126 episodes

Broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove and Professor Eamonn O’Neill host Talk Media: a forensic analysis of how the media works, and who works the media. Packed full of candid commentary and informed opinion, Talk Media features a weekly guest commentator from the worlds of journalism, entertainment and politics.


Hour-long episodes are published weekly on Wednesday evenings via Patreon. Join now to listen for 99p per week (+ VAT): patreon.com.talkmedia

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    • 4.7 • 212 Ratings

Broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove and Professor Eamonn O’Neill host Talk Media: a forensic analysis of how the media works, and who works the media. Packed full of candid commentary and informed opinion, Talk Media features a weekly guest commentator from the worlds of journalism, entertainment and politics.


Hour-long episodes are published weekly on Wednesday evenings via Patreon. Join now to listen for 99p per week (+ VAT): patreon.com.talkmedia

    No 10 and the Times Story, SNP Leaked Audio, IndyRef2 Launch Reflections and Confirmation Bias / with Jonathon Shafi

    No 10 and the Times Story, SNP Leaked Audio, IndyRef2 Launch Reflections and Confirmation Bias / with Jonathon Shafi

    Stuart and Eamonn are joined by writer and journalist, Jonathon Shafi. This week - Number 10 and the missing Times story, the fallout from a leaked SNP recording, reflections on the launch of the Scottish Government’s IndyRef2 campaign and a listener question about confirmation bias. At the end of the show, Stuart, Eamonn and Jonathon share their personal media recommendations.


    Jonathon’s article, ‘Something Doesn’t Add Up’: jonathonshafi.substack.com/p/something-doesnt-add-up


    To listen to the full hour-long episode, and for a full list of recommendations, join the Talk Media Club (99p per week + VAT): patreon.com/talkmedia


    After I’ve joined the club, how do I listen? Download the Patreon app (iOS/Android) and login with your account details.


    For more information about Talk Media, go to: www.thebiglight.com/talkmedia

    • 6 min
    IndyRef2, Carole Cadwalladr v Arron Banks, January 6th Committee and Sports Coverage / with Joyce McMillan

    IndyRef2, Carole Cadwalladr v Arron Banks, January 6th Committee and Sports Coverage / with Joyce McMillan

    Stuart and Eamonn are joined by journalist and theatre critic, Joyce McMillan. This week - new IndyRef2 developments, Carole Cadwalladr v Arron Banks, the January 6th Committee hearings and a listener question about sports coverage. At the end of the show, Stuart, Eamonn and Joyce share their media recommendations.


    Great Scot! - thebiglight.com/greatscot


    To listen to the full hour-long episode, and for a full list of recommendations, join the Talk Media Club (99p per week + VAT): patreon.com/talkmedia


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    For more information about Talk Media, go to: www.thebiglight.com/talkmedia

    • 6 min
    Confidence Vote, Ukraine, Nicola Sturgeon & the Queen and Channel 4 in an Independent Scotland / with Shona Craven

    Confidence Vote, Ukraine, Nicola Sturgeon & the Queen and Channel 4 in an Independent Scotland / with Shona Craven

    Stuart and Eamonn are joined by journalist, Shona Craven! This week - Monday night’s confidence vote, Ukraine, Nicola Sturgeon and the Queen and a listener question about Channel 4 in an independent Scotland. At the end of the show, Stuart, Eamonn and Shona share their media recommendations.


    To listen to the full hour-long episode, and for a full list of recommendations, join the Talk Media Club (99p per week + VAT): patreon.com/talkmedia


    After I’ve joined the club, how do I listen? Download the Patreon app (iOS/Android) and login with your account details.


    For more information about Talk Media, go to: www.thebiglight.com/talkmedia 

    • 6 min
    Census, ‘Digital-First’ BBC, Jubilee Coverage and Margaret Thatcher v Nicola Sturgeon / with Afua Hagan

    Census, ‘Digital-First’ BBC, Jubilee Coverage and Margaret Thatcher v Nicola Sturgeon / with Afua Hagan

    Stuart and Eamonn are joined by broadcaster and commentator, Afua Hagan! This week - the Scottish census, a ‘digital-first’ BBC, Jubilee coverage and a listener question about Margaret Thatcher and Nicola Sturgeon.


    To listen to the full hour-long episode, and for a full list of recommendations, join the Talk Media Club (99p per week + VAT): patreon.com/talkmedia


    After I’ve joined the club, how do I listen? Download the Patreon app (iOS/Android) and login with your account details.


    For more information about Talk Media, go to: www.thebiglight.com/talkmedia

    • 6 min
    Partygate, ScotRail, Mhairi Black’s Commons Speech and War Crimes Trial / with Susan Stewart and David Pratt

    Partygate, ScotRail, Mhairi Black’s Commons Speech and War Crimes Trial / with Susan Stewart and David Pratt

    Stuart is joined by journalist and photographer, David Pratt and Susan Stewart, Director of the Open University in Scotland. This week - the latest Partygate developments, ScotRail timetable changes, Mhairi Black’s Commons speech and a listener question about the first war crimes trial in Ukraine. At the end of the show, Stuart, David and Susan share their personal media recommendations.


    Mhairi Black’s speech (published by PoliticsJOE): youtube.com/watch?v=nVZ3QwA5wy8&t=67s


    To listen to the full hour-long episode, and for a full list of recommendations, join the Talk Media Club (99p per week + VAT): patreon.com/talkmedia


    After I’ve joined the club, how do I listen? Download the Patreon app (iOS/Android) and login with your account details.


    For more information about Talk Media, go to: www.thebiglight.com/talkmedia

    • 6 min
    Nicola Sturgeon’s USA Trip, Northern Ireland Protocol, Future of Journalism and UFOs / with Paddy Duffy and Ruth Wishart

    Nicola Sturgeon’s USA Trip, Northern Ireland Protocol, Future of Journalism and UFOs / with Paddy Duffy and Ruth Wishart

    Stuart is joined by author and broadcaster, Paddy Duffy and journalist, Ruth Wishart. This week - Nicola Sturgeon’s USA trip, the Northern Ireland Protocol, Ros Atkins’ Twitter thread on the future of journalism and a listener question about the media’s attitude towards UFOs. At the end of the show, Stuart, Paddy and Ruth share their personal media recommendations.


    To listen to the full hour-long episode, and for a full list of recommendations, join the Talk Media Club (99p per week + VAT): patreon.com/talkmedia


    After I’ve joined the club, how do I listen? Download the Patreon app (iOS/Android) and login with your account details.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
212 Ratings

212 Ratings

tartanhamish ,

Welcome back

I was an avid weekly fan of the BBC Scotland media review, so disappointed when it was axed. I discovered this podcast a few weeks ago. Great listen.
Entertaining, informative and humorous. I find Radio Scotland news so disappointing now: viewers views; who cares, not me.
Perhaps a guest from the ‘other side’ would be a challenge.

mmjm90 ,

Shame

It’s such a shame they put this podcast behind a paywall as I really liked it. It’s a sensible view on topical issues which was good to hear. I’m absolutely not going to pay £4 a month for one podcast though. Purely out of principle more than anything. Too many subscription models these days and to pay one for a single show is ridiculous.

bryp07 ,

So disappointed

Listened to this cracking podcast every week but alas all good things come to an end with a charge now in place .. loved listening to These two guys .. too bad

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