To add to everyone’s list of podcast recommendations, rapper Kobie Dee has entered the game with his own series, Know Role Models.
Know Role Models will feature conversations with a range of First Nations guests, discussing and sharing stories of resilience and overcoming adversity in its many forms. Emerging as role models themselves, the series is set to uplift and exist as a great avenue for Kobie Dee to engage and share his platform with many others.
To kick things off, the Gomeroi artist’s first guest on Know Role Models is retired AFL legend Adam Goodes.
“I have been reflecting a lot on the lack of positive role models growing up, and I wanted to create a platform to share stories of overcoming hardships and celebrate peoples’ strength,” Kobie Dee has said about the series.
“Know Role Models features interviews with interesting people and conversations about who they looked up to growing up, their inspiration, and how they arrived to where they are today. I wish I had access to these conversations when I was growing up.”
Listen to the first episode of Know Role Models below.
The series is inspired by Kobie Dee’s 2020 single ‘Role Models’, an impactful single from the young artist in itself. Showcasing his unbridled talent, ‘Role Models’ was a statement of intent from Kobie Dee, as well as being a vibe of a track.
Here with Know Role Models, the artist expands and strides forward. The series will also be featuring Wandi Wandian woman Karlie Stewart (program manager, Aboriginal Healing Program), Gamilaraay man Daniel Daylight (Weave Community and Culture Lead), Yuin athlete Eric Brown and Yuin/Djaara senior criminologist Sam Johnson.
“Aboriginal people are the most over-researched population in this country, and often we don’t get to hear the stories and voices of Aboriginal people in meaningful ways,” Kobie Dee says.
“I believe non-Aboriginal audiences will be inspired by the people and stories in these episodes, and will also be better informed about the complex issues that continue to impact my people. Know Role Models is about connection, reflection and healing.”