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.... Show More

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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.
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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
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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 91 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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August 27, 2020 66 min
Natasha Zuvela is no ordinary TV presenter, from her days at MTV to being the face of many national brands like Virgin and XXXX to featuring on informercials on Channel 7,9 and 10. Natasha also stepped into the shoes of Steve Irwin after he passed away, huge shoes to fill, presenting the live shows in the Crocoseum locked in with 500kg Saltwater Crocs and snakes entertaining over 5000 people. You would never have known Natasha ha...
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Rebekah Elmaloglou is an Australian Actress she has had many roles in numerous programmes and films. She become a house hold name when she was cast as a teenage tearaway Mother " Sophie" in Home and Away back in 1990. It was during that time she suffered panic attacks. She then had a break in her career as she struggled , she was so well known from her role in Home and Away . She overcome her panic attacks and never gave u...
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August 18, 2020 52 min
My guest today is my very first SoulPrenuer, and Viking. He is living proof that with Grit and Inner Strength, you can overcome massive challenges and obstacles, not just once but over and over again. A neuroscientist, Chiropractic Dr, presenter, speaker on a world stage, yoga guru, life coach, father and Ninja Warrior Finalist. His curiosity and commitment to combining the universal laws of Quantum Physics (the mystical) with Sel...
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Amber Petty - Music Hustler to Storyteller

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July 29, 2020 38 min
On Part 2 of this weeks podcast we chat to an Australia house hold name, top of her chosen field, a comedian, a mum, a wife, and everyone has their own opinion on her, we have known here since the 90's in full frontal, she can act, she can sing and host, is there anything Julia Morris can't do?
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July 22, 2020 57 min
On this week podcast we chat to an Australia house hold name, top of her chosen field, a comedian, a mum, a wife, and everyone has their own opinion on her, we have known here since the 90's in full frontal, she can act, she can sing and host, is there anything Julia Morris can't do?
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July 1, 2020 63 min

It has been 16 years since he was thrusted into the spotlight as the very first runner up of 2003 Australian Idol. His hit 'What about me" went to #1 and became the highest-selling single in Australia for 2004. He has released five top ten albums, including two number-one multi-platinum sellers.

Since then he and wife Rochelle welcomed their fourth child, he's been on TV, been on a national tour and endured major spinal ...

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Christine Bryden was a science advisor to the prime minister and single mother of three daughters. At just 46, she was diagnosed with younger-onset dementia. Doctors told her to get her affairs in order as she would soon be incapable of doing so. Twenty years later she is still thriving and continuing to rewire her brain even as it loses its function!

In this podcast Christine will share some insight that will help people understand...

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This weeks podcast we are speaking with Bianca 'Bam Bam' Elmir. 

She is  an Australian Champion boxer, winning the Oceania Championships in 2010 and the Australia Flyweight Championships. 
She also won the best women's boxer trophy at the Bee Gee International Boxing Tournament in Finland and is on track to becoming a World Champion later this year!

We chat about what life was like for her growing up, how she was kidnapped...

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This weeks podcast we are speaking with Bianca 'Bam Bam' Elmir. 

She is  an Australian Champion boxer, winning the Oceania Championships in 2010 and the Australia Flyweight Championships. 
She also won the best women's boxer trophy at the Bee Gee International Boxing Tournament in Finland and is on track to becoming a World Champion later this year!

We chat about what life was like for her growing up, how she was kidnapped...

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June 10, 2020 66 min

You may have seen Jimmy on stage in Pantomimes or even showing off his dance moves  last years Dancing with the Stars on Channel 10. 
I had him tipped as the winner, but sadly he had to leave the show due to an emergency with one of his new born twins. 

We'll chat to him about how he got into performing, he will share what it's like behind the scenes of Giggle and Hoot and find out how many views he get gets on Tik Tok and Fa...

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May 27, 2020 50 min
On the podcast this week, I have the honour of speaking with 7 time world champion surfing superstar, Layne Beachley. She is the only surfer in history to win 6 consecutive world titles and the 1st female EVER to become the chairperson of Surfing Australia. She is also an author, Officer of the Order of Australia and a motivational speaker. Layne will share her heart, from growing up adopted, dealing with grief, talking on massive ...
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