Lewis Goodall launches new investigative spinoff from The News Agents

Podcast is the latest extension of Global and Persephonica’s award-winning current affairs show

Global has launched a new investigative podcast hosted by The News Agents' analysis and investigations editor Lewis Goodall, the company has announced.

The News Agents Investigates will feature in-depth on-the-ground reporting of news and current affairs, as well as exclusive video episodes available to watch on Global Player and standalone social media content. 

“I couldn't be happier about this project and the fact that Global and The News Agents brand are investing so much in original journalism,” said Goodall. “Reporting is my bread and butter, what I love most and it's so exciting we'll be doing news-making stories across Britain and beyond.”

The News Agents is a truly multi-platform media project, and our incredible team will be bringing our journalism to audiences on the podcast, on video and across social media. The first story is going to get people talking and it's just the beginning.”

Goodall co-hosts The News Agents alongside fellow veteran journalists Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel. The podcast, produced by Global and production company Persephonica, launched in 2022 and quickly became a hit for its news coverage during a time of political uncertainty in the country. Since launching, the podcast was named the 12th most popular podcast in the UK as of Q2 2023 based on total weekly audience by Edison Podcast Metrics UK, and last week won Best Daily Podcast at this year’s British Podcast Awards.

Goodall's podcast represents Global's latest extension of The News Agents brand, following The News Agents USA, launched in May on the world of politics in the US, hosted by Maitlis and Sopel. The podcast has so far failed to gain as much popularity as the original, currently ranking as the 24th most popular podcast in the UK, according to Chartable. 

“I’m delighted that we are launching The News Agents Investigates, which will bring audiences on-the-ground reporting in a truly multi-media way,” said Global head of news and factual podcasts Vicky Etchells. “Hosted by award-winning investigative journalist, Lewis Goodall, alongside our brave undercover reporters, The News Agents Investigates is set to be an agenda-driving listen.”