Weekly news podcast Please Explain goes daily

The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age’s weekly news podcast Please Explain is going daily.

The announcement:

Hosted by National Editor Tory Maguire, with Herald senior journalist Jacqueline Maley and The Sunday Age Editor David King also on hosting duties, Please Explain Daily cuts through the noise and gives listeners insights into the stories that drive the nation. Regular contributors include Europe correspondent Bevan Shields, North America correspondent Matthew Knot, chief political correspondent David Crowe, senior economics writer Jess Irvine and political and international editor Peter Hartcher.

“Please Explain Daily is an excellent example of how The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age are always looking for new ways to engage with our readers and subscribers,” Maguire said.

“My favourite part about hosting it is the constant reminder of the extraordinary work my colleagues at the Herald and The Age do. The response when we went from weekly to daily for the COVID-19 pandemic was so positive it made sense to roll in to a long-term daily format. Our readers really want to hear from the newsroom, so I’m pleased that it will now be a permanent explainer to the daily news cycle.”

Maguire said recent highlights of Please Explain Daily include the episode When our correspondent got COVID, which saw the Herald’s Europe correspondent Bevan Shields talk through his personal experience with the virus, and episodes with science reporter Liam Mannix explaining the hunt for a vaccine.

Please Explain Daily is available on all good podcast services, including Apple and Spotify, daily, Monday to Friday at lunchtime.

Source: Nine media release


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