Better Than Yesterday, with Osher Günsberg

Better Than Yesterday, with Osher Günsberg Podcast

A weekly conversation that hopes to help you make today a little better than yesterday.

339: Anna Meares
Anna Meares is the most decorated female track cyclist of all time. She is the only Australian athlete to stand on the podium at four consecutive olympics. Her book "Now" is out now.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

339: Anna Meares
Anna Meares is the most decorated female track cyclist of all time. She is the only Australian athlete to stand on the podium at four consecutive olympics. Her book "Now" is out now.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

"Am I The Asshole Here?"
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"Am I The Asshole Here?"
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338: James Bradley
James Bradley is an author and a critic from Sydney Australia. He has written seven novels and many essays, mostly centered around climate action. Find him at https://cityoftongues.com/This episode requires some heavy lifting. Please breathe accordingly.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

338: James Bradley
James Bradley is an author and a critic from Sydney Australia. He has written seven novels and many essays, mostly centered around climate action. Find him at https://cityoftongues.com/This episode requires some heavy lifting. Please breathe accordingly.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


337: Susan David
Susan David, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist, she’s a #1 Wall Street Journal best selling author and her book "Emotional Agility” is an absolute must-read.Her second time on the show, this episode is packed with valuable tools to help you navigate the uncomfortable uncertainty of life in this new Covid19 world.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

337: Susan David
Susan David, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist, she’s a #1 Wall Street Journal best selling author and her book "Emotional Agility” is an absolute must-read.Her second time on the show, this episode is packed with valuable tools to help you navigate the uncomfortable uncertainty of life in this new Covid19 world.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


336: Dr Richard Denniss
Worried about the economy under Covid-19? Dr Richard Denniss is an economist who’s been described as "a constant thorn in the side of politicians on both sides due to his habit of skewering dodgy economic justifications for policy".It’s a rip-roaring chat, free of jargon, with plain guidance about what is happening and what will happen to our economy. Enjoy the show.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


335: Sophia Hamblin Wang
Sophia Hamblin Wang is the COO of Mineral Carbon International - an Australian company that’s working on decarbonising the atmosphere and repurposing the CO2 from many industrial processes by locking it up in building materials like concrete and plasterboard.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Exploring Empathy
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Exploring Empathy
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334: Dr Russ Harris
Dr Russ Harris is an Author and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy trainer.His book “The Happiness Trap” has sold over 1 Million copies. Russ kindly has shared a dropping anchor exercise, a free Face Covid eBook and a quick video to walk you through the concepts we discuss. You can find out more at thehappinesstrap.comThanks for listening.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


333: Margaret Klein Salamon
Margaret Klein Salamon is a psychologist, author and the Founder & Executive Director of The Climate Mobilization.Her book "Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth" is out now.She’s on twitter @climatepsych and theclimatemobilization.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

332: Sophie Hardcastle
Sophie Hardcastle is an Author, Artist, Screenwriter and Scholar - who at the moment is in Sydney Australia. She has written three books, her memoir “Running Like China”, her first novel “Breathing Under Water” - and now her second novel “Below Deck” is out now. You can find Sophie online at sophiehardcastle.com, or on instagram @sophie_hardcastle   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


331: Iain Walker
What if there was a better way for us to do democracy? A more representative way? A way that would take corporate influence out of politics?Iain Walker is Executive Director of the newDemocracy Foundation.find out more about what they do at newdemocracy.com.au  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


331: Iain Walker
What if there was a better way for us to do democracy? A more representative way? A way that would take corporate influence out of politics?Iain Walker is Executive Director of the newDemocracy Foundation.find out more about what they do at newdemocracy.com.au For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

330: Sam Yam
This week’s show is with Samuel Yam, co-founder of Patreon, YEO of Silicon Valley mega-incubator Y Combinator.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


329: Scott Harrison
My guest today is @scottharrison, Founder and CEO of charity:waterLook after yourself. Calm is contagious. Enjoy the show.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

We Are Going To Be OK
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328: Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald is a journalist and broadcaster who hosts Q+A on the ABC every Monday night. Find him on twitter and Instagram @hamishnewsWash your hands with soap and water like you’re washing Jason Mamoa.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Ten Years Sober Today
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327: The Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian
Today I’m speaking with the Premier of NSW and Member for Willoughby, Gladys Berejikilian.We talk about immigrants, democracy, the folly of question time and what to do about Climate Change. Find Gladys on Twitter and InstagramYou may also be interested in Episode 110 with Peter Garrett, Ep 315 with Jamie Simmonds and Ep 134 with Leeanne EnochWrite to me on sendosheremail@gmail.com or contact HMMG on hmm@harrymmiller.com for commercial requests.Better Than Yesterday is a production of OGTV Pty Ltd.Osher Gün...


326: Richard Reid
Pop Culture Journalist Richard Reid on surviving the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, Sobriety, and being fabulous every damn day.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Ep 326: Richard Reid
Pop Culture Journalist Richard Reid on surviving the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, Sobriety, and being fabulous every damn day. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


325: Fleur Brown
My guest today is Author, Speaker, and CEO Fleur Brown - an incredibly successful woman who happens to also be a cult survivor.Her most recent book is The Business of Being You.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


Ep 325: Fleur Brown
My guest today is Author, Speaker, and CEO Fleur Brown - an incredibly successful woman who happens to also be a cult survivor.Her most recent book is The Business of Being You. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

Six Years After My Brain Broke
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324: Lance Kalish
Lance Kalish is an incredibly successful serial entrepreneur from Sydney Australia.His words of wisdom around work ethic, building a "giving" business, and what makes life great are unmissable.Enjoy the show.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


Not all wars are fought with guns
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323: David Genat
@davidgenat is an Australian model based in Brooklyn NYC.For nearly 20 years he’s graced magazine covers, editorials, billboards and TV campaigns.In the last few years, he’s come to the attention of Australians as a contestant on Australian Survivor.For more #survivorau stories, check episode 235 with Jarrad Seng  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Facing Fear
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322: Blindboy
Blindboy is a musician, TV producer, satirist, author and podcasting legend from Limerick in Ireland.He’s one half of the band RubberbanditsFind him on twitter @Rubberbandits, and see their brilliant Youtube page will give you some ideas of what they’re about.As you know I adore podcasting, I’ve been doing it for years - and like you I have my favourite podcasts that I check in with every week.However, the last few months, every time I get a chance to listen, I’m purely devouring the Blindboy podcast. If yo...

Doing the next right thing
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321: Gabby Bernstein
Gabby Bernstein is an author, motivational speaker and coach from New York - she’s written six NYT Best Selling books, and her seventh “Super Attractor” is out now. I first met Gabby about nine years ago when we were both a part of the Summit conference scene in LA and Utah, and I’ve kept an eye on what she’s been working on since then. She and I share a journey of sobriety, however what Gabby’s done with where her direction has taken her since is astonishing. She’s found a way to empower people and share h...


The 2-minute rule
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320: Stan Grant (Australia Day 2020)
Stan Grant is an Australian television news and political journalist. He is currently the ABC's indigenous and international affairs analyst, and professor of global affairs at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.He’s written a number of books, two which absolutely stand out are Talking to My Country, and his latest book Australia Day.You see Stan is an Aboriginal First Nation Australian man.His father was an elder of the Wiradjuri people - a country that stretches across central NSW - from Wagga W...


319: Jamie Simmonds
Jamie Simmonds is the former Director of the Strengthening Grantham, which was the project to relocate the small Queensland town of Gratham following the statewide deadly floods in 2011.  The Grantham relocation is now regarded by industry and academics globally as the leading example of a managed retreat.What’s a managed retreat? It’s a policy of slowly moving people and property and communities away from parts of the country that will now be unsafe to live in. Be it because they keep burning down, keep fl...

Checking In #37
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318: The Best of 2019 - Dr Nick Fuller
Donate to help with Bushfire recovery:https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/http://frrr.org.auThis week's Guest:Dr Nick Fuller is a Leading obesity expert at University of Sydney and RPA Hospital and Creator of Interval Weight Loss.His current position as research program leader within the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney involves working with government and industry to identify and develop cost-effective treatments for the treatment and management of obesity and related physical and mental disorders...


20 ideas for 2020
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317: The Best of 2019 - Briggs
Briggs is an Indigenous Australian rapper, actor, comedian, and record label owner from Shepparton, Victoria. From his breakout album in 2009, Briggs has gone on to dominate the hip hop scene here and abroad. He’s released four solo albums, as well as the landmark “Reclaim Australia” with AB Original - an album that spoke volumes to the conversation about race relations in our country. A.B. Original were recently crowned APRA’s 2018 Songwriters of the Year and in 2017 won the ARIAs for Best Independent Rele...

316: The Best of 2019 - Tanya Hennessy
Tanya Hennessy is a comedian, author, broadcaster and YouTube superstar.Tanya has an incredible story to tell, and as a woman in Australian broadcasting has some excellent lessons about success when you’re up against it.A note here at the top of the show.Tanya wrote quite extensively in her book “Am I doing this right?” about body image.She wrote a whole chapter on it. During this conversation she brings it up, and we begin to talk about it. I called her before this originally went out, to double and triple...


315: The Best of 2019 - Johann Hari
Johann Hari is the author of two New York Times best-selling books. His first, ‘Chasing the Scream: the First and Last Days of the War on Drugs’, is currently being adapted into a major Hollywood feature film, and into a non-fiction documentary series. You can search for his Ted Talk “Everything you know about addiction is wrong” online or in the show notes. His most recent book, ‘Lost Connections: Uncovering The Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions’ really struck a chord with me - becau...

Carpool cameo ft Rich Roll
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314: Tom Nash
Tom Nash aka @DjHookie is a DJ, promoter, speaker and quadruple amputee from Sydney Australia. At 19, Tom contracted severe meningococcal septicaemia which put him in a coma for three weeks, and caused the amputation of both his arms and legs.Tom is a shining light of a human. He was heavily involved in the Sydney party scene, around when I was most definitely out and about.I would bump into him all the time and was always fascinated watching him be able to light a cigarette with his articulated prosthetic ...

On the phone with Dan Ilic
Checking in, December 6, 2019Featuring the amazing Dan Ilic!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

313: Dr Craig Costello
Dr. Craig Costello is a Senior Researcher in the Security and Cryptography group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, USA. Where his job is to keep what you want secret a secret - basically using some very complex mathematics. He is among a formidable group of cryptographers who’s life’s work is to protect the internet against adversarial code breakers (aka cryptanalysts), both those that exist today in our classical computing world, and those that will exist in a quantum computing future.Needless to say - he ...


Checking In - November 29
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312: Rebekah Giles
Rebekah Giles is one of Australia’s top lawyers and non-executive directors, an Ambassador for the Fertility Research Clinic at The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation, a mother, and a survivor of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami.15 years ago, on the 26th of December 2004, a rupture along two tectonic plates - the Burma Plate and the India Plate, caused an undersea megathrust earthquake that shook the earth for a staggering ten straight minutes.The resulting Tsunami waves were up to 30m high and some traveled up...


Rebekah Giles: Lessons learned from surviving The Boxing Day Tsunami
Rebekah Giles is a Partner at Kennedy’s Law Firm, a non-executive Director at the Greater Western Sydney Giants; an Ambassador for the Fertility Research Clinic at The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation, a mother, and a survivor of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami.15 years ago, on the 26th of December 2004, a rupture along two tectonic plates - the Burma Plate and the India Plate, caused an undersea megathrust earthquake that shook the earth for a staggering ten straight minutes.The resulting Tsunami waves were...

Checking In - November 22
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311: Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday is an author, marketing genius, father, farmer and swimmer based in Austin Texas.Though I didn’t know it at the time, I first became aware of his work when he was in charge of marketing for the now largely defunct clothing brand American Apparel.It was only later when I read his brilliant book “Trust Me, I’m Lying - Confessions of a Media Manipulator” that I gained a scope of how easily what we see and hear and then feel can be so easily dictated to us by outside sources under the guise of legi...

Finding Stillness in a world of chaos with Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday is an author, marketing genius, father, farmer and swimmer based in Austin Texas.Though I didn’t know it at the time, I first became aware of his work when he was in charge of marketing for the now largely defunct clothing brand American Apparel.It was only later when I read his brilliant book “Trust Me, I’m Lying - Confessions of a Media Manipulator” that I gained a scope of how easily what we see and hear and then feel can be so easily dictated to us by outside sources under the guise of legi...


Checking In - November 15
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310: Beau Ryan
Beau Ryan is a former professional Rugby League player, who has since transitioned into a successful career as a TV and Radio presenter. He’s currently hosting “The Amazing Race Australia” on Network Ten, and has notably been a star of Sunday Night Takeaway, and The Footy Show. Beau’s career and personal life has not been without controversy, and his commitment to have a long hard look at himself, and reapply his energy to an unflinching focus on family and hard work is nothing short of admirable. You can f...

Focusing on Family with Beau Ryan
Beau Ryan is a former professional Rugby League player, who has since transitioned into a successful career as a TV and Radio presenter. He’s currently hosting “The Amazing Race Australia” on Network Ten, and has notably been a star of Sunday Night Takeaway, and The Footy Show. Beau’s career and personal life has not been without controversy, and his commitment to have a long hard look at himself, and reapply his energy to an unflinching focus on family and hard work is nothing short of admirable. You can f...


Checking In #29
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309: Erin Brockovich
Erin Brockovich is probably the most famous name in Law in the world. Making a name for herself when she went up against utility company Pacific Gas & Electric and helped bring together the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit in U.S. history on behalf of the people of Hinkley, CA who had been affected by polluted water.Erin went on to become instrumental in numerous other high profile cases, usually up against massive corporate entities who are using their size to get away with either po...

Checking In #28
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Checking In - November 01
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Introducing: Dadpod
DadPod with Charlie Clausen and Osher GünsbergGrab the podcast feed here: https://rss.acast.com/dadpod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Introducing: Dadpod
DadPod with Charlie Clausen and Osher GünsbergGrab the podcast feed here: https://rss.acast.com/dadpod For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


308: Jesse Israel
Jesse Israel is a Meditation Leader and founder of The Big Quiet - a movement that brings mass meditations to iconic spaces around the world. He’s been on this podcast before, and I’m so damned happy to have him back to talk about his latest adventure. As someone who does his best to meditate every day, it’s always great to hear from a professional that I should be finding it as hard as I’m finding it sometimes. That in fact is the point. I’ll let Jesse explain it more. If you’ve heard about the science beh...

The power of community, sharing and mass meditation with Jesse Israel
Jesse Israel is a Meditation Leader and founder of The Big Quiet - a movement that brings mass meditations to iconic spaces around the world. He’s been on this podcast before, and I’m so damned happy to have him back to talk about his latest adventure. As someone who does his best to meditate every day, it’s always great to hear from a professional that I should be finding it as hard as I’m finding it sometimes. That in fact is the point. I’ll let Jesse explain it more. If you’ve heard about the science beh...

Checking In #27
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Checking In - October 25
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307: Dr Kirstin Ferguson
Dr Kirstin Ferguson is an Author, Activist, and Australian Corporate Heavy-Hitter from Brisbane Australia. She is Deputy Chair of the ABC and is an Adjunct Professor at the QUT School of Business and has previously been CEO of a global health and safety organisation.Formerly an administration Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force after graduating Dux of her Air Force graduating class at the Australian Defence Force Academy - on graduation, Kirstin was posted to an F-111 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley as...

Checking In #26
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Checking In - October 18
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306: Mike Smith
Mike Smith is an experienced entrepreneur from Sydney Australia. He’s currently building his 4th business “Zero Co” which aims to pull 1,000,000 plastic bottles out of the system in Australia in their first year of operation. He and I met quite by accident, one day after recording at the Betoota Advocate, I headed down to the Bourke St Bakery to pick up a pie and a tasty treat for my wife, and he was outside having a meeting. We spoke briefly and he told me what he was doing, asked me if I would like to get...

Getting rid of plastic from your kitchen, laundry and bathroom with Mike Smith.
Mike Smith is an experienced entrepreneur from Sydney Australia. He’s currently building his 4th business “Zero Co” which aims to pull 1,000,000 plastic bottles out of the system in Australia in their first year of operation. He and I met quite by accident, one day after recording at the Betoota Advocate, I headed down to the Bourke St Bakery to pick up a pie and a tasty treat for my wife, and he was outside having a meeting. We spoke briefly and he told me what he was doing, asked me if I would like to get...


Checking In #25
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305: Peter Drew
Peter Drew is an Artist from Adelaide, Australia. He’s famous for the street poster campaigns that he has put up all over the country - AUSSIE and REAL AUSTRALIANS SAY WELCOME. He holds a Masters Degree from the Glasgow School of Art. His artworks have been exhibited at the Art Gallery of South Australia and the National Gallery of Australia, though his most prominent work is installed on city streets.He’s written a book about his life, and the adventures and challenges he’s faced doing the art he does, it’...

Checking In #24
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Checking In - October 4
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304: Dr Nick Fuller
Dr Nick Fuller is a Leading obesity expert at University of Sydney and RPA Hospital and Creator of Interval Weight Loss. His current position as research program leader within the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney involves working with government and industry to identify and develop cost-effective treatments for the treatment and management of obesity and related physical and mental disorders.He’s the Bestselling Author of Interval Weight Loss and Interval Weight Loss For Life.95% of people...

The science of Losing Weight and keeping it off with Dr Nick Fuller
Dr Nick Fuller is a Leading obesity expert at University of Sydney and RPA Hospital and Creator of Interval Weight Loss. His current position as research program leader within the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney involves working with government and industry to identify and develop cost-effective treatments for the treatment and management of obesity and related physical and mental disorders.He’s the Bestselling Author of Interval Weight Loss and Interval Weight Loss For Life.95% of people...


Checking In #23
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303: Jackie O
Jackie O is an Australian Radio Legend. She’s been on air non-stop for over 20 years, much of that time in an unbeaten #1 position with her on-air partner Kyle Sandilands. The two started working together 20 years ago, and have remained a dominant force in any market they broadcast into. At times they’ve been controversial - yet they have endured as pillars of Australian radio that has proven to destroy any breakfast radio team that comes up against them. Jackie’s story may surprise you and if you don’t kno...

A life on radio with Jackie O
Jackie O is an Australian Radio Legend. She’s been on air non-stop for over 20 years, much of that time in an unbeaten #1 position with her on-air partner Kyle Sandilands. The two started working together 20 years ago, and have remained a dominant force in any market they broadcast into. At times they’ve been controversial - yet they have endured as pillars of Australian radio that has proven to destroy any breakfast radio team that comes up against them. Jackie’s story may surprise you and if you don’t kno...


Checking In #22
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Checking In - September 20
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302: Rosie Waterland
My guest today is Author, writer, comedian, and award winning podcaster Rosie Waterland.Her books “The Anti Cool Girl” and “Every Lie I’ve Ever Told” have been best sellers and won critical acclaim for good reason - her unflinching ability to tell a harrowing tale while making you laugh is a rare skill indeed. Rosie’s award winning podcast “My Mum Says My Memoir Is A Lie” is everywhere you find podcasts and her new TV podcast “Just The Gist” is to be found in similar places. This is Rosie’s second time on t...


Heroic Self Care with Rosie Waterland
My guest today is Author, writer, comedian, and award winning podcaster Rosie Waterland.Her books “The Anti Cool Girl” and “Every Lie I’ve Ever Told” have been best sellers and won critical acclaim for good reason - her unflinching ability to tell a harrowing tale while making you laugh is a rare skill indeed. Rosie’s award winning podcast “My Mum Says My Memoir Is A Lie” is everywhere you find podcasts and her new TV podcast “Just The Gist” is to be found in similar places. This is Rosie’s second time on t...

301: Peter Maddison
Peter Maddison is a multi-award winning Australian architect who’s been running his own architecture firm since 1989 and is also the host of the brilliant Foxtel series “Grand Designs Australia”. Audrey and I love this show. I’m not particularly a person obsessed with architecture, but I’m fascinated with the human stories that this show tells and how you get an insight into how other make decisions, deal with adversity and indeed what other people think is home versus what I think is home. Peter is a fasci...

300: Audrey Griffen
Audrey Griffen is a hair and make up artist and writer from Sydney Australia. She is also my wife. She’s currently writing a weekly column that’s going gangbusters over at Yahoo Lifestyle - you can find links to those articles in her IG profile @audreygriffen. If you want the story of how she and I met, I thoroughly encourage you to check out the first chat we had together about a year ago on episode 250, just scroll down in the podcast feed until you find it. Just a little over two weeks ago, Audrey gave b...


The wonder of bringing a new life into the world, with Audrey Griffen
Audrey Griffen is a hair and make up artist and writer from Sydney Australia. She is also my wife. She’s currently writing a weekly column that’s going gangbusters over at Yahoo Lifestyle - you can find links to those articles in her IG profile @audreygriffen. If you want the story of how she and I met, I thoroughly encourage you to check out the first chat we had together about a year ago on episode 250, just scroll down in the podcast feed until you find it. Just a little over two weeks ago, Audrey gave b...

Checking In #21
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299: Isaac Hanson
Isaac Hanson is a member of the band Hanson. Yes, Hanson. Yes, THAT Hanson. You can find him on Twitter @isaachanson. Isaac is one of three brothers who formed the band Hanson who shot to fame in the late 90s and have been a force of independent music and joy since then.It's no secret that I am a huge Hanson fan. There is something about their music that I just love. There is a purity and honesty, and a great sense of melody and hook. They just write fantastic pop music.I once saw Metallica six times in nin...


Surviving child stardom and living the life of your dreams with Isaac Hanson
Isaac Hanson is a member of the band Hanson. Yes, Hanson. Yes, THAT Hanson. You can find him on Twitter @isaachanson. Isaac is one of three brothers who formed the band Hanson who shot to fame in the late 90s and have been a force of independent music and joy since then.It's no secret that I am a huge Hanson fan. There is something about their music that I just love. There is a purity and honesty, and a great sense of melody and hook. They just write fantastic pop music.I once saw Metallica six times in nin...

Checking In #20
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298: DJ Tigerlily
DJ Tigerlily is an EDM artist and DJ from Sydney Australia.Find her online everywhere @djtigerlily.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


Checking In #19
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297: Mark Manson
Mark Manson is a super-successful blogger and now best selling Author, his two books “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck” and “Everything is Fucked, A Book About Hope” have spent weeks and weeks at the top of every chart there is that concerns books. He’s kind of like self-help for people who don’t like self-help. Mark doesn’t hold back and asks his readers to take a long, hard look at themselves and make some pretty intense inquiries as to why things are the way they are. I feel his work has its roots in ...

Checking In #18
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296: Marieke Hardy
Marieke Hardy is an actor, writer, screenwriter, presenter and currently the Artistic Director of the Melbourne Writer’s Festival. From her beginnings as a child actor on Australian TV, to her work as a presenter on JJJ, and as a Screenwriter for shows like Last Man Standing and Packed to The Rafters, Marieke has always had a solid through line of creativity in her life. In her role as Artistic Director of the Melbourne Writer’s Festival, Marieke is responsible for shaping the tone and vision of the festiva...

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295: Michelle Nazzari
Michelle Nazzari is the founder and managing director of Fonzarelli Electric bikes - based in Redfern here in Sydney. As you no doubt know I’m a big fan of electric mobility - I test drove EV’s as far back as 2009 and have owned Electric Vehicles since 2011. There’s no other way to say it - Electrification of transportation is the future. Thanks to decreasing costs of battery production and increasing emissions standards worldwide - soon it will be cheaper to manufacture an electric transmission vehicle tha...


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294: Lucy Lawless
Lucy Lawless is an internationally known actress from New Zealand who shot to world wide stardom as Xena, in 1995, then Spartacus, Ash Vs Evil Dead and that one excellent episode of Flight of the Conchords. Lucy is currently in the new series “My Life is Murder” which is on Ten here in Australia. Lucy’s story is one that I found so inspiring, as she’s someone who’s unshakable drive to pursue what she essentially defines as “play” has allowed her to build an incredible life that not only is very satisfying t...

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293: Rob Wilson
Rob Wilson is the CEO and CoFoudner of Incent, a cryptocurrency startup based in Australia, you can find you more about him and the work he’s doing at incent.comIf you’ve never heard of cryptocurrency before - let me quickly run over it with you.So - money was a way that we found to put value into a common language that served as a way to help us exchange that value. If I spent a day digging up your garden and you wouldn’t give me a trolley full of groceries - even though that’s what I need. You give me a c...

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292: Jess Ducrou
I know a lot of people listening will be heading to Byron Bay for Splendour in The Grass - an annual music festival which is coming up on 20 years of gigs - and in honour of that yearly pilgrimage which so many music lovers make, Today's guest is one of the founders of Splendour in the Grass, and indeed one of the founders of Homebake before that - the one and only Jess Ducrou. She’s an incredible woman to listen to, and she has some excellent things to say about what it takes to make a safe event, what it ...


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291: Bryan Fogel
First up - you may know I like to ride bikes.Bikes are freedom machines. Freedom from your physical location, freedom from a sedentary life and for me, freedom from unhelpful thinking - I love to ride because it gets me from place to place, clears my head and helps my body and mind work well while I’m at it. I am not a competitive cyclist. However right now the biggest competition in world cycling is happening every night on the telly - the Tour De France is upon us.And while every sport has dealt with it, ...

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290: Lucy Bloom
Lucy Bloom is a CEO, author, doula, and charity leader from Sydney Australia. She’s done just so much, it’s hard to put it all into one intro.But what she shares in this conversation is an unflinching drive to make the world a better place - be it by teaching men how they can be present and supportive during the birth of their children, helping charities from Cambodia to Ethiopia provide better outcomes for mothers and children struggling in those communities, or inspiring others with her own story about ho...

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289: Damien Echols
Damien Echols is an author, activist and ceremonial magician from the US, and he was one of the West Memphis Three. It was an incredibly famous case of the miscarriage of justice. Along with two others, Damien was falsely convicted of the murder of three eight year old boys.There are plenty of documentaries and dramas that were made about the case - but if you’ve seen Making a Murderer it will get you close to what went on at the trial. Barely 18yrs old, Damien was sentenced to death and ended up spending 1...


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288: Sonya Pemberton
Sonya Pemberton is an Emmy-winning science documentary maker.She’s recently made JABBED - love, fear and vaccines; URANIUM - Twisting the Dragon's Tail, and now, #VITAMANIA all about how many if any vitamins we need daily. We got in touch when a few months ago I put a photo of myself getting some vaccination shots up on instagram.We have a baby on the way. I don’t want that baby to die of a disease that belongs in a Dickens novel. Vaccines are proven effective by the scientific process, so therefore I use v...

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287: Stephen Dupont
Stephen Dupont is a conflict photojournalist from Australia.For thirty years he’s travelled the world photographing people, places and cultures at  their most beautiful, their most vulnerable, and often their most violent.Stephen is a rare breed of person, the kind that willingly forges forward into a conflict zone, hoping to get the right shot that will tell the story of those in side the conflict so that those on the outside world may bear witness to it and maybe do something to change it. As you’d imagin...

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286: Doris Younane
Doris Younane is a highly acclaimed Australian actor who became a household name for her role in Nine Network’s McLeod’s Daughters. However she’s been on our screens and stages for a long time. Heartbreak High, Rake, False Witness, Water Rats, Blackjack, Stingers, Sea Change, Party Tricks, Janet King, Catching Milat, Soul Mates, even The Wrong Girl.Now Doris is on the new Ten drama “Five Bedrooms".Doris came around to the apartment the other day to chat about life, studying at NIDA, being in a relationship ...


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285: Stan Grant
Stan Grant is an Australian television news and political journalist. He is currently the ABC's indigenous and international affairs analyst, and professor of global affairs at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.He’s written a number of books, two which absolutely stand out are Talking to My Country, and his latest book Australia Day. You see Stan is an Aboriginal First Nation Australian man. His father was an elder of the Wiradjuri people - a country that stretches across central NSW - from Wagga...

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284: Julian Mitchell
Julian Mitchell is the co-founder of the Mushroom cultivation company Life Cykel find about more about him and the work he’s doing at LifeCykel.comHe’s an interesting guy - he used to work in the mining industry and had a moment where he chose to do something different. Something very different. Something that would put people more in touch with the food they ate, and something which would allow recycling of food and waste products in a sustainable way. Life Cykel have made some heavy hitting friends, and i...

Democracy with James Mathison
Checking in, May 17, 2019James Mathison. My former Channel [v] and Australian Idol team mate. Former campaigner for the federal electorate of Waringah up against Tony Abbot.Host of the TV show Thrones 360, the wrap up show that airs after Game Of Thrones on Foxtel - the last ever episode which comes out this Monday. It’s an election tomorrow in Australia. Let’s talk democracy, and what is working - what isn’t working and what else we might do about fairly governing millions of people. Come to my kitchen tab...

283: Briggs
Briggs is an Indigenous Australian rapper, actor, comedian, and record label owner from Shepparton, Victoria. From his breakout album in 2009, Briggs has gone on to dominate the hip hop scene here and abroad. He’s released four solo albums, as well as the landmark “Reclaim Australia” with AB Original - an album that spoke volumes to the conversation about race relations in our country. A.B. Original were recently crowned APRA’s 2018 Songwriters of the Year and in 2017 won the ARIAs for Best Independent Rele...


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282: Jonathan Haidt
Jonathan Haidt is a Social psychologist at NYU-Stern. He’s the author of The Righteous Mind, and his latest book The Coddling of The American Mind. We are a few weeks out from an election here in Australia so I couldn’t think of a better time to get someone on the show to help us explore how our thinking is being swayed from outside influences, why we are getting just so super-sensitive to things we never used to be sensitive about, and indeed what we stand to lose by protecting ourselves from and avoiding ...

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281: Jo Thornely
My guest today is Jo Thornely - on twitter @JoThornely. Jo is an author, podcaster and music aficionado from Sydney Australia. A rabid live-tweeter of The Bachelor in all its forms, Jo is also utterly fascinated by Cults. Her Book and podcast of the same name “Zealot” is an incredibly interesting exploration into what makes people believe things that really, really aren’t real - and believe them so much that they will do, and have done, many many really awful things. It’s absolutely fascinating and I can’t ...

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280: Ian Dickson
My guest today needs very little introduction. Ian Dickson. Dicko as you’d know him, was a brilliantly powerful record company executive that worked hand in glove with Simon Cowell as they created and broke Westlife across the planet. He came out to Australia to work with BMG records and a few years later came to public prominence as the ‘nasty’ judge on Australian Idol. A massive media career followed, TV shows, radio shows, you name it, he did it. But as you’ll hear in our chat - the Dicko as we knew him ...


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279: Mahmood Fazal
My guest today is Mahmood Fazal. He’s a journalist for Vice, and hosts the compelling podcast “Violent Times”, a show that explores the role of violence in our modern society. From speaking to graffiti artists who were involved in brutal street violence in Melbourne in the 80s and 90s, to connecting with Australia’s Deadliest Soldier, to spending an afternoon with the Yakuza in Japan - Mahmood gets face to face with the people who have not only committed violence on others, but have been victims of violence...

278: Todd Liubinskas
Todd Liubinskas is Strength and Conditioning Coach, Entrepreneur, and the new Fitness Director at Men’s Health. He’s also the founder of “Let’s Get Going” a non-profit mentor and experience program. They aspire to promote the health and well being of adults from the age of 18 years old with an intellectual or physical challenge. One of their goals is to provide a fitness program that will be fun, safe and enhance social relationships; as well as establishing a pattern of physical activity to promote wellnes...


277: Tanya Hennessy
Tanya Hennessy is a comedian, author, broadcaster and YouTube superstar. She’s currently on the radio every weekend right around the country, on the internet being very, very funny - and about to be on Bachelor in Paradise UNPACKED where she and her colleagues watch every episode of The Bachelor in Paradise and react to it - like a mini version of Goggle Box. It’s extraordinarily funny. That’s mainly because she is extraordinarily funny too. Tanya has an incredible story to tell, and as a woman in Australia...

276: Christina Hoff Sommers
My guest today is Christina Hoff Sommers - former Philosophy professor at Clark University in the US and currently a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Find her on twitter @CHSommersHer work mainly focuses on gender politics, feminism and free speech in universities.She’s out in Australia for the #feminist events with Roxanne Gay - Sydney Friday 29th and Melbourne Sunday 31st. Now I know she’s a divisive figure, and I personally don’t agree with some of the things that she said in our co...

275: Dr Ian Chung
Dr Ian Chung has been practising for nearly fifty years in Sydney, Australia. We’ll get into his story shortly - however, he made a name for himself as "Dr Rock”, the doctor to call when you have a major international performer that can’t make the show and there are 20,000 people who have bought tickets and are on the way to the gig as you speak. That’s when you called Dr Chung. If you’ve read my book, you’ll know how I came to meet him - but I can’t tell you how glad I am that I did. Not only was he and th...


274: Josh Szeps
Josh Szeps is a Tv presenter and radio broadcaster now based in Sydney Australia. He’s currently working on the ABC presenting the Weekend Breakfast on ABC News. Josh and I have worked together a few times in our careers - however, he went on to become far more successful than I with his award-winning satirical radio work, his work as a founding host of Huff Post Live, and his podcast We The People Live. Josh has a show coming up at the Melbourne International Comedy festival #youtoo, tickets are available ...

273: Graeme Simsion Part 2
Graeme Simsion is an Australian author, screenwriter, playwright and data modeller. Yes, we get nerdy and talk about Data Modelling in this chat. Graeme changed careers relatively late in life to become an author, and achieved astonishing success with his books centred around the character Don Tillman - the Rosie Trilogy, The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect, and now most recently The Rosie Result. Graeme kindly and gently introduced the world to Don Tillman a few years ago now, a man who has a different way...

273: Graeme Simsion Part 1
Graeme Simsion is an Australian author, screenwriter, playwright and data modeller. Yes, we get nerdy and talk about Data Modelling in this chat. Graeme changed careers relatively late in life to become an author, and achieved astonishing success with his books centred around the character Don Tillman - the Rosie Trilogy, The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect, and now most recently The Rosie Result. Graeme kindly and gently introduced the world to Don Tillman a few years ago now, a man who has a different way...


272: Joe Williams Part 2
Joe Williams is an author, speaker, and activist. A proud Wiradjuri, 1st Nations Aboriginal man born in Cowra NSW, raised in Wagga NSW. Joe’s a former elite athlete - having played Rugby League at the highest levels in this country before switching to boxing and becoming the 2x WBF World Jnr Welterweight Champion. Joe now dedicates his time to traveling the country giving talks and running workshops on Suicide Prevention and Wellbeing Education. I obviously knew about Joe before I met him, but we got a chan...

272: Joe Williams Part 1
Joe Williams is an author, speaker, and activist. A proud Wiradjuri, 1st Nations Aboriginal man born in Cowra NSW, raised in Wagga NSW. Joe’s a former elite athlete - having played Rugby League at the highest levels in this country before switching to boxing and becoming the 2x WBF World Jnr Welterweight Champion. Joe now dedicates his time to traveling the country giving talks and running workshops on Suicide Prevention and Wellbeing Education. I obviously knew about Joe before I met him, but we got a chan...

271: Naomi Simson Part 2
Naomi Simson is an Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, Founding director of Red Ballon and Co-Founder of the Big Red Group. She’s written three books - Live What you Love, Ready to Soar and "I Want What She’s Having”. She also featured for a number of years on Shark Tank as one of the investors. This is the second time Naomi’s been on the show and so much has happened since then. We do give our conversation some context but if you’d like to get the full story of her background we cover that extensively in the fi...


271: Naomi Simson Part 1
Naomi Simson is an Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, Founding director of Red Ballon and Co-Founder of the Big Red Group. She’s written three books - Live What you Love, Ready to Soar and "I Want What She’s Having”. She also featured for a number of years on Shark Tank as one of the investors. This is the second time Naomi’s been on the show and so much has happened since then. We do give our conversation some context but if you’d like to get the full story of her background we cover that extensively in the fi...

270: Adam Guthrie Part 2
Adam Guthrie is a Chef and Wellness coach that splits his time between Byron Bay and Bali. Living a life chasing what he thought was success, and at the frighteningly young age of 39, Adam suffered a heart attack. Unlike many men who simply take the stent and don’t change their diet and just stay on the downward spiral, Adam made a lasting commitment to change - and as he describes managed to get off his heart medication through taking a path of more physical activity and a plant based diet. But he didn’t j...

270: Adam Guthrie Part 1
Adam Guthrie is a Chef and Wellness coach that splits his time between Byron Bay and Bali. Living a life chasing what he thought was success, and at the frighteningly young age of 39, Adam suffered a heart attack. Unlike many men who simply take the stent and don’t change their diet and just stay on the downward spiral, Adam made a lasting commitment to change - and as he describes managed to get off his heart medication through taking a path of more physical activity and a plant based diet. But he didn’t j...


269: Allan Sparkes CV, OAM, CBC Part 2
Allan Sparkes is Dep Commissioner - Mental Health Commission of NSW. Cross of Valour, OAM & Commendation for Brave Conduct recipient. He’s a Best selling Author & Speaker. And self described Rugby Tragic.Find him on Twitter @AllanSparkes and on IG @Allansparkes_cv Allan Sparkes OAM is one of Australia's most highly decorated citizens and a leader in the shift toward the inclusion of lived experience in the areas of mental wellness and suicide prevention.  Allan is one of just five Australian heroes in the p...

269: Allan Sparkes CV, OAM, CBC Part 1
Allan Sparkes is Dep Commissioner - Mental Health Commission of NSW. Cross of Valour, OAM & Commendation for Brave Conduct recipient. He’s a Best selling Author & Speaker. And self described Rugby Tragic.Find him on Twitter @AllanSparkes and on IG @Allansparkes_cv Allan Sparkes OAM is one of Australia's most highly decorated citizens and a leader in the shift toward the inclusion of lived experience in the areas of mental wellness and suicide prevention.  Allan is one of just five Australian heroes in the p...

268: Johann Hari Part 2
Johann Hari is the author of two New York Times best-selling books. His first, ‘Chasing the Scream: the First and Last Days of the War on Drugs’, is currently being adapted into a major Hollywood feature film, and into a non-fiction documentary series. You can search for his Ted Talk “Everything you know about addiction is wrong” online or in the show notes. His most recent book, ‘Lost Connections: Uncovering The Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions’ really struck a chord with me - becau...


268: Johann Hari Part 1
Johann Hari is the author of two New York Times best-selling books. His first, ‘Chasing the Scream: the First and Last Days of the War on Drugs’, is currently being adapted into a major Hollywood feature film, and into a non-fiction documentary series. You can search for his Ted Talk “Everything you know about addiction is wrong” online or in the show notes. His most recent book, ‘Lost Connections: Uncovering The Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions’ really struck a chord with me - becau...

267: Michael McQueen
@Michael_McQueen is a speaker, author and futurist from Australia. The majority of his work centres around helping organisations prepare for what’s to come, to look beyond the horizon at how trends in society, in politics, in technology will change the way they work. This applies to not only the private sector but also the public sector. I’m happy about this because ideas can sometimes move faster through the private sector and then into public policy when enough of the community demands it. Michael’s sixth...

266: Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor made world headlines a few years ago when in seeking to battle food addiction, he lost over 50kg by eating nothing but potatoes for a whole year. It’s a simple headline however his story goes much deeper than that. Speaking to Andrew, I learned that even though in my case the addiction was alcohol - our stories were very similar, and the abstinence model was what worked for us both. During our conversation, I heard many parallels with my own life, my own relationship to food and indeed what I ...


Remembering Annalise Braakensiek
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Summer Special: Kath Koschel
Kath Koschel is an incredibly inspiring human. She’s the founder of kindnessfactory.com and has a story that will break your heart three times before it lifts you up into the glowing warm of the collective love of humanity. This conversation deals with suicide and the effects of road trauma, so if you do need to talk to anyone please seek help from your doctor or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.Kath’s story is one of the incredible power of human resilience and the overwhelming kindness of our community at large....

Summer Special: Jane Lu
Jane Lu is the founder and CEO of online fashion retailer Showpo, a company valued at over $30M dollars. You can find her on Instagram @thelazyceo and I can tell you first hand that this woman is a powerhouse. A quick scroll through her feed will show you she’s living the dream, surrounding herself with an incredible staff and working damned hard to make her business not only grow but be a great place to work. Was it always this way for her? No way. Did she come from incredible adversity? Did she face failu...


Summer Special: Eiji Han Shimizu
Eiji Han Shimizu is a highly successful publisher, film maker and lecturer. Find out more about him at latinsamurai.comHis exceptional Manga biographies of influential world figures have been published in 25 countries & 10 languages.At 35, working with the biggest media companies in Tokyo his life resembled a picture perfect example of what a highly successful person would have. Following a moment in his life which we talk about, Eiji changed course and embarked on a global search for sustainable happiness,...

265: Steve Baccon
Steve Baccon is a photographer based in Sydney, Australia. Find him on IG @bacconphotoOver the years you would have seen his work on numerous magazine covers, ad campaigns, billboards and book covers - including my own. In fact the photo that became the cover of my book has been named as a finalist in the National Photographic Portrait Prize and will be exhibited at the national portrait gallery in Canberra from Feb 22. The story behind that photo is worth hearing, which is why I got Steve in as my guest th...

264: Doug Menuez
Doug Menuez is a photographer from the US, who has covered everything from the Ethiopian Famine, the emergence of the AIDS crisis, and most notably the rise of Silicon Valley between 1985 and 2000. You and I are communicating right now, both broadcasting and listening, thanks to people that he chronicled during his time documenting the incredible emergence of that part of the world and the technology to come out of it. Doug and I first came to know each other when I was studying at THNK in Amsterdam, and I’...


263: Paul De Gelder
Paul De Gelder is a former naval clearance diver whom after a horrific shark attack which saw him lose his right forearm and right leg, has since become a high-profile shark conservationist, author, actor, motivational speaker and advocate for a plant-based diet. A former Brisbane boy, he found incredible success in the military. First with the Australian Army and then with the Navy - until in February 2009, while testing some new technology in Sydney Harbour right by the naval base next to the opera house,...

262: Damon Herriman
Damon Herriman is an Australian actor best known for his work in the TV show Justified and Mr Inbetween. He and I met when I first started working in TV back in the day, and even lived in the same building for a while when I was living in LA. Damon is on the cusp of exploding into the stratosphere - when we spoke he wasn’t able to discuss what he was working on while I was recording, however I knew it would eventually come out - so I can tell you now. Damon has been cast in the new Tarantino movie Once Upon...

261: Tahnee Schulz
My guest today is Psychologist Tahnee Schulz. Tahnee is a highly experienced psychologist with a background in mental health, trauma, substance use, complex co-morbid presentations and corporate psychology. For the past four years, she has specialised in critical incident response and has worked with various people involved in and affected by the tragic passing of cricketer Phillip Hughes, the Sydney Lindt Café siege, several Royal Commissions and the Nepal Earthquakes Rescue Mission.She’s essentially like ...


260: James Fielding
James Fielding is a doctor, drummer, CEO and founder of a number of companies including Audeara. Find him on Twitter and Instagram @jamesafielding He’s from Brisbane, Australia, and is one of the young guns of the very hot entrepreneurial start up scene there in Queensland. James has quite a story to tell and in this conversation you’ll hear about how he as a doctor chose to pivot into helping others at scale through the power of music. As someone with noise-induced hearing loss, it’s people like James that...

259: Ali Hill
My guest today is Ali Hill. She’s the CEO of Australian Financial Review Fast 100 company Pragmatic Thinking, she’s a psychologist and a best-selling author of the book “Stand Out: A real world guide to get clear, find purpose and become the boss of busy”. Seems like a pretty good idea, right?Her podcast is called “Stand Out life” and can be heard wherever podcasts are - probably the same place you hear this one. She’s got a lot to say about psychology and the role of psychology in negotiation in the workpl...

258: Catherine Milne
Catherine Milne is the publisher at Harper Collins - she’s the reason I have a book out. Catherine is an extraordinary woman, with a wonderful passion for her work and the written word, she is warm and kind and as you’ll hear speaks with a romantic glow in her heart about story and the power of story. Catherine has a tough job - taking chumps like me, who’ve never written more than 800 words and turning them into authors. She guided me through the process with a kind but firm hand, she helped me through the...


257: Matthew Mitcham
Matthew Mitcham is a retired Olympic Diver who has a life full of firsts. He’s the first openly gay athlete to ever win an Olympic gold medal, winning that gold medal with the highest-ever single dive score in Olympic History. While his career was incredibly high profile, and he indeed achieved dominance in his sport - it was what happened out of the pool that has in my opinion shaped the wonderful man who came over to our apartment this week. Matthew wrote a memoir in 2012 called “Twists and Turns”, and is...

256: Emma Roche
Emma Roche is an Australian author and whole-food plant-based food advocate who lives year-round in Belgium. You can find her on instagram @plantplateI’m very aware of the privilege that I have as a white, male, middle class guy that I can afford to live a plant-based life. Indeed at times in my life I have definitely gone overboard and bought the $20 jar of organic virgin dirt single origin solar-powered peanut butter.However it doesn’t have to be like that. And lately I’ve been getting more and more fruga...

255: Jarrad Seng
Jarrad Seng is an Australian photographer, videographer, artist and former contestant on the toughest game on the planet - Survivor. I’m very aware that as a white, straight, male, middle class person - that I was always seeing people that looked like me not only in the world but also on TV. Jarrad didn’t have that. With a mum from Christmas Island and a Dad from Malaysia - the phrase ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’ was very real for him growing up in Western Australia. Today we speak about what life was ...


Remembering Quentin Kenihan
I’m sad today. Because even though Wayne Coyne from the flaming lips tells us that everyone we know someday will die, it’s still tough when they do. Over the weekend my friend, Disability Advocate, Author, Playwright, director, producer, actor and multiple podcast guest Quentin Kenihan passed away. He was 43. He was also a man that had been told he’s not going to live to see his next birthday since he was a child. Anyone that knew him will know what a titan he was. I am so very sad that he is gone. He and I...

254: Susan David Ph. D
I am so excited to be sharing my conversation with Susan David with you. Her book "emotional agility” was one of the books I devoured in the first few months of coming off of meds, as I tried to learn more about my head and about what’s going on when I get triggered with panic or rumination. The wide angle view of Susan’s work is that discomfort or indeed uncomfortable feelings is the price of admission to a meaningful life. When I first saw her Ted Talk, “The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage" which has ...

253: LIVE with Marcus Engman
Marcus Engman is the head of Design at Ikea of Sweden. With one billion customers on this planet - I’d be surprised if you have never lived with a piece of Ikea furniture. This podcast was recorded as a part of a special Ikea event in Sydney, and they’d invited me to interview Marcus on the night and have a conversation about design. But don’t worry this is not a conversation about furniture. Because for a moment - just think about the importance of design. A phrase I’m hung on at the moment around my book ...


252: Natalia Perez
Today I’m joined by LA Radio Superstar Natalia Perez. She’s an announcer on the super-important radio show Big Boy's Neighborhood on Real 92.3 in LA. To give you an idea about how important this show is, the reason you first heard a Kendrick Lamar track on Australian radio is because Big Boy played it on his show first. He’s the one that breaks records to market. His endorsement gives music directors the world over permission to also start playing these songs. He’s a true legend of the industry and by legit...

251: Jarrod McKenna
My guest today is Jarrod McKenna.Jarrod McKenna the is the Teaching Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Perth, he is the co-founder of "First Home Project", a community welcoming housing and “giving a hand up not a hand-out” to recently arrived refugees, and is a peace award winning nonviolent social change trainer.Jarrod obviously a very smart and charismatic man - not many pastors are anything less - but Jarrod is also a man who is voracious in his drive to campaign for positive social change when it comes to...

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250: Audrey Griffen
My guest today is my wife, Audrey Griffen. You can find her on instagram @audreygriffen.Long time listeners of the show will know her through the stories I tell about her, and if you’ve read the book you’ll know all about her and how we met. You’ll also know how she’s played an enormous role in helping me heal and indeed come back from the edge of sanity.Last week on the show you heard me tell Todd Sampson about how Audrey saved my life, and today you’ll hear her side of the story - and truth be told, I lea...

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249: Osher Günsberg (by Todd Sampson) Part 2
My guest today, once again is me.A few weeks ago legendary human, documentary maker, story teller, adventurer and all-around super-human Todd Sampson came onto my show and when he did, Todd insisted that one day he interview me.Part one was last week, and if you’ve not listened to that, please go back and check it out, because it will make this conversation have much more context.In this second half of the conversation with Todd, we get into the darkest of the darkness. We discuss the stuff that I cover in ...

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248: Osher Günsberg (by Todd Sampson) Part 1
My guest today, is me.A few weeks ago legendary human, documentary maker, storyteller, adventurer and all-around super-human Todd Sampson came onto my show and when he did, Todd insisted that one day he interview me.Well, today’s the day.It’s an incredible honour to have Todd do this - he’s one of the smartest and busiest men on the planet, and he took nearly three hours out of his day to come to our kitchen and interview me.It’s such a marathon that Andy and I are splitting this into two parts.Because it’s...

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247: Emilie Brabon Hames
Emilie Brabon Hames is author, Transformation coach and Nutrition coach, and one 1/2 of the team that helped me totally transform my body for the cover of men’s health magazine.You can find her online @emiliebrabonhames .We heard from her husband Chief last week, and now it’s Em’s turn.Her story of how she went from a reclusive kid to one of the most powerful transformation coaches in the country, transforming literally thousands of lives every year with her Original Bootcamp work - well it’s something that...

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246: Chief Brabon
Chief Brabon is the Fitness Director at Men’s Health Australia, the CEO of TransformationCoach.com and CEO of Original Bootcamp.It was with Chief Brabon and his wife Emilie Brabon-Hames that I worked out every day for ten weeks to achieve my cover shot of Men’s Health Australia.When you spend an hour of your day with someone every day - you get to know them pretty well, and I got to know that both Chief and his wife Em have remarkable stories to tell.We’ll hear Em’s story next week, it’s compelling and a tr...

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245: Matt Griggs
Matt Griggs is a high performance coach, keynote speaker and meditation teacher from Sydney Australia, you can find him online at mattgriggs.com or on instagram @mattgriggs.For years Matt worked with some of the worlds most successful athletes in the surfing world, helping them focus in and out of the water for not only world-beating performances in competition - but with resilience out of the water too.Matt famously coached three-time world-champion surfer and shark-puncher Mick Fanning, and 6 time world-c...

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244: Sally Rugg
Sally Rugg is an LGBTIQ activist and Executive Director of Change.org - find her on twitter @sallyrugg or on Instagram @_campaign_papi.Sally is a smart, charming, powerful person whose leadership and drive to make our community as inclusive and excellent as it can be is something I found inspirational.If you’ve ever wondered about why someone might pursue a career in activism, or indeed what life is like for someone who stands up in public and fights for the human rights of those underrepresented in our com...

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243: Abdullah Zeinab
Abdullah Zeinab is a plant-based ultra-endurance cyclist, a man with a crystal clear outlook on life and the capacity for incredible self-awareness. You can find him on YouTube by searching The Glucose Network, or follow him on Instagram @abdullahzeinabAbdullah is a prominent figure in both the plant-based and cycling community, his videos online and live streams are the stuff of legend.However - recently Abdullah completed the Indian Pacific Wheel Race, an ultra-endurance, unsupported bike race from the In...

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242: Kath Koschel
Kath Koschel is an incredibly inspiring human. She’s the founder of kindnessfactory.com and has a story that will break your heart three times before it lifts you up into the glowing warmth of the collective love of humanity.This conversation deals with suicide and the effects of road trauma, so if you do need to talk to anyone please seek help from your doctor or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.Kath’s story is one of the incredible power of human resilience and the overwhelming kindness of our community at large...

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241: Paul Field
`Paul Field is the Managing Director of international children’s entertainment mega-brand The Wiggles. He’s also an ambassador for Red Nose Day, which funds research and support around the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS.Nine babies and children in Australia will die today as a result of SIDS, but that number is down 85% of what it once was due largely to the incredible research and awareness that Red Nose Day raises money to support.After listening to this, I’m sure you’ll want to throw s...

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240: Rob Mills
Rob Mills is an actor, singer, and musical theatre superstar from Melbourne Australia. You can find him on Instagram @robmillsymills.Rob first rose to prominence during the debut season of Australian Idol back in 2003, and as you’ll hear had a rollercoaster ride from there to where he is now. One that involved the highest of highs, and the very lowest of lows. In this conversation we do talk about the subject of suicide, so if you or if anyone you know needs help - in Australia please call Lifeline on 13 11...

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239: Ditch Davey
Ditch Davey is an incredibly successful Australian actor and producer who first rose to prominence on the TV show “Blue Heelers” but has since gone on to appear in countless films and TV shows - notably Spartacus and Black Box, and most recently the TV show Harrow which you can see on ABC iView.  Ditch is a remarkable man with a brilliant outlook on life.  He’s a man who’s pursued a career in a seasonal industry, one that subjects you to the terrifying and constant judgment of who you are as a human - but t...

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238: Danielle Prince
My guest today is Danielle Prince. On Instagram she’s @danniprince, follow her there and let her know that you heard her here.  Danielle is a Commonwealth Games and Olympic Rhythmic Gymnast. In her words - rhythmic gymnastics is the absolute fusion between athleticism and art. It is the sport that is designed to make the impossible look easy.  And Danielle’s story is one of how much time, effort, focus, and dedication it takes to do just that, to make the impossible look easy.  Spoiler alert - relentless fo...

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237: Guy Sebastian
Guy Sebastian is a singer, songwriter and producer from Sydney, Australia.  He’s on instagram and twitter @guysebastian  The first winner of Australian Idol back in 2003, he and I have known each other for most of our careers.  We’ve had interviews along the way, at Channel [v] or on radio - but he and I have never spoken like we speak today.  Guy Sebastian has an incredible voice, and is a very, very successful recording artist in Australia because he works harder than almost anyone.  However along the way...

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236: Todd Sampson
Todd Sampson is an adventurer, award-winning documentary-maker, television presenter and businessman. Originally from Canada, he’s made a home for himself in Australia where he rose to become one of the most influential business executives in the country.  Known to Australians as the guy in the t-shirt on one of Australia’s most successful and longest-running panel shows “Gruen”, Todd’s TV career took on a life of it’s own.  Aside from his TV work, Todd's business resume is formidable. He’s the former CEO o...

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235: Jamie Pride
Jamie Pride is a serial entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist and author on a mission to help shift the needle on startup culture. Find him on instagram @jamiepride  We’ve all heard the Cinderella story - two people create an iPhone app, sell their business to Google for $20M after 18 months and now everyone’s taking baths in Lambos and Bitcoin taking Uber Jets to Burning Man.  However that’s not the real story.  92% of startups fail.  And Jamie has a very real and personal experience of failure.  Jamie was form...

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234: Melissa Ambrosini
Melissa Ambrosini is an Author, Podcaster and Motivational Speaker. You can find her on instagram @melissaambrosini. Her first book “Mastering your Mean Girl” was an absolute hit, and she’s just released a new book “Open Wide”. We might not all be authors, we might not all reinvent ourselves and work hard to become authorities on self-help and self-love : but all of us have been at rock bottom, and Melissa’s story of how she came back from a place of true darkness and peril is one that will move you. This o...

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233: Simon Hill
Simon Hill is an entrepreneur and advocate for plant-based eating. Originally from Melbourne, he’s now based in Bondi Beach. You can find him on Instagram @plant_proof and online at plantproof.com - a guide to living a plant-based diet for people who like to be on the more active side of life.Simon’s story is just remarkable.He is one of Australia’s most successful young entrepreneurs, investors, and advisors.As we talked he was very humble about his businesses - just casually dropping that he started a “te...

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232: Shane Perkins
My guest today is elite cyclist Shane Perkins, you can find him on twitter @perkoperkins. Shane is an Olympic Games Bronze Medalist, a world champion team sprinter and a former Keirin track world champion.  Shane’s story is one of coming out from under his father’s shadow, committing to a goal and striving for what he wanted. We might not all be track cyclists capable of exploding an astonishing 2500w of power out of our legs, but we all have something that we want to get done. Shane’s story is so great bec...

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231: Fraser Bayley
Fraser Bayley is a bodybuilder and trainer originally from NZ and now living in New Orleans, Louisiana. You can follow his adventures at @evolvingalpha on Instagram or FB.  Fraser’s story is a heroes journey if ever there was one.  From an unwell butcher who lived with a diagnosis of ADHD and then bipolar disorder, to a powerful bodybuilder who has achieved an incredible physique on a vegan diet.  However, Fraser’s transformation is way more than physical. The way he describes the dark place he was in durin...

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230: Brett Robbo
Brett Robinson, or Robbo to his athletes and clients, is a high-performance coach who worked for years with the Australian Paralympic team. He’s since branched out into the wider community, hoping to bring his concepts and ideas that he learned and developed over the course of his incredibly successful career with elite athletes, and share them with the wider community. He has an excellent podcast that I highly recommend - Your Life Of Impact, which you can find wherever great podcasts are heard. Brett’s st...

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229: Bernie Black
Bernie Black is the CEO of Brave Foundation, and the author of the book "Brave Little Bear: The inspirational Story of a Teenage Mother”.  Bernie’s story is not uncommon, but it’s something we don’t really speak about still.  Teenage pregnancy.  I know that Bernie’s story will resonate with many people listening, and I am sure it might even be confronting to some people listening.  Bernie has not only built an incredible life for her son, and now larger family - she’s risen to create an incredible career fo...

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228: Luke Heggie
Luke Heggie is a comedian from Sydney Australia. I’ve known Luke since we were eight and growing up with him and watching his career flourish has been one of the true pleasures of my life. One new year’s day he decided he’d give stand up comedy a go. Less than a month later he’d won his heat in JJJ’s high-profile national Raw Comedy competition, and soon after that had won the whole thing. Since then he’s worked tirelessly to hone his writing, his delivery and his work. He regularly tours internationally an...

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227: Michael Cassel
My guest today is Michael Cassel.  He’s an internationally acclaimed theatre producer - when you see Lion King or “Beautiful” the Carole King musical - he’s the man who put everyone together in the same place to make the show happen.  Hundreds of people didn’t suddenly decide to learn the same songs and dance routines and turn up in a theatre to perform them in synchronicity with thousands of people deciding to sit in that theatre - he’s the man that makes those moments happen.  And he’s been making those m...

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226: Dr Elise Bialylew
Today’s show is with Dr Elise Bailylew, founder of Mindful in May and you can find out about her work at Mindfulinmay.org (https://www.mindfulinmay.org) It’s no mistake that Dr Bailylew is on the show today, as you know I’ve been trying to work a mindfulness-based meditation practice into my day as a way to help me deal with life now I’m off meds. It is certainly not enough in itself, but it’s one of the things that I use to help my brain work things out. I wanted to get Dr Bailylew on to maybe help you und...

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225: Geoff Wilson
Geoff Wilson is a noted figure in the Australian Finance industry, he’s the founder and chairman of Wilson Asset Management. In the last year Geoff was named an officer in the general division of the Order of Australia for services to the business and finance sector, professional financial bodies and the community as a supporter of charitable foundations. I never grew up knowing anything about finance, the stock market, investment - it just wasn’t around me. It was only later in life that I started to meet ...

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224: Tess Haubrich
Tess Haubrich is an Australian Actor who you can find on instagram @tesshaubrich (https://www.instagram.com/tesshaubrich). She's currently starring in Wolf Creek 2, available on demand on Stan in Australia - she’s also in the Ridley Scott film Alien Covenant and kicking ass and taking names in the Jackie Chan film Bleeding Steel. She’s an absolute badass and proved this by showing up at the apartment with her 2yr old when the sitter didn’t eventuate. So, through this show you’ll hear the occasional interrup...

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223: Sandra Sully
Sandra Sully is Australian Journalism Royalty.  She’s the Senior News Editor for Network Ten News and has been the Anchor of their afternoon bulletin for more than a decade.  She's on Twitter @sandra_sully (https://twitter.com/Sandra_Sully).  Sandra is an astonishingly focused person, her dedication and drive to do great work is undeniable as you’ll hear in this conversation.  In a time when news of varying reliability is coming at us from every angle ten times a minute through our phones, the role of a leg...

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222: Beverley Mirolo
Beverley Mirolo OAM is the chairman of the Leukaemia Foundation Australia and she’s participating this year in the world’s greatest shave.  Bev’s got an incredible story - she grew up in country Queensland, trained as a nurse from the age of sixteen and is still a RN now in her 70s.  Through her work she had first-hand exposure to the challenges faced by people living with blood cancers. She started working at the Royal Brisbane Hospital in 1980 where she played a major role in the planning and development ...

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221: Yumi Stynes
Yumi Stynes is a Radio & TV Presenter, Podcaster, Photographer and writer from Sydney, Australia. You can find her on twitter and instagram @yumichild.  She and I have known each other for 18 years now, and I get a bit teary at the end of this one when I start telling her how happy I am that she’s still in my life.  Yumi and I got together at the house where she lives with her wonderful family, to talk about her new book.  Look, there’s a lot of swearing in this episode - but we’re all grownups, and my down...

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220: Lucy Durack
Lucy Durack is a singer and actress from Australia who came to prominence as Glinda the good witch in the Australian production of Wicked. Lucy's method for creating the life she desired is astonishing.  You can follow Lucy on Twitter @lucydurack (https://twitter.com/lucydurack)  Her story of how she manifested her dream role, how she stayed ready for when the opportunity came her way - is incredibly inspiring.  I can't wait for you to hear this.  You can see Lucy perform in Wizard Of Oz, which just wrapped...

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219: Hilary Innes
Hilary Innes is an Executive Producer at Network Ten, and she oversees the shows that I work on, including Bachelor, Bachelorette and the soon to be seen Bachelor in Paradise.  Hilary is a legend of the Australian TV industry, and we talk all about her time working closely with Ray Martin during the heady days of the Midday Show on 9 - and yes, the famous Normie Rowe/Ron Casey punch-out segment was one she produced and she tells the whole story in this conversation.  Hilary went on to be the Head of Enterta...

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218: Peter FitzSimons
Peter FitzSimons  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

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217: Jan Fran
My guest today is Jan Fran. Find her on twitter @Jan__Fran . Jan is the co-host of the nightly SBS news show “The Feed”. She’s an incredibly skilled journalist and documentary producer who’s covered stories in places you’d be to frightened even fly over.Her recent work is available to see online at https://www.sbs.com.au including her documentary “America’s first climate change refugees” which we talk about at length in this conversation. Jan speaks three languages, but because I only speak one we did this ...

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216: Maz Compton
Maz Compton is a well-known broadcaster from Sydney who for years was all over the TV when she worked on MTV, and later all over the radio, culminating in her Stint on the high-profile breakfast shift on 2Day FM in Sydney.  That life is mostly behind her now, however she did write a book about her experiences which you can at https://www.mazcompton.net or on Amazon.  Maz is a great chat, an inspiring woman, and I’m so grateful she came by the apartment to chat on a lovely Sydney afternoon.  Ladies and gentl...

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215: James Mathison
James Mathison is an Australian TV Presenter, writer, father, activist and now politician.  James and I worked together for many years on Australian Idol, and before that we worked together on Channel [v]. I’ve known Jim since 2000 and he’s still one of the most clever people I’ve ever met.  He’ll read a paper cover to cover every day, read a book a week, and still find time to be a brilliant father to his two wonderful girls.  James came around and we shot the breeze at my old place back in Bondi about 18 ...

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214: Adam Richard
My guest today is Adam Richard.  He’s a standup comedian, writer, TV Guy and all ‘round wonderful human.  We recorded this before Australia enthusiastically voted YES to marriage equality, so you’ll notice that there might be a bit of chat in there about the plebiscite - but I wanted to leave it in as a memory of what we as a country went through.  Find Adam on Twitter at @adamrichard (https://twitter.com/adamrichard) and let him know you heard him here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out infor...

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213: Quentin Kenihan
My guest today is a giant amongst men. He’s a man by the name of Quentin Kenihan. @qkenihan on Twitter. We’ve known each other about fifteen years, and I’m glad he’s a mate. He was born with brittle bone disease, which basically means if you hug him too tight, you’ll break him. The last time he told me, he’d counted 662 broken bones in his life. That number has probably eclipsed that number by now. Quentin has been told by too many doctors to count that “this could be it” and “you might not make it”, and ye...

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212: Chris Raine
Chris Raine is the founder and CEO on the not-for-profit “Hello Sunday Morning” you can find him on Twitter by following @ckraine.  And if you like, you can download that app daybreak. Downloaded from wherever you download me.  Hello Sunday morning is all about creating a healthy relationship to alcohol. So when is conversation Chris and I talk a lot about his journey with alcohol, I talk about my journey with alcohol-most of the story you may have heard before but if you’re new it'll be the first time.  Th...

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211: Nigel Marsh
Nigel Marsh is an Author, Speaker, Body Image activist and the powerhouse behind “The Sydney Skinny” which is one of the largest organised skinny dips in the world, in an effort to promote body positivity and a healthier relationship with your self.Nigel wrote the best selling book “Fat, Forty and Fired”, and has a brilliant outlook on life that will challenge whatever amount of comfort you have in your comfort zone, causing you to look at what it is you’re doing with your day, or even your life. He’s a ver...

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210: Mark Humphries
Mark Humphries is a comedian, writer, multi-linguist and satirist from Australia who currently bringing the funny every night on the SBS News Show “The Feed”. He’s the blonde guy, the funny one. On November 24th Mark and his writing partner put out an end-of year special which you can catch on SBS On Demand, it’s called “Privatise Now” - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1092676163844/Privatise-Now-The-Feed-End-of-Year Mark is a super-interesting man, a man who’s created his own work out of thin air, in...

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209: Joel Pilgrim
Joel Pilgrim (https://www.twitter.com/joelspilgrim) is the Founder and CEO of the Waves of Wellness Foundation. He also works closely with One Wave is All it Takes, who have featured on this show before.Joel is a surfer who has a passion for helping others, particularly in the mental health space. He’s worked as an occupational therapist for mental health patients transitioning back to life after hospitalisation and now runs a program called Waves of Wellness - Joel and his team are pioneering evidence-base...

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208: Luke Ford
Luke Ford is an Australian actor best known for his roles in Animal Kingdom, Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Black Balloon and most recently What if it works?You can find him on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lukeford__/We met at the premiere of What If It Works his latest film, which is an exploration into a love story between two young folks living with very different brains. Luke plays a man with severe OCD and he falls for a woman with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Both mental illnesses ar...


207: Barry DuBois
Barry DuBois is a carpenter, builder, developer, philanthropist and TV Renovation guru from Sydney, Australia.He is probably best known to Aussie audiences as the man who re-makes people’s homes on “The Living Room” which is on Network Ten on Friday nights.Two weeks before he and I had the conversation you’ll hear today, Barry announced to Australia that the cancer he’d beaten a few years ago was back, and aggressively so.Barry was kind enough to come around to our small apartment in Bronte to share his sto...

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206: Mike Munro
Mike Munro is an Australian journalist and author, who rose to prominence as a part of the early line-up of the then groundbreaking TV Show 60 minutes.He went on to host the nightly magazine show “A Current Affair”, which broke some of the biggest stories of its time, before editorially turning a corner that lead him to split from the show - which he talks about in this conversation.Mike’s latest project is called “Lawless” - The Real Bushrangers, you can see it in Australia on Foxtel and NZ on Sky.He takes...

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205: Alicia Malone
Alicia Malone is an author, film critic and friend who lives in Los Angeles California. She and I crossed paths a few times in our careers and grew to become quite close during my time in L.A. Difference is, she managed to stay afloat while I had to come back to Sydney.Alicia’s career path reads like a blueprint for success.When people ask me about getting into the industry, Alicia’s tireless work ethic, undeniable drive and creative creation of her own work is an example to follow.Alicia’s latest book, “Ba...

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204: Benjamin Law
Benjamin Law is an Australian journalist, author, screenwriter, activist and speaker. He shot to fame when the semi-autobiographical TV series based on his best-selling book “The Family Law” became a massive hit. He’s recently written the latest “Quarterly Essay” which addresses the “Safe Schools” education debate in Australia and is an active campaigner for equality in Australia. Benjamin is a wonderfully smart and charming man, who brings a kind grace to the topic of a demographically changing face of Aus...

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203: Easkey Britton
Dr Easkey Britton is a passionate ocean advocate from Donegal in the rugged North-West of Ireland.  Find her on Instagram at @easkeysurf, where you can follow her adventures around the world.She and I met in Amsterdam when I attended the THNK school of creative leadership.Easkey is the co-founder of Waves Of Freedom - which uses surfing as a creative medium for social change.Last time she was on this podcast she described in incredible detail her joy of teaching women and girls in Iran to surf on the Caspia...

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202: Sam Dastyari
Sam Dastyari (@samdastyari) is an Australian Politician, he represents NSW in the Senate - and he’s a part of the Labor Party. He was only 30 when he won the seat and has made quite a name for himself in the four years that he’s been in office. A non-practicing muslim, Sam has drawn a lot of scrutiny from some people who can’t quite conceive of there actually being such a thing. I’ll let him explain it. Sam has quite a story, and in the comfort of my kitchen over a cup of tea he and I were able to talk at l...

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201: Maz Compton
Maz Compton is a well-known broadcaster from Sydney who for years was all over the TV when she worked on MTV, and later all over the radio, culminating in her stint on the high-profile breakfast shift on 2Day FM in Sydney.  That life is mostly behind her now, however she did write a book about her experiences which we talk about here - but we also talk about what it was to have worked so hard to get the dream job and then have the dream job go away. You can find her book at mazcompton.net or on Amazon. Maz ...

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200: Fiona O'Loughlin
Fiona O’Loughlin is an Australian stand-up comedian and Author, find her on twitter @FionaOLoughlin_She came to my house one afternoon last week, with a documentary crew in tow - as she’s been filming the last few years of her life’s journey which will become a film before too long.Fiona has an incredible story. I will let her tell most of it, however it’s important to know how incredible her Comedy Career is, and what it means for someone of her profile to talk openly about the struggles she’s faced.In thi...

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199: Adele Vuko
Adele Vuko is one-third of the Australian all-female comedy team Skit Box.Find her on Instagram @adele_vukoShe’s one of the brilliant women behind the viral explosion that was “Activewear” and part of a growing scene of successful online film makers that are finding a way to pay their bills and feed their kids through creating what they’re passionate about.Skit Box have recently finished working on incredibly funny sketch  show available on Abc iView “Wham bam thank you ma’am”In this conversation we talk ab...

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198: Kim Portrate
Kim Portrate is the CEO of Think TV, an industry-led group promoting the use of television advertising in the marketing community. Find her on twitter @KimPortrateShe and I worked together recently at a conference, doing a keynote on a bubble that many marketers live in.But Kim is so much more than that, she is a smart and funny person who has lived through the darker times of our industry with regards to equality, she even had a ‘hidden figures’ moment when it came to bathrooms at one of her workplaces.Kim...

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197: Sage Greenwood
Sage Greenwood is the Managing Director of Wink Models, one of the biggest commercial and editorial modelling agencies in Australia. She has a very interesting story which I can’t wait for you to hear - it’s one you’ve heard before, especially when it comes to the behaviour of models living in cramped accommodation in Milan starving themselves for Fashion Week. However you may not have heard the one about the model with a double degree who goes on to pitch her dream gig at the CEO and finds her own career p...

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196: Brandon Webb
Brandon Webb is a former SEAL Sniper, who served with the US Navy Seals in Seal Team Three. He’s now a NY Times Best-Selling author, independent digital media mogul, dad, experimental aircraft pilot, and all-around interesting and inspiring man to speak to. You can find him on twitter at @BrandonTWebb .Brandon is no stranger to this podcast. He was a part of an epic two-parter back in episode 61&62. I highly recommend going back and listening to his story.To catch you up to speed, Brandon grew up in Califor...

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195: Mel Thomas
Mel Thomas is the founder of The KYUP! Project.You can find her on twitter @kyupprojectMel Thomas is a writer, speaker, media commentator and mother of two girls.She has more than 15 years martial arts experience in Hapkido, the Korean art of self-defence.Mel created KYUP! Project, a self-worth and self-protection program to break the cycle of violence against women and children.You see Mel was born into the cycle of violence, and that cycle continued within her as she grew up and became a young woman.In fa...

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194: Morgan Koegel
Morgan Koegel is the CEO of OneGirl.org.auThey’re a non-profit that are on a mission to educate one million girls across Africa. They believe that every girl has a right to an education and work predominantly across Sierra Leone and Uganda.Morgan has had an interesting career that’s also included working in prisons in Victoria where she helped again with transforming lives through education.These two things alone are incredible reasons to hear Morgan’s story - however, there’s something else quite pertinent...

193: Donita Menon
Donita Menon is the Grief and Bereavement coordinator at the Leukaemia Foundation Australia, her job is to talk both with people diagnosed, and with families before and after the death of a loved one.She has a brilliant story and I can’t wait for you to hear it.It is fortuitous that we spoke on this day, as we’d had the podcast scheduled in for months in advance - My Mum was in partial remission and was still living independently when we booked it in. But by the time we came around to recording this - as yo...


192: Brendan McClean
Brendan Maclean is an Australian singer/songwriter/performer/unicorn who first came on this show about three years ago but suffered at the hands of the great file loss of 2015.He has been kind enough to return and boy do we have a lot to talk about.Brendan’s about to have a new EP come out in August 2017 and a new album in the works for early 2018 so a great time to have him on.Find him on twitter and Insta for more @macleanbrendan.This is a conversation for anyone who’s let fear hold them back from express...

191: Bruce Jeffreys
Bruce Jeffreys is an entrepreneur from Sydney Australia. He is a cofounder of two successful businesses - GoGet and Dresden optics.This is a brilliant conversation about creating a disruptive business, and the lessons learned from just bloody going ahead and starting while figuring it out as you go.It’s a great chat with a fascinating man - who’s heart is in a great place and aligns his businesses with his passion.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

190: Sophie Hardcastle
Sophie Hardcastle is an artist, author and all-around adventurous soul from Sydney Australia.She shot to fame when she published her first book - Running Like China, a memoir of a life interrupted by madness.It chronicles her struggle with coming to terms with her own mental illness and life with a brain that operates differently than others.Her second book is a young adult novel called Breathing Underwater.Sophie is also an exceptionally talented artist, currently studying at Sydney College of Art - and sh...


189: Nathan Cavaleri
Nathan Cavaleri is an Australian musician, who you can follow at nathancavaleri.com or on Instagram at Nathan_Cavaleri.Nathan first came to the attention of Australia when he was still a kid - he had been diagnosed with leukaemia and the Starlight Foundation sent him over to the UK to Jam with the lead guitar player of the biggest band in the world at the time - Mark Knopfler from Dire Staits.Nathan was a prodigious guitar player, and the footage quickly captured the hearts of Australians - soon enough Nath...

188: Great Moments With Comedians
This week's episode is a best of, mixtape, audible burrito with the lot all focused on comedy. This podcast has hosted many great comedians, and here are just a few.Peter Helliar is an Australian comedian best known as the bloke on the end of the desk every night on the news program “The Project”. He’s also a producer, a director, a writer and an actor. I asked Pete about the first time he got an inkling that he might end up doing what he now does so well.Next up we have Alice Fraser - a comedian, writer, a...

187: Origins Of Success Stories
This week's episode is another mix-tape of some great conversations I've had on the podcast. This time we're focusing on people who managed to turn the thing that they love into reality, and what it took to make that happen.First up is Ben St. Lawrence, an Australian middle-distance runner, a two-time Olympian and an all around interesting guy. Ben’s not the first Olympian I’ve had on the show, however his story - his particular triumph over adversity and refocus of his life is one worth hearing.After Ben w...


186: Overcoming Adversity
This week's episode is a supercut, a compilation, a best of, a mix tape! It features some of the best moments of the show over the last year or two that share the theme of overcoming adversity.We start with the Hon. Leeanne Enoch, Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business in the seat of Algester in Queensland. Leeanne is the first Aboriginal Australian Woman to be elected into the Qld Parliament, a woman who grew up On Country in North Stradbroke Island and the...

185: Eric Barker
Eric Barker is a screenwriter, blogger and author from Los Angeles California.His successful blog is at bakadesuyo.com that’s also his Twitter handle @bakadesuyo.Eric reached out to me and asked if he could come on to talk about his latest book “Barking up the wrong tree” The surprising science behind why everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong.We spoke last week over Skype and he offered a real insight to a few nuggets of wisdom that will hopefully help you find success either in your own perso...

184: Bridie O'Donnell
Bridie O'Donnell and I have known each other since our high school days. She has gone on to become a Doctor and a world record breaking professional cyclist.Bridie has some great things to say here about elite sport, becoming motivated and staying healthy.I'm grateful to be able to bring this conversation to you, because it's not someone I've just met, with me getting to know my subject as I interview them - this is me and someone I go way back with who happens to be a very interesting human being.If there'...


183: Matt Draper
Matt Draper is an Australian photographer who’s work centers on capturing aquatic animals in their natural patterns of behavior.You can follow him on Instagram at @MattDraperPhotography.I wanted to chat to him not only because I love to scuba dive and I’m fascinated by the ocean and all in it - but also because he’s a man who’s figured out how to get paid to do what he loves to do.If there’s something that you’re incredibly passionate about, and you’d love to make it your career - listen to the path that Ma...

182: Dan Ilic
@danilic is a writer, director, comedian and satirist from Australia who is currently the Executive Producer at Fusion in the US, he’s done a heap of work in Australia notably “A Rational Fear” and all his work on the ABC & SBS.He’s worked for Al Jazeera in the US as well and is a very smart and funny man in a new world of exciting digital broadcasting.He’s a returning guest on the show so we get straight into it, but if you’re interested in his background check out the first time he visited my house back i...

181: Jack Heath
Jack Heath is the CEO of SANE Australia, where I am fortunate to sit as a director on their board. Jack started with a career in politics while the Labour government was in power here in Australia, and after a tragic incident where his cousin died by suicide - Jack started the Inspire foundation in 1997. Now known as Reach Out, It was the world’s first online mental health service for young people. After over a decade there, and successfully launching Reach Out in Ireland and in the US - Jack now is the CEO...


180: Taylor Steele
Taylor Steele is one of the most iconic and prolific surf film makers of our time. Find him on instagram @taylorsteele.Through his film Momentum, released in 1992 - a then twenty year old Taylor captured a new and dominating style of surfing that hadn’t really been seen before as he filmed young surfers that would go on to become household names in the surf world: Shane Dorian, Rob Machado, Taylor Knox and of course Kelly Slater.As a film, it documented a complete shift in style and propelled these surfers ...

179: Dr Mark Cross
​Dr Mark Cross (@DrMCross) is a psychiatrist, author, television presenter and fellow board member of SANE Australia.For many years he ran the youth ward at Campbelltown Hospital in Sydney, however he’s moved on from that to focus on other things.He’s best known in Australia for his SBS TV show “Changing Minds”, which worked to destigmatize community attitudes to mental illness - and he produced a book of the same name.Mark and I sit together on the board of SANE Australia which works to help more than 4 fo...

178: Mia Freedman
Mia Freedman is a publisher, author, podcaster, mother and all-around media-mogul.She started her career in the then highly-competitive Australian magazine industry, and soon became youngest-ever editor of Cosmopolitan magazine at the age of 24.In the middle of this career explosion she fell pregnant, and set a course for her the rest of her career which would see her balancing work, family, and the numerous attacks in the press that come with being a smart, outspoken and strong-willed woman in the public e...


177: Mark Maloney
Mark Maloney is one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs, from a family of similarly excellent business people.His father built many different companies including an incredibly successful mining logistics company The Mac.However Mark is also successful in his own right - working as an investment banker in London before heading back to run The Mac before floating it on the stock exchange in 2007 and being a part of making his whole family multi-millionaires overnight.But Mark’s story isn’t all about ...

176: Michael Ware
Michael Ware is a legendary international war correspondent originally from Brisbane, Australia.Through his career, Michael’s style has always been a first-person, front row seat to some of the most confronting and dangerous situations on this planet. From modern-day witch-hunting in Papua New Guinea, to profiles of deadly Mexican drug cartels, to going in to Afghanistan only weeks after 9/11 and being one of the few Western journalists to live full-time in Iraq during the war.He was the Bureau Chief for Ti...

175:Hayden Cox
Hayden Cox is a revolutionary surfboard designer from Sydney Australia.About ten years ago, he disrupted the traditional way of making surfboards much to the chagrin of the incumbent players - and patented a completely new way of making surfboards, which also gave surfers completely new ways to ride those surfboards.Even if you don’t like the beach - just listen to Hayden’s inspiring journey of how he created his business when he was still in High School, followed his passion relentlessly and created someth...


174: Michael Lawrence
Michael Lawrence is co-Founder of Garage EntertainmentThe world’s largest action adventure film & TV collection - with over 3000 films around surfing, snow sports, cycling, and anything else that involves humans, adventure and the defying of gravity and or the elements.Most notable is Michael’s landmark documentary film Bra Boys: Blood is Thicker than Water - a film narrated by Russell Crowe.He’s a passionate storyteller, businessman and visionary in the field of digital distribution.He’s got a great story ...

173: Josh Zepps
Josh Zepps is a very talented Australian broadcaster based in West Hollywood in Los Angeles California.He’s done many things over his extensive career however his latest project “We the people live” is a podcast focused on making debate healthy again.In the last few years, you may have noticed online and elsewhere - especially in politics - that reasoned debate and discourse has vanished from the public space. Opposing viewpoints get shouted down from polarized positions, and utterly disregarded purely beca...

172: Simon Gillett
Simon Gillett is a patron of the Amy Gillett Foundation, an Australian safe cycling lobby that pushes for safer conditions for all road users, particularly around getting the “A metre matters” laws passed around the country. Amy was an olympic Rower who competed in the Atlanta Olympics - Simon was her coach, they were married a few years later.Amy Gillett was married to Simon at the time of her tragic death in Germany in 2005.The laws that the AGF have been fighting for have been passed in many parts of Aus...


171: Stav Davidson
Stav Davidson is known as “The Survivor” in Australian radio. He’s been through around seven different line-ups but remained as the sole common player in B105 and now Hit105’s breakfast radio team.That’s no mean feat. When you think of how many times the breakfast team in your neck of the woods has changed - Stav has always been there.I’m so grateful to work with him, I learn from him every day - he’s funnier and faster than anyone I’ve ever worked with, and he never writes any of it. It comes out of him so...

170: Rachel Neylan
Rachel Neylan is a Professional Cyclist who’s a part of the Orica-Scott team, she’s an Olympian, a silver medalist at the World Championships and a very driven and fascinating human being. Rachel Came to my house just before Christmas after reaching out to say she listened to the podcast on Twitter. She’d even post #podsie photos of her training rides when she was in Rio in the lead up to last year’s Olympics. So she came around to my house and we had a chat - a chat that was so engaging, that I didn’t end ...

169: Tim Daley
Tim Daley is the head honcho over at CMC, a 24hr Country Music Channel on Foxtel.He grew up in Colorado Springs and eventually made his way to Australia - a tale he will share with you today.Tim was also my first ever producer in television. He was given the task of helping me, a guy who had never been on television - look a little less like I had never been on television.He was the man that indoctrinated me into life in Bondi Beach and became my upstairs neighbour for a few years.I’m grateful to know Tim, ...


168: Ben St. Lawrence
Ben St. Lawrence is an Australian middle-distance runner, a two-time Olympian and an all around interesting guy.We met at a Story Club show, one of his friends came up and said “hey you should get Ben on the podcast!” and we exchanged email addresses and then we were able to make it happen.Ben’s not the first Olympian I’ve had on the show, however his story - his particular triumph over adversity and refocus of his life is one worth hearing.He came to our old place in Bondi just before we moved out, where w...

167: Michael Beveridge
Michael Beveridge is an Australian radio broadcaster who is known to breakfast audiences from his national weekend show, and night audiences from You Tube Hits which he hosted up until the end of 2016.Originally coming to the attention of Australians from his stint on Big Brother, Michael is prolifically funny on twitter @Mickyb273 - he and I caught up in Melbourne late 2016 when he was in a bit of limbo as often happens in the world of radio. His employment status comes up quite bit during the conversation...

166: Laura Kmetko
Laura Kmetko is an Australian Circus Performer who’s currently a part of the Cirque Du Soleil production of “Kooza” which is currently in Melbourne before moving on to Perth in April.Even though she’s been with Cirque for many years, this is her first time performing in Australia.We went along to the show in Sydney last year and it was incredible.I’ve seen a number of Cirque Du Soleil shows - including a few in Las Vegas in the permanently installed theatres constructed specifically for the productions.It’s...


165: Peter Helliar
Peter Helliar is an Australian comedian best known as the bloke on the end of the desk every night on the news program “The Project”. He’s also a producer, a director, a writer and an actor. He’s a mad football fan, a loving and devoted father, and someone who’s worked very, very hard to be where he is. I was so happy that he came around to our old place in Bondi - he’s one of the busiest people on the planet, so to get this much of his time was superb. Enjoy this chat with Peter Helliar.  See acast.com/pr...

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2016 Holiday Special With Dr Karl
It's holiday time and my podcast team are on a break. So here's a show I prepared earlier, but a show you've probably not heard. An exclusive patreon-only episode with Dr.Karl.If you like what you hear, for as little as $5 a month you can support the show and hear more chats like this, plus an exclusive check-in feed. Have a great NYE. Bring on 2017  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


164: Zoe Norton Lodge
Zoe Norton Lodge is a published author, actor, and storyteller from Sydney Australia. She’s one of the people behind the wildly successful “Story Club” which happens in Sydney at the Giant Dwarf Theatre and also on the Story Club podcast. She’s also a performer/presenter on The Checkout - the consumer affairs show on the ABC here in Australia that is produced by the team from The Chaser.Zoe has a big role in my life, as it’s because of her that I was able to first speak about my run-ins with psychosis in a ...

163: David Hunt
David Hunt (@DavidHuntGirt on Twitter) is an Author, Historian and comedian. His latest book “True Girt” is out now, the follow up to “Girt” which I read last summer.It’s a "laugh-out-loud because you can’t do anything else" account of the dark underbelly of Australian history.David’s first book “Girt” was the basis of the brilliant podcast with Dom Knight “Rum, Rebels and Ratbags” which is still around.If there’s someone in your life that appreciates a good chuckle while looking at ourselves - Girt and Tru...

162: Phoebe Dunn
Phoebe Dunn (twitter.com/@phoebeAGF) is the CEO of the Amy Gillett foundation.They’re the people that are behind the “a metre matters” bicycle safety campaign in Australia.She’s a very accomplished person, having worked as a lawyer, for the Federal Government as an advisor to the Federal Attorney-General and National Security advisor, and on the state level as Chief Of Staff for the Victorian Government.Phoebe and I met on the weekend that we went down to Lorne in Victoria to ride in Amy’s Gran Fondo - a 12...


161: Carly Findlay
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160: Paul Middleditch
Paul Middleditch is a multi-award winning director originally from New Zealand.Follow his adventures at @plazafilms on instagramHe’s the mastermind behind bringing some of the most memorable commercials you’ve ever seen to your screens.Remember “It’s a big ad” for carlton draught?The brilliant Aussie Lamb diversity campaign from this year?And of course his incredible “It’s a Big Ad” for Cartlon Draught, including the skydiving one where the beer glass demolished a few houses?That’s Paul.He’s also the guy be...

159: Deng Adut/Dr.Karl
When war came to his village in South Sudan, Deng Adut was taken from his mother by rebels and forced to fight in the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army. He was just six years old. In his recent book “Songs of a War Boy” Deng describes in chilling detail the life of a child soldier - which includes horrific first hand accounts of battle, torture, death, and the kind of barbaric brutality that only humans inflict on other humans.When he was twelve, he was rescued by his older brother and smuggled out of Sudan...


158: Nathan Appo
Nathan Appo is an athlete, activist, TV host and Health and Lifestyle officer for Deadly Choices - which is an initiative targeting Urban Indigenous Health, particularly the mental health of young indigenous men. He’s raising money for Movember at mobro.co/deadlychoicesI’m at mobro.co/osher He’s a great guy, I’m stoked to have him on. We met in the radio station so there’s some BG noise. Follow him on twitter @elusive_sausage  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

157: Danielle Cormack
Danielle Cormack is a talented actress from NZ who’s worked across both sides of the Tasman and the Pacific over her successful career.She was an original cast member on the landmark NZ soap “Shortland Street” and has appeared in brilliant TV such as “Rake”,”Deep Water” and the women’s prison drama “Wentworth”.Danielle is a fantastic human with a brilliant energy I know you’ll resonate with.We really go for it in this one, we dig super deep.It might need two listens.Danielle rocked up at my house with a hel...

156: Phil Anderson
Phil Anderson is an Australian cycling legend.In a sport dominated by Europeans - Phil was the first non-European rider to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour De France.Think about the Jamaican Bobsled team turning up at the Olympics but actually winning.That’s what it was like - a rider from a country no one associated with cycling, riding so well he wore the leader’s jersey during the Tour De France.He’s still a big part of world cycling, he does a lot for young riders and regularly leads riders around Eur...


155: Jono Coleman
Jono Coleman (@jonocoleman) is a legendary broadcaster from Australia who has had an incredible career here and in the UK.He worked on landmark stations like the earliest incarnations of JJJ, the BBC and at the huge upstart that was Virgin Radio in the 90s.Starting in the late early 80s I first came to know him on a kids’ after school show called “Simon Townshend’s Wonder World” you could really get away with wordy names back then.Now Jono’s a big bloke. He’s always been a big bloke, even when he was starti...

154: Dr Jen Rayner
Dr Jen Rayner is a native Canberran who has written a remarkable book Generation Less: How Australia is Cheating the Young.If you’re a parent, if you’re a young person in Australia, if you’re at all interested in the Australian economy and what the future holds for our younger population - this is a very interesting chat. If politics makes you yawn, don’t worry - Jen is a brilliant communicator and puts forward her argument in such a clear and concise way you’ll leave this hour feeling smarter than you star...

153: Andrew Valder
Andrew Valder is co-founder of Garage Sale Trail, who are on Twitter @garagesaletrailWhat they do is coordinate a nation into having garage sales all on the same day, some 300,000 sales in all - in a way to bring communities together, reuse items and think about what waste really is. They’re in their 6th year and are gearing up for October 22 which is the date of this year’s sale.Check out their site garagesaletrail.com.au to investigate some of the items - there’s everything on there from pots and pans to ...


152: Emma Alberici
​Emma Alberici is a journalist that lives in Sydney Australia. She hosts the national nightly current affairs show on the ABC, Lateline. Formerly she was the European correspondent for the ABC, and now she holds our public figures accountable every night of the week. Her take-no-prisoners interviewing style has come under critique from people as high up the chain as our Prime Minister - and she and I talk about this, because she sees her role as someone who has the job of holding those in the public eye acc...

151: Travis Rice
Travis Rice (@travisrice instagram) is one of the most talented and influential athletes to ever strap on a snowboard. Since his explosion onto the international scene at the age of 18, Travis has been pushing boundaries and challenging gravity on mountains all around the world. As a film producer, he's behind the most successful snowboarding film of all time "The Art of Flight" and his new film "The Fourth Phase" is apparently the most expensive action sports film ever created. His snowboarding is as effor...

150: Michelle Langstone
Michelle Langstone is an incredibly talented actress from the west coast of New Zealand. You'll remember her from McLeod's Daughters and more recently 800 words. She came over ten minutes after I'd had some rather confronting news, so I just started recording and she talked me through it. Thanks to everyone who supports the show on patreon.com/osher - without you this episode wouldn't exist!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....