WTF2050 asks its guest to pick an idea they would like to see come to life by 2050. In Series 1 we spotlighted Tasmanian change makers and gave a platform for the future ideas that can transform this State. Tasmanians of the Year Rosalie Martin and Scott Rankin shared their ambitious goals, a prison free Tasmania and the North West re-imagined as an arts laboratory. McLeod’s Daughters / hi5 creator, author Posie Graeme-Evans talked about the power of story and the unique place Tasmania holds in the nations story. Our first series though not yet threatening to take the top spot on the podcasting charts was listened to by a broad range of Tasmanian influencers including those in government and policy. Our aim is to create a platform where big ideas and sometimes small ones can be explored and imagined.
In Series 2, hosts Leanne Minshull and Anna Bateman have changed the T of the title to stand for the future. We asked our guests - be they from Amsterdam, Melbourne or Derby - to share a bold idea that could transform our future. Insect farming, primary schools without skirts and parenting programs in prisons as a matter of course all form stories within our second outing. Also in S2 we spend a morning in Risdon prison meeting male inmates learning how to parent and reflect on their own childhoods. The programs are yielding great success and give context to the rehabilitation vs punishment approach to correction.