Editorial Team

Phoebe Adler-Ryan
Executive Producer

Phoebe Adler-Ryan is an audio producer and Production Manager for All the Best. A blue sky thinker, Phoebe has spent several years helping creative organisations to grow their content, partnerships and audience. She has a special interest in incubating the next wave of audio drama, having completed a thesis on the topic at Goldsmiths University.

Melanie Bakewell
Editorial Producer

Melanie fell in love with audio after spending a week at a Transom workshop in 2019. Since, she’s participated in the National Features and Documentary Series (RIP!) and the Wheeler Centre’s audio mentorship Signal Boost. She loves weird audio adventures and has a background in community legal education and visual art.

Mell Chun
Supervising Producer

Mell is a freelance journalist and media tutor. Mell is passionate about audio journalism, media ethics and the importance of public radio in strengthening communities. She is currently working on a radio documentary about early Chinese immigration with a grant from the Judith Neilson Institute and Walkley Fund.

Dan Semo
Supervising Producer

After years of teaching English and playing in bands, Daniel decided to combine his love of language and his love of music by telling audio stories. He started producing stories and composing sound design for All The Best in 2017. Daniel was born in a country that no longer exists, calls Australia home, but currently lives in Japan.

Evana Ho
Supervising Producer

Evana Ho has been a supervising producer with All the Best since 2018. She is the creator and producer of the podcast Love, Canberra,  which focuses on intimate conversations about love, sex and relationships. She runs the Canberra Podcasting group and the Broken Hearts Club.

Mark Yin
Supervising Producer

Mark is a writer and researcher from Naarm, currently moonlighting as a PhD student in the UK. He co-hosted/produced Chinese-ish with SBS in 2022, and was previously station manager at the University of Melbourne student radio station Radio Fodder. Making a story with All the Best was one of his first ‘real’ experiences with audio storytelling and he has loved the medium since.

Lawrence Bull
Supervising Producer

Lawrence is an audio journalist in Sydney who likes making longform audio narratives about people who transgress social norms. In 2023 his work represented Australia at the 49th International Features Conference, IFC AudioDocs, in Iceland. He’s made docos for Earshot and Snap Judgment. You can hear his demo reel here.

Sarah Mashman
Supervising Producer

Sarah Mashman is a producer at ABC’s Audio Studios where she currently produces Stop Everything! with Beverley Wang. She’s previously EP’d the award winning series From the Embers for CBAA and produced stories for ABC History Listen and Earshot. In 2020 she was awarded the Create- provoke award for the Hearsay Audio Festival in Ireland. Sarah loves working on narrative driven, sound rich audio that allows guests to share their stories in their own voice

Thomas Phillips
Supervising Producer

Thomas Phillips is a New Zealand-born audio producer who lives in Naarm. After working as a journalist for several years in Wellington, he moved to Australia to study audio journalism at the University of Melbourne. Since then, he has worked on podcasts and radio shows for the BBC, the Guardian, the Centre for Advancing Journalism, and All the Best. He loves producing and listening to sound-rich audio documentaries.

Shelby Traynor
Supervising Producer

Shelby Traynor is a producer with the Science unit at Radio National. She has worked on The Science Show, The Health Report, Coronacast and Dr Karl’s Great Moments in Science. She has also produced eps for All in the Mind and FBi’s All The Best.

Maddy Macquine
Supervising Producer

Maddy Macquine is the Wheeler Centre’s Senior Audio Producer and a supervising producer for All The Best. Maddy fell in love with community radio and audio storytelling while studying sound design at university. Since then, they’ve worked at and run training programmes for various community media organisations in Sydney and Melbourne. Maddy was the host of All The Best from 2019 to early 2021.

Jasmine Alavuk
Supervising Producer

Jasmine Alavuk (she/her) is the Social Enterprise Manager at Student Youth Network (SYN) based in Naarm/Melbourne. Jasmine is an experienced audio producer and media trainer, having delivered radio and podcasting programs to students of varied ages and abilities across Victoria. She has coordinated audio programs with CMS Radio in Canberra, RMIT University, Gippsland LLEN and Collarts. Her role at SYN combines her passion for youth empowerment and quality audio storytelling.

Sophie Ellis
Supervising Producer

Thomas Lu
Supervising Producer

Thomas Lu is an audio producer and story editor based in Washington, DC. He got his start in this weird world of audio storytelling in 2016 at StoryCorps. Since, he’s produced and edited for NPRHidden Brain, and HBO. Thomas is particularly interested in stories that explore the messiness of being human — our behaviors, our thoughts, our relationships

Alyssa Partington
Supervising Producer

Alyssa Partington is a podcast producer with ARN’s iHeart Australia and a creative writing tutor for the Writer’s Studio in Sydney. She was awarded a bronze Rising Star of the Year in New Zealand’s Podcast awards in 2022, and a series she wrote and produced, Our Forgotten Epidemic, documenting the HIV and AIDS crisis in Aotearoa New Zealand, was nominated for multiple awards. She’s passionate about storytelling in all forms but is particularly interested in narrative nonfiction and fiction. She currently produces weekly shows for Yumi Stynes and Amanda Keller.

Gemma Purves
Supervising Producer