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Quickie With Maddison Connaughton "Just Take Acid"

June 19, 2017

 

 

 

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Welcome to Quickie, the podcast that shoots straight from the lip.

 

My name is Nevena and I’m very pleased to be sitting across from a wonderful woman who has forged her own path to the top of her podium.

 

Maddison Connaughton is a writer, reporter, editor, nominee for the Young Walkley Award and lover of the soy flat white.

 

After finishing her schooling, Maddison worked in the not-for-profit sector with change.org and Live Below the Line as well as publishing with Business Spectator, Broadsheet, and VICE. 

 

Since then, she has been part of a welcomed shift in publishing culture, which has seen an increase of women in more senior positions across Australia. 

 

Working as deputy editor for VICE, she has prioritised reporting on drug law reform; hosting a panel on the ethics of getting high at Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre and keeping us updated on the progress of medicinal cannabis in Australia.

 

She cites having the opportunity to have lunch with Gloria Steinem as a career coup. A woman whose advocacy work, publishing and political organising she deeply admires. 

 

Hater of spiders, fearer of accidentally eating celery and see-er of Craig David play live four times, welcome to Quickie, Maddison Connaughton. 

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