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Episode 24

Peter Quinlan: what is a ‘working dad’?

  • Duration: 44 minutes

  • Released: 15 October, 2019

  • Show notes

Women are often asked how they juggle it all. But how do working dads do it? Peter Quinlan is the Chief Justice of Western Australia and a dad-of-five.

Episode 23

Travis Fitch: bad boy to good man

  • Duration: 36 minutes

  • Released: 8 October, 2019

  • Show notes

Travis Fitch grew up in what seemed to be a stable home. But when the family business hit the wall, his life spiralled out of control. Hear how he re-wrote his story.

Episode 22

Tom Curnow: the young fella who rose from the ashes

  • Duration: 38 minutes

  • Released: 1 October, 2019

  • Show notes

At the age of 18, Tom Curnow took over the family farm after his dad was killed by a bushfire. His story is one of love, loss and the power of a few good blokes.

Episode 21

Brant Garvey: the no excuses man

  • Duration: 30 minutes

  • Released: 24 September, 2019

  • Show notes

Brant Garvey was told he’d never be able to run. But at the age of 28, he stopped making excuses and embraced the challenge. Hear how your Achilles’ heel could become your gift.

Episode 20

Richard Goyder: can nice guys make it?

  • Duration: 37 minutes

Can nice guys make it to the top? Richard Goyder is the chairman of the AFL, Qantas, Woodside and the Channel 7 Telethon Trust. The father-of-four reveals how you can succeed without being a jerk.

Episode 19

Jesse Martin: an extraordinary ride to manhood

  • Duration: 29 minutes

  • Released: 10 September, 2019

  • Show notes

At the age of 17, Jesse Martin boarded his yacht, Lionheart, to try to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, nonstop and unassisted. Now, 20 years on, Jesse can reflect on how his teenage adventure has shaped the man he is today.

Episode 18

Maggie Dent: the man whisperer

  • Duration: 43 minutes

  • Released: 30 August, 2019

  • Show notes

How do you become a man? Two words. Maggie Dent. Maggie is a mum of four adult sons. She's on a mission to turn boys into good men. You're about to find out how.


Episode 17

Matt Tinney: you can do it

  • Duration: 30 minutes

  • Released: 19 February, 2019

  • Show notes

Matt Tinney has interviewed some of the most amazing women in Australia for the Good Chat Podcast, but what has he learnt? Matt’s wife, Nikki Wilson-Smith, is keen to find out.


Episode 16

Julie Bishop: a woman in power

  • Duration: 30 minutes

  • Released: 12 February, 2019

  • Show notes

She's Australia’s first female foreign minister, the first Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party and the first woman to contest a Liberal leadership ballot, but how well do you know Julie Bishop?


Episode 15

Jessica Gethin: dare to be different

  • Duration: 32 minutes

  • Released: 5 February, 2019

  • Show notes

Only about 5 in 100 conductors are women and Jessica Gethin is unlike any of them. If you have a pair of Converse sneakers, now is the time to put them on. You’re about to find out why.

Episode 14

Faustina Agolley: finding your identity

  • Duration: 30 minutes

  • Released: 29 January, 2019

  • Show notes

How do you find your identity? Faustina Agolley is a TV host, actor and DJ who has even worked for Oprah. But that’s only half her story.

Episode 13

Fleur McDonald: breaking the silence

  • Duration: 31 minutes

  • Released: 22 January, 2019

  • Show notes

How do you turn a negative into a positive? Fleur McDonald is a bestselling Australian author who’s using money she makes from writing to help people affected by domestic abuse, like her.

Episode 12

Stephanie Hunt: Mum, I’m going to Syria

  • Duration: 30 minutes

  • Released: 15 January, 2019

  • Show notes

Imagine if you told your mum and dad you were going to Syria for a holiday. That’s what country girl Stephanie Hunt did.

Episode 11

Anya Brock: the art of happiness

  • Duration: 31 minutes

  • Released: 18 December, 2018

  • Show notes

How do you build a life around doing what you love? Australian artist Anya Brock is famous for her joyful and bright works. But behind the canvas is a story of crisis, spiritual books, yoga, beer and ultimately success.

Episode 10

Bronwyn Barnes: there’s a woman on the board

  • Duration: 29 minutes

  • Released: 11 December, 2018

  • Show notes

How do you succeed in business and claim your seat on the board? Mother-of-two Bronwyn Barnes managed to dig her way into the blokey mining industry.

Episode 9

Heidi Anderson: how to love yourself

  • Duration: 30 minutes

  • Released: 4 December, 2018

  • Show notes

How do you love yourself when all you can see are the things you hate? Breakfast radio host Heidi Anderson used to call herself ‘fat’, ‘disgusting’ and labels much worse than that. When she opened up to the world, Heidi found she was not alone.






From the moment Flo was born, Matt knew his and his wife’s parenting journey would be different. Read more →

You can’t blend in
when you were born to stand out.
— R. J. Palacio






Thanks for the pics, Bronnie Joel.