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Chatty duo releases new season of podcast


A podcast for women on the go has celebrated its first anniversary by releasing its fourth season.

Alana Nixon and Laura Jackel, who created the Oversubscribed podcast for women hell-bent on squeezing the most out of life, released the new season this month.

Since its launch in July 2019, the pair have recorded 30 episodes and overseen nearly 18,000 unique downloads from around the world.

“We initially thought that just our friends and family would listen, but we have been surprised to learn that our home city of Newcastle is only our fourth biggest market,” Alana said.

“Most of our audience comes from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.”

Alana and Laura’s decision to start the podcast stemmed from their love of chatting and careers in the media.

They met in 2005 and have not stopped talking since their encounter at Hunter TAFE.

Some of the topics they explore in season four are cancel culture, identity in marriage, and equality in sport.

The first episode was dedicated to influential women of colour and included an interview with Newcastle-based Jamaican woman, Raquel James-Wright.

“We were inspired by the #sharethemic campaign on Instagram, where prominent white female celebrities like Julia Roberts handed over their social media accounts to women of colour,” Laura said.

“We might not have a Hollywood A-lister following to ‘share the mic’ with but, in the process of educating ourselves, we decided to dedicate episode one to celebrating the many inspiring women of colour, including our guest, Raquel James-Wright.”

Other season four guests include pro surfer Philippa Anderson, Mamamia senior news writer Gemma Bath and best-selling author and self-made millionaire, Denise Duffield-Thomas.

The duo are set to launch season five later in the year and are already looking for businesses wishing to target women over 30 for an exciting collaboration.

Listen to an episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Castbox FM or find out more on the Oversubscribed website.

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