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The Media Podcast

English, Media, 1 season, 6 episodes, 2 hours, 47 minutes
Your essential guide to radio, television and the press in the company of the finest media industry commentators from broadcasting, publishing and online. The Media Podcast is a PPM Production and is not affiliated to the Guardian in any way.
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7/18/201429 seconds
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The Media Podcast #6 - BBC levels the playing field, George Clooney apology

Journalist and broadcaster Miranda Sawyer sits in the presenter chair this week, discussing the week’s media news with Helen Zaltzman (Answer Me This, 5Live) and interactive producer Alex Hudson (Question Time, Newsbeat). The BBC’s director general Tony Hall proposed on Thursday that the corporation’s in-house production arm should be able to make shows from other broadcasters - and in return indies can pitch to any slot on the Beeb. Big changes, but what will it mean for staff at BBC Productions? And should other broadcasters be worried? Also on the programme... Channel 5 loses 30m of advertising, George Clooney extracts a rare apology from the Daily Mail, Doctor Who scripts leak online and a journalist is offered £300k to appear on Celebrity Big Brother - but who?
7/11/201429 minutes, 30 seconds
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Media Podcast #5.5 - Jay Hunt speaks to Boyd Hilton

A bonus edition for our subscribers, just to keep you all sweet. This is Jay Hunt, chief creative officer at Channel 4, in conversation at BAFTA with Boyd Hilton. Together they discuss her career so far and the differences working within the BBC and commercial sector. KICKSTARTER ENDS FRIDAY 11th JUNE - pledge £10 now at and keep the podcast going!
7/9/201438 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Media Podcast #5 - Radio 5 Live reshuffle and kids' TV tax breaks

KICKSTARTER DEADLINE: Noon on Friday July 11th. If we don't reach our target then next week’s podcast will be the last. Please pledge and help us spread the word. This week: Olly Mann is joined by Steve Ackerman, managing director of production company Somethin’ Else and James Robinson, consultant at Powerscourt PR and former media editor at the Observer. It’s all change at Radio 5 Live as the station shakes up its daytime schedule. Shelagh Fogarty, Victoria Derbyshire and Richard Bacon are departing, making room for Adrian Chiles, Tony Livesey and Football Focus host Dan Walker. As some brand the station ‘Radio Bloke’, where does this leave the BBC’s attempt to boost the number of women on air? As Woman’s Hour is to be produced exclusively in London from next April we ask how important the presenter's location is to the audience. Also a familiar name from Playschool is leading calls for children’s tv tax breaks - would that mean more home-grown production? Plus there’s another cream egg at stake in the weekly Media Podcast quiz.
7/4/201431 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Media Podcast #4 - hacking trial verdicts, Rising Star US

Olly Mann is joined by media commentator Roy Greenslade, former broadcast exec Lis Howell and radio consultant Matt Deegan to discuss the biggest media stories of the week. The first wave of hacking prosecutions draw to a close, with former News of the World editor Andy Coulson found guilty of conspiracy to hack phones - whilst Rebecca Brooks is cleared of all charges. What is does the future hold for Rupert Murdoch’s favourite editor? There’s talk on the three Al-Jazeera journalists sentenced to lengthy jail terms in Egypt and jihadist group Isis’s use of social networking. TV talent show Rising Star launches in the US to lacklustre reviews - what can ITV and Channel 4 learn from the first show? Plus, Lenny Henry finds little to applaud in the BBC’s new diversity campaign and Channel 4’s Jay Hunt urges women to stay in the industry - leading to some practical advice from Lis and Matt. KICKSTARTER NEWS: We have new rewards available for pledges old and new. Click the link and ensure the regular presence of The Media Podcast: The Media Podcast is a PPM Production and not affiliated with the Guardian in any way.
6/27/201435 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Media Podcast #3 - John Oliver and World Cup take over the US

John Oliver’s new HBO show is making waves, while the FIFA World Cup is breaking ratings records across the world. Olly Mann is joined from San Francisco by Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and in London by Faraz Osman, creative director of TV indie Lemonade Money. The panel discuss these and other media stories of the week, including the news that more big names are leaving The Telegraph as it seeks a digital revolution, there a review of Jeremy Paxman last Newsnight show - what next for the nation’s rottweiler? Plus, PR firms promise to put down their sock puppets and stop abusing Wikipedia and the guests play a game of Who Am I? for the chance to win a Creme Egg. Our Kickstarter campaign is fully underway - pledge now and if we meet our target, this trial series will keep going for an entire year. More details at
6/20/201431 minutes, 48 seconds