News Thing

  • Trump’s golden era
    Sam asks what else we could make up about Donald Trump – seeing as everyone else is – and has a few choice words for Jeremy Corbyn. With Bobby Mair, Iain Lee, Zoe Lyons, and Luisa Zissman.
  • 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.
  • Trump’s golden era
    Trump’s golden era
    Sam asks what else we could make up about Donald Trump – seeing as everyone else is – and has a few choice words for Jeremy Corbyn. With Bobby Mair, Iain Lee, Zoe Lyons, and Luisa Zissman.
  • A Nigel Farage Piñata
    A Nigel Farage Piñata
    Sam asks if Russia really has hacked the whole of America, space expert Sarah Cruddas explains how scared we should be of the end of our world, and UKIP Deputy Leader Peter Whittle goes deep into Brexit negotiations while playing with his Nigel...
  • News Thing Hootenanny
    News Thing Hootenanny
    Sam attempts to replace Jools Holland as the face of New Year's Eve, with a look back on some of the best moments from the last few weeks.
  • A Very News Thing Christmas
    A Very News Thing Christmas
    Sam presents a bumper selection of the best News Thing clips from the past few weeks, along with some brand new bits.
  • 2016: Best. Year. Ever.
    2016: Best. Year. Ever.
    Sam counts down the best moments from what most people are calling the greatest year in human history, including politician sex scandals, the UKIP fist-fight, and that gorilla that drank 5 litres of Ribena. Meanwhile, David Davies MP tries to make...
  • Boris Johnson vs. Saudi Arabia
    Boris Johnson vs. Saudi Arabia
    Sam examines Boris Johnson's latest diplomatic snafu and Eamonn Holmes tells us everything that's wrong with modern media. With Zoe Lyons, Babatunde and Holly Burn.
  • 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's big gold lift
    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...