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Where fact-checking meets fun, reporting meets road-trip and the mainstream media meets its match... Media Storm is a news podcast that starts with the people who are usually asked last. "Migrants", "criminals" and "sex
Latest Episode12/22/2022

LIVE at London Podcast Festival: Comedy's cultural power - with Deborah Frances-White and Isabelle Farah

Coming to you from the London Podcast Festival: The Guilty Feminist presents Media Storm’s debut show, live from King’s Place! Presented by journalists Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia, Media Storm is a news podcast that starts with the people who are normally asked last. From migrants to sex workers, trans to indigenous people, convicted criminals to Romani communities— Media Storm puts people with lived experience at the centre of their stories.In this bonus episode, Mathilda and Helena welcome comedians Deborah Frances-White and Isabelle Farah to discuss comedy's cultural power, comedians getting 'cancelled', and if and when jokes can go 'too far'...For more information on The Guilty Feminist and other episodes:visit https://www.guiltyfeminist.comtweet us https://www.twitter.com/guiltfempodlike our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/guiltyfeministcheck out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/theguiltyfeministor join our mailing list http://www.eepurl.com/bRfSPTFor more information on Media Storm:Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/mediastormpodor Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mediastormpodor Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@mediastormpodlike us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MediaStormPodsend us an email mediastormpodcast@gmail.comcheck out our website https://mediastormpodcast.comMedia Storm is brought to you by the house of The Guilty Feminist and is part of the Acast Creator Network.The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. Photo by Viktor Erik Emanuel/Kings PlaceMedia Storm music by Samfire (@soundofsamfire)Thank you to our amazing Patreon supporters.To support the podcast yourself, go to https://www.patreon.com/guiltyfeminist
12/22/2022

LIVE at London Podcast Festival: Comedy's cultural power - with Deborah Frances-White and Isabelle Farah

Coming to you from the London Podcast Festival: The Guilty Feminist presents Media Storm’s debut show, live from King’s Place! Presented by journalists Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia, Media Storm is a news podcast that starts with the people who are normally asked last. From migrants to sex workers, trans to indigenous people, convicted criminals to Romani communities— Media Storm puts people with lived experience at the centre of their stories.In this bonus episode, Mathilda and Helena welcome comedians Deborah Frances-White and Isabelle Farah to discuss comedy's cultural power, comedians getting 'cancelled', and if and when jokes can go 'too far'...For more information on The Guilty Feminist and other episodes:visit https://www.guiltyfeminist.comtweet us https://www.twitter.com/guiltfempodlike our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/guiltyfeministcheck out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/theguiltyfeministor join our mailing list http://www.eepurl.com/bRfSPTFor more information on Media Storm:Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/mediastormpodor Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mediastormpodor Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@mediastormpodlike us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MediaStormPodsend us an email mediastormpodcast@gmail.comcheck out our website https://mediastormpodcast.comMedia Storm is brought to you by the house of The Guilty Feminist and is part of the Acast Creator Network.The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. Photo by Viktor Erik Emanuel/Kings PlaceMedia Storm music by Samfire (@soundofsamfire)Thank you to our amazing Patreon supporters.To support the podcast yourself, go to https://www.patreon.com/guiltyfeminist
12/15/2022

Bonus episode - This Is How You Do It: Megha Mohan

Media Storm hosts Mathilda and Helena meet their mainstream media matches! In this crossover bonus series with The Guilty Feminist, they interview journalists trying to make an imperfect industry a little bit less so, about their noble goals and - you guessed it - the hypocrisies and insecurities that undermine them! Brought to you by The Guilty Feminist, every other Thursday.This week’s episode features the BBC World Service’s first global gender and identity correspondent, Megha Mohan (@meghamohan). Her reporting on women's rights, LGBT communities, race and ethnicity has global reach across 41 different languages, has taken her to six continents and includes exclusive interviews with Finland’s all-women coalition government, Samoa’s first woman Prime Minister and pop star Billie Eilish. We discuss global reporting of transgender rights, differences in 'identity politics' in the Global North and South and meritocracy in the media.The episode is hosted by Mathilda Mallinson (@mathildamall) and Helena Wadia (@helenawadia).For more information on The Guilty Feminist and other episodes:visit https://www.guiltyfeminist.comtweet us https://www.twitter.com/guiltfempodlike our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/guiltyfeministcheck out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/theguiltyfeministor join our mailing list http://www.eepurl.com/bRfSPT For more information on Media Storm:Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/mediastormpodor Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mediastormpodor Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@mediastormpodlike us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MediaStormPodsend us an email mediastormpodcast@gmail.comcheck out our website https://mediastormpodcast.com Media Storm is brought to you by the house of The Guilty Feminist and is part of the Acast Creator Network. The Guilty Feminist theme is by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. Media Storm music is by Samfire (@soundofsamfire).
12/8/2022

2.12. Death: Terminal illness and the right to die

Season 2, Ep. 12
Warning: Discussions around suicide and assisted dying. If you need someone to talk to, call the Samaritans on 116 123. It happens to everybody but nobody wants to talk about it: the irony is, it's often the not talking about death that makes it such a terrible thing.For our season finale, we bring you a special-length investigation into the real-life consequences of silence and stigma around dying. Doctors are restricted by it, patients isolated and otherised for it, families unable to prepare and grieve properly, and those who want choice about how they die are denied it and even criminalised. Media Storm speaks to families and individuals affected by terminal illness and grief about the choices and conversations they’d like to have more of.The episode is hosted by Mathilda Mallinson (@mathildamall) and Helena Wadia (@helenawadia), with research by Eliza Mellor. The music is by @soundofsamfire. With special thanks to On Road Media. Guests: Ellie Ball @wee_ellsterDignity in Dying @dignityindyingDr Finella Craig, Great Ormond Street Hospital @GreatOrmondStSimon Blake @simonblakeHospice UK's Dying Matters Campaign @hospiceuk @DyingMattersAongola's Story https://bit.ly/3uDnX4N Resources:On Road Media's Children's Palliative Care project: https://bit.ly/3FyNdiYJessie May Children's Hospices at Home: jessiemay.org.ukTogether For Short Lives: https://bit.ly/2s8yYuuSimon Blake's blog https://bit.ly/3izLxNaSisters & Brothers: Stories about the death of a sibling, by Julie Bentley and Simon Blake https://amzn.to/3VCFcPGSources:Terminal illness and 'suicide' https://bit.ly/3XZpPmdONS findings https://bit.ly/3PgtmZdBrits assisted dying in Switzerland https://bit.ly/3BgRGEEPalliative care funding https://bit.ly/3iLIDoLPalliative care access https://bit.ly/3W0Qo8wPalliative care and life expectancy https://bit.ly/3FBCZP7British public opinions https://bit.ly/3iLIUrNYouGov poll https://bit.ly/3uuybojGet in touch:Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/mediastormpodor Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mediastormpodor Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@mediastormpodlike us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MediaStormPodsend us an email mediastormpodcast@gmail.comcheck out our website https://mediastormpodcast.com
12/1/2022

Bonus episode - This Is How You Do It: Leanne Alie

Warning: Some strong languageMedia Storm hosts Mathilda and Helena meet their mainstream media matches! In this crossover bonus series with The Guilty Feminist, they interview journalists trying to make an imperfect industry a little bit less so, about their noble goals and - you guessed it - the hypocrisies and insecurities that undermine them! Brought to you by The Guilty Feminist, every other Thursday.This week’s episode features all-around broadcast queen Leanne Alie (TW: @leannealie / IG: @leannealie_). The host and creator of Coiled - an award-winning documentary podcast about Black hair - also pulls the strings behind-the-scenes as a podcast commissioner for BBC Sounds, where she advocates to bring unheard voices into the mainstream media. She spills the beans on the Black hair industry, shares some surprising stories she’s brought to the table in her role as BBC commissioner, and explains why more Black joy is needed in our news.The episode is hosted by Mathilda Mallinson (@mathildamall) and Helena Wadia (@helenawadia).For more information on The Guilty Feminist and other episodes:visit https://www.guiltyfeminist.comtweet us https://www.twitter.com/guiltfempodlike our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/guiltyfeministcheck out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/theguiltyfeministor join our mailing list http://www.eepurl.com/bRfSPTFor more information on Media Storm:Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/mediastormpodor Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mediastormpodor Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@mediastormpodlike us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MediaStormPodsend us an email mediastormpodcast@gmail.comcheck out our website https://mediastormpodcast.comMedia Storm is brought to you by the house of The Guilty Feminist and is part of the Acast Creator Network. The Guilty Feminist theme is by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. Media Storm music is by Samfire (@soundofsamfire).
11/24/2022

2.11 Menopause, ageism, sexism: What is driving women out of work? - with Karen Arthur and Emma Goswell

Season 2, Ep. 11
Warning: Some strong language Welcome to The Menopause Revolution! A new era for a bodily phenomenon we were once too scared to call by name. Menopause is starting to show its face in our mainstream media, but how accurate is the coverage that has emerged? How much of it is stigma-smashing, and how much of it is scaremongering? And has all this talk resulted in any actual change?This week, Media Storm speaks to older women in the workplace, with a close inspection of the regularly-reported story that 900,000 women in the UK population have been driven out of work due to menopause. We’ll meet some of the people behind those numbers, assess the reliability of its source, and question whether anything besides the midlife mistress is to blame. Working women often speak of feeling invisible, overlooked and unconfident as they get older, despite becoming increasingly knowledgeable and experienced in their fields. So is it menopause - or good old fashioned ageism and sexism? We are joined in the studio by Menopause Whilst Black host Karen Arthur and Effin' Hormones host Emma Goswell to talk about how the media covers menopause, rethink the representation of women in midlife, and pick apart some hare-brained headlines on hormone replacement therapy and more.The episode is hosted by Mathilda Mallinson (@mathildamall) and Helena Wadia (@helenawadia), with research by Eliza Meller. Guests:Sally Leech @MenopauseClub, Henpicked @T4W_HenpickedRachel Lankester, Magnificent Midlife @MagnifMidlifeLisa Nicholls, Fair Treatment for the Women of Wales @FTWW_Wales Riannon Palmer @lemuhn_Emma Goswell @emmagoswell @effinhormonesKaren Arthur @thekarenarthur @menopausewhilstblackSources:BUPA Research https://bit.ly/3u0EFuR Channel 4 survey https://bit.ly/3UXkF8d Workplace menopause policies https://bit.ly/3EE3UI2Fastest growing workplace demographics https://bit.ly/3EI26y6Resources:Henpicked free resources: https://henpicked.net/menopause-hub/resources/ Rachel Lankester's book https://magnificentmidlife.com/book/Fair Treatment For The Women of Wales Menopause CampaignMap your symptoms with the Balance AppWhere to find a menopause clinic in your area Get in touch:Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok @mediastormpodEmail us mediastormpodcast@gmail.comMedia Storm is an award-winning podcast brought to you by the house of The Guilty Feminist and is part of the Acast Creator Network. The music is by @soundofsamfire.  
11/17/2022

Bonus Episode: Polyamory in pop culture - with Leanne Yau aka Poly Philia

Warning: Some strong language Following on from Media Storm's episode about polyamory, the law, and the mainstream media, Media Storm co-hosts sat down with Leanne Yau from the hugely popular Poly Philia blog to discuss how non-monogamy is portrayed onscreen - looking at depictions of love triangles, Chandler's polyamorous lover in Friends, and reality TV shows like The Ultimatum. The episode is hosted by Mathilda Mallinson (@mathildamall) and Helena Wadia (@helenawadia).For more information on The Guilty Feminist and other episodes:visit https://www.guiltyfeminist.comtweet us https://www.twitter.com/guiltfempodlike our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/guiltyfeministcheck out our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/theguiltyfeministor join our mailing list http://www.eepurl.com/bRfSPTFor more information on Media Storm:Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/mediastormpodor Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mediastormpodor Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@mediastormpodlike us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MediaStormPodsend us an email mediastormpodcast@gmail.comcheck out our website https://mediastormpodcast.comMedia Storm is brought to you by the house of The Guilty Feminist and is part of the Acast Creator Network.The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon.Media Storm music by Samfire (@soundofsamfire)Thank you to our amazing Patreon supporters.To support the podcast yourself, go to https://www.patreon.com/guiltyfeminist
11/10/2022

2.10 Polyamory: Love and the limits of the law - with Leanne Yau aka Poly Philia

Season 2, Ep. 10
Warning: Some strong language Imagine getting fired for your relationship status. Imagine a nosy neighbour deciding they knew what was better for your children. This is the reality for polyamorous people across the UK and abroad. Should we be legislating against their discrimination, rather than their perceived ‘deviation’?This week, Media Storm speaks to polyamorous people who are trying to love within the limits of the law. We hears from top experts in the field, including Dr Sheff's 25-year-long study on polyamorous families, and the newly-formed UK Polyamory Association on changing the Equality Act. Helena and Mathilda are joined in the studio by Leanne Yau - aka ‘Poly Philia’ - to discuss how polyamory is represented in the media, demystify the common stereotypes (they're not always having orgies all the time!), and dissect some of the latest headlines about apparently mythical ‘throuples’ and ‘threesomes’.The episode is hosted by Mathilda Mallinson (@mathildamall) and Helena Wadia (@helenawadia), with research by Eliza Meller. The voice of 'Jane' is Olivia Baker. The voice of 'John' is Shaun Wood.Guests:Leanne Yau @polyphiliablogMatthew Neale @matthewgnealeGiulia Smith and Eunice, UK Polyamory Association facebook.com/UKPolyamoryAssociationDr Elisabeth Sheff linktr.ee/DrEliSheff Jessica Levity Daylover @remodeledlove remodeledlove.comResources:Donate to UK Polyamory Association here ukpolyamory.orgSources:Most of the world doesn’t practise monogamy – so when will UK law recognise polyamory instead? https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/polyamory-meaning-monogamy-uk-law-b2172833.htmlLegal Protections for People in Polyamorous Relationships https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/202007/legal-protections-people-in-polyamorous-relationshipsPolyamory and the law https://clinics.law.harvard.edu/blog/2021/08/polyamory-and-the-law/The Five Most Common Legal Issues Facing Polyamorists https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/201401/the-five-most-common-legal-issues-facing-polyamoristsThe privilege of perversities: race, class and education among polyamorists and kinksters https://elisabethsheff.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/the-privilege-of-perversities-20111.pdfThere's a dark side of polyamory that nobody talks about https://www.insider.com/dark-side-of-polyamory-2019-2Get in touch:Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/mediastormpodor Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mediastormpodor Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@mediastormpodlike us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MediaStormPodsend us an email mediastormpodcast@gmail.comcheck out our website https://mediastormpodcast.comMedia Storm is an award-winning podcast brought to you by the house of The Guilty Feminist and is part of the Acast Creator Network. The music is by @soundofsamfire