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.
||CleanShow 44 - Anna Soubry||Matt is joined this month by Anna Soubry, MP for …||11 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGuaranteed Free Audience Tickets to Unspun Recordings||UNSPUN with Matt Forde is back for the run-up to …||9 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnspun Podcast - Show 11 with Tony Blair||This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt F…||11 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 43 - Nicky Morgan||Former education secretary MP Nicky Morgan sat do…||31 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnspun Podcast - Show 10 with Jess Phillips||This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt F…||27 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnspun Podcast - Show 9 with Harriet Harman||This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt F…||18 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnspun Podcast - Show 8 with Michael Fabricant||This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt F…||13 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnspun Podcast - Show 7 with Tim Farron||This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt F…||3 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 42 - Jon Ashworth||Matt is joined this month by Labour party MP for …||24 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFree Audience Tickets to Unspun Recordings & Live Dates Announcement||UNSPUN with Matt Forde is back this month! Filmin…||7 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 41 - Jess Phillips||Matt is joined by Labour rising star Jess Phillip…||26 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristmas Special with Ed Balls & Alastair Campbell||Matt hosted a Christmas Special political party w…||16 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 40 - Paddy Ashdown||Matt is joined on stage this month by Paddy Ashdo…||6 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristmas Special Announcement||Matt announces a Political Party Christmas Specia…||15 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 39 - Ed Balls||Matt is joined on stage this month by Ed Balls wh…||28 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnspun Podcast - Show 6 with Angus Robertson||This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt F…||24 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnspun Podcast - Show 5 with Ruth Davidson||This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt F…||17 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnspun Podcast - Show 4 with Chuka Umunna||This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt F…||7 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 38 – Nick Clegg||Matt is joined on stage this month by Nick Clegg …||30 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnspun Podcast - Show 2 with Anna Soubry||This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt F…||23 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnspun Podcast - Show 1 with Alan Johnson||This is the podcast version of Unspun with Matt F…||16 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFree Audience Tickets to Unspun TV Recording||Matt is recording a brand new political TV show f…||5 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 37 - Tim Loughton||This month Matt is at Edinburgh Festival where h…||19 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 36 - Nigel Evans||This month Matt is joined by prominent Brexit cam…||30 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 35 - Tim Farron||Matt is joined on stage this month by Tim Farron,…||27 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEU Referendum Special Announcement (18 June - Leicester Square Theatre)||Matt announces an EU Referendum special on 18th J…||18 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 34 - Angus Robertson||This month Matt is joined by the SNP's parliament…||3 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 33 - Jacob Rees-Mogg||For the latest show Matt is joined by talented fi…||4 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 32 - Liz Kendall||Matt is joined by 2015 Labour leadership candidat…||31 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 31 - John Bercow||Matt is joined by the current Speaker of the Hous…||30 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI'm making a television pilot.||Matt is recording a television pilot called "Unsp…||25 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 30 - Tommy Sheppard||Matt is joined by SNP politician and Edinburgh Ea…||5 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 29 - Tony Blair||In the latest show Matt is joined by former Prime…||27 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 28 - Suzanne Evans||Matt is joined by the Deputy Chairman of UKIP, Su…||23 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 27 - Ruth Davidson||Matt is joined by the leader of the Scottish Cons…||16 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 26 - Jim Murphy||Matt is joined by former leader of the Scottish L…||28 10 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 26 - Neil Kinnock||Recorded just after the 2015 General Election, Ma…||9 7 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 25 - Tommy Robinson||Matt is joined by former leader of the English De…||18 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 24 - David Lammy||Matt meets MP for Tottenham and London mayoral ho…||7 5 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 23 - Douglas Alexander||Matt interviews Shadow Foreign Secretary and man …||6 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 22 - Paul Nuttall||Matt meets the Deputy Leader of UKIP and Member o…||27 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 21 - Luciana Berger||Matt is joined by Labour rising star Luciana Berg…||25 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 20 - Michael Portillo||Matt is joined by journalist, broadcaster, and fo…||17 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 19 - Tessa Jowell||Matt is joined by Labour MP, former Secretary of …||25 9 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 18 - Labour Conference Special With John Prescott||For a special show recorded live at the Labour Co…||24 9 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 17 - NO To Scottish Independence With Jim Murphy||For the second Edinburgh special show ahead of th…||27 8 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 16 - YES To Scottish Independence with Willie Black||For the first of two Scottish Independence Specia…||22 8 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 15 - Maajid Nawaz||For the latest show Matt is joined by Liberal Dem…||22 7 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 14 - Michael Fabricant||For the latest show Matt is joined by former Vice…||19 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 13 - Alastair Campbell||Matt is joined by former Director of Communicatio…||2 4 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 12 - John Woodcock||For the 12th show Matt is joined by rising politi…||25 3 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 11 - Alan Johnson||For the show 11 Matt is joined but is joined by f…||11 2 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 10 - David Davis||For the tenth show, recorded just before Christma…||28 1 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 9 - Stella Creasy||For the ninth show Matt is joined by Labour MP St…||17 1 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 8 - Tom Watson||Matt is joined by Labour politican and 'Dial M fo…||11 11 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 7 - Matthew Parris||Matt is joined by journalist and former Conservat…||11 9 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 6 - Jack Straw||For the last show of the run Matt is joined by fo…||4 7 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 5 - Tim Loughton||For the fifth show Matt is joined by Conservative…||7 6 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 4 - Lembit Opik||For the forth show, recorded on the day of Margar…||25 4 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 3 - Charles Clarke||For the third show Matt is joined by former Labou…||11 4 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 2 - Nigel Farage||For the second show Matt is joined by the UKIP le…||8 3 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 1 - George Galloway||For the first show Matt is joined by the Respect …||8 2 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatt'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!