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A podcast about culture and creativity and how it affects us - hosted by Alex Adams (Ms Darlinghurst) and Jye Smith (Doublestar Collective) we discover what it takes to run creative businesses.

Whether you're an entrepreneur looking for motivation, a restless soul looking for inspiration or just in the creative industries, Alex and Jye delve into just what it takes.

Maker & Creator Alex Adams & Jye Smith

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A podcast about culture and creativity and how it affects us - hosted by Alex Adams (Ms Darlinghurst) and Jye Smith (Doublestar Collective) we discover what it takes to run creative businesses.

Whether you're an entrepreneur looking for motivation, a restless soul looking for inspiration or just in the creative industries, Alex and Jye delve into just what it takes.

    Theresa Winters - Awesome Foundation Sydney

    Theresa Winters - Awesome Foundation Sydney

    "Dean of Awesome Sydney". It's a pretty cool title, awesome even. So how does one get such a title? On this episode we interview the very creative, socially connected, lover of the arts Theresa Winters. She's part of The Awesome Foundation, a global network of micro-giving chapters that give $100 of their own money every month to awesome projects. Theresa heads up the Sydney chapter. Together with a panel of 9 others they fund out-there ideas that make Sydney more awesome.The catch? There isn’t one. Since its foundation in 2011, the Sydney chapter has received more than 800 micro-grant applications and given away nearly $80,000. That's a whole lot of awesome. Go ahead and listen to find out what kind of awesome ideas have been funded over the years. 

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    • 33 min
    Dan Kaufman - The culture of bars, drinking and cats

    Dan Kaufman - The culture of bars, drinking and cats

    After his newspaper decided to stop his bar review column (and therefore stop funding his perpetual cocktail habit), journalist Dan Kaufman started one of Australia's first bar blogs. BarZine was built out of spite over a decade ago inline with the small bar scene awakening in Sydney. Dan has just finished his first novel, 'Drowning in the Shallows', a comedy about a heartbroken journo who has to write about Sydney’s bars and social scene for a paper. Although he insists it's not autobiographical! On this episode, we delve into the creative writing process of constructing a novel. Short-form blogging versus long-form and how he's learnt to handle the rejection that comes with such a competitive industry. 

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    • 27 min
    Creativity, science & space with Dr Nathaniel Butterworth

    Creativity, science & space with Dr Nathaniel Butterworth

    We're back! And this time talking all things SCIENCE. Which is timely, considering the recent shuttle launch. 

    Apologising in advance for the Zoom-quality audio. 

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    • 32 min
    Colour and technology - Alex Roberts, CTO, Tint

    Colour and technology - Alex Roberts, CTO, Tint

    Ever seen a beautiful colour and thought you'd love to paint your wall that shade? But then you take a picture on your phone and when you try to match it at the paint shop it's near impossible? Two Melbourne based engineering students set out to solve this problem and created an app called Palette https://palette.com/. Looking to disrupt the traditional paint industry further they started a direct-to-consumer paint brand called Tint (www.tintpaint.com.au). Alex Roberts is their uber-creative product development manager and is actually married to one of those engineers. She tells us how the business started and shares her creative tips on how to make expressing your creativity through home renovations fun and simple.

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    • 36 min
    Grace Rouvray & Katie Lees - Hour of Power

    Grace Rouvray & Katie Lees - Hour of Power

    We welcome back to the show Grace Rouvray from 600 Bottles of Wine (S1E19). This time she's brought with her Katie Lees who she's recently teamed up with to produce an hour-long, live comedy show called Hour of Power. On this episode, we chat about cliched single, white, female comedy topics. How they're tackling typical eye-rolling topics (think hens parties and first dates) in a fresh way. We also delve into the creative process of editing and critiquing your partner's work when it comes to a comedy show, especially when friendship is involved. 

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    • 44 min
    The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - Mark Hawwa

    The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - Mark Hawwa

    Mark Hawaa is a classic car & motorcycle enthusiast. He’s also the founder of The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - an annual event where motorcycle enthusiasts wear their finest attire and take to the streets of their city to raise money for worthwhile charities and to have a good time.

    The event attracts 125,000 participants globally across 700 cities. To date they’ve raised over USD$35m for prostate cancer research and male suicide prevention. On this episode we hear how a once small idea has led to a change in perception of motorcycle culture globally. Mark shares the joys and challenges of philanthropy and let’s us in on what’s next on his horizon. This interview is inspiring on so many levels and a must listen.

    Links we discuss
    Throttle Roll Street Party https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQzRrfL9IHg
    Aftershock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9yznPZuFlc
    Throttle Roll Alex attended https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tbJWWFteFs
    One of the programs we fund https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYjSPEiKMOA
    One of the longer pieces we have done to connect with older men https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA2I1RLyYKQ&t=2s

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    • 39 min

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