ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network welcomes three Aussie podcasts
Australia’s #1 podcast publisher, ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network, has welcomed three new local podcasts to its library, bolstering an already-impressive range of titles.
ARN announced today a partnership between iHeartPodcast Network Australia and She’s on the Money, Somehow Related and The Imperfects.
“I am excited to partner with these shows as part of our ongoing commitment to supporting great Australian podcasts,” said ARN’s head of commercial audio & podcast, Corey Layton.
“She’s on the Money, Somehow Related and The Imperfects provide compelling local content for our audiences, as we continue to diversify our offering, giving brands access to the best local and global shows.”
She’s on the Money is hosted by Victoria Devine, award-winning Millennial money expert, who shares easy to understand and foolproof tips for financial freedom.
“I am passionate about empowering women to make smart money decisions by giving them the tools and confidence they need to change their financial situation. I am excited to be joining the iHeartPodcast Network to share my knowledge and easy to follow tips with a growing audience,” she said.
The Imperfects is hosted by The Resilience Project founder Hugh van Cuylenburg and comedian Ryan Shelton, who chat to a variety of interesting and successful people about their own struggles and imperfections.
“We know that comparing our lives to others can be harmful to our mental health, but when we share our experience of struggles it’s really empowering,” said van Cuylenberg.
We are so grateful to have guests who are willing to be vulnerable and share their personal stories to help others understand that everyone, regardless of their success, has things they are battling with.”
Season two launches on August 17.
Nearly Media’s Somehow Related with Dave O’Neil and Glenn Robbins sets up each episode with two seemingly random topics, before the comedians work out how they are somehow related.
“Every episode is a fun, sometimes odd, but always interesting journey between two random topics and if we can bring some light to people’s day that’s a bonus,” said O’Neil.
“We love the freedom of this podcast and we’ve shared so many stories with our audience and it’s great to join the iHeartPodcast Network to share our meandering conversations with new audiences,” added Robbins.
ARN has also announced new podcast listener data for July, having teamed up with Megaphone to capture data from over 800,000 devices.
Listener growth across the iHeartPodcast Network was up 31% from mid-March to July, compared with January to mid-March.
“July has been another excellent month of growth for the iHeartPodcast Network as more Australians are listening to podcasts that provide practical advice around finance and health,” added Layton.
“We’ve seen a consistency to comedy consumption too, demonstrating that Australians are still seeking escapism during these times.”