Podcaster battles Trump and Brexit with a week of good-news bulletins

A Birmingham podcaster is fighting Trump and Brexit misery with a daily dose of good news

22nd November 2016

November 16, 2016, Birmingham, UK. Press Dispensary.Professional podcast producer and broadcaster Mark Steadman collects news stories from around the world and presents them in bite-size packages of 3 minutes or less, which listeners can subscribe to via iTunes or hear as a Flash Briefing on their Amazon Echo. This week he’s bringing his normally bi-weekly Mood Elevator to listeners every day, to help battle the blues.

Long-time podcaster Steadman said: “I’ve been doing the show twice a week for a while, but after I woke up on Wednesday and read the news, I decided to make the kind of antidote I’d want to hear each morning, so I set about gathering stories for a full week of podcasts.

“I created the Mood Elevator podcast to try and brighten up people’s commutes, so I pick stories that show us that the world isn’t as awful as the TV or radio news would like us to believe.”

As well as listening via iTunes and other popular podcasting services, the Mood Elevator can also be heard on Amazon’s new Echo devices, as part of users’ Flash Briefings. The podcast is available at http://moodelevator.org, and Steadman can be found on Twitter @iamsteadman, and on the web at http://bloomsbury.digital.

Despite the “good news” wording, The Mood Elevator has no religious angle. Once this week of podcasting is finished, the Mood Elevator will return to Monday and Thursday mornings.


Mark Steadman is a freelance digital content producer, creating audio programmes, podcasts, videos and websites. His studio, Bloomsbury Digital works with small, creative-minded companies and individuals to create engaging digital content. Mark is also a presenter on local station Brum Radio, with a show on Mondays from 2pm.

The Mood Elevator was featured in the New & Noteworthy section of the iTunes Store, and has been a top 20 podcast under News & Politics.

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