HighCast 055 – Claire Connelly

Claire is a freelance journalist in Southern Highland.

I didn’t know what to expect when Claire came into the studio. I knew she is a journalist and does freelance work. I was interested to find out how she does her work from here and how she balances her intellectual and employment needs in a regional area.

I found myself deep in economic discussion and as I said on the podcast, I was barely keeping up. The discussion ranged from economic fundamentals to ethics and our obligations as citizens to be engaged in the process.

It’s fantastic to know that in our area of the world we have engaged and articulate individuals like Claire prepared to engage on a global scale. Her story, and the others I’ve heard, and brought to you, are the reason I started HighCast. If I hadn’t I feel as though I’d be sitting at home wondering whether there was anyone else in our neighbourhood pondering the big questions in life. Turns out there are…

Thanks for joining me Claire it was one of my favourite conversations so far!

HighCast 054 – Mitch Harding

Mitch is advocate for DILF Club in Southern Highland.

DILF Club bitches!

A fantastic story about blokes getting together to talk about being a dad.

Being a dad is awesome but it can also suck. Like really suck. So much suck that you just have to suck it up and bottle it in and never, ever talk to anyone about it ever, lest you die. But at DILF club, blokes can talk about dad stuff or the footy or whatever, and that’s cool.

I like that DILF Club is free from institutions. It’s been established by a group of guys who just wanted to get together with no agenda. Mitch embodies this, he was feeling a bit isolated as a dad, came across DILF Club and started one in our area. Simple as that.

Seriously dad’s listen to this one and get down to DILF CLub on a Sunday morning in Mittagong.

Thanks Mitch!

HighCast 053 – Michael Meldrum

Michael is Convener of Climate Action Now Wingecarribee (CANWin)

The planet, maybe it’s flat, maybe it’s spherical, perhaps it’s doughnut shaped… One thing is definite, it’s our only home for now until we take to the great expanse of solar system and beyond.

It’s this notion of our only home that drives Michael and perplexes him as he promotes climate action in the Wingecarribee. How can you destroy your only home and why would you do so?

On HighCast I’ve met many local folks trying to do their part to make the world better for them, for their community and for the future. There are different opinions on how to do that, but as Michael demonstrates the passion for resilience and security runs deep within us.

I really enjoyed the conversation with Michael even if we got on our high horses for a bit. The view is great up there 😛

Thanks Michael.