Meshel's Nitty Gritty Committee

Meshel's Nitty Gritty Committee

Australia

Meshel Laurie shares the life changing stories of some of Australia’s favourite personalities in a candid and engaging show that will make you think, laugh, cry and laugh again.

Episodes

Divorce in your 40s with a tinder chaser.  

I've recently dabbled in both and I'm in desperate need of advice and insights from my friend George McEncroe, who is a little way ahead of me on this fraught and unfamiliar trail.

Behind Closed Doors.  

  

Domestic Violence is Australia's biggest problem that we try to ignore .It ruins relationships, families, lives and can impact our next generation.

Sarah Ferguson is a journalist who has been researching what goes on in Australia's home. The results are saddening, shocking and most of all disturbing.   Andrew is a former abuser. He is guilty, he knows he is but he is also racked with guilt, or is that just the sign of an abuser?
The club nobody wants to be in.  

Annette and Stuart Baker and Frank and Alley Barret are members of a terrible club.  Both families lost teenage children to suicide. 

The life cycle of Prison.  

Author and journalist James Phelps talks about his book Australia’s Most Murderous Prison, Behind the Walls of Goulburn Jail, and we hear from a former inmate about the reality of living in the prison system.

Julia Watson keeps smiling.  

Julia Watson is many things, a humanitarian, a mature age student, a published author, a mother, a wife.  Most recently though her life and her identity have been consumed by cancer.  In January of 2015 she was given 6 to 9 months to live, which she has happily surpassed, but there are no miracles on the horizon for Julia. 

 

She’s written a book called Breakfast, School Run, Chemo, which is every bit as honest, confronting, brilliant and hilarious as she is.  Prepare to be dazzled by Julia Watson.  

Camilla Severi - From BB to AA  

Camilla was one of the stand out personalities of Australian Big Brother.  She fell in love with the gay farmer, she was nomintated every week and she was at the centre of a scandalous scenario in which two of her fellow housemaites were kicked off the show.  She was a proper wild child, even after she had a child, and she's still got a few surprises up her sleeve, including a ripping Ed Shearan yarn.

Marc Maron  

Marc Maron is arguably the world's most influential podcaster.  He's also been doing stand up comedy for over 20 years, and this conversation wanders into some classic comedian territory of jealousy and low self-esteem.  We chat about the Louis CK "issue", which is fascinating, touching and awkaward as hell.

Organ Donation gets real as hell.  

Megan is alive because of organ donation.  Michelle and Jon’s 3 year old son is not.

Justin Hamilton - everyone's BFF?  

Justin Hamilton is the hardest working comedy man in showbiz.  He is also Australian comedy's most popular best friend.  What's really going on with Hammo?

Linda Buller, accidental hero of Bali's lost dogs.  

Linda Buller's life has taken many twists and turns.  It's lead her to the selfless service of some of the mangiest creatures on Earth.

John Edward - Crossing Over  

15 years ago was addicted to John Edward's show "Crossing Over" in which he gave psychic readings to a live audience.  It was on daily on channel 10, and I didn't have much going on in my life!  I spoke to him ahead of his next Australian tour which happens in November 2015.

Rachel Berger - Child too strong, of broken parents.  

Rachel Berger is one of the most influential comedians Australia has ever produced and every female comedian working today owes her a great debt of gratitude.  Rachel is also the child of Holocaust survivors which goes a long way to explaining her tenacity and anxiety.

David Walliams - Children's Author  

Of course I love David Walliams' comedy, but I only recently discovered I love his kids books too!  This conversation was recorded live at the Atheneum Theatre in Melbourne in front of an audience of excited young readers.

The Most Incredible Story Too Often Told?  Willy Lermer.  

Willy Lermer lived through some the most mind-bendingly awful acts ever perpetrated by humankind.  Will his story bore you?

Aamer Rahman - Wrong Comedy Cop?  

Aamer Rahman has a certain reputation in Australian comedy circles.  What is it?  Is it deserved? What's he going to do about it.

Kerry Tucker - former women's prison inmate.  

He used to give me roses... Kerry Tucker was a "normal" working mum living in Melbourne's leafy outer suburbs until she was arrested for stealing from her employers. 

Tony Windsor, Aamer Rahman & Stephen Koukoulas, Fed Budget but Interesting.  

Just like a Federal Budget over-view, only interesting!  Where are we, where are we going and who do we want to be? Featuring former Queen maker Tony Windsor, economic visionary Stephen Koukoulas and comedian Aamer Rahman.

Osher Gunsberg gets realer than real.  

Osher Gunsberg is one of those people everyone seems to have an opinion about.  This is what he thinks of himself.

Cameron Daddo - 22 years making a life and sometimes a living in Hollywood.  

80s dream boat, 90s leading man, millenial mainstay - Cameron Daddo should've been an overnight success, instead he's a bonafide journeyman, with more credits to his name than the entire Hemsworth family put together.  Cam is making it work and keeping the faith in the toughest talent pool on the planet.

Adam Richard wore bathers on TV and it changed everything.  

Adam Richard is undergoing a personal revolution, driven in part by the reality of celebrity reality TV.

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