SYN Media launches its Podcast Incubator

June 17, 2019

Group of young people

With the help of our content grant, SYN Media have released four original podcasts as part of their Podcast Incubator.

SYN Media’s Podcast Incubator is a mentoring and professional development program for five emerging producers all under the age of 26. Each production team in the program receives an industry mentor, production training and close support to develop their podcast idea.

The four podcasts below were chosen through a highly competitive application round open to all SYN volunteers:

  • The Graduate’s Cup by Marin Buljan. A fictional documentary following students from East Keilor High School as they react to a controversial new trial allowing girls to participate in the top male soccer league. Full of drama and conflict, the podcast examines the relationship men and women have with the world of soccer.
  • Into The Wild by Lily Graydon. At the start of 2019, Lily experienced an existential crisis which led her to walk from Canberra to Victoria. Listen as Lily takes the listener with her over 26 days and nights of walking without a phone, watch or GPS.
  • B.S Cryptid by Ollie Krusec & Rowen Midello. A fictional audio drama. Listen as Bea and Sarina traverse the United States and encounter weird cats, eerie forests and the quaintest of tea parties in pursuit of elusive cryptids and legends.
  • The Subtlety of It by Nana.  Listen to vulnerable, conscious conversations about race, identity, culture and inter-sectionality with diverse Australian millennials. The philosophy of this podcast is introspection out loud – vocalising internal struggles, identity politics and the process involved in understanding who we are and the world around us.

With the help of our grant, these young first-time producers were supported and given the resources to bring their audio storytelling to life.

Image courtesy SYN Media.