The week in podcasts: Mediaweek’s recommended listening

Mediaweek’s recommended podcast listening for the week

Blink TV chief Paul Clarke

Australian producer of the Eurovision broadcast Paul Clarke joins the Mediaweek podcast with editor James Manning as they discuss the 2016 production of the European talent event. In addition, the two discuss the proposed Eurovision Asia song contest, Clarke’s work producing the underrated game show gem ADbc, and the upcoming project he’s working on with Matt Preston through Clarke’s company Blink TV.

Fetch TV CEO Scott Lorsen

With Optus announcing that it had secured the rights to the English Premier League, all eyes have been on Fetch TV to determine what sort of role Fetch TV would play in the broadcast of the EPL for Optus, with a close relationship existing between the two companies. Visiting the Fetch TV North Sydney office, Mediaweek’s James Manning and Dan Barrett had a broad chat with Lorsen about Fetch’s market position, ambitions, and, of course, the EPL.

Seven Days Podcast

The weekly Mediaweek roundtable chat is available every Friday morning with editor James Manning, deputy editor Dan Barrett, and digital editor Kruti Joshi talking about the key media stories of the week. Up for discussion this week:

• Nine signs deal with SCA for Vic, Qld, and Southern NSW
• NBCUniversal partners with MediaWorks for Bravo
• Screen Australia launches Australian Screen Guide
• Budget 2016’s impact on the ABC
• Snapchat to launch Australian presence
• Set visit to Foxtel’s Friday Night Footy
• All the winners at the Men’s Health Man of the Year Awards
• Foxtel’s Secret City launch

Other recommended listening

The Passion Podcast

Hit 92.9 host Will McMahon explores the passions of his guests in his weekly podcast. This week has Joe Goddard from Hot Chip on the synergy with band member Alexis Taylor.

Listen here.

Ezra Klein Show

In a two-part podcast, Klein talks with professional blogger/tech journalist Ben Thompson about the changing business model for media practitioners and how he has shifted practices to operate independently.


Keeping It 1600

Former Obama communications staff Dan Pfeiffer and Jon Favreau join former speechwriter Jon Lovett to recount personal anecdotes of writing Obama’s White House Correspondents Dinner speeches.

TV Talk Machine

Tim Goodman, the TV critic for The Hollywood Reporter, on the interesting TV of the week. Noteworthy this week is Goodman’s commentary on what it is like dealing with HBO’s PR team when critical of the channel.


Fourth Estate

Sydney community station 2SER’s weekly media panel: Caleb Bond, Crinkling’s Saffron Howden, Kinderling’s Shevonne Hunt to discuss news for kids, Mark Scott stepping down.

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