Kids Love Balloons – Episode 22: Jo Stanley

I apologise within 90 seconds of this episode and by the conclusion, I receive a heated “f*** you!” (my first and hopefully not last in this podcast series). This in no way fairly demonstrates what a lovely, honest, meaningful discussion I had with Melbourne radio personality and dead set legend, …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 21: Osamah Sami

I will not tire of listening to this episode. On June 19th this year, my wife and I made our way to Federation Square to see some live music from acts we love – Felix Riebl and The Smith Street Band. Earlier, Tripod and Waleed Aly’s Robot Child had performed. …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 20: Peter Hitchener

I can’t think of a man with a more positive reputation than Peter Hitchener. Delivering the nightly news to Melbourne since 1998, and as understudy for a further 20+ years prior, he has been welcomed in to family homes as a regular face and trusted friend across multiple generations. Pete’s …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 19: Georgie Sworder

They say one idea could change the world. Georgie and her friends at Shambush! followed through on one that has been picked up and developed by thousands of people in countries all over the globe. Red dresses, wigs, flowers in hair and references to 19th century literature. In 2013, “The …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 18: Leila Gurruwiwi

The courageous, generous and wonderful Leila Gurruwiwi certainly seems to be using her talents to be the best person she could possibly be. NITV’s Marngrook Footy Show has inspired thousands of Australians since its inception over 250 episodes ago, both indigenous and non-indigenous. She’s now mentoring young girls through the …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 16: John Deeks

This is John Deeks speaking. With me. About what makes him happy! You’ve heard his voice, mostly through your TV, for nearly 40 years. Involved with countless game shows notably Wheel of Fortune to on camera roles hosting Tattslotto or Family Feud, voicing hundreds of commercials and often the program …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 14: Faustina Agolley

Faustina Agolley’s Twitter bio describes her as Magnet of Awesome. I love that so much! It must work, at least on some level, exhibit A being that Oprah Winfrey chose her to DJ prior to her “An Evening With Oprah” tour shows. She is positive, creative, confident and comfortable being …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 13: Julia Zemiro

Julia Zemiro has been amongst the top entertainers in Australia for over a decade. After an introduction via stage theatre, TV sketches, radio work and all sorts of performing, she is more likely best known as the host of music trivia TV show RocKwiz, or SBS’ coverage of the Eurovision …