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The Real Podcast Series is one of the few Australian podcast series that will deliver stories and experiences from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives. The series features a lineup of guests who are experts in their field and ranging across a broad range of industries, including musicians, actors, designers, activists, and social changes makers. Listeners will feel educated and inspired hearing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander topics and perspectives shared with heart and honesty.

The Real Podcast Series is one of the few Australian podcast series that will deliver stories and experiences from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives. The series features a lineup of guests who are experts in their field and ranging across a broad range of industries, including musicians, actors, designers, activists, and social changes makers. Listeners will feel educated and inspired hearing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander topics and perspectives shared with heart and honesty.

Location:

Australia

Description:

The Real Podcast Series is one of the few Australian podcast series that will deliver stories and experiences from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives. The series features a lineup of guests who are experts in their field and ranging across a broad range of industries, including musicians, actors, designers, activists, and social changes makers. Listeners will feel educated and inspired hearing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander topics and perspectives shared with heart and honesty.

Twitter:

@The_RealAU

Language:

English

Contact:

61 295163466


Episodes

Episode 16: Marcus Corowa

11/24/2019
Episode 16 of The Real Podcast features talented singer-songwriter, composer and actor, Marcus Corowa. Marcus chats about his pathway in the performing arts, what it was like chasing his dreams from his home community of Bowen in Far North Queensland, and his recent move into musical theatre roles, including the upcoming production of Bran Nue Dae.

Duration:00:32:32

Episode 15: Luke Currie-Richardson

11/17/2019
Episode 15 of the The Real Podcast features First Nations dancer and storyteller, Luke Currie-Richardson. Luke yarns about his pathway from aspiring basketballer to contemporary dancer with Bangarra Dance Theatre, what it's like being a young First Nations man walking between cultures, and his current passion for promoting pride in First Nations culture and identity through social media.

Duration:00:02:34

Episode 14: Ellen van Neerven

11/10/2019
In Episode 14 of The Real Podcast, Mayrah yarns with writer and editor, Ellen van Neerven. Ellen's debut novel ‘Heat and Light’ was shortlisted for a Stella Prize in 2015 and won Ellen the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writers. Ellen delves into the inspiration and process behind her work, chatting about the impacts of being labelled as one of the nation’s best young writers, the complexities that exist around representations of Aboriginal people, the unique qualities of...

Duration:00:59:56

Episode 13: Samantha Harris

11/3/2019
Dunghutti woman and fashion model Samantha Harris was 11 years-old when she won Girlfriend magazines Cover Girl competition, launching a career that would lead her to becoming only the second Indigenous model to appear on the cover of Vogue Australia. Sam has featured in several high profile advertising campaigns, including work for David Jones, Target and Seafolly. In Episode 13 of #TheREALPodcast, Sam chats about her journey from shy Tweed Heads schoolgirl to walking Australian fashion’s...

Duration:00:32:02

Episode 12: Tallisha Harden

10/27/2019
In Episode 12, Mayrah chats with NRLW and Australian Jillaroo rugby league star, Tallisha Harden. Tallisha yarns about her journey in sport, the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone, and the positive changes and new opportunities occurring for women across the Australian sporting landscape. www.the-real.com.au/podcast/ Produced by Jake Keane and Marguerite Barbara

Duration:00:37:49

Episode 11: Jessica Mauboy

10/20/2019
In Episode 11 of the The Real Podcast, Mayrah chats with Australian pop music icon, Jessica Mauboy. In a wide ranging and deeply personal interview, Jess reflects on the making of her latest album, ‘Hilda’, named after her late Grandmother. Jess speaks from the heart about her journey so far and the powerful experience of rediscovering herself and her creative passion through her connection with family. www.the-real.com.au/podcast/ Produced by Jake Keane and Marguerite Barbara

Duration:00:52:50

Episode 10: Deborah Mailman

10/13/2019
In episode 10 of The Real Podcast, Mayrah chats with multiple Logie, AFI and AACTA Award winning actor Deborah Mailman. Deb is the first Aboriginal actress to win the Australian Film Institute award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Deb is also one of Australia’s most celebrated theatre actors and a former company member of the Sydney Theatre Company. www.the-real.com.au/podcast/ Produced by Jake Keane and Marguerite Barbara

Duration:00:36:58

Episode 9: Brooke Boney

8/18/2019
In episode 9, Mayrah chats with journalist and television personality, Brooke Boney. One of the only regular Aboriginal faces on an Australia mainstream television network, Brooke chats about the pressure involved to represent Indigenous people and issues, and the opportunities having an Aboriginal voice to contribute to everyday conversation creates. Brooke also talks about what drew her to political reporting, the media’s influence on perceptions of Indigenous people, and what it’s like...

Duration:00:40:56

Episode 8: Tamina Pitt

8/11/2019
In Episode 8, Mayrah Sonter chats with Wuthathi and Meriam woman, and 2018 National NAIDOC Youth of the Year, Tamina Pitt. Tamina is also the Director of Indigitek, a community of like-minded Indigenous people with an interest in technology. Tamina chats about her interest in computer engineering, the growing role of social media in political mobilisation, and the ways Indigenous people are using new technology to tell their stories. www.the-real.com.au/podcast/

Duration:00:23:10

Episode 7: Isaiah Dawe

8/4/2019
In Episode 7, Mayrah Sonter chats with Butchulla and Gawara man, Isaiah Dawe. Isaiah is the CEO and Founder of ‘ID Know Yourself’, an Aboriginal mentoring organisation that supports Aboriginal youth living in out of home care. Isaiah talks about the challenges he faced growing up in the foster care system disconnected from his Aboriginal culture, his redemptive journey towards reconnecting with his family, and his passion for mentoring and supporting young Aboriginal people in out of home...

Duration:00:40:03

Episode 6: Yatu Widders Hunt

7/28/2019
Mayrah Sonter chats with communications professional and fashion blogger, Yatu Widders Hunt. Yatu is the current Senior Consultant at communications company, Cox Inall Ridgeway, the Co-Director of Film Biographies Australia, and also the founder and curator of popular social media platform, Australian Indigenous Fashion. Yatu shares her views on the diversification of Indigenous voices across the media landscape, and sheds some light on the burgeoning world of Indigenous design, chatting...

Duration:00:28:37

Episode 5: Mi-Kaisha Masella

7/21/2019
In Episode 5, Mayrah chats with Daumbal, Murri and Tongan woman – and 2019 NAIDOC Youth of the Year – Mi-kaisha Masella. Mi-kaisha is a talented singer-songwriter, social entrepreneur, and political activist, who frequently speaks about contemporary issues which impact on young Aboriginal people. Mi-kaisha is a founding member of the Steering Committee for Kimberwalli at the Western Sydney Indigenous, the 2019 NAIDOC Youth of the Year, and the first Indigenous Australian to be accepted into...

Duration:00:42:03

Episode 4: Kodie Bedford

7/14/2019
In Episode 4, Mayrah chats with journalist and screenwriter, Kodie Bedford. Kodie is the founder of Cope Street Collective, where she wrote the comedy sci-fi play ‘One of the Good Ones’ in 2016. In 2017, Kodie wrote and produced the short film ‘Last Drinks at Frida’s’, which was selected for the Sydney Film Festival. Kodie has writing credits on ABC drama series ‘Mystery Road’, and is a writer and script editor on NITV and ABC Me series ‘Grace Beside Me’. Kodie is also the recipient of the...

Duration:00:38:17

Episode 3: Meyne Wyatt

6/25/2019
In Episode 3, Mayrah Sonter delves deep into conversation with Kalgoorlie born actor, Meyne Wyatt. Meyne talks about the racial divides in his hometown, why he chose to pursue a career on the stage and screen, and why studying acting is not always the path to success. Meyne also talks about his first self-written play, 'City of Gold', and his approach to choosing roles. Meyne's feature film roles include 'The Sapphires', 'What if it Worked' and 'The Turning'. Productions for TV and streaming...

Duration:00:46:54

Episode 1: Shannan Dodson

6/19/2019
In Episode 1, Mayrah Sonter chats with Yawuru woman Shannan Dodson, daughter of esteemed Aboriginal leader, Mick Dodson, and change maker and social advocate in her own right. Hear Shannan talk about her role in establishing the world’s first Indigenous residential college, her approach to negative media commentary, and what it was like growing up with one of Australia’s most respected Aboriginal leaders as a father. Shannan's accolades also include being an experienced television, radio and...

Duration:00:50:14

Episode 2: Dan Sultan

6/18/2019
In Episode 2 of The Real Podcast, Mayrah Sonter chats to ARIA Award winning musician Dan Sultan. Known for his powerful live performances and chart topping rock songs, Dan talks candidly about fatherhood, his meteoric rise on the Australian music scene, the trappings of fame and maintaining a career in the industry, why he stopped drinking, and how he focuses on the positive to move forward. www.the-real.com.au/podcast/

Duration:00:38:41