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Ben Green (producer)

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Ben Green is a British media and podcast producer, currently head of production for Muddy Knees Media. Green is commonly referred to as ‘Producer Ben’ on air.

Formerly a producer at Channel 4 news and LBC Radio,[1] Green spent 11 years as a multimedia producer at The Guardian.[2] Having joined The Guardian in 2006 he produced the Football Weekly podcast from its inception until 2017, and also produced over 25 Football Weekly live shows, including a show for over 2000 people at the London Palladium.[3]

He has hosted workshops on how to effectively produce podcasts at events held in London[4] and in Dublin.[5] He also produced an e-book called Podcast Master[6] which was also serialised in podcast form.[7]

He is now the producer of The Totally Football Show an off-shoot of The Guardian’s Football Weekly from which he, host James Richardson, and regular contributor Iain Macintosh departed in order to co-found Muddy Knees Media to create their own product ahead of the start of the 2017-18 football season.[8][9] The new shows attracted five million downloads in their first two months.[10] As well as the flagship ‘Totally Football Show’, the ‘Totally Football League show’ and ‘Golazo: the Totally Italian football show’ are also weekly football podcasts released co-produced by Audio Boom who reportedly saw their profits increase by 329% [11] with Muddy Knees media claiming over 500,000 weekly listeners.[12]

Green is co-host of the Parts Unknown , a Muddy Knees media podcast about professional wrestling.[13]

He has also produced Totally Football Live shows held at venues such as the O2 in London.[14]

Personal life

Green has Jewish and Irish heritage and is a supporter of Liverpool F.C.[15]

References

  1. ^ https://hearstlive.co.uk/esquiretownhouse/speakers/ben-green/
  2. ^ "Ben Green". the Guardian.
  3. ^ McGovern, Ste. "Producer Ben, The Son Of A Jewish Dubliner Making Waves In Podcasting".
  4. ^ "The ultimate guide to creating a successful podcast - Ben Green". the Guardian. 23 November 2015.
  5. ^ "You are being redirected..." www.aikenpromotions.com.
  6. ^ "Want to be Podcaster? Dublin Podcast Festival's best advice". www.rte.ie.
  7. ^ acast. "Podcast Master on acast".
  8. ^ Storey, Daniel (31 July 2017). "Exclusive: James Richardson to leave Guardian Football Weekly - Football365".
  9. ^ "The Totally Football Show might just have started a sports podcast revolution" – via m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk.
  10. ^ "Football journalist Iain Macintosh wants to build a podcast empire — the Totally Football Show is just the start".
  11. ^ "Totally Football Show and No Such Thing as a Fish podcasts help AudioBoom's revenue jump 329%".
  12. ^ "Muddy Knees: Trying to prove that podcasts make money - Courier Magazine". 7 February 2018.
  13. ^ "The Parts Unknown wrestling podcast by Muddy Knees Media on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts.
  14. ^ "The Totally Football Show Live". m.ticketmaster.co.uk.
  15. ^ "Ben Green - Glee".
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