This week in podcasts: Mediaweek’s recommended listening

Mediaweek’s recommended podcast listening for the week

Mediaweek Podcasts

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.

Craig Bruce – Radio Ratings

James Manning is joined by former SCA content head Craig Bruce to do a deep dive into the most recent radio ratings results. Bruce, who has an extensive history in Australian commercial radio, offers candid insights into the performance of commercial broadcasters across Australia. Bruce also sheds light on just how much a breakfast radio host earns.

Craig Bruce – Game Changers: Radio Podcast

In a second chat with James Manning, Craig Bruce details a new podcast series that he has produced alongside Triple M Hot Breakfast producer Jay Mueller. The six-episode first season of Game Changers: Radio features interviews with radio legends including Marty Sheargold, Chrissie Swan, and Eddie McGuire. Bruce explains how the series came about and who else he is interviewing.

Seven Days

The weekly Mediaweek roundtable series 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:

• Quickflix enters voluntary administration
Mark Scott exit interviews
• Sky News election channel
Game of Thrones – biggest STV launch in history
MKR and Reno Rumble (!) ratings
• New editor appointed for Cosmopolitan
Mark Buckman joins the team at Foxtel
• REA purchase

Listen here.

Other recommended listening

Behind The Lines

Guardian reporter Paul Farrell speaks with Bridie Jabour about what it feels like when you find out the Australian Federal Police asked to access your metadata following a recent investigation.

Listen here.

The Why Factor

Despite listener engagement changes via social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter changing the power dynamic, why does getting a request played on a radio station still feel exciting?

Listen here.

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Comedian-turned-TV-producer Louis CK details the expense of producing and distributing his self-funded 10-part TV series Horace & Pete in this conversation with HBO’s Simmons.

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show

In 1990 three friends had their school taken over by Nickelodeon as part of a promotion. They join Jeff Rubin to recount this defining moment from their youth.

In 1990 three friends had their school taken over by Nickelodeon as part of a promotion. They join Jeff Rubin to recount this defining moment from their youth.

Dr Karl

Australian science guru has a talkback segment every week on triple j with presenter Zan Rowe – this week he explored cryogenics and whether it is actually possible to freeze and unfreeze Austin Powers.

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