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Drinks coffee and chats with remarkable people.

Coffee Chats with Matt Collins Coffee Chats

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 36 Ratings

Drinks coffee and chats with remarkable people.

    Tahir (Comedian)

    Tahir (Comedian)

    From Istanbul, to high school teacher, to Australian comedy star and television favorite.
    Tahir moved to Australia when he was three and has forged a successful career in the spotlight, involved in some of the most popular television comedies over the past 20 years.
    From Fat Pizza, to Housos and Here come the Habibs, Tahir's comedy has helped pave the way for many multicultural Australian comics.
    Tahir is currently performing across the country with a host of international comedy stars in the Multicultural Comedy Gala - get more info here.

    • 19 min
    Royce Simmons (Rugby League great)

    Royce Simmons (Rugby League great)

    Back in 1991, the Penrith Panthers won their first Rugby League Grand Final. Panthers legend, Royce Simmons scored two tries that day and announced his retirement after the final whistle was blown.
    Over thirty years later, and despite his recent diagnosis with dementia, Royce is still involved in the club and the town he loves - and that loves him.
    Royce's Big Walk is a fundraiser he begun in 2022 that raised over $1 million for Dementia Australia.
    It is back in 2023 and knowing Royce's passion, drive and determination, it is sure to be bigger and better.
     

    • 29 min
    Kora Kurvacious (Drag Queen)

    Kora Kurvacious (Drag Queen)

    Luke (aka Kora Kurvacious) is one of Australia's prominent drag queens.
    But regardless of her talent, she is still victim of bullying and is concerned for her safety when she is out at night.
    In their chat, Kora and Matt discuss sexuality, bullying, the dark past of Sydney's Mardi Gras, and the unusually long time it takes for Luke to turn into Kora.

    • 38 min
    Jade Hurley

    Jade Hurley

    Jade Hurley has been entertaining music lovers for over 65 years.
    Australia’s King of Country Rock, Jade called Johnny Cash and Johnny O'Keefe friends.
    In fact, the Man in Black once said:
    'He’s one hell of a showman and entertainer this Aussie … and he can sure play that damn piano.'
    In their chat, Jade shares with Matt how his music career started when he was a drunk 14 year old, the famous singer who changed his name to Jade, and the dark time in his life when he almost lost everything.

    • 24 min
    Kevin Bloody Wilson

    Kevin Bloody Wilson

    WARNING: Adult language and concepts
    While the rest of the world was getting offended by 60's television shows or brand names of cheese, for 35 years Kevin Bloody Wilson has continued to not give a f***.
    In their chat, Kevin 'Bloody' Wilson shares with Matt 'Bloody' Collins his thoughts on cancel culture, what Alan Bond's wife said about his song Living next door to Alan, and where does D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F really come from.
    Kev is currently touring NSW, get your tickets here.
     
       

    • 24 min
    David Collins (Umbilical Brothers)

    David Collins (Umbilical Brothers)

    Once they established that they could possibly be related, David Collins and Matt Collins shared a wonderful chat about the Umbilical Brothers remarkable career.
    One of Australia's greatest entertainment exports, David opens up on his upbringing, performing in front of 100,000 people at Woodstock '99, why he didn't talk for the first four years of his life, and what he said when he met the Queen.
    The Umbilical Brothers are currently touring Australia. Get your tickets here.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

erko2 ,

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.

Lahelia ,

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.

Suebeylee ,

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!

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