It has been a while since I’ve written anything about Bad Producer Productions. Quite a while, actually. The rambling had to take a back seat to the Bad Producing. Keep an eye on your inbox for more ramblings from here on out, but in the mean time, here’s what has kept me from rambling.
It has been a big year for Game Changers: Radio. What started as a proof-of-concept passion project has culminated in a third season with plans for a fourth.
We were shortlisted for Best Podcast 2016 in Mumbrella's Publish Awards. We didn't win, but this year was the first time a podcast category was included and our first ever podcast, so we were pretty happy to be there. The Bowraville Murders won (and you should check it out).
Game Changers’ host Craig Bruce delivered the keynote address at the Next Radio Conference in London in. The topic? Game Changers, of course. Watch his keynote here.
We went global for Season Three, with Game Changers: Radio UK. This season features some of the best on air in the UK, including Christian O’Connell (host of Absolute Radio’s The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show. Christian is well known in Australia since he collaborated with Hamish & Andy for the world’s first global radio simulcast). Season Three also featured Ken Bruce (host of BBC Radio 2’s The Ken Bruce Show), and Jamie Theakston (co-host of Heart London’s Breakfast with Jamie & Emma (that is Emma Bunton of Spice Girls fame).
There are two more UK Game Changers on the way and Season Four is slated for February 2017.
In the Pocket is BPP’s first sports show. It’s a weekly take on all things NFL. The weekly show is hosted by two Americans (including me) who love American Football and want to share the game with anyone who loves the game but didn’t grow up with the game in their back yard.
It’s a show made in Melbourne, but designed for the world.
We are now halfway through the season, and are leading up to Super Bowl LI (in Houston, Texas in February 2017). Stay tuned.
The success of Game Changers: Radio and In The Pocket, has been great to see, but the anticipation for The Garret is killing me. I can’t wait to share it with you.
The Garret is a literary podcast celebrating the best writers writing today. It features writers talking about writing. One of my favourite books is Stephen King’s On Writing. It is part memoir, part how-to and it’s excellent. The Garret is part memoir and part how-to, and if it could claim even a fraction of On Writing’s excellence, I’ll be happy. If you like storytelling, reading, writing, ideas and how to thrive in a creative industry, you’ll like The Garret.
Bad Producer’s own Astrid Edwards is producing The Garret. She has done a great job taking this show from concept to launch. Astrid and The Garret’s host, Nic Brasch have secured partnerships with the State Library of Victoria, Readings (voted International Bookseller of the Year 2016), Writers Victoria and Swinburne University.
Season 1 starts this week. First up are Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, two Melbourne authors breaking all the rules and writing in a way no one has seen before (literally, no one has published a book like this before). They are very cool (plus Jay and I share a name, a love of bacon and being tall), what’s not to like.
Hopefully that explains my absence. I won’t wait so long between ramblings. With so many stories to tell, it’s important to remember to tell your own every now and then.