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Shameless presents The Books that Changed My Life

In this new podcast series, Zara and Michelle from the Shameless Podcast talk to influential people about the books that changed their life. Each episode will give audiences a window into great books new and old, and use these books as a wi

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Season 1


Jock Zonfrillo

Jock is best known as the Scottish judge on MasterChef, but behind the kilted man is a mind-blowing story of a teenage heroin addict who was given an unlikely yet life-changing chance by one of his culinary heroes. In this chat, Jock takes us back to where his deep love of food came from and talks openly about the book that brought him back from the brink. He also muses about the surprising book that gave him the courage to live the life he dreamt of. Jock also swears (a lot!) so maybe don’t play this episode with kids in the car! Jock is such a compelling, honest, and inspiring guest; we hope you enjoy this wild ride as much as we did! Some of the books covered in this episode of TBTCML are: Relae: A Book of Ideas by Christian Puglisi Pour Me: A Life by A. A. Gill My Autobiography by Charlie Chaplin The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien (but not in a good way….)     Last Shot by Jock Zonfrillo (Simon & Schuster Australia $45) is available now!

Jock Zonfrillo

Jock is best known as the Scottish judge on MasterChef, but behind the kilted man is a mind-blowing story of a teenage heroin addict who was given an unlikely yet life-changing chance by one of his culinary heroes. In this chat, Jock takes us back to where his deep love of food came from and talks openly about the book that brought him back from the brink. He also muses about the surprising book that gave him the courage to live the life he dreamt of. Jock also swears (a lot!) so maybe don’t play this episode with kids in the car! Jock is such a compelling, honest, and inspiring guest; we hope you enjoy this wild ride as much as we did! Some of the books covered in this episode of TBTCML are: Relae: A Book of Ideas by Christian Puglisi Pour Me: A Life by A. A. Gill My Autobiography by Charlie Chaplin The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien (but not in a good way….)     Last Shot by Jock Zonfrillo (Simon & Schuster Australia $45) is available now!

57:37

EP08 - S1

2 Aug 21

Delta Goodrem

Delta Goodrem is a national treasure. She is a singer, songwriter, and actress who has been a big player in the Australian entertainment industry since she was 15. In this chat, she talks openly about the book that kept her company through some of the most tumultuous times in her life, including a cancer diagnosis at 18 and recent tongue paralysis.  Delta talks about the childhood book that she returns to repeatedly, and she describes the creative process she went through in making her first book, Bridge Over Troubled Dreams. Some of the books covered in this episode of TBTCML are: Joni: The Joni Mitchell Sessions by Norman Seeff The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton   Delta's book & album Bridge Over Troubled Dreams are available now!

Delta Goodrem

Delta Goodrem is a national treasure. She is a singer, songwriter, and actress who has been a big player in the Australian entertainment industry since she was 15. In this chat, she talks openly about the book that kept her company through some of the most tumultuous times in her life, including a cancer diagnosis at 18 and recent tongue paralysis.  Delta talks about the childhood book that she returns to repeatedly, and she describes the creative process she went through in making her first book, Bridge Over Troubled Dreams. Some of the books covered in this episode of TBTCML are: Joni: The Joni Mitchell Sessions by Norman Seeff The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton   Delta's book & album Bridge Over Troubled Dreams are available now!

32:26

EP07 - S1

26 Jul 21

Alex Dyson

Alex Dyson is a quirky, kind, and colourful comedian, podcaster, and young adult fiction writer. In this episode, Alex opens up about losing his mum at the age of 4, and the book series that provided comfort by allowing him to escape into his imagination. Growing up in Warrnambool where he played AFL football and studied tap dancing, Alex came across books by The Chaser and Shaun Micallef, which profoundly impacted his desire to be funny for a career. Here we get a glimpse into Alex’s empathetic and hopeful nature and are introduced to the books that changed his perspective on his place in the world. Some of the books covered in this episode of TBTCML are: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer The President’s Desk by Shaun Micallef Humankind by Rutger Bregman

Alex Dyson

Alex Dyson is a quirky, kind, and colourful comedian, podcaster, and young adult fiction writer. In this episode, Alex opens up about losing his mum at the age of 4, and the book series that provided comfort by allowing him to escape into his imagination. Growing up in Warrnambool where he played AFL football and studied tap dancing, Alex came across books by The Chaser and Shaun Micallef, which profoundly impacted his desire to be funny for a career. Here we get a glimpse into Alex’s empathetic and hopeful nature and are introduced to the books that changed his perspective on his place in the world. Some of the books covered in this episode of TBTCML are: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer The President’s Desk by Shaun Micallef Humankind by Rutger Bregman

54:18

EP06 - S1

19 Jul 21

Flex Mami

Flex Mami is a force to be reckoned with! She is an entrepreneur, VJ, podcaster, TV presenter, model, and recent author of The Success Experiment. Here she talks about the first book she fell in love with and how it started her on a path to sexual openness. She also shares the story of how a random chance encounter with a book, ended up changing her life. Flex encouraged us to do a personality test from one of the books she brought to the table, and in this chat, you’ll hear how the results sent us into a self-reflecting spiral! Flex Mami is smart, hilarious, and completely inimitable – we hope you love this chat as much as we did! Some of the books covered in this episode of TBTCML are: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer Personality Plus by Florence Littauer The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Flex Mami

Flex Mami is a force to be reckoned with! She is an entrepreneur, VJ, podcaster, TV presenter, model, and recent author of The Success Experiment. Here she talks about the first book she fell in love with and how it started her on a path to sexual openness. She also shares the story of how a random chance encounter with a book, ended up changing her life. Flex encouraged us to do a personality test from one of the books she brought to the table, and in this chat, you’ll hear how the results sent us into a self-reflecting spiral! Flex Mami is smart, hilarious, and completely inimitable – we hope you love this chat as much as we did! Some of the books covered in this episode of TBTCML are: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer Personality Plus by Florence Littauer The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

52:27

EP05 - S1

12 Jul 21

Laura Henshaw

Laura Henshaw is the co-founder of one of Australia’s most popular fitness programs Keep It Cleaner. In this episode, she shares with us her struggles with Imposter Syndrome and how, as a woman, she often feels like she needs to prove why she’s at the boardroom table. Laura talks about the unlikely tough-love self-help book that has helped her manage her anxiety, and a beautiful book that came to her right when she needed it – during Melbourne’s grueling 112-day lockdown. Some of the books covered in this episode of TBTCML are:  Becoming, Michelle Obama The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Mark Manson The Happiest Man on Earth, Eddie Jaku OAM

Laura Henshaw

Laura Henshaw is the co-founder of one of Australia’s most popular fitness programs Keep It Cleaner. In this episode, she shares with us her struggles with Imposter Syndrome and how, as a woman, she often feels like she needs to prove why she’s at the boardroom table. Laura talks about the unlikely tough-love self-help book that has helped her manage her anxiety, and a beautiful book that came to her right when she needed it – during Melbourne’s grueling 112-day lockdown. Some of the books covered in this episode of TBTCML are:  Becoming, Michelle Obama The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Mark Manson The Happiest Man on Earth, Eddie Jaku OAM

49:32

EP04 - S1

5 Jul 21

Hamish Blake

Hamish Blake needs no introduction. He is an all-round superstar human being, who also has a great love of books, which made him the perfect guest for this series! In this chat, Hamish talks about the formative book that made him laugh out loud and set him on a path exploring the ridiculous and hilarious. Hamish also discusses the book that made him think about the man he wanted to be and a book that helps him stay present to the important things in life. It’s no surprise that Hamish is very funny throughout this episode, but you’ll also hear a wiser, deeper side to the man we all love. Some of the books covered in this episode of TBTCML are: Letters From a Nut – Ted L Nancy Tribe of Mentors - Tim Ferris Tools of Titans – Tim Ferris The Power of Now - Echart Tolle The Examined Life – Stephen Grosz

Hamish Blake

Hamish Blake needs no introduction. He is an all-round superstar human being, who also has a great love of books, which made him the perfect guest for this series! In this chat, Hamish talks about the formative book that made him laugh out loud and set him on a path exploring the ridiculous and hilarious. Hamish also discusses the book that made him think about the man he wanted to be and a book that helps him stay present to the important things in life. It’s no surprise that Hamish is very funny throughout this episode, but you’ll also hear a wiser, deeper side to the man we all love. Some of the books covered in this episode of TBTCML are: Letters From a Nut – Ted L Nancy Tribe of Mentors - Tim Ferris Tools of Titans – Tim Ferris The Power of Now - Echart Tolle The Examined Life – Stephen Grosz

46:34

EP03 - S1

28 Jun 21

Dr. Susan Carland

Dr. Susan Carland is an academic, an author, and a social commentator. She is also a wife and a mother of two teenagers. Here, Susan talks us through the very real tug-of-war that women experience between wanting kids and having to make enormous sacrifices. In this chat Susan talks about her guilty pleasure reads - self-help books - and why self-help being a ‘guilty pleasure’ is problematic! She opens up about her Christian upbringing, and how she was drawn to Islam when she was a teenager. Dr. Susan Carland is such an inspiring and fascinating woman and we adored having her as a guest for The Books that Changed My Life! Some of the books covered in this episode of TBTCML are:  Atomic Habits – James Clear Grit - Angela Duckworth  The Forty Rules of Love - Elif Shafak The Divided Heart - Rachel Power

Dr. Susan Carland

Dr. Susan Carland is an academic, an author, and a social commentator. She is also a wife and a mother of two teenagers. Here, Susan talks us through the very real tug-of-war that women experience between wanting kids and having to make enormous sacrifices. In this chat Susan talks about her guilty pleasure reads - self-help books - and why self-help being a ‘guilty pleasure’ is problematic! She opens up about her Christian upbringing, and how she was drawn to Islam when she was a teenager. Dr. Susan Carland is such an inspiring and fascinating woman and we adored having her as a guest for The Books that Changed My Life! Some of the books covered in this episode of TBTCML are:  Atomic Habits – James Clear Grit - Angela Duckworth  The Forty Rules of Love - Elif Shafak The Divided Heart - Rachel Power

48:29

EP02 - S1

21 Jun 21

Kevin Kwan

Kevin Kwan created an international best-selling novel while driving his father between cancer treatments. Here he talks about the book that made him fall in love with the glamourous side of life, as well as THE book that literally changed his life – Crazy Rich Asians. In this chat Kevin opens up about the grief he experienced moving from Asia to the US at the tender age of 11, the teacher who had a surprising impact on his writing journey, a childhood spent amongst royalty, and the moment he snuck into a cinema to experience fans reactions to his book on the big screen. Kevin is a kind and generous guest and the perfect person to kick off this new series, The Books that Changed My Life. Some of the books covered in this episode of TBTCML are:  The Stranger’s Child - Alan Hollinghurst People Like Us - Dominick Dunne

Kevin Kwan

Kevin Kwan created an international best-selling novel while driving his father between cancer treatments. Here he talks about the book that made him fall in love with the glamourous side of life, as well as THE book that literally changed his life – Crazy Rich Asians. In this chat Kevin opens up about the grief he experienced moving from Asia to the US at the tender age of 11, the teacher who had a surprising impact on his writing journey, a childhood spent amongst royalty, and the moment he snuck into a cinema to experience fans reactions to his book on the big screen. Kevin is a kind and generous guest and the perfect person to kick off this new series, The Books that Changed My Life. Some of the books covered in this episode of TBTCML are:  The Stranger’s Child - Alan Hollinghurst People Like Us - Dominick Dunne

45:26

EP01 - S1

14 Jun 21

Trailer- Shameless presents: The Books that Changed my Life

In this new podcast series, Zara and Michelle from the Shameless Podcast talk to influential people about the books that changed their life. Each episode will give audiences a window into great books new and old, and use these books as a window into the creators and artists we love.   Download the LiSTNR app

Trailer- Shameless presents: The Books that Changed my Life

In this new podcast series, Zara and Michelle from the Shameless Podcast talk to influential people about the books that changed their life. Each episode will give audiences a window into great books new and old, and use these books as a window into the creators and artists we love.   Download the LiSTNR app

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