Episode 9

Published on:

29th Oct 2023


Have you ever heard of Pickleball?

I hadn’t until I met Andrew, but Pickleball might be the fastest growing sport in the world.

Andrew is the Chairperson of Pickleball South Australia, and he is on a mission to make this new sport inclusive and welcoming to all, regardless of their background, ability or identity.

Meanwhile, I am on a mission to find out if I can turn sporty.

“I think there's no question that sport has a massive role in shaping public opinion on a whole series of topics and I guess you can ask the question, is it sports responsibility to do those things?”










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About the Podcast

Towards Connection
I'm willing to take risks and get uncomfortable in an Australia-wide search for what brings people meaning and connection.
Do you have enough connection and meaning in your life? What does this even mean and why does it matter?

Follow me – Kai, on a camping trip around Australia, meeting people who have found meaning and connection in their life.

Learn how they discovered it, how it has changed their life and why it is so powerful.

Then, join me as I try their activity out for myself, throwing myself into it with genuine curiosity and unbridled effort in an attempt to bring more meaning and connection into my life… who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to try something new yourself.

About your host

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Kai Noonan

Towards Connection is my first (and so far only) podcast. It was a bit of an experiment, an adventure and remains a passion project.

My professional background is in social services, specialising in sexual, domestic and family violence. I didn't get into this work to help people, I got into it because I find people fascinating. Especially in their darkest hours.

I believe we all just fumble through life doing the best we can with whatever experiences and resources we have. I also believe that everyone has a story to tell, and I want to hear those stories.