Each week there is a wealth of great insights and wonderfully entertaining audio available on podcasts. Here is a pick of what has enthused the team at Mediaweek.
The Media Week Podcast
The weekly Mediaweek roundtable continues with editor James Manning, deputy editor Dan Barrett, and digital editor Kruti Joshi discuss: record ratings at Fox Sports, celebrations for Peter Overton, the closure of Famous, Logie Awards controversy, and the You’re Back in The Room ratings surprise
Two Blokes Talking Tech Podcast
The hosts of Two Blokes Talking Tech, Stephen Fenech and Trevor Long, join James Manning and Dan Barrett to discuss the technology that dominates media use and reporting. Among the many topics discussed by the panel: the recent Apple iPhone SE launch, Playstation VR, the value of 3D printers, and who should buy an iPad Pro.
Mediaweek deputy editor Dan Barrett chats with the star of the new series Heartbeat, Melissa George. The two discuss what George is looking for when signing on to a new series, working with a dialect coach, and performing while pregnant.
Other Recommended Listening
The Media v. O.J. Simpson with Bryan Curtis
The Bill Simmons Podcast, which maintains a focus on sports and pop culture, produced an hour-long documentary that examined the media element of the OJ Simpson trial in the early 90s. Guests included HBO’s Jim Lampley, former New York Times TV writer Bill Carter, and Inside Edition correspondent Jim Moret, who covered the trial for CNN.
Monocle: Culture with Rob Bound
Who would launch a magazine in 2016? This is the question posed by host Robert Bound who is joined by storied music magazine editor Mark Ellen and Liv Siddall, editor of the brand new Rough Trade Magazine, to discuss what it takes to launch a new publication in 2016. Bound also interviews Karl Henkell, editor of another new publication about to hit shelves Record Culture Magazine.
A live conversation with TV showrunners Ilene Chaiken and Michelle Ashford, recorded earlier this year at the National Association of Television Program Executives, an annual conference that takes place in Miami. Ashford is the executive producer of Masters of Sex, while Chaiken is the EP of Empire.
Roundtable: Reporting on War
A roundtable discussion on the subject of media and war. Does the public receive enough information with fewer war correspondents in the field? And how can the media avoid spectacle now that terror groups have their own PR? The BBC’s Richard Watson, The Frontline Club’s Vaughan Smith, and war correspondent Michael Goldfarb discuss.
On The Media
This week the US President criticised journalistic irresponsibility, but was quickly attacked for his own media team’s efforts to block press access. This week’s episode also examines the ethics of reading the news.
New Radio Show Podcasts
Chrissie, Sam & Browny
The new Nova 100 breakfast show is using podcasts to build a new listener base. We thought Sam Pang might have been the secret weapon, but what about Jonathan Brown and his hilarious “I don’t know or care” attitude. Chrissie Swan’s laugh is a joy to listen to, and Pang arrives part-way through the show.
Matt and Meshel
Matty Acton anchored the KIIS 101.1 breakfast show on Wednesday this week and his welcome started the podcast. Matt Tilley and Meshel Laurie start the show with a listener choosing a tune. The interaction between the hosts is fun, like a chat about boobs this week. “I am a breast man,” revealed Tilley. There is some pretty serious relationship analysis on the program during the Pay Your Divorce segment.
Francis and the Ox
1116 SEN’s breakfast show is now hosted by Francis Leach and David Schwarz. Each day’s show is split up into segments, which makes it easy to navigate through the program. Stephen Fenech guests on the show talking tech and Twitter and NFL was the topic this week. A Sydney-based regular is Rebecca Wilson who fires up the audience. Yet another Sydney guest was Wil Anderson who joined them in the studio.
The Gold 104 refreshed breakfast show with Jo Stanley and Lehmo features different bits and audio online and in the iTunes store. There are plenty of audio clips from the show’s Pop-Up Comedy running with the Comedy Festival. On iTunes the show seems to feature a weekly Best Of podcast and then other comedy highlights. Their interview with Adam Zwar is worth a listen.
Technically not a new show, but what is new is the contribution of Mediaweek’s Dan Barrett who now talks TV with host Fran Kelly every Wednesday morning. As it’s a talk show, Kelly’s podcasts are long – around two and a half hours. But Kelly and her Radio National breakfast show team also give you the option of separate podcasts for each segment – including Barrett’s. Go Dan!