Bea Duncan’s career in podcasting started with pioneering company Broccoli Productions when it was just five people, working on the BBC podcast Money 101and moving to a hosting role within just a few months. When Broccoli formed its joint venture with Sony Music, she was the first full-time employee, working with the CEO to develop its slate of award-winning original shows. She has produced high-profile client projects for Netflix and Sony Music, working with talent including Mark Ronson, Louis Theroux and The Sugababes.
Bea has also shown a masterful ability to own an idea from start to finish. The Stitch Up is an incredible example of a documentary about the fashion industry that she pitched, produced, presented and sound designed, and she was lead producer on seven seasons of the award-winning Anthems podcast. Much of Bea’s work has involved handling intimate and sensitive personal stories, including Zombiemum, a raw and honest account of parental mental health, and In Touch, an eight-part sex and relationships documentary that she pitched and produced.
After a stint as the lead editorial producer at Message Heard, producing the award-nominated podcast Conflicted, as well as Power Lines, a co-production with The Kyiv Independent, Ukraine’s English-language media outlet, she has now returned to Broccoli as a senior producer. She also helped formulate the Equality in Audio Pact and founded the almost 500-strong Entry Level Audio Network to support those wishing to make a career in audio. Bea's work has been nominated for numerous industry awards, including The Webby Awards, The Lovie Awards, The British Podcast Awards and The International Women’s Podcast Awards.
Hana Walker-Brown, creative director, Broccoli Productions
Sandra Ferrari, head of content and production, Message Heard
Beth Watson, marketing lead, Message Heard