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The Real Podcast launches - the real voices and stories of Australia's first peoples

PRESS RELEASE — June 24, 2019

Alexandria NSA, Australia—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander digital media platform, The Real, is excited to announce the launch of The Real Podcast series, showcasing the voices of talented and empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Produced by the team at 33 Creative, The Real Podcast series is an extension of the independent multi-media platform which features profiles and interviews with a broad range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as events and lifestyle reporting.

The Real Podcast series is one of the few Australian podcast series that will deliver stories and experiences from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives. The series features a lineup of guests working across a broad range of industries, including musicians, actors, designers, activists, and social changes makers. Listeners will feel educated and inspired hearing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander topics and perspectives shared with heart and honesty.

33 Creative’s Co-Founder, accomplished presenter and Wiradjuri woman Mayrah Sonter (above) hosts the first series of The Real Podcast.

”I have always been passionate about sharing the breadth of talent and the amazing achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It has been an honour interviewing our incredible guests on the first series of The Real Podcast series and hearing them share their personal experiences with us. The Real Podcast series will shine a light on who we are as First Nations people, our country and our culture,” says Mayrah.

Beginning today, a new episode of the series will be launched every Monday. The series kicks off with change maker, social commentary contributor and proud Yawuru woman Shannon Dodson. Hear Shannan talk about her experiences growing up in the family of some of Australia’s most esteemed Aboriginal leaders, her role in the world’s first Indigenous residential college, and why it’s not the media’s negative comments about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians that most affects her. This episode is not to be missed!

The Real Podcast Series 1 also features:

· Dan Sultan, ARIA Award-winning musician

· Meyne Wyatt, AACTA & Logie Nominated actor

· Tamina Pitt, 2018 NAIDOC Youth of the Year Award recipient

· Kodie Bedford, AACTA Nominated Screen Writer

· Luke Currie Richardson, Professional Dancer

· Isaiah Dawe, CEO & Co-Founder ID Know Yourself

· Mi-kaisha, musician and social change maker

· Yatu Widders-Hunt, Senior Communication Consultant & Curator of Australian Indigenous Fashion

Editor of The Real Jake Keane says, “_We are very excited to launch The Real Podcast series and bring more stories, experiences and perspectives from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to the rest of the world. The series presents many insights into the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience today, told directly by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people themselves, sharing personal journeys, trials, tribulations, and some jokes along the way. We hope listeners find their stories just as captivating and informative as we did.”

The Real Podcast Series 1 is available on iTunes, Pocketcast, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn,Soundcloud and YouTube.

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33 Creative is an Aboriginal owned and operated media, communications and events company. Founded by Wiradjuri woman, Mayrah Sonter and former Deadly Vibe Group (Vibe) CEO Georgia Cordukes, 33 Creative draws together an experienced, talented and innovative network of people with strong connections to Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities across Australia.

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