Audio Trail

The Makers x Traders Audio Trail delves into the stories and goes behind the scenes on the people and places that gives this City its unique flavour.

**OUT NOW!** MAKERS X TRADERS Audio Trail – Season 2

MAKERS X TRADERS Audio Trail – Season 2 **JUST RELEASED! 2nd December, 2021**

We are back for a fresh tour of Newcastle’s creative business scene, meeting 8 incredible local characters. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, join host Katerina Skoumbas to hear the stories that bring the Newcastle Treasure Map to life.

In Season 2, you’ll discover another eight Makers x Traders across the City. 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!

The Makers x Traders AUDIO TRAIL is produced in collaboration with Katerina Skoumbas (ABC’s Ozpod) and Brianna Peterson (At Home with Brie & ABC’s Imagine This).


Enjoy NEW Season 2 episodes on iTUNES, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHEART RADIO or wherever you get your podcasts.

DID YOU CATCH SEASON 1? You can tune in here – tap to listen below.

W10 • Rundle Tailoring

In the world of fast fashion, how does a tailoring business survive over 100 years in Newcastle? With a prosperous history and a philosophy that has not changed, the team at Rundle Tailoring 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 iconic business. 

E2 • Estabar 

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 open their arms to offer love… and damn good house-made gelati!

C12 • Abicus

Opening their doors in the heart of Darby Street 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 Tiffany Minell and Tim McPhee share their story, their hopes and dreams and the legacy of Abicus.

C8 • Monsoon Living

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 Street. As an interior designer with a heart for narrative and an eye for detail, she has curated an incredible space with art, objects, furniture and furnishings that is sure to inspire!

W6 • Metro Cycles

It’s time to get off the couch and get back on your bike! When Bernard and Lynn Hockings 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 Metro Cycles transforming urban transport and making bikes cool again.

E3 • The Falcon

Inspired by the food and culture of the southern states of America, Mike Galvin and Brendan Bennison talk us through their monumental journey of opening The Falcon. 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.

E14 • The Lair

Sometimes the best part about running your own business is accidentally tapping into a new found talent. Posting their in-house style of leather goods on Instagram brought a flood of loyal customers. The Lair practices what they preach, making accessories slowly and sustainably with soulful elegance.

W4 • Antojitos

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 Flores and his sister Bernadette Schmidt… but it takes focus and hard work to make it all happen.

“The diversity and quality of this audio series is so exceptional and as someone who knows the community well, I was truly surprised to learn even more as I listened on… I loved delving into the stories of our well-known local characters.” – Becky Kiil (Newcastle Afoot)

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