Jake Stevens
Jake Stevens is a writer, broadcaster and voiceover artist. A co-founder of The Penny Mint, his work is often themed around mental health, youth identity, politics, inequity and urbanism.
The Penny Mint Podcast: Arts and Current Events
Podcast
Ella, Mia and Jake put on their journalism hats and analyse how current events have impacted the arts sector in Australia. They explore university funding changes, JobKeeper and the culture industry's wider value.
The gaslighting of a city
Articles
It took a single announcement to shatter the last vestiges that ‘we’re all in this together’, with the state government letting the burden for its disastrous hotel quarantine scheme fall on marginalised communities in Melbourne’s north and west.
The Penny Mint Podcast: Change
Podcast
Mia, Ella and Jake are joined this month by Melissa Longo, a freelance writer and publisher of InkCloud, a blog championing positivity and creativity in the western suburbs of Melbourne
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The Penny Mint Podcast: Going Live
Podcast
Ella, Mia and Jake discuss the pros and cons of going live in isolation, highlight their TV guilty pleasures, and share some pieces first performed at Stay In, Speak Out, The Penny Mint's fortnightly Instagram live stream.
Just Play Ball
Articles
I want to hold hands with my partner and lose my voice at a packed concert. And we will, soon. But no app will get us there faster.
The Penny Mint Podcast: Purpose
Podcast
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?
The Penny Mint Podcast: Isolation
Podcast
Mia, Ella and Jake are working from home this month, so this episode of The Penny Mint Podcast sounds a little bit different to what you're used to by now.
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The Penny Mint Podcast: Identity
Podcast
Jake, Mia and Ella have found themselves in a new kitchen, as this month they explore the identity of a writer. Or a maker. An artist? A creative?
The Penny Mint Podcast: Beginnings
Podcast
How do you begin to write? What got us into writing in the first place? And what even is the plural of Bigfoot anyway? Mia, Ella and Jake are in a kitchen, and they have questions in this podcast, all about beginnings.
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Three Short Pieces About London
Poetry
pimlico • westminster • brixton
Williamstown Literary Festival 2019: You Daughters of Freedom
Events
Promoted as a politician and a historian 'locking horns' over how we tell the story of Australia's colonial history; instead, a lively discussion about the women too often disregarded in our history
Williamstown Literary Festival 2019: Out of the Shadows
Events
Where did the current wave of true crime interest come from, and why now? Is true crime destined to remain out of the shadows? Jake Stevens reviews this Willy Lit Fest panel over at InkCloud
an active campaign
Poetry
a jolly man affixed on marigold board / pledges of greatness from a third storey / two thumbs up to hide the fraudulence
I'm (Dis)interested in Apathy
Articles
One response to disillusionment is anger. The second response is apathy, and that leaves us undeniably poorer.

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