ABC’s OzPod to return for third year

ABC Radio’s podcasting conference, OzPod, will return for the third year, this time headlined by podcast producers Julie Lowrie Henderson and Veronica Simmonds.

Henderson is a New York producer and series host for ESPN 30 for 30 podcast, ‘Bikram’ while Simmonds is an award-winning Canadian Broadcasting Corporation producer.

OzPod is returning for a third year

The not-for-profit event will run in Melbourne on October 17, after two years in Sydney, and will feature presentations, panels, mentoring sessions and live performances from podcasters such as Allan Clarke, Hedley Thomas, Wendy Syfret and Yumi Stynes.

Kellie Riordan, manager of ABC Audio Studios,  said OzPod 2018 demonstrates the ABC’s commitment to new opportunities within the Australian media industry.

“Australia punches above its weight internationally in the podcast space and it’s great to come together to celebrate that and learn from each other. Podcasting is not a side hustle anymore, it’s in the main game and having real impact, from exposing injustices to sparking social and legislative change,” Riordan said.

“OzPod is a level-playing field that enables anyone from a bedroom podcaster through to established institutional media to gather in the same space and be energised by the creation of distinctive and compelling content. The ABC is proud to support established and emerging talent in learning the tips, tricks and experiences that will help create an even stronger Australian audio industry.”

The speakers so far:

* Allan Clarke, ABC Unravel – Blood on the Tracks

* Hedley Thomas, The Australian  – Teacher’s Pet

* Honor Eastly – Being Honest With My Ex  and Starving Artist

* Nick Cummins, The Royals – Tough Conversations with Henry Rollins

* Tommy Dassalo and Karl Chandler – Little Dum Dum Club

* Myf Warhurst and Zan Rowe, ABC Radio/Double J – Bang On

* James Parkinson, Wavelength Creative – By Association

* James Cridland – “radio futurologist” and editor of

* Wendy Syfret – VICE Australia

* Joanne Woo, GE Australia, New Zealand & PNG – Decoding Genius

* Joel Werner, ABC Audio Studios – Sum of All Parts

* Kyla Slaven, ABC Producer – Short & Curly

* Miyuki Jokiranta, ABC RN – Earshot

* Yumi Stynes – Ladies, We Need To Talk


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