From the political to the personal: Constructing politicians’ biographies in the Nick Robinson podcast ‘Political Thinking’

Political podcasts have captured a global audience and emerged as an important inno- vation space in journalism. One of the most popular formats is the ‘extended interview podcast’. This study employs conversation analysis to examine how this format has been used to facilitate more personal and informal encounters between journalists and pol- iticians who are usually associated with the accountability news interview. BBC Radio 4’s podcast ‘Political Thinking with Nick Robinson’ is used as a case study.