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Episode 101B: Derry Girls Masterclass with Lisa McGee – Edinburgh Television Festival 2018

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This bonus episode of The Media Podcast features Anna Richardson interviewing Lisa McGee, creator of Channel 4’s hit comedy Derry Girls. Lisa is joined by other cast members to discuss the process of bringing the series to screen and its overwhelming response from the audience. Recorded at the Edinburgh Television Festival 2018.

This podcast contains some strong language.

A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill and Peter Price. Thank you to the Edinburgh International Television Festival for sharing this audio with our listeners. You can find more great sessions from this year on their YouTube channel.

MacTaggart Lecture 2018: Michaela Coel

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In this bonus episode, we hear the full, unedited recording of this year’s MacTaggart Lecture, delivered at the Edinburgh International TV Festival by actor, writer and producer Michaela Coel.

You’ll hear her rise to fame – from an estate in Tower Hamlets to the BAFTA-winning success of Chewing Gum on E4 – as well as a brutally honest account of what it took go get that series made.

This podcast contains strong, and sometimes racist, language.

A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill. Thank you to the Edinburgh International Television Festival for sharing this audio with our listeners. You can find more great sessions from this year on their YouTube channel.

Episode 101: Edinburgh International Television Festival 2018

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Jake Kanter (Business Insider) and guests descend on Edinburgh for the biggest date in the industry – featuring Alison Kirkham (BBC Controller of Factual Commissioning) Faraz Osman (MD, Gold Wala) and Scott Bryan (Buzzfeed).

Jeremy Corbyn’s big idea for tech giants to subsidise the BBC, Michaela Coel’s punch on the nose for British TV in a brutally honest MacTaggart lecture, and a rude awakening for television controllers about the way they do business.

Also on the programme: Lenny Henry shares his highlights of the festival and in the Media Quiz, our guests try to spot the difference between real commissions and pitches we made up.

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Episode 100: Yet Another Culture Sec & A Sky High Bid

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Media news and analysis with Olly Mann and guests radio producer Trevor Dann (Audio UK) & journalist and writer Tobi Oredein (Black Ballad).

What does another new culture secretary mean for the industry? Who won the latest copyright battle between the internet giants and the EU? What will LBC do with Eddie Mair? Our panel discuss these stories.

Also on the programme: we speak to Lisa Campbell from the Edinburgh International TV festival about her top picks for this August.

PLUS in the Media Quiz, we guess people, places and things.

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Episode 99 – IGTV, BBC Sounds, Google Podcasting – The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

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Join Olly Mann and Media Podcast regulars for our biggest ever Media Quiz to celebrate our 100th episode.

Thursday 19 July 2018, 7pm, Exmouth Market, London EC1R.

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Episode 99: Media industry news and gossip presented by Olly Mann with guests Rebecca Gillie, journalist at The Week.co.uk, and radio consultant Matt Deegan of Folder Media.

On today’s show: Instagram steps on YouTube’s turf in the battle for millennial eyeballs; why it’s the end of all-white shortlists for BBC management positions and will Question Time survive without Dimbleby at the helm?

Plus, a first looks at the new BBC Sounds app, Google’s foray into podcasting and why the Guardian has decided to jump into bed with the Telegraph.

And it’s all to play for in this week’s missing words Media Podcast Quiz.

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Episode 98: Local TV, Dacre’s legacy & hope for Audioboom

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Media news and analysis, with Olly Mann and this week’s guests Talkback’s Leon Wilson and former Discovery exec Prof. Lis Howell.

The panel discuss how Paul Dacre’s departure will affect the Daily Mail, what the secret sauce is in Love Island’s success, and allegations surrounding local TV provider ‘That’s TV’.

Also on the programme, we field questions from Audioboom clients to exec Ruth Fitzsimons, and what Jeremy Vine is doing at the helm of The Wright Stuff – as well as continuing his Radio 2 show.

AND in the Media Quiz, our guests match the pundit to the network in the battle of World Cup broadcasters.

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Episode 97: Evening Standard’s ‘Money Can’t Buy’ offer, Grimmy quits R1 Breakfast Show

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Media news and analysis, with Olly Mann and guests Imriel Morgan (ShoutOut Network) and Alex Hudson (metro.co.uk). With the Evening Standard under fire for their leaked branded content strategy, we ask are companies paying for favourable coverage and does it matter? Also on the programme, we discuss the news that Grimmy and Greg are to swap shows on Radio 1, and could we be about to see a partnership between the BBC and ITV?

AND in the Media Quiz, we play ‘Ladies First’ to decide whether the media’s attempts to promote gender equality are progressive or just plain patronising.

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Episode 96 – British Podcast Awards 2018

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Olly Mann and Rhianna Dhillon were live at Saturday’s British Podcast Awards in London, talking to the winners and audio industry execs about the future of the medium. If you’re looking to understand this emerging media platform, there’s no better place to start.

Featuring interviews with the winner of Podcast of the Year Cariad Lloyd and Listeners Choice winners Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo, as well as the winners of Best Family podcast (Co-producers Stephen Scott & Philip Feenan, Once Upon a time in Zombieville), Represent Award (Davot Irving, Fran Reynolds, Dave Lavis, Liz Hall, Carousel Radio), Fiction (Ross Sutherland, Imaginary Advice), Entertainment (Cariad Lloyd, Griefcast), Best New Podcast (Maeve McClenaghan, The Tip Off), Comedy (Beef And Dairy Network Podcast, Benjamin Partridge), Current Affairs (The Foreign Desk, producers Bill Leuty, Joleen Goffin and presenter Andrew Mueller), Most Original (execs Becky Power & Nicola Borradaile, The Discovery Adventures, LandRover), Culture (The Two Shot Podcast, Craig Parkinson), Sport (Adam Catterall Nick Peet Mike Pickston), Best Interview (Cariad Lloyd, Griefcast), True Crime (Producers Neal Razzell, Emma Rippon and James Beard), and Podcast Champion (Helen Zaltzman). All in 26 minutes – blimey!

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Episode 95 – Audioboom Takeover Off The Table, Digital Radio Listening Overtakes Analogue, TV BAFTAs – The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

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Olly Mann presents news and analysis of the media industry with Somethin’ Else managing director Steve Ackerman, and Heat magazine’s entertainments director, Boyd Hilton.

This week: Testing times for Audioboom as a takeover proposal is withdrawn. How YouTube plans to recover from its annus horribilis. Could a UK streaming service revolutionise pay-per-view sports? ‘Digital’ radio listening beats analogue for the first time and after the closure of STV2, where next for local TV in Scotland?

Plus news from the BAFTA TV awards in this week’s Media Podcast Quiz.

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Episode 94 – Press Freedom, Al-Jazeera Strikes, BBC Sound Effects Library – The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

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Olly Mann presents news and analysis of the media industry with editor in chief of Business Insider UK, Jim Edwards, and freelance journalist and special projects editor at Buzzfeed UK, Louise Ridley.

This week: How does press freedom in the UK compare to the rest of the world, the BBC partners to sell podcast ads, and why Al-Jazeera’s London staff are striking.

All that, plus life after mornings for Matthew Wright and what losing the Debrief means for the industry.

And in the Media Podcast Quiz, we poke around the vaults of the BBC’s sound effects library to play ‘What’s That Sound?’.

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