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.


Anti-shooting campaigners in Stockholm.

Sweden: Living with guns and gangs


How Sweden became a European hotspot for guns and gangs.

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 father on parental leave in Stockholm.

Sweden’s pioneering parental leave


Sweden introduced shared parental leave 50 years ago. So how has it been used?

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
White House Farm podcast cover

Morden på White House Farm


True Crime Swedish-language series about a family shooting in 1980s Britain.

PodLit / podcast
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

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