F.Y.I.

Jay Walkerden’s Podshape launches new podcast The Clink

Podshape, the podcasting business created by Jay Walkerden, has released a new series, The Clink.

The announcement:

Brent Simpson is an ex-bikie enforcer and father of four, who lives with Type 2 Bipolar disorder. In 2016 he rode a bike from the Gold Coast to Perth to raise awareness for mental illness. Mentally, physically, and sexually abused as a young person, Brent spent most of his juvenile years and half of his adult life behind bars. His last stint in jail was for six-years for drug importation. Upon release, Brent began his road to redemption by starting a charity, mentoring troubled youth, and now has teamed up with Podshape to produce this compelling new podcast series.

In the first episode, Simpson talks candidly with John Killick who himself if no stranger to the prison system. John now 78 is an Australian criminal and author. He is best known for escaping from Sydney’s Silverwater Jail with his partner by helicopter on 25 March 1999.

John also shares his intimate story of not only that escape but being a cellmate with Ronald Ryan who was the last man to be hung in Australia.

Future episodes include AFL bad boy Barry Hall, convicted bank robber and award-winning journalist Bernie Mathews, big wave surfer and Maroubra legend Wayne Cleveland and many more.

Brent Simpson – Host of the Clink said: After all the years of jail crime and gang life I believe that there are many others with great stories of redemption and I cannot wait to take our listeners on this journey and share the amazing insights into the lives of our guests.

Jay Walkerden – Head shaper @podshape said: Everyone deserves a second chance and Brent not only understands what that means but is now living that life daily. The stories are real, and Brent has a great ability to get these very personal stories out of the guests with empathy and understanding.

The Clink podcast is supported by charity The Voice of a Survivor, they help survivors of institutional abuse, assault, and mistreatment, that have been left with traumatic and debilitating psychological and physical injuries. https://thevoiceofasurvivor.com/

THE CLINK is released on Monday 24th August on Apple, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Source: Podshape media release

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