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Through my regular blog, you can keep up-to-date with my audio output as well as my creative pursuits including radio programs and podcasts that I’m producing or may be involved with.

How I Produced A Fiction Podcast In A Pandemic: Part One – Cast

The Glam Gizmo was my biggest foray into audio fiction in my time as a volunteer at SYN Media, and by the time lockdowns hit Melbourne in early 2020, volunteering from home was highly encouraged rather than putting all projects and broadcasts on hold. By this stage, I had already produced the first four episodes…

Nate Hill – Making Worlds Through Art

G’day. It’s been a while, how have you been? The life source is still going strong, and before the year is out, I have a few more great conversations to share with you. In the latest episode of Dream Machine, I spoke with Nate Hill about his work in the world of photography and digital…

Erin Dick: Creating Community

Erin Dick is the Content Coordinator at SYN Media and like many others before her, has come from a volunteer capacity and a passion for community radio. She is also the head of Community Engagement for Deathmatch Down Under, where she has been a heavily invested in the transformation of inclusivity and the positive community…

Dan Nixon – Pirate Size Productions & Melbourne Young Writers’ Studio

Dan Nixon is the deep imaginative force behind Pirate Size Productions and Melbourne Young Writers’ Studio, two entities that exemplify the significant importance of storytelling. His own writing career has taken him into television and writing for young audiences between pre-school to young adults and in doing so, lives and breathes this demographic and the…

Shaz Mullens – Fresh Theatre For Social Change

Shaz Mullens is a Playwright, Youth Worker and the Former Executive Director of Fresh Theatre For Social Change, a non-profit theatre company that seeks out to adopt social change and thinking within a community, as well as creating a safe space for young people to explore and inhibit their creativity with like-minded people, ultimately discovering…

Nathan Wilson – Access To The Arts

How can we provide access to the arts programs for people in disadvantaged circumstances? Nathan Wilson has been embarking on this mission since 2016 when the conversation began around Project C, a creative arts program for school kids who may struggle to reach opportunities like playing an instrument or learning art, and having each of…

Pia Nesvara – Breaking The Stage

What if we used music to provide a voice for the unheard? This is the mission that Pia Nesvara is carrying out through her own song craft and performance in addition to providing mentoring for young aspiring musicians. Having made her mark in the Dandenong Ranges and Melbourne music community, she expresses her own voice…

Lance Peele – The Gift Of Music

What if making art was a gift-giving process? This is exactly what Lance Peele speaks towards with this idea in the creation phase of his music and poetry. Lance is a singer songwriter and poet who helps breathe life, groove and passion into the Jazz and Blues music scene, particularly in the Dandenong Ranges area…

Evrim Şen – Empowering Young People To Broadcast

Did you know that there is a radio station in Melbourne designed for young people by young people? Evrim Şen started at SYN Media in 2016 and has taken the full journey from volunteer to staff member. She is passionate about providing a platform that allows social impact as well as the opportunity for young…

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