The Australian’s media section is the best thing about the paper, a Monday treat. I was very excited when I heard about Stephen Brook’s podcast, which features an interview with an Aussie media figure each week.
I haven’t listened to every episode, but I’m in two minds about those I’ve heard so far – I’m not sure that audio is Brooks’s natural medium. And of course, the subjects know their way around interview techniques. They anticipate the negative questions, so sometimes there’s an air of defensiveness that’s a bit distracting. I still love to hear from journalists in their own words though, so it’s definitely worth a listen. The latest features Mia Freedman discussing the Twitter maelstrom she found herself in after mistreating US author Roxane Gay.