Pinstripe Media partners with PodcastOne
Sydney based digital publisher Pinstripe Media specialises in creating inspirational small business and personal finance visual and editorial content.
Pinstripe Media, founded by David and Libby Koch, is partnering with PodcastOne Australia to offer complete bespoke audio and visual solutions for brands as well as creating original podcasts with Pinstripe Media’s stable of talent.
As part of the new partnership, PodcastOne will create and monetise a series of podcasts featuring David Koch focused on Finance and Business. The first of which, Kochie’s Easy Steps to Financial Success, is released on Thursday August 8.
“We are very excited about working with AJ Koch and the entire Pinstripe Media team to create and commercialise a highly informative series of podcasts with David Koch and work closely with brands to create not only audio, but visual content opportunities with one of the best in the business,” said head of PodcastOne, Grant Tothill.
In the first podcast series, Kochie’s Easy Steps to Financial Success, financial journalist and commentator David Koch will provide small, measurable steps in each episode, that are easy to digest and easy to implement, from managing debts, to growing income and protecting assets.
Tom Ballard is back: ABC doesn’t want him, but Audible does
Audible.com.au, the Australian arm of the world’s biggest provider and producer of audiobooks and spoken word entertainment, has announced changes to its membership plan and a new key podcast signing.
Audible members will continue to get a monthly credit to use on any audiobook of their choice. Plus, they’ll now get a bonus audiobook each month called the Editors’ Extra.
Audible members can also listen to hundreds of hours of audio entertainment with unlimited access to Audible Original Podcasts.
The podcasts range from feature series like Marc Fennell’s It Burns, Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets, and Esther Perel’s Where Should We Begin?
To coincide with the changes Audible has partnered with comedian Tom Ballard to host a new podcast, What’s the Story? Ballard will be joined by a revolving panel of fellow audiobook-worms, experts and comedians, to discuss the latest Editors’ Extra each month. There will also be a dedicated Facebook group.
The new series will launch on August 20 with satirist Dan Ilic and true-crime expert Meshel Laurie who join Ballard to discuss Audible’s first Editors’ Extra, The Dry, by Australian author Jane Harper.
Tom Ballard said: “I’ve always loved listening to audiobooks and podcasts, but there’s a lot out there to listen to. What’s the Story? brings together all the best bits, like a book club for your ears. We hear the moments that made us laugh and that made us cry, and basically discuss a lot of great audiobooks.”
Crimebuster Adam Shand returns with new Understate
Adam Shand is releasing a new PodcastOne true crime podcast in which police need the assistance of the public to catch an alleged killer. Jonathan Dick, known as Jono, has evaded capture in Melbourne for more than two years and how he’s done it is a mystery. Reporter Adam Shand goes in search of the answers in his exclusive investigation.
Shand told Mediaweek there had been a sighting of the elusive Jono, with details to be revealed in the podcast. Shand came across the crime via a friend who new one of the alleged killer’s victims. “When I first learned of it I assumed it had been solved. But upon investigation I was shocked to learn it remained unsolved.”
With $100,000 reward on offer to help solve this case, Shand is hoping the podcast will encourage a member of the public to come forward with information. “In the previous Understate series on Lucille Butterworth we received two or three very significant pieces of evidence.”
With many authors, podcasters and TV producers looking for unsolved crimes, Shand said there were plenty to go around: “It’s a fertile ground that includes everything from organised crime, mafia stuff right down to domestic mysteries. There is also a remarkable appetite for these stories.”
Network 10 has more 10 Speaks podcasts, aligned to shows & talent
Earlier this week Mediaweek detailed two new podcasts from 10 Speaks:
• The Reality Bite: Cocktails and Roses is co-hosted by former Bachelorette and 10 News First reporter Georgia Love and TV presenter Shura Taft. The weekly Bachelor podcast, released each Friday, delves deep into the action of what has happened in the Bachelor mansion during the week from an insider and outsider’s perspective.
• Hammer it Home is a lifestyle podcast hosted by builder, developer, entrepreneur and host of The Living Room, Barry Du Bois. Each week, Barry speaks to special guests about modern living, design innovations, gadgets, sustainability and offers tips on how to improve your home from the inside out.
Georgia Love said: “I’m so excited to be hosting 10’s first reality TV podcast, The Reality Bite: Cocktails and Roses. I love The Bachelor and I love talking so it’s a perfect fit!
Barry Du Bois said: “If you know me, you’ll know I’m a big fan of having a chat. I’ve always been passionate about sharing knowledge and learning from others and I think a podcast is a pretty great way to do that on a large scale.”