News Thing

  • Christian Wolmar gets his deposit back
    Sam explains why the Lib Dems’ by-election win is the most seismic political moment of 2016, and defeated Labour candidate Christian Wolmar attempts to win back his £500 deposit.
  • News Thing
    With a flimsy grasp of the facts, but an iron grip on the chat, News Thing brings you the news that matters and the opinions that don’t. Hosted by journalist and author Sam Delaney, each weekly episode features a panel of top comedians, a clever political guest dragged kicking and screaming from their proper job and a load of other stuff to keep you abreast of all the big issues. You probably think we’re the kind of satirical show that takes a “sideways” look at the news, but you’re wrong. News Thing looks the news dead in the face, pulls its trousers down, and makes fun of its underpants in front of the whole playground.
  • Christian Wolmar gets his deposit back
    Christian Wolmar gets his deposit back
    Sam explains why the Lib Dems’ by-election win is the most seismic political moment of 2016, and defeated Labour candidate Christian Wolmar attempts to win back his £500 deposit.
  • Nigel Farage, leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party © Dylan Martinez
    Nigel Farage's big gold lift
    Nigel Farage explains why he's trying to do the British ambassador to the US out of his job, while Sam asks why we even bother with the Autumn Statement. With Susie Boniface, Bon Ofoedu, and Scott Capurro.
  • Don’t worry, be happy
    Don’t worry, be happy
    Sam explains that Donald Trump’s election is not the end of the world, Nigel Evans MP talks Brexit and Yewtree, and Bobby Mair finds out if the public really believes everything they read on Facebook. With Iain lee, Felicity Ward, and Michelle...
  • Live from Washington DC
    Live from Washington DC
    In a US election special filmed in Washington DC, Sam visits the White House to warn people of Trumpageddon and asks if American voters are maniacs or geniuses. And former Clinton adviser Richard Goodstein tries to explain how Hillary Clinton lost...
  • Countdown to Trumpageddon
    Countdown to Trumpageddon
    Sam explains how the entire history of American politics has been leading up to this moment, top pollster Sir Bob Worcester reveals who to bet on, and the panel discusses why it’s outrageous that Brexit has been taken over by elected British...
  • Heathrow's boring runway
    Heathrow's boring runway
    Sam asks if anyone actually cares about the third runway at Heathrow, UKIP's Raheem Kassam shoots his mouth off and Bobby Mair goes undercover in the high street stores that exploit child refugees. With Felicity Ward, Paul Danan and Tanya Edwards.
  • Ken Livingstone sings Phil Collins
    Ken Livingstone sings Phil Collins
    Sam asks why we're obsessed with refugees' teeth, Bobby Mair reads the internet to Julian Assange, and special guest Ken Livingstone talks the refugee crisis and Easy Lover. With Iain Lee, Maddy Anholt and Holly Burn.
  • Paul Nuttall's detailed psychometric evaluation
    Paul Nuttall's detailed psychometric evaluation
    Sam explains the Brexit negotiations through the medium of Sylvanian Families, while potential UKIP leader Paul Nuttall is subjected to a psychiatric exam, and Bobby Mair tries to change the public's opinion of killer clowns. With guests Shaun...
  • One-punch hookem
    One-punch hookem
    Sam looks at UKIP’s Mike Hookem, the MEP who can kill a man with one punch, Alastair Campbell takes us on a journey into the mind of Tony Blair, we review the impossibly glamorous Kardashian heist and hear from Diana in Heaven. With Vanessa...
  • Big Sam’s big mouth
    Big Sam’s big mouth
    Sam uncovers more secret recordings from the Sam Allardyce sting, Bobby Mair is forced to sit through the Trump/Clinton debate, and MP Mike Freer tells us why Theresa May is trying to keep her hands off Brexit. With Steve Furst, Angela Barnes and...