Abbie Chatfield, Sound States, Grant Blackley

Compiled by Grace Gollasch and Tess Connery

Rolling with the punches with Abbie Chatfield on It’s A Lot

The checklist of successes for Abbie Chatfield simply retains rising – the latest announcement is that she’ll be taking her place behind the guessing panel desk on The Masked Singer. It doesn’t matter what she’s as much as nonetheless, her podcast It’s A Lot goes from energy to energy, coming in at #19 in the latest Podcast Ranker.

Podcast Week’s Tess Connery spoke to Chatfield about conserving issues cheery and taking issues as they arrive.

With a information cycle that has been something however easy recently, Chatfield says that she has a strong method for coping with dangerous information on the podcast.

“My strategy to a variety of issues – significantly political issues – is to strategy them with humour and have amusing. In order that’s how I cope with it mentally.”

This extends to her radio present as properly – and a dose of excellent information by no means harm anybody.

“On Sizzling Nights due to the terrible information cycle, now we have a phase referred to as Good Information Tuesday, the place we get folks to name up and inform us their excellent news. That may be starting from ‘I had a strawberry milkshake as we speak,’ to ‘I’m pregnant with my third child’. That helps me counteract all of it, as soon as every week folks name up and speak about good issues which are taking place of their lives.”

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As for what the longer term holds, Chatfield says that she rolls with the punches when placing It’s A Lot collectively.

“The podcast could be very week by week, even day-to-day. Folks ask what my plans are – I don’t have plans! I don’t know. I assume I’ll simply hold doing each week and see what occurs. 

“I don’t plan issues greater than every week prematurely. God, that may be far an excessive amount of to deal with!”

[Listen to It’s A Lot here]

LiSTNR delves into sensory non-music audio with Sound States

LiSTNR has launched Sound States, a collection of ‘sensory non-music audio’ that influences temper states of listeners. 

Sound States was an idea conceived in-house and offered at SCA’s The Lab Contest as a part of its innovation program. SCA’s personal analysis discovered that greater than two thirds of its underneath 35 viewers have heard of sensory non-music audio, and use it to affect their temper.

Two Sound States have launched on LiSTNR with extra to come back – one for ‘Focus’, that makes use of ‘brown noise’ which is generated by lowering the ability, whereas growing the frequency of white noise. Similar to colors of sunshine are distinguished by their frequencies, there are completely different colors of noise. Though diversified, these colors are specified by their energy density throughout frequencies. 

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The opposite Sound State is ‘Sleep’, that makes use of ambient noise.

LiSTNR has engaged with cross useful specialists at SCA similar to audio producers, analysis, and digital product specialists and partnered with Memu at Uncanny Valley, a man-made intelligence (AI) powered music engine, to leverage its AI software program for this experiment.

[Listen to Sound States here]

Grant Blackley hints at SCA adopting the LiSTNR title in “pure extension”

SCA’s LiSTNR has taken a handful of friends into the World of LiSTNR as a part of its Audio Amplified occasion, overlooking the harbour at Sydney’s Campbell’s Shops.

After the interactive expertise wrapped up, friends have been taken again downstairs, the place a particular visitor panel kicked off the afternoon.

Taking to the stage have been head of factual and drama content material at LiSTNR, Jennifer Goggin; host of The Howie Video gamesMark Howard; host of It’s A  Lot, Abbie Chatfield; and CEO of SCA, Grant Blackley. Internet hosting the proceedings was Grant Tothill, normal supervisor digital audio.

Talking about why he loves podcasting a lot, Howard mentioned “For me, I work as a broadcaster on radio and TV – which is totally good – however it doesn’t have the identical connectivity, it doesn’t have the identical intimacy that podcasting does.” 


This proved to be a theme that arose many occasions over the day. The panel lined a lot of subjects, from the statistics behind lengthy type content material consumption, all over to why a porn star speaking about her worst consumer has been Chatfield’s most memorable podcast second so far. Irrespective of the place the dialogue went, nonetheless, it got here again to the truth that podcasting permits a deep connection between the presenters, friends, and audiences.

This was cited by Blackley as one of many causes that audio continues to develop regardless of an more and more fractured media panorama. 

We’re not just like the TV trade, Blackley mentioned. “There may be much less consumption due to the digital disruption by streamers, and the identical for magazines and newspapers. Audio doesn’t have that drawback, radio doesn’t have that drawback, and the appearance and growth of podcasting has grown the audio market.”

HeartPodcast Community beneficial properties Fearlessly Failing with Lola Berry

Fearlessly Failing with Lola Berry is the most recent present to announce it’s becoming a member of ARN’s iHeartPodcast Community Australia.

Hosted by writer, actor, TV Host, and nutritionist, every week Lola Berry invitations well-known friends to share their failures and uncover how these have helped form their lives.

Launched three-times every week, every episode goals to depart listeners impressed to got down to obtain their desires and never be afraid of failure. There are in-conversation episodes that includes well-known friends, particular launch Wednesday episodes after which a diary check-in with Lola on Fridays.

From the likes of designer Collette Dinnigan AO to mannequin Megan Gale and actresses Sam Frost and Pia Miranda to psychological well being advocate and host of The Imperfects Hugh Van Cuylenburg, there’s a narrative for everybody inside the Fearlessly Failing with Lola Berry catalogue.

The partnership between iHeart and Fearlessly Failing with Lola Berry goals to speed up the attain of the present, while additionally accessing ARN’s suite of business companions.

Host Berry mentioned, “I’m rapt to be becoming a member of the iHeart household. I’ve fully fallen in love with podcasting and am actually excited to be taught and develop with the iHeart staff.

Fearlessly Failing is all about sincere interviews with individuals who encourage me, all in a bid to provide you, the listener, the braveness to go after your wildest desires. I hope you find it irresistible as a lot as I really like recording these pod episodes, and to those that already hear, thanks a lot, this wouldn’t be potential with out you.” 

[Listen to Fearlessly Failing with Lola Berry here]

Preserve it Cleaner’s KICPOD and KICBUMP now stay on LiSTNR

Preserve it Cleaner’s Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw’s profitable podcasts KICPOD and KICBUMP are actually stay on LiSTNR.

The beforehand self-published KICPOD, which focuses on well being, wellness and physique positivity, has notched up greater than seven million downloads since its launch. It’s the ‘weekly D&M on the stuff that issues’, protecting all the pieces from staying protected when travelling and psychological well being to tackling life admin and navigating friendships by completely different life levels.

Since turning into a mom in 2021, Steph launched the KICBUMP podcast that covers all the pieces from “bump to child” to assist ladies on their journey to motherhood and past.

Steph and Laura established Preserve it Cleaner to assist embrace physique acceptance and educate folks on the right way to embrace a sustainably wholesome life-style. With greater than 1,000 exercises and recipes, the Preserve it Cleaner app has been downloaded over 500,000 occasions throughout all corners of the globe.

Steph mentioned, “We needed to pinch ourselves as we walked into LiSTNR’s new recording studios, it nonetheless blows my thoughts that that is our new dwelling for our podcasts. After recording our first episode we felt extremely supported, we knew that becoming a member of the LiSTNR household was the suitable transfer for us.”

[Listen to KICPOD and KICBUMP here]

Skinfluence again with a second season of magnificence ideas and tips

Movie star make-up artist Michael Brown and skincare guru Alisha Bhojwani return on Monday 1 August with extra all-inclusive magnificence and skincare, within the second collection of the unique Nova Podcast Skinfluence.

The primary season lined sensible, must-know ideas and product necessities, from foot care to combatting dry lips. Michael and Alisha are again every week with much more magnificence and skincare ideas, from costly product dupes to their favorite skincare hacks to provide the greatest glowing pores and skin of your life in any season.

Whereas season one noticed explored a scientific tackle clear magnificence with Hannah English and gave a 101 on cosmetic surgery with Dr Jeremy Hunt, this season the podcast might be ramping up with = extra particular visitor options to ship one other spherical of scorching takes.

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Michael mentioned, “What a trip season certainly one of Skinfluence was and I’m tremendous excited to begin recording season two with Alisha! We had a lot enjoyable delivering our magnificence product information, private
experiences, tendencies, utility and strategies and we particularly cherished seeing so many magnificence questions from our listeners and naturally the constructive evaluations.”

Alisha mentioned, “I can’t wait to get again into it with Michael, we’ve cherished all of the assist and sharing our journey with magnificence and pores and skin! You may count on Season 2 to be stuffed with heaps extra ideas, particular friends, extra magnificence information, a number of laughs and we’ll even be deep diving into extra listener questions. Should you thought final season was juicy, simply watch for Season 2!”

[Listen to Skinfluence here]

LADbible Group launches collection to spice up the temper of listeners

LADbible has launched a brand new podcast designed to echo the themes present in GOODLAD’s information feeds – delivering really feel good, inspiring and constructive information tales for day by day motivation.

Established podcaster & influencer Phoebe Parsons might be internet hosting GOOD FEELS, inviting friends from numerous walks of life to share their uplifting tales in an effort to appease its listeners into an excellent temper.

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The launch of GOOD FEELS is the second podcast by the LADbible Group, appearing as one other touchpoint to the publications GOODLAD model. Launched in Might of this 12 months, GOODLAD’s mission is to behave as a spot of refuge for its viewers by breaking apart stress-inducing social feeds with constructive, uplifting, good-vibes-only content material. 

Joseph Summers, normal supervisor of LADbible Group APAC, mentioned: “We’ve learnt loads in regards to the world of audio for the reason that launch of our SPORTbible Every day Podcast earlier this 12 months, and we’re able to double down on this area after the constructive suggestions that we’re getting each from our viewers, and the trade.

“We count on Podcasts to be a continued space of progress for us sooner or later as delivering video content material that makes our viewers chortle, suppose and act continues to be what we do greatest; and so video podcasts are merely the subsequent evolution of that.”

[Listen to the Good Feels Podcast here]

Charlotte Crosby returns to Nova with new podcast, Charlotte Crosby All the time On

Actuality TV star Charlotte Crosby will return to Nova Leisure along with her podcast Charlotte Crosby All the time On.

Audiences can be part of the soon-to-be new mum as she shares her intimate perspective on being pregnant, motherhood and her ideas on what it’s wish to commerce soiled nights for soiled nappies. 

With a brand new episode dropping every month, Charlotte will present essentially the most in-depth look into her life, and as followers know – nothing is off limits. Consider this podcast as a private look into Charlotte’s diary. Listeners might be introduced alongside on her being pregnant journey and listen to all the ups and downs as Charlotte and her companion deal with turning into first-time mother and father. 

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Charlotte mentioned, “Guys! I’m so excited to be ALWAYS ON with NOVA! This pod will give us an opportunity to make amends for all of the gossip and up to date developments in my life.”

Charlotte Crosby is a best-selling writer, has platinum promoting health DVD’s and is ambassador for a few of the UK’s main vogue and sweetness manufacturers. Having been within the limelight since her early 20s, Charlotte stole the present along with her uncooked, actual and hilarious persona on the MTV actuality collection Geordie Shore.

Following a success season of the Nova Podcast Values & Vibes, Charlotte will proceed to share all as her life takes a really completely different route in Charlotte Crosby All the time On.

[Listen to Charlotte Crosby Always On here]

Piccolo Podcasts supplies half-yearly replace

Piccolo Podcasts, a full-service podcast manufacturing firm, has shared the present and upcoming initiatives it’s engaged on.

The corporate has just lately introduced the discharge of PodShare, a platform that connects advertisers and podcasters and Australia’s promoting market for all ranges of podcasting. Moreover, Recent off profitable Bronze for Greatest True Crime Podcast on the 2021 Australian Podcast Awards, Fairground F*ck-Ups has simply wrapped up season three. 

Piccolo Podcasts additionally introduced season two of Macquarie College’s In the CAVE: An Ethics Podcast is in manufacturing and might be launched later this 12 months.

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Piccolo Podcasts director, Andrew Menczel mentioned, “It has been enjoyable this 12 months engaged on ‘Tales that Stir’, a stay occasion and podcast in Sydney. I’m additionally happy, after 2 years of planning, now we have launched ‘Podshare’ to assist podcasts monetise.

“We’re about to begin manufacturing on a podcast with Sydney College, my former College, and we’re persevering with Season 2 of ‘Within the CAVE’ with Macquarie College. We’re additionally working with one of many stars of ‘Luxe Listings’ on a present we are going to announce quickly.”

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