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Radio Times Podcast Series 3

The Radio Times Podcast Celebrates 1 Million Downloads

Published: 11 Apr 2023

The Radio Times podcast is celebrating receiving 1 million downloads since it launched in late 2021.

Now it’s third series, The Radio Times podcast, hosted by Radio Times’ Kelly-Ann Taylor, brings listeners weekly interviews with television’s biggest names, discovering their TV viewing habits and delving into their careers. Previous guests include Stephen Fry, Miriam Margolyes, KSI, Letitia Wright, Daniel Radcliffe, Helen Fielding, Kit Connor, Rose Ayling-Ellis, Parminder Nagra and James Nesbit.

In addition, Radio Times also produces a weekly companion podcast, Smart TV, giving bite-size expert guidance to the best TV and streaming recommendations for the coming week.

Zoe Helme, Publishing Director Radio Times, says: “Achieving one million downloads in 18 months is a fantastic achievement. With the explosion of streaming platforms, the choice of programmes is richer than it’s ever been before, so launching a podcast to hear from the biggest stars from the world of entertainment and offering the best guidance made perfect sense. The success of our award-winning podcast has enabled Radio Times to connect with a new generation of fans, expanding our brand's footprint beyond traditional print, digital, and live events and into the audio realm. We're eager to see where this journey takes us next!”

The Radio Times podcast is available every Tuesday and Smart TV lands every Friday on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and Acast.

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About Immediate Media Co:

Immediate Media Co is the special interest content and platform company, home to over 1,000 people across three business units, based in London and Bristol. We own and operate some of the best-loved brands in the UK. And we only focus on special interest markets, engaging over 75 million people globally each month, with world-class content, innovative new products and services and live events.

Immediate operates over 70 consumer brands and sells over 39 million magazines each year. With over 1.2 million active subscribers, we are the UK’s leading publisher by subscribers. Immediate is the market leader in many of the sectors we operate in, including food, gardening, and children’s publishing.

Our wholly-owned brands include Radio Times, olive, Girl Talk, Homes & Antiques, Cycling Plus, MadeForMums, and Mollie Makes. We publish BBC Good Food, BBC History magazine, BBC Gardeners’ World magazine, BBC Science Focus and the CBeebies portfolio, under licence from BBC Studios, BBC Top Gear on behalf of BBC Studios and children’s titles for LEGO and Disney.

Immediate Live, our live events business, is the UK’s leading organiser of unmissable consumer events. We create premium events and experiences that connect and inspire our audiences, including BBC Gardeners’ World Live, the Good Food Show, London Art Fair, The Cycle Show, Move It, The Festival of Quilts and the Hampton Court Food Festival.

In the last year, Immediate has won over 27 industry awards, including Digital Consumer Publisher of the Year at the 2021 AOP Awards. In January 2022, Immediate was named the UK’s 4th best place to work in the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards 2022 and was the highest ranked media company in the list confirming its position as the leading employer in the sector.

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