Hey cHEwY gum gums!

I’m back from my South American trip, seen a lot of sights, travelled to many cities and ate a lot of burgers. I’ve now eaten Mc Donalds in 23 countries 🙂 You can check out my instagram @oliverwinfree for more pics.

Anyhoo, I’m now back into creative mode. It was nice to have a holiday in my head when I was overseas, so I’m refreshed and ready to go.

One of these projects is a podcast pitch for the ABC. I was lucky to be a part of two-day workshop about podcasting at ABC studios in Ultimo last month. I met a few familiar faces like comedian/writer pal Jennifer Wong, as well as introducing myself to cool writers and performers such as Julie Koh.

I don’t listen to many podcasts, except ones that are panels about video games. So it was enlightening to discover the art and technique of podcasting. I heard all types of podcasts, from storytelling to journalism…to more surreal types that are funny and clever.

There’s much more to podcasts than just talking (though the voice plays a part too). There’s the music, sounds, editing and layering to set a mood. You can sing, rap, perform…anything goes. Podcasts can do something that no other media can do…it speaks to you intimately and personally.

So now I’m going to pitch a podcast about writing for kids, made for kids. Do kids listen to podcasts? That’s what I’m going to find out haha. But I’m excited to be given the opportunity to record bits and pieces for a pilot episode next month. More news soon 🙂


About the author

I'm an author, stand-up comedian and teacher. My books include Thai-riffic!, Con-nerd, Punchlines and The Other Christy. I'm a massive Nintendo fan and love eating burgers. Follow me on Twitter or Instagram @oliverwinfree

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