Podcast: Masters and Apprentices

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A Japanese master of Aikido, a French master chef, an Australian master builder, a master of the Shakuhachi : Masters and teachers can take many forms across a variety of cultures and fields. Those who attain the status of master are those who have dedicated and trained their entire lives to reach the pinnacle of their chosen disciplines. The didactic act of taking on an apprentice means transferring not only the knowledge of their field or discipline, but also their philosophy of life. This podcast explores this fascinating relationship dynamic through in-depth interviews of both masters and their students across different fields of expertise.

Sam Devenport is doing a Master of Media Practice degree at the University of Sydney. An Australian actor, musician and podcast host, he was the original drummer of psych rock band Tame Impala before attending the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) from 2007-2009 where he studied Musical Theatre. He has appeared in many productions including: the Australian premiere of An Officer and a Gentleman, the world tour of The Phantom of The Opera and the Melbourne International Arts Festival production of Monkey; Journey To The West. From 2016-2021 Sam was the drummer and co-song writer for Australian band Gaspar Sanz. He is currently the host of two podcasts, Masters and Apprentices (2022) and Gateway to Anime (2020-Ongoing).