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Drinks coffee and chats with remarkable people.

Coffee Chats with Matt Collins Coffee Chats

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 34 Ratings

Drinks coffee and chats with remarkable people.

    Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film, 2040)

    Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film, 2040)

    With the highest grossing Australian documentary under his belt, Damon Gameau knows a thing or two about what gets people to take action.
    It's a good thing he uses that power for good and not evil.
    After huge success with That Sugar Film and 2040, the former actor Damon Gameau has a new doco called Regeneration Australia - which looks at how much the planet could potentially thrive over the next ten years.
    Gameau shares with Matt what he believes we need to focus on to see massive changes to our planet. They discuss (among other tings) politics, the effectiveness of electric cars, and of course, coffee...
     

    • 27 min
    Monique Juratovac (The Hairdressing Bricklayer)

    Monique Juratovac (The Hairdressing Bricklayer)

    Like so many other students, Monique Juratovac was not a fan of high school and she left to begin a hairdressing apprenticeship.
    But once she completed the trade, she realised hairdressing was not her true calling.
    But what she wanted to do next was not encouraged by her father.
    She wanted to become a bricklayer.
    Considering only two per cent of bricklayers are women, it is no surprise her father had his doubts.
    In their chat, Monique shares with Matt what her first boss said to her the day she started, and how she is treated by the many people of the opposite sex in the work place.
    This is a great chat for any one thinking of a significant career change or who just wants to break society's so-called 'rules'.

    • 25 min
    Brian Cadd (Aussie Music Legend)

    Brian Cadd (Aussie Music Legend)

    Brian Cadd is one of the great songwriters.
    He has written songs for some of the greatest artist of our generation - and thankfully, he has kept a couple of hits for himself as well.
    In their chat, Brian Cadd shares with Matt how a night with The Easybeats changed his career forever, he discuss his songwriting philosophies, and reveals where the iconic tune Little Ray of Sunshine comes from.
    Brian Cadd will be performing at the Parkes Elvis Festival. Get more information here.

    • 25 min
    Paulini

    Paulini

    Paulini Curuenavuli moved to Australia when she was just four-years-old. The next several years for the Aussie singer were tarred with racism and the murder of her oldest brother. In their chat, Paulini shares with Matt her memories from that traumatic time, how she honestly felt after the offensive comments about 'that' gold Australian Idol dress, and why she bribed a government official to get her drivers license. Paulini's new song We are one is out available now. The dance floor hit is Paulini's single for the Eurovision - Australia Decides competition.

    • 22 min
    Daryl Braithwaite on getting COVID, his father's disapproval at his choice of career and his honest thoughts on his hit song The Horses.

    Daryl Braithwaite on getting COVID, his father's disapproval at his choice of career and his honest thoughts on his hit song The Horses.

    Daryl Braithwaite on getting COVID, his father's disapproval at his choice of career and his honest thoughts on his hit song The Horses.

    • 29 min
    Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool/ Mondo Rock)

    Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool/ Mondo Rock)

    He penned one of the greatest Australian Rock songs of all time, but he is not about to rest on his laurels. Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock front man Ross Wilson is the brains behind classic songs like Eagle Rock, Come said the Boy and many more. In their chat, Ross Wilson shares with Matt how Daddy Cool started, his transition into Mondo Rock and why university students around the country drop their shorts whenever Eagle Rock is performed. Wilson is currently touring around the country with the 50 years of Eagle Rock tour. See dates and venues here.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 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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