Blokes Don't Talk

Blokes Don't Talk

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Launching April 2020, we’re starting a conversation. We’ll be releasing weekly interviews with ordinary and extraordinary men, discussing their relationship with mental health and happiness. You’ll hear what tools they’ve picked up along the way to help keep their heads above water, and also what they’ve learned to avoid on their path to happiness. If you know a great bloke, particularly a bloke who’s been through a bit and found his way out, we’d love to have them on the Podcast. If so, flick us a message and we’ll go from there.


21: Matty Battley
Sep 10 • 72 min
Episode 21 - Coming Home, Coming of Age. From an artistic lad about town with a screw loose, to a selfless family man working as a screw, Matty Battley has seen a bit on his journey; a journey which at 41 years has already come full circle, and starts…
20: Bryce Ruthven
Sep 4 • 87 min
Dare we risk doing an Episode 20 in 2020? Our chat with Bryce was certainly smoother than this year to date, but also eventful. The boxes in the corner. When we move to a new house, it’s not a home until we’ve fully unpacked; even that box full of shit…
19: Ryan Maidorn
Aug 27 • 75 min
In a world where you could be anything, be a good human. Gen Z have the world (and the history there of) on the screen in their pocket. They are entrepreneurial, and near impossible to market to. They value experience, yet display the financial maturity &…
18: Bailey Ireland
Aug 21 • 82 min
Summum bonum. Amor fati. Memento mori. Do the ultimate good. Love fate. Remember death . Many men in 30’s, 40’s and beyond, turn to stoicism as a path to a more fulfilling interaction with life. Do what you should, when you should; accept that you don’t…
17: Mitch van Ekeren
Aug 13 • 98 min
Where to begin - this one’s a ride; a ride there and back. Not so much a roller coaster ride, but a dusty 460km slog across the Northern Territory dessert on a squealing 2-stoke motocross bike kind of ride. The stifling heat, the choking dust, the…
16: Jeremy Joiner
Jul 26 • 67 min
It always feels disingenuous writing a blurb that’s near clickbait when you’re trying to encourage people to listen to the bloke next door tell his story; so we won’t, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t interesting headlines around this man, simply that…
15: Jason Crisp
Jul 19 • 97 min
2020 has been a rollercoaster. This past summer’s ‘fires of the century’ which raged across eastern and southern Australia already feel some years ago. As a former timber industry worker and a man with a couple of degrees and a PhD around marine biology…
14: Ashish Chibba
Jul 13 • 79 min
The apple may fall far from the tree, but it’s still an apple. How does the son of a pharmacist mum and a factory worker father from Mysore in South-West Indian end up in Perth opening an authentic street food restaurant and building his own family?…
13: Colin Ross
Jul 5 • 121 min
When you meet a bloke who has a gorgeous family of 5, an elegant double story house, is the GM of a rapidly growing company, and plays weekly at one of Australia’s top golf courses, you assume you’re looking at someone who has taken a fairly consistent…
12: Colin Lillie
Jun 28 • 85 min
How the hell does a wee Scottish lad from a Labour/Nationalist factory town end up in Alice Springs, married to a conservative-leaning indigenous Australian? In an episode topical to the current political divide and racial discussion across the Western…
11: Michael Claydon
Jun 24 • 89 min
This one’s heavy fam – strap in. Christopher Browning’s Ordinary Men tells the true story of the Reserve Police Battalion 101 of the German Police Order and their role in Poland in the early 1940’s. It’s a damning encapsulation of what atrocities can…
10: Daniel Sandeman
Jun 12 • 110 min
“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it” ― Clarence Budington Kelland Consistently within the first 10 questions a mental health professional will ask a man at a crossroad in life, is ‘So tell me about your relationship…
9: Carl Nelms
May 29 • 47 min
Special Episode: Braden had the opportunity to speak with Carl Nelms. Carl completed his Master’s Degree in Psychology through Monash University whilst acquiring an impressive range of clinic experience with exposure to a variety of issues pivotal to…
8: Jordan Sandeman
May 22 • 69 min
The iceberg principle - we’ve all seen the classic motivation meme with an above and belief surface view of an iceberg. The exposed tip will have fame, fortune, wealth etc. with the submerged component shown to represent sacrifice, repeated failure, burnt…
7: Lachlan Floyd
May 14 • 56 min
It’s a cliched phrase in psychology, but ‘the masks we wear’ is a mechanic true of us all, and Lachlan Floyd certainly has had to be many men to many audiences. From suffering crippling anxiety attacks through his teens, to being an apparent extrovert and…
6: Paul Nichols
May 7 • 52 min
A natural entrepreneur, Paul took on the corporate world to fuel his ambition, before returning to his family ties to fuel his soul. A generous and empathetic fella, Paul wears his heart on his sleeve and takes us with brave candour through having the…
5: Jamie Hall
Apr 30 • 106 min
It’s hard to know where to start in writing a blurb for episode 5, but as a theme that may be true to many men, our interview with Jamie Hall gave us the impression that: He can comfortably experience empathy for others far more easily than he can for…
4: Daniel Njegich
Apr 23 • 118 min
Close to 2 metres tall, covered in tattoos, and enough hair to intimidate Costa Georgiadis, Daniel Njegich doesn’t scream introvert, but he is; and we talked for 2 hours without skipping a beat. Misassociations with social anxiety or shyness leave many…
3: Aaron Thomas
Apr 17 • 94 min
Married with 3 gorgeous girls, educated and ambitious, a go-getter in the dairy industry who splashed the pages of the Weekly Times and was nominated for Farmer of the Year - at 31 Aaron appeared to have the world at his feet. He’s handsome, articulate,…
2: Corey Oliver
Apr 13 • 54 min
VFL Footballer, business owner by 23, fit, discipline, good looking and from a very loving & supportive family - life’s easy right? As Corona Virus swept in and changed our norm, Corey caught his frustration, smiled, and embraced change as a young man who…
1: Jake Hobson
Apr 5 • 51 min
From marine biology & walking baby rhinos, to losing his mother to cancer & being left by his girlfriend in consecutive months, Jake Hobson talks us through his journey to date. From humble beginnings, through to some extraordinary challenges and…
Season 1 Extended Intro
Feb 24 • 2 min
Launching April 2020, we’re starting a conversation. Released weekly, we look forward to bringing you 30-minute interviews with ordinary and extraordinary men, discussing their relationship with mental health and happiness. You’ll hear what real-life…