Award winning journo Richard Baker partners with LiSTNR for investigative podcast series


Award winning journalist Richard Baker is set to deliver a series of original investigative podcasts for LiSTNR in 2023, under an exclusive partnership announced today.

Baker will team up with LiSTNR’s in-house podcast team for an initial two new audio documentary series, continuing his reputation for compelling narrative content.

A long-time Age and Sydney Morning Herald journalist, Baker has become renowned in recent years for his critically acclaimed podcast series, including Phoebe’s Fall, Wrong Skin, The Last Voyage of the Pong Su and The Confession.

Baker’s podcasts have received millions of downloads worldwide, along with accolades at the New York Festivals, the Kennedy Journalism Awards and the Melbourne Press Club.

Phoebe’s Fall, a major investigation into the death of Phoebe Handsjuck, led to changes to Victoria’s Coroners Act and won the Kennedy Award, the Melbourne Press Club Quill and a New York Festivals Gold award.

SCA Head of News and Information Melanie Withnall  says “We are thrilled to have a journalist with Richard’s credentials creating compelling original podcast content for our LiSTNR audience.”

“During his 23-year career, Richard has become known as one of Australia’s most creative, engaging and ground-breaking investigative journalists. His work on everything, from corruption to politics and national security, has had national and international repercussions, sparking prosecution and legislative change.”

Jennifer Goggin, Head of LiSTNR Factual and Drama, says “Many of Richard’s podcasts have become national conversations and we can’t wait to continue this storytelling on the LiSTNR network.”

Commenting on the partnership, Baker says “I’m thrilled to be teaming up with LiSTNR to deliver what I hope will be two unique and must-listen podcasts in 2023. It’s great to be working with a company and a bunch of talented people who really believe in the power of audio storytelling.”

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