SMH and The Age expand their podcast library

The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age are increasing their podcast library with three new series, the relaunch of the popular Real Footy, and expansion of the weekly news podcast Please Explain.
 Herald editor, Lisa Davies, says, “Podcasts are a key part of our commitment to high-quality, independent journalism. They build on the excellent journalism we publish every day and add another layer of content for our readers to engage with.”
The Age editor, Alex Lavelle, says: “Our podcasting team has grown as part of our strategy of engaging new audiences and catering for the expectations of our subscribers. It was great to see our latest investigations podcast, The Last Voyage of the Pong Su, win a Quill Award last week, building on the success of Phoebe’s Fall, Wrong Skin, and our regular Please Explain and Real Footy podcasts.”
Good Weekend Talks will join the podcast library from this month, bringing the weekend lifestyle staple to life for readers’ ears.
The podcast will showcase the magazine’s best features, narrated by professional voice actors, followed by a discussion between editor Katrina Strickland and the magazine’s writers such as Jane Cadzow, Tim Elliot, Melissa Fyfe and Konrad Marshall.
Katrina says, “The aim is to add another layer to our storytelling, discussing the most compelling issues raised in our features and introducing listeners to the writers and writing process behind them.
“Ash Barty, the anti-vaxxer movement, Scott Morrison’s Pentecostal church, the Melbourne doctor who mapped the clitoris and the man who runs the AFL are just some of the subjects that will be covered on Good Weekend Talks.”
The Televisionaries will also launch in March, discussing all things television and streaming: from the buzziest shows online to the guilty pleasures we watch in secret.
Host Louise Rugendyke, editor of S at The Sun-Herald, hosts a lively discussion each week with the best TV writers at The Age and Herald, including Michael Idato, Paul Kalina and Kylie Northover.
In April, Naked City will see John Silvester, Walkley Award-winning crime writer, columnist and co-author of the best-selling books that formed the basis of the hit Channel 9 series Underbelly, return to the gangland wars.
Delving into the archive of tapes and interviews spanning his four decades in crime reporting, Silvester will take listeners on a first-hand journey through some of Australia’s most notorious underworld crimes.

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