Kids Love Balloons – Episode 33: Damian Cowell

OK so I couldn’t resist using a TISM reference in my intro, despite the language being filthy, and now I’m caught somewhere in between “that’s a great dad joke” or “why did you swear like that, you buffoon?”. TISM was one of Australia’s most iconic and entertaining bands and when …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 32: Michael Pope

As I say in my intro to this podcast – Michael Pope HAS entertained you, even if you aren’t aware of it. If not as a host or actor in his own right from the 1980s to now, it’s likely as a producer of The Price is Right or rallying up …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 30: Sibylla Stephen

Catching up with a friend you haven’t seen in 13 years. That makes me happy. What originally made me happy was stumbling across a band I liked, then realising I used to know the singer. Then determining she’d be the perfect guest for the podcast and it would be a …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 29: Joan Kornblith

4 days following the US election, I have a chat with an American who works for their Government! “It’s an odd country in many ways, and there’s people that take great offence at certain things, yet those same people don’t take offence at other things so go figure!” Politics will …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 28: Gideon Haigh

“A girlfriend once dumped me because she didn’t like how enthusiastic I was about…” I love this quote from Gideon. This level of enthusiasm, as long as it’s not criminal behaviour of course, should be celebrated! Sharing your enthusiasm and is the reason for this podcast and Gideon Haigh is …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 27: Tony Liberatore

Following October 1, the day when my favourite footy team, Western Bulldogs, won their first grand final in 62 years… (I struggle to believe that’s even true as I type it…) There was just SO MUCH happiness created. I don’t even mean just for myself or my family. Millions of …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 26: Brooklyn Ross

I ventured from Melbourne to Sydney to follow my favourite sporting team, the Western Bulldogs, play a preliminary final on 24th September. While there, why not catch up with an old mate of mine, shoot the breeze and record it? So at the time of recording, the football matches hadn’t …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 25: Lea Waters

Getting more analytical in this episode, chatting with a woman who dedicates each day to understanding happiness and the effects it has on each of us. Professor Lea Waters has spent over 20 years working at Melbourne University, in recent years focusing on Positive Psychology – instrumental in establishing the …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 24: Nina

With each passing year it seems Australia’s connection with the Eurovision Song Contest grows and grows. Mine too. Yesterday I met and had a lovely chat with a former finalist in the contest and couldn’t be happier. Danica Radojicic, better known as Nina, represented Serbia in 2011 with the ultra-joyous …