The Week unwraps current affairs in new weekly podcast

By : PPA Communications

The Week has launched a weekly podcast to chew over the editorial team's pick of the biggest current affairs stories of the past seven days.

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The Week Unwrapped is presented by radio presenter Olly Mann, who created Answer Me This with Helen Zaltzman and has since launched The Modern Mann and The Media Podcast.

"Radio is the most intimate of all the media platforms and podcasting really takes that up a gear," said Mann. "After all, while people might half-listen to the radio because it happens to be on, downloading a podcast is a deliberate act: people have chosen to listen to you and your take on the world."

The initial episodes of The Week Unwrapped have covered questions as diverse as: why were the Victorians so pleased with themselves?; could self-driving cars ruin our lives?; and will Melania make a better first lady than Michelle?

Holden Frith, Editor of, and regular guest on The Week Unwrapped, said: "The Week is in an unrivalled position to survey the current affairs landscape, and the podcast allows us to chew over stories in a more informal way."

Each half-hour episode features three of The Week's writers, who kick off their discussions with a thought-provoking audio clip.

"There's very little of the partisan posturing you get on other news discussions," Frith said.

"What you get instead is an informed, free-ranging conversation between The Week's writers and editors - and of course Olly Mann keeping us all in order."


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