Podcast

Brexitcast

Laura Kuenssberg and Katya Adler join Adam Fleming and Chris Mason for some geeky gossip about Brexit from Westminster and Brussels (warning: there may be some biscuit chat).

Episodes

  • Pretty Major

    Jul 10 2019

    Nothing to see here. Just the US ambassador quitting and a former Tory prime minister threatening to take the next Tory prime minister to court… oh, and the EU fining Hello Kitty.

  • 24-Karat Moons on Sticks

    Jul 04 2019

    Andrea Leadsom pops in for a proper chat and Laura speaks to Jeremy Hunt in Kent - don’t try and read this out loud on live radio. And we catch up on all the Brussels #TopJobs goss. Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Pod Save Brexitcast

    Jun 28 2019

    We pinch Pod Save America’s ‘OK, Stop’ feature as we dissect Katya’s interview with Mark Rutte. In other news, Chris visits Shoreditch for the first time and discovers ‘posh toast’. Editor: Dino Sofos Engineer: Richard Townsend

  • Two is the magic number

    Jun 21 2019

    So we’re down to two riders in the ‘Poisoned Chalice Trophy’. I wonder what John Barnes thinks about all this?

  • Dressed Down by Lorraine

    Jun 13 2019

    So Boris takes the lead in the race to be the next PM. But what about Lorraine Kelly throwing shade at Esther McVey? And Adam rediscovers the size of an old haunt. Editor: Dino Sofos Producer: Poppy Damon

  • Doncaster Races meets Game of Thrones

    Jun 06 2019

    Brexit minister and Brexitcaster, James Cleverly, tells us why he pulled out of the Tory leadership race. And Justine Greening tells us why she never ran in the first place. Editor: Dino Sofos Producer: Poppy Damon

  • From Tusk ‘til Dawn

    May 27 2019

    So they let us loose on the actual BBC coverage of the Euro election results and it wasn’t a total car crash. Phew. But more importantly, WE’RE GETTING A CAT!!! While you’re helping us think of a name, you can listen back to our ‘best bits’ from the results programme. Editor: Dino Sofos Producer: Poppy Damon

  • TREXIT

    May 24 2019

    The PM finally chucks in the towel. There are Maybot tears, Cabinet crocodile tears and definitely no whistling

  • Size Matters

    May 21 2019

    Are those MEP sanctions or are you just happy to see me? And Theresa claps back at Laura for asking about her leadership. Engineer: Edward Swift Producer: Poppy Damon Editor: Dino Sofos

  • THANK YOU BREXITCASTERS!

    May 19 2019

    WOW… We just won the ‘Listeners’ Choice Award’ at the British Podcast Awards, voted for entirely by listeners. We’re so chuffed and we just wanted to say THANK YOU! Adam, Chris, Dino, Katya and Laura xxx

  • EX-X-X Party Talks

    May 17 2019

    It’s official, Labour and the Tories can’t come to an agreement over Brexit. Who’d have thunk it? We gather for the wake of the cross-party talks. And what is Porn Hub???

  • In Europe but not sung by Europe

    May 16 2019

    Yeah, we know Theresa May’s pretty much announced her resignation BUT Eurovision is on and Scott Mills off of Radio 1 is in Tel Aviv to bring us up to speed

  • The Poisoned Chalice Trophy

    May 09 2019

    Horse racing commentator extraordinaire, Cornelius Lysaght, joins us for the Conservative leadership Steeplechase. Who are the runners and riders for the top job? And you’ve only got until Monday 13th May to vote for us in the British Podcast Awards. Head to www.britishpodcastawards/vote - search for Brexitcast and do your thing!

  • A kick in the ballots

    May 03 2019

    Laura’s been up all night watching the local election results come in… A bad night for the Tories and Labour. A good night for smaller parties. But what does this mean for Brexit? Editor: Dino Sofos

  • My way or the Huawei

    May 01 2019

    Adam has ploughed through 25 episodes of Game of Thrones since last week’s Brexitcast, so that gives you an idea of how busy things are in Brussels. Meanwhile, in Westminster… Editor: Dino Sofos

  • 13 Days Later

    Apr 25 2019

    Adam is armed with a long list of Brexit-related topics to discuss from the past thirteen days. And while you’re listening, we’d be very grateful if you could vote for us in the ‘Listeners’ Choice’ category of the British Podcast Awards: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote Editor: Dino Sofos

  • THE BREXITCAST DRINKING GAME!

    Apr 11 2019

    Whatever you think about the Brexit delay, I'm sure we can all agree that the extension of Brexitcast is fantastic news. To celebrate, Adam is playing the inaugural 'Brexitcast Drinking Game'. Please do not try this at home and please vote for us in the British Podcast Awards: www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote

  • BREXITCAST-FEST

    Apr 07 2019

    Recorded in London at the 'Podcast Live' festival with special guest presenter, Jo Coburn and a mystery politician caller. Thanks to Phil Riley and Matt Deegan for having us and a BIG shout out to all the Brexitcasters who travelled by trains, planes and automobiles to see us! Editor: Dino Sofos

  • WhatsApp is in Control!

    Apr 04 2019

    Tory MP, Andrew Percy and Labour's Anna Turley join us for a no holds barred chat about what it's like to be living through the Brexit process in parliament. Editor: Dino Sofos Studio Manager: Edward Swift

  • Theresa's Choice

    Apr 02 2019

    Theresa tears up her red lines and chooses Brexit with a deal over the unity of her party. Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Round and round and round...

    Apr 02 2019

    The Commons failed to reach any sort of agreement again and some protesters stripped off. In other news, IT'S ADAM'S BIRTHDAY!  Editor: Dino Sofos

  • 29.03.19: No Brexit, More Brexitcasts

    Mar 29 2019

    It’s March 29th 2019 and all we have to show for it is a half-eaten custard tart. But thank you to Brexitcaster Kynthia for the lovely voice note – we will take you up on that offer for a couple of bottles of Tsipouro! Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Come On Arlene

    Mar 28 2019

    Theresa May says she’ll quit if Parliament passes her deal but Arlene says she isn’t up for it. In other news, you can watch this episode on YouTube at some point. Subscribe to the BBC News channel and enjoy Adam’s jumper and chino combo. Editor: Dino Sofos

  • BREXIT ASMR

    Mar 26 2019

    We held a paper ballot and voted unanimously to do our first Emergency Brexitcast of the week. In other news, Adam has made an ASMR video with the Withdrawal Agreement…. YOU OK HUN? Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Très Spikey

    Mar 22 2019

    The EU agrees to delay Brexit and problems have been postponed. Again. Editor: Dino Sofos

  • The Blame Game

    Mar 21 2019

    Theresa brings out the podium again and blames MPs for the mess… and they aren’t too happy about it. Editor: Dino Sofos

  • "The Last Days of Rome”

    Mar 19 2019

    Guess what? We still don’t know what Brexit means… Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Erskine Mayhem

    Mar 18 2019

    Adam left the Irish Embassy’s St Patrick’s day party early for this. But don’t worry, he’s been stockpiling Gin and Tonics. Editor: Dino Sofos

  • The Late Night Centenary Special

    Mar 15 2019

    Beard stroking, Brexity chat. It’s been a long week and we have cake and a glass of wine – perfect conditions for a late night nostalgia-fest! Here’s to the next 100 episodes. This one goes out to all you Brexitcasters (well they all do really, but you know what we mean).

  • Something has changed

    Mar 14 2019

    Even more absolute scenes in the Commons. We were going to have a night off but you twisted our arms, so Adam is presenting from bed.

  • More Drama & Keir Starmer

    Mar 12 2019

    A good night for an Emergency Brexitcast! And the Shadow Brexit Secretary, Keir Starmer, joins us for a long chat and to take part in the ‘Keir Starmer Memorial Quiz’. Editor: Dino Sofos

  • See you in Strasbourg

    Mar 12 2019

    The EU has given Theresa May some 'legally binding' changes to the backstop. But will they be enough to convince her backbenchers?

  • Codpieces & Bidets

    Mar 07 2019

    Anyone remember Cameo and his massive red codpiece? If not, this episode might be lost on you... Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Boring People into Submission

    Feb 27 2019

    A delay to Brexit can only mean one thing… MORE BREXITCASTS. We celebrate by ruining yet another of Adam’s badly-timed holidays.

  • Thereasy Jet

    Feb 25 2019

    Will Brexit be delayed? Will Laura make it onto 'Thereasy Jet' in time? Can the PM play pool? All the big questions discussed on today’s Emergency Brexitcast. Apologies for the terrible phone line. Editor: Dino Sofos

  • The Sharm Offensive

    Feb 21 2019

    When you’ve finished listening to this classic episode of Brexitcast, why don’t you check out our Brexit mix on the BBC Sounds app?

  • "A dialogue of the deaf"

    Feb 18 2019

    An emergency Brexitcast! Jaws on the floor all over Westminster today, as seven Labour MPs quit the party... and Brexit was hardly mentioned once. Editor: Dino Sofos

  • You can’t trademark a heart

    Feb 14 2019

    Adam and Katya spend Valentine’s night together in Brussels Studio 1. Laura is all alone in Westminster, but is she using her choice of coat to send subliminal messages about Brexit? (Spoiler alert: No, she isn’t).

  • HELL WEEK

    Feb 07 2019

    Is this a special place in hell or the Eurostar departure lounge?

  • You can’t have a full barrel and a drunken wife

    Jan 31 2019

    You spoke, we listened! John Campbell, the BBC’s backstop’s ‘backstop expert’, joins the gang from Northern Ireland. And Katya teaches us a useful Italian proverb. Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Late Night Feels

    Jan 30 2019

    If you make it to the end, Adam will explain how to come up with your own name for a Brexit compromise / your Scottish porn star name.

  • Brexy is the new sexy

    Jan 24 2019

    We’re sitting proudly beneath Katy Perry in Grazia magazine’s ‘Chart of Lust’. Adam has never been prouder

  • Dog’s Brexit?

    Jan 17 2019

    It’s like 2010 all over again! Laura’s loitering outside the Cabinet Office and we’re talking backroom deals with former advisers to Michael Gove and Theresa May. More importantly, Yanis Varoufakis performs a new take on his infamous “Dog’s Brexit” line EXCLUSIVELY for Brexitcast. What a day. Producer: Dino Sofos

  • Chame of Gicken

    Jan 15 2019

    Parliament rejects Theresa May’s Brexit deal and Jarvis Cocker asks Adam for hotel recommendations in Schengen. Welcome along

  • Brexitsnatch

    Jan 10 2019

    Adam was very disappointed that none of his friends or family wanted to hear him talk about the contents of his binders over Christmas lunch, so it’s good job he does this podcast. Brace yourselves. Producer: Dino Sofos

  • THE BREXMAS SPECIAL!

    Dec 20 2018

    If you want to hear your favourite Brexit geeks have a good old gossip with their mouths full of toffee then you’re in luck. And why do you only hear glockenspiels at Christmas?….This and more fascinating insights on the last Brexitcast of 2018!

  • Nebulous, moi?

    Dec 14 2018

    All the major summit goss and a debate about the meaning of the word ‘nebulous’. What more do you want? Producer: Dino Sofos

  • Definitely May-be

    Dec 10 2018

    Theresa calls off the vote. Sound the klaxon... Again!

  • Even more ABSOLUTE SCENES

    Dec 04 2018

    So, the government doesn't have a majority it can rely on…. pretty major really. In other news, ‘Plan B’ lives! Producer: Dino Sofos

  • What’s new Buenos Aires?

    Nov 29 2018

    Some BIG Brexitcast news and Laura’s about to board May Force One to Argentina with the PM.

  • SEASON FINALE!… New episodes coming this week.

    Nov 26 2018

    After 20 long months, the 27 gave the deal their blessing after less than an hour’s discussion. Now what?

  • Spanish Eyes

    Nov 21 2018

    So Theresa May will have to come back to Brussels AGAIN on Saturday to try and seal the deal. What’s going on? Is this just stage-managed drama or genuine jitters that could sink the whole thing? Adam also reveals he’s a Backstreet Boys fan. Who’d have thunk it?

  • Blobbycast

    Nov 15 2018

    WOW. The third Brexitcast of the week! We'll take you through the crazy events of Thursday and then you can listen to Adam's exclusive interview with Mr. Blobby... and if you think that's weird, you've clearly not listened to this podcast before. Producer: Dino Sofos

  • Bring Out The Binders

    Nov 15 2018

    585 pages of the draft withdrawal agreement have been published. The big question on everyone’s lips - will there be a binder big enough?

  • Klaxons & Crinkley Bottoms

    Nov 13 2018

    THE DRAFT TEXT HAS BEEN AGREED. SOUND THE KLAXON! In other news, Chris Mason has gone AWOL after saying that Mr Blobby knows more about Brexit than he does. So instead, we’re joined by Sam Coates off of The Times for a special Emergency Brexitcast. Enjoy!

  • DannyDyercast

    Nov 08 2018

    You've been nagging us for ages to change our theme music, so we did. And it has Danny Dyer and Hayley from Love Island in it. You can thank us later.

  • See You Next Tuesday?

    Nov 01 2018

    Could the proverbial hit the fan in Westminster next week? In other news, Adam has recorded a special report from the swanky BBC Sounds launch party. Lucky you.

  • Are we nearly there yet?

    Oct 25 2018

    So Theresa says the divorce deal is 95% done. Michel reckons it’s more like 90%. We’re almost there but, crucially, we’re not. And as all good Brexitcasters know… NOTHING IS AGREED UNTIL EVERYTHING IS AGREED.

  • Kafka, crap microphones and willies in zips

    Oct 18 2018

    Another summit, which we’ll explain with the help of Franz Kafka, an analogy of a willy stuck in a zip and some terrible microphones that the BBC really need to replace

  • EMERGENCY BREXITCAST: About last night…

    Oct 15 2018

    Dominque dashed to Brussels and ruined Adam’s weekend with Pete. SOUND THE KLAXON! Also, lots of Brexitcasters have been asking us to explain what the Irish backstop actually is. So we have. You’re welcome.

  • Aren’t you bored yet?

    Oct 11 2018

    It’s really starting to kick off now. But then Michel Barnier asked Adam if he’s bored yet. WHAT DO YOU THINK MICHEL? (And just to warn you this podcast contains some very naughty words)

  • Truly Abba’d

    Oct 03 2018

    We’re at the Conservative party conference, where Theresa May has been dancing again and talking ‘no deal’.

  • Starmer Drama!

    Sep 26 2018

    We’ve recorded Brexitcast at the Labour party conference in Liverpool and Adam has a Sound of Music quiz. ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?

  • The Dom Raab Special

    Sep 21 2018

    We’re joined by the actual Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab. This episode went out live on the telly during what’s usually the ‘Politics Live’ show. Head to the BBC iPlayer if you want to watch us squirm in their TV studio.

  • Brexitcast - Six Months To Go

    Sep 17 2018

    What's going to happen?

  • Have we missed much?

    Sep 06 2018

    There’s actually been quite a lot going on this summer apart from Theresa May auditioning for Strictly. Don’t worry, we’ve been following it all so you didn’t have to. You’re welcome.

  • ABSOLUTE SCENES

    Jul 19 2018

    Well. Stuff has happened. Lots of it. And Laura’s got an explosion sound effect she’s borrowed from Charlie Sloth. Enjoy.

  • Well this isn’t awkward...much

    Jul 12 2018

    The government’s published its Brexit blueprint and both leavers, remainers and Donald Trump are asking, ‘what’s the point?’… a bit like Adam’s holiday.

  • Brexit goes KABOOM!

    Jul 09 2018

    OMG. Boris Johnson and David Davis have resigned! What now for Brexit?... and find out how to say ‘football’s coming home’ in Croatian.

  • May gets backing for Brexit plan

    Jul 06 2018

    Theresa May says the Cabinet has reached an agreement on what kind of relationship Britain wants to have with the EU. Ministers have signed up to a plan to create a free trade area for industrial and agricultural goods. The BBC’s Brussels reporter Adam Fleming and Political Correspondent Chris Mason discuss the implications.

  • Trotters Up

    Jun 29 2018

    The gang are at another EU summit. Meanwhile, Danny Dyer wants to know, ‘what’s happened to that t*** David Cameron who called this whole Brexit thing on’.

  • A Brexitcastaway on Love Island

    Jun 22 2018

    A bonus Brexitcast for all you Love Island fans. Hayley, who’s just been booted off the island, has some burning Brexit questions for Adam.

  • Oi Theresa! WE are the Brexit dividend!

    Jun 21 2018

    The Queen’s rubber stamp is hovering over the EU Withdrawal Bill and the gang is joined by city expert Iain Anderson to tell us what happens if there’s no post Brexit trade deal.

  • ‘No Man is a Love Island’

    Jun 14 2018

    What a week. But never mind the parliamentary meltdowns, does Brexit mean we won’t have any trees?… No babe.

  • I can’t believe it’s not an Emergency Brexitcast

    Jun 07 2018

    Adam, Katya and Laura on the dramatic happenings in Downing Street, where the backstop document threatens to scupper the cabinet’s shaky truce over Brexit. The team are joined by guests Jill Rutter from the Institute for Government and Henry Newman from Open Europe.

  • VAT CHAT

    Jun 01 2018

    Chris and Adam are joined by the Financial Times Economics Editor Chris Giles and they try and figure out what will happen about VAT after Brexit... And will they ever track down jet-setting Katya?

  • At least we’re not throwing keys into a bowl…

    May 24 2018

    There are loads of new Brexit papers for Adam to get excited about. Brace yourselves.

  • Standby for a Brexiteer explosion…

    May 17 2018

    The gang discuss the customs ‘backstop’. Will there be an extension of the existing customs arrangement? And how will this go down with the Brexiteers in the cabinet? In other news, Adam finally gets name-checked by Michel Barnier.

  • Pro-Brexit Eyeliner

    May 10 2018

    The gang answer your Brexit questions. But don't send more in as you're listening because we're not live… obviously.

  • It would be Rudd not to.

    Apr 27 2018

    The Home Secretary gets herself into a spot of bother over lunch with hacks. And Adam is joined by Ian Wright from the Food and Drink Federation to talk about Brexit’s impact on grub.

  • Mamma Mia! Björn from Abba joins Brexitcast

    Apr 20 2018

    The whole gang are back together after the Easter hols and they’re joined by a very special guest – Björn Ulvaeus from Abba!

  • Down le pub

    Apr 12 2018

    Everyone's on holiday except Adam. So he's decided to host this week's Brexitcast from a pub in Brussels with some of his hack pals. There's a pub quiz, naturally.

  • BREXITCAST LIVE: The arena spectacular!

    Mar 29 2018

    There’s just one year to go until Brexit day so we’ve invited 330 lovely Brexitcasters to the BBC Radio Theatre in London! How exciting!

  • ‘No Adam, you’re not seeing my passport photo you idiot’

    Mar 23 2018

    Oh no! The gang are stuck in a cupboard at yet another EU summit. Warning: This podcast features Abba.

  • Emergency Brexitcast: As exciting as having a ticket to Hamilton

    Mar 19 2018

    The full gang is here with a transition deal special!

  • Spectacular nerds and Greek dentists

    Mar 15 2018

    Everyone is not OK Hun this week. But don’t worry, David Henig, who was until recently a very big cheese in the Department of International Trade, is on hand to spill the beans. Oh, and if you’d like to come to be in the audience for ‘Brexitcast Live!’ on the 28th March in the BBC Radio Theatre, head to bit.ly/BrexitcastTickets. Tickets are free… unsurprisingly.

  • Plenty more fishfingers in the Brexit sea?

    Mar 08 2018

    Chris, Adam and Laura with special guest Simon Collins all the way from the Shetlands. Producer: Jenny Sneesby

  • Bumper Brexitcast: No more cake and eating it

    Mar 02 2018

    Theresa May admits she no longer wants to have her cake and eat it. The end of all cake jokes? As if! In this bumper edition of Brexitcast, the gang are joined by Craig Oliver, David Cameron’s former director of communications and Henry Newman from Open Europe. Let them eat cake (and joke about it). Producer: Dino Sofos

  • Brexitcast Special! Adam in Tony Blair’s hotel room

    Mar 01 2018

    Adam chats to former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, before his big speech in Brussels. On the agenda: lube, stools, soccer, personal abuse and Brexit. And will he take the ‘which world leader are you quiz? (Spoiler alert: he won’t).

  • EMERGENCY BREXITCAST: Something has to give

    Feb 28 2018

    Stop everything! The EU has published the draft withdrawal agreement.

  • EMERGENCY BREXITCAST: Two things can be true at the same time

    Feb 26 2018

    Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech backing customs union membership. But what happens if the EU says no?

  • Sherry picking

    Feb 22 2018

    Damon Albarn, dogs and David Davis… another classic Brexitcast episode!

  • EMERGENCY BREXITCAST: Fudgerama

    Feb 14 2018

    It’s half-term and Adam is alone, but Boris Johnson has made a ‘major’ speech about Brexit, so he’s found some friends (the Beeb’s very own Norman Smith and Kate McCann from The Telegraph) to listen to it so you don’t have to. You’re welcome.

  • When the tin can comes home to roost

    Feb 08 2018

    John Pienaar explains what we learnt (or didn't) about the Cabinet's Brexit plans this week. Plus, how far you can kick a can down a road? And what's all this about secret plots?

  • Everything could collapse at any moment

    Feb 01 2018

    Theresa May is facing pressure from her own backbenchers on both sides of the Brexit divide. But will they pull the plug on her premiership?

  • EMERGENCY BREXITCAST: Nightmare on Downing Street?

    Jan 30 2018

    A government document on the impact of Brexit on the UK economy has leaked and Laura’s about to get on a plane to China with the PM… SOUND THE KLAXON!!!

  • The Night of the Mogg Knives

    Jan 25 2018

    Arch Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg talks to us on the way to his speech where he’ll criticise the government’s approach to the Brexit talks.

  • Le beurre et l'argent du beurre

    Jan 18 2018

    President Macron is over in Blighty for a ‘bi-lat’ with Madame May. We listened to it so you don’t have to… you’re welcome. We also invited the French MP for Northern Europe (yes, this is actually a thing) in for a chat to discuss Brexit and Jaffa Cakes Producer: Dino Sofos

  • Not ANOTHER one?

    Jan 11 2018

    We’re back and Nigel Farage says he’s come round to the idea of a second Brexit referendum. The gang discuss what he’s up to. Plus Adam gets top astrologer Russell Grant to tell us how the Brexit negotiations might play out by analysing Barnier and Davis’ star signs. We’re proper journalists don’t you know... Producer: Dino Sofos

  • Merry Brexmas!

    Dec 22 2017

    Merry Christmas Brexitcasters! As a little thank you for listening, Adam’s here with some festive tips on how to blag your way through any Brexit conversations during the Christmas season. Have a good one!

  • Brexitcast LIVE: Look mum, we’re on the telly (and the actual radio)!

    Dec 18 2017

    Someone thought it would be a good idea to turn our geeky little nerd-fest into a live radio show, web stream and TV programme for a global audience. We made sure it was rubbish enough to make sure they never, ever ask us again.

  • Intense Whipping

    Dec 14 2017

    Chris gets the goss the from the best sourced newspaper hack in Westminster, Tim Shipman. Meanwhile, Laura and Adam are a bit bored in Brussels with two beers they can’t drink yet. Producer: Dino Sofos

  • Emergency Brexitcast: The second 'what the hell is going on?’ edition

    Dec 08 2017

    There’s a deal! And we’re absolutely knackered, but here we are again. Producer: Dino Sofos

  • Fudgecast

    Dec 07 2017

    What happened in Brussels? What happened to those impact assessments? What happens next? Laura, Chris and Adam are joined by former Number 10 spinner Matthew O'Toole, and the guys crash Nick Robinson's studio to share the great news about Brexitcast's latest podcast chart position. Producer: Dino Sofos

  • Emergency Brexitcast: What the hell is going on? PS, would you like a biscuit?

    Dec 04 2017

    The gang discuss what’s going on in Brussels after talks break down over the Irish border issue. Adam, Laura and Dr Adler are all in Brussels and Chris is in Westminster (for once). And RTE’s main man, Tony Connelly is with us again!

  • Emergency Brexitcast! Hans Free

    Nov 29 2017

    Adam, Laura and Doctor Adler dissect the UK’s latest Brexit ‘divorce bill’ offer. And is Meghan Markle a Remoaner?!

  • Duck Nuggets

    Nov 23 2017

    It’s a Brexitcast Ireland special and the gang are joined by RTE’s Europe Editor, Tony Connelly. On the menu: Hard or soft border, will Ireland use its veto, and duck nuggets!

  • Just because I can hear does not mean I am listening

    Nov 17 2017

    It’s a Brexitcast Germany special! Laura von Kuenssberg is in Berlin with Herr David Davis. Doctor Adler and Adam Fleming are in Brussels as usual. The Labour Brexiteer MP Gisela Stuart (who also just happens to be German) joins us too.

  • Capelets, Birretes, Gloria Gaynor… and cake

    Nov 09 2017

    Laura and Doctor Adler join us for another busy week in Westminster and Brussels. Also: Juncker fashion-watch!

  • Scandal, reshuffle... er, Brexit?

    Nov 02 2017

    We know it’s called Brexitcast, but the focus has been on Westminster this week - and for all the wrong reasons. Laura Kuenssberg and Labour MP / remainer, Stephen Doughty, pop in for a chat.

  • ‘Brussels 999’

    Oct 26 2017

    Tory MP, Brexiteer and self-confessed wannabe PM James Cleverly pops in.

  • 27 ways to say 'No'

    Oct 20 2017

    Chris and Adam are joined by Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg and Europe Editor Katya Adler at the EU Summit in Brussels where the UK is told there hasn’t been enough progress in the Brexit divorce talks so we can’t move on to trade talks yet.

  • ‘Nous sommes dans une impasse’

    Oct 12 2017

    Laura shows off her language skills, Adam follows Nick Clegg around Brussels train station and Brexiteer Kit Malthouse pops in for a chat.

  • Check Against Delivery

    Oct 04 2017

    Theresa May’s ‘eventful’ speech and behind the scenes Brexit chat at the Tory party conference in Manchester.

  • Pass the rosé

    Sep 28 2017

    Chris tries to get Adam to break off his holiday to discuss the latest Barnier/Davis press conference. Also, Labour MP and ‘Open Britain’ representative, Alison McGovern, tells us what happened at her party’s conference in Brighton.

  • Florence. And the clatter of hooves in Bruges.

    Sep 22 2017

    Chris and Adam weren't important enough to go to Florence but Kevin Connolly was and he's on. Plus we hear from Sarah Collins, George Osborne's latest hire as the London Evening Standard's new Brussels Correspondent.

  • The Ballad of Jean & Bojo

    Sep 14 2017

    Ringo Starr says it’s time to get on with Brexit, German elections and Jean-Claude Junker’s big speech. Our Europe Editor, Katya Adler and our Political Editor, Laura Kuenssberg, pop in for a chat as well.

  • Leaks and tans

    Sep 07 2017

    Parliament is back. So is Laura Kuenssberg – and both Laura and Adam have been leaked to.

  • Davis v Barnier: Round 3

    Aug 31 2017

    Chris, Adam and Catherine Feore from EU reporter discuss Barnier v Davis: Round 3. Michel Barnier says “no decisive progress” has been made.

  • Two-timing over Kir Royals

    Aug 24 2017

    We’re joined by an actual minister for an ECJ special.

  • Welcome Backcast!

    Aug 17 2017

    We’re ending the summer holidays early with a proper geek-fest on trade in goods post Brexit Jill Rutter from the Institute for Government joins Chris and Adam.

  • Notebooks, Doughnuts and Phone Holsters

    Jul 21 2017

    Laura Kuenssberg tells us why the government is like a doughnut and reveals which senior minister has a phone holster on his belt.

  • Telling Euratom from Eurelbow

    Jul 13 2017

    We take a closer look at the implications of leaving Euratom. Plus Jeremy Corbyn makes a special guest appearance.

  • Très Ridicule!

    Jul 06 2017

    Chris and Adam have their first interview with an actual head of government! They’re also joined by Matthew Elliott - one of the architects of the Leave campaign. What does he think about the prospects for Brexit?

  • Bickering, budgets & bull sperm

    Jun 29 2017

    We ask if cabinet ministers are on the same page over Brexit, why the EU says the UK’s departure will leave a massive hole in their budget and, as Estonia takes over the EU presidency, Lembit Opik tells us everything you need to know about his motherland. And what’s bull sperm got to do with EU?

  • EMERGENCY BREXITCAST: Chewy negotiations over macerated cherries

    Jun 23 2017

    Theresa May makes her first big offer to the European Union on citizens’ rights over pudding in Brussels. We deploy our first emergency Brexitcast!

  • Electioncast is dead. Long live Brexitcast!

    Jun 19 2017

    Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU have officially begun - and so has our new podcast. We’ll be following the twists and turns of the talks and bringing you all the behind the scenes developments from Westminster and Brussels.