This week, Big Issue founder Lord John Bird talks to us about his new magazine venture Chapter Catcher, its mission to spark a reading revolution, and how it was inspired by Brexit. He also explains why we should support bookshops and libraries, and why there is an urgent need for deeper and broader reading.

In the news round up, Peter and Esther are joined by ideastream Managing Producer and media analyst Kevin Anderson. The trio discuss The Atlantic’s relaunched paywall, whether we should be surprised by Reuters’ new report into young people and the news, and the hype around a ‘Brexit bump’ for UK media companies. Kev’s noodle gets baked by Facebook’s cut-and-paste world domination.

See the full transcript here.


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