Introducing Neil Butler
Neil Butler is a podcaster, broadcaster and small business owner, based in Geelong in regional Victoria. Having grown up in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, he started his teaching career in north-western Victoria and then in Gippsland, in the east of the state.
After moving into the corporate sector, he spent 11 years working with fuel distributors in every corner of regional Australia. At some point in all of that time, he developed a passion for life in rural towns and regional cities, which remains a passion to this day.
In 2007, a chance opportunity to present a one-off program on community radio in Melbourne sparked another passion - broadcasting, and more recently, podcasting. This has led to a weekly program on Geelong radio (The 2 Blokes Chatting Radio Show) and several podcasts, often involving regional Australia.
Neil's "podversational" style (his business is called Podversations) lends itself to the kind of podcast that sounds like two mates chatting in the front bar of the local pub. Always keen for a chat and passionate about music, Australian television and other pop-culture of the late 20th century, My Birth Year gives Neil the chance to present real stories about real people, focusing on the topics he loves.
Away from the microphone, Neil is the proud father of Lucy and Sam, and most recently, "Pop" to Maverick. He loves consuming excellent Shiraz and double espressos (rarely at the same time), mostly while listening to the very excellent music on Turn Back Time Radio (the online music radio station he founded in 2018).
He has been a member of the Brisbane Lions / Fitzroy in the VFL / AFL every year since 1983 and supports two local footy teams in Victorian country leagues - Stony Creek (in the Mid Gippsland FL) and the Geelong West Giants (in the Geelong FL and Geelong & District FL).
Oh, and if you are thinking about holding an event that requires an MC - particularly one that requires someone with a less stuffy, more informal style - he does a bit of that as well! You can get in touch with him via our contact page.