You've Gotta Start Somewhere

38 EpisodesProduced by Rachel Corbett

Rachel Corbett interviews well-known media personalities and celebrities to find out exactly what it takes to make it in show business.

38 Episodes | 2017 - 2018

Derryn Hinch

December 26th, 2018


Journalist turned politician, Senator Derryn Hinch, talks about his life as one of Australia's most well-known and controversial media personalities.

Dr Chris Brown

May 30th, 2018


TV host and vet, Chris Brown talks about how going out to a bar landed him a job in TV, why caring less is the key to being a good presenter, the perils of not being able to blend into a crowd and why a bloke who’s over …

Tim "Rosso" Ross

May 23rd, 2018


Tim "Rosso" Ross is one of Australia's most well-known and loved comedians and in this episode of You've Gotta Start Somewhere he talks about how he …

Natarsha Belling

May 16th, 2018


Natarsha Belling has been a newsreader, reporter and television host at Channel 10 for over 20 years and in this episode of You've Gotta Start Somewhere she talks about how she's survived for so many years in such a …

Meshel Laurie

May 9th, 2018


In this episode, comedian Meshel Laurie talks about wanting to be in showbiz since she was a little kid, why she didn’t feel successful until she …

Hamish McDonald

May 2nd, 2018


Hamish McDonald  is a journalist, host of The Sunday Project and was a foreign correspondent for years and in this episode of You've Gotta Start Somewhere he talks to Rachel Corbett about being a part of the birth of …

Joe Hildebrand

April 25th, 2018


Joe Hildebrand is one of Australia's most well-known journalist and in this episode of You've Gotta Start Somewhere he talks to Rachel Corbett about how a badly photoshopped photo of Jeff Kennett helped get him his …

Chris Bath

April 18th, 2018


Chris Bath is one of Australia’s most respected journalists and in this episode of You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Rachel Corbett sits down with her to talk about her dreams of becoming a ballet dancer, how some less than …


April 11th, 2018


Lehmo is one of Australia's most well-known comedians and in this episode of You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Rachel Corbett sits down with him to find …

Season 2 Coming Soon

April 4th, 2018


Shaun Micallef

October 11th, 2017


Comedian, Shaun Micallef talks about how his wife is the reason he got into comedy, how he worked out how to make an audience laugh at four years …

Amanda Keller

October 4th, 2017


TV and radio host, Amanda Keller talks about the connection you make with your audience and the power of radio, what it was like being on air the morning after September 11, how it's taken her a long time to get …

James Mathison

September 20th, 2017


TV host James Mathison talks about the perils of fame, what it was like hosting one of Australia's most successful TV shows, why success early can …

Shane Jacobson

September 13th, 2017


Actor,  Shane Jacobson talks about how a movie he made with his brother became one of Australia's most successful feature films, the bizarre …

Ross Greenwood

September 6th, 2017


TV & radio host, Ross Greenwood talks about his early days working at 'The Melbourne Truth,'  how going into every job with an escape plan has served him well, what it was like to build a magazine in London from …

Deborah Knight

August 30th, 2017


Host of Weekend Today, Deborah Knight talks about her early love of journalism and writing letters to the editor at 14, how she's dealt with contracts that have unexpectedly come to an end and the bizarre feedback she …

Gorgi Coghlan

August 23rd, 2017


TV presenter, Gorgi Coghlan talks about her career as a high school teacher and the heartbreaking moment she left, her super power when it comes to …

Michael Usher

July 26th, 2017


Journalist Michael Usher talks about his biggest on-air stuff ups, the psychological toll of reporting from war zones, what it feels like to have a …

Tommy Little

July 19th, 2017


Comedian Tommy Little talks about being a short kid with big basketball dreams, his love of Chap Sticks, the worst comedy gig he's ever done and why he still beats himself up over shows from his past.

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Marc Fennell

July 12th, 2017


Radio & TV host, Marc Fennell talks about why he decided to give up the role of ‘That Movie Guy’ on Triple J, how his Asian work ethic has gotten …

Ben Fordham

July 5th, 2017


Host of 2GB's drive show, Ben Fordham talks about how his desire to be a 60 Minutes reporter saw him chasing cannibals in West Papua, why he decided to leave The Today Show despite Karl Stefanovic's protests and the …

Mia Freedman

June 28th, 2017


Co-founder of the Mamamia Women's Network, Mia Freedman talks about seeing the writing on the wall for the magazine industry and how that meant she was uniquely placed to create Mamamia, how she got a foot in the door …

Waleed Aly

June 21st, 2017


Host of The Project, Waleed Aly talks about what it was like being a Year 6 radio star, how saying "yes" to everything has been instrumental in his success and why our tendency to 'perform' opinions in the media is …

Leigh Sales

June 14th, 2017


Journalist, Leigh Sales talks about the importance of being prepared when you're about to go into battle with an MP, what she thinks of politicians …

Peter Helliar

June 7th, 2017


Comedian, Peter Helliar talks about the benefit of having an ideas tap that doesn't turn off, why UDL cans can mend a broken heart and the decision that changed his career forever,

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Sarah Harris

May 31st, 2017


Studio 10 host, Sarah Harris talks about her thoughts on being a woman in the media (including a pregnant one), why she wishes she hadn't been so hard on herself in the early years of her career and what it's like to …

Brendan "Jonesy" Jones

May 24th, 2017


Radio host, Brendan "Jonesy" Jones chats about the move that changed his career, why you can never trust Jules Lund on a red carpet and why, when he …

Ugly Phil

May 17th, 2017


Radio legend, Ugly Phil talks about why he decided to leave one of the biggest shows in radio in the early 2000’s, the twelve step process of getting his career back on track and why after a million career reinventions …

Lawrence Mooney

May 10th, 2017


Comedian, Lawrence Mooney talks about why amateur theatre is Shangri-La for straight men, the time he stole drugs when he was working as a customs …

Tim Gilbert

May 3rd, 2017


The Today Show sports presenter, Tim Gilbert talks about his love of The Sound of Music, why he thought his career was over before it began and why it doesn't pay to be a dickhead in show business.

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Larry Emdur

April 26th, 2017


Morning Show host, Larry Emdur talks about how a high school drop out ends up as one of the countries most successful media personalities, how he …

Sylvia Jeffreys

April 19th, 2017


Today Show newsreader, Sylvia Jeffreys talks about the best and the worst stories she's covered, why she thinks it's a great time to be a woman in the media and why she declined Sir Richard Branson's offer to read the …

Peter Berner

April 12th, 2017


Comedian Peter Berner talks about why, in the early days of his career, he'd try to piss off audiences on purpose, the difficulties of being a lazy …

Paul Murray

April 5th, 2017


Sky News host, Paul Murray talks about why he was drawn to talkback radio as a kid, how he ended up co-hosting a national show on Triple J at the …

Sam Mac

March 29th, 2017


Sunrise weather presenter, Sam Mac talks about how a room full of middle-aged women helped get him his first job in radio, why he takes the …

Merrick Watts

March 22nd, 2017


Comedian Merrick Watts discusses his thoughts on the radio industry, how he’s changed over the years, the first time he saw his future comedy …


March 15th, 2017


Wippa from NOVA 969's Fitzy & Wippa discusses the long and winding road to hosting breakfast radio in Sydney, how a 'magic box' got him his first gig, why he was sacked as Hamish & Andy's panel operator, the …

Welcome to You've Gotta Start Somewhere

March 9th, 2017


In the introductory episode of #YGSS, Rachel Corbett takes you through some of the highlights from upcoming interviews including Wippa (Fitzy & Wippa, NOVA 969), Sylvia Jeffreys (The Today Show, Channel 9), Merrick …

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