Three Old Hacks Episode 1: Lockdown Life and Whatever Happened to British Journalism?

Mihir Bose – former BBC Sports Editor, David Smith – Economics Editor of the Sunday Times and political commentator Nigel Dudley have been friends since they first met while working at Financial Weekly in 1980s.They have kept in touch regularly, setting the world to rights over various lunches and dinners. With coronavirus making that impossible, they’ve been having weekly WhatsApp chats in the evenings, glass of wine in hand as they reflected on these the most extraordinary of times.

What do journalists do, deprived of long convivial lunches and the opportunity to set the world to rights over a bottle of red wine or several? Why, podcast of course.

In the first episode of Three Old Hacks Mihir Bose, David Smith and Nigel Dudley discuss how journalism has changed since they first became journalists in the 1980s and how the experience of the pandemic has affected all our lives.

Will the British ever go back to hugging or are we done with it after months of not touching? Have the British lost their fabled sense of humour by not coming up with a nickname for the pandemic? Are we less equipped to deal with hardship than previous generations?

Join this podcast for the wit and wisdom of ‘Three Old Hacks’.


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