Page 94: The Private Eye Podcast

Page 94: The Private Eye Podcast
A half hour audio treat from Private Eye, the UK’s number one best-selling current affairs magazine

Treasurers, Shopping Malls and Banging On
Mar 11 • 45 min
Triple bill for the last in the series! Richard Brooks on the mysterious man running the Tory party’s finances; Tim Minogue on cash-strapped councils coming a cropper; and Ian Hislop and Heather Mills on the stories that run for years…and years. Free ‘I…
China and Forkbenders
Feb 22 • 29 min
The Eye’s human rights correspondent, the mysterious Dr Grim, reveals what it’s like being one of China’s Uighur Muslims (spoiler: it’s not great), and Adam Macqueen and Francis Wheen commemorate the passing of one of the Eye’s great sparring…
Mental Health and Dumb Britain
Feb 4 • 29 min
Phil Hammond (AKA M.D.) and Heather Mills discuss the state of Britain’s mental health provision, and Marcus Berkmann spills the beans on everyone’s favourite quiz column.
Fire and Franchising
Jan 15 • 33 min
A triple bill for 2019: Jane Mackenzie discusses the dangerous cuts to the fire service and Adam Macqueen reveals the ‘local’ telly which is anything but. PLUS a special report from Francis Wheen on whether Brexit is more like Agincourt, Suez, or the…
Live at the National
Dec 10, 2018 • 27 min
A star-studded cast of Harry Enfield, John Sessions, Jan Ravens and Lewis MacLeod join editor Ian Hislop for a live show at the National Theatre looking back at the year’s news. Free plug for the Private Eye Annual with every download!
Probation and Penmanship
Nov 30, 2018 • 32 min
Solomon Hughes talks us through the woes of the privatised probation service, and cartoonist Richard Jolley gives us a guide to the EU-phemisms cartoon. Free £150 bottle of wine with every download!
The Russians Are Coming
Nov 16, 2018 • 29 min
Page 94 returns! A special episode all about Putin’s money-laundering pals, and the British bankers, lawyers and accountants who are letting it happen. Free Belgravia mansion with every download!
Bumper Broadcast Holiday Special
Aug 8, 2018 • 42 min
School’s out for summer - and, in lots of places, for ever. Jane Mackenzie and Solomon Hughes discuss the government’s bizarre new school system - plus, the Eye’s social media maven Matt Muir makes his Page 94 debut with a dissection of Facebook’s recent…
Doctors and Darrens
Jul 25, 2018 • 28 min
As the NHS hits 70, Phil Hammond gives a rundown just how run-down it is, and Francis Wheen delivers an ‘Eye Told You So’ about the Vote Leave spending skulduggery during the Brexit referendum, featuring a mysterious young man called Darren.
Lagoons and Lawsuits
Jul 12, 2018 • 28 min
Sarah Shannon talks us through the travails of a doomed tidal energy project, and Francis Wheen tells the rollicking tale of Telegraph-owning twins the Barclay brothers and their attempts to bang up a blogger. Free speech with every download!
Footy Footy Footy
Jun 29, 2018 • 35 min
A special episode from the Paul Foot Awards, featuring the cream of British investigative journalism, interviews with the judges, and the whole shortlist. Free lukewarm canapé with every download!
Bean Counters and Dog Lovers
Jun 13, 2018 • 36 min
A new series of Page 94! The Eye’s tax correspondent Richard Brooks discusses the men who broke capitalism while pretending to be accountants, and Adam Macqueen reveals the Eye’s role in Jeremy Thorpe’s downfall. Plus, we go to a party.
Credit and Christmas
Dec 20, 2017 • 31 min
Eye hack Heather Mills explains the delays and chaos of the new Universal Credit system of benefits - and, as a CHRISTMAS TREAT, a special preview of the Eye’s annual Eye Annual show at the National Theatre. Free advert for the Private Eye Annual with…
Paradise and Paper
Nov 23, 2017 • 31 min
Page 94 speaks to Richard Brooks and Christian Eriksson about the shadowy millionaires keeping their money in sun-kissed foreign islands, and to Grizelda about cartoons and cartooning. Free ‘I Remember When The Paradise Papers Were Called The Panama…
The Plodcast
Oct 19, 2017 • 26 min
A special episode on bungling police, including investigations into the Eye’s own subscriber list and Ted Heath. With appearances from Jane Mackenzie, Rosie Waterhouse, Francis Wheen, and Ian Hislop. Free Get Out Of Jail card with every download!
Brexit and Blood
Jul 27, 2017 • 32 min
Heather Mills discusses the contaminated blood scandal which has finally been granted a public inquiry, and the series ends with a medley of Eye contributors - led by Our Man In Brussels, Ben Fox - telling us everything we know about Brexit, and…
The Paul Foot Awards Return!
Jun 26, 2017 • 29 min
A special episode from the awards ceremony for investigative journalism, including dodgy fishing quotas, dodgy Garden Bridges, exorcisms and more. Free press with every download!
Finance and Forensics
Jun 5, 2017 • 27 min
Election-Free Special! A strong and stable episode all about how Britain’s getting involved in dodgy trade deals overseas, plus the first edition of CSI:94, investigating who murdered Britain’s Forensics Science Service. Free enormous bribe with every…
Hospitals and Hacks
May 19, 2017 • 29 min
An election medical special: the Eye’s medical correspondent, MD, talks about the Conservatives’ last 7 years running the NHS, and a special EYE TOLD YOU SO feature from tech correspondent Emma Woollacott on the NHS computer catastrophe. Free ‘I Love…
Housing and Secret Identities
Apr 13, 2017 • 32 min
Eye housing editor Rachael Claye discusses the government’s recent Homelessness bill and the state of the housing market, PLUS Ian Hislop on why the Eye’s writers trade under assumed names. Free nom de plume with every download!
Soldiers and Trump
Mar 29, 2017 • 29 min
Page 94 returns for a new series! This week: the Eye’s military correspondent Paul Vickers reveals the tangled web between the army and private firms, and diarist Craig Brown discusses the best way of channelling the 45th President of the USA. Free Type…
Courtrooms, Councillors and Completely Bogus News - a triple bill!
Dec 3, 2016 • 27 min
With Ian Hislop, Jane Mackenzie and Tim Minogue. Free Satire Detector with every download!
30 Glorious Years
Oct 14, 2016 • 32 min
A second special inter-series episode! Ian Hislop has been editor for thirty years. To celebrate, Eye hack Adam Macqueen interviews editor Ian Hislop about his three decades on the Editorial Throne. Free “That’s Enough. Ed.” sticker with every download!
Revolving Doors
Sep 19, 2016 • 22 min
A special bonus in-between-series episode! This week, the revolving door between government and big business, with the authors of our special report Richard Brooks and Solomon Hughes. Free £300,000-a-year job at a FTSE 100 firm with every download!
Jun 17, 2016 • 19 min
A special report with the Eye’s Heather Mills, discussing the murky history of the Deepcut barracks and the tragedies that resulted from Army mismanagement. Last in the series - free ‘Bring Back Page 94’ petition slip with every download…
Pubs and Lunches
May 27, 2016 • 24 min
Tim Minogue and Sarah Shannon reveal why so many pubs are closing, and Adam Macqueen and Maisie Glazebrook spill the beans on the Eye’s notorious fortnightly lunches. Free pint of Gnome ‘61 with every download!
May 12, 2016 • 27 min
The Eye’s investigative team spill the beans on the why the Private Finance Initiative, the ingenious government money-machine which makes whole schools fall over. Plus an interview with the gag-writing team of Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, the men…
Books and Bans
Apr 29, 2016 • 28 min
Francis Wheen and Adam Macqueen give the latest on the least-effective celebrity injunction of all time, PLUS Jane Mackenzie on 21st-century libraries. Free three-letter judicial acronym with every download!
Apr 15, 2016 • 26 min
Richard Brooks and Solomon Hughes give the Private Eye take on the Panama Papers and offshore tax havens, PLUS Nick Newman on the art of Dave Snooty And His Pals. Free Definitely Legal And Perfectly Above Board British Virgin Island Company with every…
The Eye Online
Mar 31, 2016 • 30 min
SERIES THREE BEGINS! This week, the Eye Online: Ian Hislop and Adam Macqueen discuss the Eye’s digital strategy (spoiler alert: there isn’t one) and the ways newspapers are surviving the digital age. Plus an interview with Ed Barrett, author of From The…
Care and Criticism
Dec 13, 2015 • 29 min
A special feature on the two kinds of care - health and social - and the yawning gap between them, with the Eye’s medical correspondent MD and In The Back’s Heather Mills. PLUS, an exclusive (and very gossipy) chat with the man behind the literary pages,…
The Architect and the Lawyer
Nov 30, 2015 • 28 min
Exciting interviews about collapsing buildings with architecture correspondent Piloti (AKA Gavin Stamp) and collapsing lawsuits with the Eye’s in-house lawyer. Free editor (barring contempt of court) with every download!
Nov 16, 2015 • 27 min
Freedom Of Information SPECIAL EPISODE, interviewing the Eye’s crack investigative squad. Free-Dom of Information with every download!
Back To The 80s
Nov 2, 2015 • 25 min
Adam Macqueen and Francis Wheen (aka ‘Private Eye’s Google’) on the stories which have been bubbling away for 30 years, and David Ziggy Greene on the art of drawing the news as it happens. Free flexidisc (ask your parents) with every download!
Big Business and Tax Havens
Oct 15, 2015 • 34 min
SERIES TWO BEGINS! This week, an investigative double bill: Solomon Hughes on big business at party conferences, and Richard Brooks and Christian Eriksson on the Eye’s all-new map of British property owned from tax havens. Free Cayman Island with every…
Honours and Letters
Jul 14, 2015 • 31 min
For episode 9.4, a triple letter score: Letters after one’s name (Solomon Hughes on the honours system), Letters From Berlin (Anthony Goldman, Private Eye’s global bureau chief) and Letters From The Great British Public (Tristan Davies, Chief Subeditor).…
Michael Heath and Tax Havens
Jun 18, 2015 • 23 min
An interview with Michael Heath, who’s been drawing funny things for sixty years and a surprising look at exactly who owns all the land in Britain. Free Tax Haven getaway with every download!
Cartooning and Phone Hacking
Jun 4, 2015 • 31 min
A look at the magic of the cartooning process, plus Adam Macqueen with an indispensable guide to phone hacking at the Mirror. Free Alan Yentob voicemail with every download!
Magazine Covers and Rotten Boroughs
May 22, 2015 • 29 min
Ian Hislop on the fine art of the magazine’s covers and Tim Minogue on the murky world of Rotten Boroughs. Free ‘I am outraged, please cancel my subscription’ form with every download!
An election TRIPLE BILL
May 5, 2015 • 41 min
Ian Hislop on Prime Ministerial Parodies, Adam Macqueen on locking up journalists, and Phil Hammond on the Conservative and Labour pledges about the NHS. Free Sun reporter with every download!
Craig Brown and Heather Mills
Apr 17, 2015 • 21 min
Craig Brown on the art of parody and investigative hack Heather Mills on murky goings-on in the village of Botton. Free manifesto pledge with every download! (Warning: manifesto pledge is an aspiration only and not a promise. Price of podcast may be…
Higher Education and Piers Morgan
Apr 1, 2015 • 17 min
Dealing with two enormous, intractable, but very different problems: higher education and Piers Morgan. Free extended metaphor with every download.
Wheen, Hislop and Newman
Mar 19, 2015 • 20 min
Francis Wheen on everything you ever wanted to know about HSBC and the Telegraph, plus an interview with Ian Hislop and Nick Newman about the Eye’s own Gnome Mart. Free ant with every download! (Please note: ant may be lost in transit)
Martin Honeysett and Paul Foot Awards
Mar 4, 2015 • 34 min
A new half-hour audio treat which goes behind the scenes at the Paul Foot Journalism Awards and remembers cartoonist Martin Honeysett. Featuring: FIFA, football, floods, flogging arms and flinging cakes in cartoonists’ faces…