About the Show
Barely Human is a narrative-driven podcast series about the forgotten and footnoted musicians of underground music history. Written and hosted by Australian writer Max Easton, it follows a thread from sixties counter-culture to contemporary sub-culture through the stories of a whole cast of unusual characters. From hippies and punks to the age of obscurity, it asks how we got here, what any of that meant and how it might inform the underground music to come. Barely Human is produced by Jason L'Ecuyer and Output Media.


About the Host
Max Easton is a writer from Sydney, Australia. His music writing has appeared in publications such as Mess+Noise, The Big Issue and The Lifted Brow, with a focus on DIY and independent communities. He is the editor of the Tempered music journal, and published a series of print essays from 2016 - 2018 through MoodWar, which have now been adapted as the Barely Human podcast. He runs the record label and publishing imprint Meatspin, and plays guitar, drums and bass in a number of Sydney punk bands including BB & The Blips, Basic Human, The Baby and Romance.

Contact: max.e.easton@gmail.com
Website: maxeaston.com


About the Producer 
Jason is an audio producer based in Sydney. His love for audio started when he was ten, creating documentaries with his brother about his neighbourhood on a Playskool cassette recorder. The highlight of his young career was a tell-all interview with the family dog.

He's come along way since those days but has always had a love of storytelling. Originally from the Appalachian Mountains in the US, he draws influences from mountain folklore, DIY music scenes and old oral histories.

Jason has created podcasts for Fairfax Media, Radio National Pocket Docs, FBi Radio's All the Best and the Australian Centre for Public History. While at 2SER Radio in Sydney, his work focused on sharing publicly-funded academic research through storytelling, in order to benefit society at large. There, he worked on shows such as Think: Business Futures, GLAMcity History Lab. Jason works as a freelance audio producer for Heaps Good Media.

Contact: jasonplecuyer@gmail.com
Website: www.jasonlecuyer.com/