37 episodes

Welcome to the ‘Life of Brian’.

Tune in weekly to hear me share some tales from life, chat footy and swap stories with mates, well known personalities, family and much more.

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Welcome to the ‘Life of Brian’.

Tune in weekly to hear me share some tales from life, chat footy and swap stories with mates, well known personalities, family and much more.

    Life of Brian | #37 Lydia Lassila (OAM) – Olympic Champion

    Life of Brian | #37 Lydia Lassila (OAM) – Olympic Champion

    This week on the show Brian and Harrison are joined by Olympic Champion Lydia Lassila. Lydia is a former Australian freestyle skier (Aerials) and entrepreneur. She is a 5x Winter Olympian, winning Gold at Vancouver in 2010 and Bronze at Sochi in 2014. A trailblazer in her sport, she continually pushed the progression of her sport no matter the consequences, she is undoubtably one of Australia’s greatest ever athletes. She is inspiring, incredibly resilient and has always maintained the very Aussie philosophy that it is just all about ‘having a crack’, she delt with devastating injuries, took time away to start a family and many more challenges, but always got through with sheer grit and determination.

    As a youngster, Lydia was a talented gymnast with dreams of competing at the Olympics, injuries and opportunities forced her to give up her dream, but when a former coach called her and said that they were starting a pilot program that’s goal was to turn gymnasts into aerial skiers, and with the carrot of the Olympics dangling, she was all in without hesitation, the only problem was, at that stage, Lydia had never skied before. Within 18 months, she competed at the Olympics in 2002 (Salt Lake City) and by the Olympics in 2018 (PyeongChang) she was one of Australia’s most decorated and inspirational Winter Olympic athletes. In 2016, Lydia released a fantastic documentary called ‘The Will To Fly’, which follows her journey to the 2014 Olympics, documenting her career to date and her experiences as mum and competing in one of the world's most dangerous sports.

    Lydia is also the founder of two businesses BodyICE (ice and heat therapy products) and Zone by Lydia (sustainable yoga gear).

    Zone by Lydia
    BodyICE

    Hosts: Brian & Harrison Taylor
    Guest: Lydia Lassila
    Produced by Harrison Taylor
    Audio & Video by Rhino Productions

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    • 55 min
    Life of Brian | #36 Josh Frydenberg – Former Australian Treasurer

    Life of Brian | #36 Josh Frydenberg – Former Australian Treasurer

    This week Brian and Harrison kick things off by talking footy, covering; the AFL mid-season draft, BT’s top 3 storylines at the mid-way point of the season and discuss if the level of talent was better in 2004 or today in 2024. They also review last week’s episode with Dyl Buckley and hit the mailbag.
     
    Next, the boys are joined by Former Australian Treasurer & Deputy leader of the Liberal Party, Josh Frydenberg. The chat covers Josh’s promising tennis career BT, his passion for the Carlton Blues and their mutual love of Lorne. They then discuss Josh’s professional life, from excelling in the academic realm, his time in the private sector and pathway into politics. The boys quiz Josh on what life is like in Parliament, sacrifices made, stories from his impressive career and his thoughts on the state of the country and the world.
     
    Finally, they address a conversation that is very close to Josh’s heart and means a lot to his community. Josh is a proud Jewish man and has made the brave decision to use his profile and voice as a device for change, he has just released a powerful new documentary called ‘Never Again: The Fight Against Anti-Semitism’. The documentary investigates the devastating impact of antisemitism on Australia and delivers a message of warning and a plea to come together to stamp out the issue in our community. We thank Josh for his time and his commitment to making Australia a better place for all.
     
    Hosts: Brian & Harrison Taylor
    Guest: Josh Frydenberg 
    Produced by Producey and Harrison Taylor

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Life of Brian | #35 Dylan Buckley – Former AFL player, podcaster, author & co-founder of Producey & Clubby Sports.

    Life of Brian | #35 Dylan Buckley – Former AFL player, podcaster, author & co-founder of Producey & Clubby Sports.

    This week Brian and Harrison kick things off by covering off an array of topics from burping live on air and blaming someone else, all the way through to BTs soft drink rankings.
     
    For the main course, the boys are joined by Australian podcast mogul, Dylan Buckley. Dylan is a former AFL player for the Carlton Blues and GWS Giants and is now taking the ‘new media’ world by storm with his podcast ‘Dyl & Friends’, and his two businesses in Producey (a content creation and brand amplification studio) and Clubby Sports (an independent podcast network). They discuss Dyl’s journey post football, finding purpose, carving out your niche, setting standards for yourself and what’s in the secret sauce for creating a successful business. Plug in to hear all about it and much more.
     
     
    Hosts: Brian & Harrison Taylor
    Guest: Dylan Buckley 
    Produced by Harrison Taylor and the Producey
     
     
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Life of Brian | #34 Mark 'Occy' Occhilupo - Australian Surfing Legend.

    Life of Brian | #34 Mark 'Occy' Occhilupo - Australian Surfing Legend.

    This week Brian and Harrison kick things off with some footy chat, where they talk through Brian's thoughts on fans touching players and question if anything has changed with the AFL media's access to players since the new rules came in. Brian then dissects the state and federal budgets as well as the Tom Brady Roast on Netflix.
    Later, the boys are joined by Australian Surfing Legend, Mark 'Occy' Occhilupo.
    Occy, aka 'The Raging Bull' was the World Surfing Champion in 1999 and spent the majority of his professional career in the top 5 of the World Surfing (ASP) rankings. A a goofy-footer, he is known for his powerful and aggressive style. Over many years he developed a deadly forehand rail game and an equally lethal backhand attack, notably, his backhand surfing has been touted by some of the industries most respected identities as the best they have ever seen. Along with his incredible talent, it is his character out of the water that has made Occy such an iconic personally, he's fun, his attitude is infectious and he's just an all-round ripping fella. Occy's life hasn't been all rainbows and sunshine though, he's battled with depression and substance abuse since his early 20s, an illness which subsequently forced him to step away from professional surfing, a decision that at first sent him on a further spiral downward. Eventually, but not without failed attempts, he, along with the help of close friends and supporters, hauled himself bout of the darkness and into a better frame of mind, ultimately, leading to a World Surfing title at the age of 33.
    His story is undoubtably one of the greatest comeback stories in Australian sporting history. We thank Mark for sharing his story.

    This episode is brought to you by:
    Hard Cuddles:
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    Hosts: Brian & Harrison Taylor
    Guest: Mark Occhilupo
    Producer: Harrison Taylor

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Life of Brian | #33 Peter Mitchell - TV News Presenter.

    Life of Brian | #33 Peter Mitchell - TV News Presenter.

    This week Brian and Harrison kick things off with some footy chat, where they talk through Brian dubbing Jason Horne-Francis 'The Horny One', and they address the 'Premiership Medals vs Rings' debate. Brian shares the story behind his 'Drainman' post on social media, he talks about meeting one of his idols in Greg Norman and finally, Harrison chairs a few items of concern with the Fitzroy pad with the landlord (Brian).
    Later, the boys are joined by one of Australia's leading News Presenters, Peter Mitchell.
    On Channel Seven at 6PM every week-day since 2000, 'Mitch', as he's known, has been bringing the news of the world to homes across Melbourne, his charming, compassionate and humble nature has made him one of the most loved identities in our lives. Mitch has forged an impressive career in news spanning over 40 years as a reporter, producer, writer and presenter, he has covered and witnessed some of the biggest news stories of the past 3 decades including: the Ash Wednesday and Black Saturday bushfires, the death of Princess Diana, September 11, the Bali bombings and the Covid-19 Pandemic.
    The guys discuss all of these topics and much more, we thank Peter for his time and commend him for his great work.

    Hosts: Brian & Harrison Taylor
    Guest: Peter Mitchell
    Producer: Harrison Taylor

    Get in touch with us or see more:
    Mailbag - lobmailbag@gmail.com
    Enquiries - harrison@ncmanagement.com.au
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Life of Brian | #32 Simon Lennox - Melbourne pub owner and hospitality industry identity.

    Life of Brian | #32 Simon Lennox - Melbourne pub owner and hospitality industry identity.

    This week Brian and Harrison kick things off with some general discussions around footy, LIV Golf and life, where BT got uncharacteristically reflective around how you're remembered after we're gone.
    Later, the boys are joined by Melbourne pub owner and hospitality industry identity Simon Lennox. Simon has worked in and owned some of Melbourne's most popular venues for over 36 years, notably the Middle Park Hotel, the Beach Hotel, Beaumaris Hotel, Motel nightclub and more recently the Osborne Hotel. Brian and Simon met when Simon played U/19s at Collingwood and then when BT retired from league football, he recruited the young star to the Prahran Football Club.
    This episode explores Simon’s career in football, one that had him teetering right on the edge of league football for many years, although he wasn’t able to break through at the top level of football, Simon has found great success in the hospitality industry. They discuss what it takes to create a bustling venue and expose which of the Taylor boys have been waking Simon up at midnight to get into the Osborne.

    Hosts: Brian & Harrison Taylor
    Guest: Simon Lennox
    Producer: Harrison Taylor

    Get in touch with us or see more:
    Mailbag - lobmailbag@gmail.com
    Enquiries - harrison@ncmanagement.com.au
    Instagram - @lifeofbrianpodcast
    Tiktok - @lifeofbrianpodcast

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