Global reveals details of brand-new daily podcast fronted by Emily Maitlis & Jon Sopel

The News Agents

with Lewis Goodall hosting every Friday

Launching Tuesday 30th August



Three of the UK’s top journalists lift the curtain on the news that impacts our lives, and talk to the decision makers behind the headlines.

They’re not just here to tell us what’s happening, but exactly why…

Global, the Media & Entertainment Group, has today revealed details of its brand-new podcast, The News Agents, hosted by the UK’s top journalists Emily Maitlis, Jon Sopel and Lewis Goodall.

Launching on Tuesday 30th August, Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel will host new episodes every Monday to Thursday, with Lewis Goodall fronting every Friday.

Maitlis, Sopel and Goodall will lift the curtain on the big news topics in the UK, the US and beyond, from politics to culture and everything in between. The podcast will feature interviews with the decision makers behind the headlines, providing exclusive insights into both breaking news and long-running stories.

Alongside its audio content, The News Agents will cut through the noise with an innovative daily news hub, hosting sharp video journalism and explainers on its social media channels @thenewsagents on Instagram and TikTok, @newsagentspod on Twitter, @thenewsagentsofficial on Facebook and on YouTube.

As Global’s Analysis & Investigations Editor, Goodall will supercharge this high-impact content. Emily and Jon will present the podcast together every Monday to Thursday.

Lewis will lead the investigative journalism and be a big presence for the podcast’s on the ground reporting, as well as hosting solo every Friday.

The hosts join Global from the BBC, where Maitlis hosted Newsnight, Goodall was Newsnight’s Policy Editor and Sopel was the corporation’s North America Editor.

This podcast is a Persephonica production for Global. Persephonica’s founder, Dino Sofos, is the podcast’s executive producer. Sofos is behind some of the UK’s most successful news podcasts, including Brexitcast, Americast and the daily Newscast.

“It’s a joy to be reunited with the Americast team and see what we can do with an even broader brief. A mixture of explanation, observation and a cool hard look at the things that just don’t add up.”- EMILY MAITLIS

“There’s plenty of news out there. And no shortage of shouting. But calm, quizzical reflection on the decisions shaping our world? Not so much. And I am really excited to be part of this exciting new venture.”

“The hunger for innovation and new ways of telling stories is growing every day, as the news comes ever faster and becomes ever more complicated. What a team and adventure this promises to be.”

“Emily, Jon and Lewis are world-class broadcasters and journalists, and we’re thrilled to reveal the first details of their brand-new podcast with Global today.

“The News Agents promises to cut through the noise, combining astute analysis and explanation of the day’s news, investigative reporting and high impact interviews, brought to life across Global Player and our social platforms.” - JAMES REA, DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING AND CONTENT AT GLOBAL

The News Agents will be available every weekday afternoon on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts – listen below

Global Player is Global’s entertainment hub, which allows listeners to enjoy all of Global’s radio brands, award-winning podcasts and expertly curated playlists all together and all for free on mobile via the Global Player app, online and through your smart speaker.

Source Global

August 23, 2022 8:00am ET by Global  

  Shortlink to this content:


Latest Press Releases