With a general election expected in 2024, The Times has brought together three of the most experienced political strategists in the UK to launch a new weekly podcast series
Peter Mandelson, Daniel Finkelstein, and Polly Mackenzie will join Times Radio presenter Matt Chorley each week for the ‘How To Win An Election’ series, launching on Tuesday 31 October.
The ‘How To Win An Election’ series is a major part of the election coverage from Times Radio and The Times, across print, digital, video and audio. It is a News Broadcasting production for Times Media.
News Broadcasting is the broadcasting division of News UK, responsible for brands such as talkSPORT, Virgin Radio, TalkTV and Times Radio.
The podcast will be recorded every Tuesday and released on all podcast platforms on Tuesday afternoons from October 31.
Earlier this month The Times partnered with Apple Podcasts to provide subscribers with the ability to connect their subscription for The Times and Sunday Times with the Apple Podcasts app, in order to access bonus and exclusive podcast content.
This linked subscription provides extensive bonus audio content, including bonus weekly episodes of ‘Stories of our times’ and ‘Red Box’, alongside bonus monthly episodes of ‘Off Air with Jane & Fi’.
Plus, three Times Radio shows — ‘The Ladder’, ‘Mariella Meets’ and ‘Times Radio Today’ — will be made available for subscribers to listen to on demand. This includes access to a rich bank of archive episodes and interviews.
Times Radio’s Matt Chorley said: “After more than three years of delivering politics without the boring bits on the radio, it’s time to crank things up for a huge election year. And I can think of no better team than the brains behind some of the great victories — and defeats — of recent times.
“I’ve spent two decades reporting on their campaigns, now I can help listeners to find out what really happened behind the scenes – and what that tells us about the next race for No10.”
Tim Levell, programme director, Times Radio said: “This is a huge new audio investment for The Times, demonstrating our ambition for what will be a significant year of news and politics.
“In uncertain times, we all need to turn to people with experience, wisdom and wit to explain events as they unfold. Danny, Polly and Peter will be a must-listen every week.”