HighCast 064 – Alex Rowe

Alex is an animal welfare inspector.

I’m on team human, Alex is on team animal.

I’m not fussed that we’re on different sides because I think we met nicely in the middle in what was a great discussion about animals in our lives and the complexity and challenges that comes with being their custodians.

Animals have a special place in our psyche. They are separate but also so similar to us that we find it hard to reconcile these conflicting thoughts in how we interact and treat them. Alex is in the front line of this conflict, she sees some of the best and the worst of our relationship with animals.

I really admire Alex’s work. It takes a certain type of person to put the welfare of other beings on such an important foot hold in their lives. Alex cares deeply about what she does and it trying to make the world a better place by impacting on the lives of vulnerable animals. All power too her.

It was great to have Alex in the studio. I hope to continue our conversations, maybe even end up on the same team one day 😛

HighCast 063 – Paige Penning + Ash Kara

Paige and Ash are women’s rugby enthusiasts

Who would of thought I could sit down and talk rugby for an hour?

Well I did and it was super fun. Not necessarily because of the rugby but because of Paige and Ash. They love rugby, are passionate about engaging and empowering women and have an infectious attitude.

Goulburn, and indeed Southern Tablelands and Highlands are lucky to have these women in our community. They drive change and motivate others to be part of things that are bigger than themselves.

It goes to show that people can really make a difference by starting local and having dreams that impact on larger scales.

I feel really privileged to talk to Paige and Ash. It was one of my most fun podcasts!

HighCast 062 – Angela Hughes

Angela is a young agriculturalist.

The future of agriculture is in good hands if farmers and agricultural enthusiasts like Angela have anything to do about it. Enthusiastic, positive and willing to have a crack, Angela embodies the spirit of pioneering Europeans with a modern bent and technological twist.

An animal lover at heart, Angela can articulate dilemmas of drought and yield, of welfare and production and the competitive nature of production in Australia. It’s really interesting to hear her thoughts on the future of farming and how her generation is going to cope.

I really enjoyed the conversation, our references to the preverbial “Karen” and hearing a young persons take on how environment and production can exist together.

Thanks Angela. Now for a steak!