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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Join Phoebe Tully as she interviews some of Australia’s most impressive entrepreneurs, all of whom are running successful businesses from outside major cities.

    Moodscapes - "Nostalgic" by Jess

    Moodscapes - "Nostalgic" by Jess

    Sometimes when we’re in the present moment, our minds are actually in the past! What does it mean to feel nostalgic? Jess has written a beautiful story that asks us to take a moment to reflect on the smaller things that pass us in life.
    This series was created in response to the cancellation of the Empire Youth Arts IMPACT Junior Youth Ensemble, after the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. Produced in partnership with the University of Southern Queensland, the initiative was to continue serving our communities by creating work for, with and by young people. So, whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, alone or nostalgic you can listen to this podcast from wherever you are to hear the thoughts these four young people have to offer.

    • 20 min
    Moodscapes - "Alone" by Tui

    Moodscapes - "Alone" by Tui

    What’s the difference between feeling alone and being lonely? Is one actually the loneliest number? Let Tui bring you along on a journey with a bunch of questions and possibly, not many answers. Enjoy poetry, mind bombs and research about loneliness from a youthful perspective.
    This series was created in response to the cancellation of the Empire Youth Arts IMPACT Junior Youth Ensemble, after the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. Produced in partnership with the University of Southern Queensland, the initiative was to continue serving our communities by creating work for, with and by young people. So, whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, alone or nostalgic you can listen to this podcast from wherever you are to hear the thoughts these four young people have to offer.

    • 14 min
    Moodscapes - "Frustrated" by Joel

    Moodscapes - "Frustrated" by Joel

    Did you ever have one of those days where just nothing went your way? Are you stuck in a crazy life loop? Come along with Joel on a wild adventure of misfortune and frustration involving expired keys, a cliff and a pogo stick! Will Joel’s frustration get the best of him?
    This series was created in response to the cancellation of the Empire Youth Arts IMPACT Junior Youth Ensemble, after the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. Produced in partnership with the University of Southern Queensland, the initiative was to continue serving our communities by creating work for, with and by young people. So, whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, alone or nostalgic you can listen to this podcast from wherever you are to hear the thoughts these four young people have to offer.

    • 13 min
    Moodscapes - "Overwhelmed" by Neeve

    Moodscapes - "Overwhelmed" by Neeve

    Too many balls in the air?! Can’t quite get a grip on them all? Feeling overwhelmed is a pretty easy state to fall into. As much as you want and try to gain your balance, finding your equilibrium can be a challenge. Let Neeve take you on a journey to calm your thoughts and feelings to get yourself back to just “whelmed”.
    This series was created in response to the cancellation of the Empire Youth Arts IMPACT Junior Youth Ensemble, after the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. Produced in partnership with the University of Southern Queensland, the initiative was to continue serving our communities by creating work for, with and by young people. So, whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, alone or nostalgic you can listen to this podcast from wherever you are to hear the thoughts these four young people have to offer.

    • 16 min
    I Am Not My Crime - Steve

    I Am Not My Crime - Steve

    Steve tells you his story about life as a young man spent on the football field and in the boxing ring until drugs and alcohol replaced sport and life took a different direction. One night at the pub, Steve's irrational thoughts coupled with his drunken state caused an escalation of events between himself and other patrons. It was the next day, when Steve found out his actions had ended someone’s life, that he first realised how far into the darkness his own life had descended. This was the catalyst for Steve to start questioning himself. Steve talks about the value of education, and other people showing great faith in him, being central to the person he is today.
    "I Am Not My Crime" features courageous people telling you the story about the crimes they have committed and their journey to redemption. As you make your way through this first season you will notice a couple of common themes: the importance of other people, opportunities for employment, and being welcomed back into society are what really matter for supporting change and a life lived differently. "I Am Not My Crime" has been produced to help you understand that for many people it is their circumstances that led them down the path to offending behaviour and that what somebody has done in the past is not an indication of who they are today.
    Presented by University of Southern Queensland Criminologist Dr Suzanne Reich, each episode concludes with the latest research about why people commit the crime or crimes that have been discussed.
    If this episode brings up any issues, and you need to talk to someone, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, Alcoholics Anonymous on 1300 22 22 22, or Narcotics Anonymous on 1300 652 820. And blokes, if you think you might need help with anxiety, stress, depression or anger, you can speak with a counsellor from MensLine Australia on 1300 78 99 78.
    Explore the University of Southern Queensland's Criminology and Criminal Justice degrees: Criminology and Criminal Justice - University of Southern Queensland (usq.edu.au)
     
    REFERENCES
    Bartels, L., Fitzgerald, R. & Freiberg, A. (2018). Public opinion on sentencing and parole in Australia. Probation Journal, 65(3):269-284. https://doi.org/10.1177/0264550518776763
    Fitzgerald, R., Bartels, L., Freiberg, A., Cherney, A., & Buglar, S. (2016). How does the Australian public view parole? Results from a national survey on public attitudes towards parole and re-entry. Criminal Law Journal, 40:307-324.
    Roberts, J. V. & Hough, M. (2005). The state of prisons: Exploring public knowledge and opinions. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 44(3). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2311.2005.00373.x
    Vandala, N. G., & Bendall, M. (2019). The transformative effect of correctional education: A global perspective. Cogent Social Sciences, 5(1). https://doi.org/ 10.1080/23311886.2019.1677122

    • 1 hr 7 min
    I Am Not My Crime - Allan

    I Am Not My Crime - Allan

    As a child, Allan didn’t really belong. By about nine years of age, strong feelings of bitterness and anger were beginning to show, and by twelve he had already determined that one day he would kill someone. All through Allan’s story there is a recurring theme of faith. Allan grew up in a Christian family and despite his years of waywardness, Allan attributes the change in his life and his story of redemption to God having bigger plans for him.
    "I Am Not My Crime" features courageous people telling you the story about the crimes they have committed and their journey to redemption. As you make your way through this first season you will notice a couple of common themes: the importance of other people, opportunities for employment, and being welcomed back into society are what really matter for supporting change and a life lived differently. "I Am Not My Crime" has been produced to help you understand that for many people it is their circumstances that led them down the path to offending behaviour and that what somebody has done in the past is not an indication of who they are today.
    Presented by University of Southern Queensland Criminologist Dr Suzanne Reich, each episode concludes with the latest research about why people commit the crime or crimes that have been discussed.
    If this episode has brought up any issues, and you need to talk to someone, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, Alcoholics Anonymous on 1300 22 22 22, or Narcotics Anonymous on 1300 652 820. And blokes, if you think you might need help with anxiety, stress, depression or anger, you can speak with a counsellor from MensLine Australia on 1300 78 99 78.
    Explore the University of Southern Queensland's Criminology and Criminal Justice degrees: Criminology and Criminal Justice - University of Southern Queensland (usq.edu.au)
     
    REFERENCES:
    Maruna, S. (2001). Making good: How ex-convicts reform and rebuild their lives. Washington, EC: American Psychological Association.
    Hallet, M., & McCoy, J. S. (2014). Religiously motivated desistance: An exploratory study.  International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 59(8). doi:10.1177/0306624X14522112

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

choppychopkins ,

Inspirational

I Am Not My Crime - 5 reasons to listen.
1. I challenge you not to cry from inspiration.
2. I absolutely love it, I listen in the car. You will stay listening for at least a couple minutes extra at each destination.
3. The guests, who have all done serious time for serious crimes are inspirational. They are powerfully frank, self aware and so well spoken.
4. Sue is a wonderful host. It’s obvious that she is an expert on the topic but she asks the questions that we want to know the answers to
5. Sue rounds out each episode with research findings, providing gravitas and hope that our society can better understand why people offend.
Congratulations- this podcast is an incredible achievement.

TwmbaBec ,

Absolutely enthralling

I absolutely love the “I Am Not My Crime” podcasts. I applaud these people for sharing their stories - both the rough times and the good times. So far, Ben, David & Kate have all said something that resonates with me, especially David. David shared that every year, he assesses what he’s done in the past year, and if he’s who he wanted to be by that time. I think this is a great “self evaluation” to we can all adapt to both our personal and professional lives. David also said to not wait for opportunities to find you, you need to seek them out yourself.

I can’t wait for more I Am Not My Crime Podcasts to be released.

MrsReich09 ,

True crime with a twist!

Absolutely so encouraging to hear these amazing stories. Really excited to see the ‘Ban The Box’ movement gain some traction in Australia as we hear from more reformed people as they share their journey out of the criminal justice system. Really encourages some self reflection and analysis of previously held ideas. 👍👍

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