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New daily news podcast, The Smart 7 launches

PRESS RELEASE — April 13, 2020

The Smart 7 launched today. Presented by broadcaster and journalist Jamie East, written by radio veteran and media consultant Liam Thompson and part of the Great Big Owl Network, The Smart 7 ​is your news vitamin - something you can imbibe first thing in the morning and then go about your day.

It is informative but not stuffy, straightforward but not glib - You want the Smarts? We’ve got the Smarts. Every weekday at 7am.

Jamie East:

“This is such a great podcast to be involved in. Like everyone else, I’m finding myself glued to the news, which isn’t actually feeling like it’s doing me much good. The Smart 7 will give you all the big stories in an easily digestible and informative way, but with an interesting angle. I will be looking for the good in the world. See you Monday!”

Liam Thompson:

“There are so many great long form podcasts, but relatively few short, daily ones - the idea was to create something entertaining and informative, that won’t take too much time out of your day. We’ll make you smile too - it’s not all bad news even in times like these”

Great Big Owl:

“We’ve long been big fans of Jamie and we’re thrilled to be working alongside him on The Smart 7. His wit, talent, eye for a story and exceptional presenting skills are second to none, and this brilliant idea - The Smart 7 - is quickly going to become an essential part of the day for the huge number of people who get their morning news fix via podcasts. We can’t think of anyone better to be doing this than Jamie, and we’re really proud to welcome him to the Great Big Owl family of podcasts!”

You need the Smarts… we got the Smarts… The Smart 7 – daily at 7am

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The Smart 7
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