The Times Red Box Podcast

The Times Red Box Podcast

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Matt Chorley and a selection of leading Times writers and columnists give their perspective on major national and international stories. If you like what you hear, then read more at


Trump has breached the cloak of civility  

Matt Chorley is joined by Times columnists Rachel Sylvester and Hugo Rifkind, plus Times politics reporter Henry Zeffman. The panel discuss Philip Hammond becoming the voice of economic reality in the face of a 'hard Brexit'; how to achieve a balance of reason when it comes to the prosecution of high profile personalities and the consequential fall out; and Donald Trump: has he changed the face of politics forever? Find out more at

Does the presidential debate reveal depths of misogyny?  

Matt Chorley is joined by columnist Jenni Russell, Times policy editor Oliver Wright and Times Deputy Editor, Emma Tucker. Find out more:

Conservative conference: it's all about May  

Matt Chorley hosts the Red Box podcast from the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham with Times columnist Matthew Parris, Political Editor of The Sunday Times, Tim Shipman, and PR guru Jo Tanner. Find out more:

Jess Phillips explains all at Red Box fringe debate  

Labour MP Jess Phillips used an appearance at The Times' Red Box fringe at Labour conference to explain why she has reneged on her threat to quit the party if Corbyn won again. Read more at

Labour conference: coming to terms with Corbyn  

Matt Chorley hosts the Red Box podcast from the Labour Party conference in Liverpool with author and journalist Rachel Shabi, former special advisor to Ed Miliband, Ayesha Hazarika and The Times’ senior political correspondent Lucy Fisher. Matt also talks to Chuka Umunna.

What is the point of the Liberal Democrats?  

Matt Chorley relocates to the Liberal Democrats autumn conference in Brighton to talk about the Party's future. The air is full of optimism.

Nick Clegg and Ed Balls  

Matt Chorley joins Nick Clegg to reflect on his time as Deputy Prime Minister; plus, the Red Box editor also chats to Ed Balls as the former Member of Parliament prepares for his appearance on Strictly Come Dancing.

Can the Labour Party be saved?  

Matt Chorley is joined by Tory MP James Cleverly, Labour MP Emma Reynolds and SNP MP Stewart McDonald to debate the future of the Labour Party, Theresa May's impossible job and whether the SNP have peaked.

Live Red Box - Britain After Brexit Part 2  

Host Matt Chorley is joined by Times columnists Matthew Parris, Patrick Kidd and Alice Thomson to answer questions from the audience on life since the Brexit vote. Recorded live at a Times+ members event in London.

Live Red Box - Britain After Brexit  

Recorded live at a Times+ members event in London. Host Matt Chorley is joined by Times columnists Matthew Parris, Patrick Kidd and Alice Thomson to discuss life since the Brexit vote.

How will Theresa May run the country?  

Host Matt Chorley is joined by Times policy editor Oli Wright who thinks Labour are turning into Ukip, political reporter Henry Zeffman who has been keeping score on Labour's turf wars and Jill Rutter on 'freakery' in Number 10.

Witnessing the arc of disappointment  

Matt Chorley is joined by The Times' Deputy Political Editor Sam Coates, political adviser, strategist and commentator John McTernan and Times' Head of News Fay Schlesinger. The Red Box podcast is taking a short break and will return 23rd August.

The dawn of May  

Three weeks ago the polls told us Britain would stay in the EU. David Cameron was the Prime Minister. Boris Johnson and George Osborne were frontrunners to replace him. Michael Gove was spoken of as a Deputy Prime Minister. Nigel Farage was Ukip leader. Jeremy Corbyn had a full cabinet. Stephen Crabb was a committed family man. And Andrea Leadsom was the Minister of State for energy who was told to smile during TV debates. Now everything has changed. To discuss all this and more, host Matthew Chorley is joined by Times columnists Matthew Parris and Rachel Sylvester, plus Senior Political Correspondent, Lucy Fisher.

Leaving is the new black  

Host Matthew Chorley is joined by Times columnists Daniel Finkelstein and Jenni Russell plus Professor of Politics and Red Box regular Matthew Goodwin. The panel discuss the choppy waters of post-Brexit Britain and the uncertain future facing Labour, Ukip and the Conservative Party.

What a mess  

To pick up the figurative pieces post-EU referendum, Matt Chorley chairs an emotional and heated discussion on what comes next after Britain voted to leave the EU. Featuring Times columnists Tim Montgomerie, Phil Collins and Deputy Editor Emma Tucker.

Britain votes to leave  

Red Box Editor Matt Chorley discusses the fall out of the ‪#‎EUReferendum‬ results with the Sunday Times' Political Editor, Tim Shipman. Note - this recording was live streamed for The Times and The Sunday Times Facebook feed.

The Finishing Line Approaches  

With the respective EU Referendum campaigns nearing the finishing line, host Matt Chorley reflects on the highlights and lowlights of what has been a long, rigorous period of fiery debate. With The Times' Sketch Writer Patrick Kidd, Political Reporter Georgie Keate and diarist Grant Tucker.

Labour leadership rumblings  

Matt Chorley is joined by Senior Political Correspondent at The Times, Lucy Fisher, who contemplates the future of Labour's leadership. Columnist Tim Montgomerie also joins the panel to discuss political scoring following the tragic events in Orlando, plus Times reporter Lucy Bannerman talks about when interviews go wrong.

"Frank discussions": Amber Rudd on Andrea Leadsom  

Amber Rudd, the pro-Remain energy secretary, on her relationship with junior energy minister Andrea Leadsom, who back Brexit. Recorded during the Red Box podcast on May 31. Listen to the full episode:

Place Your Bets  

As the EU referendum draws nearer, host Matt Chorley delves deeper into the analysis of the latest polls, betting odds and social media strategies. Panel: Michael Savage - Times' Chief Political Correspondent Claire Emes - IpsosMori Matthew Shaddick - Ladbrokes

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