What was the biggest moment in your life - who was the first person you called to share it with? Marc Fennell talks to some amazing Australians about the big moments of their lives and the relationships that make it all worth it. Hey, Guess What?, presented by Telstra, is all about the people who help make us who we are.
Ray Martin on growing up, his mother, and earning the trust of Australia
You may have spent years watching Ray Martin, but how well do you really know him? He's one of Australia's most beloved and most trusted journalists (with five gold Logies to his name), but his early life was far from idyllic. He joined Marc Fennell to talk about the biggest moments of his life, from sleeping at Sydney's Central Station as a kid to starting 60 Minutes and a lot more.
Joe Brumm on creating Bluey and making families laugh
Bluey is one of Australia's most-loved kids shows and creator Joe Brumm joined Marc Fennell to talk about how it all came to be. He explains how he got into kids TV by accident, what he's learned about play with his daughters, why Bluey makes parents laugh along with their kids, and a lot more.
Nakkiah Lui on community, self worth, and labels
Nakkiah Lui is an award-winning writer, a talented performer, and a proud Gamillaroi and Torres Strait Islander woman. And she wouldn't be who she is without her family. In this wide-ranging chat with Mark Fennell, Nakkiah talks about the importance of community, her road to becoming a performer, and the weight of racism, expectation and labels.
Ricky Chainz on TikTok fame, finding himself, and rapping with granny
Ricky Chainz's life has the makings of a Hollywood movie. From moving to Australia at 5 years old to falling in with the wrong crowd to moving back to rural China to coming back to Australia to, somehow, becoming a TikTok superstar with 5+ million followers... there's a lot of ground to cover. One thing remained constant: his relationship with his grandma. And that relationship would be key to making it on TikTok.
Nic Naitanui on family, footy, and giving back
Nic Naitanui is an AFL superstar, sure, but he's much more than that. As important as footy is to him (and it's very important) family and community is something else entirely. Hear from Nic as he talks about the biggest moments of his career, his relationship with his mum, his heritage, and why he's so passionate about giving back to his community. He also shares his experience of racism and why he thinks representation is so important in sport.
Coming soon: Hey, Guess What?
What was the biggest moment of your life? And who did you want to share it with? Marc Fennell put those questions to some unique Australians as he explored the relationships that made them who they are today. Who do you call when you want to make it big on TikTok? What's it like knowing that thousands of Aussie families have shared laughter and tears watching your cartoon? You'll find out the answer to those questions (and more) as we explore the deeply human moments behind some massive accomplishments.
Loved the cast
Really great to hear a different side of Nic Nat’s story. Looking forward to the rest of the episodes!! A great new podcast
Depth and Empathy
Marc has nailed it again with another original and elegant podcast of depth and ‘realness’. His empathy with guests, on all his podcasts, shines through, and his advocacy of and support for minorities is well known. That’s why I was so shocked, in the Nakkiah Lui episode, to hear him make a brief but heartbreaking reference to threats made against him, things sent to his house. Why do people do that 😞?
Such a lovely episode. Thanks for something fresh and interesting.