41 episodes

Get Frank will see me, your host, Mitch McPherson, engage in candid conversations with familiar, and some not so familiar faces and names.

I believe in the power of storytelling, and how sharing stories of a life that has not always been easy might just help someone else out of a hole.

We all have good days, bad days, and days in-between. “Get Frank” allows us to get to know people for who they really are.

Join me on a journey to showcase that no matter who you are or where you come from, we all quite simply want to feel the very best we can each day.

So, let’s Get Frank!

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    • Society & Culture

Get Frank will see me, your host, Mitch McPherson, engage in candid conversations with familiar, and some not so familiar faces and names.

I believe in the power of storytelling, and how sharing stories of a life that has not always been easy might just help someone else out of a hole.

We all have good days, bad days, and days in-between. “Get Frank” allows us to get to know people for who they really are.

Join me on a journey to showcase that no matter who you are or where you come from, we all quite simply want to feel the very best we can each day.

So, let’s Get Frank!

    Episode 31 - Mac Wright

    Episode 31 - Mac Wright

    Mac Wright is a professional cricketer who is currently part of the Tasmanian Tigers and Hobart Hurricanes.

    Mac is originally from NSW, who loves his surfing, coffee, being around mates and family, and of course, trying to always find the middle of the bat.

    Whilst Mac is a professional sportsman and continues to work on his craft each day, Mac is also well aware of the wide world out there that isn’t all about cricket.

    Mac currently studies Psychology, and his passion for mental health and wellbeing not only stems from seeing family struggle at stages of his life, but his genuine desire to help, support and to better understand others.

    In this episode we get to hear about Mac’s rise to professional cricket, his challenges both personally and professionally, performance anxiety, the importance of team culture, keeping an eye on life outside of professional sport, his passion for mental health, and much more.

    Proud to call Mac a mate, he is one switched on and cool guy.

    Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Get a little Frank #10

    Get a little Frank #10

    Some big names joined me this week, with Media and Comms Manager for the Jack Jumpers Katelyn Barry, and Tourism Industry Council Tasmania CEO Luke Martin co-hosting.

    On this week's episode, how did Dan Andrews get in again? Have you ever had a brawl whilst lining up to vote? Do you get around the soccer World Cup? Has your Christmas tree gone up yet? Of course, with Luke in we discussed all the benefits for our state if we were to get the stadium, and Katelyn spoke about the success of the JJ'S and where they can go from here.

    Enjoy! 

    - Email: mitch@mitchmcpherson.com.au

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    - Get Frank is produced by the amazing team at Creative Grit.

    - Get a little Frank is sponsored by Fortinet Security

    • 36 min
    Episode 30 - Hannah Butler / Palliative Care Tasmania

    Episode 30 - Hannah Butler / Palliative Care Tasmania

    Hannah Butler is a Registered Nurse, and the Senior Health Promotion Officer for Palliative Care Tasmania.

    Death is something that will find all of us one day. We hope of course before that, we all get to live long and prosperous lives.

    In this episode we obviously get to know a little more about Hannah and her life, but mostly through this chat we get a detailed insight into the world of Palliative Care. And in particular, find out what's important to those working in palliative care, and why they are passionate about ensuring that the end of our lives is filled with dignity and integrity.

    100% of us will interact with palliative care. So, we discuss what it is, how do we receive it, why is choice important, how to prepare for palliative care, and most importantly why we should all talk about it, and look to better understand it.

    So grateful for Hannah's passion for this important work, we thank her and her amazing colleagues for allowing Hannah on to share with us her experiences.

    Enjoy!



    To find out more about Palliative care here in Tasmania, here are some links below:

    - Palliative Care Tasmania – Providing access to quality palliative care support and services in Tasmania. (pallcaretas.org.au)

    - Program | Palliative      Care Tasmania Conference 2022 (taspallcareconference.com.au)

    - Home      - PalliHub.org.au

    - FAQs      - Palliative Care Australia



    Touch base with Get Frank:

    Email: mitch@mitchmcpherson.com.au

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100082638196874

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/getfrankpodcast?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

    Get Frank is produced by the amazing team at Creative Grit.

    • 58 min
    Get a little Frank #9

    Get a little Frank #9

    ABC's Lucy Braeden and I went at it alone this week, with John X a late out 😢 🎙🎧 Lot's discussed, including how we were basically the only 2 people in Hobart not doing the Point to Pinnacle, we unpack the weekends Christmas Pageant, what does “in principle” really mean for the AFL team, are trackies allowed in public, is it time to change “Australia Day”, oh and we welcomed new sponsor Fortinet Security 👌 Touch base:

    - Email: mitch@mitchmcpherson.com.au - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100082638196874 - Instagram: https://instagram.com/getfrankpodcast?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= - Get Frank is produced by the amazing team at Creative Grit. - Get a little Frank is sponsored by Fortinet Security

    • 28 min
    Episode 29 - Alec Balcombe

    Episode 29 - Alec Balcombe

    Alec Balcombe is one man that knows grief and loss too well.

    He lost his father at aged 11 to cancer, and then in 2014 lost his older brother Nick, to a stroke.

    Shaped and molded forever by grief, absolutely! But what hasn’t been altered is Alec’s ability to work though all challenges thrown at him, all whilst ensuring his philanthropic mind allows him to grow for, he and his family.

    This episode was fascinating to hear about the impacts of grief on the Balcombe family. How it changed people forever, how the dynamic on basic ways in which they lived, was altered.

    Alec has been involved in many different business ideas and ventures, and his passion for evolving himself, and developing new and exciting things is very very cool.

    I think though, one of the most amazing stories from this life is the creation (with friends and family) of a Foundation after the loss of his brother Nick.

    The Nick Balcombe Foundation continues to not only showcase amazing up and coming Tasmanian music talent. But through the grant process makes dreams a reality – all exactly what Nick would have wanted, and what would be making him smile.

    Alec doesn’t go back to these dark moments often, so I am grateful that on Get Frank he showed enormous courage and did so.

    Thanks to you and your family Alec, keep living the positive and outgoing life you continue to work so hard for!

    Visit the Foundation here Nick Balcombe Foundation | Supporting Emerging Musicians

    Enjoy!



    Email: mitch@mitchmcpherson.com.au

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100082638196874

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/getfrankpodcast?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

    Get Frank is produced by the amazing team at Creative Grit.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Get a little Frank #8 - ABC's Selina Ross joins John X and I! Embarrassing moments, is recycling a waste of time, GP shortage in Tasmania is real and is a problem, Bawdy Panto is here!

    Get a little Frank #8 - ABC's Selina Ross joins John X and I! Embarrassing moments, is recycling a waste of time, GP shortage in Tasmania is real and is a problem, Bawdy Panto is here!

    ABC's Selina Ross joined John X and I this week. Selina shared an embarrassing moment that happened yesterday in public, we discuss the recent backflip on a major recycling organisation, we talk GP shortages in Tasmania and the affect that is having on us all, World Cup Cricket is over, Bawdy Panto is here this week.
    Plus, much more!
    Enjoy! 

    Touch base:
    Email: mitch@mitchmcpherson.com.au
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100082638196874
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/getfrankpodcast?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
    Get Frank is produced by the amazing team at Creative Grit.

    • 34 min

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