60 episodes

The former co-host of "Fifi Fev and Byron" on Fox FM Melbourne is now having deeper conversations around topics that FM radio won't touch.

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    • Society & Culture

The former co-host of "Fifi Fev and Byron" on Fox FM Melbourne is now having deeper conversations around topics that FM radio won't touch.

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    • 25 min
    Ageism In The Workplace

    Ageism In The Workplace

    In recent years we have (rightfully) seen the business world respond to issues of gender, race and sexual harassment. So where is the focus on workplace discrimination based on age? Ageism is rife and deserves further attention.

    In a recent survey by the Australian Human Rights Commission, over 30% of respondents said their organisation was reluctant or unwilling to hire ANYONE aged over 50. 

    The ageism problem is amplified further across the creative industries of advertising, music and media. Regarded as a "young person's game", many as young as 40 face blatant discrimination on the basis of their age.

    Joining Byron Cooke for this episode - One of Australia's most revered music photographers Michelle Grace Hunder [famously started her professional journey well into her 30's] and leading media and advertising recruiter Julie Anne Longano.

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    • 24 min
    Net Zero 2026 - The proposal being ignored by Govt & Big Biz

    Net Zero 2026 - The proposal being ignored by Govt & Big Biz

    For all the recent noise around "Net Zero 2050", nobody is actually talking about how it can be achieved. Ballarat based innovator Simon Hunt has drafted a practical proposal to break the paralysis in climate change action. If it was implemented immediately, Simon claims it could reach the 2050 target a staggering 24 years early!

    The proposal doesn't need government funding. It doesn't need corporate investment.  So why is it being ignored by big business and government? Why aren't more people talking about it?

    Wildlife biologist, teacher, climate & environmental activist Biologist Ellie joins Byron and Simon for a conversation around this innovative, pragmatic, sustainable idea.

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    • 33 min
    Politics And Sport - Should They Mix?

    Politics And Sport - Should They Mix?

    A no-holds barred chat with one of the most colourful characters in Australian sport : footy legend Kevin Sheedy.

    Admired as much for his passion and spirit as his exploits on the field, Sheedy's new book "Icons Of Sport" celebrates 28 Australian sporting legends in a stunning new illustrated hardback.

    Many of the Australian champions he honours in the book have impacted Australian life off the field in cultural and political terms. 

    Sheedy gives Byron his takes on everything from Australia's acknowledgement of the Black Lives Matter movement through to the outspoken views of controversial tennis champion Margaret Court, He also issues a firm demand for a Cathy Freeman statue outside of Sydney's Olympic Stadium.

    Audio grabs in episode courtesy of Seven Network, Fox Sports and ABC News Australia.

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    • 19 min
    Melbourne - The Premier Burger City

    Melbourne - The Premier Burger City

    Starring Dees premiership skipper Max Gawn, local comedy legends Sooshi Mango, Australia's Number 1 competitive eater "HulkSmashFood", Burger Expert Jimmy Hurlston, Royal Stacks owner Dani Zeini and radio hosts Sarah Maree Cameron & Luke Forrest.

    Demand for high-quality burgers from independent burger shops continues to grow and the scene in Melbourne continues to boom. The city is now widely regarded as one of the burger capitals of the world.

    Byron recorded this podcast episode at the launch of the new Royal Stacks store in Moorabbin, inside of their new state of the art dedicated podcast studio.

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    • 39 min
    Ibby Akbar Takes Over

    Ibby Akbar Takes Over

    What would The Byron Cooke Show sound like if it was hosted by comedian and social media sensation Ibby Akbar?

    Listen to this episode to find out!

     

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    • 34 min

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