We can’t all be individuals. If we were, no one would be.
But Damien Bradley has taken out a pave-tool and paved his own path. Mr Bradley is a 28-year old marketing manager who, in a move that is effectively unprecedented for a man of his ethnicity, does not host a podcast in his spare time.
Sorry, Frank Sinatra, but it looks like you’re not the only one doing it your way. Damien’s colleagues at Reach Marketing each host their own podcast, tackling a diverse range of topics, from cricket to AFL, and even the occasional daring discussion of ‘free speech,’ as seen through the lens of Israel Folau.
‘I get about 10 downloads a month,’ said Alex Armstrong, a long-time friend of Damien, and host of the weekly Game of Thrones podcast, ‘Snow Idea’.
‘But Damo has not once, since I met him, walked into my kitchen and suggested that our banal small talk about our favourite Nintendo console should be immortalised in an audio format.
‘He’s really brave.’
‘Damien dares to be uncommon,’ said Declan Keith, Damien’s personal trainer and host of the weekly Game of Thrones podcast ‘I Love The Night’s Watch.’
Even N-grade celebrity and host of the weekly Game of Thrones podcast ‘Lannister, I Hardly Know Her,’ Abe Sanders, weighed in on the bold move.
‘Damien really needs to pull his finger out download a free trial of an audio editing software, borrow his mate who is in a band’s microphones, and let the world know what he thinks about things.’
To add insult to injury, Damien’s father, who hosts the weekly Game of Thrones podcast ‘A Lannister Always Pods Their Debts,’ has revised his will so that Damien will only receive his inheritance if he steps up to the plate, and creates hourly episodes each week on a topic he knows little about. Otherwise, the Bradley fortune will go to Damien’s uncle, Brian Bradley, who hosts the weekly Game of Thrones podcast, ‘Targaryen Schmargaryen.’
For now, Damien is content to look convention in the face and say ‘not today, buddy.’
For this, we salute him.
Sidebar: jump on Spotify to listen toThe Obiter’s latest Game of Thrones podcast, ‘Who’s Afraid Of Walder Frey.’
Plenty more to come.