214 episodes

Laura Turner will celebrate the lives of some of Australia's most influential and prolific personalities from a diverse range of backgrounds - entertainers, humanitarians and those with untold stories.

Great Australian Lives with Laura Turner Great Australian Lives

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3, 26 Ratings

Laura Turner will celebrate the lives of some of Australia's most influential and prolific personalities from a diverse range of backgrounds - entertainers, humanitarians and those with untold stories.

    Susan Barton's Great Australian Life

    Susan Barton's Great Australian Life

    Join Laura Turner and her guest the Lighthouse Foundation Founder - Susan Barton AM.

    Susan began caring for vulnerable young people in her own home, 40 years ago, before opening the first Lighthouse home in 1991.

    Lighthouse Foundation has since raised multiple millions of dollars to radically transform the lives of more than 800 vulnerable young Australians.

    Great Australian Lives is proudly brought to you by Tobin Brothers Funerals - to see videos of our guests like their Facebook page HERE.

    • 43 min
    Steve Price's Great Australian Life

    Steve Price's Great Australian Life

    Join Laura Turner and her guest broadcaster and journalist Steve Price. Covering all the major news stories since the 70's, it's safe to say no one knows current affairs like Steve.

    Great Australian Lives is proudly brought to you by Tobin Brothers Funerals - to see videos of our guests like their Facebook page HERE.

    This program is produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield.

    • 43 min
    Peter FitzSimons' Great Australian Life

    Peter FitzSimons' Great Australian Life

    Laura Turner chats with journalist and best-selling author Peter FitzSimons, about his new book James Cook The Story Behind the Man Who Mapped the World, which is in stores now.
    You can follow Peter on Twitter HERE.

    Great Australian Lives is proudly brought to you by Tobin Brothers Funerals - to see videos of our guests like their Facebook page HERE.

    This program is produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield.

    • 44 min
    Warren Davies The Unbreakable Farmer's Great Australian Life

    Warren Davies The Unbreakable Farmer's Great Australian Life

    Join Laura Turner and her guest Warren Davies - The Unbreakable Farmer. Warren is a speaker, mental health advocate and regional leader whose own personal challenges have inspired him to help others in rural and regional Australia.

    To connect with Warren and find out more about his work head to
    http://www.theunbreakablefarmer.com.au/

    Great Australian Lives is proudly brought to you by Tobin Brothers Funerals - to see videos of our guests like their Facebook page HERE.

    This program is produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield.

    • 43 min
    Shanna Whan's Great Australian Life

    Shanna Whan's Great Australian Life

    Join Laura Turner and her guest Shanna Whan.

    Shanna is the creator, founder, and CEO of Sober in the Country. She describes herself as just a regular girl from the country with a story that's actually ridiculously common. The only thing perhaps unique about Shan, she says, is that she chooses to speak publicly and candidly about overcoming alcoholism in order to raise overdue awareness and to fight for others in the overlooked demographic that is regional and rural Australia.

    For more information about Sober in the Country head to their website www.soberinthecountry.org

    Great Australian Lives is proudly brought to you by Tobin Brothers Funerals - to see videos of our guests like their Facebook page HERE.

    This program is produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield.

    • 41 min
    Sean Dooley's Great Australian Life

    Sean Dooley's Great Australian Life

    Laura Turner chats with Sean Dooley birdwatcher, twitcher and writer. Sean's the National Public Affairs Manager for BirdLife Australia - helping to preserve some of our most threatened bird species. Sean's passion for birds began early and he shares his wonderful story with us, from writing on some of our most loved comedy shows to spending a year breaking the Australian twitching record.

    For more info on BirdLife Australia head to their website https://birdlife.org.au.

    Great Australian Lives is proudly brought to you by Tobin Brothers Funerals - to see videos of our guests like their Facebook page HERE.

    This program is produced, engineered and edited by Jane Nield.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

David Brough ,

LGBTI

I suppose some of your Great Australian Lives have LGBTI connections but I couldn't recognise any of them.

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Don’t interrupt

Great guests but please stop trying to finish their sentences and stop with the verbal nods

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