10 episodes

10 years ago Canberra was at the edge of a cultural boom. Now, after a summer of tragic bushfires and a global pandemic bringing us to a standstill, what is the vision for our city going forward?

We interview some of Canberra's most influential people about their vision for the capital. This is a Newcast Studios podcast in collaboration with HerCanberra and Lonsdale St. Studio.

The Canberrans: A HerCanberra Podcast Newcast Studios

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.4 • 5 Ratings

10 years ago Canberra was at the edge of a cultural boom. Now, after a summer of tragic bushfires and a global pandemic bringing us to a standstill, what is the vision for our city going forward?

We interview some of Canberra's most influential people about their vision for the capital. This is a Newcast Studios podcast in collaboration with HerCanberra and Lonsdale St. Studio.

    Dr Sophie Lewis

    Dr Sophie Lewis

    Dr Sophie Lewis is the ACT’s newly Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment. She was the 2019 ACT Scientist of the Year. Sophie previously worked in academia where she used climate models, observations and palaeoclimate records to provide a long-term perspective on recent climate change—and has a particular focus on how heatwave events in Australia are changing. Her research has never been more relevant than this year. The Canberrans is a video series and podcast produced by Newcast Studios in collaboration with HerCanberra, Lonsdale St. Studio and Salon Canberra.

    • 27 min
    Stephanie Males

    Stephanie Males

    Stephanie Males is the first Canberra woman appointed to manage PricewaterhouseCoopers in the capital. She is now responsible for overseeing a workforce of 500 and providing high level advice to federal government departments on taxation, employment, international trade and supply chain consequences of delivering a range of public policy measures. The Canberrans is a video series and podcast produced by Newcast Studios in collaboration with HerCanberra, Lonsdale St. Studio and Salon Canberra. 

    • 27 min
    Dhani Gilbert

    Dhani Gilbert

    This NAIDOC week we are celebrating the contribution that Wiradjuri woman Dhani Gilbert is making to her city and her culture. At just 18, Dhani has already dedicated her considerable energies to promoting the rights and recognition of Indigenous Australians—proudly following in the footsteps of her grandfather, veteran Aboriginal activist Kevin Gilbert. At just 16, Dhani was named Young Canberra Citizen of the Year, and she is now trailblazing her way through three tertiary qualifications. The Canberrans is a video series and podcast produced by Newcast Studios in collaboration with HerCanberra, Lonsdale St. Studio and Salon Canberra.

    • 23 min
    Dan Bourchier

    Dan Bourchier

    Dan Bourchier holds an esteemed place in the city’s landscape. He is responsible for delivering the nightly news bulletin for the national broadcaster, a position he undertakes as a proud Indigenous gay man. Dan discusses ABC Canberra’s ground-breaking decision last year to deliver an indigenous welcome on the evening news, as well as his personal reflections on the same-sex marriage laws and what it means for him and his partner Karl—both emotionally-charged topics. The Canberrans is a video series and podcast produced by Newcast Studios in collaboration with HerCanberra, Lonsdale St. Studio and Salon Canberra.

    • 33 min
    Catherine Carter

    Catherine Carter

    A former Army brat who spent some time in Canberra as a child, Catherine agreed to relocate to the national capital when she married a Canberra man—the proviso being it would be for a maximum of two years. Twenty years on, she has no plans to leave. In 2018, she founded Salon Canberra, a thinktank and networking venture which seeks to bring a diverse range of people together—from the arts, property industry, academia and innovation— to enrich the city’s potential. In this episode, Catherine discusses how Salon has facilitated connections – and the ways in which it is already impacting on the city. The Canberrans is a video series and podcast produced by Newcast Studios in collaboration with HerCanberra, Lonsdale St. Studio and Salon Canberra.

    • 32 min
    Dave Caffery

    Dave Caffery

    If there is a party or event taking place in Canberra, chances are, Dave Caffrey either organised it or got an invite. Dave is a cultural philosopher, the Director of Dionysus, Art Not Apart Festival Director, events coordinator for the NewActon precinct, Music ACT President, and on the Board of the Australian Dance Party. He has long been lobbying for the nation’s capital to provide more inspiring venues for visiting musicians and wants entertainment areas suitably regulated for the coexistence of music and life. The Canberrans is a video series and podcast produced by Newcast Studios in collaboration with HerCanberra, Lonsdale St. Studio and Salon Canberra.

    • 29 min

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