THE HOT SEAT with City Park Radio

Created at community radio station City Park Radio in Launceston, Tasmania – The Hot Seat profiles someone from our local community.


SEASON ONE is the fastest (and funniest) way to learn which health professionals you really need in your life. The statistics tell us that most Australians don’t know enough “Health Speak” to properly look after their health. From Bum Doctors to Speech Pathologists, Dieticians to Exercise Physiologists, in this podcast Penny Terry rejects the health jargon, bans the big words and leaves the Latin alone as she finds out who these people are, how they can help and what they do… to you.
Health Speak? is created by City Park Radio in partnership with Healthy Tasmania Pty Ltd. This project was funded by the Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants through the Tasmanian Government.

SEASON TWO  will help us to help others and to take the load off our health professionals and other community services who are flat out during this COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll hear stories from people and support services who are doing it really tough right now. They’ll share some practical and simple things we can all do from home.
Season two is made possible by Healthy Tasmania Pty Ltd with support from the Healthy George Town project.

SEASON THREE goes beyond the hand hygiene to work out what other key skills we need to live WELL during a pandemic (with others and in our own minds)! Penny Terry goes out into the community, into businesses and chats with experts to see what people are doing to ‘deal’ with this pandemic, what works and what doesn’t, as we all do our best to live through it. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, we’ll remember and we’ll learn, as brush up on those life-skills that are crucial right now. By the end of the season you’ll have a full COVID-kit, bursting with tools to help you get on with life.
Big thanks from Healthy Tasmania Pty Ltd to all those who have contributed to the interviews and a massive cheer to our supporters Bell Bay Aluminium via the George Town Council as part of the Healthy George Town Project.


“Less is More” – a homegrown podcast about sustainability and community in “Launnie” produced by Suzanne Derry. This series looks at life for an escaped “mainlander” looking to connect with local food producers, furniture makers and second hand gurus.

Topics include: sustainability, community, food, reuse, waste, design, farming, regional life,

Produced at City Park Radio with the support of the Community Broadcasting Foundation. All music by Suzanne Derry.


This is where you’ll find a variety of stories of culture and endeavour in Northern Tasmania. From discussions on new theatre production to peace festival activities, interesting talks and local lectures, this is where the audio will pop up. We have an amazing community. City Park Radio thank the many people, groups and organisations who allow us to record and broadcast their story.

Be sure to check the notes included on each podcast for all the details.

MEDICAL MYSTERIES – Ancient & Modern

Medical Mysteries is presented by The Hon Dr Frank Madill AM. Dr Frank examines the mysteries of medical conditions of well known people of years gone by and of the challenges still being faced by modern medicine today. Even in his own lifetime, Dr Frank has seen many advances in medicine but there are still many puzzles to solve.


This series of programs provides an insight into the difficulties and inequalities women face in legal procedure…. sometimes a frustrating, unpredictable and lengthy process.

The programs produced by the Womens Legal Service Tasmania and Healthy Tasmania feature conversations with women and their experience of the system, lawyers who assist and represent women, and counsellors who provide them with support.

There will be parts that will be uncomfortable to listen to because family violence is an uncomfortable problem that’s been kept hidden for too long.

Parts of this series reflects on family violence and abuse and may be triggering for some listeners.  Support is available 24 hours a day on 1800 RESPECT


From our friends at Headspace in Launceston and Healthy Tasmania, a 6 part series examines how young people experience mental illness and the services that support and assist young people.

In this series one thing is certain – one size does not fit all. It will open your eyes and, if nothing else, equip you with the knowledge where to point the people in your life to get help.

Check out the notes in each podcast for the services available in our community.

SEE ME – Stories of Ability

This podcast interviews people with disabilities in a way that better captures who they are and their story, to give the listener a stronger sense of people’s achievements, strengths, aspirations and to get to know their story on a much deeper level.

Check out the show notes for information and links.