Andrew Menczel
 

Podcast producer/host of newscorp’s cricket unfiltered podcast/freelance cricket journalist/Cricket Commentator

Andrew menczel

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Andrew Menczel is one of Australia’s leading podcast producers, is a freelance cricket journalist and a Sheffield Shield cricket commentator.  Andrew started independently podcasting in 2013 and then in 2017 began producing and hosting the multi-award nominated ‘Cricket Unfiltered Podcast’ for Newscorp Australia. Cricket Unfiltered has been a finalist in the ‘Sports and Recreation’ category at the Australian Podcast Awards in 2018 & 2019.

Andrew has launched his own podcast production company called Menczel Podcast Productions and is using his expertise to produce other shows.  Andrew has produced 3 different podcasts and monetised his first podcast in 2016, this was before most in the local podcasting sphere were able to.  Andrew has acquired a wide a range of skills and a deep knowledge of all facets of the podcasting industry though 6 years of experience and over 300 episode releases to date.  Andrew has an ear for good podcasts and an intimate knowledge of how to implement a successful podcast strategy.  Get in touch if you want to find out what Menczel Podcast Productions can do for your podcast or business.

Andrew Menczel found his podcasting ‘feet’ through his love of cricket and launched a successful media career.  Andrew is a skilled podcast host, exceptional interviewer and is an on-air talent.  Andrew has interviewed many of the biggest names in the cricket world from former Australian captains to the leading broadcasters including Allan Border, Ian Chappell, Adam Gilchrist, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Ellyse Perry. Andrew has been asked to appear on several TV and radio stations including BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, SEN radio and Talksport UK.

This website has links to all his podcasts, columns and international TV appearances.

 

 LISTEN to CRICKET UNFILTERED

HERE or see links below:

Andrew interviewing former Australian cricketer and Fox Cricket commentator Adam Gilchrist.

Andrew interviewing former Australian cricketer and Fox Cricket commentator Adam Gilchrist.

Andrew interviewing Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood

Andrew interviewing Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood

Andrew recording a podcast with former Australian player and Fox Cricket commentator Mel Jones

Andrew recording a podcast with former Australian player and Fox Cricket commentator Mel Jones

highlights of Andrew menczel’s

Media appearances:

Andrew has appeared on several different media outlets including CNN international, BBC World News, Al Jazeera news, SEN 1116 Radio Melbourne, SEN 1629 SA, 2MN Hunter Radio, Star Sports India, Talksport UK and SportFM Perth. Watch some here:

Sample of Radio Appearances

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Wentworth Courier Feature

 

ANDREW'S BACKGROUND:

Andrew launched the Australian Cricket Podcast in 2013 when he saw that there were no podcasts specifically about his great love, Australian Cricket.  In his 4 years producing the show he released 203 episodes which featured a host of cricket personalities including Darren Lehmann, Adam Voges, Brad Hogg, Lisa Sthalekar and Brad Haddin.

After 4 years of independent podcasting media giant Newscorp hired Andrew to produce their cricket podcast.  Andrew conceptualised and is the host and producer of the Cricket Unfiltered Podcast for Newscorp.  The podcast features the national team of Newscorp journalists, current players and cricket personalities.  The podcast was a finalist at the 2018 and 2019 Australian Podcast Awards. 

In 2016 Andrew Menczel and Paul Dennett started the Big Smash Cricket Podcast which is a podcast all about the Men's Big Bash and Women’s Big Bash Australian domestic T20 competitions.  In its first season the podcast was sponsored by Rebel Sports.  In a ground-breaking moment for Australian podcasting the podcast was given official media accreditation to cover the Big Bash.

Andrew has a wide range of experiences that led him to this career.  As a child he was professional stage and screen actor but ceased that path when cricket took over his life.  Andrew was a Cricket Australia accredited coach and coached for 10 years in Sydney.  Andrew worked with some of cricket’s legends including Doug Walters, Gary Sobers and Barry Knight.  This coaching has given Andrew an in-depth knowledge of the game.  

Andrew then opened his own cafe/restaurant giving him a solid commercial education.

Now after 5 years of podcasting Andrew is moving full time into journalism. During the summer Andrew regularly appeared on TV and Radio including CNN internatonal, Al Jazeera English News, SEN radio Melbourne, Talksport UK and SportFM in Perth.

 

 

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Interview highlights

Josh Hazlewood

Darren Lehmann

Ian Chappell

Tim Paine

Joe Burns

Matt Renshaw

Erin Holland

Brad Haddin

Lisa Sthalekar

Ben Cutting

Brad Hogg

Alison Mitchell 

Josh Hazlewood

Ellyse Perry

Alyssa Healy 

Damien Fleming

Geoff Lawson

Ashton Agar

Robert Craddock

Skills 

Reporter/Columnist
In depth knowledge of podcasting
Skilled Interviewer
Podcast Producer
Ability to convey cricket expertise
Radio & TV Experience

 

TWITTER @amenners

 


Education

University of Sydney:

Bachelor of Arts Major Fine Arts & History

Graduated 1998

ABC Podcast Convention 2016 & 2017

Audiocraftfest 2018

Cranbrook School

 

Awards

Cricket Unfiltered was a finalist at the 2018 Australian Podcast awards

 

Contact

Email: auscricketpod@gmail.com
Twitter: @amenners