News Roast

News Roast

A comedy podcast in which award winning satirists Heydon Prowse & Jolyon Rubinstein invite a new guest on each week to roast some hot topics in three courses of conversation.
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S3 Ep12: Asim "Chabuddy G" Chaudhry LIVE!

1:01:07 | Jul 6th, 2018

In the final episode of Series 3, The Mayor of Hounslow himself, Asim "Chabuddy G" Chaudhry joins Jolyon live on stage to talk about his his life in comedy. Covering everything from his early days creating videos and uploading it to YouTube with his ...Show More
S3 Ep11: Rose McGowan

1:02:08 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Director, author and former actress, Rose McGowan, joins Jolyon and Heydon for a candid chat about from her early school days, the cult of Hollywood, coping with trauma and discuss how extreme gender roles portrayed in film and tv can imprint on us f...Show More
S3 Ep10 - Lauri Love LIVE in Conversation

1:11:22 | Jun 6th, 2018

Heydon is joined live on stage at Shoreditch House by activist Lauri Love for an in depth chat about his life and the events that led up to him facing possible extradition to the US to be prosecuted on charges that he had stolen data from US governme...Show More
S3 Ep9 - LIVE in Conversation with James O'Brien

1:18:47 | May 23rd, 2018

Journalist, Broadcaster and old friend of the pod, James O'Brien joins Jolyon live on stage at Shoreditch House for an evening of conversation about his life and career, Russia, Brexit, that infamous showdown with Nigel Farage and interviewing his he...Show More
S3 Ep8 - Johann Hari

1:01:08 | May 9th, 2018

Writer and journalist, Johann Hari, steps into the studio to talk about some of the themes addressed in his new book, Lost Connections.  The team look at the differences between British and American approaches to happiness, what really causes depress...Show More
S3 Ep7 - Jolyon Maugham QC

46:50 | Apr 26th, 2018

Barrister and author of the widespread blog,, joins us to discuss the cases he's brought against the government over Article 50, Uber and his concerns over the abuses of landlords providing unliveable accommodation to vulnerable peo...Show More
S3 Ep6 - Peter Bale

40:15 | Apr 11th, 2018

Journalist and launch editor, Peter Bale of the Wikitribune joins Jolyon and Heydon to talk Trust, Davos and Russia... and the links between the three. Delicious! This episode was recorded on the 30th Jan 2018 when the three had just returned from D...Show More
S3 Ep5 - Billie JD Porter

44:56 | Mar 28th, 2018

Journalist and filmmaker, Billie JD Porter, joins Heydon and Jolyon to chew over issues such as cashless societies, the marginalised black LGBTQI community in Trump's America, the disappearance of UK youth spaces and marketing activism.  Check out B...Show More
S3 Ep4 - Rick Edwards

59:47 | Mar 14th, 2018

Writer and presenter Rick Edwards joins Jolyon & Heydon in this episode to chat podcasts and Panama amongst other things.  Follow @rickedwards1 on Twitter and as always, you'll find us @NewsRoastPod @JolyonRubs @HeydonProwse, and we'd love it if y...Show More
S3 Ep3 - Rants N Bants

47:27 | Feb 28th, 2018

He's built his reputation as a refreshingly honest and entertaining voice in the world of social commentary with his online videos and now Rants brings his staunch political views to our podcast.  With his three courses of conversation, Rants harks ...Show More
S3 Ep2 - Ross Noble and Hadley Fraser

55:42 | Feb 14th, 2018

Comedian Ross Noble and actor and singer Hadley Fraser join Jolyon and Heydon for our first double header of the series. Ross and Hadley are currently starring together in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein at the Garrick Theatre in the West End. They ta...Show More
S3 Ep1 - Dane Baptiste

47:31 | Jan 31st, 2018

[]( of his international tour, comedian and writer, Dane Baptiste, joins Heydon and Jolyon to kick off series 3 with a bang. The topics being devoured in this episode include: Politically correct bigotry, bi-par...Show More
S2 Ep.12: Katharine Hamnett

1:02:03 | Dec 14th, 2017

Katharine Hamnett is the guest for the final episode of Season 2. She discusses activism and sustainable fashion amongst other topics.
S2 Ep.11: James Ball

51:21 | Dec 1st, 2017

On this week's menu we have, Wikileaks, Trump, Fake News and the controversy over the £350 million EU claim, as investigative journalist and author, James Ball, provides the fiery courses of conversation.
S2 Ep.10: Hassan Akkad

45:54 | Nov 16th, 2017

Straying slightly off format this week, BAFTA winning documentary maker, Hassan Akkad, shares the eye-opening and often horrifying story that led him to flee Syria in 2015.
S2 Ep.9: Armando Iannucci

1:00:03 | Nov 2nd, 2017

The influential writer and satirist is the special guest at this week's dinner party bringing some tasty courses of conversation to the table. Topics include: reasons why Donald Trump is not an idiot, patriotism and the sensitive nature of causing o...Show More
S2 Ep.8: George Monbiot

1:15:03 | Oct 20th, 2017

Journalist and activist George Monbiot joins Jolyon and Heydon to discuss veganism and Jeremy Corbyn amongst other topics. Warning: contains strong language.
S2 Ep.7: Zoe Williams

50:23 | Oct 4th, 2017

In a special live version of the show, journalist and author, Zoe Williams, joins Heydon and Jolyon on stage at Wilderness Festival 2017. Topics include: Brexit and the Basic Citizen's Income. Warning: Contains strong language. Image credit t...Show More
S2 Ep.6: Noel Clarke

1:07:20 | Sep 19th, 2017

Actor, Director and Screenwriter Noel Clarke sits down with Jolyon and Heydon to discuss Donald Trump, the Grenfell tragedy and Gender Equality. Follow @NewsRoastPod on Twitter for all the latest podcast news. This episode was recorded on 27th July...Show More
S2 Ep.5: Lenny Henry

1:05:01 | Sep 3rd, 2017

Stand-up, Actor, Writer, TV Present and Comic Relief co-founder Sir Lenny Henry joins Jolyon and Heydon to discuss Comic Relief, The importance of theatre and Diversity. Follow @NewsRoastPod on Twitter for all the latest podcast news.
S2 Ep.4: Mark Thomas

1:00:26 | Aug 24th, 2017

Comedian, Journalist, Satirist and Domestic Extremist Mark Thomas joins Heydon and Jolson to discuss - Activision, Comedy and Satire. Follow @NewsRoastPod on Twitter for all the latest podcast news.
S2 Ep.3: Caroline Lucas

1:00:18 | Aug 10th, 2017

Co-Leader of the Green Party Caroline Lucas sits down with Jolyon and Heydon to discuss 'Reforming Parliament', 'Freedom of Movement following Brexit' and 'Nuclear Disarmament'.
S2 Ep. 2: Ian Hislop

1:08:05 | Jul 26th, 2017

In this special episode recorded at the 2017 Sheffield Doc Fest, Jolyon sat down with Ian Hislop in front of a live audience to discuss the part satire plays in documenting our world. You can now follow News Roast on Twitter - @NewsRoastPod
S2 Ep. 1: Ken Loach

1:01:06 | Jul 14th, 2017

Ken Loach - legendary film director Ken Loach joins Jolyon and Heydon in the first episode of series 2 to discuss the “Mainstream Media”, “The Future of the Left” and “Football”.
Ep. 12: Owen Jones

1:29:45 | Apr 18th, 2017

Owen Jones - Journalist & author Owen Jones discusses "That Pepsi Advert", "This Brexit Business", and "Debate On Social Media" in the final episode of season one.
Ep. 11: Adam Buxton

1:25:33 | Apr 10th, 2017

Adam Buxton - Comedian, writer, actor and hero joins Jolyon & Heydon in the penultimate episode of season 1, to discuss "Double Act Dynamics", "The Satire Paradox", and a bit of "Katy Perry" for dessert.
Ep. 10: Bruce Parry

1:33:13 | Apr 3rd, 2017

Bruce Parry - award-winning documentarian, author & explorer joins the boys to discuss some of his incredible adventures and how it relates to his outlook on life. "Equality", "Healing" and "Connection" are on today's menu.
Ep. 9: Nimco Ali

1:09:20 | Mar 27th, 2017

Nimco Ali - social activist, co-founder and director of the Daughters of Eve organisation, met Heydon & Jolyon over the dining table for a hearty conversation about civil war and FGM .
Ep. 8: James O'Brien

1:49:06 | Mar 20th, 2017

James O'Brien - The broadcaster James O'Brien joined Jolyon & Heydon to discuss "Fake News", " The Absence Of Political Opposition" & "Generational Confusion" over the metaphorical dining table.
Ep. 7: Russell Kane

1:18:01 | Mar 13th, 2017

Russell Kane - comedian, author, and 'Celebrity Mastermind' winner brings another three courses of conversation to the table. On today's menu is 'The Role Of The Jester', 'What Does The Left Stand For These Days?', and 'Social Mobility'.
Ep. 6: Lily Allen

1:30:00 | Mar 6th, 2017

Lily Allen - The singer Lily Allen joined Jolyon & Heydon to chew the fat over three courses of conversation. Clicktivism v Activism, Rupert Murdoch, and women's rights were on the menu.
Teaser: - Lily Allen

03:09 | Mar 3rd, 2017

Lily Allen joined Jolyon & Heydon to chew the fat over three courses of conversation. Clicktivism v Activism, Rupert Murdoch, and women's rights were on the menu... Full episode out Monday 6th March.
Ep. 5: John Sweeney

1:26:55 | Feb 27th, 2017

John Sweeney - investigative journalist, writer and broadcaster joins Jolyon & Heydon for a metaphorical munch. This week's tasty issues are: cults (Scientology & North Korea), the new world order according to Trump & Putin, and friendship.
Ep. 4: Doc Brown

1:16:11 | Feb 20th, 2017

Doc Brown - actor, comedian, rapper, and father joins Heydon and Jolyon at the metaphorical dining table. The dangers of social media, the UK obsession with US politics and TV boxsets are this week's three courses of conversation.
Ep. 3: John Lloyd

1:11:09 | Feb 13th, 2017

John Lloyd, creator of QI, producer, writer, and "Titan Of Comedy" joins Heydon and Jolyon for three courses of conversation - On the menu today: Should we teach philosophy to four year old children? What is consciousness? Will Artificial Intelligenc...Show More
Ep. 2: Romesh Ranganathan

1:09:29 | Feb 6th, 2017

Romesh Ranganathan joins Heydon and Jolyon for another three courses of conversation. Veganism, Barack Obama, and Kanye West are on this week's menu.
Ep. 1: Josie Long

40:26 | Jan 30th, 2017

Josie Long is the first guest to join Heydon Prowse & Jolyon Rubinstein for three courses of conversation. They discuss post-truth politics, Justin Trudeau, right-wing crushes and - of course - Donald Trump.
News Roast - Teaser!

02:41 | Jan 25th, 2017

Coming soon! Romesh Ranganathan, Josie Long and a host of stellar dinner party guests join award winning satirists Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein, (BBC2's "Revolting" show) every week for 3 courses of conversation.