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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.

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

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THE MEDIA PODCAST QUIZ – LIVE! – TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

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.

Full details: http://themediapodcast.com/live


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 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This week: Testing times for Audioboom as a takeover proposal is withdrawn.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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Episode 93 – Daily Mail’s Accidental Profanity, Radio 4’s Rivers Of Blood, Test Match Special’s Early Tea

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Informed insight and analysis of the media industries with Olly Mann and guests – journalist for theweek.co.uk, Rebecca Gillie and managing director and head of creative at Gold Wala, Faraz Osman.

On the show this week: As a Daily Mail journalist is fired for accidentally publishing the c-word, should online publishers be spending more on sub-editors? Radio 4’s rebroadcast of Enoch Powell’s “Rivers of Blood” speech caused a stir but is the outcry justified? And as Key 103 rebrands as Hits Radio Manchester, is radio in the UK losing its regional variations?

Plus, how will Test Match Special cope without England’s next two overseas cricket tours; the future of Radar Radio and we play The Nomination Game in this week’s Media Podcast Quiz.

Produced by Rebecca Grisedale-Sherry. The Media Podcast is a PPM Production.

Episode 87: Murdoch’s Sky Dream Falls Back Down To Earth; Hello Old Friends At Facebook; Goodbye Old Friends At Buzzfeed – The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

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Media writer Maggie Brown and Somethin’ Else managing director Steve Ackerman join Olly Mann to discuss the biggest stories of the week from the TV, radio, online and print industries.

This week: How competition concerns have scuppered the Murdoch family’s reach for the sky; New algorithms at Facebook are poised to reunite friends, but at what expense to media brands? And what future for original online journalism as staff are made redundant at Buzzfeed UK?

Plus, it’s a game of guess who in this week’s Media Podcast Quiz.

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The Media Podcast is a PPM Production, produced by Peter Price.

Episode 84 – The Death of Soho, APAs 2017 and Children’s Repeats

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News, analysis and gossip from the creative media industries with Olly Mann. This week Lisa Campbell (director, Edinburgh International TV Festival) and Paul Robinson (broadcast consultant) discuss what counts as a new production in children’s TV – how often can broadcasters repeat a show before the young audience cottons on?

Amid ongoing claims of harassment at Amazon Studios, will a $250m quest to adapt Lord Of The Rings pay off?

Plus: A rundown of the winners at the Audie Awards, the case for and against net neutrality and the pros and cons of cutting in Soho.

And there’s corectins and clrificaions – oops, that’s correction and clarifications – to be made in the Media Quiz.

The Media Podcast with Olly Mann is a PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill. Your donations keep this show going: to help make more episodes, please give generously.

#82 – Harassment in Hollywood; Ofcom calls the tune at Radio 1; Cutting teeth on the Daily Mail

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News and analysis from the creative industries with Olly Mann and guests James Ball (Special Correspondent for Buzzfeed UK), and Nastaran Tavakoli-Far (BBC World Service).

As male movie execs are outed, and more actors and presenters share their stories of harassment, our panel debate if this scandal will be the one that finally changes the culture of the entertainment industry?

Also on the show – James Harding is leaving BBC News but where’s he going? Ofcom demands Radio 1 gets serious with news and how graduates are cutting their teeth on the Daily Mail. All that and more in this edition of The Media Podcast with Olly Mann.

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Episode 79 – Edinburgh International TV Festival 2017

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Rick Edwards presents media industry news and gossip recorded at the Edinburgh International Television Festival 2017.

Joining Rick at the festival is managing director of Euston Films, Kate Harwood, managing director of Lemonade Money, Faraz Osman and entertainment director of Heat Magazine, Boyd Hilton.

Also on the programme: top tv makers, including Russell T Davies, share their hot tips from the festival, we discuss why the media are always shocked at what time normal people get home from work, and in the Media Quiz… we play Monkey Tennis.

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Episode 72 – British Podcast Awards 2017

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Olly Mann presents a special edition of The Media Podcast recorded live at the inaugural British Podcast Awards.

We have all the action from the ceremony to celebrate audio excellence which was held at the Platform Theatre in King’s Cross. We hear all about the winning shows – and their producers’ top tips for success – backstage with guest host Rhianna Dhillon.

Plus Jason Phipps (The Guardian) and Ruth Fitzsimons (Audioboom) discuss the state of the British podcast industry.

From the Media Podcast team, our congratulations to all the winners!

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