Skip to Content
Podcast Reviews

Media Confidential

8:59 AM GMT+1 on September 24, 2023

    Media Confidential -  Last week Rupert Murdoch announced that he was stepping down as chairman of his vast news and entertainment empire. Even though he is aged 92, and has been now given the role as Chairman Emeritus, the news created shockwaves throughout the industry as few believed that a man known for having such a hands-on involvement in his media titles would ever retire. 

    It was his decision, and his influence and legacy, which is explored in-depth in the first episode of a new media podcast by Prospect Editor and former Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger, and former Editor of the Financial Times Lionel Barber. As the podcast will specialise on the ethics and impact of the media industry, their guests include former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who claims that Murdoch has done “more to damage American democracy than any other individual alive today” and Michael Wolff, who has a new book on the Murdoch Empire.

    Stay in touch

    Sign up for our free newsletter

    More from Podcast Rex

    Election Daily: Rain Starts Play

    We kick off our daily email election newsletter - here's what the podcasts have revealed in the last 24 hours.

    May 24, 2024

    Recommendation Engine: A Yorkshire Mystery

    Plus a healthy dose of history and culture

    May 22, 2024