Some stories just hook you. You know the ones – when you can’t get a particular detail out of your head, and suddenly you find yourself yakking about it to anyone who’ll listen.
This happens a fair bit at Broadsheet. A lot of stories cross the news desk, but we don’t always have the time to explore them in as much depth as we’d like. That’s why we’re launching our very first podcast, FYI. It’s all about the stories we reckon deserve a closer look. The stories we can’t stop thinking about.
Like the guy whose full-time job is to sniff out fake designer sneakers. Literally. Or the once-maligned deli meat that’s suddenly in fancy restaurants everywhere. The food obsessive on a mission to give up takeaway for good. Or the Australian whisky that’s been called the world’s worst (and that is lurking, in small amounts, on the back bar at some pubs – if you can get to them before the collectors, who’ll drop thousands of dollars a bottle).
The show is hosted by Broadsheet’s editorial director Katya Wachtel, features a different reporter each week and is put together by our award-winning production team. It’ll bust myths, help you cook better, and give you a deeper understanding of a particular piece of the Australian cultural puzzle each week.
There’ll be interviews with some of the most influential and celebrated figures in food, fashion, art and more, but we’ll also talk to those driving culture from the ground up, shining a light on the unsung people and places that help make our country so rich and idiosyncratic, from top chefs to a salt heiress.
We’re so excited to share the show with you, our readers. You’ve been asking us to make a podcast for a while, so here we are. We hope you love it. We’re even handing over an entire episode to you.
Broadsheet has always been about helping you better understand the cities you live in, and FYI is here to do the same.
Check out the trailer below, and subscribe now to be among the first to hear the debut episode when it drops in November. New episodes will follow every Tuesday.