Indigenous led podcast network BlakCast launches in partnership with ARN’s iHeart
Today marks the launch of BlakCast, showcasing and supporting podcasts which platform the stories of First Nations Peoples and people of colour.
Partnering with ARN’s iHeart, BlakCast aims to strengthen cultural identity and contribute to a more inclusive Australia, by shining a light on emerging talent from Indigenous communities and other Australians from minority backgrounds.
BlakCast will launch with podcasts including Black Magic Woman, Yarning Up, Curtain the Podcast, UnapologeDcally Blak, Meet the Mob and Coming Out Blak.
Mundanara Bayles – winner of Supply Nation’s Indigenous Businesswoman of the Year award – is the driving force behind BlakCast.
Mundanara is a proud Aboriginal woman raised in Sydney’s Redfern, and the daughter of the legendary Tiga Bayles, a pioneer in Indigenous media.
She says “BlakCast is paving the way for a brighter, more inclusive future where all voices are heard, and the stories of the First Nations peoples are celebrated.”
Corey Layton, iHeart’s Head of Digital Audio, says “We’re proud to support Mundanara as she builds on her family legacy in broadcast, guiding, amplifying, and monetising a large array of Australia’s best Indigenous podcasts.”
Mundanara is supported by a team of likeminded people who are bringing her vision to life, including Producer and longtime family friend Clint Curtis and Network Advisor Jamila Rizvi.
Find podcasts on the BlakCast Network here.