Eamon Dunphy’s podcast The Stand joins the Acast Creator Network

The critically acclaimed podcast The Stand with Eamon Dunphy has joined the Acast Creator Network.

The Stand is a current affairs, sport and culture podcast, taking on big stories in a complicated world. The hugely popular Irish podcast will now be hosted, distributed and monetised by Acast.

Host and former football player, journalist, and bestselling author Eamon Dunphy has a broadcast career spanning more than 40 years and in recent years, has become successful in the world of podcasting. His no-nonsense approach on The Stand has helped galvanise his many listeners — with hundreds of thousands tuning in weekly – since launching in November 2016 and producing over 1250 episodes.

The Stand sees Dunphy and his guests tackle the biggest issues and talking points in sports, current affairs and culture — and features expert insight and candid opinions from a variety of guests ranging from Ireland’s most prominent analysts, politicians, and sports commentators.

Featured journalists include Niall Stanage who dissects US politics, Nicola Tallant covering crime and gangland, and Chris Johns, former Chief Economist of the Bank of Ireland. There is also extensive sports analysis with guests including sporting legends John Giles and Liam Brady.

As part of the Acast Creator Network, The Stand’s revenue will be strengthened by Acast’s range of monetisation options. These include premium ad products available exclusively via the Acast Marketplace, branded content, and the option of fan-supported revenue streams through Acast+.

Acast’s dedicated podcast team will help Eamon expand The Stand’s audience, with Acast’s commitment to open podcasting ensuring the podcast is available to listen to globally across all podcast listening platforms.

Eamon Dunphy said: “Informed comment requires time and investment in the very best contributors you can get. That’s what we do on The Stand and our growth and continued success prove that’s what people want from a podcast like ours.

“The stories that really need time — Covid, Brexit, contemporary American politics, for example — can’t be covered in a soundbite. Our objective is to inform and entertain. We’ve come to Acast because we believe they will help us grow and be stronger in Ireland and internationally.”

Jennifer Dollard, Acast’s Content Director, Ireland added: “Eamon’s podcast is a testament to the journalistic calibre that podcasts can deliver listeners, and it’s this consistent quality that has earned The Stand millions of listeners over the years. As part of the Acast Creator Network, we’re confident we can build on that success and help grow the show — not just in Ireland but on a global scale.”

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