The Mob Pod

Image: The Mob Pod recording at the MAAD studios in Gosford.

The Mob Pod: First Nations Youth Voice Podcast Empowers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students to Amplify their Voices

Central Coast, 30-05-2023  – The Mob Pod, a groundbreaking initiative, is set to provide First Nations young people in high schools across the Central Coast with a platform to express their thoughts, opinions, and voices on contemporary issues and personal interests through an engaging podcast format.

The program, taking place during Term 2, 3 & 4, 2023, aims to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to learn, research, develop, record, and deliver captivating podcast episodes.

The Mob Pod program offers an exciting opportunity for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth to delve into a variety of topics and engage with influential individuals who can help shape their perspectives. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to interview state and federal politicians, Central Coast elders, young emerging Aboriginal leaders, and influential sports personalities.

Peppa Griffioen, the Program Facilitator, affirms, “These First Nations kids display incredible talent and intelligence, and it’s so important for this deadly bunch of students to raise their voices through podcasting, on a platform that holds such significance.”

Denise Markham, the Program Coordinator, expressed her enthusiasm for the project, stating, “The young people involved in The Mob Pod are eager to explore and discuss a wide range of subjects. From the upcoming referendum to school policies, and education, they have an abundance of topics they are excited to share with their peers and the wider community.”

By engaging in insightful conversations and thought-provoking discussions, these young podcasters will contribute to the ongoing dialogue on issues relevant to their community and help raise awareness about matters that affect their lives directly.

The program’s comprehensive approach encourages students to undertake extensive research, develop critical thinking skills, and refine their communication abilities. Through collaboration with local high schools, The Mob Pod ensures that young voices from the Central Coast are heard and respected.

The Mob Pod invites media professionals, educators, and community members to support this innovative initiative by listening to the podcasts and sharing them with their networks. By amplifying the voices of First Nations youth, we can collectively create a more inclusive and equitable society.

For more information on The Mob Pod and to access the podcast episodes, please visit or contact Denise Markham via M: 0482 163 665 or E: or Peppa Griffioen-Smith via M: 0493 027 989 or E:

About The Mob Pod:
The Mob Pod is a program designed to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in high schools across the Central Coast. By providing a platform for their voices to be heard, The Mob Pod aims to foster dialogue, raise awareness, and contribute to positive change. The program runs during Term 2, 3 & 4, 2023, and offers students the opportunity to engage with influential individuals and discuss a variety of topics through podcast episodes.

Media Contact:
Charlotte Dickie
0432 806 041