PodVan Podcast with Rabbit

PodVan Podcast with Rabbit

Podvan.com.au Yep, it's Rabbit from the radio - but now in podcast form! After losing his dream job in radio, Rabs built this studio to be able to continue to do what he's always loved doing - putting smiles on faces. The PodVan itself is a mobile podcasting studio built inside a cute, little, retro caravan. If you've enjoyed what Rabs has done on-air over the years, you'll love this. It's a podcast that celebrates the lighter side of life, where we love a good yarn and have a bunch of laughs. With over three decades on-air and a bunch of awards, Rabs easily curates an atmosphere that invites lighthearted conversations, uplifting tales, and moments that'll leave you with a smile. This podcast is a testament to resilience and possibilities - and we thank you so much for your support! Come join us! ➤ Website & Merchandise ➤ FaceBook Group ➤ FaceBook Page ➤ Instagram ➤ Patreon ➤ TikTok ➤ YouTube Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


July 17, 2024 28 mins

🎙️ Welcome to Episode 58 of the Podvan Podcast, where Rabbit and Julie Goodwin are back with another fun and heartwarming episode. Here’s what’s happening this time:

Community Feedback: Rabs shares the latest scoop from the Podvan Facebook group about the PodBand songs. Spoiler alert: they’re sticking around but getting shorter! 🎶📣

New Patreon Members: Big welcome to Fiona Dunmore, our newest Patreon supporter! Tune in for...

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🎙️ Join Rabbit and Julie Goodwin for a fun-filled episode packed with laughter, life updates, and exciting announcements. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll hear:

Life Updates: Rabs shares the exciting news of becoming a finalist in the Central Coast Local Business Awards and talks about his new business cards that have a scent to them... 🌟💼

Social Media Success: Rabbit reveals a viral Instagram post that reached nearly 1 milli...

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🎙️ Episode 56 is a deep dive into the challenges and joys of parenting with Sarah Kearns:

Unplugging Kids: How do you handle kids addicted to their devices? Sarah shares her journey of taking away her kids’ devices and the unexpected positive changes it brought. 📵👶

Dealing with Allergies: Discover the struggles of living with severe allergies. From being allergic to life to navigating seasickness on a cruise, Sarah opens up ...

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🎙️ Episode 55 is packed with laughter, unfiltered stories, and heartwarming experiences from two seasoned nurses, Fiona and Robin. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store:

Code Brown: Ever heard of a “poonami”? Discover the chaotic and hilarious world of nursing code browns and baby “sh@# explosions.” 💩😂

Midwifery Madness: Learn what perfect song was playing during labor, and hear about the biggest baby ever delivered! 🎶👶


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🎙️ In this episode, we dive into another hilarious and heartfelt session with Julie Goodwin on a Thankful Thursday. Here’s what you can look forward to:

Fun on the Streets: Julie shares her experience of walking the streets in slippers, sparking a conversation about the little quirks and unexpected moments of daily life. 🥿🚶‍♀️

Thankful Thursday: We celebrate Thankful Thursday, reading out listeners’ messages about what they’...

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🎙️ Episode 53 is filled with intriguing stories, hidden talents, and unexpected journeys! Here’s what you'll find:

Teen Entrepreneur: Discover how Oscar, at just 16, built a tutoring business. 🎷📚

Chasing Dreams: Lily opens up about her passion for musical theatre and her journey into one of Australia’s elite programs. 🎭🎤

Mystical Experiences: What happened when a seasoned tarot reader’s cards burst into flames during a rea...

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🎙️ Episode 52 is packed with laughter, heartwarming stories, and some truly unique talents. Here’s what you can look forward to in this episode:

Assistance Dogs and Slippers: We chat about assistance dogs in training, apparently Harley Doggison could be one! 🐕🥿

Birthday Surprises: Andrew shares a delightful story about a surprise birthday phone call. 🎂📞

Weird Talents: From thumb tricks to touching noses with tongues, our g...

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In Part 2 of our “50 Guests in 50 Minutes” special, we have a lineup of fascinating stories and heartfelt moments. Here’s what you can expect:

Celebrity Connection: Jo shares an incredible story about hiring a current Logie Nominee to sing for her band in 1987. 🎤🎶

Hilarious Embarrassments: Dee recounts her wedding day wardrobe malfunction, while Glenys talks about her dog’s misadventure at work. 😂🐶

Talented Guests: Meet Can...

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June 30, 2024 46 mins

🎙️ Episode 50 is a special milestone, and we’re celebrating in style with “Podfest” at the Long Jetty Markets. Here’s what you can expect in this one:

Ambitious Goals: Rabbit attempts to chat with 50 guests in 50 minutes! 🎉🗣️

Unexpected Stories: From accidental celebrity encounters to quirky obsessions, our guests share some fascinating and humorous yarns. 🌟😂

Heartfelt Conversations: We delve into personal topics like an...

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In this episode, something truly special for you as we chat with Kofi and Talulah, an adventurous couple sharing their incredible travel stories and unique experiences. Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect in Episode 49:

Travel Adventures: Kofi and Talulah share their thrilling experiences from their inter-railing trip across Europe, an unexpected encounter with a snake in Laos and the nerve-wracking moments of crossing bo...

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This episode is packed with deep conversations, personal revelations, and plenty of laughs with the amazing Maz Compton. Here’s what you can look forward to:

Episode Highlights:

Introversion and Sobriety: Maz opens up about her journey with introversion, social anxiety, and sobriety, revealing how quitting alcohol helped her discover her true self. 🍹🚫

Mental Health Matters: We dive into our own mental health experiences, d...

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Hiya! This episode comes to you with lots of laughs, TV show discussions, and some good ol’ Thankful Thursday vibes. Here’s what you can look forward to:

Episode Highlights:

Coughing Fits & TV Talk: We kick off with some hilarious banter about coughing, metallic tastes, and rewatching “Breaking Bad.” Do you remember Walter White’s early days? 🧪📺

TV Recommendations: From “Breaking Bad” to “Colin from Accounts,” we dive int...

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In this episode, Rabs and Maz reminisce about their radio days, discuss their career transitions, and share laughs with Patty Gerard, highlighting their enduring friendships and the journey from radio to podcasting. It’s a heartfelt and nostalgic exploration of their careers and connections.

If you enjoy this, please give it a review or a rating - and share it around!  I’d really appreciate it! 

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This episode is a bit different from our usual gear. Here’s what you can look forward to:

Special Guest: My guest this episode is none other than Dr. Gordon Reid, MP. 🏛️👨‍⚕️

From Doctor to Politician: Dr. Reid shares his journey from being a doctor in the emergency department to becoming a member of parliament. 🩺➡️🏛️

Behind the Scenes: Ever wondered what life is like for a politician? Dr. Reid gives us a peek behind the cur...

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Howdy doody! Well, this one is a lot of fun! Julie Goodwin is back baby!

You can expect:

New Headphones: Julie tries out new headphones and hilarity ensues as she adjusts to the crystal-clear audio quality. 🎧😂

Beachside Banter: We set up at the beach and interact with some senior beachgoers who were curious about our setup. (Or, not - as it turns out) Budgie smugglers and all, these chats are as entertaining as they ar...

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Jordan and Tiana are back with an episode packed with fun, family, and a touch of nostalgia. Here’s what you can look forward to:

Episode Highlights:

The Return of Solar Panel Guy: Remember our favourite solar panel bandit? He’s back with another wild adventure involving Venetian blinds! 🪟🚴‍♂️

Orthodontist Antics: Tiana shares her funny misadventures at the “awkward donkey” (orthodontist). It’s a laugh you don’t want to mi...

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In this special episode, Rabbit dives into the fascinating world of collectors! Broadcasting from the beautiful Umina Beach, we explore the unique stories and collections of our guests right outside the Surf Life Saving Club.

We cover:

  • Harrison's incredible Back to the Future memorabilia, including a 1:6 scale DeLorean and original movie props.
  • Hannah's experiences running an auction house, from antique beer steins to unexpect...
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Julie is back in the van and we've parked up at Ocean Beach at Umina. There's multiple dog interruptions, ladies learning to surf, we'll tell you about the greatest headphones going around, and we'll try to unpack "If you were alone on a trail, would you rather run into a bear or a man?"...

A lot of laughs in this one! Hope you enjoy it!

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The Podvan went Creeping Up Slowly to the front of Avoca Beach Theatre where Jason from Taxiride was about to Get Set for his gig to celebrate 25 Years Of Taxiride! (25 years to the day from when they released their debut album). We chat to fans, we talk about what it's like to live life as a full-time muso with Brett Wood (who is playing support for the band) and Jason and Jeremy get in the van for a singalong at the end. The en...

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3 guests in this one! The Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service that we saw on our TVs all through the 2019/2020 bushfires; Shane Fitzsimmons AO AFSM, Chef and Restauranteur Luke Mangan OAM, and an expert on how we can use AI at home and in business; Tim Martin.

If you enjoy this, please give it a review or a rating - and share it around! I’d really appreciate it! 

Come hang with us!


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