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The Media Podcast with Matt Deegan

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The Media Podcast is your essential guide to TV, radio and the press, presented by Matt Deegan. New episodes weekly. Get bonus content on Patreon more

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Why is Australian radio so risqué? Matt Deegan welcomes Craig Bruce, who launched Kyle and Jackie O's First Breakfast Show before becoming head of content for SCA and a radio consultant. more

5 days ago

We decamp to Bauer’s shiny new studios in Euston to unpick the latest RAJAR listening figures and glean why commercial radio is on the up. Media news and analysis, with guests radio exec Paul Sylvester (Absolute Radio) and broadcast consultant Paul R... more

12 days ago

After a BBC-dominated ARIAs and with the BAFTA TV awards just around the corner, Matt Deegan is joined by host of Countdown to The BAFTAs, Alex Zane and media writer Caroline Frost to take us through it all. more

19 days ago

After difficult weeks for the BBC and Global, we look at why looking after your talent may help your reputation. Media news and analysis with Matt Deegan and guests media writer Maggie Brown and Deadline’s International Investigations Editor Jake Kan... more

a month ago


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4.5 out of 5 stars from 112 ratings
  • Good show…

    …covering all the big stories in UK media. I wish it were on more often! Perhaps the producers might think of branching out and taking a view on English language media overseas.

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    United Kingdom2 months ago
  • Interesting but very one-sided unfortunately

    Been listening for years and years since it’s roots as Guardian podcast. Interesting and topical though, unfortunately, tends to be always a one-sided discussion with only left leaning point of view with anything centre ground or right views not included to add more diversity and contrast - and more “sparky”. It would be a richer discussion and update with a more diverse discussion and points of view. I think the only non-left guests ever was an ex-Culture Minister and then only an interview.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom10 months ago
  • The Beeb and Impartiality

    Great show this week - interesting and informative! Wise, intelligent and thought provoking guest contributors! more

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    Louise Archer
    United Kingdoma year ago
  • A great podcast

    A great listen, but wish it was released earlier on in the week, so could listen to on the tube rather than it being released on a Friday evening.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 years ago
  • Good podcast but…

    I do loathe a podcast that at the outset is trying to sell you something, I get the need to fund the production, but with patreon, in podcast ads etc why the need for the sometimes brutal hard sell of services, the presenter obviously has a sanctioned ‘read’ but it’s infuriating, especially the week when it started with, ‘look we’ve asked you nicely, but not enough of you have signed up to blah blah blah’ I tend to skip the first minute of hard sell and listen a normally very good podcast, just ... more

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    conker tree
    United Kingdom2 years ago

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