Kurt Fearnley's Tiny Island is a chance to hear from amazing Aussies about what it means to be an Australian.
Kurt Fearnley's Tiny Island: Georgie Tunny
Georgie Tunny is a passionate sports reporter for the ABC. Born in Brisbane she grew up watching the footy with her father. And from there her love of all things sport grew. We've just finished a podcast called You Little Ripper, and we had a blast. I hope you enjoy getting to know Georgie Tunny.
Kurt Fearnley's Tiny Island: Rheed McCracken
I have four older siblings but consider Rheed McCracken to be the younger brother I never had. He lives around the corner from me now, we shared the same coach and he's had to put up with my cooking and look after my kids...Rheed is a four time Paralympic medallist and is in Tokyo chasing the elusive gold in the men's T34 100m and 800m.
I met Rheed as a shy teenager, but these days he doubles his wheelchair racing career with a spot on fashion runways!
Kurt Fearnley's Tiny Island: Isis Holt
Not many people are best in the world at what they do as a teenager. Isis Holt is one of those rarities. Breaking her first world records within a year of taking up competitive running, Isis went on to win her first world championship at age 14. Then in her Paralympic debut at the 2016 Rio Games she medalled in three events but no gold. She bounced back to win gold at the 2017 World Championships and 2018 Commonwealth Games. What's next? Have a listen to find out.
Kurt Fearnley's Tiny Island: Major Robert Mitchell
Major Robert Mitchell has dedicated his life to protecting Australia. He's currently serving in the Australian Defence Force, running programs that make a real difference in the lives of returned service men and women. He's also worked as a cop in regional NSW
Kurt Fearnley's Tiny Island: Sjana Earp
As a teenager, Novocastrian Sjana Earp suffered from bullying, anxiety and depression. Until she found a passion for life through yoga, travel, photography and writing. Sjana has built a career out of sharing and teaching yoga across the globe and is an advocate for self-acceptance and body confidence, mental health, equality and the environment. She's also self declared hugger!
Kurt Fearnley's Tiny Island: Jeff Horn
Like me, Jeff Horn is a school teacher but it's probably not what he's best known for. He held boxing's WBO welterweight title from 2017 to 2018 and as a rising star represented Australia at the London Olympics. But it's probably his 2017 win over Manny Pacquiao where he made his name. We cover a lot of ground in this interview. Kids, his anti-bullying work even if a comeback is on the cards.
Kurt does a great job. Very natural interview style with a great selection of people interviewed. Can’t wait for more episodes!
Very easy to listen to, Kurt is a great interviewer.
The brilliant thing about this podcast is the cross section of the community that Kurt interviews, offering a really diverse range of experiences and opinions. This really opens your eyes about others experiences of living in this lucky country.
Highly recommended to listen, especially to the episodes involving people that you think you might disagree with!