A news podcast that starts with the people who are normally asked last.

Meet the team

Mathilda Mallinson
Mathilda Mallinson
Mathilda Mallinson is an award-winning presenter and journalist with investigations, news and features published in The Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, New Statesman, Evening Standard, i and more. She previously trained in multimedia journalism at The Financial Times. Formerly based on the border in Calais, Mathilda specialises in immigration and human rights and has corresponded on these topics for various broadcasters. She also delivers media training with the charity On Road Media, which works – like Media Storm – to centre lived experience in the news. Mathilda comes from a background in humanitarian aid, has directed media campaigns for Amnesty International and Choose Love, and co-founded Refugee Media Centre to facilitate first-hand refugee representation in the press, where she has worked with outlets such as the BBC, Times Radio and Sky News.
Helena Wadia
Helena Wadia
Helena Wadia is a multimedia journalist and award-winning presenter working across print, video and audio. As well as hosting Media Storm podcast, she is currently the news anchor of London Live News at Six on Thursdays and Fridays. Her first love was music journalism, and she regularly contributes to NME magazine as a presenter for NME’s ‘In Conversation’ series. She also delivers training to newsrooms on how to report responsibly on minority and marginalised groups. She has previously worked for the Evening Standard, Channel 5 News, BBC Asian Network, The Independent, The Line of Best Fit, and more. Helena has created extensive content that covers both the daily news cycle and distinct work on feminism, race issues, and social justice. She has appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show, BBC London, BBC Newscast, Times Radio, Channel 4’s Inspiring Women panel, in the Huffington Post and more.