88 episodes

At its heart, this is a podcast about the Northern Territory of Australia: the people that live and work here (we are known as Territorians) and how we connect with each other and the world. Each week, Peter Gowers (Oppidanus) and Leon Loganathan (Ward Keller) connect with guests and shoot the breeze. Our aim is to bring you authentic and engaging conversation.

Territory Story Leon Loganathan & Peter Gowers

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

At its heart, this is a podcast about the Northern Territory of Australia: the people that live and work here (we are known as Territorians) and how we connect with each other and the world. Each week, Peter Gowers (Oppidanus) and Leon Loganathan (Ward Keller) connect with guests and shoot the breeze. Our aim is to bring you authentic and engaging conversation.

    87. Dr. Sam McMahon - Outback Veterinarian to Senator

    87. Dr. Sam McMahon - Outback Veterinarian to Senator

    Senator Sam McMahon is one of two senators representing the Northern Territory in Canberra.

    Born in Sydney and raised in Queensland, Sam (as she is known) knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from a very young age.

    A very dogged and determined individual, Sam achieved top marks in high school and went on to study veterinary science at the University of Queensland. However it was a summer stint on a cattle station in the Northern Territory that sealed her fate.

    She moved to the NT after finishing her studies and has run a number of veterinary businesses including winning Telstra Business of the Year.

    When a senate seat became vacant, Sam was preselected by the Country Liberal party. She won the seat in the last Federal election and has been a senator for just over a year.

    This is Sam’s Territory story.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    86. Weekends with Walshy

    86. Weekends with Walshy

    On this weekend edition of the podcast, Chris Walsh, editor of the NT Independent online newspaper, talks about the stories making the news in the Territory including opening the borders, disclosing the state of the Territory’s financials before the election, the public service and the tradies scheme.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    85. Toby George - Giving Politics a Try

    85. Toby George - Giving Politics a Try

    Toby George is a local Darwin boy, he went to primary school here before moving to the Gold Coast to finish high school.

    He started a degree in Marine Biology but through a series of life decisions including a stint playing semi-professional ruby in Canada, he pursued a career in remote sensing and then finally construction management in the Territory.

    Most recently he’s turned his mind to politics and specifically the seat of Port Darwin for the Country Liberal Party.

    This is Toby’s Territory Story.

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    • 1 hr 50 min
    84. Steph Lady - Hollywood has arrived in Darwin

    84. Steph Lady - Hollywood has arrived in Darwin

    Steph Lady is a Hollywood screenwriter. His credits include Frankenstein directed by Kenneth Branagh and Dr Doolittle starring Eddie Murphy.

    Here’s the thing; Steph and his family moved from LA to Darwin three years ago.

    From Missouri to LA and LA to Darwin, we take a deep dive into Steph’s life in the US, how he became a screenwriter and what motivated him to move his family to Australia and Darwin in particular. This is Steph’s Territory Story.


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    83. Tracey Hayes - This Is Me

    83. Tracey Hayes - This Is Me

    Tracey Hayes.

    Many know her, many don’t.

    Those that don’t will want to know her as she is a rising star in the ranks of the CLP and has already been crowned Treasurer in waiting if the CLP win the next Territory election or are able to form government with the help of the Territory Alliance or independents.

    In this epic episode of the Territory Story podcast Tracey opens the door to her life from the dry and dusty landscapes outside Oodnadatta where she was born and raised, to the lofty boardrooms of corporate Australia where she negotiated deals as CEO of the NT Cattlemen’s Association.

    Along the way Tracey shares her stories of grief and elation in an open and honest way.

    This is Tracey Hayes’s Territory Story.


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    • 2 hrs 21 min
    82. Weekends with Walshy

    82. Weekends with Walshy

    Welcome to the first in our weekly series where we shoot the breeze with the editor of the NT Independent and discuss some of the stories making the news during the week.

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Benpoveda27 ,

This is what I call “community engagement”

I’ve only been in Darwin for 5 years but this podcast has allowed me to stay up to date with what’s happening in the territory while I learn about ‘territorians’ success stories and inspiring journeys.

I particularly enjoy listening to the views of businesses and political leaders in a more genuine approach than the usual.

Plus... it’s great to see(hear) the enormous potential the NT has and the amazing stories that brought us all to this wonderful place that I know call “home”.

7474ever ,

Learning lots about Darwin and the NT

The guests on this podcast have some interesting stories to tell, and it’s been good to learn more about the NT along the way! Keep up the good work guys.

Cmcat1234 ,

Great and Inspiring

I love listening to this positive podcast. The presenters are fantastic and the guests are both interesting and inspiring.

I can’t wait to hear more!

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