Ian Walker (Australia)
Executive Producer
ABC Audio Studios

Ian is one of Australia's most experienced podcast executives, leading teams behind four seasons of the ABC's hit series Unravel True Crime and, more recently, Days Like These.

Since 2015, he has developed and commissioned more than a dozen new podcasts, including Short & Curly, Tall Tales & True, The Real Thing, Burn Your Passport, Little Tiny and The Eleventh. Before podcasting, Ian won awards for his TV documentary directing (I, Psychopath 2007), while producing and executive producing others. He has a Master of Arts (Directing Documentary) from AFTRS and is a former triplej newsreader and published author.

ABC Audio Studios won the Australian Podcast Award for Best Publisher or Network in 2020. Across a slate of dozens of shows is a small team of specialist executive producers traversing genres including storytelling, longform narrative non-fiction, comedy, kids fiction, women’s issues, self help and parenting. The titles include the juggernaut Conversations, recent hits like comedy fiction Crossbread, perrenials Ladies We Need To Talk, The Pineapple Project, and the internationally acclaimed No Feeling Is Final. The shows garner millions of listeners each year.

CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR: Potential podcast series and pitch ideas for production in 21/22 financial year. Coproductions with tv documentaries is a possibility.

STYLE: Creative Doc, Hybrid, Observational documentary, Presenter Led/Participatory

GENRES:Crime, Culture, Current Affairs and Investigative, Environment, Factual Entertainment, History, Human Interest, Politics, Social Issues

FORMAT: Audio (Series)