Turia Pitt gets to work, Podcast Ranker, More than Talk
Compiled by Trent Thomas and Tess Connnery
Turia Pitt back for more hard work
Turia Pitt will continue to share his wisdom and explore the stories of others in the second season of his LiSTNR podcast series, Turia Pitt works hard.
After sustaining burns to 65% of her body after being trapped in a grass fire during an ultra-marathon, Pitt became a bestselling author, respected humanitarian, extreme athlete and motivational speaker.
Pitt will return for another season to unpack and explore the stories behind others’ narratives of emerging from adversity. Mediaweek’s Trent Thomas caught up with Pitt to discuss the show’s new season.
“I really enjoyed talking to people and having these really deep, honest conversations with people about something really difficult,” Pitt explained. “That this person was Kurt Fearnley talk about their experience as a wheelchair racer and being an advocate for people with disabilities, or Linda Burney who is the MP for Barton in Canberra, who is an aboriginal woman and has had so many great ideas and things that she is trying to achieve. I just like talking to these kinds of people, I find them really interesting and fascinating and I try to see the parallels between the stories.
The new season will include guests such as Osher Gunsberg, Jelena Dokic, Kurt Fearnley, Jazz Thornton, Benji Marshall, and Linda Burney. Pitt said the main criteria for his guests were the people he was interested in.
“Somebody who’s done something hard, whether it’s something hard they chose or something hard they didn’t choose. And making sure that we also have a diverse range of ‘guests.
When asked what the main draw was to returning for another season, Pitt said she had several reasons why she wanted to do it again.
“If you like something and you get good feedback and comments, it makes sense to keep doing it. I’m really proud to have had really amazing feedback and I love having D’s and M’s with really interesting people.
Discussing how she got better as a podcast host, Pitt said she got better in the process of creating a show.
“I was probably a bit stuffy or trying to create biases where there might not have been any, it could have been a really great story and really compelling content to listen to.”
Asked about the show’s future, Pitt said she wanted to make sure it continues to meet the needs of its audience.
“Just keep making sure we’re giving the public what they want and what’s going to help them in their day-to-day lives. If people listen to an interview, and if they’re going through a tough time at home, and it makes their day better and gives them a new perspective on things, then that’s great for me.
Triton Digital releases Podcast Ranker April 2022
digital newt has released its Podcast Ranker of Australia’s most popular podcasts for April 2022.
For this reporting period, the top three publishers were again ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network Australia, LiSTNR (SCA) and Audioboom.
There have been several debuts for the Top 100 Ranker of Liar, Liar: Melissa Caddick and the Missing Millions (New Editions), News with (New Editions), Sacked: AFL (News Corp Australia), and more.
The return of Cat 10 Looks 3 after a brief break saw the podcast in which Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb discuss what they read, watch, cook, listen to or are excited about climbing 83 positions to 23rd place. This jump makes Cat 10 Looks 3 highest this month.
Launch of Spotify more than talkhosted by Melissa Leong
Spotify has launched Australia’s first “pod club” with more than talka content series hosted by the podcast guru Melissa Leongand featuring some of Australia’s most iconic and beloved personalities as guests.
more than talk will immerse Australians in podcast culture, inviting them to discover new podcasts and perspectives, broaden their listening horizons and reveal hidden gems and guilty pleasures as our guests show them in a whole new light.
The first episode with Grace Taming is now available on YouTube.
“We’re thrilled to be working with some of Australia’s favorite personalities to show that podcasts really are more than talk. With 3.6 million podcasts on the Spotify platform covering everything from crime to comedy, moving through global issues, relationships and fiction, they have become a big part of our culture as listeners lean into audio,” mentioned Ben Wattshead of Spotify AUNZ studios.
“As podcasts continue to go from strength to strength, we hope this series helps showcase the diversity and quality of podcasts on Spotify, while inspiring Australians to find their next favorite podcast.”
by Andy Lee Do not open this book series now available on LiSTNR
LiSTNR announced that Andy Leeit is Do not open this book The children’s series was specially created in the form of interactive audiobooks read on LiSTNR. The series aims to be the perfect listening companion for children and their parents, encouraging children to “not” move on with the main character, Wizz.
Andy Lee, best known as one half of Hamish and Andy juggernaut, is a musician, TV presenter and comedian, and by accident became an award-winning author of children’s books. The first book in the series was supposed to have only one copy. Lee wrote it as a surprise for his sister and her husband to celebrate their son. georgethe first birthday. When he asked his companion to print him a copy, his companion said, “This book is good, can we print more?”
As part of the continued growth of its parent and child entertainment content slate in 2021, LiSTNR acquired flagship child and parenting brand Kinderling which is home to original music, stories and programs that have become the cornerstone of LiSTNR’s children and parents pillar.
SMH Liar Liar the podcast exceeds one million downloads
Less than a month after its launch, The Sydney Morning Herald investigative podcast Liar, Liar: Melissa Caddick and the Missing Millions surpassed the one million download mark.
The podcast, hosted by Kate McClymont and Tom Steinfort, delves into the story of Sydney conwoman Melissa Caddick, who disappeared in 2020 after ASIC and Federal Police raided her home in Dover Heights.
“The Caddick Inquiry has fascinated different people for different reasons – fraud, deception and breathtaking chutzpah. We are thrilled with the public response to Liar, Liar and the comments we receive each week tell us how are engaged and interested. Herald survey editor Michael Evans mentioned.
“We’re halfway through the series and Kate and Tom still have a lot of revelations to come about how Caddick cheated on his loved ones.”
Nine to launch Origin stories Friday May 13 podcast
Nine’s Wide World of Sports will take the first step on the road to State of Origin 2022 when 9Podcasts launches the Origin stories documentary series from Friday, May 13.
Delving deep into Australia’s biggest sporting rivalry, the audio docu-series will access a range of big-name Origins from the Nine commentary team and all the greatest moments from the WWOS archives.
Enjoying exclusive access to current Origin coaches, Queensland’s Billy Slater and New South Wales’ Brad “Freddy” Fittlera who’s who of rugby league legends will be heard in the eight-part series leading up to Origin I on Wednesday June 8.
Podsights and iHeartPodcast Network reveal growth in Australian ad spend
Australian Q2 Podsights Benchmark Report Revealed RNA iHeartPodcast Australia Network recorded 5.8 million listeners in March 2022. The report looked at data collected from April 2021 to March 2022 and showed that iHeartPodcast Network Australia received 25.8 million downloads, which equates to an average of 4.5 downloads per listener.
Podsights Q2-22 Global Report showed that the period from January to March 2022 had doubled (+110%) the number of impressions served compared to the same period last year with an 81% increase in spend. Additionally, the report found that advertisers continue to use high-end real estate in podcasts, with 93% of podcast ad campaigns using either pre- or mid-roll.
Polly “PJ” Harding Launches New Podcast on Acast Creator Network
Former host Australia and New Zealand Jas and PJ radio program, Polly “PJ” Hardinglaunched a new weekly Podcast, The PJ Podcast. The show is distributed, hosted and monetized by Acast.
The PJ Podcast promises moments of laughter, connection and foot-in-mouth and will feature new guests on the show every week, from comedians to sexologists and astrologers. In the first episode, Polly clears the air with her former work husband across the ditch, Jason Hawkinand announces special news.
Harding said: “After a few strange years in the world and tough times in my life, last year I decided to pack my bags and move to be with my farmer fiancé. It turns out that sheep and cows don’t deliver the jokes I’m used to! So, I’m back! And ready to overshare in my new podcast. Joining the Acast Creator Network allows me to have unfiltered conversations with the guests of my choice, which is guaranteed to have laughs and awkward moments.
Are we already there? Family Quizshow Extravaganza podcast launches
Sarah Higman and her co-host and fiancé Keith Primrose are celebrating the launch of a brand new podcast. With over 1,000 subscribers tuning in in the first few weeks, the Are we already there? Family Quizshow Extravaganza podcast is resonating with families across Australia.
Like millions of Australian parents, Sarah Higman has always dreaded the cry of “Are we there yet?” coming from the back seat. So she used her years of education experience, along with decades of experience in the quirk business, and created Australia’s first interactive game show, designed to entertain the whole family.
the Are we already there? Extravangza Family Quizshow is a fun interactive radio-style game show suitable for the whole family. Perfect for summer vacations, rainy days, or listening on the way to school, this will get families talking, bonding, and just plain fun together.