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Bree Tomasel

Bree Tomasel

July 4, 2022

Today’s guest is the hilariously talented broadcaster Bree Tomasel - host of ZM's Drive Show and TVNZ's Celebrity Treasure Island.

She came to Aotearoa a few years back and has really made a home for herself and is absolutely a wonderful part of the furniture - we are lucky to have her!

This a really awesome, fun, long, wild chat, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

 

Lou Heller

Lou Heller

June 27, 2022

Today’s guest is a delightful soul I had the pleasure of getting to know when I was last living down in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Lou Heller is a personal stylist, fashion commentator, writer and buyer.

Lou is pretty damn talented at helping people fall back in love with their wardrobes - a job she feels extremely passionate about - I'm sure you'll hear it!

Already planning a date for her to come sort my wardrobe out...

Dom Harvey

Dom Harvey

June 20, 2022

It's great to be back! 

I took a bit of time off this podcast while I was involved in Dancing with the Stars, but I'm stoked to rip into it again.

Today’s guest is fellow podcaster, Dom Harvey host of Runners Only!

Before that, he hosted The Edge Breakfast show for 20 years, he’s written three best seller books, AND he’s run all 6 of the major marathons - New York, Chicago, Tokyo, Berlin, London and Boston. 

Plenty to chat about with Dom that's for sure!

Nerida Cortese

Nerida Cortese

April 25, 2022

Bit of a special episode this week given as you listen to it I would’ve embarked on my first weekend of live shows on TV3’s Dancing with the Stars!

After weeks of training and trying to learn to dance I thought it would be really cool to get one of legends of the show, Nerida Cortese on to have a chat all things dancing.

Nerida has represented Aotearoa on the world stage, and now is the show’s choreographer and dance producer so a good chance to pick her brain as to how it all works...

Grace Palmer

Grace Palmer

April 11, 2022

Today’s guest is a very smart, very funny, very talented young woman. Grace Palmer is an actor, and a writer and quite frankly she's also one of the funniest people on Instagram. 

She's always an absolute delight to chat to, and hearing about her successes and challenges along the way has been really interesting. A lovely lovely chat!

Oriini Kaipara

Oriini Kaipara

April 4, 2022

Today’s guest is Newshub presenter and journalist Oriini Kaipara, of Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Tūwharetoa and Ngāti Rangitihi descent.

Oriini is an award winning, bilingual journalist and is committed to the revitalisation of Te Reo and Māori customs and values - a passionate wahine toa I’m really honoured to chat to.

Emma Ferris

Emma Ferris

March 28, 2022

Today’s guest is physiotherapist and breath coach Emma Ferris - owner of The Breath Effect.

We have a fascinating chat about how important it is to look after our breathing - you can bet your bottom dollar I was focused on it this entire episode!

Emma is also a woman you may have heard of for her own podcast, Conning the Con. It tells the story of how she experienced her very own Tinder Swindler.

We discuss how conman Andrew Tonks Thomson ripped her off - and the remarkable way she got a good chunk of her money back.

Emma is an amazing woman!

 

Casie Bowry

Casie Bowry

March 21, 2022

Today’s guest is a very very dear friend of mine, Casie Bowry. We grew up doing surf life saving together, our Mums grew up doing surf life saving together - we've been friends a very long time.

Casie was a top water polo player representing New Zealand for many years, and was fast becoming a very well respected police officer. In 2018, life was ticking along nicely.

But in March of that same year Casie fell very ill, and was diagnosed with an extremely rare autoimmune disease, NMNDA Encephalitis. Essentially, her body was attacking her brain.

Casie was in hospital for over two years - including one whole year in ICU.

I, at times, did not think she would survive. And even when I thought she just might, I didn't think she would ever get her life back. She was so sick.

But Casie was so tough and so strong, and through determination and grit she made a extraordinary recovery. Her story is astonishing.

Dr Stacy Sims

Dr Stacy Sims

March 14, 2022

Today’s guest is exercise physiologist, nutrition scientist, author and former triathlete Dr Stacy Sims.

Dr Sims is constantly looking to revolutionize exercise nutrition and performance for women.

She has directed research programs at Stanford, AUT University, and the University of Waikato, focusing on female athlete health and performance and pushing the dogma to improve research on all women.

She so rightly points out that "Women are not small men. Stop eating and training like one."

Incredibly insightful! 

William Trubridge

William Trubridge

March 7, 2022

We’re going to go deep with this week's guest (ok ok bad dad joke) who I’ve always been absolutely fascinated in watching.

William Trubridge has been repping Aotearoa as a world champion free diver with a massive 18 freediving world records since 2007.

Such a fascinating conversation about how William does what many of us can't quite get our heads around, or breaths for that matter!

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