‘Everybody Knows’: The new podcast investigating sexual abuse in the Australian music industry
26.08.2021

‘Everybody Knows’: The new podcast investigating sexual abuse in the Australian music industry

Words by Kate Streader

The five-part series will be hosted by award-winning journalist, Ruby Jones.

Schwartz Media is launching a new investigative podcast exploring the rise and fall of the Me Too movement in Australia and allegations of harassment, abuse and assault in the Australian music industry.

Hosted by award-winning journalist, author and podcast and documentary host, Ruby Jones, the five-part series will launch its first episode on Wednesday September 1.

What you need to know

  • The first episode of Everybody Knows launches on Wednesday September 1
  • The podcast will be available on all major streaming platforms
  • The five-part series will be hosted by award-winning journalist, Ruby Jones

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Titled Everybody Knows, the five-part series will follow a similar structure to Jones’ popular Schwartz Media podcast, 7am, except that it will offer long-form episodes rather than bitesized pieces of reportage.

The podcast will feature in-depth interviews with some of the central figures of the Me Too movement in Australia to look at how archaic laws and boys club cultures work to protect abusers.

“This series is an investigation into the underbelly of the Australian music industry, the harassment, abuse and misogyny that’s been allowed to flourish there for years. But my investigation doesn’t stop there,” said Jones.

“I want to know why, four years on from Me Too, so little has changed for women in Australia. How the law, journalistic failures and a culture of ‘boys will be boys’ has combined to make speaking about abuse so impossible. How is it that everybody knows about the crimes being committed and yet nothing changes?”

Listen to the trailer for Everybody Knows below. 

Everybody Knows launches on Wednesday September 1. Find out more here