Merrick Watts & Sabrina Frederick launch SAS Australia podcast via ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network

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Former radio star and winner of last year’s SAS Australia TV program, Merrick Watts, is fronting a new podcast which breaks down the show’s second series.

Joining him on SAS Australia Debrief is fellow contestant and AFLW player, Sabrina Frederick.

The podcast will come out twice a week for the duration of the show’s broadcast via ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network Australia.

Each episode will feature the duo recapping the biggest moments from this year’s show, as well as sharing insights from their own experiences passing the selection process on the show last year. There will also be tips for listeners to help them build mental resilience with weekly challenges that can be done at home.

Watts said being on the program was one of the most intense experiences of his life.

“It tested every part of me, but also showed me what I was really capable of and the importance of developing resilience in everyday life,” he said. “That’s what we hope listeners will get from this podcast – an understanding of how they can dig deep in tough times in their own life.”

Frederick said all people, not just those on SAS Australia, can build strength and determination to rise to challenges, and that’s what the podcast is all about.

“We all love watching people overcome adversity in extreme situations like we see on SAS, but what a lot of us forget is that there are so many lessons we can take from that and apply in our own lives – at work, at home, with our families and friends, or any situation we are going through,” she added.

ARN’s podcast content and partnerships director, Stephanie Coombes, noted the strength of the partnership between Channel 7 and the iHeartPodcast Network.

“The launch of the iHeartPodcast Network’s SAS Australia Debrief in partnership wth Channel 7 is yet another example of how Australia’s #1 podcast publisher is leading the audio industry by creating quality connections for our brand partners and audiences,” she said.

“So many of us are living with stress and uncertainty and we need to develop more resilience than ever. SAS Australia Debrief meets that need with compelling content that leverages the huge popularity of the SAS Australia TV show and relatability of last year’s winners Merrick and Sabrina as hosts.

“Partnerships like these deliver compelling audio for our listeners and unique opportunites to connect with audiences in meaningful ways.”

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