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Madeleine Hawcroft of Deadset Studios

Executive Producer Madeleine Hawcroft joins award-winning podcast production company Deadset Studios

Press Release · via Deadset Studios ·

Independent podcast production house Deadset Studios has appointed Madeleine Hawcroft as Executive Producer for its new season of The Solutionists with Mark Scott, produced for The University of Sydney.

Madeleine Hawcroft is a seasoned executive producer on factual and entertainment shows, having been the Executive Producer for ABC TV’s AACTA-nominated Kitchen Cabinet with Annabel Crabb, and network Executive Producer for ABC TV series Back In Time for the Corner Shop, Restoration Australia and Grand Designs Transformations..

Deadset Studios is helmed by leading podcast strategist Kellie Riordan, the creative force behind countless hit shows and the founder of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) dedicated podcast team, Audio Studios.

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Creative Director of Deadset Studios, Kellie Riordan, said “As podcasting continues to explode, Deadset Studios is expanding to welcome Madeleine to lead the new season of The Solutionists with our client The University of Sydney. We’re so thrilled to have an executive with Madeleine’s story- telling calibre and her expertise in creating distinctive factual content that lands with audiences.”

Madeleine Hawcroft said “I’m so pleased to be working with the Deadset Studios team in collaboration with The University of Sydney. The Solutionists showcases people with big ideas, who are unearthing solutions across the complex issues of our time, so I can’t wait to bring season three to life. ”

Deadset Studios has created podcasts for Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), ARN/iHeartRadio, as well as clients ranging from UNSW, Sydney University, Shine Lawyers, Dementia Australia, BBC, VicHealth, and Herbert Smith Freehills. The award-winning production house specialises in podcast production and consulting, audio strategy, and branded storytelling.

About Deadset Studios

Deadset Studios is an award-winning production company specialising in podcast production, audio strategy, narrative development, and story editing. Deadset Studios creates podcasts such as Culture Compass (ABC), Hooked, Hitched, and Hung Up (ARN/iHeartRadio), One Small Act (PinnaFM) and has done story editing for podcasts such as Untold Stories: Ora (BBC) and Unprecenteded (Global UK). Deadset Studios provide strategy and production services for clients including UNSW, Dementia Australia, Sydney University, Shine Lawyers, VicHealth, and Jobsbank. The company’s led by Kellie Riordan, the creative force behind many of Australia’s biggest podcast hits including Ladies we need to talk, Unravel true crime, Judith Lucy Overwhelmed and Dying, The Pineapple Project, and Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) most successful podcast Conversations.


The Solutionists, with Mark Scott
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