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Full Disclosure with James O'Brien

Full Disclosure with James O'Brien


Award-winning LBC presenter and best-selling author James O’Brien hosts a series of compelling conversations with fascinating people. These are revealing interviews with people who rarely give in-depth interviews, be it from politics, entertainment or news. Subscribe to get a new episode every Friday. To listen to the latest episode of Full Disclosure on Alexa, just say "Alexa ask Global Player to play Full Disclosure."

238 - Salman Rushdie: When I die, I know there will be nothing
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  • 238 - Salman Rushdie: When I die, I know there will be nothing

    One of the world’s most acclaimed, award-winning authors Salman Rushdie has spent the last thirty years with a death threat attached to his head. A threat that almost became a reality two years ago when he brutally stabbed 15 times by a stranger. Few people have come so close to death and lived to tell the story. Salman returns to Full Disclosure to tell James about the day he almost died and the aftermath that followed.

    Salman has written a deeply personal account of the brutal attack on his life. Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder is out now.

    This episode contains sensitive topic discussions around graphic and disturbing violence. Listener discretion is advised.

    Fri, 24 May 2024 - 49min
  • 237 - Zeinab Badawi: Setting the record straight on African history

    Zeinab Badawi is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist and the President of SOAS University of London. Born in Sudan, she has worked in the British media for several decades. She has recently published her first book which promises to reshape our understanding of Africa. Zeinab tells James what led her to write her instant Sunday Times bestseller, An African History of Africa.

    Fri, 17 May 2024 - 55min
  • 236 - Julie Hesmondhalgh: How good telly and theatre can change the world

    Lancaster legend Julie Hesmondhalgh is an actor, writer and activist. She's best known for playing Hayley Cropper in Coronation Street in what started as a short-term punchline and turned into a 16 year career. Since leaving the cobbles, Julie has gone on to star multiple dramas including Broadchurch, Happy Valley and more recently, Mr Bates vs The Post Office. She’s recently joined the cast of the world premiere of James Graham’s new play Punch, about the power of forgiveness.

    Tickets for Punch are available at nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/events

    Fri, 10 May 2024 - 1h 03min
  • 235 - Angela Hartnett: One of the UK's top chefs shares her recipe for success

    Angela Hartnett is a Michelin starred chef, restaurateur and podcast host. After studying for a history degree, she began working in a local pub before joining Gordon Ramsay at his first restaurant, Aubergine. She worked with Gordon for 17 years before deciding to go it alone. She now runs several restaurants of her own including the Michelin-starred Murano in Mayfair. Angela's podcast, Dish from Waitrose, is available on all podcast providers.

    Fri, 03 May 2024 - 57min
  • 234 - Caroline Lucas: Being Britain's first and only Green MP

    In 2010 Caroline Lucas made history when she was elected as the MP for Brighton Pavilion, becoming the first Green Party candidate to enter Parliament. She has increased her majority at every election since and served as the Green leader twice. In her 14 years in Westminster, Caroline has used her platform to put environmental and equality issues on the political agenda. Her latest book, Another England sets out how we can reclaim England's national story from Brexit cheerleaders and the radical right.

    Fri, 26 Apr 2024 - 1h 00min
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