Nat Bass joins Matty J on bi-weekly TV & pop culture podcast for Nova

• The Nova Network has launched its first pop culture podcast, The Babble.

The bi-weekly series is hosted by Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Nat Bass) and Matthew Johnson (Matty J).

Nat Bass said, “I am super excited to join Matty J for my very first podcast The Babble. Having firsthand knowledge of reality TV with So You Think You Can Dance, The X Factor and of course I’m a Celebrity and Matty J being my personal favourite Bachelor, we are ready to get down and dirty with all things reality TV – nothing will be off limits.”

Matty J is well equipped to talk all things popular culture/reality TV after being unlucky in love on The Bachelorette, before finding true love with Laura Byrne in 2017 on The Bachelor. In 2018 he filled in for Dr Chris Brown as the travel host on The Living Room, which saw him nominated for Most Popular New Talent at the 2018 TV Week Logie Awards and hosts Network 10’s series Luxury Escapes.

Matty J said, “These days I’ve turned into such a sucker for reality TV – it’s almost disgusting! Being able to turn my guilty pleasure into a job is an absolute dream come true and the icing on the cake is that I get to do it with Nat Bass.”

Andrew Brentnall, managing editor of the Nova Network said, “Nova is dedicated to innovating in the digital space by providing the best audio and video content, tailored specifically to our audience’s needs. As a radio brand at heart, audio has always been hugely important for us, and with the uptake of smart audio devices and the demand for podcasts, we’re seeing an audience that is hungry for more original audio content. That’s why we’ll be developing a range of original Nova podcasts with The Babble as our flagship launch.

The Babble taps into our pop culture obsessed audience who aren’t embarrassed to admit they can’t miss an episode of Married At First Sight or The Bachelor. Nat Bass and Matty J may seem like an unlikely pairing, but they have much more in common than you’d initially think. When they first tested, the chemistry was instant and we knew right there and then that they were our show! We are so excited to be able to share this new podcast series with listeners.”

Listen to the first episode here.

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