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Our Story

Southern Ocean Media is a premium storytelling company launched by acclaimed Australian investigative journalist and podcaster, Richard Baker.

Our goal is “stories with depth” and our ambition is to be the southern hemisphere’s best independent creator and producer of podcasts for a global audience.

Since 2016, Baker has created, co-written and hosted three of Australia’s most revered investigative narrative podcasts, Phoebe’s Fall, Wrong Skin and The Last Voyage of the Pong Su.

These podcasts were made for Australian newspapers, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, and have been internationally recognised with a multitude of awards, critical praise, a licensing deal with the BBC and a planned adaptation for a major streaming service.

In late 2022, Baker released his final podcast series for The Age and SMH called “The Confession”.

Southern Ocean Media has work underway on two more unique investigative journalism podcast series that will grip audiences around the world and provide the right platform partner with incredible original content. Both projects have great screen adaptation potential.

The company is also launching two new weekly high-end “chat-style” podcasts to educate and engage those who work in the media and people who love their pets. Stay tuned for more announcements.

If that’s not enough, Southern Ocean Media is developing film and television scripts with a carefully-selected range of partners with years of entertainment industry experience.

Baker is also available for select media consultancy work, including production and scripting services for external and internal audio projects, crisis management and advice on how to talk to journalists and get your side of the story across. 

SOM already has three narrative podcasts in development, with characters and themes that will appeal to a global audience. These projects are attracting interest from major entertainment platforms but Baker and SOM are always on the lookout for the right partner for the right project.

In addition, SOM has developed two weekly chat-style podcasts targeting journalism junkies and animal lovers that will launch soon.

Contact Richard Here.