Andrew Menczel is the host and award nominated producer of the Newscorp Cricket Podcast, Cricket Unfiltered and is a cricket columnist for the national Newscorp websites. Andrew has launched a career in cricket journalism through his ground-breaking work in cricket podcasting and has interviewed and worked with many of the worlds leading cricket players, journalists and broadcasters. Andrew has launched and fully produced two cricket podcasts and has co-produced another. Andrew has a wide a range of skills and deep knowledge on all facets of podcasting though 5 years of experience and almost 300 episode releases to date. This website has links to all his podcasts, columns and international TV appearances.
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Andrew has appeared on several different media outlets including CNN international, Al Jazeera news, SEN Radio Melbourne, Star Sports India, Talksport UK and SportFM Perth.
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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 now produces and hosts 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 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 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 greatest players 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.
In 2013 Andrew started his first cricket podcast and immediately knew that the cricket podcast was exactly what he wanted to do. His life had been punctuated by an insatiable love of cricket and the podcast was a perfect outlet for that passion. Over 4 years the podcast improved and became more professional. A guest list full of variety and insights made the show ‘must listen’ for Australian cricket fans.
Now after 5 years of podcasting Andrew is moving full time into journalism. During the summer Andrew regularly appeared on TV and Radio including A CNN internatonal, Al Jazeera English News, SEN radio Melbourne, Talksport UK and SportFM in Perth.
In depth knowledge of podcasting
Ability to convey cricket expertise
Radio & TV Experience
University of Sydney:
Bachelor of Arts Major Fine Arts & History
ABC Podcast Convention 2016 & 2017
Cricket Unfiltered was a finalist at the 2018 Australian Podcast awards