Podcasts: Uncovering the Truth, One Episode at a Time
Thursday 16 November, 10:00 am
End Time: 11:00 am
Podcasts have become a powerful medium for investigative journalism, storytelling, and social commentary. In this panel discussion, three leading podcasters will share their experiences, insights, and the secrets behind their successful podcasts.
The panelists will discuss the unique ability of podcasts to uncover hidden stories, reveal new information and challenge conventional narratives.
Whether you’re a devoted podcast enthusiast, an aspiring podcaster, or simply someone intrigued by the medium’s capacity to reveal the truth, this panel discussion will provide you with a rare opportunity to peek behind the microphone.
Jon Ronson is a British-American journalist, author, and filmmaker whose works include So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, The Psychopath Test, Them: Adventures with Extremists, Lost at Sea and The Men Who Stare At Goats. Jon is currently working on the second season of his acclaimed, award winning BBC podcast Things Fell Apart - named by the Observer as the number one audio show of 2021. Before that came two Audible Original audio series, The Butterfly Effect (2017) and The Last Days of August (2019). Both went straight to number one in the US and UK audiobook charts, and were named by multiple critics as two of the best podcasts of recent years.
Andy Martin is an executive editor supplying BBC network audio from Belfast, primarily on Sounds and Radio 4. He looks after documentary and podcasts in true crime, investigations, comedy and drama. He’s been a journalist for 25 years at home and abroad, has been an investigative reporter with Spotlight and spent seven years as Ireland Correspondent for BBC News.
Nicoline is a multi-award winning producer for RTE Radio's Documentary On One. Her most recent series was the critically acclaimed podcast, Finding Samantha, which explored the motivation of the prolific con artist Samantha Azzopardi. She was part of the production team on the award-winning Nobody Zone podcast, about an Irish serial killer operating in England in the 1970s which was recently remade as a TV docu-series.
Dylan Haskins is commissioning editor at BBC Sounds & Radio 5 Live. His slate primarily covers narrative storytelling and unscripted entertainment and comedy formats with recent highlights including I’m Not A Monster - the BBC’s most-awarded podcast ever, Have You Heard George’s Podcast? – the first ever podcast outside of the US to win a Peabody Award, Where Is George Gibney?, People Who Knew Me - the first audio drama from Sharon Horgan’s indie Merman starring Rosamund Pike and Hugh Laurie, Bad People, Obscene: The Dublin Scandal, It’s… Wagatha Christie, Burn Wild and World of Secrets.