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Talking Comms is a podcast for the modern professional communicator, reflecting the industry we work in, sharing best practice, and telling the best human stories. Email us at or tweet us @talkingcommspod.

Dec 11, 2019

Recorded at the 2019 LGComms Academy in Manchester, we have highlights from a panel discussion on comms and mental wellbeing, featuring Jane Fordham, Leanne Ehren, Helena Hornby and our very own Darren Caveney.

We also chat to comms legend Peter Holt about how the digital organisational tool Trello has helped relieve...

Dec 6, 2018

This episode is crammed with everything you expect from a cutting-edge comms podcast.

We cover how to build a successful comms teams in quite a lot of detail, hearing from four industry leaders followed by Darren’s top tips.

The fabulous Helen Reynolds shares some of her creativity secrets (*contains Bob Monkhouse*)....

Sep 30, 2018

This special episode is a snapshot of this year's Comms Unplugged, recorded on location in a field in Dorset.

Adrian was ill so Darren spoke to attendees ('Unpluggers'), sponsors and the organising team of Sally Northeast, Georgia Turner and, er, Darren.

Stay tuned (or not) for the last rambly bit recorded real-time in...

Sep 13, 2018

It’s conference season so we’ve got details of two must-attend events coming up in October: Intranet Now and the LGCommunications Public Sector Academy. We also catch up with Rob Jefferson from Doncaster on ace-ing social media and how simple changes in tone and content can engage with your audience. And do listen...

Jul 26, 2018

We get the lowdown on a brand new and comprehensive new comms resource, chat to a couple of internal comms aces about The Big Yak unconference and diversity, and round things off by hearing from a comms pro who's just taken a leap into the world of freelancing!


Big thanks to Matt Nicholls (@mattypn), Rachel Miller (