The Lonely Arts Club

Series 4, Episode 1: John Sweeney

February 16, 2022 John Sweeney Season 4 Episode 1
The Lonely Arts Club
Series 4, Episode 1: John Sweeney
Show Notes

Kicking off series four of The Lonely Arts Club, we welcome John Sweeney. 

A renowned investigative journalist, who has reported for the Observer, John worked for the BBC for 17 years with his Panorama and Newsnight films being watched by more than 20 million people.

The son of Liverpudlian parents, John speaks fondly of his family and tells humorous tales of how he became a journalist and how he managed to find lighter moments even when his career took him to some of the darkest places in the world. 

During this episode, we hear how John's media career has led him to meet world leaders such as the Dalai Lama, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. 

In more recent years, John has become the author of twelve books and is host of chart-topping podcast, Hunting Ghislaine where he investigates the involvement of Ghislaine Maxwell in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. 

This podcast is brought to you by the Institute for Creative Enterprise at Edge Hill University.

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The podcast is edited by Roz DiCaprio who is the producer alongside Karen Appleton and Carl Hunter.

Audio production is by Sam Auguste of Onomatopoeia Studios in Liverpool.

Music is by Joseph McDade.

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