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I’m an experienced public speaker, presenter, moderator and panel member.

Areas of expertise: arts, culture, the media industry, journalism, writing podcasting, audio, diversity, inclusion, intersectionality, feminism, training / coaching adults, especially in the workplace, freelancing, portfolio careers, mentoring, grief

Here’s what I’ve learned from being an in-demand presenter and public speaker

My audio work

My video work

May 2021: I was interviewed on BBC Radio Kent about taking my first show to the Brighton and Camden Fringes this summer


April 2021: Back on The Week Unwrapped

March 2021: I popped onto The Week Unwrapped twice!

March 2021: I hosted the first day of the PopChange retreat, and moderated a comedian panel on the second day

Feb 2021: I was a guest on The Week Unwrapped

Feb 2021: I’ll be speaking about freelance journalism as a career at the SPA Journalism Midlands conference:

Jan 2021: I was on this Rise & Shine Audio panel about promoting podcasts, which you can watch on YouTube, link in tweet:

Jan 2021: Double whammy! I appeared on The Week Unwrapped and the Culture Unwrapped podcasts in the same week:

Dec 2020:  I was on the 206th episode of The Week Unwrapped

Nov 2020: I was on the 203rd episode of The Week Unwrapped

November 2020: BBC Radio Kent appearance: 

October 2020: I appeared on the 200th episode of The Week Unwrapped:

October 2020: I scripted and performed an episode for the podcast Fantasy Holidays in a time of COVID:

October 2020: I was part of a panel discussing comedy and ‘cancel culture’ on Mariella Frostrup’s Times Radio show:

October 2020: I guested on the Leapers podcast, No More Watercooler, with Matthew Knight:

October 2020: I spoke on the ‘Getting into Podcasting’ panel at the SPA Journalism conference for student journalists

October 2020: I’m the guest on the latest episode of multi-award-winning podcast, The Week Unwrapped:

September 2020: I talked about getting into comedy on the Creators of Colour podcast, made by writer Tufayel Ahmed:

August 2020: On Times Radio with the co-founder of The Comedy Store and a cast member of BBC’s The Mash Report to talk about the future of comedy after lockdown

July 2020: Freelance Pod hit 10,000 downloads after 20 months!

July 2020: On Times Radio to talk about having a ‘difficult’ name and the new LinkedIn pronunciation function:

Back at the BBC to talk about film nostalgia podcasts, and to round up the best news ones:

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I’m a guest on the latest episode of the Business of Writing Podcast:

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I’ve been back at the BBC co-presenting Podcast Radio Hour with Amanda Litherland – this time, we’re talking about TV Companion podcasts

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I’m a guest on this episode of The Prospect Interview, Prospect Magazine’s weekly podcast:

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I’m a guest on this episode of BBC Sounds’ Money 101 podcast:

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Here’s the podcast of my live podcast x audience growth workshop from the November 2019 Newsrewired conference by Journalism.co.uk.

I joined Radio Today’s last roundtable of 2019, to talk about about podcasts on the radio, and the Audible Audio Production Awards last week.


I co-presented a BBC radio show: Radio 4 Extra’s Podcast Radio Hour, with Amanda Litherland.

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I presented two awards at the Audible Audio Production Awards 2019: Best New Producer (Gold went to Jess Lawson, Freelance) and Best New Voice (Gold went to Mo Ayoub of Reprezent Radio).


May 2020: The lockdown has changed how speaking gigs and live events work… here’s my talk for the Rise and Shine Audio online podcast festival, on presenting:


March 2020: Live episode of Freelance Pod at Sheffield Hallam University’s creative careers event, SHU Pathways

I’ve been getting into stand-up recently… for more, and to see the set the picture below is taken from, hop on over to the Comedy tab!

January 2020: Hosting the Comedy Producers panel for Rise and Shine Audio at Kings Place, London

November 2019: I moderated the ‘Grow your audience by hosting a live podcast recording’ workshop at the next news:rewired conference at Reuters, London

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November 2019: Presenting the ‘Producer Bingo’ panel for Rise and Shine Audio at Kings Place, London

I co-hosted Radiodays Europe’s Podcast Day London 2019, alongside Martin Liss


Speakers included George the Poet and the BBC’s Brexitcast, who broke the news of their little pod becoming a weekly TV show later this year…

May 2019: I spoke on a panel at Radio Audio Week, London

Here’s a podcast from the event

Moderating the ‘Alexa, how can we monetise content on smart speakers?’ panel at Journalism.co.uk’s news:rewired conference, Reuters, London, March 2019

With my most joyous moderation face on


L-R: Me (moderating intently); Nic Newman, senior research associate, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism; Peter Stewart, author and journalist; Chris Stone, Executive Producer, Video & Audio, Evening Standard; Susie Coleman, software development executive, Guardian Voice Labs.

I’m on this list: 104 Ridiculously Amazing Women You Should Invite To Speak At Your Event Now

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Moderating the ‘Best practices for fighting disinformation: what’s hot and what’s not?’ panel at Journalism.co.uk’s news:rewired conference, Reuters, London, November 2018

L-R: Me (moderating intently); Tom Phillips, editor, Full Fact; Alistair Baker Coleman, disinformation analyst, BBC Monitoring; Aoife Gallagher, intelligence strategist, Storyful; Fergus Bell, founder, Pop-Up Newsroom

Talking about my first podcast, Black Mirror Cracked, at the Next Radio Conference, The Royal Institution of Britain, London, September 2018



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Speaking on the Spotify podcast panel at the KDD conference at the ExCel Centre in London, August 2018

(L-R): Julie Riederer, Senior User Researcher, Spotify; Me (hydrating intently); Lauren Hutchinson, BBC reporter; Nastaran Tavakoli-Far, BBC radio reporter and host of The Gender Knot podcast

Telling the audience how to launch a podcast at Journalism.co.uk’s news:rewired conference at Reuters in London, July 2018


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Speaking on ‘A woman’s place is in the studio’ panel at the National Student Radio conference in East Anglia, April 2018

(L-R): Jocelin Stainer, Head of Production. BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Asian Network; Me (listening intently); Christie Driver-Snell, Music Editor at Spotify and Jaguar Bingham, DJ for BBC Radio 1 / 1Xtra

Speaking on ‘How to attract journalists from all walks of life’ panel at the NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund event, October 2017

Jacqueline Simmons, executive editor at Bloomberg,(L-R): Me (making a point intently, I hope); Elizabeth Pears, news editor, BuzzFeed UK; Jacqueline Simmons, executive editor at Bloomberg