New LiSTNR podcast tackles the big issues affecting Sydneysiders


This Arvo in Sydney is a new original podcast from LiSTNR.

An in-depth look at local news – created specifically for Sydney – This Arvo in Sydney is created by a team of quality broadcast and investigative journalists who will tackle the big issues impacting Sydneysiders.

Produced and published Monday to Friday, each episode takes a deep dive into topics affecting the city and lives of Sydney locals.

Hosted by LiSTNR journalist Sacha Barbour Gatt and featuring newly recruited investigative journalists Clair Weaver, Joey Watson and Bension Siebert, as well as the 2DayFM and Triple M news teams, the podcast will keep listeners informed from 2pm, in time for the afternoon commute and dinnertime discussions.

Melanie Withnall – LiSTNR Original Podcasts Head of News and Information – says “This Arvo in Sydney builds on the LiSTNR newsroom’s high quality local news offerings, alongside our national news podcasts such as The Briefing. We are also thrilled that LiSTNR is attracting outstanding newscasters, including multi-award-winning journalist Richard Baker who will deliver a series of original investigative podcasts for LiSTNR in 2023.”

Host Sacha Barbour Gatt says “I’m really excited to be working on This Arvo in Sydney. Our city has been crying out for a daily news podcast that provides an afternoon catch-up on the news headlines, together with a spotlight on issues relevant to Sydneysiders. We are all about diving deeper and discovering interesting stories.”

“Already we have found and told stories that highlight the challenges facing New South Wales couples wanting to adopt and the alarming rates of licence suspensions of Sydney drivers. Sydney is an incredible and varied place to live with so many stories to tell and I feel privileged to be part of the team telling those stories.”

This Arvo in Sydney is available now on the LiSTNR app or wherever you get your podcasts and is published Monday to Friday at 2pm.

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