LISTEN: My 'Media Masters' Interview - My Career in Radio, Books & What Really Happened on Brighton Seafront!
14 Jul 2016 at 21:29
One of the podcasts I subscribe to is the Media Masters Podcast hosted by Paul Blanchard. He interviews people in the media who, according to him, are “at the top of their game”. He spends 45-60 minutes with them, talking about their careers and experience. I’ve become addicted to it as he really draws things out of people. Recent interviewees have included Alastair Campbell, Sir Trevor McDonald, Jacqui Smith, Nick Ross, Sir Martin Sorrell, Katie Hopkins, Lynton Crosby and Jeremy Vine.
So when Paul asked me to do an interview I was thrilled. Anyway, the interview was published today. We cover quite a lot of ground including starting out in financial journalism, Politico’s, Total Politics, Biteback, standing for Parliament, my work at LBC and much else besides. I talk for the first time about what really happened on Brighton seafront too! Here’s how Paul promotes it…
Iain Dale is a political commentator, writer and publisher; presenter of LBC’s drivetime show, and MD of current affairs publisher Biteback. In this in-depth interview, he talks candidly about his career highs and lows; reveals he partly blames himself for David Davis losing the Conservative leadership election; explains how he prepares for his daily LBC show; reminisces about founding Total Politics magazine, and criticises Dods for “running it into the ground”; and discusses in detail the legal issues surrounding his televised ‘seaside scuffle’ with a nuclear campaigner.