Podcast Week: Cooper Chapman, Howcroft delivers, Podshape mystery

Plus: Beanies arrive at PodcastOne, North Talk moves to Whooshkaa

Pro-surfer Cooper Chapman rides a wave to PodcastOne 

From riding the waves to dusting off the sand, pro-surfer Cooper Chapman has created a new podcast, Good Humans with PodcastOne Australia.

The Byron Bay local speaks to his fellow surfer buddies, including, Laura Enever, Leonardo Fioravanti, Wade Carmichael and Ryan Callinan, getting to know the person behind the wetsuit. Divulging struggles they have faced throughout their lives, in and out of the surf.

From body-image, failures and dealing with grief, Cooper’s guests explain what positive things they’ve done to get themselves through those tough times. Cooper believes that everybody has the right to be happy, and the Good Humans podcast gives listeners an inside look into lives that seem perfect from the outside.

“I wanted to create this podcast to give friends and connections of mine a platform to be vulnerable and share their stories of resilience,” Cooper said.

“Mental health is such an important topic and I feel like I learn my best skills when it comes to good mental health through listening to inspiring stories. So I’ve been having deep conversations and unpacking what skills my guests have picked up along their journey.”

Head of SCA’s PodcastOne Australia Grant Tothill said: “Cooper has a very genuine approach to understanding and wanting to make a difference. Being a pro-surfer gives him the special opportunity to be in a position to be able to shares stories that are so important for people to hear.”

Listen to Good Humans here.

Howcroft delivers at Brand New World

Earlier this month we interviewed Russel Howcroft about his new PodcastOne series Brand New World.

See Podcast Week: Russel Howcroft on branding

Back then there were six episodes of the podcast published. He’s been busy lately too and at the start of this week another three episodes were published – How will creativity impact how we run our business in the future with M&C Saatchi CEO Justin Graham, The power of creativity and established brand platforms with DDB chief executive Marty O’Halloran and The importance of marketing science and why being a 4P marketer is key with Ken Roberts.

Listen to Brand New World here.

Podshape’s Missing or Murdered

In late December 2005 Lily Parmenter’s mum Katie O’Shea called from a phone box in Far North Queensland. It was the last time Lily would ever hear her mum’s voice.

Missing or Murdered is the new real-life story from Australian indie podcast producer Podshape.

Over six episodes the podcast explores the story of self-confessed hippy mum Katie O’Shea who went missing in 2005 in Far North Queensland tablelands.

Detective Senior Sergeant Brett Devine who leads the case says “there are only two real persons of interest”. One of those people is Katie’s own son Alan, the other is a convicted murderer.

Lily Parmenter has led the family’s charge over the past 15 years to find the answers. She was a 19-year-old hairdresser when her mum went missing and was so grief stricken and helpless that she has been studying criminology so she can join the Australian Federal Police’s missing persons unit.

Speaking about the podcast with Podshape, Lily said: “My mum’s story is more than a face on a missing person’s poster – she was a quirky, funny, smart, kind woman who adored her five children and loved without boundaries. Losing her has left an irreparable hole in our hearts and we just want her back. Podshape has done an incredible job in helping to tell who Katie was, how loved she was and the devastating effect that losing her has been on her loved ones.”

Listen to Missing or Murdered here

The Beanies join PodcastOne Australia

Children’s favourite trio The Beanies will now be part of PodcastOne Australia with brand new episodes of The Beanies along with the group’s complete back catalogue.

Laura (Dawson), Mim (Rizvi) and Michael (Yore) have been working very hard in their rainbow studio adding glitter, bubbles and lots of colours to their new series and are continuing to encourage and exercise the imaginations of kids and nurture creativity through songs, dance, stories and interactive lessons.

Each Monday listeners can join The Beanies on their adventures, be part of ‘Show & Tell’ or even share their stories and ask questions.

The new series on PodcastOne Australia will also feature a special COVID-19 episode, Quarantunes, which flips the narrative on the stresses of coronavirus by helping kids and families celebrating the fun part of quarantining by partying around the living room to music showing off their quaranmoves.

Listen to The Beanies here.

North Talk joins Whooshkaa

North Talk, the podcast that is made for North Melbourne AFL fans by North Melbourne fans, has joined the Whooshkaa family. The podcast started three years ago and is currently up to episode #65. The unofficial podcast is independent of the football club which has its own official podcast.

Listen to North Talk here.

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