Acast reveals Schwartz Media’s daily news pod gets 45k listens

Staff Writer

The daily 7am podcast celebrates its one-year anniversary today, with recently announced partner Acast also revealing a new audience listenership milestone.

The podcast now ​reaches an average of 45,000 Australian listens each day, or almost a quarter of a million listens weekly, according to Acast.

The year-old podcast, hosted by award-winning investigative journalist Ruby Jones, tells the news through in-depth, energetic interviews and sharp analysis.

The milestone and presence in the top five of the podcast ranker proves that, in light of continuing uncertainty, Australians are turning to on-demand audio for news.

Schwartz Media’s chief executive Rebecca Costello said 7am has published content that showcases some of the best storytelling and news reporting in Australia.

“We continue to find new audiences for our journalism – this listener milestone shows the appetite for great news in an audio-on-demand format,” she said.

Acast’s content director, Guy Scott-Wilson, said 7am has become a giant of Australian podcasting.

“We’re delighted to welcome this show to Acast, where it sits alongside our network of premium publishers, and to work with the team to drive further reach and monetisation opportunities…”

New episodes of 7am are released every weekday and are available on all major platforms.

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