News.com.au launches weekday news podcast
A new podcast called, ‘I’ve Got News for You,’ has been launched by news.com.au, dishing up all the latest headlines.
The podcast is hosted by news.com.au’s Andrew “Bucky” Bucklow and will deliver new episodes every weekday.
The episodes will run around 20 minutes each and feature news.com.au’s journalists ready to deep dive into any issue that has captured the nation’s attention.
Presented in a fun, lively and direct manner, the style is made to reflect how the site talks to its audience every day and is made for young adults on the go.
In the first episode, Andrew Bucklow talks with Steve Irwin’s best friend and producer, Josh Stainton, about Steve’s death in 2006.
The pair discuss how Steve saved his crew from scrapes with death on many occasions, and the eerie circumstances in the lead up to Steve’s death.
“Three weeks before we were lined up to shoot, I actually rang Discovery and said, look I don’t feel good about this thing, I’d rather call it off,” said Stainton.
The timing coincides with Steve Irwin Day today, the 15th November ,and is a little taste of what’s to come in the ‘I’ve Got News For You’ podcast.
News.com.au editor-in-chief Lisa Muxworthy said: “What readers love about news.com.au is its ability to highlight what they really care about. We approach news from the audience’s perspective and can balance hard news with funny, inspiring and quirky stories adding dimension and intrigue. Our audience wants to connect and understand the world around them, and now we can deliver more of that via a new medium.”
“Bucky’s radio and podcasting background, combined with his knowledge of what the news.com.au audience really cares about – and his sense of humour – makes him the perfect person to front I’ve Got News For You,” said Muxworthy.
Bucklow started his career as a commercial radio producer before joining news.com.au as a journalist in 2013. In 2019 he started hosting ‘From The Newsroom,’ a news.com.au podcast that delivers the headlines of the day in less than five minutes. Bucklow will continue to host ‘From The Newsroom’ as well as reach new audiences with ‘I’ve Got News For You.’
News Corp Australia’s head of audio Del Fordham said: “I’ve Got News For You is the serious news podcast’s rogue second cousin. We’ve got an outstanding host in Bucky and we’re really pleased to be bringing something fresh to the daily news podcast market.”
I’ve Got News For You is produced by News Corp Australia’s on-demand audio division NewsCast. The podcast is available through the news.com.au app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other podcatchers from today.