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Deb Saywell - The Unsuitable Podcast

The Unsuitable is the podcast of innovative Sydney clothing designer and manufacturer, Shane Ave. Founded by Deb Saywell, Shane Ave specialises in clothing for the Queer Community and the podcast is a natural extension of the business, presenting the stories of some of the world's most interesting people.

Deb never intended to become a podcaster but after hearing the stories of many of her clients she just knew she needed to share their tales with the world.

After spending 'more hours than I care to admit' searching the 'How To Podcast' corners of the internet, Deb said finding Sydney Podcast School was a saviour.

"There's so much information out there and I'm sure most of it is good but it was just too much to try to wade through for a beginner," Deb says.

"Having the opportunity to sit with Rod and learn the process hands on has saved me an enormous amount of time and stress and has given me enough confidence to be able to record, edit and upload on my own.

"The course took all the confusion out of the technical side of things and has let me get on with what I really wanted to do which is to tell these amazing stories I hear every day through my work."

Hear The Unsuitable and subscribe on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.


Matt Cleary - The Mole Podcast

Each week sports writer Matt Cleary talks rugby league scoops, gossip, player movements and more with the game's best mail man, Channel Nine's crack columnist, the one and only ... The Mole. If it's happening or about to happen in Rugby League, this is where you'll hear it.

Matt Cleary is a sports, travel and lifestyle writer, and contributor to: The GuardianInside Sport; The Robb Report; Rugby League Week (RIP); Big League; The RoarInside Cricket; Jetstar's in-flight; Golf AustraliaGolf Digest; NRL.com; Inside RugbySydney Morning Herald; Bleacher ReportAustralian Financial ReviewInside Golf; Luxury Travel,and several others.

As many freelancers have discovered in the modern world, however, Matt realised some time ago he would need to expand his repertoire from just writing.

In the digital age, multi platform is king and Matt knew adding podcasting to his skill set would be vital for the future.

"I could do the interviews and ask the questions no problem but I needed some technical help to get the sound quality to a level that is acceptable for a professional journalist," Matt says.

"I've known Rod for a while and knew he had started the school so I asked him for some advice and I have to say the sound quality after his input was like chalk and cheese.

"I now produce a weekly podcast that I can be proud of and that I know sounds as good as any out there and I am also now thinking about starting some other podcasts."

You can hear Matt's podcast via the website as well as at Spotify and Apple Podcasts.