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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 Kurt Fearnley: Wheelchair Racer & podcaster

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 173 Ratings

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: John Hartigan

    Kurt Fearnley's Tiny Island: John Hartigan

    I recently had former Managing Director of the ABC on the pod where we spoke about the current state of Australian media. This episode was an opportunity to hear from someone who has sat on the other side of the fence, John Hartigan, former Chair and CEO of News Limited. John has sat in many chairs and our paths have crossed on the board of Paralympics Australia and in our work with the Indigenous Marathon Project. 

    • 44 min
    Kurt Fearnley's Tiny Island: Sister Diana Santleben

    Kurt Fearnley's Tiny Island: Sister Diana Santleben

    Sometimes we need a voice to fight for a cause when we are silenced. Sister Diana Santleben has been that voice, a very loud one at that, for hundreds of refugees and other Australians throughout her life. A wonderful member of my community in Newcastle, Sister Di is a cracking Aussie.

    • 59 min
    Kurt Fearnley's Tiny Island: Mark Scott

    Kurt Fearnley's Tiny Island: Mark Scott

    Mark Scott is one of Australia's best known public servants. As the managing director of the ABC for 10 years he oversaw the introduction of Australia's first 24 hour news channel and a big shift towards digital delivery of content. As the current secretary of the NSW Department of Education he is taking on the epic battle of ensuring hundreds of thousands of students receive a quality education in a safe environment as the world battles Covid.

    • 54 min
    Kurt Fearnley's Tiny Island: Kirk Pengilly

    Kurt Fearnley's Tiny Island: Kirk Pengilly

    We've all moved and grooved to the sounds of this week's guest, Kirk Pengilly of INXS. Kirk and I have crossed paths a few times over the years and it was nice to sit down and deep dive into his life as an 80s rock god. But I think Kirk is best described by my dad "he'd fit in at the Carcoar pub".

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Kurt Fearnley's Tiny Island: Craig Hamilton

    Kurt Fearnley's Tiny Island: Craig Hamilton

    Craig Hamilton has had a successful and varied career. He has worked as an underground coal miner, radio sports commentator and is a mental health advocate, speaker and author. As a Beyond Blue Ambassador, Craig provides an insight into what it is like to experience a mental health condition and gives hope and encouragement to others. Craig is probably best known as a member of the Grandstand Rugby League commentary.

    • 50 min
    Kurt Fearnley's Tiny Island: Lawrie McKinna

    Kurt Fearnley's Tiny Island: Lawrie McKinna

    Lawrie McKinna has worn many hats and shirts! He arrived in Australia from Scotland in the 80s as a professional footballer, before moving into coaching and management in the national league and in China, with a sidestep into local government in between. Now in football administration as CEO of the Newcastle Jets, Lawrie brings his own perspective to what it means to be an Australian.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

DMcK1971 ,

Brilliant podcast

I heard about Kurt Fearnley’s Tiny Island podcast when he was interviewed on Mark Howard’s The Howie Games (another great podcast). I have now listened to five or six interviews, and they are all brilliant. Kurt’s interview style is relaxed and encourages his guests to relax into telling their life stories and their interpretations of what it is to be Australian. Ten stars from me!

Andrew2016t ,

easy listen, short sharp and to the point

Really enjoyed the Craig Bellamy interview. Very Authentic, loved the question about what does it mean to be Australian and always remembering who helped you get where you are.

Thank you.

jkr50 ,

Welcome back

Kurt. I loved your yarn with Nat Heath. What an inspiring young man.

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