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Published: 17 August 2021

In December 2020, we started a new podcast called 'Social Work People', hosted by AASW Senior Policy Adviser Angela Scarfe and produced by Chris Ashmore. The first 'Social Work People' episode aired in January 2021.

The podcast drops a new episode on the first Wednesday of each month and receives more than 500 listens per episode.

Listen wherever you get your podcasts.

You can listen to our podcast on these platforms and more.

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What is a podcast?

Listening to a podcast is a bit similar to listening to a radio program. It is a digital audio file which can be streamed or downloaded from the internet and listened to on various digital devices and through numerous online services. A lot of people listen on their phones, but you can also listen on a desktop PC. A podcast can be a one-off but is often a series of episodes.

What is the editorial format of your podcasts?

AASW Senior Policy Adviser Angela Scarfe hosts and researches the podcasts. We have partnered with producer Chris Ashmore to produce and present a monthly podcast, bringing voices of the Australian Association of Social Workers to the ears of social workers and other interested parties. Subjects will vary month to month but include subjects of the moment and inspirational people in social work practice.

Will you take feedback from members?

Yes, email us at [email protected] if you have suggestions and ideas for future episodes.

How can I listen to your podcast?

There are a number of ways you can tune in to our podcast:

You can simply go to our podcast host and click the episode you want to listen to at your computer.

Social Work People podcast

You can go to the Podcasts app on your iPhone or iPad, or on an Android device go to the Google Podcasts App and search for 'Social Work People'.

You can also find us on Spotify and RSS Feed.

Please note it can take longer for some platforms to upload podcasts which makers have no control over.

However you listen, you can stream or download our podcast - downloading is when you transfer the audio file onto your device, whereas streaming means you are continuously streaming the data (both will consume the same amount of data, but streaming will consume both data and generally a lot of battery and means you will need a continuous internet connection, whereas you can play downloaded podcasts offline).

You can also subscribe to our podcast to get notified of the latest episode and download it automatically.

Why are you doing a podcast?

We strive to engage with our members through a variety of channels to keep them informed and involved with our work and podcasting is a growing trend. Edison Research in 2021 said:

Podcasting awareness is high, with 91% of Australians reporting being aware of podcasting, significantly higher than the 78% of those in the U.S. who are familiar with podcasting. Monthly listening to podcasts by Australians is almost equal to that of those in the U.S.: 37% of Australians age 12+ are monthly podcast listeners compared with 41% of those in the U.S. The same goes for weekly podcast listening: 26% of Australians age 12+ are weekly podcast listeners compared with 28% of those in the U.S.

We also have a podcast called Social Work Australia, which houses various AASW audio content since 2018.

Do you take advertising on the podcast?

As of 2022, yes we do! We get more than 500 listens per month. Download our Media Kit to find out more.

Podcast Advertising Booking Form

About you

Membership No. (if applicable)
* First Name
* Last Name

Company or Organisation (if applicable)

Company or Organisation (if applicable)

ABN (Australian Business Number)

ABN (Australian Business Number)

About your advert

* Provide an up to 50-word spoken promotion of your product.

Below is an example and not a real university or course:

This webinar is brought to you by the University of Brisbane's Graduate Diploma of Family Therapy program.  The course is accepting enrolments for a February and a July intake. The course is fully online. Find out more at forward slash family therapy for more information.

* Provide an up to 50-word spoken promotion of your product:

Booking details - all figures include GST


* Package
Three-month package - $4,200.00
Six-month package - $8,400.00
12-month package - $16,800.00

Billing Information (Person/company responsible for payment)

* Full name
Company name
* Address
* Town/Suburb
* State/Territory
* Postcode
Country, if not Australia
Work phone
* Email

Payment details

Upfront payment of advertisements is required.

Please send an invoice to be paid to the above email address

Please send an invoice to be paid to the above email address

Total invoice amount, as per the bookings section: $AUD

* Total invoice amount, as per the Rates section: $AUD

*I wish to confirm my advertising booking. I understand the booking will proceed unless I notify the AASW in writing.

* I wish to confirm my advertising booking. I understand the booking will proceed unless I notify the AASW in writing.

Terms and Conditions

• All advertising bookings must be made in writing with the Advertising Booking Form.

• The advertised prices are subject to review and change at the discretion of the AASW.

• Final wording must be submitted in accordance with the specifications outlined in the information and according to the deadlines.

• We accept a maximum one sponsor per podcast episode.

• Advertisements are accepted subject to editor discretion. AASW reserves the right to reject or cancel advertising.

• Advertisements are accepted for publication on the condition that the advertiser indemnified the publisher and its servants and contractors against all actions, suits, claims loss and/or damage and expenses resulting from anything published by the advertiser.

• The AASW makes every effort to publish according to schedule. The AASW is not liable for any loss or damage incurred by an advertiser as a result of any failure or delay in publication.

• Advertisers who select bulk discount packages are required to pay for the package upfront, as the booking is secured upon payment. Wording should preferably be supplied with booking.

• Where an advertisement is not published through no fault of the advertiser, the advertising fee will be refunded.

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