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Storytowns Podcasts

Join our hosts as they share their discoveries at the heart of new places in a tour of connected destinations across regional and rural Australia. Storytowns guides you through their experience of meeting the locals, hearing the quirky stories and discovering new places. They’ll recommend stops to make, unravel hidden histories and reveal gems for you to explore, connect and discover.

Geo-Located Podcasts

To help you locate the towns, attractions and stories mentioned in our podcasts, we have geolocated the podcasts on a built-in interactive map. Easily navigate the tours and click the markers on the map to play the podcasts.

Photos 

You can see photos of the places and people featured in the podcasts. By providing this visual connection, you can become immersed in the stories and get inspired by all the beautiful places and attractions regional Australia has to offer so you can plan your next trip.

MEDIA PLAYER
Play the podcasts with ease and flexibility on our built-in media player. You can expand the large media player to access the controls including play, pause, skip forward/back 10s and a slider. Podcasts can continue playing even while you explore other apps on your phone.

 

 

The Storytowns Team

Jarrod Pickford

Jarrod Pickford

Founder

A podcast professional and the Founder of Storytowns, Jarrod’s had 20 years of audio experience producing radio for the likes of Nova, Dave Hughes & Kate Langbroek, Kyle & Jackie’O, Alice Cooper, as well as Ryan Seacrest on America’s Top 40. His podcast career has seen him travel the world creating unique content, which has featured on the BBC. He’s also acted as a key judge in the Australian Podcast Awards. Jarrod is a visionary whose love of travel, meeting people, and exploring different cultures and local customs shows up in full with the creation of Storytowns. With an abundance of life experience to inspire and motivate, Jarrod has the ability to find the remarkable within the unassumings.

Simone Dowding

Simone Dowding

CEO

Simone is a successful entrepreneur and CEO, who for 13+ years founded and lead an award winning coffee and wholesale distribution company with 50 staff and six sites across Australia.. She has also recently worked in senior management for World Vision Australia as the Head of social enterprise. Simone was responsible for the start up and international scaling of Change Coffee that contributed all sales to the global economic empowerment of women. Simone is a consultant business lecturer for Melbourne university and Monash. She is also a national speaker on social impact, sustainability and innovation. Simone holds a degree in Psychology, and is experienced in design thinking and system mapping and currently a fellow of the Centre of Sustainable leadership.

Bruce McDonald

Bruce McDonald

Audio Designer

Bruce is a genius when it comes to audio design, spanning 30 years of audio experience encompassing everything audio including studio, live and broadcast production, Bruce brings a wealth of experience to the Storytowns team. Having grown up in country NSW and Victoria, from two generations of dairy farmers, he understands the value of a good yarn in regional Australia.

Jeff Jenkins

Jeff Jenkins

Writer

Tulip Llanto

Tulip Llanto

Researcher

Ella Webb

Ella Webb

Designer (Map Maker)

Drew Pickford

Drew Pickford

Finances

Jaith Beks

Jaith Beks

Graphic Designer

Lorne Gerlach

Lorne Gerlach

App Developer

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