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Australia

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Rachel Corbett interviews well-known media personalities and celebrities to find out exactly what it takes to make it in show business #YGSS

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English


Episodes

Shane Jacobson

9/13/2017
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Actor, Shane Jacobson talks about how a movie he made with his brother became one of Australia's most successful feature films, the bizarre privilege of being mates with Paul Hogan and why he'll always be in debt to a little bloke called Kenny. Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 01:22:09


Ross Greenwood

9/6/2017
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TV & radio host, Ross Greenwood talks about his early days working at 'The Melbourne Truth,' how going into every job with an escape plan has served him well, what it was like to build a magazine in London from scratch and why finance doesn't have to be boring. Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 01:04:03


Deborah Knight

8/30/2017
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Host of Weekend Today, Deborah Knight talks about her early love of journalism and writing letters to the editor at 14, how she's dealt with contracts that have unexpectedly come to an end and the bizarre feedback she received when she was pregnant on-air. Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 01:01:40


Deborah Knight

8/30/2017
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Host of Weekend Today, Deborah Knight talks about her early love of journalism and writing letters to the editor at 14, how she's dealt with contracts that have unexpectedly come to an end and the bizarre feedback she received when she was pregnant on-air. Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 01:01:40


Gorgi Coghlan

8/23/2017
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TV presenter, Gorgi Coghlan talks about her career as a high school teacher and the heartbreaking moment she left, her super power when it comes to manifesting her dreams, how she ended up behind the desk at The Project and starting up the Australian Shania Twain tribute show. Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 01:10:24


Michael Usher

7/26/2017
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Journalist Michael Usher talks about his biggest on-air stuff ups, the psychological toll of reporting from war zones, what it feels like to have a front row seat to history and why Rose Porteous made him a special video for his wedding. Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 01:21:38


Tommy Little

7/19/2017
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Comedian Tommy Little talks about being a short kid with big basketball dreams, his love of Chap Sticks, the worst comedy gig he's ever done and why he still beats himself up over shows from his past. Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 00:55:37


Marc Fennell

7/12/2017
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Radio & TV host, Marc Fennell talks about why he decided to give up the role of ‘That Movie Guy’ on Triple J, how his Asian work ethic has gotten him to where he is today, what he’s learnt about interviewing celebrities and why Brendan Fraser throwing a newspaper at him taught him an important lesson about how to treat movie stars. Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 01:33:48


Ben Fordham

7/5/2017
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Host of 2GB's drive show, Ben Fordham talks about how his desire to be a 60 Minutes reporter saw him chasing cannibals in West Papua, why he decided to leave The Today Show despite Karl Stefanovic's protests and the time he corrected Alan Jones live on air as a 15-year-old work experience kid. Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 00:48:19


Ben Fordham

7/5/2017
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Host of 2GB's drive show, Ben Fordham talks about how his desire to be a 60 Minutes reporter saw him chasing cannibals in West Papua, why he decided to leave The Today Show despite Karl Stefanovic's protests and the time he corrected Alan Jones live on air as a 15-year-old work experience kid. Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 00:48:18


Mia Freedman

6/28/2017
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Co-founder of the Mamamia Women's Network, Mia Freedman talks about seeing the writing on the wall for the magazine industry and how that meant she was uniquely placed to create Mamamia, how she got a foot in the door at Cleo magazine and her first meeting with Lisa Wilkinson and what it's like to be in the middle of a social media sh*t storm. Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 01:38:45


Waleed Aly

6/21/2017
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Host of The Project, Waleed Aly talks about what it was like being a Year 6 radio star, how saying "yes" to everything has been instrumental in his success and why our tendency to 'perform' opinions in the media is dumbing down the collective conversation. Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 01:24:36


Leigh Sales

6/14/2017
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Journalist, Leigh Sales talks about the importance of being prepared when you're about to go into battle with an MP, what she thinks of politicians inability to answer questions and her dreams of being a Broadway superstar. Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 01:12:08


Peter Helliar

6/7/2017
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Comedian, Peter Helliar talks about the benefit of having an ideas tap that doesn't turn off, why UDL cans can mend a broken heart and the decision that changed his career forever, Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 01:17:36


Ep 12 | Sarah Harris

5/31/2017
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Studio 10 host, Sarah Harris talks about her thoughts on being a woman in the media (including a pregnant one), why she wishes she hadn't been so hard on herself in the early years of her career and what it's like to have a front row seat to history. Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 00:58:22


Ep 11 | Brendan "Jonesy" Jones

5/24/2017
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Radio host, Brendan "Jonesy" Jones chats about the move that changed his career, why you can never trust Jules Lund on a red carpet and why, when he was putting together the WSFM breakfast show, he wasn't interested in working with anyone else but Amanda Keller. Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 01:07:26


Ep 10 | Ugly Phil

5/17/2017
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Radio legend, Ugly Phil talks about why he decided to leave one of the biggest shows in radio in the early 2000’s, the twelve step process of getting his career back on track and why after a million career reinventions he feels like he's finally exactly where he wants to be. Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 00:56:31


Ep 9 | Lawrence Mooney

5/10/2017
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Comedian, Lawrence Mooney talks about why amateur theatre is Shangri-La for straight men, the time he stole drugs when he was working as a customs officer and and what he learned from hitting rock bottom. Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 01:11:15


Ep 8 | Tim Gilbert

5/3/2017
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The Today Show sports presenter, Tim Gilbert talks about his love of The Sound of Music, why he thought his career was over before it began and why it doesn't pay to be a dickhead in show business. Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 00:51:23


Ep 7 | Larry Emdur

4/25/2017
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Morning Show host, Larry Emdur talks about how a high school drop out ends up as one of the countries most successful media personalities, how he lucked his way into television by pretending to be a reporter and why he takes pride in the fact he's the most axed host in Australian TV. Check out the show notes for this and other episodes at youvegottastartsomewhere.com | #YGSS

Duration: 00:48:55

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