Jamie Callister has conducted many international and national interviews and appeared on TV and radio. Here are some highlights.

New York Times

Vegemite on toast.New York Times. November 23 2023. Australian Dispatches. Photo Abigail Varney.

Date: 12 November 2023

New York Times Australian Dispatches reports on 100 years of Vegemite. Natasha Frost reports.  Photos by Abigail Varney.

Nine Honey Kitchen

Vegemite. How do you eat it. 100 Years. Vegemite Factory Melbourne. Nine Honey Kitchen

Date:  14 November 2023

The great Vegemite debate. Jo Abi reports

Kids News (Newscorp Australia)

jamiecallister.com.au Vegemite fan Ash Barty. Picture: Marc Llewellyn

Date: 25 October 2023

Tennis ace Ash Barty and Jamie Callister, grandson of the man who invented Vegemite, celebrate 100 years of the salty black spread. Hayley Goddard reports.  Picture Marc Llewellyn.a

Boing Boing

Boing Boing. Jennifer Sandlin



Date: 26 October 2023

Celebrate 100 years of Vegemite and its inventor Cyril Callister.
Jennifer Sandlin reports

Canberra Times

Date: 25 October 2023

“There’s more Vegemite lovers than Collingwood fans.” – Jamie Callister, grandson of Cyril Callister, speaks at centenary celebrations. Read the report herea

ABC News Melbourne

Date: 25 October 2023

Today, Vegemite is celebrating its 100th birthday. For Jamie Callister, the spread is in his DNA. Jamie’s grandfather was Vegemite inventor Cyril Callister. Read the story by Kimberley Price herea

3AW Neil Mitchell

Date: 25 October 2023

As Vegemite celebrates its 100th anniversary, a marketing expert and the grandson of Cyril Callister discuss how the once unpopular spread became iconic. Hear it hear soon. 

The Guardian Australia

Date: 25 October 2023

Today, Vegemite turns 100 years old. Learn more about the salty black in this read from The Guardian. Includes an interview with Jamie Callister, grandson of Vegemite’s creator Cyril Callister. Read it here. a

RNZ, Seven Days (New Zealand)

Date: 31 August, 2023
Jamie Callister appears on New Zealand TV station RNZ’s Seven Days Program.

RNZ, Saturday Morning (New Zealand)

Author Jamie Callister talks about Vegemite's inventor.

Date: 22 July 2023
RNZ Saturday Morning Show web report. Read it here.

The Canberra Times

Date: 3 June 2023
Karen Hardy interview with Jamie Callister.

Tweed Valley Weekly

Date: 25 May 2023

Pacific Coast Christian School primary students celebrate 100 years of Vegemite and inventor Cyril Callister. Read more here.

Sydney Morning Herald / The Age: Review


Date: 18 May 2023

Review from The Booklist, a newsletter for book lovers published by the Age and Sydney Morning Herald. Read it here. a

ABC Radio National: Life Matters

Date: 10 May 2023

The ABC’S Radio National filed a couple of different takes on The Vegemite Story after Life Matters host Hilary Harper interviewed Jamie Callister. See the webstory produced by Kelly Wong here

Date: 10 May 2023

The ABC’S Radio National Life Matters audio report produced by Sky Kirkham. 

ABC Radio Gold Coast: Breakfast

Date: 10 May 2023
Nicole Dyer interviews author Jamie Callister ahead of his national schools’ tour.

Channel 10: Studio10

Date: 5 May 2023
Interview by Tristan MacManus and Angela Bishop. Watch it
here. Starts timestamp 50.22
. (6 minutes)

Tweed Valley Weekly

Date: 4 May 2023
Interview with author Jamie Callister about his book Vegemite: The True Story of the Man Who Invented an Australian Icon. Read the story here.

ABC Radio Adelaide: Mornings

Date: 3 May 2023
David Bevan and Jamie Callister talk all things Cyril Callister on the segment Guess Who’s Coming to Brunch.

ABC Radio Brisbane: Drive

Date: 4 May 2023
ABC Brisbane Drive host Steve Austin interviews Jamie Callister about his grandfather Cyril Callister (pictured), the man who invented Vegemite.

Channel 7: Sunrise

Date: 2 May 2023
Jamie Callister reveals how he learned about his grandfather Cyril Callister, the man who invented Vegemite, by reading old family letters.  Watch it here.

Pyrenees Advocate

Date: 5 May 2023

Report from the Jamie Callister book launch at the 100 Years of Vegemite celebrations at Beaufort, Victoria. Read more here.

ABC Ballarat

Date: 2 May 2023
An ABC Ballarat report of 100 Years of Vegemite celebrations at Beaufort, Victoria, author Jamie Callister’s book launch and Cyril Callister Museum.

WIN TV Ballarat

Vegemite. 100 Mitey Years

Date: 2 May 2023
Happy Little Vegemites gather in Beaufort, Victoria, to celebrate the Aussie icon’s 100th birthday. Reporter Sam Hogan with Jamie Callister and 
Pyrenees Chorale at Beaufort Town Hall. View here.

ABC News Breakfast

Date: 2 May 2023
Event: Vegemite: The True Story of the Man Who Invented an Australian Icon (Murdoch Books 2023) book launch. Features ABC News Breakfast host Emma Rebellato, ABC Ballarat reporter Lexi Jeuniewic and author Jamie Callister. 

BBC: World's Table

Vegemite. Photos by Amer Ghazzal/Alamy

Date: 7 April 2023
Vegemite has inspired national pride – and outrage – since it first rolled off production lines 100 years ago. Lee Lan Tram reports.

ABC: Backroads

Network: ABC
Backroads, Series 4
Episode: Beaufort
Timestamp: 21:00 – 22:48 (1min 48 sec)

ABC: Further Back In Time for Dinner

Network: ABC
Further Back In Time for Dinner
Episode 3: The 1920s (view the episode)
Timestamp: 32:34 – 24:57 (2min 23 sec)

WIN News

Network: WIN
WIN News Report
(1min 26 sec)


2 May 2023: Spreading the Vegemite Story. Beaufort Book Launch. Callister Media & Communications

2 May 2023: Vegemite: The True Story of an Australian Icon. Murdoch Books. 

Book launch

View our book launch press release here