37 Degrees Latitude

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By Melbourne Public Affairs and US Consulate Melbourne. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

If geography is destiny, there must be something special about 37 degrees latitude.

At 37˚S, you’ll find Melbourne, Australia; at 37˚N, you’ll find Silicon Valley (and Area 51, too 🛸).

In this podcast, U.S. Consul General Michael Kleine meets the Australian founders and entrepreneurs who cut a path between 37˚ N & S and found capital, partners, markets and success in the United States.

Michael is a career Foreign Service Officer currently serving as U.S. Consul General in Melbourne.

As a failed founder (remember Mike’s Mugs?) turned diplomat, Michael has a deep-seated interest in entrepreneurship, a fascination with innovation, and a passion for the U.S.-Australia relationship.

A big thanks to Courtney Carthy of Mushroom Group for producing the series; U.S. Mission Australia staff Nicola Taylor, Gabrielle Connellan, Jacob Goldschlager for editorial producing; and Tim Dolstra for artwork.

Melbourne’s own Jack Bourke of City Calm Down for creating the original soundtrack.

14 episodes