Lorena is the Indigenous affairs editor at Guardian Australia, and the 2018 Walkley award winner for innovation in journalism. For more than 30 years she has worked as a broadcaster, presenter, producer and manager at the ABC, the BBC and in a range of public policy roles. Lorena is a proud descendant of the Yuwalaraay and Gamilaraay first nations of far-west NSW.
Martin is a podcaster, musician and singer-songwriter, and has released albums as Pale Bird, The Sound of The Ladies, Martin Austwick and songs about science as Dr Martin Austwick. He has performed music live for The Allusionist,99% Invisible, Radiotopia Live and the Third Coast International Audio Awards, and contributed music for a number of podcasts including Zig Zag, Zoom, and The Beef and Dairy Network. His podcast about every Tom Waits song is called Song by Song.
Steve Bunbadgee Hodder Watt
Steve has always loved working with audio – as a spoken word hip-hop artist in his younger days, then as Senior News & Current Affairs presenter at CAAMA (Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association) Radio in Mparntwe/Alice Springs. As a Spotify Sound Up Bootcamp finalist, he began working on ‘Culture Been Go’, a podcast series featuring Dreaming Lore & Laka (traditional song/dance) from the secluded island homelands of the Lardil, Yanggkal & Kaidilt peoples in the Gulf of Carpentaria. [Photo by Ash Berdebes]
Giordana is the CEO of the Community Media Training Organisation, a registered training organisation which delivers nationally recognised qualifications to community broadcasters in Australia. Giordana specialises in the delivery of features production training. An experienced broadcaster, producer, journalist and trainer, Giordana delivers training to community broadcasters in NSW. She is the current Executive Producer of the CBAA’s National Features and Documentary Series and a former station manager of Brisbane’s 4ZZZ.
Allison is the Executive Producer of All The Best, a narrative documentary podcast and radio program based at FBi Radio. Her audio documentaries have featured on ABC RN’s Encounter, Earshot, Life Matters and RN Breakfast programs. She has also worked as a digital producer at the ABC, focusing on audiences in the Asia-Pacific. Allison is currently teaching the University of Western Sydney’s first podcasting course.
Ian is the creator and host of Radiotopia's Everything is Alive. He's been a producer for NPR’s Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me and Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and he co-created and hosted the NPR podcast How To Do Everything. He’s also worked on videos for The New York Times, contributed regularly to the literary magazine A Public Space, and has recorded four episodes of a podcast about a post-apocalyptic public radio pledge drive besieged by pestilence and death that he can’t quite figure out what to do with.
Christina is a senior producer on Spotify's Creative Development team in New York City. She's part of the planning committee of Spotify's Sound Up podcast program - an immersive accelerator for new and aspiring podcasters focused on underrepresented voices. Prior to Spotify, Christina worked at The Juilliard School with pre-college classical musicians.
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Travisis the producer and co-host of the Broriginals podcast and was the producer for Deadly Voices from the House at the Sydney Opera House. Travis is also a contemporary artist, writer and producer. He is a descendant of the Gamilaroi people of mid NSW.
Osman is the Deputy Editor of ABC Life and a regular presenter on ABC’s arts and culture program, The Mix. He was a founding member of Media Diversity Australia and was formerly the News and Politics Editor at Junkee Media. He has reported for the ABC’s flagship investigative documentary program Background Briefing and sits on the board of FBi Radio.
Bec meditates on sleep, circadian rhythms and the subconscious through their audio project SleepTalker, which originated as an independent podcast and is now a late-night experimental live broadcast on Triple R. Bec’s production credits include award-winning podcasts, local and international radio shows, museum installations, events and audio tours. Their evolving research and creative practice concerns DIY production, documentary, digital platforms and the intersections between time, place, mental health and listening. [Photo by Laura Davis]
Vanessa is a Science Communicator at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. She brings plant science to life by hosting and producing their podcast: Branch Out. Vanessa’s always loved audio-storytelling, the environment and creating content that makes a difference. She’s also chipping away at a Master of Environmental Science at the University of Sydney.
Jennifer is the Content Director of PodcastOne Australia. Formerly a BBC radio producer, Jen has produced live radio programming, outside broadcasts, history series and radio documentaries which have been broadcast across BBC, ABC and RTÉ (Ireland’s National Broadcaster). Jen has been obsessively analysing, producing and forcing people to listen to podcasts since 2012. She believes that audio-storytelling is the key to reconnecting people and building empathy in an increasingly disconnected world.
Lindsey is the creator and host of People Movers: a podcast highlighting the impact of escalators on everyday life. By day she is Content Manager at SYN, a Melbourne community media organisation committed to providing broadcast and leadership opportunities to young people aged 12–25. Lindsey co-presents Tuesday’s breakfast program on JOY 94.9, contributes stories to All The Best and previously co-produced the podcast It’s A Match.
Sam is a Director and owner of Sandpit. He has worked as Creative Director on numerous projects for clients including Google Creative Labs, Penguin Books, BeyondBlue, Centre of Democracy, Melbourne Zoo and Australian Children’s Television Foundation. He was also the founder and Artistic Director of The Border Project, an Australian-based contemporary theatre company focused on interactive technologies for 10 years. Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts and PhD from Flinders University.
Nicole is a young descendent from the Garawa people. Raised in North West and North Queensland, it was her move to Brisbane that awoke her passion for climate justice. Nicole’s work on the documentary Water Is Life helped her realise her passion for working with First Nations people who are sharing stories about protecting country. Nicole is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities on her podcast Lead Astray as she talks to people on the frontlines of climate change and mining.
Briannais an independent dance artist based in Sydney. Kell has created works 'Fly by Night' in collaboration with Mike Williams, ‘Observation’, ‘Flow’, ‘The Void’, and ‘Heaven Metal’. Brianna has performed with companies The Farm, Co3, Tasdance, Limosani Projekts, DirtyFeet, and Murmuration. A graduate from The VCA in Melbourne, Brianna is inspired by the body and the gift of spontaneity.
Belindais an audio documentary maker and writer. Her work has won or been nominated for several awards in Australia and overseas. She was a co-founder of ABC’s This is About, along with Jesse Cox and Sophie Townsend, and a producer on the award-winning human rights documentary radio program The State We’re In, broadcast internationally. As host and executive producer of the Australian storytelling podcast All the Best, she helped build community radio-making collectives around Australia.
Chris is the creator, producer and sound designer of Among the Stars and Bones, a sci-fi audio fiction podcast about a team of xenoarchaeologists excavating alien artefacts on a far-off planet. He is also a voice actor who has appeared in podcasts such as Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Services, Copperheart and Mythos.
Alex is a Sydney-based broadcast journalist with the ABC's flagship investigative radio documentary program Background Briefing. His reporting has taken him across the country from the APY Lands in northern South Australia, to Dalby in south-east Queensland. In 2017 he was recognised as South Australia’s Journalist of the Year and won several other media awards for his reporting with ABC TV’s 7.30 program. Alex has previously reported for triple j's Hack program in Brisbane.
Joseph’s work embodies a magical balance between fine artistry and forward-thinking technical knowledge. Michael’s current project is an encompassing international installation which celebrates the profound, untouched beauty of Antarctica. Voice of the Iceberg podcast tells the story of Michael’s expedition to Antarctica. Travelling on the yacht Australis, the team discover and record the sights and sounds of icebergs. Voice of the Iceberg won best creative feature at the 2018 New Zealand radio awards and has Radio New Zealand’s largest listenership on Spotify.
Alexis a Producer for PodcastOne Australia. A graduate of AFTRS,he had a multi award-winning career in commercial radio, before taking his love of audio entertainment and technology to the on-demand audio space. Today Alex is producing multiple podcasts for PodcastOne Australia that are forwarding the future sound of premium Podcasting.
Georgia is a reporter and producer at ABC RN, where she makes long-form stories for RN’s documentary programs, Earshot and The History Listen. Since she began at RN in 2012, she has worked as a literature and arts reporter for Books and Arts, and as a producer on RN’s national evening news and current affairs program, RN Drive.
Angelais a freelancer living in Melbourne, Australia. She is a regular contributor to FBi Radio’s All The Best program where she’s made stories about dodgy jobs and the strange relationships humans can have with animals. Angela enjoys reading, roller blading and talking about her cat Jason who happens to be really good at climbing trees.
Glenis a regular broadcaster and audio producer at both PBS and RRR in Melbourne. He hosts and produces the Stories of You podcast and does regular voice-over and audio production freelance work. He won a radioinfo.com.au award for radio production at RMIT. He is passionate about audio, radio and podcasting.
Chris is CEO & Partner at Hindenburg Systems. He has 30 years of experience in media production, entrepreneurship, management and business development. Chris has worked as a producer, sound technician and editor on countless radio, TV, film and games productions since 1990. Before joining Hindenburg in 2010 as CEO, he co-founded and managed several media production companies including Deadline Film and TV, Deadline Games and Vision Park Entertainment.
Nikesh is the host of India’s most popular horror and crime podcast for adults – Indian Noir. He is a Commonwealth Short Story Prize and DWL Story Prize-winning writer and an internationally acclaimed spoken poetry artist. He has received honourable mentions for the Katha Short Story Prize twice and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His books include an Amazon bestselling short story collection The Killing Fields and a crime novel, His Night Begins, which earned him the tag of the 'most hardboiled of Indian crime writers' from World Literature Today Journal.
Heli is the Pathways Manager for the Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO). His work involves liaising with community radio stations on their training needs. Heli cut his teeth in community radio by volunteering at FBi Radio in Sydney, where he presented music specialist shows and lent a hand in arts and audio production. Aside from his contributions to community radio, Heli performs in bands ranging from hardcore punk to hardstyle electronica and writes pop music.
Sheila Ngoc Pham
Sheilais a writer, editor and producer. She has held digital and editorial roles at the ABC, and made programs and features for ABC RN programs such as Earshot, The Philosopher's Zone, Ockham's Razor, Blueprint for Living and Into the Music. She's also been a producer for ABC National Local Radio and contributed to All the Best. Her radio play, 'The Lonely Planet Guide to New Delhi', was staged and broadcast live on Radio Skid Row 88.9FM. [Photo credit: Jacquie Manning]
Markhosts both the award-winning The Next Billion Seconds with PodcastOne Australia, and This Week in Startups Australia podcast. He invented the technology for 3D on the Web, has written six books, and was a panelist on the ABC's The New Inventors for seven years. Mark founded postgraduate programs at USC and AFTRS and holds honorary appointments at USyd and UTS. He is also an award-winning columnist for The Register and a professional futurist and public speaker.
Tamson is Director of the Australian Centre for Public History at UTS and Senior Lecturer in Social and Political Science. She is the host and founder of the History Lab podcast, a collaboration between UTS and 2SER. Tamson’s research focuses on ideas and how they get made – both in the past and today.