Join us for a conversation between two of the world’s political doyens, as former UK Labour communications director Alastair Campbell is joined via livestream by former Tory cabinet minister Rory Stewart.
Their twice weekly podcast, The Rest is Politics, routinely tops the British charts with over 60 million downloads and celebrates the revival of the lost art of ‘disagreeing agreeably’.
7.30’s multi-award-winning host Sarah Ferguson will shepherd the odd couple of politics through a discussion of leaders, leadership and lying from Vladimir Putin – “the author of lying as strategy”, according to Alastair Campbell – to Boris Johnson, who Rory Stewart once described as the “best liar we ever had”.
Please note: Rory Stewart will join this conversation via live stream.
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Alastair Campbell worked as a journalist before working for Tony Blair - first as press secretary, then as official spokesman and director of communications and strategy from 1994 to 2003, and later as a political adviser. He now splits his time between writing, speaking, politics, consultancy and charity work. He has published six volumes of diaries, a memoir on depression and three novels. His latest book is But What Can I Do?
Rory Stewart is the author of four books, including bestsellers The Places in Between, which describes the last section of his 6,000 mile walk across Afghanistan, and The Marches, about a walk with his father in the borderlands between Scotland and England. His books have sold over half a million copies, been translated into multiple languages, and been awarded several prizes including the Ondaatje Prize of the Royal Society of Literature.
Sarah Fergusonis the presenter of the ABC’s 7.30. She has won four Walkleys,including the Gold Walkley in 2011,the Melbourne Press Club Gold Quill Award, four Logies for most outstanding public affairs report, the George Munster Award for Independent Journalism and the Queensland Premier's Literary Award. She is the author of The Killing Season and On Mother.