MADDY SAVAGE | Journalist, Presenter, Producer.
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Working as a BBC staff journalist in London for a decade, Maddy reported for UK and global TV news shows and anchored BBC World Service radio programmes reaching 50 million people a week. Since 2014, she’s been based in Stockholm, working as a freelance foreign correspondent and documentary producer for media including the BBC, Times Radio, The Telegraph, NPR, Monocle and HuffPost.


Maddy’s current reporting focusses on Nordic innovation, work and social trends and wellbeing. Her recent BBC radio documentaries include Meet the Neighbours, about solutions to loneliness, and Sweden’s Green Power Struggle, about carbon-cutting technologies impacting indigenous communities. Maddy hosted three seasons of The Stockholmer Podcast, interviewing inspiring entrepreneurs. She was voted one of the 100 most impactful people in the Nordic startup scene and works as a moderator at tech and media events.


Liv Livmoder's book re-launch

How Swedes opened up about periods


The provocative and practical ways Swedes made menstruation less taboo.

BBC / podcast

Meet the neighbours


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

BBC / podcast
Johan Raaf

Making your stuff last longer


Sweden’s clever ways to persuade people to fix old things instead of throwing them away.

BBC / podcast
Sami producer Maxida Märak.

The reindeer herders fighting a mine


Indigenous Sami reindeer herders say their traditional culture and way of life is being threatened by new industries.

BBC / video
A wooden school in Helsinki

Why is Finland building with wood again?


Could building more homes and offices out of wood instead of concrete help tackle climate change?

BBC / podcast

Inside Sweden’s second hand shopping mall


Everything inside this shopping centre is sustainable or recycled.

HuffPost / article

Violent partners: Iceland’s strategy


Iceland is pioneering a new approach to tackle domestic violence

BBC / podcast

Foot on the Gas


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

MONOCLE / article