Intimate radio documentaries – the CBC Doc Project.

I was interviewed by Canadian producer Michelle Macklam for an article she wrote for the CBC’s Doc Project titled When the personal becomes public: the art of making intimate radio documentaries.

After producing her beautiful documentary Longing To Belong  about an adopted woman who reconnects with her biological parents – Michelle had questions about the different approaches and experiences of radio producers who work with these kinds of personal stories. My own PhD research is exploring these same questions, so we had lots to talk about.

There are also interviews with some of my favourite radio producers – Neil Sandell, Mira Burt-Wintonnik, and Tally Abecassis. I really liked the way the article came together. It’s so nice to have all these thoughts and perspectives in one place.



Audiocraft Awards Night 2016

We celebrated our first Audiocraft Awards Night in September – a partnered project with ABC Radio National. We wanted to encourage emerging Australian radio producers to get out there and start making!

The Awards night itself was great – it was so lovely to hang out with audio fans, listen to the winning pieces, and have a little party.

The winners took home cash prizes, Hindenburg Software packages, and were broadcast on RN’s Pocketdocs.  But the first place was perhaps the luckiest, they took home the Audiocraft cushion (look carefully below), which was hand-crafted by one of the Audiocraft team mums. Mums are the best.

You can hear the Top 6 on the Audiocraft podcast.


AC Award Night winners