The Culture Shot

Welcome to the Culture Shot, your regular shot of what’s new and noteworthy in the world of culture.

Hosted by Ben Monro-Davies, and brought to you by Midas – the leading communications agency for culture – each episode is a shot of culture, from books to theatre, film to dance, music to art.

Joined by a different guest each time, including writers, artists, creators and more, we get to the bottom of the most pressing issues in the culture sector today, while learning how our guests got to where they are today.


Episode 1

In this week’s episode we hear from Lola Shoneyin, Founder & Director of Aké Festival, about why the world needs a festival devoted to African and African Diaspora voices now more than ever, and how the pandemic has enabled this year’s event to become global, digital and free for all.

Episode 2

In this week’s episode we’re joined by investigative journalist Geoff White. Having covered technology for BBC News, Channel 4 News, Forbes and many others, Geoff White specialises in examining the impact of tech on our daily lives, from AI to the Dark Web. Discussing his new book Crime Dot Com, we go on a deep-dive into the world cybercrime, predicted to be one of the great themes of the twenty-first century.