Former politician and lawyer Simon Bridges today launches the first episode of his own podcast show ‘Generally Famous’ featuring rowing champion Eric Murray.
Once a week Bridges will interview a generally famous guest about their life and what makes them tick.
Making a podcast is a new challenge for Bridges, but it’s one he’s jumped at saying he is a “big believer in trying new things”.
“I always loved working with the media throughout my political career, so it feels like a natural progression for me to move to the other side of the microphone,” he says.
“We’re having a blast recording the show, I’m really pleased with the mix of talent we’ve got lined up and I think the audience is going to love listening in on my conversations with some of New Zealand’s most interesting personalities.”
Bridges was Stuff’s first big-name signing since launching its new audio division headed by Chief Audio Officer Nadia Tolich. Stuff Audio is gaining momentum with several top new hires recently announced including content director Laura Heathcote and executive producers Chris Reed and Jono Williams.
“’Generally Famous’ is just the beginning. We’ve got big plans to create more inspiring and thought-provoking audio content that connects with Kiwis and enriches their lives,” says Tolich.
A new episode of ‘Generally Famous’ will be available each Wednesday morning at www.stuff.co.nz/generallyfamous or follow wherever you get your podcasts from.