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Matt Day received his big break on the long-running television soap A Country Practice - when he auditioned for the show he had never even heard of it. Day went on to feature in Muriel's Wedding, Rake, Wolf Creek and many more films and television series. In their chat, Matt shares how he got his big break, what is was like working with Woody Allen…
 
In 2014 Rosie Batty's 11-year-old son Luke was murdered by his father Greg Anderson. Seven years on and Rosie believes family violence is still a national epidemic. In their chat, Rosie Batty shares with Matt her English upbringing, her relationship with Luke's father and her advice for someone who is the victim of domestic violence.…
 
Popular host of RockWiz, Home Delivery and the new series ‘Australia’s Biggest Sing-a-long’, Julia Zemiro has become a much-loved star of Australia’s small screen. Not bad for a girl who moved here from France when she was only two. In their chat, Julia shares with Matt why working in her father’s restaurant gave her the inspiration for presenting,…
 
Irwin Thomas (aka Jack Jones) has certainly ridden the ups and downs of a music career spanning four decades. In their chat, he shares with Matt his relationship with his stage persona Jack Jones, why he bought a church and how he thinks he fits in to the group The Fabulous Caprettos with Thirsty Merc's Rai Thistlethwaite, Russell Morriss and Daryl…
 
A proud Murgon boy and one of the North Queensland Cowboys’ favourite sons Gavin Cooper enjoyed a stellar NRL career including an integral part of the 2015 Grand Final victory. In their chat Gavin shares with Matt why he owes his start as a professional rugby league to his brother, why he felt at home in North Queensland, and why a police officer f…
 
In 2012, Peter McGuiness' 18-year-old son Jordan died after he crashed into a packed car on the highway. Four of the five people in the parked car were also killed. Jordan had alcohol and drugs in his system and he was driving 30klms over the speed limit. Peter and his wife Melissa now run a youth road safety awareness program called You Choose. Th…
 
To explain what happens in Fred Brophy's boxing tent is not something you can put into words - it has to be seen to be believed. Fred has been around boxing tents since he was five years old. Now, he has the last travelling boxing tent in the world. With his tent and his loyal boxers, Fred Brophy travels the country taking on all comers, both males…
 
Going through a family tragedy is an emotional time for anyone. But having to navigate your emotions on National television adds an extra unwanted challenge. Former cricketer and Survivor star Lee Carseldine shares with Matt the ups and downs of his cricket career, his numerous business ventures and how he dealt with the news of a family tragedy an…
 
The host of Spicks and Specks is back! Alongside Myf and Alan, Adam Hills is back for another season of ABC's Spicks and Specks. In their chat Adam shares with Matt how a politician helped him score the gig on the show all those years ago. He talks about being born without his right foot and the day he spent at Russell Crowe's house. This episode o…
 
Will Connolly aka Egg Boy made worldwide headlines in 2019 when he cracked an egg on the back of former Senator Fraser Anning's head. Life for the then teenager has never been the same since that infamous day. In their chat, Will shares with Matt the reason behind the egg incident, what he is up to these days and if he has any regrets about the egg…
 
A main stay in popular television series Blue Heelers, Sea Change, The Time of Our Lives and many more, William McInnes has won multple Logie Awards for his acting but he still believes he has 'lucked' his way through every job he has had. In their chat, McInnes shares with Matt why he changed his name and why his father believed he would never mak…
 
He has had his fair share of challenges over the years, but stand-up comedian living with cerebral palsy Steady Eddy has had Australia laughing for close to 30 years. In their chat, Christopher Widdows aka Steady Eddy shares with Matt what school life was like, how he got started in stand-up comedy and what fame and celebrity means to him.…
 
Dexter Kruger is Australia's oldest man, but to talk to him you wouldn't know it. The vibrant, hard-working and sometimes cheeky 111-year-old has a zest for life not seen in some people half his age. In their chat, Dexter shares with Matt how he met his beautiful wife, why he never officially retired and his ongoing contact from the Queen.…
 
Julia Morris is one of the few female comedians who knows what it takes to stay successful in the industry. But it hasn't been without its challenges. In their chat, Julia shares with Matt how she Was treated in her early days of comedy, what her kids think about seeing their mum on tv and what she really thinks of the celebrities on the show.…
 
A beach accident left talented singer Tim McCallum in a wheelchair for life. But if the day he became a quadriplegic was supposed to define his future someone forgot to tell Tim. The AFL tragic proved people power is alive and strong when thousands of Aussies got behind him in his quest to sing the national anthem at the 2020 AFL Grand Final. In th…
 
Hello music lovers, it's time to 'Blow up the pokies' with an in-depth interview with The Whitlams frontman Tim Freedman. You'll need 'No Aphrodisiac' after listening to this chat. In their chat, Tim shares with Matt his parenting tips, his favourite songs and what he believes the other members of The Whitlams really think about him. Tim Freedman i…
 
For a former window washer, Ian 'Dicko' Dickson's amazing career in the music industry came as a surprise even to him. The former Australian Idol judge won his fair share of fans and enemies with his honest feedback to young aspiring singers. These days Dicko has donned the cowboy hat as the host of Dicko's Country Spit Roast. In their chat, Dicko …
 
The past couple of years have been a rollercoaster of emotions and pain, both physically and mentally, for the 34-year-old reality TV star Ali Oetjen. The fitness influencer signed up for the gruelling SAS Australia series after her relationship with her Bachelorette beau Taite Radley deteriorated. In their chat, Ali shares with Matt what she is do…
 
There have been many legendary sporting partnerships throughout the years. Fletch and Hindy are not one of them. Nathan Hindmarsh and Brian Fletcher were fierce competitors on the rugby league field. But the loveable larrikins quickly went from foes on the field to best mates on our screens once their NRL playing days were done. In their chat with …
 
Bachelorette contestant and professional wakeboarder James Boggia was keeping his cards close to his chest when he spoke with Matt before the start of this year's season. He has travelled the world on tour and therefore the dating scene hasn't been too high on his list of priorities. Until now. in their chat, James shares with Matt what his "perfec…
 
She entered the show as an intruder and immediately ruffled Bachelorette's feathers - with one contestant suggesting "she was too pretty to be on the show, surely she can find her own boyfriend in the outside world." In their chat, make up artist Bec Cvilikas shares with Matt why she went on The Bachelor, her honest thoughts on Bachelor Locky Gilbe…
 
Only two women have the distinguished honour of receiving a Hall of Fame Logie Award. One is Ruth Cracknell, the other is Noni Hazlehurst. But the Australian actress, director, writer, presenter and broadcaster believes television is not in a good place. After over 20 years on Play School, Noni says there's not a day goes by when she isn't recognis…
 
Mother of two Justine Adams is still on Cloud 9 after matching with NSW farmer Neil in the latest series of Farmer wants a Wife. But the whole experience has been bittersweet for Justine after a barrage pf nasty comments from social media's keyboard warriors. From comments on her appearance, to opinions on the longevity of her relationship with Nei…
 
Bianca Anderson is a former parole officer and private investigator. Throw in a stint on the reality TV series Australian Survivor and you can safely say Bianca Anderson knows how to read people pretty well. In their chat, Bianca shares with Matt how she knows when people are lying, the times in her career when she was genuinely fearful, and what h…
 
Sometimes we forget our politicians have the same emotions and go through the same challenging times as anybody else. Deputy Leader of The Nationals David Littleproud MP has had his fair share struggles over the past 12 months, but you would never have known. DLP strives forward each day despite a marriage break down and threats against his childre…
 
After years of tormenting politicians on The Chaser, Craig Reucassel has turned his focus to the environment. Hot off the success of The War on Waste, the presenter, prankster and positive planet-promoter is back with his new TV show Fight for Plant A, to once again inspire our thinking and challenge our behaviour. In their chat, Craig shares with …
 
Former Masterchef judge Matt Preston is known around the country for his colourful suits and cravats, and as Matt found out, he's also one of the nicest blokes walking this great earth. In their chat, Preston shares with Matt his top tips on hosting a dinner party and how he is coping with COVID lockdown. And of course, there was no way Matt was go…
 
Matt had been searching for years to find a sex worker who was comfortable enough to discuss their profession on-air. When he finally found Nikki Vee she did not disappoint. Nothing was off limits in their open, honest and sometimes controversial conversation. Matt asks the questions you always wanted to ask. Open relationships, girlfriend experien…
 
Professional boxing twins, Andrew and Jason Moloney give new meaning to sibling rivalry. Back in Australia after their title fights in Las Vegas, they both had plenty of time to chat while they endured two weeks lock down together in a Sydney hotel room. In their chat, Andrew and Jason share with Matt just how serious the competition is between the…
 
Big wave surfing, smuggling large amounts of drugs into the country and travelling the world with notorious surfing group The Bra Boys. It sounds like scenes from a Hollywood action movie, but these are merely chapters in the life of convicted criminal Wayne Cleveland. In their chat, Wayne shares with Matt what got him into the dark world of smuggl…
 
Described as a little bit of Beck, Paul Kelly, Bruce Springsteen and Ben Lee all meld into one, Toby Robinson, aka TOBiAS, has cemented his reputation as one of Australia's leading indie/folk pop artists. He has played alongside Missy Higgins, Jen Cloher, Archie Roach, Fanny Lumsden and Neko Case just to namedrop a couple. In their chat, TOBiAS sha…
 
With songs like Smoko, Pub Feed and Mum stole my darts, Sunshine Coast band The Chats have very quickly gained worldwide acclaim. And now they are coming back to play where it all began. Bass guitarist and lead singer Eamon Sandwith had an exclusive chat with Matt in the lead up to their much-anticipated performance at the Airwaves Festival held at…
 
Corey Tutt was the 2020 NSW Young Australian of the Year. When you find out about his life, you see why he was so very deserving. Corey's father left when he was only two after a history of violence within the family. He is one of those rare 20-somethings who puts others needs ahead of his own. He works two jobs to assist indigenous children to rea…
 
Imagine watching in horror as a truck travelling 40km/h over the speed limit hit and killed your partner. That's exactly what Colin Caudell lived through when his wife, and the mother of his two sons, Suzanne was killed while working at his side as a traffic controller on the Bruce Highway. In his book, Pick myself up, and dust myself off, Colin re…
 
The winner of seven Uncle Toby's Ironman surf lifesaving championships and twice winner of the Coolangatta Gold, Guy Leech is one of Australia's greatest sportsmen. Even after he hung up the Speedos, he continued to excel out of the water. An astute businessman, Guy used the brand he created as an athlete to build his own range of fitness equipment…
 
'Doing a Bradbury' has become part of Australian folklore. Steven Bradbury was the first ever Australian winter Olympian gold medallist, but it is how he won gold that was inspiring. In this chat, Steven shares with Matt his thoughts on how he won gold. How he is coping during the COVID-19 lockdown and he opens up on his time on Australian Survivor…
 
The Black Sorrows front man Joe Camilleri will soon release his 50th album. Awarded ‘living legend’ status by Rolling Stone, he has kicked a staggering number of goals over his 50+ years in music as a singer, songwriter, musician, performer and producer with both the Sorrows and Jo Jo Zep and the Falcon. In their chat, the Hall of Fame muso shares …
 
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation recently reached 15 years of dedicated service to keeping our children safe. It is also a very sad reminder that a young boy's life was tragically and unfairly cut short. On this special Mother's Day edition, Matt chats with Denise Morcombe. She shares her proudest achievements at the helm of Australia's leading child…
 
Deb Roach was born without one of her arms. Growing up she was bullied and tormented every day. Thanks to a lot of yoga and therapy, she realised the world isn't actually out to get her. After witnessing a pole dancing routine at a nightclub, Deb was hooked. But with her arm, she didn't think it was something she would be able to do. Fast forward t…
 
WARNING: Unless you are a Survivor fan, you might want to come tomorrow. Fan favourite and ice-cream extraordinaire, 'Dirty Harry' shares with Matt his not once, but twice journey on the world famous reality TV show. From the moments he thinks were his undoing, the impact spending so much time away from home had on his relationship and is there ano…
 
She started one of the most successful international franchises and well known brands from her kitchen bench. But Boost Juice founder and reality television star Janine Allis has proven she always had a brain for business. In their chat, Janine shares with Matt why the current global virus pandemic will be good for businesses, the things she looks …
 
Former Noosa mayor Tony Wellington has been a strong voice for the Shire for more than a decade. That all ended recently when he conceded defeat in the 2020 mayoral race to Clare Stewart. In their chat, Tony shares with Matt his feelings after confirmation he would no longer be Noosa's mayor and the impact the campaign had on his family. He looks b…
 
There are no two ways about it, we are living in unchartered territory. In my humble opinion, what will allow our country to get through the COVID-19 pandemic as quickly as possible isn't praying to a particular God or posting inspirational memes. No, it's listening to qualified and experienced experts who are guided by research and data. In this s…
 
Rob de Castella, aka Deeks is Australian running royalty. He is arguable the greatest long distance runner this cuntry has ever produced. His success on the track is only rivalled by his business achievements with Deeks Health Foods boasting cafes, restaurants and stockists all over the country. In their chat Deeks shares with Matt how his quest fo…
 
When Heath Franklin first watched Eric Bana play Mark 'Chopper' Read, little did he know that only a few short years later he would be making a living imitating the notorious Australian criminal. In their chat, Heath shares with Matt how he first started performing Chopper and what happened the one and only time he came face-to-face with the infamo…
 
Sex. Now that I have your attention let's continue. Rosie Rees is a sex coach, a nude yoga instructor and, as Matt discovered, a woman who is not too shy to talk about what goes on under the sheets. Rosie and Matt discuss everything from vaginas and dildos, to why an alarming number of woman have never experienced an orgasm. Rosie bravely shares pa…
 
Sammy J has been finding the funny side of serious issues for years. But the award-winning comedian and former law student often has had to fight for the limelight from his mate, a purple puppet named Randy. In their chat, Sammy J shares with Matt why he dropped out of his law degree, why his marriage is on the rocks and the unusual events of his f…
 
Growing up in a small town surrounded by ‘tough guys’, Kim Churchill knew that wasn’t the life he was destined for. With six albums under his belt, the Australian folk, rock, and blues singer-songwriter has cemented his place as a genuine international talent. In his chat with Matt, Churchill talks about getting ‘hand-me-down’ guitar lessons from h…
 
Effie has been a constant on Australian television screens for over three decades. From the moment she graced us with her presence on Acropolis Now, Effie has shown Australia what a loud, proud timelessly-attractive woman really looks like. And as one of the country's most famous virgins, she has done it without having to sleep her way to the top. …
 
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