We are proud to work with remarkable people. Each brings their own unique blend of of talent, expertise and creative skills. Listen to some of our new shows and meet creators like Mädchen Amick, Mina Tobias, Samantha Baines, Ramita Navai, Dr Philip Ball, Lucy Cavendish with many more to come.
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Offering new opportunities for partners with content IP which has been successful on TV/VoD/SVoD platforms (recent or past), cross promoting with the current or original series if re-release is anticipated. Aurra Studios creates content for podcast companion shows and develops standalone original entertainment, to maximise audience engagement over the longer term.
Calum Macdonald is a presenter and journalist on Times Radio. He joined the station from its launch and now presents Breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Prior to joining Times Radio, Calum was a producer, reporter and presenter at the BBC working on Radio 5 Live and at BBC Radio Scotland, where he presented a weekly political phone-in: Debate Night Extra.
He’s presented programmes on the fall of Afghanistan, the death of the Queen from locations across Scotland, the collapse of the European Super League, presented live from ringside in LA as KSI and Logan Paul boxed, and has interviewed people from all walks of life including cabinet ministers and senior politicians, spies and those caught up in the war in Ukraine. He also regularly appears on TV and in print in The Times, and his home paper the Stornoway Gazette.
Felicity Ward is an Australian comedian, actor and writer, best known for her TV appearances on Spicks and Specks, Thank God You’re Here, Good News Week and as a writer/performer in the Channel 10 Network television programme The Ronnie Johns Half Hour.
It’s Now or Never (INON)
Oisin Feeney is a podcaster and guide based out of Ireland. He has been working in the world of media for over a decade now, living in Chicago and South Korea, and during that time has worked in many different fields, including being an award winning photographer, journalist, cameraman and travel blogger.
He has been fascinated with conflict around the world and began The Troubles Podcast to focus on issues closer to home, in Northern Ireland. The podcast has been a critical success around the world, and has opened a window in a complex and nuanced period of time for many listeners. He is currently working on two other podcast projects, and will soon start working on a third podcast more focused on conflict around the globe.
Mark Randell is a true crime writer and presenter from Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire. Alongside his day job, Mark is the other half of the popular true crime podcast Seeing Red. When he’s not busy working on the show, you will most probably find him down the pub, or relaxing on a sun-kissed beach, book in hand.
Bethan Trueman is a mother of two from Wiltshire, UK. Alongside her day job, Bethan is one half of the popular podcast Seeing Red, a weekly true crime podcast which she began with co-host Mark back in 2018. With over 220 episodes and counting, there is nothing these friends won’t discuss, from fraud and scams to murder and anything in between.Bethan’s hobbies outside of family life include reading, crafting, going for long walks, and any excuse for a glass of bubbly, and she released her first true crime book, The New Millenium Serial Killer, in 2021.
Andrew is one half of the true-crime podcast ‘Picture The Scene’ which is currently listened to in over 120 countries worldwide. Despite its global reach Andrew likes to concentrate on crimes from the UK and Ireland, usually ones that have been forgotten about or were never widely known so that the victim’s voice can finally be heard. Andrew believes that by giving these forgotten victims a voice, we can as a society learn, grow, and adapt to ensure history doesn’t repeat itself. Be forewarned though, while he brings a sensitive and empathetic approach to his cases, you’ll often still hear him championing the case of the humble toasted cheese sandwich on the show.
Rachael is the other (some would say better) half of the true crime podcast ‘Picture The Scene’. Quite the opposite to Andrew, Rachael loves to dive into some of the more well-known cases & crimes from around the globe and is always keen to bring a different perspective (and her own opinions) to these cases too! Whilst Picture the Scene may not have won any awards (yet!), she believes the Pod that the duo have created offers something unique for True Crime fanatics!
Ramita Navai is an Emmy and Robert F. Kennedy award-winning British-Iranian investigative journalist, documentary maker and author. With a reputation for working in hostile environments, she has reported from over forty countries, made over thirty documentaries and features and worked as a foreign correspondent for print. After a Masters in journalism at City University, where her graduating film on transsexual legislation in the UK won the national Young Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award, she began her career as the Tehran correspondent for The Times. She has now reported on countless conflicts, and produced multiple documentaries, many of which are award-nominated. She is regularly interviewed about her work and has been a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Morning Joe, Sky News, BBC News, BBC Radio 4’s The Today programme among many others.
Alison Thea-Scot is a critically acclaimed actor, comedian, improviser and writer. ‘The reigning queen of character comedy’ (Evening Standard), she has written and produced her own 5-star smash hit, live comedy shows, which won critical acclaim at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and transferred to sold out runs at Soho Theatre in London. Selected as one of the Observer’s Female Millennials Changing Comedy, the Evening Standard’s Best Comedy Shows to See and The Telegraph’s Best of the Fringe. She has worked extensively on TV, theatre, film & radio and can be seen on Comedy Central, Sky, BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and has worked with Bad Robot & Paramount Pictures. She has recorded numerous comedy shows for BBC Radio 4 and has been part of several BBC Comedy Writers Rooms, developing her own pilot sitcom script. She is a highly-experienced improviser, as well as developing improv TV formats for ITV & BBC, she is a founding member of the improv supergroup ‘SORRY’ (Evening Standard’s Funniest Shows to See) and was invited to perform a two-person hour long improv show with Jason Mantzoukas. During Lockdown in 2020, she was asked by Next Up Comedy to host a week of online Q&A conversations for The British Comedy Guide, interviewing comedians from Mark Watson to writers for Charlie Brooker.
Joz Norris is an award-winning and critically acclaimed comic, writer and actor. His 2019 show Joz Norris Is Dead. Long Live Mr. Fruit Salad. won the Comedians’ Choice Award for Best Show, was nominated for the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality and the Chortle Award for Best Musical & Variety Act, and transferred to an extended run at London’s Soho Theatre. His BBC Radio 4 comedy special A Small Talk On Small Talk was a Guardian Audio Pick of the Week and received rave reviews in the Guardian and the Big Issue, and this year he will write and star in the original sitcom The Dream Factory, also for BBC Radio 4. In 2020 he adapted his canceled Edinburgh Fringe show You Build The Thing You Think You Are into a feature film which was hailed as one of the comedy highlights of the year by the Guardian and the Telegraph. His short films and web series have been Official Selections and award nominees at film festivals worldwide, and as an actor he has appeared in Channel 4’s Hodge Podge and Shots, BBC Three’s Quickies and Blindboy Undestroys The World, Comedy Central’s Guessable, Dave’s The Dave Talks, ITV2’s Elevenish and Wild Seed’s Shambles.
Mädchen Amick is an Actress / Producer / Director / Writer who moved to the bright lights of Hollywood at the age of 16, to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. Shortly thereafter, director David Lynch, who ended up playing a pivotal role in her career and became her mentor, cast her in the TV cult classic Twin Peaks. She was cast as Shelley Johnson, a role developed specifically for her. Many successful roles later, Madchen is now playing the role of feisty Alice Smith on The CW’s drama television series, Riverdale.
Close to her heart is her mental health advocacy work around the globe. She’s worked closely with premiere organizations over the years such as NAMI, SAMHSA, The David Lynch Foundation and The Creative Coalition – to which she just lobbied for at Capitol Hill – as well as being the first global ambassador for Bring Change to Mind, a non-profit spearheaded by Academy Award winner Glenn Close. Although she’s enjoyed helping to break the stigma surrounding mental illness, it just wasn’t enough for her and her family who have been directly impacted by the inadequacies of our existing health care support services. Just this year they launched a nonprofit direct-impact mental health foundation, don’t MiND me, that will take immediate action to match people in need to essential treatment services.
Mina Tobias, the daughter of actress Mädchen Amick (Twin Peaks, Riverdale) and musician/producer David Alexis (Sly and the Family Stone, Mtume),is the co-founder of the mental health foundation don’t MiND me, and co-host of the mental health podcast by the same name, both created as a collaborative effort by Mina and her family to help end the stigma around mental illness and implement direct impact for those most urgently in need of health care.
Claire Clottey is a multi award winning broadcast journalist renowned for amplifying the voices of underrepresented communities and increasing their visibility through the production of digital, radio, audio and written content.
Born and raised in the UK, Claire identifies as a Black British Ghanaian Londoner with Caribbean cousins (but not always in that order). Married to a Black American man Claire has set to embrace another cultural identity as she relocates to the US and closes the gap on her 5 year and 5217 mile long distance relationship.
Follow Claire Clottey on her journey as she jumps on the train of other Black Brits living (or attempting) to live the American Dream.
Philip Ball is a freelance science writer, working at Nature for over 20 years, first as an editor for physical sciences and then as a Consultant Editor. His writings for the popular press (New Scientist, New York Times, the Guardian, the Financial Times and New Statesman) have covered issues ranging from cosmology to the future of molecular biology.
Philip has written many books on science, including works on the nature of water, pattern formation in the natural world, colour in art, the cognition of music, and physics in Nazi Germany. He’s written on the interactions between art and science, and has lectured to scientific and general audiences in the London Victoria and Albert Museum, the NASA Ames Research Center, London’s National Theatre and the London School of Economics. A contributing editor of Prospect magazine (where he writes a science blog), he is also a presenter of “Science Stories” on BBC Radio 4. As a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Phil sits on the editorial board of Chemistry World and Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, and is a board member of the RESOLV network on solvation science at the Ruhr University of Bochum.
Lucy Cavendish is a trained counselor and journalist (Daily Mail, The Times) – and you’ll often find her on your TV screens talking about relationships.
An expert in online dating and finding love, Lucy believes that there is somebody out there for everyone. If you are recovering from a divorce, looking for more sex or trying to find your first long-term relationship, Lucy has expert tips to help you achieve your goals. Lucy has helped thousands of people find a real connection, and she now leverages her vast experience to create her new insightful podcast show, The Dating Game.
The Dating Game