Daily Aus Launches Political Podcast, Young Dumb & Informed Hosted By Billi FitzSimons

Daily Aus Launches Political Podcast, Young Dumb & Informed Hosted By Billi FitzSimons
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Ahead of the upcoming federal election, The Daily Aus has announced the launch of a new podcast series exploring the four issues young people need to care about in Australia.

Hosted by political journalist Billi FitzSimons, Young, Dumb & Informed will explore each issue from three different perspectives. It’s a rare opportunity for young people to hear how both sides of the political spectrum approach the same issue – and how those political perspectives play out in the real world.

The launch of the limited podcast is a unique opportunity to dive deeper into four key issues across 30-minute episodes and encourage healthy discussion.

Through unpacking housing affordability, climate policy, mental health, and an Indigenous voice to parliament. Young, Dumb & Informed will arm young people with everything they need to get involved in dinner table conversations, first dates – and even arguments over a family Christmas lunch.

The four-part series will feature in-depth interviews with key politicians, experts, and advocates, with notable subjects including Liberal MP David Coleman, Labor MP Emma McBride, and Greens leader Adam Bandt.

FitzSimons said: “How traditional media delivers news to young people, and how we actually want to consume the news, are at odds with each other.

Young, Dumb & Informed moves away from jargon and assumed knowledge and instead focuses on the context needed to understand the basics of election-defining topics.

“Our audience wants to be able to listen to a podcast on the big issues without necessarily being told what to think. We’ve brought together some really diverse perspectives to give listeners a lay of the land.”

The Daily Aus’s co-founders Zara Seidler and Sam Koslowski, said: “Billi is a brilliant host of Young, Dumb & Informed. We’re obsessed with making sure young people have the right content before they get hit with a wave of pre-election news/

“We have a massive federal election coming up. But before we engage young people in some big policy debates, we have to bring everyone on a journey with us to understand what’s in play.

“We think this is a gap in the traditional media landscape, and we’re serving a group traditionally underserved.”

Young, Dumb and Informed debuts on November 10, with a new episode, released weekly until December 1, 2021.




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