Posts tagged ‘BBC 5 Live’

September 2, 2013

Sound Women podcast 5: Jane Garvey

One of the boons of making the Sound Women podcast is that I get to interview people I think are very interesting. Before even starting the series, I had Woman’s Hour‘s Jane Garvey in the crosshairs, so I was utterly delighted to stick a microphone in her face for SWP5. Naturally she did not disappoint.

Also on the episode: Amazing Radio‘s Ruth Barnes and Rachael Devine, and head of Sound Women regions Lucy Duffield. Dose yourself with the show via iTunes and SoundCloud.

This week is the third birthday of BBC 5 Live’s Saturday Edition, on which I’m continually delighted to have a weekly gig. In its podcast form it is known as Let’s Talk About Tech, and on the 31st August episode I contemplate the Huffington Post’s decision to abolish anonymous commenter accounts, and the mother-daughter team who make over $1m scamming online daters.

I have to admit, I’ve been feeling a bit of ‘seven-year itch’ about Answer Me This! lately – but nonetheless I think the show has been on rather good form recently. It is available for your attention at

December 3, 2012

Noises on: know your rights

That’s me trying to compensate for Olly’s absence during BBC 5 Live’s Saturday Edition at the weekend. Download the podcast from HERE (1st December episode) if you wish to hear me talking solo about that daft Facebook copyright notice that you shouldn’t fall for, as well as the sweet ‘Dumb Ways To Die’ video below.

Last Friday I turned up on MacAulay & Co on BBC Scotland, discussing the ingrate 1/2 man off Two and a Half Men, and superspy Dean Gaffney. The podcast is available HERE – 30th November episode.

Somehow Kim Jong-Un cropped up on both shows. Hubba hubba.

October 20, 2012

noises on – four gigs, three cheeks

Three busy days of noise-making:

Answer Me This! Episode 233 on Thursday;
Saturday Edition on BBC 5 Live tonight;
• yesterday morning MacAulay & Co on BBC Scotland, talking about the Great British Bake-Off final with Fred MacAulay and Seann Walsh;
• and yesterday evening, the roundtable with Ian Collins on LBC, with Ned Simons of the Huffington Post UK. The podcast of the chat is available on iTunes and here’s the RSS link.

Last time I was on Ian’s show, someone tweeted that Ian, fellow guest Simon Warr and I were ‘the three cheeks of the same arse’. This time nobody tweeted that Ian, Ned and I were ‘the three ears of the same head’ or ‘the three boobs of the same chest’, which I think is a positive?

UPDATE: On Saturday Edition we talked about the Bodyform rant, with presenter Chris Warburton snorting with cynicism at the idea it had been posted by a real person rather than a Bodyform PR. And then the real person rang up to prove him wrong! WORLD EXCLUSIVE. Click here to listen from around 20 minutes in.

October 8, 2012

Live 5 Live!

This is the closest I’ll ever get to being an air traffic controller.

Every Saturday evening, Olly and I discuss what’s been happening online on BBC 5 Live’s Saturday Edition with Chris Warburton. We don’t usually get to wear girlband-style headsets, but this Saturday the show was recorded in front of a Live! Studio! Audience! So a couple of dozen people crammed into the studio with us to observe the visual feast that is radio. Click here to consume that visual feast with your ears, which is really the best way to do it in this case.

In other recent fixtures, I also pipe up on the latest episode of the Guardian’s Media Talk; and I was interviewed by Persephone Magazine, so click here if you care to read me waffling on about feminism and my mum and such.