Find and Tell podcast searches for next generation of storytellers

ARN’s iHeart and Indigenous Podcast Network, BlakCast have created a new podcast series called Find and Tell where people from all walks of life, with or without podcast experience compete and create stories. Hosted by broadcaster and author Jamila Rizvi, hundreds of initial entries have been whittled down to a final four who are now going head-to-head with Rizvi judging who will be crowned the inaugural Find and Tell champion.

Find and Tell started with a talent search for people who wanted to try their hand at podcasting. The final four young Australians, of Filipino, Iranian, Korean and Indigenous heritage, were flown to ARN’s iHeart studios in Sydney for a bootcamp, provided with professional-grade recording equipment from RØDE and some financial support and then paired with their own iHeart producer.

Now, in each episode of the podcast, they will be given a theme, including “Forgive and Forget, “Odd One Out”, “Unlikely Allies,” and “Today was a Bad Day”.

The BlakCast Podcast Network, in partnership with iHeart, was created to empowering First Nationals People and people of colour. BlakCast is supporting BOIPOC creatives to reclaim their narratives, strengthen cultural identity, and foster a more inclusive Australia.

ARN’s Head of Digital Audio Corey Layton said:

“Find and Tell is an important podcast, helping to unearth the best diverse storytellers in the country. The stories each of them has uncovered is astounding, setting each up for a bright future.”

Find and Tell is available now with new episodes weekly on the iHeart app or at www.findandtell.com.au.

 

 

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