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Press Kit

Fact Sheet

About Love and Luck

Love and Luck is Australia’s first LGBT audio drama podcast.  It’s a sweet queer love story with a touch of magic, told via voicemails.

The story is about people who fall in love, learn they have magic powers, and use those powers to support and protect their community. The good guys win, no one dies, and queer people of all types are all loved and valued.

Made for people who like healthy relationships and happy endings, Love and Luck’s goal is to bring a few minutes of warmth and happiness to listeners once a week.  

Set in Melbourne, Australia in the present day, the world of Love and Luck is populated with many real life queer Melbourne people, events and places alongside its fictional characters.

 
 

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The Details

Website: loveandluckpodcast.com

Email: loveandluckpodcast@gmail.com

Download / Subscribe:  The show can be listened to directly from the website, as well as subscribed and listened to on most podcast platforms, such as itunes, pocketcasts and spotify.  Episodes are also released on youtube, with captions.

Schedule:  Love and Luck releases episodes weekly, on Tuesdays at 8pm (Australian EST, UTC+10)

Social Media:
Facebook:  facebook.com/loveandluckpodcast
Twitter:   @LoveLuckPodcast
Instagram:  instagram.com/loveandluckpodcast/ 
Tumblr:  loveandluckpodcast.tumblr.com/

Cast and Crew

Love and Luck is written by Erin Kyan (erinkyan.com), and produced by Passer Vulpes Productions.  

Our recording engineer is Kermie Breydon.

Kane is voiced by Lee Davis-Thalbourne.
Jason is voiced by Erin Kyan.

Love and Luck’s credits voice is Roslyn Quin.

Love and Luck is recorded at the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, in Carlton, Melbourne.

 

Audio

Here is our trailer:

And here is a 30 second promo clip:

The Creator

Love and Luck was conceptualized by, written by, edited by and coproduced by Erin Kyan - who also voices one of the main characters.

A queer, disabled, trans man who lives in St Kilda (where the bulk of the podcast is set), Erin lives with his partner and coproducer Lee, and their two cats, Tribble and Boop.

Erin began writing Love and Luck for stress relief and as a power fantasy.  In a world in which queer people are not generally valued by society, he wanted a story where queer love is cherished, queer people are appreciated and live happily, and homophobic and transphobic people are either rehabilitated or punished. 

Once the first draft was written, Erin decided to produce Love and Luck as a podcast.  He wanted to learn more about podcasting as a medium, and tends to enjoy learning by doing, so jumping straight into a project felt right for him.  He also found that as he discussed the project with friends, many people were desperate for more kind and happy queer media.  The support for the project has been unexpected and very much appreciated.


What people are saying about Love and Luck...

There’s something to be said for an explicitly kind show that won’t end in trauma. There’s something therapeutic in being able to wait for a narrative to unfold without the constant worry that it’s going to turn tragic. There’s something healing in being faced with constant news of your community facing more and more peril, and having something like Love and Luck to remind you that sometimes, things do end well.
— Wil Williams, reviewer at Podcast Problems
In a market full of serious, grimdark shows, Love and Luck is a sweet, satisfying palate cleanser. It’s easy to get emotionally invested in Jason and Kane’s love story- their romance unfolds in a natural, enjoyable way, and the characters COMMUNICATE about their FEELINGS, which is a genuine pleasure. Highly recommended.
— @JK_Rockin
Love and Luck is a chance to meet up with characters who feel like friends, and to share a small serving of their lives in each episode. It feels like nothing quite so much as a coffee-and-cake date for the soul.

The world is vivid and believable, and the cast inhabit their roles with sincerity and warmth. The epistolary conceit of telling a story through nothing but voicemails could have killed the whole podcast dead in the water, but the listener quickly forgets the unlikely format and finds themselves accepting the characters’ declaration that they like communicating via this method. Consider me in for the long haul.
— Mary Borsellino, Author
The sound quality is fucking great, the editing is great, the pacing is great and the storyline and characters are really adorable!!!
— Jessie Ngaio, Artist/Comedian
Love and Luck is fun and sweethearted. Thoroughly good listening! The world needs more cute queer romances!
— Jacki "Jax Brown, Activist

Gallery

Our cover art was designed by Sophia Parsons Cope.  (soufexdraws.tumblr.com)

The font used for our logo is Blackout Midnight.