TV and newspapers tend to overuse the phrase “every parent’s nightmare”. This is a story that, sadly, really earns that label. Ralph and Kathy Kelly lost their teenage sons, Thomas and Stuart, in devastating circumstances. In 2012, Thomas was killed in a random one-punch attack in Kings Cross. Three and a half years later, Stuart took his own life. Both boys were 18. The Kellys were twice hit by lightning. This was not grief. It was grief squared. And though it’s hard enough to keep their...
Some people’s lives have to be heard to be believed. And even then, they sound like they’re made up. Were you, like Denise Scott, part of a hippie nudist commune? Were you a teacher who smoked in class? Did you make your living as a clown? Did your nurse mother drug you to get you to sleep? Hands down the funniest interview in season one.
Andrew sits down with two absolute comedy legends, Steve Martin and Martin Short. The long-time best friends, who met decades ago on The Three Amigos, now make a joyous living insulting each other on stage in their show, Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t, which also features songs, skits, childhood reminiscences and some virtuosic banjo playing. The pair discuss comedy, music and life, raking through their movie experiences and their friendship (two words: “colonoscopy parties”). They also...
Rebecca Sharrock may well be the most amazing human we’ll ever have on the show. This Brisbane woman has HSAM (Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory) a condition which means she can recall pretty much every day of her life. She’s joined by her mother Janet Barnes, matriarch of what might be Australia’s most challenging family.
At 63, an age when many would be contemplating retirement, Jacki broke into Hollywood on the back of her extraordinary performance in Animal Kingdom. In the nine years since, she’s made 26 films and appeared in a bunch of TV shows as well. This interview covers her incredible third act and brings us up to date with a 71 year old squeezing every drop out of life.
Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped and held hostage by Somali criminals for 15 harrowing months. This powerful interview charts her journey through Hell and back. It’s a story of resilience and rebuilding that will make you proud to be human.
What would you do if you discovered the person you’d been having a six year romance with didn’t actually exist? This is exactly what happened to entertainer Casey Donovan, winner of Australian Idol and I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here. The singer was catfished, manipulated into an imaginary affair by a woman pretending to be the man of her dreams. Having been lured into the relationship, her abuser then used Casey’s vulnerabilities to keep her locked in.
His first acting role was opposite Hugh Jackman. His YouTube vlogging made him a millennial superstar – his coming out video was watched by more than 8 million people. Now, as one of Australia’s most successful pop artists, he’s been to No. 1 in 60 countries. Everything looks like it’s come easily for Troye, but this revealing interview shows a man still wrestling with his inner self.
In a raw and compelling interview, Angry and his daughter Roxy Anderson open up about the loss of their son and brother, and the challenges they’re facing, in the hope that their words will bring comfort to others. When you’ve had a loss of this magnitude, how do you keep going when keeping going seems like an impossible thing to do? How do you find a way forward, for yourself and your family? It’s a powerful conversation about grief, and resilience.
She’s a national treasure. This freewheeling interview deals with Magda Szubanski’s comedy, her world class giggling, the incredible wartime story of her father, the recent loss of her beloved mother and her reluctant emergence as the face of the Marriage Equality movement.
Fragile yet strong, direct yet elusive, guarded yet painfully honest, Daniel Johns is the most mercurial of interviewees. Andrew describes this intense and compelling journey into the mind of one of Australia’s most extraordinary creative forces as “one of the greatest experiences of my working life”.
Two people, two chairs, one conversation, no gimmicks. Known for his unique, honest and sometimes comedic interview technique, Andrew Denton gets under the guard of amazing human beings, finding out who they are away from the headlines.
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