Dino Sofos

Founder CEO, Persephonica, UK

Dino Sofos, is the name behind the UK’s most successful news and current affairs podcasts. Deadline said “he has had a mighty impact on the British broadcasting news landscape” Dino has brought some of the most high-profile and respected journalists into the podcasting space, including Emily Maitlis, Laura Kuenssberg and Jon Sopel. During his 14 years at the BBC, The Times said that Dino “ushered in a podcasting revolution”. He pioneered original formats, including the BBC’s Brexitcast, Americast and the daily Newscast - which amassed 85 million downloads under his tenure as Editor of BBC News Podcasts. He left the BBC in 2021 to set up his own production company Persephonica. Their first title was Dua Lipa’s podcast, At Your Service. Last year, Dino announced that Persephonica would be launching a new daily podcast called The News Agents, hosted by Maitlis, Sopel and Lewis Goodall in partnership with Global. It has quickly established itself as the most popular daily news podcast in the UK.

All Sessions by Dino Sofos

12:05 - 12:45
Track 1

Launching a brand new daily podcast with The News Agents

The News Agents, a daily UK news podcast was created by Persephoncia and the media company Global, with three previous BBC talent - Emily Maitlis, Jon Sopel and Lewis Goodall. The podcast has gone to the top of the UK charts generating millions of downloads. Find out how the show came into existence, why it's a fit for Global and how it's doing so well with the Founder CEO of Persephonica and the show's Executive Producer, Dino Sofos and Global's Head of News and Factual Podcasts Vicky Etchells.