We are Crowd Network

We are an independent podcast network that specialises in unforgettable stories and personalities. We exist to bring people together and create conversations you have to share.

We are proud to be based in Manchester, but we work across the world. We cover history, politics, fiction, lifestyle, culture and sport.
We create compelling original documentaries like the Secret History of Flight 149 and ground-breaking fiction like Eliza: A Robot Story.
We make lifestyle podcasts with your favourite on-screen stars like The Sam and Billie Show and Go Love Yourself.
And we produce top sports podcasts with the likes of Joe Marler, George Groves and Geraint Thomas.
We are welcoming, inclusive and collaborative. This is a place where you belong.

Amy Thomson

Amy Thomson

Business Development Manager

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Amy Thomson

Business Development Manager

Hi, I’m Amy and I am the Business Development Manager for Crowd Branded. I am always on the hunt to find forward-thinking brands who want their own podcast to supercharge their marketing strategy. The more personality the brand brings, the better I say! Outside of Crowd, you’ll find me challenging myself to tick off a bucket list item. I have 120 of them and so far I have ticked off 74.

Anna Staufenberg

Anna Staufenberg

Producer

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Anna Staufenberg

Producer

I’m a Stories producer, Crowd Stories being the home of Crowd’s documentaries and storytelling pods. I produced the history podcast We Didn’t Start The Fire for my first 18 months at Crowd, and then I dived into the world of tech with the first three series of dot com. Before landing at Crowd, I was a reporter for Hits Radio, Rock FM and Radio City, covering Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

Archie Biltcliffe

Archie Biltcliffe

Social Media Manager

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Archie Biltcliffe

Social Media Manager

As a massive sports geek, working on our trailblazing Crowd Sports shows is a dream. I work alongside our brilliant producers to create content for social media and build communities for our shows. When I’m not listening to podcasts, I play for a local rugby team, support Manchester United (for my sins) and love a day at the cricket.

Catalina Noguera

Catalina Noguera

Admin Assistant

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Catalina Noguera

Admin Assistant

I’m all about organisation, effectiveness and brainstorming ideas that will make working at Crowd more enjoyable. I work with all members of the team in different areas to make sure all processes work as they should and to keep Crowd’s culture a priority. One day I could be sorting out the logistics for an abroad recording and the next I will be chasing people for receipts and designing the newsletter! Outside of work, you’ll find me baking vegan treats, dancing to reggaeton with friends or doing some CrossFit/Yoga (depending on the day’s vibe).

Christie Cremin

Christie Cremin

Head of Finance

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Christie Cremin

Head of Finance

I lead on everything finance, which means working with podcast producers to keep our shows on budget, working with our commercial team to maximise podcast revenue, and helping to finetune our business model so Crowd can continue to go from strength to strength! Outside of work, music is my vice – anything and everything, from Khruangbin to Jeff Mills.

George Sampson

George Sampson

Marketing Manager

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George Sampson

Marketing Manager

Hey there, I’m George and I love growing the Crowd. I work across all our divisions and shows to help create them, launch them and build their listenership. I also oversee all our branding and visual output, have a hand in our PR and various other bits! I love golf and support Portsmouth, no laughter please.

George Solomon

George Solomon

Producer

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George Solomon

Producer

I’m George and I produce Crowd Sports’ cycling podcasts. I started Watts Occurring with Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe in my old job at Team INEOS, when we boldly decided to record a pod without any idea what we were doing. Four years on, I’m not too sure much has changed. I’m really excited to turn my hand to podcasting full-time here at Crowd and also hoping to persuade the bosses that there’s legs in a pod about my amateur football team, the mighty Salford Albion.

Kristina Hrywnak

Kristina Hrywnak

Head of People Podcasts

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Kristina Hrywnak

Head of People Podcasts

I work across our personality titles, and am always on the lookout for new talent to create the next big podcast! I’m also lucky enough to be producing The Sam and Billie Show each week, which is a dream. Before working at Crowd I worked at the BBC for over ten years on both News and Sport at network level.

Louisa Adams

Louisa Adams

Producer

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Louisa Adams

Producer

I’m a producer for Crowd’s Stories team. It’s my job to find extraordinary people and help them tell their incredible stories. When I’m not making podcasts, I’m listening to them – usually on a walk with my lovely dog, Jessie. I’m also a TV fiend, can’t resist the cinema and love a good pub quiz.
Louise Gwilliam

Louise Gwilliam

Talent Director

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Louise Gwilliam

Talent Director

Hello! As Talent Director, I look after our recruitment here at Crowd, and the development of all our amazing talent both on and off-air. I also produce the Geraint Thomas Cycling Club, organise Crowd socials, and make sure everyone takes their holiday allowance. Away from work, despite growing up in a very English part of England, I support Welsh national teams at all opportunities, and I sing a mean rendition of Wannabe on karaoke.

Mike Carr

Mike Carr

CEO

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Mike Carr

CEO

I specialise in surrounding myself with brilliant people. My job is to create an environment where they can all flourish – plus developing partnerships, long term strategy and unfortunately spread sheets and budgets. I am Manchester born and bred and love the fact that Crowd represents the values and ambition of this great city.

Rob Roberts-Facey

Rob Roberts-Facey

Head of Crowd Sports

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Rob Roberts-Facey

Head of Crowd Sports

I lead our Crowd Sports division with over 10 years of experience working on the biggest sporting events on the planet. From World Cups to Olympics and Super Bowls – I’ve been there and bought a mug to prove it. As well as podcasts, I am an all-round sport, television and Football Manager addict. Ask me anything about the film Jaws.

Robert Wallace

Robert Wallace

Development Researcher

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Robert Wallace

Development Researcher

As a Development Researcher on the Crowd Stories team, it’s my job to find incredible feature-length stories, track and chat to the key players involved, and ultimately develop the ideas into full-fledged documentary podcasts! Outside of catching conmen and cults, you can usually find me at the theatre, cycling around London, or playing the Billy Joel back catalogue on dodgy train station pianos around the country.

Ryan Bailey

Ryan Bailey

Senior Producer

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Ryan Bailey

Senior Producer

Hello! I’m Ryan and I recently swapped filming TV shows for making podcasts at Crowd (which is much more fun). I mostly spend my days learning about very interesting people on The Joe Marler Show and devising ridiculous ideas to feature in Beef’s Golf Club. My favourite things include fantasy football, craft beer and Game of Thrones seasons 1-6 (don’t ask about 7-8).

Sam Psyk

Sam Psyk

Head of Crowd Stories

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Sam Psyk

Head of Crowd Stories

I head up the Crowd Stories team. We develop and produce incredible documentary and narrative podcasts. Everything from callous cover-ups, scintillating scams, crafty cons, high-stakes history, captivating characters – you name it, we’re probably writing a treatment on it. Before joining Crowd, I worked at the BBC producing content across TV and network radio, as well as BBC-wide creative projects. In my spare time I can be found down at the beach topping up my vitamin D, and debating if it’s too cold for a sea swim…

Steve Jones

Steve Jones

Content Director

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Steve Jones

Content Director

I work across Crowd’s three content divisions – Stories, People and Sports. I work closely with a team of producers to make the best content possible, creating show ideas, developing them into actual things and then finessing them to make them special. I used to produce The Joe Marler Show until I was replaced by Ryan who is much better than me. At everything.

Tom Fordyce

Tom Fordyce

Creative Director

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Tom Fordyce

Creative Director

I’m Crowd’s Creative Director, which means I get to co-present podcasts like the Joe Marler Show, the Geraint Thomas Cycling Club and our history show We Didn’t Start the Fire, as well as coming up with ideas for new shows and new superstar pod presenters. I was the BBC’s Chief Sports Writer for a long time, and co-presented That Peter Crouch Podcast. I own too many bikes and not quite enough guitars.

Vicky Wright

Vicky Wright

Producer

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Vicky Wright

Producer

I’m Vicky and I’m a Producer on the People Team at Crowd Network. I produce my own shows with some of our amazing talent, including Sam and Billie and help out with loads of our other shows too. I also put my love of the internet to good use by making digital content for our shows – which basically means I get to make memes and read celebrity gossip for work.

WANT TO JOIN THE TEAM?

We are always looking for new talent to join our crowd so visit the careers page for more information.

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