5 episodes

Im Josh Piterman, Im a singer, actor and certified meditation teacher. I’ve played many roles in my life both on and offstage and worn many masks, but I’ve always had a curiosity for what’s happening behind those masks, behind identity and ego. I want to explore the real stories beyond the bright lights of people's journeys and get a VIP pass to the backstage tour of their lives. In this series, you’ll get to know some of the most extraordinary and inspiring people behind the masks that they wear. It’s an opportunity for them to share their authentic story. Their sacrifices, successes, hurdles, triumphs, insecurities, motivations, passions and fears, as well as their self-discoveries, philosophical or spiritual awakenings, the growth mindset tools they’ve used and the wisdoms and lessons they’ve learned, to navigate their way through life, with purpose and meaning. It’s time to be inspired by the depths of what it means to feel truly human. It’s time to go behind the mask.
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Behind The Mask Josh Piterman

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

Im Josh Piterman, Im a singer, actor and certified meditation teacher. I’ve played many roles in my life both on and offstage and worn many masks, but I’ve always had a curiosity for what’s happening behind those masks, behind identity and ego. I want to explore the real stories beyond the bright lights of people's journeys and get a VIP pass to the backstage tour of their lives. In this series, you’ll get to know some of the most extraordinary and inspiring people behind the masks that they wear. It’s an opportunity for them to share their authentic story. Their sacrifices, successes, hurdles, triumphs, insecurities, motivations, passions and fears, as well as their self-discoveries, philosophical or spiritual awakenings, the growth mindset tools they’ve used and the wisdoms and lessons they’ve learned, to navigate their way through life, with purpose and meaning. It’s time to be inspired by the depths of what it means to feel truly human. It’s time to go behind the mask.
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    Celia Pacquola & Sammy J - Heroically humorous humans!

    Celia Pacquola & Sammy J - Heroically humorous humans!

    Celia Pacquola is an actor, writer and comedian, who’s worked extensively in Australia and the UK and is known best for her work on ‘Utopia’, ‘Rosehaven’ and her prolific stand up comedy career. She is the current host of the hit TV show, ‘Thank God You’re Here!’
    Sammy J is an Australian comedian, writer, composer, and broadcaster. He's played in Edinburgh, Montreal and London, had a sitcom on Netflix, is one half of the man/puppet comedy duo “Sammy J & Randy", creates satirical sketches for ABC TV and currently hosts the breakfast show on ABC Radio Melbourne.

    In this episode we discuss:
    -Having our self worth defined by our careers
    -The unconditional love Celia’s child has for her and how beautiful that is when we feel our life’s loves (in a our career) are conditional.
    -Sammy’s appreciation for nature, the clarity he finds when he’s out there and how comedically subversive it is in a modern world to go bush.
    -The flux between sharing, giving and receiving in our work.
    -The 5 P’s to reclaiming your power.
    -Sammy cheekily hating on sport!
    -Trusting the stress and the anxiety pre performance.
    -The fear of it all being taken away, and how that might actually be a good thing.
    -The antidote to narcissism is zooming out and not being the centre of our own world or anyone’s world.
    -Meditation taking time, patience, diligence, like any practice should, and it’s gateway to flow state.
    -Not upsetting people as a radio host.
    -Sentimentality being the least cool thing in comedy.
    -The difference between being depressed and needing deep rest.
    -How to deal with awkward and uncomfortable conversations when you ‘Love everybody and tell the truth.”
    -Becoming irrelevant as we age.

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    Visit our website for more information and register to begin YOUR journey behind the mask.
    www.gobehindthemask.com.au

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Cody Weightman & Riley Garcia - Finding your feet amidst the fever of footy!

    Cody Weightman & Riley Garcia - Finding your feet amidst the fever of footy!

    Cody Weightman & Riley Garcia are AFL footballers currently playing for the Western Bulldogs. 
    Cody was born and bread in the South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. He attended Haileybury College, and was drafted in 2019 with pick no.15. He’s played 66 games, is a passionate surfer and over the past couple of years has begun re-exploring visual art as a creative outlet.
    Riley’s from Western Australia and was drafted via Caversham and Swan Districts in 2019 with pick no 62. He’s played 27 games thus far and is enjoying a breakout season this year. Riley’s sense of humour, his relaxed personality and his love for family and friends are at the core of his values.
    In this episode we discuss:
    -Who they are beyond football.
    -The reasons behind their desire to separate the human being from the human doing.
    -Meeting a wise owl sporting speedos.
    -‘The Warriors Way’ men’s course at ‘The Fifth Direction’.
    -Struggling through ice baths.
    -Riley finding perspective through his battles with injury .
    -Cody’s serendipitous encounter that reignited his love for art and creativity.
    -Tackling anxiety and panic attacks and how learning to understand them is actually a tool for success on the footy field.
    -Practical mindfulness solutions and learning how to listen to what the mind and body really need.
    -The importance of family, friends and our support network through the tough times.
    -The value of creating routines, rituals and structure in life.
    -Reframing what success truly means to them.
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel to WATCH the full episode @gobehindthemask
    Follow us on Instagram and TikTok @gobehindthemask
    Visit our website for more information and register to begin YOUR journey behind the mask.
    www.gobehindthemask.com.au

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    • 48 min
    Alinta Chidzey & Lucy Maunder - ‘8 times a week’ …and all that comes with it!

    Alinta Chidzey & Lucy Maunder - ‘8 times a week’ …and all that comes with it!

    Alinta Chidzey & Lucy Maunder are two astonishingly talented, well renowned and award winning ‘Leading Ladies’ of Australian Musical Theatre. For well over a decade, they’ve wowed audiences with their phenomenal performances.
    Alinta has played many roles including; Velma in Chicago, Anita in West Side Story, Svetlana in Chess, Kathy in Singin’ in the Rain, Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar and most recently she dazzled us with her performance of Satine in the hit musical Moulin Rouge.
    Lucy has starred as Miss Honey in Matilda, Mrs Banks in Mary Poppins, Cynthia Weil in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Rizzo in Grease, Janet in The Rocky Horror Show, and is currently playing the iconic role of Roxy Heart in Chicago.
    In this episode Alinta & Lucy discuss:
    -Auditioning for major roles at 37 weeks pregnant.
    -Juggling motherhood and stage life.
    -Dealing with the challenges of burnout and the strategies for coping with it.
    -Anxiety and panic attacks before and during performances.
    -The tips for keeping performances fresh 8 times a week.
    -How to handle the pressures of auditions and live performance.
    -Why they love the craft of musical theatre so much.
    -The importance of stopping, meditating, or just having a disco nap!

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel to WATCH the full episode @gobehindthemask
    Follow us on Instagram and TikTok @gobehindthemask
    Visit our website for more information and register to begin YOUR journey behind the mask.
    www.gobehindthemask.com.au

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Jelena Dokic & Todd Woodbridge: The power of redefining your story

    Jelena Dokic & Todd Woodbridge: The power of redefining your story

    Jelena Dokic is a former world number 4 Women’s singles tennis player, having reached the Semi-Finals of Wimbledon and the Quarter Finals of both the Australian and French Open’s. She currently works as a tennis commentator and expert on Channel 9’s tennis team. Her much publicised journey dealing with the traumatic abuse of her father has inspired her to write two best-selling books. “Unbreakable” and “Fearless”.
    Todd Woodbridge is a former number 19 Men’s singles tennis players and one half of the famous doubles duo ‘The Woodies’. He won an astonishing 16 Grand slam titles as a doubles player. He currently heads up the Channel 9 tennis commentary team as well as featuring on renowned travel show Postcards and recently became the host of the popular gameshow, The Tipping Point.
    In this episode Jelena & Todd discuss:
    -Seeing our self worth beyond what we do by establishing the core values of who we truly are.
    -The brutally competitive and self focused world of tennis where winning is everything and friendships are hard to find.
    -Moving through life with compassion, kindness and gratitude.
    -The importance of discipline and hard work in achieving our goals.
    -Shattering the myth of perfectionism.
    -Jelena’s powerful ability to shift her personal narrative from ‘victim, to survivor, to thriver’
    -Todd’s 5 box toolkit for ensuring our life is feeling full and in order, and how his heartache changed his life perspective.
    -The value of having/finding a mentor (like Todd) and a core group of supportive people in our lives.
    -Jelena’s desire for society to be having the type of conversations that happened in this episode.
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel to WATCH the full episode @gobehindthemask
    Follow us on Instagram and TikTok @gobehindthemask
    Visit our website for more information and register to begin YOUR journey behind the mask.
    www.gobehindthemask.com.au

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Trailer

    Trailer

    Welcome to the Behind The Mask podcast. An exploration of the real stories beyond the bright lights of people's journeys. In this series, you’ll get to know some of the most extraordinary and inspiring people behind the masks that they wear. It’s an opportunity for them to share their authentic story. Their sacrifices, successes, hurdles, triumphs, insecurities, motivations, passions and fears, as well as their self-discoveries, philosophical or spiritual awakenings, the growth mindset tools they’ve used and the wisdoms and lessons they’ve learned, to navigate their way through life, with purpose and meaning. It’s time to be inspired by the depths of what it means to feel truly human. It’s time to go behind the mask.
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Murph1712 ,

Comfort in the uncomfortable

A beautiful storyteller himself, Josh has done an amazing job at creating a safe space for some of Australia and the world’s most loved to share their stories and be comfortable in the uncomfortable. We need more podcasts like BTM! LOVE THIS! Can’t wait to keep tuning in!

Paddyl90 ,

A place for the important conversations

If you’re looking for a podcast that isn’t afraid to talk about real issues with compassion, honesty and empathy then this is one for you!

Josh Piterman and his guests discuss a wide range of topics, share their personal experience which in-turn challenges their listeners to reflect on these conversations in their own lives.

Do yourself a favour and subscribe to this podcast! You won’t regret it.

Josielo ,

So interesting!

I was so intrigued by the concept of this podcast. I’m not really a tennis buff but absolutely loved the first episode. Looking forward to the next episode! Well done, Josh!

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