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Storytowns podcast launches in Mid West-Gascoyne region, featuring local leaders and their towns’ history

Jessica MoroneyMidwest Times
Storytowns’ Russell McGilton.
Camera IconStorytowns’ Russell McGilton. Credit: Regional Development Australia

The popular Storytowns podcast series released its final episode for the Mid West and Gascoyne district on Monday night, capturing the region’s unique history and landscapes.

The Storytowns Mid West-Gascoyne Podcast Tour features 17 outback towns, playing automatically as visitors near a town increasing their chances of stopping on their way through.

With nearly 500 podcasts across Australia, Storytowns showcase local stories, history and attractions as told by local people and delves into surrounding landscapes, landmarks and interesting facts of each location.

After covering towns and regions across the country, from Tasmania’s Huon Valley to the Banana Shire in Queensland and WA’s wheatbelt, the podcast began production in the Mid West region last year.

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Storytowns founder Jarrod Pickford said the team loved working in the Mid West-Gascoyne district and the beauty of geo-locating short podcasts was allowing the audience to know a place.

“Russ, our Storytowns storyteller, was able to get off the main highways and explore the backroads roads to meet and record the locals,” he said.

“We went to great lengths to design fun and immersive audio podcasts that connects travellers with the towns and folks that live there.”

Shires include Coorow, Perenjori, Mingenew, Murchison, Geraldton, Mullewa, Meekatharra, Cue, Mount Magnet, Sandstone, Yalgoo, Morawa, Chapman Valley, Carnamah and Upper Gascoyne Junction.

To download the Storytowns app visit get.storytowns.app or your app store.

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