The Radio Times Podcast, a weekly celebrity interview series under publishing house Immediate Media, has amassed one million downloads nearly two years since its launch in late 2021.
Hosted by Radio Times junior commissioning editor Kelly-Ann Taylor, the podcast is now in its third series, which launched at the end of February and has featured a number of celebrity interviewees including Dame Emma Thompson, Daniel Radcliffe, Stephen fry, and How To Fail host Elizabeth Day.
“Achieving one million downloads in 18 months is a fantastic achievement,” said Radio Times publishing director Zoe Helme. “With the explosion of streaming platforms, the choice of programmes is richer than it’s ever been before, so launching a podcast to hear from the biggest stars from the world of entertainment and offering the best guidance made perfect sense.”
“The success of our award-winning podcast has enabled Radio Times to connect with a new generation of fans, expanding our brand's footprint beyond traditional print, digital, and live events and into the audio realm. We're eager to see where this journey takes us next!”
The publication also publishes a regular weekly companion podcast titled Smart TV alongside The Radio Times Podcast, which gives listeners “bite-sized” expert guidance and recommendations on the best shows to be streaming or watching on TV that coming week. Immediate Media runs a number of other podcasts as extensions of its media publications including the History Extra podcast, BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Podcast, and The olive magazine podcast.