Talking Salford podcast returns with stellar guests for Season 2

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Talking Salford, the University of Salford’s official podcast, returns to feeds today with a brand new season, packed with a stellar guest line-up.

The podcast heads into 2024 with an expanded production team and over 3,000 listens from its 11-episode debut season.

This season will see recordings from our MediaCity campus, including the new Radio Studios on the third floor and from other locations around the Peel Park campus.

Opening the season is Jeanette Gamble, a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, who popped into the studios for a chat whilst over from New York City to collect her Alumni Achievement Award and to take part in the Salford Business School’s In Conversation series with school Dean Janice Allan.

Jeanette shares her emotional and inspiring story of how she left Northern Ireland during the Troubles period to pursue a career in technology at her dream university, how her career has soared since landing stateside at the investment bank and why she is so passionate about encouraging women and girls to pursue a career in coding and technology.

Following Jeanette in the coming weeks will be Radio 1 DJ Vicky Hawkesworth, a BA Radio and Television Production graduate who went on to make history as the co-host of the station’s first daytime show to be broadcast from out of London.

The podcast will also be running a series of specials in 2024 in which an episode will focus on not just a member of our alumni but on a wider topic where both our academics and graduates will be involved.

The first of which will be released next month to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science and will feature a chat with Professor Chloe James, Chair of Microbiology, alongside Dr Paz Arenga-Bou, a recent PhD graduate who now works with the UK Health Security Agency at their laboratories in Porton Down.

Timothy Cho, a North Korea escapee and human rights speaker, Kai OJO, CEO of Planisware, Kelly Phillips, Netflix’s UK Head of Studio Finance and Strategy and TV journalist Nick Ransom were just some of the names that featured in the show’s successful first season.

Talking Salford is available to listen to on all podcasting platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Podcasts. All episodes are filmed and the video version can be found on our official YouTube page.

You can catch up on all previous episodes by heading to the official podcast page here. 

For all press office enquiries please email communications@salford.ac.uk.