SYN unveils new Podcast Incubator
SYN Media has launched its new Podcast Incubator, coinciding with the release of four new podcasts.
The SYN Podcast Incubator is a mentoring and professional development program for five emerging producers all under the age of 26.
Each production team received a mentor, training and support from SYN to develop their podcast idea, with the following podcasts coming to fruition:
The Graduate’s Cup – Marin Buljan
The Graduate’s Cup is 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 – Lily Graydon
At the start of 2019, Lily experienced an existential crisis which lead her to walk from Canberra to Victoria. Listen as Lily takes you with her over 26 days and nights of walking without a phone, watch or GPS.
B.S Cryptid – Ollie Krusec & Rowen Midello
B.S Cryptid is a fictional audio drama. Listen in as two Australians, 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 – Nana Owusu
The Subtlety of It is about having vulnerable, conscious conversations about race, identity, culture and intersectionality 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.
“Making a podcast as a young person, for the first time is challenging. The Podcast Incubator gave these first-time producers the support and resources to produce high quality podcasts,” said SYN content manager Lindsey Green.
“Their podcasts add to diverse landscape of Australian audio storytelling and I’m excited to see what these producers create.”