The Bunker


Your daily Need To Know on news and politics. Every morning The Bunker cuts through the noise to make sense of what’s really going on, with smart explainers, interviews, fresh perspectives and under-reported stories to rescue you from everyday Punch and Judy news coverage. It’s the only way to start the day. From the producers of Oh God, What Now? Our regulars include: Alex Andreou • Gavin Esler • Miatta Fahnbulleh • Dipo Faloyin • Hannah Fearn • Bobby Friction • Andrew Harrison • Ayesha Hazarika • Jacob Jarvis • Marie le Conte • Laura Makin-Isherwood • Jude Rogers • Yasmeen Serhan • Ahir Shah • Siân Pattenden • Ros Taylor. • Sign up to support the podcast and get episodes ad-free and early: • Apple users: Get all of our core shows ad-free and early with the Podmasters Originals super-subscription. The Bunker is a Podmasters production. read less

Our Editor's Take

For audiences looking for an independent political and cultural podcast with a new point of view, The Bunker might be the one. This podcast offers a fresh and nuanced take on the week's top news. Its unique British style has helped it to stand out among other news and culture podcasts. It takes inspiration, at least in part, from "panel shows," which are immensely popular in Britain.

The Bunker has a roundtable of hosts, such as Andrew Harrison and Naomi Smith. Many of these roundtables have regular rotating guests. These include such commentators as Gavin Esler, Justin Quirk, and Ros Taylor. The Bunker also stands out because of its irreverent and intelligent sense of humor. Many shows that cover current events have a darker slant to them, but The Bunker takes a more uplifting approach. Instead of feeling defeated by news at the end of an episode, listeners feel informed and energized. The hosts have a clear desire to affect positive change.

The Bunker produces new full episodes weekly, on Tuesdays. Shorter episodes, called Bunker Daily, come out each Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On Saturdays, Culture Bunker takes on pop culture. For listeners who need some laughter with their politics, The Bunker is a great place to start.

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