Category Archives: The Media Podcast

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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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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.

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Episode 92: The Gender Pay Gap, Interns and a lifeline for Sky

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Olly Mann is joined by broadcast consultant Matt Deegan (Folder Media) and journalist Kieran Yates to dissect the week’s media news; how did the media fare in the gender pay gap revelations?

Also on the programme: our panel discuss Monocle’s intern woes, Disney’s lifeline for Sky News… and just who will be presenting this year’s MacTaggart keynote in Edinburgh. All that AND we crunch the numbers in our Media Quiz.

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Episode 90: Guardian Changing Media Summit 2018

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Olly Mann is joined by delegates at the Guardian’s Changing Media Summit in London to discuss some of the key trends in international media, as well as covering the big media stories of the week.

On the programme: Sam Baker (The Pool) and Matt Kelly (The New European) discuss the role of a partisan press in a digital age, as well as what the end of Leveson 2 means for Fleet Street. Buzzfeed’s Jim Waterson gives his take on Comcast’s audacious bid for Sky TV, Jason Phipps (the Guardian) and Nicky Birch (Rosina Sound) discuss smart audio and Alexa, and Cindy Gallop discusses the responsibly of the advertising industry to shape the future of tech.

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Episode 88: Express deal nears, freemasons & a podcast ad boost

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Media news and analysis, with Olly Mann guests Boyd Hilton (Heat magazine) and Rebecca Gillie (theweek.co.uk). The panel discuss the big stories of the week, including the news that Richard Desmond is (finally) poised to sell his paper empire, whilst purchasers Trinity Mirror face phone hacking victims in court.

We discuss those stories, plus Ian Katz’s first moves at Channel 4, why 6Music might need a rejig of its own, the fallout from the BBC gender pay gap dispute… how podcasts are the future of advertising (sponsors – please get in touch)…

AND in the Media Quiz, we hold people to account for the words they use. Just like proper journalists.

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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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