Maddy Savage | Journalist, Presenter, Moderator
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ABOUT

Working as a BBC staff journalist in London for a decade, Maddy reported for UK and global TV news programmes and anchored BBC World Service radio shows reaching 50 million people a week. Based in Stockholm since 2014, she is currently a freelance foreign correspondent for media including BBC, NPR, Monocle and The Huffington Post.

 

Maddy’s focus is Nordic business, innovation and lifestyle trends. In 2020 she produced and presented the BBC documentary Meet the Neighbours, about solutions to loneliness in Sweden. Maddy has also hosted three seasons of The Stockholmer Podcast for Acast, interviewing inspiring entrepreneurs in the Swedish capital. She was voted one of the 100 most impactful and influential figures in the Nordic startup scene and works as a moderator at prominent tech and media events in the region.

FEATURED WORK

Meet the neighbours documentary

People living in this block of flats sign a contract to spend at least two hours a week together to tackle loneliness.

BBC / podcast

Sweden’s unusual coronavirus strategy

Sweden’s strategy to keep large parts of society open is widely backed by the public, but not all virologists are convinced.

BBC / article

The Swedes getting microchips inserted

Why are thousands of Swedes getting microchips?

NPR / radio / text

Do pregnancy prevention apps work?

There’s a debate over contraception apps in Sweden after women spoke out about unwanted pregnancies.

BBC / video

Inside Sweden’s second hand shopping mall

Everything inside this shopping centre is sustainable or recycled.

HUFF POST / text

Foot on the Gas

Alain Visser, CEO of Gothenburg-based car-subscription company Lynk & Co wants to transform mobility.

MONOCLE / article

The startup rescuing Sweden’s leftover food

Karma is on a mission to rescue Sweden’s leftover meals.

THE STOCKHOLMER / podcast

The bridge between two nations

This brooding Nordic Noir backdrop has its own dramatic, twisting tale of innovation.

BBC / article / radio

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