Podcast on the realities behind the job... whether you're looking to change career or are just damn right nosy. Hosted by Kate Chaundy.
NEWS READER: Jess Dunsdon
Ever imagined what it would be like to have a career as a news reader? This week's episode is with the fantastically accomplished Jess Dunsdon, currently ITV news reader in Jersey and someone with two decades of experience in the field.
This chat is a great resource for anyone interested in getting into this area of news journalism and understanding what the job is really like. Jess details her route in, the challenges, the opportunities, the differences in regional, national and international news, the changing nature of the newsroom and much more.
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Also check out Coaching Cast, a podcast run by Suzy Hunt & Lisa Robyn Wood exploring all things 'work related' - matters impacting you at work right now - each episode takes a different topic including discussion with some special guests along the way, sharing ideas, hints, and tips to try yourself.
OBITUARY WRITER: Bob Chaundy
I love the fact I get to speak to brilliant, interesting and passionate people as part of the podcast- each one inspires me in different ways. This week is no exception and even more special as I had the pleasure of interviewing my dad, Bob.
Dad was a news journalist for most of his career and for many years specialised in the craft of obituary writing for BBC TV news, BBC Online, radio and then freelance at national newspapers.
It’s a career that’s often very misunderstood - firstly, many don’t know what an obituary is - for the record it’s an article or report offering an account of a person’s life who has died. So in the UK, our media tends to feature obituaries, or obits for short, on famous people who die - you can read the obit section of a newspaper or when you watch the news and you hear a report and see footage taking you through the highlights of someone’s life. So where people might think it’s a bit of a depressing area of journalism, you’ll learn in this chat that it’s the opposite.
As a journalist who used to be on the radio dad’s used to being recorded and interviewed and I think he brings it to life really nicely. I hope you like it and come away with a new appreciation for the obituary!
You can buy his novel Little Black Trains - a tale of life, death and commuting at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Black-Trains-death-commuting/dp/0957667418/ref=sr_1_10?crid=DXCKAN4FBPKD&keywords=little+black+trains&qid=1657277993&sprefix=little+black+trains%2Caps%2C146&sr=8-10
Visit dad's website and podcast at www.consideringart.com for interesting interviews with different artists.
LUXURY TRAVEL AGENT: Mariek Anselme
Ever considered working as a luxury property agent seeing the top 1% of luxury properties in the world? That's exactly what today's interviewee does - meet Mariek Anselme, co-founder of A.M.A Selections, a local boutique holiday rental company on the French Riviera. With just over 15 properties, the company launched in 2014 with the sole purpose of delivering an exceptional experience while inspiring guests to discover the region.
A.M.A Selections has since established itself at the forefront of the luxury vacation rental industry. With more than 20 years of combined experience and one of the highest average client spend in the industry, we know how to fullfil the expectations of the most discerning clientele.
Here all about how Mariek and her business partner set up the business and what the reality is behind the job.
INTERIOR DESIGNER: Sarah Ellison
Ever considered a career as an interior designer? It's a job I get asked to cover a lot and I finally have - with the wonderful Sarah Ellison, founder of Frank & Faber (FrankandFaber.co.uk) - this chat offers fantastic insights, tough truths, highlights, experience, and, of course, passion. Full of learnings for anyone thinking about this as a career choice.
EXPLORER: Wendy Searle
Fancy feeling inspired? Listen to today's episode with polar expedition leader Wendy Searle, a mother of four who decided to train and take on the feat of skiing solo from the coastline of Antarctica to the South Pole, unsupported. And she did it! Listen to her story and her journey in gaining physical and mental resillience and learn more about the trips she puts on for people wanting to take on their own polar expedition at https://shackleton.com
SOUND ENGINEER: Alistair Bolt
Ever considered a career as a sound engineer or intrigued to know what it's like to work on the sound for TV and film? You've come to the right place - this week's episode is with Alistair Bolt a sound engineer for SNK Studios. Alistair details his job working across film and TV for all things sound, including voice-over work, sound effects, music and a process called ADR (automated dialogue replacement) - this chat is full of great advice and insights and tips for those looking to enter the industry.
Find out more about Alistair here
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Such a great podcast idea - great to hear about different careers