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Sean Sennett

Can you put Kylie Minogue on the cover of a student-born street press magazine?

Sean Sennett thought so. Not afraid to stack superstars beside unsigned Brisbane obscurities, he built a trusting relationship with his readers over nearly 20 years as owner of Time Off magazine. In this episode, Sean explains how an aversion to laying bricks and the stock market crash of 1989 led him to co-owning Time Off at only 24 years old and how a run-in with Bruce Springsteen on Alice Street set his career in music journalism on a star-studded path.

You can listen to the podcast episode below or download the transcript here.

Where I Belong is proudly presented by Museum of Brisbane.
Where I Belong is written and produced on Turrabul and Yaggera land by Wendy Love.
Museum of Brisbane acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land and pays its respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
Thanks to Dylan Ransom-Hughes for doing the final mix on this episode. Special thanks to Louise Martin-Chew. Theme music by Blue Dot Sessions.

About Sean Sennett

SEAN SENNETT’s collection of over a thousand artist interviews reads like an enviable festival line-up with headliners like David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Bruce Springsteen. He is an accomplished musician, radio broadcaster, podcast host and author, with work appearing in The Age, The Australian and Rolling Stone magazine, both at home and in the US. For two decades, Sean owned and ran Queensland’s highest-circulating street press, Time Off. He continues to live and work in Brisbane today.

Sean Sennett. Photo: Justine Walpole. 

About Wendy Love

WENDY LOVE (host + producer) is a journalist, audio producer, and storyteller who has worked in Australia and the United States. Born in California, Wendy was a reporter and producer for NPR affiliate Houston Public Radio (USA). Her work also aired on American Public Media’s Marketplace. She first came to Australia in 2003 and, in recent years, produced The Art Show for ABC’s Radio National and a blog relating stories of non-profit and social enterprises. Wendy lives in inner Brisbane, the longest place she’s ever called home.

Photo: Wendy Love.

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