Olivia is an audio producer and journalist. She works with Google’s Creative Lab on projects exploring storytelling, sound and technology. She is a producer with the investigative history podcast History Lab, and is one half of The Expressionists, a podcast about how idioms connect us with the past and to each other. She has also written and reported for publications including the South China Morning Post, Storyful News Agency, DestinAsian Magazine and China Media Project. Olivia is represented by the Audiocraft Agency.
Tim is Supervising Producer of Unravel True Crime at the ABC. He was co-Executive Producer of the podcast Trace. He previously worked at ABC RN’s investigative journalism program Background Briefing, as a Series Producer, Journalist, and Acting Executive Producer. He has also acted as the presenter of RN’s economics show, The Money, and contributed to and produced for other shows and podcasts including RN Breakfast, This Is About, and Richard Glover’s Drive program on ABC Sydney.
Adam is the Crime Editor for PodcastOne Australia where he produces The Trials of the Vampire, UnderState: Lucille Butterworth and the acclaimed Adam Shand at Large series. Shand’s extensive career includes time as a financial journalist for the Nine Network and the Australian Financial Review, and crime writing for the Bulletin Magazine and the Nine Network’s Sunday program. In 2007, he won a Walkley for his investigative work into Victorian police corruption and Melbourne’s ganglands war. Following this he wrote six true crime books including the bestselling Big Shots: The Story of Carl Williams and the Gangland War.
Fyona is Head of Radio at The Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), responsible for the development and delivery of AFTRS Radio and Podcasting courses. She is EP of AFTRS Audio Boom channel, showcasing student work and industry research, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching. Prior to AFTRS, Fyona produced and presented SCA’s national top rated School of Rock radio show and held the position of Network Music Director for Triple M Localworks.
Boe is a Kooma and Gamilaraay Murri (man) who was born off his country in Blacktown west of Sydney. He is a member of Warriors of The Aboriginal Resistance and host of Let's Talk on 989fm, an Aboriginal radio station in Brisbane. Boe’s interest in Aboriginal history and politics has helped to ground him as a young person and he brings this to his work in radio and podcasting.
Becky Sui Zhen
Becky explores themes of memory, identity and the human relationship to technology within her music project Sui Zhen. Over the years her eclectic taste and distinct conceptual interests have led audiences into surreal & uncanny terrains. Recent projects include reinterpreting the score of Chris Marker’s cult film essay Sans Soleil for Hear My Eyes and producing audio experiences for the John Russell Impressionist exhibition and the Masters of Modern Art exhibition at Art Gallery of NSW. [Photo by WILK.]
Darcy is the Content Co-Ordinator and an Audio Producer for PodcastOne Australia. He’s based in Melbourne and started out making commercials in radio before making the move to podcasting. He loves being able to build a soundscape over several minutes as opposed to 30 seconds.
Claudia has been leading audio storytelling teams, mentoring producers and writers, and creating radio documentaries at the ABC for more than 30 years. She was the Executive Producer of RN's Earshot, Pocketdocs, 360documentaries and Street Stories. Her work has received local and international awards, including a Walkley. She has also taught Indigenous broadcasters in Townsville, been a regular judge on The Australian Podcast Awards and worked briefly in TV - which she hated because she missed the intimacy of radio.
Avery has been making stories about design at 99% Invisible for the past five years. She’s covered everything from garbage trucks in Taipei to swimming pools in Helsinki. In 2018, she made Articles of Interest, a show about clothing and culture, which was named a best podcast of the year by the BBC, Curbed, Globe & Mail, LAist, New York Magazine, and the New Yorker.
Natalie is the US content lead for Culture & Talk at Spotify and oversees the creative development of original audio content for this vertical. She also leads the charge for Spotify's Sound Up podcast program - an immersive accelerator for new and aspiring podcasters focused on underrepresented voices. Prior to joining Spotify in 2013, Natalie worked in the premium TV world spending time at HBO and AMC Networks.
Stephanie Van Schilt
Stephanie is host and producer of Sisteria, a podcast about women’s experiences as creators and consumers of arts and culture. Stephanie’s writing has featured in various local and international publications including: the Guardian, The Australian, ELLE.com, The Lifted Brow, Frankie, VICE and The Saturday Paper. Formerly, Stephanie co-hosted the Rereaders podcast and edited The Lifted Brow.
Rowdie is a producer and presenter and Gamillaroi man from Narromine, NSW. He has presented series for ABC and iview, most recently Rowdie’s Chemical Romance which saw him (attempt to) use science to find love. Rowdie has also appeared on the Channel 10 series Cram hosted by Peter Helliar, and the Top 40 Eurovision Controversies special on SBS. He is currently working on The Weekly for ABC and developing a podcast for Spotify.
Shantel is producer and presenter of Hey Aunty! a podcast that shares fireside chats with black women, fems and non-binary siblings who’ve been there. The podcast provides a unique platform for Australian women to see themselves, confirming Shantel's belief that it really is time to #listentoblackwomen. Since launching in 2018 Hey Aunty! has hit thousands of listens, sold out an inaugural live show and been shortlisted in the Frankie Magazine Good Stuff Awards. [Photo: Atong Atem]
Mike is is a Documentary Producer at ABC RN. He was Project Producer at triple j, and also helped launch The Real Thing podcast, Double J, The J Files, Long Story Short and RN Drive. His stories have been featured across ABC Radio, and also Short Cuts (BBC), Love Me (CBC) and NPR. He won Best True Story at the Hearsay International Audio Arts Festival (2017). When he was 17 he toured Australia in a Buddy Holly tribute show.
Helen is a British podcast host and producer. With no relevant experience or skills, in January 2007 she started the comedy show Answer Me This in her living room in suburban London. 11 years and more than 350 episodes and a book adaptation later, it is one of Britain's longest running podcasts. In 2015 she began the linguistics podcast The Allusionist for the prestigious Radiotopia collective; it was named Apple Podcasts' best new show of 2015.
Jonathan is Head of Content at Voxnest and host and producer of the podcast Meat. He has been finalist at Prix Italia and Prix Europa and he won the GanBéarla Award at the Hearsay International audio Festival in 2015. Meat, a podcast “about our bodies and the life we live because of them”, has been one of the finalist of Radiotopia’s “Podquest”, and the first episode won the Skylarking Award at the Third Coast International Audio Award in 2018.