It’s quite rare for speech radio producers to work together, outside the long-running BBC shows and the massive US shows like This American Life. But for the latest Guardian podcast series, there’s a team of 5-6 producers making a blockbuster, 12-part series.
It’s called The Biggest Story In The World, and I’ve been working on it the past five weeks, supporting episode producers, recording interviews… it’s been a fantastic experience. They’re on episode five currently and they’re well worth listening from the start.
Narrated by Aleks Krotowski and exec-ed by Francesca Panetta (who I worked with on Hackney Hear), the programme follows Guardian journalists as they petition the Gates Foundation and Welcome Trust to divest from fossil fuels; a symbol of what we all need to do in the future if we’re to stop burning all the carbon that’s available to us.
So it’s a bit of an access doc; a behind-the-scenes of working on a newspaper campaign. I’ve loved working on it, and hearing Fran and the team craft it into something special. Take a listen!