Drinks coffee and chats with remarkable people.
Murray Cook (Original red Wiggle)
The original red wiggle Murray Cook shares an in-depth chat with Matt about how The Wiggles began, why he decided to walk away from performing with the group and what he thinks about the direction the Wiggles are going in today.
Akmal Saleh (Comedian)
Veteran stand-up comedian Akmal Saleh has brought most Australians to tears of laughter over his illustrious comedy career. In their chat, Akmal shares with Matt what got him into stand-up, why he originally went by the stage name ‘Peter’ and his honest thoughts on religion. Akmal stars alongside fellow stand-up Jimeoin in the Channel 10 series Waltzing Jimeoin.
Australian Idol and 'I'm a Celebrity' winner Casey Donovan has been on our television screens and in our magazines for almost two decades. But she isn't always portrayed in a positive light. Since winning Idol as a 16-year-old Casey has dealt with a personal weight battle in the less-than-sensitive public eye. But she has always stood tall and never given into the bullies. In their chat, Casey shares with Matt the many ups and downs of her musical career and her private life.
Alex Lloyd (Musician)
With a string of hits and a Triple J Hottest 100 number one under his belt, Alex Lloyd is no stranger to Aussie music lovers. But life hasn't always been so kind to the 'Amazing' singer-songwriter. In their chat, Alex shares with Matt how tough the COVID restrictions have been on his career. He also opens up about his marriage breakdown, his depression and his weight that ballooned out to a staggering 168kgs.
Poppy Olsen (Olympic skateboarder)
Poppy Star Olsen knows what it means to be persistent. The 21-year-old represented Australia in the Olympics for skateboarding. But it hasn’t come without a whole lot of hard work. While other kids her age would try to execute a trick a few times, Poppy would not leave the skate park until she had nailed it. This tireless work ethic has led her to make the finals and finish fifth at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Something tells me it won’t be the last time we see Poppy in the green and gold.
Wanita (Queen of Honky Tonk)
**Adult language and content warning**
Wanita is certainly no shrinking violet. The much loved 'Queen of Honky Tonk' has lived many life chapters. In their chat, Wanita shares with Matt some of her journey and she leaves no stone unturned. Topics include music, motherhood, sex work, abuse, alcoholism, autism, suicide, unhealthy relationships... You know, all the normal stuff. Wanita has a new album and documentary out now.
Love these interviews.
Matt has a very caring nature which comes across when he is interviewing. He is genuinely interested in people and their stories.
Down to earth & inspiring!
Love Matt’s cheery chats and thoughtful questions. Really feel like we get to know each guest in a down to earth real conversation. It’s like having a coffee with friends. Always uplifting.
Real and Remarkable
When the rest of the world seems to have a fake news element to it, these chats are refreshing, real and just like Matt says, remarkable. It’s been really great to hear the stories of people we know (and don’t) through the showcasing podcast lens and storytelling capture of true humanity. What a perfectly imperfect world we live in, this podcast is how I’d like to think people should be more magnified with, without shame or judgment - just listening, learning and reflecting. Perfect magnifying Matt - thanks to you and your guests for earpops of inspiration in my life!