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2.7 'Gypsy, Roma, Traveller’: Why is prejudice on the rise? - with Mikey Walsh

Released 29 September 2022

Warning: Some strong language and reference to suicide 

We often think of ‘progress’ as an enemy of ‘prejudice’, but when it comes to prejudice towards Gypsy, Roma and...

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Bonus episode - This is How You Do It: Reed Amber and Florence Bark of Come Curious

Released 8 September 2022

Warning: Strong language and frank discussions about sex

Media Storm hosts Mathilda and Helena meet their mainstream media matches! In this crossover bonus series with The Guilty Feminist,...

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2.6 STIs: We need to talk about men and HPV - with Alix Fox

Released 1 September 2022

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Bonus episode - Looking to Indigenous climate leadership, with Rachel Heaton

Released 25 August 2022

Indigenous peoples who live off the land are often the first affected by climate change, just as they are the last to cause it. But what is often told as a story of injustice should be a story of...

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2.5. Climate frontlines: The truth about Big Oil – with Thimali Kodikara

Released 18 August 2022

Warning: References to stillbirth

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Bonus episode - This Is How You Do It: Bristol Sex Workers Collective

Released 11 August 2022

Media Storm hosts Mathilda and Helena meet their mainstream media matches! In this crossover bonus series with The Guilty Feminist, they interview journalists and activists trying to make their...

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2.4 Masculinity and body image: Why don't men seek help? - with Scottee

Released 4 August 2022

Warning: In-depth talk about eating disorders, exercise addiction and references to suicide. 

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Bonus episode - This Is How You Do It: Jamie Wareham

Released 28 July 2022

Bonus episode - This Is How You Do It: Jamie Wareham

Media Storm hosts Mathilda and Helena meet their mainstream media matches! In this crossover bonus series with The...

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2.3 Unoffending pedophiles: Clinical or criminal?

Released 21 July 2022

Warning: References to child sexual abuse and pornography

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Bonus episode - This Is How You Do It: Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Released 14 July 2022

Media Storm hosts Mathilda and Helena meet their mainstream media matches! In this crossover bonus series with The Guilty Feminist, they interview journalists and activists trying to make an...

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2.2 Abortion post Roe v Wade: How safe are UK reproductive rights? - with Renee Bracey Sherman

Released 7 July 2022

Across the pond, the United States Supreme Court made the decision to overturn Roe v Wade, meaning 33 million women in America were stripped of the right to an abortion. Many US states have...

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Bonus episode - This Is How You Do It: Naomi Larsson Piñeda

Released 30 June 2022

Warning: Some strong language

Media Storm hosts Mathilda and Helena meet their mainstream media matches! In this crossover bonus series with The Guilty Feminist, they interview journalists...

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2.1 Gender health gaps: The true cost of chronic UTI - with Athena Lamnisos and Dr Christine Ekechi

Released 23 June 2022

Off-label antibiotics ordered from Hong Kong, bacteriophages cultivated in Georgia, bladder fulguration undergone in Turkey - these are some of the lengths countless women are resorting to in...

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Series 2 trailer - a second storm is coming

Released 16 June 2022

Media Storm is back next week! Helena and Mathilda take on the mainstream media and embark on new investigations that put people with lived experience back at the centre of the story.

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Special announcement: ARIA Awards and a new season of Media Storm

Released 5 May 2022

We won a Silver ARIA Award for Best Speech Presenters! 

In this bonus episode we recount our experiences of awards night, who we met, what it was like to be in a category with radio...

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Anatomy of a Scandal - with Deborah Frances-White from The Guilty Feminist

Released 19 April 2022

The episode is hosted by Deborah Frances-White (@DeborahFW) with guests Mathilda Mallinson (@mathildamall) and Helena Wadia (@helenawadia).

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Bonus episode - How to be a better work ally to people with disabilities or chronic illnesses

Released 31 March 2022

After looking at the prevalence of ableism in UK workplaces and the lack of legal recourse for those affected in last week’s episode, Media Storm is handing the mic - for the final instalment of...

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1.10 Ableism enabled: The loopholes in Equality Law - with Jumoke Abdullahi and Ellen Jones

Released 24 March 2022

Media Storm presented by Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia.

Warning: Some swearing

Disabled workers are over twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled workers — even not...

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Bonus Episode - A 'decriminalised future' for sex work

Released 17 March 2022

Bonus Episode: A 'decriminalised future' for sex work

With Yarli Allison and Letizia Miro 

Laws that criminalise certain aspects of sex work force people into unsafe, unregulated...

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1.9 Sex Workers: Ignored and under threat - with Niki Adams

Released 10 March 2022

Media Storm presented by Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia. 

Warning: Some strong language and references to sex

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Bonus Episode: A different approach to drugs

Released 3 March 2022

Bonus episode: A different approach to drugs - with Niamh Eastwood and Juan Fernandez 

Since 1971, the US has led a global campaign to criminalise and eradicate certain psychoactive...

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1.8 The UK’s war on drugs: Politics and prohibition – with Niamh Eastwood and Juan Fernandez

Released 24 February 2022

Read the transcript: https://mediastormpodcast.com/2022/03/17/1-8-the-uks-war-on-drugs-politics-and-prohibition/

Warning: Strong language, drug use

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Bonus episode: Homelessness and how to help, by people who've been there

Released 17 February 2022

Media Storm presented by Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia

Bonus Episode: Homelessness and how to help, by people who've been there

Last episode, Media Storm investigated...

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1.7 Homelessness : The hidden figures – with Kai Samra

Released 10 February 2022

Media Storm presented by Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia

Warning: Strong language

Official homelessness statistics are a fraction of the numbers that charities claim to exist. Is...

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Bonus episode: Intersectionality and Body Image

Released 3 February 2022

Content warning: Eating disorders

Media Storm presented by Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia

Bonus Episode: Intersectionality and body image with Stephanie Yeboah...

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1.6 Fatphobia: Healthcare by size - with Stephanie Yeboah and Essie Dennis

Released 27 January 2022

Media Storm presented by Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia

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Bonus Episode: The truth about 'luxury' prisons

Released 20 January 2022

Media Storm presented by Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia

If you’ve read UK news over the past year, you’ll likely have heard of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill making...

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1.5 Criminal Justice: Does prison work? - with The Secret Barrister and Paula Harriott

Released 13 January 2022

Media Storm presented by Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia

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Media Storm - a new podcast from The House of the Guilty Feminist

Released 10 January 2022

Media Storm will be back with more episodes on Thursday 13 January.

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1.4 Transgender healthcare: A waiting game - with Laura Blake and Shivani Dave

Released 16 December 2021

Media Storm presented by Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia

Content warning: Suicide, self-harm

Episode 1.4: Transgender healthcare: A waiting game - with Laura Blake and Shivani...

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1.3 Rape Justice: What happens to the 98%? - with Leyla Hussein and Gina Martin

Released 9 December 2021

Media Storm presented by Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia

Content warning: Rape, sexual violence, FGM

Episode 1.3: Rape Justice: What happens to the 98%? - with Leyla Hussein and...

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1.2 Pandemic of hate: We need to talk about anti-Asian abuse - with Zing Tsjeng and Hussein Kesvani

Released 2 December 2021

Media Storm presented by Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia

Episode 1.2 Pandemic of hate: We need to talk about anti-Asian abuse - with Zing Tsjeng and Hussein Kesvani

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1.1 Eldorado: Why do refugees ‘love’ the UK? – with Steve Ali

Released 25 November 2021

Media Storm presented by Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia

Episode 1.1 Eldorado: Why do refugees ‘love’ the UK? – with Steve Ali

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0. Deborah Frances-White meets Mathilda and Helena

Released 24 November 2021

Media Storm is a new podcast from The House of the Guilty Feminist.

Episode 0. Deborah Frances-White

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Media Storm - trailer

Released 28 October 2021

Media Storm is the new podcast from The House of the Guilty Feminist

Where fact-checking meets fun, reporting meets road-trip and the mainstream media meets its match, Media...

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