Podcast Incubator

SYN’s Podcast Incubator is a mentoring and professional development program for emerging producers all under the age of 26. Participants are selected through a highly competitive application round open to all SYN volunteers.

Each production team in the program received an industry mentor, production training and close support from SYN to develop their podcast idea.

With the support of Creative Victoria and the Community Broadcasting Foundation, SYN launched its first Podcast Incubator in 2019. We released four original podcasts made by five young creatives.

The 2019 podcasts were:

The Graduate’s Cup – Marin Buljan


The Graduate’s Cup is a fictional documentary following students from East Keilor High School as they react to a controversial new trial allowing girls to participate in the top male soccer league. Full of drama and conflict, the podcast examines the relationship men and women have with the world of soccer.

Full of drama and conflict, the podcast examines the relationship men and women have with the world of soccer.




B.S Cryptid – Ollie Krusec & Rowen


B.S Cryptid is a fictional audio drama. Listen in as two Australians, Bea and Sarina, traverse the United States and encounter weird cats, eerie forests and the quaintest of tea parties in pursuit of elusive cryptids and legends.







The Subtlety of It – Nana


The Subtlety of It is about having vulnerable, conscious conversations about race, identity, culture and intersectionality with diverse Australian millennials. The philosophy of this podcast is introspection out loud – vocalising internal struggles, identity politics and the process involved in understanding who we are and the world around us.





Do Quit Your Day Job – Lee Robinson


Along Lee’s journey to find meaningful work he crosses paths with Melbournians who have followed the road less traveled to pursue their vocational dreams. Sometimes at the expense of their bank balance.

Lee hits the road to speak to a professional cuddler, pet communicator, Elvis tribute artist and others to learn the secret of finding a job that doesn’t feel like a job at all.






Applications for the 2020 Podcast Incubator are now closed. 

SYN’s former Content Manager, Lindsey Green, developed the Podcast Incubator. It is now managed by SYN’s Content Coordinator, Erin Dick.

Further inquiries: Erin via [email protected] or 03 9034 1960 (option 1).