Podcasts keep coming: MediaWorks and RNZ/Newsroom launch new content

  • Media
  • November 7, 2018
  • StopPress Team
Podcasts keep coming: MediaWorks and RNZ/Newsroom launch new content

Last week it was NZME and TVNZ launching new podcasts, this week MediaWorks and RNZ have announced their own fresh content.

MediaWorks' Newshub is expanding its podcast lineup with the launch of The Outlook – a magazine-style news and entertainment show tailored specifically for the LGBTIQ community, featuring news, views and culture. 

The new podcast comes just over a month since Newshub launched Grove Road, an eight-part investigative crime podcast in which journalist Mike Wesley-Smith looks into the 1985 murder of Arthur Easton.

Hosted by Dan Lake, The Outlook includes a revolving cast of co-hosts and guest speakers who discuss current issues and events in the LGBTIQ community. Lake has covered the LGBTIQ round for eight years and previously hosted a weekly live radio show for the rainbow community. 

Lake says the podcast aims to be accessible and relevant to all New Zealanders. 

"As well as being entertaining and informative, it will give a voice to those within the LGBTIQ community who may be living in towns or even homes where they can't simply be themselves and be who they want to be. I want to use this podcast as a way to share our stories and celebrate Aotearoa's diversity."

The 30-minute The Outlook episodes will be released fortnightly on Thursdays.

Radio New Zealand, which has plenty of podcasts to fill its ranks, also launched a new series this week – a co-production with Newsroom.

Two Cents' Worth is the country's first weekly business podcast and is available on both RNZ and Newsroom's websites and iTunes on Friday afternoons. It will also be broadcast just after the midday news on Sundays on RNZ National.

Each week the team will examine one issue in depth and then convene a panel discussion from Newsroom business editor Nikki Mandow, Interest.co.nz political and economics writer Jenée Tibshraeny, RNZ business editor Giles Beckford and Newsroom Pro managing editor Bernard Hickey.

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  • Advertising
  • February 22, 2019
  • Caitlin Salter
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