‘The James Whale Manifesto - Getting Britain Back on Track in 2012’, a format being produced and distributed by leading radio indie Wise Buddah, will allow the outspoken presenter and two specially chosen studio guests to provide outlandish solutions to the big issues facing the UK in 2012.
Described by Whale as being somewhere between a “verbal newspaper column” and an audio version of TV’s After Dark “but without the alcohol”, each of the 30-minute podcasts will debate an individual topic such as race relations, war, the monarchy, the environment and other long-running issues that keep the British public awake at night.
“With the UK going to hell in a handcart I want to encourage people to take part in debate about the state of the country,” said Whale. “Someone has got to start the ball rolling. I was even toying with the idea of calling it James Whale’s Cabinet because MPs could really learn something from listening to some of the people that we put together and the discussions we will have.“
Discussing the reasons for making the debates available as podcasts he said:
“You can say things when you’re podcasting that you cannot say when you’re broadcasting. It’s not a radio show. It’s more like eves dropping on people sitting around talking. It’s the audio equivalent of TV’s After Dark.”
Wise Buddah, the company behind the ‘James Whale Manifesto’, hopes that the podcasts will not only provide a slap in the face for political empathy in this country but also extend Whale’s appeal beyond his established broadcast radio listeners.
Wise Buddah Head of Content Simon Willis said: “Expect a lot more from where this came from. This is just the beginning of compelling content designed specifically for a digital Britain”
‘The James Whale Manifesto - Getting Britain Back on Track in 2012’ is a joint venture between Wise Buddah’s Talent division, which represents Whale, and Wise Buddah’s Content department.
The first podcast in the series, which covers the issue of austerity, is available now for free from the iTunes Store:
A dedicated twitter account, @THEJamesWhale, and website, http://www.jameswhale.co.uk, will dovetail with the podcast.
ABOUT WISE BUDDAH
Wise Buddah Talent represents some of the UK’s best-known broadcasting talent and many of the fastest rising stars in the fields of TV, Radio, DJ Gigs and Voice Overs. Clients include Radio 1’s Scott Mills, Vicki Blight on Absolute Radio, Richard Clarke on Capital FM and BBC 6 Music’s Huey Morgan.
Wise Buddah Content provides a range of production services from branded video content to award winning music and speech-based radio shows for both the BBC and commercial broadcasters. The department prides itself in creating multi-platform content built around great ideas.
Wise Buddah Talent and Wise Buddah Content are part of the Wise Buddah group that also includes divisions for Studios and Jingles.
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Will Strauss is a freelance journalist based in Leeds. His work covers a range of subjects from broadcasting and music to DIY and Sport. As well as writing for Wise Buddah he is currently coming up with articles about dishwasher spares [http://www.leedsappliances.co.uk/
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Will Strauss is a freelance journalist, writer, editor and designer based in Leeds. His work covers a range of subjects from broadcasting and music to DIY and Sport.