Kellie Riordan launches business podcast, Curveball

Staff Writer

Kellie Riordan, the former head of podcasts at the ABC, is host and executive producer of a new podcast, Curveball.

The iHeartPodcast Network Australia and Deadset Studios production “pulls back the curtain to reveal how some of Australia’s most well-known business leaders survived their biggest challenges in 2020”.

The first episodes feature outgoing CEO of Virgin Australia, Paul Scurrah, who talks about riding out the international travel crisis, grounding his fleet, standing down 80% of the brand’s workforce, and negotiating his exit.

Future episodes will feature comedy agent Kevin Whyte, Carman’s boss Carolyn Creswell, and Wenona College principal Dr Briony Scott.

Riordan said everyone can learn something from Curveball. 

“We’re living in unprecedented times. Every company, big or small, has had to adapt. And fast. So I wanted to know, how have the biggest, boldest, and brightest leaders confronted this challenge head on? Rarely do you get to glimpse what’s really going on during a company’s darkest hour but in these revealing, personal conversations with leaders we can all learn something about how you tackle life’s toughest moments and come out on top,” she said.

ARN’s head of commercial audio and podcasts, Corey Layton, said Riordan and Deadset Studios are at the top of the podcast game.

“Their dedication to telling high end, beautifully told stories is exceptional. We’re excited to share Curveball as we continue to aid the best local and global podcasts in building and monetising their audiences,” he said.

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