This year, Steve Richards and Independent Live have been putting on events on the fringe of the party conferences, supported by John Lewis Partnership. Stream the podcasts below or download them from this page or iTunes to listen to at your leisure.
In this exclusive podcast Oliver Letwin MP, Minister of State at the Cabinet Office, talks to Steve Richards at the Conservative Party conference fringe in Birmingham and takes questions from the audience.
Liberal Democrat conference
From the Liberal Democrat Conference in Liverpool, Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, talks to The Independent's Steve Richards.