OzPod moves into Melbourne in 2018

OzPod, now in its third year, will be held in Melbourne this October.

Presentened by ABC Listen, the ABC’s podcast platform, OzPod will bring together leading podcasters and emerging talent from across the country.

Headlining the event this year will be award-winning podcast producers and storytellers Julia Lowrie Henderson and Veronica Simmonds, who will share their secrets for creating successful and distinctive series with social impact.

Henderson is the New York-based producer and series host of the ESPN 30 for 30 podcast “Bikram”,  won a New York Press Club award as producer for Studio 360, and is a producer at WYNC, the home of Radiolab and On the Media.

Simmonds is the award-winning Canadian Broadcasting Corporation producer behind the critically-acclaimed podcasts Sleepover, Alone: A Love Story and The Fridge Light.

Kellie Riordan, manager of ABC Audio Studios, says OzPod 2018 demonstrates the ABC’s commitment to creating opportunities and collaboration 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.”

The one-day conference will also feature presentations, panels, mentoring sessions and live performances from leading local podcasters, including:

* Allan Clarke, ABC Unravel – Blood on the Tracks

* Hedley Thomas, The Australian  – Teacher’s Pet

* Honor EastlyBeing Honest With My Ex  and Starving Artist

* James Cridland – “radio futurologist” and editor of radioinfo’s Radio Tomorrow

The current list of speakers is here

MC for OzPod is the ABC’s Patricia Karvelas, presenter of RN Drive and co-host of The Party Room podcast. 


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