Josh Szeps departs ABC Radio Sydney Afternoons
Josh Szeps – ABC Radio Sydney’s newest, youngest presenter – is leaving Afternoons to launch a streaming YouTube show with Diamantina Media (founded by the team behind the Betoota Advocate), host a live podcast tour and expand his commercial podcast Uncomfortable Conversations.
ABC Radio Sydney Manager Steve Ahern says Szeps’ “mixture of playfulness, intellect and fearlessness is one of a kind. We wish him all the best and hope he can contribute his significant talents to the ABC again in the future.”
On his podcast, Szeps has provocative discussions with the world’s biggest newsmakers. The show has notched up over three million downloads and is one of the most successful Australian interview shows in the world.
Szeps says “I’m an inquisitive person who believes that democracy depends on upsetting the odd apple cart, triggering the odd tripwire, treading on the odd land mine.”
“I’ve had a blast on Afternoons and I’m looking forward to having even spicier conversations on my own turf. The ABC is a cherished institution that deserves more funding and I wish everyone there all the best.”
His last day presenting ABC Radio Sydney Afternoons will be Friday, December 22.