The Osher Günsberg Podcast

A weekly conversation that endeavours to help you make today a little better than yesterday.

A weekly conversation that endeavours to help you make today a little better than yesterday.

My guest today is Jarrod McKenna.

Jarrod McKenna the is the Teaching Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Perth, he is the co-founder of "First Home Project", a community welcoming housing and “giving a hand up not a hand-out” to recently arrived refugees, and is a peace award winning nonviolent social change trainer.

Jarrod obviously a very smart and charismatic man - not many pastors are anything less - but Jarrod is also a man who is voracious in his drive to campaign for positive social change when it comes to asylum seekers and refugees.

Not many folks are willing to risk their lives for a cause - and Jarrod did just that, when he was smuggled onto Manus Island to spend time with and speak with people that our Australian government has detained.

Among those people - are 107 children.

Children like your kids and mine.

Kids who are far from home, scared and needing care and support.

When I pay my taxes, that money gets used for many things that I’m happy about.

Roads, hospitals, infrastructure and social services.

That money is also being used to detain children who had no choice in their situation.

That’s my money. Your money.

Personally - I’m not too happy about it.

Do I have an answer to people arriving to Australia by boat?

Nope.

Is locking up children the answer?

Not as far as I’m concerned.

Jarrod belongs to a church that I have had a few things to do with over the years - and not all of those experiences were positive, but as you’ll hear me say to him - I’ve learned to be quick to see where religious people are right.

Just because I have a different idea of what might be ‘god’ or a ‘higher power’ doesn’t mean that I can’t powerfully share values of kindness, compassion and caring for others in our community that a man like Jarrod does.

Jarrod is a good man, a kind man, and I’m very proud to support him and bring this conversation to you.

If you’d like to support Jarrod and his work - www.kidsoffnauru.com is where to start.

We do talk about some pretty heavy stuff here - including talk about suicide. If you or anyone you know needs support - please take control and call lifeline on 13 11 14.

I hope you enjoy this conversation with Jarrod McKenna.

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My guest today is my wife, Audrey Griffen. You can find her on instagram @audreygriffen.

Long time listeners of the show will know her through the stories I tell about her, and if you’ve read the book you’ll know all about her and how we met. You’ll also know how she’s played an enormous role in helping me heal and indeed come back from the edge of sanity.

Last week on the show you heard me tell Todd Sampson about how Audrey saved my life, and today you’ll hear her side of the story - and truth be told, I learned a thing or two about Audrey today that surprised me too - and I’ve been with her for four years by now!

You might not all be my wife - but listening to her journey with her choice to have a child as a single mother in her early 20s, to how she managed to start and maintain a relationship with someone who was clearly quite sick - well it’s one I’m grateful to help her tell, because I know we’re not alone in our relationship dynamic. I know there’s a lot of people listening who are the partner of someone who’s going through some tricky times, or they themselves are going through tricky times and might not have considered their partner’s perspective. Either way, I’m very grateful that Audrey found time to do this today. Come now to our kitchen table and enjoy a nice cuppa and a chat with me and my wife, Audrey Griffen.

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My guest today, once again is me.

A few weeks ago legendary human, documentary maker, story teller, adventurer and all-around super-human Todd Sampson came onto my show and when he did, Todd insisted that one day he interview me.

Part one was last week, and if you’ve not listened to that, please go back and check it out, because it will make this conversation have much more context.

In this second half of the conversation with Todd, we get into the darkest of the darkness. We discuss the stuff that I cover in the book - including alcoholism, psychosis, and suicidal ideation.

If you or someone you know is struggling please call lifeline 13 11 14.

It’s of course an incredible honour to have Todd do this - he’s a very smart, very busy man, and he took nearly three hours out of his day to come to our kitchen and interview me.

It ended up with us both in tears and there’s a point at the end when Audrey even joins in, and thanks to your requests, I’m going to get her on as a guest in coming weeks so we can talk about what she does to get through life living with a guy like me who’s capable of incredible intensity from time to time.

If you like what you hear - please reach out to @ToddSampsonOZ on twitter and let him know.

If you like it a whole lot - come see the live show on August 30th which is basically this, but with a songs. osher.is/live the link is in the show notes on your podcast app.

If you really like what you hear - buy the book.

The link is live now at oshergunsberg.com or in my instagram bio.

Ok are you ready?

Come back to my kitchen table in Bronte for a nice shot of espresso and a chat with the wonderful man that is Todd Sampson.

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My guest today, is me.

A few weeks ago legendary human, documentary maker, storyteller, adventurer and all-around super-human Todd Sampson came onto my show and when he did, Todd insisted that one day he interview me.

Well, today’s the day.

It’s an incredible honour to have Todd do this - he’s one of the smartest and busiest men on the planet, and he took nearly three hours out of his day to come to our kitchen and interview me.

It’s such a marathon that Andy and I are splitting this into two parts.

Because it’s too good to miss.

If you like what you hear - please reach out to @ToddSampsonOZ on twitter and let him know.

If you like it a whole lot - come to see the live show on August 30th which is basically this, but with songs. osher.is/live the link is in the show notes on your podcast app.

If you really like what you hear - buy the book.

The link is live in my Instagram bio.

Come now to my kitchen table in Bronte for a nice shot of espresso and a chat with the wonderful man that is Todd Sampson.

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Emilie Brabon Hames is author, Transformation coach and Nutrition coach, and one 1/2 of the team that helped me totally transform my body for the cover of men’s health magazine.

You can find her online @emiliebrabonhames .

We heard from her husband Chief last week, and now it’s Em’s turn.

Her story of how she went from a reclusive kid to one of the most powerful transformation coaches in the country, transforming literally thousands of lives every year with her Original Bootcamp work - well it’s something that’s completely inspiring.

Em’s journey covers some difficult territory, and hearing how she reclaimed her life from the darkness will move you as much as it moved me I’m sure.

On that - if anything in this conversation brings up difficult feelings for you please call lifeline in 13 11 14.

However, I assure you that this chat has a very happy ending.

You can follow Em’s adventures on Instagram at @emiliebrabonhames and there you’ll find the link to buy the new book she’s written with Chief - 8 Weeks to Wow.

I hope you enjoy this chat with Emilie Brabon Hames.

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