“a cheerful Aussie version of Louis Theroux”

-The Times (UK)

Marc Fennell is an Australian interviewer, journalist, documentary maker, tv & radio host and author.

He has worked with the BBC, Audible, Showtime, Triple J, Monocle, Network Ten, ABC, SBS Australia, Fairfax, Foxtel, The Sydney Opera House and Red Bull.

In 2019, Fennell was introduced to international audiences when his Audible original podcast “It Burns! The Scandal-Plagued Race to Breed the World’s Hottest Chilli” raced up the Audible.com (USA) charts. The quirky, soulful, award-nominated documentary about pain and peppers was named one of the best podcasts of the year by Esquire (UK) and - yes the above quote is real - Fennell was indeed dubbed “a cheerful Aussie version of Louis Theroux” by The Times (UK). 

Since 2013, Marc has hosted the national current affairs programme The Feed for SBS Australia. He’s reported all around the world on everything from Hong Kong Billionaires to Megachurches, Sex in Japan to Torture Survivors. Marc’s one-on-one interviews with newsmakers like Al Gore, Tom Cruise, Julian Assange, Jennifer Lawrence have generated over 30 million online views and 3 United Nations Media Award Nominations.

Marc presents the award-winning ABC podcast Download This Show (airing on both ABC Radio and the ABC News Channel). It won Apple’s ‘Best New Podcast’ (2012), IT Journalism Gold Lizzie Award (2015) and Best Technology Podcast at the Australian Podcast Awards (2019)

Marc has written 2 books and can also be heard regularly filling in on the top-rating ABC Radio Sydney. He is the Creative Director of the not-for-profit group Media Diversity Australia.


Marc's media career began when he won an AFI Outstanding Young Film Critics Award in high school. He soon got his broadcasting start as the film critic for Sydney radio station FBi 94.5. Marc was 19 years old when he was hired to present DVD reviews for SBS's rebooted version of The Movie Show in 2004. He was soon recruited to the ABC's national youth broadcaster triple j to present film content across it's radio, television and print arms. For 11 years, Marc was Australia's most listened to film critic - better known to over 3.1 million triple j listeners as That Movie Guy. He also hosted the largest short film festival in the world Tropfest 2014-2016

Marc was a presenter and producer for all 3 seasons of ABC TV's ground-breaking journalism experiment Hungry Beast (2009-2011) under Executive Producer Andrew Denton. Marc investigated digital media, popular culture, gaming and technology.    

Away from the camera, Marc has been a designer, art director, web developer, magazine and newspaper writer and oh-so-briefly a hand model.


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