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The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

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Your essential guide to TV, radio and the press, presented by Olly Mann. New episodes fortnightly.

Customer Reviews

I couldn't wait for this podcast to come out but then it changed :(

When I first started listening to the podcast, I found it fascinated and very informative. A sneak peek behind the currents into the shadowy world of UK media, almost like I was being let on into a secret. As with all UK media most of the commentators had their biases towards the left but I felt they gave most issues a fair hearing. Unfortunately in recent times I’ve had to stop listening to some episodes half way through because I just can’t stand to hear one point of view on the same issues from three different people. Ollie tries to play devil’s advocate to keep the debate going but you can just hear that his heart isn’t in the argument. This podcast has the same issue main stream media suffers from, it thinks it’s listening to new ideas but when in reality it’s just talking to same bunch of people who all basically think the same on issues.
Take the most recent podcast they all agree that the Andrew Neil show being over is a good thing and that these old white political men with their “quirky personalities” have had their day ( yes I know they don’t say white men but we can all read between the lines). But I’m sorry have you actually been on YouTube lately there are 30 odd youtubers I can think of mostly males from the UK who have at least 100,00 to up to nearly a million subscribers and with 30k views on most videos. Long form discussion isn’t dead, but discuses where everyone believes the same thing is. Media in the UK have become cowards and refuse to touch anything or anyone that might be hard work because there scared there’ll lose some twitter followers.
If you lot got off your twitter bubbles for 10 minutes and actually looked where the real discussions are happening, you might realise where all your audiences are disappearing to. We don’t expect people to agree but we expect not to be bored!


V London media bias. Guardian is great. The daily mail is evil. BBC great. Fox News etc. Evil. I found it v one sided and annoying.

Not Fake News

Honest, intelligent commentary. Goes to the media stories that other journalists are not paid to comment on. I listen because I'd like to think that I'm intellectual enough to comprehend it. In reality; I like the jokes.