IN our latest look at the faces behind the voices on Radio Fremantle, Stacey Harding talks about how listening became her Freo-verse.
INTERVIEWING people is my passion and discovering the most intricate details of someone’s life is totally fascinating to me.
Miles and I started Freo-verse as a way of connecting people with the incredible stories of our beloved Freo locals, to highlight some important issues people are facing and play some epic tunes from both of our musical treasure troves.
Freo-Verse evolved as a play on words being the Universe of Fremantle, a talkback radio show with my co-host Miles Openshaw, where we interview ordinary locals living extraordinary lives.
The guests come from all around Freo far and wide and some surrounding areas, but all have an incredible story to tell.
While still studying behavioural science, politics and journalism at Notre Dame University, I fell in love with radio and wanted to give it a go.
Volunteering at Radio Fremantle swiftly turned into producing my own segment and I wanted to create a meeting place for real conversations about diversity and inclusion, and started the show The Uni Collective with a couple of media students.
Two years later I have a new co-host Miles, and we started Freo-Verse which embodies the rich diversity of the wild and wondrous community of Fremantle where we call home.
Miles has been a great co-host and has his own compelling background since moving to Fremantle from London seven years ago, helping kids around Perth with literacy and story writing.
“I absolutely love this place! I love the vibrancy of the food, arts and music scenes which are crawling with musicians and performers, and some great little art spaces tucked away,” Miles said.
At Freo-Verse we have already interviewed Mille Kolomyjec, an 18-year-old filmmaker for people living with disability, local musicians and photographers, a mental health coach Nadina Slade, politicians, WA Wildlife, and author Jennifer Durrant who found her mum’s true identity after 55 years of searching. Other topics and guests include LGBTQIA+, gender equality, cooking, writing and everything in between.
We will literally interview anyone and everyone! The local shopkeeper, a baker, a politician or even the bottle shop guy!
We believe everyone has an impressive story or message for us all. Get in touch with Miles and I on our Facebook page to share your story.
Listen live on Radio Fremantle 107.9FM Fridays 8.30am-11am
Website archives https://radiofremantle.com.au/shows/freo-verse