Podcast Week: Paul Roos returns, new Serial, Addicted with Kim Ledger, sports, recaps and ABC Kids

Roos sits down with athletes and business people to discuss leadership, team culture and parallels between business and sport.

PodcastOne releases new series of The Coach with Paul Roos

PodcastOne Australia has released its new series of The Coach with former AFL player and coach Paul Roos.

Following the success of the first series, Roos once again sits down with iconic athletes and business people to discuss leadership, team culture and parallels between business and sport.

Paul Roos with Brendan Gale

In the new series Roos, the 2005 Premiership winning coach of the Sydney Swans and coach during the recent rebuild of the Melbourne Football Club, speaks with CEO of Richmond Football Club Brendon Gale, Olympic swimmer and CEO of AFLW Nicole Livingstone, NBA and NBL champion Andrew Bogut, music industry manager and label manager John Watson and others about the psychology of success.

“The new series provides some really incredible and deeply honest insights into the highs and lows of sport and business,” said Roos.

“There are a lot of parallels between the gruelling, high-pressure world of sport and the white-collar world.

“Great businesses rely on strong teams, and strong teams are supported by exceptional leadership – I hope this new series inspires those leaders.”

Series two of The Coach is available now via the PodcastOne app, website and iTunes.

Listen here.

 Serial season 3 continues Pandora streaming deal, new sponsor

In the past week it was announced that the third season of the popular US podcast Serial would launch on September 20 with two episodes and then drop a new episode every week.

For the new season, Serial is heading back to court, this time in Cleveland. The podcasts aim to reveal a year inside a typical American courthouse.

Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. The multi-award winning podcast, like This American Life, is produced in collaboration with WBEZ Chicago. It comes from Serial Productions, which released S-Town in 2017, and has more projects in development.

The weekly radio show is heard by 2.2 million listeners each week on over 500 public radio stations in the US, with another 2.5 million people downloading each episode as a podcast.

The podcast producers inked a deal with Pandora for season two which continues for season three. That means no other streaming service will host the podcast. However, it will be available from podcast platforms like Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

US jobs search engine ZipRecruiter is the exclusive sponsor for the season.

Sports podcasts celebrate footy finals

Sports podcasting is attracting big crowds year-round, but AFL and NRL podcasts do particularly well during the September finals season. Last week we spoke to AFL broadcaster Mark Howard about his all-sports podcasts, and above we have details of former player and coach-turned TV analyst Paul Roos about his latest interviews.

Many major sporting clubs now have their own podcasts. One of the interesting ones this year is the Melbourne Football Club podcast which is tracking the club’s progress through a final season for the first time in 12 years. The podcast is sponsored by Zurich and is hosted by Nine’s Clint Stanaway and TEN’s Caty Price.

The AFL’s media division has its own podcasts and there are many independent AFL podcasts from established media players through to indies. A must-listen for many is Wil Anderson and Charlie Clausen’s 2 Guys 1 Cup and also Junk Time from Adam Rozenbachs and Michael Chamberlin. Fox Footy channel also has a biweekly podcast.

The new season of NAB-sponsored Trade Radio podcast from Crocmedia has also been doing roaring business this week.

The NRL attracts fewer podcasters it seems with one of the more popular the weekly NRL Podcast from NRL.com. The much-admired, multi-award winning and long-running TWiL (This Week In League) attracts dedicated fans, as does Phil Gould’s podcast for Nine called Six Tackles With Gus.

Listen to the Inside Melbourne podcast here.

TV Recaps growing in popularity

There was a time when website text TV recaps were much sought-after for people who couldn’t watch or didn’t have the time to watch one or more episodes. Now the recap is becoming a podcasting staple.

One of the best is the Mamamia Recap podcast and in particular Bach Chat which features Mamamia’s Rachel Corbett with different colleagues from the digital publishing powerhouse.

The prolific Mamamia team now hosts something like 20 different podcasts from the flagship Mamamia Out Loud through to The Binge, The Prude & The Pornstar, No Filter with Mia Freedman and You Beauty.

Mamamia will be updating advertisers about its latest audio initiatives at an Upfront event at the Sydney Opera House next week.

Check out the Mamamia podcast platform here.

Heath Ledger’s dad talks to Ash Bradnam on Addicted

Kim Ledger, the father of renowned Australian actor Heath Ledger, shares his story with Nova’s Ash Bradnam, in the latest episode of the acast podcast series Addicted.

Kim Ledger shares his family’s grief at the death of their beloved son to an accidental overdose in 2008. In the wake of Heath’s passing, Kim has dedicated much of his time to raising awareness of the dangers of prescription drugs and, through his association with ScriptWise, is committed to educating Australians about these dangers and establishing a prescription register to spare families the pain that his family has experienced.

This episode features real-time audio from the Nova Brisbane breakfast show in 2008 when Heath’s death became news across the globe.

Nova Entertainment released the podcast series Addicted in August last year after a huge response from listeners to Ash Bradnam’s revelations about his 15-year battle with addiction.

Addicted was launched as a candid conversation about addiction and to provide practical advice and support for others and their families in similar situations. The series launched in 2017 with Ash Bradnam’s raw and honest account of his lengthy battle with addiction and the effect it had on his relationships and was followed with rapper 360’s intense account of his own battles.

Jodie Bradnam, a clinical psychologist, helped her husband Ash throughout his sobriety journey and encouraged and supported him to discuss the toll it took on their relationship, and their continuous road to recovery in the first and ongoing episodes of Addicted.

Listen to episodes of Addicted here.

ABC announces new and returning podcasts for kids

The ABC has revealed 100+ episodes of on-demand podcasts for children aged 2-6 and 5-11.

The ABC listen and ABC KIDS listen apps showcase podcasts dedicated to entertaining and educating young minds. The initiative is building an audience of kids who will want their entertainment on demand as they grow.

The titles include Animal Sound Safari with host Lawrence Gunatilaka.

Also on offer is a new season of Imagine This with host Brianna Peterson, which examines the science behind puzzling questions from inquisitive young minds – subjects include hiccups, bones, spider webs, life on other planets and much more.

The kids (and parents) ethics podcast, Short & Curly, returns to tackle the curliest questions from schools, homes and playgrounds Australia-wide with hosts Carl Smith and Molly Daniels.

New episodes of News Time drop each Saturday with coverage of stories from Australia and around the world. The series is hosted by Ruby Cornish, a presenter and reporter for the ABC children’s program Behind The News.

Explore the ABC Kids podcasts here.

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