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Media release: JPY to host The Shed Wireless podcast

JPY’s new gig as host of The Shed Wireless podcast

In welcome news for Shedders across Australia and around the world, veteran pop superstar John Paul Young (JPY) has a new role as host of The Shed Wireless Podcast.

The first episode for 2021 will be launched on Tuesday 16 March 2021 and will be freely available on all major platforms such as Apple podcasts, Google, Spotify and others.

The Shed Wireless made its debut in 2020 and is produced by the Australian Men’s Shed Association.

It was created in a backyard shed, soon after COVID-19 public health restrictions forced community sheds to shut their doors for long periods.

Originally hosted by award-winning broadcaster Aaron Kearney OAM, the podcast achieved remarkable early success. It was listened to in more than 40 countries and even ranked 16 in a list of ‘Top Australia Podcasts you must follow in 2020’.

In fact it was Aaron Kearney who headhunted JPY as his successor, due to his own international media commitments.

‘I’m loving the new gig,’ said John Paul Young.

‘It’s actually very cool to see older blokes listening to a podcast.

‘The demand is obviously there because Shedding is not only huge in Australia. It’s growing in other countries such as the UK, Ireland, Canada and the United States.

‘The projects and the mateship surrounding sheds are something to celebrate,’ said JPY.

‘And I think it’s impressive that the Men’s Shed movement started right here in Oz.’

JPY’s first episode will reveal there is a previously unseen extended version of the popular music video he made for the Men’s shed jingle, which was released last year.

Season 3 of The Shed Wireless will appeal to members of Australia’s 1200+ Men’s Sheds as well as people who enjoy spending time on projects in their own home shed.

Executive Officer of the Australian Men’s Shed Association David Helmers says he expects JPY’s charisma and positive attitude to life will shine through from the first moment he seizes the microphone.

‘He’s the perfect fit to host The Shed Wireless because he’s not only a music legend, he’s just so relatable for the over 50 age group.

‘The Australian Men’s Shed Association is absolutely delighted to have him on board.’

John Paul Young and David Helmers are available for media interviews. Please contact Helen Clare helen@mensshed.net 0418 261 421 or Emma Bredenhann 0401 860 121 emma@mensshed.net