Media Storm

By Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia

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The multi award-winning investigative and current affairs podcast: this is news that starts with the people who are normally asked last. Media Storm is an essential guide to today’s chaotic clickbait climate. Every Thursday, journalists Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia storm through the headlines with the most important (and most overlooked) people in the story: the ones living it.  From ‘illegal immigrants’ to sex workers, strikers to prisoners, indigenous groups to trans people, many communities caught in the eye of the media storm are denied a fair voice in the coverage around them. Media Storm restores ‘right of reply’ to underrepresented minorities and equips listeners to take the mainstream media with a pinch of salt. It's your weekly current affairs round-up - but not as you know it. Featuring cross-platform comparisons, shrewd bullsh*t-radars, and finding the facts behind the fear-mongering, Media Storm is guaranteed to leave you with plenty to talk about. Become a supporter:

Episode Date
Rape Off The Record: The price of open justice
Jun 13, 2024
S4E5 Media racism: Faiza Shaheen, Palestine coverage, and the limits of representation
Jun 06, 2024
S4E4 South Africa elections: worldviews in 'the West' vs 'the rest'
May 30, 2024
S4E3 Police: misogyny, mistrust, and The Met
May 23, 2024
S4E2 Ulez: Pollution or politics? Plus Eurovision boycott and Voter ID
May 16, 2024
S4E1 The death debate: Assisted dying and the legacy of CoppaFeel!
May 09, 2024
Everything you need to know about Media Storm
May 02, 2024
Apr 25, 2024
Helena and Mathilda's Little Revolutions
Jan 08, 2024
Abortion on trial: Poland and the politicisation of human rights
Nov 29, 2023
S3E12 ‘One man’s terrorist’: Resistance and radicalism in Gaza and Beyond - with Gulwali Passarlay and Zahera Harb
Oct 26, 2023
Live show! 2023's biggest media storms - Luis Rubiales and Spanish football's sexism problem
Oct 19, 2023
Live show! 2023's biggest media storms - Titan submarine impolsion
Oct 12, 2023
Live show! 2023's biggest media storms - The Huw Edwards Scandal
Oct 05, 2023
Are refugees really 'stealing our homes'?
Sep 28, 2023
Russell Brand: Innocent until proven guilty?
Sep 21, 2023
S3E11 The solutions: Undoing an institutionally racist police force
Sep 14, 2023
S3E10 Why are so many Black people being rejected from the police force?
Sep 07, 2023
S3E9 An institutionally racist police force: Process of elimination
Aug 31, 2023
S3E8 Housing crisis: A lifetime in ‘temporary’ accommodation - with Kwajo Tweneboa
Aug 24, 2023
Woman, Life, Freedom: Feminism across cultures and borders
Aug 17, 2023
S3E7 Women in crisis: Is conflict and disaster sexist? - with Nazanin Boniadi
Aug 10, 2023
Helena's 'Immigrantly' story - with Saadia Khan
Aug 03, 2023
World on fire: El Niño and Labour’s ULEZ debate
Jul 27, 2023
Unpicking the media storm: Trans rights as a threat to women
Jul 20, 2023
S3E6 Self-ID: Scotland, Westminster, and the fight for gender recognition - with Charlie Craggs
Jul 13, 2023
Misogyny in the media: Helena & Mathilda speak in Parliament!
Jul 06, 2023
S3E5 Police: Behind the PR machine - with Leroy Logan and Chantelle Lunt
Jun 29, 2023
World Refugee Week: New data, same old story
Jun 22, 2023
S3E4 Strikes: What have trade unions ever done for me? - with Mick Whelan
Jun 15, 2023
Behind the scenes of Media Storm!
Jun 08, 2023
S3E3 Medical cannabis: The criminalisation of chronic pain - with StevoTheMadMan
Jun 01, 2023
Mainstream media mistrust and the far-right
May 25, 2023
S3E2 Safety or status? Migrant women and domestic abuse - with Janey Starling
May 18, 2023
Get Lippy! What you don't know about gynae cancer can hurt you
May 11, 2023
S3E1 Radical thinking: How to fight the far-right - with Nigel Bromage
May 04, 2023
Apr 27, 2023
What does a ‘free press’ really mean?
Mar 17, 2023
Visionary Arts Awards and a new series of Media Storm
Mar 06, 2023
LIVE SHOW Comedy, 'cancellation', and correctness - with Deborah Frances-White and Isabelle Farah
Dec 22, 2022
This Is How You Do It: BBC gender and identity correspondent Megha Mohan
Dec 15, 2022
S2E12 Death: Terminal illness and the right to die
Dec 08, 2022
This Is How You Do It: Coiled's Leanne Alie
Dec 01, 2022
S2E11 Menopause, sexism, ageism: What's driving women out of work? - with Karen Arthur and Emma Goswell
Nov 24, 2022
Polyamory in pop culture
Nov 17, 2022
S2E10 Polyamory: Love and the limits of the law - with Leanne Yau aka Poly Philia
Nov 10, 2022
White (Other): Anti-Eastern European prejudice
Nov 03, 2022
S2E9 “Low-skilled”: The exploitation of Eastern European workers - with Alex Bulat
Oct 27, 2022
Managing mental health and the media
Oct 20, 2022
S2E8 Mental Health: The pros and pitfalls of diagnosis - with Scarlett Curtis and Kamilah McInnis
Oct 13, 2022
LIVE SHOW Misogynoir in Parliament - with Bell Ribeiro-Addy and Nadine Batchelor-Hunt
Oct 06, 2022
S2E7 'Gypsy, Roma, Traveller’: Why is prejudice on the rise? - with Mikey Walsh
Sep 29, 2022
This is How You Do It: Reed Amber and Florence Bark of Come Curious
Sep 08, 2022
S2E6 STIs: We need to talk about men and HPV - with Alix Fox
Sep 01, 2022
Indigenous leadership in climate solutions
Aug 25, 2022
S2E5 Climate frontlines: The truth about Big Oil - with Thimali Kodikara
Aug 18, 2022
This Is How You Do It: Bristol Sex Workers Collective
Aug 11, 2022
S2E4 Masculinity and body image: Why don't men seek help? - with Scottee
Aug 04, 2022
This Is How You Do It: QueerAF's Jamie Wareham
Jul 28, 2022
S2E3 Unoffending pedophiles: Clinical or criminal?
Jul 21, 2022
This Is How You Do It: Disability rights journalist Rachel Charlton-Dailey
Jul 14, 2022
S2E2 Post-Roe v. Wade: How safe are UK abortion rights? - with Renee Bracey Sherman
Jul 07, 2022
This Is How You Do It: Gal-dem's Naomi Larsson Piñeda
Jun 30, 2022
S2E1 Gender health gaps: The true cost of chronic UTI - with Athena Lamnisos and Dr Christine Ekechi
Jun 23, 2022
Jun 16, 2022
ARIA Awards and a new series of Media Storm
May 05, 2022
Netflix & Chill: Anatomy of a Scandal - with The Guilty Feminist's Deborah Frances-White
Apr 19, 2022
How to be a better work ally to people with disabilities
Mar 31, 2022
S1E10 Ableism enabled: The loopholes in Equality Law - with Jumoke Abdullahi and Ellen Jones
Mar 24, 2022
Visiting London's 'Decriminalised Futures' sexhibition
Mar 17, 2022
S1E9 Sex Workers: Ignored and under threat - with Niki Adams
Mar 10, 2022
Harm reduction as a different approach to drugs
Mar 03, 2022
S1E8 The UK’s war on drugs: Politics and prohibition - with Niamh Eastwood and Juan Fernandez
Feb 24, 2022
Homelessness and how to help us
Feb 17, 2022
S1E7 Homelessness: The hidden figures - with Kai Samra
Feb 10, 2022
Intersectionality and body image
Feb 03, 2022
S1E6 Fatphobia: Healthcare by size - with Stephanie Yeboah and Essie Dennis
Jan 27, 2022
The truth about 'luxury' prisons
Jan 20, 2022
S1E5 Criminal Justice: Does prison work? - with The Secret Barrister and Paula Harriott
Jan 13, 2022
Jan 10, 2022
S1E4 Transgender healthcare: A waiting game - with Laura Blake and Shivani Dave
Dec 16, 2021
S1E3 Rape Justice: What happens to the 98%? - with Leyla Hussein and Gina Martin
Dec 09, 2021
S1E2 Pandemic of hate: We need to talk about anti-Asian abuse - with Zing Tsjeng and Hussein Kesvani
Dec 02, 2021
S1E1 El Dorado: Why do refugees ‘love’ the UK? - with Steve Ali
Nov 25, 2021
Deborah Frances-White in conversation with Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia
Nov 24, 2021
Oct 28, 2021