Browny and Luke don’t pretend to have the answers, but are trying to break down the stigma of being embarrassed to talk about your feelings and mental health. Through raw and real personal experience, they share their stories with a wide variety of inspirational guests, from Sydney’s Northern Beaches and beyond.
There’s tears of joy, laughter and sadness as they explore the world of Mental Health. Skip lunch, Skip leg day, but whatever you do, please don’t Skip This!
S2E12 - "Nathan's a Dad!"
After an extended break, the boys are back. New Dad life, surviving the Sydney lockdown and offensive haircuts to raise money are the topic of this week. Did you miss us? We missed you!
S2E11 - Masterchef & Mental Fitness with Brent Draper
When Brent Draper entered the kitchen for the 2021 edition of Masterchef Australia, he dreamed of turning his passion for cooking into a new profession. Masterchef was meant to change the lives of him and his young family. Masterchef has changed his life for the better, but in ways Brent could never have imagined, before entering the Channel 10 cooking studios. The whole of Australia felt his pain when he put his hand up for help, and had to leave the show, as he was battling a debilitating bout of anxiety. The airing of this episode just so happened to be at the start of Mens Health Week, and before he knew it, Brent had, by accident, become the face of this movement. Brent's story between Masterchef ending, and where he is 3 months later is an inspiration, and we are absolutely honored to share an incredible insight, into a beautiful human being, as he shares with us the tower of strength his wife was, to his unbreakable bond with Masterchef judge Jock Zonfrillo, and everything in between.
S2E10 - Building a social media support network for Men, with Ben Murdock
Ben Murdock is a loving husband and father first and foremost, but after battling his own demons in 2017, and working hard on himself over the last few years, he noticed a void in his hometown of the Northern Beaches. There was nothing like th Mum’s Group's that existed, so he created the Northern Beaches Mens Facebook Group. A safe place for men to be vulnerable and ask for help and support. Or just to be listened to. Ben has some incredible stories about what he did to get out of his dark place, and also gives us an insight into being Browny’s next door to Browny!!
S2E09 - "Remembering Chubby" with Troy and Clint from Chubby Welsh Autos
John “Chubby” Welsh was a legendary figure on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. If you didn’t know him as the mechanic or the incredible family man and friend, chances are you have seen for yourself, or heard the stories about his tireless charity work, his annual Santa parade in Narrabeen or his endless support to the local sporting organisations. He touched every person he crossed paths with, and the local community is still recovering from his shock passing in 2018. His 2 sons, Troy and Clint, give an incredible insight into how they have dealt, and continue to deal with, the loss of the real life Peter Pan. It’s an incredible raw and honest episode, with Browny and Luke sharing a rich 20 year friendship with the Welsh family. Troy repeatedly talks about gratitude in this episode, well my friend, we are grateful for you & Clint. Also listen to the end to hear Clint make a promise to himself that we all need to help him keep. Mad love to Lyn, Kristy, and the whole Welsh family. The Chubby legend will live on forever.
S2E08 - Making Meditation Mainstream founder and all round great human Jason Partington
Jason Partington wears many hats - husband, father, community leader and meditation advocate to name but a few. Through his work as the founder of the not for profit “Making Meditation Mainstream” charity, as well as his “Meditation for Men” business, he has changed thousands of lives with his meditation teachings. But before he was able to help others, he had to help himself. His personal story is powerful, but his last few years as a community leader on the Northern Beaches is even more inspirational, as he helps rebuild a broken community, with his message of meditation and positivity.
S2E07 - Good Human Factory founder & Pro Surfer, Cooper Chapman
It’s hard to believe Cooper Chapman is only 26 years old, as he has a maturity and understanding of the mental health space well beyond those years . Covid may have slowed down his pro surfing career, but it allowed him to shift his focus to The Good Human factory, whose mission is to inspire others to be aware of, and take better care of their mental health. He gives an amazing insight to the tools he has, and shares with others, to deal with adversity, through his workshops, and his own podcast, “Good Humans, with Cooper Chapman”. This is a powerful listen and message he is using his profile to share.
10/10 will listen again
These guys are tearing down the stigma around discussing personal well-being by normalizing the topic of mental health. Their genuine conversations invite you in and don’t hold back. Give it a listen and remember to check in on your friends and family.
Love the realness!
Very refreshing to hear these guys be so open. No one’s above being human and they dish it with personality but give us all something to relate to. Great listen!!
Funny, Real, Inspirational,Positive.
Love this podcast! Real men, talking about real feelings. Hats off to these guys doing something most can not. During this crazy year, this has really helped me keep a positive outlook on things .