upcast


Latest episode
What is upcast?
Who is involved?
How do I get involved?
iTunesU
Music used on the show
Photo gallery
Previous episodes

 

What is upcast?

upcast is the audio companion to upstart, ‘the magazine for emerging journalists’. upcast is recorded weekly at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus and it is hosted by upstart editors Kelly Theobald and Matt de Neef.    On each episode of upcast we discuss articles that have been featured on upstart, including asking the authors of these pieces to come in and chat with us. We also chat about upcoming events that are relevant to upstart and emerging journalists and we speak to those who work in the media.

Who is involved?

Hosts: Kelly Theobald & Matt de Neef
Recording & production: Marg Purdam, Matt Smith & Lawrie Zion
Mixing & editing: Matt de Neef & Kelly Theobald
Content management: Matt Smith & Christopher Scanlon
Regular guests: Ben Waterworth (sport)

How do I get involved?

upcast is always looking for contributors. If you have an audio piece you would like us to feature on the program or if you have an idea for a possible audio piece then we would love to hear from you.  Similarly, if you have had a written piece on upstart that you think would make for a good upcast discussion topic, please get in touch with us as well.  If you have any other ideas or suggestions for upcast we would also love to hear from you. All correspondence should be directed to contact@upstart.net.au

iTunesU

As well as being available through upstart, you can also get access to upcast via iTunesU. The iTunesU platform is accessed through the iTunes Store and features free content from universities around the world. upcast is available to listen to or download via iTunes thanks to La Trobe’s Digital Media Officer, Matt Smith. Click here to visit upcast on iTunesU.

Music used on the show

All music used on upcast is open-source and is available for free download through Jamendo. The intro track is ‘Every Little Piece’ by Farmertan and the closing track is ‘Overthrown’ by Josh Woodward.

Photo gallery

The following images are from the recording of the upcast pilot.

Previous episodes

Episode four – Thursday April 29

You can listen to or download episode four of upcast by clicking here or by heading over to iTunesU.

In the fourth episode of upcast we spoke about media ventures taking place at La Trobe University, some new and some not so new.

We spoke with Michael Strazzeri from La Trobe’s Media Journalism Students Association (MJSA) about the club’s upcoming television program which will air on Channel 31.

We also spoke with Michael Nolan, the Chief Editor of La Trobe’s student newspaper Rabelais, who told us some of the paper’s history including the story of the gentleman after which the paper is named.

Click the links below to listen to or download some bonus content that we couldn’t fit into the show;

Michael Strazzeri on Channel 31 and digital TV

Michael Nolan on Rabelais in an ever-changing media landscape

Michael Nolan on activism in student newspapers

Michael Nolan on a Rabelais article that had some readers up in arms

Episode three – Thursday April 22

You can listen to or download episode three of upcast by clicking here or by heading over to iTunesU.

Episode three of upcast was all about blogging. We spoke to film blogger Kiefer Findlow about his humble beginnings as a Myspace blogger and his current blog, This Complicates Things.

Our second guest was Meghan Lodwick, a barista of nine years who blogs at For the love of beans!

We rounded things off with a chat to upstart/upcast sports guru Ben Waterworth who spoke about his blog, A Short Sport Thought and gave us an update on the Melbourne Heart and the current AFL season.

Episode two – Thursday March 25

You can listen to or download episode two of upcast by clicking here.

Episode two of upcast is also available for download through iTunesU.

In this episode of upcast we spoke to La Trobe University’s Digital Media Officer Matt Smith about his role and about his so-called ‘bucket list‘. We also spoke to the Journalism Co-ordinator at La Trobe, Lawrie Zion, about the upcoming sports journalism symposium.

Matt & Kelly also discussed the Golden Plains musical festival – as featured in an upstart piece by Kelly – and ethical blogging, as featured by an upstart piece by Matt.

Click on the link below to listen to or download some content that we couldn’t fit into the show;

Matt Smith on Cesar Romero’s Joker

Episode one – Thursday March 18

You can listen to or download episode one of upcast by clicking here.

Episode one of upcast is also available for download through iTunesU.

In the pilot episode of upcast we spoke to Ben Waterworth about the upcoming AFL season, to Laura Carroll about her upstart piece about Chatroulette and to Michael Calle about the Matt Damon film Green Zone.