#32 - Chris Evans gets BBC out of a tight corner - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Jun 19, 2015, 08:53 AM

Media news, analysis and occasional pronouncements on the death of linear media since 2006. Host Olly Mann is joined by radio exec and Sound Women founder Maria Williams, and producer and founder of Viral Spiral Damian Collier.

It’s been a busy week for Chris Evans, with speculation over a new series of TFI Friday overtaken (!) by an offer to host the reboot of Top Gear. With the support of fans and the commentariat, has the BBC got itself onto the front foot?

Radio independent company Falling Tree have put over 300 documentaries online for free - The Media Podcast speaks to director Alan Hall about curating the archive and play a few choice treats.

Plus, we discuss Apple News, the tech company’s foray into news curation - launched with the surprising notion of using actual human beings to editorialise content - and the panel look back at 84-year-old Rupert Murdoch’s career as he looks to step down as chief executive from 21st Century Fox at the end of the month.