Joining Season 4, Episode 10 of "Not an Overnight Success" podcast is Sir John Kirwan, or JK as we know him, one of the best rugby legends on the planet. He was known as being one of the toughest men but, JK spent a lot of his rugby career paralysed by anxiety. During his time as an All Black, the conversation around mental health was very different to what it is today and JK was, at least in part, a reason that our understanding of mental health has shifted. LISTEN HERE


Episode 9 (Season 4) with Ellie Cole - "I'd been competing against athletes with two legs my whole life. Then I found the Paralympics"


Joining Season 4, Episode 8 of "Not an Overnight Success" podcast is Ellie Cole, Australia's most successful female Paralympian. From her early battle with cancer to her remarkable achievements in the pool, Ellie shares her journey of resilience, determination, and many, many 3am wake ups. We speak about the impact of her cancer diagnosis on her family, given that she was diagnosed at age 2.  LISTEN HERE



Episode 8 (Season 4) with Phil 'Gus' Gould - "Get on the bus Gus!!"


Joining Season 4, Episode 8 of "Not an Overnight Success" podcast is Gus Gould. In the rugby league world, Gus is known as being a player, a general manager, a commentator and the most successful NSW State of Origin coach in history.  LISTEN HERE



Episode 7 (Season 4) with Allison Langdon - Working Out Priorities


Joining Season 4, Episode 7 of "Not an Overnight Success" podcast is the wonderful Allison Langdon. We tend to see quite a serious side of Ally through her journalism on TV, but this chat is filled with so many laughs and funny stories from Ally's journey to being where she is today.  LISTEN HERE


Episode 6 (Season 4) with Charlie Teo - It wasn't always the plan! Becoming one of the world's best neurosurgeons

Joining Season 4, Episode 6 of "Not an Overnight Success" podcast is one of the world's top neurosurgeons, Charlie Teo. Charlie had a 'tough love' type of childhood. He's always been a hard worker and worked hard for everything that he's got in his life.  LISTEN HERE


Episode 5 (Season 4) with Tara Rae Moss - Redefining Beauty: Modelling Resilience Through Pain


Tara Rae's story has a few different chapters, from navigating the challenges of her teenage years losing her mother, venturing into the cutthroat world of modelling to becoming a prolific author, Tara Rae's story is one of resilience. Eight years ago Tara Rae was diagnosed with an incredibly rare pain condition named CRPS. This condition left her in debilitating pain.  LISTEN HERE



Episode 4 (Season 4) with Pat Rafter - Game, Set, Sacrifice.

Joining the podcast is the legendary Australian tennis champion, Pat Rafter. From his humble beginnings in Queensland to conquering the world stage, we explore the sacrifices inherent in pursuing a career in professional tennis, the challenges faced while climbing the ranks, to the triumphant moment of winning some of the biggest tournaments in the world. LISTEN HERE




Episode 3 (Season 4) with Lorna Jane Clarkson - There's No One Better To Be In Business With Than The Person You Love The Most

The name "Lorna Jane" most likely needs little explanation. She's been the activewear queen since the beginning of activewear! But, as you might find from this chat, Lorna's early days in business came about in an unusual way and the success of her business certainly didn't happen overnight. LISTEN HERE



Episode 2 (Season 4) with Lord Ian Botham. You Ride the Torpedo Until the End of the Tube.

Today's chat with Lord Ian Botham is one that made Gus' heart sing! It's not often we get to speak with a 'Lord' and Ian's got a few stories to tell!  Ian speaks about being a really sporty kid, choosing between cricket and football & the sacrifice of becoming a professional athlete as a teen; not that he minded when there were Maserati’s to look forward to! Ian shared some hilarious stories from his early days of being a cricketer and how much things have changed in modern sport. He speaks about the platform that cricket enabled him to have & launch his charity that has raised upwards of £65 million. Ian has done so many walks to raise money that he's practically made of spare parts now. LISTEN HERE



Episode 1 (Season 4) with Susie O'Neill. Making Waves From the Pool to the Radio

In today's episode, we chat with the wonderful Susie O'Neill, or as you might also know her 'Madame Butterfly.' We dive into the extraordinary life of the Australian swimming legend, from her tomboyish childhood to achieving the greatest success in the pool and now into her unexpected second career in radio. Susie is someone who has really reflected on all aspects of her life and in this chat she shares some of the things she regrets the most. Susie also speaks about her second mountain in radio, learning to come out of her naturally shy shell and continue to break world records in her 50s! LISTEN HERE



Episode 10 (Season 3) with Earl Evans - Live Life, Have Fun and Never Look Back

Today’s episode is a special one. It’s also one that a lot of you requested through messages on our instagram. It’s with Co-CEO of Shaw and Partners, Earl Evans. Pulling the curtain back a little bit, Earl is actually the reason that this podcast exists. He loves building things. He loves communicating, he loves people and he thought that a lot of people would get enjoyment out of a podcast like not an overnight success. Because of his generosity, Not an Overnight Success Podcast has contributed  $300,000 to charities across Australia so far.  LISTEN HERE



Episode 9 (Season 3) with Brian Walsh - Putting On A Show

In today’s episode we are chatting with Brian Walsh. Brian is the behind the scenes man of some of the most successful superstars in Australia. He’s very humble about it, but he’s played a big part in the success of Australian TV shows like neighbours, and the career launches of people like Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman and Kylie Minogue, to getting Tina Turner to be the voice of the rugby league!  LISTEN HERE



Episode 8 (Season 3) with Sharni Williams - If You Don’t See It, You Can’t Believe It

In today’s episode we are chatting with Sharni Williams. Sharni was a shy kid from the town of Batlow, a place with a population of 1300 people that has gone on to become one of Australia’s most recognisable women’s Rugby players. She’s played in 3 rugby world cups, won a gold medal (and you won’t believe the story of where she keeps it), and won a commonwealth games silver medal.  She’s captained teams through tremendous challenges to great successes.  LISTEN HERE


Episode 7 (Season 3) with Ben Fordham - Right Place, Right Time & Keeping Good Relationships

In today’s episode we are chatting with Ben Fordham. Ben Fordham is a journalist, radio broadcaster and tv personality. For him, this environment has been his whole life! He started when he voluntarily did work experience at just 15 years old, and made his way through the ranks over the course of time. In this episode, Gus and Ben speak about the importance of the people you surround yourself with and how that can change the trajectory of your life. LISTEN HERE



Episode 6 (Season 3) with Cam Merchant & Jules Robinson - Relationships and Business Aren't Made Overnight

In today’s episode we are chatting with Cam Merchant and Jules Robinson! You might know Jules and Cam from where they met and fell in love on our screens on married at first sight. Now 5 years later, with a legally binding marriage, a son and multiple businesses, this couple have shown that both relationships and business are not built overnight! In this chat we talk about their love story, and the realities of reality TV. LISTEN HERE



Episode 5 (Season 3) with Bronnie Taylor - A Switch in Gears, A Switch in Careers

In today’s episode we are chatting with Bronnie Taylor. Bronnie is the Minister for Women, Minister for Regional Health, Minister for Mental Health and the Deputy Leader of The Nationals in NSW. 

Bronnie comes from a nursing and farming background and she’s got a whole lot more personality than we might be used to in Australian politics. LISTEN HERE


Episode 4 (Season 3) with Stan Grant - Prepare Yourself For the Day That Luck Walks In

In today’s episode we are chatting with Stan Grant. Stan is an international affairs editor for the ABC, a multi award winning current affairs host, author and adventurer. He’s pretty much covered every type of important news story that you could think of from Stan natural disasters, to terrorist attacks, wars and political discourse. But Stan came from very humble beginnings. LISTEN HERE


Episode 3 (Season 3) with Kath Koschel - Focus on Going Forward

In today’s episode we are chatting with Kath Koschel. Kath Koschel is a very special woman. She’s had more obstacles thrown at her in her life so far than any of us could imagine overcoming. Kath is an ex-professional athlete, she has broken her back twice; once while playing cricket for New South Wales and once while riding her bike training for an Iron Man after recovering from her first broken back. She’s taught herself to walk on three separate occasions, defying her medical prognosis of paralysis. LISTEN HERE


Episode 2 (Season 3) with Shaun Bonett - Calmness is the Cradle of Power

In today’s episode we are chatting with Shaun Bonett. Shaun is an Australian entrepreneur and property developer who founded and is CEO of Precision Group, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Prezzee, the leading global eGift card provider and a Non-Executive Director of iSelect. Shaun is an extremely successful businessman, worth over a billion dollars, but his approach to business and the mentality he has behind it is anything but expected. LISTEN HERE



Ep 20 with Matty Johns - Focus on going forward

In today’s episode we are chatting with Matty Johns. To a lot of people, Matty is a footy loving larrikin. To me, he is a great mate that I can always rely on to have a good time with. Matty has played rugby league in the NRL, the state or origin, for the country and for the super league. His second career has been in entertainment and some people say it’s where he absolutely shines. In this chat we speak about Matty’s family and growing up in the Hunter. LISTEN HERE


Ep 19 with Billy Shore - It’s Not About Your Successes or Failures, It’s What You Take Away From Them

In today’s episode we are chatting with Billy Shore. Billy previously led a life in American politics, as a senatorial and presidential campaign chief of staffer. He is now the founder and executive chair of Share Our Strength, the parent organisation for the No Kid Hungry campaign. Since founding Share Our Strength in 1984 with his sister Debbie, Billy has led the organisation in raising more than $1 billion to fight hunger. LISTEN HERE



Ep 18 with Neil Perry - Success with integrity

In today’s episode we are chatting with Neil Perry. Neil Perry is one of Australia’s most influential restaurateurs. He has spent decades creating iconic venues and special experiences through places like Rockpool, Spice Temple and now on to his latest creation Margaret. Neil has also been creating menus for QANTAS since 1997, and published many cookbooks and good weekend columns. LISTEN HERE



Ep17 with Tim Costello - The Dreamer

In today’s episode we are chatting with Tim Costello. We’ve already heard from Tim’s brother Peter Costello on the podcast and they’re a family we wouldn’t mind having a cup of tea and watching the footy with. Tim Costello is one of Australia's leading voices on social justice and global poverty and has been instrumental in ensuring these issues are placed on the national and international agenda. LISTEN HERE


Ep15 with Ian Roberts - A Life Not Lived in Fear

In today’s episode we are chatting with Ian Roberts. Ian Roberts is known as one of toughest guys in rugby league. In 1995, Ian became the first high-profile Australian sports person and first rugby footballer in the world to come out to the public as gay. As a result of it, Ian has faced a lot of hurdles in his life that most of us wouldn’t ever have to consider. In this chat we talk about how Ian’s sexuality at the time that he came out shaped a lot of his life’s experiences. LISTEN HERE



Ep15 with Lisa Wilkinson - Some Opportunities Only Come Around Once

In today’s episode we are chatting with Lisa Wilkinson. Lisa is one of Australia's most respected journalists and media personalities. In our chat we talk about her growing up in Sydney, being the middle child and “good girl” as she says, and the bullies she experienced at school. We talk about her career starting early and becoming the editor of a major, national magazine at just 21 years old, and how that led to her career in television. LISTEN HERE



Ep14 with Kurt Fearnley - Welcome As You Are

In today’s episode we are chatting with gold medal winning athlete Kurt Fearnley. Kurt Fearnley is a three time Paralympic gold medalist and two time Commonwealth Games gold medalist. He has won over 40 marathons, including New York, Chicago and London and he’s even crawled the Kokoda track. Kurt was born without the lower portion of his spine. LISTEN HERE 


Ep13 with Kate Morris - Woman in the Arena

In today’s episode we are chatting with entrepreneur and business woman Kate Morris. Kate Morris founded Adore beauty, Australia’s first online cosmetics retailer in 1999 when online shopping was hardly a thing. She’s always someone that had vision. She didn’t always thrive at work. In fact, she was fired from not one but two jobs in her early years and that when she realised that maybe she could do something for herself. LISTEN HERE



EP12 with Matt Moran - Surround Yourself With the Right People

In today’s episode we are chatting with celebrity chef and restaurateur Matt Moran. Matt grew up like a lot of other country kids. He didn’t like school. He liked playing sport with his friends and hanging out with his brother.

And when he came through, chefs were, as he says, ‘the dirty buggers out the back that no one really cared about until we started owning restaurants and then they had to care because they wanted a good table.” LISTEN HERE


EP11 with Deborra Lee Furness - Without Loss of Enthusiasm 

Today we are chatting with Deborra-Lee Furness. To Gus, Deb is the wife of his best mate. To the world, she’s an amazing actress and wife to one of Hollywood’s superstars Hugh Jackman. But life wasn’t always glitz and glamour for Deb. Deb grew up with just her mum, as the kid who marched to the beat of her own drum. LISTEN HERE



EP10 with Kirk Pengilly- INXS, More Than Just a Hobby

In this chat we talk about Kirk’s early years and family life, as well as what led him to meeting and forming the band. The story of INXS is one of resilience and incredibly strong friendship. From late night recordings after their work at car yards all day, to playing in front of hundreds of thousands of people, INXS certainly was not an overnight success.  LISTEN HERE


EP9 with Tom and Jake Trbojevic - Never Forget Where You Came From

Tom and Jake are NRL superstars for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, NSW Blues and Australia. Despite Tom being the 2021 Dally M Medal Winner, neither of these boys have forgotten their roots and they’re not going to any time soon. LISTEN HERE


Ep8 with Peter Costello - Treasure Your Successes

Peter was the longest standing treasurer that Australia has ever seen. He is also deemed the most successful. With a law background, Peter realised that he didn’t want to just act on what the law was, but rather that he wanted to be a part of creating it. There are things from his political career that he is proud of, and there are things that with the benefit of hindsight he might have changed. LISTEN HERE



EP7 with Betty Klimenko - Both Sides of the Track

Betty is among the wealthiest women in Australia, and the only one to have her own professional car racing team, Erebus Motorsport. She experienced what life was like ‘on the other side of the track’ with her husband Daniel, after her father essentially kicked her out of the family for marrying someone 11 years younger than her that wasn’t Jewish. LISTEN HERE



EP6 with Brad Fittler - Life's worth writing about

Freddy is arguably one of the best players in the game of Rugby League. He was a boy from Penrith that could never sit still. He belonged on the footy field and it always came easily to him.  Freddy captained his state and his country, played 16 seasons and almost 450 games at the highest level. LISTEN HERE



EP5 with Karl Stefanovic - Work Hard, Play Hard

Karl is one of the most well known journalists and television presenters in the country. Karl's always been driven and willing to jump in the deep end. He’s certainly not lost his larrikin, cricket loving, Queenslander attitude, but he has learnt to delve into the deeper parts of emotional connection. LISTEN HERE


Ep4 with Mark Bouris - Play Your Own Game

Mark Bouris is one of Australia’s most recognisable business men. Mark is gritty. He’s tenacious. He has a bluntness and a ‘just get in and do it’ attitude that has led to him achieving incredible success; and of course, that success didn’t come overnight. LISTEN HERE



EP3 with Layne Beachley - If It's Not a Hell Yes, It's a F**k No

Layne's dedication to success made her the only surfer, male or female, to claim six consecutive world titles - and the only woman to have 7 in total. She is an officer of the order of Australia, Chair of Surfing Australia, and founder of the Awake Academy. LISTEN HERE



EP2 with Gavin Rubinstein - Take That Break & Come Back Dangerous

Gavin is arguably the best real estate agent in the country. He’s won more awards in real estate than we could list and is now the founder of The Rubinstein Group. At just 33 years old, Gavin has achieved a hell of a lot. But as for all of our guests, it wasn’t overnight. LISTEN HERE



EP1 with Hugh Jackman - Trust Your Instincts

Hugh Jackman is a man who probably doesn't need an introduction. He’s an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer, who you might have seen in films like The Wolverine, Swordfish, The greatest showman, Les Miserable, Australia, and X men.  LISTEN HERE



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