Ian Hislop is Britain’s leading satirist. As editor of Private Eye magazine since 1986 and as a team captain on the BBC show Have I Got News for You for the past 28 years, he has skewered probably every British politician, prominent business leader and self-important public figure alive. He is frequently extremely funny – but can turn deadly serious when the misdeeds of well-known people are beyond a joke. For his quick wit, his truth-telling and his equal opportunity laceration he has long been considered a national treasure.
In this live podcast recording of How I Found My Voice with Samira Ahmed, Hislop talked about his upbringing, his career and the power of satire and comedy to strip away the lies of the powerful.