Why "Cooee!" podcasting?
"Hello everybody, I'm Scott Poynton and welcome to another Cooee! podcast!"
I am really enjoying making Cooee! podcasts!
I started gathering podcasts more than five years ago. I am so privileged to visit so many interesting places and to meet so many interesting people. It struck me that rather than keeping these conversations to myself that I could record them and post them somewhere so that anyone could listen.
I stopped for a while but back in 2016, I started again and it's been a revelation. With the help of my good friend and fellow Aussie Tony Johnston (here's a pic of Tony and I being dags together), I bought some good quality kit and set myself up to record nice quality poddies here in my office or abroad in the field.
Since then, I've not looked back. I've recorded Cooee! podcasts with a whole range of people, most of them just humble folk going about their work to make the world a better place.
But why "Cooee!"?
Well, the folk at Wikipedia say the following:
Cooee is a shout used in Australia, usually in the bush, to attract attention, find missing people, or indicate one's own location. When done correctly—loudly and shrilly—a call of "cooee" can carry over a considerable distance. The distance one's cooee call travels can be a matter of competitive pride. It is also known as a call of help, which can blend in with different natural sounds in the bush.
You can hear a great example of a typical "coooooeeeee!" at the start of every Cooee! podcast.
When I came to think of a name for my podcasts, I decided that Cooee! would be cool because it links to my Australian heritage but also because the podcasts represent something of a call, a voice in the wilderness. I like the notion that a "cooee" can carry over a considerable distance. There is so much noise out there these days that a shrill Coooooeeeee! might just catch someone's attention....a passer by or someone interested in hearing something a bit different and they might just come over and 'click' to listen.
If you've listened to a Cooee! podcast in the past, thanks for coming over!
My mate Tony J reckons they're terrific and I reckon he knows a thing or two! TJ reckons that more and more people are listening to them. I like them because you can really have a good yarn (that's Australian for "chat") with someone without worrying about how you or they look - video is good but it can get in the way. Also, you can download a podcast and listen later, when you have a moment, or when you like listening - on a train, in the car, on a walk. I like that nature of podcasting.
So...I post all my podcasts on Soundcloud but I wanted to keep them here in one place on my site too. That way you can use this as a one-stop shop to listen to your heart's content. I hope you enjoy them, there'll be more in the future. Don't hesitate to drop a comment under any you enjoy and feel free to make suggestions as to who I might interview next.
Until then...I'm Scott Poynton and you've been listening to another Cooee! Podcast. Thanks for listening.