Podcast Week: Howie with Warnie, Taste.com.au, The Guardian

• Howie with Warnie: Two-part classic interview reveals Springsteen fan

PodcastOne’s Mark Howard has launched the fifth series of The Howie Games with a not-to-be-missed two-part interview with cricketing legend Shane Warne. Among the many gems unearthed in the interview is just how much Warnie loves his music. He tells Howie he has been to 30 Bruce Springsteen concerts.

In this series Howie also has a two-part podcast with another cricket legend, Ellyse Perry.

Listen to The Howie Games here

Slow Burn, Joe Rogan and NPR win at new US Podcast Awards

The first-ever iHeartRadio Podcast Awards in the US have recognised podcasts in over 20 categories including True Crime, Comedy, Music, Health, History, Entertainment, and more.

Taking home the coveted title of Podcast of the Year was Slow Burn, produced by Slate Plus, and hosted by Leon Neyfakh. The show touches on major political scandals including the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and his controversy with Monica Lewinsky (season two) and the Watergate scandal (season one).

Other winners of the night included Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert from Breakout Podcast, Joe Rogan’s The Joe Rogan Experience for Best Comedy Podcast, Jana Kramer’s Whine Down for Best Entertainment TV Podcast, and many others.

NPR was also honoured with the first-ever iHeartRadio Podcast Pioneer Award. The radio network was recognised for being a driving and innovative force in the creation of the podcasting industry with the renowned non-profit multimedia organisation’s groundbreaking contributions to podcasting’s expanding role in today’s popular culture.

Taste.com.au launches Eat Real Unwrapped

Taste.com.au has released a new six-part podcast series Eat Real Unwrapped.

The new podcast busts the myths and breaks down the barriers to healthy eating, bringing in leading experts and scientists from Australia and around the world. The series leads listeners step-by-step in easy, tasty bites to a foundation eating plan that can be built on and personalised, episode by episode, to create an eating plan for life.

Taste.com.au editor-in-chief Brodee Myers said: “It’s time to get real about healthy eating and through this podcast series we’re going to do just that.

“There is so much confusion and so many myths around healthy eating. It’s almost like cracking a cold case. It’s not quite true crime meets nutrition, but the life you save could be your own.

Brodee Myers

“Our ultimate goal is pretty lofty. We want to change the way Australians are eating, embracing healthy eating because they want to, not because they have to. We want to get there without banning foods or compromising the joy of food. We want to knock down every barrier that’s standing in the way psychologically and physically, whether it’s know-how, inclination or FOMO around exciting food experiences.”

Created and produced by taste.com.au the podcast is hosted by Brodee Myers.

To accompany the series taste.com.au will release a raft of new content. Each episode links to meal plans, articles and tools for listeners to put the science into action.

The Eat Real Unwrapped podcast series is sponsored by Massel’s certified organic stocks.

Listen to the Taste.com.au podcast here.

Guardian Australia podcast features lesser-known wildlife

Hosted by Benjamin Law, a new podcast for Guardian Australia showcases unusual creatures that often don’t receive the attention they deserve.

Animal-lovers Benjamin Law and zoologist-turned-filmmaker Chris McCormack explore Australia’s unusual fauna in Look At Me, a new six-part podcast series that launched this week.

Ben Law, said: “Like all kids in the antipodes and beyond, I’ve always had a soft-spot for Australian fauna. Kangaroos, wombats, platypuses and echidnas – how could you not love these loveable and outrageously odd critters? What I didn’t know before signing up to this project was how odd they can get. We’re talking about nightmarish giant worms carving through the earth and the sluttiest cephalopods you can imagine. (Of course, I’m saying this in a slut-positive way.) I can’t see Australian animals the same way now, and I doubt you will too.”

Lenore Taylor, Guardian Australia editor, said: “In a world full of political upheaval and bitter debate there is something wonderful about a series focussing on the fascinating attributes and habits of some seriously weird Australian creatures.”

The Look At Me podcast is supported by the Australian Conservation Foundation and produced by Remember The Wild in collaboration with Guardian Australia.

The series is overseen by Guardian Australia’s award-winning podcast producer Miles Martignoni who also produces Guardian Australia’s Politics Live podcast and #MeToo podcast, Witch Hunt.

Listen to the first episode of Look At Me here.

Nine’s 60 Minutes reminds about True Crime podcasts

In addition to reporting the best TV current affairs, Nine’s 60 Minutes has reminded listeners about the podcast series True Crime, which features a deeper look at five of the most unforgettable – and heinous – crime stories in recent memory. The 60 Minutes True Crime podcasts have featured in a five podcast series:

• Catching A Monster (Peter Scully)
• Where Is Baby Tegan? (Keli Lane)
• The Whole Hoax (Belle Gibson)
• Gable Tostee – The Interview
• Samantha Knight – Never Forgotten

Listen to the True Crime podcasts here.

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