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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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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

    Douglas Ross Resignation, Irish Election Reaction, General Election Update and Hunter Biden Verdict / with Paddy Duffy

    Douglas Ross Resignation, Irish Election Reaction, General Election Update and Hunter Biden Verdict / with Paddy Duffy

    If you want to hear the full episode got to https://www.patreon.com/posts/douglas-ross-and-106068960?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=postshare_creator&utm_content=join_link


    It costs the same as a cup of coffee a month!

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    FREE Full Talk Media May Compilation

    FREE Full Talk Media May Compilation

    Listen to our Talk Media May Compilation for free. To hear more go to www.patreon.com/talkmedia


    On the show:


    🟡Humza Resigns with Catriona Stewart


    💩Podcasts Are Shit - With Stephen Gethins


    🇮🇪 Irish Right Wing Parties on the Rise with the Dynamic Duo


    🇮🇱🇵🇸 ICC Send Arrest Warrant for Leaders with David Pratt


    🤫Leadership, The Things They Keep Quiet with the Dynamic Duo

    • 56 min
    Election Debates, Trump the Felon and Westminster Health Warning / with Catriona Stewart and David Pratt

    Election Debates, Trump the Felon and Westminster Health Warning / with Catriona Stewart and David Pratt

    If you want to hear the full version go to:


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    At the end of the show a question from ian Currie


    Recommendations: 


    Eamonn


    Fiennes Return to the Wild - National Geographic


    Sir Ranulph Fiennes, ‘the greatest living explorer’, and his cousin, actor Joseph Fiennes, revisit Ran’s 1971 expedition of Canada’s British Columbia.


    Catriona


    Night Train to Odesa by Jen Stout - BBC Radio 4


    Eric - Netflix


    A desperate father, alongside a tenacious cop, battles his own demons on the streets of 1980s New York as he searches for his missing nine-year-old son.


    David


    S.O.E.: An outline history of the special operations executive 1940 - 46 - book


    SOE, the Special Operations Executive, was a small, tough British secret service, a dirty tricks department, set up in July 1940. Recruited from remarkably diverse callings, the men and women who were members of this most secret agency in the Second World War lived in great and constant danger. Their job was to support and stimulate resistance behind enemy lines; their credentials fortitude, courage, immense patience and a devotion to freedom.


    The activity of the SOE was world-wide. Abyssinian tribesmen, French farmers, exiled Russian grandees, coolies, smugglers, printers, policemen, telephonists, tycoons, prostitutes, rubber workers, railwaymen, peasants from the Pyranees to the Balkans, even the regent of Siam - all had a part to play as saboteurs, informers, partisans or secret agents.


    In this engrossing and illuminating study, the eminent Second World War historian, M.R.D. Foot, sheds light on the heroism of individual SOE agents across the world and provides us with the definitive account of the Executive's crucial wartime work.

    • 6 min
    Election Special 1

    Election Special 1

    Thank you all for your questions. We will be revisiting some that we didn't have time for in the coming weeks.


    Recommendations:


    Stuart


    Rebus BBC iplayer


    Eamonn


    Josh Taylor, Portrait of a Fighter - bbc iplayer

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    FREE Full Talk Media April Compilation

    FREE Full Talk Media April Compilation

    Here's a wee look back at April on Talk Media.


    Autism Awareness Month - 10th with Paddy DuffyUK Jets Defend Israel - 17th with David PrattEnglish Patriotism & Keir Starmer - 24th with Ruth WishartListener Question - 'BBC Understands' (10th with Paddy)

    If you want to keep up to date with the podcast, go to www.patreon.com/talkmedia

    • 58 min
    ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for Israeli PM and Hamas officials for war crimes, Saudi Arabia - Sporting champions or Sports washing and Wes Streeting busts the Scottish Labour myth / with David Pratt

    ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for Israeli PM and Hamas officials for war crimes, Saudi Arabia - Sporting champions or Sports washing and Wes Streeting busts the Scottish Labour myth / with David Pratt

    At the end of the show a question from Neil.


    Recommendations:


    Stuart


    The Richard Burton Diaries - Book Chris Williams (editor), Richard Burton (author)


    Irresistibly magnetic on stage, mesmerizing in movies, seven times an Academy Award nominee, Richard Burton rose from humble beginnings in Wales to become Hollywood's most highly paid actor and one of England's most admired Shakespearean performers. His epic romance with Elizabeth Taylor, his legendary drinking and story-telling, his dazzling purchases (enormous diamonds, a jet, homes on several continents), and his enormous talent kept him constantly in the public eye. Yet the man behind the celebrity façade carried a surprising burden of insecurity and struggled with the peculiar challenges of a life lived largely in the spotlight. This volume publishes Burton's extensive personal diaries in their entirety for the first time. His writings encompass many years—from 1939, when he was still a teenager, to 1983, the year before his death—and they reveal him in his most private moments, pondering his triumphs and demons, his loves and his heartbreaks. The diary entries appear in their original sequence, with annotations to clarify people, places, books, and events Burton mentions. From these hand-written pages emerges a multi-dimensional man, no mere flashy celebrity. While Burton touched shoulders with shining lights—among them Olivia de Havilland, John Gielgud, Claire Bloom, Laurence Olivier, John Huston, Dylan Thomas, and Edward Albee—he also played the real-life roles of supportive family man, father, husband, and highly intelligent observer. His diaries offer a rare and fresh perspective on his own life and career, and on the glamorous decades of the mid-twentieth century.


    Eamonn


    Less: Stop Buying So Much Rubbish: How Having Fewer, Better Things Can Make Us Happier - Book Patrick Grant


    We used to care a lot about our clothes. We didn’t have many but those we had were important to us. We’d cherish them, repair them and pass them on. And making them provided fulfilling work for millions of skilled people locally.


    Today the average person has nearly five times as many clothes as they did just 50 years ago. Last year, 100 billion garments were produced worldwide, most made from oil, 30% of which were not even sold, and the equivalent of one bin lorry full of clothing is dumped in landfill or burned every single second. Our wardrobes are full to bursting with clothes we never wear so why do we keep buying more?


    In this passionate and revealing book about loving clothes but despairing of a broken global system Patrick Grant considers the crisis of consumption and quality in fashion, and how we might make ourselves happier by rediscovering the joy of living with fewer, better-quality things.






    David


    Watch Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land - Documentary Josef Koudelka


    Josef Koudelka is a fiercely independent artist. Branded an exile, stateless for many years after the end of the Prague Spring, photography is for him a powerful act that shows both humanity and its unsettling strangeness. His images are imbued with bohemian freedom and a dull, inhospitable promise. So when he was asked to go and photograph in Israel, the fear of being politically exploited, the fact of having to accept his designated young guide (to control him? he wondered)... mistrust almost won out. It was overcome by a mixture of rejection of "the wall" and attraction for this symbolic land. He simply insisted on paying for his own plane ticket, so as not to owe anything to anyone. What happened next, between him and his young guide Gilad Baram, is a truly romantic story. A friendship was born between the old photographer and the young filmmaker. Gilad Baram had the intelligence to turn these moments into a magnificent film, adopting the right distance and documenting the work of this demanding photographer.

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