‘Confessions of a Train Wreck’ jumps from Nova to Podshape [exclusive]
Phoebe Parsons’ popular Confessions of a Train Wreck is on the move.
The former Nova announcer’s podcast has jumped ship to Jay Walkerden and Katie Mattin’s podcast company Podshape, Radio Today can exclusively reveal.
The series, which first launched in 2017 as Confessions Of A Twenty Something Train Wreck, was also NOVA Entertainment’s first locally-produced series.
Walkerden signed Parsons almost four years ago after she was the inaugural winner of NOVA’s ‘Podquest’. The series went on to release over 175 episodes and almost two million downloads.
Podshape said Confessions has “a very loyal following across 18 to 35-year-old women in Australia”, has been part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival and other live recordings.
Parsons said she is “excited” to join Podshape, who hired its first dedicated sales exec in February.
“I pretty much owe my career to Jay,” she said, “He gave me my first big break in the industry and was the first person to take a chance on a tragic little train wreck.
“I’m excited to join Podshape and for my next big break – just kidding (no I’m not).”
The latest season, badged Confessions of a Train Wreck – 30, Flirty & Surviving, has undergone a logo and format change under the new deal with Podshape.
Episodes will now be released on “Trainwreck Tuesdays” and “DM Fridays”, but every show will continue to focus on relationships, health & fitness, money and career with special guests.
“Ever since we started working together four years ago, I was impressed with Phoebe’s raw talent and her energy,” Walkerden, Head Shaper at Podshape, told Radio Today.
“Over the past 4 years she has built a strong brand and loyal following with her podcast and socials and we are keen to continue that growth with her.”
The first episode of Confessions of a Train Wreck – 30, Flirty & Surviving arrives tomorrow.