Media Will Eat Itself
Sharon Walpole on life skills and soft skills

Sharon Walpole on life skills and soft skills

June 5, 2019

My guest for episode 18 of Media Will Eat Itself is Sharon Walpole, of Careermap, a service that helps young people get their career kickstarted. We cover her background in publishing and how it's helped her now that she's a business development specialist.

Of course, the bulk of our discussion is about young people, and navigating cyberbullying, confidence, recognising your self-worth, leveraging your soft skills, and mental health in general. It's a fascinating conversation and I really hope you enjoy it.

David Brear on company culture and being media-first

David Brear on company culture and being media-first

May 22, 2019

Shaun Weston and David Brear (CEO of 11:FS) discuss company culture, building brands, podcasting, social media and what being your real self actually means.

Tanya Andreasyan on breaking down silos with social media

Tanya Andreasyan on breaking down silos with social media

May 13, 2019

Shaun Weston and Tanya Andreasyan (MD and editor-in-chief of FinTech Futures) discuss what it’s like to be a tireless professional editor. The pace of change has been led by digital, such as website proliferation and social media, yet Tanya still has a soft spot for print media.

Fil Dunsky on being a digital illustrator

Fil Dunsky on being a digital illustrator

May 6, 2019

Shaun Weston interviews talented digital illustrator Fil Dunsky. Not only is he a fantastic artist, he’s also a yoga teacher, and a prolific presence on many social media channels. Find out what it's like being a freelance illustrator in Russia.

Research, politics and conferences, with Guy Shone

Research, politics and conferences, with Guy Shone

April 26, 2019

Shaun Weston talks to business analyst Guy Shone of Explain the Market. The discussion begins with background into the life of a research professional, and turns to tribalism, inauthenticity and the oversaturation of political discourse.

TikTok, authenticity and design, with Tom Ross

TikTok, authenticity and design, with Tom Ross

April 18, 2019

In episode 13, Shaun chats to Tom Ross, founder and CEO of Design Cuts, about how fast the world of media and design is moving. They discuss the power of authenticity, the marriage of design and technology, and what it’s like to try a new platform such as TikTok and feel old (at 31).

Design, storytelling and leadership, with William Villalobos

Design, storytelling and leadership, with William Villalobos

November 25, 2018

William Villalobos of The Futures joins Shaun Weston on the Media Will Eat Itself podcast to talk about architecture, design, and running a business.

Technology and entrepreneurial startups, with David Kelly

Technology and entrepreneurial startups, with David Kelly

November 11, 2018

David Kelly of Storm Consultancy joins Shaun Weston on the Media Will Eat Itself podcast to talk about entrepreneurial startups, technology and marketing.

Social media, modern marketing and fudge, with Sian Holt

Social media, modern marketing and fudge, with Sian Holt

October 28, 2018

Shaun Weston talks to Sian Holt, founder and managing director of Fudge Kitchen, about modern marketing vs old school. Also, how is Instagram helping Sian market her business for new fudge fans, and what exactly is it like to run a successful confectionery business? Enjoy the show!

Why I made 30 videos in 30 days, with Kym Hamer

Why I made 30 videos in 30 days, with Kym Hamer

October 14, 2018

Shaun Weston talks to Kym Hamer, who describes herself as a marketing director, property investor, school governor and blogger. Kym and Shaun first met when he was editor of a food and drink website, and Kym was working for a well-known packaging company. Her skills have led naturally to independent consultancy, which this interview will cover. Hope you enjoy the show!