Pick-Me-Up Podcast

Pick-Me-Up Podcast; The new, weekly, podcast hosted by Kate Gandy. Proudly presented by Listen Up Music and brought to you by Audio Technica.

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Episodes

Wednesday May 29, 2024

This week's episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, features none other than Kate's sister, and singer-songwriter, Nicole Gandy!
Hear Kate and Nicole give their take on a massive range of subjects from telescopes to scuba diving, the cinnamon challenge to margaritas (the drink and the pizza), bowling to dogs off lead, indoor plant maintenance to pantomimes, Lime bikes to Bridgerton, shopping to eggplant dumplings and Scooby Doo!

Wednesday May 22, 2024

This week's episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, features a surprise guest!
In this episode, topics discussed include:
The Songwriting Prize 2024 update
the big question
who are you?
finding your people and storytelling
Almost, Maine
the importance of mental health and experiences
the evolution of the podcast
Our favourite games are played, with Top 3 Vibes and a ridiculous round of Scenarios.
If any part of the podcast brings up tough emotions for you, there are resources on the Listen Up Music website. If you need any further support, at any time, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

S1 E13: Kate's Takes 2

Wednesday May 15, 2024

Wednesday May 15, 2024

This week's mini episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, is the second of Kate's Takes!
Hear Kate give her take on a range of subjects from pineapple on pizza, to getting on the Croc train (or maybe not!).
Kate also gives an update on The Songwriting Prize 2024 now that entries have closed.

Wednesday May 08, 2024

This week's episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, features Newcastle-based pop, rock, genre non-conformist songwriter, Chloe Gill.
Kate and Chloe discuss:
winning The Songwriting Prize 2023 and recording at Studios 301
the tough year of 2022
her new single and it's unlikely origins
struggling to put yourself first
lyrics or music first
her journey with anxiety and endometriosis
the family of Listen Up Music
Chloe also ponders her Top 3 favourite smells and plays our favourite game; Scenarios.
If any part of the podcast brings up tough emotions for you, there are resources on the Listen Up Music website. If you need any further support, at any time, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Wednesday May 01, 2024

This week's episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, features Sydney-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and The Songwriting Prize alumni, Ash Morse.
Kate and Ash discuss:
the big question
his upcoming album 'Family Ties'
dealing with love and loss
the songwriting process
music's magic in opening emotional doors
those 3 minute speeches at school
deep emotional change
Ash also ponders his Top 3 things that calm him and plays our favourite game; Scenarios.
If any part of the podcast brings up tough emotions for you, there are resources on the Listen Up Music website. If you need any further support, at any time, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Wednesday Apr 24, 2024

This week's episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, features 5-piece Alt-Rock band, Day Release.
Kate, Max, Isaak, Louis and Jimmy discuss:
the Day Release vibe
disagreements on how songs come together
the adventure of recording their EP
the big question and managing mental health with the added pressure of social media
accessibility of mental health services
upcoming music and gigs
They also ponder their collective Top 3 Disney Princesses, and of course they play our favourite game; Scenarios.
If any part of the podcast brings up tough emotions for you, there are resources on the Listen Up Music website. If you need any further support, at any time, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

S1 E9: Kate's Takes 1

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

This week's mini episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, is the first of Kate's Takes!
Kate gives her take on:
her favourite place for a solo date
the importance of creative arts in society
an insecurity that she'd like to overcome
the cookie croissant
She also gives an update on The Songwriting Prize 2024, and reveals the next four guests coming on the show!
If any part of the podcast brings up tough emotions for you, there are resources on the Listen Up Music website. If you need any further support, at any time, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Wednesday Apr 10, 2024

This week's episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, features Soul/Pop/Disco songwriter, and producer, ATHANASIA.
Kate and ATHANASIA discuss:
juggling a variety of jobs to stay creative
working with renowned producer, Audius
the opportunities through JBL 'Be Heard'
writers block
their mutual love of good food
They also ponder their three favourite birthday presents, and play our favourite game; Scenarios.
If any part of the podcast brings up tough emotions for you, there are resources on the Listen Up Music website. If you need any further support, at any time, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

This week's episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, features New Zealand-based Producer, Engineer and Music Manager, EDY.
Kate and EDY discuss:
experiences teaching music in high school
the pros and cons of coffee
mental health support in making the jump to working full-time in music
a system for managing mental health
Acai bowls
acknowledging issues
They also ponder three famous people to have dinner with, and play our favourite game; Scenarios.
If any part of the podcast brings up tough emotions for you, there are resources on the Listen Up Music website. If you need any further support, at any time, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

S1 E6: Kate's Journal - Part 2

Wednesday Mar 27, 2024

Wednesday Mar 27, 2024

This week's episode of the Pick-Me-Up Podcast, brought to you by Listen Up Music and Audio Technica, is the second part of Kate's first journal entry.
Kate explores the fascinating nuances of attachment theory, runs through her Top 3 musical influences, talks about the effects of social media on body image, and plays our favourite game; Scenarios
If any part of the podcast brings up tough emotions for you, there are resources on the Listen Up Music website. If you need any further support, at any time, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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