Healthy Tasmania is Podcasting

We love sharing stories through podcasts. What we love even more is how podcasts are able to educate their listeners whilst entertaining them; it's incidental learning at it's best. Done well, we've seen how podcasts can shift long-held beliefs or out-dated stereotypes through the science of storytelling. Not just any stories, stories people want to hear. Sound useful? Get in touch and let's find out if podcasts are the right platform for you to inspire the sorts of conversations that will shift people’s thinking for the better.


Here's what's in production or pre-production right now: 

  • We're just about to launch another five episodes of Health Speak season two.

  • After the huge interest in our Family Violence episode on Health Speak, we are working with the Women's Legal Service Tasmania on a podcast called Rule of Thumb.  Over two seasons you will hear women, their lawyers and their counsellors describe the way the legal process plays out, and how common it is for women to find themselves at a legal disadvantage even before the process begins. This podcast will get uncomfortable, because it seems the more we understand the application of the law and how it impacts women, the more uncomfortable the law becomes. But there’s something about these very real, uncomfortable stories that will prepare us to get the best from the legal system we've got. COMING VERY SOON

  • We're working with some key partners to create a series that will help you understand and cope with common mental health issues in your family. It's psychoeducation that makes sense, makes change and that you won't forget.

  • We'll soon be announcing a brand new podcast. The podcast will provide access to a type of cancer education that most community members never receive.




Season Two of Health Speak has landed!


How to help when you an't make a casserole - Helping others, from our homes, during COVID-19.


The 2nd season of Health Speak helps us to help others, and to take the load off our health professionals and other community services who are flat out during the COVID-19 pandemic. So how do we help when we can’t go round for a cuppa, make a casserole or give someone a cuddle? Penny Terry chats with some of those people and support services who are doing it really tough right now, to find some practical, simple ways that we can all help, from our homes. Penny will cut through the really complex stuff, so you can leave the conversation knowing you can be helpful rather than helpless.



Season One of Health Speak was fun:


Health people, without the jargon.


This podcast is the fastest (and often funniest) way to learn which health professionals you really need in your life. The statistics tell us that most Australians don’t know enough about “Health Speak” to properly look after their health. From Bum Doctors to Speech Pathologists, Dieticians to Exercise Physiologists, in this podcast Penny Terry rejects the health jargon, bans the big words and leaves the Latin alone as she finds out who these people are, how they can help, and what they do… to you.

This project was funded by the Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants through the Tasmanian Government.