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So how did you get your dream job?Every week Archie Biltcliffe, Ben Ward and Michael Slavin speak to media industry leaders. From critically acclaimed journalists to your favourite creators, we talk to the people who are Plugged In.Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpodTwitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedinHosted by Archie Biltcliffe, Michael Slavin & Ben WardProduced by Archie BiltcliffeMusic & Sound Design by Dylan Tarayan-Bibbs: www.instagram.com/dylan.oka

Latest Episodes

Alex Stewart | Inside Tifo Football and The Athletic

In the penultimate episode of the series, Archie and Michael chat with Tifo Football and The Athletic's Alex Stewart. Alex is the Senior Content Strategist, UK Video at The Athletic and one of the brains behind Tifo Football: one of the UK's biggest YouTube football channels. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted by Archie Biltcliffe & Ben Ward Produced by Archie Biltcliffe Music & Sound Design by Dylan Tarayan-Bibbs: www.instagram.com/dylan.oka

54 min1 w ago
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Alex Stewart | Inside Tifo Football and The Athletic

Liam Conroy | From Student Radio to BBC Radio 1 Producer

In the penultimate episode of the series, Archie and Ben have a chat with Stag Radio alumnus, Liam Conroy. Liam is currently the producer of Dev's afternoon shows on BBC Radio 1, having previously worked with industry leaders including Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Alice Levine and Nick Grimshaw. In 2017, Liam was also named in Radio Academy's prestigious 30 Under 30 list. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted by Archie Biltcliffe & Ben Ward Produced by Archie Biltcliffe Music & Sound Design by Dylan Tarayan-Bibbs: www.instagram.com/dylan.oka

45 min2 w ago
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Liam Conroy | From Student Radio to BBC Radio 1 Producer

Zealand | How to be a Sports Commentator

With over 100,000 followers across Twitch and YouTube and a reputation as one of the most promising sports commentators in the USA, we're celebrating Election Week with our first American guest, Zealand. Michael and Ben talk all things broadcasting, with Zealand sharing tips and tricks on how to thrive in the industry. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted by Ben Ward and Michael Slavin Produced by Archie Biltcliffe Music & Sound Design by Dylan Tarayan-Bibbs

29 min3 w ago
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Zealand | How to be a Sports Commentator

Hemmed Clothing | The Secrets of Depop

Today, Archie sits down for a chat with one of the UK's most exciting social media fashion brands, Hemmed Clothing. The duo behind the company, Eme Ikpeme and Heather Swindlehurst, share the secrets of Depop, ugly sides of the industry, and what it takes to carry a small business through a global pandemic. Hemmed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hemmedclothing/ Hemmed's shop: https://www.depop.com/hemmed/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted & Produced by Archie Biltcliffe

31 minOCT 29
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Hemmed Clothing | The Secrets of Depop

Squidge Rugby | Breaking into the Mainstream

This week, we sit down to chat to YouTuber and analyst, Robbie Owen, also known as Squidge Rugby. As the biggest and best voice on the online rugby community, with his astute rugby knowledge, unique analysis style and quick wit, the Squidge Rugby YouTube channel boasts over 130,000 subscribers and move than 15 million views! Tune in as we learn Robbie's secrets and how he has now broken into the mainstream. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted by Ben Ward & Michael Slavin Produced by Archie Biltcliffe

58 minOCT 22
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Squidge Rugby | Breaking into the Mainstream

Fernanda Prates | The Athletic & Fighting Double Standards in the Media

EThis week, we sit down to chat to journalist, Fernanda Prates. Having spent over a decade as one of the leading voices of MMA, Fernanda shares her story of getting into the industry, the difficulties that have followed Covid-19, her experiences of The Athletic compared to local journalism and fighting sexism and double standards within the industry. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted by Ben Ward & Michael Slavin Produced by Archie Biltcliffe Music & Sound Design by Dylan Tarayan-Bibbs: www.instagram.com/dylan.oka

71 minOCT 15
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Fernanda Prates | The Athletic & Fighting Double Standards in the Media

Max Fosh | Going Viral & Mental Health on YouTube

EThis week, we sit down to chat to YouTuber, Max Fosh. Having shot to online fame as a fake model at London Fashion week, Max takes us through the highs and lows of the online world, collaborating with KSI and his experience at student and hospital radio. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted by Archie Biltcliffe & Ben Ward Produced by Archie Biltcliffe Music & Sound Design by Dylan Tarayan-Bibbs: www.instagram.com/dylan.oka

50 minOCT 8
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Max Fosh | Going Viral & Mental Health on YouTube

Neil Smythe | Behind the Scenes at Hashtag United & Getting into Football Media

On the first episode of Plugged In, we chat to Hashtag United Operations Director, Neil Smythe. With over 20 years of experience in the sports media industry, Neil shares his invaluable knowledge of one of the most competitive industries. In our conversation, we talk about his role behind the scenes at Hashtag United and launching the first ever fan channels, including Full Time Devils. We also get to grips with the negative side of the industry and how drama thrives in the YouTube world. Neil talks about his experience on Soccer AM and Copa 90, before sharing what he would look for as an employer for people wishing to enter the football media industry. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted by Archie Biltcliffe & Michael Slavin Produced by Archie Biltcliffe Music & Sound Design by Dylan Tarayan-Bibbs: www.instagram.com/dylan.oka

61 minOCT 1
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Neil Smythe | Behind the Scenes at Hashtag United & Getting into Football Media

Trailer

Plugged In #1 coming Thursday 1st October. | Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod | Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin | Hosted by Archie Biltcliffe, Michael Slavin & Ben Ward | Produced by Archie Biltcliffe | Music & Sound Design by Dylan Tarayan-Bibbs: https://www.instagram.com/dylan.oka

1 minSEP 29
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Latest Episodes

Alex Stewart | Inside Tifo Football and The Athletic

In the penultimate episode of the series, Archie and Michael chat with Tifo Football and The Athletic's Alex Stewart. Alex is the Senior Content Strategist, UK Video at The Athletic and one of the brains behind Tifo Football: one of the UK's biggest YouTube football channels. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted by Archie Biltcliffe & Ben Ward Produced by Archie Biltcliffe Music & Sound Design by Dylan Tarayan-Bibbs: www.instagram.com/dylan.oka

54 min1 w ago
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Alex Stewart | Inside Tifo Football and The Athletic

Liam Conroy | From Student Radio to BBC Radio 1 Producer

In the penultimate episode of the series, Archie and Ben have a chat with Stag Radio alumnus, Liam Conroy. Liam is currently the producer of Dev's afternoon shows on BBC Radio 1, having previously worked with industry leaders including Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Alice Levine and Nick Grimshaw. In 2017, Liam was also named in Radio Academy's prestigious 30 Under 30 list. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted by Archie Biltcliffe & Ben Ward Produced by Archie Biltcliffe Music & Sound Design by Dylan Tarayan-Bibbs: www.instagram.com/dylan.oka

45 min2 w ago
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Liam Conroy | From Student Radio to BBC Radio 1 Producer

Zealand | How to be a Sports Commentator

With over 100,000 followers across Twitch and YouTube and a reputation as one of the most promising sports commentators in the USA, we're celebrating Election Week with our first American guest, Zealand. Michael and Ben talk all things broadcasting, with Zealand sharing tips and tricks on how to thrive in the industry. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted by Ben Ward and Michael Slavin Produced by Archie Biltcliffe Music & Sound Design by Dylan Tarayan-Bibbs

29 min3 w ago
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Zealand | How to be a Sports Commentator

Hemmed Clothing | The Secrets of Depop

Today, Archie sits down for a chat with one of the UK's most exciting social media fashion brands, Hemmed Clothing. The duo behind the company, Eme Ikpeme and Heather Swindlehurst, share the secrets of Depop, ugly sides of the industry, and what it takes to carry a small business through a global pandemic. Hemmed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hemmedclothing/ Hemmed's shop: https://www.depop.com/hemmed/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted & Produced by Archie Biltcliffe

31 minOCT 29
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Hemmed Clothing | The Secrets of Depop

Squidge Rugby | Breaking into the Mainstream

This week, we sit down to chat to YouTuber and analyst, Robbie Owen, also known as Squidge Rugby. As the biggest and best voice on the online rugby community, with his astute rugby knowledge, unique analysis style and quick wit, the Squidge Rugby YouTube channel boasts over 130,000 subscribers and move than 15 million views! Tune in as we learn Robbie's secrets and how he has now broken into the mainstream. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted by Ben Ward & Michael Slavin Produced by Archie Biltcliffe

58 minOCT 22
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Squidge Rugby | Breaking into the Mainstream

Fernanda Prates | The Athletic & Fighting Double Standards in the Media

EThis week, we sit down to chat to journalist, Fernanda Prates. Having spent over a decade as one of the leading voices of MMA, Fernanda shares her story of getting into the industry, the difficulties that have followed Covid-19, her experiences of The Athletic compared to local journalism and fighting sexism and double standards within the industry. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted by Ben Ward & Michael Slavin Produced by Archie Biltcliffe Music & Sound Design by Dylan Tarayan-Bibbs: www.instagram.com/dylan.oka

71 minOCT 15
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Fernanda Prates | The Athletic & Fighting Double Standards in the Media

Max Fosh | Going Viral & Mental Health on YouTube

EThis week, we sit down to chat to YouTuber, Max Fosh. Having shot to online fame as a fake model at London Fashion week, Max takes us through the highs and lows of the online world, collaborating with KSI and his experience at student and hospital radio. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted by Archie Biltcliffe & Ben Ward Produced by Archie Biltcliffe Music & Sound Design by Dylan Tarayan-Bibbs: www.instagram.com/dylan.oka

50 minOCT 8
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Max Fosh | Going Viral & Mental Health on YouTube

Neil Smythe | Behind the Scenes at Hashtag United & Getting into Football Media

On the first episode of Plugged In, we chat to Hashtag United Operations Director, Neil Smythe. With over 20 years of experience in the sports media industry, Neil shares his invaluable knowledge of one of the most competitive industries. In our conversation, we talk about his role behind the scenes at Hashtag United and launching the first ever fan channels, including Full Time Devils. We also get to grips with the negative side of the industry and how drama thrives in the YouTube world. Neil talks about his experience on Soccer AM and Copa 90, before sharing what he would look for as an employer for people wishing to enter the football media industry. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted by Archie Biltcliffe & Michael Slavin Produced by Archie Biltcliffe Music & Sound Design by Dylan Tarayan-Bibbs: www.instagram.com/dylan.oka

61 minOCT 1
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Neil Smythe | Behind the Scenes at Hashtag United & Getting into Football Media

Trailer

Plugged In #1 coming Thursday 1st October. | Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod | Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin | Hosted by Archie Biltcliffe, Michael Slavin & Ben Ward | Produced by Archie Biltcliffe | Music & Sound Design by Dylan Tarayan-Bibbs: https://www.instagram.com/dylan.oka

1 minSEP 29
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