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Editorial

Novel produces chart topping independent podcasts and award winning content for leading broadcast networks and platforms, including the BBC, Audible and Spotify.

Editorial Highlight

The Bellingcat Podcast - MH17

When flight MH17 was shot down in 2014 298 innocent people lost their lives. Now, five years on, groundbreaking investigative journalism collective Bellingcat reveal the inside story of an unsolved mass murder.

Episodes:6 — Run Time:Various

Editorial Highlight

Remembering Christopher Hitchens

On the anniversary of what would have been the 70th birthday of the infamous journalist, orator and polemicist Christopher Hitchens, we explore his life and times featuring those closest to him including Martin Amis and Stephen Fry.

Episodes:1 — Run Time:54 mins

Editorial Highlight

The Political Butterfly Effect

Did a drunken headbutt cause Brexit? Did a single boat capsizing trigger climate catastrophe? Guardian Media Editor Jim Waterson explores the seemingly insignificant events that have shaped the course of politics.

Episodes:5 — Run Time:14 mins

Editorial Highlight

El Impenetrable: Death in the Forest

A surreal murder mystery set in the heart of a dense forest in Argentina. Manuel Roseo, one of Argentina’s biggest landowners was tortured to death along with his sister in law. The prime suspect? A psychopath known to police as The Man With a Thousand Faces.

Episodes:6 — Run Time:Various Lengths

Editorial Highlight

Alhan’s World

We all know that coronavirus has the world in a spin. Many areas of modern life are undergoing huge change: how we handle relationships, how we earn money, and how we spend our free time. Thankfully, part time presenter and full time troublemaker Alhan Gençay is on hand to help us deal with the pandemic on a personal level.

Episodes:6 — Run Time:Various Lengths

Editorial Highlight

Futile Attempts (At Surviving Tomorrow)

Life’s rubbish. However artist, comedian and manic depressive Kim Noble has just bought a microphone and he’s decided to make a podcast (like every other loser). Over ten episodes, we join Kim on a surreal and hilarious sonic journey.

Episodes:10 — Run Time:Various Lengths

Editorial Archive

The Political School
Timandra Harkness designs a new curriculum to give our politicians an upgrade - re-educating Westminster with the revolutionary performan...
Hijacked Histories
We’ve all heard of fake news, but what about fake history? Dominic Sandbrooke unpicks a host of historical half-truths from the madness o...
The Burnt Notebook
Writer Ross Sutherland reveals a suite of writing techniques to get your creative juices flowing. Learn how people watching can spark you...
Friends & Foes: A Narrative History of Diplomacy
Professor David Rothkopf charts the role of diplomacy throughout recent history. From the high stakes stand off of the Cuban Missile Cris...
A Very John Kearns Christmas
A programme about home, memory and ritual. John Kearns pulls up his sleigh to share genuine audio recordings of his family’s Christmas di...
The Sympathy of Things
Turner Prize-winning architecture collective Assemble explore the designed and manufactured world. These programmes examine the way that ...
The Political School
Timandra Harkness designs a new curriculum to give our politicians an upgrade - re-educating Westminster with the revolutionary performan...
Hijacked Histories
We’ve all heard of fake news, but what about fake history? Dominic Sandbrooke unpicks a host of historical half-truths from the madness o...
The Burnt Notebook
Writer Ross Sutherland reveals a suite of writing techniques to get your creative juices flowing. Learn how people watching can spark you...
Friends & Foes: A Narrative History of Diplomacy
Professor David Rothkopf charts the role of diplomacy throughout recent history. From the high stakes stand off of the Cuban Missile Cris...
A Very John Kearns Christmas
A programme about home, memory and ritual. John Kearns pulls up his sleigh to share genuine audio recordings of his family’s Christmas di...
The Sympathy of Things
Turner Prize-winning architecture collective Assemble explore the designed and manufactured world. These programmes examine the way that ...

Branded

Novel helps brands get heard. Our journalistic expertise allows us to deliver innovative branded content that people actually want to listen to.

Branded Highlight

Fantasy Premier League

James Richardson and a cast of FPL savants deliver you the hottest tips to turbocharge your team. Each week we serve up exclusive slabs of FPL wisdom coming straight from the Premier League’s very own Fantasy Scouts.

Episodes:32 — Run Time:Various

Branded Highlight

Cannes Lions

Chairman of Cannes Lions Philip Thomas explores the forces that are shaping the future of advertising. Philips hears from industry leaders who discuss the latest efforts to foster diversity, the role of brands in public life and more.

Episodes:5 — Run Time:Various

Branded Highlight

AirBnB Detour

Immersive, guided audio tours around some of London’s most fascinating boroughs. Listeners meet a series of locals - residents, business owners, local heroes - who take them by the hand and reveal the part of London they call home.

Episodes:10 — Run Time:Various

Branded Archive

Jaguar Land Rover
The Discovery Adventures is an award-winning drama series for Land Rover, featuring household names and mixed for optimal playback in a L...
Theatreland
Ian McKellen takes listeners on a guided tour of London’s West End, drawing on his 50 years of performing in Theatreland to give a person...
Ambassador Theatre Group
Critic Matt Trueman presents a magazine-show podcast offering a range of features about theatre across the UK and interviews with some of...
Jaguar Land Rover
The Discovery Adventures is an award-winning drama series for Land Rover, featuring household names and mixed for optimal playback in a L...
Theatreland
Ian McKellen takes listeners on a guided tour of London’s West End, drawing on his 50 years of performing in Theatreland to give a person...
Ambassador Theatre Group
Critic Matt Trueman presents a magazine-show podcast offering a range of features about theatre across the UK and interviews with some of...

Contact

Our team have been delivering award winning audio content for over a decade. We thrive on creative challenges.

Contact

Our team have been delivering award winning audio content for over a decade. We thrive on creative challenges.
Sean Glynn
Founder/Director
Max O’Brien
Director
Robbie MacInnes
Producer
Caroline Thornham
Producer
Matt O’Mara
Non-Exec Director
James Morris
Non-Exec Director
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