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From the title that sets the news agenda every week, Something To Talk About sees Stellar editor-in-chief Sarrah Le Marquand sit down with a diverse range of guests - from household names to news identities and everyday people with a compelling story to share - for exclusive interviews and thought-provoking in-depth conversations.  A new episode of Something To Talk About is published every Saturday evening. 

Something To Talk About Stellar

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

From the title that sets the news agenda every week, Something To Talk About sees Stellar editor-in-chief Sarrah Le Marquand sit down with a diverse range of guests - from household names to news identities and everyday people with a compelling story to share - for exclusive interviews and thought-provoking in-depth conversations.  A new episode of Something To Talk About is published every Saturday evening. 

    Edwina Bartholomew: “I just don’t give a s*** about mother’s guilt”

    Edwina Bartholomew: “I just don’t give a s*** about mother’s guilt”

    She gets up at 3 a.m. for work, is raising two children under age five and is building a side hustle as a property developer and renovator. 

    So it is little wonder that Sunrise news presenter Edwina Bartholomew can’t be bothered by those who question her life choices - whether that’s arriving at the studio in dirty clothes or living in separate houses from her husband during the work week. 

    In a chat that is both frank and funny, Edwina gets real about her unapologetic approach to both motherhood and marriage. She also opens up about the friendships she has forged with women working at rival TV networks, and explains why - having turned 40 in the last year - she is putting a new priority on her health. 

    Edwina Bartholomew is an ambassador for the 2024 Witchery White Shirt Campaign. To support the cause, buy a White Shirt from Witchery between now and World Ovarian Cancer Day on 8 May online via witchery.com.au 

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    • 48 min
    How the Red Wiggle is changing what a family looks like

    How the Red Wiggle is changing what a family looks like

    Caterina Mete - better known to children and parents around Australia and the globe as the Red Wiggle - recently made history when she announced she is expecting identical twin girls.

    Now Caterina, who is the first-ever pregnant Wiggle, joins us to talk for the first time about the emotional path she took to get here. Having conceived her babies through IVF, she explains her decision to embark on a fertility journey on her own, discusses the setbacks she encountered along the way - which included a miscarriage - and the joy she felt when she learnt she was pregnant. She also reveals the often surprising reaction to her baby news from friends and family, and the impact of being a member of The Wiggles who is embarking on motherhood according to her own very modern rule book.

    A warning that today’s episode touches on subject matter that could be triggering for some listeners. For support or information about pregnancy loss, visit miscarriageaustralia.com.au 

    You can catch Caterina at The Wiggles live shows or on the new Wiggle & Learn YouTube series. Find out more at thewiggles.com or on Instagram at @caterina.wiggle

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    • 42 min
    Hamish Blake on luck, love, Logies and… um, lollies

    Hamish Blake on luck, love, Logies and… um, lollies

    For more than 20 years, Hamish Blake has been a familiar face on the Australian entertainment landscape, moving seamlessly between the worlds of radio, television and podcasting. So what’s been the secret to his success? In a rare in-depth interview, the popular entertainer and two-time Gold Logie winner chalks it up to luck - as well as a healthy dose of fun. Case in point: a spirited discussion about black cat lollies, the burial rituals of ancient Egypt and his theory that a well-stocked snack cupboard is key to a happy workplace.

    Of course, there is a lot more to Hamish than mere clowning around. The Lego Masters host also opens up about the public’s ongoing fascination with his marriage to Zoë Foster Blake, talks about the joy and chaos of fatherhood to two young children, discusses how he and longtime creative partner and friend Andy Lee have navigated the different life paths they have embarked upon and finally addresses what was really going through his head when the cameras cut to him during Sonia Kruger’s infamous Gold Logie acceptance speech last year.

    Lego Masters will premiere Sunday April 14 at 7pm on the Nine Network.

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    • 58 min
    Brittany Hockley has an update on her fertility journey

    Brittany Hockley has an update on her fertility journey

    Brittany Hockley has come full circle in that she first rose to fame on reality TV, and is currently starring on another reality TV show - this time, of course, in the jungle. But a lot has happened in the intervening six years…

    It was 2018 when Brittany appeared on The Bachelor in the now-infamous season featuring Nick Cummins, yet the woman joining today’s episode of Something To Talk About has come a long way since with the former hospital radiographer going on to co-host both a successful podcast and radio show with her close friend and fellow Bachelor alum Laura Byrne. 

    Just before she flew out to South Africa for the new season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Brittany sat down for a wide-ranging conversation about being off the grid while she is in the jungle, navigating both the good and the bad that comes with being one of the most high-profile women in the country, and how she feels about the narrative that still pits successful women against one another. 

    She also speaks at length about the fertility journey she’s been on over the past few years. As she says: “No matter where you're at in your journey to motherhood, you are allowed to feel how you feel. That is something that's often taken away from women: that they're not allowed to feel anything. But you are.”

    I Am a Celebrity… Get Me Out Here! airs at 7.30pm on Network 10 and 10Play.

    You can also hear more from Brittany Hockley on her radio show, The Pickup, or via the Life Uncut podcast. 

    Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag or pick up a copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD) and Sunday Mail (SA)
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    • 59 min
    David Campbell on the decision that changed everything

    David Campbell on the decision that changed everything

    Television presenter and singer David Campbell will soon mark an important milestone: ten years since the day he decided to stop drinking alcohol. In a wide ranging conversation with Something To Talk About, David - who is, of course, the son of Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes - opens up about why he wanted to break the intergenerational cycle of addiction in his family, how sobriety has impacted his marriage - and whether he sees a day where he tells his eldest son of the role he played in changing his parents’ relationship with alcohol.

    You can read David’s column from 2015, “My family’s alcoholism stops with me” here. 

    The Healthy-ish episode on being sober curious, featuring Sarrah, can be found here. 

    You can catch David on Today Extra, weekdays at 9am on Channel 9 and 9Now.

    Find more from Stellar via Instagram @stellarmag or pick up a copy inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Herald Sun (VIC), The Sunday Mail (QLD) and Sunday Mail (SA)
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    • 50 min
    How Rosie Batty found hope again

    How Rosie Batty found hope again

    Ten years after her son Luke Batty was murdered by his father, Rosie Batty continues her tireless campaign to raise awareness about domestic and family violence. But perhaps even more remarkably, she has managed to find hope in the aftermath of such an unimaginable tragedy. 

    On today’s episode of Something To Talk About, Rosie sits down for a powerful conversation in which she reflects on the complexities of grief, as well as her memories of Luke, the beloved son she lost when he was aged just 11. She also speaks about what needs to be done in bringing an end to domestic and family violence in Australia, and explains how she was able to rediscover hope - even joy - after enduring the worst day of her life.

    If you have experienced or at risk of family violence, you can call the national counselling service 1800RESPECT.

    Rosie’s new memoir 'Hope', is available to pre-order now, and will be in bookstores on April 3, 2024.

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    • 51 min

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