Pure Grit - with Paula McGrath

Pure Grit - with Paula McGrath

Grit means to have courage and show strength of character, passion and perseverance. Paula’s career in radio and television is where she discovered her natural ability to interview, bringing out the best in her guest with empathy warmth and humour. Paula interviews a diverse range of guests who have made it to the top of their chosen field. They chat about the journey, obstacles and surprising moments they faced on the way to the top.

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July 10, 2021 47 min
Joe Williams is a proud Wiradjuri/Wolgalu, First Nations Aboriginal man born in Cowra, raised in Wagga NSW, Australia. Joe played in the National Rugby League for South Sydney Rabbitohs, Penrith Panthers and Canterbury Bulldogs before switching Joe to professional Boxing in 2009. Joe is a 2x WBF World Jnr Welterweight champion and won an WBC Asia Continental Title.  Although forging a successful professional sporting career, Joe b...
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Buddy Goode is a singer, songwriter, live performer and a sensational artist. He blasted onto the Australian music scene after moving from his hometown, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA. One of 18 children, he came from adject poverty but was always destined to be a star. Keith Urban suggested he "come Down Under" so that is exactly what he did. His musical rise to the top really kicked off when he signed to ABC Music/Univer...
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June 24, 2021 54 min
Phil Burton has been at the top of his field for over 2 decades as a member of the legendary Aussie quartet Human Nature. Human Nature have achieved huge success both in Australia and the US (including a record breaking residence in Vegas). He has an Order of Australia Medal, was inducted into the Aria Hall of Fame with the band, he’s an incredible singer, keyboard player and guitarist and one of the most down to earth stars on the...
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June 2, 2021 43 min
Dr Alice Edwards is a diplomat, skilled activist, lawyer and thought leader with over two decades of professional experience in human rights. This is not a career for the faint hearted and you certainly need pure grit and resilience when you’re doing your part to save humanity! Alice has a doctorate in public international law and she has published over 30 books, articles and reports.  She is truly the most intelligent and compass...
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May 26, 2021 49 min
Em Rusciano is truly one of a kind. She is incredibly talented in so many ways. She truly is an all-round entertainer. Comedian, singer, radio and television presenter, creator of a successful podcast (Emsolation), author and mother of 3. As Em says, in this interview she leaves ‘no stone unturned, I’ve probably said things I’ll regret!’ We talk about why her time in commercial radio left her with PTSD and how she longs to be Mado...
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May 20, 2021 37 min
 Ahmed Kelly is a two times Paralympian and Silver Medallist at 2019 World Para Swimming Championships in London. Born with severely underdeveloped arms and legs which was not uncommon in Countries torn by chemical warfare. He was born in Iraq where in a Bagdad Orphange he met his now brother and previous guest on Pure Grit in April  Emmanuel Kelly where they met their Mum Humanitarian Moria Kelly. She adopted them both bought Ahme...
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May 11, 2021 50 min
Dave Charles has been at the very top of his career for a very long time . He has a company in Canada Media Results .  He is a global radio and music consulting expert. If there is anyone who knows radio it is Dave. He was instrumental in the development of the radio network Austereo, 2Day Network and Triple M and consulted to many stations around Australia. I met Dave early in my career he helped shape me and guide my radio care...
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May 6, 2021 39 min
Leah Scott is one extremely tough woman. She is an extreme cold tolerance practitioner , mountain guide and Level 2 Wim Hof Method( The Ice Man)  instructor . Plunging your body into ice cold water....brrrrr  Leah has overcome her own battle of anxiety , depression, and stress. She is based in the Snowy Mountains and her mission in life is to show people that they can do more than they think with their mind body and spirit.... See...
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April 27, 2021 39 min
Kristina Ruth is a successful business owner and now Author based Queensland's Sunshine Coast. She has wanted to write this book for a long time but had to overcome her own self doubt and negative self talk to actually put pen to paper. Her book The Self-Preservation Guide -How to leave a toxic relationship and change your life. The statistics in Australia are shocking more than 1 women is killed by her partner or former part...
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April 21, 2021 68 min
As a baby, Emmanuel Kelly was found by soldiers, barely alive in a shoe box in Iraq. He was then taken to the Mother Theresa Orphanage in Bagdad with no birth certificate, no identity. It is nothing short of a miracle he is alive today. His Mum, Humanitarian Moira Kelly, met and fostered Emmanuel and his now brother Ahmed after they spent a harrowing 7 or so years living as children of war.  Over the next 14 years, Emmanuel had 6 ...
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April 7, 2021 49 min
Jamie Pultz is a former policeman with an incredible sense of justice. A Sunshine Coast local who has become an incredibly successful podcaster, with his True Crime Podcast "Beenham Valley Road". The podcast was picked up by Australian Story on ABC which condensed all of the episodes into a 2 part series last year. Jamie was haunted by the brutal death of Kirra McLoughlin, a beautiful young 27 year old mother of 4. He met ...
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March 25, 2021 65 min
Nici Andronicus represented Australia for 10 years in Penthalon, then as a Triathlete in 10 World Championships and over 90 international events. She reached No. 2 in the World in 1997 in Triathlon (after having her first child).  A mother of 5, she studied for her Masters in Business all whilst supporting her husband Paul McClean (Ep 18 Pure Grit )as he has battled terminal brain cancer. Nici updates us on Paul's condition in...
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February 11, 2021 45 min
Toni Pearen is an actress , singer, and TV Presenter. She burst onto Australian screens as Toni Windsor on E Street. In the 90's she became a pop star she had 2 Gold certified Aria hits with In your Room and I Want You. She has acted in many movies, hosted Australia's Funniest Video Show (there is a story to how we met) She has been on Dancing with the Stars which she made Top 5 which I was lucky enough to be in the audienc...
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Angelique Clark is an Advanced Sports Dietition , Performance Nutritionist and Sports Physiologist. She is the top of her field. Her clients have been elite athletes like Libby Trickett Olympic Swimmer, Jeff Horn Professional Boxer and Danni Prince Australian Champion Gymnast also celebrity transformations Osher and what a transformation he has had....amazing. Her biggest mission in life is to help uncomplicate nutrition so you c...
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October 28, 2020 45 min
Ruby Sillato (aka Ruby Noosa ) believes everything we do in life should be about our passions, and she has followed hers with serious conviction. Ruby is a single Mum of two and an inspirational Italian woman who has called Australia home for 14 years after moving here from Sicily. She is a domestic violence survivor, showing extraordinary grit to remove herself and her children from an abusive home in a foreign country with no fri...
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October 21, 2020 67 min
Part 2 with Henry Keogh, Henry reveals what life was really like in jail, and what physical harm he had to endure whilst incarcerated as an innocent man. It's shocking to hear, graphic but it's the reality of life in prison. Henry tells me about losing his Mum and also finally about his freedom and what it felt like. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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October 15, 2020 41 min
As seen on Australian Crime Stories Bodies of Evidence, I chat with Henry Keogh who was jailed for over 20 years for the murder of his fiancé Anna Cheney due to the infamous thumb bruise evidence from an unqualified and completely incompetent forensic pathologist Colin Manock who was involved in over 400 criminal cases in South Australia See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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September 16, 2020 33 min
Grant Denyer is the happiest television presenter in Australia and the most popular, with a Gold Logie to prove that. He is a man of many talents , V8 Supercar driver, Guiness World Record holder and has hosted just about every prime time television show in Australia. We fell in love with Grant on Sunrise travelling the country doing the weather. Grant is an adrenalin junkie and with that comes accidents, and injury. With his incr...
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September 9, 2020 49 min
Grant Denyer is the happiest television presenter in Australia and the most popular, with a Gold Logie to prove that. He is a man of many talents , V8 Supercar driver, Guiness World Record holder and has hosted just about every prime time television show in Australia. We fell in love with Grant on Sunrise travelling the country doing the weather. Grant is an adrenalin junkie and with that comes accidents, and injury. With his incr...
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September 2, 2020 88 min
Paul McClean is a Sports entrepreneur, starting at Australian Rugby Union, moving on to starting a sports marketing company with Rod McGeoch (Sydney Olympic bid fame) , called McGeoch McClean he was a visionary with so many achievements one of which was the dream and now his legacy the Australian National Netball League. He then married an athlete ex Pentathlete and former number 2 in the world, triathlete Nici Andronicus they ha...
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