Unfiltered with James O'Brien

By JOE

Revealing and candid one-hour conversations with a different special guest every week, featuring fascinating people from the worlds of sport, politics, entertainment, activism and the media. Subscribe to get a brand new episode every Monday.

  1. 1.
    James O'Brien: Conscience, empathy, and learning how to be right (with Fi Glover)
    1:05:07
  2. 2.
    Gina Miller: Brexit, taking on the government, and ending the chaos
    58:47
  3. 3.
    Alan Rusbridger: phone hacking, WikiLeaks and digital revolutions
    55:33
  4. 4.
    Spike Lee (with David Lammy): American terrorism, the KKK, and becoming a master filmmaker
    40:03
  5. 5.
    Idris Elba (with David Lammy): being the best and never fearing failure
    45:43
  6. 6.
    Kate Tempest: transcending life and exploring the human soul
    54:00
  7. 7.
    Shaun Ryder: pills, thrills and Happy Mondays
    56:31
  8. 8.
    Steve Aoki: Building movements, creating community and throwing cakes
    59:26
  1. 9.
    Mark Steel: stand-up, socialism and searching for answers
    58:19
  2. 10.
    Unfiltered: The best bits you might have missed
    50:27
  3. 11.
    Danny Wallace: the strange and wonderful adventures of an inquisitive man
    59:48
  4. 12.
    Vicky Beeching: the secret life of the poster girl for the Evangelical church
    57:24
  5. 13.
    Caitlin Moran: bad sex, good advice and how to be famous
    59:19
  6. 14.
    Howard Jacobson on Jewish comedy, identity, and the dismal state of the world
    57:16
  7. 15.
    Dave Haslam on Madchester, ecstasy, the Haçienda and the art of DJing
    58:24
  8. 16.
    Simon Thomas: grief, faith, and perseverance in the face of devastating loss
    58:17
  9. 17.
    Ronan Farrow on bringing down Harvey Weinstein, Trump’s America, and the power of the pen
    56:43
  10. 18.
    Akala: race and class in the ruins of empire
    57:25
  11. 19.
    Michelle Lyons: 278 executions, and life watching death row prisoners’ final minutes
    57:08
  12. 20.
    Jamie Oliver: The Naked Chef’s crusade to change the world
    58:02
  13. 21.
    Plan B on rap, soul and our degraded moral system
    57:08
  14. 22.
    Shappi Khorsandi: Revolution, assassination plots, and stand-up comedy
    58:04
  15. 23.
    Nigel Owens: struggles with sexuality and the road to self-acceptance
    59:03
  16. 24.
    Russell Kane: robbed by birth, funny by nature
    58:15
  17. 25.
    Irvine Welsh: Trainspotting, heroin and pilates
    59:09
  18. 26.
    Mark Hamill on Star Wars, life as Luke Skywalker, and Carrie Fisher
    48:12
  19. 27.
    Lord Alf Dubs: escaping the Nazis and fighting for refugees
    1:04:43
  20. 28.
    Richard Herring on the anarchy of comedy, Stewart Lee, and testing the limits
    1:06:49
  21. 29.
    David Lammy MP: the never-ending fight for justice and equality
    1:04:44
  22. 30.
    Scroobius Pip: rap, poetry, podcasts, and the stutter that started it all
    1:08:49
  23. 31.
    Jack Monroe: poverty, politics and life on the margins
    1:06:20
  24. 32.
    John Amaechi talks race, breaking the NBA, and homosexuality in sport
    1:02:19
  25. 33.
    Sir Nick Clegg: live by the sword, die by the sword
    1:03:36
  26. 34.
    Gary Lineker: humanity, free speech, and the dark side of the beautiful game
    59:46
  27. 35.
    Nimco Ali: the fight to end female genital mutilation
    1:13:43
  28. 36.
    Paris Lees’ inspiring journey to become the first trans woman in Vogue
    1:04:09
  29. 37.
    Iain Lee talks failure and success, battling depression, and the trials of I’m A Celebrity
    1:10:14
  30. 38.
    David Baddiel on anguish, laughter, the antics of his parents, & tactics to tackle antisemitism
    1:09:12
  31. 39.
    Jon Ronson: shame, psychopaths and how internet porn changed the world
    1:07:16
  32. 40.
    Matt Lucas on Little Britain, TV controversy and his relationship with David Walliams
    1:17:10
  33. 41.
    Eric Cantona: Inside the mind of an enigma
    52:50
  34. 42.
    Krishnan Guru-Murthy talks Brexit, the media and showdowns with Corbyn, Downey Jr & Tarantino
    1:07:30
  35. 43.
    How Bill Browder became Vladimir Putin's No. 1 enemy
    1:05:38
  36. 44.
    June Sarpong talks diversity and the British class system
    1:04:40
  37. 45.
    Lily Allen on tabloids, phone hacking, sexuality and Grenfell Tower
    1:00:37
  38. 46.
    Armando Iannucci's great voyage from Alan Partridge to Veep to The Death of Stalin
    59:18
  39. 47.
    Robert Webb dissects masculinity, grief, career and his complicated relationships
    1:06:40
  40. 48.
    Alastair Campbell: Depression, alcoholism and Roy Keane
    1:03:12
  41. 49.
    Russell Brand on recovery, addiction, life, love and fatherhood
    46:10

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