Schwartz Media and LiSTNR launch first co-produced podcast – The Politics Podcast

April 6, 2022

Schwartz Media and SCA’s LiSTNR today announced their first podcast co-production, The Politics Podcast following a strategic partnership in 2021.

The Politics Podcast is a new podcast hosted by The Monthly’s Rachel Withers and will be published at 6pm each weekday evening. Launching in the lead up to one of the most talked about Federal Elections in Australian history, The Politics Podcast is designed to cut through the soundbites and spin to give listeners the information they need.

Schwartz Media Editor-in-chief, Erik Jensen, said: "Rachel Withers consistently delivers the clearest, most incisive commentary on Australian politics. She is a voice of reason every day for The Monthly and it is exciting we will now hear that voice on The Politics Podcast."

LiSTNR Head of News and Information, Melanie Withnall, said: “Rachel Withers offers a unique perspective on The Politics Podcast, continuing to build the depth of LiSTNR’s news and information offering. This is just the first of many exciting new products we will co-create with Schwartz Media.”

LiSTNR is Australia’s fastest growing digital audio platform that offers all-Australian radio, podcasts, music, news and sport. LiSTNR is committed to the continued expansion of local news and public affairs coverage and commentary for Australian audiences. New episodes of The Politics Podcast will be available each week-day evening and is available now on LiSTNR.

For more information, please contact:
Jo White; [email protected]; 0457 905 312

About LiSTNR:

LiSTNR is a curated and personalised, free app offering radio, podcasts, music, and news, creating a new audio destination for all Australians. Featuring a fun and intuitive onboarding process, LiSTNR delivers an audio destination that is built for individual listeners’ routines and preferences. Highly personalised, it provides listeners a new world of audio entertainment, with their own daily feed of audio and easy discovery of new content through curated recommendations. Available across a large array of devices including both iOS and Android, CarPlay and Android Auto, Google Assistant and Alexa and Android TV, LiSTNR enables a fantastic listening experience, anytime and anywhere. Open your Ears to a new world of audio – download the free app today.

About Schwartz Media:

Schwartz Media publishes intelligent news and current affairs that breaks the 24-hour news cycle. They offer a nuanced examination of Australia and the world, focused on fresh insight and literary expression. Their audience reads to know, not just to agree. Investing in longform journalism where the issues demand it, they provide writing of a quality that makes difficult topics clear. Schwartz Media publish Australia’s most respected writers across The Saturday Paper, The Monthly magazine, daily newsletters Post and The Politics, as well as Australia’s number one news podcast, 7am.