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Hope 103.2 breakfast hosts Sam and Duncan shine a light on the unsung heroes and untold stories you won’t hear about on the news: the people changing lives, overcoming obstacles, achieving amazing things, and making a difference.

Amazing People with Sam and Duncan Hope Media

    • Society & Culture

Hope 103.2 breakfast hosts Sam and Duncan shine a light on the unsung heroes and untold stories you won’t hear about on the news: the people changing lives, overcoming obstacles, achieving amazing things, and making a difference.

    Trent Maxwell: Life Saver and Fireman

    Trent Maxwell: Life Saver and Fireman

    Lifeguard Maxi started life guarding at Bondi Beach over 11 years ago as a 16-year-old trainee and his inspiring Lifeguard career has been well documented on Channel 10’s Bondi Rescue. But being a firefighter is in his blood and was his childhood dream.

    • 19 min
    Amazing People – Emily Miers: A 10-Hour Swim in the Open Sea, in Memory of Her Sister

    Amazing People – Emily Miers: A 10-Hour Swim in the Open Sea, in Memory of Her Sister

    In 2019, Emily Miers and her father made history as the first father-and-daughter combination to ever achieve a successful solo English Channel crossing, from England to France. Departing in the dead of night, Emily managed to cross the Channel in ten hours and fifty-one minutes, in support of the Children’s Cancer Institute, raising awareness and funds after losing her sister to a brain tumour. You can support the Children’s Cancer Institute at ccia.org.au.

    • 7 min
    Rachel Robertson: Leading an Expedition to the Antarctic

    Rachel Robertson: Leading an Expedition to the Antarctic

    Every year a call goes out for people to go and work in Antarctica. Imagine answering that call out of curiosity, only to find yourself leading an expedition of people to work for six months at the South Pole.

    How would you rally 18 strangers? What if they don’t get along? Does everyone eat bacon the same way?

    Rachael Roberston has just finished a book based around this experience, as well as 10 years of industry study. It’s not just about leading a team into the Icy Beyond, but it's a useful guide into how to best deal with everyday conflict 'in the office' or at home. Rachael is now a successful keynote speaker, but her journey there is pretty amazing, that’s why she joined Sam and Duncan for a chat on the podcast.

    • 12 min
    Matt Walker: Experiences of an Army Veteran

    Matt Walker: Experiences of an Army Veteran

    Military service is not for the faint-hearted. Leaving behind family and loved ones, the comfort and familiarity of home, and placing yourself in life threatening situations for your country, is one of the toughest jobs there is. Matt Walker, an ex-special forces Green Beret from the UK has adjusted back into civilian life and works as a personal trainer and Jujitsu coach. He shared what it's like serving in the military, the disconnect a service-person feels once they leave, and the best ways you can support a returning serviceman.

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    • 20 min
    Rachel Downie: Helping Children Speak Up About Bullying

    Rachel Downie: Helping Children Speak Up About Bullying

    When former teacher and 2020 QLD Australian of the Year Rachel Downie lost a year 9 student to suicide, she decided to find a way to support young people to speak up when things aren't right. She discovered students often felt too frightened to come forward with possible life-saving information because of peer expectations. This led Rachel to develop and self-fund Stymie – an old-fashioned word for stop – to allow students to anonymously report harm without fear.

    • 13 min
    Stephen Pham: Empowering Communities Through Literacy

    Stephen Pham: Empowering Communities Through Literacy

    Stephen Pham is creative producer and an original member of Sweatshop – an organisation founded in 2014 in partnership with Western Sydney University. Sweatshop works to empower culturally and linguistically diverse communities through literacy. Growing up as a Vietnamese-Australian in Cabramatta, Stephen realised upon starting university in Sydney’s east that for the first time in his life he was an ethnic minority. He had to learn how to explain himself to people, and share his story over and over again. This is how Stephen discovered the importance of storytelling – because no matter our background, we all have a story to share, and our own unique way of telling it. Now, he helps others to share their stories.

    • 16 min

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