Turia Pitt is Hard Work

Turia Pitt is Hard Work

What pushes us to do hard things? Author, athlete, and coach Turia Pitt wants to know. Join her as she interviews some of the worlds most resilient figures, and asks them to reflect on what they’ve learned from doing hard things.


Season 1


Turia Pitt is Hard Work - Trailer

What pushes us to do hard things? Author, athlete, and coach Turia Pitt wants to know.  Join her as she interviews some of the worlds most resilient figures, and asks them to reflect on what they’ve learned from doing hard things.

Turia Pitt is Hard Work - Trailer

What pushes us to do hard things? Author, athlete, and coach Turia Pitt wants to know.  Join her as she interviews some of the worlds most resilient figures, and asks them to reflect on what they’ve learned from doing hard things.

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5 Aug 21

Professor Charlie Teo on the hardest part of being a brain surgeon

Neurosurgery is hard work. Amongst the handful of people who know just how hard it is, there’s Professor Charlie Teo – a globally renowned surgeon known for taking on cases others deem too risky. Turia Pitt and Professor Charlie go deep into how to cope with the stress of such a high stakes job, what pushes Charlie to go to work every day, and the surprising impact of politics in the world of surgery, on Turia’s quest to find out what we learn from doing hard things.

Professor Charlie Teo on the hardest part of being a brain surgeon

Neurosurgery is hard work. Amongst the handful of people who know just how hard it is, there’s Professor Charlie Teo – a globally renowned surgeon known for taking on cases others deem too risky. Turia Pitt and Professor Charlie go deep into how to cope with the stress of such a high stakes job, what pushes Charlie to go to work every day, and the surprising impact of politics in the world of surgery, on Turia’s quest to find out what we learn from doing hard things.

44:15

EP01 - S1

12 Aug 21

Nikki Webster on navigating childhood fame

Performing is hard work. Hard enough as an adult, but how does facing the music industry as a child change the way you grow up? Nikki Webster opens up to Turia Pitt on the decisions she had to make as a young performer, and how she's built her life and career since then on Turia's quest to find out what we learn from doing hard things.

Nikki Webster on navigating childhood fame

Performing is hard work. Hard enough as an adult, but how does facing the music industry as a child change the way you grow up? Nikki Webster opens up to Turia Pitt on the decisions she had to make as a young performer, and how she's built her life and career since then on Turia's quest to find out what we learn from doing hard things.

45:04

EP02 - S1

17 Aug 21

Curtis McGrath on redirecting from soldier to Paralympian

Being a professional athlete is hard work. After losing both his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan, Curtis McGrath joked to his peers about becoming a Paralympian. He chats to Turia Pitt about making that light hearted promise a reality, the power of sport, goal-setting and how humour can bring back humanity during life's traumatic moments on Turia's quest to find out what we can learn about ourselves from adversity. 

Curtis McGrath on redirecting from soldier to Paralympian

Being a professional athlete is hard work. After losing both his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan, Curtis McGrath joked to his peers about becoming a Paralympian. He chats to Turia Pitt about making that light hearted promise a reality, the power of sport, goal-setting and how humour can bring back humanity during life's traumatic moments on Turia's quest to find out what we can learn about ourselves from adversity. 

49:16

EP03 - S1

1 Sep 21

Jamila Rizvi on living with a brain tumour

Having a brain tumour is hard work. So is being an author, a mother, a journalist, a presenter, and Jamila Rizvi does all that and more. Jamila Rizvi and Turia Pitt cover family, careers, health, and all the dumb things people say to you when you're unwell on Turia's quest to find out what we can learn about ourselves from doing hard things.

Jamila Rizvi on living with a brain tumour

Having a brain tumour is hard work. So is being an author, a mother, a journalist, a presenter, and Jamila Rizvi does all that and more. Jamila Rizvi and Turia Pitt cover family, careers, health, and all the dumb things people say to you when you're unwell on Turia's quest to find out what we can learn about ourselves from doing hard things.

47:28

EP04 - S1

14 Sep 21

Rabia Siddique on being held hostage, and fighting for justice

Being a lawyer is hard work. But Rabia Siddique took her law career to the next level, not only working as a criminal and human rights lawyer, but serving as a legal aid in the British Army. It was during her service in Iraq that she was taken hostage, but the aftermath when she was rescued and returned home is what pushed her to fight for justice. Rabia opens up to Turia Pitt on this fight, her philosophy in life, and choosing to be a leader in Turia's quest to find out what we learn about ourselves from adversity. 

Rabia Siddique on being held hostage, and fighting for justice

Being a lawyer is hard work. But Rabia Siddique took her law career to the next level, not only working as a criminal and human rights lawyer, but serving as a legal aid in the British Army. It was during her service in Iraq that she was taken hostage, but the aftermath when she was rescued and returned home is what pushed her to fight for justice. Rabia opens up to Turia Pitt on this fight, her philosophy in life, and choosing to be a leader in Turia's quest to find out what we learn about ourselves from adversity. 

52:42

EP05 - S1

28 Sep 21

Dr Terri Janke on defying expectations

Starting your own law firm is hard work. Especially when all the odds are stacked against you. From an early age, proud Wuthathi and Meriam woman Dr Terri Janke experienced prejudice and racism because of her Indigenous heritage. She opens up to Turia Pitt on proving those who doubted her ability wrong, fighting to protect Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property, and the people who inspired her along the way as part of Turia's quest to find out what we can learn about ourselves from doing hard things.

Dr Terri Janke on defying expectations

Starting your own law firm is hard work. Especially when all the odds are stacked against you. From an early age, proud Wuthathi and Meriam woman Dr Terri Janke experienced prejudice and racism because of her Indigenous heritage. She opens up to Turia Pitt on proving those who doubted her ability wrong, fighting to protect Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property, and the people who inspired her along the way as part of Turia's quest to find out what we can learn about ourselves from doing hard things.

50:17

EP06 - S1

12 Oct 21

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