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A podcast born in a pandemic: Kumi Taguchi and Michelle Stephenson release The Best Podcast Ever

A podcast born in a pandemic: Kumi Taguchi and Michelle Stephenson release The Best Podcast Ever


Switched on topical banter meets love in lockdown as Kumi Taguchi and Michelle Stephenson bring you The Best Podcast Ever launching on Wednesday 1 September.

As lockdowns and restrictions have forced us all to find new ways to make connections, journalist/storytellers Kumi Taguchi and Michelle Stephenson are taking this to the next step right before your ears on a podcast born in a pandemic.

They’ll look at the blurred lines of a subject, the nexus between the left and right, the right and wrong while also digging deep into what got passed through parliament 'while you were sleeping’.

After innocently following each other on twitter and sneaking into each other’s DM’s, Taguchi and Stephenson have decided to get to know one another on their weekly podcast while chatting politics, social media, books and music.

This won’t be without a romance factor- Kumi and Michelle haven’t stalked each other on social media nor been in the same room together. The Best Podcast Ever will be like a dinner reservation, where the girls meet each week to get know each other and ultimately see whether they like each other enough to meet again next week.

With both hosts bringing 20 years of media experience each to the table, this love affair is set to be an informative and exhilarating ride as two worlds of commercial radio and broadcast TV collide.

The Best Podcast Ever is the latest addition to DM Podcasts and the NOVA Entertainment Podcast Network (NEPN) which brings together the largest stable of accessible talent in the country, including much-loved identities, influencers and experts, to create a suite of quality podcast content that connects audiences and brands.

The Best Podcast Ever launches every Wednesday from 1 September and is available wherever you access your podcasts.

Kumi Tagachi

Kumi has been working in the media for over 20 years. Her work spans across TV, radio, 24- hour news, current affairs and long-form documentaries. Kumi was the host of the ABC’s Compass, and a regular host of major live events, including the Australian of the Year Awards. In 2018, Kumi was the MC at the opening and closing ceremonies of The Invictus Games in Sydney, broadcasting to a global audience of 60 million. Kumi has held a number of roles at the ABC and SBS in Australia; and is currently the host of SBS’s Insight.

Michelle Stephenson

Michelle has over 20 years’ experience in the Australian and international media industry and currently presents news across the country for the Nova Network’s Number 1 Drive Show nationally, “Kate, Tim & Joel”. Her career throughout the years has seen her work in television, print and radio where she now resides.

After spending time overseas as a TV host and actor, Michelle returned to Australia to complete a Degree in Politics as well as a Master’s Degree in Journalism.

Michelle’s reputable career as a news reader and social commentator has resulted in regular appearances on Channel Nine’s Today Show and Today Extra among others. She has most recently though turned her attention to podcasting, hosting several successful podcasts including ‘I Spied’ as well as the top-rated news podcast ‘The Update’


A team of Australian digital media professionals, who have helped create, develop and produce podcasts which have totalled over 25 million downloads last year, including The Betoota Advocate, Chat 10 Looks 3, The Becky and Cam Hotline, So Dramatic!, Dyl and Friends, and more.

Founded by the team behind The Betoota Advocate, we are champions of independent, digital media.


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