This is Public: a new podcast series of interviews with the thinkers, doers and advocates who are shaping our city. Open House Melbourne brings you a new bi-monthly podcast series that asks big questions about the future of our city, with a special focus on built and natural environments and the people who shape them. Hosts Emma Telfer and Sally McPhee saw the opportunity to make more public the stories, ideas and issues that are being addressed by Open House Melbourne’s expanded public program. As a city, Melbourne is undergoing radical growth and transformation, but to plan for its full potential, we need to understand its past and realise collective ownership over its future. This is Public responds to Open House Melbourne's mission by making critical city issues more public, providing a thought-provoking resource about the future of our city. The podcast is brought to life by the Metro Tunnel Creative Program, a program dedicated to enhancing city life alongside the Metro Tunnel. Episodes are recorded at and supported by The Espy, one of Melbourne’s most cherished and significant public meeting houses.