News Thing

  • Cowboy builders
    Sam looks at the collapse of Carillion and interviews Chris Williamson, the Labour MP too left-wing for Corbyn. With Marek Larwood, Athena Kugblenu, Jon Holmes, Andre Walker, Aaron Bastani and Viper Higgins.
  • 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.
  • Cowboy builders
    Cowboy builders
    Sam looks at the collapse of Carillion and interviews Chris Williamson, the Labour MP too left-wing for Corbyn. With Marek Larwood, Athena Kugblenu, Jon Holmes, Andre Walker, Aaron Bastani and Viper Higgins.
  • War on plastic
    War on plastic
    Sam talks to Trump strategist Roger Stone and explains why plastic is great and we should have more of it. With Nigel Evans, Tez Ilyas, Janey Godley and David Mills.
  • New Year Hangover Special
    New Year Hangover Special
    Sam starts off 2018 with a reminder of some of the best and worst bits from the end of 2017.
  • News Thing Hootenanny II
    News Thing Hootenanny II
    Sam ushers in the New Year with a look back at some of the best bits of 2017, including another chance to see the News Thing Christmas Pantomime.
  • News Thing Christmas Panto
    News Thing Christmas Panto
    It's a Christmas pantomime extravaganza, featuring Ken Livingstone, Christine Hamilton, Paul Danan, Karen Danczuk, Lembit Opik and Dirty Den himself! Plus a load of your favorite News Thing faces take a look at the highlights of the year.
  • Star Wars, Cheggers, and a Bit of Politics
    Star Wars, Cheggers, and a Bit of Politics
    Sam pays tribute to the awesome nature of humanity as embodied in Keith Chegwin, Star Wars, David Davies (yep the Brexit secretary), and our special guest, UKIP’s Head of Calypso, Mike Read. With Vanessa Feltz, Laura Lexx and Marlon Davis.
  • Poo-gate
    Poo-gate
    Teresa May celebrates keeping the Brexit sh*t-show on the rails for the next couple of days at least, and we award a prestigious News Thing ‘Pride of Britain Award’ to the teenager who may – or may not – have taken a dump on...
  • Burrell lets it go
    Burrell lets it go
    Sam explains the math behind the Brexit divorce bill in terms us thickos can understand, and asks whether research into Artificial Intelligence is any more than an excuse to invent better sex dolls. Princess Di’s former royal butler Paul...
  • Philip 'Banter King' Hammond
    Philip 'Banter King' Hammond
    Sam reviews Philip Hammond's fledgling comedy career, former mental health tsar Natasha Devon defends her comments on gender, and we look for a man called Richard Willycocks. With Christopher Biggins, Naz Osmanoglu and Halina Watts.
  • Putin's lying machine
    Putin's lying machine
    Michael Fabricant MP tries to tell the fake news from the real news, and the panel review the latest raft of Christmas ads. With Scott Capurro, Bobby Mair and Athena Kugblenu.