West Cork Podcast
Body&Soul will also host a conversation with the people behind the addictive podcast hit West Cork. Heralded as ‘Ireland’s first true crime podcast’, investigative journalist Sam Bungey and documentarian Jennifer Forde have gripped listeners with their vivid investigation of the murder of French film-maker Sophie Toscan du Plantier that has dominated Irish headlines for over 20 years.
Jennifer Forde is a UK-based documentary television producer, who has worked for many years at the BBC and some of Britain’s leading independent production companies. Her credits include: directing and producing an episode of the RTS award-winning BBC series The Secret Life of the National Grid; producing an episode of Catholics, a Grierson-shortlisted BBC series about Catholic identity in Britain; and working with Louis Theroux on his series LA Stories. Jennifer believes strongly that the most important part of telling any story is letting the people who have lived it tell it for you.
Sam Bungey is a journalist from London. His previous foray into audio was a piece for This American Life called ‘Murder Most Fowl,’ which he first wrote about in an award winning story for the Vineyard Gazette. Sam started his career in Dublin with a national monthly magazine, Mongrel, and later launched the online magazine The Racket, before being recruited to Sydney, Australia as deputy editor of award winning news site, The Global Mail. He doesn’t have a particular beat, but is fascinated by people who take a stubborn position in life and defend that position at all costs.