BYLINE TIMES PODCAST
THE MURDOCH EMPIRE
Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd talks exclusively to the Byline Times podcast about his petition for a Royal Commission into media ownership in Australia - which has attracted a record breaking 500,000 signatures to the parliamentary website. Mr Rudd is particularly concerned about the influence of Rupert Murdoch who controls 70% of the newspaper readership Down Under, but his observations are pertinent of the UK and U.S. too. The common themes across the Murdoch empire, he says, are the promotion of a right wing agenda, the polarisation of debate and vicious attacks on political opponents.Award winning journalist Nick Davies who uncovered phone hacking at Murdoch's flagship tabloid News of the World offers a British perspective.Produced and presented by Adrian Goldberg.
THE TEGNELL EXPERIMENT
Sweden's controversial "relaxed" approach towards Coronavirus has found a growing number of advocates in the UK, drawn to its emphasis on keeping society - and the economy - moving, rather than embracing lockdowns. In this episode we explore the impact of the approach pioneered by the country's chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell with Dr Deepti Gurdasani - an epidemiologist at Queen Mary University of London. We also hear disturbing claims that voices of opposition to Tegnell are being silenced within Sweden, with Stockholm resident Keith Begg, founder of Media Watchdogs Of Sweden.
FOOTBALL AT A CROSSROADS
Some of English football's traditional clubs face extinction in a crisis provoked by Coronavirus - although poor management, overspending and weak governance of their sport have already made them vulnerable. In this episode Adrian Goldberg hears from Port Vale owner Carol Shanahan, author John Nicholson, Sunderland co-owner Charlie Methven and Damian Collins MP about how the game can be saved.There's also a great insight into the extradition hearing of Julian Assange with Byline Times reporter James Doleman.Don't forget to subscribe to Byline Times!Produced and presented by Adrian Goldberg.