The Guardian to launch daily news podcast later this year

The Guardian is the latest news publication to create a daily podcast for a deeper dive into current events. The new show will be hosted by political editor Anushka Asthana and is slated for launch by the end of the year. Six audio journalists have been hired by The Guardian to produce the currently unnamed program. Leo Hornak, who has worked with BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, and This American Life, will be the executive producer. Acast has signed on as its official audio advertising partner, and audio company Bose is the launch advertiser.

“I am confident that The Guardian’s daily news podcast will become essential listening in our readers’ busy lives, bringing them even closer to our award-winning journalism,” said Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief, Guardian News & Media. “I can’t wait to hear Anushka every day – her broadcast experience and accessible style makes her the perfect host.”

“People are busy, but they want a deeper understanding of the world. We’ll be delving further into the big stories and cutting through the noise to take our listeners behind the headlines,” added Asthana.

Anna Washenko