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The Rest Is Politics Plus

Sign up for the premium feed of The Rest Is Politics podcast with Rory Stewart and Alastair Campbell:

  • Support the podcast
  • Exclusive members' newsletter
  • Ad-free listening
  • Discount book deals
  • Early access to Question Time episodes
  • Priority for live events

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  • Apple Podcasts
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  • iTunes
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Choose a plan below:

By joining, you agree to the terms of use and privacy policy.


How does it work?

Once you've signed up, you'll get access to a new 'The Rest Is Politics Plus' feed. It lives in your normal podcast app, and episodes will appear as they did in the public feed - only without ads, which regular listeners won't have access to.

The podcast artwork has a gold '+' on it, so you can differentiate your members-only feed from the public one.

Is it easy to sign up?

Very. The easiest way to do it is on the device you usually use to listen to the podcast - for example, your phone. Pick your plan, enter your name, email address, payment details and you're good to go. You can use any major credit or debit card, Apple Pay on iOS or Google Pay on Android.

What do I get for my subscription?

As well as kindly supporting the podcast, you'll get a totally ad-free listening experience, receive our exclusive members' newsletter, enjoy early-access to Question Time and Leading episodes (where we can provide it), benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets.

All this for £3.49 a month or £34.99 a year!

Can I use my current podcast app?

We support Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, Castbox, BeyondPod, Downcast, PlayerFM, Breaker, and RadioPublic.

Sorry, but we do not support Stitcher, Podbean, or NPR One.

You’ll also be able to listen to your podcast purchase online.

Can I buy a subscription for a friend?

Of course! Click here or on the 'Gifts' button in the top right-hand corner of this site, choose a '6 month' or '12 month' subscription, and fill out the relevant information.

You can schedule a gift for a birthday with a personal message, which will land in the recipient's email inbox on your chosen date.

Who do I speak to if I have a problem or a question?

Your listening experience is powered by Supporting Cast.

Contact for support.

Where do I buy the Blackpool live show tickets now that I'm a member?

Having signed up to TRIP Plus, you will have received a welcome email from us. If you scroll to the bottom, it gives you an option to 'click here' and buy tickets to the Blackpool live show in October, before they're released to the general public.

How do gifts work? 🎁

You can buy six months or one year of access here. This is the perfect way to share the show and all the benefits of the Rest is Politics + with your friends and family.

You can schedule the date we send the gift to your recipient and compose a unique message to them. The email will go out at 7am Eastern on that day and the recipient will receive a welcome email with instructions for listening and redeeming their other plan benefits.

Your purchase is a one time purchase, and you will not be charged again. The recipient can renew their acces on their own card when the term expires.