What’s a former adviser to the prime minister to do? Dominic Cummings has been out of Government since 2020 and has spent much of that time analysing Bismarck and Russian literature. But now he seems to be getting into an altogether different world. Chris Williamson, who hosts the Modern Wisdom podcast (and previously had a career in nightclub promotion and appeared on reality TV show Love Island), has secured Boris’s former right-hand man for an in-depth interview.

Last November, Cummings appeared for two and a half hours on tech podcaster Dwarkesh Patel’s show, during which he discussed Bismarck, among other things. No doubt Joe Rogan’s next. If he’s not careful, there will be no time left for his Startup Party