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Men In This Town presents 'Portrait Session' — a podcast that takes a closer look at who the men on the street are and their particular approach to the many facets of life.

Produced by MITT Work

Portrait Session Men In This Town

    • Society & Culture

Men In This Town presents 'Portrait Session' — a podcast that takes a closer look at who the men on the street are and their particular approach to the many facets of life.

Produced by MITT Work

    S6 E12: Josh Beggs (Creative Director)

    S6 E12: Josh Beggs (Creative Director)

    In this season finale, I’m bringing it home, chatting with my partner in crime and publishing creative director, Josh Beggs. Having worked in magazine publishing for over 15 years, Josh has designed and directed for a variety of mastheads including 5 years at GQ Australia and currently as Creative Director of the country’s most read magazine, The Australian Women’s Weekly. In our chat, we look back at the road that got him where he is today and why he wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Head over to meninthistown.com to view selects from our portrait session and in the meantime I hope you enjoy the conversation that took place.

    • 50 min
    S6 E11: Edward O'Leary (Actor)

    S6 E11: Edward O'Leary (Actor)

    In this episode, I’m chatting with Sydney based actor and creator, Edward O’Leary. Having recently studied acting at the International Screen Academy, Edward has been mesmerised by the glow of television and film since he was a kid. He always imagined himself on the screen one day, but never actually saw himself represented in Australia as a Pacific Islander or a man in LGBTQ+ community. Taking action into his own hands, he began collaborating with young filmmakers on short films and web series, hoping to tell stories that might otherwise go untold.

    Head over to meninthistown.com to view selects from our portrait session and in the meantime I hope you enjoy the conversation that took place.

    • 35 min
    S6 E10: Michael Chow (Musician)

    S6 E10: Michael Chow (Musician)

    In this episode, I’m chatting with videographer, musician and Triple J presenter Michael Chow. A quick flick through Michael’s Instagram stories, a listen to his 80’s influenced band Froyo or a tune into his late night radio gig, and I almost guarantee you’ll walk away with a smile on your face. When we met for our portrait session in the lobby of the ABC, I was expecting a ball of energy, but instead I was pleasantly surprised to meet someone who I related to a bit more.

    Head over to meninthistown.com to view selects from our portrait session and in the meantime I hope you enjoy the conversation that took place.

    • 42 min
    S6 E9: James Stanton-Cooke (Environmentalist)

    S6 E9: James Stanton-Cooke (Environmentalist)

    In this episode, I’m back in Sydney chatting with James Stanton-Cooke aka Jimmy HalfCut. Having been an optimistic environmentalist ever since he could remember, James and is his partner Jess travelled to South America in 2011 to volunteer in the conservation work of the Amazon Rainforest. Seeing the continued destruction of the environment, wildlife and local communities, they wanted to help raise awareness and funds to support conservation efforts. With 50% of the world’s forests gone, HalfCut was created to empower people to take action on global deforestation by cutting half the forests on their face, sparking a conversation and raising money to protect our rainforests.

    I know all this environmental news could leave us feeling hopeless sometimes, but this episode with James gave me hope. There are solutions out there and I’m proud to be sharing some of them with you on this podcast.

    Head over to meninthistown.com to view selects from our portrait session and in the meantime I hope you enjoy the conversation that took place

    • 51 min
    S6 E8: Jeffrey Phillips (Illustrator)

    S6 E8: Jeffrey Phillips (Illustrator)

    In this episode, I’m in Melbourne chatting with illustrator Jeffrey Phillips. With a passion to draw the little things in life that go unnoticed, I immediately felt like I related to his works, observing the lives of strangers from a far. But as we sat down in his kitchen for this interview, I learned that as much as our work has us looking from a distance, we still need to get a little closer to truly appreciate the details.

    Head over to meninthistown.com to view selects from our portrait session and in the meantime I hope you enjoy the conversation that took place.

    • 52 min
    S6 E7: Jason Chongue and Nathan Smith (Plant-preneurs)

    S6 E7: Jason Chongue and Nathan Smith (Plant-preneurs)

    In this episode, I’m in Melbourne chatting with Jason Chongue and Nathan Smith, the duo behind The Plant Society. Longing to create a plant community based around their passion for design and plants, they saw a gap in the market; educating their generation about the simple skills and knowledge relating to gardening in small spaces. From local workshops, to their first Melbourne plant shop and now their Sydney outpost that includes a guesthouse perched above the intimate location — their growth shows no signs in slowing down — pun intended.

    Head over to meninthistown.com to view selects from our portrait session and in the meantime I hope you enjoy the conversation that took place.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

muffintopp62 ,

Genuine chats

A great, engaging podcast. Love hearing such genuine conversations with interesting guests, big fan of the host and his men in this town website, books, photography and now podcast! Looking forward to more!

Jessthekiwi ,

Interesting & thoughtful

Thoughtful, casual and informative chat about life, fashion and business. Really enjoyed the detail about men’s clothing and the friendly, open vibe of Giuseppe and his guest.

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