Equity Mates’ podcasts switch from iHeart to Acast

Staff Writer

The podcasts produced by Equity Mates Media – Equity Mates Investing, Get Started Investing, Comedian V Economist, Meet Pay Love and You’re In Good Company – have joined the Acast Creator Network.

The podcasters previously had an arrangement with Australian Radio Network’s (ARN) iHeartPodcast Network.

Acast will now host and distribute the five podcasts, making them available across multiple apps, as well as managing monetisation of the shows through ads and branded content.

The podcasts were created to give people the inspiration, information and confidence to break into the world of investing.

Guy Scott-Wilson, Acast’s content director for Australia and New Zealand, said he’s looking forward to working with his latest signings.

“We saw huge growth in the personal finance category last year, as new technology — and perhaps more time at home — made it easier than ever for young Australians to start investing. What Bryce and Alec have created is an incredible stable of content that has made investing more accessible and relatable, and all the Equity Mates Media podcasts are a great fit for the Acast family,” he said.

“As the home of independent podcasting in Australia, we look forward to working with the Equity Mates Media team to support them in further growing and monetising their shows, in the ways they choose.”

Alec Renehan, Equity Mates Media founder, praised his new podcast home.

“If I can make money investing, anyone can. Our podcast network is all about starting the conversation and creating a community where our listeners can gain financial confidence. We’re big fans of Acast’s creator-first approach to their podcasters and that’s something that’s really important to us as we look to continue growing Equity Mates Media,” he said.

Co-founder, Bryce Leske, added: “The purpose of the Equity Mates Media network is to inspire young Australians to not fear the stock market and their finances. Our hope has always been to make investing understandable and accessible and we’re excited to work with Acast to get even more Aussies tuning into our podcasts — and, in turn, their finances.”

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