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.


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Season 2


The life-changing podcast for women preparing for pregnancy and birth — Sophie Walker

“Preparing for pregnancy and labour is no different than an athlete preparing for an Olympic event”, says Sophie Walker, host of Australian Birth Stories podcast. Despite almost 300,000 births each year, many Australians still don’t know much about what’s involved in carrying a baby to term, or how it can impact the body, outside of their own direct experience. Sophie explains why she wants to change that and some direct tips on how you can be prepared. Listen to Australian Birth Stories: https://podfollow.com/1242155321 Check out the incredible community at @australianbirthstories Hear about Turia Pitt’s birth story. Read Birth Skills by Juju Sundin: http://booktopia.kh4ffx.net/b3JDvm Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt or Instagram @Turiapitt.

The life-changing podcast for women preparing for pregnancy and birth — Sophie Walker

“Preparing for pregnancy and labour is no different than an athlete preparing for an Olympic event”, says Sophie Walker, host of Australian Birth Stories podcast. Despite almost 300,000 births each year, many Australians still don’t know much about what’s involved in carrying a baby to term, or how it can impact the body, outside of their own direct experience. Sophie explains why she wants to change that and some direct tips on how you can be prepared. Listen to Australian Birth Stories: https://podfollow.com/1242155321 Check out the incredible community at @australianbirthstories Hear about Turia Pitt’s birth story. Read Birth Skills by Juju Sundin: http://booktopia.kh4ffx.net/b3JDvm Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt or Instagram @Turiapitt.

42:02

EP13 - S2

18 Jul 22

How Rebecca Sparrow "found a village" online and took control of her health

Respected author Rebecca Sparrow needed an exercise plan but there was a key element missing.      "It takes a village to do anything big in life", she said, and that includes health goals. Enter: Run with Turia, a supportive, private community where women can learn and encourage each other to level up. Discover more about the Run with Turia: https://www.turiapitt.com/run/

How Rebecca Sparrow "found a village" online and took control of her health

Respected author Rebecca Sparrow needed an exercise plan but there was a key element missing.      "It takes a village to do anything big in life", she said, and that includes health goals. Enter: Run with Turia, a supportive, private community where women can learn and encourage each other to level up. Discover more about the Run with Turia: https://www.turiapitt.com/run/

18:23

EP12 - S2

5 Jul 22

What to do if your attitude to exercise is STUCK in 'the arrival fallacy'

Introducing my right hand woman and business partner, Grace McBride. From an early age Grace was convinced that fitness was not part of her identity. So when I wanted to start a running program for women, she thought it was a good idea but flat-out refused to take part. Until one day, Grace realised, in order to work on the project she'd need to reluctantly sign up. What happened next changed her entire perspective and approach to challenges in her life. "Running is proof I can do hard things", Grace says. Wonder what it would be like to be a “runner”? Discover more about the Run with Turia program here: https://www.turiapitt.com/run/

What to do if your attitude to exercise is STUCK in 'the arrival fallacy'

Introducing my right hand woman and business partner, Grace McBride. From an early age Grace was convinced that fitness was not part of her identity. So when I wanted to start a running program for women, she thought it was a good idea but flat-out refused to take part. Until one day, Grace realised, in order to work on the project she'd need to reluctantly sign up. What happened next changed her entire perspective and approach to challenges in her life. "Running is proof I can do hard things", Grace says. Wonder what it would be like to be a “runner”? Discover more about the Run with Turia program here: https://www.turiapitt.com/run/

37:40

EP11 - S2

4 Jul 22

A kid caught up in the Tampa Affair — Abbas Nazari remembers everything

It's Refugee Week and I wanted to share the story of Abbas Nazari. He was just a boy in 2001 when his family fled Afghanistan to escape persecution from the Taliban. They wound up on a rickety boat headed to Australia with 400 other hopeful asylum seekers. Shit got real when the engine stopped and the boat was stranded in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The situation became known as the Tampa Affair and it continues to shape our refugee policy to this day. Read Abbas Nazari's book: After the Tampa. Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt or Instagram @Turiapitt.

A kid caught up in the Tampa Affair — Abbas Nazari remembers everything

It's Refugee Week and I wanted to share the story of Abbas Nazari. He was just a boy in 2001 when his family fled Afghanistan to escape persecution from the Taliban. They wound up on a rickety boat headed to Australia with 400 other hopeful asylum seekers. Shit got real when the engine stopped and the boat was stranded in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The situation became known as the Tampa Affair and it continues to shape our refugee policy to this day. Read Abbas Nazari's book: After the Tampa. Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt or Instagram @Turiapitt.

49:07

EP10 - S2

20 Jun 22

Turia Pitt is FIRED!

I just had this crazy reality TV experience on Celebrity Apprentice and I wanted to share some of the things I learnt… including how I got through so much time away from my kids (hint: it involved wine).  Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt or Instagram @Turiapitt.

Turia Pitt is FIRED!

I just had this crazy reality TV experience on Celebrity Apprentice and I wanted to share some of the things I learnt… including how I got through so much time away from my kids (hint: it involved wine).  Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt or Instagram @Turiapitt.

14:11

EP09 - S2

13 Jun 22

Bronte Campbell reveals why "winning didn't solve anything"

You might have seen me 'pumping up' Bronte Campbell on Celebrity Apprentice, and why bloody wouldn't I? Bronte's an Australian Olympic champion swimmer who breathes determination, discipline and grit. As a kid immigrant she made a decision to become the best at swimming and that's exactly what she did. But becoming world champion didn't solve all of her problems and in the end Bronte realised, "maybe winning was not the point". Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt or Instagram @Turiapitt.

Bronte Campbell reveals why "winning didn't solve anything"

You might have seen me 'pumping up' Bronte Campbell on Celebrity Apprentice, and why bloody wouldn't I? Bronte's an Australian Olympic champion swimmer who breathes determination, discipline and grit. As a kid immigrant she made a decision to become the best at swimming and that's exactly what she did. But becoming world champion didn't solve all of her problems and in the end Bronte realised, "maybe winning was not the point". Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt or Instagram @Turiapitt.

43:56

EP08 - S2

12 Jun 22

Your favourite gronk: Carla from Bankstown

Carla from Bankstown is the drag queen who shot to fame on social media during the pandemic with her hilarious videos. We became fast friends recently when we were on Celebrity Apprentice together. My goal for this chat was to find out how ‘Carla’ was born and dig into the story of the man behind Carla, Benjamin James. Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt or Instagram @Turiapitt.

Your favourite gronk: Carla from Bankstown

Carla from Bankstown is the drag queen who shot to fame on social media during the pandemic with her hilarious videos. We became fast friends recently when we were on Celebrity Apprentice together. My goal for this chat was to find out how ‘Carla’ was born and dig into the story of the man behind Carla, Benjamin James. Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt or Instagram @Turiapitt.

36:27

EP07 - S2

7 Jun 22

Celebrity Apprentice and something I want to get off my chest

Appearing on Celebrity Apprentice to raise money for my chosen charity (Interplast) has been an incredible opportunity. I want to explain why I did it and some broader thoughts on the workplace. We’re always going to be tested at work — here are some of my tips for handling difficult situations. Listening to this and need immediate support? Call Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636

Celebrity Apprentice and something I want to get off my chest

Appearing on Celebrity Apprentice to raise money for my chosen charity (Interplast) has been an incredible opportunity. I want to explain why I did it and some broader thoughts on the workplace. We’re always going to be tested at work — here are some of my tips for handling difficult situations. Listening to this and need immediate support? Call Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636

06:41

EP06 - S2

5 Jun 22

When Jelena Dokic was forced to switch countries: “I just wanted to disappear”

Jelena Dokic was a teenage tennis sensation but off the court she was experiencing mental and physical abuse from her coach and father. Jelena explains how sharing her story empowers her to carry on and grapple with some of the hardest moments of her past — including the time she was forced to switch countries during the middle of the Australian Open. Read 'Unbreakable' by Jelena Dokic. Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt or Instagram @Turiapitt.

When Jelena Dokic was forced to switch countries: “I just wanted to disappear”

Jelena Dokic was a teenage tennis sensation but off the court she was experiencing mental and physical abuse from her coach and father. Jelena explains how sharing her story empowers her to carry on and grapple with some of the hardest moments of her past — including the time she was forced to switch countries during the middle of the Australian Open. Read 'Unbreakable' by Jelena Dokic. Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt or Instagram @Turiapitt.

43:25

EP05 - S2

30 May 22

The moment Tom Tilley knew he had to quit his family's hard-line church

Tom Tilley is one of our favourite journos. The bloke is paid to be curious, so it’s not surprising he started young: with his own religion. His family was deep in a strict Pentecostal movement (his dad was the pastor). By his early 20s he’d tasted freedom and was ready to exit. But leaving was lonely as hell which, coincidentally, was where he thought he might have been heading... Check out Tom's memoir, Speaking in Tongues. Listen to Turia's favourite daily news podcast, The Briefing: https://podfollow.com/thebriefing Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt

The moment Tom Tilley knew he had to quit his family's hard-line church

Tom Tilley is one of our favourite journos. The bloke is paid to be curious, so it’s not surprising he started young: with his own religion. His family was deep in a strict Pentecostal movement (his dad was the pastor). By his early 20s he’d tasted freedom and was ready to exit. But leaving was lonely as hell which, coincidentally, was where he thought he might have been heading... Check out Tom's memoir, Speaking in Tongues. Listen to Turia's favourite daily news podcast, The Briefing: https://podfollow.com/thebriefing Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt

39:54

EP04 - S2

16 May 22

Jazz Thornton: why forgiving bullies will set you free

Hope exists — this is Jazz Thornton’s message. The author, filmmaker and young New Zealander of the year is living proof. After overcoming childhood abuse and depression, Jazz went on to help change the conversation around suicide. She shares why she forgave her bullies, how she learnt to handle conflict, and the difference between surviving life’s struggles and fighting for change. Read 'Stop Surviving Start Fighting' by Jazz Thornton. Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt and Instagram @Turiapitt.

Jazz Thornton: why forgiving bullies will set you free

Hope exists — this is Jazz Thornton’s message. The author, filmmaker and young New Zealander of the year is living proof. After overcoming childhood abuse and depression, Jazz went on to help change the conversation around suicide. She shares why she forgave her bullies, how she learnt to handle conflict, and the difference between surviving life’s struggles and fighting for change. Read 'Stop Surviving Start Fighting' by Jazz Thornton. Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt and Instagram @Turiapitt.

38:35

EP03 - S2

3 May 22

Linda Burney on finding strength after losing loved ones

Being a politician is hard work. Linda Burney has made history with her political career, being the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the House of Representatives. Linda tells Turia Pitt about connecting with her Aboriginal heritage, how she built resilience through caring for, and losing her aunt and uncle at a young age, why she chose politics as a career path, and what changes she's hoping she can make. Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt and Instagram @Turiapitt.

Linda Burney on finding strength after losing loved ones

Being a politician is hard work. Linda Burney has made history with her political career, being the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the House of Representatives. Linda tells Turia Pitt about connecting with her Aboriginal heritage, how she built resilience through caring for, and losing her aunt and uncle at a young age, why she chose politics as a career path, and what changes she's hoping she can make. Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt and Instagram @Turiapitt.

31:53

EP02 - S2

18 Apr 22

Why Kurt Fearnley took a hacksaw to his first wheelchair

Living with a disability is hard work. Kurt Fearnley's perception of his disability changed the day his school principal put every kid in the school in a wheelchair, and suddenly they were all on the same playing field. From there, he went on to become a world class athlete, Paralympic gold medalist, NSW Australian of the year and more, and he shares with Turia Pitt some of the many lessons he's learned on the way. Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt and Instagram @Turiapitt.

Why Kurt Fearnley took a hacksaw to his first wheelchair

Living with a disability is hard work. Kurt Fearnley's perception of his disability changed the day his school principal put every kid in the school in a wheelchair, and suddenly they were all on the same playing field. From there, he went on to become a world class athlete, Paralympic gold medalist, NSW Australian of the year and more, and he shares with Turia Pitt some of the many lessons he's learned on the way. Follow Turia on Tik Tok: @turia_pitt and Instagram @Turiapitt.

53:35

EP01 - S2

4 Apr 22


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