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Sweden's controversial "relaxed" approach towards Coronavirus has found a growing number of advocates in the UK, drawn to its emphasis on keeping society - and the economy - moving, rather than embracing lockdowns. In this episode we explore the impact of the approach pioneered by the country's chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell with Dr Deepti Gurdasani - an epidemiologist at Queen Mary University of London. We also hear disturbing claims that voices of opposition to Tegnell are being silenced within Sweden, with Stockholm resident Keith Begg, founder of Media Watchdogs Of Sweden.
Some of English football's traditional clubs face extinction in a crisis provoked by Coronavirus - although poor management, overspending and weak governance of their sport have already made them vulnerable. In this episode Adrian Goldberg hears from Port Vale owner Carol Shanahan, author John Nicholson, Sunderland co-owner Charlie Methven and Damian Collins MP about how the game can be saved. There's also a great insight into the extradition hearing of Julian Assange with Byline Times reporter James Doleman. Don't forget to subscribe to Byline Times! Produced and presented by Adrian Goldberg.
Artist David Tovey talk about Unknown Soldier, his latest performance piece being screened on 10 October 2020 for World Homeless Day. Find out more on David's Twitter stream @DavidTovey1975 or @One Festival of HA.
Scottish film maker Antony Baxter tells the story of his documentary "You've Been Trumped Too" which is finally getting a proper US and UK release after previously being pulled from cinemas and digital distribution networks.
In this Coronavirus Special, Byline Times editor Hardeep Matharu looks at what's driving the so-called "Scamdemic" movement which claims that Coronavirus is either a hoax, or has been engineered by governments in order to subdue the population. We also hear from Dr Nafeez Ahmed who has been exploring the links between a group of scientists pushing a "herd immunity" agenda and a PR agency that won substantial government contracts. Produced and presented by Adrian Goldberg.
Byline Times podcast editor Adrian Goldberg meets Sam Bright who has uncovered a PPE Procurement scandal, which has seen contracts worth millions of pounds to companies with no apparent record in providing protecting clothing. Adrian also meets people in Birmingham which is in Coronavirus lockdown. Can the people there be expected to obey all the rules, when the government has admitted that it's willing to break the law over its EU Brexit deal. Don't forget to subscribe to the Byline Times. More details at Produced and Presented by Adrian Goldberg.



After the death of George Floyd in the United States, the Black Lives Matter movement became a global phenomenon - and Byline Times editor Hardeep Matharu responded by commissioning a new strand called Our Lives Matter, which gives a platform in the newspaper and on the website to writers of colour. In this episode of the podcast, Hardeep discusses the need for diversity in the media with Prithvi Khilosia, one of the writers who has featured in the series. Prithvi describes the challenges faced by the children of migrants from South Asia, when they think of a career in the creative arts or journalism. You can follow Hardeep on Twiiter @Hardeep_Matharu; Pruthvi is @khilosiapruthvia Produced and presented by Adrian Goldberg (@goldbergradio)
To mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, Adrian Goldberg meets Betty Webb, who worked with the code breakers of Bletchley Park during World War 2. Betty went on to assist with similar code breaking at the Pentagon in Washington DC, where she was stationed when the conflict ended.
This week the Byline Times podcast discusses Brexit, Britishness and Empire. Hardeep Mathuru, editor of the Byline Times website and newspaper reflects on the connection her parents felt with Empire despite growing up in parts of the world where they were considered "subjects" rather than citizens. She explains why this led to them voting for Brexit. Meanwhile Mike Buckley hears from Northern Ireland where Brexit poses special problems for the only part of the UK with a direct border with the EU; and where questions of identity have once again become problematic. Produced and presented by Adrian Goldberg.
What was the link between Glasgow Celtic FC and Celtic Boys Club, where young boys were horrifically abused for more than three decades? Should Scotland's nine-in-a-row champions accept greater responsibility for the fate of victims and survivors? Gordon Woods and Michelle Grey think so - Gordon says he was abused by the notorious paedophile Jim Torbett, while the evidence of Michelle's brother Andrew helped bring Torbett to justice. Celtic FC says the boys' club was "a separate entity" - a claim that will be shortly tested in a civil case in Glasgow.
The HSBC Bounceback Loans Scandal continues. Adrian talks to Magdalena and Phillip who fear for the future of their businesses because they can't get access to government backed finance through HSBC. Produced and Presented by Adrian Goldberg for Kick In The Grass.
The UK government introduced Business Bounce Back Loans in May 2020 to help smaller firms survive the Coronavirus pandemic. But Goldberg Investigates has discovered problems for customers who've applied for the loans through HSBC.
Former International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell MP shares his fears about the UK's future foreign aid contribution after Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared his intention to merge DfID - the Department for International Development with the Foreign Office. In 2020, DfID has an annual budget in excess of £13bn.
George Soros is a billionaire investor and philanthropist, who has attracted more than his share of criticism. Dubbed "the man who broke the Bank Of England", he has been described as "enemy of the state" in his native Hungary, and his name been invoked by numerous conspiracy theorists. Soros has also supported liberal causes around the globe, and helped bring to justice those responsible for atrocities in the former Yugoslavia. In this interview, Emily Tamkin - author of "George Soros: Politics, Power And The Struggle For An Open Society - explains the human story which made Soros the man he is today, and explores the tension between his money making activities and his promotion of a pluralist society. Emily Tamkin is US Correspondent for the New Statesman.
Sean Foley has done it all in the theatre; written, performed, directed and now he's running the show at Birmingham Rep after becoming Artistic Director earlier this year. In this hugely entertaining conversation he talks us through a career which began as part of comedy duo The Right Size with Hamish McColl. The duo had a massive West End hit with The Play What I Wrote, inspired by Morecambe and Wise, which also secured Sean the first of his two Olivier Awards. Now Sean faces perhaps his biggest challenge yet - managing a major regional theatre in the time of Coronavirus. Most importantly, Sean is widely recognised for his humanity.
Carol Shanahan is a UK tech entrepreneur who has created a thriving business employing 360 workers, despite leaving school with zero qualifications. That proved to be no handicap as Carol took on the male dominated world of computing and learned expertise in fighting financial fraud. She is a also the co-Chair of League Two football club Port Vale.
On the third anniversary of the death of her best friend Carol, Linda Aitchison from Staffordshire, UK reflects on how she has dealt with a double tragedy in her life. Her story is a powerful testament to resilience and dealing with some of the worst that life can throw at you.
Dating Dad

Dating Dad


In 2017, father of four Glen Ocsko discovered his wife of 18 years was having an affair. After the inevitable separation, Glen reinvented himself as a blogger, sharing stories of his romantic adventures on his blog A Dating Dad. Through Twitter (@adatingdad) and his podcast Swiped Out Club he now offers advice to other lonely hearts, while still searching for Ms Right.
Former Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England Nazir Afzal tells how he helped bring a notorious child grooming gang in Rochdale to justice. Plus how he ended up on an Al Qaeda hit list; and why he enforced "tough justice" in the wake of the 2011 riots. Nazir Afzal's book The Prosecutor is available now.
Former Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England Nazir Afzal talks about the racist beating in his home city of Birmingham which inspired a career in the law. Nazir explains how his creative legal interpretations helped confront the evils of "honour killings" and other forms of "gender terrorism". His book "The Prosecutor" is available now.
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