LIVE at London Podcast Festival: Westminster elitism - with Bell Ribeiro-Addy and Nadine Batchelor-Hunt

LIVE at London Podcast Festival: Westminster elitism - with Bell Ribeiro-Addy and Nadine Batchelor-Hunt

By Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia

Coming to you from the London Podcast Festival: The Guilty Feminist presents Media Storm’s debut show, live from King’s Place!

Presented by journalists Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia, Media Storm is a news podcast that starts with the people who are normally asked last. From migrants to sex workers, trans to indigenous people, convicted criminals to Romani communities— Media Storm puts people with lived experience at the centre of their stories.

In this bonus episode, Mathilda and Helena welcome Labour MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy and political reporter Nadine Batchelor Hunt to discuss elitism in Westminster and the discrimination undermining UK democracy.

It is often said that Britain has its “most diverse” Parliament ever, at least in terms of gender and race. But it falls short of reflecting the population, while working-class people face growing exclusion from Westminster’s imposing halls. The governing Conservative party trails behind in minority representation and formally denies the existence of institutionalised racism, and “identity politics” have become a viciously divisive political battleground on both the Left and Right. So how do we advance equality in politics for the sake of everyone in society? And what role does the media play in challenging the status quo?

Recorded 18 September at King’s Place, London.


Bell Ribeiro-Addy @BellRibeiroAddyNadine Batchelor-Hunt @nadinebh_



Researcher: Izzie AddisonMedia Storm theme: Samfire @soundofsamfireThe Guilty Feminist theme: Mark Hodge and Nick SheldonCover image: Viktor Erik Emanuel/Kings PlaceProducers: Tom Salinsky and Deborah Frances-White 

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