In our own words…
I began Human/Ordinary after I became a dad and realised I wasn’t living a life to my true self. Despite always considering myself a creative person, I had no creative outlet and was working a job without passion.
I have an interest in people, cultures, why we do what we do, why we think what we think, and documentary storytelling. Outside of the podcast, I spend most of my time with my family and being a dad to two awesome kids. I love football (AFL), but try not to take it too seriously. (Go Bombers.) I used to be a film buff, but I don’t have much time anymore to watch everything that comes out. So I’m a little in the dark.
I’ve always wanted to be a writer. When I was in my twenties I used to carry a satchel around that I pretentiously referred to as “my writer’s bag”. But I’m hoping that I’ll find the time soon to sit down and get onto paper all these stories that have been stewing in my head for the past decade.
I love talking to people about their passions - whether it’s street art, tattooing, human rights or how to fight climate change. It’s a privilege to be invited in to hear their stories, and I hope that by sharing their voices I’m also sharing what makes us all human.
Currently I’m a producer at Kinderling Kids Radio and Audiocraft. They say you should never work with kids or animals, but I’ve definitely got some awesome tape from furry creatures and creative kids (they really do say the most hilarious things!)
Living and working overseas was a great eye-opener in terms of multiple perspectives – I highly recommend it! I’ve been really lucky to work with a range of excellent humans on radio and podcasts ranging from race and gender to environmental issues and parenting. I’m excited to join Human Ordinary with such an amazing team and looking forward to sharing some stories this year.
I am a bit of a geek about most things I do, and maybe a jack of all trades, master of none. I love cinema as much as I love rock climbing, music as much as kayaking. I am engaged in social justice, and profoundly aware of the privilege I’ve had to get me where I am.
In a former life, I worked as a research scientist and a lecturer. But podcasts were always bubbling at the back of my mind as a way to share my interests in an intimate way, and start grown-up conversations about ethics and our place in the natural world.
I have a day job making the award-winning podcast Pomegranate Health for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. I also used to write for a couple of medical rags and was a regular panelist on 2SER Radio’s Diffusion Science.
Most people’s lives are hard to summarise, but luckily mine is pretty simple. I enjoy activities where I make noise with my mouth, while other people listen.
I love podcasting and am super excited to be working with Human/Ordinary. I also have a separate podcast that I created called Random Article, where I press the random article button on Wikipedia, and then I make an audio documentary about whatever the Wikipedia article is about. This process is both absolutely bananas, and the most fun you can have with your clothes on. (When listening to the show, however, clothing is optional).
I’m also an actor, and have travelled around the world with theatre shows, as well as doing a lot of extremely silly outdoor Shakespeare with the Melbourne Shakespeare Company.
I do some storytelling and won the Inaugural Melbourne Moth Grand Slam a couple of years ago. No, that’s not a wrestling thing.
And I hosted a late-night talk show on Community TV called Mainland Tonight. You can still watch the shows on Facebook if you’re interested. I'm basically like Stephen Colbert, but (and this is important), nothing at all like Stephen Colbert.