Investigative journalist John Sweeney hosts a brand new LBC podcast, Sweeney Talks

With the first two episodes available from 31 October on Global Player



Over 15 episodes, John will meet fascinating guests who, over the course of their lives, have found themselves in trouble. Big trouble.

From ex-spies and politicians to sports stars and former police officers, John will ask the questions others can’t- and share the stories that power and money don’t want told…

The series launches with Dr Rachel Clarke, a palliative care doctor and writer who had to flee to a bomb shelter on a recent trip to Ukraine, where she was training doctors and nurses on the ground, after missiles hit Kyiv in the first attack on the capital since June. John will ask Dr Clarke what the government needs to do to support the NHS properly and tackle the social care. The second episode meets former MI6 agent and the man behind the Trump dossier, Christopher Steele.

Having worked for The Observer and BBC’s Panorama and Newsnight, John Sweeney has been toe-to-toe with The Church of Scientology, doorstepped Vladimir Putin, challenged Donald Trump, gone to Zimbabwe undercover, some of the time in the boot of a car, and covered wars and revolutions in 100 countries. Most recently, John has spent several months in Kyiv reporting on the conflict in Ukraine. His first podcast for LBC, Hunting Ghislaine, received rave reviews and hit number one on the Apple UK podcast charts and has amassed more than six million listeners.

Guests across the series include Johnny Mercer, former Veterans Minister and Conservative MP; Alan Johnson, former Home Secretary; Jackie Malton, former senior police officer who was the inspiration for the lead character on Prime Suspect; Elgen Strait, former member of The Moonies cult and Martin Bell, former war reporter and independent MP. There will also be bonus content, available exclusively on Global Player, in which John and producer Helen Burke will discuss each interview in more detail, titled ‘Sweeney Keeps Talking’.

Listen to the brand new LBC podcast Sweeney Talks on Global Player from 31st October, or wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes every Monday thereafter.

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October 27, 2022 4:00am ET by Global  

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