Posts tagged ‘Saturday Edition’

July 10, 2014

Nightingale noises

I’ve had a quiet month. Wayyyyy too quiet. But hurrah, the silence is broken:

There’s a new episode of the Sound Women podcast, in which the absolute legend that is Annie Nightingale tells me about busting down doors to get a job at the distinctly female-unfriendly Radio 1, where she still is today, as fresh and enthusiastic as ever. We also go behind the scenes of big music festival broadcasts, through all the mud, rain and balloon attacks.

I’m a guest on the latest episode of The Media Podcast with Newsbeat’s Alex Hudson and host Miranda Sawyer. On the agenda: George Clooney vs the Mail Online, leaky Doctor Who, and the sinister-sounding Omnicom.

A couple of weeks ago, I chaired a discussion at the Regent Street Apple Store with Bugle producer Chris Skinner, Football Rambler Pete Donaldson, and m’esteemed colleage Olly Mann. Audio and video of us contemplating our podcasting lives is now available here.

And finally: after many weeks of being biffed in favour of sports broadcasts, 5 Live’s Saturday Edition is back*, as will be its subsequent incarnation as the Let’s Talk About Tech podcast.
*Alas, not for long. After four glorious years, as of October it will be no more. Spare any change?

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

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.