Makers x Traders Audio Trail

Makers x Traders Audio Trail

The Makers x Traders Audio Trail is for folks, like you, who love exploring the vibrant culture of this City. Using the Newcastle Treasure Map, you can discover the independent and locally-owned businesses that make this place unique. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, join host Katerina Skoumbas to hear the stories that bring the Newcastle Treasure Map to life. With music by local beat-maker Professor Crabb, these bite-sized episodes will get you out on the streets of Newcastle, with a map in hand & exploring these happening places! **WINNER of Best Newcastle Stories at Newcastle Podcast Awards, Feb 2021** Pick up your Treasure Map and find out more at makersandtraders.com.au Contact us at makerstradersnewcastle@gmail.com Presented by Makers x Traders of Newcastle Supported by City of Newcastle Produced in collaboration with Katerina Skoumbas (ABC's Ozpod) and Brianna Peterson (At Home with Brie & ABC's Imagine This).

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December 1, 2021 6 min
What kind of work goes into an artist-run space? Think contemporary retail store with work stations and gallery in one open beautiful place. In an heritage train terminus known as The Station, discover Make Space - a treasury of textiles, ceramics, jewellery, artworks and woodworks, all crafted by local makers and artists. Meet ceramicist Ali Sobel-Read who shares her own making process and just how much space this business makes f...
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Anne Kempton is the dynamic woman behind Timeless Textiles, Australia’s only commercial fibre art gallery. In just 10 years, it has become an institution in Newcastle. Set in a historic part of town, discover the workshops and projects, the artists and artisans of this very hand and heart centred creative practice, and the meaningful experiences this art form offers to the community.

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December 1, 2021 6 min
No fire or pandemic will keep Newcastle's premiere record store down! Rudderless Records is a space for music and culture… but most of all vinyl. With a personal collection of over 5,000 records that he started at the age of 15, local musician Ben Leece knows a thing or two about them! In a record store space that was severely damaged by fire in 2018, Ben re-launches this music business under the guidance of original owner and ...
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December 1, 2021 6 min
Shiv Maheshwari is a well-travelled Indian-born Australian who spent half her life living in East Africa. In love with the beauty, boldness and quirkiness of African fashion and recycled art, she opened The Colour Bug in Newcastle to support her artisans with sustainable employment - showcasing their talent whilst making business that treads lightly on the environment.

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December 1, 2021 5 min
Stepping into Piazza Mercato’s historic bank building space instantly transports you to a piazza in Italy. The charm, the atmosphere! Alfonso Muras offers the Newcastle community a wonderful taste of Italian cuisine as well as a new live music hub for local musicians to perform original sounds, creating a new scene in a very mediterranean way.


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December 1, 2021 6 min
Imagine knowing so much about a city that you could lead your own walking tour company? That's just what Becky did. Needing a sea change after doing her time as a disability justice worker in Melbourne, she moved to Newcastle and literally became a local overnight! Becky tells us what it's like being a tour guide and how it can lead you to having the best time in town, even as a local.

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December 1, 2021 6 min
Coffee is a many-splendored thing, from the science of the bean prep to the frothy love hearts that you love to sip! The siblings behind Mister Sister Coffee know their coffee tech but above all they know how it tastes just right. Garth Buchanan shares their story in line with the ebb and flow of the city’s development, landing them right in the middle of the hottest part of town.

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December 1, 2021 7 min
Where do you start when it comes to designer swimwear? Meet Steven Fleming, an international heritage architect who discovered a hidden talent for designing and tailoring swimwear. Pride Swim is a new world of making, set up in a terrace studio overlooking Newcastle Ocean Baths.

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November 24, 2021 1 min
We are back for a fresh tour of Newcastle's creative business scene, meeting 8 incredible local characters.

Season 2 launches Thursday 2 December - hit subscribe to get the reminder!

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December 3, 2020 6 min
We’re on a hunt for the freshest tortilla in town! Starting out as a casual market stall, Antojitos has grown into an established restaurant serving up authentic street food for the people. Bringing fresh Californian-style Mexican flavours to Newcastle has never been so rewarding for owners Eric and Bernadette…. But it takes focus and hard work to make it all happen!
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December 3, 2020 5 min
It’s time to get off the couch and get back on your bike! When Bernie & Lynn gave up their professional careers to start up this passion project, they never imagined the overwhelming response from Newcastle’s bike community. Find out how they’re transforming urban transport and making bikes cool again.

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December 3, 2020 5 min
Leaving the international world of broadcast media and returning home to share the love of interiors and travel, Tash has set up Monsoon Living in the charming historic neighbourhood that is King St. As an interior designer, she has curated an incredible space with many beautiful things from abroad and delights from local artisans.

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December 3, 2020 6 min
Owner Bec Bowie is a bit of a superstar among Newcastle businesses. She opened Estabar - a cafe with the intention of fostering community and creating a menu made up of local seasonal produce. Bec and the Estabar family opens its arms to offer their love …. And some homemade gelato!
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December 3, 2020 5 min
Opening their doors in the heart of Darby St in 2000, Abicus continues to hit the mark with their cultural curation of vinyl, fashion and books that align with strong business ethics on sustainability and lifestyle. Hear owners Tiff and Tim reflect on the beginning and their ongoing challenges to stay relevant and ahead of the game.

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December 3, 2020 6 min
Inspired by the Southern States of America, Mike and Brendan talk us through their monumental journey of opening their first venue. We hear the process behind their famous smoked meats and the magic that happens when people sit at a bar, with a good drink.
LANGUAGE WARNING: Mike says the ‘s’ word in this episode, but it’s worth it.

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December 3, 2020 5 min
Sometimes the best part about running your own business is accidentally tapping into a new found talent. Posting their inhouse brand of leather goods on Instagram brought a flood of loyal customers. The Lair practices what they preach, making sustainable and slow fashion with soulful elegance.

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December 3, 2020 5 min
In the eyes of technology and fast fashion, how does a tailoring business survive over 100years in Newcastle? With a prosperous history and a philosophy that has not changed - the team at Rundles still believe in old-school customer service and quality suits made with integrity. Meet fourth-generation tailor Andrew Rundle and his wife Bronwyn who now hold the torch for this icon business.

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December 2, 2020 59 sec
The Makers x Traders Audio Trail is for folks, like you, who love exploring the vibrant culture of this City. Using the Newcastle Treasure Map, you can discover the independent and locally-owned businesses that make this place unique. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, join host Katerina Skoumbas to hear the stories that bring the Newcastle Treasure Map to life.

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