Religion Media Centre Podcast: Episode 2

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Welcome to the second episode of the Religion Media Centre podcast, as presenter Hannah Scott-Joynt and her regular house guests discuss a range of topics including the crisis in Ukraine, the emerging threats to flower arranging, and the meaning of “Worldviews”.

Intro | 00:00

Hannah welcomes her regular co-hosts to the podcast and asks them to introduce their upcoming features.

Hot Topic | 02:46

Roger Bolton talks to Bishop Nick Baines about the crisis in Ukraine. The Bishop is a fluent Russian speaker and was formerly employed at GCHQ.

The Big Interview | 16:19

Hannah is joined by Hafsa Lodi, author of “Modesty: A Fashion Paradox”, to discuss the multibillion-dollar industry in modest fashion.

Leo’s Local | 23:17

Former BBC Regional radio expert Leo Devine talks about stories from around the country – all to do with the environment – including Truro Cathedral lights being switched off and the push for more sustainable flower arrangements in churches across the country.

Journo’s Notebook | 30:22

Rosie Dawson hosts journalists, Donna Birrell and Sunny Hundal, to discuss a variety of stories hitting the headlines.

Academic Insight | 38:59

Our resident academic, Dr Abdul-Azim Ahmed, is joined by Professor Douglas Davies to discuss the meaning of ‘Worldviews’.

Life Laundry | 49:36

Hannah welcomes comedian, Paul Kerensa, and Orthodox Jewish comedian, Rachel Creeger, who shares her unique experience in the comedy circuit.




Hannah Scott Joynt


Voice-over artist, award winning radio and TV presenter and BBC continuity announcer


Leo Devine

Leo's Local

Media and Training Consultant at Devine Media. Former BBC Journalist, Editor and Senior Leader


Roger Bolton


Journalist and broadcaster who currently presents the Feedback programme for Radio 4. He is a trustee of the Religion Media Centre.


Azim Ahmed

Azim's Academic

Deputy Director at the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK


Rosie Dawson

Journo's Notebook

Freelance religion journalist, documentary maker and radio producer with 20+ years of experience in the BBC’s Religion and Ethics department


Paul Kerensa

Life Laundry

Comedy writer and stand-up comedian

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