THE AWARD-WINNING LBC radio presenter, CNN political commentator and ‘For the Many’ podcast co-host, Iain Dale, will debut his insight on currently affairs to the Fringe this year.
In his show at the Gilded Balloon, Iain will take to the stage to interview a different high-profile guest each day.
Those taking part in the conversation include: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon; Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell; London Mayor Sadqiq Khan and other media and political figures.
Iain said: “There’s a real appetite for live political debate and conversation and that’s why I’m delighted to be bringing a live political interview show to the Fringe.
“We’ve been deliberately ambitious in our line-up of guests and it’s testament to the status of the Fringe that they’ve all said yes!
“We might even occasionally get away with mentioning the ‘B’(rexit) word but we intend to have a lot of laughs too.”
The show allows Fringe-goers to have access to high-profile media and political figures in one place.
In print and online, Iain is a regular columnist for the Telegraph, Evening Standard and ‘I’ paper, he is also a prolific podcaster and co-hosts a weekly podcast with former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith called ‘For the Many’, the ‘Iain Dale Book Club’ podcast, and a podcast of his weekly ‘Cross Question’ political panel show.
Dates: 31st July – 11th August
Price: £7 – £14
Venue: Gilded Balloon Teviot
Full details of guests on each night are as follows:
Wednesday 31 July – Baroness Sayeeda Warsi
Thursday 1 August – Johnny Mercer MP
Friday 2 August – Sarah Smith & Fi Glover
Saturday 3 August – Kirsty Wark
Sunday 4 August – Jess Phillips MP
Monday 5 August – Nicola Sturgeon MSP
Tuesday 6 August – John McDonnell MP
Wednesday 7 August – Jacqui Smith & Louise Casey
Thursday 8 August – Heidi Allen MP & Layla Moran MP
Friday 9 August – Sadiq Khan
Saturday 10 August – Christiane Amanpour
Sunday 11 August – Alan Johnson