Finding Your Tribe: Two impressions at Audiocraft 2018
Ben Tupas and Lindsey Green reflect on what they learned at Audiocraft Podcast Festival 2018 – exploring Australian identity, ambition, independence and more.
Communication and Community: A first-timer’s notes on Third Coast Festival 2017
Sydney-based producer Jessica Hamilton unpacks what she learned attending Chicago’s Third Coast International Audio Festival late in 2017.
Working With Sound: Amy Hanley
Melbourne-based student producer Amy Hanley talks space, time and expansion – and tells us about some of the leftfield approaches and inspirations behind her work.
Working with Sound: Amy McQuire
Curtain co-producer Amy McQuire chats to us about Aboriginal broadcasting as a path to criminal and social justice – and the frustration of trying to convince mainstream audiences to care.
Working with Sound: André Dao and Michael Green (The Messenger)
Michael Green and André Dao – both producers for the documentary podcast The Messenger – discuss text, sound, and the love of a good spreadsheet.
Working with Sound: Marc Fennell
Marc Fennell is the creator of the ABC’s award-winning media and technology programme Download This Show. He spoke to us about media diversity, Australian voices and editing with your eyes closed.
Working with Sound: Daniel Browning
Daniel Browning (AWAYE!) tells us about his language-focussed spin-off series, Word Up, the necessity of patient interviewing, and how radio reporting brings you into people’s lives.
Working with Sound: Jess Ong and Rosa Ellen (SPUN Stories)
Jess Ong and Rosa Ellen produce the SPUN Stories podcast. They told us about the perils of recording under a doona when you live in the tropics – and why there’s more to the Top End than crocodiles.
Working with Sound: Jess O’Callaghan
The Party Room (and RN Drive) producer Jess O’Callaghan spoke to us about blending current affairs with creative audio, and the bounty of Australian sound right under our noses.
Working with Sound: Natalie Kestecher
Award-winning radio maker Natalie Kestecher blends documentary, performance and fiction in her unusual stories. She spoke to us about recording on the road, and what it is to truly become the muse.
Working with Sound: Emily Naismith and Ben Birchall (Ingredipedia)
Ingredipedia co-hosts Emily Naismith and Ben Birchall discuss colourful food stories and the value of a supportive Australian audio community.
Working with Sound: Kylie Sturgess
Kylie Sturgess is the Perth-based producer of Token Skeptic, 365 Days of Philosophy and more. She spoke to us about the importance of just giving things a go.
Working with Sound: Brodie Lancaster and Kamna Muddagouni (Can U Not?)
Kamna Muddagouni and Brodie Lancaster chat to us about their pop culture podcast, Can U Not? – and the challenges and benefits of a DIY approach.
Working with Sound: Wendy Zukerman
Wendy Zukerman is the creator and host of Science Vs (first for the ABC, now for US company Gimlet Media). We spoke to her about telling science stories with a healthy balance of facts, accuracy and rude bits.
Working with Sound: Sam Loy
Sam Loy produces the podcast Human/Ordinary. We spoke to him about finding compelling stories in ordinary places, and what motivates him to keep going with an independent project.
Working with Sound: Richard Fidler
Richard Fidler presents Conversations. He discusses the mini-series he co-produced – based on ancient Viking sagas – and about why making radio can be like producing music.
Working with Sound: Kyla Slaven
Kyla Slaven produces the kids ethics podcast Short & Curly. We talked to her about finding the fun in big ethical questions – and why kids are the perfect listening audience.
Working with Sound: Alicia Sometimes
Writer, musician, broadcaster and Outer Sanctum host Alicia Sometimes chats to us about melding science and art, and the spoken word soundscapes that first inspired her.
Working with Sound: Jesse Cox
Radio producer and artist Jesse Cox (This is About) speaks to us about perfectionism, taking a radio show off air and online, and how beneficial listening with others can be.
Working with Sound: Ann Jones
Ann Jones presents Off Track on ABC Radio National. She talked to us about how she thinks about editing, and the incremental picture sound can paint.
Working with Sound: Shevonne Hunt
Shevonne Hunt is the presenter of Kinderling Conversation, a daily parenting show on Kinderling Kids Radio. She spoke to us about authenticity and the appeal of being able to construct your own story.
Working with Sound: James Parkinson
James Parkinson hosts and produces By Association, a narrative podcast about football. He talks to us about authenticity, analytical listening and putting listeners in the moment.
Working with Sound: Meaghan Dew
Meaghan Dew contributed to the Kill Your Darlings podcast for over a year before taking over production and hosting in 2014. She tells us why editing audio is similar to editing words, and why she values Australian content.
Working with Sound: Sophie Harper
Sophie Harper makes Not By Accident – a series about starting out in single motherhood. She spoke to us about durational documentary, hyper-real Australian sound, and Björk.
Working with Sound: Mike Williams
Mike Williams co-produces the podcast The Real Thing. He discusses our unique radio history, and explains why he believes audio innovation isn’t going to come from listening to other podcasts.
Welcome to the Australian Audio Guide
A welcome note from the Australian Audio Guide’s editors Kate Montague and Jon Tjhia.
Radio is Dead: Long live radio documentaries and features
Radio maker and researcher Kyla Brettle explores the backstory to creative audio in Australia – and finds today’s blossoming podcast scene at the crest of a wave that’s been building for decades.
Working With Sound: Evana Ho
Evana Ho‘s podcast, Love, Canberra – explores love, sex and relationships in Canberra. We spoke to her about intimate conversations with strangers, and how awkward tension can sometimes be a good thing.
Working With Sound: Irit Pollak
Irit Pollak co-produces the Private Parts podcast. She told us about how producing an independent podcast allows freedom, vulnerability and experimentation.
Finding Our Flamingo: Rijn Collins on taxidermy, audio fiction and winning the inaugural Sarah Awards
Writer Rijn Collins talks to us about the intricacies of audio fiction, the process behind her prolific output, and the influence of travel, broad tastes and linguistics.
Working with Sound: Monique Bowley
Mamamia Out Loud producer Monique Bowley talks to us about her love of feisty conversations, audience correspondence and kicking female stereotypes to the curb.
Working with Sound: Lee Tran Lam
Lee Tran Lam of The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry tells us about uncovering surprising details from the lives of chefs, plus the importance of having good production values.