Putting Our Money Where Our Collective Mouth Is

Celebrating becoming a Living Wage Employer. We believe a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay.

Why we signed up as a Living Wage employer. When Steve and I set Bengo up nearly six years ago, one of the things we said from the off was that no matter what, we always wanted to treat our team really well.  And that all started with paying them fairly and on-time.  It’s completely daft that we had to … Read More

Bengo Media to produce the BBC Radio 2 Early Breakfast Show

Radio 2 Early Breakfast Owain Wyn Evans presenter in Cardiff Bay

Team Bengo will produce Owain Wyn Evans’ show in Cardiff from 2023 Bengo Media are over the moon to have won the contract to produce BBC Radio 2’s Early Breakfast Show, beginning in early 2023. Flying the flag for Wales, Team Bengo will be working with the show’s new presenter – and the nation’s favourite drumming sensation – Owain Wyn … Read More

Podcasts Are A Complete Waste of Time and Money*

Podcasts are a waste of time and money

Well that got your attention, didn’t it? From a podcast company nonetheless! Let’s complete the rest of that sentence before we all start hyperventilating… *without proper marketing! If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times.  And it’s on this very subject that our co-founder and creative director Steve Austins delved into during his latest webinar. We’ve popped … Read More

‘No Studio? No Problem!’ Podcast Recording from Home

Baby Steps Into Welsh Recording Picture

In case you didn’t catch our co-founder Steve’s webinar – No Studio, No Problem! we’re bringing it to you in condensed blog form! In this post, Steve discusses the best ways to record a podcast when, for whatever reason, using a studio isn’t an option. But, before we kick off – you’ll see some links below to products or other … Read More

And then we were 5!!!!

Bengo at 5 Fireworks

Wow – wee! How did that happen?? From the 2ish sentences that changed our lives (Steve: I think I’m ready to the leave the BBC –  Marina: Well ok. If you’re sure… Fancy doing something together??!) Bengo becomes 5 years old today! And it’s been a hell of ride. To all our amazing clients, thank you so much for trusting … Read More

Case Study: Business, Babies and Bossing It

Business. Babies and Bossing It Podcast Cover Art

We’re chuffed to pieces to be able to showcase one of our latest Consultancy, Record, Edit and Publish podcast projects: Business, Babies and Bossing It by Jess Morgan and Cass Bodington. When these two fabulous women from South Wales came to us, they had oodles of ideas spilling out about a podcast they wanted to create but zero experience in … Read More

13 Steps to Start A Successful Podcast

13 Steps to start a successful podcast banner

In case you missed our co-founder Steve’s brilliant webinar, here’s a little summary in blog form. Bringing more than 25 years’ worth of experience to the table, Steve outlines the crucial key points you need to hit to make sure that your podcast stands out and achieves wonderful things. (Before we go any further, we’ve popped some links in here … Read More

Easy Like Sunday Morning: Radio Production at the BBC in 2021

Sunday Morning With Colin Jackson and Suzanne Packer, with researcher Giorgia Rescigno

A lot of founders have their individual quirks. Mine will make you squirm.  I love working early on Sunday mornings. I know. It’s not normal. But let me explain. The work that gets me out of bed when the rest of the civilised world, it seems, is enjoying a lie-in, is live radio production.  In fact, it’s a job that … Read More