Expect the unexpected as Simon finds out what makes his generally famous - but always interesting - guests tick.
Episode 8: Nathan Wallis
The parenting guru discusses the importance of the first 1000 days of human life, the problems with daycare and devices, and why 7-year-olds should get the vote. The "walking contradiction" also tells how he overcame his "Once Were Warriors" childhood and why he's got a replica of part of Doctor Who's spaceship in his home.
Episode 7: Sonya Williams
Frustrated at being rebuffed by brokers, Sonya Williams helped found fin-tech phenomenon Sharesies. Six years on she's a "3EO" and it's one of Aotearoa New Zealand's biggest financial platforms. She tells Simon about the role of smashed avo on toast - and withstands rigorous questioning about the company's pineapple logo!
Episode 6: Dame Denise L'Estrange Corbet
World co-founder Dame Denise L'Estrange Corbet talks longevity in fashion, getting started and her challenging childhood. Other topics include the amount of black worn in New Zealand, why she's still okay with skinny models and her work as Patron of IHC NZ.
Warning: Dame Denise also talks about living with depression and a historic suicide attempt. If you, or anyone you know, needs help with their mental health, a range of organisations can help. They include the 1737 helpline, which offers free assistance from trained counsellors by phone and text 24 hours a day.
For more information about the wonderful work of the IHC, visit ihc.org.nz
Episode 5: Ganesh Raj
TV foodie Ganesh Raj tells Simon about his "gangster" mum and the grit he needed growing up in Singapore. The Eat Well For Less star reveals how he got healthy through meditation, fasting and ditching alcohol - and explains the role of hypnosis. Plus, he recalls his time on MTV, before trading Prince stories with Simon.
Episode 4: Kim Crossman
From Shortland Street to Hollywood Boulevard: Direct from her home in sunny Santa Monica, Kim Crossman talks acting, fame and life in LA. She discusses the "Taika Effect" and being a "mule" for the Kiwi contingent in Hollywood, explains the benefits of owning a tarantula and shares a sickly story about her best night out. And, to Simon's delight, she reveals her extraordinary efforts to have a cup of tea with the Queen.
Episode 3: Petra Bagust
Petra has been a household name since bursting onto our screens aged 22 as part of the Ice TV hosting team. The broadcaster, podcaster and media chaplain chats to Simon about turning 50, perceptions, menopause and why she's more than okay about going grey. She also talks candidly about her time on Breakfast and explains why she wouldn't change a thing.
Bland, smug, pointless
GTFO with this glib rebrand attempt. Charming you are not, Simon.
Honestly the best of luck to the show, but after giving it a go the conversation was lacking any kind of effort or thought. For a start explain who the person is you are interviewing and why. Also the quality of questions where lacking in any authentic