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Coffee Chats with Matt Collins
32 minutes | 6 days ago
Peter McGuiness (Teen son's crash left five dead)
In 2012, Peter McGuiness' 18-year-old son Jordan died after he crashed into a packed car on the highway. Four of the five people in the parked car were also killed. Jordan had alcohol and drugs in his system and he was driving 30klms over the speed limit. Peter and his wife Melissa now run a youth road safety awareness program called You Choose. They travel the country presenting to schools spreading the message of road safety for our young drivers.
44 minutes | 13 days ago
Fred Brophy (The Last Showman)
To explain what happens in Fred Brophy's boxing tent is not something you can put into words - it has to be seen to be believed. Fred has been around boxing tents since he was five years old. Now, he has the last travelling boxing tent in the world. With his tent and his loyal boxers, Fred Brophy travels the country taking on all comers, both males and females. In their chat, Fred shares with Matt his concerns about his legacy and why he cut off his finger with an axe.
50 minutes | 20 days ago
Lee Carseldine (Former Cricketer and Survivor Star)
Going through a family tragedy is an emotional time for anyone. But having to navigate your emotions on National television adds an extra unwanted challenge. Former cricketer and Survivor star Lee Carseldine shares with Matt the ups and downs of his cricket career, his numerous business ventures and how he dealt with the news of a family tragedy and his consequent removal from the Survivor Island.
17 minutes | a month ago
Adam Hills (Spicks and Specks)
The host of Spicks and Specks is back! Alongside Myf and Alan, Adam Hills is back for another season of ABC's Spicks and Specks. In their chat Adam shares with Matt how a politician helped him score the gig on the show all those years ago. He talks about being born without his right foot and the day he spent at Russell Crowe's house. This episode of Coffee Chats is supported by Nanango Star Motel.
33 minutes | a month ago
Will Connolly (Egg Boy)
Will Connolly aka Egg Boy made worldwide headlines in 2019 when he cracked an egg on the back of former Senator Fraser Anning's head. Life for the then teenager has never been the same since that infamous day. In their chat, Will shares with Matt the reason behind the egg incident, what he is up to these days and if he has any regrets about the egg attack.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
William McInnes (Logie Award-winning Actor & Author)
A main stay in popular television series Blue Heelers, Sea Change, The Time of Our Lives and many more, William McInnes has won multple Logie Awards for his acting but he still believes he has 'lucked' his way through every job he has had. In their chat, McInnes shares with Matt why he changed his name and why his father believed he would never make it as an actor. It's a very funny chat with an iconic Aussie personality.
17 minutes | 2 months ago
Steady Eddy (Australian comedy legend)
He has had his fair share of challenges over the years, but stand-up comedian living with cerebral palsy Steady Eddy has had Australia laughing for close to 30 years. In their chat, Christopher Widdows aka Steady Eddy shares with Matt what school life was like, how he got started in stand-up comedy and what fame and celebrity means to him.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Dexter Kruger (Australia's oldest man)
Dexter Kruger is Australia's oldest man, but to talk to him you wouldn't know it. The vibrant, hard-working and sometimes cheeky 111-year-old has a zest for life not seen in some people half his age. In their chat, Dexter shares with Matt how he met his beautiful wife, why he never officially retired and his ongoing contact from the Queen.
16 minutes | 4 months ago
Julia Morris (I'm a celebrity, get me out of here)
Julia Morris is one of the few female comedians who knows what it takes to stay successful in the industry. But it hasn't been without its challenges. In their chat, Julia shares with Matt how she Was treated in her early days of comedy, what her kids think about seeing their mum on tv and what she really thinks of the celebrities on the show.
40 minutes | 5 months ago
Tim McCallum (Quadriplegic, national anthem singer at 2020 AFL Grand Final)
A beach accident left talented singer Tim McCallum in a wheelchair for life. But if the day he became a quadriplegic was supposed to define his future someone forgot to tell Tim. The AFL tragic proved people power is alive and strong when thousands of Aussies got behind him in his quest to sing the national anthem at the 2020 AFL Grand Final. In their chat, Tim shares with Matt the inspirational story behind his national anthem experience. Tim's Christmas album Let your Heart be Light is available now from his website.
24 minutes | 5 months ago
Tim Freedman (The Whitlams)
Hello music lovers, it's time to 'Blow up the pokies' with an in-depth interview with The Whitlams frontman Tim Freedman. You'll need 'No Aphrodisiac' after listening to this chat. In their chat, Tim shares with Matt his parenting tips, his favourite songs and what he believes the other members of The Whitlams really think about him. Tim Freedman is currently performing around the country with his solo tour launching the Whitlams new single "Ballad of Bertie kidd." Get your tickets at the website.
38 minutes | 6 months ago
Ian 'Dicko' Dickson (Music Industry legend)
For a former window washer, Ian 'Dicko' Dickson's amazing career in the music industry came as a surprise even to him. The former Australian Idol judge won his fair share of fans and enemies with his honest feedback to young aspiring singers. These days Dicko has donned the cowboy hat as the host of Dicko's Country Spit Roast. In their chat, Dicko shares with Matt if he thinks he ever went over the top with his sometimes harsh assessments on Idol and the future for reality television. Get your tickets for Dicko's Country Spit Roast here.
7 minutes | 6 months ago
Ali Oetjen (SAS & Bachelorette)
The past couple of years have been a rollercoaster of emotions and pain, both physically and mentally, for the 34-year-old reality TV star Ali Oetjen. The fitness influencer signed up for the gruelling SAS Australia series after her relationship with her Bachelorette beau Taite Radley deteriorated. In their chat, Ali shares with Matt what she is doing to "heal" after the break up and what were the most confronting things she had to do on SAS.
23 minutes | 6 months ago
Fletch and Hindy (Fox Sports)
There have been many legendary sporting partnerships throughout the years. Fletch and Hindy are not one of them. Nathan Hindmarsh and Brian Fletcher were fierce competitors on the rugby league field. But the loveable larrikins quickly went from foes on the field to best mates on our screens once their NRL playing days were done. In their chat with Matt, the NSW State of Origin stars share how they first met and who really was the better player out of the two.
11 minutes | 7 months ago
James Boggia (Bachelorette)
Bachelorette contestant and professional wakeboarder James Boggia was keeping his cards close to his chest when he spoke with Matt before the start of this year's season. He has travelled the world on tour and therefore the dating scene hasn't been too high on his list of priorities. Until now. in their chat, James shares with Matt what his "perfect date" looks like. As well as the three words he thinks his ex-partner would use to describe him, and how he thinks he'd fair surrounded by 20 other single men.
21 minutes | 8 months ago
Bec Cvilikas (The Bachelor)
She entered the show as an intruder and immediately ruffled Bachelorette's feathers - with one contestant suggesting "she was too pretty to be on the show, surely she can find her own boyfriend in the outside world." In their chat, make up artist Bec Cvilikas shares with Matt why she went on The Bachelor, her honest thoughts on Bachelor Locky Gilbert and she reveals how long she thinks their relationship will last. This is a must listen episode for reality television fans thanks to our sponsors Country Trucker Caps.
24 minutes | 8 months ago
Noni Hazlehurst (TV royalty)
Only two women have the distinguished honour of receiving a Hall of Fame Logie Award. One is Ruth Cracknell, the other is Noni Hazlehurst. But the Australian actress, director, writer, presenter and broadcaster believes television is not in a good place. After over 20 years on Play School, Noni says there's not a day goes by when she isn't recognised. Noni hosts the second series of Every family has a secret which premieres on Tuesday, September 22 from 7.30pm on SBS.
20 minutes | 9 months ago
Justine Adams (Farmer wants a Wife)
Mother of two Justine Adams is still on Cloud 9 after matching with NSW farmer Neil in the latest series of Farmer wants a Wife. But the whole experience has been bittersweet for Justine after a barrage pf nasty comments from social media's keyboard warriors. From comments on her appearance, to opinions on the longevity of her relationship with Neil, viewers of the reality TV show did not hold back their feelings. In their chat, Justine shares with Matt the impact this had on her and her family.
51 minutes | 9 months ago
Bianca Anderson (Private Investigator)
Bianca Anderson is a former parole officer and private investigator. Throw in a stint on the reality TV series Australian Survivor and you can safely say Bianca Anderson knows how to read people pretty well. In their chat, Bianca shares with Matt how she knows when people are lying, the times in her career when she was genuinely fearful, and what happened the time she was in a room alone with a certified psychopath.
37 minutes | 9 months ago
David Littleproud MP
Sometimes we forget our politicians have the same emotions and go through the same challenging times as anybody else. Deputy Leader of The Nationals David Littleproud MP has had his fair share struggles over the past 12 months, but you would never have known. DLP strives forward each day despite a marriage break down and threats against his children. In their chat, David shares with Matt what motivates him to continue the fight each and every day, and does he want to be Australia's next PM?
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