnated in Adam Rickitt’s body. Really. They discuss Trinity Mirror’s takeover of the Daily Express and Jacqui talks of her years playing Kelly Garrett in Charlie’s Angels. Sort of. They discuss the Oxfam scandal and end on an unfortunate note while discussing Pancake Day...


The ‘Mancock’ App, May in China & Leaving Parliament

Iain and Jacqui chew over the big news stories of the week including a highly intellectual analysis of Ann Widdecombe coming second on Big Brother. They look at the new Mat Hancock App, speculate on where Parliament should move to and whether Jacqui would ever leave the Labour Party. Spoiler: She won’t. They answer the question of how they would spend a £50 million lottery win and Jacqui fails lamentably in Name That Tune. And Iain reveals whether he will apologise to Kay Burley.Iain and...


Davos, May’s Muddles & Pervy Charity Dinners

Iain and Jacqui tootle through the big events of the week including the fallout from the Presidents’ dinner, Trump’s triumph in Davos and Iain explains why he got a bit emosh on the radio about Tessa Jowell. They assess Theresa May’s prospects of survival and Iain tips Michael Gove as a possibility to replace her. They answer your questions from Facebook and Twitter, including Jacqui being asked if she’s had a facelift. (Spoiler alert: She hasn’t). They also play Name That Theme Tune and...


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