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Former FT editor Barber joins LBC to host podcast

October 13, 2020

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Lionel Barber

Former Financial Times editor Lionel Barber is joining LBC, Britain’s biggest commercial news talk station, to host a new podcast series, “What Next? With Lionel Barber.”

The new podcast will focus on the post-pandemic life and will see the multi-award-winning journalist and author discover how the world is adapting to it, what needs to change and what lessons we have learnt that will shape our lives for the future.

Every week Barber will be engaging with influential figures from health, politics, business, technology, the arts and environment.

This is a 20-part series and will launch on Oct. 20.

Under his 15-year leadership as editor of the FT, Barber turned the publication into a hugely successful worldwide news brand and among his many international awards, he is most recently the recipient of the 2020 Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award.

Barber said:

“I am excited to join LBC’s team of top-class broadcasters, the next step in my journalistic career after the Financial Times. My new podcast What Next? will explore fresh thinking from leaders in politics, business, the arts and science. My goal, shared by LBC, is to contribute to an informed debate in the age of the pandemic and beyond.”


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