Megan Spencer is a critic, broadcaster, writer, listener and meditation teacher

She has a distinct voice and style all her own, be it presenting on radio, writing for a film or music website, guest speaking on a stage somewhere or teaching people how to be with their present moment experience…

A seasoned freelancer across a number of industries – including the arts, media, small business and the community sector – she has a wealth of experience as a radio broadcaster, writer, film critic, filmmaker, social media manager, blogger, meditation teacher, public speaker, teacher, photographer, digital community builder, consultant, curator, events manager and cafe owner.

Above all, she is a critical and creative thinker with a particular interest in empathic methods of work and communication.

Megan has always had a strong connection with people and audiences. She first started in public radio at 3RRR-FM in Melbourne in the 1980s – in the time of cassettes, carts and vinyl – later connecting with national audiences through her work as a film critic. She spent a decade as triple j radio’s resident film critic, and was a critic/reporter/presenter on SBS Television’s long-running film program ‘The Movie Show‘.

In addition to covering major Australian festivals, premieres and special events, she reported from the Toronto and Berlin International Film Festivals, and was a member of the very first FIRPRESCI jury for Melbourne International Film Festival with Ronald Bergen and Li Cheuk-to. Megan is also known for her work as a guest critic and commentator on Radio National, and was a judge on Foxtel’s 12-part docu-series, Project Greenlight Australia.

Freelancing from Berlin where she is now based, in 2016 she covered the “Cleverman” world premiere at Berlinale for Guardian Australia (a story which trended immediately), and in 2017 – again for Guardian Australia – she wrote about landmark Australian documentary, Casting Jon Benet when it screened at Berlinale.

Megan has also worked as a program presenter on ABC Local Radio: on Evenings with 702 ABC Sydney/Statewide NSW (2007); as daily Drive presenter on 105.7 ABC Darwin in the Northern Territory (2008); and as Saturday Breakfast presenter on 91.1 Central Victoria/ABC Victoria (2013-2015), often working as fill-in Breakfast presenter there as well.

Words – both spoken and written – are at the heart of Megan’s work. She especially likes to write non-fiction, about music and film, and in 2015 she produced a podcast exploring empathy as part of a storytelling workshop she co-presented in Berlin. In 2016 she executive produced and co-presented Three Wicked Women, a six-episode, one-hour podcast series, featuring many of the talented creative folk found living in the historic, progressive city of Berlin. Auspicious Plastic (2017) is her latest podcast – conversations about precious objects and the stories behind them.

Practicing mindfulness meditation since 2009, Megan has also moved into meditation teaching. In 2015 she taught the 7-week course, ‘Meditation For Creativity‘ and since presents workshops, guided meditation sessions, talks and individual consultations.

Megan is a ‘big picture’ person: ideas, innovation and deep conversations energise her. Her perspective is also informed by her many travels, retreats, and the distinct advantage of having grown up in the ‘age of analogue’ while embracing the many freedoms that have come with ‘the digital’.

Australian-born, Megan lives in Berlin, Germany, where she is gratefully experiencing more of life’s adventures. View her professional portfolio here.