The end of autumn and the start of winter has been a busy time in the PodcastOne studios for the Mediaweek Podcast.
We have been fortunate to attract some top talent in addition to our revered regulars.
Here are 10 podcasts we recommend for your winter weekend or daily commutes.
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Mediaweek talks TV: Our regular Mercado and Manning podcasts in the past few weeks have included:
Mediaweek TV: Chernobyl, Tales of the City, Perpetual Grace, Catch 22
Mediaweek‘s James Manning and Andrew Mercado talk television. “All the best dramas on TV are on Foxtel at present,” said Andrew. Plenty of reasons why you should be watching some of the new dramas + The Super Switch, Billions, Adam Goodes, Big Little Lies and Russell Crowe and the actors playing Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch in The Loudest Voice.
Mediaweek TV special: TV Week Logie nominations
Mediaweek‘s James Manning and Andrew Mercado debate all the TV Week 2019 Logie nominees – including the seven nominees fighting it out for Gold. Also this week: MotherFatherSon, Gentleman Jack, Biggle Little Lies 2, Wentworth and the wonderfully terrible What/If from Netflix.
The man in charge of ads on Foxtel… MCN’s Mark Frain
Are there too many ads on Foxtel? “No,” says MCN chief Mark Frain in this Mediaweek podcast. Hear about the strategy for the new look Foxtel and MCN 2.0. How are advertisers taking advantage of the big Kayo Sports audience, the growth of on demand viewing, product initiatives (watch four ads at once!) and what is the venue Foxtel on Oxford all about?
Seven’s plan to win the ratings year
Seven director of programming Angus Ross speaks to Mediaweek‘s James Manning about the first half 2019 ratings performance. Ross is just back from New York and LA – has he found anything good to boost their back half? And does it need boosting? Ross also talks streaming, sex as a ratings weapon, 7plus and his suite of multichannels.
The Letdown with Alison Bell and Sarah Scheller
The creators of the critically acclaimed Sydney made global hit The Letdown are back with a second series. Alison and Sarah talk to Mediaweek about their Netflix deal, working in LA and what a New York Times good review meant.
Streaming TV options: How much would you pay?
Former Mediaweek contributor Dan Barrett joins James Manning to look at all the options for people building a library of TV streaming services. Which are the best and how much do you need to pay, if anything?
Tony Thomas & Paul Jackson on smoothfm’s best birthday
It took Nova Entertainment’s management a few formats until they found the right one for Sydney and Melbourne’s newest FM licences. Hard to believe it’s already seven years old, but with smoothfm #1 FM in Sydney and Melbourne, it will be their best birthday party so far. Nova Entertainment’s Tony Thomas and Paul Jackson talk to Mediaweek about how their original strategy got them to where they are today.
Five Bedrooms: Meet the co-creators of 10’s new drama
Mediaweek‘s James Manning speaks with the co-creators of 10’s new drama Five Bedrooms – Michael Lucas and Christine Bartlett (Offspring and Playing For Keeps). How do you get to be a TV writer, writer’s block, TV critics and more!
The Sydney Morning Herald’s photojournalism
A fascinating discussion about the photos that help rank The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age among the world’s great news brands. We are joined by SMH managing photo editor Mags King, SMH chief photographer Nick Moir and multi award-winning photographer Kate Geraghty. Hear about everything from storm chasing to covering fighting in Mosul. The photographers talk about their hardware, their travel bags and even drone photography.
Jamie Durie on House Rules and his new Seven deal
The 2019 season of Seven’s House Rules boasts a new judge, with Jamie Durie joining Wendy Moore and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. Jamie visited Mediaweek to talk about his 52nd TV series and he revealed his new long-term Seven contract.