Goalhanger is launching its new business and economics podcast The Rest is Money with broadcaster Steph McGovern and ITV News political editor Robert Peston on 30 August, the production company has announced.
The podcast will explore how everyday issues are affecting people’s finances, covering topics such as AI’s impacts on jobs and high inflation rates. The co-hosts will also revisit major financial events that have taken place over the past century to see if there’s any lessons they could learn from them today.
“We’ve all been told that ‘money makes the world go round‘ but who is making it and how? And what about when things go wrong?” said McGovern. “We want to talk about money in the same way we talk about sport, culture and telly. Looking at the stories and personalities behind the headlines and working out what it means for everyone in the here and now.”
“We’re doing a show called ‘The Rest is Money’ because too many people have too little and a few people have way more than they could ever possibly need or use,” said Peston. “Every week Steph and I will examine the business, tech and economic shifts that are making us richer and poorer. We want to give you the information, on the players and the trends, that put you in control, and we’re going to have fun too.”
McGovern and Peston’s podcast is the latest instalment in Goalhanger’s ‘The Rest is…’ franchise, following the success of The Rest is Politics with former political figures Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart, The Rest is History with historians Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook, and the newly-launched The Rest is Football with Goalhanger co-founder Gary Lineker and former professional football players Alan Shearer and Micah Richards.
“At Goalhanger, we love pairing engaging presenters with great camaraderie,” said Goalhanger co-founder and managing director Jack Davenport. “Steph was Robert’s producer during the 2008 financial crisis at the BBC, so we’re excited to bring their unique perspectives together again.”
“In all our podcasts we try to make big subjects engaging and entertaining; we thought the captivating world of money was the perfect next step for our ‘The Rest Is…’ series.”
The launch of The Rest is Money comes at a time where people are dealing with the cost of living crisis caused by political uncertainty in the country. Davenport told PodPod in an earlier episode of the podcast that this situation makes the podcast really timely as it’s what’s right at the top of people’s minds at the moment.
Similarly, production company Persephonica - which co-produces hit news podcast The News Agents with Global - recently announced the launch of a new economics podcast with former chancellor George Osborne and former shadow chancellor Ed Balls although the podcast still does not have a name or release date.