Award-winning journalist, broadcaster, author, and Mum of seven Jen Hogan has been unveiled as the new host of ALDI’s hit parenting podcast Mamia & Me as well as the new ALDI Mamia Ambassador!
Mamia & Me returns for Season 3 this autumn with Jen Hogan succeeding Amy Huberman in the presenter’s chair. Over the course of twelve episodes, Jen will speak with well-known faces and experts to bring listeners a regular insight of real, unfiltered conversations about all things parenting. Expect moving, relatable and sometimes laugh-out-loud stories from the trenches of parenthood – essential listening, no matter where you are on your parenting journey!
Jen Hogan is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and columnist with The Irish Times and a proud Mammy to seven children. She is the brains behind the hugely popular Parenting In My Shoes series, published in The Irish Times, which has seen her interview politicians, actors, sports stars, and other public figures about their parenting experiences. A trusted parenting expert, working across television and radio, Jen lends her voice to discussions on everyday issues affecting Irish parents and families. Not to mention she is the author of The Real Mum’s Guide to Surviving Parenthood and has cultivated a strong, loyal following on social media.
Jen Hogan, ALDI Mamia Ambassador and Host of Mamia & Me, commented: “I am thrilled to be working with ALDI on the latest season of Mamia & Me. Like so many other parents across Ireland, I loved the first two seasons, and I cannot wait to step behind the mic and have the chats with my guests. As a proud mother to seven children, I am all too familiar with the day-to-day juggle of raising a family. That’s why I’m really looking forward to facilitating more frank and honest conversations about parenthood that will hopefully make listeners laugh, offer a fresh perspective, and serve as a reminder that all parents are winging it!”
Rita Kirwan, Marketing Director at ALDI Ireland, said: “We are delighted to have Jen on board as host of our Mamia & Me Podcast. Over the course of her impressive career, Jen has established herself as a friendly, trusted voice on the topic of parenting and that’s why she is the perfect person to take the reins of Mamia & Me. She will bring a wealth of knowledge to the role and indeed, new perspectives. To date, Mamia & Me has resonated hugely with parents across Ireland and we have no doubt that Jen will continue to tackle the highs and lows of parenthood with humour, authenticity, and authority.”
Mamia & Me is a podcast created by ALDI for parents. First launched in 2021, it has racked up over 260,000 downloads and become Ireland’s Number 1 Parenting and Kids and Family podcast on Apple and Spotify. The podcast explores the good, the bad and the funny of the wild, unpredictable adventure that is parenthood through enlightening and light-hearted conversations with well-known faces. Mamia & Me has also won Bronze in the Best Branded Content Podcast category at the Irish Podcast Awards 2022.
Previous highlights include actor Barry Keoghan reminiscing on his upbringing; broadcaster Angela Scanlon
on the importance of Mums setting aside ‘me time’; and well-known couple Brian Dowling and Arthur
Gourounlian opening up exclusively about their surrogacy journey. Other guests have included Stefanie Preissner, Pippa O’Connor, Mark Feehily, Deirdre O’Kane, and Rory’s Stories, as well as many more.
To help kick off the new season, Jen Hogan will record an episode of Mamia & Me live from Electric Picnic as ALDI celebrates its role as the Official Supermarket of Electric Picnic, Ireland’s most popular music and arts festival. The recording will take place at 2.30pm at the “Ah, Hear!” Podcast stage on Friday, 1st September, Stradbally Co Laois. Guests will be announced in due course so keep an eye on ALDI’s socials for more information!
Did you know? ALDI is the most-awarded retailer in the Baby & Toddler range of products – at the National Parenting Product Awards, the ALDI Mamia range taking home 22 awards, a testament to the quality and value of ALDI’s baby and toddler care products.
ALDI is committed to helping parents across Ireland tot up major savings on products for their little ones, whether they’re picking up everyday essentials or availing of bumper bargains in ALDI’s hugely popular Baby and Toddler Events.
For more information on ALDI’s amazing Mamia range, see aldi.ie/mamia.
Listen to Mamia & Me on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, GoLoud, or wherever you get your podcasts!
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