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

  • "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.