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What pushes us to do hard things? Author, athlete, and coach Turia Pitt wants to know. 

Join her as she interviews some of the worlds most resilient figures, and asks them to reflect on what they’ve learned from doing hard things.

 

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    • 4.9 • 141 Ratings

What pushes us to do hard things? Author, athlete, and coach Turia Pitt wants to know. 

Join her as she interviews some of the worlds most resilient figures, and asks them to reflect on what they’ve learned from doing hard things.

 

    Kate Sanderson on surviving the Kimberly Ultramarathon fire

    Kate Sanderson on surviving the Kimberly Ultramarathon fire

    Running an ultramarathon is hard work. Kate Sanderson was running the same ultramarathon as Turia Pitt ten years ago, when they were caught in a devastating fire and suffered severe burns. Just like Turia, Kate was told she would never run again. Despite this Kate went on to compete in marathons, races, and even become a volunteer firefighter. Turia and Kate share their experiences of that day, their recovery, and how Kate's resilience and attitude got her back on her feet and through even more challenges.

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    • 46 min
    Dr Terri Janke on defying expectations

    Dr Terri Janke on defying expectations

    Starting your own law firm is hard work. Especially when all the odds are stacked against you. From an early age, proud Wuthathi and Meriam woman Dr Terri Janke experienced prejudice and racism because of her Indigenous heritage. She opens up to Turia Pitt on proving those who doubted her ability wrong, fighting to protect Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property, and the people who inspired her along the way as part of Turia's quest to find out what we can learn about ourselves from doing hard things.

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    • 50 min
    Rabia Siddique on being held hostage, and fighting for justice

    Rabia Siddique on being held hostage, and fighting for justice

    Being a lawyer is hard work. But Rabia Siddique took her law career to the next level, not only working as a criminal and human rights lawyer, but serving as a legal aid in the British Army. It was during her service in Iraq that she was taken hostage, but the aftermath when she was rescued and returned home is what pushed her to fight for justice. Rabia opens up to Turia Pitt on this fight, her philosophy in life, and choosing to be a leader in Turia's quest to find out what we learn about ourselves from adversity. 

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    • 52 min
    Jamila Rizvi on living with a brain tumour

    Jamila Rizvi on living with a brain tumour

    Having a brain tumour is hard work. So is being an author, a mother, a journalist, a presenter, and Jamila Rizvi does all that and more. Jamila Rizvi and Turia Pitt cover family, careers, health, and all the dumb things people say to you when you're unwell on Turia's quest to find out what we can learn about ourselves from doing hard things.

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    • 47 min
    Curtis McGrath on redirecting from soldier to Paralympian

    Curtis McGrath on redirecting from soldier to Paralympian

    Being a professional athlete is hard work. After losing both his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan, Curtis McGrath joked to his peers about becoming a Paralympian. He chats to Turia Pitt about making that light hearted promise a reality, the power of sport, goal-setting and how humour can bring back humanity during life's traumatic moments on Turia's quest to find out what we can learn about ourselves from adversity. 

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    • 49 min
    Nikki Webster on navigating childhood fame

    Nikki Webster on navigating childhood fame

    Performing is hard work. Hard enough as an adult, but how does facing the music industry as a child change the way you grow up? Nikki Webster opens up to Turia Pitt on the decisions she had to make as a young performer, and how she's built her life and career since then on Turia's quest to find out what we learn from doing hard things.

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

slade12 ,

Great interesting Thank you

Love these interesting stories thank you 👍🏽

josie yogi ,

The very best

My favourite of all time podcast series. Thank you, have loved every episode. Hope you are planning many many more. Love your work.

Australian chick ,

Turia is such a great interviewer

Interesting conversations, great questions and dialogue with each guest. Turia is so good at putting herself in another persons shoes and asking questions I would ask if I was there.

Loved the chat with Charlie Teo and Jamilia :)

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