SYN podcast incubator

SYN Media launches its 2021 Podcast Incubator

Alex Crerar, 2nd August 2021

SYN Media will soon release two original podcasts created and produced by young people in SYN’s 2020/21 Podcast Incubator program.

The CBAA Award-winning Podcast Incubator is a mentoring and professional development program for emerging producers all under the age of 26. Producers in the program receive an industry mentor, production training and close support from SYN to develop their podcast idea.

With the support of Creative Victoria and the Community Broadcasting Foundation, SYN launched its first Podcast Incubator in 2019. The inaugural 2019 Podcast Incubator launched four exceptional SYN podcasts from SYN producers: B.S Cryptid, The Graduate’s Cup, The Subtlety Of It and Do Quit Your Day Job.

In 2020, participants were selected through a highly competitive application round open to all young people anywhere in Australia. They received training and support from industry mentors Erin Kyan, Jessica Hamilton and Zain Nabi to develop their podcasts.

The SYN 2021 Podcast Incubator podcasts are:

Twinemies - Grace Valerie-Lynette

Twinemies, a musical queer rom-com about competitive twin sisters who start a bet to see who can complete the most items off ‘teenage bucket list’. Along the way the twins both fall for people who are so wrong, but so right, and learn that maybe love is more important than winning

Five Eyes - Benjamin Polazzon and Timna Katz 

As government officials inexplicably go missing, five spies are tasked with uncovering their whereabouts. Conspiracies are spreading like wildfire. Discoveries only lead to more questions. With war on the horizon, time is not on their side.

Twinemies and Five Eyes are coming soon. Listen to the trailer now! Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

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