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Gate Close Panic
Gate Close Panic
GATE CLOSE PANIC is a podcast. We talk to women and non binary people about their work. Other people listen to this. You can be one of them.
Aug 15, 2021
S3 Ep.4 The Filmmaker
Filmmaker Maddie Parry talks about boundaries, finding nourishing work, and finding community amongst the loneliness of documentary-making.
Jul 25, 2021
S3 Ep.3 The Actor
Seren talks to actor Tilda Cobham-Hervey about the bliss and the exhaustion of doing work you love, creating boundaries, and learning when to say no to work.
Jun 27, 2021
S3 Ep.2 The Writer and Film Maker
Writer and film maker Farrin Fosters talks through her work life, from the Grace Emily, to Poltics, CityMag, CityStandard and writing a book with characteristic intelligence, nuance and candour.
1 hr 32 min
Jun 6, 2021
S3 Ep.1 The Social Media Manager
Seren talks to Annie Andoh, Social Media Manager at the Victoria and Albert Museum, about finding a role where she can be herself, racism in the workplace, and understanding your strengths.
1 hr 21 min
Jun 1, 2021
A little explainer on what's happened since my last update.
May 15, 2019
Update on the second half of the season, and my London adventures!
Apr 12, 2019
S2 Ep.6 The Ceramic Artist
Seren sits down for morning tea with ceramic artist Connie Augoustinos, a ceramic artist at the Jame Factory, about understanding how you learn, being gentle with yourself, and the value of being validated by peers in your field.
Mar 30, 2019
S2 Ep. 5 The Editor
Seren talks to Stella Prize Manager Clara Sankey about her colourful career, moving on from a job when you can't grow, and the value of soft skills.
1 hr 26 min
Mar 8, 2019
S2 Ep. 4 The Communications Specialist
Seren talks to Ying-Di Yin, communications manager at the Sydney Opera House, about the hustle, keeping your foot in multiple doors, and leaving when you're reached your peak.
Feb 22, 2019
S2 Ep.3 The Arts Manager
Seren talks to Rhen Soggee, General Manager of Act Now Theatre Company; about all the ways to work in the arts, always looking for ways to learn, and not getting professionally stale.
1 hr 4 min
Feb 8, 2019
S2 Ep.2 The Illustrator
Seren talks to illustrator Alice Lindstrom about finding direction, the comforts of coming home, and being honest about what you want to do. Alice is a collage artist and oil painter, her work has appeared in the books of Penguin Random House and MoMA, and in collaboration with T2 and the Victorian Women's Trust to name only a few.
1 hr 3 min
Jan 25, 2019
S2 Ep.1 The Restaurant Manager
Season Two! Seren talks to Africola General Manager Nikki Friedli about getting comfortable with a career in hospitality, finding meaning in your work, and fear of being a token.
1 hr 12 min
Jul 5, 2018
Ep 18: The Florist
In the final episode of season one, Seren talks to florist Katya Fedyk about creative licence, mastering your trade, and knowing when it's time for a change. Katya is insightful, funny and self-aware, a brilliant end to the season.
Jun 21, 2018
Ep 17: The Design Researcher & Educator
Seren has a brilliant conversation with PhD candidate and university tutor Melinda Gaughwin about the ethics of design, the role Apple plays in our lives, and the intersection of our mental health and working lives. Essential listening for anyone who exists in the world.
Jun 7, 2018
Ep 16: The Yoga Instructor & Interior Designer
Seren talks to Laura Searson, yoga teacher AND interior designer, about maintaining your wellbeing when you spend you days at a desk, finding a community of people who love what you love, and and knowing how to walk away from something that's not working for you.
May 24, 2018
Ep 15: The Visual Artist
Seren talks to visual artist Alice Blanch about living frugally, wildlife therapy, and living around your emotional needs. A thoughtful, gentle episode, reordered next to a bird-filled garden.
May 10, 2018
Ep 14: The Research Scientist
Seren talked to Jacinta Greer, researcher and PhD candidate in archeology about know what you want from a young age, spending your twenties at uni, and the double standard for women in science.
Apr 26, 2018
Ep 13: Double Time! The Stage Manager & The Production Trainee
Double Time! Special episode with two guests! Seren talks to Alex Haley, a freelance stage manager and production designer, and Alira McKenzie, the production trainee at the State Theatre Company in South Australia about having a work friend, finding a mentor, becoming a mentor, and learning to manage difficult content, complex personalities and your own wellbeing at work.
Mar 22, 2018
Ep 12: The Graphic Designer
Seren has a super-wholesome morning tea with graphic designer Lauren Bezzina and they talk about building a career when you never expected to, the limitations of the education system, and nearly becoming a flight attendant.
1 hr 7 min
Mar 8, 2018
Ep 11: The Magazine Editor
Seren talks to Fritz Magazine editor Katie Spain about returning to Adelaide from a colourful career abroad without feeling like a failure, prioritising your own life and work over your relationship, and knowing when it's time to leave a job.
1 hr 11 min
Mar 1, 2018
The desire to write an acrostic poem about Autumn here is strong. Seren's making some changes, hopes for your thoughts and feelings on the matter.
Feb 22, 2018
Ep 10: The Communications Coordinator (amongst other things)
Seren talks to Gemma Beale, communications coordinator at Vital Statistics and all-around interesting human, about juggling projects, the difference money makes to everything and the danger of over-empathising when you're supporting vulnerable people.
Feb 15, 2018
Ep 9: The Interior Designer
Seren talks to interior designer Alice Were about making a career decision when you could do so many different things, having the confidence to do your job your own way, and maintaining a passion for your work.
Feb 1, 2018
Ep 8: The Communications Consultant
Seren talks to Shari Reid, adult-job-haver, about finding a job that helps you learn new ideas every day, overcoming imposter syndrome, factoring kids into your super-feminist-young-professional identity. All from the comfort of Shari's bed.
Jan 25, 2018
Ep 7: The Social Worker
Seren talks to Alisha Sopota, a social worker with male perpetrators of violence, about finding balance between the energy you give to your work, and the energy you reserve for your life, when your job is tied up with both your sense of self, and in complex moral obligations.
Jan 18, 2018
Ep 6: The Union Organiser
Seren talks to union organiser Catherine Story about how our working lives are changing, what we stand to lose and gain, and the intersection of social justice, creativity and activism.
Jan 11, 2018
Ep 5: The CEO
Seren speaks with the CEO of ACE Open, Liz Nowell, about looking for new challenges, the blurred boundaries between life and work, and coming back to Adelaide as a career move.
Jan 4, 2018
Ep 4: The Academic & Parent
Seren talks to academic and parent Nadine Levy about making changes when it's time, knowing your limits and not always saying yes.
Dec 28, 2017
Ep 3: The Creative Director
Seren talks to Anny Duff, creative director of Good Studios and one part of Ensemble Studios, about sustainable working relationships and making her childhood dreams into grown-up reality.
Dec 14, 2017
Ep 2: The Freelance Photographer
Seren talks to freelance photographer Jessica Clark about money, valuing your work, and making it in a male-dominated industry.
Dec 7, 2017
Ep 1: The English Teacher
Episode One! Seren talks to Phoebe Virgo, an English Teacher a school where 70% of the kids are from non-English-speaking backgrounds, about her career.
Dec 5, 2017
Ep 0: The Intro
Seren introduces Gate Close Panic. You acclimate to the sound of her voice. All is right in the world.