About Wombat Radio
Wombat Radio makes space for thinking out loud, taking an exploded view on choreography and dancing and music and composition and art and ideas and culture and society and perspective and making sense.
It’s made for people who collect articles/texts/books to read about art and artists and ideas but never find dedicated time to sit down and read them. It’s also made for the guests, people who have not yet rehearsed their origin story to death and who make work in non-language based forms because it makes more sense to them/they are more fluent outside of linguistics. It engages people all over the world and is heavily populated by artists with a relationship to Australia.
Wombat Radio has been running since January 2014 with over 200 guests. It’s an ongoing fight against ephemeral nature of performance, a repositioning of power and focus (from product to process/practise), a living archive and resource for the community of people who think through doing.
Wombat Radio has partnered officially (or unofficially through guerilla opportunism) with events/organisations such as March Dance Festival, Supercell Festival, Metro Arts Brisbane, The Farm, BareBones, Baltic Circle, PspaceNY, IceHole, PonyExpress, Arts House Melbourne, BrisAsia Festival, PICA, King St Arts Centre, Legs On The Wall, Critical Path, ReadyMade Space, Judith Wright Center for Contemporary Arts, PACT Center for Emerging Art, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, AudioStage Podcast, RAFT @ High Tide Festival, TasDance, Stompin’ Youth Dance Company, University of New South Wales, City of Sydney, Dance Makers Collective, Next Wave Festival, Rimbun Dahun, BrandX, NOMAD> Time_Place_Space, Sipat Lawin Ensam, Bundanon Trust, Strange Attractor, Dance4, AusdanceNSW, Strut Choreographic Centre, QL2, Prying Eye, Jump mentor program.
Cast and Crew
Wombat Radio is recorded and edited by Matt Cornell
Cover art by HyperReal Australia
Wombat Radio is recorded on location where each guest is currently working or living.
Assistant Editor Wendy Yu
“I care about cultural phenomena and I care about the lived experience” – MC
and discussion .
He is chronically busy with systems, especially cultural, and takes joy sorting arbitrary social-signalling constructs from the causal rituals that build, inform, define and perpetuate identity and community.
He gets excited by the challenge of trying to understand meta-phenomena while avoiding bullshit. (This is the foundation of his approach to discussion on Wombat Radio). And he hopes to necessitate better stories to tell ourselves by asking better questions.
He believes in the power of non-spoken experience.
He hopes to invoke love.
You can download the contents of this press kit in a zip file by clicking here, or on button below:
Download / Subscribe: The show can be listened to directly from the website, as well as downloaded, subscribed and listened to on most podcast platforms, such as iTunes, overcast, google podcasts and spotify. Short grabs are also released on youtube.
Schedule: Wombat Radio interviews people in intense flurries surrounding festivals, residencies and other such gatherings. Episodes are released weekly, on Tuesdays at 8am (Australian CST, UTC+9:30)
Here is our trailer in mp3 format:
And here is a 30 second promo clip in mp3 format:
Both audio clips along with their transcriptions are also available for download in the press kit .zip file.
Here is our trailer in video format:
And here is a 30 second promo clip in video format
What listeners are saying about Wombat Radio…
“Matt Cornell achieves something rare in the arts world — real conversations with professional artists that demystifies the creative process, opening it up to a broader audience. Great Australian podcast that focuses on real-world intersections of arts, politics and arts funding issues around the world. Essential.”
— Sponsored By Nobody
“Love this podcast … it’s fun it’s natural it’s informative … awesome resource for the arts and for artists !!! Have a listen, have a laugh, have some fun and listen to the Wombat Radio podcast !!!”
— Great wittle game
“Such a great podcast – creates an important platform for artists to share thoughts and ideas. Highly recommend you give it a listen!”
“Disclaimer: I have appeared on Wombat Radio BUT I am also an avid listener and love hearing about other artists’ processes. The in-depth discussions are inspiring for anyone with any kind of practice, artistic or otherwise. Highly recommended.”
“This is an absolute treasure trove that more people should know about. can’t wait to get through them all….”
— Josh Hoare, Acrobat
“Wombat radio provides the perfect insight to an artist / dancers / choreographers practice. Such a valuable and unique resource to learn from and be inspired by.”
“Great podcast. Very original and informative while also being very lighthearted and funny. Excellent!”
— Sophie Barendse, Dancer/Choreographer
“An amazing archive of thoughts and voices of so many dance makers and performers! It’s so great to sit down or have on whilst driving to hear about other dance practices and makers and their process. Love it!”
“Wombat radio is a safe space for artists to discuss all things art. These reflections are interesting insights into the lives of artists working on their own practice, what they’re dreaming about and what’s important to them. Matt is a legend, doing legend-like things! Have a listen:)”
—Taree May, Choreographer/Artist
Wombat Radio cover art and poster assets were designed by HyperReal Australia.
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