14 episodes

Life is a blank canvas and you paint your own story.

The Blank Canvas - a podcast where Director & Producer Lee Rogers chats with the trailblazers, artists, thought leaders, athletes, entrepreneurs, and creators. Those incredible individuals who inspire us to live large.

The Blank Canvas Podcast Lee Rogers

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Life is a blank canvas and you paint your own story.

The Blank Canvas - a podcast where Director & Producer Lee Rogers chats with the trailblazers, artists, thought leaders, athletes, entrepreneurs, and creators. Those incredible individuals who inspire us to live large.

    013: Indira Naidoo

    013: Indira Naidoo

    Episode 13 of The Blank Canvas Podcast with Indira Naidoo.

    This week’s guest, is a much loved figure in the media and broadcasting space – Indira Naidoo. 

    After graduating with a journalism degree Indira secured a ‘Cadetship’ with ABC in South Australia. By the age of 21 Indira she interviewing the Premier of South Australia and not too long after that she was hosting and reporting for some of the country’s most distinguished news and current affair programs – including ABC’s LATE EDITION nightly news and as an anchor and reporter for SBS TV’s the WORLD NEWS TONIGHT.

    By appearances her career had a remarkably smooth and easy trajectory. However, Indira’s background and upbringing had plenty of adversity which no doubt contributed to her high achieving work ethic.   

    Indira brings so much warmth and humanity to her interviews, I’ve always felt like everything is going to be ok when she delivers the news, even when it’s bad news!

    Indira’s first book The Edible Balcony, saw her embark on a mission to transform her tiny thirteenth-floor balcony into a bountiful kitchen garden. Thirteen is clearly a lucky number for Indira, the book became a bestseller and has been reprinted many times over. This prompted another book The Edible City, likewise a bestseller and has seen Indira lead a quiet revolution throughout our cities, whereby an army of urban gardeners are turning concrete into crops, and harvests into hope.

    At present, Indira hosts Weekend Nightlife, on ABC Radio across Australia.  

    https://www.abc.net.au/radio/people/indira-naidoo/11909724 

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    THE BLANK CANVAS TEAM

    Produced by Lee Rogers & Rien MacDonald.

    Audio support by Jason Murphy/GASinc

    Music by Rodrigo Enrique Bustos.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    012: Glenn Wheatley

    012: Glenn Wheatley

    Episode 12 of The Blank Canvas Podcast with Glenn Wheatley.

    Rock ‘n’ roll survivor. ARIA Hall of Famer. Serial entrepreneur. Glenn Wheatley’s story is larger than life. A kid from the Sunshine Coast who headed South with his band Bay City Union seeking fame and fortune. He found it…and lost it, and found it again a few times over. Through all the ups and downs, Glenn’s irrepressible enthusiasm and trail blazing management skills, particularly with his mate and client John Farnham, have seen him etch his place in music and radio history.

    It’s a wide-ranging chat, everything from working David Bowie, founding Australia’s first FM radio station, to negotiating LRB’s US $8 million advance with Capitol Records, but I particularly love the insights from the early days of Glenn’s transition from bass player in the Masters Apprentices to artist management and entrepreneurship. Rather than sitting around and waiting for it happen, Glenn was always willing to roll up his sleeves and put in the hard yards. 

    I’ve worked with Glenn on and off over the years, so I’ve seen him in action, but it was a real honour to have this long-form conversation with this legendary figure in Australian music landscape.

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    Audio support by Jason Murphy/GASinc

    Music by Rodrigo Enrique Bustos.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    011: Rae Morris

    011: Rae Morris

    Episode 11 of The Blank Canvas with Rae Morris.

    Lee dives into the beauty world with Rae Morris. Discussing everything from cosmetic surgery, to Ziggy Stardust, the Japanese master behind Ray’s make-up brush range, the phenomena of fake lashes, IVF, paid Instagram posts, supermodels, rockstars, designers and in Rae’s own words, her biggest make-up fail.

    Growing up as a ‘tomboy’ on a Queensland farm, training as a hairdresser in Brisbane, a chance encounter with supermodel Naomi Campbell prompts a career change to ‘make-up artist’, then becoming a beauty legend in her own time. Rae is a four times best-selling author, four times Australian Makeup Artist of the Year, the longest serving Makeup Director for L’Oreal Paris and has been inducted into multiple Halls of Fame. Rae’s sixth book, Rae Morris Makeup Masterclass is the veritable bible in makeup schools around the world.

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    Audio support by Jason Murphy/GASinc

    Music by Rodrigo Enrique Bustos.

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    010: Jim Meskimen

    010: Jim Meskimen

    Episode 10 of the Blank Canvas with Jim Meskimen.

    Jim Meskimen - master impressionist, actor, comedian, painter, cartoonist, writer, director – a true renaissance man.

    Raised in Hollywood, the son of Marion Ross (Richie Cunningham’s mum on iconic TV series Happy Days). For a decade it was pretty well the biggest show in the world, which certainly made for a unique upbringing and set of challenges for Jim.

    Initially studying and working as a visual artist, doing cartoons and commercial art painter. While working in animation, Jim realised that being a voice actor was a better career path for him, and he began to work in radio and TV voiceovers, as well as animation.

    Film acting credits include: Ron Howard’s Oscar nominated Apollo 13, The Grinch and Frost/Nixon. In TV Jim has guest starred in; Friends, The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel, SWAT, NCIS, Parks & Recreation, Whose Line Is It, Anyway? to name but a few.

    Jim's character voices have been heard on innumerable video games and animated shows; he is currently voicing a role on Thundercats Roar, for Cartoon Network.

    Jim has a thriving YouTube presence, with a channel that has had several viral hits - including Shakespeare in Celebrity Voices 

    In 2016 Jim penned a short film, Son to Son, about the Opioid crisis and how It affects one family, which won 12 festival awards including Best Actor and Best Screenplay awards for Meskimen.

    https://jimmeskimen.com/

     

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    THE BLANK CANVAS TEAM

    Produced by Lee Rogers & Rien MacDonald.

    Audio support by Jason Murphy/GASinc

    Music by Rodrigo Enrique Bustos.

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    • 54 min
    009: Tony Ayres

    009: Tony Ayres

    Episode 9 of The Blank Canvas with Tony Ayres. You may not know his name but you will certainly know his work. The Slap. Wanted. Glitch. Nowhere Boys. The Family Law. Bogan Pride. Underground: The Julian Assange Story. Maximum Choppage. Devils Playground. Old School. Ali’s Wedding.

    The Straights. Seven Types of Ambiguity. The Home Song Stories and current hit, Stateless – co-created and produced with Cate Blanchett. Tony is mid-production on upcoming US Netflix series Clickbait.

    Emmy, BAFTA, AFI and ACCTA winner, Tony is one of Australia’s most prolific writers, producers and directors - AND one of the nicest guys in the biz.

    IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0044016/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

    RGM: https://www.rgm.com.au/literary/tony-ayres/

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    THE BLANK CANVAS TEAM

    Produced by Lee Rogers & Rien MacDonald.

    Audio support by Jason Murphy/GASinc

    Music by Rodrigo Enrique Bustos.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 49 min
    008: Layne Beachley

    008: Layne Beachley

    Episode 8 of The Blank Canvas Podcast with Layne Beachley.

    Trail blazer doesn’t even begin to describe Layne Beachley AO. Seven-time world champion. The only surfer in history to claim six consecutive world titles. One of the pioneers of big wave tow-in surfing, she held the record ‘biggest wave ever surfed by a woman’ - 50 foot! Layne Beachley’s no b******t leadership style blazed a trail for equality, in and out of the water. Fifteen years of service as a board member of World Surf League (formerly ASP), current Chairperson of Surfing Australia – all aimed at improving and progressing the sport of surfing. 

    Lee Rogers' conversation with Layne brings fresh insights into her extraordinary life and achievements, delivered with unapologetic honesty, humour and humility.

    Layne’s latest passion to help others is AWAKE ACADEMY – an online mentoring academy.

    For a 10% discount on the course “Own Your Truth” – use the code: Awake10

    Log into the website at https://awakeacademy.com.au/

    https://www.laynebeachley.com/

    https://surfaid.org/

     

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    THE BLANK CANVAS TEAM

    Produced by Lee Rogers & Rien MacDonald.

    Audio support by Jason Murphy/GASinc

    Music by Rodrigo Enrique Bustos.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

taylormesk ,

Wonderful podcast!

I am now such a fan of the Blank Canvas Podcast. First of all, I love the name. It gave me the idea that I as a listener would be entering into a world I knew nothing about, beautifully described as a blank canvas, and taken through the journey of an amazing artist! I started by listened to the interview Lee did with Jim and thought it was so fantastic! Lee is a wonderful host and I found it very entertaining! I am excited to explore all the interviews he has done and continue to learn more from these amazing artists!

kathiec ,

The Blank Canvas podcast with Lee Rogers

Just heard The Blank Canvas podcast by Lee Rogers interviewing the savvy, beautiful, talented and brave Marisol Nichols— fabulous stories! Lee is an invigorating interviewer - it was like sitting in a living room listening to a most amazing conversation, and being inspired afterwards to play was a better game at whatever I do. I subscribed. Thank you Lee and thank you Marisol.

Builtin ,

Great Interviews Lee.

So good to hear from these folks. Leaving home at 15 years old. Sounds very familiar to me. Great job Lee.

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