Some may know him as the presenter behind Australia’s most loved punk and hardcore show, triple j’s short.fast.loud. Others may know him as the founder of Greyscale Records, which includes Alpha Wolf, Stuck Out and Antagonist A.D on the roster.

Joshua Merriel is undoubtedly known as an advocate for local heavy and alternative music, and a tastemaker for counterculture. And now, he’s harnessing those talents with brand new podcast ‘My Mixtape With Joshua Redbeard’.

My Mixtape, TIO can exclusively reveal, is a fortnightly music based podcast where Joshua invites guests from across the creative spectrum (musicians, actors, comedians, artists, writers, personalities) to create a Mixtape of their lives, songs that shaped the people they are today.

Joshua chats through the playlist with his guests to find out the personal meaning behind the music.

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“The idea for My Mixtape grew out of my own childhood mix CDs,” said Joshua. “Going back through the multitude of CDs I have made over the years, I can always remember where I was when I made them, what was going on in my life, who shared these songs with me, and the emotions attached to them.

“Music truly is a universal language for everyone, and that lead to me wanting to hear everyone else’s stories, everyone else’s Mixtapes, everyone else’s expression of what music means to them, thus this podcast was born.”