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Something To Talk About with Samantha Armytage

English, Social, 1 season, 165 episodes, 5 days, 5 hours, 21 minutes
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Canvassing a wide range of topics and with a line-up of experts, famous friends and everyday Australians among the guests Samantha Armytage discusses an array of subjects in a conversational but in-depth forum. A new episode of Something To Talk About is published every Sunday. 
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How the Red Wiggle is changing what a family looks like

Caterina Mete - better known to children and parents around Australia and the globe as the Red Wiggle - recently made history when she announced she is expecting identical twin girls. Now Caterina, who is the first-ever pregnant Wiggle, joins us to talk for the first time about the emotional path she took to get here. Having conceived her babies through IVF, she explains her decision to embark on a fertility journey on her own, discusses the setbacks she encountered along the way - which included a miscarriage - and the joy she felt when she learnt she was pregnant. She also reveals the often surprising reaction to her baby news from friends and family, and the impact of being a member of The Wiggles who is embarking on motherhood according to her own very modern rule book. A warning that today’s episode touches on subject matter that could be triggering for some listeners. For support or information about pregnancy loss, visit miscarriageaustralia.com.au  You can catch Caterina at The Wiggles live shows or on the new Wiggle & Learn YouTube series. Find out more at thewiggles.com or on Instagram at @caterina.wiggle Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag or pick up a copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD) and Sunday Mail (SA)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/13/202442 minutes, 40 seconds
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Hamish Blake on luck, love, Logies and… um, lollies

For more than 20 years, Hamish Blake has been a familiar face on the Australian entertainment landscape, moving seamlessly between the worlds of radio, television and podcasting. So what’s been the secret to his success? In a rare in-depth interview, the popular entertainer and two-time Gold Logie winner chalks it up to luck - as well as a healthy dose of fun. Case in point: a spirited discussion about black cat lollies, the burial rituals of ancient Egypt and his theory that a well-stocked snack cupboard is key to a happy workplace. Of course, there is a lot more to Hamish than mere clowning around. The Lego Masters host also opens up about the public’s ongoing fascination with his marriage to Zoë Foster Blake, talks about the joy and chaos of fatherhood to two young children, discusses how he and longtime creative partner and friend Andy Lee have navigated the different life paths they have embarked upon and finally addresses what was really going through his head when the cameras cut to him during Sonia Kruger’s infamous Gold Logie acceptance speech last year. Lego Masters will premiere Sunday April 14 at 7pm on the Nine Network. Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag or pick up a copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD) and Sunday Mail (SA)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/5/202458 minutes, 34 seconds
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Brittany Hockley has an update on her fertility journey

Brittany Hockley has come full circle in that she first rose to fame on reality TV, and is currently starring on another reality TV show - this time, of course, in the jungle. But a lot has happened in the intervening six years… It was 2018 when Brittany appeared on The Bachelor in the now-infamous season featuring Nick Cummins, yet the woman joining today’s episode of Something To Talk About has come a long way since with the former hospital radiographer going on to co-host both a successful podcast and radio show with her close friend and fellow Bachelor alum Laura Byrne.  Just before she flew out to South Africa for the new season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Brittany sat down for a wide-ranging conversation about being off the grid while she is in the jungle, navigating both the good and the bad that comes with being one of the most high-profile women in the country, and how she feels about the narrative that still pits successful women against one another.  She also speaks at length about the fertility journey she’s been on over the past few years. As she says: “No matter where you're at in your journey to motherhood, you are allowed to feel how you feel. That is something that's often taken away from women: that they're not allowed to feel anything. But you are.” I Am a Celebrity… Get Me Out Here! airs at 7.30pm on Network 10 and 10Play. You can also hear more from Brittany Hockley on her radio show, The Pickup, or via the Life Uncut podcast.  Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag or pick up a copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD) and Sunday Mail (SA)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/29/202459 minutes, 54 seconds
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David Campbell on the decision that changed everything

Television presenter and singer David Campbell will soon mark an important milestone: ten years since the day he decided to stop drinking alcohol. In a wide ranging conversation with Something To Talk About, David - who is, of course, the son of Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes - opens up about why he wanted to break the intergenerational cycle of addiction in his family, how sobriety has impacted his marriage - and whether he sees a day where he tells his eldest son of the role he played in changing his parents’ relationship with alcohol. You can read David’s column from 2015, “My family’s alcoholism stops with me” here.  The Healthy-ish episode on being sober curious, featuring Sarrah, can be found here.  You can catch David on Today Extra, weekdays at 9am on Channel 9 and 9Now. Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag or pick up a copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD) and Sunday Mail (SA)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/22/202450 minutes, 12 seconds
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How Rosie Batty found hope again

Ten years after her son Luke Batty was murdered by his father, Rosie Batty continues her tireless campaign to raise awareness about domestic and family violence. But perhaps even more remarkably, she has managed to find hope in the aftermath of such an unimaginable tragedy.  On today’s episode of Something To Talk About, Rosie sits down for a powerful conversation in which she reflects on the complexities of grief, as well as her memories of Luke, the beloved son she lost when he was aged just 11. She also speaks about what needs to be done in bringing an end to domestic and family violence in Australia, and explains how she was able to rediscover hope - even joy - after enduring the worst day of her life. If you have experienced or at risk of family violence, you can call the national counselling service 1800RESPECT. Rosie’s new memoir 'Hope', is available to pre-order now, and will be in bookstores on April 3, 2024. Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag or pick up a copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD) and Sunday Mail (SA)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/15/202451 minutes, 41 seconds
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Why Natalie Barr “had to be talked into” one of the biggest jobs on TV

She’s one of the most well known women on Australian TV, and yet, as she marks three years on air as the co-host of Sunrise, Natalie Barr reveals she was initially reluctant to accept the job and found herself second-guessing whether she was right for the role.  She also opens up about establishing an on-air rapport with Matt Shirvington after the departure of long time co-host David Koch, tuning out the white noise of social media - and how she handles speculation about the supposed tension between her and her female colleagues. “Whatever a catfight is, I can’t remember any in the Sunrise office,” she tells Something To Talk About.  At 55, she is feeling more confident than ever – even if her inner Catholic school girl fears it might be “bragging” to admit it.  But it’s also a chapter of her life that has seen her two sons both move out of home, leaving Natalie and her husband adjusting to being empty-nesters.  See more of Natalie Barr weekdays on Sunrise on Channel 7 and 7Plus. You can see Nat’s cover shoot in today’s Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag or pick up a copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD) and Sunday Mail (SA)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/8/202442 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ita Buttrose on the right to an opinion

Few women in Australian media - or, for that matter, the country’s public sphere as a whole - have exerted as much influence or blazed as many trails as Ita Buttrose AC, OBE. Now, as she prepares to step down from her role as chair of the ABC, the 82-year-old publishing veteran joins Something To Talk About for a frank discussion about her final months at the ABC, which have been marked by controversy and scrutiny following the departure of fill-in radio presenter Antoinette Lattouf late last year. Ita also responds to her critics, reveals whether she harbours any regrets when she takes stock of her career and shares her view on whether it is really possible to separate reporting from commentary in the era of social media and 24/7 opinion cycle.  Ahead of International Women’s Day, Ita tells host Sarrah Le Marquand whether she ever suffers from the voice of self-doubt that haunts so many women, and if, after nearly six decades in the workplace, she still encounters the boys club.  And, of course, after five years at the helm of the ABC, what will she do next?Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag or pick up a copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD) and Sunday Mail (SA)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/1/202454 minutes, 51 seconds
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Jules Robinson has some news…

Today on Something To Talk About, Jules Robinson sits down to reveal some big family news: nearly three and a half years after she and her husband Cameron Merchant welcomed their son Ollie, she is pregnant again. Since finding fame in 2019 and meeting Cam on Married At First Sight, Jules has gone on to launch businesses and a fashion label, hosted a podcast and will soon publish her first book, an advice manual that she says reflects her accidental role as a “modern-day agony aunt”.  Now, as she revels in her second pregnancy, Jules is opening up about her and Cam’s hopes to grow their family even further, as well as her struggles with PMDD, a medical diagnosis that she says turned her into a “complete Jekyll and Hyde”. Plus: Jules reveals whether she and Cameron are watching the current season of MAFS, and whether they would go on the show in 2024.  Ask Jules by Jules Robinson is available for pre-order via Simon and Schuster.  Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag or pick up a copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD) and Sunday Mail (SA)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/24/202443 minutes, 1 second
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The incredible true story of Leah Purcell

Leah Purcell has worn a number of different hats across her prolific career. Actor. Director. Author. And yes… even a stint as Shania Twain’s support act. But beyond the accolades and the awards, it’s her behind-the-scenes work in which she takes the most pride - whether acting as a First Nations cultural advisor on set, or mentoring thousands of Indigenous actors and performers over the years. Today, Leah sits down with Something To Talk About to discuss the scope of her influential career, but also to speak frankly about her devastation over the Voice to Parliament referendum, the mother whose death she says “set me free” and the difficult but joyous childhood that led her to where she is today. High Country will premiere with a double episode on Tuesday March 19, exclusively on Binge. Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag or pick up a copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD) and Sunday Mail (SA)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/16/202447 minutes, 31 seconds
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Julie Bishop and Pip Edwards: inside the friendship you never knew about

At first glance, they may not seem to have much in common. Julie Bishop is a former foreign minister and current university chancellor, while Pip Edwards is co-founder and creative director of one of the country’s most successful activewear brands. But in the past five years, they have forged an unlikely yet extremely close friendship that has endured despite their vastly different backgrounds, careers, ages and family circumstances.  So what happens when you put Bishop and Edwards - who are undoubtedly two of the most talked-about women in Australia - in front of a microphone? We invited them in to the studio for a lively and free-flowing conversation to find out what they have to say about supporting each other through media scandals and relationship woes, how they handle the paparazzi (even the ones who - yes - hide behind garbage bins), their mutual fashion for passion and what they’re texting to one another in private. You can find Julie Bishop on Instagram @honjuliebishop, or check out her website for more information.  You can find Pip Edwards on Instagram, or via her website P.E Nation.  Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag or pick up a copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD) and Sunday Mail (SA)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/9/202447 minutes, 19 seconds
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Getting to know Zoë Ventoura, Australia’s most elusive girl next door

She rose to fame as the literal girl next door on the hit TV series Packed To The Rafters, but actor Zoë Ventoura has always remained something of an enigma. In fact, she has so carefully maintained her privacy that no-one even knew she was pregnant until after her son was born. Over the course of her two-decade career in show business, she has only reluctantly revealed much about herself. Until now. In her most in-depth interview yet, Zoë joins Something To Talk About and opens up about why she chooses to be so guarded, her quest to keep her young son’s face off social media (and away from the paparazzi), why her current onstage role in Chicago: The Musical is actually a return to her performing roots - and the surprising new career path she just might embark upon someday.  Chicago: The Musical is playing in Melbourne from March 23, Sydney from June 9 and Adelaide from August 4. Visit chicagomusical.com.au Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag or pick up a copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD) and Sunday Mail (SA)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/2/202446 minutes, 54 seconds
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Erin Molan: “I’ve hated my body since I was 14. And I’ve had enough”

Radio and television presenter Erin Molan - who joins Stellar as a regular columnist this year - sits down with Something To Talk About for a poignant and at times heartbreaking conversation about the war she has waged against her own body since the age of 14.  Speaking frankly about the loathing, disgust and punishment she unleashed on herself for more than 20 years as she built a career in the high-pressure world of network television, Erin reveals how she finally reached a point where she’d had enough - and explains why she is now letting go of self-judgement - both for her own sake and the sake of her young daughter. If this episode raises any issues or concerns, you can reach out to the Butterfly Foundation, or call Lifeline on 13 14 11. You can hear Erin each morning on 2DAYFM’s Hughesy, Ed and Erin.  Listen to our previous conversation with Erin Molan here. Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag or pick up a copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD) and Sunday Mail (SA)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/1/202429 minutes, 52 seconds
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Summer Series: Let’s talk about money (with Jackie O, Michelle Bridges, Sarah Wilson, Sally Obermeder and David Koch)

While Something To Talk About takes a break, we are revisiting some of the most candid and revealing moments from the almost 50 guests who have joined us in conversation on this podcast over the past year.  Even at a time when more taboos are being broken than ever before, the topic of money is still not considered to be polite dinner-table conversation. But while gloating about wealth or prying into the salary of a relative or friend is one thing, a wider discussion around financial security and literacy is something more of us are growing comfortable with – particularly women. When Jackie O sat down in conversation with Something To Talk About in May, she was asked about her decision to show up in person at an auction to buy her luxurious new home. “I hate showing off wealth,” she explained, “but at the same time, I shouldn’t be embarrassed by it.” It was an exchange that ignited countless headlines and prompted many follow-up conversations about how Jackie O has become an example of a woman feeling comfortable about her earning power.  Michelle Bridge later told Something To Talk About how Jackie had inspired her to also be more upfront and proud of the empire she has built. And as somebody who works with women’s community shelters, Michelle is also mindful of the importance of women taking control of their finances, particularly given women over 55 are the fastest-growing demographic of homeless people in Australia. Sally Obermeder, meanwhile, was also very open about the highs and lows of her path to launching a successful business, including the hard-won lessons she and her co-founder sister learnt along the way. Despite starting her career as a finance reporter, Sally was also very honest about the steep learning curve she embarked on to attain financial literacy. And given we are in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis, self-described finance nerd David Koch shared the advice he would give to those who want to build a secure future in challenging times.  And then there was Sarah Wilson, who also generated headlines across the country when she explained how and why she has stopped buying things, and issued a friendly challenge to her fellow Australians to discover the stress-free joys in curbing our consumption. Hear the full conversation with each of the five guests featured in this episode here: Listen to Jackie O here. Listen to Sally Obermeder here. Listen to David Koch here. Listen to Michelle Bridges here.  Listen to Sarah Wilson here. Something To Talk About will return with brand new episodes in late January 2024 Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/25/202438 minutes, 54 seconds
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Summer series: four Australian stars who prove life really does get happier, sexier and more successful than ever in your fifties, sixties and beyond

While Something To Talk About takes a break, we are revisiting some of the most candid and revealing moments from the almost 50 guests who have joined us in conversation on this podcast over the past year.  If ever anyone needed proof that women are increasingly refusing to disappear from public life once they reach an age that would once have seen them supposedly past their “expiry date”, then they would find it in this sixth episode of the Something To Talk About summer series, And it’s not just career success that so many Australian women are finding in their late forties, fifties, sixties and seventies - they are also discovering that with age comes, yes, wisdom, but also happiness, self-confidence and a sense of calm. Today’s episode features four such women at the top of their game both professionally and personally, including Nicole Kidman, who says that at 56, she is revelling in making what she calls “teenage choices” when it comes to everything from the roles she chooses to the clothes that she wears.  Rebecca Gibney - who turns 60 at the end of this year but often still thinks she’s 35 years old, declares that she is still acting by the age of 90, she plans to be less Driving Miss Daisy and more Betty White. Ahead of turning 50 later this year, Asher Keddie reflects on the hard won joys of working and living in a time when women’s voices, and stories, are being listened to and celebrated more than ever -  while Liz Hayes, another fixture of Australian TV, reveals how she stared down sexism throughout her career to remain on screen much longer than she would have ever thought possible when starting out as a young reporter.  Hear the full conversation with each of the four guests featured in this episode here: Listen to Nicole Kidman here.  Listen to Liz Hayes here.  Listen to Asher Keddie here.  Listen to Rebecca Gibney here. Something To Talk About will return with brand new episodes very soon Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/19/202435 minutes, 46 seconds
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Summer Series: the women changing how we speak about fertility, pregnancy loss and motherhood’s great expectations

While Something To Talk About takes a break, we are revisiting some of the most emotional and revealing moments from the almost 50 guests who have joined us in conversation on this podcast over the past year.  The complex issue of becoming a parent, or the conscious decision not to, is at the heart of today’s episode. We begin by revisiting our powerful conversation with influencer and cult brand co-founder Sarah Davidson, who shared her experience of pregnancy loss with Something To Talk About to break the taboo around speaking publicly about miscarriage - especially given Sarah found it impossible to find stories of other women who had experienced pregnancy loss but were yet to conceive again. After opening up about her heartache and grief after miscarrying last year when she and her husband Nick decided to start trying for a baby, Sarah and Nick have since shared a happy update with her followers - they are expecting a baby boy later this year.  This issue was also at the centre of my interview with British author and podcaster Elizabeth Day, who spoke with such candour that she moved many listeners to tears when detailing the anger, the grief - and ultimately, the acceptance - that she experienced when coming to terms with this chapter of her life. Having famously coined the term ‘fertility privilege’, Elizabeth had many thought-provoking observations as to what we should and shouldn’t share on social media when navigating baby news. And how can we support the people in our lives who have had that choice taken away from them?  With these conversations being brought to the fore more than ever before; as Michelle Andrews of the Shameless Media empire told Something To Talk About, the decisions regarding if and when to have children is her ‘Roman Empire’. At 29, Michelle explained how the dialogue around babies, pregnancy and pregnancy loss is not only the issue keeping her up at night, but occupying the minds of many of her generation. And what of those who have decided to be childfree, and yet are forced to contend with the judgement and unsolicited questions from others over that decision? Maria Thattil is one such woman, and as she told this podcast, the choice to raise a child shouldn’t be made to fix something in your life or appease the people around you.  But for those who are equally certain they do want to have children, radio presenter Fifi Box has demonstrated that there are many different ways to create a family. As a single mother to two beautiful daughters, the youngest of whom was conceived via IVF, Fifi was incredibly generous in talking Something To Talk About’s listeners through the highs and lows of that process.  A warning that today’s episode touches on subject matter that could be triggering for some listeners. For support or information about pregnancy loss, visit miscarriageaustralia.com.au Hear the full conversation with each of the  guests featured in this episode here: Listen to Sarah Davidson here. Listen to Elizabeth Day here. Listen to Michelle Andrews here. Liston to Maria Thattil here. Listen to Fifi Box here.  Something To Talk About will return with brand new episodes in late January 2024 Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/12/202445 minutes, 38 seconds
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Summer Series: so, are you seeing anyone? What it’s really like to get back on the dating scene in the public eye

While Something To Talk About takes a break, we are revisiting some of the most emotional and revealing moments from the almost 50 guests who have joined us in conversation on this podcast over the past year.  “So, what’s going on in your love life?” It’s the question many of us will have been forced to contend with during social gatherings and family dinners over the festive season and summer holidays. You may be newly separated, and everybody wants to know when you plan to recouple. Or perhaps you’re perennially single and constantly enduring the well-meaning - but, let’s be honest, often irritating - intentions from a friend or family member keen to play matchmaker.  But what if you weren’t just dealing with romantic queries from friends and family, but also from total strangers? What if every time you were photographed with another person - whether it be a friend, a colleague or maybe even a neighbour you run into at the dog park - everyone automatically assumed they must be your new significant other and start speculating as to when you will be setting a date for the wedding? This is the experience that has been shared by each of today’s guests in this fourth episode of our summer series - from eligible bachelors Dr Chris Brown and Tony Armstrong (although Tony recently hard-launched a romance, so he’s officially off the market) to some of the country’s most sought-after women, including Abbie Chatfield and Jackie O.  And what happens when you have emerged from a relationship breakdown or divorce that played out in public, only to then contend with the judgement - and scrutiny - of the general public as you move on with your life? That’s been the experience of Liz Hayes, Erin Molan and Michelle Bridges, who also feature in this latest instalment of the Something To Talk About summer series. Hear the full conversation with each of the seven guests featured in this episode here: Listen to Jackie O here. Listen to Michelle Bridges here. Listen to Dr Chris Brown here. Listen to Erin Molan here. Listen to Liz Hayes here.  Listen to Tony Armstrong here.  Listen to Abbie Chatfield here. Something To Talk About will return with brand new episodes in late January 2024 Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/5/202441 minutes, 17 seconds
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Summer Series: speaking frankly about mental health, addiction and grief - conversations to remind you that you’re not alone

While Something To Talk About takes a break, we are revisiting some of the most emotional and revealing moments from the almost 50 guests who have joined us in conversation on this podcast over the past year.  This third episode of the Something To Talk About summer series finds us about to begin a new year - a time many of us pause to both look ahead to the future and reflect on the year that was, including grieving those we have lost and re-evaluating the dark times we have navigated. Amid the fireworks and celebrations, this can be an isolating time, so today we’re revisiting some of the most raw and intimate conversations that have taken place on Something To Talk About. We begin with Chloe Lattanzi, who spoke to Something To Talk About ahead of the one-year anniversary of the death of her mother, Olivia Newton-John. It is a moving conversation about grief, as is our interview with Waleed Aly, who opens up about spending time with his mother-in-law in her final hours, and how it brought closure - particularly given he was unable to be with his own father when he passed a decade ago. We also hear from those who have grappled with - and chosen to be open about - struggles related to their mental health. Abbie Chatfield explains how her ADHD diagnosis brought new clarity and helped her better understand her behaviour, while Brooke Blurton reveals how a childhood that left her feeling like an outcast to the wider Australian community informs her passion to fight for representation for First Nations people.  Current Australian of the Year Taryn Brumfitt fires up about why accepting and celebrating our bodies is a decision we’ll never regret, while Lisa Greenberg gives a searingly honest account of living with - and finally confronting - alcohol addiction. If you or someone you know needs help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14. Hear the full conversation with each of the six guests featured in this episode here: Listen to Chloe Lattanzi here. Listen to Waleed Aly here. Listen to Abbie Chatfield here. Listen to Brooke Blurton here. Listen to Taryn Brumfitt here. Listen to Lisa Greenberg here. Something To Talk About will return with brand new episodes in late January 2024 Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/29/202347 minutes, 15 seconds
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Summer Series: the new divorce and friendly co-parenting – inside the country’s most famous modern families

While Something To Talk About takes a break over Christmas and New Year, we are revisiting some of the most memorable moments from the almost 50 guests who have joined us in conversation over the past year.  Today’s episode is being released at a time of year when we are bombarded with images of happy families celebrating the Christmas holidays. Even in 2023, the greeting card definition of what a family looks like is still often of a mum, dad, two children, a dog and a white picket fence. In some households, of course, that is exactly what their family does look like. But with around 30% of marriages in this country ending in divorce, many households look very different to what is being reflected back at them in popular culture this festive season.  In this episode, we revisit a few candid conversations with high-profile Australian women including Miranda Kerr, Jackie O, Michelle Bridges and Sarah Harris - all of whom opened up about their personal experience of navigating a marriage breakdown without bitterness, and shared their insights into co-parenting their children with an ex in the most positive way possible. We also hear from Sophie Cachia, who wrote a memoir about the moment she realised she was attracted to women - several years into her marriage with the father of her two children.  And, of course, there is our conversation with a recently separated Natalie Bassingthwaighte where she spoke for the first time about being in a relationship with a woman - and reflected on her ex husband’s unwavering support during this new chapter of her life.  Whatever your family looks like this holiday season, we hope you’ll find something that resonates with you in this episode of the Something To Talk About summer series. Hear the full conversation with each of the guests featured in this episode here: Listen to Miranda Kerr here. Listen to Sophie Cachia here. Listen to Jackie O here. Listen to Michelle Bridges here. Listen to Sarah Harris here. Listen to Natalie Bassingthwaighte here. Something To Talk About will return with brand new episodes in late January 2024 Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/22/202336 minutes, 51 seconds
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Summer Series: the “cancelled” Australians who returned to the spotlight in 2023

While Something To Talk About takes a break over Christmas and New Year, we are revisiting some of the most revealing and candid moments from the almost 50 guests who have joined us in conversation on the podcast over the past year. In the first episode of the Something To Talk About summer series, we speak to some of the famous Australians who took centre stage once again in 2023 after being “cancelled”. Whether taken to task for voicing an unpopular or controversial opinion, publicly shamed after having an intimate moment splashed across the headlines; roundly condemned and fired for an error of judgement; or even vilified for the way they laugh; each of the four very different women you’ll hear from today have found themselves dealing with public backlash on a scale very few of us can imagine. From Georgia Love, who was famously cancelled after a social media post prompted accusations of casual racism, to Kate Langbroek who has vowed to keep speaking her mind with a directness she knows can be dangerous on national TV. And from Jessica Rowe, whose ill-fated time on breakfast television 15 years ago unleashed a barrage of cruel commentary to Candice Warner, who survived a scandal that haunted her for years, impacting her career, her family and her mental health. At a time when we constantly hear about the concept of cancel culture, these are people who have experienced it first hand - and have emerged to share their stories about what happens on the other side of getting cancelled. If you or someone you know needs help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14. Hear the full conversation with each of the four guests featured in this episode here: Listen to Kate Langbroek here.  Listen to Georgia Love here.  Listen to Candice Warner here. Listen to Jess Rowe here. Something To Talk About will return with brand new episodes in late January 2024 Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/15/202339 minutes, 30 seconds
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Marriage, mental health and (no) make-up: Rebecca Gibney

She has starred in not just one, but several of Australia’s most iconic and beloved TV shows of all time – with a cabinet full of Logie Awards to prove it. So what is the secret to Rebecca Gibney’s success? According to the woman herself, the answer is kindness. She recalls being told as a young actor by a co-star that the best advice he could give her to build a long term career was to treat everyone with respect. “Sometimes I'm not the best actor for the job,” Rebecca insists in this interview with Something To Talk About, “but I know people will employ me because they'll go: she's going to show up on time, she's going to know her lines and she's going to be kind.”It’s an attitude that has not only helped the Packed to the Rafters star become one of the most popular and acclaimed actors in the country, but has served her well offscreen, too. As she explains in this episode, kindness and a lack of ego has played a key role in her marriage, helped her navigate the trauma of a childhood shaped by domestic violence, kept her grounded in her faith and taught her the value of being a little kinder to herself.As someone who has been open about mental health struggles and family violence long before such issues became part of the national conversation, her honesty has had a profound impact on many – a candour she now extends to sharing make-up free selfies on social media to help make other women feel better about themselves. And as she looks ahead to celebrating her 60th birthday next year, she gets frank about what she calls the “privilege” of growing older. So what does she think of the famous joke that there are only three ages for women to play onscreen: babe, district attorney and Driving Miss Daisy? You can see Rebecca in the Stan Original Series, Prosper premiering January 2024 on Stan.  Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag or pick up a copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD) and Sunday Mail (SA).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/8/202355 minutes, 40 seconds
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Sarah Wilson: Australia didn’t know what to do with me

What would you do if you came into a financial windfall? Maybe buy a new car, finally book that dream holiday or take your loved ones on a shopping spree? Author, media personality and podcast host Sarah Wilson decided to do something entirely different. After selling her I Quit Sugar Empire, she gave the proceeds away and opted to live WITHIN her means. As you’ll hear in today’s episode, Sarah admits that her modest lifestyle in a “tiny apartment in Paris” is not for everyone - but one she believes can help each of us reduce our anxiety, and find joy in simplifying our overcrowded, over-committed lives.  It’s only one of many thought-provoking subjects Sarah weighs into, also sharing her thoughts on the impact of the iPhone on society, why she thinks younger men prefer to date older women - and gives a surprising insight into why, despite being the former host of MasterChef Australia, she doesn’t believe there is a place for women like her on mainstream television in this country.  Yes, there’s not only a lot to talk about - but a lot to think about. As Sarah says: “I think it’s a time in history when we’ve got to answer honestly.” CONTENT WARNING: This conversation touches on suicidal ideation Sarah Wilson’s podcast Wild is available now. To subscribe to Sarah’s newsletter, visit sarahwilson.substack.com Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag or pick up a copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD) and Sunday Mail (SA).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/1/202359 minutes, 30 seconds
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Charles v William, and why Meghan is not to blame: the REAL royal story

We’ve all heard a lot about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle falling out with the royal family. But what if the real tension was between Prince William and King Charles III? And while it’s Meghan who has been widely blamed for Megxit, what if she was actually the one willing to stick it out - and it was Harry who was determined to walk away? Now, facing a crossroads more than a year after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, will the royals decide to modernise and embrace diversity to reflect the wider demographic of the Commonwealth? Or does the monarchy’s future lie in only appealing to a certain part of the British population? And what of Australia? Will the growing tension and rivalry within the firm- particularly between Charles and his eldest son William - put the idea of a republic back on the table? And what if, for all the breathless speculation about a catfight between Meghan and Kate Middleton (and yes, her official title is Catherine, Princess of Wales, but she is also known as Kate - we’ll get to that too), the real problem was in fact the broken relationship between brothers Harry and William?  And for those who might be rolling their eyes at another deep dive into palace politics, then is it simply time for Harry and Meghan to listen to their critics, stop complaining and count their blessings? All of this is at the heart of this special bonus episode of Something To Talk About with Omid Scobie, the royal correspondent who famously co-authored the 2020 Harry and Meghan biography Finding Freedom – and now the new book, Endgame: Inside The Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival, which has already made headlines around the world. His detractors like to portray him as the couple’s mouthpiece – but Omid believes that’s a predictable label that says more about the double standards in play than it does about him. Omid Scobie’s new book, Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy's Fight for Survival, is available now.  Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmagSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/28/202359 minutes, 52 seconds
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Asher Keddie: “I don’t really have regrets, but…”

For the past two decades, Asher Keddie has been a reliable presence in living rooms across the country - and one of the most popular actors of her generation. But despite her success - or, perhaps, because of it - she did not always feel at ease with her fame. In this episode of Something To Talk About, Asher sits down for a reflective chat as she looks back on the dizzying yet disconcerting experience of becoming a household name thanks to her starring roles in the hit TV series Love My Way and Offspring and explains how, in her mid-forties, she finally began to enjoy the fruits of her labours. She also discusses her role on the new comedy drama Strife, her marriage to artist Vincent Fantauzzo and - as she looks ahead to turning 50 next year - the bittersweet perspective she has on being an “older mother” to an eight-year-old son. Every episode of Strife will be available exclusively on Binge from December 6. Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag or pick up a copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD) and Sunday Mail (SA).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/24/20231 hour, 1 minute, 11 seconds
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Natalie Bassingthwaighte speaks her truth

After 25 years in the industry, Natalie Bassingthwaighte has plenty to talk about - including what to expect when she takes the stage at an upcoming tribute concert honouring the late George Michael; getting frank about ageing in the spotlight and the judgement that women receive for undergoing cosmetic procedures; and how she really felt when she found out that Neighbours was returning after she joined some of Ramsay Street's other most famous residents for its short-lived farewell. There's also her recent separation from her husband, Cameron McGlinchey, with whom she shares two children. In this wide-ranging and at times highly emotional episode of Something To Talk About, she speaks about that publicly for the first time and also reveals she is in a new relationship that “makes my heart smile.” George Michael: Freedom! A Celebration With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is at 7.30pm on December 9 at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl. For more details, visit ticketek.com.au. Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag or pick up a copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD) and Sunday Mail (SA)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/17/202350 minutes, 28 seconds
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Sally Obermeder on the "fall from grace" that changed everything

Sally Obermeder knows a lot about wellness, not only as the CEO and co-founder of superfood, skincare and supplement empire Swiish, but also as a cancer survivor who in 2011 was faced with the reality that she might not make it to the 50th birthday she celebrated earlier this year.  Today, Sally - who is also a mum of two, media personality and a cast member on The Real Housewives of Sydney - sits down to explain that while she is proud of her successes, and remains in good health, there has been a lot of struggle behind her shine. She gets candid about the financial realities of running a small business, and shares a very funny story about the time she and her sister and business partner learnt they were facing bankruptcy… just as they were living the high-life in a poolside cabana at a fancy hotel.  Sally also tells us about how the sacrifices her parents made set her up for the future, fires up about the way society cuts down women who are ambitious and explains why - despite her gratitude for all that she’s achieved - she can’t bear to be told that she’s “killing it”. You can find out more about what Sally is up to at SWIISH.com or via her Instagram @sallyobermeder.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/10/202357 minutes, 15 seconds
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Alpha males, shock encounters and a double identity: the extraordinary life of Liz Hayes

Before she became a regular presence on TV screens across Australia, veteran journalist Liz Hayes was simply Beth Ryan, the daughter of a dairy farmer and a housewife in rural New South Wales. Now, as she looks back on her extraordinary life and career in a new memoir, Liz joins Something To Talk About for a thought-provoking and often very funny conversation about the places she has been, the people she has met and the things she has seen. (And trust us, there have been plenty.) Liz considers how the success she achieved across the past several decades mirrored the struggles and triumphs that so many women of her generation endured as they battled societal expectations and came up against “alpha males” along the way. She’s also full of fascinating anecdotes, whether reminiscing about the “hysterical moment” her then-flatmate Richard Wilkins encountered an A-list celebrity in her bedroom or marvelling at the phone call she received from former prime minister Bob Hawke, who invited her to join him on a private jet to the Gold Coast. And for the first time, Liz clears the air on her recently resurfaced 2012 interview with disgraced comedian and actor Russell Brand. I’m Liz Hayes from HarperCollins is available online and in-store from November 15.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/3/202356 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sarah Harris: Australia’s most glamorous FIFO worker, one year on

If you were to sum up The Project host Sarah Harris’ life at the moment in one word, you couldn’t get more precise than “chaos”.  Since sliding into the seat formerly occupied by Carrie Bickmore nearly a year ago, Harris has managed the juggle of work and motherhood with military precision. She splits her week across two cities and co-parents two young sons with her ex-husband - all of which, by her own admission, has taken a toll on her ability to keep up with friends. And don’t even think about asking her to re-enter the dating scene right now. As she reflects on the whirlwind of her past year in a conversation with Something To Talk About, Sarah gives some candid insights into how she makes it all work and explains just how much her life has changed since she took on one of the most highly scrutinised jobs in the country. You can see Sarah Harris on the Project, Sunday through Thursday on Channel 10 or 10Play.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/27/202355 minutes, 20 seconds
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Michelle Andrews: "Motherhood is my Roman Empire"

Five years ago, Michelle Andrews was a pop-culture obsessed writer who decided to trust her instincts and - along with her co-worker Zara McDonald, sit down in front of a microphone and launch a podcast. Now, at the age of 29, the pair sit at the head of Shameless Media - a company that reaches millions of listeners in Australia and around the globe. In a thoughtful and lively conversation, Michelle explains how - despite the fact that "I don't even really know what we're doing sometimes" - she is finding joy and strength in owning her status as a voice of her generation. She also explains why caring about the minutiae of Taylor Swift's world tour or the Kardashian family's latest antics is not only a worthwhile endeavour, but also a lucrative one. And she speaks frankly and at length about the concerns that young women like her are grappling with in 2023, from romantic relationships plagued by loneliness to questions around fertility and when they should begin to think about starting a family. If you or anyone you know needs support, call 1800RESPECT.  Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald's new book 4AM is available online and in-store now.  You can see Zara and Michelle inside Stellar this weekend, or on Stellar's Instagram.     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/20/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 48 seconds
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Why you know Melanie Zanetti's voice but not her name

Starring in a series as iconic as Bluey – the animated children's TV hit that within five years has not only become the biggest show in Australia but a global smash – has made Melanie Zanetti what you might call a “household voice”.But despite playing Chilli Heeler, mum to title character Bluey, which has seen her work played on more television screens than the world’s biggest superstars could dream of, the Brisbane-born and raised actor is able to walk through supermarkets and airports in complete anonymity, with a name few would recognise.Joining Something To Talk About ahead of the fifth anniversary of the show which has broken Australian television records, Zanetti opens up on how she has never been vocally recognised, and why people still believe that Bluey (and her sister Bingo) are boys and also discuss the bizarre theory that seems to prove that dogs love watching the show as much as humans big and small do. Celebrate 5 Years of Bluey and Bluey Fest on the ABC with Melanie Zanetti this month. You can jump on the ABC Kids website to find out more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/13/202343 minutes, 11 seconds
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Elizabeth Day on failure, fertility privilege and the way we still sideline 'women's issues'

Elizabeth Day likes to celebrate the “things that haven’t gone right”, which might seem ironic given she is an award-winning journalist, bestselling author and the host of the podcast How To Fail, which is nothing if not a success, given it boasts 45 million downloads and counting.  In a thoughtful and expansive conversation, Elizabeth - who is based in the UK - reveals what audiences can expect during her upcoming live shows in Australia and opens up about the kinship she feels with our country. She also discusses the anger - or, as she prefers to think of it, passion - that drove her to coin the term “fertility privilege”, fires up about why she is tired of seeing women’s issues still get minimised by the culture and explains what she learnt when she attempted to live like Gwyneth Paltrow for a week. (Hint: it isn’t cheap, and it requires a lot of free time.) You can find out more about Elizabeth and her Australian tour in 2024 at www.fane.com.au/elizabeth-day, or on her Instagram page at @elizabday.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/6/202359 minutes, 52 seconds
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Why Melissa Leong won't grieve the way you want her to

She is one Australia’s most popular TV personalities, but Melissa Leong is the first to admit that fame has not always sat comfortably with her. Amid the intense media coverage and interest from the public following the death of her fellow MasterChef Australia judge Jock Zonfrillo earlier this year, Melissa chose to remain private with her feelings despite constant speculation about when she would publicly comment. Speaking today about Jock’s passing for what she says will be “the first and last time”, Melissa explains why she has decided to navigate her grief this past six months in a way that allows her “to honour what makes sense to me”; defends her right to keep some things private and responds to questions about what she thinks the future of MasterChef Australia will be. She also provides a glimpse into the new TV gig that will take her out of her culinary comfort zone; fires up about representation of people of colour in Australia ahead of the Voice to Parliament referendum - and reflects on why she will end 2023 a very different woman than when the year began. For more Melissa Leong, follow her on Instagram at @fooderati or catch her on Dessert Masters, airing this November on 10 and 10 Play.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/30/20231 hour, 20 seconds
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Why Michelle Bridges is done apologising

Having originally cemented her status as one of the most famous fitness trainers in Australia courtesy of her role on The Biggest Loser, Michelle Bridges is the first to acknowledge many will always associate her with the legacy of a reality TV series now widely deemed problematic. In a frank and wide-ranging conversation, the personal trainer, TV personality and businesswoman responds to current-day criticism of the show and explains why she "won't wear it anymore". She also has a lot to say about the changes she is seeing in her own body as she settles into her early 50s; shares her thoughts on how her working-class background and being raised by a single mum in the 1970s have shaped her attitudes toward money and motherhood - and reflects on what she learned about herself after a DUI charge three years ago made national headlines. You can find out more about what Michelle is up to on her Instagram account @mishbridges or www.michellebridges.com.au.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/23/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
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Kate Langbroek: "At some point, I will be cancelled"

When Kate Langbroek speaks, people listen. And while they may not always agree with what she says, the longtime radio host and TV personality is determined to keep speaking with a directness she knows might well get her cancelled one day.In a characteristically candid conversation, Kate addresses the rumours she is going to reunite with former radio co-host and friend Dave Hughes; opens up about some of her more polarising moments on The Project; reflects on her decision to prioritise spending more time with family that started with her famous decision to move to Italy for a tree change; and looks back on the topless TV scene she filmed more than 30 years ago but still can’t seem to live down. Oh, and she also talks about the time she was fired from Stellar by the host of this very podcast.You can find more about what Kate is up to on her Instagram account @katelangbroek.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/16/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 50 seconds
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Sexuality, equal pay and Olympic gold: what's next for the Matildas

After 17 years with the Matildas, few can speak with more authority to the stratospheric rise of the team than star defender Clare Polkinghorne.  In the wake of the Matildas' history-making run at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Clare reflects on the team's determination to capitalise on their history-making World Cup run as they look ahead to the Paris Olympics, fires up about the gender pay gap excuse she's "sick of hearing"; explains how a surprise visit from Cathy Freeman inspired the team at the height of the World Cup pressure, speaks to the power of role models and representation, and reveals what she thinks women’s sport in Australia might look like moving forward. You can learn more about what's next for Clare at @polks89 or visit matildas.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/9/202338 minutes, 30 seconds
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Why David Koch is never going to REALLY retire

When David "Kochie" Koch signed off as co-host of Sunrise for the last time earlier this year, he joked that his 21-year tenure marked "the longest mistake in history". As he tells Something To Talk About in a candid and at times emotional conversation, he grappled with imposter syndrome and says he has never truly felt comfortable in the media.Now, as he revels in a life that no longer includes 3.30am wake-ups, Kochie opens up on this Father's Day about the joy he takes in getting to spend more time with a sprawling family that includes his beloved wife of 44 years, Libby, four children and eight grandchildren and reflects on the values his late father instilled in him. He also shares his observations of the three very different female co-hosts who sat alongside him during his two decades on breakfast TV and - adamant that he will "never" really retire - reveals his plans for the future, which might just include a new venture with former breakfast TV rival (and recent lunch date) Karl Stefanovic. You can find David Koch on Instagram at @kochie_online. To subscribe to his free weekly money digest newsletter, visit ymyl.com.au.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/2/202355 minutes, 56 seconds
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Why one reality TV "mean girl" thinks everybody should get a villain edit

Former contestant on The Bachelor Australia, Alisha Aitken-Radburn, saw her time in the mansion crafted by producers into what is now a common reality TV trope: "the villain edit". Nearly five years later, Alisha - who would go on to star in two subsequent seasons of Bachelor In Paradise - has written a book about the experience. And it's not what fans (and her fellow reality TV "villains") might be expecting.In an insightful conversation, Alisha explains why she decided it was time to peel back the curtain and explain how things really work behind the scenes on the popular TV franchise. She also unpacks why she felt compelled to press pause on a career in politics to look for love in front of the cameras, reveals what the response was from her colleagues in federal parliament to her reality TV persona - and opens up about how surprised she was when it was ultimately The Bachelor that "did lead me to my person”.And, in an unexpected twist, she explains why every single one of us could benefit from receiving a real-life "villain edit" of our own.You can find out more about Alisha Aitken-Radburn on Instagram at @alisha.aitkenradburn. Her new book The Villain Edit is out now.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/29/202356 minutes, 53 seconds
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Jackie O on money, dating, Ozempic and Gwyneth

After more than two decades on the airwaves, most people might think they know everything about Australia’s reigning queen of breakfast radio. But as she enters a new era of her career - and her life - Jackie "O" Henderson is only just getting started. In a candid and wide-ranging conversation, Jackie opens up about what it took to land Gwyneth Paltrow for the first event of her new business venture Besties, why her recent weight loss has left her fighting a "losing battle" with some fans and parts of the media, whether there’s anything she’s worried about her 12-year-old daughter Googling about her one day, and why, in her words, it can be "quite scary" navigating the dating world as a self-made female millionaire. To find out more about Jackie’s new business, besties, go to besties.au or follow @bestiesau on Instagram. You can also hear her on The Kyle and Jackie O show on KIISFM.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/26/202357 minutes, 2 seconds
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Cancelling the cancellation of Georgia Love

In an emotional and in-depth interview, Georgia Love joins Something To Talk About to speak for the first time about the controversy that engulfed her in 2021, when she posted a video to social media that saw her accused of casual racism and prompted a fierce backlash. Two years on from the scandal, the former star of The Bachelorette turned presenter and influencer opens up about what it is like to be on the receiving end of a public pile-on, what she has since learned about racism and privilege - and her ongoing regret over the incident. She also reveals her plans for the future and why she is ready to start a new national conversation by breaking the taboo about admitting to being ambivalent about whether she wants to have children. You can follow Georgia on Instagram at @georgiealove, or listen to her podcast 'Everyone Has An Ex' on Apple, Spotify and Acast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/19/202351 minutes, 29 seconds
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From Rent to Wicked to Frozen: how Idina Menzel pulled off a pop culture hat trick

On this week’s episode, musical theatre icon Idina Menzel reflects on being part of not one, or two, but three era-defining cultural phenomenons: hit Broadway musicals Rent and Wicked, and blockbuster animated film Frozen. She also talks about why landing her role in Glee “wasn’t great for the ego”, and reveals what prompted her new incarnation as a disco diva.  DRAMA QUEEN which will be available from August 18, or you can catch Idina on Instagram via her handle @indinamenzel. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/12/202327 minutes, 27 seconds
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Chloe Lattanzi on the first year without her mother Olivia Newton-John

It's been almost 12 months since the news that Olivia Newton-John had passed away prompted an outpouring of grief across Australia and around the globe. After living with breast cancer for 30 years, Olivia drew her last breath at her home in California on August 8, 2022, as she held the hand of her beloved daughter Chloe Lattanzi. Ahead of the one-year anniversary of that day, Chloe joins Something To Talk About for an emotional conversation about how she continues to process her grief and the role she is playing in carrying on her mother’s legacy - including attending the annual Olivia's Walk for Wellness in Melbourne this October. And, as she reflects on the first year without her mother, she reveals what the future holds, from her musical career to day to day life with her husband James - and why living on Olivia’s ranch allows Chloe to feel her mother’s presence every day in a very real and tangible way.   To sign up or donate to Olivia's Walk For Wellness on October 8, visit www.walkforwellness.com.au For more information about Chloe Lattanzi and updates on her music, find her on Instagram here  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/5/202344 minutes, 4 seconds
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The life lessons everyone can learn from one woman's story of alcohol dependency

It's been two years since Lisa Greenberg - fitness consultant and wife of former NRL boss and now CEO of the Australian Cricketers' Association Todd Greenberg - went public with her story of alcohol addiction, making headlines across the country and sparking a discussion around a battle that often takes place behind closed doors.  On this episode of Something To Talk About, and as Dry July comes to a close, Greenberg - who is now five years sober - sits down for an emotional conversation about the toll that her addiction took on her family, and how she found new purpose and self-worth once she tackled her dependence on alcohol. She also shares the lessons she learnt in hopes that Australians can take them away to apply to their own lives or the ones of those they love, whatever they may be struggling with. "It's about small steps," Greenberg says. "It's not sexy to take small steps but, gee, it works."Find Lisa Greenberg on Instagram: @lisagperfectlyimperfectSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/29/202346 minutes, 54 seconds
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Brooke Blurton: ‘White Australians don’t all agree on the same thing. First Nations people don’t either’

Queer First Nations personality, author, and youth worker Brooke Blurton sits down for a frank conversation about the upcoming Voice to Parliament referendum, reflects on the disappointment of “performative allyship” and acts of tokenism, explains how she decides when to speak up (and when to stay silent) on social media - and reveals how being “a sucker for love” has led her to pursue a surprising new career path. Brooke Blurton co-hosts the podcast Not So PG with Matty Mills.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/22/202345 minutes, 40 seconds
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In conversation with Nicole Kidman

In a wide-ranging interview, Nicole Kidman joins Something To Talk About for a candid conversation that covers everything from the highs and lows of her four-decade career as an actor and increasingly also a producer, her commitment to championing fellow female talent, the secret to her marriage of 17 years to Keith Urban, her maternal pride in the “Aussie swagger” of the couple's two daughters — and how she struggles to keep up with modern technology and has to enlist the help of her teenage daughter when trying to turn on the TV when she checks into a hotel room.Special Ops: Lioness is streaming from July 23 on Paramount+You can see Nicole's previous headline-making shoot for Stellar as discussed in the episode here. Find more Stellar here. This interview of Something To Talk About was recorded before SAG strike.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/15/202351 minutes, 3 seconds
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Why social media star Spoonful Of Sarah is sharing her experience of pregnancy loss

On social media, Sarah Davidson - the high-flying lawyer turned podcaster, author, TV host, mentor and speaker - is a ray of sunshine, keeping her followers entertained with self-deprecating glimpses into domestic life with her husband. But, as we know life is never as glossy as it seems on Instagram - and behind the Spoonful of Sarah persona is a woman who has privately been dealing with heartbreaking loss. On this episode of Something To Talk About, the social media star reveals how she recently experienced a miscarriage, and speaks to host Sarrah Le Marquand about the stigma that still surrounds pregnancy loss and why it was so important to her to go public with her story now.  Find Sarah Davidson on Instagram @spoonful_of_sarah, or listen to her podcast Seize The Yay wherever you get your podcasts. For support or information about pregnancy loss, visit miscarriageaustralia.com.au.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/8/20231 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds
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Television turned Matt Preston into an instant celebrity. And, he says, also "a bit of a dickhead"

It’s been 14 years since Matt Preston first made his presence felt in living rooms across the nation when he appeared as a judge on Masterchef Australia when the first episode went to air in 2009. The show was an instant and mammoth hit, and Matt (and his famous cravat) became a household name. On this episode of Something To Talk About, Matt sits down with Sarrah Le Marquand to talk about what being an overnight success really looks like, how to ‘fail’ in a public forum and of course, his deep-seated love of food. You can watch Matt Preston on Dancing with the Stars, 7pm Sunday on Channel 7 and 7plus.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/1/202354 minutes, 34 seconds
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How Jimmy Rees went from children's entertainer to hearthrob to viral comedy sensation

On this episode of the Something To Talk About podcast, Jimmy Rees joins Sarrah Le Marquand to chat about life after Giggle and Hoot, how COVID-19 gave him a second career and the high-profile hosting gig that might be in the works.  Jimmy will be performing live on his 'Not That Kind of Viral Tour' this September, and you can purchase tickets here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/24/202345 minutes, 56 seconds
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What Sophie Cachia did next

Sophie Cachia has never shied away from telling her truth, no matter what era her life she is in. Four years ago, Sophie wrote a raw and unfiltered memoir that detailed the moment she realised she was attracted to women - several years (and children) into her marriage with a man.  In this episode of Something To Talk About, Sarrah and Sophie talk about leaning into aging, losing followers and why she has decided that she isn't going to be so public about her personal life anymore. Sophie's new book 'Then There Was You' will be available June 21, or you can pre-order the book here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/17/202341 minutes, 56 seconds
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In conversation with Maggie Beer

Maggie Beer is a celebrated chef, cookbook author, restauranteur... but in Australia, she's also a national treasure. On this episode of Something To Talk About, Sarrah is asking Maggie all the important questions: her recipe for success, why she identifies as a cook rather than a chef, and how the chef community rallies together in the wake of tragedy.  You can watch Maggie Beer on MasterChef Australia on June 18, airing on Channel 10 and 10Play.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/10/202326 minutes, 3 seconds
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Why Flex Mami is the influencer Australia has been waiting for

Having broken the mould of an influencer into a million tiny pieces, Flex Mami has carved out a unique place in the Australian media landscape dialogue by simultaneously monetising her brand while encouraging her followers to think critically about the world around them. On this episode of Something To Talk About, Sarrah sits down with "professional opinion haver" Flex Mami for a characteristically engaging conversation that covers everything from Black Lives Matter and parasocial relationships, to de-infuencing and Big Enjoyment. Listen to Flex & Froomes live weekdays from 3pm - 5pm on CADA. You can also find Flex on Instagram: https://instagram.com/flex.mami?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/3/202352 minutes, 9 seconds
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Allison Langdon wants you to stop pitting her against other women in the media

Allison Langdon is only 43 but she's already become a staple in the Australian media landscape; she’s been behind the desks of programs like 60 Minutes, The Today Show, and most recently, A Current Affair. On this episode of Something To Talk About, Sarrah and Allison talk about life in some of the biggest newsrooms in the country, how she parents amid such an all-consuming job and the frustrating nature of an industry that often pits women against each other.   Parental Guidance will air from Monday, June 5, at 7.30pm on Channel 9 and 9Now. You can also catch Allison behind the A Current Affair desk weeknights from 7.00pm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/28/202356 minutes, 55 seconds
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Why Miranda Kerr is leaning hard into her grandma era

Miranda Kerr first rose to fame at just 13 years old, when she won Dolly magazine’s model search competition in 1997. From there, she was on a path to global stardom, working with brands like Prada, Chanel, Dior... and became the only Australian model to strut the runway as a Victoria’s Secret Angel.  On this episode of Something To Talk About, Sarrah and Miranda talk about turning 40, the modern family she’s built for herself and why she can’t wait for the day she gets to be a grandma.  You can find out more about Miranda's Certified Organic Skincare brand at www.koraorganics.com or on Instagram at @KORAOrganics.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/20/202347 minutes, 16 seconds
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Fifi Box tells all about her unique path to motherhood

Fifi Box is a much loved radio presenter and media personality, and today she is joining us in the studio for a characteristically candid conversation about her life as a mother-of-two and to share with us her IVF journey. On this episode of Something To Talk About, Sarrah and Fifi talk about the reality of Mothers Day, the people that make up her 'village' and why despite taking control of her own fertility, she still considers herself a hopeless romantic.  You can hear Fifi every morning on Melbourne’s 101.9 The Fox breakfast show Fifi, Fev & Nick, also available to stream or catch up on LiSTNR.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/13/202351 minutes, 50 seconds
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Abbie Chatfield on dating, diet rumours - and life after being diagnosed with ADHD

Abbie Chatfield first appeared on our screens as a contestant on The Bachelor, but in the years since has become one of the most well-known people in Australia. We've seen her take on prime-time television, radio and podcasting, and she has become a passionate voice on a range of issues including sexual wellness and mental health. On this episode of Something To Talk About, Sarrah chats to Abbie about her ADHD diagnosis, pulling back from the public eye, and what it was like to be at the centre of another national conversation about slut shaming late last year.  FBoy Island Australia will premiere on BINGE on May 29. WARNING: This episode includes frank discussion of mental health, weight loss and body shaming, and may be triggering for some listenersSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/6/202346 minutes, 11 seconds
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Maria Thattil is here to make you uncomfortable

Whether making news after gracing the cover of a national magazine with her female partner or challenging the notion of what an “Australian” looks like, Maria Thattil has become one of the most eloquent and well-informed advocates in the country. On this episode of Something To Talk About, Sarrah and Maria are covering some serious ground, talking about everything from her relationship and her platform, to allyship and reproductive health.  You can follow Maria on social media via her Instagram (linked here) and her TikTok (linked here).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/29/202338 minutes, 51 seconds
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Tony Armstrong gets serious about the Voice to Parliament (and gets coy about being called a heart-throb)

The rise of Tony Armstrong has been nothing short of meteoric - in just under four years the former AFL player has become a fixture on ABC News Breakfast, won a Logie and broken the internet more than once. On this episode of Something To Talk About, Sarrah chats to Tony about the man behind the viral moments, the biggest offers he's turned down along the way and the reality of being an Aboriginal man on mainstream television in 2023. Tony Armstrong’s The Pool Room launches April 28 on iHeart Podcast Network, or wherever you get your podcasts.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/22/202346 minutes
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Candice Warner on the scandal that "ruined my life"

Candice Warner is force to be reckoned with; a former professional ironwoman, a formidable recruit on SAS Australia 2020 and a mum-of-three juggling a radio show, a and a sports-star husband. But, as is the case all too often with powerful women in the public eye, scandal has often threatened to overshadow that long list of achievements. On this episode of Something To Talk About, Candice Warner opens up about the impact of the biggest scandal of her career, and how she found the strength to keep going.  If you or someone you know needs help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14. You can get more from Candice on her Instagram account @candywarner1, or purchase her book Running Strong via this link.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/14/202344 minutes, 37 seconds
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Samantha Armytage returns to Something To Talk About

Samantha Armytage is back on Something to Talk About - but this time, she’s on the other side of the microphone.  On this episode of the podcast, Samantha talks about her retreat from the spotlight, life in the country and her return to the big screen hosting one of Australia's most successful dating reality shows. Farmer Wants a Wife will be premiering Monday April 10, on Channel 7 and 7 Plus.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/7/202344 minutes, 7 seconds
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In conversation with Australia's most famous vet (and most elusive bachelor)

​Dr Chris Brown joins Sarrah Le Marquand for a remarkably candid episode of Something To Talk About as he discusses whether he would ever return to being a full-time vet, ​the ​constant speculation about his romantic life ​and watching his beloved mother battle Alzheimer's disease. I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here premieres Sunday, 2 April at 7.30pm on 10 and 10 Play.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/1/202344 minutes, 56 seconds
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She was vilified for her giggle. Now Jessica Rowe is having the last laugh

From the high-pressure television landscape of Today and Studio 10, Jessica Rowe has made a name for herself as a self-deprecating, anti-domestic goddess. On this episode of Something To Talk About, Jessica joins us in the studio for a chat about motherhood, mental health and making mistakes in the public eye… and all with a sense of a humour intact.  You can purchase Jessica Rowe's new book Mum Jokes here, or catch her on The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show via the LISTNR podcast network.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/24/202352 minutes, 18 seconds
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Navigating the highs and lows of female friendship with broadcasting duo Lise and Sarah

Have you ever wished you could go back to those days in the playground where you simply asked one another “Want to be friends?” Alongside author Rebecca Sparrow, real-life best friends Lise Carlaw and Sarah Wills have been exploring the complexities of friendship as adults: making them, keeping them and even breaking up with them.  On this episode of Something To Talk About, the radio duo is in the studio to talk all things friendship, chatting to Sarrah about how they built their brand, being women in their forties and why the topic of friendship seems to touch the hearts of so many women.  You can get more of Lise and Sarah on their podcast, The Lise and Sarah Show, or via The Friendship Project. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/18/202353 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Project's Waleed Aly on controversy, critics and clickbait: “You start to get into trouble when you curate everything you say and do”

Dr Waleed Aly has held a prime position behind The Project desk for nearly a decade, cementing himself as a household name in mainstream Australian television and winning a Walkley and a Gold Logie to boot.  Despite being a public figure, Waleed very rarely gives interviews, so the opportunity to hear some of his remarkable insight was one we couldn't pass up. On this episode of Something To Talk About, Waleed talks about some of his most controversial moments over the years and his future on the Project desk.  Tune into The Project six days a week, airing Sunday to Friday at 6.30pm on 10 and 10 Play.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/11/202358 minutes, 54 seconds
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Everything you wanted to know about the Today show's new co-host

Born in Damascus, Syria and raised in Australia since the age of four, Sarah Abo's appointment as co-host of The Today Show alongside Karl Stefanovic was pinpointed as a landmark moment for representation on mainstream breakfast television.  On this episode of Something To Talk About, Sarah Abo is incredibly candid about the trials and tribulations of live television, the intense scrutiny that women in mainstream media have to put up with and what she sees for the future of her career.  You can catch Sarah on The Today Show, airing mornings Monday to Friday on Channel 9.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/4/202336 minutes, 13 seconds
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How Australian Of The Year Taryn Brumfitt ignited a national conversation - and a firestorm among her critics

Taryn Brumfitt rose to fame after posting a before and after photo with a difference that went viral and triggered a global movement. Taryn used her platform to educate and inform the world about self-love and body positivity. She was recently named Australian of the Year and has sparked a national conversation about body image. Although some of the commentary surrounding her award would suggest there's still some confusion about the serious nature of these issues, particularly from a few middle-aged men in the media. Visit theembracecollective.org to find out more about Taryn and The Embrace Collective, or check out theembracehub.com for free body image resources for parents, students and teachers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/25/202338 minutes, 53 seconds
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Erin Molan on grieving in public, a future in politics and the unspoken truth of being a single mum

In a raw and honest chat, journalist and presenter Erin Molan opens up to Sarrah Le Marquand about how she's coping with the recent loss of her father. Erin also talks about the importance of female friendships and where she sees her career in the future. You can hear Erin Molan on Hughesy, Ed & Erin 6-9am weekdays on 2DayFM and 6-7pm weeknights on the Hit Network; watch her on Sky News every Friday at 5pm; and read her column in The Daily Telegraph every fortnight.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/18/202355 minutes, 5 seconds
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Breaking the last taboo: talking to a male survivor of child sexual abuse

Author and journalist Shannon Molloy joins Sarrah this week to talk about growing up as a gay teenager in regional Queensland, his journey to fatherhood, and his new book, You Made Me This Way, which tackles the taboo subject of male sexual abuse, something he reveals he himself experienced as a young boy. Support for male survivors of child sexual abuse is available at Survivors & Mates Support Network on 1800 472 676.If you or someone you know needs help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.You Made Me This Way by Shannon Molloy (HarperCollins, $34.99) is out now.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/11/202345 minutes, 48 seconds
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They call Olympic medallist Jessica Fox the GOAT. She has a few things to say about that

In a revealing new sit-down with host Sarrah Le Marquand, Olympic gold medallist Jessica Fox opens up about her relationship with her boyfriend and fellow canoeist Mathieu Biazizzo (yes, they're competitive), talks about her training plans ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics and explains how she really feels about gender equality in a male-dominated field. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/4/202332 minutes, 54 seconds
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Jason Donovan on his teen idol heyday, nepo babies and yes, Kylie

Jason Donovan sits down with host Sarrah Le Marquand to talk about nepo babies, the big Kylie reunion, his memories of the 90s and what it was like to come home to reprise his role as Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show which is at the Theatre Royal Sydney from February 14 and at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre from May 18.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/28/202357 minutes, 27 seconds
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What does Poh cook when nobody is watching?

Poh Ling Yeow catapulted into the Australian food-scape as the lovable and unflappable, runner-up on the first season of MasterChef in 2009. Since then she’s gone on to host Poh’s Kitchen on the ABC and Poh & Co on SBS and in 2020 returned to MasterChef, and is now the co-host of Snackmasters. And if that wasn’t enough, Poh’s been busy writing and her latest book What I Cook When Nobody’s Watching. As Poh says… the simpler we eat, the happier we are!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/26/202236 minutes, 21 seconds
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"I relate to the Hyena" - Nazeem Hussain

Nazeem Hussain is truly one of a kind....the most humble and hilarious tax accountant turned comedians you’ll ever meet. Also, as you'll hear, his mum is a boss.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/19/202241 minutes, 50 seconds
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Andrew Morton on The Crown, William, Harry, Meghan and the new King

In 1992, Andrew Morton was the bombshell writer who published to the world the truth about King Charles the Third’s affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles, in his exposè Diana: Her True Story. Three decades on and author Andrew Morton’s much respected biographies of the Royals, including that of Queen Elizabeth II are record-breaking, global best-sellers. When it comes to the inner workings of the Royals, he is well-connected - through palace insiders, private secretaries, bodyguards and beyond.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/12/202241 minutes, 5 seconds
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Christine Courtenay on Bryce Courtenay

Christine Courtenay set out to write her life story but ended up getting somewhat distracted. Not procrastinating over the minutiae of memories or even getting writer's block, but realising the love of her life, her late husband Bryce Courtenay, was yet to pen his last book. What transpired is a loving tribute to the man behind some of Australia’s most beloved books.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/5/202244 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ellidy Pullin is Heartstrong, and then some....

For most of us the legacy of a loved one is kept alive through much more than a memory or a photo album. It is usually through a child or children, who help carry that legacy. Imagine if you lost your partner before you’d even had the chance of having that opportunity BUT by a miracle you were able to make that happen. Ellidy Pullin lost the love of her life - Chumpy - in a tragic accident back in July 2020 - but through posthumous sperm retrieval and IVF treatment has given birth to a beautiful little daughter Minnie with her late partner, after his passing And her new book Heartstrong details this amazing journey.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/29/202231 minutes, 21 seconds
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Tears, laughter and solid advice from Brooke Blurton

Brooke Blurton rose to fame on The Bachelor in 2018 before appearing on Bachelor in Paradise and The Bachelorette. But behind that beautiful smile and the full length formal gown, lay a vulnerable, inspiring and tenacious young woman, who is lending her voice to those who can’t speak up and to causes close to her heart. Brooke Blurton has just released a new book called Big Love and is ready to share her truth with the world.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/22/202245 minutes, 18 seconds
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Recession, Government and Trump....Mark Bouris is on point

Mark Bouris is an author, entrepreneur, innovator, academic, media personality and rugby league lover with a penchant for a swear word or two, but it all comes with the territory of being a straight talking, no holds barred, successful business guru.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/15/202243 minutes, 34 seconds
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A catch-up with our greatest ever Olympian Emma McKeon

With 11 Olympic Games Medals and 20 Commonwealth Games Medals to her name, Emma McKeon is not only the GOAT of swimming but THE most decorated Olympian of all time. But what is next? Well, a fella on her arm and it's time to dress up for Spring Racing!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/8/202229 minutes, 53 seconds
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A sick catch-up with Nick Giannopoulos

Nick Giannopoulos - the O.G Wog Boy -  has been entertaining and challenging Aussie audiences for over three decades, determined to make us laugh, bringing us together through his humorous take on multicultural Australia. Strap yourselves in for a fully hectic episode with the one and only Wog Boy himself, Nick Giannopoulos. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/1/202236 minutes, 30 seconds
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"Eric Bana is interested" - Author of The Dry, Jane Harper

Jane Harper is an international best selling author, who despite being British born, we love claiming her as our own (naturally). Her books have been turned into box office record smashing films starring none other than Eric Bana. Jane Harper is able to bring to life stories that incorporate the Australian landscape, characters and storytelling, that help shape our national identity and put us on the literary map.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/24/202244 minutes, 23 seconds
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A lesson in chemistry with Bonnie Garmus

Bonnie Garmus is the author of Lessons in Chemistry. The book is about an intelligent mid-century scientist who unwittingly rises to fame by becoming a feminist TV cooking host. It's our book of the year.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/17/202242 minutes, 12 seconds
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Getting set for Finals with Yvonne Sampson

Yvonne Sampson is the type of chick you want as your best mate and every guy wants to date, a well known TV sports journo having covered the NRL across several major networks, and most recently as a leading Fox Sports host. Sampson can now add mum to her long list of accomplishments, with the arrival of son Henry, just a few months ago....but like a true dedicated athlete, she’s already back on the field and she wouldn’t have it any other way.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/10/202245 minutes, 3 seconds
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A very Irish Father's Day with Colin Fassnidge

Colin Fassnidge will star in the upcoming series Kitchen Nightmares Australia, where he’s sure to dish out some tough love with some even fruitier language. Mr F is also an author, TV host, an award winning chef and also as it's a day for it...a father.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/3/202227 minutes, 48 seconds
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Lisa Curry talks grief, loss, resilience and Marku the Maltese from Gozo

Lisa Curry is quintessential Aussie golden girl whose amazing swimming career spanned from 1977 to 1992. But her greatest achievements by far have come from outside of the pool, her role as a mum, a domestic violence survivor and displaying great courage and resilience through unimaginable grief and loss.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/27/202243 minutes, 9 seconds
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Trump, Costello, al-Zawahiri - Former PM John Howard opens the book

John Howard was elected to the House of Representatives for Bennelong in 1974 and what followed has read like a political fairytale. He became Australia’s 25th Prime Minister after leading the Coalition to a resounding victory in 1996 and became our second longest serving PM. The former Prime Minister led the nation through some truly testing times - the economic recession of the 1980s, the Port Arthur massacre but also through major historical moments like 9/11 and the Sydney 2000 Olympics. This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney on August 3rd 2022.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/20/20221 hour, 33 seconds
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Indira Naidoo and Julia Gillard walk into a room....

Indira Naidoo has hosted and reported for the ABC and SBS across nightly news, in the series Filthy Rich and Homeless and even showed us her green thumb, presenting on the iconic Gardening Australia. Can you believe Indira has even found time to work for the UN in Geneva and as an ambassador for Sydney's homeless crisis centre the Wayside Chapel, plus publish several books? Next up Indira Naidoo alongside former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, will host Not Now, Not Ever, a special curated evening to mark a decade since Gillard’s ground-breaking ‘Misogyny Speech’.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/13/202237 minutes, 8 seconds
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The life and career of an old buddy, Larry Emdur

Larry Emdur is genuinely one of the nicest people on TV. Larry has managed to morph and evolve, survive and thrive, in the crazy show biz world. He might just be the most genuine, nicest guy on TV and indeed the planet and his family and his life beyond the cameras, is testament to that.  Larry's book called Happy As, is out now!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/6/202252 minutes, 11 seconds
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Justine Schofield is very much baby ready!

A fan favourite from series one of Masterchef, Justine Schofield was cool as a cucumber while under the bright lights and immense pressure of the reality TV show. Since then Schofield has gone on to carve out an amazing career sharing with Aussie audiences everyday, her passion for food and her bubbly, no nonsense approach to cooking....and she's the yummiest mummy to be!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/30/202240 minutes, 49 seconds
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Emma Freedman is set for The Commonwealth Games

Emma Freedman is an accomplished TV and radio personality, a dedicated mum and happens to be part of Australian horse racing royalty. Emma has managed to carve out a career that not only incorporates her love of broadcast but also her passion for horses, which literally runs through her veins, and she's set to cover the upcoming Commonwealth Games which kicks off on July 28.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/23/202244 minutes
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Shane Jacobson

Shane Jacobson has become somewhat of a national treasure but his success didn’t happen overnight. He can thank the mockumentary, Kenny, for catapulting him into the Australian cultural zeitgeist forever but his foray into showbiz started a lot earlier with Shane starting out in the theatre at just ten years of age. So how does he juggle being an Actor, Entertainer, Writer, Producer and (in his words) also a Fighter Pilot and Samurai?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/16/202240 minutes, 42 seconds
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Teen Educator Dannielle Miller

Have you ever really wanted to know what goes on in the secret lives of teenagers?Dannielle Miller is a well-being educator and ex-highschool teacher, who works extensively with young adults, helping them navigate the turbulent waters of growing up and young adulthood.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/9/20221 hour, 1 minute, 38 seconds
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Stranded in Antarctica: David Knoff

How would you cope if you were stranded in the coldest place on earth not knowing when you’d be able to return home? Throw in a global pandemic, being isolated from your loved ones, all whilst trying to stay positive. This is exactly what happened to my guest. David Knoff was on a standard research mission in Antarctica when Covid hit.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/2/202234 minutes, 22 seconds
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Maggie McKenna

Maggie McKenna is one of the most fierce and powerful young performers in the country. From their breakout role in Muriel’s Wedding the Musical to their star turn in Jagged Little Pill, Maggie is proving that maybe being painfully shy is just the antidote needed to let it all out on stage.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/25/202230 minutes, 24 seconds
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Republish: Jackie O

Jackie O is one of the most successful broadcasters in the country, a single mum, an animal lover and a crapload of fun. From humble beginnings as a sandwich hand at a delicatessen on the Gold Coast, Jackie O had no intention of becoming a radio personality, but the previously unpaid “phone girl” is now one half of Australia’s most successful broadcasting duos with Kyle Sandilands. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/18/202248 minutes, 9 seconds
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Cathrine Mahoney

Cathrine Mahoney is the ultimate Renaissance woman. She doesn’t recline on velvet chaise lounges, being fanned and fed grapes whilst having her portrait painted. Cathrine Mahoney can and does, do it all. After more than two decades as a celebrity publicist Mahoney decided to try her hand at being on the other side of the media, launching podcasts and writing and has just released her first book Currently Between Husbands.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/11/202240 minutes, 7 seconds
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Dr Daniel Nour

Dr Daniel Nour is the founder of Street Side Medics, a volunteer service providing mobile medical care for the most vulnerable in society, and at aged just 26, Daniel is also the 2022 Young Australian of the Year and rightly so. He is working tirelessly and selflessly to help provide the homeless with medical care and dignity we all deserve, across NSW but has plans for nationwide domination. Press here for more about Street Side Medics, if that doesn't work in your app type Street Side Medics into your browser. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/4/202235 minutes, 53 seconds
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Greg Inglis

In this episode we are celebrating Indigenous Sport Month. An amazing initiative aimed at highlighting and celebrating Indigenous Australian participation and excellence in sport. Greg Inglis burst onto the scene with the Melbourne Storm as a skinny, lightning fast kid from Kempsey in 2005 but emerged from the NRL a rugby league great. But away from the footy field and all the accolades, it is the way G.I has conducted himself through trials and tribulations that has made him a true hero. Paving the way for younger generations of league fans to help realise their dreams, through his success, finding hope and light after enduring some dark times. We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of this land on which this podcast was made and pay my respects to the Elders both past, present and emerging.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/28/202248 minutes, 5 seconds
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Karl Stefanovic

Karl Stefanovic is one half of the Today Show on 9. He’s also a very proud Queenslander, a mental health advocate, a journo, a cricket-mad, devoted dad and seemingly everybody’s mate. Once an arch-rival in the cutthroat world of breakfast TV, can Sam and Karl put their differences aside and play nice?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/24/202253 minutes, 11 seconds
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Kate Grenville

Elizabeth MacArthur’s Letters is the latest novel by acclaimed author Kate Grenville and it is an unbelievable read. Kate says she has been very fortunate to have been able to spend a life doing what she loves, throw into that the fact that she is an award winning novelist of stories and books most of us just can’t put down, it makes for a fascinating chat. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/21/202239 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tim 'Rosso' Ross

Rosso has skillfully and successfully managed to combine his experience of performing as a comedian with his love of buildings and design. An unusual combination of being able to merge a decades long career in front of audiences around the country with writing, hosting and sharing his burning passion for Aussie architecture. So how do you find your joy, passion and side hustle and turn it into a livelihood?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/14/202246 minutes, 1 second
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Bianca Dye

Marilyn Monroe impersonator, check. Circus ring-master, check. Award winning radio host, check. Mental health advocate, sure is. Bianca Dye is a whirlwind of energy, honesty and love and on this Mother’s Day, having previously shared with Stellar about her 14-year-long IVF journey, it’s a good time to sit down and check in with the charming, human whirlwind that is Ms Bianca Dye. This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded on April 27th 2022See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/7/202224 minutes, 8 seconds
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Madeleine West

Madeleine West's list of accomplishments reads like the greatest LinkedIn or perhaps even Tinder profile. Actor, author, activist, media personality, mum of six, potential pollie and self-confessed giver of good hugs, yet there is SO much more to Madeleine West. Down to earth, philanthropic, a hard-working go-getter, no matter pursuit of endeavour.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/30/202239 minutes, 41 seconds
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Zara Lawless - CEO of The Mother's Day Classic

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. Approximately 55 Australians are diagnosed each and every day. Last year, over 3,100 Aussie women and men passed away from breast cancer. The Mother’s Day Classic aims to raise vital funds for breast cancer research and honours the one in seven women who are diagnosed with the disease.  Get involved with The Mother's Day Classic here - https://www.mothersdayclassic.com.au/    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/23/202224 minutes, 33 seconds
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Psychologist Sabina Read

Sabina Read is a psychologist whose expertise and commentary are regularly sought after in lifestyle and business media across the country. Whether it’s from her couch at her Melbourne practice or via her various media appearances, Sabina Read has easily tackled over 450 different issues from marriage woes, to breaking out of Groundhog Day, to dealing with a workplace pain in the proverbial.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/16/202232 minutes, 25 seconds
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Deni Todorovic

Deni is all about having critical conversations, the voice of a generation, paving the way by living authentically, fully and with all the love in them, around them and radiating from them. Deni is a stylist, a mentor, an advocate, an ally, a friend, a brother, a lover, a bearded hip-hop aficionado with a flair for vintage high heels and kilts. But there is SO much more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/9/202244 minutes, 1 second
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison

There’s a big national decision that threatens to divide us or hopefully, bring us together. A looming federal election has political pundits salivating and ordinary Aussies thinking about who they’ll be voting for and why. In this episode the Prime Minister of Australia, the honourable Scott Morrison sheds some light on the way out of the Covid conundrum, his plan to reunite the nation, the budget and where The Sharkies will end up this season.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/31/202236 minutes, 55 seconds
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Melissa Wu

Melissa Wu is lowkey amazing......she qualified for her first Commonwealth Games at the age of just 13, by 16, she was the youngest Australian ever to win an Olympic medal in diving and had medalled in every major international diving competition in the same year. Sister, mentor, advocate, entrepreneur combined with strength, vulnerability, resilience and fragility, all wrapped up in just 29 years of experience on this planet.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/26/202235 minutes, 3 seconds
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Hannah Hollis

Hannah Hollis is down to earth, hard working and has quite possibly the best smile on TV. Embracing her proud indigenous roots, Hannah has combined her love of sport and storytelling along with dedication and perseverance, into the career she has today. This self described caffeine-enthusiast, is actually the jolt of energy we all wish we could be!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/19/202228 minutes, 30 seconds
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Rachel Lord

Rachel Lord is a very accomplished human being. She is a lawyer, a public servant, the wife of a politician and mother of three girls, throw in that she also has a published thesis on torture in armed conflict, it seems the perfect time for a chat. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/12/202237 minutes, 46 seconds
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Natalie Bassingthwaighte

Natalie Bassingthwaighte is a true renaissance woman. She is an award winning singer, actor, TV host, mum, entrepreneur. But there was a time when this seemingly unstoppable force of nature wanted to throw in the towel. Thankfully for us, Nat decided that apart from being a mum, entertaining has, and always will be, her true calling. So, how does this Gold Logie nominated, number one recording artist, devoted wife and working mum of two, do it all?  You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/5/202230 minutes, 52 seconds
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Lisa McCune

Lisa McCune is not only one of Australia’s most successful screen and theatre actors, earning an impressive collection of awards, including ten Logies, four of them Gold. From “hot cop” Maggie Doyle in Blue Heelers to playing Maria Von Trapp in the stage version of The Sound of Music to her role as Dr. Liz Gibson in the highly acclaimed medical series MDA, Lisa McCune has quite the range. Now she’s back on stage for the Australian production of the hit musical Girl from the North Country.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/26/202235 minutes, 45 seconds
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Jackie O

Jackie O is one of the most successful broadcasters in the country, a single mum, an animal lover and a crapload of fun. From humble beginnings as a sandwich hand at a delicatessen on the Gold Coast, Jackie O had no intention of becoming a radio personality, but the previously unpaid “phone girl” is now one half of Australia’s most successful broadcasting duos with Kyle Sandilands.  You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/16/202248 minutes, 6 seconds
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Allegra Spender

Allegra Spender is cut from some fine cloth. As the daughter of John Spender and fashion mogul Carla Zampatti she is primed and totally ready for an almighty challenge. Allegra is the independent candidate for Wentworth in Sydney’s East, she’s also a Chief Executive, a renewable energy advocate, and a mum. In politics she's aiming high on a platform of wanting change....a new economy, integrity in politics, and the fair treatment of women. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/12/202234 minutes, 13 seconds
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Daisy Turnbull

Daisy Turnbull started out in the cut throat world of advertising but a higher calling beckoned. As a young mum, she re-enrolled at uni to study a masters of art and theology and switched to teaching, truly finding her calling. Daisy is the daughter of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. This self-confessed purveyor of words (and snacks) is also a highly accomplished author releasing her latest book 50 Questions to Ask Your Teens to help us navigate the world of teen-dom and perhaps give us all some life lessons along the way. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/5/202236 minutes, 21 seconds
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Angela and Phil Ceberano

Angela and Phil Ceberano are the epitome of resilience and strength. Not only have they forged an amazing partnership in the world of PR and started their own luxury candle brand, they have been battling gruelling fertility issues whilst successfully lobbying against the Victorian government’s decision to halt IVF treatments. There is not much that this superstar couple can’t do together - work, play, love and loss, there's something we all can learn from this dynamic duo. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/29/202244 minutes, 51 seconds
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Republish: Kyle Sandilands Part 2

On the eve of his 50th birthday, it's part 2 of our special with Kyle Sandilands from earlier in 2021......in this episode Kyle discusses what he had planned for the big day, it may involve the biggest boat on Sydney Harbour and a solid gold toilet. Kyle also talks about the very unique way he deals with paps and any of his entourage leaking stories, and is he planning on returning to TV anytime soon? All will be revealed.... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/15/202239 minutes, 20 seconds
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Republish: Kyle Sandilands Part 1

From back in June 2021 when Kyle was about to turn 50, in Part 1 of this two part special Kyle talks about wokefolk, his friendship with John Ibrahim (who also makes a cameo appearance), his time on the streets of Brisbane before working up through Townsville and Mackay....and of course with Kyle being Kyle he flips things around and you'll hear a few curly questions go Sam's way about Mr Lavender and Sunrise. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/8/202243 minutes, 32 seconds
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Republish: Grace Tame

Back in March of 2020 Australian of the Year Grace Tame joined Sam for a wide ranging interview. Grace opened up on the responsibility she feels toward other survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and described how her abuser manipulated her into hating her own womanhood, and the ongoing effects. Sexual Assault Support Services can be reached here: https://au.reachout.com And here: 1800 RESPECT Beyond Blue can be reached here:  www.beyondblue.org.au And here: 1300 224 636 And Lifeline can be reached here: www.lifeline.org.au And here: 13 11 14See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/1/202232 minutes, 29 seconds
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Republish: Julie Bishop

Episode 2 of Something To Talk About was a very open and honest conversation with Julie Bishop. The former Minister for Foreign Affairs and deputy leader of the Liberal Party was very frank about the events that had made headlines from Canberra, #metoo, she gave her thoughts on the need for independent counselling at Parliament House and responded to the rumours that her leadership bid was blocked by the "BSDs." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/25/20211 hour, 56 seconds
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Republish: Hugh Sheridan

This is episode 1 of Something To Talk About from back in February, in this episode Hugh Sheridan opens up about what it is to be Australia's favourite son, his time as Rosa The Cleaning Lady just as Rafters was blowing up, coming out (sort of twice), and his feelings around the cancellation of Hedwig and The Angry Inch and make sure you listen through to the end for a great Liz Taylor story!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/18/202150 minutes, 49 seconds
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Erin and Bonnie from Three Birds Renovations

Self described “three besties and busy mums” these ladies are far more than that. Erin and Bonnie from design company Three Birds Renovations, are helping to smash gender stereotypes in the building game, whether that was the intention or not. Whilst being ground breaking entrepreneurs they’ve juggled motherhood, friendships, lockdowns, dodged public scrutiny and everything else in between. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/11/202145 minutes, 41 seconds
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Cate & Bronte Campbell

Serena and Venus. Pippa and Kate. And perhaps the Kardashians, sort of…we prefer the Campbell sisters. Between them Cate and Bronte Campbell have won 64 International Swimming medals including 11 Olympic, 23 World Championships titles and 16 Commonwealth games medals. They are the first Australian sisters ever to compete within the same swimming event at an Olympics and are both current World Record holders in the 4x 00m freestyle relay. Now they’ve towelled down and extended their success out of the pool, by writing a new book together, called Sister Secrets. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/4/202137 minutes, 55 seconds
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Anna Meares

Anna Meares is one of the greatest Aussie track cyclists, ever. But forget about her multiple Olympic medals, world records and achievements in the velodrome that make her the GOAT - It was her remarkable comeback from a horrific fall in 2008, that cemented her as a supreme athlete and human being. Down to earth, driven and downright gutsy, Anna is the very essence of an Australian Sporting legend. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/27/202137 minutes, 26 seconds
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Kate Langbroek

Imagine for a second, leaving the job of your dreams, uprooting your entire family to the other side of the world and heading to a country where you don’t know anyone or even speak the language. Then Covid hits. A gap year to Italy brought Kate Langbroek's family closer together, and also sparked a love affair for Kate, and a wonderful new book - Ciao Bella! You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/20/202139 minutes, 24 seconds
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Erin Molan: featuring 3 year old Eliza

In the past 12 months Erin Molan has seen her dad battle cancer, she embarked upon a new media career, started her own business, successfully campaigned for cyberbullying legislation to be passed, nailed being a super mum, all while living through the breakdown of her five-year relationship…..and that pandemic thing has been happening. Steely and determined, down to earth, self-effacing, Erin is more than just a chick who loves footy. Erin is the cover star of Stellar Magazine today, and you can find Stellar by picking up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/13/202136 minutes, 49 seconds
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Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue is a TV host, singer, author, gay rights campaigner, sister, lover and downright great human. In this episode she talks about having literally the best job ever on The Masked Singer, turning 50 and opens up about Kylie's return to oz.  You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/6/202138 minutes, 12 seconds
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Catherine McGregor

Catherine McGregor is the personification of true grit and courage. Controversial and inspiring, much loved, yet divisive, the straight talking former Army veteran turned TV host, writer and transgender activist, refuses to be defined by any rules or conventions. If you or someone you know is struggling to cope, call Lifeline on 13 11 14. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/30/202139 minutes, 12 seconds
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Trent Dalton

What would you say to a complete stranger if they approached you on the street and asked 'can you please tell me a love story?' One of Australia’s best-known authors convinced complete strangers to open up and share their unique, heartbreaking, inspiring and raw stories of love and turned it into his latest book called 'Love Stories.' You may also know Trent as the author of the acclaimed 'Boy Swallows Universe,' and later in this episode Sam opens up to Trent on that book maybe being the last her mother read before she passed. Episode notes -  find out more about Trent here: https://www.harpercollins.com.au/trentdalton/ He Tweets here: @TrentDalton and is on the Insta here: @trentdaltonauthor Search for Love Stories Trent Dalton to pre-order now. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/23/20211 hour, 53 seconds
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Jimmy and Jane Barnes

Jimmy and Jane Barnes have been in an incredible partnership for 40 years. Besides building a family, a musical empire and leaving a cultural legacy, during the pandemic Jimmy and Jane have become unlikely social media stars, thanks to their love of cooking and music. Episode notes -  Jimmy and Jane are great on the socials, find them on insta here: @jimmybarnesofficial Jimmy's book for kids is called Rosie The Rhinoceros and Jimmy and Jane's new cook book is called Where The River Bends You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/16/202148 minutes, 52 seconds
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Collette Dinnigan

From humble beginnings and a hell of a lot of hard work, Collette Dinnigan has managed to take the world by storm and left us wanting more. In 1995 she was the first Australian to have a ready-to-wear collection in Paris. From designing sunnies to wallpaper, beautiful bridal wear to candles, and now she’s even a children’s book author....and could she be the winner of the new season of Celebrity Masterchef!?! Episode notes -  find Collette's book by typing Santa Loves Australia in your browser her amazing website https://collettedinnigan.com You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/9/202135 minutes, 31 seconds
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Peter V'landys

Peter V’Landys is both the ​​Racing NSW chief executive and the Australian Rugby League Commission chief. Under the guidance of V’Landys, the NRL was one of the first sporting organisations in the world to resume play after the first COVID wave, and this weekend is Grand Final weekend! Meanwhile horse racing in NSW has been able to continue successfully and grow throughout the entire pandemic. His achievements are nothing short of remarkable. Episode notes -  Read more about Peter V'landys here: www.nrl.com/about-us/commissioners/peter-vlandys/ NRL Grand Final here: www.nrl.com/news/2021/09/08/everything-you-need-to-know-2021-nrl-grand-final/ Everest Cup here: www.theeverest.com.au/ You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/2/202141 minutes, 52 seconds
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Deb Hutton

Deb is the very definition of a multiple threat, from modelling, to media mogul, to designer...throw in magazine editor, homewares designer, philanthropist, TV and radio host....and....Deb can now add cancer survivor to her long list of achievements. In this episode Deb opens up about being content in her relationship, turning 60, her ups and downs and brushes with intense stress....and some very big nights in the 80s! Episode notes -  You can find Deb's hat range ready for spring and summer here: canopybay.com.au Homewares here: myhouse.com.au/pages/deborah-hutton On the Insta here: @deborahhutton You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/25/202154 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ben Quilty

While some of us have watched helplessly at those harrowing images from Afghanistan, award winning artist and social commentator Ben Quilty has stepped up to help the plight of the Afghan people. Once Australia's official war artist in Kabul, in this episode Ben offers a unique perspective on the plight of the Afghan people in the face of the Taliban. Also in discussion is his time at the Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley for World Vision. In the second half of this episode Ben talks about his wonderful relationship with Margaret Olley, including a story involving a hospital, all the flowers, cigarettes and Margaret being very inappropriate, and later Ben reflects on his relationship with Myuran Sukumaran who at the time of his death described Ben as the "second best artist in Australia."  Episode notes -  Ben Quilty has kicked off a fundraising campaign for UNHCR - the United Nations High Commission for Refugees - to try and help the people he lived with, worked alongside and shared in their remarkable stories of survival. Search Ben Quilty Afghanistan Raisely or click on this link -  www.crisis-in-afghanistan.raisely.com/ben-quilty You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/18/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 54 seconds
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Rebecca Gibney - Part 2

 In part 2 with the wonderful Bec Gibney lots of topics are covered...from the menopause to raising teenage boys, vaxxers and anti-vaxxers, and how easy it is to let yourself go in lockdown....but thankfully most of our partners seem to be ok with that! Episode notes -  ‘Back To The Rafters’ premieres on Amazon Prime on Friday September 17th. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/14/202140 minutes, 34 seconds
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Rebecca Gibney - Part 1

With Packed to the Rafters coming back to our screens soon what better time for a two part special with Rebecca Gibney. In part 2 Bec talks about avoiding the socials, her dedicated Brazilian fanbase, her very clear "no dickheads" policy and a quick stint over in Hollywood that confirmed Australia is the place to be. Episode notes -  Part 2 with Bec will publish here in a couple of days.... ‘Back To The Rafters’ premieres on Amazon Prime on Friday September 17th. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/11/202134 minutes, 15 seconds
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Candice Warner

Ironwoman, mum of three, wife, businesswoman, lots of fun - Candice Warner is everything. In this episode the Stellar Mag cover star (along with the fam for Father's Day) talks about the highs and lows of moving house, a reno that just won't quit, that one time she chased and confronted a heckler, how lockdowns are not good for the facial hair, and how TikTok + three daughters = madness.  Episode notes -  You can catch Candice on Twitter here: @CandiceWarner31 On the Insta: @candywarner1 Search for Stellar Magazine Candice Warner in your browser to see Candice and the Warner family on the front cover today. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/4/202143 minutes, 23 seconds
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Turia Pitt

Turia Pitt is at her most open in this episode, and for someone who is usually very open, that is saying something! It’s been ten years since Turia, while running in an ultra marathon in the Kimberleys, became caught in an out-of-control grassfire. Open for discussion is a life suddenly thrust into the public eye, the beauty of ageing, did she see the light while on the operating table? her reaction to last year's bushfires in the region she lives in, and in her own unique words - "how f**king cold is it?" Episode notes -  Get involved with Turia here if running is your thing: turiapitt.com/run Find her on insta here: @turiapitt You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/28/202143 minutes, 6 seconds
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Susie Porter

In a career that has covered Two Hands, Puberty Blues and the fantastic Wentworth, Susie Porter has made her mark in Film and TV. In this episode she discusses her start at NIDA, career highs, career lows, being the voice of Best & Less when an income was very important, embarrassing sex scenes....and later in the episode Sam and Susie enjoy some common ground on having hubbys that really don't care about the media circus.  Episode notes - You can find Susie on Insta: @_susieporter_ Wentworth: The Final Sentence is available from Tuesday 24th August with a subscription to FoxTel You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/21/202145 minutes, 54 seconds
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Professor Peter Collignon

In this episode we've decided to go back to basics on what we know, what we don't know, the new normal and our path out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Peter Collignon has no doubt already been on your screens and in your ears in some capacity over the past 18 months. We believe as an infectious disease physician and microbiologist at the Canberra Hospital, as a professor at ANU and as someone with a unique ability to articulate sometimes complex information clearly, he is the ideal person to walk us through the current state of the nation when it comes to this pandemic.  Can the vaccine affect women's fertility? Did researchers rush the development of these vaccines? Does the vaccine contain COVID-19 itself? Will we learn to live with COVID-19? When will the lockdowns end? Episode notes -  Keep updated on Australia's COVID-19 vaccination roll out here: www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/australias-covid-19-vaccine-rollout You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/14/202159 minutes
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Mack Horton

From quarantine at a defence base in Darwin, Mack Horton reflects on the Tokyo Olympics. Sam and Mack discuss the differences in his Rio and Tokyo experiences, his personal disappointment with Bronze in the pool, the interesting possibility in coming up against Sun Yang again in Paris, and a fun guessing game is played - can you guess how many COVID tests Mack has had during the Olympics? (it's a lot) Episode notes - Mack's insta: @mackhorton He tweets: @_mackhorton He has his own website too: www.mackhorton.com.au You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/10/202135 minutes, 18 seconds
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Emily Tindal

At the age of just 35 Emily Tindal was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer, that cancer has spread to her lymph nodes, lungs, liver and bones. Emily and her husband Sam have three wonderful daughters, 7 year old Clara, 5 year old Rose and newbie Eleni, please take the time to listen to her story.  Episode notes -  Contact the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program on 1800 627 701 or go to health.gov.au and search national bowel cancer screening program Find Emily's Go Fund Me page by going to gofundme.com and search support Sam and Emily TindalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/7/202143 minutes, 5 seconds
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Giaan Rooney

As the first week of the Tokyo Olympics starts to wrap it's a great time to catch-up with ex-Olympian and Olympic commentator Giaan Rooney. In this episode Giaan discusses her retirement from the pool at the tender age of 23, her thoughts on the work Swimming Australia has done to turn things around, THAT disqualification is discussed as is Giaan's thoughts on being a working mum...and later in the episode Giaan talks about how her hubby and two kids have made an amazing sea change to a Macadamia Farm. Episode notes - You can find Giaan on insta here: @giaan.rooney She tweets here: @GiaanRooney This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in lockdown in regional NSW and Sydney on Thursday 22nd July 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/31/202148 minutes, 25 seconds
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Libby Trickett

As the Tokyo Olympics kick off we continue our catch-ups with some of our Olympic greats. In this episode Libby Trickett talks about that time Mack Horton threw Sun Yang the ultimate shade, her reflections on London 2012, a theme through Liesel Jones' episode echoes through this episode as Libby opens up on the feeling of never being enough, and, ultimately, is she missing being in the pool at this Olympics? Also, if you're not across Libby's insta, there's a big chat about 'bush wee.' You're welcome. Episode notes - You can find Libby on the socials here: @libby_trickett Website here:  www.libbytrickett.com More on her podcast here: @allthatglitterspod .....or just search for All The Glitters wherever you get your poddies And if anything in this episode was triggering for you: www.ruok.org.au This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in lockdown in regional NSW on Thursday 22nd July 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/24/202148 minutes, 22 seconds
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Liesel Jones

Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics it's the perfect time to catch-up with one of our great Olympians. In this very open and honest episode Liesel discusses the pressures our elite swimmers face when in the pool and also after retirement....the challenges she had with body image, depression and the dramas in the camp at the 2012 Olympics. Later in the episode Liesel also addresses the comment from Dawn Fraser made about her being a "spoilt brat" and her thoughts on Brissie hosting the Olympics. Episode notes - Read more about Liesel here: www.olympics.com.au/olympians/leisel-jones/ And here: www.leiseljones.com.au/ On Twitter: @liesel_jones And if anything in this episode was triggering for you: www.ruok.org.au This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in lockdown in regional NSW on Thursday 8th July 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/17/202156 minutes, 35 seconds
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Dr Martin Cohen

Dr Cohen is a psychiatrist and Deputy Commissioner for the NSW Mental Health Commission, and has one of the most brilliant minds. During the recent spate of lockdowns around the country we've seen an increase in what is called pandemic fatigue, which includes increased levels of anxiety, depression and chronic health conditions, Dr Cohen discusses his thoughts on changes we can focus on including exercise, social connection, structure and sleep which can help with pandemic fatigue. Dr Cohen also discusses the challenges with isolation - especially for the marginalised - and negative effect of the rolling 24/7 news cycle on our collective psyche.   Episode notes - This is the website for the NSW Health Commision where Dr Cohen is a Deputy Commissioner: www.nswmentalhealthcommission.com.au The Black Dog website Dr Cohen mentions is here: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au Lifeline: 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in lockdown in regional NSW on Thursday 8th July 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/10/202140 minutes
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HG Nelson

With the Olympics almost upon us we'll be featuring some experts and Olympians past, present and future in the upcoming weeks. In this episode broadcasting legend HG Nelson dials in from lockdown to preview what he expects from Tokyo. Also, Sam and HG talk COVID vaccines, revisit 'The Dream,' and touch on why HG thinks we Aussies should be proud of our OECD position. Episode notes - You can find Sam's second favourite podcast Bludging On The Blindside by searching for it wherever you get your podcasts.  Roy and HG on Australian Story can be found here: www.abc.net.au/austory/the-odd-couple/12249126 This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in a bedroom, on a card table, at Sam and Rich's place.....and HG was in lockdown in Sydney, on July 1st 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/3/202145 minutes, 18 seconds
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Bruce and Denise Morcombe

Daniel Morcombe was abducted and murdered in the Sunshine Coast in 2003 when he was 13. Daniel's parents Bruce and Denise Morcombe have continued his legacy through The Daniel Morcombe Foundation, which was established to make Australia a safer place for children.  In this episode Bruce and Denise open up about the strain of that loss on their marriage, the challenges around State and Federal definitions and funding, their thoughts on forgiveness vs revenge. Later in the episode Bruce spins a great yarn on the awkward time someone offered a handshake in kindness, and Denise has some great advice on how to deal with trolls. Episode notes - The Daniel Morcombe Foundation can be found here, where there is more information about Day for Daniel: www.danielmorcombe.com.au This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney on June 17th 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/26/20211 hour, 12 seconds
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Gus Worland featuring Banjo The Labrador

Gus Worland is an award winning TV and radio broadcaster, and the founder of Gotcha4Life, a not-for-profit foundation established due to the alarming statistics surrounding suicide in Australia, with eight people taking their life every day.  In this episode Sam and Gus talk through the positive and negative influences of a 'blokey' culture, Aussie male stereotypes, and Gus opens up on how a suicide has deeply effected his life.  In the second half of this episode Sam asks Gus to talk about his friendship with Hugh Jackman - they have been friends since kindy - and Gus tells some fantastic tales about what a tight-arse Hugh is, brushes with Daniel Craig, Zac Efron and Calvin Klein and how the "pre-wolverine" aussie crew will never be invited to the Basketball again. Also, keep an ear out for a cameo appearance from Banjo The Labrador who sniffed out the dog treats on the recording desk. Episode notes - Information on Gotcha4Life: www.gotcha4life.org and on the socials: Insta: @gotcha4life Twitter: @Gotcha_4_Life This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney on June 17th 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/19/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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Sophie Delezio

Sophie Delezio first came to public attention in 2003 when she was badly burned after a car crashed into her day care centre. She was then involved in a second serious car accident in 2006. In this episode Sophie talks to Sam about her blossoming new career as a journalist, living in London through COVID, turning 20 and the enduring relationships she formed after her accidents.  Episode notes - Get Sophie on the socials: @soph.delezio Sophie's BODY + Soul article with Lauren Huxley (soz for the long link): https://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/health/lauren-huxley-on-what-shes-learnt-16-years-after-her-attack/news-story/17a5822368a84d51ed28a9662a67bda4 More about the Sony Foundation here: https://www.sonyfoundation.org/ This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney on June 3rd 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania)  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/12/202138 minutes, 20 seconds
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Kyle Sandilands - Part 2

On the eve of his 50th birthday, it's part 2 of our special with Kyle Sandilands. In this episode Kyle discusses what he's got planned for the big day, it may involve the biggest boat on Sydney Harbour and a solid gold toilet. Kyle also talks about the very unique way he deals with paps and any of his entourage leaking stories, and is he planning on returning to TV anytime soon? All will be revealed.... Episode notes - Find out more about The Kyle and Jackie O show here: kiis1065.com.au/shows/kyle-jackie-o/ And on the socials: @kyleandjackieo This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney on June 3rd 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/8/202139 minutes, 52 seconds
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Kyle Sandilands - Part 1

His Sydney breakfast radio show is at it's most popular, and just before he celebrates his 50th birthday, is there a better time to talk to Kyle Sandilands? In Part 1 of this two part special Kyle talks about wokefolk, his friendship with John Ibrahim (who also makes a cameo appearance), his time on the streets of Brisbane before working up through Townsville and Mackay....and of course with Kyle being Kyle he flips things around and you'll hear a few curly questions go Sam's way about Mr Lavender and Sunrise. Episode notes - Find out more about The Kyle and Jackie O show here: kiis1065.com.au/shows/kyle-jackie-o/ And on the socials: @kyleandjackieo If you want to learn more about Mission Australia: missionaustralia.com.au/ This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney on June 3rd 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/5/202143 minutes, 14 seconds
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Camilla Franks

On the eve of Fashion Week who better to catch-up with than the legend that is Camilla Franks. Sam and Camilla talk about everything from dressing Oprah, Carla Zampatti's funeral, which wines they're into at the moment, Camilla opens up about the challenges of IVF and her devastating brush with cancer. Also, going toe to toe with The Veronicas on Celebrity Apprentice had to be discussed didn't it? Episode notes - Get your Camilla fix: https://au.camilla.com/ And on the insta: @camillawithlove  You can read more about Breast Cancer here: https://www.cancer.org.au/cancer-information/types-of-cancer/breast-cancer Fashion Week here:  https://australianfashionweek.com/ This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney on May 20th 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/29/202159 minutes, 8 seconds
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CEO of Women’s Community Shelter: Annabelle Daniel

11 women have been killed at the hands of their spouse or domestic partner so far in 2021. 55 women were killed at the hands of their spouse or domestic partner in 2020. Domestic & Family Violence is the leading preventable cause of death and injury for women between the ages of 15-44. One woman is killed every nine days by their spouse or domestic partner in Australia. 10 women a day are hospitalised for assault injuries at the hands of a spouse or domestic partner. Every night more than 56,000 women are homeless in Australia. Women's Community Shelter are working community by community to establish an Australia where women and their children are safe, secure, supported & equal. Episode notes - Learn more about Women's Community Shelters: womenscommunityshelters.org.au 1800RESPECT or 1800 737 732 is the 24-hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line Lifeline on 13 11 14 for 24/7 crisis support  This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney on May 20th 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania)  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/22/20211 hour, 16 seconds
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Champion Jockey Tommy Berry

In this episode Tommy Berry opens up about the sudden and tragic loss of his twin brother at the age of 23, Tommy and Sam talk about his idyllic upbringing in the lap of horses, living the rural life (with four kids!) in Dural, his thoughts on the Melbourne Cup and Tommy tells a great yarn about starting out working with Gai Waterhouse #toughasnails Episode notes -  Tommy tweets: @TommyBerry21  You can read more about Norse Syndrome here: https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/12244/new-onset-refractory-status-epilepticus And epilepsy here: https://www.epilepsy.org.au/ This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney on April 29th 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/15/202148 minutes, 47 seconds
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Dr Sarah Hughes (Mother's Day Episode)

In an emotional and honest episode Sam opens up about her first Mother's Day without her mum Libby, who passed in November of last year at the age of 68. Clinical Psychologist Dr Sarah Hughes and Sam discuss themes of loss, celebration, grief and also touch on the feelings of people who don't have a relationship with their mother, or are looking to become a mother.  Ultimately, Happy Mother's Day to everyone listening. Episode notes -  You can read more from Dr Sarah Hughes here: https://www.drsarahhughes.com/ If there is anything triggering in this episode for you: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney on April 29th 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/8/202140 minutes, 56 seconds
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Retired Homicide Detective Gary Jubelin

Gary Jubelin is very much the modern Australian hero. In this episode Gary opens up about the public support he received after charges were laid against him by the NSW Police, how a young delinquent teenager became one of Australia's most revered cops, the Bowraville murders and he answers the question posed by Sam: 'do you know who killed William Tyrrell?' Episode notes -  Season 3 of Gary's podcast I Catch Killers is being released through https://www.icatchkillers.com.au  You can find Gary's book by searching for 'I Catch Killers' on the likes of Booktopia, Amazon, wherever you get your books Help find William Tyrrell here: https://www.whereswilliam.org/  The I Catch Killers official facebook group is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/844896725918656/  This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney on April 29th 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/1/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 40 seconds
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Amber Petty

It seems fitting that given all of the royal news at the moment the guest on this episode is someone who has been front and centre at a royal wedding. Many listeners will know Amber Petty as Princess Mary's bridesmaid, but there is so much more to the person behind the headlines. Sam and Amber discuss the impact of losing parents, the lows associated with being trapped in a toxic relationship, the importance of self-esteem and the mental health issues linked to loneliness. Episode notes -  You can find out more about Amber's new book called This Is Not A Love Song through booktopia.com.au Find Amber on insta here: @missamberpetty and Twitter here: @pettyamber If there was anything in this episode that was triggering for you: https://www.ruok.org.au/ This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney and Melbourne on April 16th 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/24/202144 minutes, 28 seconds
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Paul Murray

Paul Murray is someone who is not shy when it comes to offering an opinion. In this episode he and Sam talk about the recent controversy surrounding Magda Szubanski and Jenny Morrison, Christine Holgate's comments on the Prime Minister, the phenomenon of mediocre blokes, Paul's strong connection to regional Australia, how politics played out in the COVID pandemic and towards the end of this episode Paul opens up about the loss of his son Leo. Episode notes -  You can watch Paul on Sky News Australia, find it here: https://www.skynews.com.au/details/connect Find Paul on insta here: https://instagram.com/PMOnAir/ and also here: https://instagram.com/pmoffair/ If Paul talking about his loss is triggering for you, this might help: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/grief-and-loss This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney on April 16th 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/17/202154 minutes, 22 seconds
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Kate Ellis

Kate Ellis is a former Australian politician who represented the Division of Adelaide for the Labor Party from 2004 - 2019. In this episode Sam and Kate discuss in depth the toxic culture in Parliament House, how she dealt with the constant rumours about her private life whilst in office, the dangers of warfare politics, Brittany Higgins and Kate opens up about the challenges she sees in raising two young boys.  Episode notes -  You can read more about Kate Ellis here: https://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=DZU Kate's Twitter is: @KateEllis22 You can find Kate's new book by searching for Sex, Lies and Question Time This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney and Adelaide on April 1st 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/10/202143 minutes, 33 seconds
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Madonna King

Madonna King is a journalist, author and media commentator. In this episode Sam and Madonna talk about many themes that are of the moment. Teenage anxiety, consent and the dangers of demonising young men are discussed in depth, they applaud young women such as Brittany Higgins for speaking out and later in the episode Madonna discusses her work on domestic violence particularly around the death of Hannah Clarke and her three children. Episode notes -  You can read more about Madonna King here: https://madonnaking.com.au/ She tweets: @madonnaking She Chairs Queensland's anti-bullying taskforce which you can read more on here: https://campaigns.premiers.qld.gov.au/antibullying/taskforce/ The national sexual assault, domestic family violence counseling service can be found here: https://www.1800respect.org.au/ This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney and Brisbane on February 24th 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/6/202138 minutes, 4 seconds
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Pastor Jon Owen

Pastor Jon Owen is the CEO of the Wayside Chapel in Sydney's Kings Cross area. In this episode for the Easter weekend Sam and Jon talk about his experiences growing up in Australia after emigrating from Malaysia, his time spent working in the slums of India, and a wonderful life dedicated to helping people. Themes of loneliness, isolation and grief are touched on - but ultimately is it true that all we need is love? Episode notes -  You can read about Pastor Jon and The Wayside Chapel here: https://www.waysidechapel.org.au/ If some of the themes in this episode are triggering: https://www.lifeline.org.au/ and here: https://www.ruok.org.au/ And here's a cute leftover chocolate idea from our friends at delicious.com.au: Melt the chocolate down, and spread it onto any leftover hot cross buns (genius) This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney on April 1st 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/3/20211 hour, 11 seconds
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Steve 'Blocker' Roach

With the AFL and NRL back in full swing, in this episode Sam catches up with a legend of the NRL, Steve 'Blocker' Roach. Blocker was the country's leading prop during the late 1980s, playing 185 games for Balmain over 11 years, he ran out for Australia, and was an original Blues enforcer for State of Origin. Blocker has a fascinating life off the field, he's open about needing to see a psychiatrist after retirement, the damage done after many concussions, he has a wonderful marriage, three amazing sons and a new grand-daughter. Blocker is also seen as a mentor for many up and coming players and broadcasters in the changing face of the code.  Episode notes -  Blocker is part of the NRL Hall of Fame: https://www.nrl.com/hall-of-fame/players/steve-roach/ This might be of interest on the management of concussion in Rugby League: https://app.education.nsw.gov.au/sport/File/3397 You can read more about Blocker's son Aidan and his journey to the Olympics here: https://www.olympics.com.au/olympians/aidan-roach/ This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney March 10th 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/27/202136 minutes, 1 second
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Sam Mac

Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac joins Sam on this episode. Lots of topics covered as two good friends catch-up, the guys discuss how often they've been declared a love item in the press, how good tiger mums are when you need someone to police those trolls, the challenges of being in a relationship and then having a relationship break up in the public eye, Sam M's amazing band with Dr Chris Brown, and the importance of his role as an RUOK? ambassador. Episode notes -  Learn more about RUOK? here: https://www.ruok.org.au/ You can pre-order Sam Mac's book The Accidental Weatherman here: https://www.hachette.com.au/sam-mac/accidental-weatherman Information on pet rescue: www.petrescue.com.au Find Sam Mac on the insta: @sammacinsta Find Coco the Cat on insta: @lifeofmisscoco And Tone Deaf Leopard on the insta here: @tonedeafleopardmusic And you can read a little bit about how awesome Xantippe is here: https://www.australias.guide/wa/location/xantippe/ This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney March 18th 2021. You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/20/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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Grace Tame

Australian of the Year Grace Tame joins Sam in this episode. In a wide ranging interview Grace opens up on the responsibility she feels toward other survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and describes how her abuser manipulated her into hating her own womanhood, and the ongoing effects of that. Grace also shares the news on the work she's beginning with Los Angeles Human Trafficking Task Force. In a fun moment towards the end of this episode Grace describes how she very much spoke 'at' the Prime Minister, the happiness she has in her life now, and we open this episode with a simple but poignant question, how are you? Episode notes -  You can read Grace's profile on the Australian of the Year website by clicking here or copying this into your browser: https://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/recipients/grace-tame/2297/ Grace's insta is @tamepunk Sexual Assault Support Services can be reached here: https://au.reachout.com And here: 1800 RESPECT Beyond Blue can be reached here:  www.beyondblue.org.au And here: 1300 224 636 And Lifeline can be reached here: www.lifeline.org.au And here: 13 11 14 This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney and Hobart on the morning of February 25th 2021. #letherspeak You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/13/202132 minutes, 12 seconds
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Introducing - Baby Steps

From Vogue Australia, hosted by Jesinta Franklin and Remy Rippon, introducing the new 8 part podcast called Baby Steps. Baby Steps is a no-nonsense pocket fertility guide for anyone trying to have a baby. Jes and Remy talk to the experts on everything from obstetrics, fertility, miscarriage, loss and explore everything from IVF to egg freezing. Search Baby Steps Vogue Australia wherever you get your podcasts.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/11/20218 minutes, 29 seconds
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Julie Bishop

In this very timely episode former Minister for Foreign Affairs and deputy leader of the Liberal Party Julie Bishop is Sam's guest. In the first half of this episode Sam and Julie discuss the recent events that have made headlines from Canberra, #metoo, Julie's thoughts on the need for independent counselling at Parliament House, Julie responds to the rumours that her leadership bid was blocked by the "BSDs," her work for justice for the families of MH17 and her time spent with Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran before their execution.  Sam and Julie also talk about some light subjects, including Julie's thoughts on how her first day as Chancellor of the ANU was greeted by the apocalypse, who she thought was the coolest world leader and Julie tells an unbelievable story about a dry dinner attended by key world leaders....and one of the world leaders had snuck in a hip flask of whiskey! Episode notes -  For more information on Julie Bishop click here or copy this into your browser: https://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=83P and this: www.juliebishopandpartners.com.au Julie's twitter is @honjuliebishop Here is the link for International Women's Day: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney on the morning of Thursday March 4th 2021 You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/6/20211 hour, 34 seconds
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Hugh Sheridan

In this episode Hugh Sheridan opens up about what it is to be Australia's favourite son, his time as Rosa The Cleaning Lady just as Rafters was blowing up, coming out (sort of twice), his relationship with his Tik Tok star/billionaire banker boyfriend, his feelings around the cancellation of Hedwig and The Angry Inch and make sure you listen through to the end for a great Liz Taylor story!  Episode notes -   You can find more information on Hugh's show called Hughman at the Adelaide Fridge at this link: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/hughman-af2021 and here: https://www.hughmanlive.com/  You can read Hugh's essay referenced in this episode by searching for Hugh Sheridan Stellar Essay Say hi to Hugh on his socials: @hugh_sheridan This episode of Something To Talk About was recorded in Sydney on the morning of Thursday February 11th 2021 You can find Stellar magazine in print every Sunday, pick up the latest copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania).         See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/27/202150 minutes, 27 seconds
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Preview

In this preview episode Stellar's Editor In Chief Sarrah Le Marquand and Sam discuss the challenges Sam faced in 2020, with the death of her mother and her father's health issues through to the happiness she now has with her marriage to Richard Lavender. Sarrah and Sam also discuss the importance of female mentors and male allies, and the challenges they both see in the development of cancel culture.  Episode 1 of Something To Talk About with Samantha Armytage will publish here on February 28th. Sam sits down with Hugh Sheridan for a very open, raw and hilarious interview.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/16/202125 minutes, 31 seconds