Ron Hall – Same Kind of Different as Me

Mel Fry

In the podcast this week, we are speaking with the amazing, Ron Hall who has a truely life changing story! So powerful, he’s produced a film around it. Ron is the main character, played by Greg Kinnear, as well as the author of his best selling book. About the Film The movie is an inspirational true story of friendship, family … Read More

Michael Crossland – Kids Don’t Get Cancer

Mel Fry

If you listen to any of our podcasts, you must hear this. Today we are speaking to an amazing man, who has been a fighter since birth, defying the odds of surviving not only a rare form of life-threatening cancer, but being the sole survivor of a horrific cancer drug trial. His battle continues to this very day, having spent … Read More

Casey Macklinay – Author of ‘Girls Don’t Lay Bricks’

Mel Fry

We love a good inspirational story and Casey’s is just that! Casey Mackinlay was a VCAL student with a bricklaying apprenticeship when she became a teenage single mum with no idea what was ahead of her.  In this podcast, we’ll find out more about her new book, Girls Don’t Lay Bricks.  Casey will open up about her personal journey and the life and … Read More

Shae Bynes – Grace Over Grind

Mel Fry

If you’re tired of ‘the grind,’ day in day out and always feeling like there isn’t enough time, this podcast is for you. Today we are catching up with Shae Bynes, a passionate storyteller, mentor and author of the inspirational new book, “Grace Over Grind.” After reading Grace Over Grind, Luke was brought to tears over and over and it … Read More

Episode 338: William Reimer tackling bullying with his pen

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Adelaide author William Reimer wrote a story about a ferret that gets bullied for a Year 11 English assignment. He received positive feedback and a good grade for it, but didn’t think much more of it. After a few years collecting dust, the former cafe worker quit his job and looked to self-publish the story as a children’s book. We catch up … Read More

Episode 326: Co-founder of the Australia’s largest women’s media company – Mamamia – Mia Freedman on Work, Strife, Balance

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Mia Freedman is the former magazine editor and newspaper columnist who launched Mamamia – a personal blog she started writing in lounge room in 2007. The Mamamia Network now reaches 4 million women per month, and spawns a website, podcasts and social media. In her new book, Mia explores feeling overwhelmed in a fast-paced world, and asks “am I the only one … Read More

Episode 325: Globetrotting mum and author Courtney Adamo talks about travelling with kids and her new book ‘9 Months’

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Courtney Adamo and husband Michael lived in London for 12 years, where four of their kids were born. In spring 2015, the family sold their house and most of their belongings to take a year out to spend time with their children. What followed was an around the world trip, taking in the US, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Japan, Sri Lanka, Italy, France, Portugal and of … 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 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