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Media Storm

English, News magazine, 3 seasons, 78 episodes, 1 day 15 hours 28 minutes
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Where fact-checking meets fun, reporting meets road-trip and the mainstream media meets its match... Media Storm is a news podcast that starts with the people who are usually asked last. "Migrants", "criminals" and "sex workers" are some of the biggest stars in the headlines, yet we rarely actually hear from them. Here, we provide a space for these minority groups to get their right of reply. From The House of The Guilty Feminist, Media Storm hands the mic to people with lived experience, to shed new light on old stories and roast the headlines that love to roast them.
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Mainstream media mistrust and the far-right

We're back with this bonus episode to give you a little bit more of our conversation from Episode 1 on the rise of far-right extremism, and what role the mainstream media has to play.Our guest, Nigel Bromage, was once a member of a far-right group - and now, he runs Exit Hate UK, the charity helping people walk away from far-right extremism. Here, he tells us how they help to alert victims of radicalisation to dangerous fake news.In this bonus episode, we discuss the collapse of trust in the mainstream media, and the explosion of alternative 'news' platforms - and in what ways this feeds the far-right. You can hear our full investigation into the radicalisation of Andy Leak, the man who bombed a Kent migrant centre last October, and the role played by mainstream news and politics, in the full episode on this topic. Scroll down a little and click on the episode titled 'Radical Thinking: How to fight the Far-Right'. Get in touchFollow
25/05/20238 minutes 12 seconds
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Series 3 trailer - a third storm is coming

Media Storm is back on 4 May! Helena and Mathilda take on the mainstream media and embark on new investigations that put people with lived experience back at the centre of the story.Investigations will take us into the worlds of far-right radicalisation and international freedom fighters, elevate the voices of strikers and domestic abuse survivors, and investigate the problematic worlds of medicinal cannabis and UK policing… and that’s just a taste.Make sure you’ve clicked follow so you don’t miss any releases!Get in touch:• Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/mediastormpod• or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mediastormpod• or Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@mediastormpod• like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MediaStormPod• send us an email [email protected]• check out our website https://mediastormpodcast.comMusic by Samfire @soundofsamfire. Become a member
27/04/20232 minutes 27 seconds
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Special announcement: Visionary Arts Awards and a new series of Media Storm

We've been nominated for PODCAST OF THE YEAR at the Visionary Arts Awards 2023! Vote here: https://visionaryarts.org.uk/awards/vote/ From diversity and inclusion, to mental health awareness and the climate crisis, the Visionary Arts Awards showcases that people can create a positive change through arts and culture. So if you think Media Storm has made a social impact, we'd love your vote!Plus, we're working on Series 3! We'll be back with a bonus episode next week explaining what we’ve been up to during our series break, and addressing some of the problems facing the journalism industry in keeping independent, ethical reporting alive and well.Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/mediastormpodor Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mediastormpodor Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@mediastormpodlike us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MediaStormPodsend us an email [email protected] out our
06/03/20231 minute 43 seconds
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LIVE at London Podcast Festival: Comedy's cultural power - with Deborah Frances-White and Isabelle Farah

Coming to you from the London Podcast Festival: The Guilty Feminist presents Media Storm’s debut show, live from King’s Place! Presented by journalists Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia, Media Storm is a news podcast that starts with the people who are normally asked last. From migrants to sex workers, trans to indigenous people, convicted criminals to Romani communities— Media Storm puts people with lived experience at the centre of their stories.In this bonus episode, Mathilda and Helena welcome comedians Deborah Frances-White and Isabelle Farah to discuss comedy's cultural power, comedians getting 'cancelled', and if and when jokes can go 'too far'...For more information on The Guilty Feminist and other episodes:visit https://www.guiltyfeminist.comtweet us https://www.twitter.com/guiltfempodlike our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/guiltyfeministcheck out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thegu
22/12/202233 minutes 1 second
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Bonus episode - This Is How You Do It: Megha Mohan

Media Storm hosts Mathilda and Helena meet their mainstream media matches! In this crossover bonus series with The Guilty Feminist, they interview journalists trying to make an imperfect industry a little bit less so, about their noble goals and - you guessed it - the hypocrisies and insecurities that undermine them! Brought to you by The Guilty Feminist, every other Thursday.This week’s episode features the BBC World Service’s first global gender and identity correspondent, Megha Mohan (@meghamohan). Her reporting on women's rights, LGBT communities, race and ethnicity has global reach across 41 different languages, has taken her to six continents and includes exclusive interviews with Finland’s all-women coalition government, Samoa’s first woman Prime Minister and pop star Billie Eilish. We discuss global reporting of transgender rights, differences in 'identity politics' in the Global North and South and meritocracy in the media.The episode is hosted by Math
15/12/202227 minutes 1 second
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Bonus episode - This Is How You Do It: Leanne Alie

Warning: Some strong languageMedia Storm hosts Mathilda and Helena meet their mainstream media matches! In this crossover bonus series with The Guilty Feminist, they interview journalists trying to make an imperfect industry a little bit less so, about their noble goals and - you guessed it - the hypocrisies and insecurities that undermine them! Brought to you by The Guilty Feminist, every other Thursday.This week’s episode features all-around broadcast queen Leanne Alie (TW: @leannealie / IG: @leannealie_). The host and creator of Coiled - an award-winning documentary podcast about Black hair - also pulls the strings behind-the-scenes as a podcast commissioner for BBC Sounds, where she advocates to bring unheard voices into the mainstream media. She spills the beans on the Black hair industry, shares some surprising stories she’s brought to the table in her role as BBC commissioner, and explains why more Black joy is needed in our news.The episode is h
01/12/202218 minutes 59 seconds
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Bonus Episode: Polyamory in pop culture - with Leanne Yau aka Poly Philia

Warning: Some strong language Following on from Media Storm's episode about polyamory, the law, and the mainstream media, Media Storm co-hosts sat down with Leanne Yau from the hugely popular Poly Philia blog to discuss how non-monogamy is portrayed onscreen - looking at depictions of love triangles, Chandler's polyamorous lover in Friends, and reality TV shows like The Ultimatum. The episode is hosted by Mathilda Mallinson (@mathildamall) and Helena Wadia (@helenawadia).For more information on The Guilty Feminist and other episodes:visit https://www.guiltyfeminist.comtweet us https://www.twitter.com/guiltfempodlike our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/guiltyfeministcheck out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/theguiltyfeministor join our mailing list http://www.eepurl.com/bRfSPTFor more information on Media Storm:Follow us on Twitter http:
17/11/202211 minutes 44 seconds
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Bonus episode - White (Other): Anti-Eastern European prejudice

Media Storm’s latest investigation looks at a new, post-Brexit era of exploitation targeting Central and Eastern Europeans in the UK. Today’s bonus episode looks at the attitudes behind this exploitation, and asks why a workforce who have proven invaluable were dismissed as undesirable “low-skilled” workers.Is it just a question of economics, or is it a question of prejudice?This bonus episode from The Guilty Feminist and Media Storm looks at the role of pop culture, class, geopolitics and history in shaping misconceptions and creating simplistic stereotypes of diverse cultural identities.The episode is hosted by Mathilda Mallinson (@mathildamall) and Helena Wadia (@helenawadia).GuestsAlex Bulat @alexandrabulatKasia Tee @KasiaTee @cursedobjectsukDr Dagmar Myslinska @DagmarMyslinskaMarzena Zukowska and Magda Fabianczyk @polishmigrantsJelena Sofronijevic @jelsofronEliza MellerSources<
03/11/202225 minutes 1 second
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Bonus episode: Mental health and the media - with Scarlett Curtis and Kamilah McInnis

Warning: This episode contains references to mental illness and suicide. If you need someone to talk to, contact Samaritans.org or call 116 123.&nbsp;Recorded the day after #WorldMentalHealthDay, Media Storm co-hosts sat down with author and activist Scarlett Curtis, and journalist and podcast producer Kamilah McInnis, to discuss how to look after your mental health when you work in - or even just read - the news, and the pros and pitfalls of sharing your mental health on social media.&nbsp;The episode is hosted by Mathilda Mallinson (@mathildamall) and Helena Wadia (@helenawadia).&nbsp;For more information on The Guilty Feminist and other episodes:visit&nbsp;https://www.guiltyfeminist.comtweet us&nbsp;https://www.twitter.com/guiltfempodlike our Facebook page&nbsp;https://www.facebook.com/guiltyfeministcheck out our Instagram&nbsp;https://www.instagram.com/theguiltyfeministor join our mailing list&nbsp;http://www.e
20/10/202213 minutes 25 seconds
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LIVE at London Podcast Festival: Westminster elitism - with Bell Ribeiro-Addy and Nadine Batchelor-Hunt

Coming to you from the London Podcast Festival: The Guilty Feminist presents Media Storm’s debut show, live from King’s Place!Presented by journalists Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia, Media Storm is a news podcast that starts with the people who are normally asked last. From migrants to sex workers, trans to indigenous people, convicted criminals to Romani communities— Media Storm puts people with lived experience at the centre of their stories.In this bonus episode, Mathilda and Helena welcome Labour MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy and political reporter Nadine Batchelor Hunt to discuss elitism in Westminster and the discrimination undermining UK democracy.It is often said that Britain has its “most diverse” Parliament ever, at least in terms of gender and race. But it falls short of reflecting the population, while working-class people face growing exclusion from Westminster’s imposing halls.&nbsp;The governing Conservative party trails behind in minority representat
06/10/202225 minutes 5 seconds
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Bonus episode - This is How You Do It: Reed Amber and Florence Bark of Come Curious

Warning: Strong language and frank discussions about sexMedia Storm hosts Mathilda and Helena meet their mainstream media matches! In this crossover bonus series with The Guilty Feminist, they interview journalists and activists trying to make their imperfect industries a little bit less so, about their noble goals and - you guessed it - the hypocrisies and insecurities that undermine them! Brought to you by The Guilty Feminist, every other Thursday.This week’s episode features the sweet-talking, sex-loving, shame-smashing duo behind Come Curious, hosts of the F**ks Given podcast and OnlyFans sensations… Reed Amber (@reedamberx) and Florence Bark (@florencebark)! These two intimacy and relationship experts work dedicatedly to educate the world about sexuality, sensuality, and excavating their deepest desires. In this episode, we discuss how the mainstream media gets in the way of that mission: through sex censorship, outdated stigmas, and the sensationalism and stereot
08/09/202222 minutes 50 seconds
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Bonus episode - Looking to Indigenous climate leadership, with Rachel Heaton

Indigenous peoples who live off the land are often the first affected by climate change, just as they are the last to cause it. But what is often told as a story of injustice should be a story of leadership. Indigenous communities around the world have been protecting Mother Earth for centuries. They may be the most qualified to fight climate change— yet they are systematically excluded from policymaking.In this crossover bonus episode for The Guilty Feminist and Media Storm, Mathilda Mallinson (@mathildamall) explores the importance of Indigenous leadership in climate action. She speaks to Rachel Heaton, founder of Mazaska Talks, an Indigenous-led boycott of fossil fuel financing in the US. Thimali Kodikara, producer of Mothers of Invention podcast, explains how the colonial roots of climate change indicate decolonial solutions.Media Storm is the Guilty Feminist's investigative podcast. Book tickets to see Media Storm live at the London Podcast Festival: https://www.k
25/08/202216 minutes 3 seconds
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Bonus episode - This Is How You Do It: Bristol Sex Workers Collective

Media Storm hosts Mathilda and Helena meet their mainstream media matches! In this crossover bonus series with The Guilty Feminist, they interview journalists and activists trying to make their imperfect industries a little bit less so, about their noble goals and - you guessed it - the hypocrisies and insecurities that undermine them! Brought to you by The Guilty Feminist, every other Thursday.This week, we speak to Amelie, Layla, and Scarlet from Bristol Sex Workers Collective (@BristolSWC), about the end of a two year battle to keep Bristol city centre's strip clubs open. Media Storm first reported on the proposed ban of the venues in a Series 1 episode - so make sure you pop back and have a listen if you missed it! The dancers tell us about celebrating the decision, what they would change about media reporting on sex work, and why community is so important in the industry.&nbsp;The episode is hosted by Mathilda Mallinson (@mathildamall) and Helena Wadia (@helenawad
11/08/202221 minutes
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Bonus episode - This Is How You Do It: Jamie Wareham

Bonus episode - This Is How You Do It: Jamie WarehamMedia Storm hosts Mathilda and Helena meet their mainstream media matches! In this crossover bonus series with The Guilty Feminist, they interview journalists trying to make an imperfect industry a little bit less so, about their noble goals and - you guessed it - the hypocrisies and insecurities that undermine them! Brought to you by The Guilty Feminist, every other Thursday.Today’s guest is Jamie Wareham, the creator of Queer AF, a free weekly LGBTQIA+ newsletter that mentors and commissions queer creatives and reporters. He has worked for Forbes, Gay Star News, Attitude Magazine, and On Road Media, earning accolades such as a Radio 30 Under 30 and British Podcast Award. We talk about values-based journalism, business models that break from advertising, and trans fear-mongering by political elites.Subscribe to Queer AF here: <a href="https://www.wearequeeraf.com/subscribe/" rel="noopener nore
28/07/202223 minutes 10 seconds
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Bonus episode - This Is How You Do It: Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Media Storm hosts Mathilda and Helena meet their mainstream media matches! In this crossover bonus series with The Guilty Feminist, they interview journalists and activists trying to make an imperfect industry a little bit less so, about their noble goals and - you guessed it - the hypocrisies and insecurities that undermine them! Brought to you by The Guilty Feminist, every other Thursday.Today's guest is Rachel Charlton-Dailey (@RachelCDailey), award-winning journalist and activist, who founded The Unwritten (@TheUnwrittenPub) - a publication for disabled people to share their stories “without them being reduced to trauma or inspiration”. Just last week, she collaborated with the Daily Mirror to edit the series 'Disabled Britain', investigations and features about disability that break from mainstream news norms to centre the lived experience of disabled people. We chat about the series, her favourite story to work on, and thoughts on what our future Prime Minster could do
14/07/202219 minutes 58 seconds
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Bonus episode - This Is How You Do It: Naomi Larsson Piñeda

Warning: Some strong languageMedia Storm hosts Mathilda and Helena meet their mainstream media matches! In this crossover bonus series with The Guilty Feminist, they interview journalists trying to make an imperfect industry a little bit less so, about their noble goals and - you guessed it - the hypocrisies and insecurities that undermine them! Brought to you by The Guilty Feminist, every other Thursday.Our first guest is Naomi Larsson Piñeda, award-winning journalist and editor at gal-dem, Forbes 30 Under 30 alumna, and musician-by-night (@naomilars / @naomiinblue). Naomi speaks about reporting on Chile's social uprising, ongoing gender inequality in the music industry, and second jobs.&nbsp;The episode is hosted by Mathilda Mallinson (@mathildamall) and Helena Wadia (@helenawadia).&nbsp;For more information on The Guilty Feminist and other episodes:&nbsp;visit <a href="https://www.guiltyfeminist.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank
30/06/202220 minutes 40 seconds
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Series 2 trailer - a second storm is coming

Media Storm is back next week! Helena and Mathilda take on the mainstream media and embark on new investigations that put people with lived experience back at the centre of the story.This season takes listeners from London and Berlin, to the frontlines of the climate crisis, to the depths of the dark web, in its quest to seek out unheard voices. Polyamory, abortion, paedophilia, radicalisation… brace yourself to head back into the eye of the storm.From Thursday 23 June we’ll be back on your weekly feed bringing you headlines and investigations from a different perspective. Make sure you’ve clicked follow so you don’t miss any releases!Get in touch:• Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/mediastormpod• or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mediastormpod• or
16/06/20222 minutes 20 seconds
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Special announcement: ARIA Awards and a new season of Media Storm

We won a Silver ARIA Award for Best Speech Presenters!&nbsp;In this bonus episode we recount our experiences of awards night, who we met, what it was like to be in a category with radio giant nominees (hello imposter syndrome!), and what we'll be listening to next.&nbsp;We also wanted to say a huge thank you&nbsp;to the people who came on Media Storm series one and let us platform their insights and experiences. Our voices are just an accessory to yours - so this award goes out to you.On that note... Media Storm series 2 will be out in June! Hit subscribe and follow to stay updated - we have so many new and exciting investigations to delve into, so get in touch and tell us who you want to hear from!Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/mediastormpod or Instagram https:
05/05/202210 minutes 14 seconds
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Anatomy of a Scandal - with Deborah Frances-White from The Guilty Feminist

The episode is hosted by Deborah Frances-White (@DeborahFW) with guests Mathilda Mallinson (@mathildamall) and Helena Wadia (@helenawadia).Get in touchFollow us on Twitter&nbsp;http://twitter.com/mediastormpodor Instagram&nbsp;https://www.instagram.com/mediastormpodor Tiktok&nbsp;https://www.tiktok.com/@mediastormpodlike us on Facebook&nbsp;https://www.facebook.com/MediaStormPodsend us an email&nbsp;[email protected] out our website&nbsp;<a href="ht
19/04/202238 minutes 48 seconds
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Bonus episode - How to be a better work ally to people with disabilities or chronic illnesses

After looking at the prevalence of ableism in UK workplaces and the lack of legal recourse for those affected in last week’s episode, Media Storm is handing the mic - for the final instalment of this season - to some of its sources, who share with listeners ways to help. Whether you are an employer or colleague, here are some of dos and do NOTs to help you be a better ally to disabled and chronically ill workers.&nbsp;The episode is hosted by Mathilda Mallinson (@mathildamall) and Helena Wadia (@helenawadia), with Helena Da Silva Merron and Maria Kalinowska as researchers.Guests (in order of appearance)Roxanne Steel @roxannesteelofficial (IG)Maria Kalinowska @m.a.kamera (IG)Alanna RichardsEmma Vogelmann @emma.vogelmann @disabilitylawservice @scopecharity (IG) @emma_vogelmann @DSL_Law @scope (TW)&nbsp;Izzy Jani-Friend @isabellejanifriend (IG)Get in touchFollow us on Twitter&nbsp;<a href="http://twi
31/03/202210 minutes 1 second
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Bonus Episode - A 'decriminalised future' for sex work

Bonus Episode: A 'decriminalised future' for sex workWith Yarli Allison and Letizia Miro&nbsp;Laws that criminalise certain aspects of sex work force people into unsafe, unregulated environments, where they become even more vulnerable. Last week, on&nbsp;International Women’s Day, we joined the Sex/Work Strike and heard the rallying cry from protestors campaigning for the full decriminalisation of sex work.But what might a 'decriminalised future' look like? This week, Media Storm heads to a new exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, featuring artwork and installations by sex workers themselves, to find out. Two of those involved, Yarli Allison and Letizia Miro, join Media Storm to talk about their semi-fictional documentary 'This is Not For Clients', which features in the exhibition, exploring labour conditions and survival.&nbsp;Guests:Yarli Allison&nbsp;@yarliallisonLetizia Miro @MissLetiziaMiro @letiziamiro</
17/03/202211 minutes 12 seconds
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Bonus Episode: A different approach to drugs

Bonus episode: A different approach to drugs - with Niamh Eastwood and Juan Fernandez&nbsp;Since 1971, the US has led a global campaign to criminalise and eradicate certain psychoactive substances: this is known as the war on drugs. On last week’s episode of Media Storm, we looked at the racialised impact of this punitive policy,&nbsp;which - despite aiming for the eradication of drugs - has seen drug-related deaths increase and drug use remain commonplace.&nbsp;So if the war on drugs has failed, what comes next?This week, we look at harm reduction: a different approach to drugs. We’re joined in the studio by Niamh Eastwood, Executive Director of the advocacy group Release, and Juan Fernandez, from the ‘Support. Don’t Punish’ campaign.The episode is hosted by Mathilda Mallinson (@mathildamall) and Helena Wadia (@helenawadia), with Helena Da Silva Merron as researcher.&nbsp;Guests:Niamh Eastwood @niamhrelease @release_drugsJuan
03/03/202211 minutes 3 seconds
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Media Storm - a new podcast from The House of the Guilty Feminist

Media Storm will be back with more episodes on Thursday 13 January. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/media-storm. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/01/20223 minutes
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0. Deborah Frances-White meets Mathilda and Helena

Media Storm is a new podcast from The House of the Guilty Feminist.Episode 0. Deborah Frances-WhiteRead the transcript: https://mediastormpodcast.com/2021/11/24/0-deborah-frances-white-meets-mathilda-and-helena/Mathilda and Helena talk to Deborah about their new podcast, what it aims to do and how they came up with the idea.Follow us on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/helenawadiahttps://twitter.com/MathildaMallhttps://twitter.com/DeborahFW Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/media-storm. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/11/202113 minutes 3 seconds
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Media Storm - trailer

Media Storm is the new podcast from The House of the Guilty FeministWhere fact-checking meets fun, reporting meets road-trip and the mainstream media meets its match, Media Storm is a news podcast that starts with the people who are normally asked last. "Migrants", "criminals" and "sex workers" are some of the biggest stars in the headlines, yet we rarely actually hear from them. There’s no right of reply – and that’s just bad journalism. Here, from the house of The Guilty Feminist, Media Storm hands the mic to people with lived experience, to shed new light on old stories and roast the headlines that love to roast them.Presented by Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/media-storm. Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' h
28/10/20212 minutes 46 seconds