The Way It Is: Nine's Brand New Podcast

The Way It Is, a brand new podcast showcasing the biggest and most talked about news and current affairs stories of the week, launches today.

Hosted by esteemed Nine News journalists and good friends, Leila McKinnon and Neil Breen, The Way It Is will dissect the important, the absurd and the unabashedly frivolous in the weekly news cycle.

Between them, McKinnon and Breen have more than 50 years’ experience in the Australian media and won’t hold back in expressing their take on what’s making news across the globe.

Each episode of The Way It Is will feature heated discussion and the odd stoush as our hosts chat to the newsmakers and newsbreakers about the stories that grabbed our attention over the past week.

Whether it’s scrutinising Donald Trump’s latest move, casting an eye over poll results that keep our politicians awake at night, recapping what the Twittersphere had to say about Justin Trudeau’s backside, revealing the moon as a new holiday destination, debating the proposed cuts to penalty rates, or analysing the assassination of Kim Jong Un’s estranged half-brother, The Way It Is will ensure you are the most informed guest at your next dinner party.

Leila McKinnon said: “Breenie is the biggest news junkie I know, and I've met a few. The Way It Is will be all about the news you may have missed, the facts behind the stories, and a fresh perspective. You'll go away with plenty of fascinating facts with which to entertain or bore your friends.”

Neil Breen said: “Leila and I have been discussing news together since 1993 so we’ve had plenty of practice. I’m really looking forward to it and listeners will love her wit.”

The Way It Is begins today and is available for download at or via iTunes every Thursday.

For further information, please contact: 
Nine Network Publicity 
02 9965 2727
Friday, March 10, 2017