7 episodes

Is there something you’re particularly passionate about? 

Something that you really want to head overseas and expand your knowledge on, for the benefit of communities here in Australia? 

Well, The Churchill Collective Podcast, hosted by Adam Spencer, explores a range of extraordinary pursuits and fascinating stories from people who have done just that, all with the help of a Churchill Fellowship.

Get inspired to take the next step and find out how you can also learn globally, and inspire locally.

The Churchill Collective Winston Churchill Trust

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 9 Ratings

Is there something you’re particularly passionate about? 

Something that you really want to head overseas and expand your knowledge on, for the benefit of communities here in Australia? 

Well, The Churchill Collective Podcast, hosted by Adam Spencer, explores a range of extraordinary pursuits and fascinating stories from people who have done just that, all with the help of a Churchill Fellowship.

Get inspired to take the next step and find out how you can also learn globally, and inspire locally.

    Scott Sleap — A stellar STEM sojourn

    Scott Sleap — A stellar STEM sojourn

    Dr Scott Sleap is helping Australia reach for the stars through his involvement in the space industry and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) education. In this episode, host Adam Spencer speaks with this passionate educator and explores his fascinating journey. Dr Sleap discusses his experiences as a Churchill Fellow, travelling to learn about space science and STEM education worldwide. From behind-the-scenes access at NASA to exploring the educational potential of Disney theme parks, his journey is an example of how Australians can gain valuable knowledge abroad and bring it back to inspire locally.

    The Churchill Collective is produced for the Winston Churchill Trust by:

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    • 17 min
    Ian Jarratt — weighing up pricing, how one man revolutionised shopping

    Ian Jarratt — weighing up pricing, how one man revolutionised shopping

    One person’s passion can change the world for everyone else. In this episode, host Adam Spencer talks to Ian Jarratt, the man responsible for bringing unit pricing — something we all use — to Australia. An executive member of the Consumers Federation of Australia, Ian is passionate about unit pricing, which provides standardized pricing for products, making it easier for consumers to compare prices. He discusses how his Churchill Fellowship allowed him to scour the world for the best system, and he reflects on its huge impact and the need for ongoing improvement.

    The Churchill Collective is produced for the Winston Churchill Trust by:

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    • 18 min
    Rebecca Lyons — Reimagining death

    Rebecca Lyons — Reimagining death

    What constitutes a good death, and to what extent should family and friends be involved in the process? In this thought-provoking episode of The Churchill Collective, host Adam Spencer talks with Rebecca Lyons, who is an advocate for reimagining the funeral industry. Rebecca's unconventional journey from real estate to the funeral sector led her to question traditional practices. Through a Churchill Fellowship, she explored global approaches to death, finding inspiration, particularly, in Mexico's communal mourning rituals. Rebecca champions home funerals and natural burials, aiming to empower families in their grieving process. Her work extends to the Australian Home Funeral Alliance, an initiative focused on education and support.

     

    The Churchill Collective is produced for the Winston Churchill Trust by:

    SoundCartel +61 3 9882 8333
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min
    Julie Morrison — A dog’s day in court

    Julie Morrison — A dog’s day in court

    How can we take the fear away from of the court process, so that witnesses don’t become traumatised? In this episode, host Adam Spencer explores the inspirational work of Julie Morrison, the Founder of Justice Dogs Australia and Victims Engagement Coordinator at the Office of Public Prosecutions in Victoria. Julie shares her journey from a science and education background to working in the criminal justice system and how her love for dogs led her to the idea of using therapy dogs to support victims in court.

     

    The Churchill Collective is produced for the Winston Churchill Trust by:

    SoundCartel +61 3 9882 8333
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 17 min
    Press for help — Chris Boyle’s invention to help the vulnerable

    Press for help — Chris Boyle’s invention to help the vulnerable

    Chris Boyle is a Queensland social worker who has found a new way to help families and friends to support loved ones in danger of violence or other abuse. In this episode, we follow Chris on his inspiring journey, embarking on a Churchill Fellowship to seek innovative solutions to the complex issues of abuse, domestic violence, and isolation. Churchill Collective host Adam Spencer delves into how Chris spotted gaps in the system and actively sought solutions overseas. Driven by a deep desire to save vulnerable children and families from being torn apart by safety assessments that often lead to out-of-home care, prisons, hospitals, or worse, Chris has come up with a technical solution that provides instant family support. Through his fellowship, he discovered the power of family preservation, a philosophy that focuses on keeping families together and involving them in the decision-making process in times of crisis.

     

    The Churchill Collective is produced for the Winston Churchill Trust by:

    SoundCartel +61 3 9882 8333
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 22 min
    Petah Cavallaro — A pitch perfect plot

    Petah Cavallaro — A pitch perfect plot

    Petah Cavallaro’s journey from regional Far North Queensland to international opera stages is a perfect example of how a Churchill Fellowship can transform both an individual and a community.

    In this episode, host Adam Spencer interviews the principal young artist with Opera Australia about her journey from a tiny outback town to the world’s greatest opera houses, and how an international study tour has enhanced her performance, but also taught her how to make classical music more accessible in regional Australia. Petah’s is an inspiring story about how one individual performer, with a little help, can create and execute positive initiatives for the wider public.

     

    The Churchill Collective is produced for the Winston Churchill Trust by:

    SoundCartel +61 3 9882 8333
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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