News Thing

  • Theresa May's patois lessons
    The government takes on its own citizens, Cliff Richard takes on the BBC, and the iconic Kit Kat is under threat from Brexit. And Mike Joyce defends his erstwhile Smiths buddy Morrissey. With comedians Marlon Davis, Jon Holmes and Laura Lexx.
  • 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.
  • Theresa May's patois lessons
    Theresa May's patois lessons
    The government takes on its own citizens, Cliff Richard takes on the BBC, and the iconic Kit Kat is under threat from Brexit. And Mike Joyce defends his erstwhile Smiths buddy Morrissey. With comedians Marlon Davis, Jon Holmes and Laura Lexx.
  • London Hughes’ News Thing
    London Hughes’ News Thing
    With Sam on holiday, comedian London Hughes has a few things to say about this week’s big issues: East vs. West. Burglar vs. OAP. Man vs. Chili… Plus, the World News Roundup from Viper Higgins. With Athena Kugblenu, David Mills, and...
  • Spring selection box
    Spring selection box
    Sam looks back on some of the best bits of the year so far, with help from Shaun Ryder, Bill Oddie, and Henry Bolton.
  • Helmut Das Auto Robot
    Helmut Das Auto Robot
    We take a look at how the bottle deposit scheme will work, and comedian Joe Bor gives his perspective on the Labour anti-Semitism scandal. With Karen Danczuk, Jake Yapp and Maddy Anholt.
  • Return of the Brexit flotilla
    Return of the Brexit flotilla
    Sam reviews Nigel Farage's disappointing follow-up to the Battle of the Thames, and millionaire businessman Simon Jordan recounts his terrifying robbery ordeal. With Luisa Zissman, London Hughes and India Willoughby.
  • Cold War II
    Cold War II
    Sam looks at the UK's standoff with Russia and Danniella Westbrook defends Jamie Carragher flobbing at a young girl. With Marek Larwood, Athena Kugblenu and David Mills.
  • Robbing Richard and Judy
    Robbing Richard and Judy
    Did Liam and Noel Gallagher really burgle Richard and Judy’s house? Shaun Ryder has his say. Plus, we sincerely mourn the death of pretentious music journalism. With Jon Holmes, Fern Brady and Rob Deering.
  • Snow Day
    Snow Day
    Snow, isn’t it marvelous? We look at the thrills and chills. Also, Colonel Bob Stewart explains why arming teachers might be a good idea. With Andrew Pierce, Gráinne Maguire and Jake Yapp.
  • No guns please, we’re British
    No guns please, we’re British
    Conservative MP Philip Davies accuses Stormzy of being “boring” and Sam asks whether schools need more or less guns. With Bobby Davro, Bobby Mair, and Danielle Ward.
  • Racist Peter Rabbit
    Racist Peter Rabbit
    Popstar Tallia Storm explains why she's stepping down as an Oxfam supporter, and Sam finds out if Beatrix Potter was a secret Nazi. With Paul Danan, Janey Godley and David Mills.