Schwartz Media investigates Rupert Murdoch in new podcast

Schwartz Media, backed by news podcast 7am, has released a new show that dives into the controversial world of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

‘Rupert: The Last Mogul’ is hosted by award-winning journalist and author Paddy Manning. Running over six parts, the audio documentary unveils the entirety of Murdoch’s career, from his time as a newspaper publisher in Adelaide to becoming a virtual media kingmaker on the global stage, despite the infamous scandals.

Throughout the series, Manning interviews various personalities that have all interacted with Murdoch at some stage in his life – including media executives, prime ministers and friends.

For Manning, Murdoch’s story is an ongoing saga that deserves attention.

“There are stories that keep on giving… and then there’s the life of Rupert Murdoch,” Manning explained. “No Australian comes close in terms of global influence, controversy or impact, and it’s not over yet.”

“With Rupert Murdoch’s reign coming to an end, it’s important the public takes an indepth look at how he became the media’s most powerful man, and what the implications of his decisions will be for the future of the press and democracies around the world,” said Sarah McVeigh, head of audio at Schwartz Media.

Manning’s decision to be attached to the podcast should come as no surprise. The former ABC reporter has published a biography on Murdoch’s son – The Successor: The High-Stakes of Lachlan Murdoch, allowing the public to delve deeper into the literal headline-inducing world of the powerhouse media family.

“Paddy Manning is the country’s keenest reporter of Rupert Murdoch, and this is the definitive story of what drives Murdoch and how he has driven the world,” explained Erik Jensen, editor-in-chief at Schwartz Media.

Rupert: The Last Mogul is available for listeners on Spotify, LiSTNR, Apple and other podcast apps.


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