The Sentinel Speakeasy

The Sentinel Speakeasy

The Sentinel Speakeasy is the official podcast of the Sydney Sentinel; an independent, progressive voice in Sydney's media landscape, offering a fresh and inclusive take on Sydney. Featuring the best in local arts, entertainment, news and opinion joined by dedicated queer, vegan and youth sections, it is an online publication for the 2020s and beyond. Free to read and access at https://sydneysentinel.com.au

Episodes

May 16, 2022 42 mins

The Sydney Sentinel's Travis de Jonk explore's the week's top stories on sydneysentinel.com.au.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK is Michael Williams - the artistic director of the Sydney Writers' Festival. We first spoke with Williams on the speakeasy last year in 2021 when he navigated Sydney Writers' Festival through the pandemic landscape to produce a brilliant 2021 festival. LISTEN to that intervi...

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The Sydney Sentinel's Travis de Jonk explore's the week's top stories on sydneysentinel.com.au.

OUR SPECIAL GUESTS ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK are writer, director and producer Eric Nash and iconic actor, producer and director John Jarratt. That’s right: Wolf Creek’s Mick Taylor is joining us on the show today.  These two stellar talents teamed up in the production of the recent 2022 film release Love You Like That which is...

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The Sydney Sentinel's Travis de Jonk explore's the week's top stories on sydneysentinel.com.au.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK is Will Tregoning - the founder of Unharm - an organisation spearheading drug law and policy reform in NSW and Australia. We last spoke to Will about a year ago - he returns to update us on movements in the organisation, as well as recent polling by Unharm revealing dramatic transform...

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The Sydney Sentinel's Travis de Jonk explores the week's top stories on sydneysentinel.com.au.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK is Tim Duggan - an extraordinary and adventurous Australian who isn’t just a business powerhouse but an expert in the art of social activation and change. He is an optimist who firmly believes in the power of business to do good - and leads by example, running some of this nation’s most pro...

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The Sydney Sentinel's Travis de Jonk explores the week's top stories on sydneysentinel.com.au.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK is a Sydney business success story. When Wigs by Vanity was started in 2003 by Ben Moir (AKA Vanity Faire) - in partnership with fellow drag artist Courtney Act - it redefined drag wigs in Australia and delivered a unique concept of wigs made by drag queens for drag queens. 

It has since gro...

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The Sydney Sentinel's Travis de Jonk explores the week's top stories on sydneysentinel.com.au.

OUR SPECIAL GUESTS ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK are two of the most famous drag talents in Australia - Art Simone and Etcetera Etcetera - and following their participation in hit reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, their names are now known globally. 

The dynamic duo have teamed up for their own show - As Seen On TV . But that...

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April 5, 2022 33 mins

The Sydney Sentinel's Travis de Jonk explores the week's top stories on sydneysentinel.com.au.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK is Aussie icon, Marcia Hines. With a career spanning five decades, an Order of Australia (AM) and an entry in the ARIA Hall of Fame, Marcia Hines is a juggernaut of music, theatre and entertainment, and a national treasure.

Now, she is about to release new music and embark on a tour. Hines h...

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The Sydney Sentinel's Travis de Jonk explores the week's top stories on sydneysentinel.com.au.

This week we are examining Sydney's fetish and kink scenes - subcultures as diverse and fascinating as the people who partake in them.

Sydney’s fetish and kink scene in the '80s and '90s was a thriving subculture - but it has experienced something of a decline in recent years.  However, a swag of new init...

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The Sydney Sentinel's Travis de Jonk explores the week's top stories on sydneysentinel.com.au.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK is John Baker - a pioneering trailblazer of gay publishing in Australia. Baker launched his gay lifestyle magazine William & John back in 1972  - just a few years after the Stonewall riots in the US and six years before the first ever Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras protests.

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March 9, 2022 29 mins

The Sydney Sentinel's Travis de Jonk explores the week's top stories on sydneysentinel.com.au.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK is UK singer and dance music star Tina Cousins. Her timeless tracks back in the late '90s and noughties such as 'Forever', 'Killing Time', 'Pray' and 'Wonderful Life' made her a dancefloor star across the decades, especially in Australia where th...

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The Sydney Sentinel's Richie Black and Travis de Jonk explore the week's top stories on sydneysentinel.com.au.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK is Dr Chris Wallace - Associate Professor at the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation at the University of Canberra. She has worked for a number of Australian media publications including The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, the ABC and Channel 7, Wallace has also written se...

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The Sydney Sentinel's Sunny Grace and Travis de Jonk explore the week's top stories on sydneysentinel.com.au.

SPECIAL GUESTSON THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

Mark Trevorrow, who talks with Travis de Jonk about his show Viva, Bob Vegas! which not only returns to Sydney for Mardi Gras but is also touring nationally. 
MORE INFO & BOOKINGS: https://www.bobdowne.com

Germany's Bernie Dieter join...

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The Sydney Sentinel's Peter Hackney and Travis de Jonk explore the week's top stories on sydneysentinel.com.au.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK is Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras CEO, Albert Kruger.  Kruger spoke with us about what it has been like running Australia’s biggest LGBTQI festival through one of the most challenging periods not just for the organisation but for our nation. He talked about cha...

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February 8, 2022 39 mins

The Sydney Sentinel's Peter Hackney and Travis de Jonk explore the week's top stories on sydneysentinel.com.au.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK is trans comedian, performer, MC, club host, playwright and more,  Glace Chase. With over a decade of creating award winning and critically acclaimed work - she's brought heart to the fresh, edgy, authentic and original perspectives through her work.

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Sentinel Speakeasy host Travis de Jonk brings you the season finale of season two and our last podcast episode for 2021 - and what a fabulous way to end the year.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK is singer, songwriter and actor Brendan Maclean, most famous for his fantastic electro-pop music including singles like Stupid, Tectonic, House of Air and Sensational amongst many others. He also featured in the role of Kli...

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The Sydney Sentinel's Peter Hackney and Travis de Jonk explore the week's top stories on sydneysentinel.com.au.

SPECIAL GUEST THIS EPISODE is a juggernaut of the Australian arts and entertainment industry, costume designer Tim Chappel. The fantastic costumes he designed for the iconic Australian film, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert  won him an Academy Award for Costume Design in 1995, as well as...

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The Sydney Sentinel's Peter Hackney and Travis de Jonk explore the week's top stories on sydneysentinel.com.au.

SPECIAL GUEST THIS EPISODE is Tony Ayres - one of our nations most prolific and highly awarded writers, directors and producers. You’ll definitely have seen one of the many productions he has created over the past two decades including Walking On Water, the Slap, Nowhere Boys, The Family Law and Glitch....

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The Sydney Sentinel's Peter Hackney and Travis de Jonk explore the week's top stories on sydneysentinel.com.au.

SPECIAL GUEST THIS EPISODE is the one and only Dami Im - Beloved Australian pop star, winner of X-Factor Australia 2013 and Australia's Eurovison representative 2016 amongst many more accolades. Dami's fifth studio album 'My Reality' is released on 29 October 2021 through ABC Music. ...

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The Sydney Sentinel's Peter Hackney and Travis de Jonk explore the week's top stories on sydneysentinel.com.au.

THIS SPECIAL EPISODE celebrates the first birthday of the Sydney Sentinel in September 2021 with an interview with founder and editor-in-chief Peter Hackney as well as speaking with some of the section editors that have contributed to the Sentinel over the past 12 months.

LISTEN to all our pre...

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The Sydney Sentinel's Peter Hackney and Travis de Jonk explore the week's top stories on sydneysentinel.com.au.

SPECIAL GUEST this episode is Katherine Berger,  the festival director of the Sydney Underground Film Festival which celebrates it's 15th anniversary this year, streaming it's entire fantastic program from 9th to 26th September.

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about the Sydney Underground Film Festi...

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