Details of Emily Maitlis & Jon Sopel’s new Global podcast revealed

The new podcast hosted by Emily Maitlis & Jon Sopel for Global will be called The News Agents and be available weekdays at 5pm.

Emily and Jon will record and host Monday to Thursday, with Lewis Goodall hosting every Friday.

Launching on Tuesday 30th August via Global Player, the podcast will feature interviews with the decision makers behind the headlines, providing exclusive insights into both breaking news and long-running stories.

Alongside its audio content, The News Agents will have a daily news hub, hosting video journalism and explainers on its social media channels on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

The hosts join Global from the BBC, where Maitlis hosted Newsnight, Goodall was Newsnight’s Policy Editor and Sopel was the corporation’s North America Editor.

This podcast is a Persephonica production for Global. Persephonica’s founder, Dino Sofos, is the podcast’s executive producer.


Emily Maitlis: “It’s a joy to be reunited with the Americast team and see what we can do with an even broader brief. A mixture of explanation, observation and a cool hard look at the things that just don’t add up.”

Jon Sopel: “There’s plenty of news out there. And no shortage of shouting. But calm, quizzical reflection on the decisions shaping our world? Not so much. And I am really excited to be part of this exciting new venture.”

Lewis Goodall: “The hunger for innovation and new ways of telling stories is growing every day, as the news comes ever faster and becomes ever more complicated. What a team and adventure this promises to be.”

James Rea, Director of Broadcasting and Content at Global: “Emily, Jon and Lewis are world-class broadcasters and journalists, and we’re thrilled to reveal the first details of their brand-new podcast with Global today. The News Agents promises to cut through the noise, combining astute analysis and explanation of the day’s news, investigative reporting and high impact interviews, brought to life across Global Player and our social platforms.”