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Author Nigel Marsh chats to prominent personalities about a favourite Film, Book, Song, Place & Possession. Through these conversations he uncovers the stories behind their choices and the remarkable moments that shaped who they are. Contac

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Season 2


#130 Ross Coultard

Ross Coultard is a five times winner of Australia's national journalism prize, The Walkley Award. Winner of a Gold Logie for Best Public Affairs TV Reporting and winner of a gold medal for International Investigative Journalism at the New York Film Festival. Alongside his three decades of multi-award winning journalism, Ross is also the best-selling author of six books. Always interested in unearthing a good story whether on Earth or beyond, Ross responds to the Five of My Life Challenge with generosity and vulnerability. Contact Ross here and on Twitter here Find Ross' latest book 'In Plain Sight' here Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Produced by DM PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#130 Ross Coultard

Ross Coultard is a five times winner of Australia's national journalism prize, The Walkley Award. Winner of a Gold Logie for Best Public Affairs TV Reporting and winner of a gold medal for International Investigative Journalism at the New York Film Festival. Alongside his three decades of multi-award winning journalism, Ross is also the best-selling author of six books. Always interested in unearthing a good story whether on Earth or beyond, Ross responds to the Five of My Life Challenge with generosity and vulnerability. Contact Ross here and on Twitter here Find Ross' latest book 'In Plain Sight' here Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Produced by DM PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41:42

EP65 - S2

4 Sep 23

#129 The 5th Anniversary of Five Of My Life - Tanya Plibersek

Since it's inception and birth five years ago there have been over 120 episodes of Five of My Life - all wonderfully rich, engaging conversations with generous and interesting people. So to celebrate this milestone we are giving you some highlights from our most popular and interesting episodes, enjoy this excerpt from the generous and thoughtful Julia Zemiro. Hear the full episode with Tanya Plibersek here If you want to celebrate with us, we'd love it if you would share this podcast with someone who enjoys engaging human stories, and give it a review. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Produced by DM PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#129 The 5th Anniversary of Five Of My Life - Tanya Plibersek

Since it's inception and birth five years ago there have been over 120 episodes of Five of My Life - all wonderfully rich, engaging conversations with generous and interesting people. So to celebrate this milestone we are giving you some highlights from our most popular and interesting episodes, enjoy this excerpt from the generous and thoughtful Julia Zemiro. Hear the full episode with Tanya Plibersek here If you want to celebrate with us, we'd love it if you would share this podcast with someone who enjoys engaging human stories, and give it a review. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Produced by DM PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

06:07

EP64 - S2

3 Sep 23

#128 The 5th Anniversary of Five Of My Life - Julia Zemiro

Since it's inception and birth five years ago there have been over 120 episodes of Five of My Life - all wonderfully rich, engaging conversations with generous and interesting people. So to celebrate this milestone we are giving you some highlights from our most popular and interesting episodes, enjoy this excerpt from the generous and thoughtful Julia Zemiro. Hear the full episode with Julia Zemiro here If you want to celebrate with us, we'd love it if you would share this podcast with someone who enjoys engaging human stories, and give it a review. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Produced by DM PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#128 The 5th Anniversary of Five Of My Life - Julia Zemiro

Since it's inception and birth five years ago there have been over 120 episodes of Five of My Life - all wonderfully rich, engaging conversations with generous and interesting people. So to celebrate this milestone we are giving you some highlights from our most popular and interesting episodes, enjoy this excerpt from the generous and thoughtful Julia Zemiro. Hear the full episode with Julia Zemiro here If you want to celebrate with us, we'd love it if you would share this podcast with someone who enjoys engaging human stories, and give it a review. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Produced by DM PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

07:44

EP63 - S2

31 Aug 23

#127 The 5th Anniversary of Five Of My Life - Rob Carlton

Since it's inception and birth five years ago there have been over 120 episodes of Five of My Life - all wonderfully rich, engaging conversations with generous and interesting people. So to celebrate this milestone we are giving you some highlights from our most popular and interesting episodes, enjoy this entertaining excerpt from master storyteller, Rob Carlton. Hear the full episode with Rob Carlton here If you want to celebrate with us, we'd love it if you would share this podcast with someone who enjoys engaging human stories, and give it a review. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Produced by DM PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#127 The 5th Anniversary of Five Of My Life - Rob Carlton

Since it's inception and birth five years ago there have been over 120 episodes of Five of My Life - all wonderfully rich, engaging conversations with generous and interesting people. So to celebrate this milestone we are giving you some highlights from our most popular and interesting episodes, enjoy this entertaining excerpt from master storyteller, Rob Carlton. Hear the full episode with Rob Carlton here If you want to celebrate with us, we'd love it if you would share this podcast with someone who enjoys engaging human stories, and give it a review. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Produced by DM PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12:04

EP62 - S2

30 Aug 23

#126 The 5th Anniversary of Five of My Life - Jacqui Lambie

Since it's inception and birth five years ago there have been over 120 episodes of Five of My Life - all wonderfully rich, engaging conversations with generous and interesting people. So to celebrate this milestone we are giving you some highlights from our most popular and interesting episodes, enjoy this surprising episode from Senator for Tasmania, Jacqui Lambie Hear the full episode with Jacqui Lambie here. If you want to celebrate with us, we'd love it if you would share this podcast with someone who enjoys engaging human stories, and give it a review. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Produced by DM PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#126 The 5th Anniversary of Five of My Life - Jacqui Lambie

Since it's inception and birth five years ago there have been over 120 episodes of Five of My Life - all wonderfully rich, engaging conversations with generous and interesting people. So to celebrate this milestone we are giving you some highlights from our most popular and interesting episodes, enjoy this surprising episode from Senator for Tasmania, Jacqui Lambie Hear the full episode with Jacqui Lambie here. If you want to celebrate with us, we'd love it if you would share this podcast with someone who enjoys engaging human stories, and give it a review. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Produced by DM PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

07:27

EP61 - S2

29 Aug 23

#125 The 5th Anniversary of Five of My Life - Todd Sampson

Since it's inception and birth five years ago there have been over 120 episodes of Five of My Life - all wonderfully rich, engaging conversations with generous and interesting people. So to celebrate this milestone we are giving you some highlights from our most popular and interesting episodes, starting with where it all began - Episode 1 - Todd Sampson. Hear the full episode with Todd Sampson here. If you want to celebrate with us, we'd love it if you would share this podcast with someone who enjoys engaging human stories, and give it a review. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Produced by DM PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#125 The 5th Anniversary of Five of My Life - Todd Sampson

Since it's inception and birth five years ago there have been over 120 episodes of Five of My Life - all wonderfully rich, engaging conversations with generous and interesting people. So to celebrate this milestone we are giving you some highlights from our most popular and interesting episodes, starting with where it all began - Episode 1 - Todd Sampson. Hear the full episode with Todd Sampson here. If you want to celebrate with us, we'd love it if you would share this podcast with someone who enjoys engaging human stories, and give it a review. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Produced by DM PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

10:06

EP60 - S2

28 Aug 23

#124 Angela Mollard

Angela Mollard is one of the nations most popular journalists, with a high profile across television, radio, newspapers and magazines. Her deft and relatable commentary on her views, own life and struggles makes her one of the most trusted and eagerly consumed writers when it comes to family life and issues of the day. [01:34] Angela's Film [10:55] Angela's Book [21:06] Angela's Song [26:11] Angela's Place [33:07] Angela's Possession Follow Angela on Instagram here, Twitter here and FB here Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Listen to the Five of My Life Song Playlist on Spotify here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#124 Angela Mollard

Angela Mollard is one of the nations most popular journalists, with a high profile across television, radio, newspapers and magazines. Her deft and relatable commentary on her views, own life and struggles makes her one of the most trusted and eagerly consumed writers when it comes to family life and issues of the day. [01:34] Angela's Film [10:55] Angela's Book [21:06] Angela's Song [26:11] Angela's Place [33:07] Angela's Possession Follow Angela on Instagram here, Twitter here and FB here Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Listen to the Five of My Life Song Playlist on Spotify here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43:02

EP59 - S2

21 Aug 23

#123 Sneak Peak: Angela Mollard

In this sneak peak of my conversation with journalist, columnist, feature writer, commentator and author - Angela Mollard - you'll hear a woman that has been telling stories her whole life. Through her Five of My Life choices, Angela tells of chasing stories across the globe and chronicling all elements of life in her warm, thoughtful and refreshing way - Nigel Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Listen to the Five of My Life Song Playlist on Spotify here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#123 Sneak Peak: Angela Mollard

In this sneak peak of my conversation with journalist, columnist, feature writer, commentator and author - Angela Mollard - you'll hear a woman that has been telling stories her whole life. Through her Five of My Life choices, Angela tells of chasing stories across the globe and chronicling all elements of life in her warm, thoughtful and refreshing way - Nigel Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Listen to the Five of My Life Song Playlist on Spotify here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

04:10

EP58 - S2

14 Aug 23

#122 Paul Fairweather

The marvellous Paul Fairweather describes himself as a multi ‘potentialite’ - having had success as an architect, designer, inventor, property developer and artist.  Find out what happened when Paul found himself at the pub with a bunch of Archibald Portrait artists and other fascinating responses to the Five of My Life challenge. Learn more about Paul and contact him here and follow Paul on Instagram here Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Listen to the Five of My Life Song Playlist on Spotify here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#122 Paul Fairweather

The marvellous Paul Fairweather describes himself as a multi ‘potentialite’ - having had success as an architect, designer, inventor, property developer and artist.  Find out what happened when Paul found himself at the pub with a bunch of Archibald Portrait artists and other fascinating responses to the Five of My Life challenge. Learn more about Paul and contact him here and follow Paul on Instagram here Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Listen to the Five of My Life Song Playlist on Spotify here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43:55

EP57 - S2

7 Aug 23

#121 Sneak Peak: Paul Fairweather

Paul Fairweather has been described as 'multi potentialite' and he believes that what the world needs most, right now, is creative thinking. Don't miss his full episode next week and hear his creative responses to the Five of My Life Challenge. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Listen to the Five of My Life Song Playlist on Spotify here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#121 Sneak Peak: Paul Fairweather

Paul Fairweather has been described as 'multi potentialite' and he believes that what the world needs most, right now, is creative thinking. Don't miss his full episode next week and hear his creative responses to the Five of My Life Challenge. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Listen to the Five of My Life Song Playlist on Spotify here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

02:10

EP56 - S2

31 Jul 23

#120 Stephanie Dowrick

In 1977 Stephanie Dowrick co-founded the independent feminist publishing house 'The Women's Press' from her home in London. The Women's Press went on to become the largest feminist publisher in the English language during the key period of the second wave of the women's liberation movement. An author herself, Stephanie has written over 20 bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles. Beyond books, she has contributed to Australia's literary and media culture for many years. Hear her thought provoking responses to the Five of my Life Challenge Listen to Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt on YouTube here, Spotify here and Apple here. Find Stephanie's books and contact her here Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Listen to the Five of My Life Song Playlist on Spotify here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#120 Stephanie Dowrick

In 1977 Stephanie Dowrick co-founded the independent feminist publishing house 'The Women's Press' from her home in London. The Women's Press went on to become the largest feminist publisher in the English language during the key period of the second wave of the women's liberation movement. An author herself, Stephanie has written over 20 bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles. Beyond books, she has contributed to Australia's literary and media culture for many years. Hear her thought provoking responses to the Five of my Life Challenge Listen to Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt on YouTube here, Spotify here and Apple here. Find Stephanie's books and contact her here Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Listen to the Five of My Life Song Playlist on Spotify here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

52:11

EP55 - S2

24 Jul 23

#119 Sneak Peak: Stephanie Dowrick

I simply can't believe that I haven't heard this piece of music before. It floored me,... and I am eternally grateful to next weeks guest on the Five of My Life, who introduced it to me, Stephanie Dowrick. This remarkable and multi-talented woman shares her story behind the music and her other 4 choices and I urge you not to miss it - Nigel. But if you really can't wait - listen to Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt on YouTube here, Spotify here and Apple here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#119 Sneak Peak: Stephanie Dowrick

I simply can't believe that I haven't heard this piece of music before. It floored me,... and I am eternally grateful to next weeks guest on the Five of My Life, who introduced it to me, Stephanie Dowrick. This remarkable and multi-talented woman shares her story behind the music and her other 4 choices and I urge you not to miss it - Nigel. But if you really can't wait - listen to Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt on YouTube here, Spotify here and Apple here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

02:50

EP54 - S2

17 Jul 23

#118 Stewart MacFarlane

Stewart MacFarlane was born in Adelaide in the 50's, and entered the South Australian School of Art at just 16 years old. At 21 he travelled to New York to study at the School of Visual Arts, and to pursue a career in music. Along with residencies in various countries, Stewart has gone on to hold over 50 solo exhibitions in major galleries around the world, establishing himself as a master of Australian contemporary, narrative painting. Check out Stewart's art here Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#118 Stewart MacFarlane

Stewart MacFarlane was born in Adelaide in the 50's, and entered the South Australian School of Art at just 16 years old. At 21 he travelled to New York to study at the School of Visual Arts, and to pursue a career in music. Along with residencies in various countries, Stewart has gone on to hold over 50 solo exhibitions in major galleries around the world, establishing himself as a master of Australian contemporary, narrative painting. Check out Stewart's art here Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39:52

EP53 - S2

10 Jul 23

#117 Sneak Peak: Stewart MacFarlane

I stumbled on an artist, completely by chance, and fell in love with his art. After researching and discovering that he was in fact an accomplished Australian artist, I decided to reach out and see if he'd take the Five of My Life challenge. Lucky for us all he accepted. Tune in next week to hear about his time in New York as a young musician in the 70's and his journey through life and art - Nigel Oh and check out his art here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#117 Sneak Peak: Stewart MacFarlane

I stumbled on an artist, completely by chance, and fell in love with his art. After researching and discovering that he was in fact an accomplished Australian artist, I decided to reach out and see if he'd take the Five of My Life challenge. Lucky for us all he accepted. Tune in next week to hear about his time in New York as a young musician in the 70's and his journey through life and art - Nigel Oh and check out his art here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

02:22

EP52 - S2

3 Jul 23

#116 Sarah Grynberg

Sarah Grynberg is a highly experienced media executive, who has produced some of the best known and most loved shows in Australia. She's also the host of her own chart topping podcast, 'A Life of Greatness', where she interviews global figures as diverse as Geena Davis, Wim Hof and Matthew McConaughey, to extract practises and strategies that help her listeners unlock their best selves. Her responses to the Five of My Life Challenge reflect her deeply mindful approach to life. Find Sarah on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and on TikTok Listen to her podcast A Life Of Greatness here Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#116 Sarah Grynberg

Sarah Grynberg is a highly experienced media executive, who has produced some of the best known and most loved shows in Australia. She's also the host of her own chart topping podcast, 'A Life of Greatness', where she interviews global figures as diverse as Geena Davis, Wim Hof and Matthew McConaughey, to extract practises and strategies that help her listeners unlock their best selves. Her responses to the Five of My Life Challenge reflect her deeply mindful approach to life. Find Sarah on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and on TikTok Listen to her podcast A Life Of Greatness here Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

44:41

EP51 - S2

26 Jun 23

#115 Sneak Peak: Sarah Grynberg

Every day is a fresh beginning;Listen, my soul, to the glad refrain,And, spite of old sorrow and older sinning,And puzzles forecasted and possible pain,Take heart with the day, and begin again. An excerpt of the poem 'New Every Morning' by Susan Coolidge Sarah Grynberg was a fascinating and authentic guest on the Five Of My Life - hear a snippet of her story in this sneak peak, and don't miss our wonderful conversation in full next week - Nigel Listen to Sarah's podcast The Life of Greatness hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#115 Sneak Peak: Sarah Grynberg

Every day is a fresh beginning;Listen, my soul, to the glad refrain,And, spite of old sorrow and older sinning,And puzzles forecasted and possible pain,Take heart with the day, and begin again. An excerpt of the poem 'New Every Morning' by Susan Coolidge Sarah Grynberg was a fascinating and authentic guest on the Five Of My Life - hear a snippet of her story in this sneak peak, and don't miss our wonderful conversation in full next week - Nigel Listen to Sarah's podcast The Life of Greatness hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

04:21

EP50 - S2

19 Jun 23

#114 Frances Fitzgerald

Frances Fitzgerald is a member of the European Parliament for Dublin and former Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland. She has spent her life working to deliver change and reform, first as a social worker and family therapist for ten years, then in government with roles including Minister for Justice and Equality, and the State's first ever Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Through Frances's choices she generously reveals some of the rich history, social scars and feminist developments of modern Ireland. Find Frances Fitzgerald on Twitter: @FitzgeraldFrncs Instagram: @frances_fitzgerald_mep Facebook: Frances Fitzgerald LinkedIn: Frances Fitzgerald Website: www.francesfitzgerald.ie  Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#114 Frances Fitzgerald

Frances Fitzgerald is a member of the European Parliament for Dublin and former Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland. She has spent her life working to deliver change and reform, first as a social worker and family therapist for ten years, then in government with roles including Minister for Justice and Equality, and the State's first ever Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Through Frances's choices she generously reveals some of the rich history, social scars and feminist developments of modern Ireland. Find Frances Fitzgerald on Twitter: @FitzgeraldFrncs Instagram: @frances_fitzgerald_mep Facebook: Frances Fitzgerald LinkedIn: Frances Fitzgerald Website: www.francesfitzgerald.ie  Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42:11

EP49 - S2

12 Jun 23

#113 Sneak Peak: Frances Fitzgerald

One of my favourite traditions on Five of My Life is the 'sixth question'. This is when, at the end of every interview, I ask my guests who they want to hear take the Five of My Life Challenge next.  As this 'sneak peak' into next week's episode explains, it's how the 'Sixers Club' came to be, and brings a beautiful connectedness to the whole exercise - NigelSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#113 Sneak Peak: Frances Fitzgerald

One of my favourite traditions on Five of My Life is the 'sixth question'. This is when, at the end of every interview, I ask my guests who they want to hear take the Five of My Life Challenge next.  As this 'sneak peak' into next week's episode explains, it's how the 'Sixers Club' came to be, and brings a beautiful connectedness to the whole exercise - NigelSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

05:44

EP48 - S2

5 Jun 23

#112 Five Of the Best - Founders

I've always admired people who create something new and meaningful from nothing. Particularly, when their creation is something that makes society better.  It takes courage, vision and incredible tenacity to overcome the naysayers and inevitable obstacles. In this special 'Founders' compilation episode I talk to Andrew Penfold, David Handley, Zara Siedler, Ronni Kahn and William Sieghart - five remarkable people who have each successfully founded projects that have made a lasting and meaningful contribution to the world - Nigel Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#112 Five Of the Best - Founders

I've always admired people who create something new and meaningful from nothing. Particularly, when their creation is something that makes society better.  It takes courage, vision and incredible tenacity to overcome the naysayers and inevitable obstacles. In this special 'Founders' compilation episode I talk to Andrew Penfold, David Handley, Zara Siedler, Ronni Kahn and William Sieghart - five remarkable people who have each successfully founded projects that have made a lasting and meaningful contribution to the world - Nigel Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

46:34

EP47 - S2

29 May 23

#111 David Leser

David Leser is a multi-award winning Australian journalist, author of seven books, moderator and keynote speaker. A former Middle East and North American correspondent, he has a reputation for in-depth coverage on complex social and political issues, which you can hear woven through his thoughtful responses to the Five of My Life Challenge.  Read more about David Leser and see his work here Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#111 David Leser

David Leser is a multi-award winning Australian journalist, author of seven books, moderator and keynote speaker. A former Middle East and North American correspondent, he has a reputation for in-depth coverage on complex social and political issues, which you can hear woven through his thoughtful responses to the Five of My Life Challenge.  Read more about David Leser and see his work here Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

47:55

EP46 - S2

22 May 23

#110 Sneak Peak: David Leser

Five of My Life listeners from around the world contact me with feedback and suggestions regularly and I love it. Next week's guest was a suggestion from a lovely chap, Nicolas Shorter, who emailed me. He recommended that I invite the award winning journalist and author David Leser onto the show and I'm so glad he did. Don't miss next week's chat with the author of 'Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing' - N Got a 5ML suggestion for Nigel? Email him hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#110 Sneak Peak: David Leser

Five of My Life listeners from around the world contact me with feedback and suggestions regularly and I love it. Next week's guest was a suggestion from a lovely chap, Nicolas Shorter, who emailed me. He recommended that I invite the award winning journalist and author David Leser onto the show and I'm so glad he did. Don't miss next week's chat with the author of 'Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing' - N Got a 5ML suggestion for Nigel? Email him hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

02:07

EP45 - S2

15 May 23

#109 On the Road: Andy Griffiths Live from the Castlemaine Festival Pt 2

Five of My Life hit's the road again this week, with part two of two special episodes recorded live at the Castlemaine State Festival. In part two, acclaimed children's author Andy Griffiths takes the Five of My Life challenge and shares his wonderful stories in front of a live audience. Andy has a nuanced childlike way of looking at the world and brings joy to his Five of My Life choices and the CSF audience. Visit the Castlemaine Festival Website here CSF Instagram and Facebook Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here See Andy's books and contact Andy here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#109 On the Road: Andy Griffiths Live from the Castlemaine Festival Pt 2

Five of My Life hit's the road again this week, with part two of two special episodes recorded live at the Castlemaine State Festival. In part two, acclaimed children's author Andy Griffiths takes the Five of My Life challenge and shares his wonderful stories in front of a live audience. Andy has a nuanced childlike way of looking at the world and brings joy to his Five of My Life choices and the CSF audience. Visit the Castlemaine Festival Website here CSF Instagram and Facebook Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here See Andy's books and contact Andy here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35:54

EP44 - S2

8 May 23

#108 On the Road: Live from the Castlemaine State Festival Pt 1

Five of My Life hit's the road this week, with part one of two special episodes recorded live at the Castlemaine State Festival. In part one, Nigel takes to the stage to be interviewed by curator of the 'Dialogues Program,' Kristin Gill. Enjoy hearing Nigel discuss his own life including thoughts on sliding into your third trimester sideways screaming "yaaahooooo". Visit the Castlemaine Festival Website here CSF Instagram and Facebook Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#108 On the Road: Live from the Castlemaine State Festival Pt 1

Five of My Life hit's the road this week, with part one of two special episodes recorded live at the Castlemaine State Festival. In part one, Nigel takes to the stage to be interviewed by curator of the 'Dialogues Program,' Kristin Gill. Enjoy hearing Nigel discuss his own life including thoughts on sliding into your third trimester sideways screaming "yaaahooooo". Visit the Castlemaine Festival Website here CSF Instagram and Facebook Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

29:11

EP43 - S2

1 May 23

#107 Amanda Keller

Amanda Keller is one of Australia's most successful and most loved media personalities. Whether it be hosting the nation's most listened to radio show or presenting a number of top rated TV programs, Amanda has been at the head of the field for over 30 years.  Also a respected author, actress and journalist - this episode beautifully demonstrates her natural talent and pure authenticity responding to the Five of My Life Challenge. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Follow Amanda on Instagram here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#107 Amanda Keller

Amanda Keller is one of Australia's most successful and most loved media personalities. Whether it be hosting the nation's most listened to radio show or presenting a number of top rated TV programs, Amanda has been at the head of the field for over 30 years.  Also a respected author, actress and journalist - this episode beautifully demonstrates her natural talent and pure authenticity responding to the Five of My Life Challenge. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Follow Amanda on Instagram here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45:34

EP42 - S2

23 Apr 23

#106 Sneak Peak: Amanda Keller

Amanda Keller is a national treasure, achieving multi-awarded success as a television and radio presenter, comedian, journalist and author. In next weeks episode she shares her fear of not being able to have kids, her solace in privacy and much more. All delivered with her trademark generosity and authenticity, her responses to the Five of My Life challenge are not to be missed - N This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#106 Sneak Peak: Amanda Keller

Amanda Keller is a national treasure, achieving multi-awarded success as a television and radio presenter, comedian, journalist and author. In next weeks episode she shares her fear of not being able to have kids, her solace in privacy and much more. All delivered with her trademark generosity and authenticity, her responses to the Five of My Life challenge are not to be missed - N This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

03:41

EP41 - S2

17 Apr 23

#105 John Collee

 John Collee is is highly regarded and awarded screenwriter who's film scripts include well known successes like Happy Feet and Master & Commander. A qualified doctor, he's also a respected journalist and best selling novelist. He exudes a charming and infectious delight for the world around him as he shares the stories behind his Five of My Life choices. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Find John Collee's books and contact him here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#105 John Collee

 John Collee is is highly regarded and awarded screenwriter who's film scripts include well known successes like Happy Feet and Master & Commander. A qualified doctor, he's also a respected journalist and best selling novelist. He exudes a charming and infectious delight for the world around him as he shares the stories behind his Five of My Life choices. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Find John Collee's books and contact him here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49:48

EP40 - S2

10 Apr 23

#104 A Listener Special - 5ML from Montana

I really do love the growing and engaged Five of My Life community.  This surprising and very sweet story about 9 year old Olivia and her family, from Montana in the US, was the highlight of my week. I hope you appreciate this touching moment as much as I did and if you'd like to connect or suggest a guest, you can contact me here - Nigel Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#104 A Listener Special - 5ML from Montana

I really do love the growing and engaged Five of My Life community.  This surprising and very sweet story about 9 year old Olivia and her family, from Montana in the US, was the highlight of my week. I hope you appreciate this touching moment as much as I did and if you'd like to connect or suggest a guest, you can contact me here - Nigel Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

04:44

EP39 - S2

3 Apr 23

#103 Five of the Best - Politicians

The Five of My Life is deliberately and distinctly not part of the daily political news cycle. However, it is  fascinating to hear from our political leaders when they are not delivering a sound bite or policy beat up. This compilation episode gives an insight into the true and authentic personalities of Tanya Plibersek, Julia Gillard, Anthony Albanese, Jacqui Lambie and Gladys Berejiklian via their responses to the Five of My Life challenge. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#103 Five of the Best - Politicians

The Five of My Life is deliberately and distinctly not part of the daily political news cycle. However, it is  fascinating to hear from our political leaders when they are not delivering a sound bite or policy beat up. This compilation episode gives an insight into the true and authentic personalities of Tanya Plibersek, Julia Gillard, Anthony Albanese, Jacqui Lambie and Gladys Berejiklian via their responses to the Five of My Life challenge. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

28:50

EP38 - S2

27 Mar 23

#102 Tanveer Ahmed

Dr Tanveer Ahmed is a psychiatrist and the author of two best-selling books, The Exotic Rissole and Fragile Nation. He works in private practice in Bankstown, Sydney and regularly visits jails for forensic assessments. Through the Five of My Life Challenge, Tanveer shares his unique migrant perspective and fascinating life stories. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Contact Tanveer here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#102 Tanveer Ahmed

Dr Tanveer Ahmed is a psychiatrist and the author of two best-selling books, The Exotic Rissole and Fragile Nation. He works in private practice in Bankstown, Sydney and regularly visits jails for forensic assessments. Through the Five of My Life Challenge, Tanveer shares his unique migrant perspective and fascinating life stories. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Contact Tanveer here This episode proudly sponsored by Darrell LeaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49:40

EP37 - S2

20 Mar 23

#101 Sneak Peak: Tanveer Ahmed

Next week's guest is someone that was put to me by a Five of My Life listener. I thoroughly enjoy reading your messages and suggestions and, to my delight, I get them from around the world. I'm so glad that Tanveer Ahmed was suggested to me as our chat was fascinating and engaging. Please join me as Tanveer takes the Five of My Life challenge in next week's episode. And if you'd like to connect or suggest a guest, you can contact me here - Nigel Follow The Five of My Life on InstagramSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#101 Sneak Peak: Tanveer Ahmed

Next week's guest is someone that was put to me by a Five of My Life listener. I thoroughly enjoy reading your messages and suggestions and, to my delight, I get them from around the world. I'm so glad that Tanveer Ahmed was suggested to me as our chat was fascinating and engaging. Please join me as Tanveer takes the Five of My Life challenge in next week's episode. And if you'd like to connect or suggest a guest, you can contact me here - Nigel Follow The Five of My Life on InstagramSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

02:48

EP36 - S2

13 Mar 23

#100 Five of the Best - Women

To show our support for International Womens Day we've put together this special compilation episode. In it, five amazing women: Layne Beachley, Anya Hindmarch, Kate McClymont, Julia Gillard and Mary Chiarella, each tell a story prompted by the Five of My Life Challenge. Entertaining and enlightening, these leaders who have dominated across the varied worlds of sport, fashion, journalism, politics and nursing serve as an inspiration to us all. Listen to the full episodes from these amazing women by hitting the above links or searching in the Five of My Life feed below. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#100 Five of the Best - Women

To show our support for International Womens Day we've put together this special compilation episode. In it, five amazing women: Layne Beachley, Anya Hindmarch, Kate McClymont, Julia Gillard and Mary Chiarella, each tell a story prompted by the Five of My Life Challenge. Entertaining and enlightening, these leaders who have dominated across the varied worlds of sport, fashion, journalism, politics and nursing serve as an inspiration to us all. Listen to the full episodes from these amazing women by hitting the above links or searching in the Five of My Life feed below. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39:51

EP35 - S2

6 Mar 23

#99 Ross Fitzgerald

Professor Ross Fitzgerald is a historian, novelist and political commentator. One of Australia's most prolific authors, Ross almost went to an early grave due to his chronic and dangerous alcoholism. Sober for more than 5 decades, Ross shares the stories behind his Five of My Life choices with wisdom and gratitude. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Learn more about Ross and find his books hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#99 Ross Fitzgerald

Professor Ross Fitzgerald is a historian, novelist and political commentator. One of Australia's most prolific authors, Ross almost went to an early grave due to his chronic and dangerous alcoholism. Sober for more than 5 decades, Ross shares the stories behind his Five of My Life choices with wisdom and gratitude. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Learn more about Ross and find his books hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36:53

EP34 - S2

27 Feb 23

#98 Sneak Peak: Ross Fitzgerald

I’ve always been fascinated by the stories of others who, like me, have decided to live their life without drinking. In next week’s episode the wonderful Ross Fitzgerald takes the Five Of My Life challenge  - and in the process we discuss his dangerous and destructive life on the grog , and the marvellous 53 years he’s had since getting sober - NigelSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#98 Sneak Peak: Ross Fitzgerald

I’ve always been fascinated by the stories of others who, like me, have decided to live their life without drinking. In next week’s episode the wonderful Ross Fitzgerald takes the Five Of My Life challenge  - and in the process we discuss his dangerous and destructive life on the grog , and the marvellous 53 years he’s had since getting sober - NigelSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

02:05

EP34 - S2

20 Feb 23

#97 Bonus Valentine's Episode - Monica McInerney

To celebrate Valentine's Day we are re-releasing this heart-warming conversation when one of Australia's most popular authors - the wonderful Monica McInerney - took the Five of My Life challenge, and movingly wove love throughout her stories. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Find Monica hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#97 Bonus Valentine's Episode - Monica McInerney

To celebrate Valentine's Day we are re-releasing this heart-warming conversation when one of Australia's most popular authors - the wonderful Monica McInerney - took the Five of My Life challenge, and movingly wove love throughout her stories. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Find Monica hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

48:44

EP33 - S2

13 Feb 23

#96 Zara Seidler

In 2018 Zara Seidler co-founded the hugely successful Daily Aus, an online news service that offers young Australians a digestible and engaging way to access the news. As the youngest guest on the podcast to date, it is a revealing episode that demonstrates age is no barrier when it comes to The Five of My Life challenge. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Connect with Zara on LinkedIn here, IG here and check out The Daily Aus hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#96 Zara Seidler

In 2018 Zara Seidler co-founded the hugely successful Daily Aus, an online news service that offers young Australians a digestible and engaging way to access the news. As the youngest guest on the podcast to date, it is a revealing episode that demonstrates age is no barrier when it comes to The Five of My Life challenge. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Connect with Zara on LinkedIn here, IG here and check out The Daily Aus hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36:22

EP32 - S2

6 Feb 23

#94 Sneak Peak: Zara Seidler

This podcast has helped me grow and learn in ways that have been surprising. Next week's guest was one of those lovely surprises. The youngest guest we've had on the podcast to date, Zara illustrated that wisdom and life changing experiences can come at any and every age. Join me next week to hear about this incredible young woman's achievements - NigelSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#94 Sneak Peak: Zara Seidler

This podcast has helped me grow and learn in ways that have been surprising. Next week's guest was one of those lovely surprises. The youngest guest we've had on the podcast to date, Zara illustrated that wisdom and life changing experiences can come at any and every age. Join me next week to hear about this incredible young woman's achievements - NigelSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

02:01

EP32 - S2

30 Jan 23

#95 Bonus Episode: Australian of the Year Taryn Brumfitt

We're re-releasing this episode with Taryn Brumfitt from a couple of years ago as she has just been announced as the 2023 Australian of the Year. Learn more about this incredible Australian through her Five of my Life choices. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Follow Taryn on Instagram here Co-founder of The Embrace HubSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#95 Bonus Episode: Australian of the Year Taryn Brumfitt

We're re-releasing this episode with Taryn Brumfitt from a couple of years ago as she has just been announced as the 2023 Australian of the Year. Learn more about this incredible Australian through her Five of my Life choices. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Follow Taryn on Instagram here Co-founder of The Embrace HubSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

46:06

EP31 - S2

27 Jan 23

#93 Holly Wainwright

Holly Wainwright has had a long career as a journalist and editor, most recently as head of Content at Mamamia - Australia's only women's media company. Author of four best-selling books and host of two of the country's most successful podcasts, Holly's honest, relatable and wise commentary has earned her an army of followers.  Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Find her books and contact Holly here Follow Holly on IG here Listen to Holly's Podcast Mamamia Out Loud hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#93 Holly Wainwright

Holly Wainwright has had a long career as a journalist and editor, most recently as head of Content at Mamamia - Australia's only women's media company. Author of four best-selling books and host of two of the country's most successful podcasts, Holly's honest, relatable and wise commentary has earned her an army of followers.  Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Find her books and contact Holly here Follow Holly on IG here Listen to Holly's Podcast Mamamia Out Loud hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

46:29

EP30 - S2

23 Jan 23

#92 Sneak Peak: Holly Wainwright

Doing this podcast has most definitely expanded my world and next week's guest has added to that enlightenment. Here is a tiny taste of the wonderful author, journalist and podcaster Holly Wainwright as she shares the stories and life experiences behind her Five of My Life choices. Please check out the full chat with Holly next week - Nigel  Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#92 Sneak Peak: Holly Wainwright

Doing this podcast has most definitely expanded my world and next week's guest has added to that enlightenment. Here is a tiny taste of the wonderful author, journalist and podcaster Holly Wainwright as she shares the stories and life experiences behind her Five of My Life choices. Please check out the full chat with Holly next week - Nigel  Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

03:05

EP29 - S2

16 Jan 23

#91 Alison Mirams

Alison Mirams is an inspirational trailblazer at the very top of corporate Australia. CEO of tier one construction company Roberts Co, Alison's courageous leadership took on the norms of an entire industry and her policies have transformed the lives of thousands of families. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Connect with Alison hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#91 Alison Mirams

Alison Mirams is an inspirational trailblazer at the very top of corporate Australia. CEO of tier one construction company Roberts Co, Alison's courageous leadership took on the norms of an entire industry and her policies have transformed the lives of thousands of families. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here Connect with Alison hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39:56

EP28 - S2

9 Jan 23

#90 Sneak Peak: Alison Mirams

Happy New Year and welcome back to a new exciting year of Five of My Life! In these 'sneak peak' episodes you'll get a taste of what's coming up in next week's episode. I was thrilled when a friend sent me a video of Alison Mirams, the CEO of Roberts Co and I found that Alison and I share many values and behaviour around work. Look out for the full chat with Alison next week on Five of My Life - Nigel See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#90 Sneak Peak: Alison Mirams

Happy New Year and welcome back to a new exciting year of Five of My Life! In these 'sneak peak' episodes you'll get a taste of what's coming up in next week's episode. I was thrilled when a friend sent me a video of Alison Mirams, the CEO of Roberts Co and I found that Alison and I share many values and behaviour around work. Look out for the full chat with Alison next week on Five of My Life - Nigel See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:49

EP28 - S2

2 Jan 23

#89 Dan Ilic

Dan Ilic is one of Australia's most prolific comedic voices. His incisive satirical take on current affairs has garnered attention, and followers, around the world. As funny as he is thought provoking, Dan reigns supreme as Australia's leading investigative humorist. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here. Follow Dan on IG here, Twitter here, FB here and check out his Podcast A Rational FearSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#89 Dan Ilic

Dan Ilic is one of Australia's most prolific comedic voices. His incisive satirical take on current affairs has garnered attention, and followers, around the world. As funny as he is thought provoking, Dan reigns supreme as Australia's leading investigative humorist. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here. Follow Dan on IG here, Twitter here, FB here and check out his Podcast A Rational FearSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40:09

EP27 - S2

26 Dec 22

#88 A Christmas Special - Kris Marshall from 'Love Actually'

Like so many families around the world, we sit and watch 'Love Actually' at Christmas time every, single, year. So I thought it would be great to revisit this episode with the wonderful actor Kris Marshall, who plays Colin Frissell in the movie. Merry Christmas from my family to yours. Check out the 'Five of My Life playlist' on Spotify and hear every guests chosen song Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#88 A Christmas Special - Kris Marshall from 'Love Actually'

Like so many families around the world, we sit and watch 'Love Actually' at Christmas time every, single, year. So I thought it would be great to revisit this episode with the wonderful actor Kris Marshall, who plays Colin Frissell in the movie. Merry Christmas from my family to yours. Check out the 'Five of My Life playlist' on Spotify and hear every guests chosen song Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43:01

EP26 - S2

19 Dec 22

#87 Five of the Best - Possessions

'Tis the season of 'stuff' and in this compilation episode we revisit the chosen possessions from Jo Stanley, Todd Sampson, John Eales, Amantha Imber and Carl Honore - as they talk about the story and meaning behind their object. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#87 Five of the Best - Possessions

'Tis the season of 'stuff' and in this compilation episode we revisit the chosen possessions from Jo Stanley, Todd Sampson, John Eales, Amantha Imber and Carl Honore - as they talk about the story and meaning behind their object. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42:52

EP25 - S2

12 Dec 22

#86 Sneak Peek: My Changed Relationship with Possessions - Nigel

In this sneak peek into next week's episode, Nigel explains how his relationship with possessions has changed as he's got older. The 'possession' question is his favourite and next week he'll bring you some of his favourite Five of My Life choices just in time for Christmas. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#86 Sneak Peek: My Changed Relationship with Possessions - Nigel

In this sneak peek into next week's episode, Nigel explains how his relationship with possessions has changed as he's got older. The 'possession' question is his favourite and next week he'll bring you some of his favourite Five of My Life choices just in time for Christmas. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

02:00

EP25 - S2

5 Dec 22

#85 Nancy Kline

Nancy Kline is a teacher researcher school cofounder and writer, she’s also the creator and pioneer of the Thinking Environment. An internationally bestselling author, the leadership organisation she founded in 1984, Time to Think, has touched the lives of millions around the world. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here. Find Nancy's books hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#85 Nancy Kline

Nancy Kline is a teacher researcher school cofounder and writer, she’s also the creator and pioneer of the Thinking Environment. An internationally bestselling author, the leadership organisation she founded in 1984, Time to Think, has touched the lives of millions around the world. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here. Find Nancy's books hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40:26

EP24 - S2

28 Nov 22

#84 Sneak Peek: A Book That Changed My Life - Nigel

In this mini episode, Nigel explains why his next guest, on Five of My Life, is special to him. Join Nigel and Nancy Kline next week and hear what's behind her Five of My Life choices. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#84 Sneak Peek: A Book That Changed My Life - Nigel

In this mini episode, Nigel explains why his next guest, on Five of My Life, is special to him. Join Nigel and Nancy Kline next week and hear what's behind her Five of My Life choices. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

02:16

EP24 - S2

21 Nov 22

#83 Stuart Spence

International renown photographer Stuart Spence, has snapped some of the most famous people on the planet. His eclectic work has been exhibited in galleries around the world and his pictures graced the covers of magazines as varied as Rolling Stone and New Scientist.  An author and deep thinker, Stuart's  photography is a mystical process which is heard through his thoughtful Five of My Life choices. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here. Stuart Spence Website Follow Stuart Spence on Instagram  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#83 Stuart Spence

International renown photographer Stuart Spence, has snapped some of the most famous people on the planet. His eclectic work has been exhibited in galleries around the world and his pictures graced the covers of magazines as varied as Rolling Stone and New Scientist.  An author and deep thinker, Stuart's  photography is a mystical process which is heard through his thoughtful Five of My Life choices. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here. Stuart Spence Website Follow Stuart Spence on Instagram  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49:51

EP23 - S2

14 Nov 22

#82 Mikey Robbins

Mikey Robins is an Australian media personality, comedian, radio host and writer. He has entertained thousands over the years with his stints on radio and television and now has a podcast called Heroes and Howlers. In this open chat about his five selections, Mikey shows gratitude for a full and fun life so far. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#82 Mikey Robbins

Mikey Robins is an Australian media personality, comedian, radio host and writer. He has entertained thousands over the years with his stints on radio and television and now has a podcast called Heroes and Howlers. In this open chat about his five selections, Mikey shows gratitude for a full and fun life so far. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35:54

EP22 - S2

31 Oct 22

#81 Five of the Best - Places

Connection to physical place will always be one of the most powerful drivers of meaning, memory and happiness. In this episode we revisit the special places chosen by Taryn Brumfitt, Layne Beachley, Rosie Waterland, Monica Mcinerney and Sarah Wilson. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#81 Five of the Best - Places

Connection to physical place will always be one of the most powerful drivers of meaning, memory and happiness. In this episode we revisit the special places chosen by Taryn Brumfitt, Layne Beachley, Rosie Waterland, Monica Mcinerney and Sarah Wilson. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36:53

EP21 - S2

17 Oct 22

#80 Emile Sherman

Emile Sherman is an Oscar winning film producer and co-host of the podcast The Principle of Charity. The's Kings Speech, Lion, Power of the Dog and Rabbit Proof Fence are some of his well known productions. In his response to the Five of My Life challenge, Emile shares his love of philosophy and provides fascinating insights into his love of filmmaking.  Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#80 Emile Sherman

Emile Sherman is an Oscar winning film producer and co-host of the podcast The Principle of Charity. The's Kings Speech, Lion, Power of the Dog and Rabbit Proof Fence are some of his well known productions. In his response to the Five of My Life challenge, Emile shares his love of philosophy and provides fascinating insights into his love of filmmaking.  Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35:24

EP20 - S2

3 Oct 22

#79 Mick Colliss

Mick Colliss is best known for his hilarious book 'Full Contact Sudoko', he's also a poet, radio host and much in-demand public speaker. In this wonderfully 'Australian' chat he shares how his dream became a reality in the most unexpected way. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#79 Mick Colliss

Mick Colliss is best known for his hilarious book 'Full Contact Sudoko', he's also a poet, radio host and much in-demand public speaker. In this wonderfully 'Australian' chat he shares how his dream became a reality in the most unexpected way. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43:11

EP19 - S2

19 Sep 22

#78 Wendy McCarthy

Wendy McCarthy is one of Australia's most revered public figures. As a feminist icon, author and businesswoman, Wendy has worked for reform in many important sectors in Australia. Her Five of My Life choices reflect this, her deep advocacy for women's reproductive rights  and her desire for equality. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#78 Wendy McCarthy

Wendy McCarthy is one of Australia's most revered public figures. As a feminist icon, author and businesswoman, Wendy has worked for reform in many important sectors in Australia. Her Five of My Life choices reflect this, her deep advocacy for women's reproductive rights  and her desire for equality. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35:31

EP18 - S2

5 Sep 22

#77 Five of the Best - Fathers

To mark Father’s Day in Australia, I’ve put together a ‘best of’ episode with a collection of stories from five guests about their Dads. Join Damian Callinan, Gus Worland, Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins, Rob Carlton and Julia Gillard as they share moving and intimate reflections on their fathers through their Five Of My Life Choices. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#77 Five of the Best - Fathers

To mark Father’s Day in Australia, I’ve put together a ‘best of’ episode with a collection of stories from five guests about their Dads. Join Damian Callinan, Gus Worland, Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins, Rob Carlton and Julia Gillard as they share moving and intimate reflections on their fathers through their Five Of My Life Choices. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

31:10

EP17 - S2

22 Aug 22

#76 Stuart Dickinson

Stuart Dickinson, Australia's most-capped Rugby Union referee and the only Australian to referee three Rugby World Cups, is a modest and impressive guest. He was once nearly shot at point blank range by a would-be robber, but little did the assailant know, he was also an undercover cop at the time.  Stuart is a passionate leader and 'one-off'. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#76 Stuart Dickinson

Stuart Dickinson, Australia's most-capped Rugby Union referee and the only Australian to referee three Rugby World Cups, is a modest and impressive guest. He was once nearly shot at point blank range by a would-be robber, but little did the assailant know, he was also an undercover cop at the time.  Stuart is a passionate leader and 'one-off'. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45:35

EP16 - S2

8 Aug 22

#75 Tom Tilley

Tom Tilley's backstory is as fascinating as his list of achievements is impressive. Having grown up in a religious cult, Tom finally broke free to chart his own course becoming, amongst other things, Australia's leading voice in current affairs to young people.  Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#75 Tom Tilley

Tom Tilley's backstory is as fascinating as his list of achievements is impressive. Having grown up in a religious cult, Tom finally broke free to chart his own course becoming, amongst other things, Australia's leading voice in current affairs to young people.  Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

44:40

EP15 - S2

25 Jul 22

#74 Naomi Mourra

Leaving the Jehovah Witness church is always difficult, but even more so when you're a Lebanese Lesbian. Stand-up Naomi Mourra has taken her challenging life experiences and turned them into comedy, as revealed in her thoughtful Five Of My Life Choices. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#74 Naomi Mourra

Leaving the Jehovah Witness church is always difficult, but even more so when you're a Lebanese Lesbian. Stand-up Naomi Mourra has taken her challenging life experiences and turned them into comedy, as revealed in her thoughtful Five Of My Life Choices. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38:49

EP14 - S2

11 Jul 22

#73 David Caesar

David Caesar is a multi-awarded film and television director and writer. Through his Five of My Life choices, and embodied in his films Mullet, Idiot Box and Dirty Deeds, he reflects on and celebrates 'Australian culture' past and present. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#73 David Caesar

David Caesar is a multi-awarded film and television director and writer. Through his Five of My Life choices, and embodied in his films Mullet, Idiot Box and Dirty Deeds, he reflects on and celebrates 'Australian culture' past and present. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41:37

EP13 - S2

27 Jun 22

#72 Abby Dobson

Abby Dobson was a founding member of the successful Australian band, Leonardo's Bride, she has collaborated with Neil Finn, Daniel Johns and Alex Lloyd amongst others; and has a  side-project called Baby et Lulu in which she sings French songs in harmony with her friend Lara Goodridge. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#72 Abby Dobson

Abby Dobson was a founding member of the successful Australian band, Leonardo's Bride, she has collaborated with Neil Finn, Daniel Johns and Alex Lloyd amongst others; and has a  side-project called Baby et Lulu in which she sings French songs in harmony with her friend Lara Goodridge. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36:08

EP12 - S2

13 Jun 22

#71 Five of the Best - Songs

Choosing a favourite song has often been difficult for guests on Five of My Life. In this episode you'll hear comedian Matt O'Kine, brain surgeon Charlie Teo and entertainers Will Anderson, Mary Coustas and Julia Zemiro as they share moving and special stories behind their choices. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#71 Five of the Best - Songs

Choosing a favourite song has often been difficult for guests on Five of My Life. In this episode you'll hear comedian Matt O'Kine, brain surgeon Charlie Teo and entertainers Will Anderson, Mary Coustas and Julia Zemiro as they share moving and special stories behind their choices. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41:58

EP11 - S2

30 May 22

#70 David Pocock

David Pocock had a remarkable sporting career, playing professional rugby for Australia at the tender age of 17, he ended up captaining the Wallabies and being the only Australian player included in World Rugby's 'Team of the Decade'. Yet his story is every bit as fascinating off the field as on, be it his family's traumatic flight from Zimbabwe, his social activism or his run for the Senate.  Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#70 David Pocock

David Pocock had a remarkable sporting career, playing professional rugby for Australia at the tender age of 17, he ended up captaining the Wallabies and being the only Australian player included in World Rugby's 'Team of the Decade'. Yet his story is every bit as fascinating off the field as on, be it his family's traumatic flight from Zimbabwe, his social activism or his run for the Senate.  Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32:17

EP10 - S2

16 May 22

#69 Damian Callinan

Multi award winning, Damian Callinan, is an actor, comedian and writer. A fabulous story teller, this conversation covers topics as diverse as his infertility, love of Ireland, tragic death and relationship breakdowns - all with his characteristic warmth, thoughtfulness and humour. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#69 Damian Callinan

Multi award winning, Damian Callinan, is an actor, comedian and writer. A fabulous story teller, this conversation covers topics as diverse as his infertility, love of Ireland, tragic death and relationship breakdowns - all with his characteristic warmth, thoughtfulness and humour. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32:26

EP09 - S2

2 May 22

#68 Anthony Albanese

At the time of publishing this podcast an Australian Federal election is looming and Anthony Albanese, the leader of the Labor party, is in opposition. In this wide ranging conversation his choices reveal, amongst other things, his mistakes, genuine passion for music, admiration for the Queen and the similarities between the mafia, and politics. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#68 Anthony Albanese

At the time of publishing this podcast an Australian Federal election is looming and Anthony Albanese, the leader of the Labor party, is in opposition. In this wide ranging conversation his choices reveal, amongst other things, his mistakes, genuine passion for music, admiration for the Queen and the similarities between the mafia, and politics. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35:29

EP08 - S2

18 Apr 22

#67 Mary Chiarella

Mary Chiarella has been described as a modern day Florence Nightingale. Whether it be in her role as Chief Nursing Officer or as the first Professor of nursing for the prison system or her years in midwifery and palliative care, she has been a crusader and educator within the world of nursing for over 40 years. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#67 Mary Chiarella

Mary Chiarella has been described as a modern day Florence Nightingale. Whether it be in her role as Chief Nursing Officer or as the first Professor of nursing for the prison system or her years in midwifery and palliative care, she has been a crusader and educator within the world of nursing for over 40 years. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

33:08

EP07 - S2

4 Apr 22

#66 Tim Burrowes

Author of Media Unmade and Founder of Mumbrella, Tim Burrowes, is a one-off. His commentary on the media world is uniquely insightful and has been essential reading in industry circles for over a decade. In this conversation he covers, amongst other things, his facial blindness, thoughts on Rupert Murdoch and love of Southampton Football Club. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#66 Tim Burrowes

Author of Media Unmade and Founder of Mumbrella, Tim Burrowes, is a one-off. His commentary on the media world is uniquely insightful and has been essential reading in industry circles for over a decade. In this conversation he covers, amongst other things, his facial blindness, thoughts on Rupert Murdoch and love of Southampton Football Club. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36:27

EP06 - S2

21 Mar 22

#65 Five of The Best - Books

This special compilation episode features five of the best stories ever told on the show. Actor Rob Carlton, the Guilty Feminist Deborah Francis-White, Mambo founder Dare Jennings, radio presenter James Valentine and author Jamila Rizvi all share their personal stories behind their 5ML book choice. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#65 Five of The Best - Books

This special compilation episode features five of the best stories ever told on the show. Actor Rob Carlton, the Guilty Feminist Deborah Francis-White, Mambo founder Dare Jennings, radio presenter James Valentine and author Jamila Rizvi all share their personal stories behind their 5ML book choice. Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram Contact Nigel here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41:19

EP05 - S2

7 Mar 22

#64 Jacqui Lambie

For Jacqui Lambie - Senator for Tasmania - no topic was off limits when she took The Five Of My Life challenge. Nominated by Jan Fran, Jacqui tells Nigel about her suicide attempt, regrets over her education, bonk-buster novels, overcoming the odds and more, all in her trademark forthright style. Check out the 'Five of My Life playlist' on Spotify and hear every guests chosen song: open.spotify.com/playlist/60PqJQ1rg6fverFMyKvdkG Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram:  The Five of My Life (@thefiveofmylife) Contact Nigel at nigelmarsh.com/    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#64 Jacqui Lambie

For Jacqui Lambie - Senator for Tasmania - no topic was off limits when she took The Five Of My Life challenge. Nominated by Jan Fran, Jacqui tells Nigel about her suicide attempt, regrets over her education, bonk-buster novels, overcoming the odds and more, all in her trademark forthright style. Check out the 'Five of My Life playlist' on Spotify and hear every guests chosen song: open.spotify.com/playlist/60PqJQ1rg6fverFMyKvdkG Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram:  The Five of My Life (@thefiveofmylife) Contact Nigel at nigelmarsh.com/    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

27:11

EP04 - S2

21 Feb 22

#63 Kris Marshall

From possibly the world’s best cameo (Colin Frizzle in Love Actually) to lead roles in global hits (Death In Paradise , My Family), Kris Marshall has been delighting audiences around the world for decades. In this conversation he reveals an unexpectedly different side to his life and thoughts as he discusses his choices with Nigel. Check out the 'Five of My Life playlist' on Spotify and hear every guests chosen song: open.spotify.com/playlist/60PqJQ1rg6fverFMyKvdkG Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram:  The Five of My Life (@thefiveofmylife) Contact Nigel at  nigelmarsh.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#63 Kris Marshall

From possibly the world’s best cameo (Colin Frizzle in Love Actually) to lead roles in global hits (Death In Paradise , My Family), Kris Marshall has been delighting audiences around the world for decades. In this conversation he reveals an unexpectedly different side to his life and thoughts as he discusses his choices with Nigel. Check out the 'Five of My Life playlist' on Spotify and hear every guests chosen song: open.spotify.com/playlist/60PqJQ1rg6fverFMyKvdkG Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram:  The Five of My Life (@thefiveofmylife) Contact Nigel at  nigelmarsh.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42:00

EP03 - S2

7 Feb 22

#62 Amantha Imber

Dr Amantha Imber, CEO of Inventium and host of the number one business podcast 'How I Work', is one of Australia's most intriguing business figures. In this conversation she shares how she almost became a rock star, how her dentist and parents conspired to trick her out of going to acting school and how finding the right questions can bring the best answers. Hear each song chosen by every Five of My Life guest at: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/60PqJQ1rg6fverFMyKvdkG Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefiveofmylife/?hl=en Contact Nigel at https://nigelmarsh.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#62 Amantha Imber

Dr Amantha Imber, CEO of Inventium and host of the number one business podcast 'How I Work', is one of Australia's most intriguing business figures. In this conversation she shares how she almost became a rock star, how her dentist and parents conspired to trick her out of going to acting school and how finding the right questions can bring the best answers. Hear each song chosen by every Five of My Life guest at: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/60PqJQ1rg6fverFMyKvdkG Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefiveofmylife/?hl=en Contact Nigel at https://nigelmarsh.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

46:45

EP02 - S2

24 Jan 22

#61 Five of the Best - Films

Five of the best to start the year - Richard Glover, Osher Gunsberg, Kate McClymont, Gus Worland and Tanya Plibersek share the personal stories behind their 5ML films in this special compilation episode. Heartbreaking, funny and revealing - its amazing what you can learn from someone’s choices. Hear each song chosen by every Five of My Life guest at: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/60PqJQ1rg6fverFMyKvdkG Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefiveofmylife/?hl=en Contact Nigel at https://nigelmarsh.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#61 Five of the Best - Films

Five of the best to start the year - Richard Glover, Osher Gunsberg, Kate McClymont, Gus Worland and Tanya Plibersek share the personal stories behind their 5ML films in this special compilation episode. Heartbreaking, funny and revealing - its amazing what you can learn from someone’s choices. Hear each song chosen by every Five of My Life guest at: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/60PqJQ1rg6fverFMyKvdkG Follow The Five of My Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefiveofmylife/?hl=en Contact Nigel at https://nigelmarsh.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40:38

EP01 - S2

16 Jan 22


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