Helena Merriman In Conversation
24 May 2023
Talking Podcasts ‘Creator 1’
How does a Rose D’Or Award-winning journalist, whose podcasts have had over 30 million downloads, develop and produce her stories? Journalist, Author and Podcaster Helena Merriman is one of the UK's most versatile creatives - writing, presenting and producing her own podcasts. Her acclaimed podcast 'Tunnel 29' told the story of a group of students who dug a tunnel under the Berlin Wall in 1962 to help people escape, and remains one of the BBC’s most successful podcasts. The TV series adaptation will be directed by Johan Renck (dir Chernobyl). Helena also wrote the bestselling book of the same name, which has been translated into 16 languages. In Helena’s latest podcast series, 'Room 5', she interviews people who, like her, were changed by a medical diagnosis. In this fireside conversation we hear how Helena takes the seed of an idea and turns it into a fully formed, immersive production that captivates audiences.