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A podcast taking a forensic analysis of how the media works and who works the media
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Stuart and Eamonn are joined by Afua Adom. This week - Omicron variant, new Twitter CEO, Labour Party reshuffle and a listener question about Scottish accents. At the end of the show, Stuart, Eamonn and Afua share their media recommendations.RECOMMENDATIONS: Eamonn: Nick Broomfield documentary, ‘My Father and Me’ (“Documentary filmmaker, Nick Broomfield, takes a distinctly personal look...
Stuart and Eamonn are joined by Michael Stewart. This week - Boris Johnson's Peppa Pig speech, Paul Dacre, BBC roles and a listener question about gaffes caught on camera.RECOMMENDATIONS:Stuart: 'Wormwood' - Netflix documentary ("In this genre-bending tale, Errol Morris explores the mysterious death of a U.S. scientist entangled in a secret Cold War program known as MK-Ultra.")...
This week - Elected representatives and second jobs, Stephen Nolan Podcast & the BBC and Nicola Surgeon & Irn Bru.RECOMMENDATIONS:Eamonn - Sky documentary - The Witness (2016) - In 1964, The New York Times printed an article stating that Kitty Genovese was murdered while 38 witnesses did nothing. Fifty years later, her brother...
Stuart and Eamonn are joined by mezzo-soprano, Andrea Baker. This week - Obama arrives at COP26, Boris Johnson's poll ratings slump , and Travis Scott - the festival tragedy. At the end of the show, Stuart, Eamonn and Andrea share their media recommendations.Listen and subscribe to COP26 Daily: thebiglight.com/...NS:Stuart: Esquire magazine article by Mick Brown:Teenage...
Stuart and Eamonn are joined again by journalist and photographer, David Pratt. This week - COP26, bin strikes and Facebook rebrands as 'Meta'. Listen and subscribe to COP26 Daily: thebiglight.com/...mendations :David Pratt: Film: 'MOSUL (Netflix)' (After being rescued by an Iraqi SWAT team from an assault by insurgents, a policeman joins the team and is thrown into a world of...
Stuart and Eamonn are joined by returning commentator, Joyce McMillan. This week - build up to COP26 in Glasgow, devolution in Scotland, the Alec Baldwin film-set tragedy and a listener question about media memories. At the end of the show, Stuart, Eamonn and Joyce share their recommendations.Subscribe to COP26 Daily via: thebiglight.com/...ONS:Joyce: ‘The Enemy’ -...
Stuart and Eamonn are joined by journalist and broadcaster, Steve Richards. This week - the murder of David Amess MP, reactions to Blair & Brown: A New Labour Revolution, listener questions and Bill Gates. At the end of the show, Stuart, Eamonn and Steve share their media recommendations.RECOMMENDATIONS: Steve: ‘The Odyssey’ by Homer (“The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey...
Stuart and Eamonn are joined for the first time by writer and columnist, Ruth Wishart. This week - Alex Massie’s Times article on BBC Scotland and Colin Bell’s legacy, Prince Charles and climate change, flags and the Westminster Covid report. At the end of the show, Stuart, Eamonn and Ruth share their media recommendations.Alex’s Times article:...
Stuart and Eamonn are joined by returning commentator, Shona Craven. This week - a bad week for Facebook, referendum chat, key revelations from the Pandora Papers, the R Kelly trial and a question about radio listeners. At the end of the show, Stuart, Eamonn and Shona share their media recommendations.RECOMMENDATIONS: Stuart: ‘Unbelievable’ - Netflix series (‘After a young woman is...
Stuart and Eamonn are back to basics - no guest, just the two of them. This week - the Labour Party Conference, Steve Coogan cast as Jimmy Savile in a new BBC drama, Russell T Davies returns to Doctor Who and a listener question about media criticism of President Biden. At the end of the show, Stuart and Eamonn share their personal media recommendations.Times article referenced in listener...
Stuart and Eamonn are joined by broadcaster, Afua Adom. This week - Scottish ambulances and Humza Yousaf, Rupert Murdoch’s new TV channel, ‘British’ programmes and a listener question about music icons. At the end of the show, Stuart, Eamonn and Afua share their personal media recommendations.RECOMMENDATIONS:Stuart: ‘Harlem Shuffle’ - 2021 novel by American author, Colson Whitehead...
Stuart and Eamonn are joined by former international footballer, Michael Stewart. This week - ITV’s report on Barlinnie Prison, controversy surrounding Janey Godley’s past tweets, Andrew Neil’s departure from GB News and a listener question about last week’s show. At the end of the show, Stuart, Eamonn and Michael share their personal media recommendations.RECOMMENDATIONS:Stuart:...
Stuart and Eamonn are joined by theatre critic and political commentator, Joyce McMillan. This week - Brexit consequences, controversy surrounding The Daily Record & Heart and Hand Podcast and Fran Unsworth’s departure from BBC News. Stuart, Eamonn and Joyce share their media recommendations.RECOMMENDATIONS:Stuart: ‘Worth’ - drama film on Netflix - netflix.com/...2Joyce:...
Stuart and Eamonn are joined by mezzo-soprano, Andrea Baker. This week - reactions to anti-Catholic singing in Glasgow, Green Party ministers in the Scottish Government, final Afghanistan withdrawal and a listener question about ‘The Donald’. At the end of the show, Stuart, Eamonn and Andrea share their media recommendations. RECOMMENDATIONS:Stuart: ‘RIZZIO’ - book by Denise Mina -...
Stuart and Eamonn are joined by writer and commentator, Jane Graham. This week - reactions to the SNP/Green Party deal, the Jess Brammar ‘bias’ controversy and a listener question about breaking difficult stories. At the end of the show, Stuart, Eamonn and Jane share their media recommendations. RECOMMENDATIONS:Stuart: ‘Designated Survivor’ - drama series on Netflix -...
Stuart and Eamonn are back with a brand new series of Talk Media. They’re joined by journalist, photographer and broadcaster, David Pratt. This week - the fallout from the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the return of the Taliban, debate surrounding the Cambo oil field in Scotland and a listener question. At the end of the show, Stuart, Eamonn and David share their media recommendations....
Stuart and Eamonn will be back in your pod feeds on Wednesday 18th August with a brand new series of Talk Media. As ever, they'll be joined by weekly guest commentators from the worlds of journalism, entertainment and politics. Over the next few months, they're going to be answering your questions about the media, the podcast and other topical subjects. Be inventive, creative and serious. Go...
Stuart and Eamonn discuss their press conference experiences and talk about how these staged events work (originally published on Patreon in July 2020).For more information about the podcast, go to: thebiglight.com/talkmedia
Stuart and Eamonn discuss the positive and negative impacts of technology on a variety of media projects (originally released on Patreon in April 2020). Series 3 starts on Wednesday 18th August.For more information about the podcast, go to: thebiglight.com/talkmedia
Stuart and Eamonn discuss the art of the interview (originally published on Patreon in September 2020). Series 3 starts on Wednesday 18th August.For more information about the podcast, visit: thebiglight.com/talkmedia 
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