Audio Storytelling

What is audio storytelling? How do I create a compelling podcast or radio show? How can I get it released or on air?

Express Media is proud to present the debut stream of Toolkits: Audio Storytelling – an online course in the forms, skills, and ethics of audio storytelling. This program will combine theoretical approaches, practical exercises, and group workshopping to guide young producers through the development of their work.

Toolkits is first and foremost a practical initiative. During this 12-week course, you’ll get to explore the varied formats of audio storytelling with a group of peers, gaining skills in researching, producing and releasing audio work. With mentorship from industry professionals, participants will hone their approach to planning, pre-production research, interviewing, editing, and more. They will learn how to create their own original work, explore the possibilities of collaborative work, and learn about pathways into the radio and podcasting industries.

If you are a producer or creative aged 30 and under interested in audio storytelling, we want to hear from you!

Become an Express Media Member!

Toolkits is free for Express Media members along with a number of other perks, events, and opportunities. You must be a member to participate in Toolkits. If you’re not already a member, you can easily sign up here.

Note: Express Media is committed to access, so if you would like to sign up and are experiencing financial hardship, please submit your application and contact us via  to be awarded one of our sponsored memberships if your Toolkits application is successful.

Applications for Toolkits 2023 are now closed. Keep an eye on our social media for announcements regarding upcoming seasons!

Facilitator – Ruby Smith

Ruby Smith is an arts manager with years of experience in the media. As a broadcaster, writer and educator, and now as SYN FMs General Manager, she has sought to uplift the talents of young people across the arts. Ruby has worked across music, radio, theatre, gallery curation and education, and seeks to develop safe spaces for young creatives to learn and practise.

Have a question? Need help with your application? Send an email to Express Media’s Creative Producer Mia Nie at

Toolkits: Audio Storytelling is generously supported by The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.