The Chaser launches daily 5am podcast that’s two hours better than 7am

The Chaser has relaunched its podcast, The Chaser Report, to be released at 5am daily. The podcast will be on the Acast Creator Network.

The announcement:

The team from satirical juggernaut The Chaser has announced a daily podcast that will be published a full two hours earlier than Schwartz Media’s hit 7am podcast, making it a full two hours better for informed news junkies wanting their analysis fix each morning.

The new Chaser podcast offers a few improvements to the now-tired 7am format – it will contain absolutely no quality analysis nor thorough research, and we guarantee Paul Bongiorno will never turn up to explain the latest goings on in Canberra. Instead, the new early-morning podcast will contain sketches, stunts, songs and the usual disgraceful topical humour from The Chaser.

Also, the podcast isn’t really called 5am, but rather The Chaser Report, although the team will genuinely be publishing it at 5am every weekday morning, after completing in a huge rush at 4:55am.

The Chaser Report will be hosted by original Chaser co-founders Charles Firth and Dom Knight each day, with Rebecca De Unamuno delivering all the latest Chaser news headlines.

They will be joined from time to time by a bevy of more talented and consequently less available contributors such as Craig Reucassel, Zoe Norton Lodge, Sami Shah, Andrew Hansen, Nina Oyama, and Chris Taylor.

There will also be appearances from the Chaser InternsTM, whom Charles insists it’s legal to pay in ‘valuable life experience’. One of them, Gabbi Bolt, will be hosting her own show-within-a show called The Bolt Report, which is definitely legal as it’s her real name.

The show will also be offered on YouTube later in the year, as it will be filmed each day at The Chaser’s Global News Headquarters And Satire Sweatshop in Sydney.

‘We figure we’ll get an audience of millions on YouTube, even though we’re just a bunch of uninformed people ranting,’ Firth said. ‘We got the idea from Sky News.’

‘The video element will make it a lot like Joe Rogan’s podcast,’ Knight added, ‘only without Joe Rogan, which is a real plus.’

The Chaser Report will be part of the Acast Creator Network, which also includes 7am, awkwardly.

Source: March Media media release


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