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Australian Broadcaster (Radio & Television); Investigative Journalist; TV, Radio, Feature film and Documentary Producer; Storyteller; Mental Health Advocate; Board Member; Recovering Lawyer & Mama of Four - Tammi Faraday, learns from others how to navigate life’s invariable challenges where there's no clear answer, but bravery has propelled them forward. With compassionate curiosity, reciprocal candour & vulnerability in spades, Tam uncovers her guests' brave life journeys, with the hope of empowering you to realise life’s difficulties don’t have to define you ... they're often the making of you.

Brave Journeys with Tammi Faraday Tammi Michelle Faraday

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Australian Broadcaster (Radio & Television); Investigative Journalist; TV, Radio, Feature film and Documentary Producer; Storyteller; Mental Health Advocate; Board Member; Recovering Lawyer & Mama of Four - Tammi Faraday, learns from others how to navigate life’s invariable challenges where there's no clear answer, but bravery has propelled them forward. With compassionate curiosity, reciprocal candour & vulnerability in spades, Tam uncovers her guests' brave life journeys, with the hope of empowering you to realise life’s difficulties don’t have to define you ... they're often the making of you.

    Mel Dzelde - Terminally Happy

    Mel Dzelde - Terminally Happy

    There are many episodes on BRAVE JOURNEYS where I have cried, but not today.  Today is about celebrating life, love & finding unbridled gratitude & joy in the ordinary.
    If I told you that my next guest is terminally ill with Stage 4 cancer & has also been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, it would be reasonable to assume this is a deeply sad episode of BRAVE JOURNEYS.  But its anything but!!!  
    In fact, I’ll be amazed if you walk away after listening to this beautiful conversation with former radio executive & all-round legend of a human being, the magnificent Mel Dzelde, & not choose life & also choose to make every second count with delight, festivity & wonder.  
    Mel certainly does!!!  She’s inspiring & empowering & I’m so honoured & thrilled to share this platform with a woman who’s a beacon of goodness, happiness & appreciation, even when she knows there may not be much time… which if you think about it, is our actual truth every day.  
    We don’t know what’s around the corner, but at least we can be shown by the MASTER how to revel in what we have, while we have it.
    BUT BEFORE YOU GO…
    Find out more about Mel here
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    CREDITS:
    Creator, Host & Executive Producer: Tammi Faraday
     With thanks to my special guest: Mel Dzelde
    Audio Editor: Zoltan Fecso
    With very special thanks to George Weinberg and Ursula Ferguson
    BRAVE JOURNEYS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we record this podcast on, the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are part of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Kate Nason - Everything’s NOT Perfect

    Kate Nason - Everything’s NOT Perfect

    What would you do if your worst private heartache was on the front page of every newspaper around the world?  Kate Nason knows…
    Seven years into her marriage, Kate discovers her husband was cheating on her with multiple women. Then, the unimaginable happens. 
    It’s January of 1998 & Kate wakes to the news that one of her husband’s mistresses was having an affair with none other than US President, Bill Clinton. The press surround Kate’s home, clamouring for details about her husband’s affair with a White House Intern, transforming Kate’s private heartbreak into public mortification.
    Kate’s new memoir, “Everything is Perfect”, uncovers the little-known side of one of the world’s biggest scandals, unveiling a cautionary tale about the ways we deceive ourselves, when we allow ourselves to be deceived by those we love.  It’s also an intimate look at the impacts of infidelity, the fallout of gaslighting, and a deep insight into the silent, stoic wife at the press conference. 
    Confession time beloved BRAVE JOURNEYS family, I’ve always felt inordinate compassion for Monica Lewinsky and the way her life was all but decimated after her affair with President Clinton.  He walked away relatively unscathed.  She was brutalised, derided and the butt of late-night talk shows ever since.  It was never OK.  And her work in the anti-bullying space is to be commended.  No-one is simply their worst mistake.  
    But as you’ll realise from this astonishing episode of BRAVE JOURNEYS, Kate was also collateral damage and her life was literally blown up through no fault of her own… 
    BUT BEFORE YOU GO…
    Find out more about Kate here
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    Find Kate’s incredible Audiobook memoir, “Everything is Perfect” here
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    CREDITS:
     Creator, Host & Executive Producer: Tammi Faraday
     With thanks to my special guest: Kate Nason
    Audio Editor: Zoltan Fecso
    With very special thanks to George Weinberg and Ursula Ferguson
    BRAVE JOURNEYS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we record this podcast on, the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are part of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Kenneth Feinberg - What's a Life Worth?

    Kenneth Feinberg - What's a Life Worth?

    My next guest, Kenneth Feinberg, literally stopped me in my tracks.  
    Ken is a prominent attorney, a world-renowned MEDIATOR and the one time chief of staff of the late U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy.  But when we all stood still on 9/11 after one of the most horrific terrorist attacks the world has ever seen, Ken stood up and wanted – indeed asked - to be counted.
    Ken was appointed as the Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund just a few weeks after the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon.  
    In this role, Ken met with nearly every family who was a victim of 9/11 at the absolute height of their grief.  He listened.  He empathised.  He held space for their sorrow.  He travelled the length and breadth of the country to make it easier for families to meet with him.  He enlisted the support of others, including clergy, when victims’ families were simply too broken to apply for their share of the Fund.  He even offered to fill in the forms on behalf of the victims.  
    Whilst Ken could never return a father to a grieving child, or a son to an inconsolable mother, or a husband to a pregnant wife, what he could do was ensure that some of victims’ dreams would continue in their absence and that financial hardship would not be another challenge for these all, but shattered, families.  
    Ken presided over this unprecedented Fund that ultimately awarded over $7.1 billion DOLLARS of public taxpayer money to the families of 2,983 killed and approximately 2,400 physically injured and maimed, in the most devastating of ways on 9/11.
    The administration of this Fund took 33 months.  Ken Feinberg was never paid a cent for his efforts, insisting he take on the role on a pro bono basis.  His epic story, now memorialised in his memoir – WHAT IS LIFE WORTH – has inspired the extraordinary Netflix film WORTH starring Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci.
    On a more personal note, from the first instance I had the pleasure of coming across Ken, I have been overwhelmed by his warmth, generosity and his impeccable character.  His Solomonic efforts in fighting for fair for every single claimant is just incredible.
    So it is with immense humility and gratitude that I welcome Kenneth R Feinberg to the BRAVE JOURNEYS family.
    This is Ken’s story…. 

    BUT BEFORE YOU GO…
    Find out more about Ken here
    Find Ken’s books here
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    Definition of "mensch" -
    a person of integrity and honour.
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    CREDITS:
     Creator, Host & Executive Producer: Tammi Faraday
     With thanks to my special guest: Kenneth R Feinberg
    Audio Editor: Zoltan Fecso
    With very special thanks to George Weinberg and Ursula Ferguson
    BRAVE JOURNEYS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we record this podcast on, the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are part of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past, present and

    • 46 min
    Rebecca Faye Smith Galli - Rethinking Possible

    Rebecca Faye Smith Galli - Rethinking Possible

    Inspiration comes in many shapes and forms.  One of them, without any shadow of a doubt, is my next guest, the truly inspirational Rebecca Faye Smith Galli.  
    Just nine days after her divorce was finalised, Becky, a then 38-year-old mother of four, two of whom with special needs, wakes up at 2am with strange, shooting sensations in her legs.  By 9pm, she’s paralysed from the waist down from a condition called transverse myelitis, a rare spinal cord inflammation.  But this isn’t the first time Becky needed to rethink what’s possible.
    Becky’s life until that point includes a journey through losses that would have brought anyone else to their knees, including the tragic death of her seventeen-year-old brother; two miscarriages; her daughter Maddison’s autism diagnosis; her son Matthew’s ultimately fatal degenerative disease; the sad demise of her marriage and the devastating loss of both her parents in quick succession. 
     Despite such unspeakably cruel blows, Becky always maintained her belief in family, in faith, in unconditional love, and in learning to not only accept, but to also embrace a life that had veered down a path far different to the one she had planned – as captured in her astonishing memoir – Rethinking Possible. 
    Becky’s journey is ultimately about the power of love over loss and the choices we all make that shape our lives & our perspectives —especially when forced to confront the unimaginable.
    Tissues are strongly advised.
    BUT BEFORE YOU GO…
    Find out more about Beck here
    Find Becky on Twitter
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    Buy Becky’s remarkable Memoir, “Rethinking Possible” here
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    CREDITS:
     Creator, Host & Executive Producer: Tammi Faraday
     With thanks to my special guest: Rebecca Faye Smith Galli
    Audio Editor: Zoltan Fecso
    With very special thanks to George Weinberg and Ursula Ferguson
    BRAVE JOURNEYS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we record this podcast on, the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are part of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    • 57 min
    Carolyn Moor - The Modern Widows Club

    Carolyn Moor - The Modern Widows Club

    By her own account, Carolyn Moor had it all. She & her architect husband Chad, had two gorgeous little girls, their own business & a house they designed & built in Orlando. On Valentine’s Day 2000, they talked over a romantic dinner & fantasized about what dreams would come next.  
    While they were driving home, a car struck theirs. Chad tragically died from his injuries. And Carolyn was left a 37 year old widow, with two little girls to keep afloat.
    Dazed, heartbroken, terrified of what the future would hold & grief-stricken, Carolyn struggled to find the mentors & resources she needed to model the healing & growth she desperately sought. This lack for her, ultimately led to the establishment of the Modern Widows Club in Carolyn’s very own living room in 2011.
    Apart from being the President, Founder & Development Director of the Modern Widows Club, Carolyn is also an award-winning interior designer, interfaith minister, TEDx speaker & widows health consultant. 
    Carolyn’s participated in the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the Global Leadership Network & has been featured as an exemplar of resilience in the Wall Street Journal & on the Oprah Winfrey Show.  
    Carolyn’s also the host of the Healthy Widow Healthy Woman Podcast, & was a consultant on NBC’s breakout hit, New Amsterdam.  Her tireless work & advocacy on behalf of widows has been recognised globally.
    This is Carolyn’s story….
    BUT BEFORE YOU GO…
    Find out more about Carolyn here
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    Watch Carolyn’s incredible Ted Talk here
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    CREDITS:
    Creator, Host & Executive Producer: Tammi Faraday
    With thanks to my special guest: Carolyn Moor
    Audio Editor: Zoltan Fecso
    BRAVE JOURNEYS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we record this podcast on, the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are part of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Leslie Morgan Steiner - The Naked Truth

    Leslie Morgan Steiner - The Naked Truth

    TRIGGER WARNING!!!

    Leslie Morgan Steiner is a New York Times best-selling author, columnist for The Washington Post, consultant and thought leader on women’s leadership, work-life balance, inspirational parenting, overcoming adversity and surviving violence against women.  She is a graduate of Harvard and earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Her corporate experience includes The Washington Post, Johnson & Johnson, Leo Burnett and Seventeen Magazine. 
    She’s also the survivor of intimate partner violence and terror that almost cost her, her life as captured in her 2009 New York Times bestselling book, Crazy Love and her extraordinary Ted Talk that has been seen by more than 6 and a half million people.
    Leslie recently completed her fourth nonfiction work, The Naked Truth, a memoir which explores female aging and sexuality after motherhood and divorce. 
     From surviving domestic violence and devoting much of her life to helping others who face a similar hell to the emancipation and sexual awakening she experienced after the end of her second marriage – it’s unlikely that we’ll run out of things to chat about.
    This is Leslie’s story…
    Please note that this episode of Brave Journeys talks graphically about coercive control and domestic violence and isn’t remotely suitable for little ears.
    If anything you hear during this episode is triggering in any way, please reach out to someone who can keep you safe.  And please remember if you’re in Australia, you can phone Lifeline at any time on 13 11 14.
     And for sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling services please call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 for 24/7 phone services.
    BUT BEFORE YOU GO…
    Find out more about Leslie here
    Find Leslie on Twitter
    Follow Leslie on Insta
    Follow Leslie on Facebook here
    Watch Leslie’s incredible Ted Talk here
    Find Leslie’s books here
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    CREDITS:
    Creator, Host & Executive Producer: Tammi Faraday
    With thanks to my special guest: Leslie Morgan Steiner
    Audio Editor: Zoltan Fecso
    With very special thanks to George Weinberg and Ursula Ferguson
    BRAVE JOURNEYS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we record this podcast on, the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are part of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past, present and emerging and extend that respect

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Susie Kew ,

Fascinating people, meaningful conversations and meaty subject matter

Tammi so thoughtfully and articulately navigates the most delicate and sensitive topics. It feels like chatting over the dinner table but with people you'll never have the good fortune to meet.

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