Religion Media Centre Podcast: Episode 6

Welcome to the sixth episode of the Religion Media Centre podcast, as presenter Hannah Scott-Joynt and her regular house guests discuss a range of topics including the Roe v Wade judgement reversal by the US Supreme Court, the Golf Club opening its doors to Muslim women, and an exclusive interview with the imam recently sacked as the government adviser on Islamophobia

Intro | 00:00

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

Journo’s Notebook | 02:62

Rosie Dawson is joined by the new BBC Religion Editor, Aleem Maqbool, and journalist Amardeep Bassey to discuss among other things the Lady of Heaven film and the Roe v Wade controversy.

Leo’s Local | 09:47

Former BBC Regional expert, Leo Devine, tells Hannah about the Dignity Box Campaign providing essentials for refugee women as they arrive in the country, the golf club tempting Muslim women to pick up their putters, and a sneak preview of this year’s Greenbelt Festival with its Creative Director Paul Northup.

The Big Interview | 19:08

Roger Bolton talks to Imam Qari Asim who lost his job as a government adviser over his comments about the controversy around of the Lady of Heaven film.

Azim’s Academic | 33:55

Our resident correspondent from the world of academia Dr Azim Ahmed meets the much sought-after Abdul-Rehman Malik, lecturer in Islamic Studies at Yale Divinity School.

Life Laundry | 43:22

To mark the 10th anniversary of the 2012 Olympics, Paul Kerensa asks Rabbi Alex Goldberg what it was like to be a chaplain at the iconic event.

The Religion Media Centre podcast – the only podcast to sit firmly in the space where religion and the media collide. We ease that relationship, strengthen links that already exist, and be part of building new ones through chat, reflection, and comment, with a panel of regular contributors of journalists, broadcasters, writers, comedians, and experts. Listen to our other episodes here >>




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


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

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