It’s funny how people who have similar interests keep revolving around each other and are constantly mixing in the same circles. Even if they don’t necessarily know that they each exist.
When I started Your Story on 2007 I modelled myself on Australian Story and Andrew Denton’s Enough Rope but before too long I started hearing about Richard Fidler’s Conversation Hour on Brisbane’s 612ABC radio. To my surprise I discovered that Richard and I are doing basically the same thing, conversations with people about their lives.
I have only listened to a few of his shows but I know that we happen to have had some of the same people on our shows. Frankly with the resources of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation including a producer to help it’s not surprising that he has harvested all the interesting people who live in our city. To that end, as I poke around to find some of the interesting people with my limited resources we are going to cover the same territory. Today is one of those situations.
As I write this I am listening to Richard interview Andrew Leavold from one of the most enjoyable episodes that I’ve had the pleasure to produce. You may remember Andrew as the passionate, hyperactive cult film video store owner, Trash Video here in West End where I live.
If you want to listen to my podcast with Andrew this is the episode and if you want to listen to Richard’s interview with him it is here on the ABC site.