Start the month with Headspace from Prospect Magazine


Producer Matt writes... Here's a lovely addition to our line-up: Prospect Magazine asked Rethink Audio to produce their new podcast, Headspace, where three contributors to the latest issue discuss each others' timely essays on the state of the nation.

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Conceived by the editor, Tom Clark, the brief was to make a 'Start The Week'-style show where big ideas of philosophy, history and science could be explored alongside contemporary politics.

I know Tom from the Guardian, where. I would occasionally deputise for the producer of Politics Weekly, Tom's last presenting gig. In one particularly memorable moment a few years back, I was grabbing lunch at my desk when Tom ran into the multimedia department to declare, "Margaret Thatcher's died - we need to make a podcast". I was the only audio producer there. We planned, recorded and published a special edition in under two hours.

Efficiency is the key to this programme, too: we make each show in under a day, just after the magazine has gone to print and whilst the contributors still have their writing fresh in their mind. It's great publicity for the magazine too: an openly sharable product that doesn't take away from their core paid-for content. Remind you of any other podcasts?

You can hear episodes one and two of Headspace here, or subscribe to get new episodes monthly.