The Political Party
By Matt Forde
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Stand-up comedian, TalkSPORT host and former political advisor Matt Forde presents THE POLITICAL PARTY, a monthly celebration of politics and its big personalities recorded live at the St James Theatre every month.
||Show 21 - Luciana Berger||Matt is joined by Labour rising star Luciana Berg…||25 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 20 - Michael Portillo||Matt is joined by journalist, broadcaster, and fo…||17 1 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 19 - Tessa Jowell||Matt is joined by Labour MP, former Secretary of …||25 9 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 18 - Labour Conference Special With John Prescott||For a special show recorded live at the Labour Co…||24 9 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 17 - NO To Scottish Independence With Jim Murphy||For the second Edinburgh special show ahead of th…||27 8 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 16 - YES To Scottish Independence with Willie Black||For the first of two Scottish Independence Specia…||22 8 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 15 - Maajid Nawaz||For the latest show Matt is joined by Liberal Dem…||22 7 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 14 - Michael Fabricant||For the latest show Matt is joined by former Vice…||19 5 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 13 - Alastair Campbell||Matt is joined by former Director of Communicatio…||2 4 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 12 - John Woodcock||For the 12th show Matt is joined by rising politi…||25 3 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 11 - Alan Johnson||For the show 11 Matt is joined but is joined by f…||11 2 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 10 - David Davis||For the tenth show, recorded just before Christma…||28 1 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 9 - Stella Creasy||For the ninth show Matt is joined by Labour MP St…||17 1 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 8 - Tom Watson||Matt is joined by Labour politican and 'Dial M fo…||11 11 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 7 - Matthew Parris||Matt is joined by journalist and former Conservat…||11 9 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 6 - Jack Straw||For the last show of the run Matt is joined by fo…||4 7 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 5 - Tim Loughton||For the fifth show Matt is joined by Conservative…||7 6 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 4 - Lembit Opik||For the forth show, recorded on the day of Margar…||25 4 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 3 - Charles Clarke||For the third show Matt is joined by former Labou…||11 4 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 2 - Nigel Farage||For the second show Matt is joined by the UKIP le…||8 3 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 1 - George Galloway||For the first show Matt is joined by the Respect …||8 2 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matt's Intro||Matt's Intro by The Political Party||9 1 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
Faultless content but mad sound levels
Excellent concept that really fills a gap for those who are interested in UK politics (and are therefore exasperated by it), with terrific guests so far.
However, the dynamic range is so huge I have to ride the volume knob the whole way through (and it’s a long show). It's most noticeable when Forde and his interview subject are at vastly different levels, as was the case with Charles Clarke, but even within his pre-interview stand-up, you can get blasted with a sudden deafening punchline having cranked the volume up to hear the murmured set-up.
All this could be solved with a couple of clicks by running the whole show through a Limiter. It’s just talk, so narrowing the dynamic range won't spoil anyone’s enjoyment (the way it might with a symphony), and would remove a significant barrier to enjoying the fabulous content of the podcast.
Oh, and he could do with repeating the audience questions from the Q&A.
Five stars for content, minus two for audio production (seeing as it’s such an easy fix.)
If you have heard him on Talksport, then you will love this podcast. A great mix of comedy, giggles and politics!
Funny and switched-on.
A funny guy who is capable of talking to politicians on their own level due to his former life as a politico. Great listen - George Galloway was excellent, Farage less so. Waiting on Clarke - it's been nearly three weeks now...
Forde does an incredible impression of Galloway!