15 episodes

This new weekly podcast with NRL larrikin Sam Thaiday delves into mental health in our elite sport stars.

Long after the last siren sounds and the last autograph is signed how do these athletes transition into every day life. 

In the first 4 episodes Sam tells his story. The highest of highs and the lowest of lows from growing up in a mixed race family, to his own struggles with low self worth and the end of his NRL days. 

 Episode 1 drops Wednesday October 28th, wherever you get your podcasts 

We are Human with Sam Thaiday Podshape

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    • 4.8 • 77 Ratings

This new weekly podcast with NRL larrikin Sam Thaiday delves into mental health in our elite sport stars.

Long after the last siren sounds and the last autograph is signed how do these athletes transition into every day life. 

In the first 4 episodes Sam tells his story. The highest of highs and the lowest of lows from growing up in a mixed race family, to his own struggles with low self worth and the end of his NRL days. 

 Episode 1 drops Wednesday October 28th, wherever you get your podcasts 

    Jayden Nikorima

    Jayden Nikorima

    Jayden story is one with many highs and lows. A young NRL superstar disgraced at his first club, then finding his way back to not just the NRL but to being a better human. 

    to find out more about Bro camp or Glenn Azar who has helped Jayden on his road back to the NRL head here 

    https://buildingbetterhumansproject.com.au/podcast/

     

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    • 41 min
    Ian Roberts

    Ian Roberts

    Ian Roberts is an NRL/ARL enforcer, and was one of the first players to ‘come out’ and identify as being gay within the NRL. In this in depth chat with Sam, he talks about the struggles of coming to terms with his sexuality and his passion to help others.

     

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    • 57 min
    Anthony Seibold

    Anthony Seibold

    Anthony Seibold has played, coached and loves NRL.In this intimate chat with Sam he talks about his start, his passion for the game and the terrible lows he has faced in the NRL.

    From social media bullying to his feelings on leaving the Broncos and how life looks now.  

    It’s a chat you don’t want to miss

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 43 min
    Corey Brown -Jockey

    Corey Brown -Jockey

    Corey Brown is an Australian Jockey who has won 2 Melbourne Cups and has ridden 2,466 winners and 49 Group 1 winners.

    He was at the top of his game when he fell of a horse while riding in the Queensland Derby and shattered his T7 and severely damaged his T4 vertebrae.

    At the time of this recording Corey didn’t know if he would ride again.

    Corey officially retired in March of 2021.

    You can listen to Corey’s podcast about the Melbourne Cup called Road To The Cup here.

     https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/road-to-the-cup-with-corey-brown/id1584285508

    Follow him on Social here https://www.instagram.com/coreybrownjock/

     

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min
    Pete Murray

    Pete Murray

    Welcome back to Season 1+ of We are Human with Sam Thaiday. 

    So far Sam has spoken with elite athletes to talk about their own mental health challenges and how although they may be superstars on the field, they are just like everyone else. 

    In the next five epsiodes we are casting the net a little wider and in this first episode Sam chats with good mate and Singer/Songwriter Pete Murray. 
     

    Pete's new single is called 'Hold me Steady' is available now to stream. 

     

     

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min
    Carl Webb

    Carl Webb

    Carl Webb was one of the NRL's toughest players. He played for state, country, 3 different clubs and in the indigenous team across his career. 

    He was the fiercest competitor, someone you would love by your side and would never back down from a fight.  Now Carl faces the toughest fight of his life as he battles Motor Neuron Disease (MND) at the age of 40. 

    In this episode Carl we talk about his journey and how he feels now. 

    Your can support Carl and others living with MND here 

    Carl Webb Foundation

     

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Tem1983 ,

Well worth a listen

Great series of podcasts thus far. Well done to all involved for having the courage to open up and tell their story

Bondy 666 ,

Brilliant

Crazy how just hearing other people talk about their struggles and mental health can help others in similar head spaces, keep up the great work Sammy!

johnny_vri ,

Real men talk

Congrats Sam on sharing this powerful message

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