When Fiona Reynolds started her career at The Examiner in 1988 podcasts were not even invented.
Thirty-three years later, with a lifetime of experience up her sleeve, Reynolds has returned to Launceston and launched a podcast based off her experience reporting on highly traumatic events that occurred during her career.
Inspired by a PhD she finished in early 2020, her podcast Accidental Celebrity lifts the veil on how victims of trauma engage with journalists, either by choice or out of frustration.
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The series is a who's who of the faces of Australian tragedies with Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, James Scott, Stuart Diver, Bruce and Denise Morcom, Todd Russell and Rosie Batty all appearing on the show.
Reynolds decided her work, and the personal details of how people deal with the media scrum at their door in times of tragedy, was best suited to a podcast.
"I really felt the thing that was so powerful about these stories was actually hearing the voice," she said.
While the subjects of the podcast have had their stories told and retold seemingly infinite times, Reynold's is changing the narrative.
"This is not a repeat of telling their stories of trauma ... it's very much about taking people through with their recount of their media experience," she said.
"What it really comes down to is the reason for speaking publicly - they all take responsibility for the fact they participated in coverage, but their reasons for doing so are quite different."
Now, less than a week after releasing the podcast Accidental Celebrity, it has flown up the Australian podcast charts to sit at number two.
Although Reynolds knew her product was good, she never expected the success when she was recording it on a microphone she had borrowed from her friend Sue Bell, and was producing it in her daughter's room in Launceston.
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