Keeping up with a daily podcast release schedule can be a tall order, but the rewards on offer for those that get it right are significant, embedding your show into listeners’ daily routines. The winner in this category demonstrated not only admirable consistency, but also the ability to keep listeners coming back day after day.
Winner: Please Explain
Please Explain has undergone a few transformations over its five-year history. Originally launching as a weekly show, its audience's demand for reliable news during the COVID pandemic converted it to a daily pandemic podcast — and it was all the better for it.
Now news of the pandemic has receded, Please Explain has branched out to covering all the news that Australians care about. The audio team works with the largest newsroom in the country, with reporters stationed all over the world delivering breaking news. The podcast capitalises on this, bringing the reporters’ expertise and skills directly to listener ears every day.
One of the most exciting developments is the weekly ‘Inside Politics’ episodes. Broadcast each Friday, and hosted by Jacqueline Maley, the show analyses the week in politics, and has already managed to book interviews with high-profile guests including Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek.