Episode 335: Maggie Groff is not your average nurse

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To a young Maggie Groff, the life of a nurse sounded exciting. But once she started her training at London’s King’s College Hospital, she quickly came to grips with a demanding career. In her new book Not Your Average Nurse, Maggie shares warm and witty stories of mistakes and mayhem, tea and sympathy, and the life-affirming moments that make it all worthwhile. … Read More

Episode 327: Former Miss Universe Australia Rachael Finch talks about being a mum in the spotlight and getting fit through dance

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Rachael Finch shot to fame in 2009 when she was crowned Miss Universe Australia. Going on to complete in the worldwide competition, she finished third runner up. Since then she’s appeared on Celebrity MasterChef Australia, and a number of Channel 7 shows including Dancing With The Stars, where she met husband Michael Miziner. Now a mum of two, Rachael is an advocate … Read More

Episode 314: The swimwear business that started in the outback – we chat to Coola Cozzies creator Julie Brown

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Outback Queensland is the last place you would expect to find the headquarters of a swimwear business, but that’s exactly where you’ll find the home base of Coola Cozzies. Founder Julie Brown thought of the idea while on holiday in Yeppoon, failing to find a fun rashie in her size. In between working on the farm, she drew up a … Read More

Episode 310: The two sides of author Frances Watts – we get some smelly tales from Alex Ratt

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Born in Switzerland, Frances Watts and grew up in Australia and has gone on to publish 20 books for children and younger readers. Her alter ego is Alex Ratt, the author behind Stinky Street Stories – we caught up with both of them! PLUS teenagers getting their first job with Karen Gately. 0:00 – Intro 2:16 – Karen Gately 10:15 – #quotable from Tony Kirwan 12:23 – Alex Ratt … Read More