The Guardian is launching four new weekly podcasts and another daily one – each lasting up to 25 minutes and free to download.
Newsdesk, from Guardian Unlimited, will go out every day at midday presented by Jon Dennis and produced by BBC producer Tim Maby. It will review the day’s headlines and breaking stories with expert guests and contributions from Guardian correspondents around the world.
Science Weekly will go out every Monday presented by Guardian science correspondent Alok Jha and will consist of a round up of the week’s science stories with a mixture of reports, interviews and studio discussion.
Culture Vulture is released on a Wednesday and the paper’s arts team will look ahead at the cultural week. On Thursdays, media editor Matt Wells will present Media talk which is to consist of a discussion of the week’s big media industry stories.
The new podcast line-up is completed with Westminster weekly presented by Guardian assistant editor and politics writer Michael White. The show look at the week’s political events, review Prime Minister’s Questions and include special guests and interviews.
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger is a long-standing web evangelist who last week boasted that Guardian Unlimited reaches 14 million readers a month.