Common Ground With Nimco Ali
Launches 24 March With Home Secretary Priti Patel
Available On Global Player
Campaigner and social activist Nimco Ali OBE is joining LBC – Britain’s biggest commercial talk station – to host a new 10-part podcast series.
As a survivor of FGM, Ali has dedicated her life and work to the end violence against women and girls. Now working as an independent government advisor, Ali is a champion of women’s rights, as well as the safety of women and girls which is dominating the current news agenda.
LBC’s new podcast, Common Ground with Nimco Ali, will see Ali tackle the difficult conversations that often surround race, religion and gender with some of the UK’s best-known politicians, commentators and thought leaders.
The series launches on 24 March with an in-depth and personal interview with Home Secretary Priti Patel, in which Patel discusses her childhood and career, as well as violence against women and her own recollection of racism and inequality. Future guests on Common Ground with Nimco Ali include musician and mental health campaigner Jordan Stephens and writer and comedian David Baddiel.
“In a very black and white world, it’s hard to meet in the middle but that’s where the magic happens.
As someone with a very different and interesting background, I have always found that stepping into the space held by those who don’t look or think like me is where we connect and move forward.
I am excited to be working on a podcast with LBC and I am looking forward to finding common ground with all my guests on issues that matter to me and to them.”
Nimco Ali, host of the new podcast Common Ground with Nimco Ali
Tom Cheal, LBC’s managing editor, said: “Nimco Ali is a leading voice in the national conversation taking place right now. A straight-talking communicator, she is the perfect host of Common Ground, drawing on her personal experiences to have honest conversations with her guests about the issues that matter. It’s our pleasure to welcome her to LBC.”
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Common Ground with Nimco Ali follows the success of LBC’s critically acclaimed podcast Hunting Ghislaine with John Sweeney.
“Hunting Ghislaine makes for an illuminating and highly unsettling listen” – The Financial Times
“…gripping and beautifully constructed new show, which earlier this week was charting at number one in the Apple podcast store on the basis of the trailer alone”. Five star review in The Times.