Tony Wilson has been in the creative arts for two over decades. He’s written novels (Players, Making News), non fiction (1989:The Great Grand Final), middle grade sports books ((The Selwood Boys) and more than a dozen picture books (Harry Highpants, The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas, The Cow Tripped Over the Moon). He’s also been a regular on radio (ABC Breakfast with Sammy J, SEN, 3AW) and was a long standing member of the Triple R Breakfasters team.
His passion project in recent years has been the Speakola website and podcast. In 2015 Tony took out a squarespace subscription and started building a home for ‘all speeches, great and small’. Within a year he’d sourced more than a 1000 speeches, and now he has several thousands in all sorts of categories, famous or otherwise. Last year the website had over 1.5 million hits, and Tony talks speaking and speeches to audiences all over Australia, including segments on Melbourne and Canberra radio. He’s known Tony Birch for many years, and can’t wait for the chat.