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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CHILDERS Partners with the World’s Biggest Podcast Company – Acast

Chart-topping digital audio production CHILDERS – The Full Story has joined the world’s biggest podcast company Acast. Released as an independent True Crime podcast series through June and July this year, CHILDERS soared to number one on the Australian charts. It has currently clocked more than 300,000 downloads and has charted in more than 40 countries worldwide. Researched, written and […]

I Created Australia’s Number 1 Podcast

I created Australia’s number 1 podcast. After hours. In my spare time. On. My. Couch. It still blows my mind. CHILDERS – The Full Story launched just over a month ago. Since then, my little passion project has clocked up more than 260-thousand downloads. It’s charted in more than 30 countries world-wide. Yesterday it jumped 125 places in Hong Kong. […]

Episode 22 of Childers Podcast – The Farewell

Immediately after the fire, the Childers community embraced the backpackers as their own. It made the task of saying goodbye and returning to normality even more difficult. A simple thank you has never felt like enough. 20 years on, their gratitude and appreciation of the small Queensland town they are forever linked to is stronger than ever. In Episode 22 […]

Episode 21 of Childers Podcast – Family

The fire at the Palace Backpackers Hostel in Childers on June 23, 2000 changed lives forever. It took young men and women way too soon and caused immeasurable trauma to those who escaped the building that night. They would return home a very different version of the carefree backpacker who set off on the travel adventure of a lifetime, leaving […]