Im listening to Tina Arena on the Yvie Jones ‘Two Girls one Pod’ podcast, and honestly Yvie will just not shut up and let Tina speak. It’s really grating and hard to listen to.


The podcast-perfect resilience toolkit for kids in 2024

Kids increasingly feel anxious, stressed, and overwhelmed in the fast-paced world of 2024, and because of this Amy Taylor-Kabbaz, acclaimed Mindful Mama coach and mum of three, returns with a new season of Daytime Explorers, the sister series to the globally beloved and multi-award-winning Bedtime Explorers.

Perfect as an emotional reset any time of the day, each podcast episode invites little listeners to take a WALKING MEDITATION in their imagination. With each gentle step along a snowy path, in a leafy forest or along a sandy beach, children will gradually slow down and let go of their worries.

“Over each of the 10 meditation episodes I aim to gently guide children to slow down, feel more calm and lower their anxiety, whenever they need to, wherever they are,” said Amy.

“The episodes are inspired by the Buddhist practice of walking meditation, and I wanted to adapt that to suit children. As we walk together through different ‘audio’ environments, the rhythm of steps allows children to relax and calm their thoughts and feelings. Hopefully, kids will then be able to use these tools anytime they need as an emotional reset – day or night.

“The world today is a fast-paced pressure cooker and while society has plenty of meditation options for adults, kids need meditations that are specifically designed for them. When you give kids tools to understand their thoughts and emotions, and to build resilience around feelings of anxiety and stress, they can use this toolkit for the rest of their lives,” she said.

The first episode of the new season of Daytime Explorers, called ‘Soft Snow’, is available free on LiSTNR here

The complete season can be heard ad free on Kinderling Premium via subscription on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more.


In an outstanding international coup, two of LiSTNR’s Australian-produced original podcasts have been nominated for the prestigious global awards show, the New York Festivals Radio Awards.

The new, original audio docu-series from the LiSTNR News team, Secrets We Keep: Shame, Lies & Family, is nominated in two categories – Narrative or Documentary Podcast and Documentary: Social Issues. In addition, the team behind the audio drama Gripped: You Don’t Know Me has been nominated in the Mystery Podcast category.

The New York Festivals Radio Awards has been celebrating world-class storytellers for 68 years, recognising innovation and excellence in broadcast audio content across all genres and platforms globally. The 2024 winners will be announced at the Storytellers Gala virtual ceremony on 16 April, 2024.

Last year, LiSTNR’s The Children in the Pictures won GOLD in the Narrative/Documentary Podcasts category at the same awards, against a shortlist of 30 of the world’s greatest documentary makers including the BBC, ABC in Australia, ESPN, Crooked Media, and Radio Canada.

Listen to these internationally-nominated podcasts here: You Don’t Know Me - LiSTNR Podcasts and Secrets We Keep: Shame, Lies & Family - LiSTNR Podcasts.

Secrets We Keep: Shame, Lies & Family is the story of journalist Amelia Oberhardt who thought she knew her mum. That is, until she died. In digging deeper into her family background, Amelia delved into a subject both extraordinary and surprisingly common – the hidden history of secret pregnancies, shotgun marriages and forced adoptions in Australia in the 1960s and 1970s. It is the story of what happens when young women, from just a generation ago, are put in impossible situations, and where this messy knot of secrets leaves families decades later.

Reflecting on the nomination, LiSTNR Head of News and Information, Melanie Withnall, said: “The first season of Secrets We Keep was a deeply personal journey for its host Amelia and a companion podcast for anyone seeking to untangle their own family secrets. We have been amazed by the remarkable response to the series and its content, and it is an honour to receive a double nomination from the New York Festivals Radio Awards.

“The LiSTNR News team worked extraordinarily hard traversing a dark era of 1970s Australia and, knowing the extreme sensitivity of the subject matter, took exceptional care and applied a best practice, trauma-informed approach to tell the stories shared by the women, the adoptees and others affected by this terrible practice.”

Gripped: You Don’t Know Me is a six-part original audio drama podcast series about the mysterious disappearance of a character, Lizzie Burdett. Adapted from a novel by award-winning Australian crime writer Sara Foster, it’s a dark and brooding fictional podcast series set in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, with unseen twists that allow listeners to immerse themselves in the mystery and play ‘armchair detective’. Think Big Little Lies meets Agatha Christie, in a compelling and immersive audio-storytelling format.

LiSTNR Original Podcasts Head of Factual and Drama, Jennifer Goggin was thrilled with the nomination for the innovative series.

Gripped: You Don’t Know Me is a fast-paced crime-thriller fictional podcast, that gives listeners the voyeuristic excitement of being ‘in’ a live crime-investigation as it unfolds, allowing them to play along and solve the mystery as an ‘armchair detective’. We wanted listeners to escape their surroundings via their headphones and become totally immersed in this fictional world through audio-first storytelling techniques. A lot of passion and hard work went into this series and the LiSTNR Audio Drama production team and I are thrilled to see it nominated for the prestigious New York Festivals Radio Awards,” she said.



The chance at glory only comes once every four years, and this July the greatest athletes on the planet will descend upon Paris for the Olympic Games and Paralympics in their own pursuit of athletic immortality.

What moments will captivate, excite and unite us? Who will bring home the gold? And what can our Aussie athletes learn from the icons that have come before them? Introducing The Road To Paris – an exclusive podcast series from 9Podcasts and Wide World of Sports that celebrates the achievements of Australia’s Olympic and Paralympic legends.

Hosted by Wide World of Sports Olympic Swimming Commentator, Mathew Thompson, the 16-part podcast series lets listeners be a fly-on-the-wall to candid conversations with some of our greatest Olympians and Paralympians including Anna Meares, Kieran Perkins, Ellie Cole, Curtis McGrath, Andrew Gaze, and Ariarne Titmus as they discuss their own trials and triumphs, glory and heartache – all in the pursuit of Olympic excellence.

The first episode of The Road To Paris is available now , and features four-time Olympian cyclist, and Chef de Mission of the 2024 Australian Olympic Team, Anna Meares OAM, as she reflects on her extraordinary career.

Listen as Anna reveals her childhood Olympic aspirations as the daughter of a Queensland coal miner; how she shattered a world record at the age of just 20, and her remarkable, against-the-odds comeback from a devastating neck injury – incredibly just two millimetres short of a clean break.

The episode also reflects on Anna’s thrilling rivalry with Victoria Pendleton; how she handled pre-race anxieties, and revisits her inspiring leadership at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. Now, as Australia’s Chef de Mission, Meares offers her unique perspective on Paris 2024.

Nine’s Head of Podcasts, Mia Stern said: “As the excitement builds in the lead up to the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, The Road to Paris takes listeners on a journey of determination, triumph and the relentless pursuit of greatness. Through Mat’s incredible interviews and emotional archival audio of previous Games, every episode will bring us closer to the spirit of the Games and the heart of human achievement.”

The first episode of The Road to Paris is live now, with new episodes dropping weekly on 9Now and wherever you get your podcasts.

The Road to Paris is brought to you by Woolworths, Toyota and NRMA Insurance. Produced by 9Podcasts in partnership with the Wide World of Sports for the 9Network Australia, your home of the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

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LiSTNR announced a second season of the successful Secrets Of A Self-Starter podcast with Mim Rizvi, which takes listeners behind the closed doors of mentor sessions with some of the country’s top entrepreneurs and self-starters.

In the new season, Rizvi continues to facilitate conversations between top performers and participants from the Accelerator for Enterprising Women Kickstarter Challenge, giving listeners the chance to be a fly on the wall and be inspired to turn their passions into a profession with real advice from real self-starters in a range of industries.

The podcast has been developed in partnership with the Accelerator for Enterprising Women, which has launched its 2024 Kickstarter Challenge that gives five women the opportunity to pitch their new business idea for the chance to secure a share of $60,000 in equity-free funding. Secrets Of A Self-Starter seeks to support and empower women to pursue entrepreneurship as a viable career choice, and to build the skills and support required to run their own businesses and transform the industries in which they work.

This season will see Rizvi speak to Steph Claire Smith from the successful KIC wellness empire; Hailey Brown, who founded Vacayit in 2020, the world’s first audio tourism platform for the blind and low-vision community; Doug English, founder and CTO of the global employee experience platform, Culture Amp; Sara Bell, CEO and Founder of RIISE global marketplace and editorial platform, and LVLY gifting service co-founder Verity Tuck.

On the receiving end of this mentorship are the 2023 Kickstarter Challenge finalists, including budding businesswomen Liz Lea, who developed the audio description service and app ShowGO; Danielle Arrebola, founder of Employi, a workplace appreciation platform; Acegirl co-founder Desiree D’Cruz, a femtech and medtech company on a mission to elevate the experiences of women returning to work after becoming new mothers; Esther Oh the entrepreneur behind Agili8’s telehealth smart glasses and Grand Final winner Alex Cannizzaro, founder of Australia’s leading edge platform in waste reduction, Platform Zero.

Secrets Of A Self-Starter host, Mim Rizvi, said: “The episodes offer a peek behind the curtain at what it really takes to be successful. Steph Claire Smith, for example, opens up about the struggles that she faced with imposter syndrome despite a confident self-portrayal and speaks to the challenges that many could face when creating a business in the digital age. We’re pleased to be partnering with LiSTNR again to give women the opportunity to hear leading advice from successful business owners in their fields.”

LiSTNR Senior Executive Producer Branded Podcasts, Todd Stevens, said: “Any new businessperson wants to learn from the best but without the right connections it can be near impossible to get quality time with someone who is at the top of their game. This podcast breaks those barriers and gives listeners a chance to learn from these highly successful self-starters as they mentor businesswomen looking to forge their own path.

“One of the previous Kickstarter finalists, Hailey Brown, last season learnt from the incredible Janine Allis how to take her business to the next level. In this new season, Hailey joins us again having graduated to being a mentor, to speak on the growth of Vacayit following season one and to share her learnings with ShowGO’s Liz Lea.”

Launching , Secrets Of A Self-Starter will have five episodes in season two, released fortnightly on Wednesdays. Listen here on LiSTNR.

Glenn Robbins and Dave O’Neil are ‘Somehow Related’ to 9Podcasts

Fan favourite comedy podcast Somehow Related is marking its 300th episode today; celebrating at its new home, 9Podcasts.

Hosted by legendary Aussie comedians, Glenn Robbins and Dave O’Neil, Somehow Related is the show that proves even the most seemingly random subjects are in fact related – somehow.

Ever wondered if there’s a secret connection between the Nazi regime and Fanta; the Italian Republic and bright red underpants, or even greyhounds and The Bible? Well, wonder no more.

In each hilarious episode, Robbins and O’Neill cycle through what they know about the topics, reminisce, sometimes call on help from friends and indulge with a little thinking music before giving it all to guess the link.

Co-host and self-declared expert, Glenn Robbins said**:** “Along with our trusty sidekick Sam, every episode is a journey of discovery where we uncover fascinating facts and nuggets of knowledge that will, if nothing else, arm you with something interesting to say when things go quiet at your next dinner party.”

Fellow self-described expert, Dave O’Neil said**:** “Sure, we might talk about ourselves more than the topic, and sure, we might drop the odd inappropriate joke, and sure, we might even reenact historical moments with questionable accuracy – but don’t hold it against us, we’re giving it our best shot.”

Somehow Related has been downloaded more than 4 million times over it’s 300-episode run, and featured some of Australia’s most-loved comedians to help connect the dots, including Sam Pang, Kate Langbroek, Ross Noble, Lawrence Mooney.

Some of the discoveries made on Somehow Related include:

  • Italy and Red Underpants
  • Nazis and Fanta
  • David Bowie and Scouts
  • Witches and Graffiti
  • American Prisons and Rodeo
  • Lego and Tyres
  • Walt Disney and Cricket

Nine’s Head of Podcasts, Mia Stern said: “We are thrilled to welcome Glenn and Dave’s Somehow Related, to the 9Podcast network. Their unique blend of trivia, humour and unexpected connection will resonate with our listeners and compliment our growing slate of original podcasts, offering advertisers more opportunities to connect with engaged audiences, at scale.”

Somehow Related is produced in partnership with 9Podcasts and Nearly Media. Available everywhere you get your podcasts.

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Thus deal seems to have flatlined. The first 7 News podcast that comes up when i search anywhere ended in 2022. :grimacing:

Went the same way as 10 speaks / 10’s partnership with LiSTNR, down the drain.

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More weird considering 7 bought up 20% of ARN. You’d think they’d want to boost that cross-promotion.

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Also weird since LiSTNR is owned by SCA, the regional affiliate of 10? You’d think they’d have a vested interest in collaboration and especially for SCA, a profitable 10 will keep bringing in ad dollars for them.

9News Queensland’s Hannah’s Story podcast wins gold at New York Festival Radio Awards

Hannah’s Story, a podcast collaboration with 9News Queensland and 9Podcasts, was honoured with the coveted Gold award for the best Narrative Documentary podcast at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards this morning.

Presented by 9News Queensland’s Melissa Downes, produced by 9News Queensland’s Jess Lodge, and with sound design by 9Podcast’s Adam Buncher – the podcast soared to the top of Australian charts last year and garnered global recognition for its compelling account of one of the worst acts of domestic violence Australia has ever seen; the day Hannah Clarke and her three children were set on fire and killed in their car in a quiet Brisbane street by their father, Hannah’s estranged husband, Rowan Baxter.

Across six episodes, Hannah’s Story amplifies the voices of Hannah’s loved ones, the courageous first responders, witnesses, domestic violence experts and political leaders. It serves as a catalyst for community dialogue on coercive control, emphasising the crucial importance of identifying red flags in friendships and relationships to prevent further domestic atrocities.

Hannah’s Story has earned numerous awards and has become an essential tool in educational programs on coercive control. It has been integrated into initiatives by both the Queensland Police and Victoria Police, as well as serves as a central component of a nationwide educational program led by Small Steps 4 Hannah.

The podcast has also played a pivotal role in supporting Hannah’s parents, Sue and Lloyd Clarke, in their advocacy through Small Steps 4 Hannah, whose tireless work led to the historic passing of “Hannah’s Law” on 6 March 2024, which criminalised coercive control in Queensland.

9News Queensland’s Jess Lodge and Melissa Downes said: “We are so proud to see Hannah’s Story recognised on the global stage. Our deepest thanks go to Hannah’s parents Sue and Lloyd, brother Nathanial, friends and all those who contributed to this podcast. To have this incredibly important story reaching an international audience is a credit to their courage and commitment to creating change and saving lives.”

9News Queensland Director of News, Amanda Paterson, said: “From earning national accolades to becoming a source of education on coercive control and now gaining international recognition, Hannah’s Story epitomises the impactful journalism of 9News Queensland.

“Hannah’s Story has not only captivated audiences but has also played a crucial role in helping save the lives of countless Queenslanders, Australians and now, individuals worldwide. Setting the benchmark for 9News podcasts, 9News Queensland is committed to continuing to share compelling local stories that make a lasting impact.”

Head of 9Podcasts, Mia Stern, said: ‘Hannah’s Story is an extraordinary example of the power of investigative journalism in podcasting, and to see the incredible work of Melissa, Jess and Adam recognised on a global stage is a testament to their dedication and commitment to the integrity of this story.

“Podcasting provides a unique canvas for journalists to delve deep into the intricacies of human experiences and at 9Podcasts, we are committed to collaborating with Nine’s award-winning journalists to share these important stories.”

FW’s groundbreaking podcast ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ recognised with global award

The second season of FW’s groundbreaking podcast, There’s No Place Like Home, has been awarded a Bronze Award for Best Social Justice Podcast at the New York Festival Radio Awards, an international competition honouring creative innovation and excellence in audio content worldwide.

In 2023, There’s No Place Like Home returned with an eight-part series that focused on the signs and red flags for non-physical abuse, from love bombing and gaslighting to isolation and financial control.

FW’s Founder and Managing Director Helen McCabe says conversations around women’s safety have only become more prominent since production began two years ago.

“The right to be safe from abuse is at the forefront of conversations not just here in Australia but globally. This award acknowledges the importance of listening to victim-survivors on the insidious impact of non-physical forms of violence.”

Studies from Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety show the majority of victim-survivors will reach out to their family and friends first. As a result, this season we teamed experts, policymakers and victim-survivors with the latest data to help listeners recognise relationship red flags, and learn how to seek support – either for themselves or loved ones.

To create There’s No Place Like Home, Future Women has collaborated with Commonwealth Bank, which is supporting long-term financial independence for victim-survivors of financial abuse through CommBank Next Chapter.

Expanse: From the Dead takes silver at New York Festival Radio Awards; season three launches today


Season two of ABC NEWS podcast series Expanse: From the Dead has won a silver award in the history category at the prestigious NY Festivals Radio Awards overnight.

Expanse: From the Dead recounts the disappearance of the ship the Blythe Star in 1973, which prompted the largest sea and air search Australia had ever seen.

The series explores what it takes to survive the unsurvivable, following the story of the ten men who were left clinging to life in an emergency raft, at the mercy of the wind and currents and pushed to the extremes of endurance.

Executive Producer and Manager of Audio Strategy for ABC NEWS Blythe Moore said: “We’re incredibly grateful to the last remaining survivor of this extraordinary event in Australia’s history, Mick Doleman, for trusting us to share his story. This award demonstrates that powerful regional journalism can resonate with national and international audiences”.

Expanse: From the Dead is an ABC NEWS production, hosted and produced by Piia Wirsu with Blythe Moore as Executive Producer and Grant Wolter on Sound Design.

The NY Festivals Radio Awards form part of the prestigious New York Festivals which honour screen and audio content from around the world.

The ABC is delighted to announce that season three, Expanse: Spies in the Outback, launches today on ABC listen with new episodes published every week.

Across five episodes host and Alice Springs journalist Alex Barwick investigates a mystery happening in her own backyard.

When America promised to build a space base in outback Australia in the middle of the 1960s, few suspected it would put Australia in the nuclear crosshairs for decades to come. That space base, just 18 kilometres south of Alice Springs, would become known as Pine Gap – the most secretive intelligence facility in the country.

Join Alex as she probes the truth about what has been described as the most important spy base outside the United States.

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ABC has the most titles featured in the March podcast ranker

ABC remains the number 3 podcast publisher in the Triton Podcast Ranker. With 31 titles featured in the March list released today, the ABC continues to have more titles in the top 200 than any other publisher.

ABC continues to be the most represented publisher in the All-Australian ranker, with 41 titles featuring on that list.

March saw three ABC titles return to the list, Roy and HG – Bludging on the Blindside at number 64 and the popular Ladies, We Need To Talk at number 162.

Saturday Extra also rejoined the list this month at number 196 with its weekend partner Sunday Extra making a healthy jump of 30 places to land at number 102.

After a massive jump last month, If You Are Listening continues to climb the ranks up another 13 places in March to #22 and adding +46k listeners. What’s That Rash? also made a good leap up 22 ranks to #36 and adding +44k listeners.

ABC Head of Audio Ben Latimer said: “The ABC has hit our stride in the ranker, having maintained our number 3 publisher position since our debut late last year.

“We’re now turning our attention to growing some of the key areas of interest for our audience. Last month, we made several appointments to bolster our audio on demand team including two roles focused on true crime.

“We’re also close to making some exciting new sport content announcements which will enhance our coverage of the AFL and NRL.”

The full Triton Australian Podcast Ranker can be found here.

Audiences can enjoy all the ABC’s podcasts free and ad free on ABC listen.


- LISTNR is Australia’s no.1 sales representation network, with more than 7 million listeners -

Hamish & Andy is once again Australia’s favourite podcast with the pair reclaiming their spot as Australia’s top podcast, reaching almost 845,000 listeners in March, according to the Australian Podcast Ranker*.

The LiSTNR podcast network continues to resonate with audiences, also retaining its position as the top sales representation podcast network nationally, reaching more than 7.1 million listeners in March, up nearly 200,000 listeners on the February ranker^.

LiSTNR has 20 podcasts in the top 50 of the Top 200 Australian Podcast Ranker, more than double that of its closest competitor.

Popular podcasts include Hamish & Andy, which moved back into number one spot with 873,584 monthly listeners and also claimed the number one comedy podcast. In addition, The Howie Games, rose nine places to reach 228,102 monthly listeners and It’s A Lot with Abbie Chatfield, which moved up one position to reach 206,565 listeners.

Several podcasts were big movers in the March Top 200 Podcast Ranker, including Matt and Alex – All Day Breakfast, which jumped up 91 spots, and Triple M Footy AFL, which jumped 92 places on the back of the AFL 2024 season launch. Others that recorded audience increases included Triple M’s The Rush Hour with JB & Billy, CommSec Market Update, Crime Insiders, and Triple M’s Mick & MG in the Morning.

Several LiSTNR podcasts also made their return to the top 200 rankers, including Triple M Rocks Footy NRL as the NRL 2024 season gets underway, and the Willow Talk Cricket Podcast. In addition, Footy Talk – Rugby League Podcast and A Life of Greatness both debuted into the top 200 in March.

“LiSTNR has again shown audience growth across its owned and operated podcast slate and grown from February to March. Hamish & Andy has returned back to the number one position after a full month of publishing and LiSTNR remains the number one sales representation network. To see growth of our radio podcasts along with our original crime, popular culture, and sport podcasts, along with the debut of A Life of Greatness and Footy Talk – Rugby League is very encouraging. The results are testament that LiSTNR continues to offer advertisers great opportunity to connect with the growing LiSTNR podcast sales network audience,” SCA Executive Head LiSTNR Podcasts, Grant Tothill, said.

Sources: *Australian Podcast Ranker Top 200 Podcasts – March 2024, ^Australian Podcast Ranker - Top Sales Representatives – March 2024.

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AFL DAILY podcast launches Tuesday 23 April 2024


Aussie Rules lovers should get ready to throw their support behind AFL Daily, the ABC’s newest sport podcast, launching next week.

Hosts Catherine Murphy and Quentin Hull will be joined by premiership-winning coach and AFL Hall of Famer Paul Roos to deliver a rolling AFL conversation, providing context, insight, and nuance beyond the headlines.

Growing our conversation with footy fans, the 30-minute episodes will drop daily (4pm AEST Monday to Friday, 2pm AEST on Saturdays and 7am AEST on Sundays).

Tune in for a mix of news agenda conversation, pre-round previews and highlights from across ABC radio coverage. Join the team as they take you inside the football clubs to learn more about the players and the personalities.

Episodes will be published on ABC Listen and on digital radio.

ABC Head of Capital City Network and Sport Mike Fitzpatrick said: “The ABC has been serving AFL to Australian audiences for decades, and now our trusted expert commentary will be available everyday as a podcast.

“It’s an entertaining and thought-provoking format, delivered to your pocket for when you want to consume it. ABC AFL Daily is the perfect companion to our successful ABC Sports Daily podcast, and there’s more to come.”

Catherine Murphy is an accomplished sports broadcaster who started her career in the sports department of Ireland’s national broadcaster RTÉ before moving to Australia in 2006 to work with Fox Sports. Catherine joined the ABC in 2018 and is well known to audiences as the sports presenter for ABC News channel and News Radio, as well as presenting regular sports segments on ABC Radio Melbourne’s Breakfast and Drive programs.

One of the ABC’s most accomplished sports broadcasters, Quentin Hull joined Grandstand in 1999 after starting his career in newspapers at the age of 18. His distinctive place in Australian sports media is underlined by his versatility, particularly in football season, as the only mainstream broadcaster to regularly commentate on all four codes.

Paul Roos made his senior VFL debut for Fitzroy against the Sydney Swans at the SCG in 1982. He went on to play 13 seasons with the Lions before joining the Swans in 1995 and hanging up his boots in 1998. Paul was appointed Senior Coach of the Swans midway through 2002. Under his leadership, the Club played finals football in all but one of his eight full seasons at the helm and won the 2005 Premiership. He stepped down from the Senior Coaching role after 202 games, at the conclusion of the 2010 season.

AFL Daily will bring new insights and analysis to the AFL conversation to passionate Aussie rules fans across the country.

You can find AFL Daily on the ABC listen app or wherever you get your podcasts.

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No TVBlackbox tonight?

Shows taking a 4 week break.


It would be nice if that was announced. They have a website and social media pages that they could have utilised.

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Where’s that?

On Facebook, was also posted in their community Facebook page and messenger chat group.

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