LiSTNR launches Royals podcast to ‘set the record straight’

Former Editor & Content Director

Two Australian Royal watchers have launched a podcast on SCA’s LiSTNR which aims to sort fact from fiction and cut through the noise about the Royal family.

The Royal Record will be hosted by The Australian Women’s Weekly’s editor-at-large and Royal correspondent, Juliet Rieden, who LiSTNR said had established herself as the country’s foremost authority on the Royal family.

She will be joined by former colleague Bryce Corbett, who along with his 25 years as a journalist, boasts an Australian Podcast Award for his work on Squiz Kids. 

Publicity for the podcast said it will do a deep-dive into the Royal stories of the week, as well as casting a light on the machine behind the Windsors and examining the forces at play behind every Royal headline.

Rieden painted a picture of a podcast that was about more than just gossip and wild speculation.

“On any given day, there’s a lot of noise out there about the Royal family, but only some of it bears any relation to the truth,” she said.

“This podcast will endeavour to set the royal record straight on the biggest stories of the week and bring a bit of old-fashioned journalistic rigour to an area of reporting that too often strays into the realm of fairy tales.”

Corbett, meanwhile, praised his co-host.

“I don’t know anyone with more rigour than Juliet. She’s interviewed Price Charles, been on tour with Harry and Meghan, William and Kate and Camilla, and interviewed Crown Princess Mary in Copenhagen palace. Her royal contact book is the best in Australia. When it comes to sifting Royal fact from fiction, Juliet’s your go-to person,” he said.

The Royal Record is produced by LiSTNR’s head of news and entertainment, Sam Cavanagh, as well as Tait McGregor, and will be released each Tuesday from tomorrow.

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