See You Down At The Local

Have you heard the one about the three blokes who walked into a pub? No seriously? Have you? This one is no joke. It’s the story of a trio of highly-talented TV professionals who’ve been trekking New South Wales to extract some of the cracking yarns which get absorbed into soggy beer coasters and become the stuff of urban legend. […]

A Very Long Road to Justice

Back on the 10th of June, just over four months ago, Queensland’s Parole Board confirmed an application had been lodged by Robert Paul Long for his release from prison. Long was the murderer who set fire to the Palace Backpackers Hostel in Childers on June 23, 2000. I unpacked this major chapter in Australian history in my chart-topping podcast CHILDERS […]

The Opening Ceremony Australia Almost Boycotted

These days, it’s virtually impossible to get exclusive footage of something. Smartphones are everywhere. Citizen journalism is all around us. Social media is a hungry beast and there are more than enough suitors out there prepared to feed its insatiable appetite. News travels fast. It’s even rarer at a major event the size of the Commonwealth Games. But for a […]

The Making of a Fantasy Sport Franchise

15 years ago, I was on the freelance journalism trail. I’d just returned from playing cricket in England for a couple of years and was happy to take whatever work came along. Now that I think of it, not much has changed really. So I headed north to sunny Townsville. Drove two days and slept on a mate’s floor for […]

Alby’s Analytics Podcast

The Queensland city of Bundaberg is famous for many things. Its sugar. Definitely its world renowned rum. Even aviation thanks to the pioneering pilot Bert Hinkler. Aussie band GANGgajang wrote their iconic anthem Sounds of Then (This is Australia) as an ode to his youth growing up in the ‘Berg. “Out on the patio we sit … we’d watch the […]

Daylight In An Empty Room

It’s a big weekend for our super-talented podcast editor and sound composer Zoltan Fecso with the release of his new album Daylight In An Empty Room. It’s his third album, following on from the debut release Shimmer Raga in 2018 and the follow-up Entering and Emerging earlier this year. You may recall Zoltan was the sound editor and original music […]

The Anthony Seibold I Remember

To be clear, I don’t know Anthony Seibold. But like most sports lovers my age from Central Queensland, I’ve known who he is for more than 30 years. So I’ve got a natural sympathy and empathy for the fallen Broncos coach that goes far beyond the club’s Red Hill headquarters. For context, Seibold was a junior sporting star. Actually, “star” […]

Interview with Me about Childers Podcast

Last week I posted a link to a review of CHILDERS – The Full Story by Ollie and James at My Friend Has Never Listened to a Podcast Well now there is a second part to that – call it a bonus if you like! An interview with me discussing how CHILDERS came about. It may help give you some […]

Review of Childers Podcast

One of the great – and scary – things about releasing a project such as CHILDERS – The Full Story is the public scrutiny that goes with it. However, when Oli and James from the really cool series My Friend Has Never Listened to A Podcast got in touch and said they planned on reviewing CHILDERS – I knew I […]