Brains Trust

Brains Trust

In Brains Trust Season 2, journalist and producer Chris Walker learns about today’s world with provocative, inspiring, meaningful, and funny discussions with a ‘Brains Trust’ of notable Australians (and one very captivating American). Feat

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Bonus - Rob Reid on the engineering of a virus that could produce a far worse future pandemic.

Join us for this final episode from Season 2 of Brains Trust as Chris Walker and Rob Reid take a deep and fascinating dive into all things Covid including synthetic biology, manipulating viruses, the reality that the next pandemic could be scarier and more deadly, and the measures we could take to guard against it.

Bonus - Rob Reid on the engineering of a virus that could produce a far worse future pandemic.

Join us for this final episode from Season 2 of Brains Trust as Chris Walker and Rob Reid take a deep and fascinating dive into all things Covid including synthetic biology, manipulating viruses, the reality that the next pandemic could be scarier and more deadly, and the measures we could take to guard against it.

35:26

EP07 - S2

3 Nov 21

Fun

Join us for Season 2 of Brains Trust, as journalist and producer and tricky question asker Chris Walker has thought-provoking and funny conversations with notable Australians…all in the same episode! **Warning: This episode contains explicit language and sexual themes.**   Episode 6: Fun! In today’s episode:   Abbie Chatfield walks us through the product development of her vibrator. Does Tommy Little’s best memory make him a wanker?! Sam Armytage on working with old colleagues. Tony Armstrong’s haunting story of missing out on a Grand Final. Charlie Pickering’s best day ever. Jamila Rizvi on whether it's ok if Dustin Hoffman was in Rain Man.     About the Brains: Hear comedian Tommy Little on The Carrie & Tommy Show weekdays from 3 – 6pm on the Hit Network You can catch comedian Charlie Pickering on The Weekly on ABC TV Tony Armstrong is a former AFL footballer and the sports presenter on ABC TV’s News Breakfast You can listen to Jamila on The Weekend Briefing podcast and buy her kids Covid book ‘I’m a Hero Too’. TV personality Abbie Chatfield hosts her own popular podcast series ‘It’s A Lot Pod’ Former Sunrise host, Sam Armytage has a new podcast series “Something To Talk About with Samantha Armytage” Rob Reid is the host of ‘After On’ podcast, he is a US tech entrepreneur and Ted Talk-er.  

Fun

Join us for Season 2 of Brains Trust, as journalist and producer and tricky question asker Chris Walker has thought-provoking and funny conversations with notable Australians…all in the same episode! **Warning: This episode contains explicit language and sexual themes.**   Episode 6: Fun! In today’s episode:   Abbie Chatfield walks us through the product development of her vibrator. Does Tommy Little’s best memory make him a wanker?! Sam Armytage on working with old colleagues. Tony Armstrong’s haunting story of missing out on a Grand Final. Charlie Pickering’s best day ever. Jamila Rizvi on whether it's ok if Dustin Hoffman was in Rain Man.     About the Brains: Hear comedian Tommy Little on The Carrie & Tommy Show weekdays from 3 – 6pm on the Hit Network You can catch comedian Charlie Pickering on The Weekly on ABC TV Tony Armstrong is a former AFL footballer and the sports presenter on ABC TV’s News Breakfast You can listen to Jamila on The Weekend Briefing podcast and buy her kids Covid book ‘I’m a Hero Too’. TV personality Abbie Chatfield hosts her own popular podcast series ‘It’s A Lot Pod’ Former Sunrise host, Sam Armytage has a new podcast series “Something To Talk About with Samantha Armytage” Rob Reid is the host of ‘After On’ podcast, he is a US tech entrepreneur and Ted Talk-er.  

36:37

EP06 - S2

27 Oct 21

Fame

Join us for Season 2 of Brains Trust, as journalist and producer and tricky question asker Chris Walker has thought-provoking and funny conversations with notable Australians…all in the same episode! * Warning - This Episode contains Explicit Language and Sexual Themes *   Episode 5: Fame In today’s episode:   Sam Armytage talks about BECOMING the story. Abbie Chatfield talks *@*#, @#*! and @#@* (we can’t print it!) Charlie Pickering finds fame the least gratifying part of his job. Tommy Little concedes that fame has its benefits when it comes to cute girls! Tony Armstrong gets some wild, wild stuff sent to his DMs. Jamila Rizvi is thankful she grew up before ‘nudes’ were a thing. Rob Reid is surprised the trolls and haters haven’t come for him….yet!

Fame

Join us for Season 2 of Brains Trust, as journalist and producer and tricky question asker Chris Walker has thought-provoking and funny conversations with notable Australians…all in the same episode! * Warning - This Episode contains Explicit Language and Sexual Themes *   Episode 5: Fame In today’s episode:   Sam Armytage talks about BECOMING the story. Abbie Chatfield talks *@*#, @#*! and @#@* (we can’t print it!) Charlie Pickering finds fame the least gratifying part of his job. Tommy Little concedes that fame has its benefits when it comes to cute girls! Tony Armstrong gets some wild, wild stuff sent to his DMs. Jamila Rizvi is thankful she grew up before ‘nudes’ were a thing. Rob Reid is surprised the trolls and haters haven’t come for him….yet!

29:36

EP05 - S2

20 Oct 21

Fairness

Join us for Season 2 of Brains Trust, as journalist and producer and tricky question asker Chris Walker has thought-provoking and funny conversations with notable Australians…all in the same episode! ** Trigger Warning: This episode contains discussions of Sexual Assault. If that raises issues for you, maybe skip this one, or if you would like someone to talk to you can always call Lifeline on 13 11 14. **   Episode 4: Fairness In today’s episode:   Samantha Armytage wants women in media to embrace their feminine characteristics. Abbie Chatfield reveals she has been sexually assaulted, multiple times. How Charlie Pickering is teaching his 6-year-old about consent. Jamila Rizvi talks about her first-hand experience with sexual harassment in Parliament House. Tony Armstrong reflects on this year’s big story of racism in sport. Tommy Little hates confrontation…but explains why he steps in when he has to.   

Fairness

Join us for Season 2 of Brains Trust, as journalist and producer and tricky question asker Chris Walker has thought-provoking and funny conversations with notable Australians…all in the same episode! ** Trigger Warning: This episode contains discussions of Sexual Assault. If that raises issues for you, maybe skip this one, or if you would like someone to talk to you can always call Lifeline on 13 11 14. **   Episode 4: Fairness In today’s episode:   Samantha Armytage wants women in media to embrace their feminine characteristics. Abbie Chatfield reveals she has been sexually assaulted, multiple times. How Charlie Pickering is teaching his 6-year-old about consent. Jamila Rizvi talks about her first-hand experience with sexual harassment in Parliament House. Tony Armstrong reflects on this year’s big story of racism in sport. Tommy Little hates confrontation…but explains why he steps in when he has to.   

51:28

EP04 - S2

13 Oct 21

Faith

Join us for Season 2 of Brains Trust, as journalist and producer and tricky question asker Chris Walker has thought-provoking and funny conversations with notable Australians…all in the same episode!   Episode 3: Faith In today’s episode:   Jamila Rizvi’s brain tumour has changed her feelings about death. Tommy Little believes that political correctness isn’t stopping him from saying what he thinks. Why Tony Armstrong believes his AFL career was a failure and how it made him stronger. Charlie Pickering’s lifelong struggle with a multitude of religions. Where is Sam Armytage going when she dies? Rob Reid confirms what we already knew – there’s no mention of vaccines in the Bible! Abbie Chatfield unpacks a huge family fight from last Christmas!

Faith

Join us for Season 2 of Brains Trust, as journalist and producer and tricky question asker Chris Walker has thought-provoking and funny conversations with notable Australians…all in the same episode!   Episode 3: Faith In today’s episode:   Jamila Rizvi’s brain tumour has changed her feelings about death. Tommy Little believes that political correctness isn’t stopping him from saying what he thinks. Why Tony Armstrong believes his AFL career was a failure and how it made him stronger. Charlie Pickering’s lifelong struggle with a multitude of religions. Where is Sam Armytage going when she dies? Rob Reid confirms what we already knew – there’s no mention of vaccines in the Bible! Abbie Chatfield unpacks a huge family fight from last Christmas!

43:19

EP03 - S2

6 Oct 21

Family

Join us for Season 2 of Brains Trust, as journalist and producer and tricky question asker Chris Walker has thought-provoking and funny conversations with notable Australians…all in the same episode!   Episode 2: Family In today’s episode:   Tony Armstrong reflects on whether he hates the dad he never met.  Abbie Chatfield on what the men in her life have taken from her. Tommy Little debates if being funny full time is getting the way of starting a family. Charlie Pickering on living in the present and if booze gets in the way of family life.   Sam Armytage had both parents in hospital during lockdown. Jamila Rizvi has the best bit of advice for everyone. It’s so simple.

Family

Join us for Season 2 of Brains Trust, as journalist and producer and tricky question asker Chris Walker has thought-provoking and funny conversations with notable Australians…all in the same episode!   Episode 2: Family In today’s episode:   Tony Armstrong reflects on whether he hates the dad he never met.  Abbie Chatfield on what the men in her life have taken from her. Tommy Little debates if being funny full time is getting the way of starting a family. Charlie Pickering on living in the present and if booze gets in the way of family life.   Sam Armytage had both parents in hospital during lockdown. Jamila Rizvi has the best bit of advice for everyone. It’s so simple.

42:18

EP02 - S2

29 Sep 21

Fettle

Join us for Season 2 of Brains Trust, as journalist and producer and tricky question asker Chris Walker has thought-provoking and funny conversations with notable Australians…all in the same episode! ** Trigger Warning: This episode contains discussions of Mental Illness and Suicide. If that raises issues for you, maybe skip this one, or if you would like someone to talk to you can always call Lifeline on 13 11 14. ** Episode 1: Fettle - Your health or condition. In today’s episode: Tommy Little’s plan to escape lockdown. Rob Reid puts the debate about vaccines to bed with cold hard stat. Charlie Pickering rails against the government’s pandemic response. Jamilia Rizvi opens up about the medications that keep her alive The dichotomy of Abbie Chatfield. Sam Armytage had her house vandalized six times whilst on Sunrise!

Fettle

Join us for Season 2 of Brains Trust, as journalist and producer and tricky question asker Chris Walker has thought-provoking and funny conversations with notable Australians…all in the same episode! ** Trigger Warning: This episode contains discussions of Mental Illness and Suicide. If that raises issues for you, maybe skip this one, or if you would like someone to talk to you can always call Lifeline on 13 11 14. ** Episode 1: Fettle - Your health or condition. In today’s episode: Tommy Little’s plan to escape lockdown. Rob Reid puts the debate about vaccines to bed with cold hard stat. Charlie Pickering rails against the government’s pandemic response. Jamilia Rizvi opens up about the medications that keep her alive The dichotomy of Abbie Chatfield. Sam Armytage had her house vandalized six times whilst on Sunrise!

50:01

EP01 - S2

29 Sep 21

Brains Trust Season 2 Trailer

In Brains Trust Season 2, journalist and producer Chris Walker learns about today’s world with provocative, inspiring, meaningful, and funny discussions with a ‘Brains Trust’ of notable Australians (and one very captivating American). Featuring Samantha Armytage, Tommy Little, Abbie Chatfield, Tony Armstrong, Jamila Rizvi, Charlie Pickering, and tech entrepreneur Rob Reid, the conversations are woven together so you can eavesdrop on the ultimate dinner party where the Brain Trust talk about all the topics you SHOULDN’T talk about at the dinner table.

Brains Trust Season 2 Trailer

In Brains Trust Season 2, journalist and producer Chris Walker learns about today’s world with provocative, inspiring, meaningful, and funny discussions with a ‘Brains Trust’ of notable Australians (and one very captivating American). Featuring Samantha Armytage, Tommy Little, Abbie Chatfield, Tony Armstrong, Jamila Rizvi, Charlie Pickering, and tech entrepreneur Rob Reid, the conversations are woven together so you can eavesdrop on the ultimate dinner party where the Brain Trust talk about all the topics you SHOULDN’T talk about at the dinner table.

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29 Sep 21


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