Talking Youth is a platform for young people to have a voice and be heard. I have had the pleasure of teaching and guiding youth for 20 years professionally and have learnt and gained so much insight from them. I believe it is not until you sit down, give them time, space and an opportunity to share that you really learn who they are, how they feel and what their experience of life looks like. So my interview process will do just that. I will be having incredible conversations with young people of all walks of life who are open to sharing their story, their dreams, their wins and their struggles to inspire others and to celebrate how awesome they are!!
'Inspire Me' Series | Ben Considine - The committed journey to becoming a professional longboarder
Ben Considine is the first guest for the Inspire You Series; a selection of episodes created to inspire YOU guys, interviewing some seriously epic and influential young people.
Ben started surfing at 8 and now, at 24, has a well-established name in the field of longboard surfing.
Ben has learnt what it means to stick to a goal and aim high, all while juggle travelling the world, competing, and being young.
Catch Ben in these places:
Atman - Opening the conversation between young people and why it is SO important
Lewis Taranto and Kyle Jdali are the founders of Atman, a mental health brand created to reach as many young people as possible and open up channels of conversation about mental health and life as a youth.
Through their podcast endeavours, live talks, fundraisers and the like, these guys have brought humour, lightness and a conscious and insightful vibe to what is often a heavy and taboo conversation.
We talk about high school, mental health, being separate from our ego, life lessons and so much more!
Sammy Wilson - Why I founded 'Sober Mates' to shake up Australia's drinking culture
Sammy Wilson is the founder of Sober Mates, an educational platform where you can explore your drinking habits. It was created for those people that want to cut down, learn more about their drinking habits and find all the information in one place with no judgement from others.
Learn more at:
For further support, please contact Alcohol Drug Information Service (ADIS):
1800 250 015 (24/7)
Georgia Roubicek - Life with MS and my mission to support fellow young people
At age 16, a formal diagnosis was delivered, one that has changed the course of her life. Georgia has MS and, in today's episode, she bravely shares what that looks and feels like.
Georgia's diagnosis drives her to expand her knowledge, awareness and ability, to show up as her best version, not only for herself, but for others.
Follow Georgia on her insta page @georgia_maree52 and learn more about MS here:
Billy O'Toole - Using my art, my culture and my adversities to create a life I am proud of.
Billy is an emerging Aboriginal artist and proud Waddarrung man who uses his art and work to educate the community on his culture.
In today's conversation we talk about how his art has supported his often challenging and 'perceived' unconventional upbringing and how his culture has guided and nurtured him to be the capable and inspiring young man and father he is today.
An inspiring conversation from a humble bloke!
Emmah Money - Never let a 'category' define what you are capable of!
May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month and in this episode I have the most incredible conversation with South Australia's 2020 local hero Emmah Money.
Emma is the founder of CF Mummy and devoted to supporting those with CF who want to have children.
Learn more about Emmah here:
Learn more about Cystic Fibrosis, or how to help, via this incredible initiative:
Inspiring and Authentic
This podcast was really nice and authentic to listen to. It’s fantastic that they are raising awareness and support by giving a powerful and inspiring voice to many youths. It’s all very amazing that all the youths are able to talk so freely about their thoughts, obstacles and pursuits in life. Overall, a very inspiring and educational listen!
Nice to see different perspectives from young people!
Very interesting to hear the different perspectives of young people, I really enjoy!