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A brand new podcast from Private Eye, the UK's number one best-selling current affairs magazine. With Ian Hislop.
||Credit and Christmas||Eye hack Heather Mills explains the delays and chaos of the new Universal Credit system of benefits - and, as a CHRISTMAS TREAT, a special preview of the Eye’s annual Eye Annual show at the National Theatre.||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Paradise and Paper||Page 94 speaks to Richard Brooks and Christian Eriksson about the shadowy millionaires keeping their money in sun-kissed foreign islands, and to Grizelda about cartoons and cartooning.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Plodcast||A special episode on bungling police, including investigations into the Eye's own subscriber list and Ted Heath. With appearances from Jane Mackenzie, Rosie Waterhouse, Francis Wheen, and Ian Hislop. Free Get Out Of Jail card with every download!||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Brexit and Blood||Heather Mills discusses the contaminated blood scandal which has finally been granted a public inquiry, and the series ends with a medley of Eye contributors - led by Our Man In Brussels, Ben Fox.||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Paul Foot Awards Return!||A special episode from the awards ceremony for investigative journalism, including dodgy fishing quotas, dodgy Garden Bridges, exorcisms and more. Free press with every download!||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Finance and Forensics||Election-Free Special! A strong and stable episode all about how Britain's getting involved in dodgy trade deals overseas, plus the first edition of CSI:94, investigating who murdered Britain's Forensics Science Service.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Hospitals and Hacks||An election medical special: the Eye's medical correspondent, MD, talks about the Conservatives' last 7 years running the NHS, and a special EYE TOLD YOU SO feature from tech correspondent Emma Woollacott on the NHS computer catastrophe.||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Housing and Secret Identities||Eye housing editor Rachael Claye discusses the government's recent Homelessness bill and the state of the housing market, PLUS Ian Hislop on why the Eye's writers trade under assumed names. Free nom de plume with every download!||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Soldiers and Trump||Page 94 returns for a new series! This week: the Eye's military correspondent Paul Vickers reveals the tangled web between the army and private firms, and diarist Craig Brown discusses the best way of channelling the 45th President of the USA.||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Courtrooms, Councillors and Completely Bogus News - a triple bill!||With Ian Hislop, Jane Mackenzie and Tim Minogue. Free Satire Detector with every download!||12/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||30 Glorious Years||A second special inter-series episode! Ian Hislop has been editor for thirty years. To celebrate, Eye hack Adam Macqueen interviews editor Ian Hislop about his three decades on the Editorial Throne. Free "That's Enough. Ed." sticker with every download!||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Revolving Doors||A special bonus in-between-series episode! This week, the revolving door between government and big business, with the authors of our special report Richard Brooks and Solomon Hughes. Free £300,000-a-year job at a FTSE 100 firm with every download!||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Deepcut||A special report with the Eye's Heather Mills, discussing the murky history of the Deepcut barracks and the tragedies that resulted from Army mismanagement. Last in the series - free 'Bring Back Page 94' petition slip with every download...||6/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Pubs and Lunches||Tim Minogue and Sarah Shannon reveal why so many pubs are closing, and Adam Macqueen and Maisie Glazebrook spill the beans on the Eye's notorious fortnightly lunches. Free pint of Gnome '61 with every download!||5/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||PF-Eye||The Eye's investigative team spill the beans on the why the Private Finance Initiative, the ingenious government money-machine which makes whole schools fall over. Plus an interview with the gag-writing team of Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain.||5/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Books and Bans||Francis Wheen and Adam Macqueen give the latest on the least-effective celebrity injunction of all time, PLUS Jane Mackenzie on 21st-century libraries. Free three-letter judicial acronym with every download!||4/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Panamania||Richard Brooks and Solomon Hughes give the Private Eye take on the Panama Papers and offshore tax havens, PLUS Nick Newman on the art of Dave Snooty And His Pals.||4/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Eye Online||SERIES THREE BEGINS! This week, the Eye Online: Ian Hislop and Adam Macqueen discuss the Eye's digital strategy and the ways newspapers are surviving the digital age. Plus an interview with Ed Barrett, author of From The Message Boards.||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Care and Criticism||A special feature on the two kinds of care - health and social - and the yawning gap between them, with the Eye's medical correspondent MD and In The Back's Heather Mills. PLUS, an exclusive chat with the man behind the literary pages, DJ Taylor.||12/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Architect and the Lawyer||Exciting interviews about collapsing buildings with architecture correspondent Piloti (AKA Gavin Stamp) and collapsing lawsuits with the Eye's in-house lawyer. Free editor (barring contempt of court) with every download!||11/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||FOI||Freedom Of Information SPECIAL EPISODE, interviewing the Eye's crack investigative squad. Free-Dom of Information with every download!||11/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Back To The 80s||Adam Macqueen and Francis Wheen (aka 'Private Eye's Google') on the stories which have been bubbling away for 30 years, and David Ziggy Greene on the art of drawing the news as it happens. Free flexidisc (ask your parents) with every download!||11/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Big Business and Tax Havens||SERIES TWO BEGINS! This week, an investigative double bill: Solomon Hughes on big business at party conferences, and Richard Brooks and Christian Eriksson on the Eye's all-new map of British property owned from tax havens.||10/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Honours and Letters||For episode 9.4, a triple letter score: Letters after one's name (Solomon Hughes on the honours system), Letters From Berlin (Anthony Goldman, Private Eye's global bureau chief) and Letters From The Great British Public (Tristan Davies, Chief Subeditor)||7/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Michael Heath and Tax Havens||An interview with Michael Heath, who's been drawing funny things for sixty years and a surprising look at exactly who owns all the land in Britain. Free Tax Haven getaway with every download!||6/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cartooning and Phone Hacking||A look at the magic of the cartooning process, plus Adam Macqueen with an indispensable guide to phone hacking at the Mirror. Free Alan Yentob voicemail with every download!||6/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Magazine Covers and Rotten Boroughs||Ian Hislop on the fine art of the magazine's covers and Tim Minogue on the murky world of Rotten Boroughs. Free 'I am outraged, please cancel my subscription' form with every download!||5/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||An election TRIPLE BILL||Ian Hislop on Prime Ministerial Parodies, Adam Macqueen on locking up journalists, and Phil Hammond on the Conservative and Labour pledges about the NHS. Free Sun reporter with every download!||5/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Craig Brown and Heather Mills||Craig Brown on the art of parody and investigative hack Heather Mills on murky goings-on in the village of Botton. Free manifesto pledge with every download! (Warning: manifesto pledge is an aspiration only and not a promise.||4/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Higher Education and Piers Morgan||Dealing with two enormous, intractable, but very different problems: higher education and Piers Morgan. Free extended metaphor with every download.||4/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Wheen, Hislop and Newman||Francis Wheen on everything you ever wanted to know about HSBC and the Telegraph, plus an interview with Ian Hislop and Nick Newman about the Eye's own Gnome Mart. Free ant with every download! (Please note: ant may be lost in transit)||3/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Martin Honeysett and Paul Foot Awards||A new half-hour audio treat which goes behind the scenes at the Paul Foot Journalism Awards and remembers cartoonist Martin Honeysett. Featuring: FIFA, football, floods, flogging arms and flinging cakes in cartoonists' faces...||3/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
I love this podcast, even though as an American I don't always know the background to the stories being discussed. However, the interviews are always very well done (kudos to Andrew Hunter Murray, who's not only quite intelligent but who has an excellent voice and tone) and I always learn something.
I've since logged on to the Private Eye website and enjoy the stores posted there.
In lieu of Lord Gnome ever putting Private Eye on the iPad, love catching up this was. Mr Murray does a smashing job of conveying the behind the scenes Eye. Who knew they had an elf.
This podcast as well as the magazine (Private Eye) is a fantastic way of keeping up with our best international friend and ally. It is a fantastic podcast, a “must listen,” and the magazine a “must buy!”