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Audiocraft Podcast

A series of recordings from the Audiocraft Podcast Festival featuring the best audio storytellers and creators from Australia and beyond. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Show Me the Money

Honor Eastly, Miles Martignoni, Hannah Reich and Megan Tan answer all our nosy questions about how they pay the bills. This survival guide to freelancing was recorded at the 2017 Audiocraft Conference. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43mins

7 Aug 2017

Rank #1

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Bodies of Sound

There’s a wall between our ideas, dreams and desires and the real world: our body. Meat is a podcast about our bodies and the lives we live because of them. Experience Jonathan Zenti’s masterful storytelling and hear about the creative process behind the project, full of audio experimentation and buoyed by international collaboration. You can find the transcript for this episode here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57mins

10 Sep 2019

Rank #2

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Sound Up Showcase

Spotify’s Sound Up Bootcamp worked with ten First Nations storytellers to develop their podcasts, taking the seed of an idea and shaping it into a reality. Important stories about climate disaster, sex, history and frontier warriors. Steve Bunbadgee Hodder Watt, Nicole Hutton, Boe Spearim and Rowdie Walden then received a grant to continue development, and in this session they share how their idea is growing and changing and present their work. Moderated by Lorena Allam (Guardian Australia). You can find the transcript for this episode here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57mins

27 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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Talk the Talk

There are a lot of conversational podcasts out there - but what makes a good one? In this session from Audiocraft's 2017 Conference, Tom Wright (ABC Radio Comedy), Lee Tran Lam (The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry), Kamna Muddagouni (Can U Not?) and Andrew Levins (The Mitchen, Hey Fam) talk about how, in a sea of talk shows, you can help your podcast rise to the top. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

56mins

14 Aug 2017

Rank #4

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Arrogant Aunt

In the Arrogant Aunt episodes of the Sisteria podcast, guests answer questions ‘with authority they just don’t have’—an exercise in defeating imposter syndrome in all of us. In this Audiocraft edition, Sisteria’s Stephanie Van Schilt, along with Shantel Wetherall (Hey Aunty!) and Christina Choi (Spotify, NYC) take your questions about creativity, motivation and mastering that pod/life balance, by reflecting on their own podcast practice.You can find the transcript for this episode here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46mins

3 Sep 2019

Rank #5

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Embrace Chaos

You’re out in the field and your carefully laid plan is blown to bits. You’re all alone, sweating hard, with no story to show for it. How can you embrace the chaos and make the very best story possible? Avery Trufelman (99% Invisible) shares the story of a time it all went wrong and what she did next.You can find a transcript here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

56mins

13 Aug 2019

Rank #6

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Pitch Perfect

Four Audiocraft attendees pitch their projects live to a panel of experts from PodcastOne, ABC and Spotify and get on the spot feedback on their idea. Listening to this session, you’ll learn what it takes to deliver a clear pitch that cuts through the noise and gets noticed.You can find a transcript here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 3mins

20 Aug 2019

Rank #7

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It's All in the Detail

Camilla Hannan talks us through how she draws on extensive field recordings and then takes them into the mix. Camilla is an Australian audio producer, sound artist and field recordist. Her art and radio works have been exhibited, performed and broadcast around the world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37mins

9 Aug 2017

Rank #8

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Hey Aunty! Live

On podcast Hey Aunty! host Shantel Wetherall shares fireside chats with black women and non-binary siblings who’ve been there. In this episode recorded live at Audiocraft Podcast Festival, Shantel asks guests Faith Chaza and Renee Williamson: How do you find your creative community? Find the transcript here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 2mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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The Objects of Interviewing

An incredible interview takes any topic and turns it into gripping listening by finding the humanity at the heart of the story. It’s not always easy. In Everything is Alive, Ian Chillag flirts with fact and fiction, and manages to find the moment of connection in every interview. Even when his interviewees are inanimate objects like a can of cola, or a bath towel.You can find the transcript here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 1min

15 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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What I Wish I Knew

If you could go back in time to before you hit publish on your very first episode, what piece of advice would you give yourself? Five podcasters give their past selves a good talking-to and share wisdom that you can apply to your own podcast right now.You can find the transcript here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46mins

8 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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Stories and Squiggly Lines

How will we tell audio stories in the future? Three leading artists and technological experimenters consider the innovations inspiring new forms of audio storytelling and production. Olivia Rosenman (Google’s Creative Lab / History Lab), Sam Haren (Sandpit) and Becky Sui Zhen (Art Processors / Sui Zhen) Hear an excited and critical assessment of what’s already possible, what’s coming soon, and what it all means for the craft of audio-making.You can find the transcript here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50mins

1 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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Writing for the Ear to See (Third Coast Pocket Conference)

We make stories for the ear, but there’s no escaping the highly visual nature of the work we produce.No other medium allows its audience to see as imaginatively, as privately, and as sensitively, as audio. But how do we go about accessing this visual capacity of audio? Sophie Townsend shares tips for using narration to allow our audience to see what they’re hearing.This episode is shared with us by our friends at Third Coast International Audio Festival. It was recorded at the 2018 Third Coast Conference. Listen to the Third Coast Pocket Conference podcast for more, and find a transcript here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 9mins

24 Sep 2019

Rank #13

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All Stories Are Stories About Power (Third Coast Pocket Conference)

Two moments are colliding: An oppressive politics of hate and repression, and a boom in narrative storytelling. So how do we use one to confront the other? Chenjerai Kumanyika and Sandhya Dirks offer techniques to explode traditional narratives. This episode is shared with us by our friends at Third Coast International Audio Festival. It was recorded at the 2018 Third Coast Conference. Listen to the Third Coast Pocket Conference podcast for more, and find a transcript here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 33mins

17 Sep 2019

Rank #14

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In a world

In both fiction and non-fiction podcasts, the possibilities of world-building through sound are endless. How can you use sound to evoke a fleshed-out sonic universe that your characters can inhabit and change in? And how can you turn organic sounds and landscape into characters themselves? Four expert world-builders – Bec Fary, Chris Magilton, Joseph Michael and Becky Sui Zhen share how they think about sound and space.You can find a transcript here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 2mins

6 Aug 2019

Rank #15

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Under the Hood with Love and Luck

If you’re sitting on a podcast idea and unsure about how to dip your toe in the water, go under the hood with the team who dive-bombed right into it. Erin Kyan and Lee Davis Thalbourne take us through the creative process and planning that goes into making Love and Luck, Australia's first queer audio drama. You can see their slides here: http://bit.ly/AudiocraftLNLSlidesYou can find the transcript here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

54mins

8 Aug 2018

Rank #16

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Bringing Together Narrative and News (Third Coast Pocket Conference)

Lisa Tobin, executive producer of audio at The New York Times, discusses what the team learned (and then unlearned) in making The Daily.This episode is shared with us by our friends at Third Coast International Audio Festival. It was recorded at the 2017 Third Coast Conference. Listen to the Third Coast Pocket Conference podcast for more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

55mins

7 Aug 2018

Rank #17

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Under the Hood with Planet Money

NPR's Planet Money convinced us that economics could be not just interesting, but entertaining too. In this episode, host and producer Robert Smith shares the backstories and spills all his secrets about what goes into the making of this podcast.You can find the transcript here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52mins

6 Aug 2018

Rank #18

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The Confessional: When is a Personal Story Worth Sharing? (Third Coast Pocket Conference)

Alan Hall (Falling Tree Productions) and Sally Herships share how they overcome challenges in crafting highly personal narratives, from maintaining journalistic integrity to creating intimate work that's meant to resonate broadly.This episode is shared with us by our friends at Third Coast International Audio Festival. It was recorded at the 2017 Third Coast Conference. Listen to the Third Coast Pocket Conference podcast for more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

47mins

5 Aug 2018

Rank #19

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Small Acts of Reinvention

While there's often talk about creating the Next Big Thing in podcasting, Eleanor McDowall (Falling Tree Productions & Radio Atlas) and Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist from Radiotopia) are curious about small, quiet acts of invention. In this session, they discuss ways they play with form to create something that sounds fresh and surprises listeners, season after season.You can find there transcript here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53mins

4 Aug 2018

Rank #20