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The Political Risk Podcast is an independent podcast, focused on geopolitical risk, for decision makers in specialty insurance markets, reinsurance and beyond. Listen through the website, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc. Hit follow to stay in the loop about new episodes, teasers and news! 


The exclusive guest list uniquely mixes the C-suite, senior brokers and underwriters from the world of specialty insurance markets, with external geopolitical risk expertise from authors, academics, diplomats and analysts. The aim is to provide market-leading analysis and thought leadership insights for specialty insurance decision-makers and risk professionals, into the volatile global geopolitical risk landscape, primarily angled towards these classes of specialty insurance business:

• War Risk

• Terrorism

• Political Risk / CPRI

• Political Violence / SRCC

• Crisis Management / Evacuation

• Malicious Cyber Attack

• Kidnap and Ransom

The Host: David Benyon


David Benyon is a freelance journalist with more than fifteen years’ experience writing about risk and P&C insurance and reinsurance markets. He is a former editor of Strategic Risk, Reactions and Global Reinsurance magazines, and a freelance contributor to The Insurer, Insider Engage,, Marine Professional, The Desk, and other trade business and financial services brands.

David has served two operational tours in the Middle East as an Information Warfare Maritime Trade Operations specialist in the Royal Navy Reserve. He is a graduate of War Studies and History at King’s College, London and holds a Master’s in British Empire and Commonwealth History, also from King’s. He lives and works in London.

Amid shifting geopolitical risk perceptions globally, this podcast is an independent project designed to link a professional career as a journalist, primarily writing for risk professionals and insurance and reinsurance markets, with long-held personal passions for geopolitics, foreign policy and international relations.

Podcast Credits

Host: David Benyon

Music: Lawrence Durkin

Production: Peter Magill

Design: Richard Taylor

Website: Emma Benyon


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