28 episodes

Our Byron community is a podcast that explores the unique and diverse community here in Byron Bay. From how people ended up here to the thriving business scene, we cover a wide range of topics that make our community so special. We dive deep into the stories and experiences of locals, and share insights on everything from sustainability and wellness to art and culture. Whether you're a longtime resident or a visitor, join us as we celebrate and explore all things Byron!

Our Byron Community with Chris Hanley Chris Hanley

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

Our Byron community is a podcast that explores the unique and diverse community here in Byron Bay. From how people ended up here to the thriving business scene, we cover a wide range of topics that make our community so special. We dive deep into the stories and experiences of locals, and share insights on everything from sustainability and wellness to art and culture. Whether you're a longtime resident or a visitor, join us as we celebrate and explore all things Byron!

    Jessie Summons | Journey of Leadership, Innovation, and Community Spirit

    Jessie Summons | Journey of Leadership, Innovation, and Community Spirit

    Send us a Text Message.Join us as we sit down with Jessie Summons, a visionary leader and advocate for critical thinking. In this episode, Jessie shares insights into the power of critical thinking and its transformative impact on personal and professional spheres. Drawing from her enriching experiences at co-working spaces like the Corner Palm, she paints a vivid picture of the collaborative atmosphere that fuels innovation and creativity in Byron's entrepreneurial community.With a backgroun...

    • 54 min
    Conversations with Shien Chee | Embracing Culture, Community, and Creativity

    Conversations with Shien Chee | Embracing Culture, Community, and Creativity

    Send us a Text Message.Join us on a captivating journey with Shien Chee, the dynamic Executive Director of the Writers Festival, as she shares part of her story. Born in Singapore and moving to Australia at the age of three, Shien reflects on the challenges of balancing cultures in the vibrant 80s. From her early days at university in Bathurst to discovering her tribe of unique spirits, Shien's story is a testament to resilience and the power of community.In this insightful episode, Shien del...

    • 40 min
    The Brookfarm Difference | The Path of Will Brook

    The Brookfarm Difference | The Path of Will Brook

    Send us a Text Message.Join us for an inspiring journey with Will Brook, CEO of Brookfarm, a generational family business deeply rooted in regenerative agriculture. Will shares the captivating story of his family's big move from Melbourne to Byron Bay, driven by their passion for macadamias and the dream of starting a business. As we listen to Will's reflections on growing up in the area and experiencing life on the farm, we gain insight into the deep connection they've formed with the land. ...

    • 41 min
    Worldly Designs to Local Roots in Byron Bay | Harley Graham's Journey

    Worldly Designs to Local Roots in Byron Bay | Harley Graham's Journey

    Send us a Text Message.Join us on the Byron Community Podcast as we sit down with local architect Harley Graham. Harley takes us on a journey from his university days to his travels, including living in the USA and Berlin. He shares his experiences working on large mixed-use and cultural projects in Switzerland, the UK, and China. Listen in as Harley discusses his insights on community, sustainable land use for food production, creating more residential areas, and his innovative solutions for...

    • 56 min
    Tunes and Tales | A Conversation with Dan Hannaford

    Tunes and Tales | A Conversation with Dan Hannaford

    Send us a Text Message.Join us as we sit down with Byron Bay-based artist Dan Hannaford. Dan shares insights into life as a musician in the Northern Rivers, discussing the unique challenges and advantages of the area. Growing up with music as a fundamental part of his childhood, Dan reflects on his journey and offers valuable advice for young musicians entering the industry.Dan's music, often described as a blend of dusty country and ragged-edged blues, reflects his upbringing and experiences...

    • 50 min
    A Journey Through Time | Lissa Coote's Adventure Story

    A Journey Through Time | Lissa Coote's Adventure Story

    Send us a Text Message.Tune in for an inspiring episode featuring Lissa Coote, the adventurous president of Coorabell Hall in Byron Bay. Discover the captivating story of how Lissa and her partner at the time, founded Tracks Magazine, moving their lives to Byron Bay in 1997. Delve into the original concept behind Tracks Magazine and Lissa's journey to becoming a journalist.Experience Lissa's adventurous spirit as a young woman, setting off on the hippy trail and beginning her travels at just ...

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

nonamelanelighthouse ,

Insightful

Love this podcast. Warm, respectful and thoroughly enjoyable.

Jeneileen ,

Gender

Counting the guests there are more male guests than women! Surely there are just as many ‘interesting’ women in town to ‘even the score’!

Mich@100 ,

Captivating

I am loving this podcast. I have been coming to Byron since I was a tween & have moved up in the last 2 years which has been a goal of mine for a long time. This podcast has given me incredible insight to the area from the local community. It has made me absolutely sure I have done the right thing by settling in this beautiful place.❤️

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