38 episodes

Rachel Corbett interviews well-known media personalities and celebrities to find out exactly what it takes to make it in show business.

You've Gotta Start Somewhere Rachel Corbett

    • Performing Arts

Rachel Corbett interviews well-known media personalities and celebrities to find out exactly what it takes to make it in show business.

    Carrie Bickmore

    Carrie Bickmore

    Carrie Bickmore is one of the most well-known faces on Australian television. As the host of The Project she's been delivering the news differently for ten years, she's also host of Carrie & Tommy on the Hit Network and a mum of three kids.

    And this year she was awarded an Order of Australia medal for her contribution to media and brain cancer research through her charity, Carrie's Beanies for Brain Cancer.

    So, basically she's a bloody legend.

    In this episode of You've Gotta Start Somewhere Carrie Bickmore talks about how a wise career counsellor got her to choose journalism over ballet, how a Stephen Bradbury moment saw her hitting the airwaves for the first time, why her first night on Rove Live was one of the most terrifying of her career and how she ended up hosting one of the most well-known shows on Australian television.

    Episode show notes: http://rachelcorbett.com.au/ygss/carrie-bickmore

    About the host...

    My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating and hosting radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm also a regular on Channel 10's The Project and have worked as a TV host and panelist on shows including Q&A, The Roast, The Today Show, Studio 10, Hughesy We Have A Problem and Have You Been Paying Attention.

    I'm currently Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I host a number of other shows including Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach, PodSchool and Sealed Section.

    I also founded the online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, to help budding podcasters create a kick-arse show.

    Contact...

    Twitter: @RachelCorbett
    Facebook: @RachCorbett
    Instagram: @_RachelCorbett
    Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

    • 47 min
    Derryn Hinch

    Derryn Hinch

    Derryn Hinch is an Australian journalist whose career has spanned almost six decades.

    He's recently made a return to the small screen as the host of Hinch on Sky News Australia after spending three years as a Senator in Canberra as leader of Derryn Hinch's Justice Party.

    Derryn started his career as a journalist at the Taranaki Herald in New Zealand when he was 15 and hasn't stopped working since (apart from a couple of stints in prison after being convicted of contempt of court).

    In this episode he talks about reporting on some of the biggest events of the 20th Century, why he lied about his age for the first part of his career, why going to prison appealed to the journalist in him and the pain of having a show you love cancelled.

    Derryn's story is a fascinating tale of guts, talent, resilience all mixed with a bit of being in the right place at the right time. After listening to this you'll know exactly why he's still on our screens all these decades later.

    Episode show notes: http://rachelcorbett.com.au/ygss/derryn-hinch

    About the host...

    My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating and hosting radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm also a regular on Channel 10's The Project and have worked as a TV host and panelist on shows including Q&A, The Roast, The Today Show, Studio 10, Hughesy We Have A Problem and Have You Been Paying Attention.

    I'm currently Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I host a number of other shows including Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach, PodSchool and Sealed Section.

    I also founded the online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, to help budding podcasters create a kick-arse show.

    Contact...

    Twitter: @RachelCorbett
    Facebook: @RachCorbett
    Instagram: @_RachelCorbett
    Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

    • 47 min
    Dr Chris Brown

    Dr Chris Brown

    Dr Chris Brown is a veterinarian, television presenter and half the Australian female population's hall pass.

    He started out as a guest host on the super popular Harry's Practice after being discovered trying to pick up a girl in a pub. True story. He was attempting to impress her with tales of the life of a vet and a TV executive just happened to overhear him. The rest, as they say, is history.

    Harry's Practice was cancelled not long after Chris' appearance and he's not so sure it was a coincidence. But he must have done something right because he's gone on to become one of Australia's busiest and most loved media personalities.

    Dr Chris Brown hosts a list of shows as long as your arm including Bondi Vet, The Living Room, I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here, Chris & Julia's Sunday Night Takeaway and Vet Gone Wild.

    In this episode of You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Chris Brown he reveals why a six-foot-five bloke should never attempt the worm, why he's uncomfortable with fame, the joy of having a career to fall back on when you work in an industry as precarious as media and the time he made a fool of himself in front of the late, great Nelson Mandela. It's worth a listen for that story alone.

    Episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/ygss/dr-chris-brown/

    About the host...

    My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating and hosting radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm also a regular on Channel 10's The Project and have worked as a TV host and panelist on shows including Q&A, The Roast, The Today Show, Studio 10, Hughesy We Have A Problem and Have You Been Paying Attention.

    I'm currently Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I host a number of other shows including Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach, PodSchool and Sealed Section.

    I also founded the online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, to help budding podcasters create a kick-arse show.

    Contact...

    Twitter: @RachelCorbett
    Facebook: @RachCorbett
    Instagram: @_RachelCorbett
    Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

    • 38 min
    Tim "Rosso" Ross

    Tim "Rosso" Ross

    Tim Ross (aka Rosso) is an Australian comedian, radio host, design enthusiast and television presenter.

    Rosso is best known for his work as part of the comedy duo Merrick and Rosso with fellow comedian, Merrick Watts.

    Their partnership began after Merrick saw Rosso play in his comedy band Black Rose and fell in love with his moon boots. They struck up a friendship and the rest, as they say, is history.

    Together Merrick and Rosso created their own unique style of comedy gig that was more like a band gig than the traditional 'man and the mic' stand up shows that were popular at the time.

    After the amazing success of their live shows they were approached to host Triple J breakfast and were then poached to be the launch breakfast show for new Sydney radio station, NOVA.

    Since parting ways Rosso has continued to work as a stand-up mixing his love of design with comedy in his Man About The House tours. He's also a published author and host of the award-winning ABC TV series, Streets of Your Town.

    In this episode Rosso talks about how being in a band impacted the live Merrick and Rosso shows, the first time he saw his future comedy partner, Merrick Watts, perform, why Streets of Your Town is the project he's most proud of and how he feels he's changed.

    Episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/ygss/rosso/

    About the host...

    My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating and hosting radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm also a regular on Channel 10's The Project and have worked as a TV host and panelist on shows including Q&A, The Roast, The Today Show, Studio 10, Hughesy We Have A Problem and Have You Been Paying Attention.

    I'm currently Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I host a number of other shows including Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach, PodSchool and Sealed Section.

    I also founded the online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, to help budding podcasters create a kick-arse show.

    Contact...

    Twitter: @RachelCorbett
    Facebook: @RachCorbett
    Instagram: @_RachelCorbett
    Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

    • 56 min
    Natarsha Belling

    Natarsha Belling

    Natarsha Belling is a journalist and newsreader with just about one of the most infectious laughs you'll ever see on television.

    Ever since preschool Natarsha knew she wanted to be a journalist and worked her butt off to make sure she got into the career she was so passionate about. She started out as a reporter for Prime Television in Orange and also worked for the ABC.

    When she joined Ten News she was originally hired as a medical reporter, a job she loved. And over 20 years later Natarsha is still working at Ten. Proof that hard work and a killer attitude pays off.

    In this episode Natarsha Belling talks about her surprising love of DIY (she's always covered in paint), why knowing what you want to do from a young age can be stressful, the importance of working for free if you really want to do something and the sexual harassment she's seen over the years and why it's important to call people out on their s****y behaviour.

    Episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/ygss/natarsha-belling/

    About the host...

    My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating and hosting radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm also a regular on Channel 10's The Project and have worked as a TV host and panelist on shows including Q&A, The Roast, The Today Show, Studio 10, Hughesy We Have A Problem and Have You Been Paying Attention.

    I'm currently Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I host a number of other shows including Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach, PodSchool and Sealed Section.

    I also founded the online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, to help budding podcasters create a kick-arse show.

    Contact...

    Twitter: @RachelCorbett
    Facebook: @RachCorbett
    Instagram: @_RachelCorbett
    Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

    • 49 min
    Meshel Laurie

    Meshel Laurie

    Meshel Laurie is a comedian, radio and television host and author.

    Meshel started out as a stand-up comedian in the 90s, treading the boards with a lot of the comedy stars of today including Dave Hughes, Rove McManus and Wil Anderson.

    Meshel's first comedy show was Daisy Belles with Corinne Grant but her career really started to take off after she debuted her solo show The Whore Whisperer: Confessions of a Madam all about her time working as a receptionist in brothels.
    Since then Meshel has been a regular on television and radio hosting breakfast and drive shows for some of the biggest radio stations in the country. She's also been on just about every TV show there is including The Project, The Glass House, Spicks and Specks, Studio 10 and Hughesy, We Have A Problem.

    Meshel has written a number of books including three books on Buddhism, a religion she's embraced and that she credits with changing her attitude to the media business and life in general.

    In this episode, Meshel Laurie talks about how Julia Morris helped her make the big move to Sydney to get into comedy, why staying on TV is harder than getting on TV, how being a mum changed her and what it's like to see all your friends rise through the showbiz ranks while you're still waiting for your big break.

    Episode show notes: http://rachelcorbett.com.au/ygss/meshel-laurie

    About the host...

    My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating and hosting radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm also a regular on Channel 10's The Project and have worked as a TV host and panelist on shows including Q&A, The Roast, The Today Show, Studio 10, Hughesy We Have A Problem and Have You Been Paying Attention.

    I'm currently Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I host a number of other shows including Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach, PodSchool and Sealed Section.

    I also founded the online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, to help budding podcasters create a kick-arse show.

    Contact...

    Twitter: @RachelCorbett
    Facebook: @RachCorbett
    Instagram: @_RachelCorbett
    Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

Jules Mess ,

Love this! Currently bingeing

Hey Rach! LOVE the pod cast have just discovered it and currently bingeing it on my drives too and from work.
So awesome to hear about famous media folk with their normal stories and fascinating to hear how they came to be where they are to day and the work they put in.
I’m particularly loving hearing the stories of women, and also about folk with anxiety and that so many famous people still struggle with this common issue and something I battle daily!

I’m not in the media world but it’s super inspiring to listen to the bizarre avenues that lead people to success as well as the really normal experiences that lots of people can relate to.

I would LOVE to hear your story of how you came to be where you are today.

Keep it up!!
Julie

Real Soup For The Real Soul ,

Do yourself a favour; listen in

This show is as good for inspiration as it is for entertainment. Rach is a delight to listen to and the effort she puts into showcasing the fact that rarely is there such thing as an overnight success is something that is valuable in the day and age of instant gratification. Thanks Rach, I love your show and am grateful for the work that you do!

mkstvns ,

So insightful!

Loving this show. Very insightful, inspiring, motivating. It’s so great to know that the journey is messy for everyone and that a few failures and obstacles don’t have to mean it’s all a waste of time. Thanks, Rachel!

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