36 episodes

A podcast about Canberrans, for Canberrans.
During his time working with Questacon and ABC Radio, Henry Xu met and chatted to some of the best the Nation's Capital has to offer. Now, he's ready to showcase them all.
Through 20-30 minute interviews, Henry has conversations with a plethora of Canberrans- from career retrospectives with Tim the Yowie Man, to life stories with Stew Thaung from the Mandalay Bus.
Recorded throughout the city, in locations relevant to his guests, this podcast allows the people of Canberra a chance to learn more about the town they live in and adore.

Canberra: Conversations in the Capital Henry Xu

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

A podcast about Canberrans, for Canberrans.
During his time working with Questacon and ABC Radio, Henry Xu met and chatted to some of the best the Nation's Capital has to offer. Now, he's ready to showcase them all.
Through 20-30 minute interviews, Henry has conversations with a plethora of Canberrans- from career retrospectives with Tim the Yowie Man, to life stories with Stew Thaung from the Mandalay Bus.
Recorded throughout the city, in locations relevant to his guests, this podcast allows the people of Canberra a chance to learn more about the town they live in and adore.

    S6E6: Zac Young, Kita

    S6E6: Zac Young, Kita

    Henry chats with Zac Young, the co-founder of Kita: Canberra’s own after-hours café. Recorded ahead of the institution's five-year anniversary, conversations for the season finale range from the history and origins of the space to Kita's cult following and famous Curry of the Week.

    • 32 min
    S6E5: Sita Sargeant, She Shapes History

    S6E5: Sita Sargeant, She Shapes History

    This episode, Henry chats with Sita Sargeant, founder and director of She Shapes History. Recorded at Old Parliament House, conversations range from the history and creation of Sita's organization to making Australian women's history more accessible.

    • 27 min
    S6E4: Aislinn King, Performance Designer

    S6E4: Aislinn King, Performance Designer

    This episode, Henry chats with performance designer Aislinn King. Recorded in Canberra Theatre Centre's Courtyard Studio, conversations range from Aislinn's favorite design creations and collaborations to her national and international experiences in the field.

    • 26 min
    S6E3: Ari Rex, Photographer

    S6E3: Ari Rex, Photographer

    This episode, Henry chats with international award-winning photographer Ari Rex. Recorded at Wildbark in Throsby, conversations range from Ari's astrophotography workshops to becoming Nature Photographer of the Year in 2020, as well as shooting with infrared lenses.

    • 25 min
    S6E2: Dan Sanguineti, Filmmaker

    S6E2: Dan Sanguineti, Filmmaker

    This episode, Henry chats with filmmaker Dan Sanguineti inside the Academy of Interactive Entertainment in Watson. Conversations range from the AIE to Dan's experiences in his profession as a person with autism and ADHD, as well as Canberra's current filmmaking landscape.

    • 29 min
    S6E1: Cal Bruton, OAM- NBL HOFer

    S6E1: Cal Bruton, OAM- NBL HOFer

    A new lap. In the season premiere, Henry chats with NBL Hall of Famer Cal Bruton, OAM. Recorded inside the SFX College Gym where Cal runs his Bruton Basketball workshops, conversations range from Cal's career in the NBL, his contributions and legacy to the sport, as well as Canberra's basketball scene in the present day.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Ali.stardragon ,

Heartwarming and engaging

Henry has such an enthusiastic and engaging manner. In each episode you can tell that he has built a really great rapport with his interview subjects, making each story a joy to listen to.

He has found a great range of people to interview, from artists to activists to food truck owners! This podcast is a wonderful glimpse into Canberra’s diversity.

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