Episode 316: Aussie songstress Rachael Leahcar talks about her new album and keeping her blindness a secret from The Voice producers

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Adelaide singer Rachael Leahcar wowed Australia with her rendition of “La Vie en rose” on The Voice. Coached by Australia’s superstar sweetheart Delta Goodrem, Rachael came third in the competition, and scored a record deal with Universal Music. After releasing three Top 40 albums under the label, she’s going independent for her latest release Shadows, featuring songs she’s penned over the last … Read More

Episode 315: CEO of Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA) Terri Smith talks about anxiety and depression in new parents and help thats available

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PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia) is a national not-for-profit organisation that was formed in Victoria in 1985. It’s estimated 1800 new parents are diagnosed EVERY WEEK with post natal depression and PANDA provides the only specialist national perinatal mental health telephone counselling service, as well as working to reduce the stigma around perinatal anxiety and depression, and providing education services to health … 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 313: Scummy Mummy Helen Thorn built a business on bad parenting PLUS Janine Garner talks networking

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Helen Thorn is one half of blog, podcast and comedy duo The Scummy Mummies. Originally from Melbourne, Helen has lived in the UK since 2006. Together with fellow mum Ellie Gibson, she co-hosts the UK’s number one parenting podcast – a fortnightly chat show for less-than-perfect parents, and performs live shows around the country. The Scummy Mummies book has just been released … Read More

Episode 312: Colin Buchanan on the National Day of Thanks PLUS Muffy Churches’ tips for public speaking

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Colin Buchanan is a diverse entertainer, who has been seen on Play School, Playhouse Disney and Carols In The Domain. As well as an extensive catalogue of children’s music, Colin is a Golden Guitar winning country artist, accomplished Christian artist and his Christmas albums as Bucko & Champs became Aussie classics. As an ambassador for the National Day of Thanks, … Read More

Episode 311: Shannah Kennedy & Lyndall Mitchell on turning chaos into calm

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Authors, motivational speakers and life coaches Shannah Kennedy & Lyndall Mitchell have helped many people and had successful careers separately. Now they have come together to form a new business and write the book Chaos To Calm: Take Control with Confidence. If you’re feeling tired, stressed, out of control, overwhelmed or suffering from low self-confidence, the book looks at 16 of the most essential … 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

Episode 309: Music and theatre star David Hobson talks about his new tour

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  David Hobson is a staple on Australia’s music theatre scene. An accomplished performer, he’s appeared in productions of The Pirates of Penzance, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and is a regular performer at Carols By Candlelight. In 2017, David joins Marina Prior for the ‘The 2 Of Us’ tour. Accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, the pair will perform their classics from productions such … Read More

Episode 308: Psychiatrist Dr Diana Korevaar on using mindfulness practices to help parents calm down, connect and reframe challenges

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Dr Diana Korevaar is a psychiatrist currently working in the areas of women’s mental health, pregnancy and perinatal psychiatric disorders. Her new book Mindfulness for Mums and Dads: Proven strategies for calming down and connecting provides parents with practical tools to actively re-connect and re-engage with each other and their children. If you’re a parent living life on auto-pilot, fulfilling one demand … Read More

Episode 307: International music sensation Taylor Dayne talks motherhood and her love of Australia

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  Taylor Dayne exploded onto the charts with hits like Tell It To My Heart, I’ll Be Your Shelter and Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love. After appearances on several US reality shows in recent years, Taylor is coming back to Australia in November as part of the 80’s Mania tour alongside Go West, The Cutting Crew and Wang Chung. We caught up with Taylor … Read More