Wendy McCarthy – Don’t Be Too Polite Girls

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Educator, activist, agent of change – the life and career of one of Australia’s most influential women. This inspiring and enlightening memoir is filled with cautionary tales and insider stories about being female in Australia. Wendy McCarthy is an experienced manager and company director who began her career as a secondary school teacher. She moved out of the classroom into …

Emily Ghaiyed – Nutrition

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Eating enough nutrients is a vital component of health and development and can have serious impacts on the body’s ability to function in a healthy way. Luke speaks to Emily Ghaiyed, a Masters-qualified nutritionist and dietician about research into Aussie family eating habits and how we can live a healthy, balanced and enjoyable life. Emily is passionate about mental health …

Dan Marshall – Super Duper

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Super Duper is a heart-warming and inspirational book that shows kids how to find their own unique superpower, teaches them that everyone is special in their own way and that it is important to celebrate differences. Super Duper is the latest picture book from the author and illustrator of Mind Blown, No Way!, and Look Book – Dan Marshall. It …

Maggie Dent – Parental As Anything

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Maggie Dent, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators gives you practical tips and answers to your real-world parenting dilemmas. Author of eight major books, including her bestselling 2018 book Mothering Our Boys and her 2020 release From Boys to Men, Maggie talks to Luke about the challenges of parenting when you didn’t get great role modelling from your own parents, …

Kylie Moore-Gilbert – The Uncaged Sky

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For the first time, in her memoir The Uncaged Sky, Kylie Moore-Gilbert reveals the full story behind the 804 days she spent imprisoned in Iran. On September 12, 2018 British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert was arrested at Tehran Airport by Iran’s feared Islamic Revolutionary Guards. Convicted of espionage in a shadowy trial presided over by Iran’s most notorious judge, Dr Moore-Gilbert …

O Tama Carey – Lanka Food

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Lanka Food is a comprehensive guide to Sri Lankan cooking from acclaimed Sydney chef and restaurateur O Tama Carey – and Luke cooked a meal from it! It was O Tama’s love of the addictive pancake-like Sri Lankan staple hoppers that drove her to start professionally cooking the food from her youth, her heritage and her travels. In Lanka Food, the Lankan …

Lucy Bell – (book) You Can Live on the Bright Side

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You Can Live on the Bright Side is designed to teach kids activities and strategies to make them feel lighter, optimistic about the future, and more confident by empowering and inspiring them to live a happy and healthy life. With activities such as meditation, yoga, cooking, plastic free picnics as well as exercises to help kids find their interests and …

Melissa Ferrari – Couples Counselling

Melissa Ferrari is one of Australia’s most sought-after therapists who possesses over 20 years’ experience in couples counselling and individual psychotherapy who is regularly called upon as a relationship expert across national media. “What I believe in is very simple. Most of us do better in healthy secure relationships. Part of my job is to help you find your way there.”  Melissa uses a …

Evan Craft – Be Alright

Evan Craft is a Christian singer and songwriter, best known for original praise and worship songs in both English and Spanish. Evan began playing guitar at the age of 12 and was writing his own songs and performing by the time he was in high school. Evan also undertook a serious study of Spanish during his adolescence, developing a proficiency …

Mark Berridge – A Fraction Stronger

A Fraction Stronger shares the story of Mark Berridge’s remarkable rehabilitation after a bicycle accident left him with a severe spinal cord injury (a helmet saved his life), and provides practical advice for others facing times of adversity. This is not a story about the occurrence of a miracle. It’s about an everyday person who visualised an exceptional outcome. It’s …