Extended one-to-one interviews with the key people in the industry. Find out their tips for career success, and peek behind-the-scenes at their workplace. Candid, thoughtful and reflective - a chance to share the insight of those at the very top of their game. Presented by Paul Blanchard.
Media Masters - Jonathan Munro
Jonathan Munro is the BBC’s Head of Newsgathering, leading the day-to-day activity and deployments of all journalists working across the network’s 60 international bureaux. Prior to this he spent 26 years at ITN joining as an editorial trainee, and...
Media Masters - Professor Sir David Omand
Professor Sir David Omand was the first UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator, and formerly director of GCHQ. Spending much of his career leading the UK’s national counter-terrorism strategy, he was directly responsible to the prime minister for...
Media Masters - Nicholas Coleridge
Nicholas Coleridge is chairman of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Beginning his career as a journalist at Tatler, he moved to the Evening Standard as a columnist, and was appointed editor of Harpers & Queen (now Harper’s Bazaar) at age 29. Joining...
Media Masters - John Battelle
John Battelle is co-founder and CEO of Recount Media. Founded in 2018, they have developed “a new approach to politics” that “won’t waste your time,” by collating current affairs content to create videos that reflect the modern consumers’ shorter...
Media Masters - Scott Omelianuk
Scott Omelianuk is the newly appointed editor-in-chief of ‘Inc.’ Founded in 1979, the award-winning magazine focuses on inspiring entrepreneurs and has a monthly reach of 25m. In an eclectic journalism career, taking in positions at both GQ and Esquire,...
Media Masters - Eric Schurenberg
Eric Schurenberg is CEO of Mansueto Ventures, publishers of iconic business magazines ‘Inc.’ and ‘Fast Company.’ Founded in 2005, and with a team of over one hundred, their mission is to inspire and inform the business leaders of the future. Over two...
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Enjoyable but less of Paul, please
Does what it says in the intro - the interviewees really are at the top of the media game. It’s compelling listening to hear how they started, their career path, how their publication/business/organisation works, the thinking process and how they see the future
But...Paul describes the series as one-to-one interviews. However the skill of a good interviewer is to let the interviewee make their points or tell their story - we choose to listen because we want to hear the guest, not the interviewer. It ain’t Jonathan Ross! Far too often Paul interrupts or interjects with unnecessary comments often about himself, his life experiences or his business which are not always relevant, add nothing to the insight and sometimes throw the interviewer off track. Rein it in, Paul
Where are the women?
To look at the list of interviewees, you would be forgiven for thinking that there are virtually no senior women in the media.
A must listen for a media junkie!
I started to listen to this when my late friend John Myers was interviewed by Paul for the podcast. After listening to that episode I glanced upon the other guests and was amazed that there were so many big industry names who’s stories I wanted to hear. Move forward to the podcast app on the iPhone and I can subscribe! Hurrah! I listen to an episode when out for a run - the duration is perfect for a 10k if you’re a slowcoach like me. It’s almost like this series was custom made with me in mind. Paul is a refreshing presenter - it’s great to hear a northerner amongst all the RP voices out there. He is genuinely interested in the guests and very passionate in getting to know the guests. A tremendous listen.