The Penny Mint Podcast

Mia Boonen, Ella Crowley and Jake Stevens are the co-founders of The Penny Mint, a collective for young writers in Melbourne. Each month, they will gather around a microphone to discuss all things writing and the world around them. The Penny Mint acknowledges the land on which we work, perform and reside: on Boonwurrung, Woiwurrung and Wathaurung Country. We extend our deepest gratitude to the elders and ancestors who have told their stories and sung their songs on this land for more than 60,000 years. We acknowledge that this land was never ceded, and no treaty has ever been reached. This always was, always will be Aboriginal land.


episode 4: Purpose - "Are you doing a drum roll?"

Jake, Mia and Ella come to you from their bedrooms with a big announcement, but first: as we continue to self-isolate, how are we structuring our days? How do we find purpose? Plus, we check in on some of the community art initiatives we're supporting on our social media platforms.
If you're a maker of things in Melbourne and want to share your work with the world, email us via
Our lovely intro and outro music comes from Scampi. You can find out more about the folk duo on their Facebook page.


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