On making ‘Erasing Enoch’ for Radio 4

[UPDATE: It’s still available to hear for another week on iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b051ryql] Myself and long-time collaborator Peter Price have been making a documentary about the Conservative Party with the Guardian journalist Hugh Muir. Entitled… Continue reading

Rise of the Masterclass

Masterclasses. They’re everywhere. Here’s something on that.

Some things of note

Busy times recently, but here’s a selection of things I’ve been up to in the past fortnight.

On Guardianing Leave

The Media Podcast continues – independently – but I still occasionally work for the Guardian, despite currently being on a month-long break (I’m on one of those rolling ten-month contracts media companies like to do… Continue reading

Our Kickstarter is LIVE

UPDATE: WE DID IT! FInd out how, here.   Last week we launched our Kickstarter campaign to secure the future of The Media Podcast – if we can raise £9000 in 28 days, I can… Continue reading

The Week in Audio

What with the all-new Media Podcast, changes at MediaGuardian and specials for Talking TV and BAFTA’s The Guru, I thought I’d give a sense of what’s been going on… The Media Podcast First… Continue reading

The Media Podcast – launching 6th June

Ok, former Media Talk listeners… here’s the plan. We’re doing a new podcast and it’s called, imaginatively, The Media Podcast. I say new, but you’ll barely notice the difference: John is presenting, all… Continue reading

Guardian Media Talk – end of an era

Changes at the Guardian, and the Media Talk podcast has got to go. Back in 2006, Media Talk was the first podcast I listened to as a podcast ­- instead of manually ‘save­… Continue reading

What size podcast?

I like podcasts that are short. There, I said it. I may be in a minority; in a recent Guardian meeting I had with iTunes staff,  I learnt that the most popular podcasts… Continue reading

On working with children and monsters

The BBC Academy asked me to write an article about my production work,  so I decided to focus on making radio for children – take a look here for the full text…